Patterdale Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Patterdale

Nestled at the southern tip of Ullswater, Patterdale is a tiny village surrounded by some of the most iconic landscape in the Lake District. Due to the relative underdevelopment of this beautiful region, Patterdale feels secluded and unspoiled leaving visitors uninterrupted to soak up the magnificence of the surrounding scenery. The Ullswater Valley is the perfect destination to explore the remote beauty of its dramatic mountains and serene lakes located a stone’s throw from Patterdale. Despite its tranquillity, this is a haven for adrenaline-junkies too; whether you choose to clamber across the slippery slopes of Striding Edge or dive in to a new water sport on Ullswater, an adventure awaits in Patterdale.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Patterdale

Lakelovers have a wide range of luxury properties in and around Patterdale where you have the flexibility of self-catering and the assurance of our quality for your perfect dream Lakeland getaway. Quaint cottages nestled against the fells make for the perfect romantic hideaway, while bright and airy renovated farmhouses offer beautiful open-plan living for your group get-together. Whether you are looking for ultra-modern finishes in a contemporary conversion or exposed beams and traditional features in a Victorian slate terrace, we have a property to suit your tastes.

We have hand-picked properties of only the highest quality to ensure that once you arrive, you can concentrate on immersing yourself in the beautiful landscape or relaxing in your cosy home away from home.  You will feel delightfully cosy after a day on the fells as many of our Patterdale holiday cottages are complete with log-burners and soft furnishings that exude comfort and luxury. While there are a range of excellent eateries in Patterdale and the surrounding areas, you might be tempted to stay in and prepare home-cooked meals in the state-of-the-art kitchens and wile away the night with your loved ones in the spacious dining rooms. Each property is finished with its own unique touches so whichever property you choose, you will experience an individual piece of the Lake District National Park.

A Little of Patterdale’s History

The church, school and small collection of cottages that make up the village of Patterdale have barely changed over the past few centuries. This means that the breathtaking panoramas that surround our Patterdale cottages are the same ones admired by the Lake Poets in the 19th Century. William and Dorothy Wordsworth also purportedly began their walk in Patterdale that led them to the nearby Glencolyne Wood. This picturesque woodland spot was where William Wordsworth came across the infamous daffodils on the lakeshore that inspired one of the most celebrated poems in the English language. Have a stroll through this lovely wooded area and experience for yourself the magnificence of the vistas from the forest out onto Ullswater.

On the windswept fells of Moor Divock, the Cockpit Stone Circle evidences that populations have inhabited the land surrounding the Ullswater Valley as far back as the Bronze Age. Take a steep hike up from Pooley Bridge and revel in the mystery of this intriguing Neolithic monument.

Patterdale is also known as the origin of the dog of the same name, which was carefully linebred by an Ullswater huntsman who needed a terrier that could excel in the harsh farming environment of the Lakeland fells. Whatever the breed, your pooch can enjoy a Lakeland adventure around Patterdale too as furry-friends are welcome at our dog-friendly cottages.

Getting There

Despite its remote location, it is easy to escape to your luxury Patterdale cottage, however you choose to travel. If you are travelling by car, take the A590 exit at Junction 36 of the M6 and follow the A590 and the A591 past Kendal and Windermere until you meet the A592, which will lead you straight into Patterdale. If you plan to arrive by train, you can catch the West Coast Mainline to Penrith Station. The 508 bus takes you straight into Patterdale, or you can hire an eco-friendly car directly from the station.

To explore the area during your stay, you can drive or hop on a local bus over to the tourist hot spots of Windermere and Keswick. The drive over the fells to Windermere is a rather exhilarating experience as the journey includes going over the Kirkstone Pass, which is the Lake District’s highest road. You could even stop off for a drink at the remote Kirkstone Pass Inn, which has long been a resting stop for weary travellers and today has the status of the third-highest pub in England.

The Ullswater Steamers are also a unique and charming way to see the beautiful valley, and these boats can be caught from the jetties at the nearby villages of Glenridding, Howtown and Pooley Bridge. 

Out and About in Patterdale

Patterdale’s enviable position at the southern end of the stunning Ullswater Valley means that your Lakeland escape will allow you to soak up the best of the beauty and tranquillity that the Lake District National Park has to offer. From your Patterdale self-catering cottage, you will be able to immerse yourself in nature, enjoy the many outdoor adventures in unspoiled scenery right from your doorstep.

With everything from lakeshore bridleways to treacherous ridges, Patterdale is an incredibly popular spot with walkers of all abilities. The village is a starting point for a few of the many routes up the mighty Helvellyn, England’s third-highest peak. Thrill-seekers will love the challenging yet spectacular ascent up Helvellyn via Striding Edge. Best climbed in dry weather, this narrow ridge is notoriously tricky for walkers and the sight of the valley falling away around you can be truly terrifying. Whichever route you choose, your efforts will be rewarded by magnificent views at Helvellyn’s summit, which extend as far as Scotland and Wales on a clear day.

The 20-mile Ullswater Way is a delightful trail around the circumference of the lake which can be divided into sections over a few days or dipped in and out of with the help of the Lake’s Steamers. Beginning in Glenridding, the 6.5-mile section of the Way that passes through Patterdale allows visitors to sample all of the stunning scenery surrounding Ullswater, before ending in the picturesque hamlet of Howtown. As you weave through woodland, cross the open fells and meander along the lakeshore, it isn’t hard to see why Wainwright hailed this part of the Ullswater Way as “the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland”.

If you want to get out onto the lake itself, Ullswater has extensive water sport opportunities dotted around the lakeshore. From stand-up paddleboards to romantic rowing boats, Canadian canoes to luxurious speed boats, there are plenty of lakeside hires to choose from that allow you to experience the beauty of Ullswater from a unique perspective.

No trip to Patterdale would be complete without a visit to the majestic Aira Force. The National Trust protects this 70-foot waterfall, which can be particularly thunderous after a spell of Cumbrian rain. The endangered red squirrel has a thriving population in the woodland around Aira Force, you might spot one as you stroll through the trees.

In under 30 minutes you can be in the hustle-and-bustle of Keswick and Windermere. Home to a 700-year old market, Keswick has a pedestrianised shopping area brimming with unique, independent stores offering artisan craftwork, delicious local produce and outdoor wear and equipment. Windermere has a similar selection of retail outlets, including the flagship kitchen supply store, Lakeland.

If you’re caught short in the Lake’s infamous changeable weather, less than a 30 minute drive from Patterdale is Rheged just outside Penrith. This is a superb artisan retail centre, with excellent independents, eateries, beautician, cinema, galleries and children’s play area, including soft play and potter painting.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

A traditional Lakeland village wouldn’t be complete without its country pub, and The White Lion in Patterdale is the perfect place to warm up and refuel after a day out walking. With roaring fires, local ale and a menu of hearty grub, this friendly pub is definitely the heart of Patterdale itself. The restaurant in the Old Water View Hotel is a cheap and cheerful local eatery with a menu that changes daily. Its delightful beer garden is wonderfully placed for those wanting to enjoy a drink while admiring Patterdale’s stunning scenery.

In the nearby village of Glenridding, there are a number of excellent-quality dining options, less than a mile’s walk from Patterdale. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner you are looking for, the quaint Helvellyn Country Kitchen serves locally-sourced food at the foot of the mighty Helvellyn. Hungry walkers can fill their boots with the café’s range of homemade cakes and bakes.

The numerous pubs, inns and tearooms in the area offer plenty of choice if you’re looking for a cosy and informal Lakeland eatery. For something a little fancier, it is worth heading to the top of the Ullswater valley for a sophisticated and inventive meal at the 1863 Bistro. Situated in Pooley Bridge, 20 minutes’ drive from Patterdale, here you can enjoy such seasonal delights as the beef canon or the Norweigen skrei cod. Guests will not be disappointed by their fantastic selection of local brews and fine wines.

For a remote escape in the heart of Lakeland, Patterdale is the ideal location, but if you are seeking a holiday cottage closer to the hustle and bustle, why not take a look at our stunning range of properties in Keswick, Ambleside or Bowness.

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  • 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
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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
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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
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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
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £420 to £357
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This charismatic Lakeland cottage occupies a blissfully secluded setting midway between the picturesque villages of Glenridding and Patterdale, close to the southern tip of breathaking Ullswater. Beautifully presented and equipped, this dreamy cottage was the local Police house until 1946 and is therefore aptly named. The location, in Grisedale Bridge, is truly romantic with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, also to Ullswater from the first floor landing.

Available From£420

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Patterdale Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Patterdale

Nestled at the southern tip of Ullswater, Patterdale is a tiny village surrounded by some of the most iconic landscape in the Lake District. Due to the relative underdevelopment of this beautiful region, Patterdale feels secluded and unspoiled leaving visitors uninterrupted to soak up the magnificence of the surrounding scenery. The Ullswater Valley is the perfect destination to explore the remote beauty of its dramatic mountains and serene lakes located a stone’s throw from Patterdale. Despite its tranquillity, this is a haven for adrenaline-junkies too; whether you choose to clamber across the slippery slopes of Striding Edge or dive in to a new water sport on Ullswater, an adventure awaits in Patterdale.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Patterdale

Lakelovers have a wide range of luxury properties in and around Patterdale where you have the flexibility of self-catering and the assurance of our quality for your perfect dream Lakeland getaway. Quaint cottages nestled against the fells make for the perfect romantic hideaway, while bright and airy renovated farmhouses offer beautiful open-plan living for your group get-together. Whether you are looking for ultra-modern finishes in a contemporary conversion or exposed beams and traditional features in a Victorian slate terrace, we have a property to suit your tastes.

We have hand-picked properties of only the highest quality to ensure that once you arrive, you can concentrate on immersing yourself in the beautiful landscape or relaxing in your cosy home away from home.  You will feel delightfully cosy after a day on the fells as many of our Patterdale holiday cottages are complete with log-burners and soft furnishings that exude comfort and luxury. While there are a range of excellent eateries in Patterdale and the surrounding areas, you might be tempted to stay in and prepare home-cooked meals in the state-of-the-art kitchens and wile away the night with your loved ones in the spacious dining rooms. Each property is finished with its own unique touches so whichever property you choose, you will experience an individual piece of the Lake District National Park.

A Little of Patterdale’s History

The church, school and small collection of cottages that make up the village of Patterdale have barely changed over the past few centuries. This means that the breathtaking panoramas that surround our Patterdale cottages are the same ones admired by the Lake Poets in the 19th Century. William and Dorothy Wordsworth also purportedly began their walk in Patterdale that led them to the nearby Glencolyne Wood. This picturesque woodland spot was where William Wordsworth came across the infamous daffodils on the lakeshore that inspired one of the most celebrated poems in the English language. Have a stroll through this lovely wooded area and experience for yourself the magnificence of the vistas from the forest out onto Ullswater.

On the windswept fells of Moor Divock, the Cockpit Stone Circle evidences that populations have inhabited the land surrounding the Ullswater Valley as far back as the Bronze Age. Take a steep hike up from Pooley Bridge and revel in the mystery of this intriguing Neolithic monument.

Patterdale is also known as the origin of the dog of the same name, which was carefully linebred by an Ullswater huntsman who needed a terrier that could excel in the harsh farming environment of the Lakeland fells. Whatever the breed, your pooch can enjoy a Lakeland adventure around Patterdale too as furry-friends are welcome at our dog-friendly cottages.

Getting There

Despite its remote location, it is easy to escape to your luxury Patterdale cottage, however you choose to travel. If you are travelling by car, take the A590 exit at Junction 36 of the M6 and follow the A590 and the A591 past Kendal and Windermere until you meet the A592, which will lead you straight into Patterdale. If you plan to arrive by train, you can catch the West Coast Mainline to Penrith Station. The 508 bus takes you straight into Patterdale, or you can hire an eco-friendly car directly from the station.

To explore the area during your stay, you can drive or hop on a local bus over to the tourist hot spots of Windermere and Keswick. The drive over the fells to Windermere is a rather exhilarating experience as the journey includes going over the Kirkstone Pass, which is the Lake District’s highest road. You could even stop off for a drink at the remote Kirkstone Pass Inn, which has long been a resting stop for weary travellers and today has the status of the third-highest pub in England.

The Ullswater Steamers are also a unique and charming way to see the beautiful valley, and these boats can be caught from the jetties at the nearby villages of Glenridding, Howtown and Pooley Bridge. 

Out and About in Patterdale

Patterdale’s enviable position at the southern end of the stunning Ullswater Valley means that your Lakeland escape will allow you to soak up the best of the beauty and tranquillity that the Lake District National Park has to offer. From your Patterdale self-catering cottage, you will be able to immerse yourself in nature, enjoy the many outdoor adventures in unspoiled scenery right from your doorstep.

With everything from lakeshore bridleways to treacherous ridges, Patterdale is an incredibly popular spot with walkers of all abilities. The village is a starting point for a few of the many routes up the mighty Helvellyn, England’s third-highest peak. Thrill-seekers will love the challenging yet spectacular ascent up Helvellyn via Striding Edge. Best climbed in dry weather, this narrow ridge is notoriously tricky for walkers and the sight of the valley falling away around you can be truly terrifying. Whichever route you choose, your efforts will be rewarded by magnificent views at Helvellyn’s summit, which extend as far as Scotland and Wales on a clear day.

The 20-mile Ullswater Way is a delightful trail around the circumference of the lake which can be divided into sections over a few days or dipped in and out of with the help of the Lake’s Steamers. Beginning in Glenridding, the 6.5-mile section of the Way that passes through Patterdale allows visitors to sample all of the stunning scenery surrounding Ullswater, before ending in the picturesque hamlet of Howtown. As you weave through woodland, cross the open fells and meander along the lakeshore, it isn’t hard to see why Wainwright hailed this part of the Ullswater Way as “the most beautiful and rewarding walk in Lakeland”.

If you want to get out onto the lake itself, Ullswater has extensive water sport opportunities dotted around the lakeshore. From stand-up paddleboards to romantic rowing boats, Canadian canoes to luxurious speed boats, there are plenty of lakeside hires to choose from that allow you to experience the beauty of Ullswater from a unique perspective.

No trip to Patterdale would be complete without a visit to the majestic Aira Force. The National Trust protects this 70-foot waterfall, which can be particularly thunderous after a spell of Cumbrian rain. The endangered red squirrel has a thriving population in the woodland around Aira Force, you might spot one as you stroll through the trees.

In under 30 minutes you can be in the hustle-and-bustle of Keswick and Windermere. Home to a 700-year old market, Keswick has a pedestrianised shopping area brimming with unique, independent stores offering artisan craftwork, delicious local produce and outdoor wear and equipment. Windermere has a similar selection of retail outlets, including the flagship kitchen supply store, Lakeland.

If you’re caught short in the Lake’s infamous changeable weather, less than a 30 minute drive from Patterdale is Rheged just outside Penrith. This is a superb artisan retail centre, with excellent independents, eateries, beautician, cinema, galleries and children’s play area, including soft play and potter painting.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining

A traditional Lakeland village wouldn’t be complete without its country pub, and The White Lion in Patterdale is the perfect place to warm up and refuel after a day out walking. With roaring fires, local ale and a menu of hearty grub, this friendly pub is definitely the heart of Patterdale itself. The restaurant in the Old Water View Hotel is a cheap and cheerful local eatery with a menu that changes daily. Its delightful beer garden is wonderfully placed for those wanting to enjoy a drink while admiring Patterdale’s stunning scenery.

In the nearby village of Glenridding, there are a number of excellent-quality dining options, less than a mile’s walk from Patterdale. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner you are looking for, the quaint Helvellyn Country Kitchen serves locally-sourced food at the foot of the mighty Helvellyn. Hungry walkers can fill their boots with the café’s range of homemade cakes and bakes.

The numerous pubs, inns and tearooms in the area offer plenty of choice if you’re looking for a cosy and informal Lakeland eatery. For something a little fancier, it is worth heading to the top of the Ullswater valley for a sophisticated and inventive meal at the 1863 Bistro. Situated in Pooley Bridge, 20 minutes’ drive from Patterdale, here you can enjoy such seasonal delights as the beef canon or the Norweigen skrei cod. Guests will not be disappointed by their fantastic selection of local brews and fine wines.

For a remote escape in the heart of Lakeland, Patterdale is the ideal location, but if you are seeking a holiday cottage closer to the hustle and bustle, why not take a look at our stunning range of properties in Keswick, Ambleside or Bowness.