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Mell View Cottage

(Ref. 972285)

Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Our fourth stay at this lovely cottage."

    Excellent location with easy access to local walks, Ullswater and so many other beautiful parts of the Lakes. Wonderful cottage for the winter, cosy and well-equipped. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Dec 2023

  • "Quality fittings and furniture in a lovely cottage in a wonderful location but let down by poor cleaning."

    Dirty untidy cupboards, very smelly beds in the back bedroom, filthy dining and lounge table tops, dirty placemats and a broken freezer door meaning a third of the compartment was unusable due to ice build up. Had to clean all surfaces and wash all pots and cutlery that we were going to use. Not a good start to a holiday!

    Reviewed by Ian2.5Sep 2023

  • "Mell View is the best cottage we have stayed at."

    The facilities were first class and the cottage was spotless and very comfortable. The location is stunning.

    Thank you for your kind words - we hope you will return to the cottage . Leila and Daya Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Charming cottage in a lovely location,quiet and peaceful yet handy to the rest of the Lake District."

    Very well equipped with everthing you could possibly need including good parking on site.We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay and would love to return.

    Thank you Wilma , We look forward to welcoming you again to Mell View Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wilma5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location, ideal for exploring the Lakes."

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is very well situated in the northern lakes close to Ullswater."

    Although only a couple of miles off the A66 it feels remote and peaceful. The views from the garden are lovely. The cottage itself is well equipped with everything you need to self cater. The appliances are good quality and user friendly. A lot of the furniture appeared to be fairly new and the beds were very comfortable. It's good to see a porperty maintained to this standard. It was perfect for us as a couple and I would definitely book again when next visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "No contact from the owner though out the stay."

    No mention of adjoining property in the cottage listing. No warning about taking recycling waste away with us, but surely a green bin outside would not hurt? Onward travel with a black bag in the car as well as the luggage is not ideal.

    Reviewed by Donna4.4Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting and stunning views."

    Peaceful and quiet with a private garden yet close to Ullswater and a short drive to Keswick. The facilities in the cottage are very good and everything you could need is provided

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - great family holiday."

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2021

  • "A lovely, well equipped and comfortable cottage in a quiet location."

    Ideally placed for Keswick, Ullswater and Derwentwater.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Mell View Cottage is in a great location."

    Surrounded by farms, sheep, cows and hills - so incredibly peaceful. A very comfortable cottage with everything you need, a home away from home.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Really easy to get to but you feel miles away. Loads of great walks and cycles on your doorstep and only a short drive to Keswick. The cottage is really cosy and very well equipped with all the extras you can think of and more. Really hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Oct 2020

  • "A wonderfully comfortable and well equipped cottage in the most peaceful, beautiful location looking out over the fells."

    Great location near A66 and Penrith/Keswick. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Dec 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage ideally situated for exploring Ullswater and the northern Lake District, with the added bonus of a gorgeous garden with stunning views."

    We were very appreciative of the bottle of wine and water on arrival too. All in all completely delighted and would certainly visit again should the opportunity ever arise.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jul 2019

  • "We arrived after the 3pm arrival time excited to see our cottage only to find the cleaners hadn’t been in."

    The toilets had excrement in, the kitchen sink had bits of food in, dirty towels & beds. Unfortunately it set the tone for the whole holiday. Bins were full so anything we put out in bags were ripped open by wildlife & we were left to clear up ours & the previous people’s waste. Beds creaked every time you turned over. The caretaker was unreachable as it was an old number on the website. Really disappointed. When the cleaners finally arrived late it felt like a rushed job & didn’t really feel clean as sofas were covered in feathers/fluff. They said they had got delayed in traffic which was the same route we had to take with no problem?! I’m not one usually to complain but this was supposed to be a rest & holiday following major surgery for cancer. Hence it didn’t feel like a holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine2.8May 2019

  • "Before leaving I called Sykes cottages to enquire about having a cot, unfortunately I couldn't speak to anyone (I was on hold for aaages!"

    ) and had to call the owner of the property directly. The owner was helpful and I then received an email from sykes cottages, I did everything online and received confimation email and very clear instructions on keys and access to the property from sykes but when I had to speak directly to someone it was a little harder. With regards to the property it was just like in the pictures and we had a wonderful stay! We will be using sykes cottages for our next holiday.

    Reviewed by Ludovica4.7May 2019

  • "This was our second stay at Mell view cottage, will probably return in future."

    Cottage in peaceful ,beautiful location and had everything we needed. Lots of wildlife to watch in the garden. Perfect base to return to and relax.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "We had an issue with the post code which would have led our sat have to Matterdale End about 1 mile away I wonder if there had been a confusion with another of your properties which is there."

    Fortunately the written instructions given were mostly accurate although they should state "the property is opposite Nab End farm" and is only 1/4 mile up the lane. We overshot on narrow lanes which is not ideal after a long journey. Once we had found the cottage it was amazing, so comfortable and in an ideal quiet, secluded situation for walkers and nature lovers with walks and wildlife on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "The house was cold on arrival."

    The air source heating was not controllable, although there is a wood burner and a small fan heater. We would rate this cottage 10/10, but for the heating. The listing didn't give exact location.

    Reviewed by Arthur4.4Mar 2019

  • "This fantastic cottage is well equipped, in a peaceful location from which we saw rabbits, falcons, buzzards, wild ponies and red squirrels."

    It made a great base to explore the NE Lakes and we would definitely consider returning.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great cottage in lovely surroundings."

    Only one disappointment:- there is an unexpected Wi-Fi router but broadband connection was down. We reported to owners but it was not fixed before we left.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jun 2018

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  • One level, ground floor cottage with two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and 1 x sofa bed, Garden with patio and furniture.
  • Electric underfloor heating, plus a wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Colour plasma TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Wi-fi, Electricity inc. in rent
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Private parking available for 2 cars
  • A large cottage-style garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub in Matterdale village, 1 mile
  • Note: Mell View is not suitable for guests with animal allergies
  • This property is not suitable for EV charging.

The property

A delightful, well presented, cosy rural cottage situated near Matterdale, north of Lake Ullswater in the stunning Lake District.

Mell View Cottage is a one-floor, thoughtfully renovated cottage with wooden floors and pastoral character.

Original beams, underfloor heating throughout the building, and a wood burning stove in the sitting room make this an ideal family choice even during deepest Winter.

Mell View Cottage sleeps four to six people across one double and one twin bedroom, with a sofa bed available for an additional charge, which makes the beautiful, well-equipped home, the perfect base for a family or a couple, looking to relax and explore the beautiful countryside.

Gleaming wooden floors and furnishings add to the rural charm of the cottage, while a modern, airy kitchen with clean and simple lines makes family catering a pleasure.

A large cottage-style garden with a patio and garden furniture offers uninterrupted views of the majestic Great Mell Fell - the perfect place to unwind with an evening drink, or for children to play.

Only a mile away from the village of Matterdale, Mell View is a tranquil haven for those who enjoy outdoor activity.

Little Mell Fell, Great Mell Fell and Gowbarrow Fell surround the village and abound with stunning wooded slopes and countryside tracks for walks.

Take your time to explore the woodland glades, following the walking trail around Aira Force and enjoying the fascinating collection of trees as you go.

Nearby Lake Ullswater provides a host of water sports to suit the active family.

Matterdale is on the coast to coast cycle route, making this cosy cottage perfect as part of a holiday route or a visit to the Lake District.

Private parking is provided for two cars, and Matterdale has a bar and village shop, while a short five-minute drive takes you to the nearby villages of Dacre and Dockray.

Enjoy an excellent bar meal in one of their wonderful village pubs and soak in the country atmosphere.

Mell View exudes simple charm and village character while being equipped to a high modern standard, blending rustic charm with modern conveniences for this perfect family holiday getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Penrith 6 miles.

The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

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Note: Mell View is not suitable for guests with animal allergies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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