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Self-Catering Bassenthwaite

Uldale in Bassenthwaite, Cumbria

From: €530 weekly Guests 7 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Uldale Self-Catering

Holiday home
Uldale is a Grade II listed barn conversion in a small group near the village of Bassenthwaite. The cottage has a four poster double, and a room with three singles on the ground floor, along with a shower room and utility. Upstairs is a double room with en-suite, and the open plan living area with wonderful views across to Skiddaw. Outside is ample off road parking, a shared games room and shared grounds with furniture and a children's play area. Uldale is a welcoming family base for enjoying walking, climbing, watersports and stunning scenery.

Situated just a short distance to the north east of Bassenthwaite Lake is the attractive village of Bassenthwaite itself. This charming settlement retains its traditional, rural feel and boasts a stream which winds through the outskirts of the village in addition to whitewashed Lakeland cottages, a well-maintained green and a real ale inn, full of character. Bassenthwaite Lake offers rolling hillside scenery and remains one of the most picturesque places in England. Points of interest nearby include Mirehouse - a grand home and gardens on the shores of the Lake - Trotters Farm, and Dodd Wood. Most of the attractions of the wider region are within easy driving distance whilst the quieter Northern Fells are almost on the doorstep. The towns of Cockermouth and Keswick and close by and both host weekly markets and a good range of other amenities.

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.

Electric central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Shared lawns and gardens, including furniture, BBQ and children's play area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Private water and drainage supply.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Table tennis
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Dr Bicker
July 2020
This was our second stay at Melbecks farm with our two young grandchildren, and we had a great time, although they were disappointed the games room was closed on this occasion due to Covid, and no WiFi- but they survived! The cake and biscuits went down a treat - little things mean a lot. The kids want to come back and stay in Dodd.
Mrs Kavanagh
October 2019
Although I had to re - arrange my booking dates the staff were simply wonderful.. The whole experience was totally angst free.
Mrs Poor
April 2019
The cottage is at lovely place in the middle of sheps field, The cottage itself has everything you need (incuding diswasher with tablets, washing machine with washing liquid) Beds are very comfortabale, rooms specious,big dining table, 3 sofas.. .. exactly as you see it at the pictures. Close to all Lake District attractions.
Mr Lavender
March 2019
Excellent accommodation with everything we needed.. Beautiful location and within easy distance of Keswick by car. Children loved the garden and all the wildlife. Phone signal not an issue for us which quite a few other people reviewing pointed out. Will be definitely visiting again!!
Mrs Holt
February 2019
The most beautiful setting, loved waking up to the sound of woodpeckers and watching the red squirrels in the garden.. The cottage was very well equipped and perfect for our children and dogs. We would definitely come back!! A bonus was the walk down to the pub in Bassenthwaite village for Sunday lunch and an evening meal (both were very nice) and the kids loved playing in the river.
Mrs Ferguson
December 2018
Overall we were very pleased with our cottage, Uldale.. Our only criticism is the en-suite bathroom, which is very "tired" & in need of refurbishment. There was no form of heating in the en-suite, definitely needed a heated towel rail as there was nowhere to hang our towels to dry, not even a hook behind the door. We couldn't get the taps to work to fill the bath, they kept reverting to the shower, and the shower screen was very 'dodgy' when we tried to pull it open.
Mrs Ellison
October 2018
The ensuite toilet was noisy.. This bedroom was airless and there was no mechanism to open the window. Normal movement in this room was too noisy for our family occupants in the bedroom downstairs. I hadnt noticed there was no Wi-Fi and mobile signal was poor. That was my fault. Locatiin was good. Views good. Overall i felt the property was overpriced. There were red sqirrels and woodpeckers to view up close.
Mr Kingsley
September 2018
Nice location with plenty of wildlife Cottage clean and warm Friendly owners..
Mrs Brumpton
August 2018
We were all delighted with Uldale Cottage, and with all of Melbecks.. The only minor niggle was the upstairs Saniflo toilet in the ensuite was very noisy for the bedroom downstairs. Apart from that we couldn't have been happier with the cottage.
Mr Sammons
August 2018
Lovely cottage, clean, peaceful and beautiful views..
Rev Osman
July 2018
Good place for wider family gathering.. Helpful combination of bedrooms and bathrooms, roomy seating at large kitchen table.
Miss Turner
June 2018
Really lovely place, fully equipped, shared outdoor space.. Bbq’d 2 nights on the run as weather was great! Definitely return
Mrs Pinner
April 2018
Lovely cottage where we could get away from it all.. Great to watch the red squirrels and woodpeckers and Jay's from the window. Good position ie close to Keswick and you can walk from the cottage. The boys loved the games room.
Ms Reynolds
April 2018
This was a gorgeous little holiday home.. It had a comfortable feel, with an interesting and quirky layout. It was well equipped and the owners didn’t scrimp on items such as toilet rolls, dishwasher tabs etc. It was also a nice touch to leave a chocolate cake and Easter egg on our arrival. Although in a lovely quiet location, the cottage is very close to local amenities e.g. Keswick; whinlatter forest park etc. Thoroughly recommend it
Mr Ratcliffe
December 2017
No internet or mobile phone network and quite a long way off the beaten track which was great for us but may not be suitable for all.. Wildlife was excellent in the area.
Miss Morris
November 2017
The photos on the website really didn't do the cottage justice.. We had a fantastic stay, the cottage was so welcoming and homely with great facilities. The games room was a great bonus too. It was lovely to be welcomed with a cake and a pint of milk..a nice touch.
Mrs Green
August 2017
Unable to rebook as fully booked
October 2016
The cottage itself is upside down, childrens and a double bedroom on ground floor, kitchen and living room upstairs with another bedroom (the main one really with ensuite) . The cottage had EVERYTHING you could ever need. I even found a sewing kit which was very useful. Owners thoughtfully left milk and tea / coffee etc as well as cake and Halloween themed decorations and chocolates for the kids. Beds are clean and comfortable, mattresses are in 'as new' excellent condition (yes, we looked) . This cottage is attached to others, one to the side and two more behind. It is easy to park and the games room was useful for dvds on an evening and games.
Mrs Saunders
June 2016
The location of this property is excellent lovely walks from the front door and views over Bassenthwaite lake. The gardens were excellent with plenty of choice of where to sit outside with coffee and cake or lunch. There was wildlife in abundance lots of red squirrels cuckoo's and other bird life. The red telephone is at the rear of the property and they are set back down a lovely track. Lots of beautiful flowers. Great open plan living that has recently all been updated (the pics definitely don't do it justice) we went with my Dad who is registered disabled and once up the stairs he had everything he needed in one place. Definitely worth a visit
Mrs Keenan
January 2016
I thought the site was extremely picturesqe and well maintained. The cottage had been decorated for Christmas and was extremely welcoming. The heating was good, even though we obviously went in the middle of winter we never felt cold. The laundry room was a God send, particularly as we had a dog, wellington boots, coats galore to accommodate and it was cold enough to store food and drinks over the course of our stay. The owners were so helpful and friendly and we felt we could have approached them easily if anything had gone wrong.
Mr Pinnell
August 2015
A fantastic location with beautiful views and great walks all around. It was a brilliant family accommodation with plenty of room for all the family to enjoy. The accommodation was very clean, well equipped and beautifully decorated with some nice quirky touches. All round it was an excellent accommodation and good value for money.
Mr Nixon
June 2015
I enjoyed being in peaceful countryside, being able to walk from the house and not too far from Keswick. The house was comfortable and for once it was nice to not have to worry about parking.
Mrs Boardman
May 2015
This cottage far exceeded our expectations. It was extremely well equipped, the pictures on the website do not do it justice. In a beautiful setting and felt very safe for our children to play.
May 2015
Just got back from a weekend staying in Uldale holiday cottage. We had a fantastic time. The pictures on the website don't do it justice as it has been refurbished since then. The rooms are spacious and well laid out. The cottage is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. There are games and dvds to borrow, a games room which our 11 year olds and my 9 year old niece loved (and the dads!) and a swing. We arrived to find fresh eggs, which tasted amazing and cake... a lovely touch. The views are stunning. It is in a quiet area but that was a good thing for us, the children enjoyed looking for wildlife and being outside. Keswick is a 5 minute drive away if you need anything. We would not hesitate to visit here again.
Mr Robinson
April 2015
Great location with views over Bassenthwaite and the surrounding Fells, with easy access to Keswick and the Northern lakes. The cottage was a really comfortable base in which to relax and enjoy sighting the resident red squirrel and many birds. Our boys loved the on-site games room which was perfect for rainy mornings.
Mr Penrose
February 2015
The cottage was better than expected, it was well kitted out with comfy beds.
Mr Henderson
February 2015
A brilliant use of space - a stunning well appointed accommodation with more than the comforts of home! It was beautifully clean with some sweet welcoming touches. Will recommend to family friends.
Mr Chippett
December 2014
The open space and cleanliness was perfect for a relaxing family break. Everything was supplied and thought of.
Mr Jackson
August 2014
The children loved the swing in the shared area and games room, and the choice of DVDs. It was a relaxed atmosphere, and there was space outside for our dog to explore.
August 2014
This cottage is excellent, very clean and modern. It is in a fantastic secluded location, walking distance (if your family likes to walk) to Bassenthwaite Lake. The games room was great for younger and older children, as well as adults. I would thoroughly recommend it.
August 2014
The cottage was lovely and very clean it had everything you needed home from home. The photos on the website don't do it justice as it has been beautifully decorated since they were taken. The only negative thing I would say was it would of been nice to have wifi. I would definitely stay here again.
Mrs Dabinett
May 2014
We really enjoyed staying at Uldale. The cottage was very comfortable and we were made to feel very welcome. The games room was a hit with adults and children alike and a place for the children to relax after a day out walking. Thank you very much, we wouldn't hesitate to stay at Uldale again.
Mr Chessell
May 2014
We had a great week in a lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage. The owners were available if needed and the kids enjoyed cuddles with the dogs. The swing in the garden and the games room were brilliant and well used all week. Even the weather cooperated!
Mrs Marrable
April 2014
Great location and a well-equipped cottage. The games room was great.
Mr Cuthbert
January 2014
Uldale is a fantastic property to stay at and very spacious. Very well equipped and a good place to relax after a day walking.
January 2014
A good base for walking in the lakes. Slightly too far from pub to walk due to time of year (October) but fabulous pub which we visited regularly. Barn conversion immaculate and good for two dogs and two families including teens but only downside was not enough room to dry out wet clothing (wettest trip to Lakes so far!). Would definitely recommend as had great welcome pack to get us started which included home made cake!! Also spotted red squirrels in the garden.
Mrs Lee
September 2013
The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. There was plenty of room for everyone, and the utility room was useful for storing walking equipment. The games room and garden area were useful, and the bird feeders attracted a large number of birds, all off which added to a very enjoyable weekend.
Mr Armitage
August 2013
Everything was excellent. Property was spacious and well maintained, owners very friendly, everything we could have possibly needed; soap powder, kitchen rolls, and pots to name a few, was provided. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending to family and friends.
Mrs Dunn
June 2013
The cottage was spot on, it had everything and more than we would have had at home, there was complementary cake, eggs, milk and tea/coffee when we arrived late at night, we thought that was a lovely gesture. The owners were very helpful when we needed some help and also provided us with places to visit .We will definitely return
Mr Preston
May 2013
Well designed barn development, modern facilities in a rustic environment. Everything provided. A much appreciated 'welcome' of eggs, milk and cake on arrival. Pleasant and helpful, but not intrusive, owners.
Mrs Burgess
January 2013
We loved the comfy, homely feel the cottage had. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay.
Mr Marsh
October 2012
Accommodation was comfortable, owners were more than accommodating and the place was peaceful. We often felt as though we were the only ones there. Nice place and great that we could take our dogs. Nice area and close to all the tourist sights!
Louisa C
September 2012
Due to all sorts of reasons we left booking a cottage to the last minute...crazy, bearing in mind that it was coming up to the bank holiday weekend! We came across this cottage and though we could only get 3 nights as they were fully booked up it was well worth it! The rooms were spacious with the added bonus of the upstairs room having an ensuite, the two downstairs rooms shared a bathroom. Beds were comfortable and the sitting room area was spacious and homely. Plenty of books and brochures for everyone to plan what to do. Upon arrival there was some eggs, milk and a cake to welcome us...a very nice touch! It was a quiet and lovely place to start our holiday in the lake district with...watch out for the man eating squirrels and free range children :)
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