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The Ullswater Retreat

Ullswater, Lake District
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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

  • Romantic hideaway that’s been finished to the highest of standards
  • Traditional Lakeland miner’s cottage updated to feature underfloor heating and a sumptuous slipper bath
  • Enjoy a view out over Ullswater Lake from the comfort of your very own garden
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.

Just half a mile from the banks of Ullswater, this romantic retreat forms the gable-end of a terrace of rural 19th-century stone-built cottages and makes a delightful hideaway for two guests exploring the heart of the Lake District. Offering breathtaking views and chances to spot a range of wildlife including red squirrels, this traditional Lakeland miner’s cottage is a fantastic holiday home for couples. Featuring exposed beams, wooden flooring, a freestanding bath and a wood burner this beautifully updated property has been tastefully furnished to provide a fresh, relaxing hideaway in a beautifully secluded wooden enclave.

This airy and welcoming cottage features a beautiful pitch-pine beamed lounge/diner with plenty of seating, a friendly wood burner, a pretty dining area and slate floors with underfloor heating, making an ideal space to snuggle up and chat into the night. The dining area is perfect for a romantic meal for two which you can rustle up in the kitchen which has a range of useful equipment and beechwood work surfaces. Heading up the short staircase you will find a light, spacious bedroom with a king-size bed, underfloor heating, ceiling beams and tastefully selected furniture, along with an en-suite bathroom with wainscoting. Outside, the garden has a shared lawn, mature apple trees and outdoor furniture offering a lovely spot to sit back and take in the stunning surrounding views.

Sitting above the Glencoyne valley, the cottage is close to Aira Force Waterfall (2.5 miles), Helvellyn (5.5 miles) and the villages of Patterdale and Glenridding (both within 2.5 miles) which have some cheerful pubs and restaurants. This is a wonderful area for walkers of all abilities, or you could head to Ullswater and cruise across the lake by steamship. Also nearby is the lively market town of Keswick (15.5 miles) on the banks of Derwentwater.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower and WC
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs supplied 
  • Underfloor heating
  • Smart TV, 2 radios
  • Garden shared with adjacent property
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Please note, stairs in the property are steep with no handrail
  • Regret no children
  • Property is accessed by an unmade track
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martin 2nd February 2024

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Lovely location, not suitable for disabled. Needs some care and updating. Recommend for couple walking holiday.

Reviewed by Paula 22nd January 2024

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Absolutely lovely cottage in a stunning location. Pretty interiors, well equipped and a very comfortable bed. The only downsides for me were the track (I think it had been affected by recent storms when we stayed) and the fact that the sofa isn't comfortable (there is nowhere else to sit apart from hard chairs). These negatives are outweighed by thRead moree beauty of the location, however. I would definitely consider staying again but probably in the summer when the track is easier to negotiate! Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 22nd December 2023

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Charming cottage in the most fantastic location.

Reviewed by Georgie 15th December 2023

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Stunning location and a gorgeous period stone cottage. Perfect for two and a dog. Well managed and well equipped. Very responsive maintenance for a small utilities issue while we were there. Fixed same day. Lovely relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Helen 24th November 2023

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Reviewed by Suzi 9th October 2023

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If your looking for a cosy cottage experience in the Lake District this is the place to stay. It is extremely peaceful and quiet with good walking routes from the door. Great location for exploring Ullswater lake and local area.

Reviewed by Penny 2nd October 2023

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A special location in the lake district. A great place from which to explore the fells around Ullswater and enjoy water activities on the lake. The cottage is cosy and well equipped, and surrounded by red squirrels. It requires some careful driving up the lane, but is very do-able. There are some lovely walks from the door, and the lake steamer is Read morenot far away, if you would like to go further around the lake without using your car. Can highly recommend - our dog loved it too! Hide

Reviewed by Dave 25th September 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 15th September 2023

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In the middle of nowhere, great. nice little cottage.

Reviewed by Carole 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by John 11th August 2023

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Lovely cottage in a glorious area. The cottage is furnished beautifully and bonus - dogs are welcomed. A single track road leads to the property with parking. The outside space has stunning views of Ullswater along with wildlife galore - red squirrels and birds being frequent visitors.

Reviewed by Helen 14th July 2023

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We had a lovely, peaceful week in the Lakes. The cottage was perfect!

Reviewed by Lynn 23rd June 2023

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Beautifully renovated cottage in idyllic setting. Wonderful walks and abundance of wildlife from doorstep. Steep track up to cottage - needs to be driven with care Steep stairs in cottage not suitable for anyone with mobility issues Sitting room dark even on sunny days, may not suit some people Sofa worn and uncomfortable if sitting long periods

Reviewed by Megan 2nd June 2023

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Fabulous cottage and location, the red squirrels were an added bonus

Reviewed by David 26th May 2023

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Lovely location and very peaceful although the access road is rough, steep and a problem for sportier cars. The staircase in the cottage is narrow and has tall steps, so be aware in case that's an issue. Living room seating is uncomfortable, and the small TV only has access to online content e.g. BBC iPlayer. The walk to/from Glenridding for suppliRead morees and food/drink is nearly two miles each way and choice is limited. A nice place to stay if you're OK with the limitiations which should be clearer. Hide

Reviewed by Pete 5th May 2023

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If you want peace and tranquility then look no further! Superb location and the cottage is just perfect for a couple. All you need is there to make your holiday in the beautiful Lake District sublime.

Reviewed by Nicolas 10th March 2023

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The cottage was really lovely with fabulous views and we loved the remote location, Aga and log burning stove. Overall the decor was really tasteful and good quality. The kitchen was really well equipped with everything you needed and the Aga was a joy to cook on. We had lots of snow but with the log burning stove the cottage was romantic and cozy.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 17th February 2023

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Cottage is lovely and location is beautiful. would come again .

Reviewed by Alice 27th January 2023

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Beautiful location and such a lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Graham 16th January 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 11th November 2022

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Our second time staying at Seldom Seen and everything was simply perfect - such a special place and the cottage so comfortable. Cant wait till our next visit!

Reviewed by Derek 7th November 2022

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beautiful location remote and quite with fantastic views, plenty of red squirrels and other wildlife. a great setting to recharge and escape the challenges of life.

Reviewed by Stella 24th October 2022

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Beautifully renovated cottage with great views.

Reviewed by Jan 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anne-marie 3rd October 2022

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A lovely cosy, comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. We loved watching all the different birds & red squirrels which came so close to the cottage! A peaceful & relaxing week overlooking Ullswater.

Reviewed by Angela 23rd September 2022

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The piece and tranquility of the location is great for walks and looking at the wildlife, birds and Red Squirrels. I think the cottage would be ideal for the summer months but its very dark inside and needs the lights on during daytime, this is due to the close proximity of the surrounding trees and the time of year, late September when we went. ItRead more has a very nice bath with lots of hot water available all of the time. Stairs are a bit steep and tricky without a bannister. Access road narrow. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 2nd September 2022

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Very impressed with the standard of the decor and fittings throughout the property. The location is brilliant, peaceful and plenty of red squirrels to watch and good variety of walks from the front door

Reviewed by Jemma 12th August 2022

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Wonderful property with everything to hand! Perfect location and a very cosy cottage for us to spend our honeymoon!

Reviewed by Bernie 5th August 2022

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Superb location with outstanding views. Destinations within walking distance, especially the lake and Glenridding. Regular sightings of red squirrels and a woodpecker. Ideal place to just chill and recharge, thanks.

Reviewed by Neil 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Davina 8th July 2022

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After a long journey and were disappointed that there was no welcome pack even with a few basic items such as milk, tea so then had to go shopping so we could have a cup of tea! This is the first cottage ever stayed in that did not provide anything. Following week stayed in North York Moors and received a fully stocked welcome pack - basics, wine eRead moretc. On Sunday read the info. pack that stated we had to sort out and take recycling to Glenridding and would be fined 30 if not followed. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 17th June 2022

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Our stay at Ullswater retreat was picturesque and relaxing. The cottage itself is beautifully put together, felt lovely and clean and had everything we could possibly need. We loved the fact that we could look out of the window and usually find a red squirrel looking back at us. We also loved that we could walk from the cottage down to the lake andRead more various other spots like the Aira Force waterfall and local town Glenridding, with ease. Would definitely recommend and hope to return one day! Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 10th June 2022

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Amazing cottage to stay at. Everything from the red squirrels, peace and quiet to the fantastic views were well worth it. The cottage is well equipped and very homely.

Reviewed by Catherine 6th June 2022

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A dear little cottage that has been beautifully renovated keeping its character features. Cosy and well equipped. Lovely wood burner for the colder evenings and a fire pit with views over Lake Ullswater if you fancy sitting outside in the evening. So lovely to see the red squirrels in the garden. Would highly recommend for a restful holiday with amRead moreazing scenery and walks on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 30th May 2022

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Lovely cottage in a very private area just off the lake of Ullswater. Views are really lovely from the shared lawn, but not the most ideal of places to bring a dog if you're wanting to let them off the lead outside. Every amenitie you could imagine in the cottage, warm lovely place to rest in. Bed was very comfortable. Only has a bath with manual sRead morehower head and hot water was touch/go at times. However, would recommend for a weekend stay, slightly off the beaten track. Hide

Reviewed by Diana 29th April 2022

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Beautiful tastefully done cottage with everything you need. Amazing view of the lake and lots of the walks on the doorstep where you don't need to use your car. Nice little local store in Glenridding that sells everything you will need, also try the Fellbites cafe is really good value for money with a warm welcome (don't let the outside put you offRead more, go in side). Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd April 2022

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Lovely week overlooking Ullswater, warm and comfy. The red squirrels and their antics were very amusing and really made for a great holiday. Stairs are a bit steep, but we managed fine and were careful, and you to need to take care navigating the drive up but all in all quite an adventure, and to enjoy the position and views it commands its well woRead morerth it ! Hide

Reviewed by Katie 15th April 2022

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The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the location is stunning. You can walk for miles from your doorstep and the views of the lake (I would recommend getting up the hill behind the row of cottages to see the sunrise) are wonderful. Red squirrels scamper around the gardens and the setting means that you are largely undisturbed, except for the oddRead more walkers passing or other guests staying in one of the other properties. No basics are provided for your stay so bring essentials with you. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 1st April 2022

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Lovely cottage and location. It certainly was a retreat. We were sad to leave. Stairs are steep but upstairs is lovely.

Reviewed by Rebecca 11th March 2022

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Just too perfect for words.. I dont want to share it !!

Reviewed by Dawn 4th March 2022

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Beautiful quiet location tastefully decorated fantastic views and red squirrels a real bonus our second visit

Reviewed by Adam 25th February 2022

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