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Little Winder

Ullswater, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
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At a glance

  • Two-person ground-floor terrace perched high above the Lowther Valley
  • Cosy cottage with shared garden and enclosed paddock for dogs to run around
  • A fell footpath behind the site will lead you to views of nearby Ullswater
Property code: SZ320

Set in an elevated position, this ground-floor terraced cottage lies in a small country estate between Pooley Bridge village and the spectacular natural landscapes of the Eden and Lowther valleys.

This property is an absolute gem of a terraced cottage for two in wonderfully tranquil surroundings. One of four individual dog-friendly properties at High Winder Cottages, it enjoys peaceful seclusion in the grounds of the owner's 17th century home on a hillside between Pooley Bridge and the beautiful Eden and Lowther valleys. With welcoming and knowledgeable hosts, comfortable ground floor accommodation, warm and well appointed living space and access to a wealth of walks and places of interest, it makes the ideal bolthole for a couple keen to explore the area. Those with more limited mobility will also appreciate the ease of access to the ground floor accommodation.

This cottage sits in a privileged position perched high above the Lowther Valley just over the fell from picturesque Ullswater. There's a world of fabulous walking nearby ranging from Lakeland's mightiest fell tops to gentle riverside ambles. Why not head up onto the fell path behind the cottages where a short walk will reward you with a stunning view of Ullswater? You might even encounter some of the area's wild ponies on your jaunt! Alternatively head down to Askham and along the River Lowther taking in views of the majestic ruins of Lowther Castle along the way. The surrounding villages offer some excellent options for eating out with good village pubs on offer in Askham, Tirril and Pooley Bridge. From Pooley Bridge you can catch one of the stately Ullswater Steamers, which wind their way around the Lake opening up linear walks along this most picturesque of valleys.

Only slightly further afield there's so much to do. A 6-mile drive takes you to the charming market town of Penrith where you'll find a great choice of shops and eateries while a 19-mile drive will deliver you to the Lake District's adventure capital, Keswick. Why not get well prepared and scale one of the Lake District's giants such as Helvellyn or Skiddaw? Alternatively explore the rich history of the area at Dalemain or Brougham Castle, both less than 5 miles from the door. After a day's exploration come back to your retreat and enjoy the spectacle of visiting wildlife ranging from deer, badgers and a fabulous range of birdlife. Not forgetting some amazingly tame and photogenic red squirrels who call the place home. Whether you choose to spend your visit exploring the unparalleled natural heritage of the area or delighting in its history, this cottage is a place you'll want to visit time and time Again.

The four on-site cottages can also be let together if you are looking to accommodate a larger group.

On arrival at the cottage guests enter through a sizeable entrance hall with plenty of space for coats and boots and a handy map for planning your days out. This leads on into the cosy open-plan living and kitchen area. Well thought through with a comfortable leather sofa arranged around a cast iron gas stove and a TV with DVD player, it makes a lovely room to relax. There's a large window bathing the room with light and offering a wonderful outlook to the visiting wildlife including a vast array of birds and some charmingly tame red squirrels.

There's a circular wooden dining table for two and a well-equipped kitchen area with a fitted fan oven, four gas hobs, a microwave and under-counter fridge as well as all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay.

The lovely light bedroom has a king-size wooden bedstead, built-in cupboard and chest of drawers for storage and two windows overlooking the lawn to the rear of the house. The modern en-suite shower room has a white suite and mixer shower in a square enclosure.

The cottage's ground floor situation makes it an ideal cottage for those with more limited mobility.

The outside space is a treat with a pleasant sitting out area with garden furniture and access to a BBQ. There are extensive grounds and gardens shared with guests in the three neighbouring cottages. Why not enjoy an evening glass of wine soaking up the stunning views and enjoying the company of the visiting wildlife?

A communal laundry room is available for guest use with a washing machine and dryer. There is also a shared paddock which is enclosed and an ideal spot to let your dogs run free!

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom – 1 en-suite shower room with a shower and WC
  • Electric fan oven, gas hobs, microwave, under-counter fridge
  • Wood burner-effect gas fire
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared patio, lawned gardens with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Shared enclosed dog paddock
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note that dogs must be kept on a lead in the grounds unless you are using the enclosed paddock
  • Communal laundry and information room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Communal drying room with heated boot rack
  • Parking for 7 cars in communal car park
  • Can be let together with the three other properties to accommodate larger groups
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Towels not provided
  • 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

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


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Reviewed by Emma 9th April 2022

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A lovely clean cottage in a gorgeous position with beautiful views. The owners are friendly and helpful too.

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