VisitEngland 4 star rated propertyMallards Cottage  

Smaller than Stableman's, this cottage apartment is named after the delightful mallard ducks that have made Stepping Stones their home and often come up from the river to greet us. Mallards is found up stone steps and through a section of gardens to your front door. Enter into a characterful open plan living area with kitchen / dining room. A favourite with many long standing guests; Mallards sitting room boasts an exposed Lakeland stone wall, original wooden window shutters and an open fire for cooler evenings. The kitchen has all you need, complete with an electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge and freezer. Mallards sleeps two to four guests with children from 6 years old.
The two cosy bedrooms overlook the wonderful views over the stepping stones towards Wansfell. The modern bathroom is ideal for long soaks after a hard day on the fells. Outside the gardens are beautiful with garden furniture to enjoy al-fresco living.

Key Facilities

Accommodation for 2 to 4 people, 1 king sized bed, 2 single beds, bathroom with shower over, open fire, fitted kitchen, shared garden, garden furniture, 2 parking spaces, gas central heating, TV, DVD, CD player, sorry no babies-children over 6yrs, 1 small/medium sized well behaved dog by arrangement.

Friday Changeover                                                                                                                                                 

Please note that Stepping Stones does not accept group bookings for all four properties together.

Contact : mallards(at)       Tel: 07803 127605


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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4/Non Smoking
1 Bathroom/Shower Over
Pet Friendly
Open Fire

Low £499 Premium £655
Mid £565 Christmas £599
High £599 New Year £675
Peak £599    


Speech marksStepping Stones (Mallards Cottage) is a fantastic place to stay, well equipped for all tastes-central for all walks, shopping and relaxing. We loved it and we will be back.Speech marks Posted by: Charlie & Cynthia C, Doncaster, Sept 2014 Mallards

Speech marksBeautifully presented and clean, comfy beds-nice linen, lovely bathroom. Great location.Speech marks Posted by: Rachel T, Bristol, Aug 2014, Mallards

Speech marksStepping Stones is perfect for a quiet break. An abundance of walks from the door so no need for the car!Speech marks Posted by: Sarah D, Bristol, November 2014, Mallards

Speech marksA place you must come and stay if you want good quality accommodation that is dog friendly. Would not hesitate to recommend it. Very friendly owners-fantastic location.Speech marks Posted by: Frank B, Merseyside, Mallards Nov 2014

Speech marksStepping Stones was an amazing find from the internet. The location is fantastic and Mallards Cottage is beautifully appointed. June 2014Speech marks Posted by: Gilly and Nigel Crossley, Sussex

Speech marksThe view from our bedroom window was unbelievable at all times of the day!Speech marks Posted by: Stuart and Karen, Mallards 4/10/13

Speech marksLovely cottage, very comfortable, clean and warm. A real home from home.Speech marks Posted by: Pat & Barney Allport Mallards 20/09/13

Speech marksVery clean, very friendly in a beautiful part of The Lakes-excellent location.Speech marks Posted by: A. Carson from Berkshire, Aug 17 2013 Mallards

Speech marksMallards Cottage is stunning, its decorated to such a high standard-like something featured in a home magazine. The views from the bedroom windows are lovely as is the sound of the babbling river flowing beneath.Speech marks Posted by: Michele P. Reading, Aug 10th 2013

Speech marksOne of the best stays in the Lake District. Both cottage and surroundings ideal. Well done!Speech marks Posted by: Taylor  Mallards Cottage July 20th 2013

Open quote Mallards April '12
A great place to stay, Kevin and Margaret make you feel very
welcome. Close quote
Date of Posting: 14 May 2012
Posted By: Nick & Pam, Crewe

Open quote Mallards Feb'12
Perfect Location and wonderful accommodation 'home from home' Close quote
Date of Posting: 14 May 2012
Posted By: Julia and Chris, Leicestershire

Open quote Mallards Cottage April 2012
We would recommend Stepping Stones for its quiet location, comfortable accommodation, lovely surroundings and the hospitality shown by Margaret and Kevin. Close quote
Date of Posting: 14 May 2011
Posted By: Ellacott Family, Cornwall

The Owners Opinion......

A pretty character, pet friendly property with river views from the bedrooms. Due to its size it is most suitable for a couple who like a little extra room, a couple with children or three friends. Four adults might feel more comfortable with the added space of Stableman's.

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