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Red Squirrel Den

Ullswater, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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Property code: 65992

This superbly appointed, traditionally built Lakeland miner's cottage has been recently sympathetically and comprehensively renovated. It sits near the gable-end of a terrace of rural stone-built cottages dating from the mid-1800s and is situated in a delightfully secluded wooded enclave. Its garden has splendid views out over Ullswater and the cottage is set back in an elevated position just 1/2 mile from the road running alongside the lake. The property occupies a truly idyllic location, above Glencoyne valley, with the slopes of Sheffield Pike behind, leading up to Helvellyn. The cottage is approached along an unmade woodland track and its garden is often visited by an abundance of wildlife including red squirrels, in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

You enter the property through a small porch giving onto the open-plan pitch-pine beamed kitchen/living room. The living area is comfortably furnished with a small sofa drawn facing onto an impressive double-doored log-burning stove. The kitchen area is served by an AGA stove and equipped with a Belfast sink, fridge, dishwasher, and beech-wood and butcher's block work surfaces. A small traditional dining table separates the kitchen and living area. The room is well lit, with wall-mounted and ceiling lighting. A short staircase leads to a well-furnished bedroom with a double bed and built in wardrobes. The wainscoted bathroom is entered directly from the bedroom and is equipped with a traditional roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin, WC and heated towel radiator. The limed-oak floors of the bedroom and bathroom are served by underfloor heating.

Outside, the property boasts a shared lawned area looking over mature apple and thorn trees and across the valley. The lawn is bound on one side by mature mixed hedging and on the other is open to views of the lake The garden offers an enviable area in which to sit and enjoy the lake views, and is equipped with a garden bench and table for this purpose. The large local slate gravelled area offers excellent parking and an enviable outlook over the lake.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 1 bedroom - Double
  • 1 en-suite bathroom
  • AGA oven, fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
  • 2 dogs welcome - dogs should be kept on a lead outside the properties garden due to livestock and wildlife
  • Smart TV and 2 DAB radios
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • Regret no children or babies
  • There is parking next to the property for one vehicle, and parking generally available nearby for additional vehicles
  • Shared garden space
  • The property is accessed by an unmade track and should be accessible by all vehicles with appropriate care taken.
  • Shop, pub and restaurants 2 miles

This property is personally managed by Holly.

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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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