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Keswick 11 miles; Penrith 6 miles.
The charming old village of Penruddock sits in a secluded position in the northern Lake District between Keswick and Penrith, and just four miles from Ullswater. The village is spread out amongst beautiful rolling countryside and wonderful scenery and is made up of a number of farm dwellings, traditional Lakeland homes and two churches. Penruddock originated in Celtic times, with the name derived from Pen, a Celtic name for 'hill' and 'rhuddawc' meaning red in Welsh to reflect the reddish brown colour of the soil found in the area. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, some good parks, the Century Theatre, a charming cinema and the beautiful lake. Penruddock provides easy access to the spectacular surrounding Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and with the southern Lakes, Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within easy motoring distance this great location has plenty to see and do for all the family.
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A traditional terraced Lake District cottage on the edge of the pretty village of Penruddock, just four miles from the magnificent Ullswater. This charming cottage provides warm and welcoming accommodation, boasting a spacious sitting room, a dining area with cosy woodburning stove, a spacious mature cottage garden and two delightful bedrooms, each with magnificent views of the Northern Fells including Mell, Blencathra and Carrock. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the wonderful cottage garden, take a pleasant stroll on the many footpaths throughout the area or visit the nearby 18th century Herdwick Inn with its selection of real ales and renowned restaurant. With Penrith just 6 miles and Keswick 11 miles away, there are many amenities on offer. A lovely Ullswater cottage, and an ideal romantic retreat, while Penruddock itself is ideally placed for exploring the Lakes and surrounding areas, including fell walking, pony trekking, fishing or golf, not to mention simply taking in the stunning scenery of the National Park and beyond.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Front porch.
Woodburning stove in sitting room fuelling radiators with electric panel heaters and additional hot water from immersion heater if required. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, CD player. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Spacious mature cottage garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk.
Previous visitors' comments about Mell Fell View:
Great location for North Lake District, Great countryside for when the hills flatten out. Everything went to plan with Sykes cottages and the owner of the cottage.
Mr Garnham, Ipswich, December 2012
The location was good to access the mountains in the North West of the Lake District. We climbed Helvelyn, Skidoor, Blan Cathra and Ullswater. We accessed a good outdoor activity centre within 4 miles offering horse riding, shooting, quad biking etc. Fairly easy access to villages and towns around Ullswater in particular. Good access to M6 so we could access Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall.
Regarding the cottage - lovely selection of books and games to read and play with. Logs supplied for fire along with milk and a good selection of things eg tea/coffee/sugar etc which really was appreciated when we arrived. Being in the North East of the Lake District is an advantage if you don't like crowds of people. Apparently it's much less busy than the more southerly areas such as Kendal etc.
Mrs Harman, Harrow, July 2012
Excellent preparation of the cottage anticipating all our needs. The attention to the decor and cleanliness was outstanding
Mr Manning, Matlock, September 2011
We particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the location. The views over the fell are spectacular and we would have no hesitation in booking the cottage again. It was lovely to see the many varieties of birds that visited the garden throughout the day.
Mrs Wigston, Morecambe, September 2011