Built in 1714, 3 Rose Cottages is a delightful picture perfect cottage, in the pretty Lakeland village of Dacre just a short drive, or a pleasant walk, from the shores of Ullswater. Refurbished to an exceptionally high standard by the owner with great attention to detail this pretty cottage offers quality, character and lots of charm.
With a welcoming lounge and cosy log burning stove, a lovely garden room, cottage kitchen, a choice of two pretty bedrooms and super family bathroom, RosebayCottage is a delightful retreat whatever the time of year.
Accommodation in detail
The front door opens to a welcoming living room with comfortable leather sofa and armchairs arranged around the TV and feature fireplace with its cosy log burning stove. The circular family dining table is the ideal place to socialise with friends and family in the evening over dinner. A spacious garden room provides the ideal spot to sit and relax during the day with a good book or the weekend papers. The fitted cottage kitchen with shaker style units features a Belfast sink, with views to the garden, and an electric range cooker with electric hob and double oven in addition to a fridge and microwave. A useful cloak room is home to the washing machine there is the extra convenience of a downstairs WC.
Choose from either of two beautifully furnished double bedrooms both with a vaulted beam ceiling. The bedrooms are complemented by a quality family bathroom with Victorian style roll top bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC.
To the rear of the cottage there is a pretty south west facing cottage garden with patio area and garden furniture and to the side of the cottage there is private parking for two cars.
Dacre is a small hamlet close to the popular village of Pooley Bridge at the northernmost tip of Ullswater. The latter has a selection of village pubs, cafes and shops for the visitors and is popular all year round. The area has a huge selection of footpaths, bridleways and there are walks for all and it is a popular area for mountain biking. Travelling from the central Lakes over the stunning Kirkstone Pass you will drop down into the beautiful glacial carved landscapes surrounding Ullswater, with many quaint villages along its shore line. The areas around the lake provide the perfect place for a restful and relaxed self-catering holiday, with plenty of opportunity for walking, exploring and getting out on the Lake. At the southern end of the Lake you will find Glenridding, a popular little village and an excellent base to explore plentiful challenging peaks but especially Helvellyn and Striding Edge.
Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the northern Lake District, being a serpentine body of water snaking a nine mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and mountain. Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible for visitors to explore, where you will find some of the finest walks and water activities, along with the amenities of the lakeside villages. One of the best walks in the National Park is the trail that runs along the eastern shores of Ullswater. Explored from the southern end of the lake, dominated by Place Fell, St Sunday Cragg, and Fairfield, you take the path from Glenridding over to the east side of the water. You will be able to ramble all day with a magnificent view always in your sight. For the return journey, board the steamboat from Howtown or Pooley Bridge back to Glenridding.
For those who like getting up high, there are some of the best mountains and fells on your doorstep, the most famous being Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge.
A gentler walk is Aira Force, probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls. The main force falls some 70ft below a stone footbridge - so don't forget your camera.
Getting on the water is easy. You can take a boat cruise on one of the five beautiful steamers in the Ullswater Steamer fleet. They run the boats from Glenridding, with piers also at Pooley Bridge and Howtown. It's a great way to see the lake from a different perspective and well worth taking a camera. Boat hire is readily available, both at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge, where you have a varied selection of craft on offer including kayaks, sailing boats and little motorboats, along with hire of fishing tackle and licenses.
Further afield you have Keswick the main town of the north lakes, a bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater. An all year round town there are good shops, a host of restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a theatre, cinema and leisure centre. A major attraction for your canine friend is Podgy Paws pet shop, where you can stock up on goodies for your furry companions. At the lake you can take a boat trip or hire one for yourself and explore the shoreline and little bays. For more information on Keswick and its attractions see our links. The market towns of Penrith and Alston lie to the North West on the edge of the Eden Valley and are well worth a visit.
The A591 winds its way from Keswick to Grasmere and on to Ambleside and from there branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead.
About the location
Ullswater 2 miles; Penrith 5 miles.
Dacre is a small, quiet village that sits within the Lake District National Park, set amongst rolling Cumbrian countryside. The village offers a pub serving food, with shops available 5 miles away in Penrith. St Andrew’s, the parish church in Dacre, has occupied the site for over 1,000 years and has an ancient cross, which is believed to be pre-Viking. The village also has a castle, which has recently been restored and is now a private residence. Dalemain, an historic house and gardens, is also close by and every year hosts the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. With Ullswater also on the doorstep, and magnificent scenery to be enjoyed down towards Glenridding and Patterdale, which travels southwards towards Ambleside over the Kirkstone Pass, Dacre makes a wonderful base for making the most of this spectacular region.