Grey Walls ref: CC118232

Patterdale, Ullswater Area

4 Stars

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Max sleeps
9
Sleeps
Bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Grey Walls is an impressive and quite outstanding detached country house, standing in an elevated position within extensive grounds. Its superb Lakeland location, in the village of Patterdale, lies at the southern end of Ullswater. Architect designed, it incorporates fascinating features such as oriel windows, all set in dressed stone. Internally the accommodation has a unique character, with oak panelling and a 17th-century court cupboard. The house manages to incorporate cottage charm, with the majority of rooms taking advantage of the exquisite outlooks. The grounds are delightful; they are all south facing and include extensive terracing, with water features, fish pond and broad areas of lawn with rhododendron bushes. There are magnificent fell views in all directions. Kirkstone Pass rises up to the south of the village dropping down into Ambleside and Windermere, so the location is central to both the North and South Lakes, and therefore excellent for touring the National Park. Above the valley behind Patterdale is the famous Striding Edge, a knife edge ridge, leading onto Helvellyn and is popular among more serious walkers. For a less strenuous walk you will find Aira Force, a short drive north, which is the Lake District’s most famous waterfall. There are watersports available on the lake and the steamer is a beautiful way to enjoy the scenery.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge: Large with original oak panelling, beamed ceiling, oriel windows, views to Striding Edge and Helvellyn, electric sttyle stove, TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room: With 17th century court cupboard.
Kitchen: With induction hob and electric oven, microwave/oven/grill combination, fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine.
Lobby: With walk-in larder.
Garden room: With French doors leading to patio.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super king size bed (can be made to twin, must be requested on booking).
Bedroom 2: With super king size (zip and link, can be made up as a twin, must be requested on booking) and en-suite shower over bath and WC.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and WC.
Lower Ground Floor:
Reception area.
Utility room:
With fridge, freezer, dryer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom 4: With twin beds and basin.
Bedroom 5: With 4ft double bed (for one) and basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric and bed linen and towels are provided. 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs available on request. Wifi access.

Miscellaneous

Large terraced garden with patio, garden furniture and charcoal BBQ. Landscaped south facing grounds with extensive terracing, water features and lawned areas with rhododendron bushes. Bike store. Parking for four cars. Please note: There are multiple steps and a fish pond in the grounds and garden of the property. This property has a security deposit of £150.
  • Nearest town
    Ambleside
  • Shops
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Penrith
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    0.5 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 watersports 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.

Rheged

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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