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Pet Friendly Lake District Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Dog Friendly Cottage in the Lake District - Elevated Position Above Glenridding & Ullswater. Sleeps 4

Helvellyn cottage is lakeland stone cottage which was originally built for the workers at Greenside mine above Glenridding. It is located on the bridlepath that leadfs to the old mine and Helvellyn, in an elevated position above the village of Glenridding and Ullswater. The cottage sleeps 4 people and retains many original features as well as benefiting from what you'd come to expect for a "home from home", including a wood burning stove, full central heating, leather sofas and much more besides. There is a secure garden alongside the cottage with superb views of the fells and down towards the lake. There are literally hundreds of walks from the door, including a short downhill one of some 500 yards to the nearest pub! Pets are very welcome. Free WiFi. Please note changeover is on a Friday.

Emma Shephard
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Emma Shephard

We moved to the Lake District over 10 years ago and live just down the road from the cottage in the village of Patterdale. We love the area and when not working or cleaning were like to spend as much time as possible walking the fells with our Black Labrador.

Emma Shephard purchased this cottage in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

“This cottage is in a perfect position. We have only used the car twice, and both times we have felt nothing was as beautiful” Tim & Louise

“What a view to wake up to every morning. Lovely cottage - we’ll be back” - Shaun & Maxine

”The best cottage we’ve enjoyed in 30 years of visiting the Lakes. Magnificent and inspiring base for some great walks”. Marc, Kim, Guy & Bella
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Glenridding in Patterdale

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The family bathroom upstairs has a bath, with overhead power shower, sink and w.c.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, and benefits from superb views to the front over the fells. Bedroom 2 has twin 3ft single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
Outside: The garden to the side of the cottage is fenced on all sides and is laid to grass and has a small patio with table and chairs. There are superb panoramic views across to the fells below Helvellyn and down over Glenridding and towards Lake Ullswater. Utility Room: The small utility room adjoining the kitchen houses the boiler, a washing machine, large fridge/freezer and microwave. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. Other: The dining table is in the living room where there are also a good selection of DVDs, books, maps, guides and games to keep the whole family happy when you're not on the fells or the lake.


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Pet Friendly Lake District Holiday Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Perfect cottage in lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage - comfortable and well equipped. Outside lawn completely fenced, so perfect for dogs! Wonderful walks from the cottage. Friendly owners had left wine and food supplies. Will definitely go again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and well equipped cottage in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay couldn't have been nicer. The location of this cottage is brilliant if you like walking because you can easily access so many different walks direct from the front door. And you can also walk into the village.

Once there, you wouldn't necessarily need to use your car at all.

As the cottage is on a bridle path there is hardly any traffic passing and the views from the front are magnificent.

The cottage is very pretty and is equipped with everything you might need - everything is clean and in good order. The beds were comfy with quality bedding.

We especially enjoyed our lakeside walk to Aira Force and the friendly service and decent pub grub in the Travellers Rest (nearest pub to the cottage) and White Lion Inn in nearby Patterdale.

We were only there for a short break but would love to return. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Short break

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for me. In a wonderful location, comfortable and with great views, I felt at home. The owners wen to a lot of trouble ensuring the cottage was clean and I was made to feel very welcome. I am going back next year.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cosy cottage with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

Everything is good about this cottage. It's location is fantastic, quiet with beautiful views and direct access to the hills. It is tastefully furnished in a simple and non-chintzy style, and impeccably clean. The cottage is well equipped, with real thought about supplying everything you need. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. There is a great wood burning stove fire, and everything is cost and very comfortable for 2-4 guests.

I was staying with my two sons (aged 5 and 12), who both enjoyed the cottage. It would also be excellent for a quiet stay for a couple, and I hope to find an opportunity to return with my good lady.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Travellers Rest Pub
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Penrith, Windermere, Keswick and Ambleside are all within a 30 minute drive. Train stations at Penrith and Windermere.

Further Details:

Glenridding has a good range of local shops including an outdoor gear shop, 2 local convenience stores and a great garage and repair centre. There are several pubs, including one within a 500 yard walk of the cottage, as well as various cafes and several 4 star hotels which offer fine dining to non-residents.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please contact us to book. We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking with the balance due a month before arrival. Please visit our website for full details of our booking terms and conditions and to check up to the minute availability and prices.

Changeover Day:
Bookings run from Friday to Friday. Shorts breaks are sometimes available - please contact us for details. Arrival time 15:30 and departure by 10:30.

Notes on prices:
Prices vary by season. Please note the minimum price for a short break is £300. Please also note there is a £20 pet fee applicable per pet per week. Please note prices shown are indicative and will-vary at peaks times such as helf term, Easter, Xmas and New Year. For up to the minute prices and availability please check our Helvellyn Cottages website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.