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Jenny's Croft

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Jenny's Croft, 5*rated, two bedroom ensuite Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion
The view over the Eden Valley from the garden of Jennys Croft. Great walks in the local area
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Jenny's Croft is a 5* rated, Gold Award standard peaceful holiday cottage within the Rowley Estates and is located in the hamlet of Glassonby situated in the middle of the Eden Valley. Views over the rolling hills of the Eden Valley are the main feature of Jenny's Croft and its private entrance, parking area and outlook make the best of this. Jenny's Croft has also been certified as a 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' cottage y Visit England which means we provide extra facilities, equipment and information for our visitors and there is plenty of room in the large off road garden area for getting outside! If Jenny's Croft is already reserved, please look at our sister cottage, Elk Cottage which offers very similar accommodation and may well be available. The recent renovation of Jenny'...Jenny's Croft is a 5* rated, Gold Award standard peaceful holiday cottage within the Rowley Estates and is located in the hamlet of Glassonby situated in the middle of the Eden Valley. Views over the rolling hills of the Eden Valley are the main feature of Jenny's Croft and its private entrance, parking area and outlook make the best of this. Jenny's Croft has also been certified as a 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' cottage y Visit England which means we provide extra facilities, equipment and information for our visitors and there is plenty of room in the large off road garden area for getting outside! If Jenny's Croft is already reserved, please look at our sister cottage, Elk Cottage which offers very similar accommodation and may well be available. The recent renovation of Jenny's Croft brings this traditional Cumbria long house and barn back into habitation for the first time since 1764 and retains their original features including stone walls, arched openings and terraced fields. Jenny's Croft has two bedrooms & both are ensuite, one with a bathroom and the other with a shower room so you have flexibility regarding bathroom choices. The Master Bedroom has an antique five foot bed. The Eamont Room may be arranged as either a six foot bed or two three foot twin beds depending on your preference. It has an open plan living room, dining room area and a dine in kitchen and a rear sandstone terrace and lovely raised beds which open up to a lawned area then behind onto a recently plated orchard. There is private parking and teak (sustainable plantation) garden furniture on the terrace and a Weber charcoal BBQ grill with locally sourced charcoal and equipment provided for guest use. There is great walking from the front door of Jenny's Croft. We have posted some routes on The Rowley Estates website under the 'walks, hikes and drives' section beneath 'Great Days Out & Activities'. My absolute favourite is along the River Eden from Dale Raven down towards Little Salkeld. It is spectacularly beautiful down there with some old hermit caves carved into the sandstone cliffs about a mile or so along the walk. One of England's largest Druidic stone circles - Long Met and her Daughters - is also close by & is owned by our family. It is a fun place to spend some time climbing on the rocks & there is an old legend that people can never count the same number of stones twice around. There are two great local puns in the next village called The Crown and The Fetherston Arms. Reservations are definitely recommended on the weekends for these pubs as they are super popular with the locals-including our family! Glassonby is about 3 miles from Melmerby and about 12 miles from Ullswater & The Lakes District. Jenny's Croft is a short drive (or longish 3 mile walk along an old bridleway) from the village of Melmerby where there is an excellent village shop and tea room, a very reasonably priced antique shop called La Brocante and The Old Village Bakery which serves breakfasts, lunches coffees, homemade bread and cakes and has a lovely ladies fashion, interior and gift shop upstairs called 'Holberrie' which is definitely worth a visit to support local independent retailing! As part of our commitment to its 5* status, we provide our guests with a welcome hamper on arrival which includes a selection of breakfast items including milk, eggs, bread, butter, marmalade, cheese, fresh fruit, orange juice, cereal, biscuits, The Rowley Estates cafetiere coffee and Lakeland Tea and wine. There is also tea, coffee, sugar, spices and other supplies provided in the kitchen. All of the Egyptian cotton bed linen, bathroom toiletries, towels, a generous supply of logs, kindling and firelighters for the open wood burning fire and locally sourced charcoal for the Weber BBQ are all provided free of charge. There is good broadband wifi at Jenny's Croft. Though Jenny's Croft is no longer part of a working farm, its position on one of the higher hills in the Eden Valley gives it amazing views towards the Pennines and the rolling countryside that has seen this area in Cumbria declared one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bedrooms at Jenny's Croft The Master Bedroom - 5' king size bed - ensuite with a bathroom The Eamont Bedroom - 5 king size bed (can convert to single beds) - ensuite with a showerMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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Reviewed 29 January 2020

One of the best equipped and appointed cottages we've stayed in - everything you could possibly want is provided, it's good quality and spotlessly clean. It's a great base for exploring the northern lakes and also the eastern side of Cumbria. Stunning scenery all around...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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christine939, VR Owner at Jenny's Croft, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Hi Thanks for your super review. It's great to hear you found everything you needed and had some lovely walks. We would be delighted to welcome you back if your travels bring you this way again. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

Reviewed 22 January 2020

We have just had the most wonderful 5 nights staying in Jenny's Croft which really is the most perfect base to explore the Lake District. The cottage is very well appointed, is warm, cosy & welcomes dogs. The welcome pack was amazing & full of...More

Date of stay: January 2020
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christine939, VR Owner at Jenny's Croft, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2020

Hi Thanks for your terrific review, your break at Jenny's Croft sounds great and we're pleased you discovered the delights of Cranstons! I hope we can welcome you back to The Rowley Estates in the future. Best Regards Christine, Charlie and Jilly

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Reviewed 3 December 2019

Just returned from a long weekend at Jenny’s Croft. 1st class everything. Excellent communication with the owners (thank you Christine). Superb location and great walks right from the front door. Jenny’s is immaculately presented and quality through out. Excellent welcome pack too! Won’t be long...More

Date of stay: November 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Jenny's Croft, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2019

Hi Thanks for y. our terrific review. We're delighted that you were so happy with everything and look forward to welcoming you back . Best Regards Charlie, Christine and Jilly

Reviewed 29 October 2019

Village location overlooking the Pennines. Your outside the Lake District National Park and in the Eden valley. It’s much quieter and no less beautiful than the Lakes. Excellent for walking and cycling. Penrith is just 15’ away and the northern Lakes of Ullswater and the...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Jenny's Croft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review following on from your break at Jenny's Croft. We are delighted you enjoyed the local area and found Jenny's Croft so comfortable. It is great to hear the weather was kind during...More

Reviewed 21 September 2019 via mobile

We spent a week at Jenny’s Croft and it was delightful. We chose it because we wanted somewhere rural and would also provide a good base to get around and also to meet up with family. We were not disappointed as The Croft was of...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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christine939, VR Owner at Jenny's Croft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2019

Hi Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the welcome hamper and the champagne! and I'm delighted to hear that you appreciated our customer service. I hope we can welcome you back to The Rowley Estates. Best Regards Christine,...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Grade II listed Cumbrian long house and sandstone barns date back to the 1600s. The hamlet of Glassonby is approx. 10 miles from Ullswater, one of England's most beautiful lakes, where there are steam cruises from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding, fabulous hikes up Helvellyn, chances to walk and paddle in the National Trust Aira Force Waterfall, pony treks from Rookin House Farm and canoes and sailboats available to hire from the Glenridding Sailing Centre. When done playing in the Lake District National Park, visitors can enjoy a leisurely meal on the shoreline of Lake Ullswater at the Michelin starred Sharrow Bay, a Michelin starred Egon Ronay top 200 UK restaurant.
Getting around
Jenny's Croft, Glassonby is located just a couple of miles off the A686 which is a beautifully scenic route from Penrith and crosses the River Eden. The road continues to climb the Hartside Pass to a height of 1904 ft, from where you will find magnificent views across the Eden Valley, Solway Firth and Scotland. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs through Langwathby which is only a short drive from Jenny's Croft The railway has some of the most attractive scenery & is world famous for its Victorian architecture. Penrith train station is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Glassonby & the nearby villages offer wonderful walks with beautiful scenery.
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