Young Families

Families with young children will find everything they need at Monkhouse Hill to keep the little ones happy, busy, and, by the end of the day, tired.


A fresh selection of toys always ensures a good start to a holiday. So order one of our age-specific toy boxes before you arrive, and watch their faces as they dive into the box! Also available, and also free of charge, are mega-sets of Bob the Builder, Happy Street etc.


Children will let off steam on the outdoor play area - complete with swings, slide, rope wall, tunnel and secret house. Or take them to explore the 5 acres of enclosed landscaped grounds with woodland and ponds.


Get the kids to bed, then 'eat out' in your cottage from one of our Pre-Arrival Order Service menus.

The basics - cots (with bedding), high chairs, stairgates etc can all be ordered in advance and will be set up for your arrival. But it doesn't stop there. If you've not got enough space in the car, or if you just forget something, you are welcome to make free use (subject to availability) of our 'Baby and Toddler Rescue Cupboard'. This contains everything from from baby monitors and bed protectors to baby baths and backpack carriers.


Whilst at Monkhouse Hill you have full access to the North Lakes Spa in Penrith. Young children are welcome - there is toddler paddling area next to the the shallow end of the main pool. And parents will enjoy escaping to the steam room or saunas!


All cottages have a widescreen digital TV with DVD player and free high speed broadband. We also have lots of kids' books to borrow.


Within a short drive of Monkhouse Hill you'll find a range of attractions for young children - from indoor play centres and working farms with animals to feed, to narrow guage railways and cruises on the lakes.

  • Fisher Gill

    Sleeps 2+1, pet free

    Lovingly created from the farmworker's cottage

    • Log burning stove
    • Corner spa bath
    • Four poster bedroom
    • Dressing area
    • Infra-red sauna
    • Honeymoons available
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  • Miller Moss

    Sleeps 4, dog friendly

    Ultra child-friendly barn conversion with rural views

    • Upstairs living area
    • Spacious and airy
    • Exposed stonework
    • Log burning stove
    • Vaulted roof
    • Origial oak beams
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  • Round Knott

    Sleeps 4, dog friendly

    Spacious living area leading to stunning hot tub

    • Stonework and beams
    • Double and two singles
    • Panoramic views
    • Log burning stove
    • Hot tub on balcony
    • Spacious living area
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  • Raven Howe

    Sleeps 4+2, dog friendly

    Family friendly cottage with hot tub and views

    • Four poster bedroom
    • Twin and bunk bedrooms
    • Upstairs living area
    • Stonework and beams
    • Hot tub on balcony
    • Log burning stove
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  • Cloven Stone

    Sleeps 4, pet free

    Stunning cottage with hot tub on private balcony

    • Panoramic views
    • Upstairs livinhg area
    • Stonework and beams
    • Two ensuite bedrooms
    • Hot tub on balcony
    • Log burning stove
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