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7 Nights See prices

  • £550  to  £830

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Short Breaks From

  • £120 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£675 Fri, 14 Jun 2024
7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Arthur's Croft

Arthur's Croft is a lovely Victorian terrace in the Cumbrian town of Penrith. There is plenty of space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms, so it's perfect for families or friends. The size and the style of furnishing make it equally welcoming for couples or even individuals who want a convenient and comfortable holiday cottage from which to explore the Lake District, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall, and the English-Scottish border. The cottage is just outside the town centre, a short walk from shops, cafes, galleries, and friendly pubs like the Dockray Hall. The property shares a short central entrance corridor with the owners own cottage, but is completely independent, as the two properties are built as separate residencies.

It's hard not to be inspired by the fantastic Cumbrian landscape around Penrith. You'll find many locals (including the owners of Arthur's Croft, who live next door) are artists, photographers, designers, writers, and other creatives, adding another layer of interest to this already fascinating corner of England. You don't have to be artistic to appreciate the beauty of Penrith and the surrounding areas. It's hugely popular with walkers who love the number and diversity of footpaths, including those through the Lowther Estate and to places like Brothers Water, Gowbarrow Fell and Aira Force, Selside Pike, Hartsop, High Cup Nick, and the Far Eastern Fells so loved by Arthur Wainwright. The terrain also lends itself well to mountain biking and cycling.

There's a location to suit every mood when you stay at Arthur's Croft. The owners Simon and Gwen have provided a guide to local artistic spaces, such as the Bowes Museum, current exhibitions, music evenings, and local artists studios to visit. If you yearn for space and open skies, then head for the fells. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans along Hadrian's Wall or soak up the history of Penrith Castle. Alternatively, go climbing, open water swimming, fishing, boating and kayaking. We can't imagine you'll tire of the Lakes but, if you need a change of scenery, the Solway Coast, North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales are all within an easy drive, as are busy places like Kendal, Keswick, and Grasmere.

Arthur's Croft welcomes guests all year round and is also ideal for the environmentally minded with the train station a ten minute walk away and the local bus station within five minutes.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Simon Whalley joined Independent Cottages in January 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation Comprises:

Arthur's Croft is a period terraced cottage with accommodation over two levels. It's instantly recognisable by the sunny yellow front door that will lift your spirits on even a grey winter's day.


  • There's a wood burning stove in the fireplace of the living room so settle back into an armchair or relax on the sofa with a book, your sketch pad, or something good on the TV.
  • The long galley kitchen has all of the utensils and equipment you'll need to self cater for up to four people. There's a dining nook at one end furnished with a retro cafe styled table and benches.
  • Enjoy your morning cup of tea in the conservatory with it's leafy outlook.


  • William Morris inspired wallpaper and an original decorative fireplace are beautiful features in the master bedroom. It's comfortably furnished with a double bed, bedside tables, a chest of drawers, and an armchair.
  • Two full-sized single beds suit guests of all ages in the second bedroom, which also boasts an original fireplace.
  • Freshen up in the shower or soak for hours in the deep cast iron bath. The bathroom also has a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a pretty garden with an orchard, lawn, seating and fantastic views.  The garden adjoins the owners garden with no fence separating them. There is parking on the street outside the cottage. 

Additional Information: Bedlinen, bath towels, WiFi, and fuel for the wood burner are included. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

Arthur's Croft Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 30th Mar 2024 - Fri, 5th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £390

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £390

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 13th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £360

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
Enquire with owner
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
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Simon Whalley
Member Since January 2022

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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £675
Fri, 28 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £675
Fri, 5 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £675
Mon, 5 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £770
Fri, 16 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £770
Fri, 23 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £770
Fri, 30 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £770
Fri, 6 Sep 2024 for 7 nights, £670

Arthur's Croft 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 10th June 2024