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Detached Cottage Providing The Perfect Base For Your Lakeland Holiday

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Patterdale, Nr. Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Stunning Location, Comfortable And Homely Accommodation

The cottage has a comfortable sitting room with log burner and a separate dining room. There are 3 bedrooms, a bathroom with bath, toilet and overhead shower. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment including Aga, toaster, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine. There is a separate toilet on the first landing. The cottage has electric central heating plus the wood burning stove in the sitting room for which an initial supply of logs is provided. There is WiFi, Internet TV, audio player, books, games and maps. Causeway House also has a fully enclosed garden with views across the valley, and wooden bench / seating with Arnison Crag in the background. Families are welcome and a travel cot and high chair are available. Please see our terms and conditions for further information. We do not accept pets.

Bookings are for a full 7 night week Friday - Friday, 3 night weekend Friday - Monday, or 4 night midweek Monday - Friday. During school holidays only full weeks are booked, unless last minute availability (within 7 days of arrival) and then short let is considered. Variations to this out of peak season may be considered.

We can currently only accommodate parking for one vehicle by the cottage, and one further down the lane. For 2017 we will be able to provide 2 parking spaces by the cottage.

More Details

Victoria Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2017

About Victoria Brown

Causeway House is managed by Jonathan and Victoria. We have worked extensively throughout 2014 to completely renovate the cottage using local skilled work where needed.

We have enjoyed many family holidays here over the years as we hope you will too.

Victoria Brown purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Victoria Brown chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

Causeway House feels like a home from home, and the views have to be seen to be believed. We are a perfect base for many of the walks around the Ullswater area too.

After the full internal refurbishment in 2014 the cottage has a wonderfully cosy atmosphere whilst still keeping hold of the old cottage feel. This is not a small cottage though, so there's plenty of room for up to 6 adults to comfortably relax.

What makes this cottage unique

Arriving at Causeway House is like taking a deep breath...it is the start of a wonderful relaxing break surrounded by the most beautiful scenery. Whether it's a long walk over the hills, crossing the lake by steamer, or simply relaxing by the fire with a good book, we always enjoy a full recharge of our batteries.

The kitchen is a warm and inviting space with wonderful meals cooked on the Aga. Or alternatively we take a 5 minute drive to the Brothers Water Inn for a friendly welcome and a delicious locally sourced meal.

Being surrounded by sheep in the fields outside provides an endless source of entertainment too, as does watching Peter the farmer, and Burt the dog round up the sheep each day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year break at Causeway House. A lovely, snug cottage, with the warmth of the aga and log burner bringing the family together. Standing in stunning scenery, with great hikes from the front door, we made the most of the clear, crisp days that we were so fortunate to get. We hope to return soon to take on striding edge, but in less icy conditions
Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The White Lion
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The White Lion
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Car: necessary


By Road: About 30 minutes drive down the A592 from Junction 40 of the M6 (Penrith). About 40 minutes from Junction 36 (via Kendal and Windermere. Keswick about 20 minutes by car.

By Train: Nearest Stations at Penrith and Windermere

By Bus: Regular bus service to Patterdale from Penrith (all year) and Windermere (summer only).


Glenridding (including Ullswater) - 2 mile

Penrith (nearest main town) - 15 miles

Windermere - 11 miles

Keswick - 18 miles


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Eden District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Main bathroom is upstairs and has toilet, bath and overhead shower. There is a separate toilet on the first landing.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed which converts to a double.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Causeway House has been completely renovated for the 2014 holiday season. Outside: There is an enclosed cottage garden with patio and seating. The log store is outside, and so is the facility to hang clothes to dry. You are welcome to bring your own BBQ for outside use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included, and so are hand towels by each sink, plus tea towels in the kitchen. You will need to provide your own towels for bathing. Other: The dining room provides a more formal eating space than the kitchen, and also has a bookcase with plenty of books and maps, plus a cosy spot for reading by the window.


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Detached Cottage Providing The Perfect Base For Your Lakeland Holiday
average rating of 4.4 based on 21 reviews

Cosy cottage, perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Warm, welcoming, cosy cottage with beautiful views. Lots of walks straight from the cottage . Within easy distance of Windermere, Ulleswater and not too far from Penrith. My friends and I really fell in love with the cottage and would be happy to make a return visit .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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Cosy, warm, great location for walks right from the door or nearby.

  • 4 of 5

Great cottage. Just the right size for us. Great AGA for cooking and banking. Nice sheltered garden area to sit outside, sheep all around us and with great views and walks from the cottage. Shops nearby. Haven't used the TV at all.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Comfy, clean cottage if a little old fashioned.

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely weekend. Only slight disappointment was that when we arrived the cottage was REALLY cold and the aga had been left on very low which meant it took a long time to get comfortable and prepare a meal. Cottage was clean and comfortable. Could do with a few baking trays and furniture etc is very old fashioned but had everything we needed for our stay..

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Fabulous cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our minimoon to relax and chill out. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect cottage in an ideal location. The cottage is a home from home. Our " neighbours" the lambs and sheep were a joy to watch . Location was superb as we where roughly 30 minutes from Ambleside, Windermere and Keswick. Beautiful drive along Kirkstone Pass and The Struggle down to Ambleside.

Definitely the best cottage we have ever found Mr & Mrs Whalley 1-7April 2017

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Super locatieen schoon en gezellig huis

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location for hiking. Clean, warm and well equiped house. Interior is cosy (oftewel gezellig). Village shop walking distance. Nice views.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Great cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us (a party of six). The cottage was clean, tidy, comfortable, warm, nicely decorated and furnished, perfectly situated. The beds were comfortable and the quilts were warm. Well-equipped kitchen - the Aga was an experience in itself – much experimental baking by the stay-at-homes!

We walked and cycled without needing to use the car.

We have stayed in many cottages – many of which were more expensive than this one – and not as good.

If we can, we’ll be back.

Warmly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Penrith, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late autumn
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer peak
27 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 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:
Weeks run from Friday to Friday. Short breaks available out of high season. Call or email to check availability. 30% deposit payable at time of booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. If booking less than 8 weeks in advance the full amount is payable at time of booking. A security deposit of £100 is payable 8 weeks before arrival and will be refunded within 14 days of your departure. See full terms and conditions for more information.

Changeover Day:
Full week stays = 4pm Friday - 10.30am Friday.
Weekend short stays = 4pm on Friday - 10.30am Monday.
Midweek stays = 4pm on Monday - 10.30am on Friday.

4pm is the earliest time for arrival, however you can arrive at any time after.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available in Mid & Low season. See our website for availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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