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4 Star Cottage With Games Room, In Lovely Scenery Near Bassenthwaite

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Uldale, Near Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Pub With Restaurant, Tea Room/Art Gallery And Playground In The Village, Walks From The Door.

Emerald Bank Cottage is situated in the most spectacular northern part of the Lake District. It looks like a traditional lakeland cottage but has every modern appliance, with everything you’ll need for a walking or family holiday in the Lake District - including maps, walking books, boot racks, dog basket/bowls and a games room with table football and air hockey. The cottage is situated in Uldale, a small rural village in the Lake District National Park between Bassenthwaite Lake and Caldbeck. The village has a tea room, tennis court and adventure playground and the Snooty Fox Inn - serving a variety of real ales and superb food. This part of Cumbria is beautiful and quiet, excellent for walking away from the crowds. There are walks straight from the door, with sightings of birds of prey and red squirrels commonplace. The lakes of Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock, Derwent, Ullswater, Loweswater, Ennerdale are a short drive away. Keswick or Cockermouth are 15 mins away.

Kay Wesley
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Kay Wesley

We are Kay and Mike Wesley. We live in Cheshire and we have five children and a dog. We all love the great outdoors, walking, picnicking and just messing about in the countryside. We like the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District best. We have been to the cottage lots and it is a really lovely place to just hang out, somehow seems really easy to be there and everyone is always in a good mood. Several family members have also been with gangs of friends too, which is great, and lots of friends' families have stayed. Everyone loves it and wants to come back again. So do we!

Kay Wesley purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Kay Wesley chose England

We chose Emerald Bank Cottage because it is in our favourite part of the Lakes 'where the crowds don't go' and the scenery here is breathtaking, without any litter, noise or traffic. The northern Lakes are just fabulous. I think our favourite is possibly Loweswater, which hardly anyone visits, but is just lovely and a nice 5 miles round to walk with woodland and fell included in the walk. Follow it up with Steak and Ale Pie at the Kirkstile Inn and their own brewed beer. Lovely Buttermere is beautiful with a flat 4-mile walk round and also with a couple of good pubs for lunch at one end. Crummock Water is also fantastic and very quiet, with a lovely walk through the woods at the north end.

What makes this cottage unique

We've tried to think of everything we have ever wanted on all the many self-catering holidays we have been on. People remark on how well-equipped it is, from plenty of wine glasses to the iPod dock. And everyone loves the games room for evening competitions! We know how annoying it is when there is nowhere to hang your wet cagoule so we had the utility room extended to include a drying area with hooks above a big radiator, and boot racks too. We included a dog basket and dog bowls, and even bird feeders in the garden. We've added a hose in the side yard to wash your muddy boots and dog. We've included Ordinance Survey Maps of the whole Lake District as well as a number of good walking books.

Our approach has worked, everyone loves staying here as much as we do - hope you do, too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lovely Cottage. A perfect New Year’s Eve destination. The walk around Loweswater is stunning, as is the hotchoc at the Kirkstile Inn. In such beautiful snowy surroundings, who wouldn’t enjoy a weekend at this lovely cottage."

"We have stayed in many places in the Lake District and this has certainly been the best standard. But not only that – you have really gone out of your way to make sure there is everything a family could possibly need and it really was all very much appreciated and many thanks!"

"Really lovely cottage. Special week. Mixture of sunshine and rain but really peaceful here. You have made a wonderful effort to make this cottage comfortable and homely. Thank you very much (and what nice people live in Uldale and Caldbeck!)."

"Very nice house, home! Thank you for the letting of such a well looked after house with its excellent facilities and kitchen equipment. Much appreciated!"
Jan 2012
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Fantastic time was had by all

  • 5 of 5

The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at. Extremely well equipped and warm. Lovely walks from the house. Atmospheric pub and delightful tea rooms in the village where we ate supper one night.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to stay and for your kind review. We are so glad you had a good time. I do hope we will get the chance to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards - Kay and Mike Wesley
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Great cottage and fantastic location 😃

  • 5 of 5

Cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable - the village of Uldale is excellent, local people are very friendly and the local pub is very handy and also the tearoom next door is excellent where you can get great food and drink. We all enjoyed it very much and have hesitation in saying " we will be back".

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay and for your kind words. I'm so glad you had a good time. I do hope we will see you again. :) Kay
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High Standard of accomadation

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Emerald bank cottage.

The property was very well maintained and had all the facilities we required for our stay. There was lots of useful information about walks and local attractions which just added to the enjoyment.

Location was lovely and quiet with an excellent pub in the village. The farmers arguing about who should should a gate just added to the fun.

I would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to stay and for your kind words. I do hope you'll come and stay again. Kind regards - Kay
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Lovely cottage in gorgeous area

  • 5 of 5

Emerald Bank Cottage is a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and very well equipped and in a pretty village, Uldale. We spent a wonderful weekend (3 couples) exploring the Northern Fells, a really beautiful part of the Lake District and so much quieter than the central area. The cottage had everything we needed for a great weekend. Kay, the owner ensured we had all the information etc we needed. There is a good pub in the village too, serving excellent food. We loved the cottage and the area so much we will be returning and can recommend to anyone who wants a comfortable cottage in this super part of Cumbria.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Half Term
27 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feb Half Term 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please call or text: 07711 459740 or email.

Changeover Day:
Friday - flexible. Summer 2014 (from 5th July to 7th September) is Saturday changeover

Notes on prices:
Short breaks of 3 nights+ available - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wigton, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • En-suite shower room to bedroom 1 Family bathroom with shower over bath Downstairs WC off utility room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and ensuite shower room and fitted wardrobe Bedroom 2 with twin beds and fitted wardrobe, travel cot Bedroom 3 with bunk beds and fitted wardrobe Bedroom 4/games room with double futon sofabed, air hockey and table football
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Notes on accommodation: Oil-fired central heating and open fire in living room. All fuel supplied. Free local calls and free Wifi internet. One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome (downstairs only and not on furniture please) Outside: Enclosed rear garden, mainly laid to patio with wrought iron table and chairs, bench, flowering shrubs, parasol and BBQ. Parking for 2 cars. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, boot racks, drying area, dog basket/bowls. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels included. Welcome pack provided. High chair and travel cot provided (bring own cot linen please). 2 Hairdryers. Other: Conservatory/sun room Computer with internet access provided in Games room (for browsing the web & email, not for streaming video/music please)

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