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Seldom Seen

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

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Dr Mccusker

    “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! ...

    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.


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The property

This stone mid-terrace miner?s cottage is located just a 10 minute walk from Lake Ullswater and a short drive from Glenridding in the Lake District.

This wonderfully, remote cottage is accessed by a mile long, single track road.

Retaining all its traditional charm, the exposed beams, flagstone floors and wood burning stove create a cosy atmosphere in the Lake District countryside.

Enjoy sublime serenity in the garden with views of the fells and wrap up by the fire on chilly evenings.

This property is set alongside 5 other cottages and is fitting for a family holiday or romantic country stay. The open plan living room is a quaint space with rustic wooden features, a wood burning stove and richly coloured exposed beams.

Ideal for cosy evenings and a hot drink.

Follow the beams into the kitchen where there is a flagstone floor, modern amenities and a handy breakfast bar.

Up the steep stairs and you reach the main bedroom. A minimalist main bedroom features more rugged beams.

There are stunning views of the fells to wake up to.

In the other bedroom, there?s a built-in bunk bed.

Recommended for families with children over 5 years old as the staircase is an open tread "ladder" style and are steep. In the garden, you?ll be struck by the wilderness of your location.

A grassed space with seating, the garden overlooks the towering fells and brings nature right up to the doorstep.

Take a deep breath and expect crisp, fresh air alongside your morning coffee.

Glenridding village is accessed along a single track country road.

It?s a half hour walk or half an hours drive from the property.

Glenridding is a popular spot for holidaying hikers who?re visiting Helvellyn, England?s third highest mountain.

There are some hotels serving country grub and convenience shops.

Lake Ullswater is just a short walk away.

You could also visit Aira Force for its 60-foot waterfall or Glencoyne Bay north of Glenridding.

Ambleside and Windermere can be accessed through Kirkstone Pass. Seldom Seen is a cosy traditional property in a peaceful rural setting, perfect for exploring Helvellyn or for an intimate stay close to the shores of Lake Ullswater.


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.

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About the location


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
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