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The Bay Tree

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Watermillock, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Exceptional country-house home with spacious rooms and excellent view."

    Reviewed by Mahir3.8Jul 2024

  • "Property description on Sykes website is incorrect as it lists main 2 king size bedrooms as both ensuite, only master bedroom is ensuite."

    Listing needs amending.

    Thank you for your feedback, we will get this updated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8May 2024

  • "The Bay Tree was amazing, cleanliness was key, amenities provided were excellent and the location was perfect."

    Plenty of space provided for guests, privacy, parking and facilities for personal use.

    Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Luqmaan5.0Aug 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size with Smart TVs, Master bed has an en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 4 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, starter pack for woodburning stove, bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and lake, 1.2 miles
  • Note: Property is situated next to a maintenance area, there may be noise during sociable hours of the day
  • Note: Fairfield Marina at Ullswater, which has lake access, is nearby and free for guests to use during their stay
  • Please note: The changeover days at this property are Friday and Monday only
  • Please note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar parties
  • Please be respectful of your neighbours and owners who live on-site by keeping noise to a minimum after 10pm, with absolute quiet between 11pm - 7am
  • Please note: This property does not accept any form of work or worker bookings, and these may be cancelled

The property

Nestled in the quaint, Cumbrian village of Watermillock rests this excellent, newly converted barn property, The Bay Tree.

Enjoying good positioning to nearby amenities, as well as gorgeous lake and countryside views, this fabulous holiday stay is ideal for families or a group of sharing friends seeking a rural escape to the heart of the Lake District.

After you’ve parked up and unpacked, make the most of your new lodgings by setting up in the tastefully-laid out, open-plan living area, where a well-equipped kitchen offers everything the designated chef will need to rustle up delicious, home-cooked meals to be savoured at the breakfast bar, the dining table, or in the plush sitting room, which comes complete with a wall-mounted Smart TV and crackling woodburning stove.

In the evening, take a glass of your favourite beverage out into the front garden to soak in views of your surroundings, before treating yourself to a refreshing shower on your way to catch a restorative, well-earned slumber in one of four inviting bedrooms.

Bring your loved ones for a memorable escape to The Bay Tree.

Watermillock Cottages

Watermillock is a delightful group of stone-built cottages, offering off-road parking, pet-friendly accommodation, and a range of sleeping arrangements. Resting in Watermillock, near Pooley Bridge, these properties are ideal for a family, friends, and their four-legged family members. These properties are tastefully outfitted to cater to all of your needs, and benefit from an on-site shop, café, and fish and chip shop. If you can tear yourself away from these gorgeous dwellings, take time to explore your local area by paying a visit to the Brackenrigg Inn for some traditional pub fare, or try the Rampsbeck Restaurant if you don’t fancy cooking one evening. A short drive north along Ullswater will bring you to Pooley Bridge, where visitors can spend time roaming the grounds of Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens before stopping by the Pooley Bridge Inn for a cold pint. A brief drive in the opposite direction will take you to Glenridding, home to the Ullswater Steamers cruise agency that offers tours along the serene waters of Ullswater, where you can also find a variety of watersports activities to try out. Further amenities can be found at Penrith, and here there is also a golf course, museum, independent stores, and Brougham Castle. More sites to visit include Shap Abbey and Castlerigg Stone Circle, and there are many more walks and mountain biking trails, for example trails at Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, and Fairfield Peak. Watermillock Cottages are an ideal base from which to explore Cumbria and The Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Pooley Bridge 2.5 miles; Glenridding 6.2 miles; Penrith 8.5 miles.

The elevated scattered village of Watermillock runs parallel to the main road alongside Ullswater Lake and is mainly a farming community. Just 2.5 miles away is Pooley Bridge with its array of amenities which sits on the northern shore of the lake in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley originated due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont. 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. Glenridding (meaning glen overgrown with bracken) is a small tourist village with a range of local shops, cafes and restaurants. 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. Watermillock is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

Please note: The changeover days at this property are Friday and Monday only.

Please note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar parties.

Please be respectful of your neighbours and owners who live on-site by keeping noise to a minimum after 10pm, with absolute quiet between 11pm - 7am

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas