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Mallard Cottage

(Ref. 1125091)

Penrith, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was generally excellent and met our needs."

    However the greatest weakness was that the instructions for the appliances were poor - in several cases referring to different applicances from the ones provided. The worst example was the oven. The instructions were for an electric oven but the one actually present was gas. Moreover it did not work well - it became obvious that it simply was not reaching the temperature set on the dial. We needed to give meals much longer to cook than we would expect, and there was a risk of having undercooked meat. There were no instructions to connect to the WiFi and on arrival and no obvious signal to connect to. On enquiring at reception it turned out that WiFi was broken in the whole area, and it took 2 days to sort out. Once it worked it was excellent. In summary, an excellent cottage let down by a few details.

    Reviewed by Martyn3.8Sep 2023

  • "Very nice cottage in a good location."

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that the property and area have to offer. Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Aug 2023

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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.


  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk
  • First-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8.1 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Penrith 8.3 miles.

Mallard Cottage rests in the foothills of the stunning Blencathra Fell in the village of Whitbarrow, with Lake Ullswater just a short drive from your doorstep.

With access to a complimentary leisure club with a pool, gym, sauna, spa bath, steam room, table tennis table and restaurant, this top-quality accommodation has everything you need to keep entertained no matter the weather.

The cottage is well-presented with three bedrooms in a reverse-level interior on the ground floor and the living space on the first floor.

On the ground floor you’ll find a master double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom.

On the first floor there is a lounge, fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom and WC.

Outside there is a small, shared garden for guests to enjoy in addition to the leisure club facilities which are included in the cost.

Within the village guests will find lots of entertainment suitable for families, including a crazy golf course, putting greens, giant outdoor games, a play area, holistic therapy centre and laundry room.

There is a local pub just a short walk from the accommodation.

Travel to Lake Ullswater, with plenty to do in the surrounding area and foothills; if you’re feeling up to the challenge, why not try your hand at a range of watersports, or simply enjoy a relaxing paddle before refuelling with a family picnic.

Enjoy watersports nearby or head up Blencathra Fell for a challenging walk in the hills that will take most of the day.

Within easy driving distance you’ll also have access to some of the best hill walks to be found in the Lake District.

This Ullswater cottage is the perfect getaway location for a group of friends or a family to visit whatever the time of year.

With the delights of Penrith, Grasmere and Ambleside all within reach from here, you’ll never be short of things to see and do throughout your stay.

Make everlasting memories in the Lake District, by booking Mallard Cottage.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas