“Excellent cottage and facilities.”
“Everything was perfect, just one problem!”
The weather was too hot for our two dogs!!
“Lovely cottage, well equipped and really comfortable beds.”
Owners kindly left fresh eggs, chocolates and doggie treats. Weather was amazing so garden and sun room greatly enjoyed. Newly managed local pub three doors up was also excellent!
“Cosy and comfortable cottage”
We stayed at Boxtree for 2nd week in the Lakes. Can't fault the cottage. Well maintained, high quality fixtures fittings and kitchen equipment. Loved the bath! Good layout for keeping the dog out of the lounge and upstairs as they provided a gate. Dacre is a quiet picturesque hamlet near Ullswater. Nearest shops 2 miles away in Pooley bridge, also a few pubs for eating. We liked the Boot and Shoe in Greystoke. One big disappointment was that the pub next door has just shut up shop for good. It was a big factor in booking Dacre so that was a shame. However, we adapted! Lovely place and if and when we visit the lakes again we'll book Boxtree.
This is a lovely cottage with everything in it that you could possibly want. Two large comfy bedrooms and bathrooms, with a pretty cottage garden. We had a most enjoyable week and our dog loved it as well. Would have liked to have been in walking distance of Ullswater but the weather was very hot which rather put off long walks. Some very good local dog friendly pubs in the area with excellent food. A pity the one in the village is up for sale and barely functioning.
“Wonderful cottage in peaceful village, convenient for all Lake District has to offer.”
We were so pleased that we had chosen to book Boxtree for the 2nd week of a 2 week break in the Lake District with our dogs. It is a delightful cottage, full of character but with all mod cons & so comfortable. Plenty of space for the dogs who seemed as content with it as we were. Bathrooms are spacious. The garden was glorious & we sat outside to reflect on our day's activities on our return each day. It was very restful. On arrival there was a homemade cake, chocolates, dog treats & a card to welcome us & vases of flowers to add to the wonderful first impression on entering. The village of Dacre is pretty & peaceful and includes farming community so we were able to watch the shepherds & their dogs driving the sheep down the lane. However it is relatively close to beautiful Ullswater & all it has to offer or a short drive to reach routes out if you wish to explore other parts of the Lake District or Eden Valley. Perfect in every way.We would certainly not hesitate to book again.
“Perfect as usual”
I think that the fact that this was the 6th time I have stayed in the cottage with a seventh coming up in July speaks volumes. I love this cottage. The location is perfect - low level walks from the doorstep; easy access to higher level walks; Pooley Bridge and its amenities a short drive or an interesting walk away; Penrith and its supermarkets only a 10 minute drive away, and Keswick, with its shops, pubs and restaurants only 20 minutes. The cottage is spotless and very tastefully decorated. With the wood burning stove lit, the living room is a very cosy place to while away the evening perusing the very helpful folder of walks and attractions. The kitchen is well equipped with all you could need for cooking away from home, although the quiet Horse and Farrier pub is only a 30 second walk away should you fancy a hearty pie and chips (no food in the winter months though). The location and the attention to detail mean that I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in The Lakes.
Boxtree is a bijou of a cottage furnished with high end furniture and kitchen equipment making it a very comfortable accommodation.It is kept to a very high standard . Some lovely touches from the owner's . Welcome pack homemade baking, wine, chocolate etc... There is a comprehensive information pack about the cottage and the surrounding area , a great choice of videos, books and games . Dacre is a haven of peace, ideal for walks and beautiful scenery.
“Beautiful Idilic Cottage”
Lovely cottage with very nice touches from the owner on arrival to make it very homeley. Had a fantastic time in the lakes with our dogs and coming back to a log burner and a bottle of wine in a lovely cosey cottage made it 100x better would highly recommend this cottage and would love to come back again. Thank you for making our last holiday before we are married one to remember!
First time booking this delightful cottage and was not disappointed. Beautifully furnished and lovingly decorated with lots of nice little touches. On arrival I was greeted with fresh flowers, tea, coffee, after dinner mints and home made lemon drizzle cake which was soooooo delcious. Invited to the village gathering of apple pressing for making cider ... all the locals were invited to bring their own harvested apples. Great experience. This cottage has absolutely everything you could possibly need ... the owners have put a lot thought into making this a home away from home for their guests. Also, was so great that I could bring my two cats along ... they must have felt the love because they settled in brilliantly. Many thanks to owners Carol and Steve Ingram ... will most definitely be booking up again next year.
“A beautiful cottage conveniently located”
We we really impressed by the quality of this cottage. It was fully equipped with everything you could wish for, perfectly decorated and furnished with quality items. It is well located for a number of local walks and generally exploring the Lake District. The accommodation is also well arranged for dog owners.
“Excellent cottage in great location.”
This is about our 4th stay at Boxtree. Seem to recall it was new on our first visit in 2013 and the owners have really maintained it to a high standard - the gardens have matured beautifully. Very clean and bright with welcoming flowers, lemon drizzle cake, wine and chocolates and doggie treats and lot's of other little touches- very thoughtful. Conservatory and garden are a bonus.There's en suite bathrooms - one with a great shower, the other with a huge bath to soak in, big comfy beds and everything you need in the kitchen. Great log burner if needed. Highly recommended. Dacre is very conveniently situated. It's a peaceful little hamlet tucked away but only a few minutes from Pooley Bridge and Penrith and no more than half an hour to Keswick. Great for getting out and about.
“Extremely comfortable they've thought of everything to make your stay a wonderful experience.”
Extremely clean, and welcoming with beautiful flowers, cake wine and chocolates to start your stay in the perfect mood. This is the third time we have stayed & will stay again next summer, fingers crossed. There's a great shower or deep bath to soak in after great day's walking; and lovely fluffy towels. Very conveniently situated.
This is a wonderful cottage in every way. Carol and Steve have shown such thoughtfulness in all that is provided. The garden is beautiful and what a pleasure to arrive to freshly cut flowers, delicious lemon drizzle cake, and beer. The furnishings are of a very high standard, largely from Laura Ashley, and we were spoilt with a bedroom and en-suite each. The photos don't really do justice to this cottage, and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Situated in the rural village of Dacre, just five miles west of Penrith and two miles from Lake Ullswater, this charming 18th century cottage is the perfect setting for peace and quiet in the stunning Lake District.
Ideal for families or a couples’ retreat, Boxtree is a renovated former farmers’ cottage with original features, including wooden beams and stone niches to provide a truly luxurious and relaxing experience.
This delightful cottage is well equipped for all of your needs, with a fully furnished Shaker style kitchen which is accessed through the sun lounge.
There is also a breakfast/dining room and the main lounge where you can warm up by the wood burning stove while watching a film on the flat screen TV with a DVD player.
There is also the convenience of a downstairs toilet in the drying room/cloakroom with ample space for outdoor gear for adventurous types.
There is also a lockable stone store for keeping your bikes and outdoor equipment safe.
Head on upstairs and you will find two bedrooms which are superbly furnished with spacious en-suite bathrooms.
The master bedroom features vaulted beam ceilings with a wrought iron double bed and traditional antique furniture.
With the option for two twin beds, the second bedroom has a stunning view of the picturesque Blencathra.
You can admire outstanding distant fell views with steps leading down to the secure lawned garden, equipped with garden furniture and a BBQ.
The cottage features plenty of parking, with private spaces for two cars as well as on-street parking.
Boxtree is conveniently located in the centre of Dacre which features a private castle and an 18th century pub called the Horse and Farrier, where you can enjoy a meal and a pint after a day out exploring.
There are plenty of walks suitable for all abilities and the nearby Lake Ullswater provides plenty of fun for all ages, including a steamboat and fishing.
Boxtree is the perfect cottage for those looking for peace and quiet, and for the more adventurous there is plenty of idyllic walks and activities nearby.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC and 1 x double (optional twin) with en-suite shower room, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC in drying room/cloakroom. Kitchen. Breakfast/dining room. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Sun lounge. Stone store for storing bikes and outdoor equipment.
- Double glazing and oil fired central heating with wood burning stove
- Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, iPod dock, digital radio and CD player with a selection of CDs, selection of books and games, Wi-Fi
- Initial supply of logs provided for wood burning stove and fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel Cot and highchair available on request
- Private parking for two cars plus ample on-street parking
- Lockable stone storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
- Fully enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
- Two dogs welcome
- Clock shop, church and pub one min walk
- Lake two miles.
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About the location
Ullswater 2 miles; Penrith 5 miles.
Dacre is a small, quiet village that sits within the Lake District National Park, set amongst rolling Cumbrian countryside. The village offers a pub serving food, with shops available 5 miles away in Penrith. St Andrew’s, the parish church in Dacre, has occupied the site for over 1,000 years and has an ancient cross, which is believed to be pre-Viking. The village also has a castle, which has recently been restored and is now a private residence. Dalemain, an historic house and gardens, is also close by and every year hosts the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. With Ullswater also on the doorstep, and magnificent scenery to be enjoyed down towards Glenridding and Patterdale, which travels southwards towards Ambleside over the Kirkstone Pass, Dacre makes a wonderful base for making the most of this spectacular region.
Note: This property accepts Friday or Monday arrivals for short breaks only
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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