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Old Codgers Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 986630)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

18 Customer Reviews

  • "A great cottage right in the heart of Windermere village."

    Very quaint.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2022

  • "We used this property as a base so didn't cook or sit out in the garden."

    Location is fabulous. The 599 tourist bus goes all the way up to Keswick from in front of the Mexican restaurant and there are enough restaurants around the vicinity of the cottage to keep you going. Sainsburys and Co op are seconds away and Booths is a couple of mins wall behind the cottage at the train station. Property comes with towels and sheets but the mattresses are AWFUL. The metal bed squeaks loudly at any slight touch. Beds definitely need replacing.

    Reviewed by SheenaJul 2022

  • "Washing machine leaking when used, tumble dryer broken from 2021, black hairs on bed covers pans had grease on them , wardrobe door fell off on top off wife could have been a child back off house could do with a bit off Tlc sending work men round 3 days early in morning says in terms and conditions reasonable time 9 o'clock in morning is not and sending emails at 9."

    30 saying gas engineer comming at 10.30/11.30 is also not ecceptable either, go away for a break not to work around trades men comming in the morning electrician didn't even turn up on the wednesday so you book him in for the Thursday 9 o'clock went out before he came come back for dinner and he arrives as we're having dinner as going away for a break this didn't really happen stayed there week before pandemic hit had to cut short holiday thought it was nice came back never again to this place wardrobe door we're loose then needs sorting as some one is going to get hurt how would you like your break away being dictated by work men paid good money to stay here find some were who put there customers first. You have from 9/ 6 on a Friday to do these jobswhen it's empty joke

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2022

  • "House well situated."

    Very central. I would suggest maybe fixing the entrance at the front door as you could easily trip on the step.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2022

  • "The house is lovely, very central to the town A few little things could improve guests stays."

    The house was very warm, no instructions on the heating, the kitchen valve on the radiator is broken so no way of turning it down. The bigger of the bedrooms the bed is very noisy it creaks with every moment & mattress isn’t very comfortable. The toilet doesn’t flush very well I think this was mentioned in a few reviews but doesn’t seem to be fixed The house was clean but in the wardrobes there was tags from clothes & we found socks under the couch so in the current situation the cleaners could be doing a more thorough clean But overall the house was good & we would stay again

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2022

  • "The only downside was check in 6pm and checkout 9am on a Sunday morning."

    But beautiful cottage and would stay again if the times were different.

    Reviewed by LiamApr 2022

  • "Great property and really enjoyed our stay."

    Garden was secure for the two dogs. The only thing missing would be an outside light on the yard. Other than that a great little cottage, great location. We'll definitely be staying again !!

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2022

  • "Great property and really enjoyed our stay the only thing that let it down was the toilet was dirty (not flushed) when we arrived and there was a pair of underpants in the wardrobe, plus the bed linen didn’t smell freshly laundered."

    Other than that great little cottage, great location no other faults. Could of provided some Christmas decorations tho !!

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "Enjoyed are break at Old Codgers Cottage, weather was not too good, but where able to relax and unwind in the cottage"

    Reviewed by KenNov 2021

  • "Location to the small town of Windermere is excellent, hence the 1 star."

    The beds were very uncomfortable & we couldn't get any quality rest! The dinner plates were child sized and not large enough for adult portions. Plates, cups & cutlery were dirty! There weren't enough pans to cook a meal with and a black cooking pot was extremely rusty and unhygienic inside! The Frying Pan was badly scratched with ingrained stains and dirt that we couldn't remove. The garden furniture was ancient with half the green paint flaking off and it was filthy with ingrained dirt! The toilet brush holder was leaking filth! No hooks to hang coats on. Even with a parking permit it was next to impossible to park on the same street as the cottage! We were left instructions to strip the beds and bag up all the sheets with towells etc, wash the pots and clean & hoover to 'leave the cottage as we found it before departure! We don't necessarily object, but to be told that we must do this we thought was quite rude, especially as we were also told that we must vacate by 9am after effectively doing the cleaners job! Sykes cottages needs to pay attention to guests comments as you will lose repeat bookings if this is the standard of cottages on your books! I'm still waiting for a response to the complaint I sent???

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2021

  • "We have enjoyed our stay but would like to make a few comments - both mattresses need replacing front bedroom bed you can feel the springs through the covering, the stairs could do with a rail on both sides not just the one, the garden furniture could do with replacing or being painted and sliding doors on wardrobe need ensuring they are on their runners as two couldnt be opened as they had come off their rails and too heavy to lift back on to runners."

    Reviewed by AileenAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , ideally located."

    Very comfortable and clean . Parking permit very handy and we were able to get a space each time we returned to cottage but have seen previous reviews where others have struggled. Dog owners there is a courtyard but if you have fussy pooch like us who needs grass under feet , park only a few hundred yards down the hill. Need some additional crockery, cereal bowls and wine glasses and toilet seat needs attention. Just little niggles to make it perfect ! There is no ‘before you leave info’ which is due to covid so apologies if we didn’t do any necessary stuff re bins, bedding or towels.Loved our stay in Old Codgers Cottage and would definitely recommend to both humans and fur babies.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2021

  • "The only downfall is the resident parking."

    we stayed 3 nights 4 days, but we only used the parking in front of the property on the day of our arrival. most days it's packed and we had to park somewhere else.

    Reviewed by Mrs MinervaJul 2021

  • "We booked Friday 'til Friday but we left the cottage on Tuesday and that should tell you something."

    I don't know if we expected too much from Windermere area but it was so overcrowded and in these days of social distancing well that didn't happen. The cottage location was ok but inside I'm afraid was a bit of a let down. In the kitchen the oven was in such a state it wasn't in our eyes fit to use - it was filthy, the kitchen itself was dark maybe due to the overcast weather but also the vegetation growing over the window outside. The toilet seat was very loose in the bathroom. It rained every day while we were there but there was nowhere to hang wet clothes when we got back to the cottage and with having a dog didn't help matters. Overall thinking of how things were I feel as though the cottage had not been looked over since the lockdown bearing in mind the windows had not been cleaned for months. If this is the standard of the cottages you let I'm afraid we will not be using Sykes Cottages again !!!

    Reviewed by TSep 2020

  • "It is a lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2020

  • "No everything you need in a beautiful part of the country beautiful walks ..."

    No everything you need in a beautiful part of the country beautiful walks stunning land scapes and frendily people recommend to any one

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2020

  • "A hair dryer would be nice to have in the future."

    Reviewed by ShubhdeepAug 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in ideal spot fir enjoying Windermere."

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • 2 x doubles
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with coal effect gas fire
  • Gas central heating with coal effect gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, DVDs, music system, CDs
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Visitor permit parking to the front of the property on a first come, first served basis and visitor permit supplied for one car
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and cafes 1-minute walk.

The property

Old Codger’s Cottage is a characterful, Victorian terrace in the heart of the bustling town of Windermere.

Originally built to house the workers on the Windermere railway line, the property is one of the oldest houses in the village.

Just a few strides away from all of the town attractions, this cottage makes a perfect, cosy hideaway for a visit to the Lakes.

The comfortable sitting room centres around the fireplace, which creates a lovely ambience, the ideal place to relax with the family, after a day on the hills or even the shops!

A selection of DVDs, CDs, a Smart TV and a music system complete this delightful room, offering a whole evening of entertainment.

A well-equipped kitchen/diner boasts a lovely space to cook and eat, giving you access to the private yard with chairs and a table to relax with your morning tea or evening tipple.

Upstairs, there are two peaceful double bedrooms and a modern shower room finished to a good standard of quality.

With being in such a handy location, the delights of the Lake District are on your door step.

Whether it’s the Bridge House in Ambleside or the Gingerbread shop in Grasmere, you are sure to find something to tickle your fancy.

While visiting, why not hop on one of the many pleasure cruises on the Lake or enjoy an hour of pitch and put in Bowness all while soaking in the magnificent views and panoramas.

You also have access to many National Trust properties, as well as woodland and countryside walking trails.

Old Codgers Cottage offers a revitalising break to the Lake District.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas