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


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect home-from-home with stunning views across the fells."

    Beautifully kept and immaculate throughout, this house is the perfect base to explore the surrounding Lake District attractions. The beds are very comfortable and great showers. While secluded, you can be in Keswick in 10 minutes by car. We had a wonderful stay and would love to return: highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2024

  • "We spent Christmas week here and from walking in the attention to making it special was amazing our granddaughter loved it the table was set with all the Christmas bits to crackers candles it was stunning the jacuzzi bath was a big hit & the house was so warm we turned it off never used the log burners the views were wonderful you could live as two seperate familys the way the house is built yes the owners live on site which we didn’t no but Val was super helpful and quick to help and the wonderful Christmas treats were so kind and lovely !"

    ! There’s lots of lovely walks & it’s in the middle of no we’re but so close to everything so a great area to stay the amenities are fantastic in the kitchen everything there we took all our own kitchen bits but it was all there bags tablets washing up liquid toilet rolls the Wi-Fi was great lastly the beds again fantastic. We would definitly come back thank you for making our Christmas stay so lovely

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful house with stunning views."

    Extremely well equipped to a high standard. Beds comfy & lovely linens. Owner lives in flat above the garage so was onsite & very helpful to sort out a minor problem. About 15mins to Keswick or Penrith

    Reviewed by Geraldine Sybil5.0Nov 2023

  • "Perfect holiday home!"

    We have had the most relaxing week at Sherriff. The house was perfect for our multi-generational family. Ground floor for the grandparents with every home comfort imaginable. Upstairs, another self-contained flat that the younger ones enjoyed. Perfect location for Keswick, Glenridding and Pooley Bridge. Excellent walking in every direction. We had mixed weather but it didn’t spoil our fantastic week in the Lakes. We will be back and highly recommend this lovely property.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "First class in every way."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great house, great views, loads of room."

    It was a four bedroom house, but one twin room was oddly locked. The house is close to the A66, so sitting outside is quite noisy if you want to have quiet drink, inside the noise is minimal. An EV charge point would be a great addition, even a 3kW socket.

    Reviewed by Marcus3.8Jul 2023

  • "Perfect holiday cottage."

    Happy to recommend, will book again.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful holiday property."

    .....very spacious, everything comfortable, clean, with well-equipped kitchen. Nothing to fault!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "We have had a lovely time at Sherriff."

    Should have stayed longer. Val and Robert were very helpful and friendly. If we go back to the lakes we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous break away, the property was amazing, clean, modern and everything that you need is supplied, WiFi spot on, the log burner a real treat for us."

    We met the owners on day two and found them very welcoming and pleasant to deal with. In fact our only disappointment was having to leave! 100% will stay again.

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Another excellent stay at Sheriff cottage."

    Great location for the northern Lakes and mountains. Lovely cottage - warm and comfortable.

    We are so glad that we enjoyed your return visit and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "After holidaying in The Lake District through Lakelovers over a number of years we have seldom stayed in a cottage that exceeded our expectations until our recent stay in Sherriff."

    We honestly could find no fault with any aspect of the premises. The cottage has a unique design which we found catered for our specific needs. Val, the home owner was friendly, very helpful and ensured that we were well looked after. The amenities and general cleanliness was exceptional. Sherriff is an ideal cottage for anyone wishing to tour the Northern Lakes and as a result we are looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time staying at Sherriff."

    Great layout in property. Ideal having a separate bathroom for each bedroom and an upstairs lounge where the rugby could be enjoyed by some of us. Access to property provided was very straightforward. Friendly though not intrusive owners.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Feb 2023

  • "An outstanding stay in this lovely house in the great location to explore this part of the Lake District."

    The under floor heating is just the best thing after a cold day waking in the fells. The house is so big you never feel on top of each other, which is nice if you need some alone time staring at the incredible views from the upstairs windows. The house was very clean and I’ve never seen such organised and well stocked kitchen cupboards. Even the cutlery was lined up in the drawers! We had a great weekend in this part of the world in an amazing house.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jan 2023

  • "We have stayed in the Lakes on many occasions, and Sherriff is without doubt one of our favourite properties."

    Spacious and well equipped, spotlessly clean and wonderfully cozy even in sub-zero temperatures. It felt as though real care had been taken in planning the accommodation. The owners were friendly and helpful. We will certainly stay again, it was a lovely house. Not a single point for complaint.

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful and very spacious cottage with a lovely homely feel and wonderful views."

    Ideally located for visiting the northern lakes and plenty of good eating places nearby. Would definitely recommend and will certainly be visiting again. Thanks Val and Robert for letting us share your beautiful home

    Reviewed by Padma5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely, very spacious, very clean, comfortable, in good condition and well equipped."

    Location is good for access to Penrith, Keswick, Derwent, Ullswater & Bassenthwaite. Good food at local pub in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, lovely cottage, nice views, everything was perfect for our family."

    Particularly appreciated the wood burning stove being laid for us on arrrival. I am in a wheelchair and the cottage was very accessible for me.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A perfect cottage."

    Perfect location. Really high quality, with a lot of space. Lovely touches with the decor. Comfortable beds. Lovely host. So much enjoyed our stay and absolutely nothing negative. Look forward to coming again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely big house, very comfortable and convenient. Nice owners too! Appreciated the eggs, milk etc on arrival. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great cottage, spacious and well equipped, set in a good location for exploring the North Lakes."

    Reviewed by J5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous property with everything you could wish for."

    Exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Will be sure to come back soon

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Beautifully furnished, comfortable beds and great views of surrounding mountains. I would highly recommend this for a great holiday

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "Sheriff is a most attractive and comfortable property."

    It is is well equipped with everything you could need, and is ideally situated to allow the holidaymaker easy access to many of the attractions which the Lake District has to offer. The owners, who live next door, are friendly and helpful, without being intrusive, and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay here."

    Beautiful cottage and very well placed. The owners were very friendly and had left milk, yoghurts and even Cadbury’s creme eggs (it was Easter weekend when we stayed) on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely house - spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    We were made very welcome by the property owner. For the owner's benefit only - and not to be published on the website - the kitchen bin lid is broken and it is difficult to lift the lid. We also found the microwave and oven to be slow. Otherwise, the house is fabulous and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation, super clean and very comfortable."

    Everything you need for a stay in the lakes. Very nice and helpful owners too. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Apr 2022

  • "This property was one of the best we have stayed in over the years in terms of the specification, cleanliness, provision of plenty of crockery and utensils and location."

    The owners,Rob and Val, were lovely and friendly and very helpful. The location was stunning and the sunny weather helped of course! We have no improvements to suggest.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean."

    Owner is lovely, warm and welcoming. The house was amazing.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "An excellent cottage set in beautiful countryside The property is spotless with quality furniture and furnishings."

    I will be staying longer on our next visit Thank you to the owners for making our weekend special with the wood burners and fresh flowers.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Nov 2021

  • "A perfect weekend, the house and location were ideal."

    Very friendly owners who were avaliable for any queries. Would recommend to anyone and hope to stay again!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and excellent location as a base for walking in North Lakes."

    Impeccably clean, rooms well laid out, comfortable lounges, fires, kitchen good size for the group, plenty of parking space. Will definitely be looking to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "We loved the house with all its comforts, ideal for 3 generations to holiday, beautiful scenic views from the lounge ."

    Every room has a TV ,the kitchen had every appliance and generous amounts of cutlery and crockery. The owners were friendly and helpful. We came away 5 happy holidaymakers , having loved staying there.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2021

  • "Loved every moment."

    Welcome pack was lovely surprise, really comfortable house and fab location

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in this house and would recommend it with no hesitation."

    The house was spotlessly clean, spacious, well equipped (including comfortable beds and good showers!) and although it is just off the main road we didn’t find that a problem at all. The owners live next door and were very welcoming and helpful. We would very happily come for another week and were sad to leave!

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Overall a nice cottage, clean and plenty of room for 5 people."

    We had a great week and had plenty of opportunity to explore the local area. Really nice to be so close to Blencathra! Short drive to both Keswick and Penrith for grocery shopping. As a group we are all keen cooks and was slightly disappointed with the kitchen equipment, in particular the lack of chopping boards and a fairly average oven. I think a small amount of outlay could make the experience for those who prefer to cook for themselves much better. Also just to note it is quite close to a main road, which wasn’t overall that disturbing, but when particularly quiet was noticeable.

    Reviewed by Scott3.4Jul 2021

  • "Owners were very helpful and friendly."

    Location was perfect if travelling into the lakes by car (15 mins to Keswick, 40 mins to Windermere lake). The house was lovely and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Ted5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage, really well equipped and tastefully decorated."

    great views of the surrounding hills and mountains

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2021

  • "Stunning property, amazing views, ideal location for all the lakes, absolutely beautiful"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great location off the beaten track and with great views."

    Only stayed a couple of days but ideal for a longer stay to explore the area. Huge inside, superbly equipped, perfectly clean and tidy, great outside areas, easy parking and friendly owners. Five star +.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2021

  • "The photos don't do the house justice."

    It had a great feel, it was immaculate and was an ideal location to go on Lakes adventures. Robert and Val (the hosts) were amazing, even sending on a few items we left behind. They couldn't have been more helpful and kind. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and everyone!

    Reviewed by Verity5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was every thing we wanted and more."

    Modern every thing you needed clean and top quality .location spot on for touring the lakes all in all perfect holiday 10 out of 10 thanks to Val and Rob

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2021

  • "This is an amazing accommodation it’s advertised a a three bed but is four the ..."

    This is an amazing accommodation it’s advertised a a three bed but is four the lay out is superb for families getting together, we loved our stay here and would definitely go back ❤️

    Reviewed by Neil4.7May 2021

  • "This is an AMAZING house in a stunning location - everything exceeded our expectations and we can't recommend it highly enough!"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 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.


  • Highly Commended Four Star property
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower attachment, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with woodburning stove to first floor with kitchenette
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with two woodburning stoves and underfloor heating to ground floor
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair available
  • Lawned front garden
  • Patio with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 15 min walk
  • Shop 8 miles
  • Pooley Bridge and Ullswater 8 miles
  • The owner has requested that guests do not charge their Electric Car Vehicles at the property due to safety reasons

The property

Sheriff is a modern, detached house mid-way between Keswick and Ullswater, with countryside views.

The front door opens to the sitting room with comfortable leather sofas and armchairs arranged around the woodburning stove and TV, with beautiful south facing views across the surrounding countryside.

The open plan kitchen, dining area is to the rear of the cottage.

The well-equipped kitchen is fitted with contemporary units and patio doors open from here onto the patio.

The first of the bedrooms is on the ground floor with views out the front garden and fields beyond, offering a king-sized bed.

The second bedroom is also on the ground floor with twin beds.

There is an adjacent bathroom with whirlpool bath, basin and WC.

Stairs lead to the first floor where there is a small second sitting room, or reading room, with beautiful views to Blencathra and the north, and has sofa and breakfast table and a small butler’s kitchenette with sink, fridge and kettle.

The third bedroom faces north across the fields and has a king size bed and en-suite bathroom.

The final bedroom, facing south is presented with twin beds and an en-suite shower room.

To the rear of the house there is a sheltered patio area with outdoor dining furniture and to the front there is a front garden with lawn and planted borders.

Secure mountain bike storage is available and there is private parking for two cars.

Troutbeck (there are two in the Lake District – this is the one in the north near Keswick) is a small hamlet close to the popular village of Pooley Bridge at the northernmost tip of Ullswater, which has a lovely choice of village pubs, cafes and shops.

The area has a huge selection of footpaths, bridleways and mountain bike trails.

Travelling from the central Lakes over the stunning Kirkstone Pass you will drop down into the beautiful glacial carved landscapes surrounding Ullswater, with villages along its shoreline.

At the southern end of the Lake you will find Glenridding, a popular little village and an excellent base to explore plentiful challenging peaks but especially Helvellyn and Striding Edge.

Ullswater is often thought as the most beautiful of all the lakes in the northern Lake District, being a serpentine body of water snaking a nine-mile course under the lea of magnificent fells, woodland and mountain.

Much of the lake, its shore and surrounding fells are accessible to explore, where you will find some of the finest walks and water activities, along with the amenities of the lakeside villages.

You will be able to ramble all day with magnificent views.

A gentler walk is Aira Force, probably the most famous of the Lake District waterfalls.

The main force falls some 70ft below a stone footbridge - so don't forget your camera.

Getting on the water is easy.

You can take a boat cruise on a beautiful steamer from Pooley Bridge or Glenridding, with piers also at Howtown & Aira Force.

It's a great way to see the lake from a different perspective.

Boat hire is readily available, both at Glenridding and Pooley Bridge, with kayaks, sailing boats and little motorboats, along with hire of fishing tackle and licenses.

In the other direction, Keswick is a bustling market town set between the peaks of Skiddaw and the gentle beauty of Derwentwater.

With good shops, a host of restaurants and cafes, along with museums, a theatre, cinema and leisure centre.

The A591 winds its way from Keswick to Grasmere and on to Ambleside and from there branching off to Coniston and such delights as the Langdale Valley and Hawkshead.

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About the location


Keswick 17 miles; Carlisle 20 miles.

The bustling market town of Penrith, once the capital of Cumbria, enjoys a central position between the Lake District, the Westmoorland Dales and North Pennines and is ideally placed for taking in all that the region has to offer. Renowned for its wealth of specialist shops, the sandstone buildings of Penrith hide intriguing yards, lanes and alleyways, with a myriad of attractive cottages, gardens and little shops. With a wide choice of excellent pubs, hotels, restaurants and entertainment, Penrith also offers a museum, and Millennium Trails round the historic city streets. Within easy reach of the town is Rheged – an innovative visitor centre with shops, restaurants, exhibitions and a giant cinema screen showing educational and informative films. Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall (The Windsor of the North), Lowther Castle and Gardens, Long Meg and her daughters (the 3rd largest stone circle in England) and the historic city of Carlisle are all a short drive away, as is the stunning scenery of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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