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Rusland View

Rusland near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1016597)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at Rusland View."

    It’s a charming cottage in an idyllic, peaceful location. Anne and Dave were really welcoming and helpful. The cottage is well fitted out, with a west-facing terrace so you can eat outside in the evening with the sun on your face, which is a real treat in the Lakes. It’s also nice and private. One thing we really appreciated after a long day walking was a proper shower - the number of times you go to a lovely cottage only to have to deal with some dribbling Triton thing, but not here. Altogether a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday Dave looked after us as Anne was away and he was very ..."

    We had a lovely holiday Dave looked after us as Anne was away and he was very helpful the cottage was lovely had some great walks on the doorstep

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2022

  • "Lovely little property in a beautiful location."

    High standards of cleanliness & comfort. Owners are lovely people too, willing to help & assist with anything. We couldn't;t really ask for more for a short break on our way home from Scotland.

    Reviewed by TimJun 2022

  • "Lovely location for base to explore the lakes ..."

    Lovely location for base to explore the lakes Super friendly owners Lovely local pubs/ food ( especially Manor House)

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2022

  • "Rusland View was a little gem that we are so glad we found."

    The cottage is beautiful and so peaceful, with everything that you need for an enjoyable break. Thank you for your warm welcome - we hope to be back at some point.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2022

  • "Highly recommend!"

    We had an amazing time staying here. The cottage is in a beautiful location with lovely views from the windows. It was spotless and had that fresh, clean linen smell as soon as you get into bed from a tiring day exploring! Also had a lovely touch to enter into the cottage to fresh daffodils and homemade cakes. We loved having the fire on in the evenings and sitting outside listening to the owls. I'm unable to suggest any improvements as it was all spot on for us. Anne and David were also so friendly and informative. Thank you both so much for such a pleasant stay!

    Reviewed by MeganApr 2022

  • "The cottage was warm, clean and cosy."

    On arrival we were made to feel very welcome. Fresh cake waiting for us with a pint of milk, coffee and teabags was indeed very thoughtful. Shower was nice and hot. Bed was firm but very comfortable. Sofa was leather and if you've ever sat one it feels really cold, but a blanket solved that issue! Views over the hills changed daily which was so lovely to see from the dining table. Ideal central location albeit several miles down a lane! for discovering the whole area. Ann went out of her way to make my birthday special. At the request of my hubby via email to her, there was surprise flowers and balloons waiting for me ( obviously at extra expense ) but it was such a memorable moment

    Reviewed by AnnabelMar 2022

  • "Great hosts, nothing too much trouble."

    Beautiful cottage in idyllic surroundings. Ideally situated for the many walks in the area. Good drive away to local shops etc Local pub is a good hours walk away or drive (15mins) great pub food, warm welcome and dogs very welcome. The only thing I might suggest is some form of a gate at the bottom of the stairs to stop dogs going upstairs.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "We would just like to say a massive thank you for our stay at your beautiful cottage."

    The pictures didn’t do it justice, it really was such a beautiful cottage we would love to come back to stay again. It was a little cold inside at times but with the time of year and it being an old cottage it is to be expected. The fire was a real treat too in the evenings. My partner absolutely loved the shower! Said it was the best she’s had in years! The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook with, and we loved the views from all the rooms. Especially beautiful to wake up to in the morning. My partner literally laid at the bottom of the bed watching the clouds drift across the scenic views for ages with a cup of tea bought to her in bed. The walk up to High Dam was amazing, literally up the road which was lovely. The folder of things to do was helpful and we left a board game for other guests to use in the future. We bought cards with us but in the evening it’s nice to have a board game to play instead of the tv. Another lovely treat was the slices of cake waiting for us on arrival. Perfect with a cup of tea after a long journey. Couldn’t recommend this stay enough. Beautiful location, helpful, pleasant hosts. Thank you so much for the most perfect weekend.

    Reviewed by JonFeb 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in great condition."

    Clean throughout with rustic living room and bedroom and well kept, tidy kitchen with everything you need for a short stay. Location was good for access to walks locally and a short drive to windermere and hawkshead. Cakes and dog biscuits upon arrival were a lovely touch and the hosts were welcoming. Would love to go back in the summertime.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2022

  • "We had an amazing time here, the cottage was lovely and it was so nice to come home after some incredible hikes and relax by the fire!"

    It was so nice to be able to take our dog as well so he could enjoy the Lake District. We will always love the area after this trip and definitely will want to come back and explore more!!!

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic little cottage, larger than I expected and wonderfully helpful hosts next door."

    Really relaxing to be able to light the fire when I got back late afternoon from a day out and the dogs and I could just sit down and chill in peace and quiet. Beautiful area too.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2022

  • "An amazing little cottage."

    Beautiful inside and out. Almost every utensil can be found in the kitchen and there is a good array of guidance in the handbook. However, it would be useful if there was guidance for the fireplace (for those not experienced at lighting and maintaining wood fires) in the handbook and warning on the listing site about the roads leading into and away from the cottage which are narrow and can be unnerving in the dark especially (for drivers who aren't used to these scenic roads).

    Reviewed by AshleyJan 2022

  • "Enjoyed a week’s stay in this lovely, cosy cottage situated in a quiet hamlet in the Rusland valley south of Hawkshead."

    A great base to explore from on foot on the many local footpaths or to venture wider afield. The cottage is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Would definitely recommend for those looking for some peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by BridgetJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rusland View."

    Anne and David were welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage was very comfortable, ideal for two people. The kitchen/diner is much bigger than it appears in the photos and very well equipped. We enjoyed the log burner too, which made the living room very cosy. The area is very beautiful, unspoilt and quiet with nice walks and pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by JoannaDec 2021

  • "I recently spent a wonderful week at Rusland View with my 2 westies."

    The owners were warm and welcoming and couldn’t have done more to make my stay a memorable one and this on the back of the whole area being without power for days following a storm. The cottage is ideally situated to explore the Lakes. Cosy, comfortable with all that you need for a relaxing stay in this beautiful part of the world. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again or recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxed stay.

    Reviewed by SuzanneNov 2021

  • "The property was lovely and cosy and the hosts couldn’t do enough for us."

    It was just unfortunate that due to the power cut our 50th birthday celebrations were ruined and we had to cut short our stay

    Reviewed by JacquieNov 2021

  • "Lovey, cosy cottage in a beautiful setting."

    A great base to explore the lakes and villages ect. Owners very nice, helpful and welcoming. The milk, cakes and biscuits also fresh flowers were nice touch when we arrived. Would highly recommend. We stayed in mid November and the cottage is very warm with the log burner lit, enjoyed this after long winter walks.

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful place."

    The cottage had everything we could have possibly needed, and the local walks are breathtaking. The homemade cakes, and fresh flowers that welcomed us on arrival were a lovely touch. The owners were brilliant, offering their knowledge of the local area, and were happy to lend us their rucksack, as we forgot to take ours with us ..... again! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.... its simply perfect.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2021

  • "Exceeded all expectations from the warm reception to the farewell wave."

    Ideal place for a getaway stay

    Reviewed by CliffordOct 2021

  • "Had a wonderful holiday exploring the many quiet walks in and around the Rusland Valley."

    The cottage was comfortable, relaxing and well equipped. Anne and Dave could not have been more friendly and helpful. Looking forward to another return visit!

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a great location."

    The owners were both really nice and made sure we were comfortable and happy with the cottage. The only thing that would stop me staying here again would be the lack of an enclosed garden for the dogs. Other than that, brilliant cottage and hosts.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "If you want peace and quiet this is the place to go."

    A beautiful cottage away from the crowds, it had everything we needed and more. David and Anne were very accommodating and the home-made cakes on arrival were a lovely treat after a long drive. We were so lucky with the weather, the walks in the forests were a great way to escape the heat! Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "Total relaxation, the cottage was everything we wanted for a complete getaway."

    The facilities were second to none & the bed was so comfy . We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely setting, owners extremely welcoming, sad to leave"

    Reviewed by ShireenJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic spot."

    Immaculately presented throughout. Owners on site, very friendly, made sure we were happy with everything. The only sounds we could hear were the birds -and we visited during a very busy bank holiday. Would love to revisit, many thanks

    Reviewed by GillMay 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Rusland cottage, Dave and Ann were friendly and very helpful."

    Beautiful scenery..... from opening the door straight out into the country walks, would recommend and definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Mary LornaApr 2021

  • "The cottage was accurately described on your website."

    It was perfect for 2 and we had a lovely week. We would be happy to return another time.

    Reviewed by ValerieApr 2021

  • "We spent a wonderful week at Rusland View."

    David and Anne were very welcoming hosts, and shared with us the wildlife of the area and lots of nice walks. The cottage is warm and cosy and in a great location for getting out into the Coniston and Langdale fells.

    Reviewed by LaurenApr 2021

  • "A beautiful, cosy, inviting cottage with exceptional attention to detail throughout."

    Welcoming and very friendly owners in a stunning area of the Lake District. Ideal location for nature lovers and walkers like us who very much appreciated the peacefulness this perfect escape gave us. We shall be visiting again in the future and would highly recommend this idyllic getaway.

    Reviewed by MelanieApr 2021

  • "We booked here for a quick getaway before Xmas."

    We spent a couple of days looking for somewhere that had everything we wanted and within our budget so when we are across this one it was put in the 'maybe' category with my only hesitation being the lack of reviews I could find so it felt a bit of a gamble. I needn't have worried though as the cottage was absolutely perfect and even better than we could have hoped. It was quiet, well appointed and with character and charm (as well as being much bigger than the photos suggest). The place was even decorated for Xmas which added to the charm. We were welcomed by the hosts who followed all Covid secure protocols and even had some freshly made shortbread waiting for us in the kitchen. The cottage is a bit out of the way, which was what we were looking for, but easy to find and with ample parking. It was easy enough to get to p,aces ,ike Ambleside and Windermere and close to some fantastic walks that we found in the books in the living room. Me, my partner and the dog had a brilliant time and would 100% book to go back again. Thanks for a perfect stay 10/10.

    Reviewed by CalumDec 2020

  • "The property was great, it felt much bigger than it was."

    The owners were friendly and very helpful. First day able to walk from the door using one of the leaflets provided in the cottage.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "We loved this holiday!"

    ! The property was beautiful and so was the location. It felt like home for a week. Amazing hosts, great attention to detail throughout the cottage. We can not wait to come back.

    Reviewed by JudeAug 2020

  • "Wonderful location beautiful cottage helpful and friendly five-stars"

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

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Summary

  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Gravelled garden with an outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: There is a step down to access the sitting room
  • Note: This cottage is set on a working farm, dogs must be kept on their leads at all times

The property

Newby Bridge 4.1 miles.

Resting peacefully in the hamlet of Crosslands, in the idyllic valley of Rusland, you will find the charming dwelling of Rusland View.

Situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, this homey abode offers a scenic romantic getaway to the Cumbrian countryside.

Step inside the cottage and be greeted by a well-equipped kitchen, home to a range of sleek electrical appliances, all to be used as you show off your culinary skills whilst whipping up a romantic meal for two.

Dine by candlelight at the pretty oak table, popping open a perfectly chilled bottle of bubbly and toasting to time well-spent with one another in this beautiful setting.

Freshen up in the handy cloakroom before making your way into the warm and welcoming sitting room, where you can spend a quiet night indoors snuggled up on the plush sofa in front of the traditional woodburning stove and eye-catching feature fireplace, whilst scanning through the channels on the Smart TV to find an enthralling blockbuster movie.

As you begin to feel yourself tire from an exhilarating day of adventure, carry yourself up the staircase and rest in the spacious double bed located on the first floor.

The double bedroom also boasts an en-suite, perfect for catching a quick morning shower before heading back downstairs and delighting in breakfast alfresco at the outdoor seating area.

When you can just about tear yourself away from the comfort of the holiday home, delight in a relaxing stroll toward High Dam or explore the wondrous woodland of Grizedale Forest.

Cross Lake Windermere to the National Trust owned Fell Foot Park and discover breath-taking landscapes and the enchanting historical landmark of The Old Boathouse along the way.

Indulge in a refreshing pint at one of the many charming countryside pubs in the area, whilst tucking into some delicious pub grub and sharing your most memorable moments from the holiday so far.

Whilst in the area, take a romantic ride along the Coniston Water with a trip on the National Trust Owned Steam Yacht Gondola or wander the galleries of the historical house of Brantwood, home to captivating art and exciting exhibitions.

Take a short drive over to the coast and spend your days basking in the sunshine as you wander along the soft white sands of Morecambe Bay.

Make Rusland View the setting of your next rural retreat to the Lake District with your significant other.

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About the location

NEWBY BRIDGE

Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas