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Squirrel Cottage

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Penruddock near Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent all round."

    The cottage was clean and spotless on arrival. Aira Force waterfall is well worth a visit (10-15 minute drive). Very enjoyable stay during October half term. Please be aware the WIFI is very poor. The property itself does not have WIFI and you have to connect to the resort WIFI which wasn't the best.

    Reviewed by MuhammadOct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous 3 nights at the cottage."

    The location is perfect and facilities are 1st class. We have stayed in the Lakes many times but this property is the best one we have been to. A short drive to the Boot & Shoe where the food is always good. Had a cruise on Ullswater and managed to do 3 Wainwrights when the temperature dropped. Very enjoyable.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Squirrel Cottage. It is a great location for the North Lakes close to Ullswater and Keswick. It is good you were also able to enjoy the facilities which include indoor swimming, sauna, gym, etc which are all part of the holiday package. Thank you so much for your outstanding feedback. We hope you are able to come back again. Loraine & Barry Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Squirrel Cottage."

    It was a wonderful place to stay. The house was excellent value for money on a brilliant site. It was clean, well maintained and very very comfortable. It has everything we needed and much more. A thrilling holiday. We would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stop over in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2023

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  • Reverse-level
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x child's bunk
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi on-site
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front patio with seating area at the rear
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets allowed on site
  • On site facilities include Bar and Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Gym and Sauna
  • Crazy Golf and Putting Green
  • Shop 1.5 miles.

The property

Keswick 10.9 miles.

Perched on the popular Whitbarrow Village in Penrith near Keswick, Cumbria, is this wonderful holiday home, Squirrel Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location just on the edges of the Lake District National Park only ten miles from Keswick and Ullswater, with access to a wealth of on-site facilities, including the Eden Bar/Restaurant, crazy golf and putting green, a games room with pool table and tennis table, a gym, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, children’s splash pool, outdoor children’s play area, giant chess board, indoor heated swimming pool, a duck pond and woodland walks, along with the activities of quad biking and horse riding at nearby Rookin House, Troutbeck, Squirrel Cottage is a fantastic choice for couples, friends and families.

The property is also based 8 miles from Penrith, making it the ideal base for exploration.

On the ground floor, you will find three well-presented bedrooms, two doubles, one with en-suite shower room, and a bunk, the latter of which are served by a beautiful bathroom, where you can freshen up with a soak in the bath or under the overhead shower.

Head upstairs to find a light and airy open-plan living space, featuring exposed beams, where you will find a fully-equipped kitchen for rustling up your best dishes, ready to savour at the dining table for six as you toast to a memorable getaway, or alfresco out on the balcony with a view!

After dinner, retire to the sumptuous seating in the sitting area, outside, or visit the facilities on site in the bar, pool, or leisurely walks around the holiday village.

If you can tear yourself away, head to the nearby pub and restaurant and treat your loved ones to a meal at The Sportsman Inn, a short drive to Greystoke, Boot and Shoe or stock up on fresh produce at the Basecamp North Lakes Farmshop and Kitchen.

Continue onto Penrith, where you can delve into history at the Penrith and Eden Museum, visit the magnificent Penrith Castle, test your swing at the excellent Penrith Golf Hub, enjoy wildlife rich walks through the Thacka Beck Nature Reserve, or hike up Beacon Hill to soak up the breath-taking, panoramic views on offer.

Venture into the Lake District National Park, where you can enjoy a wealth of scenic walking and cycling trails, as well as visit Ambleside, home to a fascinating Roman Fort and the stunning Stock Ghyll Force, or further to Windermere, where you can take to the waters of the famous lake, visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and sample fresh seafood at Hooked.

All this and more awaits at Squirrel Cottage.

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

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas