Martindale, Nr. Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Secluded, tranquil location in 11 acres of private land, 15 minutes walk to Lake Ullswater.
About Jane Penman
I have lived in various places including London and Oxford but I have known the Lake District well throughout my life and always seen it as home. After a career in school teaching I am now retired and lucky enough to live at Hallin Bank, where my grandparents used to live. Our family connection with the valley actually goes back a further generation, since my great-grandfather was Vicar of Martindale in the 1890s. My main interest nowadays is researching and writing the history of Martindale. It is a long term project, since the maintenance of the Hallin Bank estate takes much of my time. Other members of my family have a shared concern for the conservation of the local flora and fauna. Currently, our main project is the creation of native deciduous woodland, in the hope not only of providing wildlife habitat but also of securing a sustainable log supply through coppicing. In other areas of the land we encourage traditional species-rich pasture, following methods advised by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust. All proceeds from letting 'The Fold' go to the maintenance of this special and beautiful corner of the Cumbrian landscape.
Jane Penman purchased this Barn in 1905
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Fabulous place to stay in the lakes
We have recently returned from a 4 night stay at The Fold and we absolutely loved it. Martindale is the most beautiful area and with the cottage being so remote you really do feel cut off from everything to enjoy the countryside.
Jane was very helpful with recommending fabulous walks from the cottage. The location for us was the best part of it with the Ullswater Way being right on the doorstep to explore.
The cottage itself is beautiful with everything you need for your stay. The garden in particular is lovely with wonderful views and a lovely stream at the bottom of the hill. We would definitely return one day.
Lovely comfortable cottage with fantastic walking from the door. Many thanks for an enjoyable weekend.
So glad you liked it. This is a wonderful time of year for the local walks.
Great spot for walking
Comfortable property and lovely location. A great spot for walking.
We absolutely loved it, perfect spot for a great get away, loads of walking and peaceful stay
So glad you enjoyed it - hope you can come again sometime!
Extremely peaceful and in a beautiful location with excellent walking.
Comfortable and snug.
Lovely house with fantastic walking
We walked! And occasionally we got an Ullswater Steamer between Howtown and Patterdale. It was great just to walk out the door into beautiful scenery without having to get into a car: particularly recommend going up to High Street and round to Angletarn. The house is very well-equipped and comfortable and the owner very helpful. Also recommend dinner one night at the Howtown hotel and then walking back over the hause by moonlight and starlight!
It's great when visitors have time in busy lives for a whole week's break here. Getting to know the area, with opportunity for both walking the high fells and enjoying the pleasures of local dining, make for a rounded holiday and, I hope, strong and special memories.
The nearest airport is Manchester. There is a railway station at Penrith, 10 miles away, but there is no public transport to Martindale and the use of a car is essential.
4 miles to Pooleybridge, a small village at the foot of Lake Ullswater, 10 miles to Penrith for main shopping. From Pooleybridge all other parts of the Lake District are easily accessible, also the Eden Valley, Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall.
There are no shops or pubs in Martindale itself. The Howtown Hotel, a 10 minute drive, serves as a delightful traditional restaurant and pub. Sharrow Bay Country House Hotel, a 20 minute drive, occupies a superb position on the lake and offers haute cuisine. Good food is to be found in the many hotels and pubs at Pooleybridge and on the western side of the lake.