Petteril House is well equipped for your stay, with everything you could wish for, and plenty to keep you busy. The area boasts many amenities and attractions
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Greystoke Gill is a quiet hamlet with the River Petteril running through and the home of the Beckstones Art Gallery.
The village of Greystoke is one mile away and can be visited by footpath across the fields or by road. Greystoke has a pub, The Boot and Shoe, which offers good pub food at lunchtimes and in the evenings. There is a Post Office and shop open every day except Sunday, Quirky Workshops are based here and run various craft workshops. There is a public football field and playground. In summer the open-air swimming pool is open, weather permitting. There is a large church which holds Sunday services and occasional events.
The Coast to Coast cycle route passes the lane end to Greystoke Ghyll and goes through Greystoke. The lanes around the Northern Fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra are often quiet and provide some excellent road cycling.
Access to walking routes in the Lake District is easy using the A66 route. Ambleside is about 30 minutes drive away either by the ‘Kirkstone pass’ or the faster road from Keswick. The nearest fell is Blencathra, also known as ‘Saddleback’ which is visible on a good day as you leave the A66 to turn to the house. Helvellyn, Grasmoor and Skiddaw can all be easily reached along with the beautiful Borrowdale Valley – said by Wainwright to be the best square mile on earth.
Here are a selection of local activities which are all within a short drive of Petteril House. They all have activities specifically for young children. We welcome your feedback, as well as any suggestions that you find.
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