Hear the breeze rustling the leaves heavy on the lush branches of tree-lined hillsides. Debate the source of birdsong and wonder where the babbling brook will lead should you leave your morning coffee for a stroll.
There’s little need for a do not disturb sign at Well Tree Cottage. This traditional Cumbrian cottage has been completely and lovingly refurbished to welcome you into an idyllic retreat that many an artist or writer would be envious of. Perched on the banks of the River Lyvennet on the edge of Kings Meaburn village, there’s little here to distract you from your downtime or detox. Come evening time you might be momentarily torn as to which armchair you most want to snuggle into, but there are worse decisions to have to make.
This Lake District retreat is a wonderful base for a family holiday in the great outdoors. In the heart of the Eden Valley between the northern reaches of the Yorkshire Dales and the Cumbria’s lakes you’ll most likely want to explore on foot or two wheels. There are myriad walking trails, for all abilities, accessible from your doorstep. Indulge that latent penchant for trying to catch fish, because you’re free to at least try on this river and you may as well; it’s at the bottom of the garden after all.
Every which way you gaze from the window at Well Tree Cottage you’re reminded of the serenity of your destination. Wherever you wander from day to day, whether you drive a little to explore Hadrian’s Wall or stay close to home, you’ll have the pleasure of returning to this most tranquil of spots. And what’s more, the village pub is less than half a mile away for a spot of reality and a fine beer to celebrate the day.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
The cottage boasts three bedrooms on the first floor of this comfortably furnished holiday home. The master bedroom has a king size bed and an en suite shower room. There are also two twin bedrooms and a family family with a bath and separate shower.
Due to the proximity of the river, children should be supervised outside at all times.
At a glance
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 0.5 mile from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- 40 miles from coast
- Equipped with a cot
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- 0.5 mile from shop
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
We love Well Tree it is so relaxing and peaceful we will be going again soon xElizabeth Brookes - 31st May 2019
Astounding property and location. Had a fantastic time! Would definitely recommend and I would hope to come back again this year. One of the best self catering cottages I have ever stayed in! Mr Matthew Cieka - 22nd February 2019
A lovely cottage, well equipped and perfect for exploring the Lakes and the local area. Mrs Jacky Fisher - 31st July 2018
Well Tree Cottage was first class, lovely cottage and location.Andrew Woolley - 16th June 2018
A wonderful property in a superb location. We have stayed for two weeks twice a year for many years.Miss D Hunt - 23rd May 2018
We love this property and love staying there.Elizabeth Brookes - 14th May 2018
fantastic property we have stayed in over 40 cottages over the years and we never stay in same one twice but this cottage may have a second visit... Mr Tony Dorans - 16th April 2018
I love this property it is the second time we have been and it was lovely this time as well. We have also booked it for May 2018 as we love it so much. Elizabeth Brookes - 6th November 2017
Lovely cottageMrs Conny Hamstra - 24th July 2017
It was ideally situated and equipped for a nature-loving foodie family. Can't recommend highly enough.Mrs C Frank - 14th November 2016
Dream holiday in a fantastic location.Ms A Matthews - 24th October 2016
Beautiful property and location, perfect for walks along the river with or without dogs. Will be back.ms S Cecconi - 12th July 2016
We have had a lovely long weekend celebrating Mothering Sunday. Beautiful, bright frosty weather and a welcoming cosy cottage to come back to. Thank you for your welcome as always Wendy.Margaret Widdowson - 7th March 2016
Another lovely stay in this lovely cottage! Managed to see the woodpeckers this year. Enjoyed a great meal in the local pub. Thanks for the wine and flowers.The Browns - 20th February 2016
We saw the New Year in at Well Tree despite the wet and windy weather. We had a lovely time, a brilliant location, perfect for relaxation and winter walkies. Thank you.Daisy, Mummy, Aunty Alison, Uncle Andrew, Barley and Hugo the dogs - 2nd January 2016
Beautiful cottage, gorgeous location. Will definitely be coming back. Thanks for the nice touches, books and games. Wine and flowers were appreciated.Kevin, Michelle Thompson and Daniel Jolly. - 23rd December 2015
Amazing cottage in a beautiful location. Our dream home. The photographs don't do it justice. Hope to be back soon.Abi and Dould Wells - 20th December 2015
Had a great time, very peaceful. Nice walks, thanks for the wine and the flowers.Jay, Jenn and Sally - 31st October 2015
The most amazing holiday home. I have enjoyed this holiday enormously. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much.Laura, Shab, Nick and our dog Billie - 30th October 2015
Another relaxing break. It was so nice to bring Dad here for our first week- he enjoyed his stay. We managed to get three squirrels on the tree and even the woodpecker made an appearance. Had some lovely walks with our friends. Thank you once again for the use of this beautiful cottage, also wine and flowers on arrival. See you next year.Gill, Terry, Dad and Tara - 26th September 2015
Have enjoyed our week here again after first coming here 21 years ago. Thank you for the lovely flowers and wine.Waitington and Rhodes family - 16th September 2015
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