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Matterdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972666)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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  • “The most perfect cottage in a fabulous setting”

    - Mr Champion, September 2021

The property

Located in the Ullswater Fells this cosy and romantic cottage has walking from the door over the fells, where stunning views await at every turn, and to Aira Force.

Return to the cottage to snuggle in front of the wood burning stove or relax in the garden with one of the best views you will want to see. Location, location, location!

This is the cottage with a location that will be greatly admired by those lucky enough to stay in this newly converted barn conversion.

The barn is adjoining the owners former fell side farmhouse dating back to the 12th century within its 13 acres of fields.

Swallowdale sits in the fells towering above Lake Ullswater and provides walking opportunities from the door.

Aira Beck runs through the fields of the property and leads to Aira Force one of the most spectacular tourist destinations, which can be easily reached on foot.

There are numerous villages dotted around the lake with traditional village pubs, restaurants and shops for leisurely days or jump aboard an Ullswater steamer and enjoy the sights from the lake itself. The cosy cottage, with wood burning stove, successfully blends traditional with contemporary to provide a most attractive cottage that will be enjoyed by couples visiting for a romantic short break or a longer stay to appreciate this idyllic fell side location. The cottage has under floor heating throughout and comprises: Cosy lounge with wood burning stove, TV, full width glass window and door to provide views to Matterdale Common with Galbarrow towering above, Place Fell and High Street beyond. Breakfast kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Bathroom with hand basin and WC. Stairs to a magnificent feature bedroom with pretty king size bed, vaulted ceiling, centre beam (thoughtfully padded to prevent any 'bumps in the night') and view to the fells. All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Free Wi-Fi. Private parking for 1 car. Small garden with seating to admire one of the finest views in the Ullswater area. Access to the owners surrounding fields and fells beyond.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with small dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Underfloor heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer dishwasher, washing machine, TV, Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Small garden with bench seating
  • Access to owner's fields
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 15 minute walk
  • Waterfall 10 mins walk
  • Note: Max 2 adults.

About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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