Vogue Holiday Homes


Location – Ullswater 19, 21 and 22

With a choice of Three Vouges all tastefully decorated which offer you light, airy, open plan living is complemented by stylish yet comfortable interiors. We love the breakfast bar and the Velux Roof windows add another dimension to the kitchen area.

The lounge features a fireplace with electric fire and sofas to sink into, while the main bedroom has an en-suite shower room. The twin bedroom has the use of a separate family shower room.

Doors from the living room lead out to a decking area with patio furniture and views over the park. There is dedicated parking for one car.


Meadowbank Cottage


Open all year

Sleeps 4

Meadowbank Cottage is semi detached and located close to the entrance of the park.  The accommodation is furnished and equipped to a high standard.  Being all on the ground floor is ideal for those who have difficulty with stairs. The cottage has central heating and comprises:

Dining and lounge area has a log burner, TV, blue ray DVD player and CD player. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. The utility room houses the washer/dryer.

The Master double bedroom has a King size bed, while the twin bedroom has two 3′ beds. The family bathroom features a shower over bath, hand basin, WC and hairdryer. Bath robes and slippers are supplied for adults.

The outside seating area is a real gem, the hot tub boasts fantastic views over the fells and Ullswater. To the rear of the property there is a grassed garden area.

Unfortunately pets are not allowed in this cottage.

Meadowcroft Cottage


Open all year
Meadowcroft Cottage is a tastefully furnished holiday cottage sleeping up to six people in three comfortable bedrooms. From wine coolers to wood burners and a hot tub with fell views, this place has all the ingredients for a holiday to remember.

Enjoy a wood burning stove in the lounge. In the three bedrooms you’ll find one King size bed, one double and one twin – perfect for larger families. There is also a luxurious family bathroom.

The hot tub is located on your own private patio with those afore mentioned fell views and comfortable garden furniture.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed in this cottage.

Clearwater Lodges


Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater 11, 12
Sleeps: 6

Clearwater 11 which is pet friendly has a family shower room and Clearwater 12 has a family bathroom.

With its rich, warm colour palette, comfortable soft furnishings, and a wide range of features as standard, the great value Clearwater Lodge is the ideal choice for weekend getaways or family holidays.
With a lounge that offers direct access through the sliding patio doors to your outdoor decking with patio furniture.  An incredibly spacious dining area that benefits from windows to two aspects, the Clearwater provides an instant sense of freedom and relaxation.
Sumptuous high street inspired curtain fabrics, generous comfy seating, and the classic oak wood tones of the furniture combine to give this lodge a stylish appeal. The large modern kitchen, which includes a wide variety of optional appliances to meet your requirements, is at the heart of the vast open plan living space.

The bedrooms feature contrasting wood tones to great effect and are perfectly complemented by the striking colours in the curtains. The main double bedroom features a generous walk-in wardrobe space and spacious en-suite shower room. There are also two large twin bedrooms with two single beds in each one.


Retreat Lodge


Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater 9
Sleeps: 4

As the name suggests,  Retreat Lodge is the perfect environment to retreat to when you want to relax and unwind with woodland views.

Spacious open plan living in a warm and relaxing palette, is complemented by two bedrooms.

The master double bedroom has an en-suite shower room while the twin bedroom has use of the family bathroom with bath and overhead shower.

There is of course WiFi if you wish to stay connected while on your family holiday but there’s also your own private hot tub to relax and unwind after a day in the Lake District and decking area complete with patio furniture to enjoy the views and a glass of something…




Acorn Lodge 10


Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater 10
Sleeps: 4

New for 2021, the Acorn is an extremely sophisticated spacious two bedroom lodge sleeping four people which is pet friendly and has the advantage of a Hot Tub,  with contemporary furnishings and modern touches. Its open plan layout offers spacious yet cosy accommodation.

The lounge has comfy sofas with dining area, Bluetooth MP3 music system. The fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave along with an island breakfast bar.

The spacious master bedroom has a King size bed and ample room for a cot plus a stylish en-suite shower room, while the walk-in wardrobe provides generously designed storage. The twin bedroom has 3′ single beds and there is a family shower room.

Double outlook doors open onto the deking area with patio furniture and Hot Tub with privacy screening. Perfect for pet-friendly, family holidays.

Acorn Lodge 25


Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater 25
Sleeps: 6

New for 2021, Acorn Lodge 25 offers open plan living space with generous seating with stylish features.  Acorn Lodge is spacious with ample room for up to 6 guests in three bedrooms, contemporary furnishings and modern touches.

The lounge has comfy sofas with dining area and Bluetooth MP3 music system.

The fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave along with an island breakfast bar.

The master bedroom has a King size bed and stylish en-suite shower room while the walk-in wardrobe with generously designed storage and a stylish en-suite shower room.

One twin bedroom has 3′ single beds and the other twin room has 2’6” single beds and there is a family shower room.

Double outlook doors open onto the decking area with patio furniture.

Meridian Lodge


Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater 26 and 31
Sleeps: 4

A choice of two lodges both of which are Pet Friendly and Meridian 26 benefits from a Hot Tub to relax and unwind

Please note Meridian 31 does not have a dishwasher

From its striking external appearance to the exquisite features and soft furnishings, the Meridian Lodges are luxury personified.

Combining opulent living areas with distinctive, contemporary furniture this model offers large open spaces with a fresh, modern appeal.
Opt for the contemporary weave of the Azure upholstery to transform the lounge and dining area into a vibrant living space.
The crisp, clean lines of the fully-featured kitchen are delightfully accentuated by the daylight that streams through the feature windows of the dining area.
With spacious en-suite facilities, and walk-in wardrobes the bedrooms provide the perfect space for holiday relaxation – there’s even an en-suite bathroom.
Quite simply the Meridian Lodge sets the standard for luxury and sophistication. The double bedroom has a TV and an en-suite bathroom with overhead shower family shower room and the twin bedroom has a gazunda bed, which is ideal for guests staying with a baby bringing/hiring a cot.

Holicombe Lodge


Open 1 March to 6 January
Location: Ullswater 20
Sleeps: 4

The Holicombe Lodge enjoys a quiet yet spectacular position with enchanting views of the surrounding fells and the mountains. The spacious lounge gives way to the terrace thanks to french doors. Here you can watch the ever changing colours of the fells and wonderful sunsets. Ideal for a family holiday at any time of the year. Pet Friendly

The master bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room while the twin bedroom has an adjacent bathroom with shower over the bath.

A truly sophisticated holiday home, Holicombe Lodge features modern, stylish furnishings throughout and gas central heating throughout.  Quite simply, it’s ideal for a family holiday any time of the year.



A recent addition to the Ullswater Valley food scene is celebrating an astonishing first year of business. 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms in Pooley Bridge opened its doors to guests in May 2016 with a flourish of Victorian-inspired chic and a keen young Head Chef eager to make waves on the Cumbrian food scene.

For over 150 years, 1863 has quite literally been a cornerstone of the village. The property is set in the heart of Pooley Bridge, a short walk from the shores of Ullswater. It was built first as the village blacksmith’s and later became the post office. Now reimagined for the 21st century, 1863 features a bar, bistro and seven elegant bedrooms. A family business, they say they enjoy getting the little things just right, welcoming guests back time and again to share in a slice of Lakeland paradise.

Twelve months on and ‘the proof’ as they say ‘is in the pudding.’ Over 10,000 locals and visitors from as far away as Hong Kong and New Zealand have enjoyed dinner in the Bistro while over 3500 have used 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms as a base for a short break to discover the beautiful Ullswater and Eden Valleys and of course the wider Lake District.

Meanwhile, over in the the Kitchen, the team is almost unrecognisable. One year ago, Head Chef, Phil Corrie was holding the fort on his own. Today, thanks to a lot of hard work and skill, Phil (25) is joined by four other chefs with a combined mean age of 19.6 years! Between them they’ve worked with 21 local, regional and national suppliers to create 104 different dishes plus 46 flavours of ice cream and sorbet.  That equates to over seven menus in 1863’s first year, or put another way, one new dish served every three days!

Head Chef Phil commented:
“To have the chance to be involved in a new business venture right from the off is on most Head Chefs’ bucket lists. I’ve enjoyed every moment of the last year and am so proud of all we’ve achieved together. I’ve particularly enjoyed the opportunity to create innovative, seasonal menus using produce that really is as local as it could be – Jean’s fantastic kitchen garden veg, Henry’s pungent mint and my mum’s raspberries!”

When asked what year two holds, Phil’s not resting on his laurels. The young chef and graduate of Kendal College is focussed on building and expanding 1863 Bistro’s reputation both with customers and critics while pushing and developing his young team on the technical front.

Previously known as Elm House Bed and Breakfast, 1863’s owners, Mark and Anne Vause, moved to the area from Blackburn in 2008 and spent eight years running the award-winning B&B. In November 2015, the entrepreneurial couple had already made the ambitious decision to close to undertake a £300,000 refurbishment project and relaunch in early Summer 2016 as 1863 Bar Bistro Rooms. Despite the dreadful storms of Winter 2015/16 and ensuing challenges, the establishment opened on time and on budget in late May.

Mark commented:
“Quite honestly – it’s been astonishing. You always hope that people are going to like what you’ve created but we’ve just been so taken aback at the support and appetite (!) our customers have for 1863. But perhaps beyond the welcome, the food and the rooms, I think maybe they appreciate that we’re a close knit team, we work hard and are constantly looking to the future and ways to make their visits to us unexpected and even more enjoyable.”

With a brand new summer menu out now, a newly expanded wine list due out in early July, two new luxury suites available from late July plus a series of popular Tasting Evenings throughout the year, there’s no sign that the 1863 pace is going to abate anytime soon.

1863 is open year round; the bar opens at 2pm with a ‘Bite to Eat’ menu, the bistro opens at 6pm daily. Booking is strongly advised for the Bistro. To book a table call 017684 86334.
For further information and the latest menu visit


For further information or images please contact Sam Bunting on
07866 492 891 or at

Notes to the Editor
• INVITE TO JOURNALISTS: If you’d like to come and review our Bistro, please contact Sam on 07866 492 891 to arrange a suitable time
• A selection of images is available here:
• Mark and Anne Vause are available for interview. Please contact Sam on 07866 492 891 or at to arrange a suitable time