Welcome to Glendale Guesthouse, Penrith 2019


About Our Home

Glendale Guesthouse is a very beautiful and extremely spacious Victorian built town house, centrally located in Penrith. Constructed from traditional Cumbrian Red Sandstone, built sometime in the mid 1800’s. The plot on which number four (Glendale) would be built, at that time stood in the wooded grounds of the ‘Wordsworth Buildings’ and close to the Public Baths and ‘Wash Houses’ located on ‘Hunters Lane’. The house was understood to have originally been built for the ‘Edington Family’ with Daniel Charles Edington, born in 1866 in Edinburgh, trained as a Doctor. He was a prominent member of the local community, overseeing gruesome autopsies which were widely reported in the newspapers of the time. The Doctor shared his home at 4 Portland Place, with his wife Frances and son, who’s birth at the house was announced in the Scotsman in 1899 – the very first owner/occupants of this gorgeous Victorian house. 

Our delightful Victorian property still retains many of its original features of the time; with soaring ceilings & large boxed bay windows, delivering tranquil views both to the rear, over the delightful & peaceful Church Grounds of Christ Church and to the front over the beautifully maintained Penrith Coronation Gardens. The house has the most wonderful wide, solid wood, carved staircase, which because of the fantastic workmanship and quality still serves the house perfectly to this very day. We have ceiling roses, picture rails, original cornices in nearly every room and the most handsome fireplace in the dining room; and just recently with the renovation and addition of our new room eight, we discovered a very beautiful and original inset fire surround (which we have retained in the room as a gorgeous feature) all these features make our home a truly lovely place to stay. 

About The People

Glendale has been run as a guesthouse for many decades and has experienced a variety of owner operators over its life-time. In June of 2001, we became the very proud owner/operators of Glendale Guesthouse and this became our very wonderful family home and business and we became its very happy custodians. Since this time, we have strived to undertake a massive variety of changes to enhance the wonderful and original character of this delightful property; we work tirelessly to give our beautiful, old property a new but in-keeping update. We are a small family run business and we pride ourselves on the high and exacting standards we deliver to all our guests. Our family team consists of Paul & Ann and our son Benjamin; the three of us warmly welcome our guests to stay with us in our delightful family run guesthouse in Penrith and enjoy the experience our gorgeous home delivers.

About The Location

Glendale Guesthouse is ideally situated in a very attractive location on Portland Place very close to the town centre. Located within very easy walking distance to the town centre its self, where an abundance of shops delivering a good mix of high street shops equally combined with bespoke, independent & speciality shops too. The town centre has a good mix of eating places from fine restaurants such as Four & Twenty, to easy eating with pubs, cafes, bistros, pizzeria’s & salsa bars, so you’re sure to find somewhere to meet your tastes and requirements.  Penrith is located to the Northern Lake District, The North Pennies & Eden Valley. As well as being close to the M6 giving the easy option for a great overnight stay helping to break-up those longer journey’s and being a superb destination of choice for long or short-stays. 

We are located on  the ‘Coast-to-Coast’ (C2C) Cycle / Walk route and the ‘Lands-End To John O’Groats’ Cycle / Walk Route too. At Glendale Guesthouse we very warmly welcome all our cycling and walking guests.  For safe bike storage we have installed a ‘police approved’ Asgard Bike Storage Unit. Delivering locked and undercover environment for safe over-night storage of guest’s bikes. Our bike unit is housed in our walled & gated rear garden ensuring that all our guests can rest easy with the full knowledge that their bike is not only stored dry but fully secure.  Walkers are always warmly welcomed at Glendale and we offer on arrival the perfect solution for those walking boots with ‘Boot Trays’ and paper to assist with the drying of wet boots as well.

About The Area

There is a vast array of wonderful activities to enjoy within a short bus or car drive from Penrith; these include some breath-taking scenic walks, golf, shooting & archery through to water sports, quad biking & paragliding too. 

Parking Your Vehicle - there is free on street parking, this is restricted to two hours, but we have ensured that this falls perfectly in-line with both our check-in and check-out times. Simply let us know on arrival if you have utilised ‘on-street’ parking option and we can supply a parking-disc for you to use. Alternatively, we are extremely lucky to have a secure ‘over-night’ car-park located just opposite Portland Place at the other side of the beautiful Coronation Gardens. This is a perfect 24-hour parking option and is relatively inexpensive delivering ease and peace of mind for all our guests. For further details visit our dedicated webpage at:


Whether you’re travelling on business or pleasure, holidaying or visiting friends & relatives or simply passing through on your onward journey, you will ‘Always’  be assured of a warm, friendly & helpful welcome from your hosts at Glendale Guesthouse in Penrith.