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Glenridding, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972560)

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    • “Lovely place to stay, Off the beaten track. Cosy and comfortable. TV/DVD player, radio. Poor mobile signal in cottage. Can get 3G/4G on front window ledge. If important to you. Lighting a bit dim if you're a reader, could be improved by some higher wattage LED bulbs! Rough track all way from road to cottage, 4x4 ideal, smaller cars might struggle especially in snowy weather. Cottage cold to start as storage heaters all switched off and took 24hrs plus to warm really. Multi fuel fire, worth mentioning so clients can go prepared with wood or coal, v warming once going. Lovely place to stop, would be lovely in Spring/Summer months as able to sit out and enjoy nature more.”

    Dr Mccusker, Keighley, February 2018

    • “Having to walk to and from cottage as we didn't have a 4x4 which is a must to get there did have an effect on what we took and what time we had to come back as we walked in the pitch black otherwise, I haven't had any resolution from either yourselfs or owners so had no choice to stay as we had no refund, wasn't happy leaving my car at bottom of track every night either, shower was temeperamemtal and those stairs! Or should I say ladder , this property needs re- describing as the pictures and description is very misleading, also the neighbours who obviously own not rent clearly aren't happy having strangers traipsing through regularly, quite unfriendly.”

    Ms Bilsborrow, Preston, October 2018

    • “The track is unsuitable for the average car, it is very rough and long. My Toyota Yaris sustained damage to the door sill which will cost £280 to repair, this despite driving up it at walking pace. The stairs are steep but the owner has recently fitted a welcome hand rail. The kitchen area is small but has modern appliances. We found that the bunk bed is rather small for adults. The setting of the cottage is spectacular being surrounded by big hills. Apart for the track we enjoyed our stay. G Evans”

    Mr Evans, Abingdon, September 2018

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The Property

Tucked away in a peaceful, rural location this former mine workers cottage has retained many original features including flagstone floor, beamed ceiling and a wood burning stove for cuddling in front of on winter evenings and the garden is a haven for relaxation on a summers day with a view to Lake Ullswater.

Location, location, location! If you are looking for a truly rural location with views from the garden to Lake Ullswater then this is the cottage for you. Situated one mile east of the village of Glenridding, accessed by a mile long, winding, single track to reach a row of six former mine workers cottages on the back of Helvellyn, in the most picturesque location imaginable. Glenridding has a number of hotels serving food and local ales and convenience store. There is easy access to the villages dotted around the lake and Ambleside and Windermere via Kirkstone Pass.

The mid terrace, stone cottage has been refurbished retaining its wealth of character including flagstone floor, beamed ceiling, wood burning stove and wealth of local timbers which all help make this a cottage that is sure to be enjoyed by all those fortunate enough to stay here.

The accommodation is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:

Entrance porch.
Open plan living area with cosy wood burning stove, TV and DVD player.
Dining area leading to-
Kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.

Steep open tread stair case to first floor: (Not suitable for small children or anyone who has difficulty walking)
Double bedroom with superb views to the fells.
Children's room with built in bunk beds, suitable for children over 5 years due to the stairs.
Compact shower room with hand basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included.
Towels not provided at this property.
Details on where to purchase logs are in the property
On street parking by the track.
Garden with garden furniture and view to the lake.


Pets are NOT accepted in this cottage


2 bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x built in child's bunk bed. Shower room with hand basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Open plan sitting room and woodburning stove.


  • Electric heating, 1 wood burning stove, details of where to purchase logs are in the property
  • Linen is provided
  • Towels not provided
  • Electric oven and hob, washing machine, fridge, microwave
  • Open plan sitting room, TV, DVD player
  • On-street parking by the track
  • Lawn area with seating area and view of the fells
  • Local amenities, pubs, convenience shops and hotels with restaurants
  • Lake 10 min walk
  • Note: not recommended for children under 5 or those with mobility issues as stairs are steep.

Regional Information

POOLEY BRIDGE 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