Wordsworth House, Grasmere
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Little Mell

Troutbeck Nr Ullswater, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Romantic hideaway for two situated within the Lake District National Park
  • Dog-friendly accommodation with country walks from the doorstep
  • Historic inn with food on-site
Property code: SZ317

Set in a complex of three properties, this rural retreat lies within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, in an area abundant with wildlife and outdoor adventures.

In a beautiful location, this self-catering holiday cottage (sleeping two) is one of three holiday cottages which were converted from former stables. They retain original features including beams and are located across a courtyard from the Troutbeck Inn. The owners of the Inn and the cottage provide a warm welcome and serve delicious food in the inn should you wish a change from self catering after a day out exploring the lakes, fell walking or cycling.

This cottage is perfect for holidays or short breaks all year round, lying equidistance from Penrith and Keswick and within easy reach of Ullswater, ideal for sailing, boat hire and steamer trips. Helvellyn, the third highest peak in both the Lake District and England is a short drive away at Glenridding and Blencathra, the most northerly of the Lake District peaks, is also a short drive. Troutbeck is on the main Keswick to Penrith bus route and buses frequently pass through the village should you want to leave the car behind.

This retreat can be booked along with two adjacent cottages, both sleeping four. Taken together all three cottages can accommodate ten people in total.

The ground floor is designed in an open-plan style, consists of a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge.

The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, fridge, iron and ironing board. The dining area and sitting area are generously furnished comfortable sofas and chairs, dining table and chairs, TV, DVD, radio and CD player and coal-effect electric fire.

In the bathroom there is a bath and hand-held shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Stairs lead to the spacious mezzanine bedroom with a grand wooden double bed and ample storage.

There is ample parking in front of the cottage. The Troutbeck Inn is across the courtyard, offering free Wi-Fi. The pub is dog friendly and serves good food.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath, and WC
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, toaster, ironing board, iron
  • Coal-effect electric fire
  • TV and DVD player, CD player, radio
  • Limited Wi-Fi available - speeds may vary
  • Private off-road parking is available in front of the cottage
  • 2 dogs welcome (please note this property does not have a garden)
  • Complex of properties
  • There is a pub on-site just across the site courtyard ( please contact at least 7 nights prior to stay if you wish to book a table), and a shop nearby (5 miles)
  • 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Michael 15th November 2021

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Good location just off the A66, nice drive to Ullswater & Glenridding, Patterdale etc. Comfortable and spacious accommodation (huge TV). On-site pub (Troutbeck Inn) serving food and offering free wi-fi. Sadly however this was CLOSED for the duration of my stay Mon 15 Nov-Fri 19 Nov which was very disappointing with no mention of this at the time ofRead more my booking. Very good pub open all day serving food, good beer - White Horse Inn, Scales just 2.5 miles away in the direction of Keswick. Hide

Reviewed by Mandy 5th November 2021

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This cottage was perfect for us. Lovely sized rooms, easy to use spaces and the entrance gives you space to leave wet/dirty kit. The location behind an excellent pub was a total bonus. The staff at the pub were so helpful and can fully recommend eating there. In terms of accessing, its easy - just off the A66 (which by the way you don't hear). LoveRead morely views of fells and easy to get to Ullswater, Keswick etc We loved this place so much we are going to book in to stay a couple of times next year. 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.

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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Blencathra Cottage - Troutbeck

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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