- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
70 Customer Reviews
"This was our second year staying at Stag Cottage."
The owner had added so much to the property. It was perfect. Beautiful house, beautiful location, and has everything you may need to adventure around the Lake District. Communication with the owner was amazing, and she really cared if we had a good time or not; she remembered our past feedback, and welcomed us back to the house with heartfelt personal touches. Perfect break away, we will come back next year.
"Second visit this year!"
This holiday let feel’s like home rather than a holiday let. It has everything you need and is very cosy, decorated to a very high standard. The views are stunning even with the low cloud we experienced. It’s a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District. We did a boat cruise on Windermere. Walked a large section of Keswick Lake which is a great easy walk. A visit to Grasmere is a must especially for the gingerbread. We also visited Hawkshead and Coniston. We also went further afield to the Roman fort and museum at Vindolanda. Keep an eye out for the red squirrel in the garden, he visited early one morning. We ate at The Wainright Pub Keswick and Poppi Red in Hawkshead. Can highly recommend Cranstons Food Hall just outside Penrith.
"We had a wonderful holiday and would love to return one day, fabulous views and such a cosy cottage."
"Stag Cottage was well equipped and comfortable but needs some outside maintainance, the sloping path in the back garden has loose and broken slabs."
The cottage is in a small village that is used by big trucks as a cut through so there is a lot of road noise from early morning untill late at night. This is not the fault of the owner but if we had been aware of this issue we would not have booked this property.
Thanks for your review. We aim to provide the best guest experience and greatly value your feedback. We're pleased you found our cottage comfortable and well-equipped. We're aware of a few cracked path slabs and are closely monitoring them for guest safety, with plans for replacement as part of our ongoing maintenance. We are sorry for the traffic noise you experienced. It sounds unusually high for our small village and is a previously unreported issue.We'll actively monitor this going forward. Property Owner
"The property was lovely, no expense spared on furnishings and fittings, all done very tastefully"
"Excellent cottage with great views as an added bonus."
All facilities first class with no expense spared. Location is close to the A66 with easy access to all parts of the Lake District by car. Bus stop in Penruddock meant that Keswick was only 30 minutes away using the once per hour service.
"Beautiful cottage with fantastic views, everything that you could need was available, very comfortable."
If the weather had been better we could have made more use of the outside seating with the view. Would definately recommend.
"Really loved the cottage."
Great location and the view was amazing. Property all nice and clean and everything looked after. Had a great stay and would look to return when back in the lakes.
"Another lovely week spent at stag cottage."
We love the new wet room and update to the kitchen. Arriving at the cottage is like ‘coming home’ to our little spot in the lakes, all the furnishings are of high quality- Comfy beds & soft fluffy towels, everything you need. The patio in the sun with those views is just the icing on the cake, so glad we had the weather to use it more this time.
"We were extremely lucky to be able to book the property last minute, just a few days before and we have had a perfect few days."
The house is immaculate, the decor and attention to detail is clear to see and the owner/host has done an amazing job, we didn’t want to leave! We travelled as a family with our 6 year old who loved the garden and spotting the donkeys in the field behind but then would enjoy a chill watching dvd’s from the cupboard. His room was perfect and the beds so comfy (as was ours!) and we all had a great night sleep as it’s so quiet. We went to Brockholes and also visited Cathedral caves which was fab. The best part was coming home to chill in the lovely warm bath with the log fire on. Even with the cloudy weather we enjoyed wrapping up in blankets and sitting in the garden listening to the peace and quiet. The house has everything anyone could need and more - especially if you like a games night as there were plenty to entertain us. Anyone thinking about booking the house- just do it, you won’t regret it!
"We enjoyed a lovely week at Stag Cottage."
It’s decorated to a high standard, it’s very cosy and comfortable and you can see the owner has put a lot of thought into it. The refurb kitchen and wet room are lovely, the kitchen has everything you need too. There is a lovely patio area with plenty of wildlife to look at and the views to the Ullswater hills and fells is stunning. Just a shame the weather wasn’t a little kinder for us to make more use of the patio but you could still appreciate the views from the lounge and bedroom. The cottage is 6 miles away from Penrith with plenty of amenities. It’s 20 minutes to Ullswater and Keswick which is a lovely part of the lakes. Keswick has an easy lake walk and the steamers are great at Ullswater. We also ventured further afield to Kendal and Windermere and west to the coast. Helen sent a couple of emails Fatima make sure everything was okay which we thought was lovely of her. This really is a little gem and we will definitely be returning.
"Lovely cosy cottage with beautiful views and very comfy beds."
It had everything you’d need and we felt very much at home.
"So pleased we chose this little gem of a cottage for our week in the Lakes - beautifully decorated and furnished, clean and cosy, with a fantastic view over rolling fields towards the Ullswater fells."
It's clear that the owner has put a lot of thought into making their guests' time at the cottage as good as possible, and we really appreciated that. Looking forward to planning our next visit!
"We overall had a lovely stay."
Really loved the decoration and welcome treats. Only thing was the log burner didn't seem to give off any heat. Moving the dampner didn't seem to have any effect and seemed a little loose. It wasnt a problem though as the heating was perfectly fine, but might be something worth looking at. Lovely cottage within a wonderful location, perfect for our relaxing Christmas stay!
"Stag cottage is a real Gem."
A home from home, perfectly situated away from the busy tourist points but close enough to get to all the main areas and amenities for a visit to the lakes. Helen is a wonderful host who ensures everything is well with your stay and is constantly making improvements to this lovely little cottage. Wonderful views- Blencathra on the doorstep! Our second visit and it won’t be our last.
"We have had such a lovely time at Stag Cottage."
The cottage is super comfy, cozy and warm and the owners have really thought of everything to make our stay special. The cottage is in a great location and every morning we had a beautiful sunrise from our bedroom window. We will 100% be coming back next year.
"We had a lovely holiday at Stag Cottage, it was like home from home."
The cottage was nice and clean, with all the essential items. Helen (the owner) kept in touch, to make sure everything was ok, which we think very nice of her. Thank you for everything. We would love to back in summer to sit outside and enjoy the view.
"This is a delightful and cosy cottage ."
The owner has thought of everything to make the place comfortable and welcoming to stay in . It has beautiful views and is not too far from the usual haunts of the Lake District . Would highly recommend .
"Very charming cottage in beautiful surroundings."
Facilities were excellent and we all loved the beds - they were so comfortable! We had a really lovely stay and would certainly return. Thanks to Helen for her suggestions of where to eat and things to do
"The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable with beautiful views."
Helen the owner was extremely helpful and thoughtful providing us with local info and things to do. Lovely quiet location within easy reach of Ullswater, Penrith and Keswick. We would definitely love to return.
"Fabulously well-equipped and cosy cottage with beautiful wide-ranging views of the Eastern and Far Eastern Fells."
Very comfortable, and great attention to detail everywhere. We really enjoyed our stay here and hope to return again in the future, it’s a lovely place and a fantastic base for exploring the Northern, Eastern and Martindale Fells.
Very comfortable with all facilities you could need. The view from garden patio very pleasing. Owner readily available to discuss any needs or advice. Well placed to visit many areas of this part of the Lakes. We thoroughly enjoyed our break.
"A lovely week spent in a beautiful, cosy cottage in an area with outstanding scenery ."
"Our second visit."
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfect. Everything you could wish for a cosy ,comfortable holiday cottage. The outlook over the fields is stunning. wildlife in abundance, watching the horse in the field is an absolute treat.
"A lovely cottage that was spacious enough but still felt cosy."
The cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived and everything we needed was there. The location is lovely, with good views and good access into the northern lakes. All in all a lovely place and we hope to return at some point.
"Perfect and well equipped house in a good location."
Beautiful and cosy yet luxurious at the same time, has everything you need and more. Would definitely stay again.
"Beautiful, cosy cottage in a lovely location with a great view."
The owner was very helpful and there was lots for the kids to do. They really enjoyed the animal park and the aquarium,
"The cost of this week was fine but the cost in the warmer months is top end."
Future guests may be inhibited from booking.
"This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in."
The attention to decoration, detail, cleanliness and comfort was absolutely fantastic.
"We were lucky to book a week at Stag Cottage as late availability."
We really loved our week there. The cottage is cosy but spacious at the same time, has lovely views, is a real home from home and is one of the best equipped holiday cottages we have stayed at. The location is great for exploring North Cumbria towns and villages, beautiful Ullswater and is perfect for accessing the Northern and Eastern fells if you are doing the Wainwrights! The bath in the new bathroom at the cottage is dreamy after a day's walking! Thanks to the cottage owner for checking in and making sure everything was OK. We would definitely stay again.
"As usual Stag Cottage was immaculately clean and very comfortable."
I love the new bathroom. We will be back ☺
"What a lovely, comfortable and cosy cottage in a beautiful location."
It had everything we needed and the owner sent a couple of emails to check that we had arrived and that everything was ok. The village is lovely and quiet but ideally located to reach Keswick and Ullswater in around 20 minutes. We have never booked with Sykes before but we’re very happy with them and would certainly use them again.
"Within minutes we felt so comfortable in the cottage."
Clearly furnished to a high standard, lovely patio area with views and an ideal location for exploring.
"We had a wonderful week at Stag Cottage."
The property is cosy and stylish, with lots of attention to detail. Lovely new bathroom upstairs. We were very lucky with the weather and loved sitting outside - views over the garden, the paddock with ponies, to the fells beyond. Good location in Motherby, one of a scattering of houses. Few minutes' drive to Penrith for amenities, supermarkets etc. Very good base for all the Lake District has to offer - we particularly liked Ullswater (very close), Buttermere, Grasmere, Derwent Water (climb The Dodd for superb views) and Ingleton Waterfalls, a little further afield in the Yorkshire Dales. Excellent communication from Helen, the owner of the cottage. Highly recommended - we would definitely like to return!
"Wonderful holiday cottage in perfect area for walking and sight seeing."
Owner was very good and kept in touch.
"Description and photos are very accurate."
Clean, comfortable accommodation with many extras, quiet location, and beautiful views.
"We had a fantastic stay at Stag Cottage."
The cottage itself is beautifully presented with a gorgeous brand new bathroom and a big bath! It is well situated for visiting all of the northern lakes and has a great view out to the eastern fells. I also managed to catch a glimpse of the red squirrel and barn owl. Will definitely be staying again.
"Stag Cottage is fabulous and had everything that we needed."
The beds are so comfortable in both the King size room and the Twin room. The newly refurbished upstairs bathroom is beautifully done with underfloor heating! The location is brilliant and only a short drive to Pooley Bridge and Keswick. Helen was a fantastic host - checking in with us via email both before and after our holiday. Would love to return again next year:
"Very cosy and beautiful cottage."
Owner was very nice and helpful! We loved the area less touristy than other places and as beautiful
"Beautiful cosy cottage with outstanding views of the mountains at the rear of the property ."
Would definitely stay again
"Just loved the whole thing."
Owners went out of their way to make it a perfect experience.
"Wonderful cottage with all home comforts."
Booked as a base for walking in the lake district and it was lovely to come back to a warm cottage with beautiful views. Covid measures in place and good communication with the owner. Would definitely return and recommend to family and friends.
"Our second time in this beautiful cosy and comfortable cottage and already planning a 3rd visit."
Stag cottage is immaculately presented and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break whatever the weather . New sofa/ soft furnishings since our last visit and some nice new garden furniture which made our morning coffee even more enjoyable when sitting enjoying the stunning views. Quite remarkable given the stormy weather when we arrived but the sun shone for the latter part of our week meaning we could make the most of the beautiful location. It was nice to receive a text from the owner checking all was OK and we appreciated the small supply of goods left for our arrival. The attention to detail is 1st rate and it really is as good as it looks in the photos and spotlessly clean. We sampled the food at the 2 pubs nearby and can recommend both for quality of food and excellent customer service. We were made to feel very welcome on a busy Sunday lunch at the Boot and Shoe Inn and in the evening at the Herdwick. We hope to return in 2021.
"Stag cottage was even better than we expected!"
It was absolutely spotless, warm and with fresh clean towels and bed sheets! The beds were so comfortable I could have spent the whole holiday tucked up in bed! There was a cot available and a high chair, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave, coffee machine.. and the gorgeous log burning fire was lovely in the storm! There was a welcome pack explaining how everything works and a whole drawer full of leaflets - organised into different categories! Board games, blankets, everything! And she had even left us a pint of milk for a nice cuppa! There was even an emergency power cut pack! I had an enquiry and messaged the owner, she replied to me very swiftly and was very helpful and friendly! The views from the cottage are beautiful and the location is ideal, just minutes away from penrith (with morrisons and aldi) and just a short drive to keswick. We were so impressed, we would 100% recommend this cottage and would be more than happy returning!
"We had a fantastic time at Stag Cottage despite landing in the middle of Storm Dennis."
Helen, her Mum & Alan the caretaker were so helpful to us & went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The cottage is so cosy & done out to a really high standard with everything you could need. The area is stunning, so close to the Lakes and the mountain views give a sense of peace & tranquility. If only life was like that more often!
"Lovely cottage with all you could possibly want or need."
Loved the quirky little touches such as the typewriter and the snooker scorer for keys! Very considerate that milk, tea, coffee, biscuits etc are there on arrival. Beds extremely comfortable, linen and towels clean and fresh. Lovely owner who got in touch to check all OK. Highly recommended
"The view was lovely and even included horses, sheep and donkeys, with dusting of snow on top of fells."
Recommend the large fish and chips at local Herdwick Inn.
"Stag cottage met all of our expectations and more."
As a holiday cottage it is so well equipped and all the little extras - like herbs and spices in the kitchen or the wood and newspaper provided to go with the wood burner - make you feel instantly at home in this thoughtfully furnished cottage. We were four adults staying in the cottage for a weekend away and all of us commented that we would definitely stay in Stage Cottage again.
"Stag Cottage was so lovely!"
The view from the back of the property is beautiful with pretty much uninterrupted views of the far away hills and mountains. There was everything we could have needed in the cottage and the kitchen was very well equipped. Motherby is an ideal spot to stay as it's easy to access the rest of the lake district and the nearest lake Ullswater is outstandingly beautiful. In summer the garden would be perfect to sit and and soak in the view on the lovely furniture, but it was a little chilly when we visited. We enjoyed having a fire in the stove on the one really rainy day we were there, it felt very cosy. We would definitely return to Stag cottage if we were to visit the beautiful lakes again.
"Excellent location and the owners clearly care what makes a great holiday home."
"The location was beautiful"
"Very comfortable and well equipped cottage with a beautiful view."
"Great cottage great location and a quality pub in greystoke"
"Lovely cottage, great location and very comfortable."
"This is our second visit."
Excellent cottage beautifully decorated with lovely views of the fells. Beds are so comfortable. Easy access to The Lakes, especially Ullswater
"This cottage absolutely ticked every box for us."
The space was amazing, the decor tasteful and beautiful, the bed super comfy and the view was incredible. This owner has thought of everything. The kitchen area is very well equipped with lots of little touches like lots of herbs and spices, olive oil, peppercorns etc. There were plenty of dishes, utensils, cutlery and having a dishwasher, small freezer and washing machine was excellent. The fact that there was a downstairs toilet/wet room was a boon. It’s in a small hamlet but close enough to all of the important areas to visit. The Herdwick Inn serves lovely food but as it is very popular, we suggest booking before you eat there. Greystoke, just down the road has another nice inn to eat in, The Boot&Shoe. It also has an open air, heated swimming pool run by the community which opens from May to September. We loved sitting outside on the small patio, having a coffee and enjoying the view. This was our first visit to Stag Cottage but it certainly won’t be our last. Thanks to Sykes for yet again facilitating our stay in a top notch property.
"Lovely cottage but perhaps one sofa needs to be replaced as uncomfortable."
Second bedroom very small as twin beds took up most of room and had to squeeze to get clothes in and out of wardrobe. Otherwise really felt at home. Beautiful views and very quiet and peaceful. Ideal base for touring the whole district.
"The location of the cottage was exactly what we wanted."
Although it was about forty minutes drive to the heart of the Lake District we didn't mind because we were out of the touristy area. Ullswater and Derwentwater were very close and are two of the most attractive and peaceful lakes. We could also visit Carlisle, shop in Penrith or Keswick and day trips to the Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian' s Wall are also possible from the cottage. The cottage itself overlooks farmland and there is very little traffic so a good night's sleep is assured. It is exceptionally well equipped and warm and cosy.
"What a lovely cottage."
So well equipped comfortable and loved the location. Great views nice local pubs too. Owner was responsive and helpful. Woyld definitely recommend and consider staying there again.
"I wouldn't hesitate in booking this beautiful cottage again and hope to do so for longer next year."
The cottage was exactly as described and lovely and cosy in a peaceful location despite being situated right up to the road. The whole booking process through Sykes cottages was smooth and efficient including the directions to the property to the enth degree. We were very grateful for the entrance description including reference to the ivy clad wall as we could so easily have missed it otherwise! Thankyou for a wonderful stay in an idyllic property.
"Second visit to Stagg Cottage."
A superb cottage in a beautiful location. Warm, comfortable and everything you could possibly want for a memorable holiday
"After we worked out how to turn up the thermostat for the heating it was a perfect cottage for our stay."
Really lovely touches to the place, beautifully decorated and very comfy cosy beds. Great place for the week.
"Stag Cottage is a lovely comfortable house in a small hamlet but handy for going to visit either the lake district, travelling on the M6 or further East towards the Yorkshire Dales."
The nearby inns serve excellent meals if you don't want to cook.
"We enjoyed our stay here."
It was a good location to be able to explore the area. We walked and cycled lots, saw lots of animals, foraged for wild fruit and rested in between. There is a great local outdoor swimming pool and a wonderful cycle cafe in Greystokes. The cottage had everything we needed.
"Fantastic views from the cottage and every comfort needed."
Lots to do within easy reach, Penrith and Keswick very handy distance. Can't recommend enough!
"Cottage is in a beautiful setting and very comfortable."
The views are stunning! The two showers worked perfectly. The second bedroom would have more room with a double bed, as quite small for 2 adults, but can understand why 2 singles installed. We will be booking again for 2019
"A Welcome Pack would have been appreciated."
"Stag cottage exceeded our expectations."
.we had everything we needed for a self catering holiday..great position for day trips to the lake district but situated in a quiet rural area..so peaceful!!! would certainly recommend and return!
"Ideal location for walking holiday."
"Stag Cottage is a delight."
We spent a wonderful weekend exploring Keswick and the northern Lakes with our Canadian friends who were very impressed by our choice of cottage. It is spotlessly clean, well equipped, the beds are very comfortable, there are good pubs nearby serving good food, and it is tucked away in a peaceful spot with lovely views over fields and fells, horses munching, birds singing - what more could you want?
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- Two bedrooms with Freeview TV: 1 x Kingsize, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with bath, with hand held shower, basin, WC
- Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Oil central heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven and Induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, 2 x TVs with Freeview,1 x smart TV in the lounge enabling you to access your own accounts, DVD player and large selection of DVDs, WiFi, Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Two hairdriers at the property
- Ample off road parking
- Lawned garden with patio and furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 2 miles, Pub 4 minute drive Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar
- PLEASE NOTE: The charging of electric vehicles at this property is prohibited
- Local charging points available.
Penruddock 0.7 miles.
Set in the village of Motherby, close to Penrudduck, just 6 miles from Pooley Bridge on the shores of Ullswater and 11 miles from Keswick in the beautiful Lake District is this sandstone fronted cottage, which is in a beautiful, peaceful location with stunning views across to the Ullswater fells.
Ideal for a relaxing break, it offers the opportunity to take in the refreshing Cumbrian air and to immerse yourself in the surrounding, spellbinding countryside.
The property offers spacious accommodation, which has been sympathetically renovated, with stone flag floors, beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove.
On the ground floor, there is a wet room and a spacious open plan living area with french doors leading out to the enclosed garden, while upstairs on the first floor, there are two bedrooms and a modern bathroom , so after a day walking on the local fells, you can sink down into a lovely hot bath.
Outside, is a well kept garden with patio area and plenty of space to enjoy the views, both during the day and at night when the stars will be bright due to the rural location.
Situated on the edge of the Lake District, the beautiful village of Pooley Bridge, on the shores of Ullswater, is just a 12 minute drive away.
Here, you can embark on a cruise on the Ullswater Steamer and gently cruise down this enchanting lake to Glenridding, passing the impressive mountains that flank its sides.
Why not head up to Keswick and enjoy a day browsing around the host of shops and cafes or wander down to Borrowdale?
This cottage is also a very convenient base for sailors competing at Ullswater Yacht Club, as well as cyclists competing in the Cost-to-Coast cycle route.
This cosy holiday home is perfect for couples, families and friends to explore this popular area in a super village with a wonderful pub close by.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.
About the location
- Keswick 11 miles
- Penrith 6 miles
The charming old village of Penruddock sits in a secluded position in the northern Lake District between Keswick and Penrith, and just four miles from Ullswater. The village is spread out amongst beautiful rolling countryside and wonderful scenery and is made up of a number of farm dwellings, traditional Lakeland homes and two churches. Penruddock originated in Celtic times, with the name derived from Pen, a Celtic name for 'hill' and 'rhuddawc' meaning red in Welsh to reflect the reddish brown colour of the soil found in the area. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the north of the Lake District and has plenty to offer, boasting numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, some good parks, the Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema and the beautiful lake. Penruddock provides easy access to the spectacular surrounding Cumbrian countryside which can be explored by both car and on foot, and with the southern Lakes, Eden Valley, Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall all within easy motoring distance this great location has plenty to see and do for all the family.
This property offers the following short breaks: