The Wrens Nest


10.6 miles NW of Penrith | Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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From £140 per night

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The Wrens Nest is situated in an idyllic, peaceful and magical location in Cumbria, with easy access to the Lake District, where wildlife abounds and the sound of birdsong fills the air.

The wooden cladded exterior and raised rustic balcony lead you into an interior which is delightfully charming, with unusual touches and a cosy atmosphere, just the place to set the scene for a romantic stay. Large windows frame the beautiful views over the wooded field and large pond, they let the sunshine flood in. You will find a compact kitchen housing a gas two ring hob, microwave, undercounter fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and coffee machine - everything you need to whip up a memorable meal using local ingredients. Enjoy your creations at the dining-table by the cosy warmth of the log-effect electric fire or eat al fresco and take time to spot the local wildlife.

There is a comfy double bed facing the view and framed by intriguing wooden cladding and unusual and quirky wall lighting. A great place to snuggle down and take advantage of the relaxation and peaceful location The Wrens Nest offers. Two delightful chairs are placed perfectly next to the dining-area to sit and unwind after a day exploring the lakes. A small shower-room with rain head shower completes this gorgeous hideaway.

The outside space is no less impressive, set on the site of an old sculpture park, hidden sculptures are still visible. Sit at the outdoor table and chairs which perch neatly on the raised decking area cleverly fashioned from reclaimed branches from the surrounding woods and take in the tranquil views of the large pond and verdant woodland. It is only a couple of minutes' walk to the river through the field. Bordered by large overhanging trees dappling the sunlight onto the gently running water it is a great place for a relaxing picnic.

The jewel in the crown of your stay at The Wrens Nest is the eco hot tub and fire-pit situated on the small private island accessed by a hand-made wooden bridge with twinkling fairy lights - this is a haven you can enjoy at any time of day or evening. The owner generously provides all the logs you need.

You will find nature all around and during your stay you may see kingfishers, buzzards, kestrels and nuthatch. If you are quiet deer, squirrels, badgers and foxes may just pop by, there has even been an otter or two making a watery appearance.

The Wrens Nest is nestled in a pretty area of woodland next to Tawny Owl Treehouse (5158), however each retreat has plenty of privacy.

When you have settled into your hideaway, venture out and explore all that the Lake District has to offer. Designated a UNESCO listed World Heritage site, the Lake District is home to rugged fells, vast lakes and rolling hills and has associations with Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth. Head north towards Carlisle and you will find a wealth of interesting places to visit, for art try the Tuille House Museum and Art Gallery which houses collections of national importance or enjoy the majesty of 900 year old Carlisle Castle, a mediaeval fortress which has a rich military legacy. Explore Hadrian's Wall for a glimpse into Roman life and the best preserved Roman fort in the UK, remember to take your walking boots!

Head towards the lakes and you will be spoilt for choice from the bustle of Windermere with is vast lake and popular cruises, to the pretty villages of Ambleside and Grasmere where you can try the famous Grasmere gingerbread and then walk it off up Scafell Pike, England's highest peak at 978 metres high.

There are so many incredible things to do in the Lake District, climbing, hill walking, and adventure sports for those of an energetic nature, to art, culture and history when you want to enjoy a more relaxed day out. Don't forget the retail therapy on offer from independent shops, markets and a wealth of local crafts. One stay will never be enough.


Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. TV and log-effect electric fire. 2 ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster. Double bed (4'6'')

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Please note, there are steep steps down to the property and an uneven wooden bridge to the island with the hot tub (this is raised above ground level). Please take care around the pond in the grounds, as it is unfenced.


  • No pets
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Hot tub/Outdoor bath
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • No WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Deck furniture and barbecue/fire-pit
  • 1 heated towel rail
  • Logs for wood-fired hot tub