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Abbots Reading Suite

Lakeside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041423)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Suite."

    It is small so probably best for shorter breaks - for us it was perfect for a few days away. The facilities are good and everything was perfectly clean. The setting is really idyllic - in a quiet part of the southern lakes but still beautiful and only a 20 minute drive from some big walks and busier towns. The private woodland area and dog pen were an added bonus!

    Reviewed by BethanyApr 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage which is ideal for a week in the lakes ."

    Very quiet and peaceful

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2022

  • "Lovely weekend, very cosy cottage."

    Loved the enclosed courtyard. Hare and Hounds lovely food.

    GrahamFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in a lovely cottage."

    Plenty of walks & would recommend The Hare & Hounds Inn, Bowland Bridge for amazing food".

    Marc & Rebecca Williams & Ruby Doodle ( Dog )Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Would recommend the walk to Lakeland Motor Museum and visiting Grisedale Forest.

    McdougallOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage & lovely location."

    Had a good few days & we were sorry to have to cut our visit short.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "Cottage is in a lovely peaceful location ideal for walking and was well equipped - however as per a previous review, the chairs in the lounge were extremely uncomfortable for sitting for more than 10 mins and not ideal if you have been out all day walking."

    Reviewed by IreneAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay, fab weather."

    Love the privacy plenty of walks too. Very clean.

    Miss BreakwellJul 2021

  • "The suite is perfect-the absolute biggest selling point is that it has its own ..."

    The suite is perfect-the absolute biggest selling point is that it has its own courtyard where your dog can roam without escape

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2021

  • "Was amazing as always, but we will hopefully be back again."

    BrownJun 2021

  • "Fab weather, Great cosy cottage, very clean and nice private courtyard"

    Mr MichaelJun 2021

  • "So glad we finally got back again."

    This time family came and it was amazing as always. Hope to be back again

    Lynn, Ricky And Jackson The Dog.Jun 2021

  • "So glad we finally got back again."

    This time family came and it was amazing as always. Hope to be back again

    Lynn, Ricky And Jackson The Dog.Jun 2021

  • "Glorious weather and beautiful scenery, a spotlessly clean cottage ."

    A great week :)

    Yvonne And GaryJun 2021

  • "Had a lovely week in a lovely cottage."

    Weather has been wonderful, great location!

    Barry And JanetJun 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant facilities, everything we needed and more."

    The location was excellent and shops were only 10 mins away! The private courtyard for our dogs was a massive plus, it was completely secure for our two small dogs and made our stay care free! Thankyou very much, Lily and Chloe

    Reviewed by LilyMay 2021

  • "The property is tiny with very limited space in the dining kitchen, ..."

    The property is tiny with very limited space in the dining kitchen, uncomfortable chairs and a bathroom that you can barely turn round in to dry yourself

    Reviewed by TomMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet and just what we required."

    Would definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BernadetteMay 2021

  • "It was slightly smaller than I expected, and probably more suited to one person than two."

    It served my purpose very well, but I was sleeping and eating then out all day. If I had spent more time at the place, I suspect the lack of space could have become more of an issue. If what you need is a good bed, a kitchen and a shower, in a decent location away from the crowds with good access to the southern lakes, then this is a great place.

    Reviewed by RickyMay 2021

  • "Beautiful surroundings, very peaceful & tranquil."

    Just what we needed! Would recommend & hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2021

  • "Excellent standard of accommodation in an un-spoilt rural location."

    . away from the madding crowds.

    HollowayApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and just ideal for 2."

    Loved listening to the Robin just outside the door.

    Fernie PartySep 2019

  • "Lovely, clean cosy cottage."

    Second visit. Visited lots of places and recommend the White Hart in Bouth, lovely food. Hope to be back next year.

    Hodgson PartySep 2019

  • "Perfect. No too far from little villages."

    Courtyard great for the dog. Had a lovely stay. We will be back

    R,L & JJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very high spec."

    Perfect for two and two dogs - enclosed courtyard is a selling point!

    Senior PartyJul 2019

  • "A second room for our party of six we found the suite just as good as mews 1."

    We have used Mews 1, Mews 2 and the suite now in the last 2 years and would recommend all 3 to anyone for a dog walking holiday.

    Mr BlackburnJun 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage, clean, comfy and ideally placed for exploring the South Lakes area & only 1 hour to Keswick."


    Hare PartyMay 2019

  • "Fab cottage- loved our week here."

    can thoroughly recommend the White Hart (Bouth) for dinner, The swan Inn (Newby Bridge) for a Spa treatment & lunch.

    M & CApr 2019

  • "Gorgeous tiny cottage!"

    Just perfect for two and a dog….Lovely peaceful country setting, loads to do very nearby. Want to come back! Thank you

    Karen & Andrew Ashton (& Henry The Dog)Mar 2019

  • "Great place for 2 people."

    Peace and quiet. Dog happy too, enclosed yard and walk though the woods. Will return

    Wilkinson PartyMar 2019

  • "Perfect and a quite lovely area."

    Perfect for a birthday retreat. Loved every minute

    Natasha, Reece And Zac The DogNov 2018

  • "It was very remote and peaceful perfect for a little get away."

    Miss ConnellNov 2018

  • "Perfect, quiet, clean & tidy little cottage."

    Beautiful area, lots of walking & fresh air. Will definitely be back before long.

    Preston PartyOct 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage in a great location perfect for exploring the South Lakes"

    Julia And David (and Flo The Dog)Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Sheep and lambs nearby. Nice to be in the country. Love Cumbria

    David And SueJul 2018

  • "Such a lovely cottage- Super holiday exploring both the lakes and the coast."

    we will miss the chats with the lady on the farm nest door. Its a 5 star from us!

    Dancer PartyNov -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.


  • Double bedroom, power shower room
  • Open plan sitting room incorporating kitchen and dining facility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, undercounter fridge with freezer compartment, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • One pet welcome
  • Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Property not suitable for Infants

The property

Surrounded by gorgeous countryside with nearby woodland walk, this perfect hideaway has been beautifully planned.

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.

One dog is welcome to come along and join in the fun. Parking in their private space, guests will reach the suite through an enclosed seating area.

Once inside the stunning kitchen with dining table guests will appreciate the luxury fittings and attention to detail.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped with everything a couple could wish for, and a comfortable seating area with wall-mounted TV completes the living space.

There is also a separate bedroom with superbly comfortable bed, and a gorgeous shower room to enjoy. Abbots Reading Suite is surrounded by scenic walks enjoyed by both 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.

Taking the road towards Hawkshead, guests will find themselves in the heart of the countryside that inspired Beatrix Potter to write her famous children’s books and a visit to her former home at Hill Top is a must.

Hawkshead itself is a lovely place to explore, with cobbled streets, tiny grammar school and stunning church.

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.

Region Information

2 small dogs welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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