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Glen Cottage

Troutbeck near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1066762)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Simon

    “Overall we enjoyed our stay at Glen Cottage: its location in the middle of nowhere was great, the views brilliant, the accommodation clean and the facilities good.”

    We enjoyed the four days we stayed in the Lake District very much and were rained on a lot (as you would expect) but also had periods of great weather too. ...

    We enjoyed the four days we stayed in the Lake District very much and were rained on a lot (as you would expect) but also had periods of great weather too. There were a few things that could be better though: - the toilet was loose and it was a bit unnerving sitting on it at times. - we felt that the notices for dog owners left for us were somewhat blunt & abrupt. We, of course would look after the accommodation but to be told that we 'must' do this and 'must' do that did not set us up with a great feeling about the time there and stressed my wife more than it really needed to: rules are fine but please treat us as adults when it comes to keeping in line. - the description of the property could have been clearer. Whilst we were aware that it was a single storey, it was not made clear that part of the other rental property on site was in fact on top of our accommodation. There was significant noise from what I assume was an uncarpeted or hard floor above us every time people walked about or used the stairs. This was true of both sets of people using the accommodation so we assume it was the floors rather than the people. Fortunately, there was little noise during the night apart from the odd toilet flush(!) - the garden provided for us was very small and the grass very long - even though someone mowed the grass on the area reserved for the other accommodation, ours was left long meaning that it wasn't really practical to use the garden. Overall these are relatively minor quibbles but sorting them out would have resulted in a super score for the property.

    - Simon, June 2022

Greenbank Farm Cottages

Positioned in the idyllic location of Troutbeck, lying north of Ullswater, in the Lake District National Park are these two delightful dwellings, Greenbank Farm Cottages. This stone-built barn conversion comprises of Beckwood, boasting four bedrooms and sleeping eight guests, and Glen Cottage, an adjoining one-bedroom retreat. The properties are ideal for families seeking a homely base for Lakes adventures, easily accessible from the M6, with plenty of friendly local pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Penrith and Keswick with their lively shops, bars and restaurants are both a short drive in either direction from the cottage, providing you with ample facilities to stock up on essentials and browse through dining options. Local attractions nearby include boat trips out on a Windermere Lake Cruise, the famous Theatre by the Lake, the Pencil Museum, Lake District Wildlife Park, and great hiking trails up Skiddaw and Catbells. Enjoy a hike up to Great Mell Fell which sits practically on the doorstep of the properties, or take a trip to Ullswater to see the unmissable Aira Force. Blencathra, Derwentwater and Hellvelyn are all within easy reach, and a scenic drive takes you over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass towards Ambleside and Windermere. Create unforgettable memories in the Lakes with your loved ones at Greenbank Farm Cottages.

The property

Glen Cottage is a spacious ground-floor cottage nestled within a traditional stone-built barn, boasting idyllic views of the distant fells, luscious countryside and a walled garden.

Rated Four Star Gold by Visit Britain, this cottage has a gorgeous sun lounge area where you can kick back with peaceful views of the Dodds, as your pets run free around the large fenced field.

Settle in for an evening inside the sitting room, boasting traditional oak beam ceilings, and a toasty woodburning stove, a homely spot to curl up with a good book or escape reality during a family film night.

Show off your culinary skills in the amply-equipped kitchen, featuring an oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and wide range of crockery and utensils.

End your day relaxing in soothing hot waters from the contemporary shower room, before heading down a few steps into the glorious king-size bedroom.

Enjoy a refreshing pint in the local pub nearby when you fancy an evening away from the kitchen, soaking up the peaceful surroundings among the quiet village of Troutbeck.

The fields around usually have sheep or ponies and a wide variety of birds visit the feeders outside the sun lounge, whilst the chickens provide delicious fresh eggs and are always entertaining to watch as they explore their large grassy pen looking for a tasty treat, or running to meet visitors.

The cottage is close to Ullswater and Keswick, yet away from traffic in an idyllic location for walkers and cyclists exploring the Northern Lakes or to simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

Choose Glen Cottage for your romantic retreat to the Lake District.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1066761, together sleeping 10 guests.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Walled garden with furniture
  • Shared lawn
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9.1 miles, pub 1 mile

About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas