Sleeps: 4 | From £650 / 3 nights | Changeover day: Friday (or Monday for short breaks

A traditional cottage with Lakeland views and open-plan living spaces

Originally built as two cottages, Lacet Cottage has been refurbished as a luxury self-catering cottage to create spacious, open-plan living spaces with heritage features. The tranquil spot is just minutes from Ullswater by car and has a whole host of walks right from the front door.

The interior of the 19th-century building is calm and contemporary with splashes of colour to mirror the colours of the Lake District landscape. Each room has an eclectic mix of modern furniture and antique pieces and pictures (borrowed from Hutton John), paired with bold fabrics and colours.

Although the smallest of our luxury self-catering cottages, it can comfortably accommodate up to four people and one dog so is perfect for small families or couples. It has two bedrooms (one with a feature roll-top bath), an open-plan kitchen diner, a cosy snug, a separate living room with a log burner and TV, a boot room and separate utility area, and two private gardens. Please note there are 3 steps down to the dining room and the main stairs are steep.

Two bedrooms:
1 x king-size bedroom with a feature roll-top bath and a sneak and peek window offering views across the fells.

1 x super-king-size bedroom with views across the countryside which can also be made a twin room if requested.

Two bathrooms:
1 x high-quality shower room upstairs with WC
1 x wet room downstairs with basin and WC

Open-plan kitchen and dining room with a high-quality kitchen, Nespresso coffee machine and views across the neighbouring fields

A cosy snug and a separate sitting room with wood burner, logs not provided, Smart TV & DVDs Underfloor heating (downstairs), oil central heating (upstairs)


Utility area with fridge/freezer, washing machine and drier with a door to the rear garden.


Boot room for drying outdoor gear

Two gardens:
A small garden to the front of the cottage A rear garden with more privacy. This extends to a small orchard and includes a patio with bistro garden furniture and views of the surrounding countryside.

Pet and family-friendly – one dog very welcome

Private parking available for two cars

BREAKS AT LACET COTTAGE: One week, in peak season, with short breaks from Friday until Monday available at other times.

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The finishing touches

We like to provide our guests with that little bit more than traditional Cumbrian holiday cottages, so we’ve compiled some little extras to make your stay extra special.

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