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Goswick Hall

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful house well situated lovely surroundings."

    Washer/ dryer made life a lot easier! With space to dry wet gear in garage. 2 walkable pubs both lovely. Friendly owner. safe environment for kids.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Jul 2024

  • "The cottage is delightful, beautifully situated and has good facilities."

    However the lack of information in the premises spoilt the experience for us. Nowhere did it say where the tumble drier was to be found, we had to be detectives to discover the WiFi password (scribbled on the back of the TV manual) and apart from paper and plastic on the blue bag there was nothing to tell us what was recycled in what container. The owner is charming and very helpful, but it is usual to have this information in printed format in a cottage. Our biggest complaint is with Lakelovers themselves. Having rung twice prior to our holiday and been assured on both occasions that we would have the answers to some questions we had, none were forthcoming. As you hadn't even got the common courtesy to get back in touch to say you couldn't find the answers, we have no option but to say that we will NOT be using Lakelovers to book a cottage again.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you experienced during your stay at Goswick Hall. We take all comments on board, and will look into the information provided. We are sorry to hear that you experienced an issue in reaching Lakelovers. We will be looking into this. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Jun 2024

  • "Amazing cottage in a lovely secluded location that’s not too far from local village and lake windmere."

    The cottage has everything you need for a short or long stay. The location is tranquil with the local pub a 2 min walk that does lovely food. The cottage owners are very friendly and helpful and we would highly recommend staying here. Can’t wait to come and stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Jun 2024

  • "Second time we have stayed there - settee in lounge getting a bit tired but everything else fine."

    My wife lost a nose stud somewhere - we think the front bedroom - so if that is found that would be great

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Mar 2024

  • "Our party of 5 had a very comfortable and relaxed stay of 4 nights."

    The house is spacious and well equipped. Very comfortable beds. Set in a beautiful part of the country with great walks straight from the door. Several local pubs doing good food and beer.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great rural location, lovely cottage with plenty of space."

    The cottage had everything we needed in it and we had a cot and high chair supplied. All facilities where good and clean. (Kitchen, bathroom etc) but good do with a deep clean to get rid of all the cobwebs and spiders! There aren't any homely ornaments at the property but that suited us with kids as we usually have to move them out the way. Kids loved seeing the sheep walk passed the gate. And looking at pheasants

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Aug 2023

  • "We had a beautiful stay, there was everything we needed and loads of space."

    It was lovely and quiet and Jim next door was a gentleman. Both pubs are within a short distance and would recommend them both. Good location to the places we wanted to visit and gorgeous views.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location away from busy centres."

    Friendly owner. Good pubs a walk away.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakelovers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2023

  • "This was one of the best properties we have had from Sykes cottages."

    I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Stella4.7Apr 2023

  • "Delightful cottage in a lovely location in walking distance to 2 pubs."

    3 very comfortable double bedrooms upstairs together with a snug which is great for children to play. Please note that some reviews have stated that there isn't a tumble dryer but this is to be found in the lockable garage/bike store. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was a really lovely place to stay, photo’s don’t do it justice."

    Incredibly clean. Fully equipped with everything you might need.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and the location."

    The only problem is the TV. Unfortunately at night when we wanted to watch some TV the screen kept going off and we just had sound. It really does need sorting. My daughter would like to go again but won't until the TV would be sorted.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and has easy access to key sites around Windermere."

    It is comfortable, very clean and has lots of space for a family on holiday. It is simply but tastefully decorated, without lots of ornaments (something that I appreciate as a parent of young kids!). Our children loved the ‘snug’ room. The kitchen is well equipped to make your own meals and has a very good size freezer. Bedrooms are comfortable and restful. The owner lives next door and was friendly and helpful. I was surprised that there was no house guide or guest book as in most holiday cottages and this would be a helpful addition to the cottage. The listing also included a tumble drier and there wasn’t one in the cottage. But otherwise it was a fantastic cottage that we’d recommend to others and visit again.

    Reviewed by Naomi4.4Aug 2022

  • "We, a family of four from Holland, stayed in Goswick Hall for a week."

    We couldn't believe our eyes when we drove up te the property. De rocky meadows around the house where sheep grazed, the stunning view, and the sturdy house, it blew our minds. The house was roomy and the beds very comfortable. The owner was very friendly, helpful and easy going. We loved the scenery in the lakes and I hope we will return. If we do, we definitely come to Goswick Hall again!

    Reviewed by Guido5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet area but easily accessible and just a short drive from Windermere."

    Fully equipped with everything you may need including a hairdryer in every bedroom and a DVD player in the lounge not mentioned in the property description on the website. Friendly owner lives next door - apart from that the closest neighbours are sheep! We spent a lovely week there and wouldn’t hesitate to return or recommend. A note about the rubbish recycling (what goes where) would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a fab location."

    The furnishings and decor are well used and dated but suits the location perfectly, the beds are super comfortable, best nights sleep ever! Funny smell in the bedrooms and upstairs, had to buy diffusers to help mask the smell and both showers could do with their drains being cleaned out after each family has been. The plug in the sink in main bathroom was stuck in so sink useable for the whole week - we've reported this to the owner who we met just as we were leaving at the end of the week. Mason Arms lives up to its reputation, lovely food and nice bar staff. Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.7Jun 2022

  • "This was an excellent holiday let with really good facilities and a brilliant location."

    All was really tidy and clean and everything that we tried worked well. There's really good parking and two good pub/restaurants in easy walking distance. Views are outstanding and this is a really peaceful area of the lakes with plenty of good walking close by. Downsides - the only very minor problems were that the locks on the bathroom/loo doors didn't work but overcome with loud singing or whistling. Also the window in the upstairs sitting room didn't close properly but that is something that can easily be remedied. We all had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Mar 2022

  • "Goswick Hall was the perfect setting for our family get together."

    The house was well furnished, spacious and warm, with everything we needed for a relaxing long weekend. Jim, the owner, was friendly and available for help/advice if needed. Wonderful scenery all around and very peaceful. The Mason's Arms is literally just up the hill and we had a fabulous meal there. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Handy for Windermere, Cartmel and Lakes attractions but well away from the crowds. Two splendid pubs within walking distance. Having storage for our bikes was a big plus. Owner is warm and friendly and couldn't do enough to help us. If you're looking for solitude but don't want to head deep into Cumbria it's certainly worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful conversion very spacious."

    Owner was very nice. We has yo book on the day as our origial cottage was inaccessible dye to flooding. The description didn't mention a DVD player we would have taken some with us had we known. Only thing lacking was information in the conversion about the local area we have never stayed anyway which hasn't provided local walks and maps before. This is just a suggestion not a complaint.

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet rural location, but only 20 minutes from Windamere town."

    Owner lives next door and very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, owners live next door, very friendly and chatty."

    In an ideal get away from it all rural location. The cottage has nice sized rooms all round. Had some problems with the internet connection and had to keep turning it off and on again. Although the cottage was generally clean there were lots of cobwebs that had been missed and squashed flies on the front bedroom ceiling. Also the drain for the shower upstairs needs a really good scrub because it was VERY slow running and dirty. Whilst there are lots of restrictions due to Covid we did expect there to be at least a pint of milk waiting for us on arrival but there was nothing except a bit of handsoap, washing up liquid, dishcloth and 2 toilet rolls. The note from the cleaners in the kitchen window said there was a bottle of spray disinfectant in the cupboard...there was not! The cottages we have stayed in before have supplied a small welcome food tray...tea, sugar, coffee and basic cleaning products. Again this may have been stopped due to Covid but if not perhaps it should be considered. Thankyou for the use of this holiday cottage. We will recommend it to our friends and family and would love to stay again some day

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Jul 2021

  • "A wonderfully quiet cottage in a beautiful location with a short drive to access all the activities and facilities in nearby bustling Bowness."

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jun 2021

  • "A quiet cottage in a good location and within walking distance of the Masons Arms, which serves excellent food."

    It was very comfortable for the two of us. There is plenty of quiet walking (not too strenuous) close by and Gummers Howe is just down the lane. The only criticism is that the TV and DVD player are passable but could do with updating for the odd evening that we stayed in.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with all the facilities you need."

    Very picturesque. We stayed as a family with small children and they loved it.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7May 2021

  • "I sent you an email on Friday morning and you haven't even acknowledge it."

    We arrived to a cold house, no instructions how to use the house only a card telling us what to do when we leave. After giving the house a good clean we were able to enjoy our stay, especially as it turned out to be a warm house. I suggest you reimburse me at least 25% for my time and inconvenience sorting the house out. This is not what I expect from Your company, we have stayed in large houses, small houses on our own or as a 10 and we are booked again in September, near Ellesmere, Shropshire. Our stays are not always in our name. We have enjoyed everyone. I have taken pictures of the bowl full of dirty water, the used plaster, hair band etc, if you think I am making this up. As I said you need to change your cleaners. Am I angry? YES!!!

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Apr 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the feeling of being out of the way, yet close to places we wanted to visit."

    Mr JobsonAug 2019

  • "It was a very comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a great location."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Julia HugallJul 2019

  • "The location of the property meant that we could go walking very easily in beautiful country side."

    With regards the house - the bathrooms had been recently renovated so were great to use after fell walking all day.

    EdwardsNov -0001

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin (can be zip linked into king size on request), 2 x king-size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Open plan sitting room with dining area
  • Snug with TV.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike storage for 6 bikes
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 5 mins walk
  • Shop 6.5 miles

The property

Goswick Hall is a wonderful converted Lakeland barn in a picturesque setting in the hamlet of Bowland Bridge near Bowness.

This rural property is reached via a quiet leafy lane only a few hundred yards from the renowned Mason’s Arms at Strawberry Bank and is an unforgettable place to soak up the surrounding countryside.

The entrance hallway leads you to through the dining area to the cosy sitting room with exposed beams and window seat, perfect for curling up with a book.

The spacious kitchen has all you need for a comfortable stay complete with breakfast table.

Head upstairs to find the two bedrooms, one king-size and the family bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Families can also make use of the additional sitting room with TV and there is secure bike storage too.

The Lyth Valley provides a peaceful setting for your Lake District break but is also only a short drive to Bowness.

The famous Wainwright walk up Gummer’s How is also only a short drive from the cottage, offering stunning views over Lake Windermere from the southern tip of the Lake.

Families can spend a resting break at Goswick Hall, surrounded by stunning scenery but never too far from excellent pub dining and all the attractions of Bowness.

Please be aware this property can not offer a Friday change over day.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, cinema, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Old Laundry Theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and 'Go-Ape' adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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