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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
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming period cottage set in an elevated position with magnificent views over Ullswater
  • Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner after a day out exploring the beautiful local area
  • Fantastic, relaxing bolt hole for exploring the Lake District National Park with walks straight from the doorstep

 

Property code: 65992

Wonderful and stylish period cottage ideal for a romantic getaway with wood burner and fantastic views over the Ullswater making this a splendid base to explore the North Lakes

Enjoy a romantic getaway for two in the Lake District National Park with this stylish period cottage overlooking Ullswater. Sympathetically renovated, it boasts exposed beams, a sociable open-plan living area and cosy wood burner inside, with a shared lawn outside. Situated in a secluded wooded enclave, enjoy wonderful walks from the doorstep around the lake or climb to the top of Sheffield Pike.

Perfect for couples and four-legged friends, this traditionally built Lakeland miner’s cottage now offers stylish modern decor with a cosy feel throughout. Prepare romantic meals for two in the kitchen area with its Belfast sink, Aga oven and butcher’s block, before dining together at the small traditional table. Afterwards, fire up the wood burner and settle in for a cosy evening on the invitingly plump sofa nearby. At the end of the day, enjoy an indulgent soak in the roll-top bath before retreating to the stunning double bedroom for the night. When the sun is shining, make the most of the shared lawn that overlooks the lake.

Set on the western edge of Ullswater, this property is ideally located for scenic dog walks, pub lunches and trips on the steamer. For amenities, head into Penrith (12.5 miles) where you will find a good selection of shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. With miles of mountains, valleys, woodland and lakes, the Lake District National Park offers something for everyone, with nearby attractions including Castlerigg Stone Circle (14.5 miles), Aira Force Waterfall (2.5 miles) and the market town of Keswick (15.5 miles).

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

  • 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
  • Stairs in the property are steep with no handrail
  • 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

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 10th September 2021

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Simple perfect- cant wait to return and sincerely hope the owners will consider swapping the double for a king size bed? That would truly make for a luxurious and spoiling stay!

Reviewed by Aniela 9th August 2021

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The cottage is beautifully decorated, and in an absolutely wonderful location for local walks. There is some discomfort, however, in that the heat from the Aga can overpower the small house. Luckily we had a cool August week, but still needed to open doors and windows just to cool the cottage down, and couldn't use the wood burning stove. It did drRead morey our wet walking gear beautifully though! Maybe a cottage that's better for winter? In spite of heat, however, we had a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by David 2nd August 2021

Lovely cosy cottage great views and in a quiet spot we think it's better for a quieter Place than the other lakes to stay but be wary of the rough track up to property we had a 4x4 but smaller vehicles could get damaged if your not careful.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Gary 2nd July 2021

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The Aga was great to cook with. The downside however is that it generates so much heat the cottage felt a little too warm. The bath shower attachment was a little poor. We dont want this to distract from the quaintness of the cottage and the stunning location.

Reviewed by Dawn 25th June 2021

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Beautiful location nice view of the lake, tastefully decorated red squirrels outside a real treat. So peaceful.

Reviewed by Kelly 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Matthew 4th June 2021

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Amazing location, very peaceful. The cottage is well appointed and everything is considered for a cozy stay.

Reviewed by Neil 28th May 2021

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Great location, beautifully located, in fact perfectly located. Great for dogs and amazingly quiet. The dark sky is spectacular. The cottage itself, whilst compact is finished and fitted out very well indeed and was very clean.

Reviewed by Kerry 17th May 2021

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It's a beautiful cottage, in a beautiful location. The perfect place to escape for a get away. There are lots of walks you can do straight from the cottage, and you can see Ullswater from the drive away. My only comment would be make sure you bring enough walking clothes if that's your plans for your trip as there isn't a washing machine.

Reviewed by Chris 7th May 2021

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We were recommended by a friend to rent Red Squirrel Den and we had a marvellous week. The location is stunning. The cottage is compact but well equipped including a reasonable internet connection (around 10 mbs). The full sized Aga is a bonus. The only thing to note is that the cottage is accessed by a long unmade track so low slung vehicles mightRead more be challenged - normal cars and SUV's are fine Hide

Reviewed by Graham 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Sian 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by David 12th April 2021

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Lovely cottage with plenty of character in an idyllic setting with several walks direct from your doorstep.

Reviewed by Julie 20th December 2020

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Reviewed by Georgina 2nd November 2020

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The cottage was very clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Would defiantly recommend and rebook.

Reviewed by Lynn 16th October 2020

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Amazing views overlooking Glencoyne Bay and Park from this cosy miners cottage. Red squirrels, woodpeckers in the garden. Walks on the doorstep and very near Patterdale and Glenridding.

Reviewed by SJ 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Jonathan 2nd October 2020

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Cosy comfortable and very warm cottage set in wonderful surroundings!

Reviewed by Jamie 21st September 2020

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Reviewed by Rebecca 15th September 2020

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This cottage was a perfect base for us to explore from! It was tucked away in a beautiful location, was immaculately presented and had everything we could need. The aga meant it was cosy when we arrived home from the mountains (we climbed Scafell Pike and Helvellyn) and the kitchen was so well equipped we chose to eat in 4 out of 5 nights! EverythiRead moreng about it was well considered - a perfect home from home! Hide

Reviewed by Phil 7th September 2020

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The Red Squirrel Den is a delightful cottage tucked away in a quiet setting above Ullswater. It genuinely has red squirrels waiting to greet you. Perfect for couples and singles looking to get away from it all. Set in a row of 10 old miners cottages, RSD is a bit of a tardis. It looks small, but actually has plenty of room. We took our large dog, aRead morend it never felt cramped. The en-suite bedroom is a delight. Be warned, the stairs are steep. Go and meet the squirrels ! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 31st August 2020

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A beautiful cottage situated within walking distance of Gleridding with walks directly from the door. Well equipped, snug with plenty of room for two people and a dog! Set in a beautiful part of the Lakes, Red Squirrel Den makes an ideal base from which to explore the Northern Lakes.

Reviewed by Matthew 14th August 2020

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Location

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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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