Cottage, near Penrith and Ullswater, Cumbria, England - Pretty Location, 3 Miles From The Lake District National Park
About Jackie Clark
I am a retired primary school teacher. My great aunt (by marriage) was Beatrix Potter and my family have lived in the Lake District for generations. The cottage is my second home and I hope you enjoy staying there as much as my family do.
Jackie Clark purchased this Cottage in 1954
Why Jackie Clark chose Penrith
Laithes Mill Cottage was my parents' home and my father ran the wood mill business from 1954 until 1966 when he died. My mother continued to live there and our family all visited regularly. It is a special place, tucked away in an idyllic location with very many family memories.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is cosy and welcoming. The large gardens are a real asset and to be enjoyed by visitors. Dogs are very welcome.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wonderfully idyllic and relaxing break.
Fell in love with the place on arrival. Such beauty, peace and tranquillity. Loads of room in the garden and very picturesque.
Also, i have read some unkind remarks about William. These people must be crazy! He was very pleasant and accommodating, and new how to deal with our boisterous dog. A lovely, interesting and unintrusive bloke.
William the caretaker was very polite and accomodating.
Excellent cottage in an ideal location. Had all the facilities required.
Lovely country cottage
Fabulous cottage, excellent location to explore local area.
Secluded Cottage in Lovely Location
We found this a very convenient base from which to walk the Lakes. You have the convenience of great facilities in Penrith, yet we could drive to a different lake each day to enjoy our walking.
The cottage is large and has an enormous garden with a stream at the bottom. The caretaker (Will) was a real country character and showed us around his sawmill next door.
The interior is fine. Rustic and 'grandmotherly' perhaps. If you like shiny clean and modern, this is not for you. But as a family with children and dogs it was perfect for us.
Mr s Wythe
Beautiful cottage large garden great for our dogs all round very happy
I'm disappointed to have to give a bad review as Jackie was so lovely, the only good thing about our stay was the garden. When we arrived the house was freezing, William barely said 2 words unless we asked him about anything we needed to know. There was out of date milk in the fridge and nothing provided as a welcome, the cutlery, dishes, glasses and cups all had to be washed before use. The place hadn't even been cleaned, there was animal hair all over the floor and the place generally smelt like dog. Due to bad weather the garden flooded slightly on Monday, which resulted in the sun room also having puddles in it and wet patches on the roof. When we spoke to William about this on departure he had noticed it the week before but not said anything to us about it. The whole place needs updating to be honest, the door near the kitchen has a big gap down the side letting all the cold in so makes it pointless having the heating on as the place doesn't really get warm at all.
Sad to say we will not be returning to Laithes Mill Cottage again.