About this listing
4 Star Cottage sleeps 6-8, in the lovely North Lakes near Bassenthwaite. Looks like a traditional lakeland cottage but has every modern appliance. FULL WEEKS ONLY in school holidays, otherwise short breaks possible. Pub with restaurant, tea room/art gallery and playground In the village, walks from the door.
Emerald Bank Cottage is situated in the most spectacular northern part of the Lake District, 'where the crowds don't go'.
It looks like a traditional lakeland cottage but has every modern appliance, with everything you’ll need for a walking or family holiday in the Lake District - including maps, walking books, boot racks, dog basket/bowls and a games room with table football and air hockey.
It has 3 bedrooms on the first floor - king, twin and bunk - and a games room on the second floor that serves as bedroom 4 with a double futon bed.
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Property has all modern appliances including dishwasher, cooker, microwave, washer and dryer, stereo (with iPod dock), flat-screen TV and DVD player.
Oil-fired central heating and open fire in living room. All linen, towels and fuel supplied. Free local calls and free Wifi internet. Travel cot (bring own cot linen). One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome (downstairs only and not on furniture please).
Interaction with Guests
Guests have sole use of the cottage.
Please note: The games room is accessed by steep 'yacht style' steps so is not suitable for the elderly or infirm. Small children must be supervised.
The village has a tea room, tennis court and adventure playground and the Snooty Fox Inn - serving a variety of real ales and superb food. This part of Cumbria is beautiful and quiet, excellent for walking away from the crowds.
There are farms in and around the village and it is not uncommon to see the cows being driven along the road in front of the cottage.
There are walks straight from the door, with sightings of birds of prey and red squirrels commonplace. The lakes of Bassenthwaite, Buttermere, Crummock, Derwent, Ullswater, Loweswater, Ennerdale are a short drive away. Keswick or Cockermouth are 15 mins away.
There are one or two buses a week through Uldale. A car is required if you'd like to go to Keswick or Cockermouth, both of which are about 15-20 minutes drive away.
Other Things to Note
From Emerald Bank Cottage you can walk up the famous Skiddaw, one of the highest mountains in the North Lakes. There are many more waymarked walks in the local area, including a section of the Cumbria Way. The lovely village of Caldbeck is just a few miles away and has some excellent country pubs. Ireby, the neighbouring village to Uldale, has a folk festival in May. The city of Carlilse with restaurants, nightlife and cinemas is about 19 miles/30 minutes' drive away.
We allow 1 or 2 well-behaved dogs, but not upstairs or on the furniture. You will be charged for extra cleaning if required. No smoking in the property. This is a quiet village location and we ask for respect for our neighbours, who are very welcoming and friendly.
The Cottage was lovely, as was Kay in all of my correspondence with her. The Guest Book was very useful and told us everything we needed to know about the area (very quiet, but only a 15 minute drive from Keswick).
It is a lovely house and Kay was very helpful. We will definitely come back! The neighbourhood is nice and the house had everything given in the description. More importantly, the house was very clean and tidy.
I would highly recommend this cottage in a secluded village but with an excellent pub around the corner (very handy!). Kay is a very welcoming host and the house has been set up in such a way that nothing is lacking for you to be as comfortable as possible. Thanks!
I would definitely recommend this cottage. Slept 7 adults comfortably (with only minor arguments over who got the top bunk). The host's information was great and we were impressed with the spaciousness of the kitchen and outdoors area. The location is wonderfully remote, with an excellent pub just a stone's throw away and another within an hour's walk. We were unlucky with the weather but had enough space and games to keep us happy. No negatives! Very happy customers.
We loved living in the completely authentic village of Uldale in the gorgeous lake district. The cows are driven to milking right past the gate! It is obvious that this is a much loved family holiday home with people that adore hiking. They have every guidebook on the lakes it seems as well as all the pamphlets on local places to visit. We could have stayed weeks! Highlights were the fell walks above Loweswater and around Keswick, although my daughter almost fell off Walla Crag. Hill Top Farm was lovely and the drive to Grasmere and Ambleside was very beautiful, but we really prefer the fells and the higher ground north. The house is well stocked, warm with comfy beds and although it is compact it still felt very roomy for our six on the rainy days. The games room certainly also helped then!! A dryer is wonderful too to have after wet walks. Also Keswick has a smallish indoor wave pool [!] and cool slide that merits at least an hour. Kay was lovely and responded quickly to any inquiry. Wouldn't hesitate to come back summer or low season.