Dovedale Holiday Cottage, between Ambleside & Patterdale/Ullswater

Self Catering Lake District Accommodation, Dog Friendly, sleeps 2 - 6

Dovedale Cottage

Dovedale Holiday Cottage is a wing of the 16 th C. Hartsop Hall, tucked under the fellside of Hartsop Above How, and with magnificent views across the meadows to Caudale Moor, rising above. It offers self catering accommodation for up to 6 people between Ambleside and Ullswater/Patterdale in the Lake District. The accommodation is at the end of a quarter-mile farm drive.

Accommodation Summary:

  • large dining kitchen
  • lounge with open fire
  • downstairs single bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC

Upstairs: three very spacious bedrooms - two doubles and one twin, family bathroom.

Dovedale Cottage self catering kitchen

The path from the house to Brotherswater has been resurfaced, allowing access for wheelchair users to the lakeshore.

Self Catering Accommodation : The big farmhouse kitchen has recently been refurbished, and a blocked-up door reinstated to give access to the garden, and to the stunning views mentioned above.

This is a spacious dining kitchen, well equipped and comfortably furnished, and boasting a new electric range cooker.

In addition to plentiful cupboards, there is a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and big fridge-freezer.

Dovedale Cottage Living room

The comfortable lounge next door enjoys views in both directions. There are three two-seater settees, open fire and television (via FreeSat) with DVD. Stairs lead to the first floor from this room.

Also on the ground floor is a newly-converted single bedroom with spacious en-suite shower room, containing basin and WC. These facilities have been specially created to accommodate disabled guests using wheelchairs with reasonable dexterity and those who cannot manage the stairs. There is a small step up to the shower area, and a seat in the shower.

Dovedale Cottage Bedroom Dovedale Cottage Bathroom


When not needed as a bedroom, this room makes an attractive study area or additional lounge. It is a light and airy room, with a half-glazed door also giving direct access to the garden.

On the first floor are three big bedrooms; two with king-size double beds and one with twin beds. There is a family bathroom, and all the rooms have wonderful views.

The furnishings are traditional, mostly antique pine, as appropriate to the character and style of the cottage. Dovedale benefits from newly-installed oil-fired central heating, and fuel for the open fire is provided.

Outside the cottage, accessed from the kitchen, is a charming garden with plenty of sitting-out room and space for barbecues. There is ample parking in the farmyard outside the front door, or to the side of the property.

This cottage welcomes well behaved dogs. You are in the depths of the countryside - neither wi-f nor mobile phone reception at the cottage, but both are possible at the nearby Brotherswater Inn.




Details for Dovedale Holiday Cottage:

Sleeps 2 - 6
New central heating throughout
Newly fitted dining kitchen
Additional downstairs walk-in shower room
Facilities and access for disabled visitors,including lakeshore path
Fantastic views