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Abbots Reading Mews 1

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Good location for getting around the south lakes and coast."

    Mews 1 was clean, spacious and generally well equipped. A washing machine and tumble dryer would be useful. Would stay again

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2023

  • "Wow what a wonderful part of the country!"

    we had a fantastic stay. The cottage is clean, cozy, warm and comfortable. we didn't want to leave so many memories, thank you so much, love to come back.

    Tony, Sally And LilySep 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable and clean cottage."

    Good location weather was kind to us. we couldn't get the radiator to heat up so couldn't dry towels.

    Sue CurrierSep 2023

  • "Lovely property, well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    Owners really helpful with information re local places to eat and visit.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Mews 1."

    As the owners allow dogs I would suggest adding a child gate/dog guard at the top of the stairs to stop the dogs going downstairs. We had to use the clothes airer. Apart from that the accommodation was great. Thanks James

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2023

  • "It’s a shame to score so low as our family did really admire the property and it’s surrounding gardens."

    I did find the owner very welcoming too and friendly when we spoke briefly over the telephone. I have rated low and therefore wouldn’t recommend as the bed was terribly uncomfortable. Both my partner and I complained our whole stay at how hard the bed and mattress were: I don’t think I’ve ever slept on anything like it. When we originally got there we were making plans to come back but I just couldn’t possibly because the bed was so awful.

    Dear Sherelle, Thank you for your review & feedback. I’m so sorry to hear you & your partner both found the bed mattress too hard & uncomfortable, it clearly spoilt your stay which is completely contrary to our wishes for any of our guests. I fully appreciate the selection & choice of a bed mattress is a very personal thing but just to clarify the mattresses we use in all 4 of our cottages are Hotel Howden, to a commercial standard & have hopefully provided a comfortable nights sleep for the majority of our guests. We do attract repeat custom which I would like to think supports this. Best regards Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by SherelleJul 2023

  • "Accommodation was perfect for our short break especially as dog friendly."

    Cottage was well equipped with all home comforts. It was very clean and in an ideal location to explore the surrounding area. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, good facilities and extremely helpful host."

    Weather was poor however didn't stop us from traveling around, we would definitely stay again.

    Gordan, Janice, Kai, Ina And RalphJul 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage , stunning grounds and views,only downside for me ..."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage , stunning grounds and views,only downside for me is I prefer a softer bed but that is just personal choice

    Reviewed by LaineyJun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful grounds enjoyed our stay, just a little disappointment on removing the covers to find duvet was stained."

    PartonJun 2023

  • "Well appointed have in a lovely spot great for biking and walking."

    very helpful hosts.

    WhiteheadJun 2023

  • "Lovely long wkend break , weather was very kind , wildlife & countryside breathtaking, & we live in the countryside in Lincolnshire ."

    Places to eat & little shops are really good, lots to do

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    The cottage is beautifully furnished and really clean. The owner Mark was friendly and helpful and provided information in advance about local ammenities. Lovely that each bedroom has an en-suite. Also a doggy shower outside to clean the dog after lots of long walks. Couldnt fault it and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2023

  • "Lovely property which was so homely."

    Location was perfect for travel to Windermere or Coniston. Had some sunny days and the outside table area was a real sun trap to enjoy a drink on an afternoon.

    Reviewed by AdamMar 2023

  • "Really pleased with every part of the cottage."

    Location was great and the cottage itself was warm, clean and cosy. Very well fitted throughout. Would certainly consider booking again in future.

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2023

  • "Lovely modern property."

    The one omission for us was the lack of dishwasher (but no complaints as we knew it wasn't in the description...just missed having one). Some of the cups needed a clean when we arrived, but again this is really minor point. Loved the property and the location was excellent for us.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2023

  • "A return visit for our family and another very comfortable stay - even if a brief heatwave did make a couple of nights a little sticky (you can't say you get over 30 degrees on every Lakeland holiday!"

    ). Abbots Reading provides a great base for getting around and is a quiet & peaceful retreat from the tourist crowds.

    Reviewed by ScottAug 2022

  • "Another wonderful stay in Abbots Reading Mews 1."

    Everything was perfect, cleanliness, comfort a complete home from home. Yes there’s no washing machine but you know that when you book. Find it unbelievable that any fault can be found with this cottage. Once again thank you for a great stay

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage set in a prime location."

    Everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. I can honestly say we will be back again

    Reviewed by LinziMay 2022

  • "Another great stay here - quiet, relaxed and surrounded by the rolling green landscape of the Lakes."

    Property was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Not our first visit and won’t be our last.

    Reviewed by ScottMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and setting."

    Very clean. It needs a washing machine though. I’m sure there was mention of a shared utility room when we booked but no sign of one. Local books and maps would be a welcome addition in sitting room too.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay comfortable and clean."

    One or two issues were sorted promptly by Mark, thank you.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "Loved our stay, clean and tidy."

    Great for the dogs - would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by HayleyApr 2022

  • "A lovely tranquil base to explore this beautiful area :)"

    Reviewed by VickieApr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, everything was provided."

    The little dog pen is a brilliant asset. We will definitely be back again. Thank you

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely stay, the cottage was sparklingly clean."

    The location beautiful thank you for a lovely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "The kitchen was under equipped, I'm glad there was only 2 of us as I wouldn't have cared to cater for 4 there."

    Overall it was a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by AnnMar 2022

  • "Super lovely stay and especially when it wasn't raining!"

    Andrea, Gavin, Flora & Percy & Lolli The DogsMar 2022

  • "The barn conversion was lovely and definitely of a high standard."

    Some very minor issues - the microwave oven didn't work, although it appeared to and one of the few serving dishes had been put away on a top shelf, probably so that it wouldn't be spotted or checked. It had large cracks in it, making it unsafe to use. Also, both sofas had throws, hiding large cracks in the leather, maybe caused by animals. Otherwise the property was a great holiday home. We'd love to visit again.

    Dear Mrs Pringle, thank you for lovely comments & observations also. I do apologise for any inconvenience not having a working microwave. I would have acted immediately had I known during your stay & did replace it straight away on your departure when it came to light. I do hope we see you again sometime in the future, best regards Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2022

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage."

    As a dog owner I loved the wooded area nearby and the enclosed dog run. Very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Abbotts Reading, the properties are all fabulous and ours inside was perfect for what we needed."

    A lovely wooded area for the dog to wander and an added extra of a small dog run was amazing due to our dog not being very good with recall so needs to be on a lead when out. The farmhouse next door has fresh free range eggs which I have to say are superb especially as they are still warm when you get them! Positioning is so close to so many places to visit, the National Trust included which are a must in Cumbria! Although this time of year, a few coffee shops are not open, which means you need to make the most of the local pubs of course - and they are all walkable! I would not hesitate in coming back here, Mark was regularly in touch and onsite so any issues would (I'm sure) have been addressed immediately! See you again soon I'm sure.

    Reviewed by JayneNov 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay in this beautiful cosy cottage and surroundings."

    The dogs too really appreciated the enclosed run and the woody walk. Indeed there were fabulous walks in forests, around lakes and along footpaths - and all close-by via short to medium trips in the car. Lovely villages with pubs and very good takeaways (just up the road) added to our very enjoyable holiday and everywhere (pubs and shops) are very dog-friendly.

    Reviewed by CarmelOct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable property."

    A washing machine and a small welcome pack containing milk and coffee/ tea would have been good after a journey from Glasgow late in the evening.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Super lovely stay and especially when it was raining"

    Oct 2021

  • "Thank you we’ve had a fabulous week, we loved the dog run and local walks plus visits to the lakes."

    Beautiful countryside and a lovely cottage.

    Oct 2021

  • "Could do with both beds being king-size!"

    Also a dishwasher would have been handy.

    Reviewed by JeanneSep 2021

  • "What a fabulous group of cottages."

    Perfect for our 3 families. Beyond dog friendly too with a private woodland path and an enclosed dog pen for letting off steam. Beautiful and immaculate cottages. Great location away from the crowds and yet easy to reach all the places we wanted to visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Perfect cottages for our family get together."

    Beautiful cottages in a lovely location. Thanks!

    Aug 2021

  • "The property was in a nice quiet location."

    Very good for furry friends, especially having the dog run. Would of been nice to have more of the basic essentials such as salt and pepper, cooking oil, foil and more than two rolls of toilet paper for four people for a week!! Toiletries would be a nice touch. We have stayed in other sykes cottages that had a welcome box of bread, milk etc, which was also nice. Double bed mattress was very hard.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2021

  • "More details on food places."

    Only The White Hart in Bouth is mentioned (it’s ok - good simple food). We found online

    Reviewed by Hwee HongJun 2021

  • "Unexpectedly beautiful spot with its own woodland."

    Peaceful place with plenty of outdoor space and seating when the weather is fine. Slight irritations - no washing machine though which might be a problem for longer stays, one toilet roll, only 2 bin bags and quarter of a bottle of washing up liquid

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was totally above & beyond my expectations."

    Everything just seemed like brand new & the surrounding grounds were perfect & you only had to leave the grounds to have incredible scenic walks in any direction... & Windermere is only 16 minutes away by car. I've stopped in a few cottages in the past, but none have been this nice.

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well situated for the Lakes."

    Ann, Mary & MikeApr 2021

  • "3rd Visit. Just so lovely to stay here, close to family and the beautiful lakes."

    Autumn colours and snow on the tops. Wish we could stay longer. Mews 1 has all that we need for a very warm & comfy stay. JUST LOVE IT! Thank you.

    G,L & TNov 2019

  • "Overall a lovely,comfortable cottage, which was lovely to return to each evening"

    Millican PartyAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and very homely, in a rural location."

    Thank you

    A,N,D,J,PAug 2019

  • "Abbotts reading cottages are beautiful."

    Clean and with all the major items required already provided. Perfectly situated for dog walking. We have been there twice and would recommend to anyone. Mark is a wonderful host.

    Mr BlackburnJun 2019

  • "5 star property, location & weather."

    Our 2nd visit & we will return for a 3rd! We find it hard to stay baway! Thank you

    Biggins PartyMay 2019

  • "Beautiful clean and well equipped cottage, lovely peaceful location and helpful friendly owners."

    Highly recommended

    Adrian & Jane DickinsonApr 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage and great base to explore - walks every day."

    Worth a quick visit to the North Lakes if you can - Aira Force for views of Ullswater, Grizedale Forest great for families

    Paul, Sarah, Pat And AlbaAug 2018

  • "Lovely stay - great weather."

    Highly recommend Old Hill Farm for 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

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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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms
  • 1 x Double with en suite
  • 1 x Double (can be a twin, please specify when booking) with en suite
  • lounge
  • kitchen / diner
  • garden and furnished patios and private parking.
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 2 private parking spaces
  • Wi-Fi (due to area and the thickness of the walks this may not be as quick as you are used too)
  • TV's in living area and bedrooms
  • electric oven with halogen hob
  • undercounter fridge with freezer compartment
  • microwave
  • oil central heating
  • bed linen and towels provided
  • Property not suitable for Infants

The property

Escape the rat race in this beautifully converted Lakeland barn.

The Abbots Reading cottages are surrounded by lovely natural woodlands, and you are perfectly situated to explore the South Lakes.

Full of rustic features, yet fully modernised, your barn will become your home while you stay with us here.

Deep in the Lake District countryside at the southern end of Lake Windermere, the rolling hills and valleys round about are ripe for exploration, and you will always have plenty to see and do before returning to the welcoming comfort of your barn. Lakeside nearby has a steamer pier, allowing you to cruise England's longest lake and visit the bustling centres of Bowness and Ambleside to the north.

There is a platform here, too, for the wonderful Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, which will draw you by vintage engines into the lush Levens Valley.

Enticing Eateries and country inns are dotted about the green countryside. Inside your cottage, oak beams suspended in a vaulted ceiling set the scene for country living, and the tasteful modernity of this barn conversion will assure you of a supremely restful break.

The excellently arranged wooden kitchen is the perfect place to prepare meals with your party, and if you choose not to sit at the adjacent dining table you can take your foot outside onto the patio. The deer and other wildlife that frequently visit Abbots Reading know that this is a perfectly peaceful haven in which to enjoy time away from the world.

We know you will come away from your stay here satisfyingly refreshed and rejuvenated!

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:

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