Glendale Guesthouse is ideally situated in a very attractive location on Portland Place very close to the town and we are located within very easy walking distance to the town centre itself; 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 in the Eden Valley, close to the Northern Lakes. 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.
Positioned on the ‘Coast-to-Coast’ (C2C) Cycle / Walk route and the ‘Lands-End To John O’Groats’ Cycle Route too, makes Glendale Guesthouse ideal for 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 rear, walled & gated 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 if needed.
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.
Glendale Guest House is a very beautiful and extremely spacious Victorian built town house, centrally located in Penrith. Constructed from traditional Cumbria Red Sandstone, built sometime mid to late 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 ‘Eddington Family’ with Daniel Charles Eddington, 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.
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, sweeping, 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 along with the most handsome fireplace in the dining room. Through more recent renovation we discovered a very beautiful and original inset fire surround on one of our delightful single rooms, which we have retained. All these gorgeous features make our home a truly lovely place to stay.
Glendale has been run as a guest house for many decades and has experienced a variety of owner operators over its lifetime. In June of 2016, we became the very proud owner/operators of Glendale Guesthouse and this wonderful property became our very lovely family home and business. As the very happy custodians of this beautiful property we continue to strive to undertake a wide variety of changes to enhance the wonderful and original character of this delightful building. We work tirelessly to give our beautiful old property a new, but in-keeping, update. As a small family run business and we pride ourselves on the high and exacting standards we deliver, and we warmly welcome all our guests to stay with us in our warm & welcoming family run guest house in Penrith and enjoy the experience our gorgeous home delivers.
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Glendale - A Family Run Guest House
Beautiful, Warm & Welcoming
Traditional Period Property
All Rooms Fully En-suite
Tranquil Central Location
Easy Access To Lakes