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Mell View Cottage

Matterdale near Pooley Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District, CA11 (Ref. 972285)


  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • “A really lovely cottage ideally situated for exploring Ullswater and the northern Lake District, with the added bonus of a gorgeous garden with stunning views.”

    We were very appreciative of the bottle of wine and water on arrival too. All in all completely delighted and would certainly visit again should the opportunity ever arise.

    We were very appreciative of the bottle of wine and water on arrival too. All in all completely delighted and would certainly visit again should the opportunity ever arise.

    - Mr Sheldon, July 2019

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The property

A delightful, rural cottage situated near Matterdale, north of Lake Ullswater in the stunning Lake District.

Mell View Cottage is a one-floor, thoughtfully renovated cottage with wooden floors and pastoral character.

Original beams, underfloor heating throughout the building, and a wood burning stove in the sitting room make this a cosy family choice even during deepest winter.

Mell View Cottage sleeps four to six people across one double and one twin bedroom, with a sofa bed available for an additional charge, which makes the beautiful, well-equipped building perfect for a family looking to escape the city without losing out on all the comforts and amenities of home.

Gleaming wooden floors and furnishings add to the rural charm of the cottage, while a modern, airy kitchen with clean and simple lines makes family catering a pleasure.

A large cottage-style garden with a patio and garden furniture offers uninterrupted views of the gorgeous rounded hill of Great Mell Fell - the perfect place to unwind with an evening drink, or for children to play.

Only a mile away from the village of Matterdale, Mell View is a tranquil haven for those who enjoy outdoor activity.

Little Mell Fell, Great Mell Fell and Gowbarrow Fell surround the village and abound with stunning wooded slopes and countryside tracks for walks.

Nearby Lake Ullswater provides a host of water sports to suit the active family.

Matterdale is on the coast to coast cycle route, making this cosy cottage perfect as part of a holiday route or a visit to the Lake District.

Private parking is provided for two cars, and Matterdale has a bar and village shop, while a short five-minute drive takes you to the nearby villages of Dacre and Dockray.

Enjoy an excellent bar meal in one of their wonderful village pubs and soak in the country atmosphere.

Mell View exudes simple charm and village character while being equipped to a high modern standard, blending rustic charm with modern conveniences for this perfect family holiday getaway.


  • One level, ground floor cottage with two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and 1 x sofa bed, Garden with patio and furniture.
  • Electric underfloor heating, plus a wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Colour plasma TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • All bed linen and towels provided
  • Private parking available for 2 cars
  • A large cottage-style garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub in Matterdale village, 1 mile
  • Note: Mell View is not suitable for guests with animal allergies.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Mell View is not suitable for guests with animal allergies.

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