Woodlands Cottage (Knotts Mill)
Woodlands Cottage (Knotts Mill) is a stylish, modern cottage in a lovely rural setting. Comfortable yet practical with lovely views, it is perfect for either a relaxing break or an active holiday - or a revitalising mixture of both! The living room is spacious, bright and welcoming with vaulted ceiling and comfy sofa for cosy evenings in. The bedrooms are both en-suite and having a twin and a superking double mean the accommodation is ideal for families or for 2 couples holidaying together. A sleek, well equipped kitchen completes the interior which is all on one level. Outside the front door is a lovely south facing patio enjoying views to the High Street range. There is a shared lawn beyond the patio.
Watermillock is a small scattered rural village to the north of Ullswater, within easy reach of all the local attractions it is ideally located for exploring the northern Lake District. A short walk from your door along the road takes you to rural lanes linking to footpaths up Little Mell Fell or across sylvan Swinburns Park to Gowbarrow Fell and Aira Force. Ten minutes’ drive away to the left is the attractive riverside village of Pooley Bridge, with a good range of places to eat, gift shops and a village store for filling up and stocking up! Or turn right for Glenridding, starting point for one of the most popular walks in the Lake District - Helvellyn via Striding Edge, plus a range of places to eat, drink and relax with views of Ullswater when you get back down. Serious walkers will be spoilt for choice in this area, all the north-eastern fells are on your doorstep. Place Fell and High Street are popular choices but it is easy to find quieter routes to these busy tops if you fancy a bit of solitude.
The Ullswater area is easily accessible yet worlds away from the bustle of everyday life if you want it to be. Explore the quiet lesser known reaches of the High Street and Helvellyn ridges or the dramatic Haweswater valley to get away from the crowds yet the bustling towns of Keswick and Penrith are only a short drive away. The historic properties of Dalemain, Hutton in the Forest and Lowther Castle are close by, all of which have lovely tearooms for treating yourself too, or try the delicious Jersey ice cream at Abbott Lodge. Want to head further afield? Good transport links mean that Carlisle, Eden Valley, Howgill Fells and the border areas around Hadrian’s Wall can be within your sights.
Whatever you like to do on holiday, active or not, Woodlands Cottage (Knotts Mill) provides a contemporary and comfortable base in a beautiful location from which, or in which, to do it.