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.
Enjoy a cruise on Ullswater, and take in the stunning scenery the valley has to offer, stroll into the nearby village of Pooley Bridge with a selection of traditional pubs, cafes and local shops. With the whole of the Lake District on the doorstep there will be no shortage of things to do and places to explore.
Accommodation In Detail
On entering the cottage the hallway offers ample space for coats and boots before opening onto the spacious kitchen and lounge. The lounge retains the original magnificent feature windows that look out across the grounds and the original stone fireplace complete with cosy log burning stove, the large leather sofas are ideal for relaxing after a day out and about enjoying the Lakes. The contemporary quality kitchen is well equipped with all you could need and includes dish washer, washer/drier and fridge freezer. The breakfast bar is the idea place to sit with a morning coffee and a slice of toast and the large dining table is ideal for a great home cooked dinner in the evening.
Upstairs the cottage offers two bedrooms, the first a double and the second can either be made up as a double or as a twin room with two 2'6 twin beds, both offer TVs and the second bedroom offers tantalising glimpses of Ullswater across the fields.
The bedrooms are complemented with a high quality family bathroom complete with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
A glazed door from the lounge opens onto a private patio and a picket gate leads to a shared lawned garden. Guests are also 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.
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
Open plan Lounge and Kitchen
Lounge with large feature windows
Log burning stove
Fully fitted kitchen
Fridge and Freezer
Electric Hob and Oven
Washing machine with drier
One double bedroom with TV
One double or twin bedroom with TV
Bath with shower over
Gas Central Heating
Private parking for one car
Additional parking on site
Private Patio with garden furniture
Access to shared grounds
One medium size dog welcome