Dacre near Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972467)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Ashwin

    “Excellent cottage and facilities.”

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  • 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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Situated in the rural village of Dacre, just five miles west of Penrith and two miles from Lake Ullswater, this charming 18th century cottage is the perfect setting for peace and quiet in the stunning Lake District.

Ideal for families or a couples’ retreat, Boxtree is a renovated former farmers’ cottage with original features, including wooden beams and stone niches to provide a truly luxurious and relaxing experience.

This delightful cottage is well equipped for all of your needs, with a fully furnished Shaker style kitchen which is accessed through the sun lounge.

There is also a breakfast/dining room and the main lounge where you can warm up by the wood burning stove while watching a film on the flat screen TV with a DVD player.

There is also the convenience of a downstairs toilet in the drying room/cloakroom with ample space for outdoor gear for adventurous types.

There is also a lockable stone store for keeping your bikes and outdoor equipment safe.

Head on upstairs and you will find two bedrooms which are superbly furnished with spacious en-suite bathrooms.

The master bedroom features vaulted beam ceilings with a wrought iron double bed and traditional antique furniture.

With the option for two twin beds, the second bedroom has a stunning view of the picturesque Blencathra.

You can admire outstanding distant fell views with steps leading down to the secure lawned garden, equipped with garden furniture and a BBQ.

The cottage features plenty of parking, with private spaces for two cars as well as on-street parking.

Boxtree is conveniently located in the centre of Dacre which features a private castle and an 18th century pub called the Horse and Farrier, where you can enjoy a meal and a pint after a day out exploring.

There are plenty of walks suitable for all abilities and the nearby Lake Ullswater provides plenty of fun for all ages, including a steamboat and fishing.

Boxtree is the perfect cottage for those looking for peace and quiet, and for the more adventurous there is plenty of idyllic walks and activities nearby.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC and 1 x double (optional twin) with en-suite shower room, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC in drying room/cloakroom. Kitchen. Breakfast/dining room. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Sun lounge. Stone store for storing bikes and outdoor equipment.


  • Double glazing and oil fired central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, iPod dock, digital radio and CD player with a selection of CDs, selection of books and games, Wi-Fi
  • Initial supply of logs provided for wood burning stove and fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair available on request
  • Private parking for two cars plus ample on-street parking
  • Lockable stone storage for bikes and outdoor equipment
  • Fully enclosed lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Clock shop, church and pub one min walk
  • Lake two miles.

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About the location


Ullswater 2 miles; Penrith 5 miles.

Dacre is a small, quiet village that sits within the Lake District National Park, set amongst rolling Cumbrian countryside.

The village offers a pub serving food, with shops available 5 miles away in Penrith.

St Andrew’s, the parish church in Dacre, has occupied the site for over 1,000 years and has an ancient cross, which is believed to be pre-Viking.

The village also has a castle, which has recently been restored and is now a private residence.

Dalemain, an historic house and gardens, is also close by and every year hosts the World’s Original Marmalade Awards.

With Ullswater also on the doorstep, and magnificent scenery to be enjoyed down towards Glenridding and Patterdale, which travels southwards towards Ambleside over the Kirkstone Pass, Dacre makes a wonderful base for making the most of this spectacular region..

Region Information

Note: This property accepts Friday or Monday arrivals for short breaks only

This property offers the following short breaks:

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