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Fernleigh Cottage

(Ref. 27583)

Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location ,cottage has everything you need for your stay, comfortable warm ,to exit the property does need a mirror across the road as the veiw to exit is very limited ."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our first visit to this little gem."

    ...and it's perfect in every way....it's so cosy and warm and comfortable....with the added bonus of the pub next door which does gorgeous food and they all made us feel so welcome with our dog...the cottage was in a good location too, for getting to different places....we definitely recommend this place

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was furnished to a very high standard and we enjoyed our stay."

    Its position sits on a very busy road but the traffic going past didnt bother us. There is no pavement so walking the dog was an issue but we went out every day. The parking for your car is down a steep slope, next to a garage, and getting back out is a trial as you cant see the traffic coming. A road mirror opposite would be a big help. The only small points with the cottage were my wife wished there was a dressing table mirror to sit at when drying her hair. There should also be a roller blind on the landing and bathroom windows as the houses opposite get a good view if you forget yourself. On the positive side, the cottage has loads of plug sockets, some with usb ports. The jacuzzi bath was great fun (the plug is a dial on the side) and the kitchen had everything you could need.The shower was excellent and the beds are very comfortable. The sofas are both electric recliners with usb ports in the side.Fantastic and very comfy. I would speak to Gavin, the owner, who runs the pub next door, about parking in the pub car park, if the slope bothers you. Would recommend Fernleigh Cottage as a good base for the south Lake District. The pub next door does great food and beer and we ate there a couple of times. The staff were lovely and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, had everything we needed, the milk & the bottle of wine on arrival was very thoughtful."

    The area was great for visiting the lakes...we visited Bowness, Ambleside, Grasmere, Keswick and also Morcombe. Dog friendly cottage too!

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage and perfect location for the South Lakes."

    A little update/replacement required; new frying pan ( we didn't use it as it was so badly scratched) wooden spoon for stirring?? Bedroom, kitchen window seals split gives sad impression to the property.

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Jul 2023

  • "Good size cottage for 4 people but kitchen area small and difficult for more than one person to be in there cooking."

    Dining tanke for 4 but only enough room for 2 adults to sit as area too small to get into other 2 chairs. 2 of us sat at breakfast bar instead. Biggest issue for us was out of owners control and was the traffic noise. For such a small village there is a lot of traffic and so noisy as cottage is right on the road so don't expect a lie in if you're a light sleeper.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4May 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic place to stay."

    everything and more was there to make the staycation a success. one small niggle, maybe explain in the welcome pack about the switch for the jacuzzi bath, or make a sign for it. the pub next door is very friendly and convenient. we will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is really well positioned for travelling around the lake district, but it is bang on a very busy road, also people walk by the windows and can look in, which was uncomfortable, yes there is a blind to pull, but the weather had been so good, we really didn't want to shut it out."

    We used the rear entrance, as we have dogs, and there's a gate. The side door opens into the kitchen. Into the conservatory, where a table for 4 is placed, its bright, clean and functional. Into the kitchen which has an island in the middle, lots of storage which is great, dishwasher, washing machine and fan assisted oven for cooking with electric hob. Large fridge too. Into the front room 2 lovely ĺeather sofas, big TV and a playstation. Upstairs is the bathroom, which is really big, with jacuzzi bath and separate shower, plus WC. The shower is one of the hottest I've ever been in, it was Fantastic! 2 bedrooms upstairs, both have plenty of storage, I stayed in the room next to the bathroom, and when I sneezed, it actually echoed! Large room. Also in the rooms are rather large tvs too. The foam-sponge mattress protector made the beds very hot, but they were very comfortable. I enjoyed my break, but I wouldn't return to stay here as the road is too busy, too close and we really didn't like people walking by looking in. If you are looking for a good location to visit the lake district, this is a good spot. The bins could do with being clearly labelled too, as we were unsure on which was ours to use, all neighbours bins were in one place but not labelled clearly. We used The Pheasant car park, as the parking next to the cottage is tight and the neighbours have large vehicles, which would struggle to park if I parked my car there too.

    Reviewed by Ezmeralda4.4May 2023

  • "Third time using this cottage ."

    ... which speaks for itself - and will be back! Comfortable and cosy and ideal location. Owners/pud staff are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable property."

    The reclining sofas were especially appreciated. Excellent food in the Pheasant Inn & very dog friendly. Jaffa loved the attention! Not much of a back garden but it was enclosed allowing us to let the dog lie in the sun. All in all, Fernleigh Cottage is everything we look for in a holiday property & we would look to return another time. Thank you all.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, well presented, good location, pub was great good food and very welcoming"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an amazing Xmas here."

    The cottage was warm, cozy and really well equipped. The Pheasnant next door was a friendly pub serving excellent food. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely people. Lovely pub next door with great food. Would definitely recommend and have done already to other family members. Thank you

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was very clean and bedrooms and communal areas were a good size."

    We especially liked the outdoor seating area and the seating area in the conservatory for when the evenings got cooler. The owners of the cottage were very helpful and welcoming. It was also nice to be able to book a meal in the Pheasant Inn right next door. We would definitely recommend a stay in Fernleigh cottage.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "Well equipped comfortable cottage in lovely location outside Grange over Sands and close to the Lakes."

    Landlord at the Pheasant next door very friendly, and their catering in the pub well worth sampling. Only downside for us was the proximity to a road which saw quite heavy traffic and was noisy in the morning's.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it here, within 30-45 mins drive of some many other places to explore, pub next door was lovely, would definitely return!"

    Reviewed by Caitlin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clean, bright and cosy cottage."

    Everything was as described. The hosts are very welcoming. Close drive to Lake district and nice places to visit around too. The food and the atmosphere next door are amazing too. My daughter had the best macaroni cheese she's ever eaten! ( her words :)

    Reviewed by Kristina5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated and fitted with all mod cons inc dishwasher, smart TV and jacuzzi bath."

    The location was superb for touring the lakes and everyone was friendly and helpful. The only drawback was driving out of the parking area onto the main road as you could not easily see cars coming from the right, otherwise a superb vacation all round.

    Reviewed by Jeanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Brilliant property, many thanks for the warm welcome and an amazing holiday."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location, lovely and clean with a cosy contemporary feel."

    It contains everything you need for your stay (every kitchen utensil you could think of) . My only minor grumble is the the mattress is too soft for my liking and the inner hygiene duvet cover is very noisy and slippy. ( the duvet ends up in a heap at the bottom). But with that being the only thing we will return, we really enjoyed our stay . And it is a must to visit the owners pub next door, the food is amazing and the staff very friendly.

    Reviewed by Keelie4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage nicely situated for ease of getting around."

    Pheasant pub next door do the best food, they have the most wonderful staff, can't recommend it highly enough, only one small thing to say is if you sre5a light sleeper I would highly advise taking earplugs

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Perfectly comfortable accomodation which was in an ideal position for the Lake District."

    Would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by James4.7Sep 2021

  • "Fernleigh Cottage is lovely with everything you need for your stay."

    Immaculately clean and comfortable. The Pheasant Inn is lovely and the food and staff are amazing. One small thing is there is no shop within 2 miles of the cottage but it is a great base for travelling the Lake District

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2021

  • "We had a great stay."

    The cottage was perfect and had everything we could possibly need (if we were forced to provide ideas for improvement we’d say maybe some cushions for the sofa and a large mirror in the bedroom for dressing). The hosts at the Pheasant Inn were friendly and helpful and the food was great. We will definitely be back to stay and have already recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Aug 2021

  • "We found this cottage to be far better than we expected."

    The photos of the lounge do not do it justice, there are now 2 new leather recycling sofas and the curtains have been replaced with modern blinds. The whole cottage was spotlessly clean and was well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The Pheasant pub was very welcoming and served delicious food. We parked next to the cottage which was fine for us as we only have a small car however on arrival we were told we were welcome to park in the pub car park if we preferred but we didn't need to. Good location for exploring the Lake District. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Jul 2021

  • "The listing didn't say how poor the off-road parking arrangement was."

    Very awkward to turn out of the drive because of very busy main road and unable to see both ways properly.Also the driveway was scruffy.We finished up parking in the pub car park. Cleanliness inside the property was wanting - particular attention needs to paid to corners of rooms and behind furniture. The glass tv stand was also in need of a good polish. All generally in need of a deep clean. Loose plug socket in the lounge. On the plus side the bathroom was superb and the pub around the corner gave excellent food and service.

    Reviewed by Norma4.1Jun 2021

  • "Fernleigh met all of our expectations."

    In a lovely location ideal for exploring and close to Grange-over-sands and Cartmel. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. We had a small problem when we first arrived and the owners were very quick to resolve it. Parking was limited by the side of the cottage especially if you have a bigger car but there was no problem in us being able to park at the pub next door which served lovely food and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to returning soon!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2021

  • "Charlotte was very welcoming and as is only next door at the pub is contactable at any time."

    The cottage was immaculately clean, extremely well stocked with anything you could possibly need. There was also a welcome bottle of wine! There are tvs, dvds games books etc, a folder of local info, quality towels and bedding. The bathroom is large and the walk in shower is great! The cottage is exactly as described and pictured and we enjoyed our stay very much. The pub is great, food very good, staff excellent! I would recommend it and stay again if I was in the area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely accomodation, spotless with some luxuries of a spa bath, electric sofas and TVs in bedrooms."

    Bottle of wine on arrival was lovely too. Nice location as easy to access lots in local area. Had a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was a perfect base for our travels and was a homely comfortable atmosphere to return too each day."

    Warm, well appointed and an enjoyable quaint cottage - clean and comfortable with thoughtful touches to make the place feel home for a few days ... and an encouragement to return!

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and cosy."

    With a lovely bottle of wine as a welcome. We stayed for four nights and had a lovely meal at the Phesent pub next door.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great little property to use as a base and explore the area - Humphrey head is a lovely walk just down the road."

    Owners were fantastic and the local pub food very very good. Highly recommend this cottage the only thing that would’ve made it better would’ve been if one of the beds had been 2 singles.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2020

  • "Not only was the cottage immaculately clean it was extremely well equipped and very warm and cosy."

    The owners Charlotte and Gavin made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. They also own the pub next door, The Pheasant, which serves fabulous food. All the friendly staff and customers embraced us as though we had been locals for years. All-in-all we can't praise the cottage and the owners enough and will certainly be going back - fantastic!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage itself was great except that the outside space was not nearly as big as depicted on the site."

    The owners and staff in the Pheasant were friendly and welcoming and the food was excellent, so good that we ate there 5 out of our 7 night stay. The only downside was that there was nowhere close by the cottage to allow our 2 dogs to run free, however they were quite content to relax with us in the cottage on the (many) wet days.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Sep 2019

  • "Traffic noise excessive to near a main road"

    Reviewed by Marian4.4Jul 2019

  • "The couple next door was very friendly ,the outside area was small although secure."

    The cottage is very nicely furnished and decorated .

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with nice large rooms."

    The parking might be a concern for some, having to reverse into the drive and maneuver close to wall/garage. The bottle of wine on arrival was a nice touch. The pub next door but one is very nice and the meals are very well portioned. The cottage is ideally situated for the southern part of the lakes. we enjoyed our stay and would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage as fittings to a high spec."

    My Wife and Daughter loved the Jacuzzi bath, and the shower is hot and powerful.There are PS3 games to keep the kids happy and books and games to keep you going if you don't fancy going out.One major plus is the pub next door with friendly locals and good food plus a quiz on Thursday night.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage great pub"

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Feb 2019

  • "Found me a perfect cottage at very short notice that also matched a list of extra requirements!"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2018

  • "A great base for the Lake District."

    Cottage very comfortable and well appointed.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Aug 2018

  • "On arrival the owner of the property showed us around and mentioned about the next door neighbour complainig about parking and dogs barking."

    The following evening the said neighbour asked me to keep my dogs quite she had cats. i felt upset and horrified as this cottage is advertised pet friendly . We have stayed in many cottages and never been made to feel like we were treading on egg shells . Sherry an Angel only make a noise when being fed or distressed . As we couldn't relax and do normal activities with the dogs in case of any noise we cut our holiday short. We feel other dog owners need to be aware of this and can not recommend this cottage as dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was well equipped, lovely furnished and owners very helpful, would recommend and stay there again"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage, very clean, great facilities."

    We had a lovely stay. The owners were welcoming and helpful. The pub next door is great. Serves lovely food too and welcoming to dogs and children. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Morven5.0Jul 2017

  • "A delightful cottage, very well-equipped."

    Our hosts were friendly and helpful. We can highly recommend the food in the Pheasant Inn - the mussels were the best I've ever had and the game casserole is not to be missed.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2017

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  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Summer room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with DVD, 1 x 3D TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, CD/radio, PS3, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 mins walk, pub next door.

The property

This delightful, traditional end-terrace Lakeland cottage is situated next to the owner's pub, on the outskirts of the village of Allithwaite, two miles from both Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands.

This beautiful Allithwaite cottage provides a perfect retreat for those looking to get away with friends, or enjoy a romantic break with your loved one.

Individually styled throughout, this cottage in Allithwaite features a superb kitchen with centre island and a fridge/freezer with cold drink dispenser, a delightful summer room with dining area and a warm and cosy sitting room with 3D TV and woodburning stove.

On the first floor at this Lake District cottage and completing the accommodation are two lovely double bedrooms and a first class bathroom with walk-in shower and a luxury Jacuzzi bath.

This is a great area for walking, with wonderful woodland walks featuring rare trees and wild flowers in abundance, alternately take a pleasant stroll down to the coast, or venture inland along one of the many nearby footpaths.

The Lake District National Park, Lakeland Motor Museum, the old village of Cartmel and the pleasant Victorian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands are all within easy reach, making this quality Allithwaite holiday home an ideal base for enjoying this corner of the Lake District.

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About the location


Cartmel 1 mile; Grange-over-Sands 2 miles.

The lovely village of Allithwaite is idyllically located on the southern edge of the Cartmel Peninsula, at the edges of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Described as being “set like a jewel in a cloak of green”, this village provides a shop, Post Office and a local pub serving food. The historic village of Cartmel, renowned as the prettiest in the Lake District, is just 2 miles away, and boasts charming streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, traditional pubs and the acclaimed Michelin Star-awarded L'Enclume restaurant. It is also home to the famous priory and racecourse. The picturesque Edwardian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands is also within 2 miles and features a traffic-free promenade, delightful ornamental gardens, a choice of golf courses and excellent birdwatching opportunities. A superb base from which to enjoy this magical area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas