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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

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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Michael and Verity

Michael and Verity

Michael and Verity purchased this cottage in 2016


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
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Character cottage with stunning mountain views in the Lake District
average rating of 4.818182 based on 55 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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What a view!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a weeks stay at Erika’s cottage.

The views were fantastic and the cottage had everything we needed. Safe garden for our dog too! The cottage is in an isolated position which suited us fine enjoying the peace and quiet. Michael and Verity were very attentive hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

Loved how close it was to good roads but still tranquil and quiet

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in fab location stunning views - everything you could wish fir

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous little cottage has everything you need - clean and functional with stunning views and very peaceful and relaxing. Owners left lovely welcome pack - even bits for the dog- nice touch. Enjoyed our stay very much and hope to come back. Wonderful little break

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy Cottage, stunning views and great location

  • 5 of 5

An adorable little cottage with fantastic facilities and views. My partner, dog, and myself spent a few days here for her birthday. The cottage was clean and cosy, with excellent facilities to make our stay as comfortable as possible. There are stunning uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside and fells as well as an enclosed garden and field that our dog couldn't get enough of. Located a short drive away from a variety of walks and towns, we were spoiled for choice for what to do.

We will definitely be coming back again and again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place for a break. The cottage is well equipped and has stunning views. Situated half way between Penrith and Keswick its not far from any of the attractions or lakes in the Lake District. The bed is comfortable, the wet room is spacious and there is a power shower, the kitchen is well equipped if you want to prepare your own meals. We enjoyed seeing the birds and it is a peaceful location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the personal touches left by Michael and Verity

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
Refundable 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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