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Abbots Reading Suite

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "I found this a great location for the southern Lakes."

    It had everything I needed. It is in a beautiful quiet location, with lots of nature surrounding it, perfect for walking. I would definitely recommend a stay here. I will be back too. Thank you Mark and Louise.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful little cottage, perfect place for visiting other areas."

    So peaceful. Enjoyed walking round the woodland, so did the dog. Room for parking. Would highly recommend a visit, will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful setting surrounded by nature."

    Loved the neighbouring farm animals and birds song. The views are amazing as you drive down Lanes End and the cottage is situated ideally for Windermere. Mark is very friendly and helpful and the cottage is spotless and peaceful with everything you need. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7May 2024

  • "Absolutely great stay!"

    ! Will definitely be back soon!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage ,idyllic setting Great outdoor secure space for our dog ."

    Spotlessly clean and provided everything we needed to have a lovely relaxing weekend . Highly recommended. Mark & Louise where so friendly and enable you to explore with plenty off information on the area . Sue & Matt & polly

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great long weekend stay here."

    The owner was very helpful and friendly. The cottage is in a very quiet spot but still close enough to everything you need. We would agree with other reviews that the chairs in the lounge area are very uncomfortable and the cottage was very small - some of the photos were taken from a very generous angle. This means that we probably wouldn't book a longer stay in this particular cottage but we would definitely try one of the others on the same site. It was very dog friendly with an enclosed yard and a dog exercise area nearby. We also definitely recommend the Anglers Arms in Haverthwaite which was also very dog friendly and served excellent food. If like us you just need a small place to stay for a weekend this is perfect.

    Dear Kathryn, thanks very much for your feedback & I'm so glad you had a great weekend back in October. I noted your comments at the time regarding the lounge area chairs being very uncomfortable which I fully appreciated. The Suite is the smallest of our 4 properties at Abbots Reading Holiday Cottages & finding the optimal furniture for the space available has been tricky hence the 2 tub chairs. To address this I have sought the help of a local specialist upholsterer & have today replaced both the foam cushions with a mixed grade, medium with a soft dome. I think this offers much more support & comfort. Thanks again for pointing this out & hopefully see you again soon. Best regards Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Oct 2023

  • "Very well thought out little suite."

    Very clean and good use of the limited space. As the description says this is a small cottage, just a kitchen/diner, bedroom and shower room, but it all works, nothing is missing, well decorated with modern, well maintained appliances. Great for the dog. Good location for visiting this corner of the Lakes. My only small suggestion…it would nice to have a soft lighting option in the kitchen/diner, a small lamp perhaps.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was just right for a lovely relaxing stay."

    The only fault we had was we would of preferred a 2 sester couch instead of the chairs. The dog enjoyed the little woodland walk and garden. We would certainly stay again

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, had everything we needed, really enjoyed our stay here."

    Was great it was out in the countryside but still only a short car journey away from the shops.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great compact holiday home/base for 2 a 1 dog to explore South lakes"

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Abbotts Reading suite, it was very well equipped for all your needs for your stay away, lovely and clean and was ideal for dogs, the outside space was very secure and we will definitely visit again."

    The area was very quiet and very relaxing but wasn’t far from shops and dining out.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent stay lovely cottage and a really good base for exploring"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "The location of this cottage is fantastic, check in and out instructions were spot on and very clear."

    We found that it wasnt the comfiest place to relax in the evening as there are only 2 small arm chairs but was absolutly brilliant for a shorter weekend stay

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2023

  • "Very well appointed small cottage with grounds and facilities perfect for holidaying with a dog."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had amazing time, overall fab property."

    The owner was lovely and polite, also quickly fixed the broken light for us. Only down side was the bed for me, but maybe I'm fussy aha.

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great cosy stay in the suite, not far from great walks and drives to other towns, suite has its own enclosed area so great for Skye to have a roam around, if you do have a four legged friend with you excellent mini wood walk on site for toileting and even better if your dog is anything like ours a mud monster they have a doggy shower outside with hot water :) very clean and modern suite with just what you need for a short stay, mark was great with communication prior to arriving and great info emailed with local places to go and eat definatley stay here again thanks for a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by Abbi4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely modern, albeit Bijou accommodation ideal for couples looking for peace and quiet in a lovely part of the lakes away from the crowds."

    Special thanks to the hosts for providing extensive “what to do” details which we used for walks and places to see.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely setting."

    Compact but well designed cottage. Met our needs as a couple with a small dog. Ideal as a base for exploring and walking in the Southern Lakes. Basic kitchen equipment provided- a bit limiting if you want to cook from scratch. More comfortable seating would be welcomed.

    Reviewed by Donald4.4Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage this is, compact but clean and modern in a beautiful setting."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week spent here and having our own little courtyard was a bonus. Straight out of the door and onto some amazing walks is definitely a selling point when you have a dog. Will certainly be back again, loved it.

    Reviewed by Gwen4.7Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    It is a cosy compact cottage..excellent for dog owners with its own little courtyard and a wooded area at the back, with a walk also from the farm on to Haverthwaite heights. The only downside are the 2 uncomfortable chairs which were not suitable After a day out in the lakes

    Reviewed by Jeff3.8Jun 2022

  • "Perfect break in great setting"

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cozy cottage, realised due to size 2 days stay was enough due to no lounge."

    Had 2 lovely walks to Newby Bridge and Bouth, weather was perfect for walking Would definitely return for a short stay

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Jun 2022

  • "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 Bethany5.0Apr 2022

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

    Very quiet and peaceful

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 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 Stephen5.0Sep 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 Irene3.4Aug 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 Lynne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay, fab weather."

    Love the privacy plenty of walks too. Very clean.

    Miss BreakwellJul 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

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

    Weather has been wonderful, great location!

    Barry And JanetJun 2021

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

    Mr MichaelJun 2021

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

    A great week :)

    Yvonne And GaryJun 2021

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

    BrownJun 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

  • "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 Ricky4.1May 2021

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

    Would definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0May 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 Tom3.1May 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 Lily4.7May 2021

  • "Beautiful surroundings, very peaceful & tranquil."

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

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Apr 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.

2 small dogs welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas