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3 Gowbarrow Cottages

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Dog Friendly
Situated on the northern shores of Ullswater in the hamlet of Watermillock, No 3 Gowbarrow Cottages is one of three stone-built cottages dating back to 1922. They were formerly used as accommodation for staff working at the nearby Leeming House (now a hotel). Each has a pretty garden to the front, which offers great views of the fells.

No 3 is the end terrace cottage, which spans two floors. The ground floor comprises a fully-equipped kitchen at the back of the building, with modern appliances, including the all-important dishwasher (who wants to do the dishes on holiday, right?).

To the front of the building is the open-plan living room and dining room, a brilliant space for family or friends to gather for a meal or perhaps to relax in front of the roaring wood-burning fire while watching a film on Netflix. The views of the garden and the fells from the living room area are wonderful. Upstairs are the three bedrooms: One king-size double and two twin bedrooms.

There is lots to do in the Ullswater area; nearby is Aira Force, a special series of waterfalls accessed via a walking trail that continues to Gowbarrow Fell. On the lakeshore is Airaforce Jetty; from here, you can hop in board one of the Ullswater Steamers and sail north to Pooley Bridge, where you'll find a great choice of pubs, cafes, and a few shops, or south to Glenridding, which also offers a good choice of places to eat.

Penrith and Keswick are within easy reach if you fancy exploring a bit further afield. These are much larger towns, and here you will find lots of shops, restaurants, and a few supermarkets.

Overall, Gowbarrow Cottages offers great accommodation in a fantastic location! This property can be rented alongside No 2 Gowbarrow Cottages, located next door and sleeping six guests - perfect for a holiday with friends or family while maintaining an element of privacy.
Dogs Permitted Dogs Permitted
Log Burner / Fireplace Log Burner / Fireplace
Wireless Internet Wireless Internet
Family Friendly Family Friendly
Garden / Patio Garden / Patio
Parking Parking
Bed Linen Provided Bed Linen Provided
Towels Provided Towels Provided
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Dishwasher Dishwasher
Baby and Toddler Friendly Baby and Toddler Friendly
Hairdryer Hairdryer
Contactless Check-in Contactless Check-in
Walks nearby Walks nearby


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Take a closer look at 3 Gowbarrow Cottages

Ground Floor
  • Kitchen - Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine and a good selection of pots, pans, crockery etc.
  • Dining Room - Dining table with six chairs, a feature fireplace and an armchair.
  • Living Room - Corner sofa, two-seat sofa and an armchair. Wood-burning stove and a Freeview Smart TV with steaming service (Own accounts required)
First Floor
  • Bedroom 1 - King-size double bed.
  • Bedroom 2 - Two 2'6" single beds
  • Bedroom 3 - Two 2'6" single beds
  • Bathroom - Bath with shower over, basin and an electric heated towel rail.
  • WC - Toilet and a basin.
  • Enclosed garden to the front with garden furniture and views of the fells.
  • Parking for up to two cars to the rear.
  • The rental includes bed linen, towels, services, WiFi, and a starter wood supply for the fire (usually sufficient for the first night).
  • Modern electric radiators throughout.
  • Two dogs are permitted - costing £15.00ea per stay. 
  • The garden is enclosed, but it's not escape-proof for dogs. Please do not leave your dogs unattended at any time.
  • A travel cot and a high chair are available on request.
  • Parking for up to two cars.
  • You will need your own account to use the Smart TV streaming services.
  • Smoking (including vapes & e-cigarettes) is not permitted indoors.
  • Weekly arrivals on a Saturday.
  • Arrival time 16:00 | Departure time: 10:00

About the location

Watermillock is a small hamlet situated on the northern shores of Ullswater, a 5-minute drive from Pooley Bridge and the northern tip and a 10-minute drive from Patterdale and Glenridding and the southern tip of the Lake.

The area is easily accessible from the M6 Motorway (Junction 40) at Penrith, the nearest large town. Here, you will find a choice of supermarkets, petrol stations, and the Penrith Train Station, which is a stop on the west coast mainline between London and Scotland.

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to walking, with many routes nearby, including the Gowbarrow, Helvellyn Range, Place Fell and High Street. Conveniently, there is a bus stop nearby to reach these destinations without the car. You can catch the 508 bus service to nearby attractions, including Aira Force Waterfalls, or continue over Kirkstone Pass to Windermere. An added benefit is all single-journey bus fares throughout Cumbria are capped at GBP2.00 per person.

In the opposite direction is Rheged Centre or further to Penrith, where you can explore the ruins of Penrith Castle. The bus service is particularly cost-effective now, with single fares capped at GBP2.00 until the end of 2024!

Nearby Locations:
  • Penrith: 7-Miles
  • Keswick: 15-miles
  • Windermere: 19-Miles
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