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  • Aira Cottage Aira Cottage, Ullswater, nr. Glenridding
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    Aira Cottage

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    Property ref: S18638

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 2

    • Pets 3

    • Reviews (15)

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    About this property

    Lovely, peaceful location adjacent to a river, woodland and spectacular mountain views. Fishing available at the lake just moments away.
    Breathtaking views. Situated in one of the best locations in the country, this superb detached holiday barn has been converted into a spacious house with two bathrooms and an open sided barn with table tennis and darts. A river flows through the woods to the front of the converted barn where there is a packhorse bridge. Just across the field is Lake Ullswater where fishing is available, or you could simply enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Just 3 miles from Glenridding and 6 miles from Pooley Bridge, from where you can take the steamer down the lake. There is superb walking right from the door across National Trust land including the nearby Helvellyn with its famous striding edge! A fantastic location right in the heart of the Lake District, good for holidays throughout the year. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.
    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with patio doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 2 twin (one 2ft 6in for chidren), all with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.
    Woodburner in living room included. Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine and tumble dryer in outbuilding. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Table tennis and darts. No smoking.


    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Detached Property
    Fuel and Power Included
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Satellite TV
    Towel Hire - P.O.A.
    Woodburning Stove
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Lake District
    Washing Machine
    Welcome Cottages
    Summer Best Sellers

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    Local amenities

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    • The Brackenrigg Inn
      2.5 miles
    • Granny Dowbekin's Tearooms
      4 miles
    • Cranstons Food Hall
      8 miles
    • Castlerigg Stone Circle
      8 miles
    • Booths
      8.5 miles
    • Moo Bar
      8.5 miles
    • The Traveller's Rest Inn
      9 miles
    • The Badger Bar
      9.5 miles
    • Baldry's Tea Room
      9.5 miles
    • The Square Orange Café
      9.5 miles

    Reviews (15)

    Colin ‐ 7 Oct 2018
    "Excellent no complaints"
    hayley ‐ 2 Oct 2018
    "It's are second visit to Aira cottage,we love it,we love the falls ,the cottage is so cosy ,hopefully we will be booking up for next year soon too."
    Samantha ‐ 23 Sep 2018
    "Love this cottage. This is the second time we’ve stayed there and will be staying again next year. It would benefit from a full deep clean but there’s only so much one lady can do on her own! It’s far from unliveable, but people do tend to pick at it. The only thing I would recommend they do is buy a new double bed and bedding as that one is getting a bit old now. Oh and maybe a bigger frying pan but that’s not important. The location is perfect! Right beside Aira force, lots of great walks from the door, the pier for the Ullswater steamers just over the road - what a beautiful lake that is!! Would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the lakes, it’s in such a relaxing place but only a short drive into Keswick if you want to go shopping."
    Lynne ‐ 17 Sep 2018
    "We loved Aira Cottage we had 4 adults and 2 dogs - the cottage was very warm and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, especially the dishwasher. The drying room for the dogs was well used by us. Wonderful walks across the packhorse bridge and into Aira Force - this we did early in the morning before it got busy.We played table tennis every evening in the games room. We found it totally relaxing not having an internet or mobile connection."
    Darren ‐ 11 Sep 2018
    "The location of the cottage is fantastic. On arrival the smell in the cottage wasn't very welcoming and the same could be said for the overall cleanliness, but after a couple of hours cleaning it was a lot better. The location is fantastic and a great place to stay in the lakes. The cottage could be wonderful but could do with some tlc, inside and out."
    Fiona ‐ 20 Aug 2018
    "An old, quirky cottage in a stunning location. Walks from the doorstep, very private and peaceful. Everything we needed was there, with plenty of room. Downsides are 'quirky' plumbing and no signage or phone/wifi signals."
    Paul ‐ 22 Jul 2018
    "Whilst we liked the cottage a lot and it was perfect for the dogs we did feel that there is a growing 'snag list' of items that need addressing at the cottage. Light bulbs need changing. The sink in the utility room is not connected properly therefore water runs into the cupboard underneath. The oven needs cleaning. The overall cleanliness of the cottage was disappointing. The toaster needs replacing. The table by the main entrance to the cottage has a leg that is NOT connected to the table and therefore the table is just resting on the leg. It looks as though woodworm has eaten its way through. This could be dangerous to dogs and small children. Some of the light sockets don't work. Some of the plug sockets don't work. We would stay there again but feel that the above took the shine off staying there."
    Mark ‐ 11 Jul 2018
    "Aira Cottage was a fantastic place to enjoy stunning Ullswater and the Lake District. Location wise you wont find better, you cross your driveway and you are on Aira Force. Overall we loved our break, but there are some areas we suggest need addressing. General cleanliness wasn't brilliant. The areas you see and use seem clean, but move the sofa 1" and you'll notice dust and books from the shelves (not any more as we hoovered and put them back). The window sills collected dirt and dead flies - the cottage suffers with flies full stop. We assumed its due to the location of the water, but we had half a dozen on the ground floor permanently. Spot lights in the kitchen hanging out of their sockets, door handles in places either not closing or in need of replacement. A very polite sign advising of the rules of the cottage - no dogs on the carpet, however this is contradicted in the guest services book as this states no dogs in the bedrooms. I understand not all dog owners are as careful of other peoples property but there was no fear of our dogs making the carpet any dirtier than how we found it.The upstairs barn / games room area still has the leaves from the autumn brushed into a lump.The patio set could do with an update. If we were paying £200 for the week I wouldnt moan at a cheap plastic table and chairs, but they are dirty and flimsy - there's a tatty old parasol in the outbuilding you can use if you wish, we gave it a miss. The property needs a little bit of love. It wouldn't take much to make this place stunning."
    Mike ‐ 18 Jun 2018
    "Great cottage with loads of space and in perfect location. Bonus was being able to take dogs. Nice powerful showers. Good sized bedrooms, living room, dining room & kitchen. Secluded outside areas and outside wash house / boot room. NT Aira Force with cafe adjacent and good walks up Gowbarrow and to Glendinning. Cottages like this are hard to find! Would like to re-visit."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 11 Jun 2018
    "We had a wonderful few days at Aira Cottage - definitely wish we'd had longer. Idyllic location & really well equipped with great enclosed outdoor space for dogs.Only improvements would be : Please replace the double mattress - caused some backache As dogs are understandably not wanted upstairs or on carpets & the only way to the back garden is upstairs- it would be great if there was joined access from the front to back garden ( which looks like it could easily be made possible with a bit of fence & steps) Fantastic place - we will return!"
    Andrew ‐ 28 May 2018
    "Excellent cottageBeautiful locationPeaceful"
    Beryl ‐ 29 Apr 2018
    "This has the potential of being one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The cottage has a fabulous location very close to Aira Force a NT venue and has many local walks and within 400mtr of Ullswater lake. The cottage has everything you would need for a comfy stay and the additional activities such as table tennis, darts and the fact you can take your dogs were great. The only downfall was mentioned many times in the visitors book and was that some general maintenance was required and a good clean.We hope this does not put people off as we enjoyed our stay and will probably book again"
    Sarah ‐ 17 Apr 2018
    "Lovely cottage in an excellent location. Could do with some general maintenance works carrying out on minor niggles and some of the mattresses definitely need replacing or fitting with mattress toppers, but overall we had a lovely break/"
    Peter ‐ 11 Feb 2018
    "Aira cottage is in a fantastic location especially if you have dogs. Minutes from the Aira force walk. The cottage is very spacious, well equipped. Will definitely visit again."
    Christopher ‐ 10 Feb 2018
    "Loved the location, close to the lakes an amazing dogs walks straight from the cottage. Red squirrels and a multitude of birds in the woods at Aira Force. Very easy to get to Keswick and Ambleside (both about 20 minutes) if you want the 'bright lights'!"

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