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Cherry How

Self-Catering Cottage in the English Lake District


Still plenty of 2023 availability from February onwards



Cherry How is a beautifully presented, self-contained and deceptively modern cottage, in a truly wonderful location - indeed on land once owned by Wordsworth himself.  It was built in 1962  in traditional style, and for many years has been the home of the caretakers of Broad How, the large family home next door.  Cherry How was fully refurbished to a really high standard in 2022, and is now available for rental itself.  This fairy tale cottage is a perfect retreat for 2-4 people, looking to explore the fells and vales of the heart of the Lake District, or to sit in peace and watch the seasons of the valley unfold.


A Room with a View

Cherry How is a beautiful house, in a perfect location, with unrestricted views  up the lovely valley of Patterdale


The Cottage

The Kitchen

Brand new in 2022, the kitchen/dining room features electric induction hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge- freezer and is fully equipped for all self-catering needs, with a walk-in pantry for easy storage of your supplies for the week.

Free Wifi


Cherry How now has superfast full fibre internet  [115mpb] which arrived in the village this year, and which  provides WiFi coverage which will cope with any number of attached devices, and which reaches every room with ease. The speed and reliability make it possible to have multiple video links from Cherry How, if you need to combine your visit with work.

The Living Room


With original solid wood flooring from the 60s, and the same dual-aspect outlook as every other room, the living room boasts a brand new log burner, an elegant leather sofa and a smart OLED TV with DVD player,  FreeSat and  all your favourite streaming apps.

The Garden

Cherry How's garden stretches right back into the woods behind the house, and we have cleared the space by removing a number of trees this year.  We are starting the process of developing the garden more, but in the meantime it is a fun natural woodland for children to play in, and there are several places to sit in real seclusion - which as the poet says is "the bliss of solitude"


There is a twin bedroom on one end of the house and a double on the other, both beautifully decorated with eco-paints, and warmed by the state-of-the art German electric heating which keeps Cherry How so cosy throughout the year. Egyptian Cotton linen is provided throughout.


As well as everything already mentioned, Cherry How has a brand new automatic washing machine, and a special drying room for those times that you get home from the fells a little wet.  If you find there is anything you need then the Caretaker James lives in the village and is always on hand.

Cherry How welcomes 1-2 well-behaved dogs

Doggy in Bed




Patterdale Village

Much admired by Alfred Wainwright, Patterdale village has two pubs, the White Lion, and Patterdale Hotel, and a pretty church, and is a favourite starting point for walks.  There are regular buses to and from Penrith

The Fells

Cherry How is at the foot of Place Fell, and you are well placed for climbing  Helvellyn, and a host of other fells.  In fact there are 50 'Wainwrights' within a 5-mile radius of the house.


The Lake District's second biggest and most beautiful lake is less than half a mile from Cherry How, with its steamers, rowing boats and swimming places.  Glenridding is the nearest village with shops and hotels.

The Coast to Coast

The Coast to Coast footpath goes past the front door of the house, and you can sit and chat with the passers by who are either in the early or late stages of that substantial undertaking.  Or maybe you could use Cherry How as a week long break in your own journey!


Red squirrels are regular visitors to Cherry How, and  you can often see a wide range of birds, as well as hedgehogs, and rabbits, or from the garden in the spring you can watch the lambs being born in the field opposite.


If the Lakeland weather turns a little less friendly, or if you are tired from all this activity, you can always light the wood-burner, and switch on the state of the art TV, which boasts FreeSat and all of those streaming apps, or enjoy a selection of games, DVDs and books, including the comprehensive guide to the cottage, which is full of further suggestions.

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