Holiday Cottages on the shores of Ullswater

Holidaying in the UK has become the ‘new norm’ but finding the right competitively priced Lake district cottage where the scenery is stunning, the location safe and tranquil yet with superfast broadband so you can always stay in touch with family, friends or the office, is not so easy to find.

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Superfast Broadband - Changing times at Howtown

Essential in these times, Free Superfast broadband is available in all our cottages. Those who have visited us before will know that at Howtown we are not driven by technology however we do appreciate that when taking a break from home, it is important for visitors to able to stay in contact with loved ones or even to be able to work from your chosen cottage. We can confidently say that if you need to hold Zoom/Teams / online meetings, facetime relatives or access documents on the cloud our broadband is more than capable of allowing you to work with speed and reliability.

The Heart of the Lake District

Located in the heart of the Lake District on the shores of Ullswater –our cottages are on the quiet side of the lake where peace and tranquillity pervade. Nestled under the fells, the cottages are surrounded by gardens with views over to Ullswater, Hallin Fell and Martindale Hause.

All the comfort of home

We have all been spending more times in our homes than normal over the last few months and it seems that it is now more important than ever to be able have a break away, where you and your family can have all the comfort and facilities of home at a reasonable price. Where you can still work if required but where you can relax in a complete change of environment enabling you to have a different outlook when you do eventually go home.

Walks from the doorstep

With a variety of walks right from the doorstep you can hike across the Coombs up to Martindale and Hallin, or take the lower level walk via the lakeside to the further villages of Glenridding and Patterdale. If you are feeling more adventurous trek over High Street and on to Haweswater. Head up the Fusedale valley over Pikawassa and to Steel Knotts. For a long walk join the Ullswater Way which passes through Howtown.

Competitively priced, warm, cosy and functional

Howtown Cottages are renowned for old fashioned charm and values and are furnished with those traditions at heart. We don’t offer jaccuzzis and hot tubs, but we do offer competitively priced, warm, cosy, functional and comfortable holiday homes which can accommodate between 4 and 7 visitors. Where there is no need to get back into your car from the day you arrive until the day you leave.

Do as much or as little as you like

The fundamentals of life are now more important than ever. Come and enjoy the safe, calm hush of Martindale, where you can do as much – or as little – as you like. The cottages are available on a 3 night - (Friday to Monday). 4 night (Monday to Friday) and 7 night plus basis. We do offer extended stays, please contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

The choice is yours, the location is ours!

Old fashioned charm and values: If you would rather speak to a real person please
phone us on 01768 486514

Online Booking:

Low Gale can be booked online throughout the year at   For information on availability of Cottages 1,2,3 and 4 please phone David or Mrs Baldry at the Hotel on 01768 486514

Extend your stay: We are happy to discuss extended stays for any of our cottages.

Please phone us on
01768 486514 for further information