Watermillock Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Watermillock, CA11 0LP, United Kingdom
The Quiet

This beautiful cottage sleeps 2-9 people and has been renovated to a very high standard. It is ideal for a young family and can be let in conjunction with Ivy Cottage (next door, sleeps 6) for extended familays. In the idylic Ullwater valley.
Aga cooking. Sunken trampoline. Large playhouse.

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This beautiful cottage sleeps 2-9 people and has been renovated to a very high standard. It is ideal for a young family and can be let in conjunction with Ivy Cottage (next door, sleeps 6) for extended familays. In the idylic Ullwater valley.
Aga cooking. Sunken trampoline. Large playhouse.

The Space

The location of Watermillock Cottage along with its high standards and range of facilities make this one of the best cottages in the north lakes. The cottage dates from the sixteenth century and has been renovated showong with oak floors and beams, and AGA and a lovely garden.

The cottage is virtually carbon neutral using state of the art solar thermal and biomass for hot water and central heating. Electricity is supplied through hydro and PV panels. Water treatment uses reed bed technology.

We hold a 'Gold' Green Tourism award.

Guest Access

Adjacent to Watermillock Cottage is a fantastic child and dog friendly ‘olde worlde’ bar providing local ales and a great atmosphere, as well as an indoor and outdoor children’s adventure playground, local shop. These facilities are handy if you want to use them but not so close as to dominate if you are looking for a quiet time. Having a sustainable holiday is guaranteed with unlimited hot water and central heating through our onsite biomass boiler. A large, enclosed garden houses a two storey play house and sunken trampoline. (The garden is shared with Ivy Cottage.)
This cottage is ideal for families and couples wanting to share time together. We have been letting successfully for some years but have only just listed with airbnb.

Interaction with Guests

We can offer as much or as little help as you require. We are always available to offer help and advice if needed.

The Neighborhood

Ullswater is set one of the most idylic valleys in England. Lots of walking directly from the cottage, the Ullswater steamers, Aira Force waterfalls all add up to make this a great place to spend a few days.

Getting around

Penrith station is 8 miles from the cottage. A bus comes to within 1.5 miles of the cottage. We are happy to pick you up from the bus stop.

Other Things to Note

The large garden is shared with a second holiday cottage. The cottage is adjacent to our small holiday park called The Quiet Site. We have a lovely old bar which is open in the evenings and a little shop.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 9
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $1059 /week
Monthly Price: $4589 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • What a fantastic place! For a two families (4 adults, 3 kids), it was more than enough space. A great living area (which we hardly used), a huge dining room (also hardly used), nice kitchen (the AGA we actually enjoyed using), a perfect backyard with the play house and trampoline, and great bedrooms and bathrooms. Zero complaints! They have done a great job of taking positive and negative feedback and improved the place dramatically. There's a toaster, french press, washer, dryer, AGA oven, plenty of cookware, glasses, utensils, and plates. We went on an adventurous 10 mile hike from the cottage to Aira Force (thought it would be ~8), but the weather was great and coming home was fantastic.
    Highly recommend staying here!

    June 2014
  • Th place was lovely. Plenty of room for a few families to stay together. Plenty of activities for the kids to do.

    June 2014
  • What a great weekend we all had staying in Watermillock Cottage. I'd highly recommend staying here. It's in a great location. There are plenty of walks you can do from the cottage, and lots of other activities and towns within a short drive. If i were to be picky a kettle and a toaster would of been really handy. Using the Aga to make tea/coffee and toast with a large group is slow work!

    May 2014
  • An excellent cottage with brilliant facilities for children. A lovely on site bar and excellent facilities all around. Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 108 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • What a fantastic place to stay. Even though the weather wasn't brilliant we were all very cosy and didn't really want to go out! Everything we needed was there and the standard of accommodation was very impressive. We were a party of 7 and had plenty of room to relax.

    Really looking forward to going back as soon as possible.

    The hosts were great, both before we arrived with quick communication and being flexible, and after we arrived advising on where to eat out etc.

    February 2014
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The Quiet Site is a family run campsite situated in a secluded position amongst the stunning fells that overlook Lake Ullswater. This is a superbly maintained and very picturesque site, the facilities being housed mainly in old converted farm buildings. There are many beautiful walks that you can start from right outside the Quiet Site and numerous activities and attractions a very short drive away. The site is in an ideal position for touring both the North and South Lakes by car. We are easily accessible from the M6 motorway - Junction 40 and the charming market town of Penrith, both of which are only 7 miles away. It's not surprising that 80% of our visitors have stayed with us before!
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