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Bridge Cottage

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Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Recently returned from a week at this cottage."

    Upon reading previous negative comments I have to say I was really apprehensive but had a really nice time. Yes there is road noise but if you read the summary of the property it does refer to this. The taps in the upstairs bathroom really need addressing. However we had a thoroughly enjoyable time at this cottage. Everything we needed was made available. The property was very clean and well equipped. I agree that a property handbook would be useful. On entering the property through the Newby Bridge Hotel car park please be aware that there is a rather large pot hole in the road which if left could end up damaging someone's car. Would certainly return to this property :-)

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved our stay, the property was lovely, there was road noise as suggested by previous guests however that didn't bother us too much."

    The only things we would suggest would be a welcome pack, that includes WiFi passwords, emergency contact number and maybe a guest book so that other guests can let each other know of local walks that they have found etc. The sofa and beds were very comfortable and the bath.

    Reviewed by Abby3.8Nov 2023

  • "I will try and give a balanced feedback here."

    Firstly, the property was clean. Its airy and comfortable with good quality fixtures and fittings. Why no coffee table.. Sitting on the settee with coffee or a wine glass on the floor at your feet is not a good idea. Secondly the designer of the interior is having a laugh at our expense with the waterfall tap in the bathroom .. beware ! The only fairly small garden space is at the front with no back area at all. The property (windows) etc are about 9 metres from an EXTREMELY busy and fast moving road. Cars & HGVs etc really do zoom past every few seconds day and night . You would certainly want to check your life insurance before crossing on foot . The noise, especially at night, is loud and we found very tiresome. Nearby are two expensive hotels for eating or drinking and as far as we found out and nothing else. Lastly its the first property we have stayed at that the owner has not left a single note to the renters. No welcome message... no information message (Bin collection etc) no instructions for the complicated oven. No wi-fi details. Normally these are maybe laminated and supplied in a plastic wallet.. Absolutely Nothing... why ?? So its a shame, I shall not go back and just beware of what is mentioned here.

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2023

  • "The noise at night from the traffic passing within feet of the house was so loud that I ended up sleeping downstairs where it was quieter."

    ....sadly disappointing. ( this feedback can be published) For information only: The waterfall tap in the bathroom sink totally misses the sink if turned on too far. First time of use I got soaked. Directions to the property from the hotel carpark need to be clearer... there are 2 obvious turns leading from it but neither are correct. An information handbook regarding WiFi, heating, waste disposal would help tremendously. Window in the bathroom needs to be looked at... bottom right side leaked under the deluge we experienced whilst there and if not attended to will cause problems in the future

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely, was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed."

    The only thing that let it down was the road noise. The directions where a little confusing with the wrong What3words listed. You need to turn into the main entrance of the Newby bridge hotel, turn left and then left again as if you are going to leave, the cottage is located up the last drive on the right.

    Reviewed by Larissa3.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, but the road noise is something to be aware of."

    The cottage is next to the main road and although you do not hear them very much downstairs, when you go to bed you can hear traffic for most of the night.

    Reviewed by Theresa3.8Aug 2023

  • "I've already emailed with the things in the accommodation that were not as advertised."

    Waiting for a response. Property sits on a main road, constant traffic noise. I don't think "some road noise" is an honest description. Outside wooden furniture is rotting and uneven slabs, but it wouldn't be a relaxing outside experience with traffic thundering past. Property had not been cleaned thoroughly, oven was badly in need of a clean, a lot of dust, dead fly splattered on a bedroom wall, dead spiders and cobwebs that needed to be hoovered up, dust under the beds, a good hover and clean would have sorted all this out, same with the paintwork splatters, just clean it. So much dust and cobwebs in the bottom of the bi fold doors, dust in the extractor fan in the bathroom, shower heads needed a good clean. No toilet roll, welcome pack or even a tea towel supplied, you kind of need a tea towel when there is no dishwasher. Just a really awful property that obviously had not been checked out and cleaners that just go in a change the beds/towels. Paid nearly £1,000 for a dirty property by a main A road.

    Reviewed by Fiona1.3Aug 2023

  • "The property is very well presented but it's not in a good location."

    The noise from passing traffic is a serious problem at night, especially if you need the windows open. A coffee table in the lounge would be nice. The "Waterfall tap" in the bathroom soaks you because the water shoots over the wash basin unless you use it extremely carefully.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Jul 2023

  • "As i have previously communicated to you: We have stayed in as many as 40 holiday cottage’s, this has been the most harrowing for the following reasons."

    1. My wife had had a cancer operation and this was supposed to be convalescent stay, she’s had little sleep over the past few days and felt Unwell because of it. The skylight windows were needed to be open because of the hot weather, but we had to have them shut because of the road noise and RATS scurrying around in the roof void not 2 feet from our heads. 2. The bi fold doors were inoperable, so couldn’t open up the living room to the outside patio, again roasting temperatures inside the cottage. 3. No instructions for ANYTHING, or hints on where to go. 4. No toilet roll - after 6 hours driving we needed the toilet when we arrive. EVERYWHERE we stayed before has toilet roll available. Not here… 5. No frying pan (my original complaint), so we were unable to cook a fried breakfast. We were told a pan was on order, but with no consideration for us renting the cottage to get one in a hurry. 6. No bread knife. It’s difficult cutting bread with a dull carving knife. The bread wouldn’t cut hardly at all. 7. Does the owners or Sykes care about their guest’s ? On the way home we stayed at another cottage in the peak district (airBandB) - the difference between the facilities and info was totally caverous - there were information folders on every appliance, information leaflets for local attactions, vistors book and a 'complete' feel to the cottage with pictures and photographs on the walls. in Bridge cottage they walls were bare, two mirrors not hung up and impossible to hairdry/shave without crinking your neck. a mirror in the bathroom over the sink wouldnt go amiss. when I communcatied with you on day 1 of the holiday,I thought at the very least an amazon delovery next day of a frying pan to help us out would have sorted it. but we had to mad do on our holiday after the previouis gusts had 'trashed the place' as you put it. You can replay the converstation we had on your recording and I actually thnk your agent mentioned that as a possibilty. I did say the bi folds were not working too - but nobody came to sort it out. we paid a premium amount for our stay there, but felt totally let down.

    I have never had so many complaints in the whole time we have been renting out Bridge Cottage through Sykes. The cottage is appropriately priced according to its amenities and location. Unfortunately we had some issues with the previous guests regarding the pans and doors which has already been investigated. The cleaning company we use had just done a thorough deep clean before these guests arrived and she had sent me pictures of the property, it was absolutely spotless. 1. The cottage is advertised as being situated next to a busy road with road noise. We do not have rats at the property! This would have been flagged by previous guests if that was the case. 2. The patio doors had been broken by the previous guests and are not useable. Again opening the doors would not be advisable due to the road noise. There is a back door to the property located in the kitchen which could have been opened (less road noise, there is no road to the back of the properly). There is also a kitchen window which could have been opened and we do have a standing fan upstairs which is put away in one of the wardrobes. 3. Not sure what the guests mean by instructions or hints where to go, if they are looking for things to do in the area, there is a national trust park located 100 meters from the property (sign posted Fell Foot) with all of the local tourist information there. I don’t feel that it is the property owners responsibility to advise the guests on where to go and what to do! I have actually just looked at the cottage on the Skyes website which lists local attractions and ideas of places to go/things to do, I have copied that in here for your reference: "If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic dwelling, venture to the Swan Hotel where you can enjoy a well-earned break from the kitchen with a delicious meal here. Enjoy leisurely strolls along the River Leven and follow it to find the iconic Lake Windermere where you can take to the water with a gentle boat trip, the perfect way to admire the breath-taking views across the lake; or try something more adventurous like kayaking and paddle boarding. Windermere is also home to the The World of Beatrix Potter where children can see their favourite characters come to life, the spectacular Wray Castle, the 19th-century Blackwell and Holehird Gardens home to a varied array of beautiful flora and fauna. Other nearby lake towns are also easily accessible including Ambleside, Grasmere and Coniston with an abundance of activities for the whole family." 4. I have contacted the cleaners about this and they assured me the guests had a welcome pack including toilet roll. We pay extra for this service. 5. I live 2.5 hrs away from the property and any orders that have to be made have to be delivered as I cannot do this personally. There were other pans which could have been used if the guests were totally stuck. 6. I will have to look into why there was no bread knife, again there are alternatives available at the property. 7. We do care about the guests and of course hope everyone has an enjoyable stay, we also understand that it is inevitable to receive some negative reviews and try our best to act on constructive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin1.9Jun 2023

  • "Fine for a couple of nights but bedrooms were hot, with windows open it was then too noisy due to the road."

    Cleanliness needs improvement- not swept under sofa or beds, cobwebs everywhere. Dirty mugs put away. No guide or any form of welcome amenities which would have been appreciated.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have instructed our cleaning team to carry out a thorough clean of the property. I have since had pictures sent through and the property looks very clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jared3.4May 2023

  • "The property is very modern, well equipped and in a great location."

    We found it clean and tidy upon arrival. We had a fabulous week mainly enjoying the facilities for water sports at Fell Foot just down the road. Lots of options for food and drinks locally. As described it is close to a busy road, but that didn’t bother us. Plenty of room for the private parking for our two vehicles. A welcome pack would be helpful. It didn’t affect our stay but the gutters desperately need cleaning - just to avoid long term damage to this lovely property. We loved it and will probably return - Thank-you.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7May 2023

  • "Possibly would be helpful to have an information book or similar about cottage and surrounding areas."

    There is road noise, but all in a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and as described."

    It was well equipped. As advised there is a noisy road beside it which is busy even through the night, but as long as the windows are closed it's ok. We found the door locking system complex and struggled to get in and to lock the door but by the end of the stay had it worked out. There was a washing machine but no instructions on how to use , in fact there were no instructions for anything, no information pack to do with the cottage - which we have always had provided before with holiday rentals. The beds were clean and comfy, but as somebody else has commented the bathroom sink is a nightmare- it is very easy to get a soaking - it may look trendy but its no good if a slight slip of the hand and your clothes are wet through.

    Reviewed by Kevin A4.4Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is as described however if it had more storage space for food items etc it could be better Also a corkscrew, colendar, cafetier would have been helpful items to have in the kitchen Also a coffee table or simular for mugs and glasses to stand on whilst using the lounge."

    A previous guest had made a note about the taps and we would concur that inparticular the bathroom sink tap had a tendancy to miss the basin if not controlled carefully.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Mar 2023

  • "Positives: isolated place so no human noise as such ."

    Spacious cottage, smart tv , good Wi-Fi . Parking place is unusual but was exclusive to our car. Tge shower head was great Negatives: The fabric of the sitting area stinks which seems to haven’t been washed. The taps are not maintained they shoot water all over the place & are difficult to open . It’s too close to the main road so car noise most of the night

    Hi Tarek so sorry to hear your negative points. However not sure what you mean about the parking as the drive is attached to the house. Again customer feedback with Sykes has always been good but I will bring that up with them directly. The fabric of the sitting area? Do you mean the couch I have been there myself yesterday and could not smell anything or find anything out of order. The taps are a modern design and need to be opened slowly to create the effect of the water cascading down. I am sorry you found the property to close to the road we stayed there most weekends and holidays for the last 3 years before we decided to rent it out and it was never a problem to us. Also in the summary on the Sykes website it does state that the cottage is close to the road. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tarek3.1Jan 2023

  • "A brilliant little lodge, with really easy access to local amenities."

    We had a brilliant stay here and would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Jan 2023

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  • Two king-size bedrooms with Smart TVs
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge with ice-box, freezer and washer/dryer
  • 3 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets
  • Shop 0.7 miles and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There a few steps up onto the patio, please take care
  • Note: Property is set on a main road so traffic noise may be heard from the property
  • Important note: The bi-fold doors are under going maintenance and should not be opened.

The property

Nestled at the foot of Lake Windermere, the start of the River Leven, in Newby Bridge, Cumbria is Bridge Cottage.

This idyllic cottage boasts a fantastic setting in the picturesque Lake District National Park overlooking the river, a charming patio with furniture and a welcoming interior with large bifolding door so guests can admire the view and two beautifully-appointed bedrooms perfect for families, friends or couples looking to explore the wonders of the Lake District.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and unwind on the plush corner sofa in front of the Smart TV while the designated chef of the group cooks up a storm in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Sample their culinary creation around the table or if weather permits indulge in an alfresco affair upon the furniture on the patio; an idyllic place to raise a toast to your getaway.

When the sky darkens, travel up the stairs to wash off the day’s adventures in the sleek bathroom before sloping off to sleep in either of the two king-size bedrooms both fitted with Smart TVs which are great for lazy mornings.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic dwelling, venture to the Swan Hotel where you can enjoy a well-earned break from the kitchen with a delicious meal here.

Enjoy leisurely strolls along the River Leven and follow it to find the iconic Lake Windermere where you can take to the water with a gentle boat trip, the perfect way to admire the breath-taking views across the lake; or try something more adventurous like kayaking and paddleboarding.

Windermere is also home to the The World of Beatrix Potter where children can see their favourite characters come to life, the spectacular Wray Castle, the 19th-century Blackwell and Holehird Gardens home to a varied array of beautiful flora and fauna.

Other nearby lake towns are also easily accessible including Ambleside, Grasmere and Coniston with an abundance of activities for the whole family.

Adventure awaits at Bridge Cottage.

For larger parties this property can be booked with next doors Property ID: 1115690 (Alloa)

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas