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Excellent 5/5 10 reviews

Lake District serenity

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The cottage has two-bedrooms and three downstairs rooms: a fully equipped kitchen; a main sitting room; and a snug, complete with television and a real fire. It has oil central heating and a wood burner, so there is plenty of ways to keep you warm during Cumbria's wettest and coldest days.

There's a decent-sized garden, plenty of room for parking and over the garden wall is the village green with swings and slides. We are more than happy for you to bring your dogs and simply want people to use it as if it was their own. There are no hard and fast rules, we just expect for people to leave as they found it and replace any breakages.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Penrith 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Cumbria/Lake District

If it's the Lake District you are after but away from the crowds of the tourist hotspots, then Bluebell Cottage could be just for you. Located just outside of Penrith in the small village of Ousby, the cottage is within half an hour of Ullswater and just 20 miles from Keswick. It is also in the heart of the beautiful Eden Valley and a stopover for many walkers on the coast-to-coast trail.

There is plenty to do in the area. They include: watersports such as kayaking and sailing at Ullswater and Keswick; mountainbiking and Go-Ape at Whinlatter Forest Park, near Keswick; swimming pool at Penrith; steam railways; pony trekking; and outdoor adventure companies offering many activities such as climbing and canoeing.


Ousby is a small village around seven miles from Penrith, with the Fox Inn at the end of the road. Just a mile away is the village of Melmerby, with its famous bakery and coffee shop.

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Review 1-10 of 10

3 Jul 2014


"Lovely cottage in great location, good base for all activities"

We (family of 4) stayed in this cottage in the May half term and had a great holiday. It was the first time that we had stayed to the east of Penrith and we were certainly not disappointed! The cottag… More

24 Apr 2014


"Fab location country cottage"

Great rural location,25 minutes from centre of Lake District.fab cottage, larger than we fire was great after walks in lakes each day.enclosed garden was ideal for our little dog.can rec… More

21 Jan 2014


"Home from Home with a view"

We have stayed at Bluebell Cottage a number of times and most recently during the week leading upto our wedding in the Lake District. This cottage is truly special. Feels like your own home when you… More

5 Nov 2013


"Comfortable and spacious"

Property gives an impression of being a bit unfinished (wooden floorboards etc), but everything is there and it all works. Very comfortable stay. Place does not have wifi, but we found that my wife&… More

Many thanks for your four star rating, positive comments and I'm glad you had a comfortable stay. Just thought I'd say that the floorboards are intentional and varnished.

28 Jun 2013


"Fantastic place to stay!"

My wife and I have just stayed at the cottage for the week with our puppy. As soon as we saw Bluebell cottage we liked it, even our puppy seemed to feel instantly at home! Located in a quiet village you really feel you can relax and enjoy the peace. The cottage is very well sized plenty of space, the garden is beautiful and a pleasure to sit in when the sun is shining. The cottage is well furnished, plenty of equipment provided in the kitchen to ensure you can prepare your own meals and the double bed was so comfortable! The open fire in the snug is great, it was lovely to be able to have toast done over an open fire which have not had since my childhood. We visited the Shepherds Inn at Melmerby the food is delicious particularly the steak and mushroom Guinness pie! A fantastic place to stay!

24 Jun 2013



Cottage was just lovely - in a beautiful scenic area. Not immaculate but very comfortable and welcoming. Great area for dogs and a fab wee pub less than 100 yards away.

3 Jun 2013


"The Perfect Place To Be"

My partner, daughter and I have just come back from a wonderful week in the Lake District staying at Bluebell Cottage in Ousby. When we first arrived at Bluebell Cottage we were all thrilled with the location and comfort of the cottage. The views of the fields and the hills from the cottage were stunning. The green right on our doorstep was basically used as our back garden, we all had a great time playing football and having our cheese and wine out there on a sunny evening. The cottage had in it everything we could need for a week (we all wished it had been 2 weeks). The beds were comfortable and the snug was very cosy of an evening when we were relaxing. The kitchen was great for preparing an evening meal, it had all the equipment we needed and an added bonus a dishwasher, so no washing up!! Melmerby, which is the next village on, a mile and a half away, was lovely to walk or cycle to and have lunch in the well known Village Bakery. We had beautiful drives out to a few of the lakes, Windermere, Keswick and Ullswater. A Perfect place to be!

11 Apr 2013


"Gorgeous cosy cottage where you can totally chill out!"

We had a wonderful 4 day break at Bluebell Cottage. Lovely spacious well equipped accommodation, fabulous real coal fire in the snug for cosy evenings after plenty of walks in the wonderful surroundi… More

17 Mar 2013



Ideally located with excellent facilities. Two real fires, quality cooking equipment and powerful shower. Stunning views, with a nice garden and the village green right beside the house.
The web site does not do the house justice. A nice tranquil place away from it all. The local pub, The Fox inn, is just a stones throw away, it has a friendly atmosphere, with a real fire, excellent food at reasonable prices.
The lake district is easy accessible with some nice walks on your door step.

It's one of those places where you think do you really want to give this secret away.
We loved it so much we have booked another holiday there, we did not intended to have!
Thanks Sandra & Kevin

16 Feb 2013


"The perfect retreat"

My wife and I had a lovely stay in February 2013. The cottage is very cosy and full of character with some stunning views.
It is ideally located for the many wonderful walks in the area (Aira Force water fall walk being a particular favourite of ours!).
With the snow fall that we had during our stay we were spoilt for choice with both a wood burner and open fire.
The local pub is very welcoming!
For golfers I would recommend the nearby Penrith Golf Club.
Could not fault the accommodation or the location and we will certainly be back again soon.
Jules and Emma Cole.

Review 1-10 of 10

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