A spot of alfresco dining
While away the evening
A warm welcome with some fantastic features
Dining area with wood burner
Cosy up with the wood burner
Sit and relax in this sunny room
Cook up a storm
King-size bedroom
Sleep well!
Sit and enjoy the view
Ample storage
En-suite bathroom
Seperate shower in en-suite
Queen-size bedroom
Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
Shower room
Contemporary designs
Stylish finishes
Steps leading down to annexe suite
Annex stylish seating
Annex double bed
Annex bathroom
Inviting shower
Laundry facilities
Have a work out while enjoying the view
Spectacular views
Time for a BBQ
While away the evening outside
Keep cosy outside in the evenings
Ideal for keen hikers
Everything is thought of
Ample parking and bike storage
Overlooking Ullswater
A real sanctuary
Perfect for outdoor pursuits
Unwind over alfresco drinks
Relax in the tranquil surroundings
1 / 40  A spot of alfresco dining
2 / 40  While away the evening
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4 / 40  Dining area with wood burner
5 / 40  Kitchen/diner
6 / 40  Lounge
7 / 40  Cosy up with the wood burner
8 / 40  Sit and relax in this sunny room
9 / 40  Conservatory
10 / 40  Cook up a storm
11 / 40  King-size bedroom
12 / 40  Sleep well!
13 / 40  Sit and enjoy the view
14 / 40  Ample storage
15 / 40  En-suite bathroom
16 / 40  Seperate shower in en-suite
17 / 40  Queen-size bedroom
18 / 40  Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
19 / 40  Shower room
20 / 40  Contemporary designs
21 / 40  Stylish finishes
22 / 40  Steps leading down to annexe suite
23 / 40  Annex stylish seating
24 / 40  Annex double bed
25 / 40  Annex bathroom
26 / 40  Inviting shower
27 / 40  Laundry facilities
28 / 40  Have a work out while enjoying the view
29 / 40  Spectacular views
30 / 40  Time for a BBQ
31 / 40  While away the evening outside
32 / 40  Keep cosy outside in the evenings
33 / 40  Ideal for keen hikers
34 / 40  Everything is thought of
35 / 40  Ample parking and bike storage
36 / 40  Overlooking Ullswater
37 / 40  A real sanctuary
38 / 40  Perfect for outdoor pursuits
39 / 40  Unwind over alfresco drinks
40 / 40  Relax in the tranquil surroundings

Laburnum Cottage

Glenridding, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 5 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
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Property code: LCC30


For us Laburnum Cottage is one of the finest holiday homes in the Lake District, ticking all the boxes for the ideal place to stay; the right location (200yds from the lake), wonderful surrounds, magnificent views, delightful architecture, a stylish and comfortable contemporary interior design, along with gardens in which to relax, good local amenities and the cherry on the cake a super Gym Room, all combining to make the perfect holiday accommodation.

The nearest pub is about 300 yards down through the garden gate and field by footpath with the village just beyond offering a variety of shops, cafes and inns. The lake offers boating and steamboat trips, and over on the east shore one of the finest walks in the Lake District up to Howtown – see our location guide below. From the far end of the grounds a discrete track leads to one of the footpaths taking you all the way to the summit of Hellvelyn one of our most famous and iconic mountains.

Owners Stephen and Lynn Dixon have invested huge amounts of time, energy, love and imagination in renovating and refurbishing this traditional Lake District cottage, where a keen desire to please their guests has resulted in a chic holiday home, perfect for family holidays, or as a very special romantic retreat for honeymoons, anniversaries and grand gestures.

Laburnum Cottage lies in the fells above the village of Glenridding, overlooking Ullswater. Approached by a cinder track that climbs through the fell, the cottage sits amongst manicured, sun-drenched terraces, falling away to grazing land owned by the property, and where the views are some of the very best, looking out to the southern basin of the lake and the high peaks of Place Fell and St Sunday Crag.

The Living Spaces

The main house is set on one level. Having parked up in the large forecourt, a path and a few steps takes you through the first terraced garden space and into the conservatory, a perfect room to relax, play games, write your post cards or simply admire the view.

From the conservatory you step into the sitting room, snug and cosy, with a plump leather sofa and armchair drawn around a log-burning stove, adding extra warmth and atmosphere in winter months, perfect to curl up with your favourite author or watch a blockbuster on the wide screen TV.

From the sitting room you pass through to the dining and kitchen space. A rustic table sits by a bay window with delicious views to the fells and a log-burning stove will add to the ambience for long dinners and convivial conversation late into any evening.

The dining room opens into the kitchen space. Marble tops sit atop shaker style cupboards, where the centrepiece is a handsome three oven, electric AGA. There is ample equipment and mod cons for producing your favourite Jamie dish, and you can charge a long drink with plenty of ice from the American style AGA fridge freezer or whizz up a refreshing fruit juice in the electric juicer, and whilst sipping and dicing, browning and brazing, take in the view that fills the large window.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the sitting room an arched opening takes you through to the two house bedrooms, each furnished to a high standard and with crisp quality linen.

The master bedroom sits to the far end. A beautiful room, it is furnished with a king-sized bed, pretty furniture and calming decor and colour, all designed to offer the perfect nights rest. The en-suite bathroom is a joy. A large freestanding bath is there to relax and soak tired muscles, a walk-in shower to revive and refresh and the whole is clad with beautiful stone tiles top to bottom.

The second bedroom looks out to the front terrace. A plump queen-sized bed promises comfort and plenty of Zzzeds. The decor is muted and enhanced by the view from the bay window. The en-suite shower room (which can also be accessed from the hall) is clad in rich marble tiles and has a large walk in shower, along with basin and WC. Chrome and glass is given a splash of pizazz with a fascinating infinity mirror.

The Annex Suite

The third bedroom is located a few steps from the main house in the Annex Suite. Pop out from the back door of the kitchen and you come to the far terrace. A few stone steps lead up to a balcony with some of the best views and where you can enjoy a morning coffee. Step into the Annex and you have the most romantic little space for two. To one end sits the double bed, the other a small sofa along with wide screen TV and facilities to make tea and coffee. In keeping with the main house there is a super en-suite shower room clad in dove grey tiles and with a large walk in shower, hand basin and WC.

The Gym

Opposite the Annex lies the gym and laundry room along with a separate WC with hand basin. The cherry on the cake of this super property, the gym room is a super space with timbered floor, massive windows looking out to the village, fells and lake. A collection of fitness equipment including an Apollo Pro commercial water rowing machine, a Life Fitness C3 Upright exercise cycle and a range of weights and dumbbells.

Garden Spaces

Finally, to the grounds; there are few places we have visited that offer such perfect gardens to relax in and enjoy, where I am of a mind to let the photographs speak for themselves. A haven for wildlife you will see such rarities as red squirrel and woodpeckers, which could provide some special photo opportunities. Divided into outside rooms, you will discover delightful spaces to sit and read, terraces to dine alfresco and always with a view of rugged tree lined fell or shimmering lake to meet your gaze – it is beautiful – it is perfection.

The View

Of our guest’s wish lists, one of the most desired is a view. Well Laburnum Cottage has one of the best I have come across, so beautiful I feel it needs special mention. Wherever you choose to relax in the garden a view is always there; a glimpse of shimmering lake, a rugged fell top or a wooded crag will hold your gaze and afford a real feel good moment - it is truly perfect.

In summary we are truly excited and proud to be able to offer this unique holiday home to guests. The work and effort, care and attention poured into this cottage by its delightful owners will give its guests a special and memorable holiday in the Lakes, where all praise must go to the owners for their efforts, and to you for your excellent taste in reserving Laburnum Cottage.

Out & About

Ullswater is considered by many to be our most beautiful lake. A nine-mile serpentine body of water, it snakes its way north under the lea of the most magnificent fells and mountain.

On the western shores lie the three villages. Patterdale and Glenridding lie to the south, with Pooley Bridge at the northern head. Between them they offer shops, cafes and inns, the latter serving excellent local brews.

Boats can be hired to get you out onto the water, alternatively take a trip on one of the three steamers that cruise the lake.

There are walks to suit all abilities. The eastern shore has no road for much of its length, offering one of the best walks in the National Park. For the more adventurous there are some big fells along with the famous Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge – please do take a good map and observe mountain safety guidelines.

Further afield you have the town of Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater offering plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and inns along with the fabulous Theatre On The Lake.

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 also 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 Wild Play trail is 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.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 3 bedrooms - all with TV. 1 king-size, 1 queen-size and 1 double in annexe
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and WC to the king-size room
  • En-suite shower rooms with shower and WC to the queen and double rooms
  • TV/DVD with Sky channels, iPod dock plus additional TV in dining room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 wood burners - first basket of logs included with more available to purchase at £5 per basket
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Gym
  • Regret no pets
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • £300 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Guest comments

Reviewed by The Campbell party January 2018

Beautiful Cottage in a perfect location. Thank you for the welcome hamper. We have enjoyed a relaxing break in this lovely cottage

Reviewed by Sue Hembry December 2017

A superb, cosy cottage with all you could want provided. We reallyenjoyed every minute of our stay, from the fact that everything was all ready to go on arrival, the superb location, even in the pouring rain, to the pleasure at the very generous welcome pack and Christmas gifts. We have already recommended this property to several other people and Read morelook forward to returning ourselves at a different time of year. Hide

Reviewed by Julie & Chris November 2017

What a house! Thank you. So much we could say but will leave it at thisone of the loveliest places we've ever stayed in. Hope whoever reads this has as good a time as we did

Reviewed by The Maddison party USA October 2017

Perfect for the four of us. Everything we could ever need was provided and the surrounding area was beautiful. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by The Macnaughtons October 2017

We very much enjoyed staying in your beautiful cottage last week. It was warm, cosy and extremely comfortable. The view from the conservatory down to Ullswater lake is marvellous and particularly stunning on a sunny day. It was almost like staying in a hotel, there was a luxury feel with the owners special touches and luxury furnishings, fitments aRead morend bathrooms. We used the gym a little and from here you have the best view of the valley. The proximity to the village and the pier for boat trips was ideal. On the whole we were out walking locally during the day (recommend the walk to and around the lovely waterfall at Airo Force) or making a meal and relaxing in front of the warm, wood burning stove in the evenings. We look forward to coming back to stay in your fabulous holiday home soon and will recommend it to friends with a five star review!! Hide

Reviewed by McNaughton’s October 2017

A beautiful cosy cottage with everything we needed and more. We can recommend the boat ride from Glenridding to Howtown followed by the walk back along the shore as well as the walks at Aira Force

Reviewed by The Partridges September 2017

Wonderful week, fantastic accommodation. Attention to detail is faultless

Reviewed by The Marray/Lowther Gang September 2017

Lovely cottage, loved the Gym. Many Thanks.

Reviewed by Neil & Ruth September 2017

We enjoyed staying at Laburnum Cottage very much indeed. It provided a relaxing atmosphere to return to after our walks. Alas the weather was not good enough to enjoy the outdoor spaces there, but we know the Lake District! Nevertheless, the views are great from inside the house too. The property was extremely well equipped- everything was providedRead more, which means you can put your feet up immediately. This is not always the case at holiday residences. The owners have thought a lot about how to make the property welcoming. Hide

Reviewed by The Levertons from London August 2017

Lovely location with beautiful views even when raining!

Reviewed by The Canters from Guildford August 2017

Wonderful house and great location. Thankyou

Reviewed by The Bolton family August 2017

Lovely house and a great location

Reviewed by The Thompsons from Somerset July 2017

This has been a great holiday. The owners have put a lot of effort into making this a wonderful house for guests. A really remarkable house and location.Beautifully presented and looked after. We had great walks up Helvellyn from the garden gate. Fond Memories. Sad to be leaving

Reviewed by Julie Kelson July 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Laburnum Cottage last week and the weather was very kind to us.The photographs on the website do not really do the cottage justice - in reality the views and standard of accommodation are exceptional and the space makes it ideal for a family holiday.The welcome pack was a nice gesture, thank you. The cottage was very cRead morelean and the outside space was amazing.We did have a couple of barbecues where we were able to sit outside late into the evening and enjoy the spectacular scenery. When we arrived there was an issue with the alarm but this was quickly resolved and we had an instant response from everyone we contacted which was greatly appreciated. Hide

Reviewed by Lionel July 2017

It was an exemplary holiday home and well prepared by cleaners I thought. Not easy given the size and spread of property. We'll be staying again with you. Many thanks.

Reviewed by The Wellens family June 2017

Had a wonderful stay. Stunning views and great walks. Can recommend Fellbites and travellers rest for food

Reviewed by The Dickersons and Vernons June 2017

Beautiful cottage with wonderful views. Greta holiday with wonderful weather

Reviewed by Jill & Owain Wright from Kent June 2017

Second stay here, top cottage. Thanks for the welcome basket. Fellbites caf heartily recommended.

Reviewed by The Stephens family. Texas USA May 2017

We have enjoyed a wonderful week here. A delightful cottage, spectacular views and peaceful location. Fantastic walks on our doorstep. We will be back.

Reviewed by The Berry Party May 2017

Despite the weather, we have had a great time, fabulous property with wonderful views and loads of walks. We will be back

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A spot of alfresco dining
While away the evening
A warm welcome with some fantastic features
Dining area with wood burner
Cosy up with the wood burner
Sit and relax in this sunny room
Cook up a storm
King-size bedroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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