Eastwards Cottage ref: CC132185

Sockbridge near Penrith, Ullswater Area

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 


This excellent character cottage is situated on the fringe of the Lake District National Park, in the peaceful village of Sockbridge. Ideally located for exploring the northern Lakes and fells, just two and a half miles from Ullswater and 15 miles from Keswick. This holiday property is light, warm and spacious, and retains many original features, with open views across fields to the Pennines. Directly from the cottage there are several pleasant walks to be enjoyed along public footpaths, across the fields and along the river. Nearby is a children’s play area and a little further on is the village pub and shop, all within walking distance of the cottage. Visit the market town of Penrith, with its variety of shopping facilities, Lowther castle and Gardens, or pack a picnic and head off to Askham outdoor heated pool all located only three miles from the cottage. In 1745 Sockbridge and Sockbridge House were raided by a detachment of Charles Edward Stuart’s army when they invaded England. Two of his cannon balls, found alongside the Sockbridge Mill, are on display in Carlisle Castle museum. Within two miles of the property you can enjoy historical sites including Brougham Castle, Mayburgh Henge and King Arthurs Round Table. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room: Wood burner, freeview TV and DVD player, beamed with wooden floor and window seat.
Dining room: With wooden floor and window seat.
Kitchen: Galley style opening out to a breakfast area, electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Belfast sink with beams, tiled floor and granite worktops.
Conservatory: With views overlooking the rear garden and doors to patio area.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en-suite with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electric, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and initial fuel for wood burner included. Highchair available. Welcome pack.


Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car with additional on street parking available.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    250 yards
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    250 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    250 yards
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    2.5 miles

About the local area

Ullswater is the Lake District's second largest lake at nine miles long. Located in the eastern side of Cumbria, it bends and twists its way through dramatic mountain scenery on one side and a gently curving shoreline of green fields and woodland on the other.

Boating centres and marinas nestle unobtrusively on the lake edge, perfect for the water sports enthusiasts, or visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery from one of the steamers that have sailed the lake since 1855.

Many of the Lake District's many walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge. Or for the less energetic there are many low-level walks through beautiful countryside.

Of note is Glenridding which sits on the south western shore and is surrounded by the fells with wonderful scenic views. Pooley Bridge on the northern shore, with its 16th Century Bridge, Lakeland greystone houses and quaint teashops and Patterdale just to the south of Ullswater, cradled by mountains.

Things to do nearby

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

Lakeland Boat Hire

Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800

Sailing on Ullswater

On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing.

Park Foot Pony Trekking

Park Foot is situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater and provides a brilliant place to do some Pony Trekking around the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. All pony treks are fully supervised so it is a brilliant adventure no matter what your experience

Lake Ullswater

Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length of seven and a half miles and a width of _ mile.


Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Gowbarrow Crag
Gowbarrow Crag

Just above Pooley Bridge and easily accessible from the roadside Gowbarrow is south facing and offers some really worthwhile climbs on the middle crag.

Aira Force

On the northern side of the lake, a short walk from the lake shore you can find one of the Lake District's most stunning and famous waterfalls.

Walking up Hallin Fell

To experience one of the best panoramic views of Lake Ullswater, you should hike up Hallin Fell which is situated mid way down the lake and is part of the well known `kink' in the length of the waters.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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