More places to stay in Ullswater, Eden Valley and the North Pennines

near Greystoke, Johnby Hall. B&B/Self-catering. A Tudor manor house with a 14th century pele tower is the setting for guests at this ‘family-friendly and dog-friendly’ property, not far from Greystoke village. Kelly Cottage is for B&B and there are two self-catering apartments. The owners - both musicians - love hearing guests play the grand piano in the Great Hall. 

Haweswater. Aquila. Self-catering. Overlooking Haweswater reservoir, this spacious stone and glass property ‘begs for romance, poetry and adventure’. It’s a striking looking building in an equally wonderful landscape. Fantastic views too. Once an industrial building, used by Manchester Corporation in connection with the reservoir, Aquila sleeps up to six people, has a Tesla Powerwall home battery system and a charging point for electric cars.

King’s Meaburn. Steele’s Mill.  Self-catering. For 600 years the sound of life here was the swish of water on the mill wheel as it turned the shaft which drove the mechanisms to grind the grain. There’s a different rhythm to life here today but there’s no escaping the building’s heritage. The beautifully converted building sleeps four people in two bedrooms. There are three floors and a balcony from which to watch bird life on the River Lyvennet. 

Martindale. The Bungalow. Self-catering. No internet, no mobile signal, no landline, no electricity. Lighting, heating and cooking is done by gas. The water supply is from a stream. But what a history and what a location! The Bungalow (sleeps 10) was built as a shooting lodge in 1910 for the 5th Earl of Lonsdale, to host a visit from Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany while the open veranda gives panoramic views of quiet, beautiful Martindale.

Ullswater. The Quiet Site. Camping/caravanning. Best overall glamping site in the UK 2022, says the internet forum Mumsnet of this ‘award winning, carbon neutral holiday park’. Different ways to stay here include gingerbread houses, glamping burrows, camping pods, glamping cabins and pitches for tents, motorhomes and caravans.  AA Campsite of the Year (north west England) in the AA Caravan & Camping Awards 2019-20.

Wharton, near Kirkby Stephen. Stay Lambing Live. Self-catering. ‘If you’re looking for a quirky weekend away, or wanting to get stuck into a week of something radically different, we’re offering you the chance to experience life on a working farm.’ So say the owners of this former barn which featured in the BBC’s Lambing Live programme in 2011. The floor covering in the cottage’s three ground floor bedrooms is - naturally - British wool.

Also (B&Bs) Lowbyer Manor Country House (and self-catering) at Alston. Crake Trees Manor (and camping/glamping) at Crosby Ravensworth. Stafford House at Greystoke. Lockholme and The Old Croft House, both in Kirkby Stephen. Lowthwaite B&B at Matterdale, near Ullswater. Albany House, Penrith. Sunset House at Newton Reigny, near Penrith. 

Also (Self-catering) Glen Bank at Brampton, near Appleby. Crookwath Cottage and Barn at Dockray, Ullswater. Dufton Barn Holidays at Dufton, near Appleby. Edenhall Estate at Eden Hall, near Penrith. Isaac’s Byre, Garrigill, near Alston. Patterdale Hall Estate (and caravan site) at Glenridding. 

Kaber Chapel, Kaber, near Kirkby Stephen. Kirkby Stephen hostel. Platform Cottage and Booking Office Cottage on Kirkby Stephen station. A Corner of Eden, Low Stennerskeugh, near Kirkby Stephen. 

Broad How, Patterdale. The Lodges at Artlegarth, Ravenstonedale. The Green Cumbria, near Ravenstonedale. The Cow House, near Shap. Rose Cottage in Tirril, near Penrith. The Boathouse at Knotts End and the Duke of Portland Boathouse, both Ullswater. 

Also (Camping/caravanning) Drybeck Farm at Armathwaite. Sykeside Camping Park at Brotherswater. Gillside Farm at Glenridding. Waterside House Campsite, Howtown, Ullswater. Mains Farm Caravan Site, Kirkoswald. `Into the Woods, Maughanby Farm, Little Salkeld. Greengill Holidays at Morland, near Penrith. Side Farm, Patterdale. Hillcroft Park at Pooley Bridge. Hole House Farm Caravan Park at Pooley Bridge. Park Foot Holiday Park at Pooley Bridge. The Burton at Stennerskeugh, near Ravenstonedale. Cove Caravan and Camping Park, Watermillock. The Ullswater Holiday Park, Watermillock.

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