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Mell View Cottage

Matterdale near Pooley Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972285)



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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DonnaOct 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 KatherineSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - great family holiday."

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2021

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

    Ideally placed for Keswick, Ullswater and Derwentwater.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 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 SharonJul 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 ShonaOct 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 FelicityDec 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 AlanJul 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 ChristineMay 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 LudovicaMay 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 DavidMay 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 KarenApr 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 ArthurMar 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 RussSep 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 JeanJun 2018

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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.


  • 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.

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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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Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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