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£469-1094 per week, sleeps 4

The Old Cop Shop

Glenridding, CA11 0PJ

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Visit England 4-Star Self-Catering Logo The Old Cop Shop is a lovely two-bedroom stone terraced cottage situated in Grisedale Bridge, a short stroll from Patterdale, Glenridding and Ullswater, Englands second largest Lake.

Formally a Police House, the local riff-raff from the village were held here before being sent on to larger police stations or released once the Ale had worn off. Evidence of the police records can be seen on the walls of the cottage. Now the converted cottage offers lovely accommodation with bright and airy rooms and views of Ullswater Lake from the landing window and across the gardens to Place fell from the front.

The Ullswater area of the Lakes is a popular location for self-catering holiday's as there is a wonderful choice of activities locally, as well as a choice of pubs, cafe's and eateries. if you fancy exploring further then the Ullswater Steamers are a great choice, linking you to Pooley Bridge and Howtown. For walkers, you are spoilt for choice with the Helvellyn Range, Place Fell, St Sunday Crag and Fairfield nearby.

if you fancy a low-level walk the trail along the eastern side of Ullswater is a must! Well established as one of the best low-level walks in the National Park, the trail hugs the shoreline all the way to Pooley Bridge at the North end of Ullswater.

If you fancy taking to the water yourself, you can hire boats and kayaks from both Glenridding and Pooley Bridge.

There really is a great choice to keep the whole family excited!

Accommodation Summary

  • One Double and one Twin bedroom.
  • Lounge with seating for 4, a wood-burning stove, TV with DVD and Freesat.
  • Kitchen with table and seating for 4 people, dishwasher, cooker, microwave, fridge and washer-dryer.
  • Spacious bathroom with bath, overhead electric shower and heated towel radiator. Electric heating throughout.
  • Enclosed patio yard to the rear with a secure storage room to the rear, ideal for bikes and walking gear.

Things To Note:

  • Private parking for up to two cars.
  • One dog is welcome.
  • Due to the age of the property, there is no gas central heating, but electric radiators on the walls.
  • A refundable £100.00 good housekeeping deposit is required.

Location Information

The Beckside Bar in Glenridding and the White Lion in Patterdale are each about a 10-minute walk. Glenridding is also home to 2 hotels with pubs, The Travellers Rest pub, Fellbites restaurant and Fairlights Cafe.

In Glenridding, there are 2 general stores (one with a cashpoint), the Glenridding Gallery and Catsytcam outdoor shop. Patterdale has a Post Office and Village Store.
The closes supermarkets are in Penrith, a scenic 14-mile drive from the cottage.

Transport Links
By Road: Junction 40 of the M6 (Penrith) - 14 miles. Keswick about 20 minutes by car. Windermere is about 20 minutes by car.
By Train: Nearest Stations at Penrith and Windermere
By Bus: Regular bus service to Glenridding from Penrith (all year) and Windermere (summer only).

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WalkLakes nearest walks to here (as the crow flies) are:

WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.