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Mell Fell View Romantic Cottage in Penruddock, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Mell Fell View Romantic Cottage description

Holiday home
Situated at the edge of the pretty village of Penruddock, this pretty terrace cottage is just four miles from the town of Ullswater and provides warm and welcoming accommodation. Boasting a spacious sitting room, a dining area with cosy wood-burning stove and two bedrooms - each with magnificent views of the Northern Fells - the property is well equipped. Guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the wonderful cottage garden or take a stroll on one of the many footpaths that run throughout the area.

Set in a secluded position in the northern Lake District, the charming village of Penruddock is located between Keswick and Penrith, and is just four miles from Ullswater. This little town is spread across rolling countryside and is composed of many old farmsteads, traditional workmen's cottages and two churches. Penruddock can trace its history back to Celtic times, the name being derived from 'Pen', a Celtic word for 'hill' and 'rhuddawc' meaning red in Welsh and referring to the reddish brown colour of the soil found in the area. The popular town of Keswick is close by, boasting numerous shops and restaurants, as well as offering miniature golf, some good parks, the Century Theatre, a cinema and a beautiful lake. Penruddock itself offers easy access to the surrounding Cumbrian countryside and the southern Lakes, Solway Coast and Hadrian's Wall are all within easy driving distance.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Woodburning stove in sitting room fuelling radiators with electric panel heaters and additional hot water from immersion heater if required. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. Spacious mature cottage garden with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi

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Mr Stead
July 2016
A beautiful cottage and such a great setting for exploring the Lakes and also travelling back and forth from Keswick. The cottage is just like a home from home and has everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. Will definitely be coming back!
Dr Shepherd
June 2016
The house was the best fitted holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. It was very comfortable and there were soft furnishings without the house being cluttered. This is a jewel of a house and we loved it!
Mr Stead
August 2015
Mell Fell View was such a beautiful place to stay and had everything I needed to make it feel like home. The owner has done a fantastic job with the place and it was very tidy. I loved my stay here and I will definitely be back.
November 2015
Stunning panoramic views of mountains, excellent location for the whole Lake District. Homely and spacious, a great retreat after exploring all day. Location lovely and quiet away from main roads but within very easy access. In general- couldn't fault it!
Mrs Taunton
April 2014
Lovely cottage, very clean and well maintained. Easy to reach, and not too far from Hellvelyn and Ullswater.
Mr Ore
June 2014
Pretty little cottage, lovely view. Very quiet location, which we loved. Close to lots of amenities and of course fabulous walks.
Mr Manning
October 2014
Clean, tidy, spacious and comfortable cottage for 4 people.
Mr Robinson
April 2015
The view from the cottage was simply stunning, even better than the promo pictures suggest.
Mrs Spicer
April 2015
A charming cottage in an excellent location; very peaceful with fantastic views.
Mr Warner
July 2014
The views and scenery were excellent.
Mrs Jennings
September 2014
Lovely views and setting. The cottage was spotless and great to have use of the log fire on cooler evenings. Everything we needed was there!
Miss Newett
October 2013
The property looked better in real life than in the photos. Lovely and clean, the real fire was fabulous. The cottage is in a brilliant location, amazing views, easy access for all the Lakes. The back garden was lovely, and off road parking very good. Lovely hot water. Comfortable bed and pillows. Had a lovely relaxing week.
Mrs Wigston
September 2011
We particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the location. The views over the fell are spectacular and we would have no hesitation in booking the cottage again. It was lovely to see the many varieties of birds that visited the garden throughout the day.
Mr Manning
October 2011
Excellent preparation of the cottage anticipating all our needs. The attention to the decor and cleanliness was outstanding
Mrs Harman
July 2012
The location was good to access the mountains in the North West of the Lake District. We climbed Helvelyn, Skidoor, Blan Cathra and Ullswater. We accessed a good outdoor activity centre within 4 miles offering horse riding, shooting, quad biking etc. Fairly easy access to villages and towns around Ullswater in particular. Good access to M6 so we could access Carlisle and Hadrian's Wall. Regarding the cottage - lovely selection of books and games to read and play with. Logs supplied for fire along with milk and a good selection of things eg tea/coffee/sugar etc which really was appreciated when we arrived. Being in the North East of the Lake District is an advantage if you don't like crowds of people. Apparently it's much less busy than the more southerly areas such as Kendal etc.
Miss Mosley
May 2013
Lovely cottage and central to all attractions and villages.
Mr Garnham
December 2012
Great location for North Lake District, Great countryside for when the hills flatten out. Everything went to plan with Sykes cottages and the owner of the cottage.
Miss Mosley
June 2011
A lovely cottage, central to all of the lakes etc. Lovely views and peaceful surroundings. It was very much 'home from home' too as the cottage has everything you would ever need, in all weathers.
Mr Precious
July 2011
Really enjoyed everything about the holiday. Would recommend the cottage to anyone.
Mr Mcaulay
August 2011
It was central to many of the attractions of the area. It was in a peaceful location with great views, well placed for both Penrith and Keswick. Well equipped kitchen and we enjoyed our stay very much. We hope to come again.
Mr Parmley
September 2011
We found the cottage to be simply perfect, quiet and remote but still within easy reach of all places of interest. Great food from a host of local inns.
Miss Mosley
July 2010
Excellent facilities, everything had been thought of. Log fire was fab! Location was excellent and great views. Lots to do and see.
Mr Clemo
July 2010
Ideal location, easy access to many walks/lakes etc. Very comfortable cottage, quiet and lovely views.
Mrs Laken
August 2010
Lovely cottage, very well situated to tour the Lakes. thoroughly enjoyed our stay - would hope to revisit again.
Mr Marsh
April 2011
The cottage was situated in an ideal location for the fells and walks that we wanted to do and it was nice and quiet.
Mrs Fullerton
September 2010
Great place to walk. Nice pub, lovely people.
Ms Medlycott
November 2010
House lovely, views great and beds comfortable - also greatly appreciated that wood and kindling had been supplied as the weather turned cold.
Mrs Hatchett
July 2010
We always enjoy our time in the Lake District, we think the cottage, although a little remote for us, is a lovely property and the views were fantastic. Would happily recommend to others.
Mrs Hill
July 2010
Perfect location to access surrounding areas. 'Home from home'. Ideal at anytime of the year, faultless!
Philip E
September 2015
I have tried to raise my concerns with Skyes cottges, but they have not responded, and I am unable to attach any photos to their email forms, so will do this here. This was a lovely cottage with great vies but spoiled by the mould on all the ceilings, signs of water damage on walls, and paper peeling off the walls from the damp. We were their in August and the only way to dry towels was to turn on the radiators and use these. My Younger son had a cold all week, not sure the damp helped with this, and those with babies or health problems may not do as well.
Miss Field
March 2010
A perfect little cottage to relax in!
Dr Dingle
June 2010
This was a lovely cottage that was ideally placed for the North-East Lake District (Penrith, Keswick, Ullswater, and all the mountains nearby). It was very well equipped and in excellent decorative order - it felt really homely! Particularly liked the modern kitchen and the DVD player.
Mrs Matten
May 2010
A wonderful cosy cottage in a stunning location, with all the comforts of home. Lovely garden. Easy access to the Lakes and other areas.
Mr Mrs Bilbrough
September 2009
It was a fantastic cottage with everything we needed, in a great location!
Miss Everatt
January 2010
Fantastic attention to detail for the Christmas period, decorations, hamper, presents and the fire was lit on our arrival, perfect.
Jonathan Precious
September 2011
The location with the view was lovely.The accomodation was cosy, clean and warm. We were lucky with the weather so sitting out in the garden was a real bonus. Enjoyed the walks and the scenery and had a thoroughly great time.
December 2011
Well appointed and comfortable cottage which was very well equipped (only grumble was a lack of good sharp knives) and well furnished. The weather during our stay was wild, cold and wet but we were toasty inside with a combination of electric heating, topped up by a solid fuel stove in the living room. We have rented many cottages over the years and reckon this was the best for location, views, comfort and warmth!
January 2012
The cottage is located in a quiet secluded part of the village. Cooage was clean and homely. Kitchen was well equiped and I was able to cook without any hassle. We ate at the local Inns and I enjoyed The Sportsman's food and Jennings ale. We enjoyed the seclusion and quiet as we were ready for a rest, but amenities were close enough for nice days out exploring. The only thing I was disappointed with was the bathroom. It is in need of refurbishing.The log burner was a novelty, and we soon had the cottage snug and warm.
Miss Parsons
August 2009
Excellent location with a great bus service to Keswick and Penrith from outside the pub.
December 2009
One of the best cottages we have stayed in, with everything you'd need to make your stay special, in a beautiful location overlooking the Mell Fell hills.
December 2009
The cottage is in a wonderfully peaceful spot, with lovely views across fields to Mell Fell. A nearby footpath crosses a couple of fields to the pub and bus stop in the centre of the village. Penruddock is about 4 miles from the southern end of Ullswater, but more driving is involved to reach the heart of the Lake District and the high fells. However, the lanes around Penruddock are quiet and peaceful, away from the crowds, and it is well located for less frequented walks. We made good use of the excellent bus service to Penrith and to Keswick and beyond, (free for us now we have reached 60!) The cottage is well equipped and furnished, with a new kitchen, including dishwasher, and large fridge-freezer. TV reception is limited, due to the location. Bedrooms smallish, but very comfortable, with great views. The bathroom is downstairs, through the kitchen. We were there for a fortnight, and would have appreciated a washing machine (there is one, not yet plumbed in). However overall we loved the cottage, felt very at home, thought it was good value, and would like to return.
September 2011
Lovely cottage, with a very nice view of the fells. All the equipment you needed was in the house. Very nice!
November 2010
lovely cottage short walk from pub that serves good food short drive to some very good walks
August 2011
We have stayed here before and will be coming back every year. The cottage is situated in an ideal location and is central to all of the lakes and villages. Lots to do and see. Excellent facilities at the cottage, clean and well maintained. Its got everything you would need which makes it home from home but with better views and weather.
August 2014
Had a lovely stay in the cottage, it is hidden down a lane, we got lost trying to find it. Once there had no complaints, the view is fantastic, has everything you need in there. Board games and dvds for when the weather isnt great. Was close enough to activities locations if you drive. A pub just around the corner is fab, lovely food and very friendly. Farm shop/cafe is 3 miles away, take a walk down the lane to get there and you'll also come across another great place to eat and drink. We had a lot of rain whilst we were there so would recommend wellies if you are walking to the pub as the puddles can get very big.
July 2010
The cottage was lovely and characterful, but with all mod cons, fantastic views at the front, beautiful cottage garden at the back, peaceful, wish we lived there! Ideal place for access to the Lakes and surrounding areas, also easy to reach Carlisle.
September 2010
We collected the key as advised by the owners The cottage was lovely, settees a bit low as i have difficulty with mobility it meant driving to to shops and the local pub, thats what made our holiday less enjoyable, the views were spectacular but the cottage was a bit too remote for us.We would recommend it to fit able bodied friends and relations.
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