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Detached cottage in Lakeside, Lake District (near Lake Windermere)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6-Unspoilt yet convenient location

Detached, single storey cottage in idyllic location across the road from Lake Windermere, in the beautiful village of Lakeside. Relax. Real log fire, spacious living areas, garden, private parking. Fantastic setting across the road from the lake (no lake view), with a backdrop of Great Knott Wood. Walks from the door. Lakeside Hotel with cosy pub area, brasserie & restaurant, Aquarium, steam railway, lake cruisers all 1 minute walk. Avoid the crowds, enjoy the real Lake District. We are in one of the most delightful locations of the Lakes - so peaceful, yet so convenient. Scenic short drive to Sawrey, Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest etc. No smoking and no pets, for the enjoyment of all our guests. Right in the heart of Beatrix Potter country! Lots of extras, Sky TV, selection of board/kids' games, DVD, CDs etc. Perfect for family holidays all year, real log fire and oil central heating. Complimentary pass for Swan Hotel Leisure Club & Spa for duration of stay.

Activities: 2 min walk to the south westerly shores of Lake Winderemere, at Lakeside (near Newby Bridge). Lake cruisers from Lakeside go to Fell Foot Park and Bowness, then Ambleside and Sawrey.

Our lovely, spacious cottage is ideally located for walking, sailing, activity, fishing holidays or spa breaks, all of which are available within the immediate vicinity. Equally suitable for a real 'get away from it all' relaxation holiday. Perfect for families or a special break for 2.

Our cottage is situated within delightful village of Lakeside, with the Aquarium, lake cruisers, steam train, and fantastic 4* Lakeside Hotel with pub, restaurants and spa all literally across the road. There is so much to see from this truly unspoiled location. Walks from the door, eg Stott Bobbin, High & Low Dams, Finsthwaite. Short, spectacular drives to Sawrey, Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest (home to Go Ape outward bound activities, sculpture park, forest trails, Theatre in the Forest etc).

Lakeside village is home to the fantastic Lakeside Hotel, with several outstanding eating areas, including traditional pub, conservatory overlooking the lake, brasserie and more formal restaurant. Spa treatments available. Newby Bridge (less than 1 mile or catch the steam train) is home to another great hotel (with marina) serving good bar food & restaurant. Short drive to renowned gastro-pubs like The Masons Arms at Gummers How, and the now infamous Drunken Duck at Barngates. We love the Tower Bank Arms at Sawrey, just a 5 min beautiful drive. Families are most welcome practically everywhere. Farm shop on shores of unspoiled Esthwaite Water (original home of Beatrix Potter's Jeremy Fisher) 5 min drive. We are in an unspoiled location, yet ideally placed to explore the delights of the Lakes and fells - walks to suit all levels of ability and enthusiasm!

Very family friendly - all ground floor accommodation, all mod cons to ensure you have a relaxing stay. Lakeside is also home to the Lakeside to Haverthwaite steam train, and also the Aquarium of the Lakes. The lake cruisers run from Lakeside pier to Fell Foot Park and Bowness, then Ambleside and Sawrey. Famous Hawkshead 7 mile scenic drive up west side of Lake Windermere - stop at Near Sawrey, home to Beatrix Potter, on the way. Spot the red squirrel and deer in the woodland behind our cottage

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Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fully tiled modern bathroom.
  • Towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Travelcot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Full sized bunk beds
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobes, drawers, 2 bedside cabinets and flat screen TV with Sky. Overlooking garden and woodland. Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds, hanging space, drawers & bedside cabinet. Bedroom 3 - bunk beds, wardrobe & bedside cabinet.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large modern dining kitchen. All appliances, ie cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, kettle, toaster and microwave. Plentiful crockery/cutlery/pans etc provided - home from home. Large living room with real log fire. Lakeland views towards Gummers How. Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player. Selection of DVDs and CDs. Free wifi. Children's and board games provided. Large hallway with coat rack, plenty of room for boots etc. Our spacious cottage is ideally suited to families with all accommodation on the ground floor - no steep stairs to worry about! French doors from living area open to delightful private woodland garden with decked area, providing dining table and chairs. Seating area at the other end of the garden provides beautiful view across field towards Lake Windermere and fells beyond. Woodland backdrop. Adjacent parking for 2 cars. Free use of indoor pool, sauna, hot tub at Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge


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Detached cottage in Lakeside, Lake District (near Lake Windermere)
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 19 reviews

Lovely cottage - very cosy especially with the real fire going

  • 4 of 5

Lovely three night stay in a great location for a short break. Cottage was very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Cozy Cottage

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, nice location. The cottage was clean, well stocked as far as the kitchen gose. Comfy living room.

The owner answered questions quicky.

Would go back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Wonderful cottage in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. The rooms were cosy and clean. The kitchen was great for all our needs it was in a tranquil setting and the kids really enjoyed the games and music. Thank you for a great stay, great location we will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage in a great place lots to see and do very nice place to visit

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has great views has everything anyone would need a home from home lovely comfy clean beds great well equipted kitchen we couldnt fault anything there is lots to see around it if you didnt want to drive out highly recommend we will be visiting again we had an amazing four days

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very quaint and charming and in the perfect location. We enjoyed our stay and only wish we could have stayed for longer. We had never been to the Lake District before and were so pleased with the location, the cottage which is much bigger than it looks and the activities and local amenities. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place-even nicer than the online pictures. Very comfortable and cozy. It's a great spot!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Alison Fallow
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent location. Ideal for us with young children as there was lots to do nearby and the hills weren’t too long or steep!

Lovely place, very clean. Everything we could possibly want was to hand, lots of little personal touches. Children loved exploring in the woodland garden and watching the lambs in the field next door!

Very useful information about the area, walks, activities, restaurants, pubs etc provided beforehand and in the cottage.

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Apr 2008
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Lakeside Hotel
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Windermere Golf club
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Junction 36 of M6
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Brasserie at Lakeside Hotel
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Grange over Sands
Car: necessary

We are in Lakeside, a lovely small village on the unspoilt south westerly shores of Lake Windermere. Fantastic Lakeside Hotel (2 minute walk) has great pub area and 2 super restaurants. Lakeside is also home to the Aquarium, steamer pier, steam train. Stott Park Bobbin Mill 5 minute walk. Great walks from the door, including beautiful High and Low Dams. Newby Bridge with the super Swan Inn just 1 mile (we provide complimentary spa pass for the Swan so guests can use their pool, gym, jacuzzi etc). Beautiful scenic drive up the western shores to Esthwaite Water and on to Hawkshead. We love the Tower Bank Arms at Near Sawrey, next to Beatrix Potter's house. Equally suitable for a real 'get away from it all' holiday or activity-packed. Grizedale Forest with Go Ape, watersports on the lake, rowing boat/canoe hire etc nearby.

Great walks from the door. Walk across the road to catch the steamer from the pier.

Other Activities: Boat trips, clay shooting, archery, quad biking, water-ski-ing, rowing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $280.74

All prices are per property per week in UK Pounds. Short breaks available. 2 nights from £200. 3 night stays available from £225. We can accept credit/debit card payments through PayPal (small fee applies).
Booking deposit of £250 per week booked required. Remainder of monies due 8 weeks before holiday, together with a £200 security deposit. This will be returned if no damages and key returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund