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The Cottage

Allithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1060229)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely it had everything u needed very comfortable just two ..."

    The cottage was lovely it had everything u needed very comfortable just two minor faults the mattress in downstairs bedroom far to soft if u changed it everything would be excellent and a little tidy up of the outside area cutting back the bushes a little bit nothing to worry about I would still come back next year thanks for a lovely week and the weather was amazing thanks

    Reviewed by VeronicaJul 2022

  • "All was very good, Barry and Karen were helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had both before and during our stay."

    Information folders in the cottage were very useful, the cottage was immaculate and just as per the photos and the location meant we had a very peaceful night's sleep. Overall we enjoyed a great stay here and would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped cottage."

    Good base for Lake District attraction s. Very quiet and peaceful, now feeling well rested. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KimMay 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and the owners communicated whenever they needed to, which was great."

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2022

  • "The property was lovely , very well equipped and comfortable with quirky charm."

    We had a great stay. Thankyou. We loved being able to see horses, chickens and sheep from the kitchen window .

    Reviewed by JessicaApr 2022

  • "We had a brilliant week at The Cottage with our two big kids (12 & 15)."

    Its quirky layout worked perfectly so we could all have a bit of space. The owners have thought of everything to make it feel like a home from home, from kitchen utensils to games and books, plus blankets on the sofas for snuggling up in the evenings. The location is great for exploring The Lakes. We don’t feel like we scratched the surface of things to do. The Pheasant in the village does lovely food but you might not want to walk home on a dark night as the roads are narrow and unlit. With cracking views over the bay from the end of the drive and a countryside location, we loved our stay at The Cottage. The short bit of unmade road wasn’t a problem for us and the owners had clearly tried to fill in any potholes so it was in very good condition. Something to be aware of if your car is low though. We would love to go back to this brilliant bolthole.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2022

  • "The property was beautiful and well maintained, a nice walk to Cartmel for supplies."

    There is a big front drive though which wasn't very suitable for our car - I think this should be on the listing, as really we needed a 4x4 to get up the dirt track. We did enjoy the stay and it was peaceful and so pretty. Barry and Karen were really helpful and they answered all of our questions. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. Even more delighted that you thought our cottage was beautiful and well maintained. Regarding the drive, as you will appreciate it is a short farm track to the cottage from the road, we have looked at it and have taken time to fill in the potholes which have appeared over winter. We will continue to act on any potholes which should appear going forward. We drive a Vauxhall Corsa down the track and don't have any issues, but as we say, we will keep our eye on the potholes in future. Regards, Barry & Karen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous, and the owners friendly and helpful."

    My friend and I really enjoyed our stay, especially watching the horses in the back field, and everything we needed was provided.

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2021

  • "The Cottage is an excellent home, a well placed base for exploring the walks of the south of the Lake District and the wonderful restaurants of Cartmel."

    The owners dealt very effectively and efficiently with a small incident, making sure that it didn't affect our holiday.

    Reviewed by NevilleOct 2021

  • "Lovely place for a family stay."

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage however I slept in downstairs bedroom because bath important."

    To me. The bed was horrendous and an excellent mattress is essential for good sleep, did not sleep well.

    Many thanks for your constructive feedback. We feel the word horrendous was a little extreme, however we have since upgraded the mattress in the downstairs bedroom. Regards, Barry & Karen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristinaSep 2021

  • "The property was beautiful and spacious."

    Pictures didn’t do it justice!

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage."

    I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - very comfortable and well equipped."

    Parking spaces are small but not a problem for our two cars. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 2021

  • "An excellent find for our week's holiday in the southern Lakes."

    Very clean and comfortable with good outside space for meals. Kitchen is well equipped and the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are excellent with powerful rain showers. The cottage is close to Cartmel, Grange and just a little bit further away Windermere and Coniston. Easy to communicate with the owners regarding key collection and directions.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Lovely barn conversion - looks small from the outside but ample room for four adults (and two children)."

    Done to a high standard with everything you need. Very quiet with lovely seated areas inside and out. Narrow roads to get to it but didn't put us off. Good pub (The Pheasant) just a 15 minute walk away that had extremely quick service but very good food. Would definitely revisit - an easy ride to Windermere, Ambleside, etc.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "After many months of lock down, we had an excellent stay and will come again we hope!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Hello. • Great cottage, very well equipped especially in the kitchen with the dishwasher and washing making being a big plus."

    Lots of small details have been taken care of. • 3 floors with 3 sleeping rooms giving privacy in each room. • Great base to explore the area, very quiet and good sat nav directions from the owners. The things I would note that will take it from a 9 rating to a 10 (in order of importance): • The double beds can be bigger to enable a comfort sleep for 2 adults. • Good blinds in the sleeping rooms would allow for complete darkness for sleeping vs. the current curtains that allow the sun in. • Coffee machine (I brought my own) Our family of 4 highly recommends the cottage.

    Reviewed by AsafMay 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage with a nice good energy, you can feel how much love the owners Barry and Karen put in restoration on this 19th century farm."

    The house is tastefully decorated, pretty pictures on the walls in each room. Great combination of cottagey style furniture with modern appliances, beautiful tales pattern in the kitchen, the same in conservatory and around the windows in each room. We were lucky to be the 6th visitors there, based on guest’s book. Everything is brand new, immaculately clean. Both bathrooms are 5* level with rain-shower in top-floor en-suite, and two rain showers over the bath in the lower ground floor bathroom, one of them small flexible; nice hot water with great pressure. When switch on heating the house is getting warm fast, less than in half an hour, feels warm and cozy even in cold rainy days. The walls are very thick but internet was working well. Fantastic location isolated enough, but an easy reach to local attractions such as Cartmel village, Grange-over-sands. You can see Morecambe bay from one of the bedrooms. Quite and relaxing, we loved watching horses across the field when in conservatory and through the windows. Conservatory is between stone walls, has heating and lights. When sunny, living room has sun in the morning and evening hours as windows are on east and west sides; I loved seating on the balcony with a cup of coffee in the morning under the sun. Conservatory has sun in the evening. Owners are amazing, so friendly, gave us tips on the best local food shops and provided with detailed maps on two walking trails from the doorstep, one of them to Cartmel village through the fields and forests we enjoyed a lot. Please note, rooms in the cottage are over 5 levels with a lot of steps which was fine for us but probably not for everyone. Also, tall people need to watch their heads, my son and husband bumped into the lamps several times :) It was our third holiday property booked with Sykes, all were nice, but this one is our most favorite house and location, will be happy to be back. We enjoyed our stay in this pretty unique quirky cottage, thanks a lot Barry and Karen!

    Reviewed by JulijaMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an area of excellent location to explore the Lake District-would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "The cottage is a peaceful rural retreat."

    The sitting room catches the sun in the mornings, the garden room catches the sun in the evenings, and there are a couple of skylights in the property through which you can gaze at the stars on a clear night. Of course clouds and rain do also pass by in this part of the country and when that happens the cottage still feels cozy and the well equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook up a warm meal. One tip: don’t try to reverse your car from the driveway into the courtyard, any other choice of manoeuvre works better! With regards to the interior of the cottage I loved the colours of the tiles, windows and doors. There is also a cute little picture hanging on one of the walls that is definitely a recent addition! Thank you Barry and Karen for all the effort that you have put in to make this a great holiday home.

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2021

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Summary

  • Over five floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x top floor double with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x lower-ground-floor double, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: Due to the age and style of the property care to be taken with it having plenty of stairs and on different levels

The property

This welcoming, semi-detached barn conversion lies within the peaceful village of Allithwaite, in easy reach of the Lake District National Park.

The Cottage is a unique, quirky converted pig shed with lots of character throughout.

Set over three floors, The Cottage is a charming holiday home, making a great choice for an idyllic family break to Cumbria.

Enter the property and be welcomed into the well-presented kitchen/diner; take a seat at the breakfast bar and keep the chef of the group company whilst they get to grips with all the mods and cons of your self-catered cottage, while there is also a neat dining area which can be used for mealtimes, while the conservatory offers a tranquil spot to enjoy a good read or favourite drink amongst the exposed stonework.

Move up to the first floor to find the sitting room, perfect for unwinding after a day of rambling the Lakelands, with a sofa, two armchairs and Smart TV for on-demand entertainment, as well as a small balcony where you step out and take in the surrounding countryside.

When you’re seeking rest, there are three bedrooms to choose from; a few steps from the kitchen leads down to a double bedroom and bathroom, whilst upstairs there is a single bedded room with trundle bed, ideal for the little ones, plus a top floor double bedroom and en-suite shower, accommodating perfectly for a family, each bedroom being carefully composed of neutral colours and hosting ample storage for your personal belongings.

To the exterior of The Cottage there is off-road parking for two cars, as well as a raised garden area where you can enjoy your morning coffee as you contemplate where to visit next.

The local village of Allithwaite is ideally placed for a rural retreat, sitting on the southern edge of the Cartmel Peninsula and described as being ‘set like a jewel in a cloak of green”, making The Cottage a fantastic scenic base.

Venture into the nearby historic village of Cartmel, with its ancient 12th century priory and the UK’s smallest racecourse, it’s known as a gastro village with the renowned L’Enclume restaurant and traditional pubs.

The bustling Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands is also worth a visit, home to a charming atmosphere with plenty of wonderful shops and eateries to take advantage of, with a traditional fish and chip shop giving you a true taste of the coast.

Further afield, the delights of the Lake District are just a short drive away, with opportunities for walking, cycling, watersports and much more, The Cottage has everything you could need for a memorable family getaway in Cumbria.

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About the location

ALLITHWAITE

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, and a local pub serving food. The historic village of Cartmel, renowned as the prettiest in the Lake District, is just 1 mile 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas