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Patterdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972493)

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    • “House full of character.”
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    • “Family of 10 stayed here and had a really lovely experience. The whole house is of a very high standard with comfortable beds and good kitchen facilities. The children loved exploring the attached woodlands; lots of space inside and useful terraces to sit outside. No views of the excellent surrounding countryside from the grounds as the house is in woodland but plenty of walks from there for a week without having to move the car. We had a couple of minor issues with the property but were immediately sorted once the owner was informed. Good pub for evening meals 5 min walk away but beware of the road as there are no footpaths in places and the road has several sharp bends along the way.”

    Xtraddy, Yorkshire, August 2016

    • “Fantastic stay”
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    • “Don't let the slightly spooky photos put you off, this is a fantastic house and incredible value for money. The house itself is enormous and really gives you the country retreat feel but while still being warm and cosy. All of the rooms are a great size but I guess the only downside is the lack of en-suite bathrooms. That said there is no picture of the ludicrously large shower. I'd say you'd get a good 6 people in there all at the same time. You probably wouldn't all be getting good shower head time but it's a fantastic feature. The whole house is really well appointed especially the kitchen which made catering for 10 a cinch. It's ideally located for the small village of Patterdale which has a very functional shop and pub and there are plenty of local walks as well. I'd recommend walking around Ullswater to Howtown and then get the steamer back. We went in February and sadly the Howtown hotel wasn't open but fortunately the boat has a bar on it. I'll be coming again. Amazing value.”

    Joe M, London, United Kingdom, March 2016

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    • “Daweswood exceeded all expectations in both its actual location, and the house itself. All the fittings and furnishings were to the highest quality and it was beautifully warm as well. I hope to be able to return here in the near future. The booking experience through Sykes as usual was trouble free.”

    Mr Glass, TELFORD, November 2018

    • “We weren't all sure what to expect, but the place was perfect for us - really interesting house, big bedrooms, plenty of space to relax in. There was actually rather more there than I was led to believe - salt and pepper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. No tea towels, but they were supplied very quickly once I asked. Great location. All very happy.”

    Mr Gray, Welwyn, June 2018

    • “Great location and house! The kitchen was well equipped with he exception of selection/size of cooking pans and frying pans considering food preparation for large groups....bought a large frying pan so hopefully that will help out groups in the future. (small point in the scheme of things!!:) Only suggestion would be to provide a outside gas grill. Would be easier for guests and also cleaner safer. Fantastic week...thank you...mark”

    Mr Millett, Auburn, May 2018

    • “Ideal place for a largish family gathering. All mod cons and fittings working well, in a wonderfully retro setting. William Morris Wallpaper, good fires and plenty of space. Very helpful hosts. The only drawback was the considerable distance from kitchen to the rest of the house - and perhaps the fact that it is actually rather dark inside and surrounded by trees. Nonetheless, it made a wonderful location for an excellent week and in a gorgeous part of the country.”

    Mr Fanning, Oxford, March 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The Property

This luxury Lake District cottage is a spacious Arts and Crafts house located in Patterdale at the southern tip of Lake Ullswater. Sleeping 10, it is ideal for 2 families or group of friends looking for a base from which to enjoy all of the Lake District, an open fire in an Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove make the house warm and cosy in the colder months and the 3 acres of gardens and woodlands provide a private, quiet summer retreat making the cottage ideal at any time of year.
Located at the southern end of Lake Ullswater, Patterdale is a traditional Lake District village with shop and post office, church, pub and hotel both serving excellent food. Surrounded by Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag and Place Fell walking, cycling and climbing can be enjoyed right from the door. Lake Ullswater has a number of water sports centres where you can hire a boat or try out windsurfing among other water borne activities. Keswick and Ambleside are a 30 minute scenic drive with a wealth of attractions, restaurants, pubs and shops, or visit the many villages dotted along the shores of Lake Ullswater, each with its own character.
Daweswood dates back to 1908 and is an ‘arts and crafts house’, approached by a sweeping driveway between the mature conifers and rhododendrons, and stands in 3 acres of gardens and woodlands where there is a magnificent variety of wild life and mature trees providing privacy. Furnished with a mixture of antiques and contemporary furniture with William Morris furnishings and with an open fire housed in an Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove the house is warm and cosy in winter and lazy days can be enjoyed during the summer months in the garden or for those who enjoy walking the fells, the back gate provides direct access. The property is ideal for a group of friends or two families holidaying together who will appreciate the attention to detail and ease of access to the fells, to make this a home from home at any time of year.
The cottage has oil central heating and comprises:

Impressive entrance hallway with oak panelling and beamed ceiling.
Lounge with period ornate polished wood fire surround housing open fire, boxed bay window offering view to the garden, TV and DVD player.
Formal dining room with original oak panelling, beamed ceiling and wood burning stove.
Kitchen comprising of electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Breakfast room with wood burning stove and leaded bay windows to the garden.
Utility/drying room with washing machine.
Cloakroom with hand basin and WC.

First floor: Master double bedroom with leaded windows over a window seat and views to the fells.
Three double bedrooms, one with window seat overlooking the garden.
Twin bedroom.
Two bathrooms both with bath, hand basin, WC, one with a shower cubicle.
Separate WC with hand basin.

All electric, coal, logs, bed linen, towels and payphone provided.
Cot and highchair available.
Ample private parking.
Gardens with patio and garden furniture.
Nearest pub and shop a 5 minute walk.

Please note that there is a refundable security deposit of £500 payable in advance.


Five first-floor bedrooms: 4 x double, 1 x twin. Two upstairs bathrooms with bath, basin and WC, one with shower cubicle. Additional upstairs WC and basin. Kitchen. Sitting room with ornate fireplace. Dining room with wood burner. Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC. Additional breakfast room.


  • Oil central heating and wood burners in dining and breakfast rooms, open fire in sitting room
  • Range cooker and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room, WiFi, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking on private grounds
  • Private gardens with picnic furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Travel Cot available
  • Nearest pub and amenities five-minute walk. Please note that there is a refundable security deposit of £500 payable in advance.

Regional Information

TROUTBECK Windermere 3 miles; Ambleside 4 miles. The small Lakeland village of Troutbeck can be found between its more famous neighbours Windermere and Ambleside, close by the Kirkstone Pass. A mixture of houses, cottages and farms, the village is scattered along a narrow lane bordered by a drystone wall. Many of these buildings date back to the 17th Century with features such as mullioned windows and heavy cylindrical chimneys and the northern end boasts its own 17th century inn. Close by, the bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including the lakeside ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The ‘Windermere Steamboat Museum’ displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Troutbeck is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.