Stone Cottage

Patterdale, Cumbria

Perfectly placed in the heart of the Lake District, you’ll find fabulous attention to detail: fresh flowers, fizz, local arts and crafts...


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 6


Two miles from Ullswater, up a narrow lane, a cluster of old farm dwellings and a delightful semi-detached cottage come into view – a little slice of heaven. Stone and wood have been brought to life with a flourish, and slate and Herdwick wool added for authenticity – along with fresh flowers, L’Occitane toiletries, wonderful old photographs. The owners’ attention to detail is exemplary. The sitting room’s creamy walls are flooded with sunlight from windows running along one wall, and huge trusses reclaimed from a Cumbrian barn feature in the kitchen. A fireplace sits under a stone lintel in the separate dining room; a slate-lined shower room sparkles at the foot of the stairs. Upstairs are white cotton bedcovers, red butterflies fluttering across a blind and a big white double-ended bath tub from which you may gaze on the shimmering fells. The semi-wild garden at the back runs up the hill, the smaller sunny enclosed one at the front overlooks fields of lambs, and there’s a bottle of prosecco and cakes waiting on arrival. Never mind a week’s let: we’d move in tomorrow!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £110
Weekly price
from £750
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From £1104 beds4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Helen Griffiths

  • You're in the heart of the Lake District National Park and absolutely spoilt for walks: no need to use the car with Helvellyn, High Street, Fairfield, Place Fell all on the doorstep. A 20 min stroll into Patterdale where you catch the steamers on Ullswater
  • Really secluded location with no passing traffic: the cottage is set back 1/4 mile from the nearest road on a private track and there ample parking for 3-4 cars. The views are panoramic and breath-taking from the cottage and its beautiful gardens.
  • Village Shop and pub within a mile's walk. Ambleside with its great independent cinema (try a Zeffirellis meal deal - brilliant value!), shops and restaurants is just a 20 minute drive.
  • Guests can order local produce for their arrival including lovely artisan cheeses as well as our famous sticky toffee pud. We can have a meal, made by award-winning farmshop, Low Sizergh Barn, in the fridge for your arrival.
  • Pony trekking, boat hire and cycle hire all available locally and fishing days with a ghillie can be arranged
  • We can provide an extensive toddler/baby pack including cot, high chair, bed rail, waterproof protectors, nighlights - all free of charge.