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2 Mellfell View

Penruddock, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1066920)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We chose 2 Mellfell View because it fitted our needs on location and size for our party."

    We are seasoned Sykes users and as such were under no illusions as to what to expect, despite reading some "less than favourable" reviews shortly before our stay; all of which seemed to be sorted (except for the pub, out of Sykes/owners control!). If it fitted our needs, we would consider the cottage again.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2022

  • "Comfortable ,well equipped cottage."

    Great views from the cottage and peaceful location. Within 15 mins drive of Ullswater and Keswick and many beautiful walks. We would return.

    Reviewed by TheresaJun 2022

  • "Location perfect."

    Cottage lovely. Needed a bit more attention to detail. Eg. BBQ dirty, clock in kitchen needed batteries, could be a bit cleaner. The main issue was that it was advertised with a pub that served food being a short walk from cottage. We found out the pub had been closed for a good few months. We would not have booked this cottage if we had known as we wanted somewhere in walking distance to eat and drink. I have already spoken to owner to let him know and he said the pub was open a couple of weeks ago which it definitely was not.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry about your disappointment with the closure of the village pub. At the time of your stay, it was still advertised as 'open for business' on their web page. After our phone conversation I went to check some local news and learned that it closed some weeks previously, due to bereavement. At that point I updated the write up for the cottage and informed all guests with future bookings. I realise that it was no help for you. Regarding the other issues: an assortment of spare batteries is available at the property. A deep cleaning (in addition to the standard changeover cleaning) is carried out every 3 months. The next one is due on the 13th of July. I will add the BBQ to the items to be cleaned. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely location and makes a good bolt hole for visiting the North Lakes."

    However there are a couple of things that need looked at: - there was water coming in via the roof in the double bedroom when we had the severe rain on Wed/Thurs (from the path you can see that slates have moved and some of the pointing has come away); also you can see black mould marks across the ceiling under the paint; the house had that cold and damp feeling when we arrived but we couldn't use the log burner as its missing the rope around one of the doors therefore doesn't close/seal and the vents cannot be moved - not sure how safe that is; and some of the dining chairs have missing or broken spars; and lots of the crockery is chipped. It does have loads of potential just needs a bit TLC - the roof def needs to be looked asap. We did have a nice time as Penruddock is very pretty with lovely views, and so well situated for getting around.

    Dear Viv, Thank you very much for your feedback. We were not aware of the damage to the roof. The latest inspection was carried out in March 2022 and did not highlight any issue. It must have been caused by recent bad weather. We will arrange the repairs as soon as possible. Also mould stains in the interiors will be removed and decorated over. The stove had its yearly statutory safety inspection and service in October 2021 and was in good order at the time. We will arrange for the replacement of the fire rope ASAP and will check the vents. Dining chairs and crockery will be checked and replaced at the earliest opportunity. I would like to thank you again for reporting the issues. Despite all periodic checks and inspections, it is the feedback from guests that helps the most to keep good standards. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. Update 14/06/2022: the roof damage has been repaired. Redecoration of any interior damp mark will take place on 13th of July. The cottage has been taken off the market for this purpose. This is the earliest opportunity, due to existing guests' bookings. The owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VivJun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable, it was really well stocked."

    Lovely location. Would definitely book there again

    Reviewed by KathyNov 2021

  • "A cosy cottage with all home comforts."

    Be aware, if you have a dog, the garden is shared. Not a problem as no neighbours. Our Dave, the Border terrier likes to make new friends, so next door would have had a visitor! Central location with beautiful views.

    Dear Janice, Thank you for your feedback. As always, we have considered it carefully. We are looking at installing a fence at the boundary, early next Spring, so to create a fully enclosed private garden. Best Regards, Update March 2022: a new fence has been built. The garden is now fully enclosed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and welcoming in a great location to explore the Lake District and Eden Valley."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "The description of the cottage in your advertisement listed a "den" in addition to the living room."

    There was no den. The advertisement made a false promise. It also said it was a no smoking cottage. However, there was a used ashtray (outside) and cushions had evidence of burning and melting.

    Dear Susan, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The description of the cottage has been amended to remove the reference to the ‘’den’’. This was an editorial error and not intentional. As part of the information for guests, we have made prominent that the cottage is no smoking. The damaged cushions have been replaced. Best Regards, The owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a nice location."

    Views are beautiful and the cottage was clean. The write up needs to be amended, it mentioned a second sitting room with a TV which was not the case (our teenagers were disappointed they didn’t have their own space) and one of the reasons we booked this cottage. Also missing a washing machine, we stayed 7 nights and spent a bit of time at the local laundry. Otherwise we would recommend for a short break.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2021

  • "The location."

    The homeliness of the cottage and fantastic weather. We had amazing walks and lots of great photos to treasure.

    Reviewed by MariaJun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, Sleeps 4 in total
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove, dinner table, 2 sofas, Smart TV, DVD and a selection of games
  • Room heating is provided by electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Complimentary basket of fire wood and starter pack for woodburning stove included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Spacious mature cottage garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100
  • There is a pet supplement of £10 per pet

The property

This traditional, mid-terrace cottage lies on the edge of the pretty village of Penruddock, just five miles from the magnificent Ullswater.

2 Mellfell View provides a warm and welcoming accommodation, perfect for families looking to explore the Lake District.

After a day of rambling the countryside and exploring the many pretty Lakeland villages, retire to the sitting room, complete with two plush sofas arranged infront of the woodburning stove, you’ll have no trouble relaxing here.

Discover the kitchen for preparing your meals, hosting all the essentials for a short break, while the dining area is where you can enjoy mealtimes, or take food outside for alfresco dining in the mature gardens.

There are two delightful bedrooms at this Lakeland cottage, including a king-size and twin, each with magnificent views of the Northern Fells including Mell, Blencathra and Carrock.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the wonderful cottage garden, take a pleasant relaxing stroll on the many footpaths throughout the area or a short easy walk across the field to the nearby 18th century Herdwick Inn with its selection of real ales, renowned restaurant, dog friendly bar and its convenience store.

The cottage is just five miles from Ullswater and is ideally placed to explore, enjoy and relax in the lakes with its amazing scenery and lake cruises on the steamers that run between Glenridding, Howtown and Pooley Bridge.

The famous, well photographed Aira Force waterfalls in the ancient woodlands on the banks of Ullswater are well worth a visit.

Enjoy a day in Keswick with the wonderful Derwentwater and its lake cruises or you may prefer to take a small boat out.

Keswick also has a good range of restaurants and pubs and holds a market on every Thursday and Saturday.

Alternatively, take a trip over the scenic Kirkstone Pass to explore the life of Beatrix Potter around Windermere.

Discover all that the Lakelands has to offer from 2 Mellfell View.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas