Orchard Cottage ref: UK1082

Little Salkeld, near Penrith, Ullswater Area

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 


Orchard Cottage is a detached traditional sandstone cottage. Sitting in the quiet and charming Cumbrian village of Little Salkeld, set in the peaceful Eden Valley and nestled under the Pennines bounded by the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The cottage is traditionally decorated, comfortable and welcoming. Offering two bright and well-presented double rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable sitting room with beamed ceilings, and a warming woodburning stove for chilly days or winter months.

Outside is a charming enclosed front garden with furniture, perfect for guests to relax and enjoys meals and drinks. Additionally, there is a convenient side entrance leading to a large utility room, great for muddy boots/paws, providing a safe and secure space for bikes and other large valuables. The Cottage is located on the Coast-to-Coast Cycle Route, a perfect location for any keen cyclists.

The local area has plenty to offer! Explore 18th-century caves and an ancient stone circle within walking distance from the cottage. Enjoy a picturesque walk to Lacy’s Caves, a series of five chambers carved out of red sandstone overlooking the Eden River. And, be sure to visit Long Meg Stone Circle, which dates back to around 1500 BC. The ancient stone circle looks out to Cross Fell, the highest point in the Pennines.

The cottage is just 10 miles away from Ullswater, Pooley Bridge, Lake District National Park, and the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall! Additionally, Keswick is just over a 30-minute drive away. The Eden Valley is an ideal base for couples, a family, or friends seeking to explore the delights of the Lake District whilst evading the hustle and bustle of the honeypot areas.

Just a 5-minute drive away is the village of Langwathby, providing a local convenience shop / Post office along with a traditional pub. Langwathby has its own train station, offering the Settle to Carlisle route undoubtedly the most beautiful and spectacular line in the country. Stopping at the historic Carlisle. If you are looking for some retail therapy jump on the Settle to Carlisle route from Langwathby to Leeds, overseeing the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Pen-Y-Ghent along with passing over Ribblehead Viaduct.

Furthermore, if you are looking for activities to occupy the family, Hunsonby heated outdoor swimming pool (open April – September) is a 5-minute drive away or a 10-minute drive to Lazonby heated outdoor pool. Right next door is a Bank House Equestrian, a family-run horse riding center that welcomes individuals and groups for riding lessons along with hacks out around the local area, even up to Long Meg Stones! They cater to beginners and experienced riders.

Spend some time in Penrith; the hub of the Eden Valley. Just under a 15-minute drive away. A traditional market town offering independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants. Also, where you can find the local amenities and supermarkets. Penrith marks the beginning of the A686, an incredible road claimed to be one of the ten most scenic routes in the world. A 45-mile North Pennines route stopping at Corbridge in Northumberland.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Living room 2.
Kitchen/dining room:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Large utility room: With storage for boots and coats and external door.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels, logs for wood burner and Wi-Fi included.


Enclosed sitting-out area with garden furniture. On road parking. Strictly no smoking. Dog sitting service available at a small cost.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1½ miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    12 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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