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Buttercup Cottage

(Ref. 972474)

Catterlen, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay and the cottage was comfortable and cosy"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2022

  • "A massive thank you , we had a wonderful week ."

    The cottage is ideally situated for travel in the area and spotlessly clean. Warm and comfortable, a pleasure to stay in. Very well-equipped,would definitely return. Wendy and Les

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were absolutely delighted with the property and would book again."

    The property is a delightful cottage with very nice furnishings and is adequate for two people. The views are outstanding - fields all around with sheep. Perfect for a relaxing holiday and we could have stayed much longer, as it was so peaceful. The owners were exceptional, and were available any time if needed. Thank you for your service also. I agree to you putting it on your review site, but not publishing full names. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Yes, 'Met Expectations' but."

    .. For the price (economic, ie about £100 p/n) the standard was mostly good, so no complaints there, but the 'write up' was rather 'over-the-top' - described as 'luxurious' - well not quite, eg I'd like a more comfortable bed for 'luxurious' and the 'platter of delicious local produce' consisted of a Higates flapjack made in Wasall and two Lichfields products - digestives and 'highland shorties' - from Northants. Not exactly 'local'! Didn't eat any of it - but the 'delicious may be a bit over the top too. Better to not mention them. In similar vein, the views were described as 'outstanding' - well, they were pleasant enough - a couple of fields with sheep, not exactly 'outstanding' especially in an area where there are indeed so many truly outstanding views. Strange that, although bed linen and towels were included, there was no tea towel. It was explained that this was because so many tea towels were 'stolen' by previous guests. My advice - just add £5 to the o/n price and buy in a load of Lakes tea towels and invite guests to take it away with them, if they wish, as a souvenir - compliments of the owners. One final thing - about being 'welcoming' - I did not read on the site I booked through ( about not checking in before 4pm although I may have overlooked it but we did follow the advice to phone and let the owners know our ETA. Bit surprised that my wife was told to 'wait' while lady's husband was consulted before agreeing to our arrival at 3pm. When we arrived - after a 5 hour drive - at 10 minutes to 3pm, the entry gate was locked. It could have/should have been open for us - but perhaps the owners wanted to give us a message? Not the way to 'welcome' guests! By-the-by, with winter approachng and clocks going back an hour at the end of this month, if guests are not 'welcome' before 4pm, they will be arriving more or less in the dark. Surely, even with Covid ceansing, there is time from 10 am (departure time) to 3pm - 5 hours - to thoroughly clean and sanitise correctly.

    Reviewed by Angus3.4Oct 2020

  • "Lovely experience in this cottage Very quiet and peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Les5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was well renovated and had all mod cons but I was surprised that we only had one knife, fork, plate etc each, the owners said this was due to the covid restrictions."

    The only other problem I had was the spaced flagstones in the path to the cottage which were awkward to negotiate especially when carrying cases.

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was a beautiful cottage very clean & exactly as advertised."

    Owners very friendly & helpful especially in difficult times of Covid. In a great location. Would definitely recommend & would stay again !

    Reviewed by Anna-marie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful little place to stay."

    Excellent Hosts, made us feel very welcome. Great location for exploring out and about, close to Ullswater and many other attractions. Will definitely go back there.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2020

  • "A first class cottage with lovely hosts, nothing too much trouble!"

    We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Buttercup Cottage is a comfortable and very well-equipped holiday cottage on the edge of the Lake District, and close to Penrith."

    It is small and compact, with only 2 rooms. Kitchen equipment was good, I can't think of anything I needed that wasn't there. We were puzzled by the lack of a tea towel, as towels and bed linen were included in the price.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Sep 2018

  • "This Cottage (Buttercup) was one of the best we have stayed in."

    It was faultless! The position by the M6 Junction 41 was more than handy, the Double Glazing on the cottage was a perfect sound barrier against the motorway traffic. We will definitely go to this Cottage again. Well done Sykes!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double with Freeview TV and en-suite shower room basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with Freeview TV
  • Kitchen, dining area and sitting area, with a smoked glass electric wall fire
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher
  • Night storage heaters
  • Glass electric wall fire
  • Freeview TV, USB sockets, clock/phone charging mat
  • WiFi (Superfast broadband)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and bath towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Private Patio with garden and furniture
  • Guests may bring their own BBQ to use on the patio
  • Pub one mile, clothing shops 3 miles
  • Complimentary welcome tray upon arrival
  • Note: children are not accepted at this property

The property

This beautiful ground floor sandstone cottage is located in the pretty hamlet of Catterlen and is only a 10 minute drive from Ullswater.

Situated 3 miles from the historic market town of Penrith. Perfect for couples looking for a luxurious romantic getaway, Buttercup Cottage has been converted from a traditional cow byre and is situated on owner's land.

Couples are welcomed by the owners with a complimentary tray on arrival. Decorated and furnished in a tasteful boutique style, this Cumbrian cottage is full of character with an open plan kitchen/dining area/sitting area which features a smoked glass electric wall fire.

The double bedroom includes a stunning en-suite shower room with a hand basin and WC. Couples can relax on a furnished private patio with outstanding views of the open Cumbrian countryside.

If you wish, you can bring along your own barbecue to use on the patio.

The cottage also offers plenty of private parking.

Buttercup Cottage is conveniently located near the thriving market town of Penrith, which hosts many visitor attractions including the 14th century Penrith Castle and Penrith Museum, which houses artefacts of local history.

There are plenty of boutique style shops, as well as a cinema, theatre and leisure centre.

Also a short drive away are Appleby and Keswick, Carlisle, Hadrians Wall and Scottish Borders If you’re looking to admire the beauty of British nature, Buttercup Cottage is an ideal location to visit Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District, is only a 10 minute drive away - there you can enjoy a ride on a steamboat or have a go at fishing.

The Lake District is also home to the magnificent Lowther Castle and Gardens, only a 20-minute drive away. Perfect for an idyllic romantic getaway, Buttercup Cottage offers a luxurious retreat for any time of year, with plenty of attractions to explore.

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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