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The Old Post Office

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

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • 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
  • Reviews

    Mrs Heslop

    “Relaxed homely cottage.”

    Perfect for quiet chilling

The property

The Old Post office is a delightful Cumbrian cottage situated in the pretty Lakeland village of Dacre close to Ullswater, Keswick and Penrith an ideal base from which to explore, walk, cycle or simply relax. As the name suggests, this charming 18th century cottage was once the village post office situated in the centre of the village of Dacre which is only two miles from the shores of Lake Ullswater and within a fifteen minute drive of both Penrith and the vibrant market town of Keswick.

The village has its own castle, traditional lakeland pub, a pretty church and a pathway to Dalemain House.

Lake Ullswater with its steamers and water sports is close by as is the dramatic Aira Force waterfalls, the traditional village of Pooley Bridge is just over a mile away with pubs, cafe, restaurant and shops. The Old Post Office has been sympathetically converted retaining many original features and now provides modern day living tastefully combined with traditional features including beamed lounge and wood burning stove.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside this Lake District holiday cottage also has an abundance of walks directly from the door and is the perfect retreat for a holiday at any time of the year. The cottage has gas central heating and comprises: Lounge/ diner with characterful beams, wood burning stove,TV, DVD player and a selection of books, maps, DVDs and games Breakfast kitchen with electric double oven with microwave, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. First floor: Master double bedroom with brass bed and co-ordinated linens.

Double bedroom with oak furnishings.

Double bedroom overlooking the garden.

Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. All gas, electric, initial supply of logs, bed linen and towels included.

Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available. Private parking for 2 cars. Outside South westerly facing lawned garden with patio and garden furniture.


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.

Calculate your drive time

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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