Cottage in Uldale, Near Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Pub With Restaurant, Tea Room/Art Gallery And Playground In The Village, Walks From The Door.
About Kay Wesley
We are Kay and Mike Wesley. We live in Cheshire and we have five children and a dog. We all love the great outdoors, walking, picnicking and just messing about in the countryside. We like the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District best. We have been to the cottage lots and it is a really lovely place to just hang out, somehow seems really easy to be there and everyone is always in a good mood. Several family members have also been with gangs of friends too, which is great, and lots of friends' families have stayed. Everyone loves it and wants to come back again. So do we!
Kay Wesley purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Kay Wesley chose Ireby and Uldale
We chose Emerald Bank Cottage because it is in our favourite part of the Lakes 'where the crowds don't go' and the scenery here is breathtaking, without any litter, noise or traffic. The northern Lakes are just fabulous. I think our favourite is possibly Loweswater, which hardly anyone visits, but is just lovely and a nice 5 miles round to walk with woodland and fell included in the walk. Follow it up with Steak and Ale Pie at the Kirkstile Inn and their own brewed beer. Lovely Buttermere is beautiful with a flat 4-mile walk round and also with a couple of good pubs for lunch at one end. Crummock Water is also fantastic and very quiet, with a lovely walk through the woods at the north end.
What makes this Cottage unique
We've tried to think of everything we have ever wanted on all the many self-catering holidays we have been on. People remark on how well-equipped it is, from plenty of wine glasses to the iPod dock. And everyone loves the games room for evening competitions! We know how annoying it is when there is nowhere to hang your wet cagoule so we had the utility room extended to include a drying area with hooks above a big radiator, and boot racks too. We included a dog basket and dog bowls, and even bird feeders in the garden. We've added a hose in the side yard to wash your muddy boots and dog. We've included Ordinance Survey Maps of the whole Lake District as well as a number of good walking books. Our approach has worked, everyone loves staying here as much as we do - hope you do, too!
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Perfectly situated for a quiet break in the North Lakes
This is a neat and deceptively spacious home away from home in a quiet and friendly village. A short trip to Keswick, Buttermere etc., and some good walks from the doorstep. Comfortable and well appointed cottage. We had to leave in the middle of our planned stay because of the Covid lockdown. Kay was very generous and accommodating!
Mary, thanks so much for coming to stay and for this kind review. I do hope you will come and finish your holiday when it is possible to do so! Best wishes, Kay
Christmas at Emerald Bank Cottage Uldale.
Stunning, Thank you for facilitating the best Christmas ever. Five adults four children and one dog, wanted for nothing. En route we worried "was there going to be enough bedding, towels etc" no problem, everything was so well catered for. Even cooking Christmas dinner, everything we needed was at hand. The location was simply stunning, an area of the Lakes new to us all. So very excited to explore the fells, but the real joy was coming home to a real cosy fire, hot bath and home cooked food. We will be booking to stay here again, one week just wasn't enough. Thanks again, and please send our thanks to the owners.
Thanks for coming to stay and writing this lovely review of your Christmas week at Emerald Bank Cottage. I do hope you will come again. Happy New Year! Kay
The property provides a home away from home.
Lovely, comfortable cottage for three of us.
Lovely spot with great views and walks from the door. We were fortunate to have perfect weather. Convenient to Mae’s Tea Room and the Snooty Fox, with friendly, helpful people.
Deceptively largeproperty. Good size bedrooms and great attic room. Coal fire on a rainy day was lovely.
Special interest holidays:
Walking books and OS walking maps provided. Boot racks and kagoule drying area.
Coast 16 miles, with long flat beaches between Silloth and Maryport.
Car hire recommended. Manchester Airport 124 miles, Glasgow Airport 120 miles.
Cockermouth with shops, tourist attractions including the Wordsworth House - 12 miles
Keswick, with Theatre by the Lake, restaurants, museums, tourist attractions - 13 miles
Bassenthwaite Lake, Dodd Wood and Osprey centre 4 miles
Whinlatter Forest Park with forest trails, cycle hire, Go Ape! - 13 miles
From Emerald Bank Cottage you can walk up the famous Skiddaw, one of the highest mountains in the North Lakes. There are many more waymarked walks in the local area, including a section of the Cumbria Way. The lovely village of Caldbeck is just a few miles away and has some excellent country pubs. Ireby, the neighbouring village to Uldale, has a folk festival in May. The city of Carlilse with restaurants, nightlife and cinemas is about 19 miles/30 minutes' drive away.