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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

Superfast wifi is one of the amenities you can enjoy in Petteril House


Yes! Before you ask!! There is super fast WiFi. We test it regularly and it usually shows a download speed of 38mbps. There is a fibre optic cable to within 1 mile of the property and then it’s copper cable from there. The TV in the lounge is hardwired to the router and has a soundbar. There is a WiFi booster cloned to the router which gives WiFi (password on the notice board) throughout the property. There is a Bluetooth speaker in the kitchen.

A mobile ‘phone mast in Greystoke gives us a decent signal on the O2 network, other networks will pick up a signal outside or upstairs. Please check coverage maps https://www.signalchecker.co.uk/greystoke

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedrooms. Linen and towels are provided. There are two towels per person, bed sheets, duvets, pillows, hangers. If staying for more than 7 nights, we will provide a complete change of linen and fresh towels by arrangement. 

There are 2 hairdryers in the 1st floor bedrooms.

Bathrooms. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over. The en-suite has a shower. Downstairs has a walk-in shower. All are stocked with soap and toilet paper. There are electrically heated towel rails in three of the bathrooms.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are well equipped with all the usual amenities you would expect

Kitchen & Utility

The kitchen is fully equipped

Have company while you prepare food in the large kitchen with a table, pew (from Glenridding Methodist Church) and four chairs.

It is fully equipped with American style fridge freezer with icemaker and cold water, kettle, double electric oven, ceramic hob, 4 slice toaster, microwave, dishwasher, food processor. Cutlery and crockery, range of pots and pans, chopping boards, sieve, colander, cheese grater, bread knife, sharp knives and knife sharpener, corkscrew, masher, baking sheet are also provided. Wine glasses, water glasses, jugs, cafetieres, Fire blanket, heat detectors. Digital radio/CD player and a Bluetooth speaker.

Utility: In the utility you will find a washing machine, condenser tumble dryer, sink, hanging/ drying airer, as well as an iron and ironing board.A fire extinguisher is in lobby. The utility also houses the oil-fired boiler, carbon monoxide alarm, and a basic first aid kit.

The oil-fired boiler in the utility room provides central heating via underfloor heating in all rooms; 2 portable electric fires in lounge help to boost the heating if needed. The boiler also provides ample hot water via a storage tank.


The dining area features a large extendable table, 8 dining chairs, table protector, tablecloth, table mats.


Fire extinguisher in the entrance hall at the side of the boot rack. Fire blanket in Kitchen. Smoke detectors and heat detectors throughout property.

The dining room has space to comfortably seat 8

Relaxing Outside

There is plenty outdoor space too, with an enclosed courtyard and separate BBQ and picnic area

An area at the front of the house features 2 picnic benches and a BBQ area for evening sunshine.

The enclosed courtyard has a patio, garden table, chairs, parasol. Ideal for enjoying the morning sunshine.

Relaxing Inside

The lounge has 3 large settees, cushions, throws, 50-inch screen smart TV with sound bar, playing cards, board games, and reference books on walks.

The downstairs bedroom also has a settee and screen with DVD player and DVDs.


There is a village shop and post office in Greystoke, as well as a traditional pub. Larger food shops are available at Penrith, about 5 miles away where there is a Sainsbury, Morrisons, Booths, M&S Food and Cranstons. The town centre of Penrith has free disc parking (1 or 2 hours) and a good range of shops, including the specialist fishing shop of John Norris. In Keswick there is a Booths and a Co-op as well as an extensive range of Outdoor-oriented shops, including the specialist climbing shop Needlesports. Carlisle is 20 miles to the north with all the facilities of a small city.

The village has great amenities with a shop, post office and pub


Local Attractions

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.

Further Afield

There are cinemas in Penrith (Alhambra and Rheged), Keswick and a bit further away at Carlisle and Ambleside. There is a theatre in Keswick (the Theatre by the Lake) and at Carlisle.

Outdoor Leisure

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.

Children’s Activities

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.

Go to a puppet show

Up Front Art Gallery

An art gallery with a dedicated puppet theatre. They have shows throughout the holidays.

Go to a puppet show

Enjoy a Creative Workshop

The Rheged Centre

The Rheged centre has a wide variety of dedicated children’s activities.

Enjoy a Creative Workshop

See the Musical Stones of Skiddaw

The Keswick Museum

A classic museum with a unique collection of musical stones.

See the Musical Stones of Skiddaw

Visit the home of the pencil

The Derwent Pencil Museum

Visit the home of the the world’s first pencil, entering through a replica graphite mine.

Visit the home of the pencil

Soft play and a swimming pool

Penrith Leisure Centre

Penrith Leisure Centre has the usual children’s pool and soft play area. It is very close to Sainsbury’s.

Soft play and a swimming pool

Explore Derwentwater

Keswick Launch and Derwentwater

Combined with short walks and cafes there are some very enjoyable sheltered level walks around the Lake – particularly the western side.

Explore Derwentwater

Take a walk on the wild side

Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter Forest has lots of walks and biking activities, plus a Go Ape! centre and wild play.

Take a walk on the wild side

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