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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

Window seat

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0km

The Garden Flat, Ullswater, has an exceptional location, with one of the finest views in the Lake District National Park, which can be enjoyed in any season from the bay-window seat of this cosy ground-floor apartment.

Overlooking the lawns of Wreay Mansions and Ullswater beyond, it is hard to imagine a more romantic, peaceful little hideaway, but it is also the ideal base from which to enjoy the many attractions of the English Lake District and the beautiful Eden Valley.

Whether you are looking for adventure, outdoor activity, sightseeing or a romantic break with peaceful walks and fine dining, there are many amenities within easy reach.

Get away from the crowds and discover the hidden beauty of Lakeland.

Short breaks are available all year, but once you start to relax here, you won't want to leave.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Penrith
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District is England's largest National Park, home to it's highest mountain, it's deepest and longest lakes.

Ullswater is the second longest,at 7½ miles long. It's deep, too, with the high fells of High Street on its eastern side. Wordsworth declared Ullswater to be “the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur, which any of the Lakes affords”.

Glencoyne Woods have another Wordsworth claim to fame; perhaps the greatest of them all. Here,in April 1802, William and his sister Dorothy spotted swathes of wild daffodils at the lakeside and was inspired to write

“I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodills;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”

Penrith

Ullswater is known as the most romantic lake, peaceful and serene, away from the madding crowds.

The local Brackenrigg Inn,on the lake road,is half a mile downhill from the flat, the Rampsbeck Country House Hotel a little further along, for fine dining - and the world-renowned Sharrow Bay Hotel, is just across the lake.

The picturesque villages of Pooley Bridge and Glenridding, at either end of the lake, offer shops, pubs, tearooms, and access to activities on the fells or lake - walking, climbing, cycling, riding, sailing, canoeing and more.

Ullswater Cruises operate two diesel craft 'Raven' and 'Lady of the Lake' during the summmertime and possibly the best lakeshore walk is found between Howtown and Glenridding - two of the three stopping points for the boats, with striking views across Ullswater.

You can launch your own boat at Howtown, only 10 minutes drive away, or take out temporary membership of Ullswater Yacht Club.

On the western shore is the renowned Aira Force waterfall, now in the hands of the National Trust. Aira Force has a 70ft drop through beautiful woodland. There is a good car park, café and facilities, and a marked half-mile walk towards the fall.

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Review 1-7 of 7

24 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautiful"

The views from the garden flat are so lovely. We had a really relaxing stay and the flat is very homely. Hope to visit again! Thanks you… More

1 Feb 2014

5/5

"Great little retreat, with amazing scenery!"

We stayed at the Garden Flat last April, the views from the front window are out of this world. Ullswater is a beautiful place, my favorite in the Lakes by far. If you stay here, you won't be dis… More

29 Nov 2013

5/5

"Amazing Place"

Me and my partner stay at the Garden Flat at the end of October every year. It is a beautiful apartment located in a beautiful place. The view from the living room window is so pretty you can sit an… More

24 Oct 2013

5/5

"Stunning view and Amazing location"

Lovely comfortable flat with an amazing view of Ullswater Lake. The flat is very well equipped for self catered, there's a pub in walking distance, lots to do nearby and a peaceful location away … More

26 Aug 2013

5/5

"Can't wait for our imminent visit!"

We love this little flat perched high above Ullswater in sleepy Watermillock. We've been visiting now for several years, and a year without a stay in the garden flat never feels quite complete.T… More

28 Apr 2013

5/5

"Peaceful views and birdsong enabled creative living"

We had a short mid week break which was very quiet and peaceful.It was wonderful to breathe fresh air and the view from the flat was wonderful. The flat was comfortable and warm and well equipped. I … More

24 Apr 2013

4/5

"Fantastic location.....stunning views"

We were looking for a quiet location with amazing views and this flat was perfect for the two of us. For a small apartment it was really well equiped with everything we needed in the kitchen to make … More

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