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Flaska House

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Troutbeck Near Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect property for 4 adult couples."

    Spacious and well equipped. So much so that we hardly used the lounge. Fabulous views of Blencathra to enjoy from the conservatory. Lake lovers were great in unblocking the main sewage drain on the same day we reported it. Woukd happily return

    Reviewed by Vic5.0Apr 2024

  • "Amazing experience, the house, location and the views to die for!"

    !! 5* minimum!!! Thank you, definitely coming back!!!

    Reviewed by Marcel5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely break to Flaska House as a family of six and two dogs!"

    The house was cosy and comfortable. It had lots of living spaces so that we didn’t feel on top of one another. The conservatory room has the most incredible views over Blencathra. It’s a perfect location for exploring the Lake District with Keswick being just a short car journey away. Also two wonderful pubs just a short drive away. We wouldn’t hesitate to return!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2024

  • "The house is lovely - very comfortable and well equipped, and we really enjoyed our stay there."

    There are a few things which could be improved: - the freezer didn't work very well - the lock on the front door is quite stiff and a couple of times we struggled to get in - information about the house was not great - I specifically asked about where to buy wood for the house, and it would have been very helpful to know that logs/kindling were available at Base Camp nearby rather than being advised to buy in Ambleside. I asked about ramekins and was advised that there weren't any - only to find that there were ramekins in the house - there weren't any extra bin bags It's a lovely house and these are small niggles, which didn't affect our holiday, but I wanted to point them out as things which could easily be improved.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful property, spacious and the kitchen is just stunning."

    The glass on the fire door was broken by thr previous guests and nit mentioned so we weren't able to use the fire but it was warm enough with just the heating. Peter did try his best to have this fixed while we were there. We left a few days earlier than intended but this was only due to the weather as it was flooding in places and we had done all the walks possible so all good.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the house and the location too, had a wonderful time here with family and dogs The living room/snug was great but most of the time we were in the kitchen around the table, in the conservatory or outside, it was very relaxing but with loads of activities on the doorstep We were blessed with the weather, the road to the house *might* be tricky in snow and ice so bare that in mind if you’re booking in for Christmas but this is the Lakes !"

    The views from the house are outstanding and we all loved it, thank you

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Flaska house, it's huge and very comfortable."

    Easy to find, easy drive there (no windy mountain roads!) and parking easy too. The view from the garden / back room is stunning. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful base to explore the Lakes from."

    High standard accomodation. Good location, and ample facilities for rainy days at home.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great property in a stunning location."

    Well equipped. Would be nice to add a BBQ.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2023

  • "Firstly a beautifully positioned and equipped cottage - the best we have stayed in."

    Love the solid roof on the conservatory. It would be helpful to provide milk and tea on arrival or say on the booking form that you don't. The front steps are a bit uneven if you are unsteady on your feet. The glass plate in the microwave had been broken by the cleaner (note left on microwave) making the microwave fairly unusable. Not a problem for us but might be for some. The wifi is slow (c.3mbps download, 0.3 mbps upload). It failed completely once during the week . A family member that was going to stay with us could not as the wifi was too slow to support the work they needed to do.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Flaska House this Easter."

    The weather wasn't exactly with us, but it was an excellent base for hikes around Blencathra, Ullswater and Helvellyn. The house is well set up - we all particularly enjoyed sitting in the sunroom looking at the view!

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.4Apr 2023

  • "Flaska House is a beautiful house with great facilities and lovely layout & setting and accommodated us very well."

    The rooms are a lovely size and the conservatory is lovely to sit in in the morning to enjoy the spectacular views of Blencathra! The bedrooms are a good size and the main bedroom is lovely with plenty of wardrobe space and en-suite. Our only complaint was that it looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned very well as in one of the bathrooms ( downstairs) the toilet hadn’t been flushed & cleaned and someone had used it to go to the toilet properly and there were dirty splash marks under the toilet rim! The wash bowl was dirty with toothpaste all around the bowl & even in the en-suite where the bin hadn’t been emptied. When we removed the sheets as we were leaving the mattress protector had stains on & was very tired looking & some of them needed replacing. We would return again if these things were sorted & it would be nice if there were waste paper bins in each room as the only ones in the bathrooms weren’t big enough! Apart from these things we loved the property & area.

    Dear guests - thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry the cleaning on this occasion was not up to the usual high standards and I have passed the comments to the cleaning company to ensure this does not occur in future. In respect of the linen - we will be replacing any tired bed linen over the weekend (22nd April) and will put waste bins in each room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy3.4Apr 2023

  • "We stayed at Flaska house for the Christmas period."

    We was blown away from pulling up to the gate and seeing the Xmas trees lit up in the windows to opening the front door. The house is within a beautiful setting with stunning views of the open fields and Blencathra. Some parts of the house have been recently renovated including the kitchen and the garden room which were done to a high standard (It is even nicer the the pictures previously shown). We absolutely loved waking up in the morning having a cuppa looking out to the sheep and mountains and loved the large space in the kitchen for entertaining at night. The living room was so cosy, watching Xmas films in front of the log fire and opening presents on Xmas day morning. The bedrooms are all spacious and nicely decorated- love the beams! We loved taking the dogs for a walk down the country Lane and seeing the horses and the sheep. We had one day of light snow which made the views even more stunning. Everything you need is supplied from cutlery, utensils, towels, blankets, iron, hairdryers etc. We loved the welcome card and Prosecco on arrival too, such a lovely personal gesture. We honestly had the most amazing time at Flaska and my only grumble is that it is already booked for Christmas next year because we would have loved to have visited again. The owners have made a real gem! TIPS * Aldi/ Iceland/ Morrisons/ B&M are a 15minute drive away in Penrith. *Aira Force waterfall is definitely worth a visit, only 15 minute drive away. *Giannis in Penrith is a great Italian restaurant if you’re looking to eat out but book in advance as it does get busy. *Dont forget wood for the fire.

    Dear Guests - thank you for your kind feedback and we are so glad that you had a Christmas to remember - sorry about next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was stunning and the perfect setting for our girls weekend away."

    It had everything we needed and more! Highlights include the fantastic open plan kitchen where we enjoyed our cheese and wine evening, the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the easy to use log burner making the evenings extra cosy! The cottage was also in a great location within easy reach of Keswick, and we enjoyed walks around Lowther castle, Aria force and Pooley bridge and along the Threlkeld to Keswick railway track. We were also lucky enough to spot the resident red squirrel foraging around the adjoining woodlands.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Nov 2022

  • "Flaska House is a lovely, comfortable home with tremendous views ."

    We loved our stay. Our only complaint - and this may seem minor in the big scheme of things - is that the bed pillows are in serious need of replacement: very thin and very lumpy! Completely worn out. Please add better pillows to the bedroom beds! It was disappointing especially when the beds themselves were very comfortable and the rest of the house was so luxurious ! Next time I would bring my own pillows. Other than that one oversight, the owners have done a terrific job and we would definitely stay again!

    Dear guests - thank you for the positive feedback - we will replace the pillows immediately based on your views. Otherwise we are very pleased you enjoyed the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thank you for providing an excellent cottage for our holidays."

    There were only two things that could have made our stay better. The WiFi buffered during the few times we watched Netflix and the foul smell from the septic tank marred the experience of sitting outside to enjoy the sun and the fire pit. Otherwise our stay was wonderful. Many thanks.

    Dear guests I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the barn and thank you very much for your feedback. The septic system was newly installed in February and the installers have now checked the system and resolved the issue but I apologise that during your stay there was a smell. As far as the wi-fi is concerned we haven't really experienced that problem other than on an odd occasion but we are currently looking at changing the wifi provider to get the maximum download and upload speeds. Once again thank you for your feedback and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was beautiful along with the setting."

    Had everything we needed. Good range of furniture etc. just a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the kitchen in particular. Appreciated the Prosecco. Good range of local trips etc. we left a few more of things we did. Would love to return and perfect with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Tina4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property set in a picturesque location with the mountain views surrounding you."

    House was spacious and clean and had plenty of room. I would say the house is shabby chic rather than luxury but a nice space to relax in. We didn’t have the best weather but I can see how lovely it would be in the spring time. The location is pretty remote, no shops and pubs nearby, at least a 15 min drive so that may put some people off. Great if you have a dog, as walks straight from the door.

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Feb 2022

  • "Loved it, beautifully furnished, spacious, everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 superking double with ensuite shower room, with shower basin and WC, 2 king size doubles and 1 twin or superking
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Conservatory with dining table
  • Sitting room
  • Utility room
  • Oil central heating and log burning stove
  • Range cooker with five ring gas hob and electric double oven, two fridges, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV
  • Rear garden with patio area and outdoor furniture, wildlife garden to front
  • Private parking for four cars
  • Secure storage for mountain bikes
  • Wifi
  • Two pet dogs welcome
  • Ten minutes drive to pub, twenty minutes drive to shop.

The property

Approached down a narrow lane, tall Scots pine trees stand on either side of the driveway.

Park outside the front door and step through the porch into the open plan kitchen and dining area.

The well-equipped kitchen benefits from a large central island unit and to the side is a large family dining table.

Beyond the kitchen is the conservatory with a second large dining table offers stunning views across the valley to Blencathra.

The cosy and welcoming lounge has comfortable sofas and and armchairs arranged around the log burning stove and TV and patio doors open from here directly to the rear garden and patio.

Stairs lead to the first floor landing and the four well appointed bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room.

The bedrooms are complemented by a family bathroom and separate shower room. Two the rear of the property is a spacious lawned garden with beautiful views and comfortable outdoor furniture.

To the front of the cottage is a wildlife garden that is home to a family of red squirrels. Located in easy reach of the shores of Ullswater (ten minutes) and the popular market town of Keswick (20 minutes), Flaska house is where guest can relax and unwind in beautiful surrounding and a great base from which to explore the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Keswick 9 miles; Penrith 9 miles.

The small hamlet of Troutbeck sits in a secluded position in the northern Lake District between Keswick and Penrith, and just three miles from the magnificent shores of Ullswater. The hamlet is set out amongst beautiful rolling countryside and wonderful scenery and is made up of a number of farm dwellings, traditional Lakeland homes and a local inn. Nearby, the popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the northern 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. Dalemain, an historic house with gardens, is also close by and every year hosts the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. With magnificent Ullswater on the doorstep, and spectacular scenery to be enjoyed down towards Glenridding and Patterdale, which travels southwards towards Ambleside over the Kirkstone Pass, Troutbeck makes a wonderful base for making the most of this beautiful region.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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