Ashes Cottage is a typical Lake District slate and stone 17th Century farm workers cottage set in a beautiful rural location. A comfortable, spacious lounge with an open log fire, plenty of seating and a TV leads out to a pretty patio area (charcoal barbecue provided) with steps down to a large landscaped garden complete with fish pond. From the lounge and the patio there are far reaching views across fields and valleys where you can watch the sheep and spot walkers along the Dales Way. The modern fitted kitchen has granite worktops, an induction hob, a microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, seating for 2 and a small wall mounted TV. As you enter the cottage there is a separate dining room that seats 6/8 and 3 bedrooms upstairs with stunning views across farmland to the Kentmere Valley. Popular with families, Ashes Cottage sleeps 6 guests in 1 super king bedroom, 1 double and 1 twin. The large bathroom has a separate bath and shower. There is reliable, free WIFI and a washing machine and lockable storage for bikes etc in the garage. Ashes Cottage is located 1 mile outside the pretty village of Staveley with numerous eateries, pubs, the Hawkshead Brewery, a playground, the Wheelbase Bike Store and riverside walks. With Lake Windermere only 10 minutes drive away you can spend your days exploring all the Lake District has to offer and return to cosy Ashes Cottage to relax.
- Cottage312 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Stone and slate farm cottage with stunning views close to village amenities
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 10, 2018
About Liz Windsor
We are a family of 4 living in Dubai. We love holidaying at Ashes Cottage when we can and exploring the Lake District and hope you will too.
Liz Windsor purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Liz Windsor chose South Lakeland District
We have been visiting Staveley for over 20 years and are delighted to own a beautiful property here. Ashes Cottage is a real haven away from the daily grind. As soon as you step out of the car you will notice the cool, fresh mountain air and tranquility shattered only by the neighbouring sheep. The cottage itself is spacious and comfortable for a family or group to spread out and relax in, whether out on the patio or curled up in front of a log fire. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to cater for yourselves or you can enjoy some time off by sampling the local pubs and restaurants in Staveley village, from local ales and pub grub to artisan bread and cakes, there is a great selection only a mile away.
What makes this Cottage unique
Ashes Cottage has to be unrivalled for the stunning views from every window.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic Cottage Amidst Beautiful Countryside
Outstanding cottage, lovely quiet location.
Everything you could think of was provided at Ashes Cottage.
Friendly owner who e-mailed to check all well during stay and left me a birthday card (we were there for my 40th birthday)
Would wholeheartedly recommend to other families!!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we certainly try to think of everything that’s needed for a relaxing holiday. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Perfect Lake District Experience
Our stay at Ashes Cottage couldn’t have been better. Our two kids (6 and 3 years old) not only loved the Lake District (in particular, of course, Peter Rabbit & friends), but were also really excited about the house, especially the cozy living room with the fire place and lots of room to play. Although for March the weather was great, it unfortunately was still too cold to enjoy the sun on the beautiful terrace. We would love to come back in Spring or Summer and then sit outside in the garden and enjoy the terrific views. Thank you so much, Liz, for letting us stay in your beautiful house.
Thank you for the review, I'm so glad you had good weather and loved the Lake District as much as we do. We'd love to welcome you back in the warmer weather sometime.
Lovely cottage , great area
We enjoyed a really relaxing week in the cottage. Views were amazing , cottage well equipped , beds really comfy and local area was great. We would love to return .
Fabulous Lakes Cottage
Fabulous cottage, very comfortable (beds and sitting areas), with an open fire, beautiful new bathroom and well stocked with all the kitchen equipment you would need. It was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, and I would definitely recommend. The views from all aspects are amazing! Staveley which is the nearest place can easily be walked to across the fields, having a great play area for the kids, and also a lovely bakery called More. Craggy Wood is worth a walk which is out the other side of Staveley itself. It is a great location for exploring Windermere, Ambleside and around.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm glad you had a good break and approve of the new bathroom too! I look forward to welcoming you all back again at some stage in the future.
Cottage was quiet, clean and comfortable with great views. Would stay here again.
A refreshing and relaxing break
Fantastic property. spacious, well equipped, comfortable and full of charm. Luxurious bathroom and homely open fire. Fabulous location: lots of local walks and easy access to village with great links to the entire Lake District.
Thank you for writing a review, we're so glad you had a good holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Ashes Cottage is 1 mile outside the pretty village of Staveley with numerous eateries, pubs, a playground, The Wheelbase Bike Store and riverside walks. We recommend "More" artisan bakery for delicious pies, cakes and bread, The Eagle and Child Inn for great pub grub and The Hawkshead Brewery for local ales and beer tapas. Pick up the Dales Way footpath minutes from your door and return to a cosy log fire in the evening. Why not drive to Fellfoot Park for lakeside picnics and row boat hire or Grizedale Forest for walks along a sculpture trail or adventures in the trees with "Go Ape"! Visit Beatrix Potter's Farmhouse at Hawkshead or the medieval Sizergh Castle just 10 minutes drive away. There really is something for everyone here.