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Gowbarrow Lodge
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The settlement of Watermillock sits on the western shore of Ullswater, easy to get to by road – the A592 runs through the village which is just a few minutes drive from junction 40 of the M6 at Penrith – and easy to get away from on foot, with the gentler farming country in which it lies giving way to more demanding hills behind it. Being on the uppermost of the three reaches that comprise Ullswater, there are lovely views of the lake to be enjoyed, and some messing about in boats for those with a mind to do so. If you prefer someone else to steer, there are steamers from nearby Pooley Bridge that chug down the eight mile lake to Patterdale at the southern end. In the village there is a quaint old coaching inn where walkers can recover, the white-washed Brackenrigg Inn, and for more spiritual repose there is the local church, All Saints. Although largely Victorian, with some pretty stained glass from that era, there are earlier elements incorporated in it – the tower, and a triple-locked parish chest from 1560. There is more demanding walking on the eastern side of Ullswater if you wish, or the views of those imposing fells can be taken in without leaving Watermillock. Nearby attractions include Dunmallard Hill Fort a mile-or-so’s stroll north east, and in the opposite direction the famous Aira Force waterfall in its landscaped Victorian setting, the bridge crossing over the 70 foot drop of the fall perfect for photographers.


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Macdonald Leeming House (0.38 miles)

Macdonald Leeming House
Macdonald Leeming House is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Lake District countryside. Set in 22 acres of grand gardens and woodland, this 200-year-old country house hotel boasts direct access to the shores of Ullswater ... More | visit website
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Sharrow Bay Hotel (0.66 miles)

Sharrow Bay Hotel

Sharrow Bay is a legend. Reputedly, the first ever country house hotel to be so called, its reputation as a magical luxury hotel is breathtakingly beautiful setting has spread world wide. Quite simply, Sharrow Bay ... More | visit website

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Rampsbeck Country House Hotel (0.76 miles)

Rampsbeck Country House Hotel

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On the shore of Lake Ullswater, Rampsbeck is an elegant, private country house offering peace, pleasure and privacy. Rampsbeck has a restaurant with 3 AA Rosettes. The candlelit dining room has superb ... More

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The Brackenrigg Inn (0.76 miles)

The Brackenrigg Inn
The Brackenrigg is a traditional Lakeland coaching inn, refurbished to modern standards while retaining its relaxed atmosphere. Our aim is to provide quality service, products and value. Our guests enjoy a beautiful view of the ... More | visit website
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Waternook Lakeside Accommodation (1.07 miles)

Waternook Lakeside Accommodation
Waternook, lying at the foot of Hallin Fell on the shore of beautiful Ullswater offers room and breakfast for those wishing to escape the crowd. We provide a quiet, relaxing stay, a comfortable bed, a ... More | visit website
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Elm House (2.18 miles)

Elm House
Built in 1863 out of local sandstone and once the village post office Elm House has been providing bed and breakfast accommodation over the last 40 years. This family-run guest house is situated just 400m ... More | visit website
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Royal Hotel (3.32 miles)

Royal Hotel

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Nestled peacefully amongst the Eastern Lakeland Fells and located on many of the best-loved Lakeland walks, this charming country retreat is ideal for a peaceful break in Dockray.

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The Royal at Dockray (3.32 miles)

The Royal at Dockray
The Royal at Dockray is a family run Traditional Country Inn offering the best of Cumbrian Hospitality. The resident owners and managers, Tyrone and Michelle Castles, presents a friendly and efficient team who provide a ... More | visit website
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The Herdwick Inn (3.58 miles)

The Herdwick Inn
A traditional Lakeland country Inn situated perfectly between Penrith, Keswick & Lake Ulswater. Well appointed en-suite rooms, hearty breakfast, traditional good food and award winning ales await your stay. A cosy open fire in the ... More | visit website
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April Cottage (4.03 miles)

April Cottage
April cottage is a family run friendly Bed and Breakfast overlooking open countryside and the Lake District Mountains of Blencathra and the Hellvelyn Range. There are three bedrooms available, one of which is a kingsize ... More | visit website

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