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The Library


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Watermillock-on-Ullswater, near Penrith, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating
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Fantastic fittings and furnishings adorn this exclusive holiday home located in an idyllic spot with stunning views over Ullswater.

The Library has an exceptional, rural location, with unrivalled views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells from the sitting room and garden area. This ground floor holiday apartment is part of an exclusive small development of homes set peacefully amidst the spectacular scenery of the Lake District and has been artistically furnished to create an interesting and welcoming holiday home. A spectacular drive over Kirkstone Pass leads to the bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside. Golf, horse riding and fishing can be found within 5 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

13 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
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Living room: With open fire, Sky TV (entertainment and movie package), DVD player and step to...
Dining area.
6 steps to...
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed (for children) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Electric underfloor central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Lawned garden with terrace, patio, garden furniture and barbecue. 2-acre shared grounds. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The garden and grounds are not enclosed. There are steps to the terrace and the garden.

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  • Barbecue
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/06/2018
    Fabulous view

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2018
    Stunning views and a well equipped, quirky apartment make for a wonderful and relaxing break.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018
    We absolutely loved our stay at the Library! The view was breath-taking and there were so many things to do within a short walk or drive away. The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and beautifully finished, we had everything we needed to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. The (decent) bottle of wine on arrival was very much appreciated. Highly reccomend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    Beautiful place with everything you need in a good location. Very peaceful area with no noise except the birds, felt totally relaxed staying here. We would certainly stay here again!!

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    A lovely cottage with lovely views over Ullswater lake. Location is quiet and pleasant. Allows 2 dogs, from that point great but surroundings were not especially dog friendly. Parking was a bit awkward, a bit far away from the cottage and the allocated space was quite muddy.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. In regards to your comments about the property not being ‘dog-friendly’, I previously did not permit dogs at The Library after past bad experiences with some owners not preventing their dogs from damaging my property and some not removing dog waste from the garden. As children play in the communal grounds, the neighbours have asked that dogs be not let off their leads in the communal gardens, primarily because of the risks of uncollected dog waste. I realise that most dog owners are considerate but sadly, not all. You are allowed to walk your dog on a lead in the gardens and you are free to let your dog off the lead outside of the grounds (there are masses of fields, walks and lanes very nearby). The letting agency asked if I would consider permitting dogs once more as many people, understandably, wish to bring their dogs to the Lake District with them. I pointed out the issue with dogs not being allowed to roam off-lead in the communal grounds and the fact that my garden area is not fully enclosed (I have no intention of spoiling my view by erecting a wall or fence to enclose the small garden area). The information on the website does explain the situation about the gardens. You also could have sought further information from the letting agency since I have repeatedly advised them of the situation as regards pets in the property. Unfortunately, because of repeated complaints about dogs not being freely permitted to roam off lead, a situation I can do nothing about, I have decided that I will no longer permit pets at The Library unless requested and specifically agreed (on the understanding and acceptance of the situation re. the grounds) in advance. I apologise that the car park was muddy - it is laid with gravel but with repeated rains, the gravel gets washed away. I have arranged for a load of gravel to be delivered and spread over the parking area within the next fortnight. As regards the location of the parking space, I’m afraid it is about 50 to 100 metres from the property. I cannot change that I’m afraid. You are however able to park temporarily (for loading and unloading) both at the front and rear of the property (however both are rights of way - the front lane is very seldom used as a right of way though the rear lane more so - so cars cannot be left there for prolonged periods). The residents of Wreay Mansions feel that cars parked directly in front of our properties would greatly spoil the beautiful view. Also, you gave the property a score of 5 out of 10 for cleanliness which is very disappointing since my cleaner is very thorough in her maintenance of the property. I contacted you directly to clarify what your concerns were related to cleanliness however you have sadly failed to respond to my request. Nobody else has criticised the property’s cleanliness so with no response on your part I’m really unsure how I can address your concern.

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7.5 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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