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Nightingale Cottage

(Ref. 972507)

Threlkeld, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "A very cosy cottage that has been tastefully modernised and provides excellent accommodation for a couple on a short break."

    The views to the rear are stunning and the log burner is an added feature adding rustic charm. The village is quiet offering a couple of pubs (also offering food) local walks, and a cafe and was perfect for our escape to Cumbria. Keswick is also under 10 mins in the car. All in all, a very pleasant stay in a pretty Cumbrian cottage.

    Thank you for staying at Nightingale Cottage. We are delighted that you enjoyed a lovely break in Cumbria. We hope you return to further explore this beautiful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Mar 2024

  • "Cosy little house in a nice village"

    Thank you for staying at Nightingale Cottage. We are pleased that you found the cottage cosy. It certainly provides a welcome refuge when the weather isn't at its best! We hope you return soon to further explore this beautiful area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Mar 2024

  • "A great little cottage ideally situated close to awesome walking, a couple of nice pubs, and a coffee shop."

    Cosy, warm, with a log burner and well equipped little kitchen area, we couldn't have been happier, and will definitely be booking again soon. There's a parking space at the rear, which we managed to fit our Hilux in so it should be big enough for anything, and this makes it easy to unload all your 'stuff' straight from the vehicle to the cottage. Comfortable bed, probably the best sleep we've had for a while! The view of Blencathra in the first light of the day, from the kitchen and landing windows is quite simply breathtaking. Can't wait to go back :-)

    We are so pleased that you had a fabulous time in our cottage. We particularly love the views of Blencathra which are stunning all year round. I'm sure a comfy bed at the end of an active day was very welcome! We look forward to you visiting again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2023

  • "10 out of 10 would stay again."

    Lovely cottage in the beautiful village of Threlkeld. It is small but big enough for 2 and a dog, very well equipped and spotlessly clean and a very comfie bed. We really appreciated the provision of a throw for the sofa in case your 4 legged friend doesn't like the floor! And the dog friendly walk book was brilliant. Stunning views and fabulous walks from the cottage. Parking round the back is quite tight but manageable. 2 very nice pubs 2 minutes walk down the road which do food, plus very nice tearoom in the village hall.

    Thank you for visiting Nightingale Cottage. We are delighted that you (and your dog) enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week."

    Enjoyed afternoons in the garden when it was too warm for the dog to walk. I have already recommended this cottage to a friend.

    Thank you so much for visiting Nightingale Cottage and recommending it to a friend! . Many of our guests return and we are always delighted to be able to welcome them back. We are glad you had a lovely week and even enjoyed some Cumbrian sunshine! Hopefully you will be able to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allison5.0May 2023

  • "Generally very good standard of furnishing, a warm and comfortable place to stay."

    Only niggles we’re the low level of lighting across the lounge area and the small table was a squeeze for two people to eat a meal on.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed staying at Nightingale Cottage and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Ideal for two people and very dog friendly. No hesitation in recommending it to others.

    Thank you for visiting Nightingale Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you and your dog back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in such a great location!"

    We stayed for 3 nights and the Horse and Farrier made us feel very welcome everytime we visited with our puppy! The cottage was really clean and had everything we needed. Thankyou!

    We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay at Nightingale Cottage. We are especially pleased that your puppy had a great time. We really hope to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, cosy and had everything we needed."

    The cottage was clean and the log burner was a plus on a damp evening, just to take the chill off even though we only used it for an hour. The recommendation about the Horse and Farrier was great as we found out the Sally kitchens were closed. The bed was very comfortable and a good hot shower. The only slight downside was the sofa which wasn't too comfy but that was the only negative. We would definitely return. Thanks for the welcome pack, and for the dog too :-).

    We are glad that you had a lovely stay at Nightingale Cottage and enjoyed the facilities provided. Our dog enjoys sharing her treats with her doggy guests! We hope that you will return one day to further enjoy the Cumbrian hospitality. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2022

  • "Nightingale Cottage comes highly recommended."

    The location is to die for and the cottage is perfect for a couple and a dog. It is super clean and has all the facilities you might need. We hope to return in the autumn. The owner is very friendly and helpful with great communication.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Nightingale Cottage and look forward to being able to welcome you back in the Autumn where we will try to arrange more Cumbrian sunshine! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great friendly village."

    The bonus was the garden and SummerhouseEasy access to Lakes but plenty of walks from the cottage. The local .pub is dog friendly, beautiful meals and nice atmosphere. A very relaxing week for us.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Nightingale Cottage and hope that you will return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage very comfortable and a good centre to explore the area"

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Nightingale Cottage. Thank you for keeping in touch with us throughout your stay so we could provide information to ensure you had the best of times. We hope you would like to return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "First holiday in two years can say with hand on heart it was spot on in every way ."

    So big thanks to the owners . Will be back PS the dog love it as well

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Nightingale Cottage and it gave you a wonderful first holiday after such a difficult two years. We really look forward to welcoming you and your dog back again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "After 2 years in the planning due to Covid 19 putting a halt to cross border travel and a pet health issue we finally managed our long over due stay at Nightingale Cottage and we weren't disappointed."

    Lovely welcoming bottle of wine and treats for the dog, the wood burner and cosy feel to the cottage really helped us relax in to our break. Fantastically clean and with all the creature comforts of home, comfy bed and great shower made it all the better. Great surroundings and easy access to the fells, 10mins in car to Keswick. We will be definitely booking again. Mike, Linda and Ozzy.

    We are so pleased that you finally made it to Nightingale Cottage and enjoyed your break. We look forward to welcoming you back and hopefully there won't be a pandemic in the way! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay and everything we needed was provided."

    The only thing we would say is that the log burner is passed its best.

    We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Nightingale Cottage and hope that you will return one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7Feb 2022

  • "A fantastic little cottage."

    Everything that you could possibly want, a real home from home. We had the most brilliant stay and are thrilled to have found this cottage.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed Christmas in Nightingale Cottage. We love our cottage and are delighted when guests find as much enjoyment as we do. We hope you will return one day and in the meantime, we wish you all the best for a very Happy New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is a brilliant cottage, very cosy and comfortable."

    High level of cleanliness and so well equipped. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed our time in Nightingale Cottage. It really is our home from home and we love to share it with guests. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage."

    Fantastic views. Great communication from owners. Had everything we needed for a comfortable holiday.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Nightingale Cottage and hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with fantastic views of Blencthra from the garden."

    Great walks straight from the door. Very clean with a comfy bed.

    It was lovely to welcome you back to Nightingale Cottage and we are so pleased that you had another enjoyable stay. We hope you can visit again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Not clear where to park the car and had to walk from the top of the track at the rear to the cottage with my kit."

    A back garden would have been good to let the dog out on rather than have to walk a distance in the darkness at night for the toilet.

    We are pleased that you had a lovely break but are disappointed that you were unable to locate parking and the back garden. Nightingale Cottage has a parking place in the back garden which is situated over the track directly behind the cottage. We will ensure that this is clearly stated in instructions for future guests and thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cary4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an excellent location with super views of Blencathra."

    The cottage was immaculately presented and the owner left everything we needed (even dog bags and treats). Threlkeld village is charming. Plenty of walks and cycle routes available right from doorstep. The railway track walk into Keswick was very memorable. Would definitely love to stay again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed staying in Nightingale Cottage and we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2021

  • "Clean & cosy lakeland cottage."

    Loved garden and views to Blencathra. Lovely walks from doorstep and good base for walks further afield. Lovely village and pubs with good food nearby. Would reccomend and visit again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review of Nightingale Cottage and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable, warm, well equipped and easy to use."

    The welcome pack and information provided was accurate and user friendly. The “comments” book included updates from the owners that were appreciated. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2020

  • "Nightingale cottage is a cosy comfy cottage, it is well equipped even has a modern tv, surprise, surprise."

    Situated in the centre of the village, it is handy for both of the local pubs, both are very welcoming and are dog friendly which is most important to us. The cottage is situated at the base of Blencathra, which is handy for those of you brave enough to have a stroll up, in addition there are a good few easy walks in and around the village. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage and will definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "The location is superb."

    Being keen walkers we planned three days out direct from the house and it was lovely to not need to drive to the start of those walks. It's also only a short drive from some excellent walking spots. For us the location was perfect. The cottage is small and cozy. It could do with a few essentials: sharp knives; olive oil etc. But otherwise well equipped. The cottage was a bit small for our needs and the mattress needs replacing as was very uncomfortable so we didn't get a good sleep during our stay.

    Thank you for staying at Nightingale Cottage. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the location and cosiness of the cottage. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, we have had to remove oils and other cooking essentials. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are sorry that you found the mattress uncomfortable and have now ordered a replacement which will arrive at the beginning of November and will be there for any guests after then. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashifa3.1Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location with easy access to lovely walks and not far from Keswick."

    The cottage is very small and compact and whilst it was clean and on the whole comfortable there were a couple of things that the owner needs to attend to. 1. There was a leak under the kitchen sink, which had obviously been there for sometime as there was a damp smell coming from the cupboard under the sink. 2. The bed is very uncomfortable, the mattress sloped to one side and it made sleeping quite difficult. 3. When I was making the bed on the first morning after arrival, I found a dirty sock under the bed.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the beautiful location and clean cottage. Thank you for bringing the leak to our attention. This was fixed by our Maintenance Team as soon as we became aware and this could have been done during your stay if we had been informed. We encourage all guests to let us know of issues as they arise so that they can be immediately rectified and we are disappointed that this didn't happen on this occasion. We are sorry that you found the mattress uncomfortable. It is the first time that this has been mentioned to us and, as we will be staying in the cottage in the next few weeks, we will review the situation and address it accordingly. Our cleaner also apologises profusely for the not seeing the sock under the bed. We hope these issues did not detract from your enjoyment and look forward to being able to welcome you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dixie3.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Great location with many walks straight from the door

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a relaxing break."

    Cottage had everything we needed. Quiet village & a welcoming pub a minute down the road. Loved

    Reviewed by Maria4.1Jul 2020

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, this is the second time we've stopped at Nightingale Cottage and suits our needs perfectly being near to all the routes to the main towns in the Lake District."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cosy cottage in a fantastic location."

    Very well equipped and clean. Lovely village with a great pub , serving excellent food, only a couple of minutes walk away. Walks on the doorstop and within easy reach of Keswick, with a good selection of shops and restaurants. If you stay here you must visit Aira Force waterfall, fantastic. Just wish we had longer to enjoy the stunning area.

    Reviewed by Scott4.4Dec 2019

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful area."

    Whole experience was excellent.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was brilliant and covered our every need and more."

    Threlkeld was an ideal place to stay for us and Rosie the dog, with plenty of areas to walk from the cottage. Also there was a good bus service, enabling us to use our bus pass instead of the car. The cottage actually made our holiday as we were blessed with rain for the most of our stay and would not hesitate to return hoping for more favourable weather.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "In your advertisement it stated that a shop &pub was 5mins away which was ..."

    In your advertisement it stated that a shop &pub was 5mins away which was correct about the pub but there is no shop at all in the village this was a bit disappointing as we didn't have a car and thought we could get shopping in village when we arrived we had to wait till next day and go into Keswick apart from that the cottage was clean, comfortable, homely

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2019

  • "Great location, perfect cosy cottage for two people and their dog."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2019

  • "Nice well equipped cottage in good location."

    Substantial literature on what to do including some lovely dog walks. Pretty garden but it is detached from the cottage across an alleyway for cars so dogs must be on leads. To get to the parking space is down a tight narrow alleyway with little room to manoeuvre so you might struggle if you have a big car.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8May 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for two people and the back garden would be lovely when the weather warms up."

    It was just a shame it wasn't enclosed so our dog had to be kept on his lead.

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Feb 2019

  • "It was a perfect weekend hideaway ."

    The cottage was lovely and clean with lots of extra touches from the owners , including a packet of dog treats . The Horse and Farrier pub was only a short stroll down the lane with good food and friendly , welcoming staff . Sykes Cottages kept in regular touch right from the inital booking to the time we started our holiday. Thankyou . I would highly recommend it .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2019

  • "Second visit to this cottage in as many years."

    just love the location. walks and rustic charm of the whole place. dogs live it too they whimper with excitement when we pull into the drive. many thanks once again.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.1Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cozy cottage, really nice to have a festive feel for Christmas and clear effort made to that end."

    Candles too :) And a Christmas card. Excellent location and beautiful walks right from the back of the cottage up a Ghyll to Blencathra with numerous path choices all around, including along the river.

    Reviewed by Ak5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Cottage was very small , all facilities as listed were available but I seemed to be forever bumping my head and I am only 5'6" tall."

    The bed and settee were not particularly comfortable.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. I can see we did try to call you to discuss this further. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2018

  • "The visitors book was left on the table when we arrived and there are plenty of other books, maps & leaflets which came in very handy."

    Having an off road parking space was really good and meant we didn't have to worry about where we would park when we arrived home each day. The cottage was very warm - only thing the sofa wasn't very comfortable.

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2018

  • "The Cottage was amazing to come back to at the end of each day, snug, warm and welcoming, I could live in it quite happily, eschewing all unnecessary possessions in exchange for the views."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2018

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage in a beautiful quiet village with good amenities just off the A66 bypass."

    The cottage felt extremely homely, as if we were being welcomed into a family home for a few days. The village itself was very welcome with a very friendly pub and perhaps the best tearoom / coffee shop we found in the village hall. We spent the vast majority of the holiday walking in spectacular scenery and enjoying the towns and villages which were all very dog enthusiastic. We can't wait to visit both the cottage and the area again.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Aug 2018

  • "Ideal for a couple and a dog or small child, two pubs in the village and a golf course across the road, Keswick reachable in 5 mins by car and 90 mins via country walk."

    Excellent all round venue and location.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • One bedroom: 1 x double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with wash basin, WC and heated towel rail
  • Open plan living, dining and kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge with ice box. Gas central heating plus wood burning stove
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Sorry, no cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car adjacent to the rear of the cottage
  • Summerhouse
  • Private lawned garden adjacent to the rear of the house
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles and pub 5 mins walk
  • Keswick 4 miles
  • Initial supply of logs provided
  • N.B: Rear Garden is not completely enclosed and is accessed over a track to the rear of the house
  • No children

The property

This picture-postcard cottage is the ideal blend of period charm and contemporary style.

Nestled at the foot of the magnificent fells just 4 miles from Keswick, it's the ideal romantic getaway for a couple. At one end of a row of typically pretty cumbrian cottages, Nightingale Cottage is the perfect base for exploring everything that this wonderful region has to offer, whatever the time of year. Step in through the front door and you're in a cosy open plan living area with access to the fully equipped modern kitchen.

There's a wood burning stove and a comfy sofa to curl up on that's the perfect romantic spot on a chilly evening.

Upstairs there's a charming bedroom with exposed beams and a modern shower room with a wash basin and WC, plus a heated towel rail for cosy comfort. The pretty garden is laid to lawn and gravel and there are exceptional views over Blencathra and towards St Johns in the Vale.

This is the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of wine or a local ale and watching one of the spectacular sunsets the Lake District is famed for.

Nightingale Cottage also has off road parking for 1 car. Threlkeld is a delightful Cumbrian village with an excellent pub, wonderful restaurant, coffee shop and post office, post office.

The vibrant town of Keswick is just 4 miles away - enjoy an evening at the Theatre by the Lake or take a Derwentwater cruise.

Keswick is packed with visitor attractions, bars, cafes, shops and restaurants, and the historic and lively market town of Penrith is just 15 miles away with its cinema and swimming pool.

Ullswater, the most romantic of the lakes, is easily accessible and for a special occasion, why not book a meal at the renowned Sharrow Bay Hotel, home of the sticky toffee pudding If you want to experience the South Lakes, take a drive over the scenic Kirkstone Pass towards Ambleside and Lake Windermere.

Petrolheads will love the Lake District motor museum with its superb collection of vintage and classic cars, while the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes and animal park will appeal to all ages.

Head north from Threlkeld and visit the Cumbrian capital Carlisle with its historic castle and cathedral plus modern shopping centre, all a stone's throw from Hadrian's Wall. With so much to explore right on the doorstep, Nightingale Cottage in Threlkeld is the ideal location for a romantic break at any time of the year.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, 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 or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas