Holiday home Townhead Cottage is a stone cottage in a rural location, five miles from the village of Pooley Bridge. The cottage sleeps two people and has one double bedroom and a bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and logburner. Outside is a garden and roadside parking. Situated in the Lake District National Park, Townhead Cottage is a lovely romantic cottage all year round. Please note that for any stay between 28/4/23 and 9/5/23, the fireplace will not be in operation and cannot be used. There will be a logburner installed from 9/5/23.
Accomodation Details Mostly ground floor. One first floor double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and open fire.
Area The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed.
Region 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.
Amenities Oil central heating with open fire(logs can be purchased locally). Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Power inc. in rent. Logs for fire are not included. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Roadside parking. Lawned gardens with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 miles. Note: Property accessed via seven stone steps, please take care. Note: No mobile phone reception. Note: Stream opposite cottage, which is at the bottom of a very steep bank, children must be supervised at all times. Note: Road to cottage is narrow and steep, a four-wheel drive may be required in winter weather. Note: Babes-in-arms only. Note: Please be advised that you will need to bring your owner supplies for the open fire. Note: Due to the location of the property, WiFi is suitable for browsing only and not for streaming or downloading. Please note that for any stay between 28/4/23 and 9/5/23, the fireplace will not be in operation and cannot be used. There will be a logburner installed from 9/5/23.
The cottage was warm and cosy in a beautiful, peaceful location, ideal for walking enthusiasts..
Great for swims in the lake within a short pleasant walk..
Mr Midgley, September 2020
The Cottage and its location was fabulous and the owners very welcoming.. Not that happy with the Sykes experience to be honest but will likely use you again.
Mr Lloyd, July 2020
The perfect getaway
Townhead Cottage is wonderfully situated in a very quiet setting.. Immediate surrounding are is very pretty. The cottage has most things you need for a stayover. Small gripes; Bathroom could do with a bit of an update and some proper shower option; electric wall sockets in the kitchen keep tripping the RCD; the garden would do with some maintenance.
These comments are meant to be constructive and should not detract from this interesting cottage and it's enchanting surroundings.
The cottage was well appointed and of course in a fantastic location with views and access to spectacular scenery.. Overall we had an enjoyable stay but there were niggles and annoyances; we would return again but better prepared through these experiences. The oil-heating system I suspect was a bit past its prime and not fit for purpose; the three ancient-looking radiators in the main room barely took the edge of the cold; we fared better in the bedroom, much more cosy, but only because the owners had thoughtfully supplied electric blankets plus there was double-glazing fitted. On this basis it felt more a spring, summer and autumn property. There was an large open fire in the living room and again the owners had thoughtfully supplied a large basket of wood, firelighters and newspaper - but no matches. I didn't fancy a pitch-black drive along miles of chicaning single track to Pooley Bridge and had to wait for the day after. It would've been useful for the literature to suggest we bring a box or be told this when we contacted the owner/agent about when we expected to arrive. An axe would also have been useful as the wood - and most wood then bought from surrounding villages and B&M and B&Q in Penrith - were Sequoia chunks. I ended up like Mr. Universe bellowing and wafting the grate for hours getting the fire bed hot enough and able to then devour the large chunks on its own. Once the fire was going it was great in the living room but an axe would have been useful to chop these into more manageable pieces initially. We had a RCD blow taking out random, unrelated appliances like the kettle, fridge, Sky Box, TV and WiFi. The info folder made no mention of the fuse box's location; we could not contact the owners as there was no 'phone signal and of course no WiFi. After twenty minutes of 'Hunt the Fuse Box' I eventually located it behind a door with no handle at the back of the living room managing to get a finger in and prise it open. I found in fact no RCD had blown but got power back by pushing the test switch up (...?!). There were one or two other things but it'll just sound like moaning; it was just little, overlooked things that irritated but finally didn't dampen a good stay.
A stunning location, ideal for access to the Fells, with numerous walks right from the door.. The cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable. The fixtures and fittings are a little dated and well used but we had everything we needed for our stay.
It was a lovely quiet location and a good base for walks.. The route past Hallin Bank and down to the Howtown Hotel for a lunch-time drink and sandwich in the walker's bar, and return via Boredale made a good, not-too-strenuous day's walk.
Perfect retreat cosy comfortable great roaring fires location fantastic everything you could wish for , would like to keep it a secret !
Town head cottage makes you fall in love with the lake district.. The cottage has an authentic atmosphere while providing all needed amenities for a comfortable stay at the 'lakes'. The cottage is positioned beautifully near Ullswater lake, giving you plenty of scenic walking straight from the door step
Mr JOS HEIJNSDIJK
We had a very relaxed and unwinding week in Townhead cottage and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely cottage! Some positive feedback:
Very difficult to carry the luggage over the steep and slippery steps round the back to the door. We put most of it t.hrough the window in the front?! There is a sort of driveway in the back but you would have to drive over the garden/grass from the neighbors, So we didn't.
Wifi wasn't working the second day, but fixed immediately after reporting!
The bed was extremely low 30 cm?! Would be a reason for me, as a 59 years old man with diabitis, not to return!
The bathroom is designed to get wet, quite common in the UK. A shower curtain and a hook to hang the shower head on would be very useful.
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