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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


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:
25 April, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A welcoming, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a a great time in Causeway House. We went on lots of walks, scrambles, sailed ,canoed and climbed! Most of which we could do without a car or a very short car journey. We were very lucky with the weather too. The Aga and fire made the cottage very warm, which was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Clean, well maintained, cozy and easy to make your temporary home

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely return to this home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Causeway House - Excellent, even in soupy weather.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean, tidy, instructions beforehand made it easy to find and use everything - the bin instructions were a little confusing but the Aga, fire & all other utilities were perfect. We were blessed with truly awful weather and didn't go out much but the house was so lovely it didn't matter. Surprisingly convenient location considering the privacy of the spot - if, of course, you excuse nosy sheep which were very welcome and amusing. We had a lovely short stay and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late spring
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
may half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
2 Jun 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer peak
28 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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
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

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