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Quirky Cottage - Kemplay Foot

Ullswater (5 mls NE), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage with wood burner, and original features and beams
  • Lovely, enclosed garden overlooking fields with birds and wildlife
  • Only 3 miles from the Lake District National Park
Property code: 87349

A traditional but contemporary-style cottage, with lots of quirky features, only 1 mile from the market town of Penrith and 3 miles from the Lake District. Lovely walks and pubs on your doorstep.

This wonderful property, situated in Penrith between the North Pennines and the Lake District, is perfect for you and your guests - including the four-legged ones! Sleeping four across two peaceful bedrooms and with space for up to two dogs, this holiday home is the ideal bolthole for couples or small families looking to get out and explore the countryside. Visit the stunning Aira Force waterfall (12 miles) and wander the family-friendly trails before heading back to the cosy cottage to unwind.

Whether you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen or snuggling up in the lounge, everyone will find their place here. The stylish dining area is a great space to enjoy sociable meals, while stylish neutral decor and exposed beams in the lounge make it a cosy place to relax in; curl up on the sofa in front of the wood burner with a good book, or watch a box set on the Smart TV. Head up the stairs to a first-floor snug area with an armchair to sit and look out across the fields or move through to the bedrooms; hide away in the secret snug on the mezzanine level in the twin room and stargaze through the Velux window when night falls.

Head off for a ride on the Ullswater Steamers (13.5 miles), where you’re bound to see a host of wildlife among ancient woodland and fells. Jump on one of the family-friendly trails at Whinlatter Forest (22 miles) and learn about the wildlife or take a treetop adventure at Go Ape on site. Take a ride on the South Tynedale Railway (20 miles) through the beautiful South Tyne Valley and Pennine scenery or take a hike on the Pennine Way from the historic town of Alston (21.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2bathrooms – 1 wet room with rain shower and WC and 1 family bathroom with bath, handheld shower, and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge with freezer compartment, slimline dishwasher, integrated washing machine, and microwave
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Private enclosed garden with seating
  • Private parking for one car directly in front of the property
  • Shops, bars, and restaurants 1 mile, pub within 350 metres
  • Arrival: 16:00 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Raymond 17th June 2022

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A lovely, well decorated property. A good base to see the local attractions. It's probably not suitable for very young children, those who are infirm or light sleepers. The cottage, as the name suggests, is quirky and the stairs might be tricky for some. The main road is noisy and and creates privacy issues.

Reviewed by Mark 29th May 2022

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A fabulous place to stay. Has everything we needed. 10/10. We will be back. Thank you!

Reviewed by Alan 13th May 2022

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Excellent restoration of old cottage with furnishings to match. Within easy reach of northern Lake District and enjoyed some great walks. The cottage is on a main road but we felt that we got used to the traffic noise and it didnt bother us after a day. Same for the air conditioning.

Reviewed by Gemma 6th May 2022

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Excellent cottage, very high standard and attention to detail is amazing.

Reviewed by Carl 29th April 2022

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Whilst the cottage is very nice inside , unfortunately the location is not. The property is located on a busy main road and there is constant traffic noise. I would not have booked had I been aware of this . This coupled with the loud fan noise at 3am in the morning and lack of heating as the radiators are behind the long curtains meant we stayed 1Read more night and left . If looking for a peaceful time away I am sorry to say this is not the place unless you have ear plugs. Hide

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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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