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Glen Cottage

Matterdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972337)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Armstrong

    “The cottage was very comfortable and the location is perfect.”

    Close enough to the major towns, but far enough away for peace and quiet. The kitchen was very well equipped, although only three rings worked on the cooker. ...

    Close enough to the major towns, but far enough away for peace and quiet. The kitchen was very well equipped, although only three rings worked on the cooker. The cottage has a septic tank, and there was a notice to say only toilet tissue can be flushed away. However, there was no provision for sanitary products. Towels were included, but would suggest a second set for when the others are being washed and dried. A hoover would be a welcomed addition as I was unable to clear up as much as I would have liked during our stay and before we left, especially with our dogs in the property. Overall we had a fantastic stay, and plan to return in the future.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Glen Cottage is a one bedroom ground floor property part of a larger traditional stone built barn conversion, with stunning views over Great Mell Fell.

Set in a rural location, this spacious holiday home is ideal for an exploration of the Northern Lakes. Built from traditional stone, this lovely cottage is the ideal retreat for a couple who want to get away from it all in the Lakes. As you step in through the door of Glen Cottage it's not difficult to see why it's been 4 star Gold rated by Visit Britain.

Everything is beautifully presented and the country cottage charm is matched by the contemporary convenience.

Dine in the sun room with its superb countryside vistas and breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen.

The entrance has a large porch, perfect for all your outdoor gear.

The comfortable living room has a TV, character beams and a wood burning stove plus spellbinding views over the fells and the local countryside.

From the large hall, descend two steps to the king-sized double bedroom with its views across Great Mell Fell.

There's also a contemporary shower room with walk in cubicle, vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside there's a walled garden and a fully enclosed field where your dogs can roam free.

Enjoy the outstanding countryside views and the local farm animals and wildlife from your private garden complete with garden furniture - the ideal place to relax after a full day's hiking, biking and sightseeing in the Lakes.

There's also off road parking for 1 car. Glen Cottage is set in an idyllic location that ensures peace and quiet, yet is easily accessible from the M6.

There are plenty of friendly local pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance, and of course, the hike to Great Mell Fell or a trip to Ullswater are unmissable.

Penrith and Keswick with their lively shops, bars and restaurants are about a 15-minute drive in either direction from the cottage. Glen Cottage is the perfect base for an exploration of the North Lakes.

Ullswater and Aira Force, the landscape that inspired Wordsworth's famous 'Daffodils' poem, is a short hike down the road from the cottage.

Blencathra, Derwent Water and Hellvelyn are all within easy reach, while a drive over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass takes you to Ambleside and Windermere. For a romantic getaway in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, Glen Cottage is the perfect hideaway at any time of year.


One bedroom: 1 x king size double, shower room with walk in cubicle, vanity unit, WC and heated towel rail. Living room, sun lounge/dining room, breakfast kitchen, porch.


  • Oil fired underfloor heating plus wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Walled garden with furniture, shared lawn
  • Enclosed nearby field for dogs running free
  • Pub 1 mile away, Cycling trails on the doorstep, hiking trails nearby
  • Sorry, no smoking. NB: This property is adjoined to other cottages in this barn conversion.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 20 minutes. 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.

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