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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our 2nd time at this lovely cottage - and none of us could fault this beautiful well placed and cozy property which we hope to stay at again."

    For myself, being somewhat older than my son & his fiance, the addition of a handrail to the righthand side of the steps both up to the garden from the road and into the front of the property itself would make it absolutely perfect! As they are now can be a little unnerving.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "We enjoyed a lovely and comfortable stay at Woodside which is a charming property."

    It enjoys fabulous views over the mountains and is peaceful. We were also very lucky with the gorgeous weather and would like to come back as Woodside is very well located for Keswick and Cockermouth plus an abundance of walks over the fells. Whinlatter Forest is literally behind the cottage! Having stayed at other Sykes properties we were slightly disappointed not to find a welcome pack of basics such as milk or bread and that we needed to purchase more washing up liquid and handsoap due to those at the property being nearly finished and what was left was watered down! The cottage information book could do with updating and clearer guidance on rubbish disposal. Some minor points but all in all a very pleasant stay and a location we'd like to come back to.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing week at Woodside cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed. It was very peaceful and quiet. The views were amazing, we would definitely recommend. To reach the property, we would advise to continue up past Thornthwaite Gallery, immediately after the gallery car park there is a lane that is untarmacked on your right, do not go up it, the road bends to the left at this point, you will pass two cottages on the right hand side, then there is a sharp right, Woodside cottage is the first property you come to on your left. (for larger vehicles to negotiate this sharp right, it may be easier to do a three point turn further up the road where the road forks and return back to this junction, making it a lot easier to negotiate).

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Woodside Cottage."

    The small parking space is adequate even for our long estate car. The narrow lanes require thought as to the direction you wish to face! We were blessed with perfect weather and the countryside was at its best. The views from the cottage are wonderful looking across to the fells.We look forward to returning!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and loved the location of your property. We hope to welcome you back again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was comfortable and clean once inside."

    Had some difficulty with the key lock box ..there is a knack (very frustrating) The outside parking space is very small and tricky...one way only to park from narrow lane .

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days at Woodside."

    We'd definitely stay here again when visiting the Northern Lakes.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and well equipped."

    It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by G4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was not cleaned to the standard we would expect."

    The garden furniture was broken, dirty and not fit for use. The oven trays, grill pan ,frying pan and wooden spoons all need replacing. Inside the microwave was rusted! The oven was dirty and smelt. The washer door had to be kept shut because of the smell. There was dust and cobwebs in a lot of place's. The bins in the kitchen and toilet obviously hadn't been cleaned for quite a while. To say we weren't happy with the cottage is an understatement!!

    Reviewed by Carol1.6Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property very homely"

    Reviewed by Anne Marie5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was a lovely holiday property to stay in."

    Lots of room and a place to store a bike and I would certainly stay here again. The only minor down side was there was no sink in the toilet room, I prefer a bathroom with a toilet. Hot tap in the bathroom needs attention. You may need a word with your neighbours living opposite as in a few years time their trees will be blocking your beautiful view.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely stay in comfortable cottage, very peaceful."

    We very much enjoyed the views of the Fells from the front 2 rooms and the bluebells were all out in the garden. It's a little dark with the trees at the back of the cottage which we expected, but you're not going to spend much time in the kitchen on holiday I'd hope. We saw a Nuthatch on the bird feeder and a couple of field mice have made their home underneath the tree it hangs from- lovely to watch at dusk. We didn't need the log burner but the heating seemed pretty efficient on chilly days and evenings- little sun falls on the cottage so it isn't the warmest without heating. There's a half-sized freezer and a tumble drier in the outbuildings at the back - I'd assumed from the picture there could only be a freezer compartment to the fridge- which was useful. The double bed was very comfy but when my partner was banished to the other room for snoring he reported those mattresses weren't so great. Probably fine for children though as lighter. Worth popping over the road to Thornthwaite gallery for lunches and teas- very nice.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8May 2022

  • "Perfect! Spotlessly clean."

    Very comfortable and well-equipped. The living room is filled with sunlight in the morning and it is so relaxing to simply sit and admire the view of the mountains. A simple short journey into Keswick, which seems quieter and more friendly than towns in the southern lakes. Art Gallery and veggie cafe just 2 minutes away well worth a visit. Lovely, if energetic, walk up to Whinlatter Forest Park from the door. Perhaps the owners should clarify the wi-fi situation on the Sykes site. There is wi-fi but due to factors beyond their control it is apparently limited to 100GB pm. Thus, if previous visitors over-use it you might not have it. We had no such problems. If we return to the area we would certainly try and rebook this cottage. Recommended !

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, warm cottage with fantastic views and a great location."

    Already re-booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Shaz5.0Feb 2022

  • "Enjoyed our holiday Lovely Cottage Cleanliness and facilities very good"

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely traditional Lakeland cottage with lots of original features."

    Immaculately clean and well maintained. Located in a rural location so peaceful and quiet. We were blessed with clear blue skies and fantastic views of Skiddaw and the fells. Struggled with the wood burner as a few previous visitors did. The Visitors book has lots of people coming back time after time - one on their 26th visit! I can see why. We only stayed for 3 nights but could have easily stayed longer

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Cosy property in a great location."

    Very well equipped with everything we needed. The Christmas decorations were a great touch thanks. The bird feeder action was amazing. Despite the description of no wifi-there was wifi (but not unlimited). We couldn't get the log burner or DVD to work- but still loved our stay and would return. Thanks

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2021

  • "It’s been our first visit to Woodside, arrived to a lovely warm, spotlessly clean and well equipped cottage in a superb setting, so would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is in a brilliant location but there are a few things that could really improve it."

    The hedging is beginning to obscure the views, the shower hose was broken and the mattresses on the single beds still need replacing!

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Sep 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday at the cottage."

    The views from the living room and bedroom were amazing, and it was nice to sit outside at the private garden table while the children enjoyed the mini woodland walk. The kitchen was well equipped, and the bird feeders outside the kitchen window attracted various interesting birds. It was very considerate that the holiday cottage company phoned us up to check that we were ok when there was a local power cut. We are hoping to return to the same cottage for another holiday soon. There are some improvements which could be added to the cottage, which would enhance our experience: A cafetière (most holiday cottages have one) Pegs (there was a washing line but no pegs) The drier had a fault. The door would not remain closed because the catch did not align with the square hole. This was overcome by pushing it back into alignment each time the door was closed. The back door was very stiff and the children were unable to open or close it. The shower hose was deteriorating. It was ok for us but looked as if it would not last much longer. These were not serious problems, but improvements that could be made. I hope you will send this feedback to the owner so that they can improve the cottage. We had a great stay and hope to come back to the same cottage again.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at our cottage. Thank you for the detailed feedback. It has been such a busy season that we have not stayed there since we reopened in April. There used to be a contemporary Bodum cafetière at the cottage, we will certainly replace it as it sounds like it has gone missing! The coloured clothes pegs are usually kept on the shelf in the drying room. This is the first time that we have heard of a problem with the drier. It sounds like we need a new one. We will investigate the problems with the back door and the shower hose - which is surprising as the shower unit is only three years old. Kind Regards, David and Judith, (owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harvey4.7Aug 2021

  • "Woodside is a lovely little comfortable cottage with great views, the only downside was that the plumbing needs to be looked at as the taps are very noisy."

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful ,homely, comfortable and clean cottage ."

    Had everything we needed for our short stay .set in beautiful surroundings with stunning views. We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Viv5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cosy and clean with lovely atmosphere."

    After day walking in hills, was so good to know we were coming back to Woodside Cottage

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2021

  • "Woodside is a gorgeous, homely cottage with a view."

    There was no wifi but a good selection of board games and classic DVDs, so it was great to spend time as a family in the evenings, instead of everyone glued to separate devices. Our monopoly game lasted four nights and our 12-year old boys couldn’t wait to get back to the game each night. It’s really convenient and easy to get into Keswick, so the location is great. We hired mountain bikes in whinlater forest, which I would really recommend. Hiked Scafell pike & Scafell, hellvelyn via striding edge & of course Skiddaw as you can see it from the cottage. We had a fabulous time and would recommend and will stay at Woodside again. I loved it.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • TV, DVD player and Radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs not provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available for one car
  • Wrap-around garden with lawned area
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles; pub 1.4 miles
  • Please note there are a some steep steps from the road to the entrance of the property
  • WiFi available

The property

Braithwaite 1.5 miles.

Hidden deep within the luscious green Cumbrian Countryside, in the quintessential village of Thornthwaite, you will find the picture-perfect cottage of Woodside.

Ideally situated within the outstanding Lake District National Park, this delightful abode offers the perfect setting for a couple or a family of four seeking an action-packed adventure in the great outdoors.

After an exhilarating morning stroll along the clear waters of Braithwaite Lake, return to the warmth of this cottage, leaving your mud-splattered wellies to dry out in the porch.

Spend your evenings relaxing in front of the flat-screen TV, as you snuggle close to your loved ones and keep nice and toasty from the heat of the attractive woodburning stove.

Prepare a mouth-watering meal in the classic well equipped farmhouse kitchen, where you can show off your culinary skills.

Serve up at the dining table and delight in a delicious family feast, as you crack open a bottle of fizz and toast to spending quality time with your loved ones on a memorable holiday to Cumbria.

Retreat to the lovely double bedroom styled with calming blue hues, and admire the striking black feature fireplace as you unpack your belongings into the traditional chest of drawers, allowing yourself to feel right at home.

On the ground-floor discover a pretty twin bedroom, housing two charming oak beds and boasting views of the mountains, together making this the perfect space to retire to at the end of an action-packed day.

Guests can choose to start their day with a refreshing rinse under the shower or instead opt for a more relaxing soak in the tub, both located in the airy ground-floor bathroom.

Kick-start your exciting expedition with a day at the thrilling adventure centre of Go Ape Whinlatter, where you can swing from treetops or explore the breath-taking forest on a fun-filled segway tour.

Visit the grand family estate of Mirehouse & Gardens, or head into the town of Keswick for a scenic picnic in the well-kept landscapes of Hope Park.

Wander the galleries of Keswick Museum as you soak up the local history, before heading off to the enchanting ruins of the magnificent Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Hop on your bikes and head out for a cycle through Whinlatter Forest Park or challenge yourself to a hike up Skiddaw, well-worth your efforts for the beautiful vistas once you reach the peak.

Live unforgettable moments with your nearest and dearest on a holiday to Woodside.

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About the location


Keswick 3 miles.

Between the magnificent northern lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite, lies the village of Braithwaite. Still retaining much of its traditional appeal, the Coledale Beck runs through the village with whitewashed Lakeland cottages, two village shops and two real ale Inns each brimming with character! Between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw, there really is something for everyone. Visit Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the lake with an open-air theatre, or take a trip around the lake. Lake District Wildlife Park, Dodd Wood, Derwentwater, and Keswick with its wide range of attractions, are also within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas