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The Ullswater Retreat

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
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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Property code: 65993

Located in a delightfully secluded spot half a mile from the shores of Ullswater, this traditional Lakeland miner’s cottage has been stunningly updated to provide cosy accommodation for two guests. An ideal romantic retreat with breathtaking views of the lake, this charming 19th-century stone-built property can be found in a tranquil wooded enclave frequented by red squirrels and an array of birdlife. With miles of beautiful walks from the doorstep, this is a fabulous base for a couple exploring the southern Lake District.

Accessed via an unmade woodland track, the cottage forms the gable-end of a terrace and features a light, relaxing lounge/diner with pitch-pine beams and a traditional wood burner. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in, with an AGA-style oven and views towards Ullswater. Upstairs, there’s a bright and relaxing king-size bedroom with exposed ceiling beams, limed-oak flooring with underfloor heating and a stylish en-suite wainscoted bathroom. Stepping outside, the lawn is shared with the neighbouring property and makes a lovely spot to sit back and enjoy the superb views of the lake and surrounding woodland.

The cottage is set in an idyllic spot above the Glencoyne Valley, with the slopes of the Sheffield Pike fell leading up to Helvellyn (5.5 miles), one of the highest peaks in England. The picturesque village of Glenridding (1.5 miles) lies at the foot of Kirkstone Pass, towards the southern end of Ullswater, and has a welcoming range of excellent restaurants and pubs. This is a wonderful area for walkers of all abilities, or you could head to Ullswater and cruise across the lake by steamship. The impressive Aira Force Waterfall (2.5 miles) is to the north. Also nearby is the charming village of Patterdale (2.5 miles) and the thriving market town of Keswick (15.5 miles) on the banks of Derwentwater.

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

  • 1 bedroom - King-size
  • 1 en-suite bathroom
  • AGA oven, fridge, freezer, 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
  • The garden and gravelled area are shared with the adjacent property and garden furniture is in place all the year round
  • 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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rhian 19th October 2020

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We stayed at the cottage for our Honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect. Beautiful place inside and out, quality furnishings throughout and very clean.

Reviewed by Deborah 25th September 2020

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It was a wonderful area , so picturesque and quaint set in the hillside ! Great walks aplenty! Wonderfully equipped , comfortable & clean cottage ! Loved it . Absolutely fabulous Holiday , would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Geoff 11th September 2020

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Its a lovely setting with a wonderfully equipped cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful setting, the natural world around us, especially the red squirrels. And of course the access to some great walks around Ullswater

Reviewed by Susan 29th August 2020

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The cottage setting was beautiful with wildlife surrounding us such as red squirrel, a variety of birds and also deers. The setting was more ideal for walkers as the pubs and shops were quite a walk away which meant we stayed in the evening. Apart from that the cottage interior was beautiful and clean and we had a glorious stay.

Reviewed by Emily 14th August 2020

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This cottage was amazing! The most perfect, cosy and well kept cottage in a beautiful and tranquil place. Well worth the money. Thank you!

Reviewed by Tracy 7th August 2020

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The cottage is beautiful in a stunning location. It has all 2 people need for a relaxing break. Our dog enjoyed it as well. The cottage is on National Trust land, and a Red Squirrel conservation area. We think it would be prudent to let people know this. We saw at least 2 red squirrels on the feeding boxes that are outside of the cottage.

Reviewed by Duncan 31st July 2020

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Utterly fantastic cottage in an incredible location. The walks from the door are fantastic and the cottage is perfect for a couple.

Reviewed by Matthew 24th July 2020

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Very well equipped cottage in a wonderful peaceful setting, but within easy reach of Glenridding village for your grocery essentials, the start of many great walks and the Ullswater steamer. The cottage is surrounded by nature with many different birds and red squirrels. The walk up the valley and around Sheffield Pike and down into Glenridding is Read morehighly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Cath 4th July 2020

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A stunning cottage in a magical location. The cottage has been refurbished and all aspects of decor, furnishings and equipment are tasteful and high specification. As you would expect for price. Log fire is magnificent and was welcome even in July! We didn't get a nice enough evening weather wise to use the outdoor fire pit...but this is a nice touRead morech and it is a great sitting area with lovely outlook to Ullswater. Walks from the front door, and red squirrel sightings nearly every day. Perfect Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 12th March 2020

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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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