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Beautiful 3 bedroomed 17th Century rural farm cottage 1 mile from village pub

Bedrooms 3
Space 312 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Stone and slate farm cottage with stunning views close to village amenities

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.

Liz Windsor
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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 Staveley

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 beer tapas to curries and cakes, there is a great selection only a mile away.

What makes this cottage unique

Ashes Cottage has to be unrivalled for it's stunning views from every aspect.


Staveley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 312 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outside shoes inside the house please. There are tiled floors in the kitchen and dining room so you may want to bring some slippers.
  • The cottage has a septic tank system so nothing must be put down the toilet except toilet paper.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Also an outside toilet and handbasin next to the garage
  • Large family bathroom with separate rain shower, heated towel rail, bath, toilet and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Beautiful 3 bedroomed 17th Century rural farm cottage 1 mile from village pub
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Fabulous Lakes Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was quiet, clean and comfortable with great views. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Surrey

A refreshing and relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Austin, TX

Absolutely goregous

  • 5 of 5

We used this house as a base to explore the Lake District, and it was absolutely perfect. So peaceful and cozy. The beds were very comfortable, and the bathroom was positively luxurious with a separate shower and bath. The property owner didn't have a cot for our baby, but she was able to borrow one and our little one slept great in it. We would love to return some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Julie, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your time at Ashes Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back one day.
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So tranquil, lovely setting, comfortable accommodation, with all mod cons.

  • 4 of 5

It is a great place to be wether you want to go out and explore the area or just laze around with your family or friends. The views are wonderful where ever you look. The whole cottage is really spacious and well laid out. The owners have thought of everything that may need to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

This is my second visit and I am looking forward to many more.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dorothy we're very happy you enjoyed your second visit and are planning to return. Until the next time! Liz
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Lovely quiet cottage with fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the cottage, with just the rural views I was hoping for. Clean and nicely furnished. There was a problem with the shower which wasn't ideal but we understood that the owners had been trying to fix, so just one of those things. Only negative feedback was that the mattresses in the twin room were apparently a bit 'springy', so maybe these could be improved. I would have no hesitation in returning to this lovely cottage though.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Natasha and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We have a plumber looking at the leak (again!) this week so hope to have that fixed asap. Sorry about the mattresses, I haven't heard that's one before but will look into it. All the best.
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Eagle and Child Inn
Nearest Ferry
81 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Eagle and Child Inn
Nearest Ski
272 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $207.73

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.