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Railway Signal Box Holiday Cottage, Penrith Cumbria. (Cliburn Station).

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Cliburn Signal Box from road (west south west)
Cliburn Signal Box from field (west)

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Visitors to Cliburn Signal Box will find that, whilst it has been completely modernised, it has been tastefully renovated to retain its charm and many of the original features and characteristics. Its secluded location is ideal for those wishing to relax and get away from it all, those wanting to be closer to nature, or those wanting to get out and about. Nature is on your doorstep, with visitors often seeing the local red squirrels and the Signal Box uses the first floor lounge, which has windows to three sides, to give breathtaking views of the Eden Valley. At night little light pollution means that it is perfect for stargazing and if that wasn't enough, a short drive and we are walking up one of the many fells or playing in one of the lakes. What more could you ask for? WiFi is availab...Visitors to Cliburn Signal Box will find that, whilst it has been completely modernised, it has been tastefully renovated to retain its charm and many of the original features and characteristics. Its secluded location is ideal for those wishing to relax and get away from it all, those wanting to be closer to nature, or those wanting to get out and about. Nature is on your doorstep, with visitors often seeing the local red squirrels and the Signal Box uses the first floor lounge, which has windows to three sides, to give breathtaking views of the Eden Valley. At night little light pollution means that it is perfect for stargazing and if that wasn't enough, a short drive and we are walking up one of the many fells or playing in one of the lakes. What more could you ask for? WiFi is available at the property and a wood burning stove adds to its home comforts.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We ask all guests to leave the property as they found it. Well behaved pets are welcome. The owners are responsible for their pets actions. The pets must be kept off the beds and if they frequent sofas the owners should bring throws to protect the sofa from damage. We ask all guests to respect other guests visiting the area and neighbours who live in the area by keeping noise to a suitable level.
Bedrooms
1 Full1 Sofa
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Gavin and Wendy M
Hosting since October 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are nearby to help with any problems or queries if needed and can help with recommendations for restaurants etc if required. After that we leave you to your own devices and do not bother you unless you want us to.

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Reviews (49)
Jacqueline W
Jacqueline W
8 contributions
Cliburn Signal Box
Nice clean well maintained accommodation. A few railway artefacts which was interesting. Lovely and warm. Ideal rural location but not too far from Penrith with shops etc. Lots of dog walks nearby. If you are s geocacher there's a really sidetracked cache close to the signal box. Helpful hosts.
Visited October 2022
Written October 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

101jans22
101jans22
Worcestershire, United Kingdom42 contributions
Don't Miss It
Agree with other comments- great place and well modernised as you would expect. Practical information - there is nothing in the village of Cliburn other than a fish and chip van on Tuesdays which is well worth a visit - best from a mobile van we have ever encountered. If you look on a detailed map of the surrounding area you will see that there's a Centre Parcs site just up the road - this has ABSOLUTELY no impact on the property at all as all traffic to the site enters 4 or so miles away, so do not be put off if you see it. Almost endless walks around the area - I managed over 40 miles without driving anywhere. We will be back as soon as we can. Wendy had put up some banners for Grahams 70th birthday and is on hand should you need anything.
Visited April 2022
Written April 14, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ralphsmum20
Ralphsmum20
16 contributions
Unique Establishment
Wow what a wonderful place to relax. On the edge of Whinfell forest . The signal box has been superbly refurbished. The views from the living room were very tranquil and with no light pollution star gazing is brilliant. Comfy bed. All the things you would need in a kitchen including a very "welcome" welcome pack from our hosts. Storm Arwen may have raged but we were very cozy and warm . Lovely walks around nearby Pooley Bridge. Hope to return .
Visited November 2021
Written December 2, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gill Brooks
Gill Brooks
12 contributions
Fantastic highly recommended 👌
what a fantastic restoration of a signal box. We had a peaceful relaxing stay with lovely walks to local villages. We enjoyed seeing the red squirrels on our woodland walks and at the feeder by the signal box. A real gem in Cumbria and so looking forward to staying again soon, Both Gavin and Wendy very welcoming and at hand if needed 😊
Visited August 2020
Written August 28, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
We are so pleased you liked the restoration of the Signal Box and were able to relax and use it as a base for your walks. Hope to see you return soon. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written August 11, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Inspire01721464861
Inspire01721464861
Super signal box stay
Lovely peaceful tranquil place to relax and unwind. Beautiful views from the main signal box room, watch red squirrels nearby in the forest. So well equipped that it is easy to stay in and enjoy some quiet time. Great places to visit, castles, Roman remains and market towns with interesting shops in the Fells and the Dales .
Visited July 2020
Written July 25, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
We are so pleased you were able to relax and unwind at the Signal Box and you were even lucky enough to see one of our red squirrels. We hope to see you return in the future. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written August 11, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diane B
Diane B
3 contributions
Fabulous stay
Fabulous stay Had a fabulous stay at the signal box, we were sent directions and postcode to the property and had no trouble finding it. Wendy the owner called in to check we had everything we needed. Lovely quirky accommodation converted to a very high standard, very well equipped and with underfloor heating made it very cosy for our weeks stay. Lots of information provided on local attractions, maps of the lakes which we found very useful and also some history of the property which was interesting. Fantastic views from the lounge upstairs across the countryside, woods to the side which were lovely for an early morning walk. We found it an ideal location, penrith, Ullswater, Windermere, Keswick all only a short distance away. Would recommend a visit to Haweswater reservoir for both cycling and walking absolutely stunning. Look no further if you want an ideal stay, hopefully we will be back in the near future.
Visited September 2019
Written September 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
Thanks so much for your review. It sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and found the Signal Box to be an ideal base. We loved having you stay and hope to see you return again in the future. Kind regards, Gavin
Written August 11, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charles B
Charles B
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Lovely Spot
A great place to base yourself for walking in the Lakes and the Pennines, a really beautiful spot. Best for two people.
Visited August 2019
Written September 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
Thanks for the review. Glad you found the Signal Box a suitable base for walking in the Lakes and the Pennines. Hope to see you return in the future. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written August 11, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cknk
cknk
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic stay!
We had a fantastic stay at the signal box! It is in a beautiful and peaceful location with lots to do nearby. It is very cosy and has everything you need. We couldn’t fault it and we will definitely be back!
Visited July 2019
Written July 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
Thanks so much for your review and kind words about the Signal Box. Great to know it had everything you needed and you found plenty to do nearby. You were great guests and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written August 5, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bruce D
Bruce D
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom6 contributions
Family friendly - peaceful location.
We had a splendid stay here. The Signal Box was perfect for our needs, and it is easy to get to a number of Lake District attractions from here. The owners are very helpful and made us welcome. Great spot!!
Visited May 2019
Written June 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
Thank you so much for your review. We are so please it was perfect for your needs and that you had a splendid stay. You were great guests and we hope to see you visit again in the future. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written June 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NPK1959
NPK1959
Watton at Stone, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fantastic Stay.
Just back from a fantastic holiday staying at the Signal Box. The cottage has everything you need. Very cosy (especially in the rain) Lovely setting and with views to die for to the Pennies we were happy just sitting upstairs in the lounge watching the world go by. We will be back !!! Thanks Gavin & Wendy
Visited August 2018
Written August 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
Thanks so much for your review. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay, despite the weather and it's great to hear we may see you visit again in the future. Best wishes, Gavin and Wendy
Written September 5, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Grill
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking available
  • Private yard
  • Cable television
  • Stereo system
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
With the lakes and fells of the Lake District only a short drive and the market towns of Alston, Appleby, Penrith, Brough, Keswick and Kirkby Stephen nearby, visitors should always be able to find something of interest. Or your stay may be specific if you plan to visit the area to attend one of the growing number of events in the area, like the Appleby Horse Fair, Kendal Calling, Lowther Game and Country Fair or Potfest.
Getting around
We are 7 miles from the nearest town, so a car is recommended. However, once here the local roads are ideal for cycling, if that's one of your hobbies.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Driving north on the M6 leave the motorway at junction 40 and take the 4th exit onto the A66 signposted Brough:- Driving south on the M6 leave the motorway at junction 40 and take the 2nd exit onto the A66 signposted Brough:- then at the second roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A66 signposted Brough. Continue on the A66 for approximately five miles onto the new Temple Sowerby bypass and take the first exit left signposted Cliburn. At the T junction turn left signposted Cliburn, continue for 300m and take 1st left signposted Cliburn and after 300m take the 1st right signposted Cliburn. Follow this road carefully for two miles, as you exit the forest the Signal Box is immediately on the left. From the A1 take the A66 signposted Penrith and continue on this road passed Appleby and onto the new Temple Sowerby bypass, then just before dual carraigeway ends take the left exit signposted Cliburn and take the 1st left signposted Cliburn. Follow this road carefully for two miles, as you exit the forest the Signal Box is immediately on the left.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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