Wonderful and stylish period cottage ideal for a romantic getaway with wood burner and fantastic views over the Ullswater making this a splendid base to explore the North Lakes
Escape from it all in this fabulous stone cottage, with views over Ullswater (less than 0.5 miles away). The property sleeps two guests and two furry companions, meaning you can enjoy a romantic retreat with your loved one without having to exclude the woofers. There are some wonderful walks directly from your doorstep, such as the exhilarating climb up Sheffield Pike. You’re also just 17 miles from the dog-friendly town of Keswick, which has some fantastic eateries.
This luxurious property, which dates to the mid-1800s, has been lovingly restored to retain many of the period features. Cook up a storm in the kitchen, with its gorgeous AGA and Belfast sink, before snuggling up together on the sofa, with the hounds curled in front of the cosy wood burner. After a long walk, treat yourself to a soak in the roll-top bath before pouring a glass of wine and heading outside to admire the stunning views. The shared garden is fully enclosed, so your furry friends can happily potter around. Just remember to keep them on a lead outside the garden, due to the local wildlife.
For a truly unique view of Ullswater, jump aboard one of the steamers. Fido and Rover can join you for a small fee, and you can hop off at various points to walk along the Ullswater Way. One of the piers is next to Aira Force, one of the Lake District’s most visited waterfalls. Set amongst an arboretum, it’s a magical place and lovely and cool for you and the pups on a hot day. Step back in time on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, located at the foot of Lake Windermere (25 miles away). The heritage line meanders through the beautiful Leven Valley and the hounds can join you for free.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.