Charming and characterful holiday home | The Old Bothy, Watermillock, near Ullswater
Traditional living room with a modern twist | The Old Bothy, Watermillock, near Ullswater
  • Cottage
  • Watermillock, near Ullswater
  • 26071

The Old Bothy


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Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

A lovely 1750’s Bothy combining charm and character with modern day facilities. Excellent views and Lakeside walks from the door.

Lower Ground Floor:
Garden room: With wood burner, TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs and patio doors leading to patio.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and patio doors leading to patio.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bathroom: With double ended bath, walk-in shower and toilet.
Spiral stairs to...
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With open fire, TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
First Floor:
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.

Oil central heating, electric underfloor heating (in bathrooms), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for wood burner and open fire included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

The Old Bothy, circa 1750, is a traditional, semi-detached, stone built holiday home which stands in a tranquil, elevated position close to the shore of Ullswater. This charming cottage combines character with modern facilities and enjoys spectacular views to the Eastern Fells. Perfectly placed between the lakeside villages of Glenridding and Pooley Bridge guests will enjoy the varied outdoor activities close at hand amidst the most beautiful scenery. A stunning drive over Kirkstone Pass connects Ullswater to Windermere. A perfect holiday retreat for touring the Lake District National Park. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 300 yards.


Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath

Cot Available - Cot


Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile


Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 16 reviews


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  • Family


out of 10

Perfect thanks

23 Jul 2022


  • Bristol

  • Couple


out of 10

Beautiful location, quiet and peaceful. Lovely cottage with all the amenities you require. Couldn't ask for anything more.

8 May 2022


  • Bedford

  • Family


out of 10

Very spacious, well-equipped and cosy. Nicer in real life than photos - views from front are particularly good. Loved the bathroom with heated floor and deep bath and wet room style shower. Fun to spend time in the conservatory in the evening with the log burner. We saw red squirrels, partridges and bull finches and blue tits in the garden (and a deer one morning!). Perfect location for exploring area. Short trip to Keswick which had lovely independent shops and cafes. Pooley Bridge and Glenridding are very small but have a few pubs and small shops. Heating + hot water controls took a little while to get the hang of and some may find the double bed on the small size but everything was clean and the top twin bedroom is very sweet.

10 Apr 2022

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