High Winder Cottages

We have four dog friendly cottages at High Winder above Ullswater. The cottages are all within the grounds of the owners 17th century home, sharing a beautiful outlook and a wonderful air of tranquillity. Booked together, they can sleep up to 20 guests.

High Winder is located on a private lane affording a high level of peacefulness that is rarely found in today’s busy world. The location is a few miles from Pooley Bridge at the head of Ullswater. 

Winder Cottage grounds near UllswaterThe homey and relaxing cottages range in size from one bedroom to 4 bedrooms so there is something for everyone. You could even book the whole lot for a big celebration or walking holiday!

Here is a taste of the cottages at High Winder, you can click on the link for each cottage to read more or make a booking . . . . . . 

Winder Green sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. The accommodation is arranged upside down so that the first floor sitting room takes advantage of the fantastic view.

Lounge at Winder Green near UllswaterWinder Barn sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms, two of the double bedrooms have king size beds. There is a private sitting out area to the rear of the cottage.

King size bedroom at Winder Barn near UllswaterLittle Winder sleeps 2 in one bedroom, great for those who prefer a single story cottage. The accommodation is generous for two people and the bedroom has a king size bed.

Little Winder near Ullswater in the Lake DistrictWinder Ghyll sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, all on the ground floor, ideal for those with limited mobility or who prefer ground floor accommodation.

Winder Ghyll near Ullswater in the Lake DistrictHigh Winder is a rural spot on the fellside above Ullswater. The private lane that leads to the cottages has fields of sheep and several small woodlands on either side.

The tranquil surroundings attract a variety of wildlife. There are several resident red squirrels that can be seen using the feeders around the cottages. Keen birdwatchers will notice the diverse assortment of moorland and farmland birds that visit. You may also be lucky enough to spot a badger shuffling along the grass or deer at dusk. There are herdwick sheep and two donkeys resident that graze in the paddocks.


Sheep at High Winder cottages near UllswaterHigh Winder has exceptional panoramic views towards the distant Pennine hills and over the Lowther, Eamont and Eden valleys. On a clear day you can see as far as the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders.

One of the highlights is a five minute uphill walk away, a stunning view of Ullswater and the Helvelyyn range. The line of the ancient Roman road, High Street runs past the end of the lane and leads to an ancient stone circle.

Despite the secluded location, High Winder is handily situated for exploring this eastern corner of the Lake District, the Eden Valley and Hadrian’s Wall. Pooley Bridge is a short drive. There are several good pubs and village shops. You can also hop on the steamer here and sail to Howtown or Glenridding.

View over Ullswater

Askham is a few minutes away. There is a pub here and Lowther Castle. In Tirril you will find the Queen’s Head, a pub with its own brewery, They also hold a sausage festival once a year.

The market town of Penrith is a 15 minute drive. You will find a large Sainsbury’s and Booths for shopping and a good high street. Keswick is one of the main north Lakeland destinations and the tow caters well for visitors. Keswick is 30 minutes away. You can also visit Windermere and Ambleside located over the Kirkstone Pass, at the opposite end of Ullswater.

To view the details of the High Winder Cottages click on the links below:

Winder Green, sleeps 8
Winder Barn, sleeps 6
Winder Ghyll, sleeps 4
Little Winder, sleeps 2