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Abbots Reading Mews 2

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage very clean we would recommend"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very disappointed it wasn’t one level as stated."

    Bedroom down stairs my husband has a leg injury.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the conflicting information on the website, we have now rectified this. Unfortunately, as we weren't made aware of your problem at the time we could not try to resolve this for you. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina2.8Dec 2023

  • "A lovely break for " one woman and her dog ""

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property is lovely, very well maintained and looked after, in a fantastic location close to the lakes and the sea."

    Mark was super responsive and helpful. we really enjoyed it!

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    Very good facilities. Superb communication from owner.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jul 2023

  • "We definitely recommend Abbot’s Reading, Mews Two."

    The property is very clean and comfortable and in a beautiful setting with good access to many places in the Lakes. The owners, Mark and Louise are very helpful and were keen to make our stay a good one. Our two dogs, Danish, Swedish Farm dogs, Baldur and Bensi, although getting old now, enjoyed the walks very much, especially the woodland walk at the back of the property. We would definitely return. Jan and Nik Jorgensen.

    Reviewed by Nik4.7Jun 2023

  • "Nice little bolt hole, for the most part very comfortable but the kitchen only has basic utensils and the sofa was a little uncomfortable."

    The garden and courtyard were lovely and immaculate, our dog Odin loved it.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4May 2023

  • "Amazing stay, very helpful owners and plenty of information about the local area, was worried about some of the reviews regarding the sofa and bed, we found the bed absolutely fine although the sofa would be the only thing stopping me from retuning, after long walks we had nowhere to sit and relax comfortably after."

    Apart from that this is a little gem of a place and very well located

    Reviewed by Ashlee4.4May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Mews 2."

    The house is very clean and feels really cosy. It's in a very peaceful area surrounded by fields and farmland which would be great for walking in dry weather (unfortunately not while we were there!), and it's close to the steam railway and the bobbin mill, which we visited and enjoyed very much. Mark (the property owner) was really friendly, helpful and prompt to resolve the small issues we had during our stay. Our dog loved going for short walks in the grounds of the property, and we were happy to have the farm next door when we needed eggs for breakfast. Other reviews on here mention the uncomfortable sofa and bed but they seemed fine to us. The website says the property is on one floor but it's not it's on two floors, although this wasn't a problem. It was a shame that only four coathangers were provided in the nice big wardrobe (I could have mentioned this to the owner and given him a chance to resolve it but I didn't - my fault). So overall, top marks!

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Abbot’s Reading."

    The owner was really helpful, friendly and responsive. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed. We loved the outside space and took our dogs up round the woodland and into the dog run several times. The area is really quiet and we certainly managed to escape the Bank Holiday crowds, but there were lots of lovely walks from the doorstep. We would agree with previous reviews that the sofa is not very big and not very comfortable, but other than that, it was perfect.

    Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you and your dogs were able to enjoy the property so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosanne4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had the best time."

    Will definitely return. Cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and provided super information about local attractions and walks. Absolutely beautiful and fantastic break.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is amazing, very clean and modern and has everything you could want/need from a self-catering property."

    However, the bed is extremelly uncomfortable (way too hard) and the sofa is also very worn and unconfortable. The sofa has been mentioned in the comments booked quite a bit. If it wasn't for the two small issues the property would be 5*! We cannot fault anything about it other than this.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely area,the only problem was the sofa was not very big,and uncomfortable, bed comfortable but not very big , shower over bath needs a hand rail as the bath is very deep and would be difficult if you had any problems with your mobility."

    Gardens and dog run great, area beautiful.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Sep 2022

  • "A lovely location."

    The property was perfect for me and my two dogs. They loved exploring the little wood behind the cottage in the early morning and late evening. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very good standard."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "A quality, well-appointed property in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just back from this superb cottage."

    The location is perfect. Nicely secluded only 5 minutes in the car to Newby Bridge or Ulverston (10 mins). The cottage is beautiful and finished to a high standard. Perfect for dogs too. Some people have commented on the size of the bed. It was fine and we slept well. We could agree with other comments about the size and comfort of the sofa, but in reality it is just not a problem. The kitchen is well equipped and just outside is great seating area. Parking is plenty and easy. So the burning question is would we go back? Well most definitely yes. So thanks to Mark and Louise (I hope I remembered their names correctly) for a fabulous stay and we will be back. One thing that was odd was that on Thursday it was way too hot to go walking - never known that in the Lakes before. All the Best, del & Wendy

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really nice, well presented holiday cottage."

    The cleaning company had done an exceptional job. We hope to stay at this cottage again in the near future. It’s ideally suited for visiting the southern end of the lakes..

    Reviewed by Erwin5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay, amazing weather."

    Loved the wood, the birds and animals. Nice quiet secluded spot, thank you

    Mr ThorntonMar 2022

  • "Because of storm Arwen the property had no electricity from Saturday 28th at 11:30pm."

    We stayed until Sunday 29th and left at 5:00 pm because it was not cold and as the property is all electric no facilities with no feedback when power would be restored.We wish to thank Mark the owner for his help

    Reviewed by Paul Alan3.8Nov 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Lake District."

    The perfect setting for a week away. We will definitely be back. Only comment would be to change the bed as it was a little uncomfortable (small and very hard mattress) and the room could fit a larger bed easily. Other than this no complaints !

    Reviewed by Liat4.4Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay,everything and more in facilities and cleanliness,but the ..."

    Lovely place to stay,everything and more in facilities and cleanliness,but the sofa was very uncomfortable,as previous guests had stated

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    Everything provided that you could possibly need. Would recommend to others. Thank you.”

    FairbrotherSep 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful and amazingly clean accommodation in a stunning setting."

    The stable conversion had been done to an extremely high standard. The bedding and towels were of an exceptional standard. We absolutely loved our stay, we felt covid safe, extremely warm, cozy and it was very peaceful and quiet. The accommodation is upside down living where the bedroom is downstairs and living accommodation upstairs. When we walked in we immediately noticed how clean it was…. BUT unfortunately the only negative was that we found it difficult to get a decent nights sleep for the first few nights as the pillows were far too hard, the bed was too small in addition, the 2 seater sofa just wasn’t big enough which therefore made it uncomfortable for two people to sit on for any length of time. This was such a shame as it truly is a lovely place to stay. We would obviously recommend but suggest you take your own pillows. I am so sorry to leave feedback which is not 100% as with a couple of tweaks the Mews could be 110%!

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Aug 2021

  • "Amazing cottage and facilities."

    Extremely clean. Location was superb and with plenty of wonderful walks. Lake windermere 10 minutes away, just perfect. Negative and big for us the bed very uncomfortable and matrass and pillows were too hard and the bed to small. The room certainly big enough for a king sized bed. I was really hot too and a fan would have been nice. The sofa upstairs again too small, again enough space for a higher sofa. Certainly don't want to moan but with this change it would be 10/10 for us. Certainly would go back.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottages, would love to come back sometime""

    Aug 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, very well equipped and in a gorgeous location."

    Took both our boxer dogs and they had a great time. Would recommend to friends and family and we will be definitely booking again

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2021

  • "An excellent, high quality conversion of an old farm building."

    Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Off-road parking is good. Great base for exploring the Lakes. Really would benefit from a larger bed and a larger, more comfortable sofa.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Jun 2021

  • "Spent a week here and enjoyed the sunny weather."

    Beautiful landscape and great location

    Pedre And JeremyJun 2021

  • "The bed was just so small we had 3 very poor nights sleep, which spoilt the holiday."

    The sofa was also very uncomfortable but everything else was great in terms of facilities and cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.4May 2021

  • "Very clean, lovely view."

    Covid safe! Lovely few relaxing days after lockdown in beautiful location. Will use again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Apr 2021

  • "Spent a week heek here and enjoyed the sunny weather, beautiful landscape and great location!"

    LeeApr 2021

  • "Stayed for a week to celebrate Dads/Granddads 70th Birthday, with a selection of family and friends."

    Great base, good standard, well equipped cottages. lovely location, lots of things to do & places to go. if you quiet at night you can hear owls hooting. Overall the best family holiday for a while. plenty of dog friendly places. We would return again.

    Gregory PartyNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice quiet location."

    Modern interior which was spotlessly clean. Had everything we needed for our weeks stay. Would highly recommend staying here for a stay in the lakes.

    Mr DaviesSep 2019

  • "Lovely week here - cottage very clean & comfortable."

    Will definitely be back.

    Elsey BookingSep 2019

  • "Beautiful clean cottages."

    Amazing, peaceful location. Weather not great but we had a lovely family holiday to treasuer. thank you

    Varley PartyAug 2019

  • "We had a very comfortable stay in this lovely loction."

    Everything met our needs.

    Knight PartyAug 2019

  • "A lovely property with a relaxing feel."

    We had a super week enjoying lots of walks & beautiful scenery. Will return!

    Amore BookingAug 2019

  • "Lovely modern feel to a beautiful, very clean cottage."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, traveled to all our fave palces and walked for miles!

    Joy, Norm And Pippa The CokapooJul 2019

  • "Very clean and well converted cottage."

    Loved the grounds and how quiet it is. Our first visit to this part of the Lakes. Try the Manor House, Oxen Park for the best food in the area and only a 3 mile walk. Will definitely return.

    Thacker PartyJul 2019

  • "Fab, clean and cosy cottage."

    Love the peacful location. Thank you so much

    Johnson PartyJun 2019

  • "A lovely touch with the wine, card and Christmas Tree."

    thank you so much. The cleanest Lakelovers cottage yet. had a super stay.

    Clarke PartyDec 2018

  • "Clean, comfortable and convenient."

    Had a wonderful time with the rest of the family in the other properties.

    J & MAug 2018

  • "Second time this year - love the location, easy parking."

    Mike,Cathy And Max The CollieAug 2018

  • "Had a wonderful holiday."

    Lovely Cottage, great location. Visited lots of lovely places -Tarn Hows, Blea Tarn, Grasmere, Keswick, Haverthwaite Railway and a steamboat to Bowness. Hope to be back next year

    Trish, Steve & Fern The SpringerJul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay here, its been a perfect location to explore from."

    The trip to see Osprey's at Esthwaite Water and the views of Wastwater have been the highlights. Its been a peaceful haven to return to in the evenings, cosy and comfy. We will return.

    Francis PartyMay 2018

  • "Second time this year."

    love the location, easy parking and all mod cons. We would recommend the White Hart in Bouth

    Mike, Cathy Amd Max The CollieNov -0001

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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.


  • 1 x double bedroom with en-suite shower over bath, open plan lounge / diner / kitchen, garden with furnished patio and private parking.
  • Luxurious Lakeland barn conversion
  • Simply gorgeous countryside setting with a woodland walk
  • Set in over two acres of grounds with garden / patios and garden furniture
  • private parking space
  • Wi-Fi
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • 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

The contemporary and the rustic blend seamlessly in this tastefully converted Lakeland barn.

Abbots Reading Mews 2 is the ideal country retreat for a couple, and enjoys delightful wooded gardens along with a special location between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water in lovely South Lakes countryside.

Forget those everyday cares in your own Lakeland hideaway! Step into an older world at Abbots Reading, where life seems that little bit slower and simpler!

Nature is all around you, and deer and other wild animals are regular visitors.

The sympathetically converted barn is part of a pretty courtyard, with natural woodlands and ponds beyond, and is a lovely place to spend your Lakelovers holiday.

Despite the sleepy setting there is plenty to do here.

Romantic strolls amongst the woods and green rolling landscapes all around you and days out on the steamers that cruise Lake Windermere from Lakeside pier will make your break special.

We suggest, too, a visit to the Swan Hotel beside the river at Newby Bridge for some great food and relaxation in the excellent spa facilities, and a romantic journey into the Levens Valley on the vintage steam trains that run on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

Back home, the romantic bedroom is both stylish and comfortable, and convenient, too, with its en-suite bath and power shower room.

You will certainly enjoy those lazy mornings here spent watching television on the wall-mounted flatscreen.

The vaulted, oak-beamed open-plan living/dining/kitchen space is charming and characterful, with all you need to pamper yourselves during your time away!

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