2 Gowbarrow Cottages

Watermillock, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 969302)

  • 2 Gowbarrow Cottages - (Ref. 969302)

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  • Customer Rating: 3.6 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Reviews

    “Main issue is address given as Penrith.”

    What if we had arrived at Penrith station with no car?Must be bad for you as well because Ullswater is a major tourist destination while Penrith isn`t.

    What if we had arrived at Penrith station with no car?Must be bad for you as well because Ullswater is a major tourist destination while Penrith isn`t. After paying a lot of money for the accommodation I feel being asked to clean it is unreasonable. A bit short of pots & pans and a few dishwasher tablets would have been appreciated.

    - Mr Cheek, October 2018

    Many thanks for your feedback. The owner has discovered that the cleaner's check list was left in the property in error and it certainly was not a list for guests to follow. She does apologise for this. TheSykes website states that Penrith is 8.5 miles away from the property however you booked through booking.com that is not as clear and this is being looked into. The owner is glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. - Sykes owner relations


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

A delightful cottage tucked away in the village of Watermillock, elevated by countryside views and a scenic backdrop of the lake that rests in the distance.

Perfect for families or friends, this accommodation is a home-away-from-home, with excellent features for a comfortable living experience.

The kitchen is a great spot for spending some time with your loved ones, including seating for six people, as well a breakfast bar where you can rest, enjoying the warmth from the woodburner.

For an alternative, the lounge is a modern place to relax, tied together with an electric woodburner, two sofas, and an armchair should you wish to gather everyone together for a cosy night in.

Three bedrooms are situated on the next floor, two offer zip/link beds, whilst the other comes as a twin.

Each are beautifully presented with soothing décor and views reaching out towards the calming greenery.

A family bathroom joins the layout, complete to a lovely standard with a rainfall and hand-held shower to suit your preferences.

This cottage boasts charming gardens to the front and rear of the property, with a summer house being a wonderful extra.

In your leisure time wander into Watermillock which runs alongside Ullswater Lake; mainly a farming community.

An abundance of walks boast breath-taking landscapes nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains.

The towns of Penrith and Keswick are easily reached, a wonderful base to explore the entire Lake District and its hidden gems.


Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size upon request), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, rainfall shower, basin and WC. First floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area with breakfast bar and woodburner. Utility. Sitting room with electric fire.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden to the front and rear with summer house
  • One well behaved pet welcome, Please be aware that the garden is not secure
  • .Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles.

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About the location


Pooley Bridge 2.5 miles; Glenridding 6.2 miles; Penrith 8.5 miles.

The elevated scattered village of Watermillock runs parallel to the main road alongside Ullswater Lake and is mainly a farming community. Just 2.5 miles away is Pooley Bridge with its array of amenities which sits on the northern shore of the lake in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley originated due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont. 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. Glenridding (meaning glen overgrown with bracken) is a small tourist village with a range of local shops, cafes and restaurants. 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. Watermillock is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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