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Cottages Near Pooley Bridge

Cottages Near Pooley Bridge

Self-Catering Accommodation Near Pooley Bridge

Our Pooley Bridge holiday cottages are among the most accessible in the Lake District, right next to the gateway town of Penrith. All lie within half an hour’s drive off the main arterial M6 motorway that stretches from the north to the south of the UK and are within easy reach of Penrith’s coach and railway transport connections. Guests in our Pooley Bridge Cottages will get a feel for a small community with a big heart and lots going on. Sitting on England’s second largest lake, Ullswater, and home to some of the most loved mountains in the Lake District, Pooley Bridge is the place to enjoy quiet and easy living.

Self-catering in Pooley Bridge is perfect for visitors looking for properties with lake access as it lies right on the northern tip of Ullswater. Use Lakelovers easy-to-read icons to browse our Pooley Bridge self-catering cottages for the maximum number of bedrooms available. From sleeps 20 to romantic 1 bed bolthole, we have a superb choice for all occasions.

Browse our stunning photos, where you’ll find luxury throughout, from roll-top baths to monsoon showers. All our Pooley Bridge holiday cottages meet a minimum of 3 stars with VisitEngland, which equals exceptional quality from the get-go. Our accommodation provides plenty of choice in terms of sleeping quarters for families with children to guests hosting special events. One quick call and we can separate super king size rooms into twins or separate children’s bunks. Our friendly customer service team endeavour to meet any special requirement so you can enjoy your stay the way you want to.

Our cottages have cooking nooks to open plan kitchens, which make entertaining easy. Top-of-the-range food preparation facilities are billed by VisitEngland for their ease of use, so expect minimal fuss in your home-from-home to take more time to enjoy the scenery.

Simply sit by our Lakeland stone hearths and log burners to enjoy the morning papers over a tea or coffee and take breakfast at a time of your choosing. In our cottages, you are truly the master of your own destiny. Did we mention some of our properties accept dogs too?

History of Pooley Bridge and the Surrounding Area

Pooley gained its name after the large pool it is nestled around in the River Eamont, with the name ‘bridge’ added much later on. Although a new metal crossing has now replaced the old 16th century stone bridge, there are plenty of photographs on show in the local shops, tourist information and inns that serve as reminders of what the entrance to the village was like before the 2015 storm. Fortunately, most of the buildings in Pooley were saved following the flooding and the quaint stonework surrounding the village square tells of a bygone time of a bustling fishing trade here. Look out for freshwater offerings on the local menus or hire a private boat to catch your own supper.

To the north of Pooley Bridge are the remains of an iron age fort on Dunmallet Hill. Take the footpath next to the metal crossing for what Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright described as an “after-dinner stroll” in his book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. The Tourist Information Office in the old market square, run by Ullswater Steamers, has plenty of maps and guides. Another point of interest that can be reached on foot is the remains of Maiden Castle, the circular walls and ditches are believed to date back to the first millennium BC.

Getting to Pooley Bridge

Pooley Bridge is one of the closest hamlets to get to on the outskirts of Lakeland, making this a perfect meeting point for visitors with guests coming from other parts of the UK. By taking Junction 40 of the M6, this sleepy settlement is no more than a ten minute drive from Penrith, an ideal distance if you want to avoid tourist traffic. Simply follow the A66 towards Penrith, then take the A592 through Dalemain to the top of Ullswater. Turn left on the B5320 to travel across the new bridge over the stunning River Eamont.

To reach Pooley Bridge by train, purchase a ticket to Penrith Railway Station and make the moments’ walk to the transport interchange to take the 508 bus towards Windermere, a total of 16 stops, a journey of 30 minutes.

Out and About Near Pooley Bridge

Just off the A592 towards Pooley Bridge from Penrith is the medieval Tudor and early-Georgian mansion at Dalemain, which was opened to the public by the Hasell family in 1977. As the Hasells are still in residence, the manor is a perfect example of a well cared for historic family home. Heirlooms passed through generations have been perfectly preserved, including dolls houses, family portraits and exquisite furniture. Don’t miss the unique Chinese room with original hand-painted wallpaper dating back to the 18th century nor the chance to take refreshments in Dalemain’s tea rooms. The refectory has a fantastic range of preserves, which are showcased in March every year at its annual Marmalade Awards and Festival. Visitors can even take away some of the home-cooked recipes, which are sold frozen for your convenience.

Holidaymakers staying near Pooley Bridge can also choose to see the beautiful local scenery in a rather unique way from Park Foot Pony Trekking Centre on Howtown Road. Adults and children over five years can explore the fells on four legs! Hats and waterproofs are provided so your family and friends can trek under the guidance of experienced riders whatever the weather. Ponies are capable of carrying experienced riders or learners.

Out and About Near Pooley Bridge

Just off the A592 towards Pooley Bridge from Penrith is the medieval Tudor and early-Georgian mansion at Dalemain, which was opened to the public by the Hasell family in 1977. As the Hasells are still in residence, the manor is a perfect example of a well cared for historic family home. Heirlooms passed through generations have been perfectly preserved, including dolls houses, family portraits and exquisite furniture. Don’t miss the unique Chinese room with original hand-painted wallpaper dating back to the 18th century nor the chance to take refreshments in Dalemain’s tea rooms. The refectory has a fantastic range of preserves, which are showcased in March every year at its annual Marmalade Awards and Festival. Visitors can even take away some of the home-cooked recipes, which are sold frozen for your convenience.

Holidaymakers staying in one of our delightful holiday cottages in Pooley Bridge can also choose to see the beautiful local scenery in a rather unique way from Park Foot Pony Trekking Centre on Howtown Road. Adults and children over five years can explore the fells on four legs! Hats and waterproofs are provided so your family and friends can trek under the guidance of experienced riders whatever the weather. Ponies are capable of carrying experienced riders or learners.

Wining and Dining in and Around Pooley Bridge

Reopened after a multi-million pound renovation is Thwaite’s Crown Inn, a central Pooley Bridge which lies on the banks of the River Eamont. Dine in splendour on the brand new first floor or ground floor terraces that open onto the yawning tributary feeding Ullswater. Choose from five menus: breakfast, mains, sandwiches, desserts and kids, to sample the local ingredients that make up dishes like slow-cooked beef and Lancaster Bomber pot pie. Be sure to try the Crown’s take on the region’s famous Cumberland Sausage with red onion marmalade.

The Alpine-fashioned Pooley Bridge Inn has also redesigned its front landscape. Sit here or eat in the Stable Courtyard to enjoy the relaxing ambience of the central water feature. Open fires greet guests indoors, where it’s not just ale, wine and spirits served at the bar. As well as a menu of fine food, including traditional English Sunday roasts, the Inn serves up afternoon tea. All dietary requirements are catered for, just ask.

Children can have a go at being kings and queens in the castle play area at another of Pooley’s eating establishments, the Sun Inn pub, which markets itself as the family and dog friendly pub in the area. Here, visitors can get an idea of what Pooley Bridge was famous for by choosing a dish from the fish menu in a venue that prides itself on being a true definition of the term, Gastropub.

To make requests about your accommodation, contact Lakelovers Customer Service team with any questions by phoning 015394 88855 or emailing enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk.

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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
  • 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
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

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Cottages Near Pooley Bridge

Cottages Near Pooley Bridge

Self-Catering Accommodation Near Pooley Bridge

Our Pooley Bridge holiday cottages are among the most accessible in the Lake District, right next to the gateway town of Penrith. All lie within half an hour’s drive off the main arterial M6 motorway that stretches from the north to the south of the UK and are within easy reach of Penrith’s coach and railway transport connections. Guests in our Pooley Bridge Cottages will get a feel for a small community with a big heart and lots going on. Sitting on England’s second largest lake, Ullswater, and home to some of the most loved mountains in the Lake District, Pooley Bridge is the place to enjoy quiet and easy living.

Self-catering in Pooley Bridge is perfect for visitors looking for properties with lake access as it lies right on the northern tip of Ullswater. Use Lakelovers easy-to-read icons to browse our Pooley Bridge self-catering cottages for the maximum number of bedrooms available. From sleeps 20 to romantic 1 bed bolthole, we have a superb choice for all occasions.

Browse our stunning photos, where you’ll find luxury throughout, from roll-top baths to monsoon showers. All our Pooley Bridge holiday cottages meet a minimum of 3 stars with VisitEngland, which equals exceptional quality from the get-go. Our accommodation provides plenty of choice in terms of sleeping quarters for families with children to guests hosting special events. One quick call and we can separate super king size rooms into twins or separate children’s bunks. Our friendly customer service team endeavour to meet any special requirement so you can enjoy your stay the way you want to.

Our cottages have cooking nooks to open plan kitchens, which make entertaining easy. Top-of-the-range food preparation facilities are billed by VisitEngland for their ease of use, so expect minimal fuss in your home-from-home to take more time to enjoy the scenery.

Simply sit by our Lakeland stone hearths and log burners to enjoy the morning papers over a tea or coffee and take breakfast at a time of your choosing. In our cottages, you are truly the master of your own destiny. Did we mention some of our properties accept dogs too?

History of Pooley Bridge and the Surrounding Area

Pooley gained its name after the large pool it is nestled around in the River Eamont, with the name ‘bridge’ added much later on. Although a new metal crossing has now replaced the old 16th century stone bridge, there are plenty of photographs on show in the local shops, tourist information and inns that serve as reminders of what the entrance to the village was like before the 2015 storm. Fortunately, most of the buildings in Pooley were saved following the flooding and the quaint stonework surrounding the village square tells of a bygone time of a bustling fishing trade here. Look out for freshwater offerings on the local menus or hire a private boat to catch your own supper.

To the north of Pooley Bridge are the remains of an iron age fort on Dunmallet Hill. Take the footpath next to the metal crossing for what Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright described as an “after-dinner stroll” in his book The Outlying Fells of Lakeland. The Tourist Information Office in the old market square, run by Ullswater Steamers, has plenty of maps and guides. Another point of interest that can be reached on foot is the remains of Maiden Castle, the circular walls and ditches are believed to date back to the first millennium BC.

Getting to Pooley Bridge

Pooley Bridge is one of the closest hamlets to get to on the outskirts of Lakeland, making this a perfect meeting point for visitors with guests coming from other parts of the UK. By taking Junction 40 of the M6, this sleepy settlement is no more than a ten minute drive from Penrith, an ideal distance if you want to avoid tourist traffic. Simply follow the A66 towards Penrith, then take the A592 through Dalemain to the top of Ullswater. Turn left on the B5320 to travel across the new bridge over the stunning River Eamont.

To reach Pooley Bridge by train, purchase a ticket to Penrith Railway Station and make the moments’ walk to the transport interchange to take the 508 bus towards Windermere, a total of 16 stops, a journey of 30 minutes.

Out and About Near Pooley Bridge

Just off the A592 towards Pooley Bridge from Penrith is the medieval Tudor and early-Georgian mansion at Dalemain, which was opened to the public by the Hasell family in 1977. As the Hasells are still in residence, the manor is a perfect example of a well cared for historic family home. Heirlooms passed through generations have been perfectly preserved, including dolls houses, family portraits and exquisite furniture. Don’t miss the unique Chinese room with original hand-painted wallpaper dating back to the 18th century nor the chance to take refreshments in Dalemain’s tea rooms. The refectory has a fantastic range of preserves, which are showcased in March every year at its annual Marmalade Awards and Festival. Visitors can even take away some of the home-cooked recipes, which are sold frozen for your convenience.

Holidaymakers staying near Pooley Bridge can also choose to see the beautiful local scenery in a rather unique way from Park Foot Pony Trekking Centre on Howtown Road. Adults and children over five years can explore the fells on four legs! Hats and waterproofs are provided so your family and friends can trek under the guidance of experienced riders whatever the weather. Ponies are capable of carrying experienced riders or learners.

Out and About Near Pooley Bridge

Just off the A592 towards Pooley Bridge from Penrith is the medieval Tudor and early-Georgian mansion at Dalemain, which was opened to the public by the Hasell family in 1977. As the Hasells are still in residence, the manor is a perfect example of a well cared for historic family home. Heirlooms passed through generations have been perfectly preserved, including dolls houses, family portraits and exquisite furniture. Don’t miss the unique Chinese room with original hand-painted wallpaper dating back to the 18th century nor the chance to take refreshments in Dalemain’s tea rooms. The refectory has a fantastic range of preserves, which are showcased in March every year at its annual Marmalade Awards and Festival. Visitors can even take away some of the home-cooked recipes, which are sold frozen for your convenience.

Holidaymakers staying in one of our delightful holiday cottages in Pooley Bridge can also choose to see the beautiful local scenery in a rather unique way from Park Foot Pony Trekking Centre on Howtown Road. Adults and children over five years can explore the fells on four legs! Hats and waterproofs are provided so your family and friends can trek under the guidance of experienced riders whatever the weather. Ponies are capable of carrying experienced riders or learners.

Wining and Dining in and Around Pooley Bridge

Reopened after a multi-million pound renovation is Thwaite’s Crown Inn, a central Pooley Bridge which lies on the banks of the River Eamont. Dine in splendour on the brand new first floor or ground floor terraces that open onto the yawning tributary feeding Ullswater. Choose from five menus: breakfast, mains, sandwiches, desserts and kids, to sample the local ingredients that make up dishes like slow-cooked beef and Lancaster Bomber pot pie. Be sure to try the Crown’s take on the region’s famous Cumberland Sausage with red onion marmalade.

The Alpine-fashioned Pooley Bridge Inn has also redesigned its front landscape. Sit here or eat in the Stable Courtyard to enjoy the relaxing ambience of the central water feature. Open fires greet guests indoors, where it’s not just ale, wine and spirits served at the bar. As well as a menu of fine food, including traditional English Sunday roasts, the Inn serves up afternoon tea. All dietary requirements are catered for, just ask.

Children can have a go at being kings and queens in the castle play area at another of Pooley’s eating establishments, the Sun Inn pub, which markets itself as the family and dog friendly pub in the area. Here, visitors can get an idea of what Pooley Bridge was famous for by choosing a dish from the fish menu in a venue that prides itself on being a true definition of the term, Gastropub.

To make requests about your accommodation, contact Lakelovers Customer Service team with any questions by phoning 015394 88855 or emailing enquiries@lakelovers.co.uk.