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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "We arrived at the Alloa to find we were locked out."

    There was a key for the front door but not the porch door. We called for assistance, no joy in any of the 4 key safe boxes or in another location where it took some time to get the correct combination to gain access. The quickest someone could get to us with a key was 90 Minutes! We were told an engineer had locked the porch door and that a previous guest had got the keys safes muddled. Not having anyone check that there are the correct keys if there is work is going on seems basic knowing you have guests arriving. When we were only there for 2 nights, this was not the best start to our stay! The WIFI was not working, we called the owner again on the Saturday and were told it should be back up in an hour, but to no avail! A couple of the rooms the bedside lamps didn't work. Shower above the bath upstairs did not work.

    Reviewed by Jill3.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a brilliant time staying at Alloa."

    The property was fantastic for the whole family. The pool, hot tub, separate sitting room with games console and gardens were a huge hit and worked really well. The location couldn’t have been better and allowed us to do kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, rock climbing, abseiling and e-bike hire easily. We also visited Coniston, Derwent water, Keswick and Lowther Castle easily. Alloa was also in walking distance of a couple of local pubs which was great to not have to take the car. The area was especially dog friendly which just made the holiday even more enjoyable, there were even a couple of nearby walks where she could safely swim - at higher damn and fell foot. Thank you so much for a brilliant stay!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2023

  • "There were several issues regarding maintenance and also safety."

    In the sitting room the smoke alarm was covered with a thin plastic cover which should have been removed at installation. This is not only a safety issue but also illegal. In one en-suite shower room the sliding door to the shower fell off at it’s first use. It was clear by the amount of grease on the runners that this was not a new issue. After reporting this someone did come and “ repair” the door - only to apply more grease. The door came off again and therefore one couple had to use another shower. The property is for a maximum of ten people and it was inconvenient not having more sets of keys.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jun 2023

  • "We loved the house a great location and the pool was an absolute bonus with the kids We loved the views from the front rooms and the games room upstairs was very well equipped The property is a little tired and could do with a little bit of general decorating and work there was a couple of tiles missing in the pool which caused one of the kids to cut their foot and the bbq wasn’t the best in terms of cleanliness We did have dogs with us but the guests before us must have not cleaned up properly before we arrived as we had a few extra parcels so to speak There was quite a lot of dust about and we did keep on top hoovering and mopping during our stay but there were quite a few cob webs about like I said the property was in a great location with good facilities and the kitchen was well equipped and we had the best time making some incredible memories, the contacts were very helpful answering all questions and left us a lovely bottle of wine on arrival which was a nice treat ."

    , with some little touching up and review of cleaning schedule for me it would make this a much better stay all round based on personal preference I hope this rounded honest view is welcome and thanks again for a great stay we made a lot of great memories

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Jun 2023

  • "Stayed here for the weekend for my sister hen do, had an absolutely fantastic time."

    The house is beautiful, fully equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay. The indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi was the perfect touch to a relaxing weekend. Thank you to the owner who was only a phone call away if we needed anything. We will definitely be booking this again soon!

    Reviewed by Mehvish5.0May 2023

  • "A good house for a large group of people in a great location however there were a few minor irritations that with a bit of attention could have made so much difference."

    2 of the bedrooms downstairs had little or no hanging space, why no hooks on doors then? Super king beds but king size bedding so nothing fitted. No information folder so when a light bulb blew and tripped the fuse for the lighting circuit downstairs we could not find the fuse box. Eventually managed to reach the help number provided the next morning. Apparently the fuse box is in the garage, with the key for that in the porch, no it wasn’t, but another call informed us that a new key safe had been added in the car port so we were given the code for that and were able to sort the problem. No replacement bulbs though, or for the light fitting in the living room that had some missing. In the kitchen the bulbs above the sink are missing/ not working so difficult to wash up. One tiny sponge scourer left, one tea towel. Not really adequate for 10 people cooking every day for a week even with the dishwasher working overtime. It is difficult to know exactly what to expect in a house but other places we have stayed in have been far more comprehensively stocked. The shower cabinet in one room had a sliding door which was off the track and difficult to close as some of the runners had broken. This problem was notified to the number given but as we managed to get it back in the track enough to be able to just about close it nothing was done. Inside the cabinet there was black mould in the track which could only be seen from inside with the door closed so unlikely to be seen by the cleaner. No cleaning materials left so we were unable to clean it ourselves. We understand that the place is owned by a business rather than an individual owner which explained perhaps why it lacked personal touches. I hope this doesn’t sound like finding fault for the sake of it but with a bit of care and attention it could be so much better.

    Reviewed by Ann3.8May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at this family friendly property."

    The four children ( age range 6-14) loved the pool which was well maintained. The house was warm and very well equipped. Owner was easy to contact and willing to deal with any problems. Lounge furniture beginning to look and feel tired. Kitchen would benefit from blinds as the sun was very strong on the food preparation area. We didn't use the garden as the pool and local walks occupied everyone. The NT property at Fell Foot excellent. The Swan pub a lovely place to have a drink by the river. The walk from there to lLakeside station an easy one but don't rely on the cafe being open ! Sainsbury did a food delivery and we enjoyed shoppping at Booths in Ulverston.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Apr 2023

  • "We purposely booked this cottage as it advertised an enclosed rear garden."

    This is not the case at all and therefore could not allow dogs outside unless on leads. Other than this a very well equipped cottage for a large family group and we had an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    We stayed to celebrate my 60th birthday with family, which included 3 young children. Great kitchen and bedrooms. Large living room however both large couches were comfortable but very tired. Lovely wood burner but disappointed we didn’t receive a starter pack especially as we stayed when temperatures dropped below zero. Extremely disappointed with the heating and hot water which caused problems throughout our stay. The owners were contactable but many trips in the snow to the garage to sort it did spoil our stay. Often unable to shower or run a bath for the little ones. On a positive note the pool was lovely and the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.1Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the stay can’t fault it inside , but abit dark on the outside no lights at the front of the property, swimming pool was a little bit cold and would of loved it if there was t."

    V in the bedroom . But still did not spoil the stay , would definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2022

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Second first-floor sitting room
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Air source heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, gas hob, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 1 x Smart TV,1 games TV/DVD player, XBox games console, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Front garden with lawn and seating, rear enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Indoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is a steep drop from the front lawn, please ensure pets and children and supervised at all times
  • Note: There are two unfenced ponds in the rear enclosed garden, please ensure pets and children are supervised at all times
  • Please note: This property is not suitable for people with accessibility issues

The property

Perched in the idyllic village of Newby Bridge, Cumbria, is this stunning five-bedroom detached house, Alloa.

Boasting an exceptional location within the Lake District National Park with views out towards the River Leven, Alloa is a superb pet-friendly dwelling for a group or family of 10.

The property benefits from off-road parking for six cars, a lovely front garden with deck chairs facing out towards the river, and an extensive rear, enclosed garden with plenty of seating, dining area, and barbecue, a perfect spot for indulging in alfresco dining.

Inside, you will find a well-equipped kitchen for conjuring up your best dishes, a handy utility room, a wonderful dining room with seating for 10 and feature fireplace, and a spacious sitting room with sumptuous sofas, a Smart TV and a crackling woodburning stove, a wonderful space to unwind in after a day of adventure.

You will also have access to a gym room for working up a sweat, along with an indoor swimming pool and an indulgent hot tub.

Completing the ground floor are three beautifully decorated bedrooms, a super-king and a king, both with en-suite shower rooms, and a super-king-size with en-suite bathroom.

Upstairs, you will find a well-appointed bathroom with a gorgeous freestanding bath and a walk-in shower, serving two well-presented bedrooms, a super-king-size and a twin with lovely river views.

There is also a fantastic additional sitting room with plush seating, a TV and a games console, ideal for the little ones to enjoy!

Your new home-from-home is ideally located next to the Swan Hotel and Spa, where you can treat your loved ones to a well-deserved meal, and a pamper with a range of treatments in the popular spa, enjoy leisurely walks along the river, stock up on essentials at the service station or explore your surroundings on horseback courtesy of Fell Pony Adventure.

Next stop is Windermere, where you can try your hand at a plethora of watersports on the famous lake, tour The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Windermere Jetty Museum, sample fresh seafood at Hooked, test out your swing at the excellent golf club or soak up the views of the Langdale Pikes from Queen Adelaide’s Hill.

Further afield, you will find Ambleside, home to a fascinating Roman Fort and the breath-taking Stock Ghyll Force, or venture over to Grasmere to tour the former home of the great poet, William Wordsworth.

Adventure to the Lakes like never before with a stay at Alloa.

For larger parties this property can be booked with next doors Property ID: 1122796 (Bridge Cottage)

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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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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