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Boutique, Romantic,historic,luxury near Lake Windermere. Child+dog friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bathroom romantic luxury cottage.walks from front door DOGS welcome

Woodside near Newby Bridge ,is an owner managed property .We respond to bookings and enquiries promptly.

Woodside is a romantic historic,LUXURY cottage, ideal for couples and families.It was a lodging house for the young mill workers from the Stott Park Bobbin Mill (as featured on BBC 1's Britain's Hidden Heritage) and today the mill is owned by English Heritage. You'll be staying in a piece of history!

Woodside's location is fabulous in the heart of the National Park and by lake Windermere, with Lakeside and Newby Bridge a stone's throw away! Such a central lakes location will enable you to see so much of the lake District

Woodside has everything a luxury cottage should have :- fabulous location,beautiful decorations, period features,superbly well equipped. delightful private gardens, free Wi Fi internet, log burner, secure private parking, books, dvd's, CD's, large flat screen TV with SKY HD, 2 bathrooms and dogs'll want for nothing.

We are exceptionally CHILD FRIENDLY with high chair, travel cot, stair gate, fire guard, baby bowls and cutlery, books and toys all provided free of charge , so leaving more room in your car.

We are a family owned and run cottage who pride ourselves in providing a quality cottage and service at a sensible price.

Woodside's OAK BEAMS and window seats within its thick walls, make the spacious lounge with its fabulous INGLENOOK FIREPLACE and LOG BURNER cosy for nights in with a bottle of wine, whilst the romantic master bedroom with Egyptian cotton sheets, designer fabrics and luxury ensuite is a haven after a hard days sightseeing. All bedrooms have designer fabrics and Egyptian cotton bedding.

Woodside is a hideaway of PEACE AND QUIET superbly well equipped,it's an ideal base,many of the attractions can be reached on foot, you can forget the car!.The garden is a real SUN TRAP and wonderful for eating alfresco.

We have free WiFi.and there's private parking for 2 cars with visitor parking nearby.

The LCD TV has SKY HD, there's a DVD, CD player with ipod docking etc.

The master bedroom has a power shower in the en-suite whilst in the family bathroom you can enjoy a power shower or a long leisurly soak in a contempory setting.

Woodside's location is fabulous being so central and within walking distance of Lake Windermere.There's a file of 'local walks', some right from the front door. It is a wonderful area for DOGS with walks from the door and plenty of fields, footpaths etc. 20 GEOCACHES within 2 mile.

COTTAGE GARDEN. The garden has seating for 6 and whilst you sit and enjoy the peace and quiet all you can hear are the sounds of the nearby stream and birdsong. The view from the garden is of the distant mountains across the wooded valley.The garden is child and pet safe.

Woodside is dog friendly ,wood and tiled floors on the ground floor.

Activities within 1 mile:

LOW STOTT BOBBIN MILL is owned by English Heritage and is just across the road

LAKESIDE VILLAGE,(10 min walk) the village is the home of the Aquarium of the Lakes, Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Windermere Cruise ships, The ferry to Fell Foot, Lakeside Hotel (4 star restaurant, pub and Spa treatments) Bike hire, Cafe, bus to Motor museum

YMCA lakeside is 1mile away.Here children's summer day camps are popular.

Segway tours are 1 mile away for an unusual method of seeing the Lakes.

Local gardens are open to the public at Greythwaite hall and Wray Castle (NT) Finsthwaite Village opens its gardens in May.

SWAN HOTEL for excellent food and spa treatments

Grizedale Forest : BACKBARROW: (2 miles)The Motor musem and cafe houses the Donald campbell Bluebird collection, a great day out.

GRIZEDALE FOREST:: (3 miles) Walking and Sculpture Trails, Cycling ..Go Ape! Grizedale Forest Park offers the complete day out with an extensive range of marked paths, picnic areas, forest roads and tracks and a great adventure playground. The Sculpture trails are great fun and encourage children to explore the woodland. Grizedale provides a day out for all levels of cyclist. There are a range of way-marked trails that lead the cyclist around the forest on forest roads and tracks including the new technical North Face Route.A guide map is included in the Grizedale Map Pack from the Visitor Centre which details all the way-marked routes. Bike Hire is available from the visitor centre including a range of bike sizes and facilities for children. Go Ape! is an aerial assault course of extreme rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides.

Local Villages: HAWKSHEAD: The prettiest village in the Lake District is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park. Set in the magnificent Vale of Esthwaite in the heart of the English Lake District between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. Hawkshead is a truly historic and wonderfully picturesque village characterised by its cluster of whitewashed houses, archways and alleyways, courtyards and squares. A prosperous medieval wool town, its rich history includes important connections with the poet William Wordsworth and children's story writer and illustrator Beatrix Potter and each have museums devoted to them within the village. The centre of Hawkshead is closed to cars which enhances its character and makes wandering around its narrow winding streets especially rewarding. It offers a good selection of cafes and pubs and local and shops.

NEWBY BRIDGE:: Here you will find several top class restaurants and hotels with spa treatments for that luxury pick me up

CARTMEL:Food lovers and the home of sticky toffee pudding! National hunt racing

More Details

Brian Smith
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Brian Smith

Woodside near Newby Bridge ,is an owner managed property .We respond to bookings and enquiries promptly.If booking direct there is no booking fee, see our web site or phone us, for a direct price.

We are a family of six who just love the Lakes.We love going for the walk upto High Dam and all my children have been doing it since they were babes in arms.

Why Brian Smith chose Lakeside

We are an owner run and managed cottage who take a real pride in providing a quality service and cottage. Our caretaker does a superb job in getting Woodside ready for our visitors and our location is fabulous for exploring the Lakes. Woodside is so near High Dam and lake Windermere, we can stroll there on a Summer's evening and take the view in. So relaxing, or sit in cosy comfort in Oscar's cafe at Lakeside and watch the constantly unfolding scene on the Lake , magical

What makes this cottage unique

We have owned Woodside for several years. We chose it because of its very special location and it wonderful character. You can come to Woodside and walk some of the most peaceful walks right from the front door or walk down to Lakeside and sit by the Lake. It is a very special and much loved cottage


Lakeside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two bathrooms, one with bath and power shower and one ensuite in the master bedroom, with a power shower Bath and hand towels are provided free of charge. All bathrooms have controllerable heated towel rails
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a TRAVEL COT available at no extra charge. All three bedrooms are fitted out with quality new beds and furniture. Each bedroom has a mirror .All bedding is luxury Egyptian cotton for that pampering experience and all the bedrooms have been styled with designer fabrics.There are hair dryers and a manicure set for your use.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Safe, secure parking for 2 cars with more parking available nearby CHILDREN ARE MOST WELCOME . High chair, stair gate, fire guard and travel cot are available free of charge. We provide children's books, toys, games,dvd's etc. The garden is safe and secure. for DOGS and little ones Woodside is dog friendly with tiled and wooden floors and is a cottage where dogs and their owners can walk right from the front door INTERNET access at no extra charge.


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Boutique, Romantic,historic,luxury near Lake Windermere. Child+dog friendly.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Excellently presented,fully equipped, "and a delight to stay on. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

As above really nil else to add

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodside and look forward to a return visit.
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Woodside Cottage is lovely

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is very comfortable and well maintained and equipped with every thing you need for a holiday, we had our 2 dogs with us and there is adequate room for a dog crate in the Front Hallway - they thoroughly enjoyed the garden, the owners were very attentive and provided detailed instructions for everything in the cottage and the surrounding visitor attractions. I would recommend this cottage, however it is a walk away from the local village and you should bring supplies with you as there are no local shops nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found Woodside comfortable and to have everything that you needed for your holiday and that Woodside was ideal for your dogs.We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Carol & Paul December 2015

  • 5 of 5

Our first wedding anniversary - so a quiet romantic weekend in the lakes was how we decided to help celebrate the occasion. The cottage of course was key to a lovely weekend , and it was perfect , offering all the amenities we wanted. Very comfortable, clean , cosy and in a great location as a base to walk or drive from. When we look for a cottage , we want it to feel home from home , and this did. The wood burner in particular gave it that homely feel. The weekend went fine , despite the worst flooding for years across Cumbria. So very sad for local inhabitants, but it didn't spoil our stay , and we remained pleased with our choice. Yes we will be back her again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so please you enjoyed your special event and chose to stay at Woodside to celebrate it. We hope to welcome you back to Woodside in the future.
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Walks and Waggy Tails!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the lake district; the important factors that clinched Woodside cottage for me were i) I felt comfortable making the booking as Woodside is "dog-friendly" ii) the promise of clean, comfortable accomodation and iii) the location. Woodside cottage exceeded my expectations on all counts.

My very fluffy dogs enjoyed the cool stone floor of the kitchen (yes, we had some hot days) and all downstairs flooring is stone/wood so no worries about grubby paw marks. Not that I would let that happen - I found the outside tap useful to give both dogs and walking gear/boots a wash down.

The accomodation was very comfortable and spotlessly clean - and we kept it that way as we would at home. Our stay coincided with Wimbledon - so we were relieved to find a decent flatscreen TV with SKY! The beds are exceedingly comfortable and most welcome after a day's hike.

Now, my wife is a little precious (I don't think she'll see this review....) when it comes to cooking (and she is a SUPERB cook) - and as far as packing for holiday, I'm not in the least surprised to find three or four of her favourite saucepans and a myriad of utensils. SO, it is a REAL compliment to Alison and Brian that our pans etc were entirely redundant as the Woodside kitchen was so well equipped for folk who really cook!

Location: So much to do and so little time! Local woods, meadows, High Dam (superb), Lakeside cruises - take the bigger boat and go to AMBLESIDE. NB: the seats in the saloon fold up to make space for dogs. Also enjoyed beautiful Tarn Hows - this is quite accessible and the NT are there at the car park with electric 4 wheelers. There are a number of walks that take you "off-piste" at Tarn Hows - well worth a day's exploring.

Oh, BTW - make sure you visit Stott Bobbin Mill! It's on the doorstep :-)

Brian and Alison provide a great, supportive and friendly service for your stay. Most helpful.

I have no hesitation recommending Woodside

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted that you found Woodside and the surrounding area to be such a great place for your holiday and that you found the kitchen so well equipped. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope you come back soon to Woodside
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Happy family.

  • 5 of 5

Woodside really is a warm, beautifully equipped and comfortable cottage in lovely location next to Windermere. Phone call from owner on arrival to check everything OK was a nice thought and appreciated. Lots of games, books and DVD'S to keep kids quiet on wet days.

I will have no hesitation in recommending Woodside to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. We are so pleased that you feel you would have no hesitation to recommend Woodside and we hope to welcome you back to Woodside in the future. Many thanks.
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Woodside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were searching for a cottage which had 3 bedrooms and welcomed dogs, the description and photos provided on the Holidaylettings website were exactly what we were looking for. After our initial contact with the owners we found them extremely helpful and informative providing quality customer service.

The accommodation was faultless, very spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, comfortable lounge area with up to date entertainment and technology facilities, the bathroom and en-suite facilities were a welcome bonus, plus there was ample parking and recreational facilities.

In general all three of us (and the dog) thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at a fabulous cottage steeped in history but with all the modern day luxuries required to ensure our stay was unforgettable. Set in a peaceful tranquil area of the Lake District yet close enough to the hustle of Bowness & Windermere this is a quality retreat for a break from it all . WE WILL RETURN

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for writing a review of Woodside . We are so pleased you found the cottage to be exactly what you wanted and that you enjoyed the area. We look forward to welcoming you back to Woodside in the future.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Lakeside Hotel
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M6 junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Lakeside Hotel
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended

Woodside was part of the historic Low Stott Park Bobbin Mill.The mill is now owned by English Heritage. Half a mile away at Lakeside is the Aquarium of the Lakes, Lakeside steam railway, lake Windermere cruise ships, Lakeside Hotel 4 star restaurant/ bar/Spa treatments,a bike hire centre, gift shop and cafe. At Fell Foot(accessible by ferry from Lakeside) are watersports on the lake, rowing boat/canoe hire etc and a public boat launch. The new Motor Museum is 2 miles away

Walks abound from the front door with the spectacular High Dam walk just half a mile away ranked by The Independant in the top ten Summer walks in the country.

Woodside is right in the heart of Beatrix Potter country,Hill Top is minutes away. The Swan Inn, for an excellent meal is 1 mile away and a scenic drive up the western shores to Esthwaite Water(for fishing) takes you on to Hawkshead with its traditional pubs, restaurants and quality shops. Nearby is Grizedale Forest for mountain biking, walks and Go Ape

Other Activities nearby are the Lakeside to Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Lake Windermere Lake cruise ship, Aquarium of the Lakes, Bigland Horse riding centre and mountain boarding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $138.49
Pet Fee $13.85

WEEKEND RATES are from Friday 4pm and this allows for departure any time on the Sunday, or by 10:00 am Monday.'
MIDWEEK is Monday to Friday
The prices shown include electricity and lighting, towels and bedding. Also included in the price is a welcome tray of tea, sugar, milk, biscuits, etc. THERE ARE NO HIDDEN EXTRAS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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