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Abbots Reading Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "A truly delightful cottage in an idyllic location!"

    It contained everything required for a very comfortable warm stay, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Thank you to the hosts for making the stay a home away from home. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great pre-stay communication from the owner with clear details."

    The cottage was spotless and very cosy. Better than adequate furniture and very well equipped kitchen. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend or indeed stay again. Thanks for a great break!

    Reviewed by Adeel5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had a lovely time in a beautiful and convenient location."

    Our only criticism was we all found the mattresses very hard, suggest thicker mattress toppers. Otherwise it was a beautifully presented property and we all enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2023

  • "Caroline, myself and Ted the dog really enjoyed our stay."

    Mark was the perfect host, providing an immediate response whenever we contacted him. The property was lovely and spotlessly clean. The location was really peaceful with some fantastic walks from the doorstep. It was ideal for commuting to other parts of The Lakes for days out and further walks too. We would definitely recommend Abbots Reading cottage and we will be returning for another holiday there in the future.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay and the weather was beautiful."

    My children thoroughly enjoyed the 'holiday house'. It was extremely comfortable and the owners we warm and very friendly. Will definitely return if they will allow.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was a wonderful stay,well equipped, ideally situated and well presented, a good choice from your available properties."

    I will definately be back again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    Will definitely recommend a stay. Cottage was well equipped and thought through. Ample kitchen supplies and information provided by our friendly host Mark. He was very accommodating and great communication prior to stay, recommended some amazing places to dine and celebrate a birthday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Germiane5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is in a beautiful setting and provides a great base for exploring The Lakes."

    Communication with the owner was excellent and pre arrival information was helpful. The kitchen was very large and the lounge area provided a great space for relaxing after long walks.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Aug 2022

  • "Second visit to these cottages and for good reason!"

    Quiet but convenient location, dog friendly cottages ( we hired two for an extended family holiday) immaculately presented and comfortable. Made to feel very welcome by owner and Sykes - will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous place to stay, really dog friendly and we loved it, the only thing missing is a dishwasher"

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing cottage and place to stay, thank you."


    The AdamsMay 2022

  • "Beautiful location, in the country and not far from the main towns."

    Cottage is very clean and has a wonderful little wood next door for doggy walks. The accommodation is set around a courtyard shared with other holiday rentals so it doesn’t have its own enclosed garden. The building is finished to a high standard with a beautiful fitted kitchen and new furniture throughout but despite this, the appliances are fairly basic and there is no dishwasher. We suggest replacing the iron, pans, baking trays, and wok as they have all seen better days. It was great having two very nice en-suite shower rooms but beds were a big disappointment. Hard mattresses, rock solid pillows and duvets which are barely wide enough for two people. I see from other reviews that this issue has been raised before so it definitely needs attention. A good quality mattress topper, fluffier pillows and a better duvet would make the sleeping arrangements much more comfortable. And it would be great to have a Smart TV in the lounge instead of just Freeview. Other little touches which would make a big difference include a welcome tray with some complimentary items like tea/coffee/toiletries, etc, some milk in the fridge and the house being warm on arrival. With these improvements it really would be a luxury cottage. The location is very convenient for exploring the South Lake District and all in all we had a great holiday.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback following your recent stay at Abbots Reading Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a great stay and loved the peaceful location. We appreciate your detailed comments and take these all on board as we are continuously trying to reach and surpass guests' expectations. Back when the properties were set up a discussion was made on whether to add a dishwasher but due to space and costs, we decided against this. We will inspect the utensils and equipment however we recently had a Visit England inspection to which all was graded 4* but understand wear and tear does occur in a highly used accommodation. Again the bedding and mattresses were all rated high but we will ensure to check on this. Regarding adding Smart TV's we will be sure to consider this as we do understand that this is more sought after now. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bronia3.4Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed staying at this beautiful cottage."

    It is in a very peaceful location with lovely surrounding walks and places to visit.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Apr 2022

  • "Our second fantastic stay in this lovely cottage with it's beautiful wood."

    The bonus was a whole week without rain!

    RalphMar 2022

  • "Really loved our stay at the cottage, the only very minor things that it could do with are larger duvets that overhang the bed more, softer bed pillows, and a dishwasher."

    These however are not complaints, mere suggestions. I really cannot grumble with the cottage. It was beautiful, immaculate, the owner (Mark) was brilliant, location was perfect. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Feb 2022

  • "The stairs down to bedrooms are quite steep."

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Generally the cottage is well equipped and is in a great location for exploring the Southern Lake District."

    For such a well appointed cottage we would have expected comfortable beds and (maybe) a dishwasher. The beds are very hard which for some may suit some but not for the four of us.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Sep 2021

  • "Lovely Holiday, Beautiful Cottage, perfect break."

    :) thanks for a lovely stay.

    Jane, Rachel, Alex, Jax And GeorgeSep 2021

  • "We stayed at Abbots Reading Cottages for a birthday celebration renting out the Cottage, Mews 1 and the Suite."

    All the cottages were immaculate. We all ate together every night (10 of us and 4 dogs in total) in the Cottage which has plenty of room! The dogs loved the forest walk too and the pen! Great for dogs, so pet friendly. Super walks from the door. We had a family bbq in the shared outdoor area. Fabulous! Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • ""Beautiful cottage."

    Location was amazing to go and explore. The dog enjoyed the woods. Can't wait to be back! x"

    Aug 2021

  • "Our 3rd visit to the lovely cottage - perfect location for a peaceful break."

    Everything here that we needed! Be back next year!

    Mrs McBrideJul 2021

  • "Thoroughly loved the cottage."

    Very clean, bed were amazing. Information book was very useful. Such a fabulous location if you're looking to avoid the busy towns. Situated between the two main lakes its ideal for access to the coast and Ulveston town too. Thanks to Sykes and the Cottage owners from their great service, we'll be back!

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jun 2021

  • "Loved your super cottage, just a couple of minor things, the en suite in the smaller bedroom had a drainage smell, floors and carpet were not part particularly clean when we arrived."

    Reviewed by Katherine4.1Jun 2021

  • "We loved the peaceful , scenic and tranquil setting in the middle of the lovely countryside ."

    We haven’t got a dog, but it is a perfect place if you want to take your pets on holiday with you. The upside down rooms of our cottage were very comfortable and we loved the large , well stocked kitchen which had views across to a working neighbouring farm with a very friendly lady called Molly there who welcomed us over when we called to purchase some eggs. We very much hope to return one day!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "After booking with you for 4 years on the trot prob won’t be back after the ..."

    After booking with you for 4 years on the trot prob won’t be back after the price increase just a bit to much ££££££££££

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    Superb base for exploring the Lakes. We had such a great week, hope to be back again soon.

    Mansfield PartyJun 2021

  • "We have had an amazing week here!"

    Everything has been perfect including the weather. We will definitely be back! Thank you!

    BrownJun 2021

  • "The quality of the accommodation was outstanding."

    We were warm, comfortable and had everything we needed. Even our old dog was well catered for as the property has its own little wood in which we could walk. The smell of wild garlic in the evenings was quite 'heady' and will be a great memory. This was our first break s for eighteen months and could not have been better. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ralph4.7May 2021

  • "Very happy with our booking - the cottage was very comfortable and set in beautiful surroundings."

    Very peaceful and exactly what we needed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Cottage was spotless and has everything you could need. Didn’t manage to explore local amenities due to the covid restrictions but a couple of walks showed us the potential if we came back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "One of the best stays, a beautiful little house in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2021

  • "Awesome property."

    Very well appointed. Beautiful rural location. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.

    Holmes PartyDec 2019

  • "Another fabulous stay."

    Thank you.

    Surgey PartyNov 2019

  • "Great Place."

    Took over the whole place for my 70th Birthday. Everybody (13 of us) enjoyed staying here. very well equipped and beautifully furnished. had a fantastic week here.

    Gregory PartyNov 2019

  • "Fantastic little place."

    Great location, quiet away from the crowds. Cottage well equipped. Really enjoyed our stay

    Mann PartySep 2019

  • "We are back!"

    Love this place. Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday.

    Sarah, Mark, Jacob Leah & LexiJun 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay."

    Mr & Mrs FishwickJun 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Lovely break

    Scott PartyApr 2019

  • "Beautiful accommodation within a lovely setting."

    A very enjoyable stay!

    Neil & Anita RigbyMar 2019

  • "A very beautiful Cottages."

    We really enjoyed staying and visited most of the sightseeing places

    Mr B RaiAug 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage and great base to explore - Walks everyday."

    Worth a quick visit to the North Lakes if you can - Aira Forge for views of Ullswater. Grizedale forest great for families

    Paul, Sara, Pat And AlbaAug 2018

  • "Lovely stay - great weather."

    Highly recommended Old Hill Farm fro kids especially

    Robert, Jennifer, Ben, Hannah And SamuelAug 2018

  • "We have had a great holiday and we recommend Brockhole activity centre and ..."

    We have had a great holiday and we recommend Brockhole activity centre and Grizedale Forest for walks with or without the dog

    Ian, Tina, Josh Abby And PoloAug 2018

  • "Fabulous 2 weeks stay at this beautiful place."

    Exhausted from exploring but so relaxed. Thank you

    PhippsJun 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.


  • 2 x bedrooms on lower level: 1 x Double (can be a twin, please specify when booking) with en-suite shower room, 1 x double with en-suite shower room
  • On upper level: family bathroom with free-standing bath
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TVs in sitting room and bedrooms, Washer/Dryer, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Two acres of grounds with gardens and patios
  • Garden furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • Property not suitable for Infants

The property

Surrounded by gorgeous countryside with nearby woodland walk, this stunning cottage has been beautifully modernised whilst losing none of its vintage charm.

Enjoying a secluded location within two acres of grounds, there are garden areas and patios with outdoor furniture, perfect for a spot of al-fresco dining.

Dogs are welcome to stay, making this the ultimate holiday cottage for the whole family.

Entering the cottage through the spacious kitchen/dining room, guests will be struck by the high vaulted ceiling, country cottage charm and pretty outlook.

From here a few steps lead into a fabulous sitting room with leather sofas, exposed beams, and solid oak furniture.

A glorious spot with room for everyone to relax after supper enjoyed in one of the many local pubs and restaurants or prepared in the well-equipped kitchen.

A house bathroom is on this level, its roll top bath being perfect for a long soak after a day on the hills. A staircase leads down to the two comfortable bedrooms.

Both come with TVs, luxury en-suite shower rooms and glass doors to the courtyard.

On a summer’s day there is nothing better than a lazy morning in bed, with the sun pouring into the room.

One of a once cobbled row of four cottages, Abbots Reading Cottage is surrounded by scenic walks enjoyed both by guests and the local wildlife.

It is not uncommon to come across deer while taking a morning stroll.

Lakeside itself is home to the famous Lakes Aquarium and Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly from the pier, and the views across the lake are breath-taking.

Property not suitable for Infants.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Newby Bridge 1.2 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 8.7 miles.

Set on the southern shores of Lake Windermere, the small, sleepy hamlet of Lakeside offers a peaceful getaway location, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s popular attractions, but still within easy reach of them. Whether you decide to discover the area in the car, by foot, bike, boat or steam, there’s plenty to see nearby to keep the whole family content. The ferry dock offers the chance to travel by boat to Waterhead or Bowness, or take a shorter trip to the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park, across the water, which offers pretty grounds set alongside the very tip of the lake, providing plenty of places for picnics, paddling, games and gentle strolls on sunny afternoons. Situated alongside the Lakeside Station is the long-standing Lakeside and Haverwaithe Railway, home to Britain’s oldest standard gauge steam engine, on which you can travel back in time along this well-loved Heritage line, and where little ones will delight in meeting Thomas and his friends. Visit the Lakes Aquarium to uncover the often-secretive world of life below water, where you’ll chance upon hundreds of captivating creatures that feature in the surrounding rivers, lakes and sea. There are wonderful, well-signed walks to be enjoyed in the immediate area, including the 5-mile route to Finsthwaite’s High Dam, which trails from Lakeside through pleasant woodlands and meadows. Lakeside offers an exclusive holiday location with all of the Lake District’s delights at your fingertips.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas