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Bluebell Cottage - Yanwath

Yanwath, Cumbria
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly restored 18th-century cottage perfect for families and couples alike
  • Charming interior, sunroom and mature garden provides pretty spaces to relax
  • Situated just outside Penrith close to the Lake District National Park and the Pennines
Property code: SZ085

Offering a stylish and peaceful retreat with views towards the peaks of the Pennines, return to this charming cottage to relax and unwind after a day of exploring.

Welcome to this 18th-century gem which has been brought stylishly into the 21st century to accommodate four people in two lovely bedrooms. Warm, comfortable, deceptively spacious and boasting a beautiful mature garden, it's an ideal place for a family or small group to explore this marvellous area. The owners have lovingly restored the cottage using a subtle palette of colours, cosy furnishings and up to date appliances while retaining its character by making the most of some gorgeous original features.

Yanwath lies just outside Penrith close to the Lake District National Park and the Pennines. In fact, from the cottage you can see both Blencathra in the Lakes and the peaks of the Pennines. It's a peaceful area close to picturesque Ullswater while still being very easy to access from the M6. There are multiple walks from the door including along the river Eamont which takes in ancient standing stones and other clues to prehistoric settlements in the area. An absolute must is a visit to Lowther Castle (which is a ruin) and gardens - it's only 2.5 miles away. In the grounds there, children will love the adventure playpark.

The head of Ullswater, widely thought to be one of the most beautiful of the Lakes, is less than 4 miles away. Why not pack a picnic and explore the secluded beaches around the lake shore by hiring a kayak or rowing boat? Alternatively enjoy a gentler view from the water by catching one of the elegant Ullswater Steamers. These stately heritage vessels take a serpentine route around this stunning lake offering glorious views and even an onboard bar. How civilised.

If you'd like to explore town life in the area then you are on the doorstep of the attractive Eden Valley hub of Penrith. There's plenty more of the history of the area to explore here as well as a good mixture of high street and independent shops and restaurants. Alternatively head west to the Lake District's adventure capital Keswick, less than 20 miles away. For the adrenaline junkies among you there's a world of opportunities to test your mettle there and for the more relaxed visitor you'll find a delightful market town with an art deco cinema, a renowned theatre and a wealth of shops and eateries. Visitors to the cottage will find themselves in an ideal place to make the most of this delightful area or just relax in a peaceful haven all of your own.

On arrival at the property, guests can enter via the main door into a large entrance hallway. From here you can drop off any coats and muddy boots from your days out in the large utility room where you'll also find the washing machine and freezer, there is a cloakroom WC here also. The hallway has double doors out onto the back patio where there is seating to enjoy a cuppa in the morning sunshine.

Moving through to the well-equipped new kitchen. It's a light and spacious room with fan oven, ceramic hobs, microwave, under-counter fridge and dishwasher. It's a lovely light space ideal for the foodies among you to cook up a storm! The kitchen leads on to the lovely dining room; this has a gorgeous dining table seating up to six next to a delightful decorative fireplace. Just off the dining room is the delightful sunroom looking out on the mature gardens and benefiting from the evening sun. With two comfy armchairs, it's the perfect place to enjoy a good book and a glass of wine while enjoying the comings and goings of the abundant birdlife visiting the garden.

The living room has been beautifully refurbished while retaining lovely original features such as exposed beams, original stripped wooden doors and an open stone fireplace. Bringing guests right into the 21st century, the room has two leather sofas, a light elegant colour scheme, subtle lighting and a Smart TV with Wi-Fi.

The staircase leading up from the dining room has a window at the top looking out towards the Pennines. From this landing you first arrive at the spacious modern bathroom. It has a large bath and over-bath mixer shower and a lovely light airy feel about it.

The first bedroom you reach is the beautiful master bedroom with king-size bed and two lovely windows looking out onto the gardens. It has a wardrobe and dresser and is elegantly decorated in subtle colours with charming artwork. The twin bedroom along the landing is no less delightful with built-in wardrobes and its own wash basin built into an alcove. This bedroom will be set up as a twin room; if you would like it set up as super-king, please let us know at the time of booking.

Moving outside the house, guests will love the glorious mature gardens. Thoughtfully planted to offer year-round colour, there are many nooks and crannies to enjoy a peaceful sit outside soaking up the views of mighty Blencathra in the distance. Truly a peaceful and charming place to enjoy a break.

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin (can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 ground floor WC
  • Electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, under-counter fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and freezer
  • Open fire (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed, mature garden with a lawn and courtyard
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub within 1 mile, shop and restaurant 3 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sara 1st December 2023

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Reviewed by Irena 24th November 2023

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We were pleased to see how spacious the cottage was. The central heating was sufficient in the freezing weather though we had to buy wood for the fire in the living room. The kitchen and utility room were very well equipped and games and books were available in a cupboard. The beds were very comfortable . It was in nice quiet countryside with easy Read moreaccess to the Rheged centre and lakes. The glass faced seating area overlooking the garden would be nice in warmer weather. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 18th August 2023

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Just great

Reviewed by Joanna 28th July 2023

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Bluebell cottage is a really lovely place to stay. Well equipped, spotlessly clean, comfortable beds & wifi. What more do you need? Highly recommended & great value for money. Had such a lovely week, thank you.

Reviewed by June 21st July 2023

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Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the northern Lakes. It was very well equipped and lovely and comfortable. The garden was super lovely and we particularly liked sitting in the front sun porch relaxing and taking in the view.

Reviewed by Frank 9th June 2023

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Confortable and good value for money. Convenient for Ullswater, Penrith and the Eden Valley.

Reviewed by Elaine 21st April 2023

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Very clean cottage. Very peaceful location. Lovely large garden full of spring bulbs.l Great sun lounge with views over the garden and beyond. Two lovely bedrooms and bedroom. Great to have large utility room and downstairs loo. We tend to self cater rather than eat out so one or two more casserole dishes/ roasting tins would have been very useful.Read more Great central heating throughout plus cosy fire. Owner's father was extremely helpful when we had a problem with the oven - so a big thank to him. Hide

Reviewed by Giuseppe 10th April 2023

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We were very impressed with our stay at Bluebell Cottage, the owners have thought of everything you may need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday let. Ideally situated close to Penrith and Ullswater, we easily ranked this in our top 5 holiday rentals, would absolutely recommend to any families or friends looking for a getaway in the lakes.

Reviewed by Bernadette 18th March 2023

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The cottage is wonderful. You immediatly feel at home and relaxed. I will be looking to stay again . Thank you

Reviewed by Katarzyna 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Frank 2nd September 2022

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Weve stayed in many cottages over the years, wed put this in our top five. It is a lovely clean well presented cottage, with all facilities catered for. We particularly liked sitting in the front porch overlooking the sheep in the field and many varieties of birds in the trees. Also the cottage was very quite and well placed with good nearby accessRead more to the road system. We would definitely recommend this cottage to others. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 26th August 2022

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There was an issue with an unpleasant smell in the kitchen which was not really resolved despite attempts from maintenance and the owner's father. Otherwise the cottage was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the sunroom was very nice. There was a little bit of traffic noise in the garden due to the proximity of the A6 and M6 bRead moreut the house was peaceful and quiet. It is a good location for accessing the far Eastern fells. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Kathleen 16th July 2022

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We had a wonderful few days at at Bluebell Cottage. The armchairs in the front porch were lovely to sit in at the end of the day and watch the sunset. Beds were extremely comfortable and we had very peaceful sleeps only interrupted by the sheep baa-ing and birds chirping. We will be back!

Reviewed by Leona 24th June 2022

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Beautiful welcoming cottage in a great location. Peaceful and secluded. Good sized rooms, light and comfortable. Facilities are very good with a good sized laundry room and kitchen. Can easily self cater, the dining room provides sitting for at least 6. Beautiful spacious and secure garden overlooking the fields. This and the conservatory provide wRead moreonderful sunset view over the hills. The area speaks for itself and there are supermarkets within 10 min drive. Highly recommend for 2 or a family. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 17th June 2022

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Stayed in June and thoroughly enjoyed our week. The cottage exceeded our expectations and everything we could possibly require, was provided. There was also a DVD player in the lounge. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Jackie 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage for four people, everything we could need. Good location for exploring the northern lake. Sadly only village pub was closed and up for sale.

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