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The Old Post Office

Dacre near Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972501)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Heslop

    “Relaxed homely cottage.”

    Perfect for quiet chilling


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

The village of Dacre is home to this beautiful cottage that was once the village Post Office.

This unique home is the ideal location for you to seek out the sights and beauty of the Lake District, enjoy long walks, take to your bike or just simply get away from it all. This 18th-century terraced cottage is located in the heart of the village, the ideal spot for holidaymakers.

Set across two floors, modern-day living is side by side with the cottage's original features.

Sleeping four across three bedrooms makes it the ideal size for a family getaway or a friend's retreat. The ground floor hosts a fully equipped kitchen and lounge and diner which features the original timber beams.

After a day out walking on the fells or seeing the sights, you can relax in front of the TV, or even snuggle down with a book beside the cosy wood burning stove.

The first floor has a master double bedroom complete with brass bed and two double bedrooms, one with superb views of the garden and another with traditional oak furnishings.

The bathroom features full facilities, with a shower over the bath, washbasin and WC, while there is also enough parking for two cars making this the perfect accessible retreat. After a day exploring the landscape, why not spend the evening relaxing on our south west facing garden, with its own patio and furniture? Dacre village is full of its own character; you can take in the castle, Aira Force waterfalls or enjoy a pint in the pub.

Guests might also wish to enjoy a ride on a steamer on Lake Ullswater which is just 2 miles away.

Just a short 15-minute drive will take you to Penrith and to the local market town of Keswick.

Located on the north eastern edge of the Lake District, you're also within easy reach of tourist hotspot Windermere and Bowness, shopping hub Kendal and the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. This delightful cottage is the best way for you and your family or a group of friends to enjoy the incredible Lake District.


Across 2 floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x master; 2 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Lounge and dining area. Off road parking suitable for 2 cars. Outside seating area on patio.


  • Gas central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric double oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and DVD player, WiFi, books, games
  • Initial supply of logs provided
  • Gas and electric included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel Cot and high chair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars.Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1 minute walk away
  • Note: Max 4 adults.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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