We loved this little cottage, it was perfect for our needs as a couple.. It is close to Greystoke, within walking distance, where there is a pub serving delicious food. The castle is a short way further on where a local dog show was taking place, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The scenery is lovely, with Blencathra in view from our windows. The owner of the cottage made us feel very welcome, and the box of local toffee and bottle of Prosecco were really kind extras, much enjoyed by us! A short drive away is Penrith with lots of shops and eateries, plus a castle ruin with free entry. And a bit further away is Ullswater (my favourite lake). The cottage is beautifully kept, and quality furnishings are used. The kind sized bed was extremely comfortable, and we slept really well, it was very quiet at nighttime and also dark, with being set in the countryside on a non working farm. The five chickens wandering past our window amused us each morning, as they made their way from their hutch to the lawns in the warm sunshine! We would thoroughly recommend Pippa’s Cottage as a base for this part of Cumbria.