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Winder Ghyll

Ullswater, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Travel cot available
Highchair available
6 more

At a glance

  • Tastefully updated single-storey cottage for four and two canine companions
  • One of four individual properties set in a peaceful location between Pooley Bridge and the Eden and Lowther valleys with wonderful walking on the doorstep
  • 2 miles from the local amenities and Ullswater Lake
Property code: SZ563

Escape to the northern Lake District to explore the nearby lakes, fells and valleys before returning to this charming cottage to dine alfresco or cosy up beside the gas fire.

If glorious, wide-open views, well-appointed accommodation and a warm welcome are on your list of requirements for a holiday, then you will adore this lovely holiday property. One of four individual properties in a complex, the property sleeps up to four people in easily accessible ground floor accommodation. With two comfortable bedrooms, well maintained living spaces and delightful outdoor areas it makes the ideal bolthole for families or for those with more limited mobility. The cottages are situated in peaceful seclusion in the grounds of the owner's 17th-century home between Pooley Bridge and the beautiful Eden and Lowther valleys making for glorious panoramic views of the Pennines and the valley floor below.

The property sit in a privileged position perched high above the Lowther Valley just over the fell from picturesque Ullswater. There's a world of fabulous walking nearby ranging from Lakeland's mightiest fell tops to gentle riverside ambles. Why not head up on to the fell path behind the cottages where a short walk will reward you with a stunning view of Ullswater? You might even encounter some of the area's wild ponies on your jaunt! Alternatively, head down to Askham and along the River Lowther taking in views of the majestic ruins of Lowther Castle along the way. The surrounding villages offer some excellent options for eating out with good village pubs on offer in Askham, Tirril and Pooley Bridge as well as highly regarded fine dining at Sharrow Bay. From Pooley Bridge you can catch one of the stately Ullswater Steamers, which wind their way around the lake, opening up linear walks along this most picturesque of valleys.

Only slightly further afield there's so much to do. A 15-minute drive takes you to the charming market town of Penrith where you'll find a great choice of shops and eateries while a 30-minute drive will deliver you to the Lake District's adventure capital, Keswick. Why not get well prepared and scale one of the Lake District's giants such as Helvellyn or Skiddaw? Alternatively explore the rich history of the area at Dalemain or Brougham Castle, both less than 5 miles from the door. After a day's exploration come back to High Winder and enjoy the spectacle of visiting wildlife ranging from deer, badgers and a fabulous range of birdlife. Not forgetting some amazingly tame and photogenic red squirrels who call the place home. Whether you choose to spend your visit exploring the unparalleled natural heritage of the area or delighting in its history, the property is a place you'll want to visit time and time Again.

On arrival at the property an entrance hallway leads to the lovely open-plan living space. There are two comfy leather sofas arranged around a cast iron gas fired stove and TV with DVD player for entertainment. Speaking of entertainment, the living space has French doors opening onto the patio which benefits from regular visits from a fascinating array of birdlife and even a wonderfully tame squirrel. Why not make yourself a cuppa and watch the outdoor show?

The fully fitted kitchen/diner has a built-in fan oven, gas hobs, an under-counter fridge, microwave, dining table for four and all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. You might find yourself offering to do the washing up more often than usual as the view from the sink is particularly gorgeous.

Onwards to the sleeping accommodation. The master bedroom has a king-size wooden bedstead, built-in wardrobes and a dressing table. The twin bedroom has a wardrobe and dressing table. The family bathroom has a bath with over-bath mixer shower, wash basin and heated towel rail. There is a separate WC and wash basin in the cloakroom. A hairdryer, an ironing board and an iron are available in the cottage.

The outside space at this complex of properties is absolutely delightful. There is a pleasant seating area with access to a BBQ, a perfect spot for bird spotting and planning your walks. The extensive grounds and gardens are shared with neighbouring cottages. There is also a shared paddock which is enclosed and an ideal spot to let your dogs run free!

A communal laundry room is available for guests use, with a washing machine and dryer.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 separate WC
  • Fan oven, gas hobs, fridge and microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared patio, lawned gardens with BBQ and outdoor furniture
  • Shared enclosed dog paddock
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note that dogs must be kept on a lead in the grounds unless you are using the enclosed paddock
  • Communal drying room with heated boot rack
  • Parking for 7 cars in total in communal car park
  • Can be let together with the three other properties to accommodate larger groups
  • Pub and shop 2 miles


From guests that have stayed at the property.


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.

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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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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