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Charming Lake District Cottage near Ullswater

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

four bedroom house in beautiful village with castle

A traditional slate roofed white Lakeland cottage formerly belonging to the Lowther Estate, with lovely views over to the Pennines, walks straight from the door and a large garden.

Built on several levels it has a cosy kitchen/dining room and a big sitting room with wood burning stove. There is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom (both facing south with glorious views down the valley), a mezzanine single bedroom (popular with children) and a twin bedroom in the loft. There are three lavatories which is good for large parties.

The large garden offers views across to the Pennines and contains specimen oak and walnut trees.

The cottage is perfect for walkers, and welcomes children and dogs.

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Christopher Causer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About Christopher Causer

Chris and Gilly have been spending as much time as possible in the Lake District for the last 30 years.

They are keen walkers and Chris is familiar with many of Wainwright's favourite walks locally and in the rest of Cumbria. They have 2 student age children and a working cocker spaniel, all enthusiastic walkers.

Christopher Causer purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Christopher Causer chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

We love the Lake District and spend most of our holidays there. We wanted a house with character, easy to get to at the end of a long drive, and where we could relax with children and dogs. Askham is one of the prettiest villages in England.

What makes this cottage unique

Askham is our favourite village in Cumbria, with easy access from the M6, great pubs and a shop which means that once you have arrived you don't have to drive anywhere.

Scar View is in a brilliant location, with walking straight from the door, wonderful views, and a really welcoming atmosphere. We also like the large fellside garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Had a lovely time, great views. Cosy fire and comfortable house"

"this is such a brilliant cottage - perfect location, lots of good walks from the door, really friendly folk in the village and great food at the Queen's Head"

"If you want to see the red squirrel put some bird seed under the big tree. Squirrel spends ages having breakfast - hence quite fat!"
Aug 2013
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Good! 3.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Character cottage, lovely location

  • 5 of 5
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We enjoyed a lovely, cosy family Christmas at this rustic but cosy cottage, complete with a Christmas tree (nice touch). Spacious and ideal for groups, clean, well-equipped and a perfect location for walking and exploring the beautiful area. Thank you for a memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time at Scar View over Christmas. Pity there was no snow!
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Beautiful cottage in a quaint village

  • 4 of 5
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The cottage was fantastically well equipt, particuarlyvthe kitchen. The garden is pretty big and at the top of the village on a hill so you have lovely views. The cottage is situated in the beautiful village of Askham and the local pub the punchbowl is certainly worth a visit. Within walking distance is Lowther castle and it's stunning grounds. Great for cake and coffee after a long walk. Having visited the lakes for years this is my new favourite part to visit. It's not over run with tourism and the quaint village is just idyllic. I would certainly stay here again and reccomend this cottage as a fabulous base for holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this. We think Askham, Ullswater and the north Lakes is a special area, less crowded than further south and with easier roads. We are glad you had a good stay.
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A quirky comfortable house

  • 5 of 5
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i stayed with 4 friends on a girl weekend and had a brilliant time used the house as a retreat to get away from husbands and kids it was relaxing weekend the only strenuous effort was walking up hill back from the local friendly pub the Punch Bowl in the pitch black which was a cause for a lot of laughter when we got our mobile phones out. The cottage description was accurate regarding location layout it is lovely and quirky cottage with a comfortable homely feel. The property was clean and well maintained. The shower could do with a up date but it didn't spoil the weekend.

We had a brilliant weekend and are planning to go back next year making this a regular retreat weekend away for the girls.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good long weekend at Scar View. We always enjoy our time there! We are planning to refurbish the shower and bathroom this winter.
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Great place and location

  • 4 of 5
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Overall the property was great - a good big garden and a lovely location. The sitting room is a real asset - big and spacious and the house generally has lots of space. The only downside was that the oven did not work and the pictures on the dial were worn away. The place also needs a bit of an update but these are minor points and overall we really enjoyed our stay and liked the place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you liked the house and garden. We will have a look at the oven and the pictures showing oven/fan/grill etc, which have worn away with time. We are planning to make some improvements to the kitchen and bathroom over the winter period.
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Quirky& spacious cottage.

  • 4 of 5
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We absolutely loved this cottage. It is deceptively spacious. The views are lovely and its position is perfect. We enjoyed a walk up past the top farm and over the cattle grid. One thing for families to bare in mind is that the kitchen is down stairs and the lounge and bedrooms are up wooden stairs. Which my 18 month old coped fine with. There are in our opinion a few things that need addressing but they are only minor. Firstly the bush at the top of the stairs by the drive is over hanging / obscuring the top two steps, so you had to use the grass which was slippy with the rain. Secondly the back garden had a lot of stinging nettles in the boarders. Thirdly there were a lot of cobwebs, particularly in Lounge and behind the skylight curtains in the loft bedroom needed a really good clean. The cottage could also do with new net curtains in shower room and bathroom as they were dirty and ripped. But as I say these are minor things as we would love to stay here again and we were all sad to come home. 3 days is just not enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this. We love the house as well! New net curtains are on our list of things to do so we will press on with that. I will ask our cleaners to have a good go at the cobwebs. I spotted the overgrown hedge last time I was there so that has been cut back already. We look forward to your next visit.
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Excellent location and property

  • 5 of 5
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This property is an ideal getaway and certainly big enough for the whole family. The location of the property is great with just a short walk to loathed park with great views. I would certainly recommend this to anyone and would love to stay here again

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this. We certainly find it a very spacious house and there is a large garden too. I think 'loathed park' is predictive text for Lowther Park, home to the Earls of Lonsdale. You can see the castle from our garden.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter holidays
8 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Half term
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen and towels £15
Pet Fee £0

Changeover Day:
Saturdays, but ask us about short breaks, or stays of more than one week.

The house is available from 4pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of departure.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Askham in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Ground floor shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hand basin and heated towel rail
    Loft ensuite - Toilet , Hand basin
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • First floor bathroom with full length bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with basin and WC. Ensuite WC and basin to attic bedroom. Towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , south facing
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , south facing
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , on mezzanine - not suitable for the infirm
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , in the loft - ensuite lavatory and hand basin
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 attic room (some restricted height) with twin beds, ensuite WC and basin and video player. Bedroom 3 single bed on mezzanine. Stunning views from Bedrooms 1 & 2. All bed linen and towels provided. Camp bed and travel cot available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Outside: The house has a large secluded fell side garden where there is always a sunny spot to be found from which you can enjoy the beautiful views across to Lowther Castle and the Pennines. The far end of the garden is bordered by a traditional dry stone wall. There is also a patio with garden furniture adjoining the living room. At the front of the house there is room for several cars to park off the road. In spring, the bank is covered by a crowd, a host of golden daffodils. Utility Room: Huge utility room complete with dishwasher, washer-drier, fridge, freezer, storage cupboards, drying rack, ironing board and high chair. Stone floors ideal for muddy boots! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. For stays of more than one week, please discuss cleaning needs. Other: Staircase lined with bookshelves containing large selection of books and childrens' toys and videos in the attic bedroom. Bedroom 4 is mezzanine leading from lobby outside first floor bathroom. The stairs to this and the attic room are steep.

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