Entire home/flat

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

A cosy cottage with beams and an open fire set in quiet farmland with great views. Wonderful access to the fells and the lakes. Half way between Keswick and Penrith, Ullswater is only three miles away. We currently let it for three nights or more.

The space

The Cottage was originally a bank barn and has a large sitting room with open fire, shower room and kitchen downstairs and a large bedroom with kingsize bed upstairs with extensive views over the countryside.

Guest access

Guests have access to the patio and the garden, but really are free to wander up the field for the views, bearing in mind we have chickens and a beehive.

Interaction with guests

We are just next door so we can offer help at anytime.

Other things to note

We do have dogs of our own, collies Ted and Megan, who provide extra hospitality. There is also quite a lot of wildlife about in the form of red squirrels and a barn owl that hunts out the front (these may eventually go).

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We do allow dogs in the cottage but would ask that they are kept out of the bedroom and off the furniture and that you clean up after them. Apart from that we are pretty easy going.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

7 Reviews

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Cassie User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful, peaceful, and cozy place! We had a wonderful time. The property is tucked away from the hustle and bustle, but is still close enough to lots of activities (especially of the outdoor type). We definitely recommend!

Lesley-Anne User Profile
February 2017
Cosy wee cottage with lovely open place and very comfy bed! Location was great and Ricard and Jo were very welcoming. A fantastic weekend away. Thank you!

Doug User Profile
August 2016
Very welcome. Good communication beforehand. Everything on the profile as described. Lovely cozy place to stay following a chilly walk. Super log fire. Very homely. Highly recommended for a stay in the Lake District.

Rob User Profile
July 2016
Beautiful cosy cottage in the most perfect spot in the North Lakes. Very easy to find from the M6 but tucked away in a quiet corner, lots of great walks and good pubs nearby. Ideal base for a few days' getaway with the dog!

Ronette User Profile
June 2016
A beautiful setting in a central position in the Lakes District. Wake to the sound of sheep and birds - a truly relaxing experience on a farm with a long history. We enjoyed evening drinks on the patio outside the character-filled bedroom. The kitchen was functional and the place was filled with wonderful books. Hosts were very friendly and relaxed.
Richard User Profile
Response from Richard:
Thanks, so much. It was pleasure hosting you. Airbnb is good for the soul as it reassures you that there are still lovely people in the world.
June 2016

Lewis User Profile
April 2016
Lovely cottage, lovely hosts, could have stayed longer! Wish we did! Highly recommend.

Ellie User Profile
April 2016
Superb, cosy, well equipped and very comfortable cottage. Great views from the property which is very accessible to both Penrith and Keswick. Very helpful and welcoming owners in Richard and Jo. Hugely recommended.

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Matterdale, United Kingdom · Joined in June 2015
Richard User Profile

I am a father and grandfather who used to be an outdoor education lecturer but now run two holiday cottages. I can't live without space, friends, an expedition to look forward to, the London Review of Books and my canoe. My best destinations have been Bhutan, Florence, North-West Scotland and Poligny. Authors; George MacKay Brown, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Robert Macfarlane. Movies: My Life as a Dog, Il Postino. Music: Mozart, Annie Lennox, The Watersons. Food: Smoked Haddock, Cumberland Sausage, Home-made Bread. Style of travel: Minimalist and unplanned, pretty easy-going. Curious and off the beaten track. Hosting: Again, easy-going. I don't really believe in mottos.

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Response time: within a day
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