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Glenridding, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972632)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Very well equipped and lovely and clean. Fabulous!

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2022

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location to explore the impressive surroundings."

    Great to have some shops close by. The ice cream is excellent especially after a long walk! The cottage is very well equipped for self catering. We had a comfortable stay!

    Reviewed by SusanneJul 2022

  • "We loved our stay at this cottage!"

    The back garden and view are absolutely lovely. It was clean and surprisingly spacious. Beds were very comfortable. We love Ullswater so it was nice to be back. We’d definitely stay here again! Please consider providing towels. We traveled here from overseas and getting hold of towels to use for the week was not easy.

    Reviewed by MatthewJun 2022

  • "A fabulous little cottage - comfortable, well-equipped and ideally situated for many walks straight from the door."

    There was plenty of space for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The garden space and the shed were an added bonus; brilliant for drying off kayaks after paddling in the lake! We had a fabulous week here (the sun even shone!) and would love to return...

    Reviewed by SueApr 2022

  • "We loved our stay so much at Millcroft that we have already booked for 2023"

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2022

  • "There is only one question we ask ourselves at the end of a stay - would we stay in that cottage again?"

    In the case of Millbeck - yes, definitely. In a great location, it was well-equipped, clean, warm and comfortable and a pleasure to return to at the end of a walk on the fells

    Reviewed by MaryJan 2022

  • "The kitchen was very well stocked with cutlery and crockery, the saucepans all appeared to be quite new and the cooker was very efficient."

    Plenty of storage space. Will probably book again. Glenridding is a very good location for us, with walking access to the hills and the lake.

    Reviewed by AntheaSep 2021

  • "One of the best cottages I have stayed in at the Lake District everything 1st class ,add to it a week of lovely walking weather in September no need to drive perfect."

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2021

  • "Everything was provided and clean."

    The only recommendation I would make is better lighting in the lounge.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage in a very central location for all of Glenridding’s amenities"

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fully equipped and immaculately clean."

    Gorgeous location - we didn’t need to move the car all week. Recommend Ramblers, in the Inn on the Lake, for eating out.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Some garden chairs with backs would be only thing missing!"

    The shed is plenty big enough for them and garden benches a bit hard on the bottom thanks. Cottage lovely clean modernised and extremely comfy beds and sofas. Glenridding is full of lovely things to and useful shops Gallery boat trips beautiful walks lovely vacation.

    Reviewed by MicheleMay 2021

  • "Really cosy cottage in excellent location."

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2021

  • "Although the cottage was as advertised, we were disappointed by the standard of the fittings and particularly the seating in the living room."

    The dilapidated sofas (which were minus the cushions for COVID reasons, we get that) were so uncomfortable we finished up sitting on dining chairs - which have also seen better days - most evenings. Providing an open fire yet not even a starter pack of logs, matches and firefighters seems a bit mean! All in all it was quite a depressing little cottage and we were glad to be able to be out of it most days. Good points were comfy beds and plenty of hot water, a well equipped kitchen. I won’t recommend Sykes as we had zero communication from you after lockdown was called part way through out stay. We love the lakes returning many times, but we won’t stay here again, for the money it was definitely not worth it!

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2020

  • "Door to back porch from kitchen needs to be kept shut as the smell from the oil boiler is overpowering."

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Some of our party found the duvets to be on the thin side for winter, although others were perfectly happy with them."

    On the whole it's a very nice, well-equipped cottage that it is ideally situated for access to plenty of mountain or valley walks.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "Sutch a lovely cottage, warm and cosy, great walks in and around the village."

    Nice places to eat and drink.

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    We would definitely use this property again

    Reviewed by TracyJan 2020

  • "Great location for walking and other activities"

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2019

  • "Superb holiday, surrounding countryside was beautiful, lovely walks on the doorstep, food exceptional at the inn on the lake."

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2019

  • "Great cottage in a beautiful location."

    Cottage was very comfy with plenty of what you need for cooking and eating would book again.

    Reviewed by JayneJun 2019

  • "Good location for experiencing the Lake District."

    House was lovely, clean and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect in every way, was clean and well resourced, whatever we needed was available."

    The location was perfect for walking in the fells and the scenery was breathtaking.

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2019

  • "Excellent cottage would recommend ."


    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Millcroft is an excellent base for any holiday in the Glenridding/Patterdale vicinity."

    The cottage has all the facilities and home comforts needed, inlcluding free wi-fi. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by LesMar 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage, close to shops, pubs and a tiny walk to Ullswater."

    Nothing to fault. Thank you

    Reviewed by ChristopherFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was very warm, clean, pleasant and very well situated for our needs."

    The area of Glenridding is outstanding and if we were younger it would be one of the few places which we would re-book--but it would have to be the latter half of September -early October. We had a great cycling/walking holiday--even the weather was kind to us--allowing for it be the Lakes. Regards, John and Jane

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Great cottage - really comfortable and clean."

    Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2018

  • "Perfect location for us as we were working on our boat at the sailing centre."

    We had a second car so left it there as with only one parking space at the cottage it could have been expensive to park. It would have been helpful to have details of parking charges on website. The cottage was very well equipped and beds were fabulous!

    Reviewed by SueApr 2018

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated for walks from the front door and is in a very short walking distance to the shops and bars in Glenridding."

    It's really well equipped, cosy and comfortable, lovely to have an open fire after walking in the snow and to find the heating on when we arrived. The beds are also very comfortable. It was helpful to have a few basics there, in case people hadn't brought them, such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, loo rolls etc. We noticed others had commented on it not being obvious that towels are not included, but I think all sites now have that information on them. One suggestion would be, that as the shower is over the bath, a non-slip mat for the bath would be good. We brought our own but most people wouldn't think to.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage, close to shops, pubs and short walk to Ullswater."

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2018

  • "Great location, good size cottage."

    Open fire. Only thing missing was towels.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Oil-fired central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, freezer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Heating and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for open fire is not provided
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels are not provided
  • Private parking for one car
  • Garden with seating
  • Bike and equipment storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 5 mins walk

The property

If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful property set within breathtaking scenery, then Millcroft is the ideal location.

This stone-built, traditional Lakeland cottage is bursting with charm and character, with its original beamed ceilings and an open fire making it a welcoming and homely place to stay all year round.

The cottage has two bedrooms: a double room, with king-size bed, which offers stunning views over to the fells, and a twin room, where the beds can be made into a super king-size.

There is also a family bathroom.

On the ground floor, the cosy sitting room has original beams and an open fire, and the kitchen is well-equipped.

Outside, there is a beautifully kept lawn area with seating, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

There is also a secure garden shed, making this a brilliant property for the active and adventurous, who want peace of mind when storing mountain bikes or other outdoor equipment.

This cottage has a wealth of things to see and do on its doorstep.

The village of Glenridding offers a range of pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes, but it still retains the charm of a secret escape, as it is not one of the more crowded areas of the Lakes.

It's only a short walk to the shores of Ullswater, arguably the Lake District's most spectacular lake, with Glenridding sitting right at its southern tip.

Ullswater has plenty of activities to offer.

A relaxing cruise around the lake on an Ullswater Steamers is a popular option, or the more energetic can choose to get off the boat at Pooley Bridge, Howtown or Air Force and enjoy a walk back to Glenridding along the shores.

Boat hire is also available from the village and Helvellyn and Striding Edge are nearby - two of the most spectacular peaks in the national park.

This delightful cottage is full of character and is set in the most perfect location for families, couples and adventure seekers to enjoy their Lake District stay.

It has all the facilities needed for you to enjoy a relaxing break and to make the most of the surrounding areas.

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About the location


Pooley Bridge 8 miles; Windermere 12 miles; Penrith 12.5 miles

Glenridding is a wonderful lakeside village, hugging the southern edge of Ullswater in the wondrous Lake District National Park. It offers the essentials of a convenience store, a café and a selection of characterful pubs. Some of the pubs overlook the picturesque Ullswater lake where you can try your hand at some exhilarating outdoor pursuits, or perhaps take a soothing cruise on one of the Ullswater Steamers. The area is popular with mountain walkers as there are seemingly endless opportunities nearby, above the village sits the Greenside Mine, this 18th century lead mine is the reason for the maintaining of the village's economy. There is much to do close by, with the wonderful twin towns of Bowness and Windermere just over 12 miles away, offering something to suit every age, taste and ability. Come to this wonderful Lake District village for a fun-packed holiday with your family and friends.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas