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Character cottage with stunning mountain views in the Lake District

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Erika's Cottage - 1 Bedroom, Mountain Views and Garden

Stay at Erika's Cottage in the heart of the Lake District. Enjoy panoramic views across open countryside towards Blencathra, the Mungrisedale fells and the Helvellyn fells to the South. This one-bedroom, self-catered, cosy cottage is full of character and surrounded by wildlife. With panoramic views of the mountains you won't want to leave.

A mature private woodland provides a backdrop for the patio, which is accessed through French doors from the lounge. You can sit here and take in jaw-dropping views of the Lake District. The garden is fully enclosed and dog friendly. You can watch wildlife from your living room and bedroom window, such as pheasants, woodpeckers, red squirrels, our resident stoat and many varieties of song bird, with soaring buzzards above.

The cosy living room has a 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, DVD player and Nest Thermostat so you can control your perfect cottage temperature.

Erika’s Cottage is a fantastic base to explore the Lake District with Ullswater only 6 miles and Keswick and Derwentwater 8 miles away. The local pub is within walking distance at just 1 mile away in Troutbeck village and the nearest farm shop is 3 miles away.

The cottage is for 2 people maximum (one double bedroom) and well behaved dogs are welcome.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Matterdale

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Character cottage with stunning mountain views in the Lake District
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 43 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was located in a beautiful part of the Lake district with everything as described. The garden was enclosed, which the dogs absolutely loved. It was extremely comfortable, very well decorated & well maintained and had everything in it we needed. We will definitely be returning here again, hopefully for longer next time. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyome wanting a break in the lakes

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - the new fencing seems to be a hit with the dogs! So glad you both enjoyed your stay in the Lakes.
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2 Nghts stay

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say, fabulous find, great retreat.

Just what we needed to have a couple of night relaxation.

That you a fabulous cottage, we will be back

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Erika's cottage was a beautiful place to spend our first retreat at the Lake District. The surrounding location was beautiful and was in a convenient spot to access other parts of the area. The owners were very helpful and made the stay very comfortable. Overall, we would highly recommend and would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and cosy

  • 5 of 5

This is a little gem. Lovely little cottage with amazing views. Can’t wait to book again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cosy, peaceful, comfortable gem

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this gorgeous little cottage, and Micheal and Verity made us feel so welcome. We arrived to see thoughtful additions to make our stay even more special, including a Christmas tree! The most important qualities of the cottage for my husband and I include the fact that it is detached and incredibly quiet, it is completely accessible throughout for my physical needs and wheelchair, our car can be parked easily right next to the cottage, and the location has beautiful views and is very warm and comfortable. Set in a cluster of trees with an ample, fenced garden (perfect for dogs), the setting is home to a host of wildlife, including red squirrels. The facilities and details within the cottage are well thought out - Michael and Verity have excelled themselves when providing everything their guests need for a stress free, enjoyable break. The contact and information from them in the build up to our holiday was exceptional - we couldn't have hoped for a better, more reassuring service. The location of the cottage is perfect for us. Its remote, rural setting guarantees a peaceful, quiet stay, and our favourite areas (Keswick, Newlands Valley, Ullswater and Ambleside) are a short and easy drive away. And having the most stunning views of Blencathra from the bedroom and lounge windows is a real treat. For walkers, there are countless hikes that can be enjoyed from the cottage, and some very nice local pubs for real ales and meals out. I have stayed in countless cottages in the Lake District over many years, and this cottage is the best I've ever stayed in. Now we've found this perfect gem, my husband and I would never stay anywhere else - it feels like a second home. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a quiet, stress free retreat in a very rural area near Keswick. We can't fault the cottage and location - if I could give it 10 stars I would do so without hesitation. Thank you, Micheal and Verity, for giving us the chance to enjoy a 'home from home' in our favourite part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location - perfect getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage - very homely with everything you need. Location is perfect, for exploring the Northern lakes, with Kewsick less than 5 miles away. The views of Blencathra, from the garden, are simply stunning! Unusual for a smaller property to have such a large outdoor area. If you're taking your four legged friend, the garden is fully enclosed with plenty of space for them to run around. Nice bit of woodland right next door - red squirrel conservation area (didn't spot one!). The owners are very pleasant but not intrusive - available for advise but leave you to it, which is great if you're looking for some solitude! Will definitely return and highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Michael and Verity
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

About Michael and Verity

Michael and Verity

Michael and Verity purchased this cottage in 2016


Nearest Airport
70.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Troutbeck Inn
Nearest Ferry
9.3 Miles
Keswick Launch Company
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Keswick Golf Club
Nearest Train
9.9 Miles
Penrith railway station
Nearest Motorway
9.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Morrels Restaurant
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Lake District Ski Club
Nearest Beach
31 Miles
Allonby Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Damage Deposit £50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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