Captains Cottage is located in the pretty village of Pooley Bridge and offers contemporary, quality accommodation only a short walk from the shores of Ullswater.
This sleeps 6 cottage has been recently refurbished and is well located on a quiet side street just yards from the centre of this popular village and only a few minutes' walk from the popular Steamer pier at Ullswater. The cottage, which was originally built in 1740 takes its name from a previous owner who the one time captain of the fleet of steamers that are such a popular feature on the Queen of The English Lakes, Ullswater.
This Cottage boasts a spacious plan living room with cosy log burning stove, a smart, well equipped kitchen and a family dining room. Upstairs there are one twin bedroom and two king size bedrooms to choose from including one with a luxury ensuite shower room. To the rear of the cottage is a spacious garden and direct access to the River Eamont making this one of the very few cottages we offer that allow canoes to be launched from the garden!
Accommodation In Detail
The front door opens onto a small hallway with a downstairs toilet and space for coats and leading to the lounge with comfy leather sofas arranged around the stone fire place with its cosy log burning stove. Linking the lounge to the dining room is the sleek, quality kitchen that is equipped with everything you could need and includes electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The dining room is a great bonus of this cottage and it is the ideal place to relax with family and friends as you plan the day ahead over breakfast or socialise in the evening over dinner.
Upstairs choose from three bedrooms; the master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room, the second room is presented with a welcoming king size bed whilst the third is a pretty twin room. The bedrooms are complemented by a high quality family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
The garden extends to the banks of the River Eamont (and though the there is a fence between the garden and the river families are respectfully reminded that children should not be left unattended in the garden at any time). Relax with a coffee or a cocktail in the garden on a summer's afternoon or take to the water if you have brought your canoe and paddle down the river and out to Ullswater to enjoy some of the most stunning scenery the UK has to offer.
Pooley Bridge, is a lovely little village at the northernmost tip of Ullswater. The village has a selection of village pubs, cafes and shops for the visitors and is popular all year round, thanks to the spectacular views. The area has a huge selection of footpaths, bridleways and walks to accommodate all walking abilities, it is also 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 the Lake itself, 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, famously 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 back to Glenridding.
A chilled, gentle 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. 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.
Back south, leaving Patterdale, you take the Kirkstone Pass which winds its way through high fell and brings you down to Ambleside and the south lakes. All in all there is a much to see and do, both around the lake and nearby areas, towns and villages where to get the best from your visit it is well worth investing in a few good guides and maps.
Contemporary Lakeland Cottage
Two king size bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room
One twin bed room
TVs in bedrooms
Log burning stove
Large Screen TV
Dining room with family dining table
Fully fitted kitchen
Fridge and Freezer
Electric Hob and Oven
River access for canoes
Two well behaved medium size dogs welcome