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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a most relaxing time in a beautifully surrounded clean, comfortable and ..."

    We had a most relaxing time in a beautifully surrounded clean, comfortable and welcoming cottage and are hoping to return

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very comfortable stay at Scarsdale."

    Lots of room for 7 of us. The house was spacious and warm. Great location to explore the area, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Nov 2023

  • "Brilliant property, there were 6 adults 2 under 2 children and a 4 year old."

    Plenty of room for everyone. Location was great, easily get to most places around Windermere/Kendal area within 15mins. House was lovely, everything you needed was there. Garden lovely. Next to punch bowl pub which serves amazing food and made it easy for us to order some sides to accompany our pie we cooked at home for the first night we arrived. Would highly recommend this property and company

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very impressed with the high quality of the furniture and furnishings."

    Eight of us comfortably accommodated. The outdoor area exceeded our expectations.. The delightful pub next door was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Oct 2023

  • "The house was lovely and we all enjoyed a very relaxing stay."

    The only issues we had were the qty of flies we found inside the house (30+) & no clothes hangers in the master bedroom.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We take all feedback on board, and will ensure that our high standards continue to be met. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved our stay in the beautiful Scarsdale."

    High end furnishings, equipment and bedding made for a very comfortable stay. Proximity to the Punch Bowl was very much appreciated too.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property, wished I’d booked it for longer"

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful property with beautiful rooms all with great views."

    The house has everything you would need and is very well presented. The bedrooms were very comfortable and a great size, having the three bathrooms was of great benefit as there were 6 of us staying at the property. The house sits on a hill so has beautiful views and the gardens were very well kept. All in all a great property and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just spent a dream week at Scarsdale!"

    The house is so beautifully decorated and comfortable and the surrounding country side amazing. I think the on line photographs do not do it justice. The location is very convenient for exploring the area although the house and picture perfect garden temp you to just stay put and do nothing else but soak in the views around. Response and support when we needed it was immediate and efficient! If you are looking for a ‘break in paradise’ try Scarsdale!!!

    Reviewed by Veronica4.1Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    The cottage was beautiful, comfy and very spacious. The views from the cottage are just stunning! We would definitely love to stay here again on our next visit.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Would highly recommend this property."

    The location is stunning and quiet but easy to access. Great for a family break!

    Reviewed by Jacob4.7Jul 2023

  • "Amazing, beautiful and so relaxing with the best views, 10/10 we thoroughly enjoyed our selves."

    Everything u need in one place 14 min drive from Windermere wow.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2023

  • "The fridge doesn’t work our food didn’t get cold"

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issue that you experienced with the fridge, and we will ask our Maintenance team to look at the fridge. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monica5.0May 2023

  • "We didnt know where to leave the trash."

    We put it outside in the last day. We had zich a wonderfull time in this house. Made our holiday!. And love to come back in the future. Lovely coronation service in the church. My rate is 10+ Thank you

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay over the Coronation Weekend. We take all comments on board regarding the rubbish. We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tineke5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed at Scarsdale last year and gave it 5 stars, however we were disappointed with a few housekeeping issues on our recent break."

    The grill pan in the Aga hadn't been cleaned before our arrival and was still covered with foil containing food remains. The freezer in the utility room was blocked solid with thick ice and we were unable to open the door. The gutters were very obviously blocked and water was dripping through inside above the top of the living room window. We left several containers on the windowsill to try and prevent damage to the sofa. There is water damage to the plaster and roller blind above the window.

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the issues that you experienced with the cleanliness of the property. Please be assured that our housekeeping team have ensured that our high standards are met. Our Maintenance Team have completed works above the window, so this is no longer an issue. Thank you. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion3.8Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful property, looks exactly like the photos."

    I feel it should’ve been much cleaner than it was. There were lots of dead flies and spiders on windowsills and in corners, clearly hadn’t had a deep clean in a while. Having said that the bedding was fresh and the kitchen was clean so that was the main thing. Such a shame the people running the pub next door were so unwelcoming. It’s more of a restaurant than a pub, no area to sit just to have a drink and if you do want to eat they won’t accommodate dogs in the restaurant so that made things difficult. We received a very frosty welcome and needless to say didn’t go back, we even cancelled our restaurant booking after the menus had been thrown at us and told we had half an hour left to preorder or else! The cottage itself is lovely but very isolated, no other pubs or shops within walking distance so as long as you’re happy with that. It’s a good 20 minute drive into one of the villages. The rooms were spacious, the main bedroom is huge! Living areas were also very spacious and cosy. Overall a lovely stay in a lovely property.

    Reviewed by Dominique3.8Oct 2022

  • "A really wonderful find."

    It felt like a home from home. We were trying to find fault with the house but couldn’t. Maybe better pillows but that’s a tiny point. Would happily recommend and come back.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "It's a great property."

    We enjoyed the seclusion, the gardens, running around the various tracks we discovered in the vicinity. It's also quite a big place, and as we were only three people, we hardly used the upstairs. The downstairs bedrooms were great for us, but for the fact that the smaller one didn't have a proper double bed, but two singles put together. The space where they met, that gap, made it difficult to rest on more than a few nights. Otherwise, the washer/dryer was a pain, because it simply takes too long per cycle. But that was our only quibble. Everything else was clean, appropriately furnished with all the necessary conveniences, from the coffee machine to the gamers nook, where our son enjoyed the Wii and games provided. The views from every room are breathtaking. It's quiet, restful, lovely. The Punch Bowl pub is right across the road, so great food is quite close at hand. Sadly, the atmosphere in the pub isn't so great, lacking warmth. Crosthwaite is a sleepy little village that belongs on a postcard. In conclusion, Scarsdale is a great find. We wouldn't hesitate to book it again.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Jul 2022

  • "There was a book for guests to note problems that were experienced that needed attending to etc."

    On arrival and on inspection of the property none of these items had been addressed. We also made comments on leaving, including the blocked drain and consequent overflowing (I contacted Lakelovers as soon as we saw the problem but it was not attended to by our return) Contacted them again (After hours) and it got cleared early evening. It does appear that drainage/blocked guttering/downpipes are a problem as gutters were overflowing during the rain and causing what looks like damp in the lounge. The electric Aga looked as it had not been "fired up" for some time and looked in a poor state of repair. The gardens are the most beautiful we have experienced in any rental property. I did mention in the "to do things" book the pine tree on the left boundary that had a split branch that looked like it could fall at any moment.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jun 2022

  • "Needs a washing line with all that garden!"

    If you ever change the utility area or need a new washer / dryer I would recommend separate washing machine and drier as it would speed up laundry time massively. I would happily stay again though in the future.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Apr 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, lovely spacious house in pretty setting."

    Very comfortable sofas and beds and everything you need in the large well equipped kitchen/diner. Peaceful location despite having the pub/ restaurant next door. We enjoyed a very relaxing much needed break.

    Reviewed by David3.8Nov 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Scarsdale."

    There were only 4 of us (so didn’t need to use upstairs), but we had plenty of room. The kitchen had everything you could need and we were ok using the Aga - the picture window at the end of the dining table is just stunning! The beds were large and comfortable and the bathrooms good quality. We had our dog with us as well and he loved the large garden and the hose by the back door was great for cleaning any mud off him. We’re already planning our return visit for next year.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was gorgeous."

    Just a couple of things which aren’t as you’d expect - the duvets are synthetic and the bed linen is very average / poor. I would expect with the quality of the cottage to have crisp white sheets which wasn’t the case and does definitely make a difference. The other thing was the door lock on the front door - it being just a knob which you turn on the inside it meant our toddler could get out of the house anytime of the day or night which isn’t particularly practical.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Oct 2021

  • "Super clean and spacious, beautiful location and garden,absolutely stunning."

    Right next door to an amazing pub/restaurant

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic location with stunning views !"

    High standard of accommodation

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday home, peaceful location, walks from the door."

    Next door is the well known Punchbowl Inn for great food. The Black Lab near by was also very good. The wrap around garden was high and kept our cocker spaniel busy. Spacious house loved the patio, balcony we even mastered the Aga. Bathrooms and facilities excellent. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Following our separation through the lockdown, at short notice I booked Scarsdale for a holiday with our three young adult sons and partners."

    The accommodation was perfect for our party. All good sized double bedrooms and plenty of space in the living/dining areas for our number of adults. Location is good and we did plenty of walking. The day we did Helvellyn, was misty and wet (does it ever get dry/ visible up there?). Aira Force was a great walk and we also walked locally around Lords Lot, which made a pleasant change from the endurance of the bigger hills. We did the lake cruise from Lakeside because the parking is plentiful there. Covid restrictions made it hard to get restaurant bookings at night, but we enjoyed The Black Labrador and there were plenty of lunch walk-ins available. Using the ‘keep warm’ aga oven was fun - but I found the main roasting oven very frustrating as the temperature was too low to cook much. Great that there was an electric back up, but they took a long time to heat. Our meals were rather late as a result, but we’re on holiday. Take plenty of black sacks for rubbish. There was only 1 small recycling box for everything. Nothing to put food waste at the kerbside, so recycled materials had to go in the normal waste. What a pity. Hopefully this can be improved. We had a comfortable stay in this clean, well stocked villa. The lovely welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Jun 2021

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link) with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with en-suite shower room, 1 x king-size, 1 x Zip link king size/twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with balcony
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Children's snug with TV
  • Oil central heating
  • Traditional Aga with electric range cooker, additional electric double oven, four-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso machine
  • 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wrap-around lawn and patio garden with seating
  • Balcony with seating
  • Rear undercroft for bike storage
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Located in the picturesque Lyth Valley in the Lake District National Park, surrounded by rolling countryside, is Scarsdale, an immaculately presented, detached property resting in the centre of the village of Crosthwaite.

Boasting extensive gardens, a luxury finish and superb views, this property is ideal for family or group gatherings for special occasions with loved ones.

The property boasts a large gravel driveway, offering ample off-road parking for multiple cars, along with a lawn area at the side of the property, which extends around to the rear of the property.

Step inside to discover a hallway with window seat, where you can comfortably take of your shoes, before moving around to the well-presented sitting room, boasting neutral tones and a stylish finish, with a choice of three sofas to relax onto, placed around the feature fireplace with woodburning stove and a Smart TV you can enjoy movie nights on, while the dual aspect windows boast views of the patio, extensive lawn and Lyth Valley beyond.

From here, make your way into the country-style kitchen/diner, where the large dining table and bench seating means the whole group can gather together for meals, admiring the garden and valley views from the large picture window, while the fully-fitted kitchen showcases granite worktops, a traditional Aga cooker, plus an additional contemporary cooker, so you can create a culinary feast with plenty of space and appliances at your disposal.

The utility room features a washer/dryer and freezer, for your convenience, while the kitchen door leads onto a spacious balcony with glazed balustrade, so you can admire uninterrupted valley views with a morning coffee.

Discover two ground-floor super-king-size double bedrooms, both with incredible picture windows boasting garden and valley views and stunning high spec en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, as well as ample storage for your belongings and one of which boasts a dressing table.

There is a small children's snug outside the second bedroom, with beanbag seating and a TV, where the children can enjoy watching their favourite shows or play games together.

Head up the glass balustrade staircase to the first floor, where you will discover a study area with a desk at the top of the staircase, placed beneath the Velux window, ideal for enjoying a good book or getting last minute work tasks completed.

The final two bedrooms, comprising a king-size double and a King size zip link/twin, both with dual aspect windows, one of which is a skylight, boast valley views and share use of the stylish white-tiled shower room.

Spend much of your time outside in the rear garden, a huge picturesque space that wraps around the side of the property with a patio area, where you can dine alfresco and enjoy sunset cocktails, as well as a lawn that stretches towards the rolling hills of the Lyth Valley just behind.

Explore this area and find a charming orchard, thriving rhododendrons, snowdrops and azaleas, which add bursts of colour, and enjoy views of the nearby church tower.

The village of Crosthwaite boasts an excellent pub, The Punchbowl Inn, an acclaimed gastropub serving incredible food, just down the road from the cottage, perfect for a special occasion or if you just want a night off from cooking duties.

Enjoy plentiful walking, including across the fields to the Black Labrador Pub and cycling opportunities through the peaceful Lyth Valley, set apart from Windermere's lake by a row of lower level fells.

Not far from the village, the lakeside towns of Bowness and Windermere boast a plethora of entertainment and activities, with a golf course, World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, canoe and kayak hire, so you can enjoy watersports along the lake, along with a pier and a marina, where you can hop on a boat tour and discover the incredible lake.

On the other side of the lake, you can explore Beatrix Potter's former farmhouse, Hill Top, now owned by the National Trust, hike Claife Heights and enjoy views of the lake from the top, wander through the National Forest at Grizedale, stopping for an adventure-filled afternoon of zip wiring and traversing tree tops at Go Ape, or take on the challenging Old Man of Coniston peak, boasting picturesque views across Coniston Water.

Close by is also the foody village of Cartmel, famous for Sticky Toffee Pudding and the L'Enclume restaurant.

Venture into the market town of Kendal, known for its excellent shopping facilities and hill top 12th century castle ruins that overlook the town.

Here you can stroll the cobbled streets and byways that branch off the bustling and beautiful main street, and enjoy riverside strolls along the banks of the River Kent.

The National Trust's Grade I listed Sizergh Castle estate and gardens are within easy reach, as is the Elizabethan mansion of Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden.

There are endless opportunities to explore the magnificent Lake District national Park from the doorstep of this magnificent home.

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

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 6 miles.

Crosthwaite is a small village set in the picturesque Lyth Valley, famous for its damson trees, and boasts a lovely pub known nationally for its excellent food. The lakeside towns of Windermere and Bowness are nearby, with plenty of activities, interest and entertainment for all ages. Also within easy reach is the popular market town of Kendal, an historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping. Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden, are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay.

1 Well behaved dog welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas