Penrith and surrounding villages
Foxfield Park is located on the outskirts of the market town of Penrith in Cumbria.
Penrith was once home to William Wordsworth’s grandparents, and in fact the poet met his future wife whilst attending school there.
This traditional town features plenty of independent shops to browse and boutique cafes to relax in.
You’ll also find the Penrith and Eden Museum in the town, whilst a farmers’ market is held on the third Tuesday of the month (March to December), offering seasonal produce and local specialities and crafts, and the usual town centre amenities including supermarkets are also available.
The remains of the 14th century Penrith Castle (managed by English Heritage) – once occupied by Richard III prior to his reign as monarch – are also worth checking out, whilst just outside the town centre the ascent to Penrith Beacon is rewarded with spectacular views of the Lake District Fells.
As well as Penrith, the village of Carlton is just half a mile from Foxfield Park whilst Langwathby village is around 3 miles away.
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The Lakes and beyond
Penrith is commonly referred to as the gateway to the Lakes and Foxfield Park is perfectly located for exploring all that the stunning Lake District National Park has to offer.
Lake Ullswater, the second longest lake in the Lake District, is just 5 miles away and is home to the Ullswater Steamers, which depart from Pooley Bridge and are perfect for a leisurely trip along the lake, with plenty of opportunities to get off and explore places such as Howtown and Glenridding.
Slightly further afield but still easily accessible, you’ll find Keswick, Grasmere – be sure to sample some famous Grasmere gingerbread when in the village, you won’t be disappointed! – Ambleside and Windermere all comfortably under an hour’s drive from your luxury base.
The beautiful Eden Valley, nestled between the Lakes and the Pennines, is also just a 10 minute drive away, whilst Carlisle and the Scottish border are also easily accessible by car.
The Lake District National Park is perfect for hiking and bike rides, whilst for water-based activities there are a range of providers you can book with across many of the lakes.
For a birds’ eye view why not opt for the spectacular with a hot air balloon over the Lakes, with flights available from Ullswater, Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale. See lakedistrictballoonrides.co.uk for more details