Ullswater, Cumbria & Lake District
Property Ref: 770214 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3

In a Nutshell

  • One bathroom
  • Private Garden
  • Private parking
  • Wifi
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burning stove


The Old Post office is a delightful Cumbrian cottage situated in the pretty Lakeland village of Dacre close to Ullswater, Keswick and Penrith an ideal base from which to explore, walk, cycle or simply relax.

As the name suggests, this charming 18th century cottage was once the village post office situated in the centre of the village of Dacre which is only 2 miles from the shores of Lake Ullswater and within a 15 minute drive of both Penrith and the vibrant market town of Keswick. The village has its own castle, traditional lakeland pub, a pretty church and a pathway to Dalemain House. Lake Ullswater with its steamers and water sports is close by as is the dramatic Aira Force waterfalls, the traditional village of Pooley Bridge is just over a mile away with pubs, café, restaurant and shops.

The Old Post Office has been sympathetically converted retaining many original features and now provides modern day living tastefully combined with traditional features including beamed lounge and wood burning stove. Surrounded by beautiful countryside this Lake District holiday cottage also has an abundance of walks directly from the door and is the perfect retreat for a holiday at any time of the year.

The cottage has gas central heating and comprises:

  • Lounge/ diner with characterful beams, wood burning stove,TV, DVD player and a selection of books, maps, DVDs and games

  • Breakfast kitchen with electric double oven with microwave, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

  • First floor: Master double bedroom with brass bed and co-ordinated linens.

  • Double bedroom with oak furnishings.

  • Double bedroom overlooking the garden.

  • Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

  • All gas, electric, initial supply of logs, bed linen and towels included.

  • Cot and highchair available.

  • Wi-Fi available.

  • Private parking for 2 cars.

  • Outside South westerly facing lawned garden with patio and garden furniture.

PLEASE NOTE There is a charge of £10 to hire a cot per week there is a charge of £5 to hire a highchair per week. Cancellation Protection is available; please ensure this meets your requirements prior to adding to your booking. Spa Treatments in the comfort of your holiday cottage can be added to your holiday reservation. To ensure these are available for your holiday, these must be booked and paid in advance.





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  • Beautiful cottage and fantastic, welcoming pub next door (we'd recommend the pies). The welcome gifts were a lovely touch and made us feel very welcome. Weather was good (for march) and we managed plenty of walking made better because we had such a lovely cottage to come back to. Thank you for a lovely stay- we'll reccommend it.

    Danny and Clare

  • Such a beautiful cottage, wonderfilly presented with everything we needed. Very cosy, especially after a long walk in the fells. We would definitely recommend the cottage and will be coming back nexy year, 10/10

    Richard, Kate, Cass, Neil and Maurice

  • We've had a lovely weekend (despite the rain) in a very lovely cottage! Everything we needed was provided and beautifully presented. The cottage is equipped with everything you could need for a warm summer stay to a cosy winter weekend! We'd definitely come back to this cottage 10/10

    The Jacksons

  • A beautifully presented, well equipped cottage with excellent notes on the cottage and area. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this is by far the best. We will definitely recommend the cottage to our friends and would love to come back again. Many Thanks

    The Highfields