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Jesmond Cottage

Ullswater (4mls N), Lake District
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Recently refurbished period cottage overlooking the village green in delightful Stainton
  • Charming cottage for you and your four legged friend
  • Just 4 miles from popular Ullswater, on the edge of the Lake District National Park
Property code: SZ276

Perfect for couples, this delightful period cottage provides homely accommodation in a peaceful village location.

This charming cottage for three is located in Stainton, a characterful village close to Penrith and on the edge of the Lake District National Park. This welcoming two bedroom cottage provides cosy, homey accommodation perfect for a relaxing break.

With a great pub and restaurant, Stainton is a village popular with local residents and visitors alike. The Alpaca Clothing Company can be found on the edge of the village, less than a mile from the cottage, a wonderful clothing outlet that's well worth a visit - you won't come away empty handed! The award-winning Rheged Centre is a short drive away from Stainton and offers something for everyone; from shops, cafes, a 3D cinema and an excellent food hall, you'll find it hard to leave.

Stainton is a short drive from magnificent Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District. Why not explore the Ullswater Valley from the water itself and take a ride on one of the majestic steamers that crosses the lake? Aira Force waterfall is a must visit and offers plenty of walks to suit varying abilities. Take a scenic drive along Ullswater to the ever popular Pooley Bridge; stop for a coffee or bite to eat in one of the cafes, pubs or restaurants before stocking up on souvenirs from one of the local gift shops. Just a 5-minute drive from the M6 and only 20 minutes from Keswick it really does make the perfect base for your Lake District adventure.

Full of charm, this 18th-century cottage has many characterful features including exposed beams and wooden floors. The front door opens onto the sitting room, which is furnished with two comfortable sofas, a wood burner-effect electric fire, and a Smart TV, not to mention special touches such as the gorgeous grandmother clock. There are also pleasant views from here over the green and the tranquil village: it's the perfect spot to curl up for a peaceful read or to just watch the world go by!

Just off from the sitting room is a small dining area, this leads to the French windows - so you have lots of light - and into the garden. The modern kitchen has a slate floor and is well equipped for self catering with an electric cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a large freestanding Smeg fridge with ice box.

From the living room you can head upstairs via open-tread carpeted stairs. There are two spacious bedrooms up here. The double has plenty of storage and double aspect windows looking over the village green - cushions on the window seat mean you can really enjoy the tranquil view. The single bedroom has a single bed, a desk and chair, for some quiet study and contemplation, if you fancy it! The modern bathroom is also on this floor and has a bath with shower over, heated towel rail, WC and wash basin. The traditional charm of this cottage is really apparent up here with lovely exposed beams and low doorways - so mind your head!

Heading outside through those lovely French windows you will find a sheltered raised patio area with table and chairs and an arbour from where to enjoy the peace and quiet. An outside tap is also available for washing dirty boots and muddy paws.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and Smeg fridge with ice compartment
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner effect electric fire, eco friendly air source heat pump heating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking for one car in area in front of the cottage, further on road parking on quiet road near the green
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Please note the cottage contains low beams in places
  • Pub and village shop within 100m. The village shop is open mornings only
  • 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by David 15th April 2022

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A lovely cosy place to stay. The bottle of Pinot Noir was a lovely little touch too. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Leslie 25th March 2022

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Cottage is Ideally located for visiting the North Lakes, a really restful and enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Patricia J 21st December 2021

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Lovely cozy cottage for two and our dog! Quiet Christmas just doing what we wanted. Thank you

Reviewed by Gay 3rd December 2021

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The cottage was in little village with 2 pubs close by. It had a lovely enclosed garden which we didn't use due to the time of year but would be lovely in the summer. The cottage has everything you need for a lovely break, location about 15 miles from keswick, ullswater has some nice walks, and windermere is about an hours drive. Take a torch if goRead moreing out at night as very little street lights going to the pub. Would definitely recommend Hide

Reviewed by James 5th November 2021

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The cottage was an excellent fit for a weekend in the Lake District. More than fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very clean and tidy. The owners have thought very carefully about how to care for their holiday guests. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and management company. Just be careful if, like me, Read moreyou're over 6 feet tall, as you may hit your head in the main bedroom! Hide

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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.

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