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.
With a first floor lounge, the cottage is bright and airy and offers views across the grounds to the woodland beyond. The Village of Pooley Bridge, at the northern tip of Ullswater, the Queen of the English Lakes is just a ten minute walk from the door with a selection of local pubs, cafes and shops.
Accommodation In Detail
The front door opens to a hallway with plenty of space for coats and boots and from here steps lead to the landing that leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms. A further small flight of steps open to the bright and airy open, dual aspect, lounge and kitchen. The focus of the room either the large windows looking out across the grounds or the feature fire place complete with log burning stove. A large comfy leather sofa is the idea place to relax in an evening to watch a film and enjoy the stove. The quality kitchen is well equipped with fridge/freezer, dish washer and washer drier. The large dining table also takes in the great views and is just the ideal place to sit and enjoy a hearty breakfast or dinner with friends or family.
The cottage has three bedrooms, the master bedroom is a welcoming double with ensuite shower room. The second bedroom can be made up either as a double room or as a twin room with two 2'6 twin beds. The third bedroom is a bright single bedroom with views to the grounds. The property offers a high quality family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Guests are welcome to share the grounds around the estate and the cottage has one parking space with other parking also available on request.
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. The area has a huge selection of footpaths and bridleways and there are walks for all and 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 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 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 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 center. 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.
Contemporary Lakeland Cottage
Open plan Lounge and Kitchen
Log burning stove
Fully fitted kitchen
Fridge and Freezer
Electric Hob and Oven
Washing machine with drier
One double bedroom with TV and ensuite shower room
One double or twin bedroom with TV
One single bedroom with TV
Bath with shower over
Gas Central Heating
Private parking for one car
Additional parking on site
Access to shared grounds
Sorry No Pets