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Abbots Reading Cottage

Lakeside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041379)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • “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!

    - Mr Johnson, June 2021

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.

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.


  • 2 x bedrooms on lower level: 1 x Double (can be made up as twins for children) 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, 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
  • Dogs welcome.

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.

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