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Find cottages in Glenridding and Southern Ullswater

The village of Glenridding lies at the southern end of Ullswater at the foot of the Kirkstone Pass. It’s an excellent cottage holiday base camp from which to explore the Lake District. Whether you want to scale Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in England, or wander about the calming lakes, a cottage in Glenridding will leave you feeling relaxed and restored.

The area is thought to be amongst the most beautiful in the Lakes. Once a thriving lead mining town, Glenridding is now geared mostly towards tourists, but the scenery remains unspoiled. Breathtaking fells and valleys provide hikes for a range of abilities, but if heights aren’t your thing, try a cruise on one of the famous Ullswater Lake steamers. The ‘Lady of the Lake’ dates back to 1877 and a journey down the 7.5 mile lake is a leisurely way to take in the spectacular scenery, with opportunities to explore Howtown and Pooley Bridge.

The Sailing Centre at Glenridding offer dinghies, kayaks, traditional boats and windsurfs for hire. Take to the water for an expedition with your family or book a lesson with one of the centre’s expert sailing tutors to really get a taste of life on the lakes. Visit the Inn on the Lake - a totally unique dining experience out on the water, with traditional afternoon teas and superb home cooked food.

The landscape around Glenridding is magnificent throughout the year and there is no better place to experience it than from the top of Place Fell. With views from Ullswater over to the Helvellyn range, you’re sure to be inspired by nature unbounded.

Search for holiday cottages in Glenridding and discover a world of cosy, Cumbrian cottages for your stay.

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  • The Gables


    Ref: CC118155
    The Gables nestles into the fell side above Glenridding, with fabulous panoramic views of the fells around Ullswater. Helvellyn may be accessed directly from the doorstep and with many other beautiful walks in the area your car may be parked up for the week. The Travellers Rest Inn is within 1/4 mile with shops and cafes in the centre of the village approximately 1/2 mile. Glenridding is well positioned to visit both the Northern and Southern Lakes, with the popular tourist towns of Keswick and Ambleside nearby.
    The Aira Force waterfall is three miles along the lake shore and Kirkstone Pass is a similar distance in the opposite direction. You can take a trip around the Ullswater Steamer and with other visitor attractions, such as Rheged and Rookin House Activity Centre close by, your holiday may be action packed or just relax in the attractive Lakeland garden and enjoy the tremendous views.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation has Fischer storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: With TV, DVD, video, radio, open fire (fuel not provided) and fell views.
    Kitchen area (off the lounge): With electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer and microwave.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV and en-suite with electric shower over bath, heated towel rail, wash basin and WC.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, TV, patio doors leading to sitting out areas and en-suite with shower, basin and WC.

    All electric and bed linen provided. Cot available. Telephone for incoming calls. Wi-Fi available. Terraced garden with 2 patio areas and seating. Parking on the lane for 1 car.

  • Blaes Crag Cottage


    Ref: CC118107
    Situated in an idyllic position above Lake Ullswater, the views from every window of Blaes Crag are breath taking. Spectacular walks for all abilities, from a stroll up to Lanty’s Tarn to a day’s hike up to the Helvellyn summit and surrounding fells, can be undertaken from the doorstep.
    The cottage provides a warm welcome with its original open fire, modern kitchen and bathroom, and comfortable furnishings. Blaes Crag Cottage is ideal not only for those seeking peace and tranquillity, but also provides a perfect base for further exploration of the Lakes and Fells of Cumbria. 

    Ground Floor: The property is heated by night storage heating, is double glazed and comprises:
    Lounge: With HD TV,blu ray DVD, video, CD/radio/record player, open fire (coal provided, logs can be bought in the village) and view to the fells.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave.
    Rear porch with a cloakroom with WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with fitted wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2: Single bedroom.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with seating area and views to lakes and fells.

    All electric and bed linen included. Cot available. Coal provided. Logs available locally.Small front garden. Private parking for one car. There is a washing line, pegs and clothes horse available.

  • Stybarrow View Cottage

    Glenridding, nr. Ullswater

    Ref: 19928

    Standing in a short row of cottages, just a stone’s throw from the southern shore of Ullswater, this comfortably furnished and cosy, traditional slate cottage enjoys spectacular rear views to the fells from its delightful, south east facing garden. There is superb walking from the doorstep, water sports are available in the village, and a cruise on the famous Ullswater steamer is a must. A spectacular drive over nearby Kirkstone Pass drops down into Windermere and Ambleside making this an excellent central holiday location. Shops, pubs and restaurants in village 200 metres.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors, beams and flagged floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 bunk (top bunk for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with 3 Velux.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio. Barbecue. No smoking.

  • Molly’s Cottage


    Ref: CC118177
    Molly’s Cottage is situated in the village of Glenridding, on one of the main walking routes to Helvellyn. This traditional stone built cottage has very good quality furnishings and every modern appliance to ensure guests comfort. A feature of the cottage is the roof top sunroom the balcony from which there are spectacular panoramic views. The cottage also benefits from a good-sized garden, a pub within 200 yards and 5 minutes walk to Ullswater. There are many lovely walks around Ullswater, including the spectacular Aira Force Waterfall, or the less energetic could take a cruise on the Ullswater steamers and fish on the lake.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by gas central heating throughout and comprises:
    With TV, DVD, CD, radio and gas fire.
    Dining/Kitchen:  With electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom: With king size bed.
    Second Bedroom: With small single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    Second Floor: Attic Bedroom: With twin beds
    Sunroom: With TV and patio doors onto balcony with beautiful fell views.

    All fuel and bed linen provided. Broadband internet access. Telephone in property. Cot and highchair available.Lawned garden with patio area. Garden furniture, gas BBQ and shed with lock up for bikes, buggies etc. On street parking. Free use of the swimming pool at the Glenridding Hotel.

  • Galena

    Glenridding, nr. Penrith

    Ref: 24934

    Conveniently set among the woodland on the edge of the village of Glenridding, this detached Lakeland cottage stands in an elevated position. The area is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a haven for a variety of wild birds and red squirrel; wild deer have even been seen on the patio. Just 1/4 mile from Glenridding village with pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, access to lake steamers, boat and bike hire. Walking and climbing nearby. Shop and pubs 550 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single (can be double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Garage with table tennis table. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Bank End

    Glenridding, nr. Ullswater

    Ref: W8486

    Lakeside location

    This superb detached cottage overlooking a small river has been extensively renovated to provide a tranquil hideaway with charm and a large, light, lounge with its wonderful fireplace. Boasting three bathrooms this cottage, ideal for couples, is just yards from Ullswater, with its renowned water sports and its surrounding craggy mountains giving beautiful lakeland views. There is excellent walking up the lane with Helvellyn and Striding Edge towering above the cottage. You can catch the Ullswater cruise boat to Pooley Bridge or enjoy the many outdoor activities in the area including climbing, cycling and horse riding. Shop 100 yards, pub 0.25 miles and restaurant 120 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors and beams/dining room with laminate floors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio with furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Beckses Cottage


    Ref: CC118105
    Well located to reach some of the most challenging northern peaks such as Blencathra, Skiddaw and High Street. A former farm house easily accessible from the M6, in the quiet hamlet of Beckces, Penruddock. After a hard days walking, why not try one of the two local pubs, each about half a miles’ walk from the house. Alternatively, enjoy your home cooked meal in the farmhouse kitchen and then stretch out in the cosy lounge in front of the wood burning stove.

    Ground Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Lounge: with stone fireplace, welcoming log burning stove, exposed beams, TV, DVD and CD player.
    Bathroom: From former dairy with beams, shower over bath, WC and hand basin.
    Kitchen/diner: With oak units, table and chairs, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with feature Victorian fireplace.
    Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 4: Second double bedroom with beams.
    Shower room: With Shower and WC.

    All electric, oil, logs and bed linen included. Cot and telephone for incoming calls only available. Wireless Broadband available.Garden area and private patio with table and chairs. Private parking for 2 cars.

  • Cheery Nook

    Matterdale End

    Ref: CC112127
    Cheery by name and Cheery by nature! Cheery Nook has a warm and homely ambience with attention to detail ensuring guests comfort. A converted, Grade II listed stone barn, with bedrooms and kitchen/diner on the ground floor and a lounge with cosy wood burning stove upstairs. Situated in a delightful rural location in the hamlet of Matterdale End, enjoying lovely views, easy access from the M6, three miles from Ullswater and 10 miles from the bustling town of Keswick.

    Ground Floor: With underfloor heating and comprising:
    Kitchen/Diner: with Lakeland slate work surfaces, ample storage, island unit, a choice of everyday and quality crockery, cutlery and glasses, electric range cooker with two ovens and a gas hob, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility room: with washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Conservatory: with views.
    Bedroom 1: with king size bed and en-suite with large walk-in shower, WC, bidet and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: with twin beds and en-suite shower, WC, bidet and wash basin.
    Bedroom 3: with double bed.
    Bedroom 4: with twin beds.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC, bidet and wash basin.

    First Floor: Lounge: with vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided), Freesat TV and DVD.

    All electric, oil, bed linen and towels provided. Cot available. Wi-Fi internet access but every intermittent due to location of the property. Two well behaved dogs welcome.Enclosed graveled garden with patio area and views. Parking for four cars.

  • Lookin How (Luxury)


    Ref: CC118101
    A beautiful spacious cottage situated on the edge of the hamlet of Dockray. As the cottage was previously lived in by the owners it is tastefully furnished with a mix of antique and modern furniture, living up to it’s four star gold grading in every way, great attention has been paid to all detail. The kitchen, the shower room and the bathroom have recently been modernised to a very high standard.  The cottage is centrally heated and double glazed throughout. Five minutes walk away is the restaurant at the Royal Hotel. This is a truly rural location for those looking for a peaceful retreat at any time of year, especially for those who enjoy walking the fells without first having to use the car.

    Ground Floor: The ground floor is entered via a large hall, immediately you see the beautiful oak doors and staircase. The owner’s collection of teddy bears welcome you.
    Lounge: With a view over the garden and down to Aira Beck, which leads on to Aira Force. On the ample seating you will enjoy the open log fire while watching the TV or playing a DVD.
    Dining room: Is furnished with a magnificent mahogany table with chairs to seat 10. There are other antique pieces and a bookcase containing all your holiday reading. Double doors lead to the conservatory. An archway leads into the kitchen.
    Conservatory: Overlooks a wooded bank area which falls away to Aira Beck with a view of the fells beyond. It contains chairs, a settee and you can listen to the radio and watch the squirrels and badgers at play.
    Kitchen: contains every utensil and dish that you might need for your cooking, together with electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Four of you can enjoy sitting eating at the table near the doors leading to the patio. Crockery, cutlery and glassware are provided in abundance.
    Bedroom 1: has twin beds, a fitted wardrobe and overlooks the garden.
    Bedroom 2: has single bed and room for Z bed if required.
    Shower room: has a shower, a WC and hand basin.
    Cupboards off the hall provides a cloakroom and a toy cupboard containing toys, jigsaws etc.

    First Floor: Master Bedroom: with king size bed, wash basin, built in wardrobes, dressing table and other furniture.
    Bedroom 4: with twin beds, built in wardrobes and overlooks Aira Beck.
    Bathroom: With shower, bath, WC and wash basin. 

    All electricity, oil, coal, logs, bed linen, bath and hand towels are included. A ’Z’ bed (with bed linen provided) is available on request. Cot available on request. Broadband is now available at the property.Ample parking. Front garden. Rear areas containing garden furniture and a portable BBQ. NB: There are sloping grounds in the garden. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

  • Dodd’s Lee


    Ref: CC118208
    Dodd’s Lee is a delightful detached farmhouse in the village of Dockray in the heart of the North Eastern Lakes. This spacious cottage is full of character and complimented with excellent facilities. Beautifully furnished throughout to provide a high degree of guest comfort, Dodd’s Lee is a home from home. Dockray is a quiet hamlet with a pub/restaurant just 300 meters from the house and a great location from which to explore the whole of the Northern Lake District, whether on foot, bike or car. Outdoor activity centres at Glenridding, Rookin House and Rheged lie within easy reach. About 1 mile west of Ullswaters Aira Force (a superb walk from the door), Dodd’s Lee is easily accessible from the M6, just a 15 minute drive.

    Ground Floor: Heated by oil central heating and comprising:
    Lounge: With solid oak floor, beamed ceiling, TV and wood burning stove in inglenook fireplace (logs not provided).
    There are three steps down from kitchen to dining area.
    Split level kitchen/Diner: With tiled floor, gas range cooker, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite electric shower, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed and view.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and window seat.
    Bedroom 4: With king size bed, window seat, en-suite shower, WC and wash basin.
    Family bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All oil, electric and bed linen provided. Cot and high chair available. Telephone for incoming and free local calls. Wi-fi internet access available.Outside: Enclosed rear garden with picnic table. Table football in garage.

  • Grey Walls


    Ref: CC118232
    Grey Walls is an impressive and quite outstanding detached country house, standing in an elevated position within extensive grounds. Its superb Lakeland location, in the village of Patterdale, lies at the southern end of Ullswater. Architect designed, it incorporates fascinating features such as oriel windows, all set in dressed stone. Internally the accommodation has a unique character, with oak panelling and a 17th-century court cupboard. The house manages to incorporate cottage charm, with the majority of rooms taking advantage of the exquisite outlooks. The grounds are delightful; they are all south facing and include extensive terracing, with water features, fish pond and broad areas of lawn with rhododendron bushes. There are magnificent fell views in all directions. Kirkstone Pass rises up to the south of the village dropping down into Ambleside and Windermere, so the location is central to both the North and South Lakes, and therefore excellent for touring the National Park. Above the valley behind Patterdale is the famous Striding Edge, a knife edge ridge, leading onto Helvellyn and is popular among more serious walkers. For a less strenuous walk you will find Aira Force, a short drive north, which is the Lake District’s most famous waterfall. There are watersports available on the lake and the steamer is a beautiful way to enjoy the scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with original oak panelling, beamed ceiling, oriel windows, views to Striding Edge and Helvellyn, electric sttyle stove, TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining room: With 17th century court cupboard.
    Kitchen: With induction hob and electric oven, microwave/oven/grill combination, fridge and dishwasher.
    Lobby: With walk-in larder.
    Garden room: With French doors leading to patio.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (can be made to twin, must be requested on booking).
    Bedroom 2: With super king size (zip and link, can be made up as a twin, must be requested on booking) and en-suite shower over bath and WC.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and WC.
    Lower Ground Floor:
    Reception area.
    Utility room:
    With fridge, freezer, dryer and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 4: With twin beds and basin.
    Bedroom 5: With 4ft double bed (for one) and basin.

    All oil, electric and bed linen and towels are provided. Travel cot and 2 x high chair on request. Wifi access.Large terraced garden with patio, charcoal BBQ and garden furniture. Landscaped grounds. Bike store. Two dogs welcome. Parking for four cars. Please note: there are multiple steps, a water feature and a fish pond in the grounds and garden of the property.

  • Ullswater House


    Ref: CC118117
    Ullswater house is situated in the centre of Glenridding, close to Ullswater and has the luxury of a Lake View. This four bedroom maisonette is decorated and furnished to very good standard providing comfortable, spacious accommodation for large families or groups of up to 10 people. From Glenridding there are many beautiful walks around the lake or on the surrounding fells, Helvellyn being the most well known. There are sailing and fishing opportunities on Ullswater, and the bustling towns of Ambleside and Keswick are both within half an hour’s drive.

    First Floor: The centrally heated accommodation comprises:
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and a Lake view.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed.
    Bedroom 3: with three single beds and Lake view.
    Bedroom 4: with three single beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

    Second Floor: Open plan design with:
    Lounge/dining area: With Lake and fell views, electric flame effect fire, TV, video and CD/radio.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
    Utility/drying room: With a washer/dryer and fell view.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and hand basin.

    All fuel, bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available. Wireless Broadband access for people with their own laptop.Outside there is a patio area with seating. Parking for 1 car. NB: Stream in grounds.


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