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Cottages Near Patterdale

Cottages Near Patterdale

Self-Catering Accommodation Near Patterdale

It is not just the locally-renowned Mounsey family that can be ‘Kings of Patterdale’. By staying in one of our 3-5 star rated Patterdale cottages, you too can be king for the day. Our luxurious Patterdale holiday cottages sleep up to 20 guests, which makes self-catering Patterdale perfect for big family occasions, such as weddings or landmark birthdays. Guests in our gold star holiday cottages in Patterdale can enjoy private boat hire with exclusive lakeside access to Ullswater. Don’t just stay near Patterdale, experience it!

Patterdale self-catering is synonymous with self-led pursuits, such as self-organised sightseeing privately by boat, car or even by helicopter (should you choose our most opulent offering, which comes with a helipad within its 26-acre grounds). Lakelovers accommodation always offers something off the beaten track. Don’t miss the opportunity to browse what our former police station has to offer and look at each property’s mod cons, from iPad controlled mood lighting to multi-room flatscreen TVs. With Lakelovers you can have it all amid an epic setting.

Our range of outdoor terraces offer the perfect places to receive guests for garden barbecues and there are plenty of social spaces indoors to enjoy company while overlooking million dollar views. Much of our accommodation comes with Sky TV channels, Wifi connections and some even boast cinema rooms, so you can enjoy your holiday whatever the weather. Pets also experience gold star treatment in a specially designed mud room, complete with underfloor heating.

Look out for the eco-rating of many of our properties that go that extra mile to make best use of insulation with buildings cleverly restored to make sure you’re kept cosy with minimal impact on the environment. Unique blends of natural slate and period flagstones, seamlessly mix period features with modern soft furnishings and the latest in home technology.

History of Patterdale and the Surrounding Area

It is impossible to mention Patterdale without mentioning local stalwart John Mounsey, who was dubbed King of Patterdale for defending the dales against the Scots at Stybarrow Crag in the 17th century. See where he made his mark at Stybarrow from the A592 Grisedale Bridge road along Ulswater on the way to Patterdale.

The Mounseys lived in Patterdale Hall, which can be reached by turning off Grisedale Bridge at the Southern-most point of Ullswater. In the 17th century the family rebuilt the estate, which swelled to an orchard, stables, courtyard, terrace as well as several outbuildings in addition to the hall. The house went from near-ruin to restoration as it passed from generation to generation, finally changing hands from the Mounseys to the ownership of wealthy linen merchant John Marshall whose wife Jane (nee Pollard) was a great friend of Dorothy Wordsworth, the sister of poet William.

Now used as an adventure centre, visitors can learn how to abseil, rock climb, cave and fire a bow and arrow. Schools far and wide use part of the estate to teach an exciting outdoor curriculum, visiting from as far South as Oxfordshire.

Getting to Patterdale

The A592 takes drivers straight to Patterdale from the M6 turn off at Penrith from the north. It’s a lovely drive along the shores of Ullswater where cars pass some of the Lake District’s famous sights, such as the Aira Force Waterfall, signposted at the junction with the A5091 from Troutbeck.

From the south, vehicles should take the A590 at Junction 36 of the M6, which becomes the A591 at Sizergh; do take time to visit the castle here. You can cut the corner of these A-roads before the busy stretch up to Windermere by coming off at Ings then joining the A592 north to Patterdale. Don’t miss the chance to pay a visit to the Kirkstone Pass Inn for refreshments on your way. It is reportedly the highest inhabited building in Cumbria.

Patterdale by public transport is a mix of train and buses. From Penrith Railway Station take the 508 bus to Windermere.

Out and About Near Patterdale

Patterdale lies right at the tail end of Ullswater, which is the second largest in the Lake District and one of the busiest. At nearby Glenridding, visitors can get a better view of Patterdale in all its majesty from the pier, where trips by steamboat are possible with dogs welcome on board too. Local operators run fishing trips, which provide self-caterers the perfect opportunity to cook up their catch of the day, fresh from the fell waters in the comfort of your own kitchen, just the way you like it. Kayaking and sailing are popular pursuits on the lake. Be sure to check Glenridding’s Tourist Information Centre to compare boat hire and lessons.

There’s less activity on nearby Haweswater Reservoir, which provides an attraction for walkers who, in drier spells or times of drought, may be able to make out what is left of the village of Marsden, which was flooded to create this water supply in the 1930s. Houses, pubs and churches were demolished and controversially even graveyards were moved to create this vast expanse of hillside stillness.

A must-see near the natural flow of Patterdale is Aira Force Waterfall, which travels several miles an hour, 70 foot below a stone footbridge. The area surrounding this water giant was landscaped into a pleasure garden by the Howard family of Greystoke Castle in the 1780s. The same family also added a glorious arboretum of more than 200 specimens in 1846. Visit the National Trust van for an audio tour and look out for the café by the large car park for refreshments.

Wining and Dining in and Around Patterdale

Travellers from the south should plan to take a break at Kirkstone Pass Inn for locally sourced, hearty fare, like the local steak and ale pie, and for the chance to sample the range of award-winning real ale. The building is reputedly England’s third-highest to lived-in building and dates back to the 15th century when it is believed to have been used as a monastery.

In Patterdale, the White Lion Inn serves a traditional pub menu within a rustic setting. Look out for the knight’s armour when you walk through the doors and come warm yourself by roaring logs in the hearth on colder days when you may even see snow on the fells out of its windows. Don’t leave without trying the signature dish: Cumberland Sausage with gravy, vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding.

South of here, Old Water View on the banks of Goldrill Beck offers a spectacular setting in which to enjoy a wide range of meat and vegetarian options. Self-caterers should note the restaurant also does take aways. This lovely eaterie commissioned its own range of Patterdale ales made exclusively by Tirril Brewery, which makes its garden bar even more of an alluring stop off for a refreshing drink.

If you’ve not found what you are looking for or would like some more information , please contact Customer Services at enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk or by calling us on 015394 88855.

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Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £895 to £805
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Whitbarrow Village is located a short distance from Ullswater and Keswick and this self-contained holiday village offers quality accommodation, in an excellent location, with excellent facilities including swimming pool, gym, adventure play area, crazy golf, 9 hole putting green, residents bar and an a la carte restaurant.

Available From£895
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £1095 to £987
Highgate Ullswater
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Highgate is an imposing farmhouse that dates back to the 19th Century and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to create a fantastic holiday cottage ideal for extended families or friends. Located in the northern edge of the Lake District with easy access to Keswick, Grasmere and Ullswater and easy to reach from the motorway at Penrith, Highgate offers high quality accommodation ideal for all the family.

Available From£895
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £845 to £718
High Brow Ullswater
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set high on the hills above Matterdale, in the foothills of Helvellyn and offering beautiful views across the valley, High Brow is a superb property that benefits from a breath-taking location.

Available From£545
Special Offer
Felldale Ullswater
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Felldale cottage is perfectly placed amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the Lake District, with every season offering a new picture postcard view.

Available From£595
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £2500 to £2125
Glen Bank Ullswater
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Glen Bank is a striking 5 star Gold Award property situated in the centre of the charming village of Brampton in the picturesque rural Eden Valley area of Cumbria, with easy access and one mile from the market town of Appleby.

Available From£1650
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Situated in the unspoilt village of Uldale, The Grooms Cottage has been lovingly created as a cosy and romantic retreat for two and offers high quality accommodation nestled in the beautiful scenery of the north Lakes. The village of Uldale captures countryside life that has remained unchanged for years with a village pub and church, working farms, quaint cottages and a village green. This property has recently been featured in The Cumberland News and also the award winning Cumbria Life magazine, where you can find its highly complimented write ups.

Available From£450
Special Offer
Wreay Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Does this cottage have one of the best views of Ullswater? We think so! Wreay Barn is a delightful Lakeland end of terrace barn conversion which was part of the original Wreay Mansions estate in Watermillock, a former hunting lodge popular with the Duke of Norfolk. From its elevated position, it commands spectacular views of Ullswater and the dramatic fells beyond.

Available From£425
Special Offer
Home Farm House Ullswater
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Home Farm House is a lovingly restored 19th century building set in the beautiful countryside of the north east Lake District just a few minutes' drive north of the shores of Ullswater. It was once a working farm but now has been converted into a charming holiday retreat. With an eye to detail and quality, the owner has created a highly desirable and luxurious holiday home that is now available for you to enjoy and to form the basis of many happy and fond holiday memories.

Available From£625
Special Offer
Lacet Cottage Ullswater
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located in the rolling countryside of the north east Lake District, just a few minutes from the shores of Ullswater, Lacet Cottage, a traditional 19th century cottage, has been lovingly refurbished by the owner to offer exceptional and high quality accommodation, finished to a very high standard for those seeking a beautiful Lakeland retreat.

Available From£595
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 1 car

Whitbarrow Village is located a short distance from Ullswater and Keswick and this self-contained holiday village offers quality accommodation, in an excellent location, with excellent facilities including swimming pool, gym, adventure play area, crazy golf, 9 hole putting green, residents bar and an a la carte restaurant.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Taking its name from a member of Ullswater Steamer's fleet of heritage vessels that have provided visitors for over a 100 years to enjoy this most picturesque of the Lake District's lakes, M.V. Western Belle offers quality accommodation and the ideal base from which to explore all the Lake District has to offer. This recently refurbished property has been finished to the very highest standard and is an ideal for couples or families alike.

Available From£440
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Taking its name from the M.V. Lady Wakefield that was built in 1949 and is part of Ullswater Streamers fleet of heritage vessel, this contemporary Lake District Cottage is the ideal base for those wishing to explore the Lake District. This recently converted cottage is located on the popular Waterfoot Park.

Available From£450
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located on Waterfoot Park, M.Y. Lady of the Lake takes it names from the oldest of the Ullswater Steamers fleet, built in 1877 and originally a steam vessel, her namesake cottage offers a luxurious retreat whatever the season. The outstanding feature of this cottage is the large feature windows which allow both the light to flood and offer spectacular views across the grounds to the woodland beyond. There is an external door to the side of the windows leading to the patio. In the evening as the curtains are drawn the beautiful feature fireplace becomes the cosy focal point of the room.

Available From£440
Special Offer
The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable vistas imaginable anywhere in the world. This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury.

Available From£3995
Special Offer
Waternook Ullswater
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 6 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District or possibly the British Isles. This eclectic detached 17th century Lakeland residence occupies a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds with 1/2 mile of lake shoreline, commanding simply breath-taking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see.

Available From£6480
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 20
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 10 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

5 star opulence on Ullswater, Waternook Estate is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way, arguably the most prestigious self-catering experience in the Lake District or possibly the British Isles. Exclusively yours this magnificent private estate comprises of Waternook, accommodating 12 and The Great Barn 8.

Available From£10475
Special Offer
Fox Hollow Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

Beautifully refurbished to a very high standard, this traditional, detached, stone built cottage is well appointed and has been beautifully finished by its current owner, an interior designer, who has set out to create a high quality retreat, with an emphasis on comfort using bespoke soft furnishings, that is suitable for couples, families or groups of friends.

Available From£695

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Cottages Near Patterdale

Cottages Near Patterdale

Self-Catering Accommodation Near Patterdale

It is not just the locally-renowned Mounsey family that can be ‘Kings of Patterdale’. By staying in one of our 3-5 star rated Patterdale cottages, you too can be king for the day. Our luxurious Patterdale holiday cottages sleep up to 20 guests, which makes self-catering Patterdale perfect for big family occasions, such as weddings or landmark birthdays. Guests in our gold star holiday cottages in Patterdale can enjoy private boat hire with exclusive lakeside access to Ullswater. Don’t just stay near Patterdale, experience it!

Patterdale self-catering is synonymous with self-led pursuits, such as self-organised sightseeing privately by boat, car or even by helicopter (should you choose our most opulent offering, which comes with a helipad within its 26-acre grounds). Lakelovers accommodation always offers something off the beaten track. Don’t miss the opportunity to browse what our former police station has to offer and look at each property’s mod cons, from iPad controlled mood lighting to multi-room flatscreen TVs. With Lakelovers you can have it all amid an epic setting.

Our range of outdoor terraces offer the perfect places to receive guests for garden barbecues and there are plenty of social spaces indoors to enjoy company while overlooking million dollar views. Much of our accommodation comes with Sky TV channels, Wifi connections and some even boast cinema rooms, so you can enjoy your holiday whatever the weather. Pets also experience gold star treatment in a specially designed mud room, complete with underfloor heating.

Look out for the eco-rating of many of our properties that go that extra mile to make best use of insulation with buildings cleverly restored to make sure you’re kept cosy with minimal impact on the environment. Unique blends of natural slate and period flagstones, seamlessly mix period features with modern soft furnishings and the latest in home technology.

History of Patterdale and the Surrounding Area

It is impossible to mention Patterdale without mentioning local stalwart John Mounsey, who was dubbed King of Patterdale for defending the dales against the Scots at Stybarrow Crag in the 17th century. See where he made his mark at Stybarrow from the A592 Grisedale Bridge road along Ulswater on the way to Patterdale.

The Mounseys lived in Patterdale Hall, which can be reached by turning off Grisedale Bridge at the Southern-most point of Ullswater. In the 17th century the family rebuilt the estate, which swelled to an orchard, stables, courtyard, terrace as well as several outbuildings in addition to the hall. The house went from near-ruin to restoration as it passed from generation to generation, finally changing hands from the Mounseys to the ownership of wealthy linen merchant John Marshall whose wife Jane (nee Pollard) was a great friend of Dorothy Wordsworth, the sister of poet William.

Now used as an adventure centre, visitors can learn how to abseil, rock climb, cave and fire a bow and arrow. Schools far and wide use part of the estate to teach an exciting outdoor curriculum, visiting from as far South as Oxfordshire.

Getting to Patterdale

The A592 takes drivers straight to Patterdale from the M6 turn off at Penrith from the north. It’s a lovely drive along the shores of Ullswater where cars pass some of the Lake District’s famous sights, such as the Aira Force Waterfall, signposted at the junction with the A5091 from Troutbeck.

From the south, vehicles should take the A590 at Junction 36 of the M6, which becomes the A591 at Sizergh; do take time to visit the castle here. You can cut the corner of these A-roads before the busy stretch up to Windermere by coming off at Ings then joining the A592 north to Patterdale. Don’t miss the chance to pay a visit to the Kirkstone Pass Inn for refreshments on your way. It is reportedly the highest inhabited building in Cumbria.

Patterdale by public transport is a mix of train and buses. From Penrith Railway Station take the 508 bus to Windermere.

Out and About Near Patterdale

Patterdale lies right at the tail end of Ullswater, which is the second largest in the Lake District and one of the busiest. At nearby Glenridding, visitors can get a better view of Patterdale in all its majesty from the pier, where trips by steamboat are possible with dogs welcome on board too. Local operators run fishing trips, which provide self-caterers the perfect opportunity to cook up their catch of the day, fresh from the fell waters in the comfort of your own kitchen, just the way you like it. Kayaking and sailing are popular pursuits on the lake. Be sure to check Glenridding’s Tourist Information Centre to compare boat hire and lessons.

There’s less activity on nearby Haweswater Reservoir, which provides an attraction for walkers who, in drier spells or times of drought, may be able to make out what is left of the village of Marsden, which was flooded to create this water supply in the 1930s. Houses, pubs and churches were demolished and controversially even graveyards were moved to create this vast expanse of hillside stillness.

A must-see near the natural flow of Patterdale is Aira Force Waterfall, which travels several miles an hour, 70 foot below a stone footbridge. The area surrounding this water giant was landscaped into a pleasure garden by the Howard family of Greystoke Castle in the 1780s. The same family also added a glorious arboretum of more than 200 specimens in 1846. Visit the National Trust van for an audio tour and look out for the café by the large car park for refreshments.

Wining and Dining in and Around Patterdale

Travellers from the south should plan to take a break at Kirkstone Pass Inn for locally sourced, hearty fare, like the local steak and ale pie, and for the chance to sample the range of award-winning real ale. The building is reputedly England’s third-highest to lived-in building and dates back to the 15th century when it is believed to have been used as a monastery.

In Patterdale, the White Lion Inn serves a traditional pub menu within a rustic setting. Look out for the knight’s armour when you walk through the doors and come warm yourself by roaring logs in the hearth on colder days when you may even see snow on the fells out of its windows. Don’t leave without trying the signature dish: Cumberland Sausage with gravy, vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding.

South of here, Old Water View on the banks of Goldrill Beck offers a spectacular setting in which to enjoy a wide range of meat and vegetarian options. Self-caterers should note the restaurant also does take aways. This lovely eaterie commissioned its own range of Patterdale ales made exclusively by Tirril Brewery, which makes its garden bar even more of an alluring stop off for a refreshing drink.

If you’ve not found what you are looking for or would like some more information , please contact Customer Services at enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk or by calling us on 015394 88855.