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The Dairy - Patterdale Hall

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Stone steps leading down to the Dairy
Dairy from its private garden
Open living space

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Set back from the main Hall and nestling in its own woodland garden is the former Dairy. Sympathetically converted, the Dairy offers accommodation for up to 2 guests (a couple). Its layout is fairly unique with mezzanine type sleeping accommodation via a steep wooden ladder. Bedding and towels are provided. The Dairy has a fully equipped compact kitchen and a shower room on the ground floor. Tea and coffee basics are provided for your arrival so you can arrange a hot drink before you unpack. Unlike many other venues, we provide tea towels, an oven glove, cooking oil and salt and pepper with the intention to make your stay as stress free and comfortable as possible. On top of the central heating, the Dairy is equipped with a wood-burning stove and there is a supply of logs just outside....Set back from the main Hall and nestling in its own woodland garden is the former Dairy. Sympathetically converted, the Dairy offers accommodation for up to 2 guests (a couple). Its layout is fairly unique with mezzanine type sleeping accommodation via a steep wooden ladder. Bedding and towels are provided. The Dairy has a fully equipped compact kitchen and a shower room on the ground floor. Tea and coffee basics are provided for your arrival so you can arrange a hot drink before you unpack. Unlike many other venues, we provide tea towels, an oven glove, cooking oil and salt and pepper with the intention to make your stay as stress free and comfortable as possible. On top of the central heating, the Dairy is equipped with a wood-burning stove and there is a supply of logs just outside. With the Dairy comes a good sized private wooded garden with BBQ and picnic bench. There is parking for up to two cars right outside the Dairy. Due to unique style of the Dairy, it is not suitable for those who struggle on their feet. Unavoidable stone steps lead down to the front door. There is free WiFi in the Dairy. The Dairy is just a 10 minute walk away from the villages of Glenridding and Patterdale, where you will find a couple of shops, pubs and cafes. Please note that Vodafone is currently the only mobile phone coverage in the immediate area, others are available just a short drive out of the village ( or on top of the surrounding hills!). Prior to your arrival we will email you a link to a video about the Dairy which covers certain health + safety elements of the Dairy. You will need to complete an online form to confirm all guests have seen this.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Full
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Patterdale H
Hosting since February 2015
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsThe keys will be left for you for the Dairy and there is no requirement to check in with the staff at the Hall. That said, we would love to see you and are on hand most times to help you with any problems you may have.

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Reviews (70)
Gary R
Gary R
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
Peace and quiet
Had a good few nights stay ,2nd time here and only real complaint is that the shower pressure is very weak, apart from that I would return again .
Visited March 2023
Written March 24, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Thanks for the review. Checked the shower out, it’s always been that good….. adequate but not massaging. All the best.
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HEK872
HEK872
London, United Kingdom55 contributions
Cute, quirky, lovely location - perfect little escape!
We enjoyed a four night stay recently. Fantastic location for what we wanted to do - enjoyed the walks, lake boating trip and pubs. The property is perfect for couples wanting an escape and, although a bit older with the bathroom and décor, the property is spacious and great garden. The fire was a life-saver with ample supplies for it and the stairs to the bedroom were not a problem at all - and I'm saying this at 7 months pregnant! Would most defiantly like to stay again. The guy running it was very helpful and actually on site if we had needed anything. (NB no shower issue as someone else had mentioned and not a noisy boiler so don't be put off - they must have been fixed).
Visited November 2022
Written November 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Thanks. We did fix the shower as soon as it was reported. Boiler is just an immersion heater in a tank. Thanks for pointing those out. Great review. T
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen P
Helen P
5 contributions
Fantastic hideaway
Wonderful as always. The perfect escape for swimming and walking. Clean and comfortable with a lovely garden. Helpful and friendly staff.
Visited October 2022
Written October 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Thanks for the review.
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicola Burridge
Nicola Burridge
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom1 contribution
The Dairy
I absolutely love the location of this place. The accommodation gives everything we need to relax in the evening after a day of walking in the amazing scenery. Tried to book for same time next year but it’s already booked so we are now going to try and book for spring. Can’t wait to visit again.
Visited September 2022
Written September 25, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Lovely review. Thanks so much.
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gary R
Gary R
Liverpool, United Kingdom2 contributions
Little hobbit hole
Had a quiet week here ,lots of wildlife in gardens . Quirky property which was well equipped and ladder was not a problem. Would definitely book again ,only gripe was not being able to turn garden lights off
Visited September 2022
Written September 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Have fixed the garden lights. Electrician had hard wired the emergency lights on. See you again.
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

simonnicholson150
simonnicholson150
Derbyshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
The dairy
We come to the lake District every year for 2 weeks and have stayed in the Dairy Cottage twice. The first time we stayed we enjoyed it alot there was a fantastic garden for the dog to play in and a log burner to keep us warm and snug. We did however get the impression that everything there was ("that'll do") the boiler was very loud and the bathroom and shower needs a good bit of work done to it as the shower head doesn't stay straight and droops leaving it hard to shower. The place is lovely and quaint but needs a bit of cash put into into it to make it pop. We stayed again this year and found the same problems as last holiday and probably won't be booking again. Pros: great location, log burner, big garden. Cons: needs cash put into it, loud boiler, shower head.
Visited July 2022
Written August 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Shower head fixed, thanks for letting us know. We are planning a refurbishment and a new roof. All the best.
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ginner
ginner
Bradford, United Kingdom6 contributions
Great place in beautiful surroundings
This is our second stay in the Dairy and it’s such a quirky place ! Comfortable and had everything we needed and the dogs loved the secure garden , brilliantly placed for Patterdale and glenridding and so quiet we will be booking again
Visited July 2022
Written July 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Thanks for the review. Glad you liked it again.
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

OnAir62382402908
OnAir62382402908
1 contribution
The DAIRY PATTERDALE
The garden is good if you have a dog secure ,we have stayed twice now and it’s a nice base for walking,the upstairs bedroom could do with a fan as it’s hot and a washing line would be useful,the tin opener wasn’t great we bought one there was a lot of spider’s in the bathroom and bedroom so netting would be useful, but having said that there are lovely walks nearby.
Visited July 2022
Written July 16, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Thanks for the review. It was a hot week. If only every week was so warm. See you again.
Written April 13, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul T
Paul T
4 contributions
Great location
The Dairy has pretty much all you need for a comfortable stay although a small dishwasher would be helpful I assume if a family was staying. The ladder to the bedroom is ok if you’re ok with that sort of thing. If you need a leak at 3.30 am it’s a pain you could do without though. If you are even slightly limited physically give it some serious thought. Ironically in light of previous comments I found the bed to be super comfy and, due to a dodgy back, I can count on one hand the number of times I have experienced that in the past 10 years. Top tip: don’t drop your phone down the side of the bed. You will never see it again as the bed is crowbarred into the space that it occupies and the only access is from the end of the bed. Clothes storage is very limited as previous reviews have said Another top tip: when I arrived there was a plug in fragrance diffuser polluting the place. If this is your thing it’s happy days. Personally it’s mustard gas as far as I am concerned. It went straight outside but it saturates the soft furnishings and doesn’t do you any good. Hopefully we will soon follow the example of other countries and ban this stuff in public spaces. The place is brilliantly located and was spotlessly clean. It was great to get up Helvellyn straight from the front door and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in Patterdale and Glenridding. I’d stay again (if they’d have me after this) but would request the removal of the diffuser before I arrive.
Visited January 2022
Written February 20, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Thanks for the review. Noted on your view on the smelly diffuser. As a property that accepts dogs, some would say it’s smells better than damp dog, but of course that is subjective too! Of course we can remove it in advance if you pre-warn us. Best Wishes.
Written April 22, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ginnerjules
ginnerjules
Denholme, United Kingdom59 contributions
A lovely quirky gem of a place
A charming quirky place surprisingly larger than expected with everything that you need and in beautiful grounds of Patterdale hall . The ladder to the loft was A little too steep for me but we got scrummy smelling bedding for the sofa bed from the hall as requested and the sofa bed was comfy enough. The garden is enclosed and sooo quiet our elderly terrier loved it and the waterfall walk beautiful we have really enjoyed our weekend stay and have booked to return in the summer
Visited January 2022
Written January 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Navigator563574
Navigator563574
Glad you had a good time. See you again. Best Wishes.
Written April 22, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain views
  • Parking available
  • Private yard
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Fishing spots available
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Watersports
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
Within a 10 minute stroll from the accommodation are the villages of Patterdale and Glenridding, these offer an array of shops, pubs and tourist attractions including the base of the Ullswater Steamer company. The regular lake steamers provide an ideal accompaniment to a walk around the lake, or a mountain challenge. It is possible to walk through the grounds of the Hall straight onto the fell side to take on the mighty Helvelyn massif, a range of hills within 2 hours walk of The Dairy.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Two parking spaces are available with The Dairy. Most of our guests arrive by car, but public transport can be fun, low stress and quite easy. Bus services direct from Penrith train station. Seasonal bus services from Windermere. Secure bike storage is available upon request.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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