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

Bedrooms 3
Space 100 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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

More Details

Alison Fallow
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lakeside in Staveley-in-Cartmel

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Fully tiled modern bathroom.
  • Towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travelcot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 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 - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • 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 ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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
  • bay fishing
  • 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


Good! 3.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Detached cottage in Lakeside, Lake District (near Lake Windermere)
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 10 reviews


  • 3 of 5

Clean and comfortable. Good location for catching the Steamer to Bowness ,would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had a very enyoable stay, the cottage is modern up to date and very well kept!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well stocked with everything you may need. We also found it very usefull that there was so much information regarding outings and walks including a very detailed map on the wall and booklets for information!

The cottage is located in the perfect area just opposite the lake , one can start many walks nearby. Or catch a boatride and/or just enjoy the aqaurium.There are also some nice hotels(+spa!!) for drinks and/or to eat nearby.

It was a big bonus for us personally to get hold of a cottgae so last minute online!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very happy with this cottage

  • 5 of 5

Booked this cottage last minute and was very pleased overall. Great value for money. Fit 6 young adults comfortably. Walking distance from the pub/hotel bar. Complimentary access to a hotels spa was a nice touch. Perfect for a long weekend hill walking in the lakes. One small hindrance was the kettle didn't work but other than that I can't complain. I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pretty location in Lakeside

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our break at the cottage in Lakeside which was only a short walk to the lake and its attractions. The cottage had everything we required but we were only on a short stay and out most of the day. We felt the deck area and garden furniture looked tired and in need of attention. Although the garden is small it has a nice open outlook to the adjacent field and our grandchildren loved seeing the sheep and cows. We were very impressed with our first visit to The Lakes and would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Shabby,foisty and damp

  • 1 of 5

I feel sad writing this as we were so looking forward to our holiday. The description was not what was offered. .

The first we noticed was the smell when we arrived...damp and foisty...may have been unaired but no it was damp...my son has asthma and we had to remove the wardrobe in his room as the back of it was damp and black,as was the blind in the twin room. The sofa was disgraceful...bits dropping off the leather...This was replaced on Thursday but should never have been in this state in the first place.

The oven, although stated in the instructions the numbers had been excessively rubbed off, was almost impossible to use as the seals were loose inside too...

The outdoor furniture would have been lovely to sit on outside...lush view but the furniture was shabby and green algae on it...

The microwave was rusty inside and the 2 slice toaster for a 6

bed bungalow was dire..

The beds were clean thank goodness but unusually damp and almost felt wet every night (back bedroom). When we got home we even had to wash the clean clothes as they smelt of damp..

I did email the owner with the above 10 days ago but have yet to have any reply..This is unacceptable and shows lack of care. As stated in other reviews the owner was difficult to contact and the payment for the bungalow offered in so many ways all with extra charges via credit card,paypal etc (although I don't think this was necessarily the owners fault)

Every year we go away and this has to be the worst bungalow we have stayed in for shabiness. The bed had to be swept under he bunk bed room and my son struggled with his asthma throughout the week due to mould,damp and dust....This is not acceptable.

I certainly do not recommend this bungalow .

The one star given is for location only.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, our three kids (3,6,8) and their nanny spent a couple of nights in this house.

It was really nice and warm and perfectly fitted our needs.

The house is well equipped and we had everything we needed.

The toaster didn't work, but given the overall state of the house, I'm sure the owner will replace it as soon as she finds out.

The location is great! a walking distance from the lake and boats, and a reasonable driving distance from most attractions.

The kids had a lovely time in Wray castle (excellent for a rainy day!) and in Fell-Foot park. We also enjoyed taking the boat to Bowness.

The owner sent us a very detailed document with all the information on the house.

It was really easy to find, although the instructions are too detailed at times, especially while driving... :)

Altogether, I really recommend this place for anyone coming with their family to the area!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lakeside, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
27 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July & August
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September October exc 1/2 Term
4 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
November-Dec exc Christmas
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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.

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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


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