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Glen Cottage

Troutbeck near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1066762)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay at Glen Cottage: its location in the middle of nowhere was great, the views brilliant, the accommodation clean and the facilities good."

    We enjoyed the four days we stayed in the Lake District very much and were rained on a lot (as you would expect) but also had periods of great weather too. There were a few things that could be better though: - the toilet was loose and it was a bit unnerving sitting on it at times. - we felt that the notices for dog owners left for us were somewhat blunt & abrupt. We, of course would look after the accommodation but to be told that we 'must' do this and 'must' do that did not set us up with a great feeling about the time there and stressed my wife more than it really needed to: rules are fine but please treat us as adults when it comes to keeping in line. - the description of the property could have been clearer. Whilst we were aware that it was a single storey, it was not made clear that part of the other rental property on site was in fact on top of our accommodation. There was significant noise from what I assume was an uncarpeted or hard floor above us every time people walked about or used the stairs. This was true of both sets of people using the accommodation so we assume it was the floors rather than the people. Fortunately, there was little noise during the night apart from the odd toilet flush(!) - the garden provided for us was very small and the grass very long - even though someone mowed the grass on the area reserved for the other accommodation, ours was left long meaning that it wasn't really practical to use the garden. Overall these are relatively minor quibbles but sorting them out would have resulted in a super score for the property.

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2022

  • "The cottage was OK but needs a little TLC the towel rail never worked and was full of rust in places not fit to hang a towel on."

    The heating was underfloor but was never able to heat place on cold nights but luckily an electric fan heater was available so just coped. When stripping bedding at end of week a note asked us to put it all in a plastic bag but never found this . While stripping the bed noticed the mattress cover was far too small and hardly covered the whole of the mattress large parts were exposed.

    Reviewed by NormanSep 2021

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable cottage, well located for Keswick and the Lakes."

    We enjoyed our stay but there were two issues of concern. Firstly the location of the refuse bins for both cottages being right outside the kitchen door of Glen Cottage posed a problem. The bins were overflowing on arrival and this resulted in us being unable to open either the kitchen door or window without an invasion of flies. We feel this is unhygienic and unacceptable and cannot understand why the bins are located there given that there is ample space around the property to provide a more suitable location. Secondly, the kitchen floor is needing replaced. There are several damaged floor tiles. On a minor matter, the heated towel rail in the bathroom is badly rusted and requires replacement. We are surprised at the high rating Sykes gives to this cottage given the comments above

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Walled garden with furniture
  • Shared lawn
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9.1 miles, pub 1 mile

The property

Glen Cottage is a spacious one bedroom ground floor property part of a larger traditional stone built barn conversion, with stunning views over Great Mell Fell.

Set in a rural location, this spacious holiday home is ideal for an exploration of the Northern Lakes.

Built from traditional stone, this lovely cottage is the ideal retreat for a couple who want to get away from it all in the Lakes, boasting a country cottage charm fused with contemporary convenience where you can dine in the sun room with its superb countryside vistas, or enjoy a casual breakfast in the well-equipped kitchen.

Spend an evening in the welcoming sitting room which features character beams and a toasty woodburning stove in front of the TV, as well as spellbinding views over the fells and the local countryside.

Descend two steps to the king-size bedroom with its views across Great Mell Fell and ample storage for all your belongings, served by a contemporary shower room with a walk-in shower, vanity unit, and a heated towel rail.

Spend an afternoon in your very own enclosed garden where you can dine alfresco and let your furry friends roam free around the secure field opposite, as you look out to countryside views, local farm animals and wildlife - the ideal place to relax after a full day's hiking, biking and sightseeing in the Lakes.

For a romantic getaway in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, Glen Cottage is the perfect hideaway at any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1066761, together sleeping 10 guests.

Greenbank Farm Cottages

Positioned in the idyllic location of Troutbeck, lying north of Ullswater, in the Lake District National Park are these two delightful dwellings, Greenbank Farm Cottages. This stone-built barn conversion comprises of Beckwood, boasting four bedrooms and sleeping eight guests, and Glen Cottage, an adjoining one-bedroom retreat. The properties are ideal for families seeking a homely base for Lakes adventures, easily accessible from the M6, with plenty of friendly local pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Penrith and Keswick with their lively shops, bars and restaurants are both a short drive in either direction from the cottage, providing you with ample facilities to stock up on essentials and browse through dining options. Local attractions nearby include boat trips out on a Windermere Lake Cruise, the famous Theatre by the Lake, the Pencil Museum, Lake District Wildlife Park, and great hiking trails up Skiddaw and Catbells. Enjoy a hike up to Great Mell Fell which sits practically on the doorstep of the properties, or take a trip to Ullswater to see the unmissable Aira Force. Blencathra, Derwentwater and Hellvelyn are all within easy reach, and a scenic drive takes you over the spectacular Kirkstone Pass towards Ambleside and Windermere. Create unforgettable memories in the Lakes with your loved ones at Greenbank Farm Cottages.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas