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The Nook - Penrith

Ullswater (4mls N), Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • Bursting with character with exposed beams and wood burners
  • Enjoy treats at the local cafe, pub and restaurant which you can walk to with ease
  • Spend time in the lovely, large garden
Property code: SZ497

Brimming with characterful features and charm, this abode provides you with the warm welcome home you deserve after days in the fabulous Lake District.

This property is a wonderful welcoming cottage nestled in the charming village of Stainton, close to Penrith on the Eastern edge of the Lake District National Park. Sleeping six, the cottage has bags of character with exposed beams, wood burners and deep sandstone window ledges, while having comfortable, thoughtful decor throughout.

Stainton is a tranquil haven of a village which has an excellent local pub, a popular restaurant and a farm cafe with its own play barn all within a stone’s throw of The Nook. Less than a mile’s walk away you have an alpaca centre with its own clothing outlet, and Rheged which is an award-winning visitor attraction boasting shops, local art, a deli and a gigantic 3D cinema. Within a 4-mile radius of the cottage you have Penrith, an attractive Cumbrian town which is the hub of the Eden Valley, and Dalemain, a beautiful Georgian mansion and gardens with a rich history dating back to Saxon times.

If exploring the stunning natural surroundings is more to your taste then you are perfectly placed to indulge. The head of Ullswater Lake is less than 4 miles away opening up a world of activities to enjoy. The Ullswater Valley has some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District with a wealth of walks and cycle rides to choose from. Alternatively the crystal clear waters of the lake provide plenty of activities to enjoy. Why not hire a kayak or rowing boat and find a secluded beach to enjoy a picnic? If something more stately is to your taste you could take gentle serpentine cruise on an Ullswater steamer soaking in the stunning scenery while enjoying a drink from the on-board bar!

Whether you choose to fill your time here with activity or just relaxing in a quaint Cumbrian village, this cottage is a perfect haven for the job.

This wonderfully quaint cottage has bags of character with thick walls, exposed beams and log burning stoves while having a thoughtful fresh feel to its decor throughout.

On arrival, you access the property by going through an archway leading to the garden at the rear of the house. Here you'll go in through a lovely porch (which is so much more than a porch). Not only does it have ample space for coats and muddy boots, it also has a table and two chairs, ideal for having a morning cuppa and taking in the beautiful view across the rolling fields.

Inside the house to your right, you'll find the charming living room and dining area. This is a beautiful light room having two windows deep set in to the thick cottage walls, a large exposed ceiling beam and a wonderful old fireplace with a cosy wood burner. The room has a dining table for six people and deep comfy sofas for lounging away your evenings. There is a Smart TV , a Blue-ray player and a large selection of discs. The owner has also thoughtfully provided a charming collection of vintage Pelican books. If any room is the place to imagine yourself in a vintage novel, this is it. The huge deep fireplace houses a lovely wood burner so why not curl up on one of those gorgeous sofas and lose yourself in one of those books? Bliss!

Tear yourself away from the lovely living room to head across the hall to the equally characterful kitchen. This has an exposed sandstone wall and fireplace housing another log burning stove. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, a large traditional larder, microwave, electric oven and halogen hobs, fridge and freezer. It also has a breakfast table and wicker armchair for sociable meal preparation or just for taking in the lovely view from the window looking out over the garden to the fields beyond. There is also a washer dryer located in the outbuilding.

Heading upstairs there are three wonderfully warm and welcoming bedrooms. All have a stylish and fresh feel about them. The spacious master bedroom has an iron framed king-size bed, a wonderful vantage point for having a morning cuppa in bed with a stunning view. The two twin rooms are lovely, one with a blue theme the other pink. The bathroom has an shower over the bath and a bath for soaking away any muscle aches after long Lakeland walks.

Outside the garden has a wonderful far reaching view over fields. Please note there is shared access through the garden to the cottage next door. The garden is enclosed and spacious with plenty of room for outdoor dining and a lovely bench for a sunset glass of wine.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and halogen hobs, dishwasher, large traditional larder, microwave, fridge and freezer, wash dryer
  • Smart TV, Blu-ray player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 wood burners - Initial supply of fuel provided
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed garden with furniture - please note there is shared access through the garden to the cottage next door. Table and chairs in porch area
  • Parking for 1 car at the village hall
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop, restaurant and pub less than half a mile
  • 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
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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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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