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Stainton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064506)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Lucy

    “Rayside looked appealing in photograph and we were not disappointed once inside.”

    It had a really welcoming homely feel and and it was easy to relax from the outset. ...

    It had a really welcoming homely feel and and it was easy to relax from the outset. The little welcoming touches were very much appreciated including a surprise Easter egg, litre of milk, and tea / coffee tray. I was delighted to find the kitchen so well stocked with cleaning products, accessories and so on, and was able to cook our Easter Sunday dinner easily. The decor upstairs was also welcoming and homely. We all slept really well, as the location is so peaceful and the beds very comfortable. The bedlinen and towels were clean, soft and of high quality and the bathroom was ideal for us all (good shower and lovely warm floor!) The back yard was a great space to allow our dog to roam and keep her feeding / water bowls and we made good use of the freezer. The instruction guide you left was extremely helpful and we literally did not need for anything further during our stay. The location of the cottage is really well sited for accessing so many areas of the lakes easily. We spent our days walking around Grasmere then Ullswater and were blessed with fantastic weather throughout. In summary, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer break.

    - Lucy, April 2022

The property

Nestled on a quiet road in the delightful village of Stainton and over looking the beautiful village green, is this charming end of terrace cottage. Located close to the likes of Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Penrith and Keswick making it ideal for those wishing to enjoy an outdoors escape and perfect for a couple, group, or family of four seeking to tour the northern area of the Lakes. Open the front door into a spacious hallway with storage for your walking boots and coats. Off the hallway, you will find the wonderful living/dining room where you will be immediately drawn to the homely wood burning stove which can be lit on a cool evening to warm you as you unwind on the sofa with a favourite film streaming on the Smart TV. Gather at the dining table for home cooked meals or a board game amidst the delightful décor. The kitchen boasts shaker style units with integrated appliances, sure to inspire some delicious cooking from any budding chef, with an electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave at your fingertips. A quaint rear yard is perfect for breathing in the fresh morning air with a coffee first thing, and also leads to the lockable outbuilding containing the freezer and plenty of bike storage space. Travel upstairs to two comfortable bedrooms, with a twin room home to pretty yellow and orange accents in the décor with hanging space, and a double room featuring teal hues throughout with a large wardrobe. Feel refreshed with a shower or a long soak in the bathroom where a large corner bath with an overhead shower can be found. The village of Stainton is small and tranquil, whilst still boasting a friendly community spirit. The local pub and village store are a 2 minute walk away, so all you need on your self-catered stay is on your doorstep. There is also a small hotel offering bar snacks and a more formal dining experience. The beautiful Ullswater lake is within easy reach. Home to the world-famous steamer boats and with boat hire available, you can sail along the waters soaking up the scenery. Paths around the water are perfect for easy rambles, whilst plenty of nearby and surrounding peaks present all kinds of hiking challenges to take on including Great Dodd, overlooking Ullswater, Arthur's Pike, and the large more westerly Blencathra and Skiddaw. Whinlatter Forest is also close by and offers plenty of walking and mountain bike trails for all abilities. Keen historians will love visiting the amazing ruins of Lowther Castle & Gardens, a medieval home to the Earls of Lonsdale, as well as Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, a 14th century country house with extensive grounds to explore.The busting town of Penrith is a 5 minute drive away and offers a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as Penrith Castle and Castle Park, perfect for a picnic on a summer's day. The town of Keswick, home to an award-winning market and a fantastic array of shops, ranging from craft bakeries, a butchers and fresh, local produce is also easily accessible. Make memories in the Lakes with your loved ones from the delightful Rayside. The neighbour does have a right of way through the yard.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with corner bath & shower over, basin, heated floor and towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility including a washing machine
  • Living/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Electric heating.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel, power, bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking in front of cottage for one car, additional parking on-street in village
  • Rear enclosed yard
  • Lockable outbuilding with freezer and bike storage
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

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About the location


Penrith 3.3 miles; Pooley Bridge 3.8 miles; Keswick 14.7 miles.

The small village of Stainton rests on the north-eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. Just a few miles from the market town of Penrith, Stainton is a quiet village home to two pubs, a village store and Post Office, an Alpaca Centre and a primary school. Visitors can go to the Alpaca Centre to meet the friendly, furry creatures for free and browse the wonderful array of garments made from their soft, strong fibres. The village is near to attractions including Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens, Lowther Castle & Gardens, Ullswater lake, Aira Force Waterfall and Greystoke Castle. The Lake District National Park has plenty to offer, whether seeking some climbing and hiking challenges on the peaks and fells, wanting to enjoy relaxed rambles around quaint villages and towns, or simply enjoy the array of attractions like The World of Beatrix Potter and Lakes Aquarium, there's something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas