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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "This holiday was for my 60th birthday and it was perfect in every way."

    I chose the property due to the location and the easy access to the beautiful Lake district. The setting was idyllic, in a quiet remote area surrounded by rolling hills, mountains in the distance and grazing sheep and newborn lambs. The cottage exceeded expectations; stylish, quaint and full of charm. The cottage was spacious with an attractive outdoor garden and furniture which we used quite a lot during our stay despite it being March and the weather being unpredictable. The lounge was small, but cosy and really we didn't spend much time in the lounge. The rest of the cottage kitchen/dining room were spacious and full of everything that we needed for a pleasant stay. The owners left fresh flowers, dog treats, tea and coffee and biscuits which was very much appreciated and welcoming. I have stayed with Sykes cottages a few times in the past and I can definitely say that this is my favourite cottage so far. Clean, comfortable and full of charm, we loved our stay at Brookside. it was perfect in every way. Many thanks to Sykes Cottages and to the owners. Paula

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Brookside. Many thanks for such lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage, excellent quality of furnishings throughout, felt immediately at home ,this cottage makes it onto my small list of cottages I would return too,10/10."

    Thank you for your complimentary feedback, we are glad you enjoyed Brookside so much, we would love to welcome you again to our cosy cottage. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Mar 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Brookside."

    Everything was as stated on the website, the place was spotlessly clean and perfect for our stay. We would definitely recommend. Glen.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very well maintained and clean cottage with lots of character , great location with lots of privacy."

    Woll highly recommend.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jaroslaw5.0Dec 2023

  • "What can i say the cottage was a dream we loved it got snowed it for 2 days ..."

    What can i say the cottage was a dream we loved it got snowed it for 2 days which was perfect the landlady and landlord were at hand anytime we needed them because they knew we were stuck in with snow they brought us extra wood and helped us when we got car troubles they were perfect the cottage well was perfect in fact stunning clearly now expense spared will def be coming back loved the place mark and amanda alex wayney and my dog jackson

    Thank you so much for this lovely comment, it rarely snows as heavy as it did, glad we could help out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage this is, immaculately kept and in a stunning location, everything you need for a great stay in the lakes, lovely secure garden for the dogs, a great beach just 10 minute drive away."

    As soon as you walk through the door it feels like home, very spacious and fully equipped kitchen, lovely living room with log burning stove, very comfy beds that you won’t want to get out of, we have found our new holiday home and are already planning our next visit. Just perfect!

    We look forward to your next visit to Brookside, thank you so much for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely, warm and spacious property."

    All modern furnishings and very clean. Enclosed garden which was safe for the dog with views over the estuary. Nice and peaceful to sit in. This cottage is in a good location for exploring both the coastline and the the western lakes. There is a market town nearby with a few shops and pubs that serve good food. The cottage owners and local publicans were really friendly. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing week here.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Brookside, thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2023

  • "100% recommend staying here."

    The cottage was absolutely immaculate and incredibly cosy. It has everything you could ask for - comfy beds, great shower, large well equipped kitchen, wood burner, laundry facilities, beautiful views and lovely dog-friendly garden. It is the perfect base for exploring the stunning Lake District surroundings, thank you!!!

    Many thanks for your lovely comments, good to hear the cottage has everything you need for the perfect stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eloise5.0Oct 2023

  • "When booking holidays I always worry that the accommodation isn’t as good as stated but no worries here, Brookside was comfortable, extremely clean and had everything you could possibly need and more."

    On arrival there were lovely flowers on the table, tea, coffee, milk and biscuits, even a bowl of water for our dog. A lot of thought has gone into making your stay perfect and I would definitely have no hesitation in recommending this cottage. Thank you Marie and Mark.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, great to hear Brookside didn't disappoint. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Love this cottage this was our second visit so quiet and peaceful, it has every thing you need even the stars at night."

    Lovely comfy beds and spotlessly clean, very dog friendly enclosed garden. Hope to be back again

    Great to hear you enjoyed your return visit with us, lovely to meet you during the week . Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our second stay at Brookside this year and it was just as perfect as our first visit."

    We genuinely love everything about the house, and Marie and Mark are the most thoughtful hosts. All the little touches from fresh flowers, coffee/tea/milk and logs for the fire were very much appreciated. The house has everything you might possibly need for your stay and the kitchen is perfectly equipped for all your needs. It honestly feels like home and our whole family loves Brookside so much we have another trip booked already. Thank you for everything on behalf of the Callaghan family

    Thank you so much, its great to hear you enjoyed staying with us again, looking forward to your visit next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wow … we spent a glorious week here 3rd July and I have to say this cottage wants for nothing ."

    The owners have thought of everything and the beds are so comfortable ., the cottage was immaculately clean . Walking in to lovely flowers and milk for our first cuppa with a complimentary biscuit. The scenery was perfect , even the sheep popping there heads up to kitchen window was so cute . We had swallows nesting above the front door , which was an added bonus to watch . Our dogs loved the secure garden … we will definitely be booking again

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment about our cottage, it is great to hear you want to come back to visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have just returned from our holiday at Brookside, and honestly, everything was even better than we could ever dream of."

    The house was just beautiful and spotlessly clean, the little touches like fresh water for the dog ( and treats), fresh flowers, milk and biscuits etc were mucb appreciated after our long journey. I genuinely couldn't fault it, everything was just perfect and we loved our stay so much, we have already booked another stay next year. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, Best wishes from the Callaghan family

    Thank you very much, wonderful your family enjoyed Brookside so much, looking forward to welcoming you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Petra5.0May 2023

  • "A delightful stay in a cosy dog friendly cottage that is well equipped."

    Nice to see beautiful flowers on the table on arrival as well as a dog bowl full of fresh water. We had a lovely week with visits to the Ravenglass narrow gauge railway, a walk to Stanley Ghyll Waterfall and a boat trip on Lake Coniston. We also had a lovely walks at Roanhead beach that the friendly neighbours told us about. Had some lovely meals in the beer garden at The Greyhound Inn in Grizebeck. The cottage is a great base for exploring the lakes with a nice enclosed garden (secure for dogs) which we sat in whilst watching the swallows building their nest. Thank you

    Thank you very much, great to hear you had a good week, the swallows have now completed their nest and they too are enjoying Brookside! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable property."

    Very enjoyable week

    Great to hear you enjoyed staying at Brookside thank you for your kind feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Brookside cottage with our little dog & there wasn’t one thing that we can fault."

    The lovely touches upon arrival made all the difference in kickstarting our holiday off the best way. We were gutted to be leaving & definitely will return. Cottage is beautiful inside and out! Thank you for such a welcoming, lovely stay.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Brookside Cottage."

    The property was spotlessly clean, warm and cosy. The owner clearly considers who will be staying, we took our dog and the water bowl was left out filled with water ready for Lucy's arrival. The flowers on the table, milk, tea, coffee and biscuits were a nice touch too. The cottage is perfectly positioned to explore the Cumbrian countryside with stunning walks from the door or just a short drive away. We would definitely use the cottage again.

    Thanks for this lovely feedback, so happy you enjoyed staying at Brookside, we would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very well equipped and great location"

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great stay at this lovely cottage."

    It was clean, warm and so cosy with the fire lit after a day exploring. The cottage is very well equipped with lots of homely touches, extra throws, wood for the fire, really well equipped kitchen, even little treats for our dogs, who were shattered when we got home! We would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you for your kind words, we would love to welcome you and your friends to Brookside again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Brookside cottage was the perfect place for us to stay for our new years eve get away."

    The cottage was beautiful everything that we needed was there. Every detail was thought out by the owners even down to treats and water left for our puppy. Beautiful welcome gifts for us also. The best bit was looking out the window to see all the sheep. Would bring a smile to our faces Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback we are so glad you enjoyed Brookside Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Had everything we needed for a nice relaxing weekend away with the kids and dogs!

    Thank you so much for your feedback, good to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2022

  • "As previous Guests mentioned the Property was very clean and comfortable - Tilly our Dog was delighted to be the first to receive a drink and treats!"

    The Cottage was well equipped for our requirements and along with the warm weather and scenery made for an enjoyable holiday.

    Good to hear you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.4Oct 2022

  • "Brook side is a beautiful home away from home."

    With everything you need and more for a lovely holiday. The little touches such as treats and water waiting for our dogs and tea, coffee and milk waiting for us on arrival just add to the attention to detail and make you feel welcome. We will definitely be back

    Great to hear you enjoyed staying with us at Brookside, we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Brookside Cottage was everything you could ask for."

    Spotlessly clean and well maintained. For the cooler evenings there was a wood burner with fire lighters and logs provided. Even some throws/blankets to curl up in on the sofas. Would definitely recommend and return to if in the area again. Wonderful views all around as well.

    We are pleased you have had a good break at Brookside, thank you for you great review. We would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Brookside in a beautiful hidden gem, very dog friendly our dogs loved it."

    It was spotless and everything you needed even flowers on the table. Plenty of parking space the drive up to the cottage is a bit narrow for a large car, but we didn't scratch the car, had a bit of trouble with the TV but was quickly sorted. we loved Brookside, hope to visit again next year.

    Thank you so much for lovely review, it was great to meet you while you were at Brookside. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Brookside Cottage."

    A beautiful cottage in a lovely place. Loads to do in the area with our little ones. We would highly recommend and will be booking again one day!!

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Brookside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had such a lovely week staying at Brookside."

    We were very lucky with beautiful sunshine throughout the week, the garden is a lovely little sun trap in the afternoon and evening. From the moment we opened the gate to Brookside we knew we had picked the perfect cottage. A lovely enclosed garden for our dog with nice seating area to enjoy the sunshine with a glass of wine. We were welcomed with flowers, milk, tea, coffee and biscuits. Our dog was welcomed with a fresh bowl of water (just what she needed after travelling) and lots of yummy treats. The cottage itself was such a lovely clean, spacious home for us all. We loved the kitchen! It was a great location for the tourist spots (not too far to drive). Some off the places we visited were Coniston Lakes, Lakeland Motor Museum, Ulverston, Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Stanley Ghyll Waterfall. We all had a great holiday, would happily return and recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us at Brookside. We would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place so well presented & very clean."

    Welcome gifts a great thought. Beautiful scenery & a good place to go out & about exploring.

    Thank you for your comments about our cosy cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayne4.7Jul 2022

  • "We felt right at home from the moment we arrived at Brookside."

    The cottage was so welcoming and it is clear to see that the owners want their guests to fully enjoy all aspects of it. The kitchen / dinner is thoughtfully laid out and very well appointed. The bedrooms are no different and the beds so comfortable. The cottage is in an ideal location for travelling round and exploring all of the Southern Lakes and coastline; the views all around are simply glorious and the local hostelry’s are very good. Not one bad thing to say and would highly recommend staying at the cottage.

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments we are so glad you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was stunning, extremely clean, your thoughtful touches on arrival, flowers , milk ,biscuits and water for the dog lovely , yes the cottage is set back from a busy road but is was no problem."

    Lovely enclosed garden for the dog.

    Great to hear you had a lovely stay at Brookside, thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolutely amazing place."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Fantastic views. Will definitely be using again. Thankyou for the flowers, milk and goodies. The woofers loved theres too. Lovely neighbours and village folk. The walks where worth the stroll

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    All the necessary facilities and more than enough space for four of us and a dog. Garden area was beautiful with amazing views. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your great feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Brookside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "A very nice, clean and well stocked Holiday Home, there are not many Holiday Homes that have such a large Kitchen!"

    (Mainly the Opposite) We were made very welcome my the owners and the neighbours! We found most of the folk we met to be friendly and always ready to chat!

    Great to meet you during your stay, pleased you enjoyed your week at Brookside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely stay at Brookside, it's is a great location to visit the southern lakes."

    We had a nice meal at the local pub in Grizebeck, and it's very dog friendly. The beach at Bardsea was good for dog walks and other dog friendly trips we had were to Furness Abbey, Ravenglass railway & the launch on Coniston lake. The house is lovely, very well appointed and the garden is a suntrap.

    We are so glad you had a great time exploring our local area and that you liked the cottage, your feedback is really appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Cottage is beautifully decorated and maintained, warm, cosy and well equipped. Can’t fault it, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brookside.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so pleased you had a great time at Brookside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angharad5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a charming cottage, equipped to the finest standard."

    It felt like home immediately. Very clean too. I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Really pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cosy cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Brookside, a comfortable, cosy and clean cottage."

    A perfect location for where we wanted to be in the Lake District.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay in the lake District."

    The house was perfect and very comfortable, we had a lovely week.

    We are glad you had a comfortable stay in our cottage, thank you for your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "From the moment we arrived we felt at home."

    The cottage is warm and welcoming and has been well thought about for the comfort of guests. We had a lovely stay very relaxing especially after long days walking and exploring the lake district. The cottage was very clean and tidy, we loved the cooking our meals in kitchen. Spending cold evenings with the log fire lit in the lounge and watching the stars from the bedroom. The location is perfect, even being close to a busy road it's tucked back and extremely quiet and tranquil. We would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Feb 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/ diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/ freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn, furniture and storage for wood
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park in the rural village of Grizebeck, rests this semi-detached cottage, Brookside.

Drive down the narrow lane to reach the white-washed cottage where you can leave your vehicle in the ample off-road parking spaces and admire the far-reaching views of Cumbria.

Stroll up the path, with lawned areas either side and furniture to bask in the sun on warm days.

Open the duck-egg door into the entrance hall, here you can kick-off your walking boots and house your jackets.

Discover the stylish kitchen/ diner, with a spacious layout and a spotlight ceiling; the designated chef can make use of the electric oven and halogen hob to rustle up mouth-watering dishes.

There is also a microwave, kettle, toaster, and dishwasher so you don't need to worry about making a mess!

Settle down at the circular dining table to enjoy meals together and why not uncork a bottle of wine and toast to your countryside hideaway?

Stepping through the property, locate the charming sitting room, with its crackling woodburning stove and Smart TV to enjoy as you unwind on the plush sofas.

Climb up the stairs from the sitting area to reach the first floor to find the family bathroom, where you can melt your stresses away in the P-shaped bath or opt for refreshing rinse in the overhead shower.

The first floor also hosts three beautifully appointed bedrooms; choose between a king-size, a double and a single bedroom, all providing storage space to house your belongings.

In the morning, why not enjoy a cup of tea on the outdoor furniture to soak in the unspoilt countryside views?

Take a scenic drive to the nearby attractions, ramble the Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve, explore the woodlands of Langholme Mill Gardens and visit wonderful wildlife at South Lakes Safari Zoo.

Why not spend the day at the small town of Ulverston, where you can test your swing at the superb gold course, see your favourite characters at Laurel and Hardy Museum and browse gift shops along the bustling, cobbled streets.

Surrounded by mountain peaks and pretty villages is Lake Windermere, here you can tour the large lake, have an action-packed time at the Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre and revisit childhood tales at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

For a recuperating escape to Cumbria, choose Brookside.

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

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About the location


Kirkby-in-Furness 2 miles; Ulverston 6.7 miles; Coniston 10.8 miles; Windermere 19.4 miles.

Grizebeck is set on the border of the Lake District National Park with spectacular panoramic views of the Duddon Estuary, Furness Fells and the Coniston mountains. Grizebeck is set in pretty countryside and superb for those wanting to spend some time away from it all. In the village there is a pub serving local brews and evening meals , the local garage has a small shop ideal for essentials. A few minutes’ drive takes you to the village of Kirkby-in-Furness which is home to a general store and two pubs as well as a railway station. East of Kirkby-in-Furness takes you to the market town of Ulverston, which is well known for its street markets and festivals at different times of the year. A few minutes’ drive will also take you to Broughton-in-Furness which has three pubs, Beswicks Restaurant, a bakery, two cafés, deli, butchers, Post Office and Tourist Information. Coniston is a 20 minute drive and Windermere is 25 minutes' drive away if you want to take part in some Lakeland activities. Grizebeck is ideally placed for visiting a variety of the Lake District attractions including the South Lakes Animal Park near Dalton, Dalton Castle, Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass Railway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas