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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1049711)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location, would have loved to stay the whole week ..."

    A beautiful cottage in a great location, would have loved to stay the whole week but due to an emergency back home we had to leave early

    Reviewed by KateJul 2022

  • "Dishwasher doesn’t work properly."

    The upper arm doesn’t spin. Everything else was fantastic.

    Reviewed by HarrietJul 2022

  • "Excellent facilities, excellent location."

    The attention to detail in the whole of the property was just amazing making it feel such a lovely place to relax and unwind. I would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank you for making our couple of nights a pleasure.

    Reviewed by AndreaJun 2022

  • "Second day of holiday no hot water, boiler was leaking on to worktop below."

    Engineer was sent and apparently this has been an ongoing problem 4 weeks prior to our arrival. There was also a leaking radiator in the lounge which had a bowl under it to which we had to keep emptying to avoid soggy carpets. Engineer under instructions from the owner did minimal works. Not acceptable a dodgy boiler if its leaking water what else could it be leaking? For what we paid for the rental very disappointed. A lovely cottage in a great location let down by the boiler and the owner. Kind regards Jason and Diana Edwards.

    Reviewed by DianaJun 2022

  • "This little house is beautiful, every thing in it is just lovely"

    Reviewed by GinetteMay 2022

  • "Great property with a brilliant location."

    Property is set out really well and to a extremely high standard. Bathroom is beautiful and beds so comfortable. Hot tub felt like it needed servicing, jets seemed slow but that didn’t stop us enjoying our stay. Another bonus is the parking space behind the property and the permit for the front. No complimentary logs for the fire so we had to buy some which was worth it as it really warmed up the room. Definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by DianeJan 2022

  • "Had a brilliant stay at Pottergill."

    Welcomed by tasteful Christmas decorations and appreciated welcome pack. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed. We had our 11 month old baby with us and although there were many stairs in the property we managed fine. A safety gate and fire guard would have been very much appreciated for future stays. Called ahead to ask for highchair and travel cot which were there upon arrival. The house is very tastefully decorated with lovely locally sourced ornaments and art. Local books and helpful leaflets were appreciated. We have a 4x4 vehicle and managed to park on an angle at the rear of the property without problems. The hot tub was a wonderful luxury which we greatly enjoyed. There was no welcome pack for the wood burner when we arrived which we were hoping to use. Overall a really nice stay and we would visit again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, especially the hot tub and fire."

    We thought the parking was going to be tricky but it worked out well although we had two quite small cars. Lots of stairs so probably not good for young children. Great location. Overall we would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DebraDec 2021

  • "Positives; great location for all amenities."

    Beautifully decorated throughout with lovely furniture and all mod cons, good use of space, hot tub was a bonus, parking permit and complimentary dishwasher tablets/cloths/washing up liquid etc appreciated Negatives: the property is not suitable for infants/small children/elderly due to steepness of steps with no guards/gates available for safety. The kitchen extracter was so loud and using the grill set off all the smoke alarms! On arrival, there were noticeable lipstick marks on some of the glasses in the cupboard and some of the pans were not clean enough to use- we put them in the dishwasher with the items we had used, but ultimately ran out of dishwasher tablets cleaning items from the kitchen we hadn't used- had to question the cleanliness and preparation of the cottage for our stay. There were no instructions or provisions to use the log burner which was disappointing if we had wished to use that. There were no contact details for the owners in the instructions or email information sent to inform of any issues. There were no provision/instructions for recycling items and the recycling box in the shed was piled high with empty alcohol bottles (seems to be quite a lot so maybe from more than 1 previous guest- again felt no preparation had been made for our stay), we had no where to put our recycling. The timetable for council refuse/recycling in the info book was from 2020. There were gaps around the front door so it let cold air and had to be locked to make sure it was closed fully, but even then was debatable if it really was fully closed as there were cold drafts coming in from it. In the entrance there was a notice regarding covid regulations and to put all used towels/bedding in the bags provided upon departure- there were no bags provided. There were hairs and fluff in the bed, under the duvet of the 1st bedroom (entrance floor) so we had to question if it had been cleaned before we arrived. The towel rail in the bathroom (entrance level) became so hot it burned my partners arms due to the limited space in it to move around- obviously a specific risk to small children/infants. The extracter switch was also faulty as it didn't always turn off. The bathroom of the 2nd floor was stunning, however, there was mould around the walk in shower cubicle, and when the shower was turned on water not only came down from the shower head but also sprayed out of the pipe! All over the shower area and out onto the bathroom floor, so we had to use some of the towels mopping the excess water up. On closer inspection, there was a crack in the pipe so we couldn't use that shower at all. The claw bath was gorgeous, but only produced luke warm water from the taps- we had to fill it using the shower head which did have hot water. No bath mat provided for the bath, so again unsuitable for infants/small children. The 2nd floor bedroom was lovely, but the noise from the road outside could be heard and disrupted sleep. The heating system was strange with regards to the different floors- the entrance floor was comfortable, as was the kitchen as long as the oven/grill wasn't on. The 2nd floor was stifling hot and turning the radiators down didn't help. Opening the window didn't cool it down and just let all the street noise in. The attic room (not that we used that) was freezing. There was parking advertised for the property, but it was only suitable for a small car and as some of the local residents parked a white van and taxi directly opposite the space we couldn't swing our car in if we wanted to. Luckily the parking permit allowed on street parking. The back gate didn't bolt/lock as the fixings were not level. The info in the manual gave a code, but not sure what that was for as it was open anyway. We also received an unexpected visit from the council asking for the owner (which we didn't have details for) and when we explained we had rented the property for the week, they then wanted details on who we had booked through etc. They left a letter which we had to leave for the owner in the entrance. Overall, we enjoyed the stay as the location was good and the property did have all the mod cons, however we feel there needs to be improvements for infant/small children to safely stay here. We also understand this was a last minute/same day booking as our original booking for a log cabin was cancelled (as we were setting off) due to storm arwen, but we still expected a good level of cleanliness and contact info (especially due to the cracked shower pipe/heating/water issues and council visit) for a rental property.

    Reviewed by JodieNov 2021

  • "We enjoyed a week at Pottergill - great location near to the town center and station so it is very easy to get around."

    The house is nicely furnished and the hot tub was great.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage!"

    We loved our stay. Very clean and literally a stone throw away from lovely restaurants and bars. Hopefully we will be back

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage,well equipped and fantastic location."

    The hot tub was a lovely way to relax after a day out.Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Great location close to amenities and an ideal base to explore the area. The cottage was really comfortable and homely, with lovely little touches. The roll top bath and hot tub were well used. Would definitely recommend and would absolutely rebook for future visits to the Lakes.

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2021

  • "Great cottage, everything you need, very homely feeling as soon as you step through front door."

    Location excellent everything at doorstep,hot tub and outdoor seating fab.One for a return visit,Sykescottages have got a good one hear,looking to book next year.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time, the cottage was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, clean and modern."

    All the home comforts we needed. Sky TV and smart TV was a nice touch too. All this made even better by a brilliant location. Great stay all round

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Was a brilliant place so beautifully decorated, in such a great location so cosy ..."

    Was a brilliant place so beautifully decorated, in such a great location so cosy and you felt so at home I will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous place so clean and with everything you need, plus bonus extras like the jacuzzi and sky TV, great location."

    Could not recommended this place more and would definitely stay here again and will.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2021

  • "The house was stunning, beautifully decorated to a high standard and very comfortable - I would definitely like to return one day."

    The only reason I say it didn't meet expectations is because we had booked for the hot tub, which was not installed as stated in the description and no one told us.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2020

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  • Four-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor snug
  • Lower-ground-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External laundry room.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven with halogen hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs, Sky TV, PS4
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed yard with patio, hot tub, seating and access to external laundry room
  • Private Parking for 1 car and roadside parking permit for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles Please Note: Inital fire starter pack will be provided, additional supplies can be purchased locally

The property

Situated on a residential road just off Windermere's main high street is this gorgeous terraced cottage, an ideal base to explore the exciting Lake District National Park.

Pottergill hosts a welcoming accommodation over four floors renovated to a high standard, ideal for a stylish getaway with a group of friends or a family of six.

Make your way into the entrance and down the stairs to the lower-ground-floor where you'll find an elegant open-plan living space, spend an evening preparing a group meal in the well-equipped kitchen before heading over to the sociable dining seating to spend quality time over your delicious home-cooking and a bottle of wine.

Snuggle up in front of the woodburning stove in the lounge space, resting your legs on one of the plush sofas as you flick through films on Netflix for a quiet film night.

From here, you can access the private patio which takes you over to an outbuilding with a convenient utility room, fitted with a washing machine, tumble dryer and a freezer, whereas the garden itself offers the amenities for a fun-filled evening in the sumptuous hot tub followed by a late-night tipple of wine and cheese on the patio seating.

The ground floor is an ideal base for those with limited mobility, boasting a pretty double bedroom, a luxurious walk-in shower room and a homely snug room with a plush sofa and a Smart TV.

The rest of the bedrooms can be found on the higher floors, choose between a first-floor double offering ample storage and a vanity dressing table, as well as access to a lavish bathroom where you can enjoy a bubbly soak in the roll top bath or get ready in the walk-in shower.

Alternatively, the twin bedroom can be found on the second floor, perfect for children to escape into their own haven, furnished with sloped ceilings, and Velux windows with views out to rural mountains.

A stroll away from the property's doorstep is Windermere town centre where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of shopping facilities, local pubs, romantic restaurants, and tasty takeaways, as well as access to the stunning waters of Lake Windermere, being sure to take a relaxing boat cruise over the famous lake among breath-taking scenery of mountains and hidden bays.

Pop on your wet gear and head over to the captivating Windermere for a day of watersports activities, choosing from sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, and wakeboarding, or you can try your luck at thrilling dry activities such as climbing, archery, rock climbing and gorge scrambling along the rugged mountains and trails.

Family-friendly attractions in the nearby area include the World of Beatrix Potter, the National Trust's Wray Castle, Treetop Lake District adventures, or the Lakes Aquarium.

Explore the charming Bowness Bay where you can hire and drive your very own boat across the beauty of the lakes, visiting the dramatic Stock Ghyll Force waterfall in Ambleside.

Other must-see destinations whilst in the area include the National Trust property of Hill Top, the rugged peak of Claife Heights, and the famous Old Man of Coniston falls, boasting exceptional views of the surrounding area.

Choose Pottergill as your Windermere base for a Lake District escape.

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

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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

Please Note: Inital fire starter pack will be provided, additional supplies can be purchased locally.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

This property offers the following short breaks:

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