Glen Cottage ia a luxury ground floor barn conversion with beams, fell views and cosy wood burning stove to cuddle up to and is sure to appeal to couples looking for a holiday cottage in one of the most sought after locations in the Lake District.
Greenbank Farm is no longer a working farm and now comprises three holiday cottages, recently converted and extended to provide spacious, contemporary style accommodation of the highest standard. Winning the Visit Britain 4 star Gold award, Greenbank Farmhouse sleeps up to 6, 4 star Gold Beckwood sleeps up to 8 and Glen Cottage sleeps 2. The owner has used her wealth of experience of the self... catering market to provide everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage. Together with superb views to Blencathra to the north, Great Mell Fell to the south and within 5 miles of Ullswater, this makes these cottages highly sought after by the discerning Lake District enthusiast.
The cottages sit within 14 acres of grounds adjacent to Rookin House Farm Activity Centre, where an enjoyable afternoon can be spent pony trekking, or for those feeling more energetic cycling opportunities lead from your door to Ullswater 5 miles south.
With easy access both to the M6 and the A66, Penrith is 10 minutes, Keswick 15 minutes or a 30 minute scenic route alongside the lake and over Kirkstone Pass will bring you to Ambleside. All making this an ideal location to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding countryside or to explore the northern lakes.
Greenbank Farm is ideal for family groups as it can accommodate up to 16 people (no single sex parties) in 3 spacious, well appointed, self contained cottages - each imaginatively and individually designed to create maximum comfort and enjoyment. All have under floor heating throughout and slate and polished oak floors and satellite based Wi-Fi.
The cottage comprises:
* Lounge with Inglenook fireplace housing wood burning stove, oak flooring, view to Great Mell Fell, beamed ceiling, TV and DVD.
* Sun lounge with dining table, sofa and superb views to both Great Mell Fell and The Dodds.
* Breakfast kitchen equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and travertine floor.
* Spacious hallway with two steps down leading to double bedroom with king size bed and views to Great Mell Fell. Shower room with WC, vanity unit and heated towel rail.
All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | edwho
My wife has always wanted to spend Christmas in a country cottage with a log burning fire that accepted pets. As all the children have left home we decided that this would be our year. After a a lot of research on the internet we found what we were looking for & we weren't disappointed. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely Christmas tree in the lounge. There was a box of logs ready for us to light the fire. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could wish for. The heating was on permanently so we were never cold. The cottage was spotlessly clean, you would never know if there had been any pets there. I know the area very well so I new the location would be perfect for us. As someone had mentioned previously apart from walking the dog up the drive to the main road there is nowhere to walk the dog you would have to go out. The cottage is situated halfway between Penrith & Keswick & 10 minutes drive to Ullswater. The good old British weather played it's part but we were very lucky & had a lovely walk out on Christmas day.
Question: did we enjoy our Christmas break. most definitely
Question: would we recommend Glen Cottage, most definitely
Question: will we return to Glen Cottage. most definitely
Thank you for your review of your stay Glen Cottage.
We are delighted you enjoyed your Christmas break at Glen Cottage including the Christmas tree, a well appointed kitchen and the location of the cottage.
Thank you for recommending Glen Cottage to others!
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Glen Cottage very soon!
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Very enjoyable stay
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Mrs Hazelton
The Cottage was very clear and tidy. Good location to most places, the only thing I could say was there wasn't anywhere to walk the dogs from the cottage without getting into the van. Otherwise enjoy every minute. Read more
Thank you for your feedback of your stay at Glen Cottage.
We are pleased to read you enjoyed every minute of your stay and the location of the property.
We hope to welcome you back to Glen Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property very soon.
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Lovely short break
Left on 10/21/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Lynette Miller
We had a really lovely short break at Glen Cottage - the first one in years without kids in tow! The accomodation was wonderfully clean with no evidence of previous occupants and their canine companions. Have recommended to freinds and family and will definately come back again. The only concern I would have would be that it could be a bit noisy peak season due to the other property having rooms above Glenn Cottage - on saying that, there was a young family staying in the other cottage for part of our stay and we were not disturbed by them. highly recommend this for those wanting an relaxing stay...no phone signal :-) Read more
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Glen Cottage, Troutbeck.
We are delighted you found the property to be an excellent base for you holiday.
We hope to welcome you back to Glen Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the near future.
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Left on 09/16/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | David
I loved my weeks stay at Glenn Cottage. It was so nice to be able to just pull up at the little cottage in the middle of nowhere. Such peace is hard to come by in today's fast paced world. The views were spectacular from the cottage and you could just head off up the track and ramble across open countryside. I hope to be back next year! Read more
Thank you for your review on this lovely property.
It was lovely to ready your review of Glen Cottage. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
We shall look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Lakes Cottage Holidays
Tony & Romaine Anderson
Our second visit to Glen Cottage
Left on 04/19/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Tony & Romaine Anderson
Glen Cottage was like the first time we visited immaculate. We stayed in March and there was surprisingly lots of snow but it was lovely in the cottage, the underfloor heating easily kept the place warm, we did not even need to light the log burner even though there were logs supplied.
I would recommend Glen Cottage to everyone what ever age.
You will see Helen the owner but she will not bother you, She'll be busy keeping the gardens lovely or as when we were there in March clearing snow.
Nice views with lots of local walks and Ulswater just a 5 minute drive away.
As for pet friendly, yes its great we can have a couple of dogs with us, best of all you would never know the visitors before had dogs there as the cleaners do a great job and theres no trace of a pet.
Left on 03/28/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Rebecca and Mark
We've stayed in many holiday cottages throughout the UK and this was by far the best. The setting, the ease of access, every commodity you could need was provided including the washing machine and dishwasher and the detergents too. The views from every window were amazing; we went early March and had snow covered mountains every day. A short drive takes you to the start of many walks of various difficulties and the people were extremely friendly. We took 2 large German shepherd dogs and this accommodation were perfect for them and us. Despite the fairly isolated setting and freezing conditions, the property was always warm due to the fabulous under floor heating and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has everything you need to eat as you would at home - no 'making do' here.
Lovely pub/restaurant about a mile walk at the top of the road by the junction; served fabulous food and had a warm and cosy atmosphere. Other amenities were just a short drive away and fuel for the fire can be picked up at most petrol stations en route to anywhere.
We were not troubled by either the neighbouring guests nor the owners; even the feral cat kept its distance!
Have no doubt we will return at some point and have recommended already to family and friends. Excellent all round.
Left on 06/22/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Kath H
lovely property with great views from every angle. From a dogs owners points of view the garden is not attached to the house so we couldn't just let the dogs out as the surrounding fields had sheep and lambs in them and our dogs could easily jump the fences. The property was more like a flat in that another properties bedroom was above ours and the noise created depended upon the other guests. Saying that the property it's self was very nice and lovely walks a short drive away.
Left on 06/13/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | DENBYGUY
Booking the Cottage on line was very easy with the minimum of fuss.
The Cottage was described as 5 Star and lived up to this Grading. It was immaculate throughout with everything including the kitchen sink provided.
It is located in Troutbeck above Ulswater about half a mile from a Caravan Park which has a small shop (a very small shop) and the nearest Pub is The Troutbeck Inn about 1 mile away. Good quality food can be found there.
There are several Pubs around the area within a 2to 3 mile Radius that serve good food and are Dog friendly.
The scenery around the cottage is lovely and the atmosphere tranquil with very little ambient noise.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this Cottage to our friends.
Lovely Cottage in a Fantastic location,with a homely feeling aft
Left on 05/23/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Tony and Romaine
Lovely Cottage in a Fantastic location,with a homely feeling after a hard days Fell Walking.
The views from every window were great.
Missing the place already and looking forward to returning later in the year.
Oh and Dog friendly - Perfect...
We experienced a very comfortable stay at Glen Cottage. The cottage met all our needs and we would highly recommend staying there. In particular the underfloor heating and shower were luxurious. We found the location very convenient for walking the peaks, but it was also a quick drive into both Penrith and Keswick.
peaceful,restful with enough to do if you want to do it.
Left on 01/07/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | andy biddle
the cottage is well appointed and easy to find, very nice area of cumbria with all amenities close ish to hand.
the cottage was well equiped but as the cottage is self catering then a small welcome pack would not go amiss.
we had a few issues which we could not report as o2 has no coverage by the cottage.
the back door was opened to expel rubbish acrued and the living room window catch broke as the wind blew through.
so had to do some running repairs.
also unfortunatly for us the upstairs accomodation over the bedroom was occupied by a family with small child whom took to waking and crying through most of the night, we were supposed to stay for seven nights but after one reasonable nights sleep we vacated a day early, in much need of sleep. noise from both accomadfations is an issue.
Comfortable, well equipped cottage with excellent views
Left on 08/24/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | S Flower
Fantastic cottage, well equipped & fitted out. Dining room/sun lounge is fantastic, the views are great. Outdoor centre next door meant a bit of noise from quad bikes for short periods of time some days but this didn't detract from our excellent stay.
Owner really helpful when we arrived.
Left on 08/22/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Biscuit and Family
A fantastic time was had by all!!! Glen Cottage was very well appointed (kitchen fabulous) and beautifully clean. It's location was perfect with easy access for the rest of the Lakes and some great walks on the doorstep. We were slightly apprehensive as it was our first time away with our then 5 month old labrador puppy but the owners have made it very dog friendly, especially with the rope system in the garden where we could tie her out and feel that she was safe and secure. We could hear the family in the adjoining cottage when they were upstairs but it didn't cause any problem as such and should be expected in a conversion of a building of this age. We would definitely recommend Glen Cottage and will be returning ourselves in the future (if we can find a time that it isn't booked up!).
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