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Gate Cottage

Mungrisdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Sky TV
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At a glance

  • Located in a pretty hamlet surrounded by beautiful mountain views
  • Perfect, secluded getaway in a stunning corner of the Lake District
  • Close to Blencathra and Derwentwater
Property code: SZ207

A delightful cottage situated in a serene location with magnificent mountain views. Perfect for couples or families of four looking for a restful escape in the Lake District.

Off the beaten track and perfectly located for a walking holiday in the Lakes, this property offers comfortable accommodation for up to four people and one dog in two bedrooms. It is ideal for a family, friends or a couple who want to explore this lovely secret corner of the Lakes, or alternatively who want privacy and peace, surrounded by stunning mountain views. Homely, loved and welcoming.

The cottage is located in Mungrisdale amidst beautiful mountain scenery. There are several fantastic walks straight from the door that are suitable for walkers of all abilities. Choose from a gentle stroll up the picturesque Glenderamackin Valley, a hike over Blencathra and Souther Fell or, an interesting ridge walk to the top of Bannerdale Crags. Mungrisdale retains a peaceful air of seclusion and lends itself to a restful escape - it's truly a little corner of heaven! For those wishing to venture further afield then Ullswater, Helvellyn, Derwentwater, Skiddaw and Borrowdale are all within a 30-minute drive.

You'll find an excellent pub within a 5-minute walk of the cottage, a village hall and a charming 17th-century church. Mungrisdale is midway between Penrith and Keswick and both towns have plenty of good places to eat as well as a variety of shops. Keswick also has a cinema and a theatre.

Head through the pretty garden gate and step into the small entrance hallway. On the ground floor you will find a warm and welcoming, traditional sitting room where you can snuggle up in front of the wood burner. A SkyTV and DVD makes the most of those relaxing nights in. There is plenty of comfortable seating in this spacious room so your party can really spread out!

The kitchen/diner has wonderful fell views and is well-equipped with an electric cooker, fridge with small freezer and washer/dryer. A circular dining table has seating for four and the lovely Welsh dresser adds to the wonderfully traditional feel of this lovely cottage. Also on the ground floor is shower room with shower and WC.

Heading upstairs you will find two comfortable bedrooms - a twin and one that can be made up as either a twin or a double. The main bathroom is also on this floor and has a power shower over the bath, a heated towel rail and separate WC.

Outside is an enclosed cottage garden with a lawn, garden seating and beautiful mountain views: ideal for watching the visiting red squirrels and birdlife!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 twin rooms, 1 can be made up as a double, please request at the time of booking
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and separate WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Oven, hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner
  • TV, Sky, DVD player and Netflix. Sonos speaker with Alexa and Spotify.
  • Wi-Fi included (fast unlimited)
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio with seating
  • Parking available on lane opposite, additional parking at the village hall
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Nearest pub 400 yards

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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.

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