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Bumblebee Nook

Yanwath, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautifully appointed cottage with a cosy wood burner for a family retreat
  • Peaceful setting with views of Blencathra and the Pennines
  • Perfectly positioned for visiting Ullswater and the northern fells
Property code: SZ108

A delightful cottage in a peaceful setting with views of Blencathra and the Pennines. This is the perfect location to explore nearby Ullswater and the northern fells.

If you are looking to visit Ullswater and the northern fells, then this cottage is ideally positioned. This mid-terraced cottage has been lovingly and tastefully restored, retaining the character of the original features but bringing a contemporary feel which is comfortable for families and groups of friends to relax and enjoy. The lovely living room is warm and spacious with wood burner and opens out to the open-plan kitchen/dining/room. The three bedrooms and bathroom are all on the first floor. There's a spacious king-size room, a splendid double and a delightful twin (that can be made into a super-king-size upon request). The family bathroom has a free-standing bath as well as a separate shower cubicle. Outside, there is private parking for two cars and a pleasant sitting out area with garden furniture.

From the front door, there are numerous walks to enjoy, which include the River Eamont where the historical sites of King Arthur’s round table and Mayburgh Henge can be viewed. For good walking, the fells nearby include the High Street range, 5 miles away and Helvellyn is just 10 miles away. The cottage is ideally placed for enjoying the activities around Ullswater which is 4 miles away, where excellent walking and cycling amidst splendid scenery can be enjoyed. If you enjoy a picnic, why not pack a rug and goodies and explore the numerous beaches around Ullswater, perfect to relax and rejuvenate from busy lives. To make the most of the spectacular scenery take a cruise on the Ullswater Steamers which sail throughout the year. Water sports are also nearby with rowing boats and kayaks available to hire.

If you fancy heading slightly further afield, then take a scenic drive to the beautiful South Lakes! Explore bustling Ambleside with its independent shops and quirky eateries or head to Bowness-on-Windermere to admire the yachts and enjoy a lakeside picnic. The historic border city of Carlisle is half an hour away. Visit Tullie House Museum to learn all about this area's past and Roman connections, with part of the infamous Hadrian's Wall itself not too far away.

‘Domus dulcis domus' reads the Latin quote above the living room fire surround. Translated as 'home sweet home', this is exactly what this cottage offers.

Two steps lead up to the front door which is protected by a quirky canopy porch this leads to a lovely spacious living room which is bright and airy but still wonderfully cosy thanks to its wood burner, perfect for relaxing evenings in in front of the fire, alternatively take a peaceful moment and relax in the large armchair, the perfect spot for catching up with a good book. For entertainment there's a 32 flatscreen TV with a DVD player and a numerous selection of family DVDs to enjoy. The kitchen opens into the dining area, making it a fantastic sociable space. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you'd need for a self-catering holiday. In here you'll find an electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, handy microwave and dishwasher so there's no need to fight over who has to do the washing up!

Onwards and upwards to the first floor and the three gorgeous bedrooms. First up is the lovely master bedroom, with a feature metal-framed king-size bed. There are built in cupboards for storage and a dressing table with mirror and stool. Next at the rear of the cottage we have the bright double bedroom, Again, with a lovely metal-framed bed. A handy chest of drawers provides the storage and there are useful hooks should you need to make use of them. The view from this window sees the wonderful Pennines in the distance. Last but by no means least is the delightful twin room, which can be made up as a super-king upon request. Also on the first floor is the wonderful family bathroom. As well as the WC and wash basin, there's a separate shower cubicle and elegant free-standing bath, perfect for indulging in a long soak.

With the benefit of being south-east facing, the front of the cottage has the sunshine for most of the day and into the evening, perfect for a glass of wine outside in the sitting area, while soaking up the atmosphere at the front of the property, with open fields and Blencathra in the distance.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin (which can be made up as a super-king-size upon request)
  • 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD player
  • Stair gates, safety fire guard, high chair and travel cot available upon request
  • Partially enclosed seating area with garden furniture at the front of the property
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Please note there is no washing machine at the property however there are 2 laundrettes in the local town of Penrith
  • Pub 500 metres, shop 3 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Ian 8th April 2022

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Lovely, comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage, situated perfectly for easily exploring any part of the Lakes or the Pennines. The super friendly and helpful owners make every effort to ensure your stay is a good one; always happy to provide advice on walks or days out if you ask and readily available if you have any questions about the cottage. As Read morea family of 5 we had a wonderful stay and look forward to returning again! Hide

Reviewed by Allen 24th March 2022

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Excellent cottage in quiet location, clean comfortable and a very warm welcome from the hosts.

Reviewed by Bede 29th December 2021

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The cottage is ideally situated and beautifully looked after. There is loads of space indoors and has everything you need. The owners are attentive but not intrusive. A great welcome and a great place to stay.

Reviewed by Sara 19th November 2021

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I would love to say it's a horrible cottage so I can keep this little gem to myself. It's lovely and cosy and the owners live next door . Which is agreat help if any problems . They are also very knowledgeable about the area. Can't wait to go back

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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.

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