Photo: house in Skelton, Cumbria

Contact us

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, queries or to make a booking. We are here to help and look forward to making your stay special.

Joanne Fisher
Church House
CA11 9TE

Tel: 01768 484183


in Penrith Cumbria

in Penrith Cumbria

About us

I am Cumbrian born and bred, having grown up on a farm at Bassenthwaite near Keswick. Tourism always went hand in hand with farming in the lakes and I was brought up with visitors and animals from my youth and have always enjoyed meeting guests to the area.

We have 3 daughters who all like the outside life. With 3 cats Felix, Squeek and Fluff and a pony called Rosie we are always busy and with the addition of a labrador called Peggy  and now a collie puppy Moss life is definitively mad. With 200 sheep  as well to manage which graze the fields around the village we love to be busy !!

8 years ago we moved to the village of Skelton and 5 years ago finished the conversion of Toddles Barn. The barn is full of character and I was determined to keep as much of the original barn as possible, working with local tradesmen to create a truly unique property  to stay in and relax away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. So many barn conversions lose their character and sense of what they were and I was determined to not let this happen here.

An opportunity in the village came along 2  years ago to purchase a small cottage for 2 which we have just renovated and made another unique and special place to stay. Westoe Cottage is in an ideal location to have a lovely break.

We live in the village - our house Church House is next door to Toddles Barn - and we're glad to help if you need any information or have any queries.

Toddles Cottages - holiday cottages with character