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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
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

This property is personally managed by Holly.


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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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