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Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale

Deer How Farm - Patterdale


Deer How Farm  |  Patterdale

Sleeps 9  |  Saturday Changeover  |  Pets - See Property Inventory  |  VE 4 Star

Deer How Farm


Deer How Farm lies an easy half mile walk to the southern shore of Ullswater, in the little village of Patterdale. Here you will find a grocer and general store, post office and a fine inn, the White Lion, serving good local ale.

Approached by a long drive, Deer How, and the adjoining property, look across to Place Fell. From a small paved and gravelled frontage, you enter into the long sitting room with polished floors, oak beams, plump sofas and a magnificent fire place to curl up around in winter with a good book.

The kitchen is huge, with light streaming down from roof lights over a long table to sit and enjoy lazy lunches, long dinners and table conversation.

There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The first is downstairs, a double with its own en-suite bath/shower room. Upstairs you will find a double bedroom, two twin and one single bedroom along with two bathrooms.

All in all a good house for larger parties set in a perfect location to explore the local area and the greater National Park.

 

The Location

Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the northern Lake District. Compared by some to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, it is a serpentine body of water snaking a nine mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and mountain.

Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible for visitors to explore, where you will find some of the finest walks and water activities, along with the amenities of the lakeside villages.

One of the best walks in the National Park is the trail that runs along the eastern shores of Ullswater. Explored from the southern end of the lake, dominated by Place Fell, St Sunday Cragg, Fairfield and Helvellyn, you take the path from Glenridding over to the east side of the water. The route takes you all the way to Sandwick and onto Howtown. You will be able to ramble all day with a magnificent view always in your sight. For the return journey, board the steamboat from Howtown back to Glenridding, but do check boat times and last sailings.

For those who like getting up high, there are some of the best mountains and fells on your doorstep, the most famous being Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge – please do take a good map and observe mountain safety guidelines.

A gentler walk is Aira Force, probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls. The main force falls some 70ft below a stone footbridge - so don't forget your camera.

Getting on the water is easy. You can take a boat cruise on one of the five beautiful steamers in the Ullswater Steamer fleet. They run the boats from Glenridding, with piers also at Pooley Bridge and Howtown. It’s a great way to see the lake from a different perspective and well worth taking a camera.

Boat hire is readily available, both at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge, where you have a varied selection of craft on offer including kayaks, sailing boats and little motorboats, along with hire of fishing tackle and licenses.

There are three main villages. At the far south is Patterdale with a little shop and the Lion Inn. Above this is Glenridding, offering shops, a garage and selection of cafes and inns, along with the boat terminus and boat hire at St Patricks Pier. At the far northern head of the lake is Pooley Bridge, again with a small but good selection of shops, cafes and inns.

On the eastern shore is one of our most famous hotels, The Sharrow Bay, with its Michelin starred restaurant. Not cheap, many people take the option of afternoon tea.

Further afield you have Keswick the main town of the north lakes, a bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater. An all year round town there are good shops, a host of restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a theatre, cinema and leisure center. At the lake you can take a boat trip or hire one for yourself and explore the shoreline and little bays. For more information on Keswick and its attractions see our links. The market towns of Penrith and Alston lie to the north west on the edge of the Eden Valley and are well worth a visit.

North of Keswick lies two more great attractions. The Honister Slate Mine is an adventure for all ages. Set at the summit of the Honister Pass it is the last working slate mine in England where you go deep underground on a fully guided mine tour. Honister is aslo home to the much talked about Via Ferrata, an amazing sky high climbing experience. Finally you might like to add to your places to visit the Whinlatter Forest,  England’s only true mountain forest. Whinlatter is just west of Keswick and is a great day out for all ages. If you’re looking for adventure, try the Altura or Quercus mountain bike trails, which make full use of the stunning natural setting. The Whinlatter WildPlay trail is new for 2011, for children of all ages. Its 9 different play areas take you on a journey through the trees and include a climbing wall, water features, giant swings and a secret path. Or if you’ve got a head of heights, swing through the trees on the Go-Ape course.

Back south, leaving Patterdale, you take the Kirkstone Pass which winds its way through high fell and brings you down to the south lakes and Windermere.

All in all there is a much to see and do, both around the lake and nearby areas, towns and villages where to get the best from your visit it is well worth investing in a few good guides and maps.


Guest Reviews

Thank you for a wonderful week in Deer How Farm - the cottage was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for more festive weather! Thanks again. Ruth H

A perfect cottage in a perfect location.

An excellent place for a holiday with family and friends.

The large kitchen table is wonderful for family get togethers and celebrations.

It was wonderful after a day on the fells to settle in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of red wine.

A home from home.

Cosy bedrooms and snuggly beds.

A place to really get away from it all. 

An excellent place for a holiday with family and friends.

The large kitchen table is wonderful for family get togethers and celebrations.

It was wonderful after a day on the fells to settle in front of the wood burning stove with a glass of red wine.


Local Areas Of Interest

Ullswater


 

 

Deer How Farm
The Details


Deer How Inventory

  • Property Type
    Lake District Holiday Cottage - Semi Detached - Village - Rural Location
  • 2 Double bedrooms -1 on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • 1 Single bedroom
  • 1 Travel cot - 1 Highchair
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • 2 Family bathrooms with baths, hand basins, overhead showers & WCs
  • Oil central heating
  • Log burning stove
  • Logs purchase locally
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer dryer
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Colour TV - DVD - CD - Tape
  • Electricity & oil inclusive
  • Garden furniture
  • 2 Well behaved dogs - £15 per pet. Please note guests are to be fully responsible for their pets where they must respect the property and grounds, follow specific instructions left at the property, also be aware of any farm stock nearby - see terms and conditions. On departure and to avoid a GHD charge, guests must clean up after their pet both inside the property and the grounds.
  • No smokers
  • Parking for 3 cars

Nearest Amenities & Links

Ullswater.com - Information site
Ullswater.co.uk - Information site 

Glenridding & Patterdale for - 

Glenridding Tourist Information Centre

Ullswater Steamers
St Patricks Boat & Bike Hire
Sailing Centre - Sailing lessons and boat hire 

Glenridding Hotel - Good walkers bar.
Inn On The Lake - Good restaurant and bar garden
White Lion - excellent reviews.
Travellers Rest Pub - Good food.

Garage for fuel.
2 Grocers - Both with off licence.
Cafes & Tea rooms - Fellbites very good for lunch and evening meals
Newsagent
Out Door Shop - Catsycam for boots and bits.

Watermillock for -

Brackenrigg Inn 
The Rampsbeck Country House Hotel
Royal Oak at Dockray

Aira Force Waterfall

Pooley Bridge for -

Lakeland Boat Hire
The Bike Barn bike hire

Pooley Bridge Inn
Crown Inn
Sun Inn

Howtown for - 

Steamer terminal

Sharrow Bay Hotel
Howtown Hotel

Keswick for - 

Keswick for shops, restaurants and attractions
Keswick Information site  Excellent site for all Keswick info, attractions, where to eat and what to do.

Theatre By The lake
Cumberland Pencil Museum
Dewentwater Lake Cruises
Keswick Adventure Centre

Out & About - Places of Interest

The Rheged centre on the A66 has local produce farm shop and cafes, outdoor gear shop, gift shops and tourist information
Penrith for supermarkets and general shopping
Alpaca Centre, Stainton
Dalemain House
Whinlatter Forest
Honister Slate Mine

 

 



L a k e l a n d  E x t r a s  -  U  T i m e
 


Holidays are are all about relaxing and reviving along with having fun. It should also be about your time, time for yourself, a little self indulgence. Adding some of these extras will enhance your holiday experience and give you that much deserved U Time.

 

My Personal Sanctuary

MPS is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay and even better, when you book one of our lake district cottages you will recieve a 5% reduction from MPS on your chosen treatment.

Home Cooked Meals

A delicious home cooked meal delivered to you door will give you even more time to yourself. We have found two companies that offer a tasty selection, Lucy's of Ambleside, and in the north Lakes, Choice Catering run by Debbie Bainbridge.

 

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