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Barrony Cottage

Uldale, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully renovated 18th-century stable occupying a quiet village location
  • Relax in front of the wood burner after a day's exploring
  • Exposed stone walls and original beams offer plenty of character with modern style to compliment throughout
Property code: SZ060

This charming and characterful cottage boasts original features and is ideally located for couples/families who want to discover the Northern Lakes and a wealth of adrenaline-filled activities.

This charming, bright 18th-century converted stable is located within the Lake District National Park in the peaceful village of Uldale. Full of original character features and with all the modern comforts you'd hope for, you really do have the best of both worlds here. On the ground floor you'll find a lovely living room with a cosy wood burner that's perfect for relaxing evenings, and a spacious well-equipped kitchen/diner. Up the stairs on the first floor are the two characterful bedrooms, a lovely king-size and a charming twin, along with the family shower room. Outside there is a seating area with BBQ, parking for one car, as well as a shed for storing bikes should you prefer to get out and about on two wheels, the National Cycle Route 10 is close by.

Uldale is a small village, located in the area known as the Back O' Skiddaw. As well as the famous tearoom, the pub and a village tennis court, there are a wide variety of walks on offer nearby. From riverside rambles and peaceful woodland walks to high fells. Serious fell walkers can tackle Skiddaw itself, England's fourth highest mountain. Or why not venture up Binsey, Little Cockup or Great Calva for a fantastic walk rewarded by stunning views. If cycling is more your thing, then there are plenty quieter winding country roads to explore as well as Cycle Route 10.

Though enjoying a peaceful rural setting Bassenthwaite Lake is only 3 miles and Keswick is a scenic 11-mile drive away. Known as the adventure capital of the North Lakes, sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies. Have a go at canoeing, raft building, gyhll scrambling - or try the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine, for the very brave only!  Enjoy a lakeside picnic on the shores of Derwentwater or take a ride on the ever popular launch to enjoy the water from a different persepctive. Head to Cockermouth, a charming Georgian market town. Indulge in some retail therapy in the great choice of quirky independent shops or visit Wordsworth House, the birth place poet William Wordsworth, for a spot of culture.

Head inside and into the living room - a wonderful room that's full of charm and character. Take a seat on the sofa or armchairs in here and relax in front of the wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings in front of the fire. For entertainment there's a new Smart TV, or simply catch up with a good book in this calming space.

The kitchen/diner is another spacious room, ideal for sociable mealtimes. The kitchen is fabulous, with its beautiful cream units and atmospheric downlights it's sure to be a hit with the cooks in the group. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, a microwave and an integrated dishwasher. There's also a useful integrated washing machine and clothers airer should you need to make use of these during your stay. Gather round the dining table in here and compare notes on the days events or plan tomorrow's adventures over a delicious home-cooked meal.

Upstairs on the first floor you'll find the two lovely bedrooms. The first is a spacious king-size room, complete with award-winning Emma matress and ample storage in the form of a stylish mirrored wardrobe and chest of drawers. With exposed brickwork and original beams, it's a characterful room and the perfect place to indulge in a long lie in. The second bedroom is a twin with a useful chest of drawers for storage. The vaulted ceiling and original beams show the cottage's traditional side. Also on the first floor is the family shower room with WC, wash basin and large double shower cubicle - perfect for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring.

As well as parking for one car next to the cottage, there's a shed and covered area for storing bikes - ideal if you'd like to get out and about on two wheels for a change. Why not explore part of the National Cycle Route 10 that passes close by? Also outside you'll find a quirky bench and BBQ area as well as an additional table and chairs, ideal for enjoying a meal alfresco or simply relaxing and watching the peaceful comings and goings on this charming rural village.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with double shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with icebox, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner - Fire is set for arrival and first basket of logs included
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside seating area with BBQ, bespoke bench and garden furniture
  • Parking available in the village
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shed and covered area for storing bikes
  • Pub within 500 metres
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by David 21st March 2022

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Very comfortable cottage in a more remote and less crowded area of the Lake District. We found it to be an ideal size for the two of us and our dog. When open - need to check - the local pub, The Snooty Fox, is great for value for money meals and is a two minute stroll from the cottage.

Reviewed by Rita 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Louise 7th March 2022

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This is a really comfortable cottage in a great location for the northern fells. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed -I would recommend this cottage to stay in.

Reviewed by Allan 2nd March 2022

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Barrony is a beautiful cottage set in stunning Lake District scenery. It is extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean - a real home from home. The cottage is perfectly located for visiting the many attractions the Lake District has to offer. The owners Fiona & Norman made us feel very welcome and were brilliant at recommending local restaurants. ORead moreverall, a fantastic find, highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 3rd February 2022

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Lovely cottage and we enjoyed our stay. Hope to return later in the year.

Reviewed by David 29th December 2021

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cottage was lovely warm, log burner was fabulous pub just down the road easy for parking just a lovely relaxing visit to uldale very clean fresh, good size cottage for small family we took the pooch. didn't have any problems but the owners or just at the end of the phone which we didn't have to call them because it was perfect will definitely returRead moren to the cottage again Hide

Reviewed by Suzi 22nd December 2021

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A beautiful quaint cottage , sympathetically renovated and set in the heart of the Lakes. A truly beautiful setting and one to be visited and not missed. The cottage is immaculately clean and has everything needed from comfortable beds, with good quality linen, to a brand new kitchen diner and log burning fire to complete the package. The owner FioRead morena is absolutely lovely and was very helpful recommending local places to visit and eat. Perfectly situated for walking and to explore the area. Hide

Reviewed by Verity 26th November 2021

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Lovely characterful cottage in a beautiful village on the edge of the lakes. Well equipped and tastefully decorated and furnished. Convenient for the northern fells. Fiona was very helpful when we had an issue.

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Location

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The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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