Ideal for friends or family M.Y Raven is offers contemporary, quality accommodation only a short walk from the shores of Ullswater and is offered as a sleep eight cottage
This recently refurbished cottage is conveniently located at Waterfoot Park a few minutes' walk from the steamer pier at Ullswater and from here guests can enjoy a cruise on the cottage's name sake the M.Y Raven that was launched on the lake in 1889 and forms part of Ullswater Steamers feet of heritage vessels that ply the lake to this day.
The cottage offers a large open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and living room complete with feature fire place and cosy log burning stove. The flexible bedroom arrangements make the property suitable for either an extended family group or group of friends to relax, socialise and to explore the Lake District.
Accommodation In Detail
On entering the cottage there is ample space for coats and boots before entering the large open plan living room. The quality fitted kitchen is well appointed with fridge/freezer, washer/drier and dishwasher and has plenty of space to cook and entertain. The patio door from the large lounge and dining area open onto the patio and the large windows flood the room with light and offer views across the grounds. Large, comfortable, leather sofas and a cosy log fire offer the ideal place to relax in an evening and the large dining table is great for socialising in an evening over dinner or to gather the family for breakfast in the morning.
Upstairs choose from four bedrooms; the master bedroom with double bed offers TV, lake views and ensuite shower room, the second room can be made up either as a double bed or two 2'6” single beds and has a TV and views to the lake. The third bedroom is a double bedroom with TV and lake views. The final bedroom is a cosy twin bedroom with 2' 6” twin beds.
The bedrooms are complemented with a large family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Patio doors from the lounge open 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
Log burning stove
Fully fitted kitchen
Fridge and Freezer
Electric Hob and Oven
Washing machine with drier
One double bedroom with ensuite shower room
One double with TV and lake view
One double or twin bedded room with TV
One twin bedroom
Gas Central Heating
Private parking for two cars
Additional parking on site
Private Patio with garden furniture
Access to shared grounds