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Chimney Gill in Penrith, Cumbria

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sleeps 12
5 rooms
3 bathrooms

Chimney Gill description

Holiday home
High Buildings is an impressive detached farmhouse on a working farm, near the village of Sebergham, ten miles from Penrith. The property has a ground floor super king-size master with en-suite, a first floor super king-size with en-suite and a further super king-size. All three of these rooms can be offered as a twin on request. There are also two further twin rooms. There is a house bathroom, and a ground floor cloakroom. The living area is open plan with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. There is a snug with sofabed, and a utility/boot room. Outside is off road parking for six cars, and a lawned front garden with furniture and BBQ. High Buildings is well placed for enjoying the Lake District National Park, for walking and cycling, or for exploring the market towns and villages of the area.

With a charter granted in 1262, the traditional Cumbrian market town of Wigton still holds a market each Tuesday in the covered market hall. This lovely town is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, as well as for other activities such as theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports. The Lord Melvyn Bragg novel, 'A Time to Dance', featured the town of Thurston, which was based on Wigton and the local area. The town is just 18 miles from Penrith and so makes an excellent base from which to explore the cathedral city of Carlisle, the North Lakes and the natural beauty of the West Cumbrian Coast. The epic Roman construction, Hadrian's Wall, is within 25 miles, whilst the Scottish borders and their famous town of Gretna Green are within easy driving distance.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room and electric fire in dining area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, 2nd TV, DVD, CD/radio, library of books, CDs, DVDs and games, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Additional fuel available on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 6 cars. Enclosed front lawned garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: 12 complimentary passes provided for use of pool, sauna, steam room and gym at North Lakes Hotel & Spa in Penrith. Towels provided. Personal training sessions can be arranged through Sculpt PT at an additional cost.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mr Wigglesworth
July 2015
The accommodation was blissfully quiet and in an ideal location for travelling to places in The Lakes, Northumberland or even the Borders of Scotland. The owners were particularly thoughtful, helpful and friendly.
Miss Durham
September 2015
An absolutely beautifully looked after cottage with wonderfully spacious rooms and surrounded by fabulous walks.
Mrs Oades
May 2016
We were delighted with the cottage and there was plenty of room for the 12 of us. We loved staying at Chimney Gill and hope to return soon.
Mrs Bolan
May 2015
Chimney Gill was a beautiful cottage which we couldn't fault at all. The owners made us all feel welcome and the children got to feed a lamb. Overall space for the number of guests was excellent and we would certainly recommend.
Mr Smith
August 2014
Chimney Gill is a wonderful place to stay and easily accommodates twelve. We had six adults and six children and never felt like we were in each others way when cooking or relaxing. All the amenities and the games that are there even gave us something to do on a rainy day and the use of the spa in Penrith is fantastic for such days too. We would all heartily recommend. The garden gave us room to have a games of rounders and cricket. The children made good use of the garden at the end of every day. Overall it is a great place to stay with the lakes in easy access.
Mrs Dodson
May 2014
It really was a lovely cottage with excellent facilities. It was a family break for 12 of us including 3 pre school children and a baby and everything you would need was catered for. The children loved the little fenced in garden which was safe for them to play in, they especially loved looking at the animals and sitting on the farmers tractor. A real family home from home.
Miss Parry
December 2013
Very clean and fully equipped. Comfortable and cosy.
Dr Preston
April 2014
This was a superb holiday let, it suited our needs exactly. The property was exactly as described, fully prepared even to a bouquet of flowers and basic foodstuffs. The three families had ample room to play etc. The farm was extremely accommodating towards the children with new lambs and tractor rides. We certainly would recommend it to others.
Mr Flucker
October 2013
The cottage looked even better in real life than the website photos suggested. The owners were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cottage to any of my friends without reservation.
Ms Yeomans
June 2013
The location was fantastic for access to many places. The owners were very friendly and invited the children to see the sheep being shorn. The cottage was beautiful and well stocked for a large group. The showers and bath were divine. Many thanks for the welcome pack. All in all a super place to say!
Rev Black
August 2013
The property was great.
Mr Wilkinson
September 2013
The property was well placed in Cumbria with easy access to Penrith. The cottage was beautifully renovated and it was clear this had been done recently and to a very high standard. Every room was well equipped and catered for the number of guests the cottage can accommodate.
Mr Vaughan
June 2013
We all totally loved it!
Mrs Young
June 2013
The friendliness of the owners was lovely and added to the charm of the holiday cottage. The farmer offered to show us round his farm which the children looked forward to all week and was brilliant! Chimney Gill was a lovely base for day trips and it was always a joy to come back to. We had two couples with six children between 18 months and eleven years and everyone loved the space in the house which had such an unexpectedly high standard of interior design.
Mr Westwell
May 2013
This is a beautifully and recently furnished and equipped house. It comfortably caters and sleeps twelve people. Location on the working farm is very nice and it is in a very scenic part of the country. the owners are very hospitable and accommodating.
Mrs Potts
March 2013
The cottage was absolutely beautiful and exceeded all expectations.
Mrs Prescott
April 2013
Beautiful cottage in s lovely location, friendly welcome. It was amazing.
Mrs Garford
April 2013
The cottage exceeded our expectations and we received a very warm and friendly welcome from the owners who welcomed the children on the farm and nothing was too much trouble.
Miss Littlewood
March 2013
Really good location to get to some great lakes. A gorgeous property, really comfortable.
Miss Hinds
March 2013
Fantastic accommodation with everything that we wanted at hand. The cottage was appointed to a very high standard, we would definitely book again.
Mrs Bonney
October 2012
A wonderful warm welcome by the owners. They had thought of everything you may need during your stay. The cottage was decorated beautifully and no cost was spared fitting out the bathrooms and kitchen. We loved it.
Dr Coils
November 2012
There was a great warm welcome and a welcome hamper which made the weekend more enjoyable.
Mrs Gates
February 2013
Every last detail thought of and provided for. The cottage was beautifully decorated and furnished. Welcome pack was excellent. The owner could not have been more helpful.
Mr Wrycraft
September 2012
The accommodation far exceeded our expectations, and the owners were really helpful. Would highly recommend this cottage!
Mr Mistry
October 2012
The cottage was fantastic, had all the things we needed, was cosy, well maintained and was a short drive away from all amenities. All the places that we wanted to see were all round us. The owners were so welcoming and nice.
Mrs Mcardle
October 2012
Chimney Gill was an excellent holiday cottage and was perfect for our friends get to together. It was very clean and we had everything we could have asked for.
April 2016
Everything was excellent. The house and furnishings were comfortable, coordinated and spotless and the welcome was exceptional. The central heating was so good we didn't bother with the fire. welcome pack was very generous and everything else one could need was available. The wifi was as good as I am used to in London despite the house being relatively isolated. Staying at lambing time was perfect and every was very helpful in telling us how the farm worked.
Mrs Clinard
August 2012
This cottage had it all for us. We were two American families coming to explore the Lakes District for the first time and the accommodations were above and beyond what we expected/hoped for. The cottage was newly renovated and outfitted perfectly. The bathrooms were luxurious, the beds perfectly comfortable, and the furnishings had everything we could think of .... and more (games, videos, all cutlery to make every breakfast/dinner at home). The hosts were also incredibly kind and gracious. They took the time to let us explore their farm as our kids were incredibly interested in learning more. All around we had a lovely vacation and much of it because our home base was such an enjoyable place to return to at the end of a day. Many thanks for the great visit. We hope to return some day.
March 2016
We stayed here for a birthday and Mother's Day. The layout of the ground floor (a big L shape) is perfect for social family life. Nice sized bedrooms with massive beds, with 2/3 rooms have good views. Kitchen is well equipped and real fire very welcome. The owner/farmer let us in to see the young lambs and was friendly throughout. No complaints and an excellent stay.
July 2015
Chimney Gill is a nicely-equipped, cosy cottage which has been well maintained by our welcoming hosts Tracey and Graham (with help from Joyce). Considering that the property is situated on a working farm near a road that feeds the M6 it is a blissfully quiet location. There is plenty of room for large family gatherings and the quality of the decor is excellent. Upon arrival we were thoughtfully provided with a generous Welcome Pack which was well received. The bulk of our provisions for the week were delivered to the door by ASDA - it takes all the hassle out of settling in! We found the additional fridge and freezer in the connecting outhouse to be very handy for bulk food and milk overflow at the beginning of our stay. Everyone in our group had a great time and didn't want to return home which is always the sign of an excellent holiday. Thank you Tracey, Graham and Joyce.
Daniel B
April 2015
Set on a working farm on n e edge of Lake District national park. Accessible by good roads, and not tortuous like some lakes single trackers. We were 13- 6 adults and 7 grandkids and managed to fit in fairly easily. Nicely laid out and freshly decorated. Good solid working fittings and everything we needed really. Family were all very welcoming but not intrusive. Were happy to show us the lambs and chat about the farm. Welcome pack now becoming standard at good self catering these days but a kind touch nonetheless. We all enjoyed ourselves, the kids maybe a bit too much! They'd have stayed in the house all day if it were up to them.
October 2014
Chimney Gill cottage was a fantastic place to stay. The living areas were spacious and it was such a comfortable stay for all our group, including the baby. The whole house was beautifully decorated and was so cosy. The owners were really helpful and friendly, and the welcome pack was a nice touch. The attention to detail here was fantastic - we can't wait to come back!!
May 2013
This house is perfect for a family or group get-together. It has plenty of living space with a large table and well-equipped kitchen. The decor is stylish and the atmosphere comfortable. Bathrooms and kitchen are immaculate and the bedlinen crisp and towels fluffy. We were given a substantial welcome pack with tea, eggs, jam, milk etc. The location is quiet, on a beautiful working farm, but not far from the main road. The owners were there to meet us and were very welcoming and friendly. To top it all, a pet lamb wandered into our garden each day to eat the grass.
Ann L
November 2013
Couldn't have asked for more at Chimney Gill. Photographs on websites do not do justice to this house. Great place with everything you could ask for. Made even better by Tracy and Graham who made us feel so welcome. The welcome pack was a special touch as utter wad the best welcome pack i have had in any accommodation. Highly recommend.
Ms Aitken
July 2016
This was a fantastic holiday home which was clean, well equipped and with loads of space. The owners could not be more helpful. We will definitely be back and would recommend to others.
April 2013
We stayed at Chimney Gill for a long weekend to celebrate a 70th birthday. Six adults and four kids (aged 10 months to 8 years). The house is just beautiful decorated to a very high standard. The open plan living space suited a big family gathering wonderfully, with the added den room off the side for kids to watch Dvd's. All bathrooms and bedrooms are very spacious and immaculate. The owner couldn't have been more helpful. The most generous welcome basket met us on arrival. And the access given to the farm to the kids made their weekend. We had a superb weekend and would heartily recommend a visit to others.
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