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Charming Lake District Cottage near Ullswater

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 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.

More Details

Christopher Causer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 June, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Askham in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.


Very Good! 4/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Walks right from the doorstep

  • 5 of 5

Set in the beautiful village of Askham, this property was perfectly positioned for setting off on foot for walks across the fells. What a fantastic view from the top of the fell down Ullswater looking across to the Helvellyn range! The property was perfect for the different ages in my family group and the views all around were fantastic, together with the added bonus of great weather. All in all a brilliant week was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good stay. Yes, it is an ideal place for walkers and once up on the fell you can walk south on the High Street range of hills, or you can drop down to lake level and walk into Howtown or Pooley Bridge for a drink or something to eat, or to board one of the Ullswater launches.
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Four glorious sunny May days in the Lakes

  • 5 of 5

The house has a very quirky layout but it has everything you need and we really enjoyed staying there. Realistically only two of the bedrooms (a twin and a double) are suitable for anyone taller than 4 foot tall, owing to the low ceilings and prominent beams. The mattresses and pillows are very old/soft but I guess that is a personal taste issue. Otherwise everything works properly, even if some things are in odd places like the fridge is in a different room to the kitchen/dining room, there is a super, obviously recently refurbished bathroom and the house overall is comfortable, has a great feel to it and has a great setting with super views.

Askham is a lovely little village, with two good pubs selling decent beer and excellent pub grub (keep your expectations realistic, they are pubs not restaurants). The village is in the quiet, less well known north eastern fringes of the Lakes. The locals are friendly and there aren't too many of them about, it's a far cry from the tourist honeypots of places like Keswick, Ambleside or Hawkshead. However Penrith is only 10 minutes drive away and is a proper northern market town (not tourist town) with everything you need.

There are lots of places of historic interest nearby, Keswick is 25 minutes and Ullswater 15 minutes away by car and most of the popular Lakeland haunts are reached within the hour. If like me, you go to the Lakes for the mountain walking, you will appreciate it too. There is a lovely walk straight onto the fells from the house which takes you up above Ullswater within 20 minutes with glorious panoramic views of the eastern mountain groups. A 25 minute drive takes you to the end of remote Haweswater and access from a free (!) almost empty car park onto the High Street range, whilst the Helwelyn and Fairfield ranges are accessible from Ullswater and Skiddaw/Blencathra/Newlands/Coledale are all close to Keswick. However whatever you enjoy doing, if you get a sunny day make sure you walk or drive to nearby Pooley Bridge and take the paddle steamer up Ullswater; it will be heaving but it's simply glorious!

I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoyed ours.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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characterful cottage

  • 4 of 5

very nice place to stay for our family gathering, we were looking for somewhere more rustic than luxurious as we were walking and have a large dog .

lovely village with great walks over the fells.

The accommodation was perfect for us but the bedroom configuration might not work for everyone. Essentially a twin room and double room plus a mezzanine single accessed by a stair ladder which sits over the main bathroom (not so good if the loo is needed as night). The 4th bedroom is up in the eaves with low head height so best for kids!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good property, nice location, facilities also good.

  • 4 of 5

Good weekend enjoying walks and pubs in local area. House is not luxurious but is definitely comfortable and has everything we needed in a good location with shop and nice pub nearby, and a walk with Ullswater views from the door. One 'bedroom' out of four is on a mezzanine floor above bathroom, so this one is less private/relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Character cottage, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

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

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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Prices & Availability

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Summer holidays
12 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Linen and towels cleanin £20

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.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us to discuss dates which do not match those shown.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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