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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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At a glance

  • Wonderful romantic retreat with splendid views over Ullswater
  • Fantastic walks to be enjoyed from your doorstep
  • Steamboat nearby for exploring the area by water
  • Enjoy the relaxing location in the Lake District National Park
Property code: 65993

Luxurious period cottage perfect for a romantic getaway in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner and admire the stunning views over Ullswater.

This beautiful, superbly appointed, traditionally built Lakeland miner's cottage has been recently comprehensively and sympathetically renovated. It forms 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. This wonderful property looks out over Ullswater and is set back 1/2 mile from the road running alongside the lake. It occupies an 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 the garden is often visited by red squirrels.

You enter the property through a small porch giving onto the kitchen/boot room, which is served by an Aga stove and equipped with a Belfast sink, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and beech-wood work surfaces. The kitchen window looks directly towards the lake. Next to the kitchen you find the original pitch-pine beamed living room, comfortably furnished with a large sofa and a magnificent log-burning stove. The dining table is set to the rear of the room. The room is well lit with wall-lights and table-lamps. The slate floors are served by underfloor heating should you require it. A short staircase leads to a large, light, well-furnished bedroom with a king-size bed and tastefully selected furniture. The wainscoted bathroom has extensive views over the lake and is entered directly from the bedroom. It is equipped with a traditional roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin, WC and heated towel radiator. The limed-oak bedroom floor benefits from under-floor heating, whilst the bathroom is well heated by traditional radiators.

Venturing 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 tables 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.

  • 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 8 guest ratings

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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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