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The Hidden Place

(Ref. 1131514)

Watermillock near Pooley Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pet Free

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay."

    The welcome pack was 'Welcome' although perhaps a small bottle of milk could be added. The view was beautiful and the place was quiet. Although internet was intermittent if you want a getaway holiday then that is not important. It could usually be got outdoors of the cottage. The bed mattress could have been a bit thicker but not a deal breaker. A way of drying clothes at the cottage ie an airer or clothes line would be welcome. However we had a great week there and the fact we could use the facilities at the holiday park was great. We would like to visit again as we had a good week.

    Thank you for your feedback, we will definitely take all your comments on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.4May 2024

  • "Had a wonderful time staying at the hidden place, stayed for the Easter bank holiday and couldnt have asked for anything better."

    The view is amazing and it’s so private, apart from the sheep that like to come say hello

    Thank you for your great feedback, we are glad the sheep didn’t bother you too much. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anastasia4.7Mar 2024

  • "Bed and living room furniture extremely uncomfortable."

    No tv channels available. Poor quality picture from dvd player. I had to SCRUB your oven tray clean as someone just put a sheet of tin foil over old food spilled on it which resulted in the oven smoking when we used it. Poor quality and quantity of dishcloths and dish cleaning materials given. Asking for the crockery to be clean and stored away with the materials provided is a joke. The road entrance to the property requires attention with grass scraping underneath my unmodified vw polo. The car is due its mot soon and if there is any damage caused by this I WILL be sending you the bill.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your experience in The Hidden Place. Unfortunately, as you are in the country in a remote area the Tv channels can dip in and out, we do however provide a DVD player which you are welcome to exchange your DVD'S at Ullswater Holiday Park coffee shop (Free of charge). With regards to the furniture, we will take a look and see if this needs a change. In the property we do provide a basic starter kit which includes a sponge, washing up liquid and a tea towel. As this is a self-catering cottage, we do only provide the bare minimum. If you need anything extra for the cottage i.e. Cloths, we do have a shop available at Ullswater Holiday Park. We pride ourselves in cleanliness and making sure everything is cleaned to high standard, we do apologise if this wasn’t cleaned to your satisfaction and will pass this on to the cleaning team. This property is secluded and set in a remote area of rural landscape. Access is via a man-made gravel track to the property through the fields; therefore, a low suspension vehicle is not advisable to use in accessing the property. This is stated in the information pack when you make your booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandy2.2Mar 2024

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay, a couple of observations that would enhance the experience TV has limited stations, no BBC, possibly needs a signal booster?"

    The road leading to property has some big pot holes on the first part of the lane very uncomfortable experience

    Thank you for your feedback, we will take this into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2023

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1.2 miles, Ullswater 1.3 miles
  • Note: This is an adult-only property
  • Please note: This property does not accept any form of work or worker bookings, and these may be cancelled

The property

Pooley Bridge 2.9 miles.

The Hidden Place, a romantic one-bedroom retreat, is tucked away in the idyllic Lake District National Park in Cumbria, near picturesque Pooley Bridge.

Ideal for a couple or even two friends, and perched near a lake and boasting stunning views, The Hidden Place offers a tranquil hideaway where you can truly escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As you step inside The Hidden Place, you’ll be warmed by the homely atmosphere and home-from-home vibe; relax in the sitting area and take in the stunning views, while a woodburning stove casts a comforting glow and invites you to curl up in its embrace.

Head into the kitchen/diner, providing all the essentials to cook up a delicious meal, before settling down at the dining table to tuck in over a cold glass of wine.

When the evening draws to a close, freshen up in the sleek shower room before retiring to a plush king-size bedroom to catch your beauty sleep, ready for another day of exciting adventures.

Adventure awaits on your doorstep, starting with the nearby market town of Penrith, which is packed with a range of shops, eateries, and pubs.

Take a stroll around the town and admire the array of Georgian and Victorian architecture, before popping into the bookstore to find your next great read.

Spend your morning admiring the stunning natural beauty of Aira Force Waterfall or challenge yourself to a hike up Great Mell Fell before refuelling in one of several inviting pubs nearby.

There are various alternative routes to choose from also including the Ullswater Way, Great Strickland Circular Walk and the Hesket Newmarket Loop are all just moments away, while the popular fells of Helvellyn and Skiddaw are near The Hidden Place.

With Lodore Falls, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum all within accessible reach, you’ll never be short of things to see.

A stay at The Hidden Place promises to be one to remember.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas