Hillcrest is a great value cosy cottage for two welcoming up to one well behaved pooch in an elevated position above Troutbeck. Situated between Keswick and Penrith this is an ideal base for exploring the northern Lake District and in particular the beautiful Ullswater valley.
The cottage is located just off the A66 making it very accessible for visitors new to the area. As well as overlooking the road, it also has a wonderful panorama of fields and fells stretching out for miles around. Ullswater is just five miles away opening up some of the most glorious scenery in the Lake District. The walking opportunities here are absolutely stunning with everything from big adventures on the mighty Helvellyn range to low level ambles around Aira Force to tempt you. You can also make the most of the beautiful lake either by hiring a kayak and paddling yourself or catching one of the stately Ullswater steamers and enjoying the picturesque surroundings on a gentle cruise. Cyclists are particularly well served at Hillcrest with the Coast to Coast cycle way literally passing the front door and a wealth of bridleways and small rural roads to explore under pedal power nearby.
If you'd like to explore local town life you'll find that Keswick, just eight miles away, makes a great day out. This much loved Lakeland destination has a wealth of wonderful eateries, outdoor and independent shops, its own art deco cinema and a marvellous theatre offering a great range of plays, music and comedy throughout the year. Why not take a look around one of the stately homes nearby? With both Dalemain and Hutton in the Forest just over eight miles away you can lose yourself in their glorious grounds or find out more about their rich histories helping shape this eastern side of the Lake District.