Compact and bijou is probably an overworked cliché, however this rental is just that.
Of course it has some flaws but nothing that I need to mention, it would be churlish to mention them.
The bathroom...with a bath...is spacious, the bedroom isn't so 'roomy' but you go in you get in bed and you sleep and then you wake up get up and enjoy your breakfast looking over the valley with Ullswater beckoning below.
There are sufficient places to eat nearby but at any time of the year eating in and enjoying the view is a great option.
Close to Aira Force waterfall, Pooley Bridge and of course the water, you can walk the fells, paddleboard, take the steamer to Glenridding or just have afternoon tea and wander around the village...it's not huge...but it has charm.
I would return at the drop of a hat.
This gets 4 stars because of the stunning view over Ullswater - which we suspect couldn't be better from anywhere else. The flat is fine, and generally comfortable and well equipped with everything you'd need.The bedroom is at the rear of the flat and very dark, and just on the edge of being a bit musty- but you can lie in bed and see the view. A summer weight (and non-allergenic) duvet would enhance it, as would a decent set of kitchen knives. Lots of interesting local historic houses and gardens kept us well- occupied, as did a trip on the Steamers on the Lake, and a walk around its shores. The theatre in Keswick was brilliant and there are lots of great places to eat. If you want a base for the North Eastern Lakes, and somewhere to sit and soak up the view, this is good place to come.
The garden flat was an ideal base for exploring the lakes. The views were spectacular from the window and the flat had everything in it you might need. It was very peaceful but not too far from a village with pubs, cafes and small shops.
The location is stunning and the flat just lovely. We enjoyed the peace, quiet and wonderful views across the lake. Pooley bridge is a little rural village, but we were able to enjoy a drink in the pub and a good breakfast in the cafe. For anything else we needed to travel but the details of the booking made this expected. I believe there is a footpath to the village but we did not try this route. The written directions are essential as the sat nav take you to far up the hill. My lasting memory is sitting on the bench with a cup of tea in the manicured garden.
The location of the Flat was just brilliant .
We toured round the Lakes for the break and the flat was the ideal base for our break away.
After a long journey, we arrived at the "garden flat" and we were instantly amazed at the beautiful setting. We took a few minutes to soak up the views before opening the door. The flat was bijou but fully equipped with everything you need. Kitchen had more utensils than we have at home. Shower over bath worked well, bathroom has underfloor heating and heated towel rails. Bedroom was compact with enough storage, bed was comfy and you could see that wonderful view to the lake from your bed when the door was open. Lounge area has to be the best, sitting in the window just watching the mountains and lake change colour with the weather. Wow!
The flat was half mile walk to the nearest pub, the brackenrigg. We ate there for 2 nights and food was lovely.
We walked from Pooley bridge to howtown, a very easy 6.7 miles. Walked to Aira force, lovely waterfall, then to glen ridding. Lots of walking and the garden flat was a welcome treat to return to each evening. Thank you Sheila, for sharing the perfect, romantic setting with us. We will definitely return.