• About Lookin How

    A superior detached spacious cottage in an idyllic,truly rural location.

    Show more
    Key information
    • icon-accomm-cottage


    • Asset 46

      4 bedroom(s)

    • icon-feature-guests

      Up to 8 people

    • icon-feature-pets

      pet(s) allowed

    • icon-feature-checkin


    • Check-out

    • Special Offers: There aren't any special offers at this time.
    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    Check Availability

    Book in 3 easy steps

    Lookin How

    Act fast! Pricing and availability may change soon!

    Please select an available date from the calendar to proceed with your booking.

    Price Now

    Includes £15 discount
    Book Now

    Book now with a deposit

    It only takes 2 minutes

    You're nearly there! As you want to go soon, please call us on 0345 498 6060 so we can quickly book it for you.

    We're sorry, this accommodation can only be booked on request. Please call us on 0345 498 6060 so we can quickly book it for you.

    Book with Confidence

    • Over 2 million customers a year

    • 95% of customers would book again

    • Secure and fast booking

    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "A superior detached spacious cottage in an idyllictruly rural location.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nThe ground floor is entered via a large hall immediately you see the beautiful oak doors and staircase. \n\nLiving Room\n With a view over the garden. On the ample seating you will enjoy the open log fire while watching the TV. \n\nDining room\n Is furnished with a magnificent mahogany table with chairs to seat 10. There are other antique pieces and a bookcase containing all your holiday reading. Double doors lead to the conservatory. An archway leads into the kitchen. \n\nConservatory\n Overlooks a wooded bank area. It contains chairs a settee and you can watch the squirrels and badgers at play. \n\nKitchen\n contains every utensil and dish that you might need for your cooking together with electric oven microwave dishwasher washing machine tumble dryer and fridgefreezer. Four of you can enjoy sitting eating at the table near the doors leading to the patio. Crockery cutlery and glassware are provided in abundance. \n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed fitted wardrobe and overlooks the garden. \n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds. \n\nShower room\n With shower and toilet. \nCupboards off the hall provides a cloakroom and a toy cupboard containing toys jigsaws etc.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nMaster Bedroom\n with king size bed built in wardrobes dressing table and other furniture. \n\nBedroom 4\n with twin beds built in wardrobes and overlooks Aira Beck. \n\nBathroom\n With shower bath and toilet. \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nCentral heating electricity oil coal bed linen bath hand towels and superfast broadband included. Initial logs for woodburner included. Cot and highchair available on request.\n \n\n\n There is ample car parking space to the front is a laid out garden and to the rear several small areas containing garden furniture and a portable barbecue. These areas are overlooked by fields as far as the fells. There are sloping grounds in the garden. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.\n\n A beautiful spacious detached cottage situated on the edge of the hamlet of Dockray. Tastefully furnished throughout to a very good standard. Relax in the conservatory whilst watching red squirrels a variety of birds Aira Beck flowing by and the fells beyond. Looking How is well situated to make use of all the walking and cycling opportunities that this stunning part of the Lake District has to offer just out of the door. Two minutes walk down the road is a pub serving delicious food and it also has a tea room and art gallery. The market towns of Penrith and Keswick are a 20 minute drive providing excellent shopping facilities pubs and restaurants. Also nearby you will find Rheged - an award winning visitor attraction. Shop and restaurant 4 miles pub 100 yards. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/742/840/742443.jpg CC118101

    Lookin How reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.5 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews

    Overall rating


    Comfort and Equipment






    Value for money



    out of 10

    Photos of Lookin How just don’t do it justice. So it was a delightful surprise to find it much more spacious than anticipated. The furnishings are all of high quality and tasteful, with lots of extra touches that give that homely feeling not often achieved in a holiday rental. The location is lovely, with views on all sides . The conservatory at the back is a great addition, and afforded us much pleasure as we watched the red squirrels dart about on the opposite side of the Beck . The beds were all very comfortable and the cleanliness was excellent. A real gem- so good , don’t really want to share !



    out of 10

    Stayed at Lookin How the 2nd week in February 2020 and can’t rate it highly enough. The location & cottage was beautiful and so peaceful we really didn’t want to leave. I would recommend it without hesitation.



    out of 10

    This cottage is in the most beautiful location with water and woodland visible from the conservatory. Even with bad flu bugs we could enjoy the red squirrels and bird life. The house is deceptively large, cosy and comforting and generously and exceptionally well equipped I'd move in in a heart beat. Stunning local walking, great pub nearby and shops not too far if you need or want them.



    out of 10

    Perfect cottage. Very clean and well equipped, lots of thoughtful touches. Beds were super comfy. In quiet country village with short walk to pub serving excellent food. The star of the show has to be the conservatory. We spent hours looking out of the huge picture window watching the wildlife - although sadly for us the red squirrels were in hiding! The layout made it great for a group with plenty of room for everyone. Would be very happy to book again.



    out of 10

    Lovely place to holiday! This is a really good cottage with very friendly hosts.



    out of 10

    This is the second time we have stayed at Lookin How and have had another wonderful holiday. If you are looking to completely wind down in idyllic surroundings with fantastic walks directly from the cottage and with great food and drink at the bottom of the road at the Royal Hotel then this is the venue! There are so many things to do locally it is not possible to name them all but consider the walks to Aira Force, Douthwaite Head and Gowbarrow Summit. Take a trip on the boat across Ullswater from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge. From the cottage conservatory we saw Red Squirrels on 3 occasions and watched a family of 6 chaffinches on the patio. Visit Keswick especially on Thursday (market day) for local produce and tearooms. Penrith for the larger supermarkets - Aldi, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and the wonderful Booth's. Don't miss the amazing fudge from the Toffee Shop in Penrith. I could go on and on but don't just take my word for it come and see for yourself - you won't be disappointed! Do remember though, the Lakes are there because it can rain - sometimes!!



    out of 10

    This is a lovely,spacious cottage and a pleasure to stay at.We were 3 generations so it worked really well.The setting is wonderful and sitting in the conservatory had a lovely aspect with the trees and the running water in view.First time I had been to Ullswater and we had really good weather to enjoy the scenery.We were sad to leave as it makes a wonderful home from home.The owners are to be commended for making it feel this way.



    out of 10



    out of 10



    out of 10



      What's in the area?
      • This information is accurate at time of publishing and should be used as a guide only.

        Get Drive time
        You can use a postcode, location or attractions to calculate your drive time.

    Other accommodation at this location

    Show Filters Sorted by

    Other cottages within 20 miles of Lookin How

    Hilltoft Barn

    0 miles away

    Prices from £419


    0 miles away

    Prices from £475

    Cheery Nook

    0.7 miles away

    Prices from £635

    Bank House Barns - Lowther

    1.1 miles away

    Prices from £365

    Bank House Barns - Eamont

    1.1 miles away

    Prices from £329

    Aira Cottage

    1.8 miles away

    Prices from £589

    High Birch Close

    2.5 miles away

    Prices from £799


    2.7 miles away

    Prices from £375

    The Old Bothy

    2.7 miles away

    Prices from £419

    Stable Yard at High House Farm

    2.8 miles away

    Prices from £380

    The Bothy at High House Farm

    2.8 miles away

    Prices from £465


    2.8 miles away

    Prices from £629
    All prices are subject to availability and may change. Final price will be verified at the point of booking.

    Recently Viewed

    Hoseasons is a trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales.

    Company Registration Number: 00965389. VAT Registration Number: GB 598 22 99 77. Calls may be recorded for training purposes.