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Glen Cottage

(Ref. 1066762)

Troutbeck near Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "This is an excellent cottage for a getaway."

    Nicely out of the way and gives you the opportunity to avoid the bustle of the bigger towns whilst being close enough to both Keswick and Penrith to be able to easily take advantage of the facilities. We had a minor issue with the cottage heating not working initially, but the owner contacted an engineer and it was up and running again within a couple of hours. Fantastic service - can't ask for better. As others have commented, you can just about hear people in the above accommodation moving around, but if that keeps you awake at night, you're either a very light sleeper or the upstairs guests are grey with big ears and have recently flown in from the Savanna. The cottage is well equipped and the dishwasher was a pleasant surprise. Very comfortable bed (although this is always going to be a personal preference) and nice furnishings. The log burner was toasty on the wet February evenings. Would definitely sent it again!

    Thankyou for this lovely review. We also appreciate the fact that it is quiet and yet also very easy to get to other places. We hope that you're able to stay again some time. Thankyou. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Glen Cottage and will definitely visit again."

    You can hear the people above but it didn’t bother us. The garden was a great addition on the fabulous sunny days we had. Watching the buzzards on an afternoon was lovely. The cottage was bigger than we expected and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "A couple of comments, The lock to the front door is difficult to turn and does not turn on the inside."

    Side garden is listed as enclosed but currently has the gate missing. Apart from that, the cottage is very comfortable and works well enough for us, however, we were not impressed to learn that we were required to be out of the cottage at 9.00 am instead of the usual 10.00 am on the day of departure. Having the usual vacuum around didn’t happen!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you had a comfortable stay in Glen Cottage. We have passed all of your comments on. We hope to welcome you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Jun 2023

  • "Firstly I’d like to say Glenn cottage is an amazing cottage with amazing views, apart from when the neighbours hiring the cottage adjoining parks both their cars infront of your window and then you can’t see anything!"

    I only added the sad face in the feedback describing the advert of the cottage because it’s really misleading it should be more clear about having neighbours next door and sleeping above your front room. I’m sure it was as much of a shock to them as it was us! The advert really needs to be clear! We definitely wouldn’t of booked it if we had known. But apart from that we made the most of it and had a great time! What else could we do when they turned up next door like that.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Sep 2022

  • "GLEN cottage is attached to another larger cottage, also to the farmhouse The farmhouse is above Glen cotttage so some living noise directly above can be heard."

    The description does not make clear Beckwood ( sleeping 8) cottage garden is not enclosed at all and infact its more a shared space directly in front of Glen cottage. Im pleased noone was in during our stay as it would have been a bit intrusive to sit out on the furniture provided sharing with other neighbours. There were sheep in the front garden on our arrival so its not dog safe/ friendly. There is a small enclosed garden at the side of Glen cottage but you have to walk to it past any straying sheep or neighbouring dogs on the front lawn area. The flies in the kitchen are defnitely an issue as there are 3 rubbish bins directly outside the kitchen door. We did not use the door for this reason. These are constructive criticisms i feel other people will benefit knowing before booking Glen cottage. I have stayed in many cottages before and would say it is a 3 tick/ star rating at best. The description re gardens need to be made clearer.

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Sep 2022

  • "Overall, the cottage is a nice place to stay and the location is lovely."

    Unfortunately, it was a very noisy place to stay. On our first night, we were unable to sleep because of the loud footsteps, crashing and banging from above which was in the very late hours of the night and continued for hours. We thought this may just be a one off or noisy behaviours but this was the case throughout unfortunately, even with a change in neighbours. The floorboards above are clearly in need of some work because the volume was on another level. The facilities and decor is very basic and it was extremely uncomfortable to shower as the water was scalding hot and something that seemingly couldn’t be changed. I can’t say that I would want to stay there again I’m afraid.

    Reviewed by Aliysha2.5Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay everything was provided so central to where we needed to be will definitely return"

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Glen Cottage and found everything to your liking. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2022

  • "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 Simon4.4Jun 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 Norman3.4Sep 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 John4.1Jul 2021

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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.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • 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 apartment, sharing 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 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas