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Hackthorpe near Askham, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage really lovely."

    Better than the photos. Boot room excellent bedroom for the dogs! The only thing we would mention is the comfort, or lack of, concerning the two sofas. Otherwise excellent in every way including location and communication with owners.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Jan 2024

  • "Excellent ."

    Our second Christmas at Hillrise just the two of us and our dogs. The place was perfect again, clean, spacious and comfortable . Everything we needed was there, could not of wished for more. Would Highly recommend this property for a stay any time of the year. Glen,Rebecca, Stanley, Albert and Humphrey

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property is absolutely stunning, lovely and warm and very warm even in these winter months."

    Enjoyed our stay very much

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful break in this beautiful, comfortable cottage."

    Easy access to the major roads was ideal for us as we had family to visit in the region as well as visiting the lakes. The fully enclosed garden was fantastic for the dog.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is absolutely stunning, everything there has been done to a very high standard."

    The bathrooms are luxurious. We especially loved the exposed stone and wood beams in the property. The roads are quite loud but once inside the property we couldn’t hear them. We had a small issue with a lack of toilet roll and fairy liquid but the owner rectified it very quickly. The only recommendation we have is that the kitchen could be a little more equipped. A few extra things like more oven trays, chopping board, maybe a mixing bowl and scales for holiday pancakes would really make this a home from home. Overall one of the highest standard properties we’ve stayed in. We’d highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nathan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous property, lovely size for three couples,the ensuite was beautiful and all baths and showers were great."

    The beds were all comfortable and we slept very well throughout our stay. The utility and garden were great for our dogs. Our only one suggestion would be for a clothes airer as we got very wet one day and had to use the radiators which then puts dampness in the rooms. Thank you for the beautifully clean cottage, I would highly recommend this cottage for others.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent little place to stay with so much character, our family loved our 5 day break and the dog didn’t want to leave!"

    Literally plonked herself on the drive and wouldn’t move on departure day. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Aug 2023

  • "Our second visit to Hillrise by choice."

    We all loved it, it is a very comfortable home from home. Plenty of space for 6 adults. Kitchen is well equipped and stylish. Bathrooms the same. Plenty of super hot water for a great shower or bathing. Three lovely bedrooms. Great space for muddy boots and wet dogs. The washing machine was essential this last week after 3 days at the Festival. Thanks to whoever left the Monopoly City, very entertaining. We will book again for next year hopefully. Love it.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jul 2023

  • "No criticism here but some points I would raise."

    Firstly no milk on arrival which I thought would be in the fridge. Second there were no instructions for any of the appliances so we were unable to work out why the toaster wouldn't stay down but had to be held down. Finally there was only one green refuse bag so we were unable to separate plastics and paper. That said we all thought the property was fantastic and would definitely book it again. Many thanks for a great holiday in sunny Cumbria !

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Hillrise between 12th and 19th May."

    The property is perfectly located, and was clean and comfortable. We would certainly be very happy to stay in the property again. My only comment for improvement at the property is either a grab handle, or a non slip shower mat in the en-suite shower. This is particularly important for the over 70’s who are less steady on their feet.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2023

  • "Hill Rise is a lovely spacious property, with secure garden for dogs and kids."

    Kitchen is well equipped. The bedrooms and the bathrooms were lovely. The sloping floor caught me out a few times, but only added character. We were a group of 4 adults (2 couples) and 2 young kids. Nice to have a room each, but if we were staying longer the kids would've been better in a twin room but don't know if that would be possible. Great location: quiet, close to main roads out, great foot path opposite the front, and a lovely view out the back. Thank-you for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.7May 2023

  • "Stayed three nights at this Hillrise and found it to be very clean, warm, cosy and relaxing."

    It is ideally located to explore the lakes, but not too far away from everything, with Penrith being near if you want a supermarket or to eat out. Also the Sun Inn at Pooley Bridge serves excellent traditional pub food. Thoroughly enjoyed our few days at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with good quality fixtures and fittings."

    Very cosy in cold weather. It is “in the sticks” so car is a necessity. The owners family are easily contactable by phone to help with any queries that guests might have.

    Reviewed by Alexanderina4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious, clean."

    Super location for Keswick, Penrith etc

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything you could need"

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful home."

    Facilities very good. Weather very wet so didn’t spend long in well kept garden except to play with dogs. Cannot hear motorway noise when inside house despite being so close. Would happily visit again. Only problem was overgrown bush obscuring view to right when leaving property. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "A really super holiday cottage."

    We had a lovely week and particularly enjoyed Lowther Castle and Askham on the doorstep! Would recommend the Punchbowl in Askham for a meal. The cottage was beautifully clean and modern, whilst retaining some of it's lovely older features. It has everything you could want for a week away. Spacious and cosy at the same time. We hope to return. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay nice cottage good for the dogs and kids."

    Not too far to travel to get right into the lakes. Would book again

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "A super cottage ideally situated foe exploration of the Lakes."

    The facilities are great although we would have liked twin beds in one room, the grandsons aged 11 and 8 have never shared a bed before. Hillrise is very spacious both inside and out and Piper the black lab really enjoyed running up and down the garden and the boys enjoyed the space as well. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the greatest so the space inside meant we weren't on top of each other, a problem on previous holidays. We had a great week's holiday in the area and it was always a pleasure to go back to Hillrise to unwind.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "Everything we needed was at this lovely cottage and location."

    Fabric sofa and chair gad seen better days but was understandable with dogs visiting the property and it was comfortable. We would visit again as it was lovely.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic, lovely and clean, great facilities and perfect gardens for the our 2 year old to safely run around in!"

    We'll definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Jordan4.7May 2022

  • "This was a lovely property in lots of ways, but the beds let it down."

    We chose the bed with the best mattress but it was not comfortable. We did not sleep well. We have stayed in many self catering places at home and abroad and have never before come across bed linen that was not ironed. Clean, but creased and crumpled will not do. On the plus side, the property was spacious, with an excellent kitchen and lashings of hot water. It was well situated to explore the local area and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Warm and cosy. Very clean. Well equipped. Very good location to explore the lakes

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic and Great owners Stayed over Christmas, just the two of ..."

    Absolutely fantastic and Great owners Stayed over Christmas, just the two of us with our 2 Chocolate Labradors , couldn’t of wished for more, the cottage was perfect, clean tidy and spacious everything we need was there for us The Christmas decorations were a nice touch to But the unexpected Bonus was the dog walk just across the road what a surprise when we found ourselves on the deer park Highly recommend Hillrise Glen Rebecca Stanley and Albert

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Really good location for walking and easy access from the M6."

    A nice touch to have the Christmas decorations up. Host reacted promptly to our request.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a really enjoyable week Cottage was spotless and the advert didn’t do it ..."

    Had a really enjoyable week Cottage was spotless and the advert didn’t do it justice Great place to use as a base for lakes

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2021

  • "A number of lights, both inside and out, were not working."

    There was also the old classic of the cooker hood not having been cleaned underneath, where all the oil and grease collects - we have had this before on a number of occasions. Lack of shelf space in the en-suite bathroom, and the bedroom needs a wardrobe.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house, lovely neighbours and really lovely host."

    We will return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely location, comfortable accommodation - a home from home."

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jul 2021

  • "The house was really good."

    High level of finishings, lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. Dog friendly with a cool utility for the dog to sleep in. When we needed some bits, a quick call to the owner met with a prompt response. The garden was a good size and enclosed. Lots of parking for cars. Penrith was only a 10min drive away for shops. A Co-op, chippy and pizza place was 5 mins away in Shap. Really good base off the A66 and A6 to go through the Lakes. Would recommend happily.

    Reviewed by Som5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 2 x doubles (1 with TV and ensuite with walk in shower, bath, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bespoke kitchen with granite worktops
  • Utility
  • Boot room
  • Living room/diner
  • Biomass central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Fully enclosed garden with lawned area, fruit trees, patio and seating
  • Two well-behaved small pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Pets are not on the furniture or upstairs
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 500 metres
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm and check-out is by 10am
  • Please note: This property does not accept short breaks between 1st July and 30th September

The property

Askham 2 miles.

Set in the beautiful Eden Valley and just 2 miles from the Lake District National Park and walks to Lake Ullswater, you will discover Hillrise, a beautifully-presented three bedroom detached house found on an elevated position with exceptional countryside views, a perfect base for a memorable group escape.

Make your way down the large sweeping driveway to the back of the gated property, a spacious setting benefiting with a fully enclosed garden with a lush green lawn and charming patio seating, ideal for a day in the sun, enjoying the fresh country air.

Use the well-equipped kitchen to prepare self-catered meals throughout your stay, admiring the bespoke handmade oak units with sleek granite worktops, fitted with a built-in fridge, microwave and dishwasher, accompanied by a quirky breakfast bar resting underneath exposed sandstone steps.

Make us of the convenient utility space, boasting a washing machine, freezer and plenty of storage space, leading off to a sleek cloakroom with a basin and WC.

A boot room with ample space for coats and boots offers a separate entrance to the property.

Settle down for the evening in the spacious living area, bursting with character, this room features exposed beams, oak latch doors and sandstone inglenook fireplace with large woodburning stove.

An exposed archway takes you through to the fabulous dining space where you can enjoy delicious meals before settling down for a cosy night in front of the fire.

After a jam-packed day of adventure, retire to one of three stunning bedrooms, a glorious king-size with its own TV, a double with a luxury ensuite with its own walk in shower and bath, a fabulous window seat and a TV for an afternoon of reading, and a double with a cosy chair to sip on a glass of wine and enjoy the spectacular countryside views which encompass the entire first floor.

Start your day with a soothing bubble bath in the stylish bathroom or choose to hop in a refreshing shower to energise your morning before a busy day!

This property is situated in the accessible village of Hackthorpe, less than 10 minutes off the M6, with beautiful countryside walks on your doorstep and where a short stroll will take you over to a very popular local pub and eatery.

Lying just 2 miles from the Lake District National Park village of Askham you will find a convenience store for you to pick up all your essentials, as well as a further two pubs and the wonderful, Michelin starred Askham Hall hotel where you can treat yourself to a luxury spa day, stroll around the gardens, and delight in the café and restaurant.

Lowther Castle lies just 1.5 miles from the property where you can take scenic walks, explore the grounds of the castle, visit the café and if you are holidaying with children, the play park is an absolute must!

Spend a day exploring the town of Penrith, home to lots of supermarkets, local eateries, and a dramatic 14th Century castle.

Discover the magical area of the Eden Valley, complemented by sweeping woodlands, babbling becks, affluent farmland and a wide choice of walking trails and cycling routes, make sure you don't miss the chance to visit the enchanting fell of Hellvelyn and take part in waterposrts activities such as swimming, kayaking, fishing and sailing, or meander around the lush gardens which follow Lake Ullswater before hopping on an Ullswater steamer boat to a nearby village.

Ramblers will delight in the chance to hike up on the nearby hills such as Askham Fell, Dunmallard Hill, or find fantastic attractions like the ancient Brougham Castle, the mysterious Long Meg and her Daughters, or the thriving town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Appreciate this wonderful corner of Cumbria at Hillrise, an elegant base for an adventurous getaway.

Please note: This property does not accept short breaks between 1st July and 30th September

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Penrith 4.7 miles; Ambleside 18.7 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 21.3 miles.

Askham is a village and civil parish resting in the Eden district of Cumbria, England. Seen as one of the most attractive villages in the County of Westmorland and adjoining the River Lowther, this village contains many whitewashed cottages surrounded by rural country fields, making it a peaceful setting for friends, families or couples seeking an escape to the beautiful Lake District National Park. The village itself has a convenience store, as well as a couple of pubs and restaurants for that fine dining experience. A short drive away is the historic and thriving towns of Ambleside, Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick, all of which are popular tourist attractions with a range of sites to be seen. Make sure to visit Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, as well as Lake Windermere for its lakeside walks and watersporting opportunities. A truly delightful rural base, with attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

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Two well-behaved small pets welcome. Pets are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs. failure to follow this will result in charges.

Please note: This property does not accept short breaks between 1st July and 30th September

Please note: Starter fuel/log pack will be provided, but bringing additional logs is advisable.

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