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Glen Cottage

Troutbeck near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1066762)

3.9

Lakelovers rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Catrin

    “The floorboards from Beckwood as so creaky.”

    . it's fine if there's no one there but unfortunately the place was full for the duration of my stay. The guests from the 3rd to 8th at Beckwood were a group of youngsters who were up until 1am crashing around upstairs which kept me awake. They had 5 cars with them and took up the whole parking area and even onto the grass. They also used all the hot water - I tried to shower at random times during the day but because there were so many of them, they'd used it all. The shower is also really ...

    . it's fine if there's no one there but unfortunately the place was full for the duration of my stay. The guests from the 3rd to 8th at Beckwood were a group of youngsters who were up until 1am crashing around upstairs which kept me awake. They had 5 cars with them and took up the whole parking area and even onto the grass. They also used all the hot water - I tried to shower at random times during the day but because there were so many of them, they'd used it all. The shower is also really challenging to control and very hot. I had to have it on low flow to keep it at a manageable temperature. The kitchen doors need changing as the dishwasher one looks so untidy but luckily doesn't affect function. I found the let very comfortable overall, the sofas were great, the bed was comfortable. Overall it was clean but I did use the hoover to improve on the rug cleanliness and the poor cleaner must have a challenging job as it hardly touches it - there was clearly a white dog staying previous! The WiFi was slow and I was hoping to complete some work whilst I was away but the WiFi inhibited my ability as it wouldn't open websites on my laptop. I would stay again, as it's the perfect base and minus the faults, I had an enjoyable time! But I would try to avoid it when Beckwood was full or ask the owners who is staying there to avoid people who stay up late!

    - Catrin, May 2024

    Thank you for your informative feedback. We are glad that you found it a comfy, and I’m sure spacious stay. We are sorry about the guests at Beckwood, as so many guests get on well together during their stays. We are sorry about the sometimes creaky floorboards, depending on the amount of, and activity of the guests next door, but I’m afraid that we are not able to rectify this until later in the year. You will be pleased to know that since your stay , both cottages have had new heating systems put in, which should rectify any hot water problems. We are sorry for the amount of guests cars. That is more than is allowed to be on the premises, and if you’d notified Lakelovers, they would have tried to rectify this. We are so glad that you would stay again, as like you we do love the area, the views, and the positioning of the cottage. Thank you again. Property Owner

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Walled garden with furniture
  • Shared lawn
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9.1 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Glen Cottage is a spacious ground-floor cottage nestled within a traditional stone-built barn, boasting idyllic views of the distant fells, luscious countryside and a walled garden. Rated Four Star Gold by Visit Britain, this cottage has a gorgeous sun lounge area where you can kick back with peaceful views of the Dodds, as your pets run free around the large fenced field. Settle in for an evening inside the sitting room, boasting traditional oak beam ceilings, and a toasty woodburning stove, a homely spot to curl up with a good book or escape reality during a family film night. Show off your culinary skills in the amply-equipped kitchen, featuring an oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and wide range of crockery and utensils. End your day relaxing in soothing hot waters from the contemporary shower room, before heading down a few steps into the glorious king-size bedroom. Enjoy a refreshing pint in the local pub nearby when you fancy an evening away from the kitchen, soaking up the peaceful surroundings among the quiet village of Troutbeck. The fields around usually have sheep or ponies and a wide variety of birds visit the feeders outside the sun lounge, whilst the chickens provide delicious fresh eggs and are always entertaining to watch as they explore their large grassy pen looking for a tasty treat, or running to meet visitors. The cottage is close to Ullswater and Keswick, yet away from traffic in an idyllic location for walkers and cyclists exploring the Northern Lakes or to simply relax and enjoy the scenery. Choose Glen Cottage for your romantic retreat to the Lake District. Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1066761, together sleeping 10 guests.

Greenbank Farm Cottages

Positioned in the idyllic location of Troutbeck, lying north of Ullswater, in the Lake District National Park are these two delightful dwellings, Greenbank Farm Cottages. This stone-built barn conversion comprises of Beckwood, boasting four bedrooms and sleeping eight guests, and Glen Cottage, an adjoining one-bedroom retreat. The properties are ideal for families seeking a homely base for Lakes adventures, easily accessible from the M6, with plenty of friendly local pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Penrith and Keswick with their lively shops, bars and restaurants are both a short drive in either direction from the cottage, providing you with ample facilities to stock up on essentials and browse through dining options. Local attractions nearby include boat trips out on a Windermere Lake Cruise, the famous Theatre by the Lake, the Pencil Museum, Lake District Wildlife Park, and great hiking trails up Skiddaw and Catbells. Enjoy a hike up to Great Mell Fell which sits practically on the doorstep of the properties, or take a trip to Ullswater to see the unmissable Aira Force. Blencathra, Derwentwater and Hellvelyn are all within easy reach, and a scenic drive takes you over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass towards Ambleside and Windermere. Create unforgettable memories in the Lakes with your loved ones at Greenbank Farm Cottages.

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About the location

KESWICK

Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas