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Railway Weigh Office Holiday Cottage, Penrith Cumbria. (Cliburn Station)

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Visitors to Cliburn Weigh Office will find that, whilst this historical railway building 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 deers from Whinfell Forest or Salter Wood. 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 t...Visitors to Cliburn Weigh Office will find that, whilst this historical railway building 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 deers from Whinfell Forest or Salter Wood. 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 Full
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

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 guestsI give my guests space, but am there if needed. We live nearby and always come to say hello either as you arrive or shortly after, just to make you feel welcome and to help point out important information. After that we leave you very much to yourselves, unless you want to interact or if there is an issue and you need our assistance.

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Reviews (29)
Inspire62658571119
Inspire62658571119
Warrington, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely peaceful break away
The Weigh Office is a charming little building, I was amazed at how spacious it was inside compared to its small size from the outside. We booked through the owner's website which was the cheapest option and as we paid straightaway using direct debit we were given a complimentary bottle of wine and biscuits for our stay which were delicious. Wendy came to say hello after we pitched up and let us know to knock on their door if we had forgotten anything which we did and nothing was too much trouble. Owners were very welcoming but not intrusive. Kitchen was well kitted out with oil, salt and pepper too. Everything was clean. I would mind the shower doors, can be a bit temperamental and pop off the rail at times but shower itself worked great. Didn't get use out of the decking as it was cold and wet but I can imagine it would be lovely in the warmer months with the bbq to use. The bedroom area has a skylight - sitting up there with a book and hearing the birds chirping with a cup of tea in hand after a long walk was the best part! We found the location easy to get to and secluded with good parking area for one car. Owners offer a discount for a future stay which is great too.
Visited November 2023
Written November 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David J
David J
Huddersfield, United Kingdom11 contributions
Beautiful place to stay
This property and surrounding areas are beyond words, you will have to see it to believe it. We were met by Gavin, who was extremely helpful and knowlegeable about the area, really enjoyed our two night stay, I wish we had booked for longer.
Visited June 2023
Written June 29, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Robert M
Robert M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom144 contributions
Amazing repurposed building at the former Cliburn Station
Just had a brilliant stay at the Weighbridge. A cosy let for two people, beautifully restored, every convenience provided, superb hosts and wine and cookies left out. Satellite television, good shower, fully equipped kitchen. The mezzanine bed is up a steep ladder and low headroom. Not ideal for two old folks but what a fabbie place for honeymooning newlyweds! Being split level this is not a let for mobility challenged people. Secluded village location below the forest, lovely views and the delightful old station surrounds, all beautifully restored. A credit to the hosts and an asset for the village. Close to Penrith and Lakeland countryside. There are red squirrels, easy parking, a patio, underfloor heating and a wood stove if desired. Super shower. Wi fi offered though we did not need it. Peaceful and good for working (we were on business). Gentle dawn chorus in the morning. I wondered if I heard the chatter of railway workers and passengers on one of our nights!
Visited June 2023
Written June 4, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fearless06046051653
Fearless06046051653
Almere, The Netherlands1 contribution
excellent stay
Thank you so much for allowing us to park the car and trailer here, so that we could go to the TT on Man with the motorcycle, you are really the inventors of the tiny houses, so nice and everything is in it, we enjoyed everything
Visited June 2022
Written June 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kiran G
Kiran G
Very Cosy
We had a fabulous stay in Railway Weigh Office Holiday Cottage. It was spotless and very cosy. The lovely cookies and a bottle of wine on arrival was a nice greeting😊. The cottage was well equipped. A good size Co-op was nearby. We will definitely be back and I will definitely recommend others as well. Thanks Gavin for a lovely stay.
Visited March 2020
Written March 14, 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
Thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written August 11, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MRCJLane
MRCJLane
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom6 contributions
The Hidden Gem Of Cumbria
Stayed at the Weigh Office last weekend and cannot recommend staying here enough. Upon arrival we were greeted by Gavin the owner who was lovely, he explained everything we needed to know and let us settle down. Although the office is small it only adds to its charm and character, there is everything in there that you need. Location is brilliant, we came for a weekend of hiking in the Lake District, a 20 minute ride away and your in the heart of the Lakes. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank Gavin for being so welcoming and helpful the whole time that we were there. Will without doubt be coming back to this hidden Gem.
Visited May 2019
Written May 29, 2019. 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
Thank you for your review and it's lovely to hear that you'll be back. Great that the building had everything needed for your stay and that you found the location brilliant. We loved having you here and do hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written June 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fearless11909310112
Fearless11909310112
Lovely Little Cottage
This is a fabulous place.Perfect size for two. Really well equipped and modern facilities. Excellent for totally chilling away from everything All in all a wonderful stay Thank you to Gavin and Wendy for letting us stay I highly recommend this lovely cottage. I will be back in the future with my partner.
Visited January 2019
Written January 14, 2019. 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
Thank you for the review. It was lovely to meet you both and it was a pleasure hosting such wonderful guests. We look forward to seeing you visit in the future. Kind regards, Gavin & Wendy
Written January 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KazzaD19
KazzaD19
South Shields, United Kingdom9 contributions
Fantastic little cottage.
Me and my husband stayed at this wonderful little cottage for 3 nights. Gavin and Wendy are very welcoming and there was a lovely bottle of wine left for us on arrival. The cottage has everything you need as it’s well equipped. Great base to explore the Lake District and lovely after a day out to come back and light the wood burning stove up (very cosy). Would definitely come back in the future.
Visited October 2018
Written October 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
It was lovely to meet you both and we are so pleased to hear that you thought it was a perfect base and suitable to return to after exploring The Lake District. We look forward to your return. Kind regards. Gavin & Wendy
Written October 13, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dawn W
Dawn W
Southampton, United Kingdom2 contributions
A real find
A beautiful part of the country matched by the lovely weigh office, small and compact, but charming and quirky. So quiet and peaceful, the perfect base for exploring the local countryside, its an absolute find, much enjoyed by myself and teenage daughter, we plan on visiting again, thanks for having us
Visited May 2018
Written June 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
Thank you for booking the Weigh Office and we are so pleased both you and your daughter enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back. Best wishes, Gavin & Wendy
Written June 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AndyLangstone
AndyLangstone
Dubai, United Arab Emirates20 contributions
Lovely Cottage
Lovely little cottage. Perfect size for two. Really well equipped and modern facilities. Bed area was very nice and, although the ladder was a little nervy in the middle of the night there were no actual problems. We used it as a base to explore the lakes and never spent longer than an hour in the car getting to Windermere or Ullswater or Keswick.
Visited August 2017
Written August 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator424543
Navigator424543
So please you enjoyed your stay and found the Weigh Office a suitable base for your exploration of The Lakes. Thanks again, Gavin & Wendy
Written September 3, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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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 recommend that guests have a car, but once here guests can easily get around on bikes.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We recommend that guests come by car, however if they need picked up and dropped off at the train station we will help if we are available.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
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 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Railway Weigh Office Holiday Cottage, Penrith Cumbria. (Cliburn Station)

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