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Wreay Mansions enjoys beautiful views of Lake Ullswater thanks to its elevated site.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms. An Aga. 30 foot balcony with seating to enjoy the stunning views

Wreay Mansions (once a hunting lodge where the Duke of Norfolk would retreat), situated in the hamlet of Watermillock, was no doubt chosen for its prime elevated site.

This unique property provides exceptional views of Lake Ullswater and the surrounding scenic fells, whatever the season. Immaculately presented, the accommodation offers luxurious, spacious living, carefully designed to take full advantage of the fabulous vistas. The 30 foot long sheltered balcony provides the ultimate place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors of the English Lakes.

There are numerous renowned restaurants and gastro pubs nearby in addition to a large choice of local farm shops, market town butchers, bakers and purveyors of Lakeland produce including the noted Cumberland sausage. This very popular tranquil retreat offers the perfect location for a family holiday. The views have to be seen to be believed, pictures cannot capture the true panorama. The only way to experience it, is to see it for yourself!

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps five guests.

Three bedrooms, one en-suite bathroom and one family shower room.

Stunning location set over four floors with the main reception rooms at higher levels for the best views.


30 foot balcony with seating to enjoy the breath-taking views.

Cobbled patio and lawned garden.

Parking for two vehicles.

Sorry, no pets.


Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

Ground floor bedrooms have french windows which open onto a cobbled patio and lawn to front of the property.

Electric feature stove.

Gas hob and electric oven, electric Aga (this may be turned off during exceptionally hot weather), microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher.

Washing machine, tumble dryer.

TV (in sitting room and bedrooms), Freeview, DVD, CD player.

Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Cycle storage.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Within easy reach of numerous outdoor activities including boating, golf, fishing, horse trekking, paragliding and even hot air ballooning!.

Easy access to the M6, J40.

Perfectly placed to visit Keswick, Windermere, Buttermere, Grasmere and numerous Lakeland villages.

Stunning walks can be taken directly from the front door.

Getting around the Lake is enhanced by the Ullswater Steamers, which sail year round.

Mountain bikers will be spoilt for choice.

Within easy reach of the historic forts of Hadrians Wall, Gretna Green and the charming Eden Valley.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Matterdale

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ground floor: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En-suite bathroom with bath, separate power shower.
    Upper ground floor: Shower room with power shower. - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Ground floor: Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Ground floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Large twin bedroom with 3' single beds, or 6' double
    Upper ground floor: Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom with 3' bed
  • Set over 3/4 Floors: Ground floor: Master bedroom with 6' bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate power shower. Large twin bedroom with 3' single beds which can convert to a 6' double on request. Short staircase to upper ground floor: Single bedroom with 3' bed, shower room with power shower.
  • Television
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Oil central heating, electric feature stove. Gas hob and electric oven, electric Aga (this may be turned off during exceptionally hot weather), microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. TV (in sitting room and bedrooms), Freeview, DVD, CD player. Travel cot and highchair available on request. WiFi*. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible. Outdoor furniture.


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Other Activities:

Numerous activities are available, including boating, golf, fishing, horse trekking, paragliding and even hot air ballooning!

Sockbridge Pony Trekking Centre, 01768 863468

Park Foot Trekking Centre, 017684 86696

Eden Outdoor Adventures - a small family run company offering tailor made courses for small groups and families in Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Walking and Moutaineering, and other outdoor training including navigation.

Tale Trails are 1-2 hour family walks in the Ullswater and Penrith area based around a fun story and a hand drawn map for kids.

Distant Horizons offers high quality activities for families, groups and individuals. Activities include canyoning, cliff jumping, climbing, canoe and kayak lake tours, plus boat hire. Also available are a selection of wet weather alternatives including indoor climbing and archery in their purpose built activity barn. 017684 86465

There are an abundance of quiet lanes and off road tracks for Cycling and Mountain Biking. Mountain bikes are allowed on the many bridle paths (see Ordnance Survey maps) but not on many of the footpaths which are narrow, environmentally sensitive, unstable or downright dangerous for cyclists. It is advisable to research your route thoroughly.

Mountain Bikes can be hired from:

St Patrick's Bay Boat and Bike Hire, Glenridding, 017684 82393,

Park Foot Caravan and Camping site, 017684 86309,

Waterside House Camp Site, 017684 86332

ATK Lakeland on 017684 83921 or 07919 577223, will deliver mountain bikes to hotels, cottages, etc.

Dalemain Historic House and Gardens, two or three miles from the Pooley Bridge end of Ullswater, has been home to the Hasell family since 1679. Fascinating interiors with fine furniture, ceramics, old toys and the Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry Museum. The gardens have many rare plants and roses over a hundred years old. Licensed restaurant and tearoom in Mediaeval Hall, gift shop, plant sales and country walk to Dacre Church and Castle.

Telephone 017684 86450

Garden and tearoom open from mid February.

House open from 1st April to 28th October.

June/July ~ Rose time - Over 200 old fashioned roses to see.

Hutton in the Forest, about seven miles from Aira Force on Ullswater, is the historic home of Lord and Lady Inglewood, featuring fine furniture, tapestries, portraits, a beautiful walled garden, topiary terraces and woodland walk.

House and Garden open Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 30th April to 28 September.

Gardens, Grounds and Woodland Walks 11 - 5 daily except Saturdays, April-October For more information telephone 017684 84449

Rheged, the village in the hill, is about four miles from Pooley Bridge on the road to Penrith. It has a giant cinema screen showing epic adventure movies daily, each about 45 minutes (Adrenalin Rush - the Science of Risk; Vikings - Journey to New Worlds; Africa - The Serengeti; Grand Canyon - the Hidden Secrets; Rheged - the Lost Kingdom; Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure; Everest) and also houses The Helly Hansen National Mountaineering Exhibition, local craft, food and gift shops, restaurant and children's play area.

Also full programme of live music and film events. For further information telephone: 01768 868000


Prices & Availability

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  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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