Rose Cottage (Underskiddaw) accommodation summary

Ground floor
Living room
Dining room
Kitchen
Utility room
WC

First floor
Master bedroom with super-king bed (this is a zip and link bed, which can be mad up as twins upon request)
Super-king bedroom with zip and link beds (this can be made up as a twin should you require)
Single bedroom
Bathroom

Outside
Enclosed garden area to the front with seating
Further gardens and woodland to explore to the rear
Gated driveway and parking for up to three cars
Children and animals should be supervised as the main road runs past the bottom of the garden

Other information:
The beds will be made up for you
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
No age restrictions for children
The cottage is non-smoking

*3 dogs are welcome free of charge. Please call the office directly to add your dogs to your booking at no additional cost*

You can store bikes and boats in the garage at the rear but this is not lockable

If arriving in the dark it is worth bringing a torch to descend the pathway to the front of the house.

General description

Rose Cottage is a magical place with glorious mountain views and a wonderful elevated position overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake. With bags of character, delightful gardens and direct access through its own woodland onto the slopes of Skiddaw at the rear it's a charming cottage for a family or small group to enjoy this wonderful area. It has a cosy traditional feel about it and the owners have left nods to the local heritage throughout giving it a warm and welcoming family feel.

Guests access the cottage down a sloping gravel path from the driveway. Tearing yourselves away from the stunning view you enter the house via the smaller side door. Once inside the cottage, there is a handy downstairs WC set off a spacious utility area with plenty of room for coats and muddy boots. In here you'll find the washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. Through from here you reach the well-equipped kitchen. It has a built-in raised double oven, ceramic hobs, a microwave, slow cooker and slimline dishwasher, as well as all the crockery and cookware you'll need for your stay. Aside from this it must surely have one of the best views from any kitchen sink in the world so you might find yourself keen to do the washing up by hand!

Through from the kitchen is the cosy dining room. It was a wonderful traditional feel about it with wood panelling and a wood-burning stove for chilly evenings. Aside from the dining table this room also has a leather armchair and small television with Freeview in case you don't all agree what you'd like to watch. There are books aplenty in here and hidden inside the panelled cupboards are boards games for entertainment.

Beyond this is the welcoming living room, it has two deep comfy sofas, a leather armchair, an electric fire and a Smart TV. Like the rest of the house there are pictures and decorative items all around giving clues to the history of the area and the family that has owned it down through the years. 

Moving upstairs to the bedrooms you arrive first at the lovely single room. It make the perfect hideout for a little one as the owners have thoughtfully left vintage children's books. There's a dresser for storage and a view out to the woods at the back of the house which is ideal for spotting birdlife or the odd visiting squirrel. The next bedroom is a super-king. The beds are zip and link and can therefore be made up as twin beds if your party requires (please advise on booking if this is the case). The room has a wardrobe and dresser as well as a glorious view out to the lake, farmland and fells. Lastly we reach the gorgeous master bedroom. This also has a super-king bed (which can be made up as twins upon request), a wardrobe, dresser and two lovely windows taking in the mountain panorama of Grisedale Pike, Whinlatter and Barf among others. The family bathroom is also on the first floor, it has a space-saver bath and an over-bath electric shower and, like several of the other rooms, boasts that glorious view to the front. 

Moving outside, the gardens are an absolute treat. Positioned to make the most of virtually all the day's light there is a large lawn, mature shrubs giving year-round colour and of course a profusion of wonderfully scented roses as the name of the cottage suggests. There is a stone terrace with a bench and a small dining table which makes quite the most delightful place for a morning cuppa or a sunset glass of wine. Beyond the gated area at the back there are paths into the woodland from which you can pick up the trail up Skiddaw via Dodd Fell without ever having to go on a road. The entrance to the driveway is also shared with The Calvert Trust which has a pool which can be used on prior arrangement.

Please note, while the front garden is enclosed children and animals should be supervised due to its proximity to the road.