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Lacet Cottage

(Ref. 1040847)

Hutton, near Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage, quiet, clean and well equipped."

    Can’t rate it highly enough. Looking forward to coming back.

    Hello Julia, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It’s great to hear you really enjoyed your stay and are looking going to coming back to stay again. All the best, Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lacet cottage is a lovely place to stay in the Lake District; it’s very comfortable and well maintained."

    There is plenty of space for 4 people, but it’s also cosy. We visited Glenridding and Dacre nearby (both had excellent pubs), and Keswick is a bustling market town and not very far. Our favourite things to do were probably watching the red squirrels and birds from the kitchen window, playing scrabble and toasting marshmallows by the fire. We left wishing we had booked for longer.

    Thank you for your feedback. We love the red squirrels too! We hope you can come back very soon. All the best, Kate and the team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage in a quiet secluded spot."

    Only 10/15mins to the nearest town but feels like a lifetime away. Great for exploring Ullswater lake. Definitely make sure to visit the lake during a sunrise!

    Thank you for your review. We’re so pleased you had a lovely stay. All the best, Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful peaceful cottage, just what we needed thank you !"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "This cottage is by far the best we have stayed in, a credit to the owners."

    We will be back.

    Thank you for such a great compliment! We hope to see you back at the cottage very soon. All the best, Kate and the team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you’d need."

    Would return

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful clean and cosy cottage in the most gorgeous setting."

    We were fortunate enough to have red squirrels and woodpeckers in the garden every day . A beautiful place to relax and take in the beauty of the surroundings. Only downside were the two steps down into the kitchen, unfortunately they were difficult to see for oldies like us as the tiled steps were the same colour of the floor, so we had a couple of stumbles. However, I’m sure that most people would be able to see them better than us. Overall a fabulous holiday in a gorgeous setting.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you had such a lovely stay. We do have many older couples staying at the cottage. However Lacet does have an unusual layout as it was once 2 separate farmer’s cottages, so I’m afraid we can’t do anything about the steps in to the kitchen. All the best, Kate and the team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7May 2023

  • "Dreamy property Perfect in every way!"

    We will definitely be back

    What a lovely review, and we look forward to welcoming you back. All the very best, Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Lacet Cottage."

    A lovely cottage, beautifully furnished and in an ideal location to explore the Lakes. Would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for you feedback, we are so happy you had such a fabulous stay at Lacet. Kind regards, Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lacet Cottage is a beautifully prepared and appointed house with all the facilities one could wish for."

    Very quiet position, yet with easy access to the A66 and thus the Lakes road network. Comfortable beds, if perhaps a trifle soft. Roomy shower facilities. The upstairs shower room fan is becoming noisy and runs for too long; three to five minutes would be enough, not 12!

    Thank you for your feedback and we’re pleased to hear you had a lovey stay at the cottage, We found the fan was failing so we’ve replaced it. Thank you for letting us know.. All the best, Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Lacet Cottage- we really didn't want to leave!"

    The cottage is beautiful (even more so than the photos), and the surrounding scenery is stunning. One of the comfiest beds we've ever slept on, and we loved the underfloor heating downstairs. Would thoroughly recommend having a long soak in the roll-top bath in the smaller (but still large) bedroom. The house has everything you need for a great stay. Our Dachshund, Bumble, loved it, too, and made himself right at home from the first day. We did have to keep him on the lead in the garden due to him trying to get down to the river a few times, but this wasn't a huge issue. A massive thank you to Kate for the prosecco to celebrate my birthday during our stay- that was a lovely touch! We'd love to visit the cottage again.

    Thank you so much for the very positive feedback. We are particularly pleased Bumble loved the garden. Hope to see you again. All the best, Kate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable property, gardens were amazing to explore."

    A lot of thought had been put in making kids comfy providing games etc. Would be happy to go back again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "A gem of a cottage, ideally placed to visit the many attractions in the Lake District."

    The cottage has been modernised to a high standard but in keeping with the style. A quiet location where you can enjoy daily visits from red squirrels and in our case pheasants.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lacet is perfectly situated for any exploration of the northern lakes."

    It is clearly a much-loved enterprise; communication with the owner is excellent and any query, however minor, is resolved immediately. The cottage is clean, comfortable and has a superb range of facilities. We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and seeing red squirrels from the kitchen window is a magical experience we will treasure.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Great views. Clean, spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Love Lacet cottage."

    .we have visited several times now. Very comfy and clean cottage furnished very tastefully with beautiful natural garden with river running close by (down a bank to side of property). The location is rural and a few miles to Ullswater and villages of Pooley Bridge and Glenridding with pubs/cafes/small shops. Perfect for local walks, quiet time or to explore more of the Lakes. One of our favourite places to stay ever!

    Thank you very much for your feedback, it is always lovely to hear that guests have had a great time at Lacet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a perfect cottage in a beautiful location."

    We have just had a wonderful holiday at Lacet cottage. The cottage was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and in the perfect position within the Lake District. Thank you to Kate for the fab welcome pack. We will definitely be back. Ps - we saw the squirrels

    Reviewed by Karan5.0Oct 2021

  • "A really peaceful cottage, with private and well thought out gardens."

    So quiet that we slept with the bedroom windows open. Great walks right from the doorstep

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was amazing with lots of walks to do straight from the front door step."

    Visits from the red squirrels everyday. Cottage was clean and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning location."

    Red squirrels provided entertainment, but excellent wifi allowed full internet access as well! Lots to do and eat nearby. Friendly and very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a really beautiful cottage in lovely quiet surroundings."

    There were lots of wildlife on the doorstep. Red squirrels, pheasants and lots of sheep and happy lambs! The surrounding views were very picturesque from the garden. It was very well equipped with lots of different areas to sit. The beds were very comfortable.. Bath was great to soothe achy legs after a day on the fells. Pubs are a drive away.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0May 2021

  • "What a week!"

    The weather has been glorious so much so we needed sun cream! Have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Lacet Cottage for our 1st visit. We have very much enjoyed exploring the total area. Thank you to Kate for making our stay so comfortable, we look forward to coming again!

    LewisMay 2021

  • "This is our second visit to Lacet Cottage and it is just as beautiful as we remembered."

    We've had a wonderful week filled with squirrel and pheasant spotting and lots of peaceful solitude. Thank you!

    ElwellMay 2021

  • "Wonderful week of walking in this beautiful area."

    The cottage was just great - all we could have wished for.

    SummersbyMay 2021

  • "Was a very welcome break in a wonderfully peaceful place - particularly loved the daily visits from the red squirrels and pheasant!"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Apr 2021

  • "What a tonic after a difficult year."

    Sunshine, fells and daffodils. We loved this cottage; please can we stay here forever? P.s. the squirrel visits for his hazelnuts at about 6.30pm each evening.

    Mel And Jon HunterApr 2021

  • "The cottage was in such a peaceful location."

    The gardens were gorgeous and the wildlife you could see and hear were fantastic. The cottage was even lovelier than the photo's suggested. It was spotlessly clean and all the facilities in the cottage were of a very high standard.

    Mrs SimpsonAug 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and the squirrels were amazing to watch!"

    The wildlife is beautiful. We went to Aira Force and the waterfall was stunning. We would love to come back! Thank you very much.

    Mrs CoatesAug 2019

  • "Our second stay at Lacet, this time with our friends having sung its praises from our first visit 2 years ago."

    The cottage was as remembered, comfortable and teeming with wildlife. We’ve thoroughly worn the dog out with all of the walking we’ve done. We even drove over the Wrynose Pass- an experience!! Thank you for everything!

    Ms GordonJul 2019

  • "Having stayed in the Lake District several times before, I'm now a covert to the Northern Lakes!"

    The cottage is ideally located - perfect solitude yet easy to get to local amenities. The countryside is subtlety majestic. The cottage is superbly finished; it has every home comfort is beautifully done out. Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon!

    Mr & Mrs Elwell And Baby ReubenMay 2019

  • "This was a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    The garden was full of wildlife including red squirrels and it was very peaceful - just what we like.

    Mrs MercerMay 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be 2 x twin on request), 1 x king-size with feature bath
  • First floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug/reading room.
  • Oil central heating (upstairs), underfloor heating (downstrairs) and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, DVD player, Smart TV, Docking station, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2.4 miles
  • Shop 6.2 miles
  • Watermillock 3.5 miles
  • Pooley Bridge 4.5miles
  • Ullswater 6 miles.Please note: There are 3 steps from the sitting room down to the dining room and the main stairs are steep thus this cottage might not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues

The property

Originally built as two cottages, this spacious detached cottage, hidden down a country lane, is surrounded by its own lovely garden.

Downstairs, there’s a cosy lounge with log burning stove and Smart TV; a separate snug/reading room and the open plan kitchen with dining area is a lovely place to eat together.

Outside, there’s a lovely garden, patio and the boot room, ideal for outdoor gear.

Upstairs to two luxurious bedrooms, one with king-size bed and a feature roll top bath with a sneak and peek window and views across the countryside.

The second bedroom, again with lovely views, offers a sumptuous super king-size or twin.

To complement the bedrooms there is a shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.

Back downstairs there is a further shower/wet room with walk in shower and WC.

A useful utility area too, with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer and from here a door to the garden.

To the front of the cottage there is a small garden but offering more privacy the rear garden extends to a small orchard and includes a patio with bistro garden furniture.

The owner of Lacet Cottage also has two other quality properties located close by – Home Farm House (Sleep 6) and Highgate (Sleep 8) Hutton John is a small hamlet close to Watermillock and the popular village of Pooley Bridge at the northernmost tip of Ullswater, with lots of selection pubs, cafes and shops to enjoy, and is popular all year round.

There’s a huge selection of footpaths and bridleways and there are walks and cycle routes for all.

Travelling from the central Lakes over the stunning Kirkstone Pass, drop down into the beautiful glacial carved landscapes surrounding the Lake itself, with villages along its shoreline.

At the southern end of the Lake you will find Glenridding, a popular little village and a starting point for Helvellyn and Striding Edge.

A gentler walk is Aira Force, probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls.

The main force falls some 70ft below a stone footbridge - so don't forget your camera.

Ullswater is thought by many to be the most beautiful of all the lakes in the northern Lake District, being a serpentine body of water snaking a nine-mile course close to magnificent fells, woodland and mountain.

Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible to explore, and the newly completed Ullswater Way takes you all the way round.

If you’re wanting to get on the water, there are steam cruises from Glenridding and Howtown.

Further afield & a 20-minute drive is Keswick the main town of the north lakes, a bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater.

Here you’ll find good shops, a host of restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a theatre, cinema and leisure centre.

Take a boat trip or hire one for yourself and explore the shoreline and little bays.

The market towns of Penrith and Alston lie to the North West on the edge of the Eden Valley and are well worth a visit.

Grasmere & Ambleside lie to the south.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1040825, 1041463, 1113726, 1113729, & 1128654, together sleeping up to 26 guests.

Hutton John Holiday Cottages

Hutton John Holiday Cottages consists of a beautiful selection of cottages near Pooley Bridge in Cumbria. The Hutton John Estate is made up of 550 acres and is nestled in the northern Lake District with spectacular views of the fells. The estate boasts three lovely holiday homes, there is also Brow Wood Cabin which is aptly named after the ancient woodland it sits adjacent to; all four holiday homes have been individually designed by the owners giving it a personal and unique touch. The collection benefits from local pubs including the Horse and Farrier and Herdwick Hall where you can treat your loved ones to delicious pub fare and a variety of drinks. Pooley Bridge overlooks Ullswater lake where guests can take leisurely strolls around its beautiful perimeter, take boat rides on the lake or try their hand at an array of watersports including paddleboard, hydro bikes and wakesurfing. Penrith lies a short drive from Hutton John Holiday Cottages, explore the impressive 14th century Penrith Castle or Brougham Castle, a 13th century riverside ruin with plenty to traverse; those looking to delve into local history can visit Penrith Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts can delight in the variety of walks and trails woven throughout the town, climb to the summit of Beacon Hill to admire the breath-taking panoramic views across the countryside. Hutton John Holiday Homes are perfectly located for those looking to unlock the wonders of Cumbria and the Lake District National Park.

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

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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This property only accepts Friday or Monday change days. Please bear this in mind upon booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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