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Bridgend Retreat

Ullswater, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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Property code: 90999

This welcoming cottage for couples, family or friends is located on the edge of the quiet village of Dacre within the Lake District National Park. It is just 2 miles from Ullswater where you can take a trip on one of the Ullswater Steamers or enjoy some water sports. There are many beautiful walks available right from the doorstep, and the popular Ullswater Way is nearby (a 20-mile walk circumnavigating lake Ullswater). Enjoy days out at Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens (2.5 miles), Aira Force waterfall (7 miles), and Helvellyn (10 mile), the third highest mountain in the Lake District. Locally, you can walk alpacas, enjoy an exhibition or film at the Rheged Centre, Britain's largest grass covered building in a former quarry (4 miles) or why not take a trip across the border? Head to Glasgow or Edinburgh from the local train station, less than 6 miles away, to enjoy a fabulous day out shopping or looking around the museums and art galleries.

Step through the front door into the country kitchen, put the kettle on or open a bottle of wine, take off your shoes, and enjoy a comfortable seat in the lounge which is next door. Open the garden door in the lounge and you can listen to the chorus of birdsong and the babbling beck at the bottom of the garden or cosy up and enjoy the hypnotic dancing flames of the log burner. The open staircase from the lounge takes you up to the first floor where you will find the bathroom and two bedrooms, one double and one twin, both of which have views over the garden.

The cottage is just 300 metres from the owner’s working dairy and sheep farm, just along the road; if you would like a tour or want to feed the lambs in spring, this can be arranged with them directly. There is an enclosed lawned garden to the rear of the property which leads down to the beck (children must be supervised at all times).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – bath with shower over and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Enclosed garden with stream at the bottom (children must be supervised at all times)
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Pub 800 metres, additional pubs and shops within 3 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kylie Harmon-Twidle

This property is personally managed by Kylie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andree 7th June 2024

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Loved our weekend at Bridgend Cottage. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds, great shower with plenty of hot water, and well equipped kitchen. Quiet and peaceful, nice garden (sadly not warm enough for us to sit out there, but we did see a red squirrel!), and easy 10 min walk to the lovely village pub. Great location for easy access to Pooley BrRead moreidge, Glenridding. Definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 4th June 2024

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Lovely cottage, great views from kitchen window. I saw a hare, young deer and a buzzard while I was washing up. The cottage was warm and cosy and we enjoyed regular visits from a red squirrel which was a highlight. The only negative was handles, cupboard door knobs and the cooker dials were all grubby and sometimes sticky and the toilet was dirty wRead morehen we arrived. Once I'd cleaned it was fine. Nice flat walk to Dalemain and great bookshop in Pooley Bridge. We'd stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 17th May 2024

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A super little cottage in Dacre in Cumbria. Beautifully furnished and clean with comfy beds and lots of hot water. A serene quiet part of the National Park. A few miles from Penrith for shopping. We were surrounded by fields and a farm close by. Also a very short walk to the Horse & Ferrier pub. Again a sunny garden with delicious food and wine. GrRead moreeat walks all nearby. Would totally recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 8th May 2024

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Fabulous cottage. Really perfect for 4 people. Comfy beds. Beautiful garden to sit in. Lovely quiet location. Great pub nearby.

Reviewed by Judith 5th April 2024

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This is a lovely cottage in a peaceful location, clean, comfortable and ideal for exploring north Lakes. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Paul 1st March 2024

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 23rd February 2024

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Reviewed by Louise 20th October 2023

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The cottage was fabulously cosy in a beautiful village with a friendly pub. Getting to visit the farm was a real treat.

Reviewed by Amanda 6th October 2023

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One of the best cottages we have stayed in - comfortable, well equipped, lovely views. Squirrels in the garden every day! Handy for Pooley Bridge where we spent 3 days on a canoe building course. We would love to come back and stay here again.

Reviewed by Judy 24th September 2023

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Reviewed by Michael 15th September 2023

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I would recommend that the leaving time be amended to 12.00 pm.

Reviewed by David 8th September 2023

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Lovely cottage. Very clean and well equipped. Good location saw a red squirrel in the garden. Comfortable beds and at last, a sofa you feel comfortable sitting on in the evening. Good quality bedding too. We would stay there again.

Reviewed by Catherine 1st September 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Bridgend. The cottage was well appointed, very clean and comfortable. and we appreciated returning to a cool place after a hot day's walking. We found plenty of wonderful walks around Ullswater and Derwentwater. As previous reviews have indicated Bridgend Retreat is highly recommended.

Reviewed by Jade 18th August 2023

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We stayed at the cottage week beginning 19th August for a week. It was so clean and had everything we needed, bonus there being Prosecco in the fridge. There is a stream at the bottom of the garden and it is so quiet and peaceful. One night, the farmers cows were next to the garden wall, that along with the red squirrels was beautiful. The cottage Read moreis roughly 4 miles from Ullswater so wasnt a problem to get out on kayaks. We loved it and will come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Rowena 3rd July 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 24th June 2023

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The pretty cottage was in a lovely position down a little lane leading from Dacre village centre overlooking fields and trees.The area is so peaceful ,only a few minutes drive into Pooley Bridge on the shore of Ullswater lake providing a few shops,cafes,pub restaurants and lake ferry boarding.The cottage was well equipped , very clean and cosy withRead more a little private back garden leading down to a stream and patio to sit or dine outside.The village pub ,The Horse & Farrier serves lovely meals also. Hide

Reviewed by Marianne 16th June 2023

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We had a wonderful stay at Bridgend Retreat. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We appreciated the little extras left for us on our arrival and having a cottage with a decent sized parking space was very useful. The cottage is on a country lane and was blissfully quiet with the occasional passing of a tractor, herd of shRead moreeep or cows which was fun. The owners made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed buying eggs from the farm in the morning. Will definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Emma 9th June 2023

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Lovely charming cottage down a quiet country road with a gorgeous view of green fields and cows. Room to sit out the front in the evening with a glass of something and a good book. Back garden is a wonderful spot for breakfast and lunch where you can sit and watch the native Red Squirrels eat from the feeders. Inside the cottage was wonderfully cooRead morel in the 28 heat we had and a wood burner for colder months. Very comfy double bed and a power shower in the bathroom. Lovely kitchen with table. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 28th April 2023

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We had a lovely week in Bridgend Retreat. The cottage is comfortable and spotlessly clean and had everything we needed including the red squirrel, countryside views, friendly and helpful owners and an excellent pub nearby. You do need to drive to main tourist areas but the peace here suited us perfectly and we had some lovely walks from the door. IRead more can definitely recommend this lovely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 21st April 2023

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Lovely cottage in very peaceful surroundings. Really comfortable and warm. Great location for accessing the Lakes. Loved it! And to add to that red squirrels in the garden every day.

Reviewed by Susan 14th April 2023

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A wonderful week in this lovely place. The cottage was delightful and so peaceful and comfortable to return to after a days walking. Red squirrels in the garden were a surprise too. Lynne and David made us very welcome and were excellent hosts. Thank you.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th March 2023

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We enjoyed a superb short break in this wonderful cottage. The location was ideal for exploring the local area and there was a great pub within walking distance. We even saw a pair of red squirrels in the garden!

Reviewed by Keith Steven 18th March 2023

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An excellent and comfortable little hideaway with unexpected benefits including a welcome pack of logs, wine, and coffee. Highly recommend this location.

Reviewed by Lorraine 27th February 2023

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We spent 3 days at the cottage. It was idillic, in a beautiful setting. Everything inside the cottage was spotless and as I was recovering from an injury the owners wrote down some flat walking routes for us. Very helpful. I would highly recommend. . Will definitely return.

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