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Little Brook Cottage

(Ref. 972423)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

3.7

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We arrived on the Friday (first day of stay) in the evening after a long drive via Poole from a family funeral."

    On our arrival (around 8pm) we found that the boiler was not working. We then quickly attempted to put our little baby of 6 months old to bed in the cot, then found that there was NO cot in the property despite requesting this twice ahead of our booking. So, we had no heating and nowhere for our baby to sleep safely. I offered to my wife to drive us home, but we had already been travelling for over 7 hours so my wife decided to put a duvet on the floor and sleep as safely as she possibly could next to our baby. I was attempting to contact the 'out of hours' team at Sykes Cottages and Lakes Lovers but nobody answered. I left voicemails but didn't get a response. This was between 8pm and 8:30pm. I got two automated texts to say that somebody would be in touch within the next 20 minutes. We didn't hear anything. I was also on the phone to my friend who is a gas safe engineer who tried to talk me through getting the central heating boiler working. I video called him so that he could see the error messages on the boiler and he talked me through topping up the system and getting the boiler working again. We finally had heat albeit it took an age to get the old stone house anything near warm and comfortable. I woke in the morning various times as our baby was unsettled but also due to the glaring light directly outside of the main bedroom window - not helped by an almost translucent window blind in the bedroom. I noticed a missed call from an 01244 number, from 22:02. This was 2 hours after I had called on various out of hours phonelines. I am guessing that as it was Friday night the on call team must have all been in the pub! The next day we went to the rental office 'Lakes Lovers' in Windermere and told them of what happened on our arrival. They just seemed puzzled and said they would get a cot for us, with no sincere apology and no shock that my wife and 6 month old baby had to sleep on the floor in a cold house for the night. Quite unbelievable!! Around 3 hours later they dropped off a cot, and the gent said on delivery that "there should be one on top of the wardrobe so whoever should have put one there must have taken it out for some reason". This of course was not helpful, and still NO apology. We just left it there as didn't want to the weekend break (for my 40th birthday) to get any worse. The cottage was of poor quality and needs a full redecoration. From damp on the wall near the entrance door (due to obvious rotten/leaking gutters outside), to chipped skirting boards throughout the house, dusty floors around and under furniture (not great for baby on the floor), to a stained sofa. The cottage is neglected and I guess of the owner has ongoing bookings then they must be complacent and not bothered in the slightest. We have stayed in AirBnB before and never had the same issues like this with dog friendly accommodation. We stayed at a Sykes cottages rental in Symondsbury back in July this year and that was also dog friendly and also like living in a dog kennel for adults. It needs a full deep clean. Overall, totally dissatisfied and would not recommend this cottage to anybody. Apart from location and close to the lake, it was also very close (300 feet) to a booming night club that stayed open until around 02:00am. This was not mentioned on the booking site either.

    Reviewed by Neil1.6Nov 2023

  • "We came back to this cottage purely because of the location."

    There had been some minor improvements such as more dishes, cutting board etc in the kitchen. There was also a welcome pack with a couple of biscuits, few tea bags, instant coffee & UHT milk sachets. There is also new art work and a new coffee table to make the place look a bit better but that's about it. The beds, the sofas and the dining set were way worse than the last time we stayed. There were also damp marks in the main bedroom. The previous guests must have been smokers as all of the bins had a horrible smell of cigarettes. Upon leaving, we were emailed by Sykes cottages to strip the beds. I removed the fitted sheets in the spare bedrooms to see the horrendous state of the mattresses. Stained and awful. We won't be returning as it feels like they don't care about their customer experience. The boiler also broke during our visit but it was very quickly fixed that day whilst we were out so can'tfault Sykes cottages there. However for the money you pay per visit, you should expect good beds/mattresses. We couldn't wait to come back home in the end.

    Reviewed by Sadaf2.2Jul 2023

  • "The property had a damp smell, we had to keep doors and windows open but it still affected my asthma resulting in us leaving after only 4 nights instead of 7."

    The bedroom blinds did nothing to keep the light out meaning you woke early. Mattress on single beds were uncomfortable, could feel the springs.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were not satisfied with your stay at Little Brook Cottage. We do find the comfort of the beds is down to personal preference so we are sorry you did not find it comfortable. We take any comments about cleanliness or maintenance issues very seriously so these will be looked into by our team. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew2.8Jun 2023

  • "The pros about this property hands down are the location and the parking permit."

    Walking distance to shops (tesco express for groceries) & lots of places to eat, drink and main attractions. The permit is valid for all council owned car parks. The main bedroom was very comfortable and a good size. The property was generally quiet. This is where the pros ended for us. The 2 single beds were extremely uncomfortable. I luckily happened to have 2 thick fleece blankets with us which we put on top of the mattresses. There was some broken glass on the floor by the kitchen which luckily I spotted before anyone hurt themselves. If you are into cooking then the facilities weren't much. Small fridge to fill in daily which was good but no freezer. Just a small ice box which unless it gets defrosted, it's no use as it's filled with ice. Also some of the dishes/mugs were put back the cupboards dirty so had to rewash them before use. No bins/instructions on recycling either. Also upon arrival there was no toilet paper luckily the shops were open. There was however hand wash & 1 dishwasher tablet & 2 bin liners left behind. The sofas & the dining table really could do with an upgrade but were usable. Also there was no instructions for hot water. We didn't know how much hot water there was & whether we could all shower 1 after another (4 of us). Also the smart tv would connect to the Internet but cut out after a few minutes. Internet connection was not fantastic. The router is in the kitchen above the washing machine. This place could become so much more than it is but the location was extremely convenient.

    Reviewed by Sadaf3.1May 2023

  • "This is the 4th time we have stayed at Little Brooke."

    The cottage is in the perfect location for us being right in the centre of Bowness near the bars, restaurants, shops and close to the lake and lovely walks. The cottage is comfortable with a good kitchen and whilst small a lovely bathroom with a shower. It is now in need of re-decoration and the living room could be made cosier and the sofa's cleaned or having new covers. We visit every year and hope to use the cottage again. There is no parking but you get a free permit and the car park is 2 mins away so ideal.

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was in a fantastic location, close to the lake and was well-equipped, close to facilities and for the most part comfortable for our party of two."

    There was an issue with the beds in the second bedroom - they are VERY uncomfortable in that you can feel the springs, even without putting any pressure/weight on the matress. It was like trying to sleep on eggboxes! I used the duvet from the spare bed as a 'topper' after a very uncomfortable first night, but this wasn't ideal. What is particularly annoying about this is that I've now seen that the same issue has been raised before by previous visitors and clearly the decision has been taken to do nothing about it, which says a lot about the attitude of the owner/manager not feeling it necessary to spend a few quid to offer the bare miniumum of comfort for guests. Because of this I would not stay in the property again, nor recommend it until this issue is addressed. (also a more minor issue - if possible it would be good to make the wi-fi connection info more available. I've never stayed anywhere before where we had to track down the router in a cupboard to connect to the wifi) Other than that, we had a lovely stay with plenty to do nearby and further afield thanks to the excellent location of the cottage. I hope the owner sorts out the twin bed issue as this could make it a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kate3.1Apr 2023

  • "Thank you - your cottage was perfectly located for visiting Bowness & enjoying the town and walks locally."

    It rained 5 days out of 7 but that did not spoil our stay the washer/dryer was really useful after walking in muddy terrain. Thanks we will be back

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage and the location is excellent."

    It just needs a few improvements to make it even better. Please see my notes below. The twin room mattresses could do with decent 'toppers' or replacing as the springs could be felt and were uncomfortable. The double bed was lovely. There were no cutting boards in the kitchen for bread and meat etc. There was no washing up bowl and no drainer facility at the sink which was very awkward as I had no dishwasher tablets. The router for the wifi was not where it stated in the information book, we did find it eventually. The lighting (bulbs) in most rooms was very dim and not enough to read by. There was a lamp put away in the wooden box in the lounge but had no bulb, this would have been very useful. I couldn't find any re-cycling instructions and there was no bin in the back courtyard as stated. I left the bin bag out front and left a note for the cleaners to decide what to do with it and I actually brought all my recycling home! Also couldn't find up to date instructions for the heating system but did manage to work it out ☺️ it is more modern than mine at home. Sorry for the observations but we would definitely stay here again though.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at the cottage last year and returned due to the fantastic location of the cottage and easy access to parking with a permit."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The bed is really comfy and the new shower room always had piping hot water. The kitchen is a good size and has everything you need. The only negatives this year was the courtyard where you can use for your dog to do their business and have a play. This courtyard looked like it had not been weeded since we were there one year ago and was not pleasant to use. The gate at the back is also not dog friendly as there is a gap that my small dog can get through so we had to always stand at the bottom of the garden even late at night. It would be nice if the gate was made secure so it is a safe dog area. The sofa's were also stained and look a big grubby. We will return again as we also feel that the property is very good value giving its location. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Very tired ill equipped cottage, furniture was dirty the dresser in the kitchen needed painting ."

    Not enough glasses or cereal bowls . Needs to be a better description of where the offices are, after an 8 hour journey it took us an hour looking for the offices as they were not under the Skyes logo . Feel it was overpriced.

    Reviewed by Diana2.2May 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    We were blessed with spectacular weather. Main bedroom and bathroom were beautiful and worthy of the four star rating. Needs more cutlery, glasses. The parking permit was very useful. Look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Daniel Lee and Julie4.4Mar 2022

  • "I only asked one question of Sykes and they are still to respond."

    Obviously too late now but not very impressive.

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Oct 2021

  • "After reading some previous reviews I was a bit concerned but once we arrived we found a lovely clean cottage which was perfect for our holiday."

    We knew the location well so we knew it was central. The outside space was small but we knew this and it was a good area for the children to play. The parking permit was great. We had a lovely time and would definitely return and recommend the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was in our opinion, tired, shabby without the chic."

    The guttering outside the front door requires repair as it allows a cascade of water onto the front step during downpours. Nearly every blind was marked, the laminate in the front room was lifting, the sofas were uncomfortable, the kitchen tap was loose, the finish of the kitchen was of a low quality, the cabinet in the downstairs wet room was not surprisingly showing signs of water damage, the grouting hadn’t been wiped from the tiles, the carpet was coming away from the bottom stair, the bedding lacked appeal, the furniture in the bedrooms gave the impression that it’s there to fill space, the decor upstairs was again tired, the carpets really needed to be cleaned, the finish is poor with marks of paint on different walls, the beds in the back room were uninviting, We think bags of bedding were left in three bags in the back room but can’t be sure as no note was left, the towels looked old and the colour choices weren’t pleasant, the overall cleanliness was poor and we felt the need to hoover and dust. It’s the first time we have not used a kitchen to cook in. The house had a make do and mend feel about it and suffered from a lack of investment and general care and attention we felt. Years of retrofitting had taken its toll. Began to wonder if this is the standard that Sykes are happy to promote and made us reconsider our relationship with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Neil1.9Jul 2021

  • "Little brook cottage is extremely tired and in serious need of some TLC."

    The skylight at the top of the stair is in poor state of repair and allows water in which runs down the wall and onto the carpet. The cleanliness of the cottage was poor, there was a dirty towels left on our arrival, dust hanging from the radiators and the bin was left full with rubbish on the floor around it. We have photos of the towel And dust if you require them. Finally on the settee it looks like the previous visitors had allowed their dog to chew a stick on there which had been left in several pieces all over the settee. We obviously needed to clean this up so we reached for the vacuum cleaner supplied which we had to empty before we could use it tricky when the bin was full!! All in all a lot more could and should have been done to the cleanliness of this property for our arrival and I am extremely disappointed with both the quality and cleanliness of this particular property and would not stay there again.

    Reviewed by Stuart1.9Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage great location near shops, pubs, lake."

    The bed was a little too soft for us. The kitchen units poor design with limited workspace as the space you needed to use was in front of draws, but we managed. We had our dog and there was a nearby green we could take him for his last toilet in the evening. We enjoyed our stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Tina3.4May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a really central location - and the car park is less than a 5 minute walk away."

    The car parking pass was really handy too. The only thing I would say is the lounge was quite cold (but the rest of the house wasn't). Kitchen was great and literally had every utensil you needed, although worktop space was a little limited. The small bed in the second bedroom seemed to have a slat broken so unless it was for a child it would be quite uncomfortable. I would, however, recommended the cottage and stay there again.

    Reviewed by Mags4.4Dec 2020

  • "Cute little cottage in great location."

    Could do with instructions for TV and heating plus some new pillows but apart from those tiny niggles it was fab

    Reviewed by Esther4.4Oct 2020

  • "Some basic items were either poor or missing."

    Tin opener didn’t work, no utensil for frying pan, tv remote didn’t work. No hair dryer. Sitting room central heating, needs larger radiator or fire. Would benefit from nets/Venetian blind on sitting room window. Overall, Location in Bowness very central but just lacking the finish to make it a really good property.

    Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your recent stay at Little Brook Cottage. We are pleased that you made good use of the central location. We are sorry to hear that you found some of the utensils missing or poor, had you contacted us during your stay we would have been more than happy to rectify these for you. I can confirm that there are frying utensils in the property and the TV remote has recently been replaced. Many thanks and we look forward to you staying with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank3.1Oct 2020

  • "The location was fantastic and the house was great, perfect for our needs."

    Really close to pubs and shops as well as a few mins walk to the lake. We stayed during COVID restrictions but could imagine it would be fairly loud at the weekend in normal times. It was really dog friendly and had everything we needed. The only disappointing thing was no car parking permit which we didn’t know about until we had paid £35 to park for the week elsewhere. When we handed the keys back we were told it should have been in the cottage for us but there wasn’t one. We also had some difficulty getting the keys. An email on the day of arrival with they key box code (or a few days before with the email updating us on the booking) and detail would have really helped rather than at times of booking.

    Reviewed by Ashley4.1Oct 2020

  • "Good little cottage in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Dirt under sofa Flaky wifi."

    Little or no signal upstairs Damp on wall in main bedroom and downstairs Sparse cutlery thrown in a disorganised cutlery drawer Sink in bathroom emptied extremely slowly (though you kindly fixed this promptly) Bin right outside front window of sitting room means you can’t open the window without flies invading the house Remote control for tv falling apart Lots of paintwork needs touching up. Very tired house. Dark kitchen Cobwebs in kitchen under sink near floor No basic facilities (tea, coffee, sugar) on arrival Poorly positioned tv in main bedroom Broken slat on guest bed Downstairs loo smells like a sewer

    We would like to thank you very much for your feedback. The damp issue has now been resolved and is awaiting a repaint. We have now moved the bin to the rear of the property, organised the cutlery drawer. We have currently remove welcome packs from our properties in light of the COVID19 situation. The issue with the downstairs loo has also be resolved and needs regular flushing to maintain fresh water in the system. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen2.2Jul 2020

  • "I had a brilliant time."

    The cottage was in the perfect location, right in the heart of the town , but not to busy in the actual street . I will definitely be going back there and I think my family will be booking as well .

    Reviewed by Gwendolen4.4Jul 2020

  • "Firstly, this review is not a representation of the staff at Sykes."

    The team worked very hard in order to ensure our trip could go ahead last minute, and I am very grateful for this (especially Kate). The property was in a fantastic location, however it was the lack of attention to detail where the owners let the place down. It is not a cosy cottage. The toilet seat upstairs was broken, the bathroom drain downstairs was blocked and had a really bad smell. No soap in the bathroom to wash hands, towels were really small, bedside lamp missing a bulb, blinds make the place feel cold and soulless - needs curtains. The blinds in bedroom not fit for purpose - let’s loads of light in from the streetlight opposite. Fortunately, none of this impacted our trip too much, and so still had a great break. A message for the owners: look at you feedback in the cottage. It looks as though you have removed some feedback pages in the past (no entries from 2018 but there are from 2017?). Spend that couple of extra pounds to make this a wonderful property to stay at.

    We would like to thank you for your feedback. Please be assured that we are in the process of rectifying all the points that you have raised and will look to buy a new black-out blind for the bedroom. We do pride outselves on reviewing and responding to feedback so I am dissapointed to hear that there are pages missing from the guest book, I can assure you that this was not as a bid to 'hide' or 'remove' comments. We welcome you back to Little Brook and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ollie2.8Oct 2019

  • "Property was full of dampness downstairs."

    Front and rear yards need refurbished full of moss and need sorting. Its not private you have to pull blinds as people look in all the time. The shower upstairs has been broken since 2017 and not repaired.it just needs a new cartridge. You have to put the boiler on lowest setting to have a shower. No gas certificate since 2017 .only plus is its central.

    As discussed on the phone, I am sorry that you did not contact us during your stay to rectify these issues. However we would like to thank you again for bringing these issues to our attention. I can assure you that each of these have been duly noted and will be recified promptly. With regards to the Gas Safety Certificate, I can assure you that our guests safety is of paramount importance and we do have an in date copy of this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian2.5Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous little house, in a superb location right in the centre of Bowness."

    The parking permit was really useful, with the car park almost on the doorstep, and I liked the fact that you can use the permit to park for free in other south Lakeland car parks as well. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great cottage & Sykes were great to deal with parking permit a god send I assume my £20 cheque will just be destroyed as the car park oass deposit ?"

    Courage was in a great location and spacious & comfortable . A couple of tiny gripes. Ice box in fridge frozen solid with ice fridge clean but obvinit defrosted for a period of time. Toilet seat on downstairs loo broken was recorded from previous renter in comment book but obvs not fixed before our arrival. In general cottage very clean although skirting boards downstairs & large cobweb inside front door ! Outdoor area a bit shabby & gate missing to next door so not really fully secure. Would def use Sykes again & stay at little brook would score overall experience as a 7.5 but could so easily have been a 10 out of 10 with a little more attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Alyson3.8Jul 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Little Brook, it was in the perfect location and was much more spacious than we expected."

    The cottage was clean upon our arrival and we had a very enjoyable week there. A few things we would say could be improved, is the blind situation in the living room. As it was such an old cottage we had a lot of passing tourists taking pictures and peering in. A Venetian blind would have been nice just for a little extra privacy. Also the second bedroom’s beds, as we were two couples it meant one of us had to sleep in separate beds. It would have been nice to have had the option of having the beds put together, or one of them being a pull out double bed maybe? It also was not pointed out to us that the courtyard garden was shared with next door. As we had two dogs with us we did worry that this could be a problem, but thankfully the other cottage didn’t make use of the garden. Although it caused no trouble for us, I do think it should be made clear in the listing. Overall we would definitely recommend little brook and would love to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Olivia4.7May 2019

  • "Fantastic location and beautiful cottage with great facilities."

    Will definitely be going back again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent property in a great location."

    Two minute walk from the lake boats and all the local shops, pubs & restaurants. A warm greeting from the local Sykes Holiday reps gave us all the information we needed to find the cottage and settle in with a welcome pack on arrival. Comfortable property with everything you need. With expectations exceeded (apart from the weather!) will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Mar 2019

  • "I wish I had been made aware of the availability of a parking permit before check in."

    By the time I had read the info leaflet in the living room I had already paid for a weeks parking!

    The owner is sorry to hear this as it does come with free parking as per the amenities information on the property listing. For future reference a pass can be collected from the local office where they will collect a retainer of £20 that is refunded when the pass is returned after your stay. We hope it didn't spoil your time there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth3.8Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was warm and welll positioned."

    There was no info left regarding wifi passwords and no towels so had to buy some! Found the throws on the sofas a bit tatty and the rug was awful. Having no fire was not good. The main bedroom could do with curtains as the light floods in round the sides of the blind and no storage in the kitchen meant the hoover, ironing board and outdoor chairs were just standing in the kitchen. The wet room was a plus to wash the dog and the shower upstairs was good although the extra large shower screen made things a bit tight. Also my husband is 6 ft 3 and struggled with the size of the bed.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.1Feb 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and DVD player, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Separate shower room with walk-in shower, WC and basin
  • Ground floor wet room which has shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Gas central heating. TV and DVD player in lounge and double bedroom
  • Music centre
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Gas and electric included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Small shared courtyard outside
  • There is a car parking permit for the nearby Car Park provided. Restaurants and shops within walking distance
  • Please note: the sofa bed can be used upon request

The property

This stone-built cottage is located in the heart of Bowness on Windermere.

Little Brook Cottage is a two-bedroom cottage which is bursting with character; ideal for holidaymakers who want a charming property with stunning scenery right on the doorstep and a stone's throw from some great local pubs. Its stone-built nature gives this cottage the traditional Lakeland feel but it has been tastefully furnished throughout and is equipped to the highest standard.

It is the ideal blend of character and modern amenities.

The well-equipped kitchen with dining area is the perfect place for knocking up something tasty before retreating to the comfortable lounge and enjoying a relaxing evening in front of the TV or maybe belting out some classics with the music centre on offer.

The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, one double and one twin, and there's a shower room and a ground floor wet room. There is also a small courtyard outside the cottage allowing the opportunity to take a seat in the fresh air.

Bowness on Windermere is one of the most popular spots in the Lake District and with good reason.

Since Victorian times it has drawn visitors with its mix of beauty and bustling nature.

Windermere provides watersport options, cruises on the lake and even the chance to row yourselves around.

Open-top bus trips as well as walking and climbing spots allow the chance to explore the surrounding area.

Its location in the heart of the Lake District makes this cottage ideal for taking in the various beauty spots and charming towns and villages in the local area.

Ambleside at the top of Windermere and Newby Bridge at the bottom are both delightful towns with breathtaking scenery, while the large town of Kendal, and its world famous mint cake, is just a short drive away.

Located right in the centre of Bowness, with so much to see and do within easy reach, this delightful cottage is the perfect home away from home all year round.

Please note there is a charge of £50 from the Good Housekeeping Bond, if the Parking permit is not returned on the day of your departure.

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

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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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Please note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 for the security of the parking permit
Please note: The sofa bed can be used upon request.
Please note there is a charge of £50 from the Good Housekeeping Bond, if this is not returned on the day of your departure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute