The Cottage (Sleeps 4, 2 Bedrooms)
A stones throw from the foreshore, your holiday home presents an unpretentious natural character, comfortable and welcoming. Lovely wood-burning stove creates a warm ambience in the living room and there is a separate Kitchen/Diner and a ground floor bathroom with shower (the WC is on the first floor). Two pretty first floor bedrooms which share a WC (Bathroom on ground floor). This enviable position, with extensive garden, lakeside frontage and jetty makes for a delightful experience.
Bedrooms: 1 double * 1 twin (both rooms have hand basin)* Bath with overhead shower * Seperate WC * Sun decking area with table & chairs * Wood burning stove *
2 character lakeside cottages
The two holiday properties, owners lodge and the Boathouse (which is not rented out) all form part of what was the Beauthorn Estate set romantically amidst beautiful and inspirational grounds sat on the banks of one of Britains most picturesque Lakes, Ullswater, and where it is believed inspiration for Wordsworth's poem "Daffodils" was drawn. The Cottage and Coach House are comfortably appointed in traditional style, with a cosy log burning stove in the Cottage and the Coach House features the best lake views and has a balcony with breathtaking views over the Lake and across to The Sharrow Bay Hotel and Hallin Fell. The grounds to Beauthorn Cottage and The Coach House are mature, secluded and enclosed and lead down the hillside to the Boathouse, Jetty and lakeshore beach. You are welcome to fish and moor a boat here if you wish. We have what is reputedly the oldest boathouse on the lake and it has two boat berths, one under and one alongside the boathouse. The Boathouse is not available to rent as a holiday unit at the moment.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely place with the most caring owners
About the Owner
I manage the two cottages for the owners who are family friends and I have stayed here many times over many years, from when I was in my teens and then with my family. I even had my honeymoon here and it is a very special place for myself and my family.
Why Richard chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley
My family, friends and I have been privileged to spend a lot of time here. Messing about in and on the lake or just enjoying the stunningly beautiful views from the serenel and private lake shore beach or just standing on the jetty, soaking it all in. Lovely....
What makes this cottage unique
Bring along your Kayak, Canoe or small boat, grab the dog and your fishing rod and get down to the private jetty and lakeshore and just have fun messing around on the lake. Perfect!
Changeover Day: Changeovers are on Saturdays only.
Notes on prices: Pets are very welcome and are £10 per pet, per stay.
Booking Policy: If the booking is cancelled within 28 days of the arrival date the full balance shall remain payable notwithstanding cancellation. In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.
(12 traveller reviews)
So lovely to be able to launch the canoe straight on to the lake from the jetty at the end of the garden. A peaceful setting, with wonderful views across Ullswater.
Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed, owners were lovely but not intrusive.
Plenty of pubs nearby serving good food.
Lovely place with the most caring owners
We booked both properties as we brought the family. The properties were very clean with lovely views across the lake from the coachhouse. We spent a lot of time by the lake which has its private piece of shoreline. The owners George & Greta. were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I will miss my morning chats with George putting the world to rights & Duke my dog will miss his morning buiscuit. I would certainly recommend if you are looking for a nice quiet place to stay. Will certainly be visiting again. Robin Dickens, Scarborough
What a fabulous location and lovely owners.
This was our fourth, or maybe fifth stay with George & Greta and the welcome was as warm as ever.
The forecast was for rain all week but we had mild weather with the odd shower. What can you expect in the Lake District.
The beach is perfect for launching our kayaks and the dogs love the easy access to the Lake.
It's a short drive to several pubs for food, Brackenrigg Inn (turn right out of the gate) is the closest with the Sun in Pooley Bridge being our favourite.
We had a few steady walks by the lake deciding that we'd have a change from dashing up mountains and when the sun shines you can't beat relaxing and soaking up the view on the jetty.
We will definitely be back.
Delightful cottage in the most wonderful setting
Very efficient booking process and a warm welcome from the owners. A setting to match any other - no wonder it is being considered as a World Heritage Site. Amazing to have access to a shared but very peaceful beach on the lake shore. Will be back again soon for sure.
We stayed at the cottage last week and had the most amazing holiday, the cottage was very clean and comfortable and the surroundings were stunning, we spent most nights sitting down by the lake, we couldn't have wished for better, thank you Greta for making us feel so welcome we will definitely be returning again next year David & Shary Meek
Best stay ever
Stayed for the week they gratefully gave us the keys for the boat house ov an evening so we could have supper down on the lake such lovely hosts very very friendly an accommodating even tho my two huskies were a tiny bit noisy while watching the sheep in the field next door lol would recommend this let very highly
From the Owner
“My family, friends and I have been privileged to spend a lot of time here. Messing about in and on the lake or just enjoying the stunningly beautiful views from the serenel and private lake shore beach or just standing on the jetty, soaking it all in. Lovely....”
Activity and Interests
Bring your boat, kayak, canoe, dinghy, windsurfer or Lilo!... but Please let us know first if bringing a boat as the level of the Lake varies considerably and it may not always be possible for some craft to use the boathouse & jetty for mooring purposes. If so it may be possible to use one of the moorings in the bay instead.
At the bottom of the garden is our own beach, boathouse & jetty right on the lakeshore and just a stones throw away from the properties down a steep but stepped bank through the garden.
Pooley Bridge 2 miles, Penrith 7.5 miles, Keswick 17 Miles, Ambleside & Windermere 18 Miles, National Trust Aira Force Waterfalls 3 miles, Glenridding 6 Miles
For those who love the great outdoors the area is perfect, walks from the door, mountains to climb and a lake to enjoy a leisurely trip on the steamer. Ullswater steamers operate throughout the year from glenridding to pooley bridge, stopping in the summer at howtown. The steamers are fully licensed and can also be hired out for special events. Ullswater steamers have been offering cruises on ullswater for over 150 years and this multi-award winning attraction is a 'must do' for any visitor to the area. Dogs are welcome on the ullswater steamers.
other ullswater lake activities include:
fishing, which is mostly for brown trout (15th march to 30th september) and perch (june to march). In ullswater you do not require a permit, but a national rivers authority rod licence must be held, and can be purchased on a daily, weekly or annual basis from either the pooley bridge or glenridding tourist information centre. Brown trout can be fished in the river eamont which flows from ullswater, but a permit is required. Permits can be purchased from charles sykes sports shop, 4 great dockray, penrith. 017684 862418.
fishing tackle and bait can be bought at the ullswater petrol station, glenridding. 017684 82008. Rod hire also available.
ullswater boat hire
small motor boats (maximum speed 10 mph) and rowing boats can be hired on hourly, half day and whole day rates from :
st patrick's boat landings, glenridding 017684 82393, or
nick grundy at ullswater marine, watermillock (017684 86415, or
lakeland boat hire at pooley bridge (077736 71399) further afield but still only a short drive away is rookin house equestrian & activity centre 017684 83561, troutbeck, four miles north of the lake, offers a range of activities for adults and children including horse riding, quad biking, argo cat off road experience,
From the Owner
“Bring along your Kayak, Canoe or small boat, grab the dog and your fishing rod and get down to the private jetty and lakeshore and just have fun messing around on the lake. Perfect!”
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- pets considered ...
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- If combined the properties can sleep up to 8 persons and as they are attached and located next door to each other make an ideal base for families & friends who would like to be together but also have their own individual space. Bed linen included, oil CH, Fuel/Elec incl, Elec cooker, Fridge, Washing machine in seperate utility room, Microwave, Colour TV's, Pets by arrangement, Parking, Cot on request, Brackenrigg Public House approx 15 minutes walk, lake frontage fishing from the shore or the jetty, Caution: Due to lake frontage, young children should be supervised. Outside: The grounds to Beauthorn Cottage and The Coach House are mature, secluded and enclosed and include a level lawned garden with picnic bench and steps leading down the hillside to the Boathouse, Jetty and lakeshore beach. You are welcome to fish or moor a small boat here if you wish. We have what is reputedly the oldest boathouse on the lake and it has two berths, one under and one alongside the boathouse. In addition to the above Beauthorn Cottage has its own private timber decked terrace for enjoying those long summer nights and stargazing. (weather permitting of course!) We also have parking alongside each property