The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Welcome to a shimmering expanse of water in Cumbria's glorious Eden Valley, the exact lake which inspired Wordsworth to write his famous poem, 'Daffodils'. It's a terrific place for a holiday and we've some lovely holiday cottages near to Lake Ullswater.
No stay in a cottage near Ullswater would be complete without a trip aboard an Ullswater Steamer. Totally dog-friendly, the elegant steamers glide across the waters allowing you to sit back and soak up the scenic sights. If you prefer to DIY, hire a rowing or motor boat, or learn how to sail or kayak at the sailing school.
Another reason to book a holiday rental near Lake Ullswater is for the wonderful walking, with stacks of footpaths and lanes to choose from whether walking is your passion or your pastime. Wainwright's 'Coast to Coast' passes close by, while superb day walks include Hallin Fell, Silver Cragg, Gowbarrow Fell, Barton Fell and the 'Boat Walk', combining fell and lakeside walking with a ferry ride back to the start.
What else? Sailing regattas, angling, riding, mountain biking and, for any adventure junkies out there, ridge scrambling, climbing and bush-craft.
Nearby attractions include Dalemain Historic House & Gardens, Hutton in the Forest, The Alpaca Centre and giant-screen cinema at Rheged. And when it's time to shop, eat and drink, explore attractive settlements around the lake like Pooley Bridge, Glenridding and Patterdale.
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The Stables | Brunt Knott Farm near Staveley | Cumbria & The Lake District
Charming detached stone-built cottage, mostly ground floor, on 17th Century Lakeland hill farm near Staveley. Rustic decor, stunning views. Windermere 4 miles.
The Hayloft | Brunt Knott Farm near Staveley | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful stone-built cottage, on 17th Century Lakeland hill farm close to Staveley. Rustic decor, private south-facing garden and stunning views. Windermere 4 miles.
Langdale Lodge 15 | White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb single-storey cottage by Lake Windermere, on White Cross Bay resort. Lakeside setting, hot tub, leisure facilities inc. swimming pool. Easy access to rest of National Park.
3 Mart Close | Selside near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb Kendal cottage with magnificent views all around. Three bedrooms and fabulous farmhouse kitchen. Perfect for discovering the Lakes. Kendal 6 miles.
21 Thirlmere | White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge | Cumbria & The Lake District
A wonderful detached lodge on shores of Lake Windermere. Single-storey, en-suite bedroom. Hot tub, rooftop terrace. Windermere town 2 miles.
22 Thirlmere | White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge | Cumbria & The Lake District
Wonderful lodge on the shores of Lake Windermere. With an open plan living area and a decked terrace with a private hot tub. Windermere 2 miles.
Striding Edge | White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge | Cumbria & The Lake District
Comfortable Scandinavian-style lodge on holiday park on shores of Lake Windermere. Open plan living, decked terrace. On-site facilities and Lake District attractions close by. Ambleside 3 miles.
Windermere Lakeside Lodge | White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge | Cumbria & The Lake District
A well-presented Scandinavian-style lodge in the resort of White Cross Bay, close to shores of Lake Windermere. Open plan living area, decked terrace, use of on-site facilities. Windermere town centre 2 miles. Ambleside 3 miles.
No 1 Langdale | White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge | Cumbria & The Lake District
Comfortable single-storey lodge on White Cross Bay Park near Windermere, two mins from edge of lake. Swimming pool, gym, play area, bar and restaurant on site. Ideal Lake District base.
Ambleside 82 | White Cross Bay near Troutbeck Bridge | Cumbria & The Lake District
A lovely, detached lodge with lake views, en-suite facilities, hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym and children's play area. Troutbeck Bridge 0.8 miles.