Coachman's Country Cottage

Melmerby, Penrith, Cumbria, England

Romantic retreat for 2 in a characterful unique cottage with hot tub near Penrith in the Lake District. Possible to add 2 more guests (12+) in the shepherd's hut in the garden.

Key Points

  • Romantic cottage for 2 with private hot tub near Penrith.
  • Relax in this tranquil cottage around the woodburner in the living room or in the claw foot bathtub.
  • Cook up a storm in the modern kitchen.
  • Watch TV in the living room or from the comfort of your bed.
  • On site you can admire the wild animals including llamas, alpacas, ponies and much more.
  • Add 1 or 2 extra guests (aged 12+) in a shepherds hut in the garden.
  • Book a wellness or holistic therapy or book a private chef for the night.


Romantic cottage with hot tub and beautiful views offers a rural retreat for 2 people in the friendly village of Melmerby, near Penrith. Two extra guests can be added in the shepherd's hut in the garden - over 12's only! (The Shepherd's Hut is not rented separately.)

This characterful cottage has many wonderful features inside including wooden beams and high vaulted ceilings. There is a spacious open plan living area with lounge that features an original stone fireplace which leads onto the garden room, the perfect place for enjoying the views with your morning cuppa. The kitchen is contemporary in style with all mod cons and a unique feature stone wall. The bedroom sets the romantic mood with a brass double bed, French armoire and mood lighting whilst its en-suite features a delightful slipper bath and gorgeous floor tiles.

There are animals in the fields around the cottage - its better than watching TV! Llama trekking may be available during your stay for an extra fee.

Outside the cottage there is a delightful cobbled courtyard where you can sit and plan your day before sinking into the bubbles of your private hot tub - true bliss! If you wish to bring guests, then there is a wonderful shepherd's hut in the garden of the cottage that can be booked as well. 

Locally you can enjoy hiking to Lacy's Caves or visit the many attractions that surround Penrith, including Penrith Castle and Brougham Castle. There is also a private swimming pool just a 2 minute walk away where you can book an hour session. The owners of the cottage also offer llama trekking, a unique chance to bond with these gentle creatures and a chance to hire the BBQ Cabin...choices, choices! 

Children over 12 only. No Pets. 

The cottage is spacious and sleeps 2. To add the shepherd's hut it costs £75 per night for 2 additional guests.

2 night minimum stay with anyday arrival.

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Room Types

Double Ensuite








 Heating - underfloor





 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Pub within walking distance


 TV - Smart



 Book a swimming pool session

 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels









 Free parking


 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)


How do I book a llama trek?

The owner will give you more information about this after booking. Llama treks from £25 (min 2 people), animal interaction from £15 (min 3 people).

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 3rd February 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Mary Walker from Coachman's Country Cottage