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Rampsbeck House

Ullswater, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious and traditional Lakeland home overlooking Ullswater
  • Large enclosed garden for enjoying al fresco meals with views of the nearby lake
  • Fantastic walks on the doorstep around the lake, through picturesque woodland and up Gowbarrow Fell
Property code: SZ398

In an enviable elevated position overlooking stunning Ullswater, this three-bedroom property is a spacious and homely base from which to explore the eastern reaches of the Lake District National Park.

Enjoying an enviable elevated position overlooking stunning Ullswater, this is a fantastic cottage for six people. You're sure to feel right at home here. The large entrance hallway leads you into the ground floor accommodation. Here you'll find the spacious living room, separate dining room and well-equipped kitchen. Also on the ground floor is a useful utility room and handy extra WC. Upstairs on the first floor are the three spacious double bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom and there's also a modern family bathroom on the first floor too. Outside, there is a large enclosed garden overlooking Ullswater, the perfect backdrop for meals alfresco - you could quite easily spend your whole holiday sitting out here!


If you do fancy venturing further than the garden, walkers will delight at what's on offer around the property and there are a wealth of local footpaths that pass close by the front door. Walk to the lake shore or head to Aira Force, a 10-minute drive away, for picturesque woodland walks alongside this majestic waterfall. From here, you can continue onwards and upwards up Gowbarrow Fell for stunning views over Ullswater. Visit Pooley Bridge, a charming village at the northern end of Ullswater; stock up on souvenirs and local treats from the village shop, enjoy a peaceful walk along the lake shore or hitch a ride on the Ullswater steamer to enjoy the water from a different perspective. Your closest pub is just a 5-minute walk away, perfect for a hearty meal and refreshing drink in a convivial atmosphere after a day out exploring.


Take a scenic drive over Kirkstone Pass (recommended in good weather only, as it's the highest pass in the Lake District that's open to motor traffic) and down into bustling Ambleside. Spend a morning looking around the independent and outdoor shops before stopping for lunch at one of the quirky cafes or delis. Continue on to Bowness-on-Windermere, admire the boats in the harbour before enjoying fish and chips by the lake. Perfect.


Leave coats and boots in the large and welcoming entrance hallway before continuing into the spacious living room, which has wonderful lake views. Relax on the sofa in front of the electric fire, ideal for cosy evenings in or for spending a peaceful afternoon catching up with a good book. Ornithologists will love sitting in here and watching the comings and goings of the many birds who also like to pay the house - or its garden at least! - a visit. If you can tear your eyes away from the stunning view, there's also a TV with Freeview for entertainment.


The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, useful microwave, dishwasher and handy washer/dryer. Gather round the wooden table in the separate dining room, which also has breathtaking views over Ullswater; it's the perfect place for comparing notes on the day's adventures over a hearty home-cooked meal.


Also on the ground floor is a useful utility area and handy extra WC.


Upwards to the first floor and the sleeping accommodation. There are three lovely bedrooms, all with double beds and a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. The master bedroom, closest to the stairs, has views over the lake and its own en-suite bathroom with WC, wash basin and half-size bath with shower over. There's also a great family bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath with shower over so all tastes are catered for, whether you prefer a soak in the tub or a reinvigorating shower.


Outside is a real treat: a large enlcosed garden with magnificent lake views over Ullswater. With outdoor furniture, it's the perfect place for dining alfresco. With Ullswater as your backdrop, you won't want to leave this magical place.

  • 3 bedrooms - 3 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 bathroom with half-sized bath and shower over the bath and 1 ground-floor WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Freeview TV
  • Electric fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Whilst the property does not allow dogs it should not be considered pet free and therefore may not be suitable for those with pet allergies
  • Paddleboards available to hire from adjacent hotel
  • Enclosed garden
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Anna 15th April 2022

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This cottage is a real find - a charming period property that is incredibly comfortable. The views from the garden across Ullswater are beautiful and it provided the perfect base for us to spend time on the lake (kayaking and paddle boarding) and also to explore more of the lakes.

Reviewed by Keith 8th April 2022

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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.

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