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7 Railway Cottages

(Ref. 1110651)

Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    As we are old school we would of enjoyed a guest book to share things to do or recommend in the area

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage in a beautiful location!"

    It's got everything you need. Clean and comfortable. The pub down the road does amazing food but it's recommended you book as it gets very busy. Would definitely love to come back.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at 7 Railway Cottages."

    The whole cottage very clean. The beds were comfortable and there was everything that you needed for a self catering stay. A short walk to Lakeside opened up so much more of the lakes to explore. My only constructive feedback was that the garden was a bit overgrown, so felt like we couldn't sit outside to watch the train, but that could be easily sorted with a lawn mower and strimmer. I would definitely recommend staying here. Communication was brilliant too.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you, we had an excellent time!"

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely holiday cottage, very clean and had everything we needed to cook and make our stay enjoyable."

    Within easy reach of the towns of Ambleside, Hawkshead, Coniston and Kendal. Lots of National Trust estates, Grizedale Forest and lakes to explore even when the weather was too miserable to tackle the higher fells!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a beautiful property, loved the area, very quiet and stunning surroundings, but our favourite part was the steam train running along the line at the bottom of the garden, so lovely, with the river also close by, that leads you to the lakeside, also a perfect location for catching the boats & exploring the lake, we drove to a few nice spots, and spent a day at bowness, Our only disappointment was the weather!"

    2 full days of rain! Out of our 3 days here, but nevertheless we really enjoyed our stay, the house is lovely and homely and was a perfect home from home! And would highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in this stunning area, next time I'll bring my grandaughter she will love the river walk, the ducks, the parks and the boats and steam train rides, as well as the aquarium! And that was just local, lots to explore! Need a full week next time, it's just gone so fast, thankyou for a wonderful stay ❤️

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Good and welcoming home."

    Ideal location. The vendor was very responsive when asked questions on 2 occasions. Good facilities including, dishwasher, washer dryer etc. Well equipped kitchen. Carlos

    Reviewed by Carlos4.7Jun 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk room, with a Smart TV and built in DVD player, with a selection of childrens DVD's
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Designated off-road parking space for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The stairs up to the first floor are steep, please take care

The property

Nestled against the charming backdrop of Newby Bridge is this historic terraced cottage.

It sits on the route of the historic Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway, whose steam trains trundle along the garden’s edge, within the outstanding Lake District National Park.

7 Railway Cottages offers a perfect, pet-friendly base for a family of four, welcoming children both young and older, or for couples wanting to get away from it all.

A generous boot room gives you space as you enter the property to kick off your muddy boots after a day on the fells, hang your coats and dump your bags.

The kitchen/diner is a great size, for hanging out in, over breakfast or playing boardgames or relaxing with the papers.

There’s a dining table for four which can be extended further for special family meals.

You’ll find everything you need in the contemporary and fully equipped kitchen for whipping up your favourite meals.

There’s a separate well kitted out utility room which means laundry and dirty dishes don’t have to clutter your kitchen/diner space.

The living room is a haven to return to at the end of the day, featuring plush seating, a woodburning stove, and a Smart TV, perfect for relaxing with loved ones.

The staircase leads you to a stunning master bedroom on the right, with a good size bathroom and a delightful bunk bedroom on the left.

The Farrow and Ball pallet that the rest of the house enjoys extends to the upstairs.

The well-presented double bedroom offers spectacular views over open countryside, a perfect sight to wake up to on your stay in the Lakes.

This is also the ideal spot to take pictures of the steam train as it chugs past the end of the enclosed garden.

Choose how you want to start your day in the family bathroom, either with a lazy morning bubble bath, or a quick refreshing shower.

Outside, there is a lovely, enclosed garden to the front, with a patio area, and uninterrupted views.

At the back there is ample parking.

One minute walk from the property is the award-winning Swan Hotel and Spa, which has great beer, a fantastic pub grub menu and a fine dining restaurant.

Not to mention a 5* Spa for when you fancy a little extra pampering.

Newly opened for 2023 is the West Windermere Way - a National Park walk that takes you from Newby Bridge to Lake Windermere.

There’s a great nature trail and playground out the back of the hotel that can keep kids amused for hours.

Day or night the Swan is such a short stroll away it gives you the option of food and drink on tap with no washing up, and no designated driver!

There is a really well stocked convenience store just moments away in Newby Bridge where you can get all your essentials and more (a Costa Express) or there’s a Booths a short drive away in Ulverston.

There’s fantastic walking in this part of the lakes, whether it’s a good fell walk you are after, or a long beach or promenade stroll.

Newby Bridge is within a short drive of Cartmel, Bowness on Windermere, Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal, Ulverston and Grange over Sands.

Coniston is also very accessible.

There are endless gourmet pubs dotted around the area and an abundance of places to eat and drink in any of the towns.

There are even two Michelin Star restaurants nearby.

Days out within easy reach include boat trips on Windermere, swinging through treetops at Go Ape in Grizedale Forest, trying your luck at horse riding at Bigland Hall, or discovering thrilling watersports activities on Coniston Water.

There's even plenty to do on a rainy day, from Cliffhanger Escape Rooms to the Lakeland Motor Museum, and the Lakes Aquarium.

Don't miss the chance to visit Fell Foot Park (National Trust), just paces from the house or slide on your walking boots and ramble up Gummers Howe, before treating yourself to Sunday Lunch at the renowned Mason’s Arms on Strawberry bank.

Whatever your taste in Lake District holidays, 7 Railway Cottages is the perfect base from which to enjoy it.

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

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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