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Silly Knott

(Ref. 931531)

Backbarrow, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "First class accommodation."

    With lovely quite surroundings. Loved the Hot Tub, family in it every day no matter what the weather was doing. As a family we look forward to staying at Silly Knott again.

    Thank you very much for your review Pat. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. Love, Kath x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Otter Tarn."

    The perfect place to relax and enjoy the Lake District. The lodge was immaculately clean, so comfortable and the beds were amazing. We’d love to stay again!

    Thank you very much for your review Emma. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again. Love, Kath x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing lodge, with everything we needed for an awesome week in the lakes…."

    .superb accommodation and would recommend to anyone that would listen!!!!!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "It was peaceful, quiet location, quality accommodation."

    Owner, Kath, was very helpful. Extra little welcome touch of milk, bread, butter, jam and a nice fruit cake.

    Reviewed by Jonathon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just returned from the idyllic setting at Otter Tarn."

    We stayed in the Silly Knott lodge, which was very luxurious with thoughtful touches throughout. The service from Kath and her team were fantastic and we couldn’t of wished for a better place to stay. We definitely recommend this jewel in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Jun 2021

  • "Comfortable and relaxing."

    Beautiful setting with walks and a lake to explore.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge!"

    Superb amenities. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely lodge and one we would return to in the future."

    Well laid out, well equipped and quiet as well as being hidden away. Great holiday home.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday property, warm, spacious, modern, clean, well equipped and great location."

    Loved the hot tub. Owners were very friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable about the area and things to do. The welcome hamper was a really kind and lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Oct 2019

  • "Best Holiday we have had as a family."

    The accommodation was huge and the best quality, great facilities. the grounds were perfect. The lawn mowers were quirky. could not have wished for better. We are a hard working family and to get away was great. we always book what we think as the best. Stunninggggggggggggggggggggggggg The Nuttall Family.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything totally fabulous , blown away by location , amazing lodge"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2019

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic week in Silly Knott at Otter Tarn, our lodge was beautiful and all amenities were of the highest standard."

    It was immaculate in every sense, with every thought taken to ensure comfort. It's a hidden gem with its own Tarn and lovely grounds you can spend the day walking in, truly amazing. The welcome bonus of the hot tub after an exhilarating day walking was great. It was so nice to go to an area in the lakes thats not as touristy and busy as some areas and has more natural surroundings, couldn't have been better and we have been to the lakes many times. Kath was a great host and nothing was too much trouble, all in all a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really nice property (will be staying again)."

    I’ve stayed in plenty of lodges/log cabins and this is by far my favourite.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent, first class accommodation set in a tranquil and beautiful area, very accessible for the southern lakes."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "The house was lovely."

    Very stylish and comfortable. Great attention to detail - although the very slippery shower trays could do with mats. However I never leave that to chance and had taken one for my elderly mother.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2018

  • "Outstanding property, real luxury in every way."

    The grounds, the hot tub, the walks round the fishing lake and the log burning stove, A perfect peaceful retreat yet just a short drive from lake Windermere and all the facilities. We will return for sure.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage one of 6 on site was modern, well equipped and comfortable, plenty of space in and around in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2018

  • "The hosts were lovely and made us feel very welcome."

    We had a fantastic week in silly knot and recommend it to anyone else looking for luxury in the lakes

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2018

  • "5 star accommodation in a 5 star location."

    Can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2018

  • "We met Kath the owner on arrival, she was lovely and nothing was too much trouble."

    The cottage was beautiful with a lovely log burner and hot tub which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The cottage was very cosy and cleanliness to a high standard. We would love to visit again in the future. Thanks for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2017

  • "Fantastic accommodation!"

    Immaculate, well equipped, helpful owners. We loved it!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2017

  • "The holiday cottage was fantastic - definitely exceeded expectations in all aspects."

    Kath the owner was great and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2017

  • "Fantastic property and hosts."

    Reviewed by Hazel3.8Jan 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage for a birthday celebration."

    Fully equipped and beautifully done. The log burner and hot tub just perfect for those cold winter days. Highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Sandra4.8Nov 2016

  • "Upon arrival we were greeted by Kath, the owner, who showed us around the exquisite property."

    The most well-equipped, luxurious kitchen we have ever seen. The walks around the lodge were so beautiful and the hot tub was so perfect after a muddy hike. Kath was easily contactable and completely unobtrusive on our holiday. The views were spectacular and even though there are other lodges, you feel completely private and it is very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2016

  • "We had a brilliant time in this cottage and the owners were very helpful indeed"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Sep 2016

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  • Three ground floor bedrooms with Smart TV: 2 x super king-size double with en-suite monsoon shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with 60'' Smart TV and woodburning stove.
  • Gas underfloor heating throughout with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice maker and water chiller, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 4 x Smart TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available to hire
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ and shared use of extensive lawn and grounds
  • Private hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • Note: Fly fishing available on-site, environmental licence required
  • Fishing free for one rod on a catch and release basis, at extra cost for more rods and there's an extra cost if you wish to keep any of the fish
  • Note: Due to fly fishing lake on-site, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: WiFi is suitable for general browsing only, not downloading or live streaming
  • Note: Max 6 people, plus 1 infant
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

The property

A stunning detached cottage offering lovely views of wildlife and an array of amenities for all to enjoy, Silly Knott makes a brilliant place to spend your holiday.

With a photo of a deer on the walls inside, you may even be lucky enough to spot a doe with her young behind the property, giving the property an added charm.

Inside, the outstanding accommodation with underfloor heating throughout includes a bright and spacious open plan living area with a designer kitchen, dining area and cosy sitting area with a woodburning stove.

Two super king-size double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and one twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom provide luxurious sleeping accommodation for the whole family.

Offering its own generous private back garden which catches the sun, it offers the perfect opportunity for you to catch some rays yourself, a particularly lovely spot in the summer and spring months.

You can also benefit from a delightful hot tub sat slightly behind the property for your privacy, overlooking the vast shared grounds.

This deluxe cottage is a special place to enjoy a relaxing break at any time of the year.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs - 918617, 929182, 931530, 981166, 981167 Total occupancy 36. Property ref 923450 is a short walk away sleeping an extra 8

Otter Tarn Holiday Cottages

Backbarrow 1.5 miles. Perfectly situated in the stunning Lake District National Park, this exclusive group of properties is set in a small, prestigious development set in idyllic countryside on the owner's working livestock farm, near the villages of Backbarrow, Newby Bridge and Cartmel. With woodland views, these luxury cottages have been furnished and equipped with every comfort in mind. Each has been finished to the highest standard with beautiful, hand-crafted fittings throughout and original art work, all with a woodburning stove, underfloor heating and en-suite accommodation to provide a superb base for couples wishing to escape or for families or friends who simply want to spend time together in beautiful surroundings. Each has a private hot tub which has been cleverly set in a dry stone wall, extensive open decking which runs all around each cottage and shared lawns. Just a short walk away is a private lake where guests can wander and admire the scenery, fly fish and possibly catch a glimpse of the otter. Haverthwaite Steam Railway is 6 minutes' drive away, where you can catch the steam train to Lakeside, then catch the Windermere Steamers to Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. Also younger visitors will love the Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside. The pretty, priory village of Cartmel is three miles away and has a fantastic collection of inns, award-winning restaurants and shops, Cartmel Priory and children's playground, and the last weekend of May is the start of the racing season. These very special cottages offer fabulous accommodation all year round and will leave guests wishing they could stay forever.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Newby Bridge 1 mile; Bowness-on-Windermere 10 miles.

The small village of Backbarrow sits by the banks of the River Leven and the southern tip of Lake Windermere. The famous Haverthwaite Steam Railway runs close by the village between Haverthwaite and Lakeside. Enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or visit 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, and 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. Set amidst the charm of the Lake District, close to the fringe of Windermere, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to forage further into a magical heartland of silver lakes, lofty towering peaks and lonely gorse clad moors.