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Cosy,romantic fellside cottage hidden in the Glencoyne valley

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Updated: 07-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 bedroom former miners' cottage located in the picturesque Glencoyne valley.

Location, location, location. If you are looking for a truly rural location with breath-taking views then this is the cottage for you. From Lake Ullswater, to the open fells of the Glencoyne valley to the wooded slopes rising up to Sheffield Pike, the location of this cottage cannot be rivalled for its beauty, tranquillity and habitat. Wildlife to be seen daily include, red squirrels, woodpeckers, deer, badgers and a multitude of birdlife. The mid terrace, stone cottage has been refurbished, retaining its wealth of character including flagstone floor, beamed ceiling, wood burning stove and wealth of local timbers which all help make this a cottage that is sure to be enjoyed by all those fortunate enough to stay here.

The accommodation comprises of:

•Entrance porch.

•Open plan living area with cosy wood burning stove, TV and DVD player.

•Dining area leading to-

•Kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine and microwave.

•Steep open tread stair case to first floor:

•Double bedroom with superb views to the fells.

•Children’s room with built in bunk beds, suitable for children over 5 years due to the stairs.

•Compact shower room with hand basin and WC.

•All electric, an initial supply of coal wood and bed linen included.

•Night storage electric heaters.

•On street parking by the track.

•Garden with garden furniture and view to the lake.

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About the Owner

Mark Johnstone
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
7 March, 2017

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. A short walk down the track takes you on to the Ullswater Way, easily connecting you to Glenridding in one direction or Aira Force in the other. So much to do around the area and yet the cottages are perfectly secluded up in the valley.

The cottage is well furnished with everything you need, the storage heaters are pretty good at their job but that wood burner was a definite highlight of our stay.

Stunning place, stunning views, I would absolutely recommend this to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little 'away from it all' place to stay, yet still close to Ullswater.

  • 5 of 5

The property is old and characterful yet has been renovated to a good standard. It's small, but has everything you need for a comfortable stay. We saw red squirrels, woodpeckers and lots of other birds just around the cottages. Sitting out on the garden bench you can watch them whilst looking out onto Ullswater below or the surrounding hills.

I stayed with my teenage daughter and she liked the little converted loft space with the skylight.

There are a couple of considerations if you are going to stay here though- all the stairs in the cottage are 'ladder' style so if you have mobility issues that could be tricky. Also the track to the cottage is quite long and rough so if your car has a low undercarriage this could be tricky too.( I had a Ford Fiesta and managed ok but not ideal).

There are lots of little parking spots nearby around the lake and we swam safely with a little dinghy for visibility to boat traffic. Your close to the Lake Steamers in Glenridding too.

For shopping we went to the big Sainsburys in Penrith which is free parking.

We had a lovely stay- very peaceful, relaxing and beautiful environment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable accommodation in an incredible location

  • 4 of 5

3 Seldom Seen is in a truly unique and incredible location with beautiful views down to Ulswater from the garden and great walks on the doorstep. The cottage is very clean, well kept and comfortable with everything you would need. The neighbours were quiet and friendly.

Worth noting that the track up to the cottage is quite narrow and rocky so if you don't have a 4x4 it is worth taking it easy. Otherwise no issues.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Secluded, remote but only 20 mins from M6

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Great original features such as the black beam ceilings but with all mod cons and good choice of furniture. Clean and perfectly prepared right down to a bunch of flowers on the window sill! It was warm, especially with the use of the wood burner fire box. Good, clear instructions for all equipment and facilities. If access is a challenge via the half mile track, it's worth it. We had a true sense of getting away from it all and would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable stay, had everything we needed. Excellent views and perfect for where we wanted to be. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A jem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

Small and compact but with an abundance of character and plenty of wildlife on your front door.. Our stay here was simply memorable. Clean and cosy the cottage offered us a perfect base to explore the lake District away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist sites. Many thanks for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Manager'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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Updated: 07-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 50 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Compact bathroom with shower and heated towel rail


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds 1.78m long


  • Self-catering

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