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Patterdale, Lake District
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Escape to this stone country cottage just south of Ullswater
  • Take in spectacular, far-reaching views from the lounge and the veranda
  • Perched high on the foot of Place Fell on the coast to coast path
Property code: SZ189

The perfect destination for family and friends, this beautiful home sleeps up to nine and has large rooms and fantastic outdoor space with impressive views.

Offering some of the most stunning views in the country, this fabulous self-catering cottage is situated in the small village of Patterdale. It has been in the same family for over 60 years and is a much-loved family home. Located on a private lane with no passing traffic, it is perched high on the foot of Place Fell and is situated on the coast-to-coast path, looking onto St Sunday Crag and the Fairfield Horseshoe fells beyond picturesque grazing pastures. This is unrivalled walking country with the Helvellyn Range, High Street and many other thrilling walks straight from the door. It is also the only house in Patterdale from which you can see the summit of Helvellyn whilst sitting down inside - perfect for those who prefer to admire such stunning views from a comfortable seat! The cottage sleeps up to nine guests across four bedrooms. Up to two dogs are also allowed, making it equally ideal for a large family or a group of friends and their pets.

In Patterdale, there are easy, low-level walks along the tranquil shores of Brotherswater. The shores of Ullswater are a 15-minute walk away on a low level path along the side of Place Fell. Ullswater is the second largest of the Lakeland lakes and, many think, the loveliest. All manner of boats can be hired from Glenridding to enjoy on the majestic water. Alternatively, you can swim, picnic, walk, fish (a permit will be required) or take a trip on an Ullswater 'Steamer'.

Accessed via steps or a steep slope, there is a front and back entrance to this cottage and the first time guests enter will be via the back door into the kitchen. Greeted by a welcome pack full of local produce, this large kitchen has been refurbished in a sensitive, modern style and is generously equipped. A split, two-level electric oven and hob sits alongside a microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, blender and toaster. A large utility cupboard contains a useful washing machine and tumble dryer. Two dining tables can be used separately or pushed together, either next to the wood burner or under the large window overlooking St Sunday Crag. Two window seats are located in the kitchen as well to make the most of the stunning views on offer.

The living room is situated at the front of the cottage and takes in the double aspect views of St Sunday Crag, the Fairfield Horseshoe, Gavel Pike and Patterdale Common to the front and Hartsop and up the scenic Kirkstone Pass to the side; the summit of Helvellyn can even be seen from the comfort of the cottage. Hours can be pleasurably whiled away watching the wildlife in the garden from the window seats, which includes red squirrels, woodpeckers, rabbits and an array of bird life. Another wood burner warms guests, who can read the books provided or watch TV in any of the two three-seater sofas or two armchairs. The ground floor accommodation is completed with a double bedroom - with double aspect views to the side (Hartsop) and rear (Place Fell) - and a bathroom, which includes an shower over the bath and a separate WC.

The first floor houses three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite). The king-size master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom (with a shower over the bath and WC), plentiful storage and views to the side of Place Fell towards Glenridding. A twin room has views to the front and Hartsop to the side, while the fourth room contains two bunk beds with views to the rear - please note, the top bunk does have limited head height and is more suited for a child. The family bathroom on this floor has an electric shower over the bath.

The unenclosed sloping garden wraps around the cottage and features a picnic table. An outbuilding makes for a useful boot or drying room for wet and muddy gear. When driving to the cottage, cars can either be parked on the private layby just before the cottage or in the large open garage just beyond the property. There is space for parking three cars at the garage (two inside the garage and one across the back of the parked cars). There is also a small layby on the left hand side before you reach the cottage; there is space for two guest cars in this layby - please note, enough space needs to be left for a third car to be parked here (this comes with the annexe that isn't included with the cottage).

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 bunk room with additional single bed
  • Sleeps 7 + 2
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over and WC
  • Split, two-level electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer
  • Utility cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Welcome pack provided
  • 2 Wood burners - Initial supply of logs provided
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Unenclosed sloping garden with picnic table and steps, outbuilding for storage, children and pets to be supervised
  • Parking for 3 cars (2 in a garage and a third across the front of the garage)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • The property has a universal Pod Point 3.5kw EV Charger installed in the garage. Guests will need to bring their own charging lead. Small additional charge applies. Please request at the time of booking.
  • Sleeps maximum of 7 adults and 2 children -  bunk beds in the children's room have restricted head height
  • Access to cottage is via a flight of fairly steep, external stone steps, take care in poor conditions or in the dark
  • Shop and pub within half a mile
  • 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Josephine 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jeremy 11th March 2022

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Another lovely stay with Sally's Cottages. Fellgarth is a wonderfully cosy cottage with some of the best views around. I would certainly rebook here if we decide to travel to Patterdale as a group again as it ticked all the boxes. A decent local pub is only a short walk away, plenty of walks from the door and Red Squirrels running around the gardenRead mores. Perhaps not the choice for someone with mobility issues as the cottage is located up either a grassy or rocky slope from the drive. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Paul 28th December 2021

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Really fabulous cottage in a stunning location and worth walking up every one of the 39 steps. The path from the Bothy is probably an easier option when carrying luggage and provisions. The drying room was really useful as we did have a very wet week. The location for walkers is superb and you are right on the path up to Boredale Hause where you haRead moreve many options of walks from there like Place Fell, Beda Fell, Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags and many more a little further out. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 22nd December 2021

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Fabulous location, wonderful views, well equipment cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Kathryn 19th November 2021

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Fantastic cottage in an incredible location. The large number of windows give fantastic views out onto the fells. The kitchen is smart and well equipped and the log burners make it cosy even in the colder months. However, the bathrooms are tired and scruffy and the beds are hard and a bit lumpy and creaky, which did negatively affect our stay. GiveRead moren the cost of staying here I would expect better in these areas. Despite these few negative aspects, its still a great cottage! Hide

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