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Windermere lake access romantic cottage, with private jetty

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Barbecue


About the property

Just for 2 A private studio cottage, plus separate kitchen

Set close to the western shore edge of Lake Windermere, with private jetty & beach, The Groom's Cottage is set in acres of peaceful country side & woodland of the Belle Grange estate, providing total privacy for two guests, wishing to enjoy a romantic treat in the Lake District.The interior includes chandeliers, antique furniture, fluffy towels, a huge bed and a separate, lower floor Moben kitchen with an open fire in the kitchen to enjoy!

The woodland Cottage has views to the lake, tended gardens and the hills beyond. In all directions, there are quiet walks that amble through miles of beautiful countryside (great for mountain biking too!).

The jetty+beach is for your private use, so ideal for a boat too! The cottage is on 2 floors, with the bedroom studio area upstairs (bed and sofa in same room - no separate lounge).

Available for 3 night weekend breaks from Friday, 4 night weekday breaks from Monday , out of main season or weekly bookings from Friday . Christmas and New Year bookings for 2016 are a weekly let from Friday

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful cottage and amazing views. Such a warm welcome, felt right at home. Thank you so much for the little extras!! We have had a lovely stay, the weather has been beautiful too. We recommend the restaurant Dodd's in Ambleside. The jetty was lovely as well we had fun trying to skim stones when the boats weren't going past. Well thanks so much again, and we shall see you soon,
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Claife in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. Thick and fluffy towels and bath robes provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom/lounge studio - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed can be split to two singles
  • The studio area has a large double that can be split into two singles if required. The quality bed and linens ensure a cosy and perfect night's sleep. The cottage's rural position affords peace and quiet at all times. With opulent furnishings and accessories, the style is certainly luxurious and indulgent! There is no separate lounge, but the studio arrangement includes your bed, sofa, TV with FreeSat HD TV. Shower room off studio. The kitchen with open fire is downstairs. Dimensions: studio area - 8m x 4m shower room - 3m x 1.2m (shower tray 750mm x 750mm) kitchen - 4m x 4m
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
To see what lots of past guests have written in our in-cottage guest book, click 'see details', located to the left, just under this section!! The cottage is rurally located, and a car is essential, although the village of Hawkshead (shops, pubs, etc.), is 3 miles away. It is in a woodland setting, with the lake down the main drive and through a wooden path. Approximately 60 meters from the door, 10 from the demise of the grounds. The cottage is set in a very quiet area. It is adjacent to the owners main residency, but is detached, and all access is separate. Access is via a sound, gravel track, suitable for cars.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(54 traveller reviews)

Windermere lake access romantic cottage, with private jetty
average rating of 4.740741 based on 65 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, our stay was absolutely brilliant. Robin has created a highly welcoming, clean and comfortable property, amidst the most peaceful and tranquil setting on the lake.

Particular highlights included; access to our own private beach on which we made fires and shared bottles of wine, the vast array of brilliant walks surrounding the cottage and easy access to other places of interest arround the lake district. The starter kit of coffee, tea, eggs and bacon was a very nice touch as well

We will most definitely return.

John and Florence Gardner

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and Florence Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so glad you had a fantastic time and were able to appreciate the peace and quiet that the location has on offer. We most certainly look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary. Kind regards Robin
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Lovely wet weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is small but very cosy and charming in a beautiful location with fabulous views! We were made to feel very welcome from the start of our stay. The owners were on hand if needed but otherwise let us enjoy our holiday without interruption. They even had a bottle of prosecco ready in the fridge when we arrived (along with milk and other necessities).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil, peaceful, cosy, heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Belle Grange cottage for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. We were welcomed by Paul who was so warm and friendly and had even put some fresh eggs in the cottage for us. The cottage itself was cosy, clean, and beautifully furnished, and Jackie had kindly left us some little treats in the fridge and some lovely breakfast items. We were shown the little private beach and jetty which we would love to go back and use in the summer! We did a couple of the walks around the property and had a lovely meal in Hawkshead. You really couldn't ask for a more peaceful, beautifully located property, we both felt well and truly relaxed by the end of our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sian Thankyou do much for your great review. Belle Grange Cottage is indeed perfect getaway to rest and relax , or take in all the gorgeous walks and cycling trails . So much to do! We do hope you will come and see us again for longer ... With very best wishes Jackie and Paul
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What a lovely little gem!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, so are the surroundings. It feels like you're in the forest. We really enjoyed our stay there - quiet and peace. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jo -Ann Thankyou so much for your great review.... and glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves ... Do come and see us again if you are ever in the UK .... Kind regards Jackie
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Grooms Cottage is part of an annexed building at the rear of Belle Grange estate. Upon arrival Sharon and I were met by the owner Jackie who showed us around. Its well maintained, clean and well presented with beautiful furnishings. There were fresh farm eggs for us from the hens in the grounds, they were the best eggs ever.

She introduced us to Paul who is resident gardener and was a delight to meet.

Sharon and I live in a terrace in Liverpool with no garden but Sharon has a potted garden, much to Pauls delight she had him up the wall gaining knowledge on how to take cuttings, which soil to use, what plant to put where?? Ha ha, Paul was a diamond and was all too happy to help.

Grooms Cottage has privacy from the main house and vice versa while still having access to gardens. We were not disturbed.

The private waters edge area at the bottom of the garden was really nice and secluded.

We sat out each night overlooking the gardens and woods seeing an array of wildlife including birds and even some deer, wow a first for us.

Sharon and I cannot recommend Belle Grange highly enough, the accommodation, prized location and people we met make it one of the best weekends away we have had. We are already planning our return.

Thanks to Jackie for accommodating us and for your helpfulness, special thanks to Paul for being a great guy and taking time out going the extra mile in helping Sharon. You're a great guy. Oh, and for the posy you made for Sharon as we left, she was overjoyed.

Denis and Sharon, Old Swan, Liverpool, England.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Belle Grange grooms cottage is part of an annexed building to the rear of the main house. It had all amenities to enjoy our stay in the lake district. The rooms were clean and well maintained. Fresh farm eggs from the chickens in the grounds were left in the kitchen for us and were the best ever!!

The location is fabulous, the remoteness is what we enjoyed the most, we saw wild deer in the forest, a full array of wild birds etc.

Jackie the owner was lovely, she welcomed us personally and showed us around, also introduced us to Paul the resident gardener who was an absolute delight to meet. Sharon and I live in a terraced house in Liverpool with no garden, but Sharon has a potted garden. She had Paul up the wall asking about gardening, how to take cuttings, what soil to use etc. Paul was really helpful and was really happy to help.

The access to the cottage allows Grooms Cottage residents to maintain privacy from the main house and vice versa, with access to the gardens etc.

I would highly recommend Belle Grange estate for anyone wishing to visit the lakes, my wife and I are already working out our next visit, the combination of the beautiful estate, the ideal location and the people we met all make this the best weekend break we have had.

Thanks to Jackie for our stay and a special thanks to Paul for sharing your knowledge, oh and the posy for Sharon as we left. Be back soon for sure,

Denis and Sharon. Old Swan Liverpool England .

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M6 Junction 36
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: necessary

The Groom's Cottage is located in an estate that is on the western shore of Lake Windermere. A moments drive from the tiny village of High Wray, or 10 minutes to the busy village of Hawkshead - perfect for supplies and a choice of 5 pubs and restaurants! The cottage has views of the lake & the hills beyond. Ambleside is just 4 miles away too, although it takes around 10-15 minutes drive, due to the cottage being rurally located, and accessed by the local single lane country roads. In winter in extreme weather, please allow longer due to the possibility of poorer condition.

The western shore is much quieter than the busy east side, but with our private jetty, why not bring or hire a boat to enjoy the lake and it's facilities by water. Cottage is only 60 metres from door to shore!

The cottage is located in a large estate and is in an unspoilt, woodland setting. A car is essential. If isolation, peace and quiet, no cars, no people and rugged Lakeland countryside is to your liking, this is for you

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Claife, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late low season
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
27 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late mid season
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 50% deposit is required upon booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday. The Groom's Cottage is only available for weekly lets during high season and at Christmas & New Year. Three night weekend breaks arriving Friday, or four night breaks arriving Monday are available at all other times.
To book, simply send an enquiry and the dates will be confirmed, (or otherwise), and the price quoted. To secure, a booking form will be e-mailed to you, to be completed and e-mailed, or posted back. A booking is not secure until the form, and payment are received, 72 hr after the form is provided. Payment can be made by cheque or internet bank transfer.
Breakfast items - we provide initial basic items for your personal use in the cottage with our compliments - bread, milk, coffee, tea, sugar, orange juice, eggs, jam as well as a bottle of wine for your arrival.
Change over days- we ask you arrive after 3pm on your first day and vacate by 10am, to allow for servicing.

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