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Hillcrest

Troutbeck nr Ullswater, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A romantic, cosy cottage for two and one four-legged friend
  • Spend cosy evenings on the sofa in front of the wood burner
  • Cyclists can discover a wealth of bridleways or the Coast to Coast cycleway that passes the door
Property code: SZ254

Situated between Keswick and Penrith, this cosy cottage is an ideal base for exploring the northern Lake District and, in particular, the beautiful Ullswater valley.

Discover this cosy cottage for two welcoming up to one well behaved dog in an elevated position above Troutbeck. Situated between Keswick and Penrith, this is an ideal base for exploring the northern Lake District and in particular the beautiful Ullswater valley.

The cottage is located just off the A66 making it very accessible for visitors new to the area. As well as overlooking the road, it also has a wonderful panorama of fields and fells stretching out for miles around. Ullswater is just 5 miles away opening up some of the most glorious scenery in the Lake District. The walking opportunities here are absolutely stunning with everything from big adventures on the mighty Helvellyn range to low level ambles around Aira Force to tempt you. You can also make the most of the beautiful lake either by hiring a kayak and paddling yourself or catching one of the stately Ullswater Steamers and enjoying the picturesque surroundings on a gentle cruise. Cyclists are particularly well served at Hillcrest with the Coast to Coast cycle way literally passing the front door and a wealth of bridleways and small rural roads to explore under pedal power nearby.

If you'd like to explore local town life you'll find that Keswick, just 8 miles away, makes a great day out. This much-loved Lakeland destination has a wealth of wonderful eateries, outdoor and independent shops, its own art deco cinema and a marvellous theatre offering a great range of plays, music and comedy throughout the year. Why not take a look around one of the stately homes nearby? With both Dalemain and Hutton in the Forest just over 8 miles away, you can lose yourself in their glorious grounds or find out more about their rich histories helping shape this eastern side of the Lake District.

On arrival at the property you are greeted by the lovely patio area, it has a table and chairs for two. You enter via here into the living room. This cosy room has a sofa for two, a wonderful large pointed window bathing the room in light, a TV with Freeview and a wood burner nestled in a lovely fireplace with a wooden mantle. The owner has thoughtfully provided coal and wood for your stay.

Beyond this is the kitchen and dining area. There is a dining table for two, an electric oven and hobs, a microwave and a fridge/freezer. The bedroom has twin beds which are pushed together, a built in wardrobe and a dresser.

The fresh modern shower room has a large curved walk-in shower with a handle for accessibility.

Should you wish to bring bikes or boats there is plenty of lockable storage space at the property, perfect if you'd like to make use of picturesque Ullswater just 5 miles away or the Coast to Coast cycleway which literally passes the front door!

  • 1 twin room (please note the beds are close together)
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hobs, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner (logs and coal provided)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small TV with Freeview
  • Regret no Wi-Fi
  • Patio area with table and chairs and shared garden
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Large, lockable shed for bikes
  • Complex of properties
  • Shop 7.5 miles, Pub 150 metres, restaurant 9 miles
  • 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

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kenneth 6th May 2022

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Spotless and cosy, first impression is 5 Star. The location is ideal mid way between Penrith and Keswick so perfect for the North Lakes. There is a bus stop at the bottom of the garden for both ways, very handy if you don't want to drive every day, looking for car parks and the additional costs involved. A weekly ticket for all of the lakes is onlyRead more 29.00 at the time of writing. So even for three days it works out cheeper. The bedroom has 2 single beds pushed together and they are VERY comfy TA! Hide

Reviewed by Alan 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Pam 3rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Eric 18th March 2022

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Although cosy the cottage was quite adequate for two people. We had exceptional week weather wise but the log burner was very welcome when the temperature dropped at night. Location although isolated is handy for walks in Ullswater and Keswick areas. The cottage is situated close to the A66 so prospective occupants would have to appreciate that theRead morere is some traffic noise but on the other hand this gives easier access to other parts of the Lake District. We enjoyed our stay & owners hospitality Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 5th March 2022

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Reviewed by Joeanne 14th February 2022

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Loved the cottage, we will be back, it had everything we needed plus more, owners really look after it, nice special touches like flowers on the table, little toiletries, beds super comfortable, loved it, the lady owner even checked to see if we knew how to use the fire as she couldn't see smoke from the chimney, how nice, and the log burner was oRead moren when we arrived which was nice in this weather. We didn't want to come home, will definitely book again, thank you so much, till next time xx Hide

Reviewed by robin 9th February 2022

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more storage space for clothes

Reviewed by Ellie 4th February 2022

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Hill Crest was a lovely little property to explore the northern end of the Lake District. The house was lovely and clean and the log burner was lit for our arrival which was such a nice touch. The only negative comment I have is that the house sits about 30 m away from the A66 which is quite a busy road. Although we did not have sleepless nights, bRead moreut it was noticeably noisy with traffic. Hide

Reviewed by Vincent 28th January 2022

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All communications from the owners were helpful, reassuring and accurate. A lovely open fire warmed the house beautifully and presented a comforting first impression. Throughout my stay, the owners were accessible at all times, very informed, welcoming and friendly. The cottage was ideally placed close to the M6 which made an ideal stopover locatioRead moren en route to Scotland. I would certainly recommend Hillcrest to friends, family and holiday seekers alike! Hide

Reviewed by Peggy 31st December 2021

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Had a lovely week in the cottage. It was very warm and cosy. Great location for the lakes and not too far away from Penrith for supermarkets etc. Some nice walks and cycling. The cottage is small and compact but had everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely recommend and I would certainly consider returning if I were to visit the area agaRead morein. One bit of advice take a torch if venturing out in the evening to the pub or walking the dog it gets very dark up there. Great for star gazing Hide

Reviewed by Trevor 1st December 2021

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Reviewed by Lynn 5th November 2021

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Lovely little cottage, very cosy lovely log burner Well equipped , owner really helpful , came round to see if we were ok at making the log fire Lovely comfy beds Will definitely go back

Reviewed by Gillian 29th October 2021

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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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