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Middle Cragg Cottage

Buttermere, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone cottage with original features and a wood burner
  • Friendly farming community close to lake Buttermere for scenic walks
  • Treat yourself to delicious meals and local ice cream in the nearby pubs and cafes
Property code: SZ342

Quintessential Lakeland cottage sleeping two at the heart of Buttermere, a delightful village known for its impressive scenery, walking opportunities and friendly pubs and cafes serving local fare.

Simply presented yet brimming with traditional features such as whitewashed stone walls in the bedrooms and painted beams throughout, this cosy cottage is a welcome retreat for couples. Nestled in the foothills of the surrounding mountains, the village of Buttermere has an ethereal quality thanks to the stunning lake that gives the location its name. Pack a flask of coffee and explore in the early morning sunshine, pausing to reflect at the edge of the water before venturing along one of the footpaths. Woodland, challenging hill climbs and pockets of bluebell-strewn moorland provides excellent walking opportunities, but a 10-mile drive will bring you to renowned Lakeland destinations such as Keswick, a bustling market town studded with shops, eateries and amusements including a cinema, museum and theatre.

 

Approach the picket fence and step through the front door to enter the lounge, an inviting space with comfortable seating, a TV, DVD and a crackling wood burner as well as books and board games for a spot of entertainment. Next is the dining room which opens out into the kitchen, where you can cook and dine at leisure. There is an electric oven, an induction hob, a fridge with an icebox-style freezer and an in-built microwave for all your culinary needs. Climb the stairs to the first floor to find the handy bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. There are two bedrooms in the property, but the layout of the cottage is only suitable for two guests either sharing the cosy double bedroom or split between this room and the smaller single bedroom. Wi-Fi may not be included, but this quintessential abode provides a digital detox.

A pretty enclosed garden is just across the yard and offers impressive vistas for your first coffee of the day. There is space for one car to park, and there is a steep footpath leading straight out to the Buttermere Fells from the kitchen.

  • 1 double (4"6' bed) bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge with icebox compartment and microwave
  • Wood burner – good supply of logs provided (additional logs available at cost)
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi provided
  • Enclosed garden located across the yard
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, shop within 10 miles
  • Please note mobile reception is variable – public phone available in nearby pub
  • Please note larger vehicles may struggle to park
  • Buttermere is a dark sky village, so please make sure to bring a torch as there are no street lamps
  • Sleeps 2 guests maximum
  • Regret no children under the age of 18 years old
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gwynneth 8th June 2024

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This is a very special cottage in an area that we feel privileged to have visited, even for just a week. Its remoteness is endearing, healing and very satisfying. A wonderful stay, thank you.

Reviewed by Peter 11th May 2024

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Comfortable, clean, friendly - fantastic location with beautiful views. Easily accessible to village with cafes and pubs. Lovely garden - perfect for the dog.

Reviewed by John 4th May 2024

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Reviewed by Jan 13th April 2024

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This was a very comfortable cottage, ideal for 2 people in a great location. Yvette & Richard were great hosts who made us feel very welcome. We did some great walking on the fells despite mixed weather. We even saw a red squirrel across the road from the cottage!

Reviewed by Amanda 30th March 2024

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Reviewed by Andrew 23rd March 2024

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Reviewed by Dean 2nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Carole 9th February 2024

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Beautiful cottage Stunning location Walks from the front and back door

Reviewed by Jordan 4th November 2023

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Wonderful cosy cottage, Yvette and Richard were both very friendly and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage felt like a home away from home with everything we could need. Buttermere is beautiful, quiet and very dog friendly. Perfect location, close to the pubs on darker evenings, definitely recommened the Bridge Hotels Sunday luncRead moreh! Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 21st October 2023

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Welcoming, genuine, informative, helpful and caring owners in Yvette and Richard Everything you need for your stay, felt like home from home. Very clean, comfy bed, all snuggly, fully equipped kitchen. Woodburner with plenty of supply of wood for the week. Stunning view of the mountains from the cottage, Quiet, great for the soul...back in nature. Read moreSyke Farm cakes is a must, fantastic service. The Bridge Hotel, recommend Sunday Lunch. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue is an amazing charity. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 23rd September 2023

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Lovely cottage great location ,have visited this cottage for many years now ,always comfortable, clean and well equipped. The owner's Yvette and Richard always welcoming. Hope to be back soon.

Reviewed by Alan 16th September 2023

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Excellent cottage in a brilliant location if you like fell walking and seek peace and quiet. Well equipped and Yvonne and Richard (owners) live next door and are willing to assist if necessary. We have been home 1 day and already booked the same cottage to return next year!

Reviewed by Jane 26th August 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 5th August 2023

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The cottage was beautiful and the location fantastic! Yvonne was so lovely and helpful. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the cottage. Thank you! 10/10

Reviewed by Peter 15th July 2023

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Had a fabulous stay in lovely Middle Crag Cottage in a beautiful location. Enjoyed wonderful walks from the door every day and relaxed on an evening in the cosy cottage

Reviewed by Tony 10th June 2023

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A lovely cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Alistair 3rd June 2023

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We have stayed at Middle Crag cottage a few times and love it more each time, if one is lucky with the sunshine there is no better place on earth.

Reviewed by Michael 27th May 2023

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A lovely little cottage in an amazing location.

Reviewed by Joan 20th May 2023

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A lovely cottage in a great location with lovely helpful, friendly owner next door

Reviewed by Phillip 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by bryan 6th May 2023

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Buttermere is a fantastic destination. Staying at Middle Crag Cottage makes it so easy to explore without needing to drive. Everything you need for a comfortable stay and fabulous views as well. Yvette is very friendly and helpful. We've stayed here twice now and can't wait to come back

Reviewed by Shirley 29th April 2023

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The cottage is well equipped and in a perfect location. Very close to the lake and there is access to fell walks at the back of the cottage - no need to drive everywhere. The owners are very friendly and gave us lots of information about the area. Excellent, good value lunches at the two nearby farm cafes.

Reviewed by Patricia 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by Nicola 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by Alec 25th February 2023

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Reviewed by Janine 18th February 2023

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Warmly wecolmed at this wonderfully comfortable and well equipped cottage for 2 in a beautiful location. Log burner and storage heaters making it cosy and warm in February. Tescos delivered to the door so no issues with lack of local shops. Great food at Bridge pub/hotel within walking distance and great local walks. Highly recommend for a break inRead more Buttermere. Hide

Reviewed by Dean 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Colin 22nd December 2022

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The cottage may look small and cozy in the pictures but it is like a Tardis; plenty of room for two to relax in comfort. Its definitely cozy. A warm welcome from Yvette who stayed discreetly in touch during the week to make sure we had everything we needed. We always take 2 of white and red wine glasses and mugs with us when we go to a cottage. No Read moreneed here, it is beautifully equipped right down to your choice of vegetable peeler style! Walks from the door and the Bridge Inn too. Just perfick! Hide

Reviewed by Mamie 8th October 2022

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The loveliest cottage we have ever stayed at. The cottage was beautifully furnished and everything thought through. We walked from the cottage every day, which is always a bonus. Lovely view over towards Red Pike while drinking tea in bed.

Reviewed by Gina 1st October 2022

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This cottage was full of character, well equipped & spotlessly clean. The owners made us very welcome & the cottage was full of little touches which make all the difference. Fresh flowers, maps on the walls & shelves with lots of books full of information & ideas. A generous supply of logs & a fire set for a relaxing first evening after a long jourRead moreney. Perfectly situated for walks around Lake Buttermere & Crummock Water. On a bus route into Keswick & Derwent Water. Two local pubs. Perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 9th July 2022

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