Snuggle Cottage is a traditional cottage, yet spacious and comfortable. If you are looking for a peaceful cosy getaway, then this is for you. Open your window and listen to the beck, the sheep and very little else.
Tucked between two other cottages, historically all one farmhouse and barn, Snuggle Cottage is located on a quiet country lane with Dacre Beck and woodland to the rear and farmland to the front and side. The small village of Dacre, Dacre Castle, Church and the Horse and Farrier pub are all within walking distance. The historic Dalemain historic house and gardens are just a couple of miles from the cottage and Ullswater and the popular tourist village of Pooley Bride are just a five minute drive from the cottage.
With easy access from the motorway, Snuggle Cottage is an easy to get to, tranquil hideaway and the ideal place to relax whatever the time of year.
Accommodation in detail
Enter the front door to a bright, dual aspect, traditional kitchen with belfast sink, dishwasher, halogen hob, electric oven and fridge (with freezer box only), washing machine and tumble drier. There is plenty of space for the 4 seat family dining table and still room for a doggy crate or bed for your canine companion. Watch the sheep from the front window and you might see the resident red squirrel in the garden through the rear window!
The cosy lounge is welcoming, warm and comfortable with a log burner, comfy seating for four and glazed door to the patio and garden You can relax in front of the TV, watch a DVD, or listen to music on the CD /music player. If you can't live without the internet, a wifi router is connected to fibre broadband. Ideal if you want to put your feet up after a day on the fells (or in the shops!).
The open plan cottage staircase leads to a simple landing leading to two bedrooms and the modern and bright family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
The first bedroom is bright and airy with windows to the front and rear and there is space in this room for a travel cot. The second bedroom offers a peaceful and equally comfortable double with views over the garden to the woodland beyond the beck.
A glazed door leads from the lounge to a small patio area with bistro furniture, the ideal spot for a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee in the morning and from here steps lead down to the pretty garden with planted borders, mature shrubs and trees. Beyond the fence at the bottom of the garden there is a babbling beck and woodland beyond, making the whole area a haven for wildlife.
Dacre is a small hamlet close to the popular village of Pooley Bridge at the northernmost tip of Ullswater. The latter has a selection of village pubs, cafes and shops for the visitors and is popular all year round. The area has a huge selection of footpaths, bridleways and there are walks for all and it is 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 Ullswater, 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 but especially 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 or Pooley Bridge back to Glenridding.
For those who like getting up high, there are some of the best mountains and fells on your doorstep, the most famous being Helvellyn and the precipitous Striding Edge.
A gentler 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. A major attraction for your canine friend is Podgy Paws pet shop, where you can stock up on goodies for your furry companions. 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.
The A591 winds its way from Keswick to Grasmere and on to Ambleside and from there branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead.
Peaceful countryside location
Beautiful pastoral views
2 double bedrooms
Log burning stove
Kitchen with family dining table
Oil Central Heating
Patio with outdoor furniture
Parking for 1 car
2 pet dogs welcome