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Bull Close Cottage

Skelwith Fold, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
3 more

At a glance

  • Charming 17th century cottage in a beautiful location near Ambleside
  • Modern styles blend seamlessly with period features throughout
  • Enjoy the lush garden with its secret viewpoint of the surrounding hills
Property code: 84633

Cosy 300-year-old Grade II listed terraced cottage bursting with character; this characterful holiday accommodation occupies a good village location within 3 miles of Ambleside and Lake Windermere, with its copious walks, shops, and pubs.

Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Skelwith Fold, this charming prospect is tucked away from the hustle and bustle but within easy reach of the South Lakes. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, there are fantastic walking opportunities to enjoy all around, so pull on your boots and take to those dramatic fells. Why not enjoy a circular walk around Loughrigg Tarn (2.5 miles) or follow the riverside path to picturesque Elterwater (2.5 miles)? Also good for a day trip and a photo opportunity is the pretty village of Chapel Stile (3 miles), which is the gateway to the magnificent Langdale Valley. For a lovely walks out on the fell tops, Wansfell Pike (4.5 miles) and the challenging Fairfield Horseshoe (4.5 miles) are an absolute must for avid hikers. Other local highlights in the area include the busy town of Ambleside (3 miles). With its array of outdoor and independent shops, two independent cinemas/restaurants, cafes, and shops, it's perfect for a spot of retail therapy. Neighbouring Bowness-on-Windermere (7.5 miles) is home to The World of Beatrix Potter; tie your trip in with a visit to her former home at Hill Top (5.5 miles) which is managed by the National Trust. Why not catch the ferry across Windermere to gorgeous Hawkshead (3.5 miles)? Head north to Keswick (19 miles), the adventure capital of The Lakes where you can climb Skiddaw from or embark on pleasant strolls around nearby Derwentwater.

On arrival at this dog-friendly terraced cottage, sleeping four guests and one dog in comfort, you will encounter a very cosy living room (beware of the step up). With ample seating centring around the cosy wood burner, feature fireplace, and TV, this room is bursting with character. The wood beam ceiling adds to the rustic feel of the room, which also has a sunny book nook complete with rocking chair. The impressive spacious kitchen comes complete with all the mod-cons you could ever need to whip up some fine meals for all your guests. The adjoining dining room has a light and airy aspect, and the dining table has seating for four. Upstairs you will find two restful bedrooms - a master with wood panelled walls and a view of the surrounding hills from the window; the bed is ottoman-style with storage space inside. The second bedroom is a cosy twin. Close by is the bathroom with shower cubicle and WC.

Stepping outside you will find a pretty garden to the rear with a ‘secret path’ to a viewpoint. It is well kept, with lots of bushes and trees to enjoy. To the front of the property is a small, enclosed front garden. There is allocated on-street parking for two cars in a layby opposite the cottage for convenience.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower cubicle and WC
  • Electric oven with induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer TV in lounge
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Book nook
  • Front and rear garden with outdoor furniture
  • View point at the top of the garden
  • Beware of the step up into living room
  • Allocated on-street parking for 2 cars in a layby opposite the property
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile away

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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