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5* Romantic hideaway, bed and breakfast, Ullswater

SuperhostDockray, England, United Kingdom
Entire guest house hosted by Helen
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom

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The Bothy, a romantic hideaway for two, is situated next to Aira Beck in the village of Dockray in The Lake District. With walks straight onto the fells, down to the beautiful Aira Force and Ullswater it's an ideal base for walkers.

The Bothy is not self catering but equivalent to a 5* hotel bedroom. Inside The Bothy there is a lounge area with sofa, mini fridge, kettle, Nespresso and TV. The property is warmed with under floor heating and also has a log stove to add to the romantic mood!

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COVID-19 note - apologies but we cannot accept bookings if you live in a Tier 3 region. Government guidelines for Tier 3 regions include no non essential travel.

The Bothy dates from the late 1700s when the original house was constructed. We renovated the bothy, and the house, in 2016. It is situated in Dockray next to Aira Beck with walks onto the fells, down to the beautiful Aira Force and Ullswater straight from your door. It's the perfect romantic weekend hideaway and just 3 minutes stroll to the local pub!

Dockray is a small village in the heart of the North Lake District just a mile from Ullswater and 15 minutes drive from Penrith, a small market town with supermarkets, local shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways. In Dockray there are a handful of houses and a pub, The Royal.

The Bothy is not a self catering property but as you see below there are a number of treats waiting for you. Your breakfast (included in the price) will be taken at The Royal which is just a stroll away and The Royal also serves great lunches and dinners. Of course there are plenty of other dining options in the area just a short drive away. Inside The Bothy there is a lounge area with sofa, mini fridge, kettle, Nespresso and TV. The property is warmed with under floor heating and also has a log stove to add to the romantic mood!

We welcome pets, two small dogs maximum, and charge £10 per dog per stay (not night) payable on site. We donate this money to Eden Animal Rescue.

We have looked at all aspects of the running of The Bothy and identified, where possible, products which have a low environmental impact. As of March 2019 the operation of The Bothy is free from single-use plastics.
•d2W waste bin liners are compostable, they will biodegrade within 12-18 months, compared to normal plastics which take hundreds of years.
•The Tea Pig tea bags provided are plastic-free and after use are put in our compost heap which then is used on our garden. Normal tea bags contain microplastics which don’t degrade.
•The Nespresso coffee capsules are emptied by hand; the grounds go on the compost and the aluminium is recycled
•We provide Two Farmers crisps which are supplied in compositor packets
•Who Gives a Crap recycled loo paper comes in paper wrapping
•Bio-D/Ecover cleaning liquids are the most environmentally-friendly available and the containers are refilled at Another Weigh
•Detergent used to wash bed linen and towels is by Bio-D (the most environmentally-friendly currently available) and comes in paper packaging
•The milk provided is delivered by a good old-fashioned local milkman (more accurately, milkwoman) in glass bottles; we put it into the stainless steel flask to reduce spillage.
•We are also investigating the possibility of using the beck for a water-source heat pump which would allow The Bothy to be heated with minimal carbon output.
•Where possible and, without compromising quality, we use local suppliers. This gives you a taste of the region and also cuts down on food miles.

We only let The Bothy for a minimum of two nights, maximum three at weekends. At bank holidays and Easter we rent for a minimum three nights.

Covid-19: Because of the maximum three night stays we are able to quarantine the Bothy for a minimum 60 hours after guests leave before being thoroughly cleaned. The Bothy is then quarantined for a further minimum 24 hours before new guests arrive.

Included in the photos is an image of the layout of the property.

Things you will find in The Bothy:

Wifi
King size bed with bedding
Two bath towels and two hand towels
2 x Myrtle & Soap - provided with little bags so please take it home with you!
TV
DVD player and selection of DVDs
Log stove and a supply of logs
Nespresso and pods
Kettle
Tea bags
Sugar
Mugs
Mini fridge
Half bottle of champagne OR a 20cl bottle of The Lakes Distillery Gin and some Fever Tree tonic
Pint of milk
Champagne, wine and water glasses
Side plates, knives and cloth napkins
Bottle opener
Torch
Two Farmers crisps
Prince Charles' favourite fudge from The Toffee Shop
Hair dryer
Iron and ironing board
Selection of games and DVDs
Maps
Local information

Guest access
The Bothy is a self contained separate building providing complete privacy.
The Bothy, a romantic hideaway for two, is situated next to Aira Beck in the village of Dockray in The Lake District. With walks straight onto the fells, down to the beautiful Aira Force and Ullswater it's an ideal base for walkers.

The Bothy is not self catering but equivalent to a 5* hotel bedroom. Inside The Bothy there is a lounge area with sofa, mini fridge, kettle, Nespresso and TV. The property is…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Hair dryer
Heating
Smoke alarm
Wifi
Carbon monoxide alarm
Indoor fireplace
Hangers
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Iron

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Dockray, England, United Kingdom

Dockray is approx one mile from Ullswater in the north Lake District recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a walkers paradise as well as plenty to do for non-walkers including a trip on the Ullswater Steamers, Lowther Castle, horse riding, sailing, kayaking, Dalemain House, Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre, Rheged Centre and much much more.
Dockray is approx one mile from Ullswater in the north Lake District recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a walkers paradise as well as plenty to do for non-walkers including a trip on the Ul…

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House rules
Check-in: After 12:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection