Mell Fell View

Penruddock near Ullswater, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 2847)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
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The property

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Warm and comfortable stay”
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    • “Well appointed and comfortable cottage which was very well equipped (only grumble was a lack of good sharp knives) and well furnished. The weather during our stay was wild, cold and wet but we were toasty inside with a combination of electric heating, topped up by a solid fuel stove in the living room. We have rented many cottages over the years and reckon this was the best for location, views, comfort and warmth!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Inverness, December 2011

    • “Great location, great place-enjoyed the whole experience.”
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    • “The location with the view was lovely.The accomodation was cosy, clean and warm. We were lucky with the weather so sitting out in the garden was a real bonus. Enjoyed the walks and the scenery and had a thoroughly great time.”

    Jonathan Precious, North Yorkshire, September 2011

    • “Lovely relaxing and home from home”
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    • “We have stayed here before and will be coming back every year. The cottage is situated in an ideal location and is central to all of the lakes and villages. Lots to do and see. Excellent facilities at the cottage, clean and well maintained. Its got everything you would need which makes it home from home but with better views and weather.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, SOUTH SHIELDS, August 2011

    • “Gorgeous cottage in stunning location”
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    • “The cottage was lovely and characterful, but with all mod cons, fantastic views at the front, beautiful cottage garden at the back, peaceful, wish we lived there! Ideal place for access to the Lakes and surrounding areas, also easy to reach Carlisle.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Spalding, July 2010

    • “A beautifully set up cottage in a great location”
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    • “The cottage is in a wonderfully peaceful spot, with lovely views across fields to Mell Fell. A nearby footpath crosses a couple of fields to the pub and bus stop in the centre of the village. Penruddock is about 4 miles from the southern end of Ullswater, but more driving is involved to reach the heart of the Lake District and the high fells. However, the lanes around Penruddock are quiet and peaceful, away from the crowds, and it is well located for less frequented walks. We made good use of the excellent bus service to Penrith and to Keswick and beyond, (free for us now we have reached 60!) The cottage is well equipped and furnished, with a new kitchen, including dishwasher, and large fridge-freezer. TV reception is limited, due to the location. Bedrooms smallish, but very comfortable, with great views. The bathroom is downstairs, through the kitchen. We were there for a fortnight, and would have appreciated a washing machine (there is one, not yet plumbed in). However overall we loved the cottage, felt very at home, thought it was good value, and would like to return.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, North Yorkshire, December 2009

    • “An idyllic stay in the Lakes”
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    • “One of the best cottages we have stayed in, with everything you'd need to make your stay special, in a beautiful location overlooking the Mell Fell hills.”

    Ros&Jon, Essex, December 2009

    • “the photos don't do it justice”
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    • “Had a lovely stay in the cottage, it is hidden down a lane, we got lost trying to find it. Once there had no complaints, the view is fantastic, has everything you need in there. Board games and dvds for when the weather isnt great. Was close enough to activities locations if you drive. A pub just around the corner is fab, lovely food and very friendly. Farm shop/cafe is 3 miles away, take a walk down the lane to get there and you'll also come across another great place to eat and drink. We had a lot of rain whilst we were there so would recommend wellies if you are walking to the pub as the puddles can get very big.”

    Tishy77, Cheshire, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “A pleasant relaxing week”
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    • “The cottage is located in a quiet secluded part of the village. Cooage was clean and homely. Kitchen was well equiped and I was able to cook without any hassle. We ate at the local Inns and I enjoyed The Sportsman's food and Jennings ale. We enjoyed the seclusion and quiet as we were ready for a rest, but amenities were close enough for nice days out exploring. The only thing I was disappointed with was the bathroom. It is in need of refurbishing.The log burner was a novelty, and we soon had the cottage snug and warm.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Derby, January 2012

    • “Very nice cottage in peaceful surroundings”
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    • “Lovely cottage, with a very nice view of the fells. All the equipment you needed was in the house. Very nice!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Zwolle, September 2011

    • “great walks”
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    • “lovely cottage short walk from pub that serves good food short drive to some very good walks”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chigwell, November 2010

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    • “Stunning panoramic views of mountains, excellent location for the whole Lake District. Homely and spacious, a great retreat after exploring all day. Location lovely and quiet away from main roads but within very easy access. In general- couldn't fault it!”

    Anderson, Cambridge, October 2015

    • “Mell Fell View was such a beautiful place to stay and had everything I needed to make it feel like home. The owner has done a fantastic job with the place and it was very tidy. I loved my stay here and I will definitely be back.”

    Mr Stead, Glasgow, July 2015

    • “A charming cottage in an excellent location; very peaceful with fantastic views.”

    Mrs Spicer, Dartford, April 2015

    • “The view from the cottage was simply stunning, even better than the promo pictures suggest.”

    Mr Robinson, York, April 2015

    • “Clean, tidy, spacious and comfortable cottage for 4 people.”

    Mr Manning, Matlock, September 2014

    • “Lovely views and setting. The cottage was spotless and great to have use of the log fire on cooler evenings. Everything we needed was there!”

    Mrs Jennings, Birmingham, August 2014

    • “The views and scenery were excellent.”

    Mr Warner, Berwick-upon-Tweed, July 2014

    • “Pretty little cottage, lovely view. Very quiet location, which we loved. Close to lots of amenities and of course fabulous walks.”

    Mr Ore, Birmingham, May 2014

    • “Lovely cottage, very clean and well maintained. Easy to reach, and not too far from Hellvelyn and Ullswater.”

    Mrs Taunton, Cambridge, April 2014

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About the location


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 Theatre by the Lake, 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, Eden Valley, 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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