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Brandle How

Matterdale End, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Apartment
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At a glance

  • A cosy hideaway for two plus a canine chum within 2.5 miles of Ullswater and Aira Force Waterfall
  • Charming interior with original features, perfect for a restful break
  • Great base to explore hundreds of walks from the door
Property code: SZ096

Stylish and charming apartment in peaceful rural location near beautiful Ullswater, perfect for an escape into the heart of the Lake District.

This cosy apartment for two is in a little nook of Bank House Farm. Situated at the end of a farm track, it is a great base to explore the north-eastern Lake District with Ullswater Lake being less than 10 minutes' drive away.

This is a lovely part of the world to explore and there are hundreds of walks to choose from - how about a hike up Helvellyn, one of the highest mountains in the Lake District? Or if you prefer, there are pretty woodland paths by Aira Force waterfall. At Pooley Bridge you can take the Ullswater steamer to the other end of the lake and walk back. Or how about hiring a rowing boat (or motor boat) at Glenridding? Penrith is your nearest town with lots of independent shops to visit.

This one-bed apartment is perfect for an Ullswater retreat. The focal point of the cottage is the wood burner in the sitting room area which is additionally equipped with a pair of comfortable armchairs, dining table for two, TV and a selection of board games and books.

The kitchen area attached to the sitting room is perfect for two, with an under the counter fridge, microwave, and gas hob with electric oven. The sitting room leads through to the double bedroom with a small dressing table and built-in wardrobe/storage space.

The bathroom is accessible through the bedroom and offers a bath with shower available, WC and wash basin.

Outside there is a shared garden.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment
  • Gas hob, electric oven, fridge and microwave
  • Wood burner
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included (speed can be variable - not suitable for downloading or streaming)
  • Towels not provided
  • Shared garden
  • 1 dog welcome ( Additional dogs may be accepted upon request)
  • Cottage is located on the lower ground floor with steps down to it
  • There is limited phone signal in the area
  • There are two apartments at this location and the two can be booked together to sleep up to four people
  • Parking for 1 car in designated space by the property
  • Pub 1 mile, shops can be found 7 miles away in Pooley Bridge
  • Arrival: 17:00 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.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Aaron 20th May 2022

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Location great, directions good. For the price of two nights I would expect a decent property, felt really old fashioned and depressing. Although the bed linen was washed it was marked and didnt inspire one to sleep in it. Neighbours above, squeaky floorboards could hear talking. 4am til at least 5am upstairs guests running water, walking around, tRead moreheir dog barked set our dogs off. We had no sleep Saturday night. Loads of leaves sticks and muck front door kept Blowing in hard to keep clean. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 6th May 2022

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Small but comfortable, well-placed for Ullswater area,

Reviewed by Maya 14th April 2022

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Sweet little cottage in a prime location. It was a bit tricky to find and we had to drive through a very narrow gate which was a bit annoying but we managed. The cottage was not the cleanest when we arrived and we had to spend some time cleaning up dead insects from the carpet. We also did not have wifi. I would still recommend this cottage, mainlyRead more due to its location, as long as it gets a through clean beforehand! Hide

Reviewed by Julian 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 19th February 2022

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Lovely and cosy with the extra bonus of a wood burner. Beautiful location and surrounding areas are well worth a visit. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay, including a well equipped kitchen area.

Reviewed by Rachel 28th December 2021

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Cottage in need of an update. Boiler broke on 5 day and as we were the property with the boiler we had the inconvenience of repair men coming in as well as to constantly pressing the reset button so the other 2 properties could have hot water or heating. I was very disappointed as compared with other properties we have rent we didnt even get any fiRead morerewood for our arrival. This is poor, also for the time without boiler working it would of been nice to have had the availability of some logs . Hide

Reviewed by Llyr 24th December 2021

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Reviewed by Laurence 5th November 2021

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Superb location and value for money. great host. Didnt mind me arriving over 5 hours too early. Left me a lovely bottle of Chianti. Checked i had all I needed. Clean, Huge amounts of HOT water, and HOT heating. What more can you ask for ? The moaners on some reviews need to a) get a life, b) not go to the Lake District, c) book a 5* hotel if its SORead more important to them. Ill definitely be back. Hide

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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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