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The Piggery

Glenridding, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041286)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is in a glorious position next to the river and immediate walks and lake."

    It is however dark inside in there living room and views to the river from inside are not maximised.Whilst we booked before Covid and prices were reasonable is very much aiming at a higher priced client....therefore we have been more exacting in our review.....Cleaning schedules for windows and external patios are not adhered to and as other guests have mentioned we had to complain.To be fair it was sorted out some 4 days later.The bed is comfortable and the kitchen well stocked save a coffee maker of some sort a one cup cafetière isn't really enough!! I would be very careful in the summer months with heat levels inside the attic fans (luckily we brought our Dyson) and very wintry bedding.13,5 tog duvet which was exchanged eveunally after the first night.I personally hate 100 % cotton sateen bedlinen even though it is 400 thread is silky and slippy to sleep in and not like crisp 100% cotton.(my gripe! ex bedlinen buyer )

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2022

  • "The Piggery is beautifully restored and very comfortable, everything we needed was there."

    Well appointed for walking and visiting the Lakes. So peaceful and great for our dog Mac who usually finds it difficult to settle in a different home. Would definitely book again for our next Lake District visit.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2022

  • "We have stayed in various cottages in Glenridding/Patterdale over the last 16 years and this is by far the loveliest."

    The property has been renovated to an extremely high standard with high quality fixtures and fittings. It has everything you need to accommodate a self catering break and the location couldn't be more perfect. We look forward to visiting again soon.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2022

  • "A nice little cottage in a beautiful spot with a nice little garden."

    Very convenient for shops pubs and walks. It can only accommodate 2 adults and the rental is as high as many cottages which sleep 4/5 people.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "The property is ideally situated at the end of a no through lane (except for 1 farm) & is very central for touring The Lakes."

    When choosing our holiday property one of our "must haves" is a king size bed or larger, the description said king size, however when we saw the bed, it was a standard double. My husband is over 6ft & I like plenty of room so our first couple nights were not the best, but we adjusted eventually, the bed was also a little soft for our liking, but that is a mater of preference. 2 small things that could easily be amended is there was only 1 hand towel in the bathroom & no bath mat (we've always had 2 hand towels & a bath mat wherever we've stayed) so that addition would be much better. Neither the wash basin or the kitchen sink held water as the plugs leaked, there was also no washing up bowl, we ate out mostly so we managed. The shower didn't drain very well either. Whoever designed the kitchen did an excellent job, everything you could need (except a washing up bowl) was there & in such a small space. My husband is a very good driver & could reverse into the car port, I would imagine many drivers would park outside (I would have), it wouldn't hurt to mention that to park in the car port is a little difficult. Generally we would recommend the property, but for us it could do with a few improvements as mentioned. A note for Lakelovers also, before our holiday we wanted to ask a couple questions of the owners that weren't available online or within our account (nothing out of the ordinary), but we were ignored, nobody even tried to help, not good customer service!

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "We love this property, hence our 3rd stay."

    Location is fabulous, so many walks from the doorstep, you won’t need your car. The village shops are stocked well, the local cafes serving up very good food. The only problem they have currently is lack of staff. The cottage is very spacious with a large utility/garage great for dogs and storage. Kitchen is well equipped, large shower room, huge bedroom with a handy bath after a long walk. Lovely rear garden cobbled garden overlooking the beck. We did have a couple of issues this time, we were only left 1 towel, Lakelovers sorted this straight away. We were saddened to see how dusty and cobwebby the whole place was, simple things that could be sorted in minutes, like lamp shade and skylights. The stairs had clumps of hair and dust in the corners and the bedroom was filthy with again clumps of dust and hair. We sorted this problem in ten minutes. I must add linen, kitchen and bathroom were clean. All floors could do with a good deep clean. Lakelovers addressed our concerns as we sent the pictures to them, and offered to come and do a re clean. We must say this hasn’t affected our holiday and would book again with Lakelovers, but with quite steep price rises and having access to properties later in the day, you would expect a decent standard of cleaning.

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage for 2 and your dogs if you wish."

    Location is in the door steps of the most beautiful walks, high or low and along the side of a stream with lots of wildlife. The property has everything you need and is very comfortable and the roll top bath is just what you need after a long day of walking. The room to the side of the living room is a great space for wet and muddy walking cloths and boots but I am very happy to say we had a full week of glorious warm March weather. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2022

  • "This was our honeymoon and it was a perfect property in a beautiful location."

    The gift of chocolate and Prosecco was so very kind. The facilities were outstanding, The garage area/drying area is an amazing addition which takes the stress totally out of getting clothes and dogs dry before entering the property. The cottage was warm and the settings were perfect to make it very cosy. Along with the log burner it made the evenings lovely. Everything about the accommodation was perfect and we will definitely return in the future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SheldanFeb 2022

  • "Beautifully presented, very comfortable and superb location."

    Bottle of Fizz and my favourite Linder chocolates were awaiting our arrival. A very welcoming touch. The local Minimarket was very well stocked and family run. We had the perfect February holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay a lovely bolt hole ."

    Everting we needed was in the cottage and walks right from the front door. The owners were very welcoming and left us a little welcome gift which was very kindly received. We would book again.

    Reviewed by LynseyJan 2022

  • "2nd stay at The Piggery, would love to return."

    Great location and facilities. Simply outstanding

    Reviewed by GeoffNov 2021

  • "Great property perfect place very comfortable and clean hope to book this property again if price right many thanks"

    Reviewed by MoiraAug 2021

  • "The Piggery is finished to a high standard, and had everything that we required."

    A fantastic location, with stunning views of the surrounding fells.

    Reviewed by NickJul 2021

  • "The cottage itself is every bit as lovely as the pictures show, what the pictures don't show is the setting of the cottage."

    It is right by beck with an abundance of wildlife attracted right outside the window, in particular having 3 red squirrels regularly visit every morning & evening was very special. The variety of birds attracted to the feeders was a real joy, if we hadn't been out walking all day every day it would have been very easy to stay entertained simply watching the birds & red squirrels. The location for walking is about as good as it gets, plenty of high fells can be reached from the doorstep and if the high fells are too strenuous there are some beautiful valley walks or even walks across the passes to other locations. If you enjoy a romantic cottage for two, wildlife and of course all the mountain walking you could wish for in a holiday break then you really wont be disappointed. We've had more than a dozen cottage stays in Cumbria, and are always very picky about where we stay, this is definitely in the top 3 and could even be number 1. The cottage itself has all that 2 people could need & we particularly liked the very large space for storing & drying muddy boots & clothing. We had pushed our holiday back by 12 months due to covid, this stay was exactly the antidote needed after the year we've all been through - just totally loved it.

    Reviewed by VicMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in an idyllic location just off the beaten track but easily accessible to Ullswater Lake, the steamers, local pub and mini market in moments."

    All fixtures and fittings are of high quality. The brook runs at the back of the cottage and is not fenced in so beware if you have an adventurous dog! The only thing I would have liked was a sun longer or portable hammock to lie in and listen to the babbling brook. Lots of walks for all abilities within minutes from the cottage and a short drive to other lakes and towns.

    Reviewed by TinaMay 2021

  • "Very comfortable base to stay at."

    Well equipped and in a very good location (close to amenities and yet private).

    Reviewed by JosephMay 2021

  • "The Piggery is a lovely property."

    The owners have gone out of their way to try and make this a boutique experience. The piggery is well located near to everything. We took our dog and the space provided was excellent and catered for everything we wanted. I would have no hesitation recommending this cottage to anyone. Many thanks to the owners who brought us an outside log burner while we were there.

    Reviewed by BarrieApr 2021

  • "Thank you so much we’ve had an amazing time here at The Piggery."

    We’ve stayed at many cottages in the UK and this is by far the most stunning, well equipped and cosy property we have ever visited. Blue the Staffy also were much enjoyed paddling in the beck too.

    Mr BenadeNov 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage we loved our stay."

    Cosy nights ad stunning scenery, we will definitely be back.

    The HackettsNov 2019

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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.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king with bath in room
  • Ground floor shower room with separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area
  • Utility room.
  • Gas central heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, TV with Freeview, Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • No cot and high chair
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Lockable shared storage for bikes and canoes
  • Paved garden with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs allowed
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub and shop five minutes walk. Note: Babies welcome but will need to bring own cot and highchair.

The property

A converted Lakeland piggery set in a blissfully secluded setting in the village of Glenridding with breathtaking Ullswater and Glenridding Beck on your doorstep.

The cottage was once a piggery and the location is truly romantic with wonderful views. Explore the southern end of the Lake District.

With a five minute walk from the cottage door you will find Glenridding, a popular little village and an excellent base to explore plentiful challenging peaks, but especially Helvellyn and Striding Edge.

The village of Patterdale is a ten minute walk in the opposite direction, where the Coast to Coast walk passes through, and offers pubs and a village shop.

The Piggery opens into a large Utility/Boot Room where theres ample of places to dry boots and clothing.

Here too is the utility room.

This is also a great space for dogs to chill.

Please bear in mind this is shared with the owners as storage. From here a door opens into the lounge with a dining area.

A slate floor and a feature fireplace with woodburning stove and comfortable sofas let you watch TV or relax in and watch your favourite film.

The kitchen is well equipped and just the place to cook up a hearty breakfast before a day on the fells or a romantic dinner for two.

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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

3 dogs welcome by arrangement. Babies welcome but there is no cot or high chair provided

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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