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Fox Hollow

Ullswater (4.4mls NW), Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • In a prime Lake District location with fabulous walks and bike routes from the front door
  • Beautifully presented, traditional stone house with attractive interiors
  • Tranquil and idyllic garden means you can truly relax at this rural retreat
Property code: 88023

This well-appointed property offers a fabulous base to explore the North Lakes, being less than 2 miles from Ullswater and 10 miles from Thirlmere. Walkers will find Little Mell less than 2 miles away, Hellvelyn and Place Fell within 7 miles. Glenridding is just 4 miles away, enjoy a pub lunch and then catch the boat to Pooley Bridge; you can then walk to Howtown, which is just over 2 miles distant. This was one of Wordsworth's favourite walks and offers views of Ullswater and Helvellyn. Enjoy a day at Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens (7 miles) or why not visit Rookery House Activity Centre (3 miles), offering a huge selection of activities including go-karting and paintballing.

As you enter the property into the hallway, to your left you will find the bright cosy lounge, offering views across the garden. Kick back in the evening and relax, watch a good movie on the TV or, for the more competitive amongst the group, play a game on the Xbox. In the winter, curl up in front of the glowing wood burner. Across the hallway you will find the kitchen, it has everything you need to enjoy a family dinner together including a range-style electric oven and hob, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer. The feature island offers additional space to prepare lunch and evening meals. There is a dining area within the kitchen for you to catch up as a family over dinner or make plans for the day ahead while enjoying breakfast. Off the kitchen area, there is a handy utility room with a Belfast sink, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer; there is also a storage area for sports equipment and bikes. Head back into the hallway where you will find a pretty twin bedroom with views over the garden and wall-mounted TV. There is a shower room next door which features a shower and WC. Head up the stairs from the hall to the first floor you will find a further three bedrooms, 2 king-size and 1 twin, all of which have wall-mounted TVs and lovely garden views. There is a second bathroom on the first floor which features a bath, a separate shower and WC.

A delightful aspect of this property is the large enclosed lawned garden with seating. It is a real suntrap and offers a great place to sit and listen to the birds with a coffee or star gaze in the evenings. There is private parking for up to 6 cars to the rear of the property, which is accessed via several steps through the garden.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 2 twin
  •  2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, and 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric range hob and oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room with microwave, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner
  • TV and Xbox in the lounge, TVs in all bedrooms
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • Private parking for up to 6 cars accessed by steps through the garden to the property
  • Farm shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Private water supply
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

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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.

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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