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Ullock Pike

Bassenthwaite, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Great Lake District holiday properties, perfect for romantic retreats
  • Apartment with amazing views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the fells beyond
  • Sit with a drink in the shared garden and admire the beautiful surroundings
Property code: SZ536

Escape for a romantic, rural retreat filled with waterside walks and cosy nights in at this renovated barn conversion. Your dog is welcome to adventure by your side and you will arrive to stunning views over the surrounding fells and countryside.

This alluring holiday property is a self-contained apartment within a larger barn conversion at Parkergate, a former farm on the outskirts of Bassenthwaite. The property sleeps two people in one double bedroom and has a beautiful view to Bassenthwaite Lake and the surrounding fells. The apartment, which has been newly refurbished, is south-facing and benefits from the afternoon and evening sun.


The property is in a wonderful position beneath Skiddaw. There is excellent walking straight from the door, either to the high fells or more gentle routes along the shores of Bassenthwaite. Dodd Wood is an extensive wooded fell at the foot of Skiddaw. The forest tracks offer easy walking and clear waymarked trails. The summit of Dodd has a fine view across Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite. Dodd Wood is also home to the Osprey Watch project where a visiting pair of ospreys regularly nest and hunt.


Bassenthwaite Village is a gentle 30-minute walk from Ullock Pike. There is a good pub in the village. You can also enjoy a walk from the village taking in pretty St Bega's church that nestles on the lake shore. The church is said to be the inspiration for Alfred Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur after his visit there in 1835.


The property can be booked along with neighbouring properties or with all the apartments in the barn, providing accommodation for up to 16 people.


Upon entering this barn conversion, stairs lead up to the apartment. There is an open-plan sitting room with TV and DVD player. The kitchen and dining area are beyond, and the kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and plenty of storage space.


The bathroom has a bath with shower over, and opposite here is the large double bedroom.


All the windows have amazing views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the fells beyond. Downstairs there is a shared patio area and garden beyond, patrolled by the local ducks.


There is a separate washer and dryer room (with coin operated washing machine and dryer) which is shared with the other cottages.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven, fridge with freezer compartment and microwave
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV, DVD player
  • Garden and patio with seating shared with other properties on site
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Off-road parking for one car on courtyard
  • Shop 5.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Please note: 2022 Christmas bookings will be 23rd December arrival and New Years bookings will be 30th December
  • 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


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Reviewed by Roland 8th July 2022

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Good location with a few good restaurants/pubs within a mile. Good views from the apartment over fields to Bassenthwaite Lake. Although no balcony, the extensive grounds are available to all residents but could do with a few more benches/seating areas. Unfortunately, the grass was getting too long and needed mowing. We last stayed at Parkergate (alRead morethough in a different unit) 9 years ago and we felt the property was in need of some maintenance as it was looking a little tired. 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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