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Mell View Cottage

Matterdale near Pooley Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972285)

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    • “Lovely cottage, great value for money”
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    • “The cottage is located in a very quiet, rural part of the Northern Lake District. It is simply furnished but very smart, clean, tidy & comfortable. All rooms are on the ground floor - we particularly liked the open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with wood-burning stove. There is a pleasant garden to the rear with decent views of the nearby fells. Plenty of pubs within a 10 minute drive for reasonable evening meals and also food shops etc in Keswick and Penrith about 20 minutes away. The adjacent cottage is being renovated so there was some building work going on during the day but this did not detract from our stay in any way. Overall, excellent value for money as this is by no means an expensive property for the Lakes.”

    Paul_n52, Southampton, England, September 2015

    • “Beautiful cottage in a stunning location”
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    • “Our three night stay at Mell View Cottage did not disappoint, we didn't want to leave! The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high quality - the photos really don't do it justice. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed for preparing a few meals, although we went out for dinner too. The shower is AMAZING! :) The bed was very comfortable and all linen/towels provided. We enjoyed the log fire in the evenings. The views from the cottage (bathroom included!) are stunning. There is a large and lovely garden with a deck area which would be great in warmer weather. It's a great base to explore the local area, very peaceful setting but only a short drive from the A66 so easy to get to places if you want to visit other parts of the Lakes. We would love to come back for a longer stay one day.”

    Lois_E945, Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Beautiful!!!”
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    • “We had an amazing stay at Mell View cottage in Matterdale. The cottage is just gorgeous, clean, tidy, well equipped, warm and cosy. It is set in a beautiful location and close to all amenities. Would definatly recommend and stay again. Many thanks!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Liverpool, January 2013

    • “Relaxing, comfortable, quiet and peaceful cottage with great vie”
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    • “One of the best cottages we've stayed in. Very clean, well-presented and equipped, warm (underfloor heating and a wood-burner!)and comfortable. The only things missing were oven gloves and a tea-cosy! Cottage is very light with windows back and front, and there are lovely views even from the bathroom! The red squirrels who visited the garden were a special treat! Ideally situated, only 15-20 mins from shops at Penrith/Keswick, yet still only an hour or so to the wilds of Ennerdale, Eskdale, and Wasdale. There are lovely walks on the doorstep, if you don't feel like driving. Definitely one to re-visit!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Warwick, April 2012

    • “Almost 5 stars”
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    • “Really wanted to give this cottage 5 stars as it was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean (I am very fussy about hygiene). It almost made it. What let it down were very simple things. No patio furniture which should have been a no brainer as there was a decking area with incredible views to take in whilst soaking up the summer sun. Also the garden needed a bit if a tidy. There were plenty of mirrors to do my make up and hair but sadly no plug sockets near them to dry my hair. Had to remove one mirror and place it on the church pew and use the lamp socket. The log burner got blocked and smoked us out on the first night, called the caretaker, left message but he never got back to us the whole week we were there. My husband cleaned it all out and tried again but it was no different. Gave up as the cottage just smelt of smoke and stung our eyes, even with with doors and windows opened. Please don't let this put you off though. The cottage is gorgeous and it's in a lovely quiet place with easy driving access to most popular areas.”

    Wardy007, Aldridge, United Kingdom, June 2016

    • “It has been a quiet week at Mell View...”
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    • “Had a fabulous week helped by perfect weather. Mell View Cottage is a lovely little place with all mod cons. [Unless you need broad band-type technology.]Just outside the main drag of the Lake District which means peace and quiet. Ample parking. Great for young family, I guess - we were two parents and one grown son. Happy to recommend this cottage. Admin went like clockwork.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northumberland, August 2013

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    • “Lovely cottage. Beautifully clean. Good info except we arrived with no bedding for sofa bed, missed that bit of info. Was no problem though. Super location. Enjoyed visit”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cheltenham, April 2012

    • “Quiet Rural Retreat.”
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    • “This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this cottage,it is not too far from Keswick,yet is set in a wonderful quiet location,it has excellent facilities throughout,my only criticisms would be the small freezer box in the refrigerator,OK if you are eating out all the time and the complicated heating system controls.The decking outside overlooking Great Mell Fell is excellent on a fine sunny evening for watching the sun go down with a large gin & tonic.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, November 2011

    • “Great views”
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    • “Enjoyed our stay. The heating was set a little high for us!Only thing it lacked was a shaver/toothbrush recharger point.We would definitely stay here again if in the area.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Wetherby, November 2011

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    • “This fantastic cottage is well equipped, in a peaceful location from which we saw rabbits, falcons, buzzards, wild ponies and red squirrels. It made a great base to explore the NE Lakes and we would definitely consider returning.”

    Mr Brodie, Pudsey, September 2018

    • “Great cottage in lovely surroundings. Only one disappointment:- there is an unexpected Wi-Fi router but broadband connection was down. We reported to owners but it was not fixed before we left.”

    Mrs Anniss, Cheadle, June 2018

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The Property

Mell View Cottage is a characterful Ullswater cottage with the original beams still present and a cosy wood burning stove in the lounge, situated in a rural location. A delightful cottage sleeping four to six people ideal for your family.
The cottage is situated in a rural location one mile from Matterdale, on the coast to coast cycle route, located mid way between Keswick and Penrith, two miles north of Lake Ullswater. For those who enjoy an active lifestyle there are Little Mell Fell, Great Mell Fell and Gowbarrow Fell circumscribing the village and numerous watersports are available from nearby Lake Ullswater. Matterdale is in an area of outstanding beauty with magnificent fell views, there is a bar and village shop and the villages of Dockray and Dacre are both within a five minute drive with village pubs serving excellent bar meals.
Mell View Cottage has been sympathetically renovated and equipped to a high standard to provide cosy accommodation in a peaceful setting with views over the garden to Great Mell Fell. The original beams are still present and there is a wood burning stove to cosy up to on a cold winters evening.
The cottage is all on one level, has under floor heating throughout and comprises:

Dining/lounge with colour plasma TV with Freeview, DVD player, hi-fi and sofa bed.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher.
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels provided.
The cottage has a large cottage style garden with patio and furniture, an ideal place to take advantage of the uninterrupted views
Private parking for 2 cars.
Please note Mell View is not suitable for guests with animal allergies.

To ensure these are available for your holiday, these must be booked and paid in advance.


One level, ground floor cottage with two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and 1 x sofa bed, Garden with patio and furniture.


  • Electric underfloor heating, plus a wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Colour plasma TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Private parking available for 2 cars
  • A large cottage-style garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub in Matterdale village, 1 mile
  • Note: Mell View is not suitable for guests with animal allergies.

Regional Information

POOLEY BRIDGE Penrith 6 miles. The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.