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The Pelican Dairy

Greystoke, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully converted barn with wood burner for romantic getaways
  • South-facing patio and secret garden for al fresco dining
  • Peaceful village location just 6 miles from Ullswater
Property code: SZ509

Enjoy a memorable Lakeland holiday for two with this elegant former dairy just a short stroll from the village pub and a host of footpaths and bridleways.

This is a delightful cottage for two, located in the charming village of Greystoke near Ullswater. Inside this wonderful cottage is a fantastic open-plan lounge/diner, well-equipped kitchen and great ground-floor shower room. Stairs lead up to the spacious king-size bedroom on the galleried mezzanine. French doors leads from the living area out to the pretty cottage garden that has a lovely patio area with a table and chairs. There's also parking for one car and bike storage available, ideal for making the most of the surrounding country roads on two wheels.

Easily accessible from both the M6 and A66 but still peacefully tucked away from the hustle and bustle, you really have got the best of both worlds with the pretty village of Greystoke. There are a variety of walks you can do from the property without using the car; take in country lanes, rural footpaths and bridleways and explore this lesser-known corner of Cumbria. Greystoke itself has a popular village pub, post office and outdoor pool (seasonal opening). The market town of Penrith is just a 10-minute drive away and offers a range of independent shops as well as supermarkets and places to eat. In the other direction you'll find Keswick, one of the most popular towns of the northern Lake District.

Greystoke itself has a castle that dates back to 12th century; though this one is private, there are plenty of other historic country houses to visit nearby from Dalemain and Hutton-in-the-Forest to Lowther Castle, an intriguing facade of a bygone era. The nature reserve at nearby Eycott Hill in the neighbouring village of Berrier is a lovely low level walk with stunning views of the surrounding Lakeland fells. Head to Ullswater for a day at, in or on the water. Enjoy a lakeside picnic, wild swim or hire a canoe. You can always hitch a ride on the stately steamer if you'd rather somebody else did the hard work!

The open-plan living-dining room is bright and spacious. Relax on the two-seater sofa or armchair, perfectly positioned around the wood burner - just perfect for cosy evenings in in front of the fire. For entertainment there's a smart TV with Netflix or take a seat by the French doors and watch the comings and goings of the many birds who also like to pay the cottage a visit (or its garden at least!). The kitchen area is well equipped with an electric cooker and hob, handy microwave, fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. There is also access to a useful washing machine, tumble dryer and additional freezer space if requested - all of which are shared with the cottage owner - should you need to make use of these during your stay.

The modern shower room is also on the ground floor. With a WC, washbasin and shower cubicle, it's great for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day out exploring.

On the galleried mezzanine floor is the lovely bedroom. Set into the eaves and with characterful beams, this is a spacious yet cosy bedroom with a king-size bed and handy chest of drawers for storage.

Outside the cottage is parking for one car and a delightful garden area.

There is a small south-facing patio outside the French windows with a table and chairs surrounded, in season, by beautiful roses and overlooking an ornamental pond with a fountain. Behind the property, and accessed by a gravel path, is a delightful 'secret' garden for your own private use. This garden has a south-facing wooden bench and small folding table, just the right size for a tea tray.

Bikes may be stored in the owners’ garage, which has a keypad lock.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and additional freezer shared with the owner
  • TV with Netflix
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with furniture and pond (please note the pond is about 3 yards from the property so care must be taken)
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage available
  • Pub less than 0.25 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Eve 23rd April 2022

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Reviewed by Martin 26th March 2022

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Perfect location in Greystoke.

Reviewed by Christine 30th October 2021

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Absolutely delightful cottage to stay in, very clean and comfortable and added extra touches to make you feel welcome with the bottle of wine and homemade cake which was delicious. It provided me with the perfect place to relax and unwind. Very well stocked kitchen with everything you could need, beautiful bathroom and very comfortable bed. Would dRead moreefinitely recommend and stay again. 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.

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