Overlooking the River Ellen on the northern edge of the Lake District, the pretty little village of Uldale is a mere 13-minute drive or two-hour ramble from the beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake, and just 10 miles north of the vibrant and historic market town of Keswick.
Home to a pub, a shop and tearooms, this village is the epitome of Lake District life. For those who will no doubt want to explore the surrounding area, Keswick - just 20 minutes away by car - offers attractions such as the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, which houses original manuscripts from literary legends Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, the Pencil Museum, the Cars of the Stars Museum, and various curiosity shops, homey pubs and outstanding restaurants.
Uldale cottages are a great base from which to explore the surrounding regions either by car or on foot. Travel north to catch a glimpse of the still prominent Hadrian's Wall on the Scottish border or take a trip south to take in the beautiful lakes of Bassenthwaite, Windermere or Derwent Water or the magnificent fells and peaks of Blencathra and Skiddaw.
If it's extreme sport you're into, then you'll feel very at home in the Lake District. The region's waterways, lakes, hills and mountains provide the perfect conditions for visitors to try out anything from mountaineering to rock climbing, horse riding, paragliding, hang gliding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing. In fact - think of any outdoor sport and you're likely to find it catered for here in the Lake District.