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Winder Green

Ullswater, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Modern and open-plan cottage for six plus two four-legged friends
  • Set in a tranquil location just 2 miles from Pooley Bridge and the northern banks of Ullswater
  • Perfect for walkers with the Eden and Lowther Valleys within 10 miles
Property code: SZ564

One of four individual properties set within the grounds of a 17th century house, this spacious and comfortable holiday home is ideally located for exploring the many well and lesser-trodden paths of the northern Lake District.

A very warm welcome awaits this alluring holiday property, a spacious and comfortable holiday home for up to six people at High Winder. Boasting four well-appointed ground-floor bedrooms, stunning views from its first floor living area and gorgeous socialising space, it offers fantastic holiday accommodation for a larger family or small group to explore this tranquil area. the property is one of four individual properties that make up High Winder Cottages situated in peaceful seclusion in the grounds of the owner's 17th century home. Handily placed between Pooley Bridge and the beautiful Eden and Lowther Valleys which makes for glorious panoramic views of the Pennines and the valley floor below.

The property sits 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 five 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, you'll be sure to want to visit High Winder time and time Again.

On arrival at the property, guests enter into the main hallway which has been adorned with a large map of the area to help with the planning of your adventures. The bedrooms are all situated on the ground floor while the living and dining space is upstairs. The first twin room is to your right, this dual aspect room has lovely views down the valley and out to the gardens and a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. The cosy second twin has a built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers and a view to the gardens. The first of the double bedrooms has a large wardrobe with dressing table and drawers along with a handy en-suite shower room with a mixer shower. The second double bedroom is a lovely light space with windows looking out to the lawn, perfect for enjoying sunny mornings while watching the birds come and go. It also boasts an en-suite shower room with mixer shower and a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage.

Also on the ground floor is a family bathroom (please note there is no shower in this room) and a utility cupboard which accommodates the washing machine, ironing board and cleaning equipment. A dryer is available in the communal laundry room.

Moving upstairs to the gorgeous open-plan living space, guests are greeted by a light open room with four windows framing amazing views. The decor is fresh and bright while the wooden floors and exposed beams add to the room's character. The kitchen area is well equipped with a built-in fan oven, four gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher along with all the crockery and cookware you will require for your stay. Bordering the kitchen and living area is a dining table for six, perfect for sociable meal preparation or just enjoying post dinner conversations about your day. The living room is fresh and comfortable with a large sofa and three armchairs arranged around an electric stove and TV with DVD player.

The outside space is an absolute treat with an outdoor seating area and benches for al fresco dining. There is a BBQ available to use and extensive shared grounds to run around. High Winder's elevated setting makes for glorious views of the surrounding countryside. Bring your binoculars to look down on the majestic ruins of Lowther Castle or over to the Pennines and Howgills. The owners have thoughtfully left plenty of feeders out for birds and squirrels making for a wonderful mixture of tame garden visitors, what a treat to sit outside on a sunny evening with a glass of wine sharing the surroundings with your neighbours and the visiting wildlife. There's even a shared paddock to let your dogs run free. What could be better?

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 2 twins
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms and 1 bathroom
  • Fan oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Additional washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not 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
  • Designated parking for 7 cars in the communal car park, can unload in front of cottage.
  • Can be let together with the three other properties to accommodate larger groups
  • Stag and hen parties are not permitted
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
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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.

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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