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The Dairy - Patterdale Hall – Home 5880280 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Dairy - Patterdale Hall – Home 5880280

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 42 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Set back from the main Hall and nestling in its own woodland garden is the former Dairy. Sympathetically converted, the Dairy offers accommodation for up to 2 guests (a couple). Its layout is fairly unique with mezzanine type sleeping accommodation via a steep wooden ladder. For those not inspired by or confident to access the upper bedroom, there is a comfortable sofa bed in the lounge to use instead.

Bedding and towels are provided. The Dairy has a fully equipped compact kitchen and a shower room on the ground floor. Tea and coffee basics are provided for your arrival so you can arrange a hot drink before you unpack. Unlike many other venues, we provide tea towels, an oven glove, cooking oil and salt and pepper with the intention to make your stay as stress free and comfortable as possible.

On top of the central heating, the Dairy is equipped with a wood-burning stove and there is a supply of logs just outside.

With the Dairy comes a good sized private wooded garden with BBQ and picnic bench. There is parking for up to two cars right outside the Dairy.

Due to unique style of the Dairy, it is not suitable for those who struggle on their feet. Unavoidable stone steps lead down to the front door.

We currently do not have WiFi in the Dairy, but there are cafes and pubs that offer free WiFi in Glenridding and Patterdale, which are both just a 10 minute walk away. Please note that Vodafone is currently the only mobile phone coverage in the immediate area, others are available just a short drive out of the village ( or on top of the surrounding hills!).

Prior to your arrival we will email you a link to a video about the Dairy which covers certain health + safety elements of the Dairy. You will need to complete an online form to confirm all guests have seen this.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Shower room


  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

The keys will be left for you for the Dairy and there is no requirement to check in with the staff at the Hall. That said, we would love to see you and are on hand most times to help you with any problems you may have.


Check in time:13:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Patterdale H.
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Calendar updated::
21 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Feb 2015. Located in Lake District, it has 42 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £415.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 42 reviews Excellent
42 reviews

Very Good

“Fabulous location, clean and comfortable”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2018

We enjoyed our stay at the dairy very much. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable and the log burner made it very cosy...there at either electric heaters too. The location is perfect as a base for driving to places such as Grasmere and Ambleside and closer to home Glenridding and Ullswater walks are is only a short walk away. The scenery around the area is breathtaking. Communication prior to our visit was very good. So often self catering places that accept dogs don’t have secure gardens so it was refreshing to be able to let our dog out knowing that she couldn’t escape. Would highlly recommend.

Owner's reply: So glad that you had a good time and found the Dairy perfect for your needs. Do come back again soon. Regards and thanks, Tim

“Well equipped and pet friendly!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2018

The cottage was in an excellent position for walking and was well equipped and clean. It was lovely having fresh milk waiting for us so we could have a cup of tea while we unpacked! Our little cocker spaniel loved it and it was great to have a secure garden for her. We will definitely book this again as there are so many beautiful walks on the doorstep to explore. It is in easy walking distance of a pub and village shop so it ticked all our boxes.

Owner's reply: Thanks for this lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. See you again sometime. Regards Tim

“Fantastic location and beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 14 May 2018

A beautifully situated property almost Hobbit House like with excellent internal fittings. A lovely peaceful place to stay. The kindly staff at Patterdale House are near if there are any problems but are otherwise leave one in peace. It is very easy to walk into Glenridding and indeed the car can be abandoned quite easily as there is so much walking around.

Owner's reply: Lovely review. Thank you very much. Do come back. Regards Tim

“Absolutely perfect!”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2018

'Value for money' normally means jettisoning a few home comforts in search of a good deal. Not in this case! The Dairy was well stocked with basic essentials (including milk in the fridge, and REAL coffee!!). The entire property was spotless and I immediately felt at home. The location was perfect too. All in all, staying at The Dairy added value to my holiday and when I return to the lakes,this will be my first choice of accommodation. 10/10

Owner's reply: A lovely review, a great many thanks. Hope to see you back soon. Best wishes, Tim and the Patterdale Hall Team.

“Cosy, Quirky, Dog Friendly Cottage”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2017

Cosy but quirky cottage with odd bedroom. Clean, warm and perfect for a base to explore the southern end of Ullswater. Although set in the grounds of Patterdale Hall it is undisturbed by the school parties. A fenced garden kept the dog from escaping. Facilities are in good order and clean if a bit dated. I really liked it. The only thing to mention is that the bedroom is up a steep wooden ladder so if you have a lot of gear you might struggle to get it up there. Maybe take a bit of rope to pull your bags up? There is also a dinner plate sized emergency exit light up there that is quite bright. It did not disturb me but it might if you prefer total darkness.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the feedback. We'll see if we can reduce the brightness of the LED on that emergency light. Glad you enjoyed the quirky nature of the property, it is certainly a unique selling point. Thanks Tim

“The Dairy, Patterdale”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2017

Third visit. Great place, a little quirky, but ideal for walking. Good bus service and Steamer jetty nearby. Fantastic woodburner too with fuel privided. Excellent place to stay for a few days. Manager excellent...complimentary bottle of wine to compensate for noise as workmen at work on the hall but in truth they were very quiet in anycase.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for being undestanding regards the work next door, will soon be over. Do come back again soon. Regards Tim. Manager.

“The Dairy”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2017

Excellent location and accommodation. Really quaint cottage, well equipped - the bedroom is accessed by a ladder through a hatch so you need to be reasonably mobile but great fun. The only criticism would be the water heater timed to come on during the night and waking any light sleepers among us - easily remedied by turning it off and re-timing but other than that it was perfect. Glendenning is a nice quiet base to access lots of activities - we'll be back

Owner's reply: Glad you had a great stay. You are the first to comment on the water heater, but we'll take that on board (it heats on off peak energy). Regards

“Perfect lake district retreat”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2017

Brilliant! Perfect for our large Labrador dog. The garden was safe and spacious. The Dairy is very deceptive as it is much bigger than the photos feel. There was a welcome jug of milk in the fridge as well as biscuits, tea and coffee. The log burner was all made up ready too. We will definitely be rebooking for a whole week next year. The staff at the hall were very friendly and were very helpful when I locked myself out too! Very impressed and good value for money. Just the right sort of accommodation for a walking holiday.

Owner's reply: Glad you had a great time. Do come back again soon. Thanks

“Very enjoyable stay”

Reviewed 12 Feb 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, The Dairy is very well equipped and clean. The fire kept us warm and cosy, lovely area to explore.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the review. Glad you had a good time, come back soon. Tim

“Location second to none for walking”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2016

Staff in the Hall were really helpful and the Dairy was equipped with everything you would need. We were there for 2 weeks and we only used the car a couple of times, it is excellent for walking. Access to the bedroom was fun, but not suitable for everyone. We had a lovely time thank you.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time.

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