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Winder Ghyll

(Ref. 1150898)

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

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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


1 Customer Review

  • "A wonderful cottage in the perfect location for exploring Ullswater and surrounding areas."

    The views are spectacular (from every window) and there is an abundance of wildlife which we happily watched every morning whilst eating our breakfast (my 11 and 15 year olds didn’t touch their mobile phones!!). The cottage was a home from home with everything supplied (bed linen, towels, cutlery etc.) and we absolutely loved our 3 night stay. The information provided by Ged and Julie prior to our stay was most helpful and they were happy to help with any questions we had. If you are looking for a ‘get away from it all’ place to stay we would highly recommend Winder Ghyll.

    Thank you so much for such great feedback. We look forward to you visiting us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2024


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and heated towel rail
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Access to secure dog field
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles, Ullswater 2.5 miles
  • Note: There is a shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer available for use
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am

The property

Winder Ghyll is an inviting, stone-built, single-storey cottage, nestled along a secluded country lane and resting high in the Lakeland Fells above the northern end of Ullswater, near the quaint village of Askham and the popular Pooley Bridge, Cumbria.

With a gas fire, ground-floor living and within walking distance of the unparalleled scenery of the Lake District National Park, this cottage welcomes family, friends, and two furry friends, idyllic for a rural escape.

Utilise the well-equipped kitchen/diner, ideal for preparing and enjoying delicious meals together, while the sitting room is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the evening, creating a warm atmosphere for quality time with your loved ones.

You can also let your four-legged friends let off some steam in the secure dog field to help tire them out before bedtime.

As the evenings draw to a close, discover the two plush bedrooms, including a spacious king-size and a well-presented twin, to catch your night's sleep after a long day of exploring.

To freshen yourself up for the day, head into the bathroom, where you can indulge in a warm bath, or take a rinse in the steamy shower before heading out for a day out.

Outside, your loyal companions can relish some time in the secure dog field during the summer season, and when you're ready to explore further, you'll find a plethora of outdoor activities like hiking, rambling, and watersports available for your enjoyment.

Winder Ghyll is the perfect base for a memorable Lake District adventure.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1150899, 1131723, and 1131722 together sleeping up to 20 guests.

High Winder Holiday Cottages

High Winder Holiday Cottages are a charming complex of self-catering holiday homes resting on the outskirts of Askham, a beautiful village near Pooley Bridge in Cumbria. This superb collection is all in the best location to explore the picturesque landscapes of The Lake District National Park, lying high in the Lakeland Fells above the northern end of Ullswater, ideal for families and friends seeking a rural retreat. Located along a private lane, winding through fields and farmland, the cottages overlook the stunning woodland and countryside and enjoy direct access to Askham Fell, from which you can join a number of walks including to Ullswater Lake, Pooley Bridge and even mountains for the keen hikers in your group. Each property accepts two dogs, with access to a secure dog field, along with off-road parking, while lovers of nature and animals can savour the setting, where you may see deer, red squirrels, badgers, pheasant, fell ponies and an abundance of birds, while being encompassed by dramatic and breathtaking scenery. You can also enjoy access to the Ullswater Way and the stunning Ullswater Lake, known for its perfect watersporting atmosphere, the steamers, and the surrounding fells and mountains. By car, Pooley Bridge and Lowther Castle are worth a visit, showcasing the Lake District's historic architecture and offering more amenities, as well as its unrivalled landscapes, which interlace a wealth of characterful stops while on your days out. When it's time to dine out, a handful of eateries lie in the delightful village of Glenridding, just a scenic drive away, or the more built-up Keswick, which keeps with the allure of the national park, while offering ample amenities. Whatever you choose, High Winder Holiday Cottages is an excellent group of properties, sure to complete a perfect countryside getaway.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas