We have just spent a fabulous week here in the Eden Valley. And we almost missed the rain! Mark and Pat are great hosts - on our arrival Mark gave us a tour of the village (which is tiny and a delight). We were with my sister and her husband and my sister and I had birthdays while we there there. Mark arrived at the door with highly unusual and very delicious birthday gifts!
We stayed in the Barn, it's comfortable and has everything you might need - including a log fire (which we didn't need to light) but I'm sure looks cosy on a cold day. Also lots of games for both adults and children.
The Eden valley is gorgeous, rolling hills and beautiful scenery. It's on the edge of the lakes so quiet and peaceful but not a long journey to any attraction.
We ate in The Crosskeys, the Fox Inn and the Shepherd's Inn in Malmerby and enjoyed all our meals - a word to the wise though - the meals are HUGE so if you aren't a big eater then a starter will be enough.
I would recommend Church Court Cottages to anyone wanting to stay in Cumbria - the Cumbrians are a friendly bunch and you will be made very welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four high quality red sandstone cottages in picturesque Gamblesby near Penrith, gateway to the North Lakes. ... more less