This was not the first time we have visited Stybarrow Cottage and I am sure it will not be the last. It is comfortable, well-equipped and well-maintained by the friendly, helpful but unobtrusive owners. The location is quiet but central and close to all facilities offered in Glenridding. It is a great base for hiiking, biking or exploring Ullswater and the north and east Lake District. When the inevitable rain falls, it is lovely to come back to a roaring fire in the winter time. Having said that, we had a glorious sunny day even in November, when we went searching for red deer on the eastern side of Ullswater.