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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property."

    The rug in the lounge would benefit from a clean. The lower part of the shower grouting also needs attention.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2023

  • "Lovely property, in a fantastic location."

    Facilities excellent, with a quality home from home feel. Comfortable bed, good quality bedding gave us good night’s sleep, vital for anyone. Improved private parking signage required as we came back after a day of sightseeing to find other holiday makers (not from adjoining properties) parking in our allocated space, rather than paying for car parking! Tiles / grouting in shower require attention. Rug in the living area badly stained and smelt. Only minor issues, which would not stop a return visit or recommending the property to others.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2023

  • "Lovely position on the lake."

    Quiet when we went but bare in mind the ferry queues outside and the road markings have worn away. Great for short breaks but wouldn't want to stay for a long walking holiday as not much storage for hanging wet coats and boots. Excellent walks from the door. Very spacious and comfortable bedroom on suite. The lounge mat could have done with a good clean as could the oven. Overall very nice but some general updating will be needed soon.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2023

  • "Stayed at Penninton last week - absolutely loved the position on the lake."

    I had a fantastric view from the balcony with the little boats anchored in the bay. Had everything I needed for a comfortable stay and so close to the ferry to walk over to Bowness.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2023

  • "The location was great, ferry useful and value for money."

    If there were to be improvements REPLACE the bed mattress as it was horrendous to the point I would not stay again. It was like sleeping on an old marshmallow and truly did not support a good nights rest Seating the apartment was just about adequate with only a single two seat settee and the room would benefited from a single seat and foot stool. Hot water / heating failed on the last two days of the stay which resulted in a cold showers. Washing machine rubber seal and the tiles in the shower were showing a considerable amounts of mould which requires an appropriate solution. Summary would I recommend the property NO, would I still use Sykes it is likely Regards Adam

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the location of your stay with us at Pennington. We are sorry to hear that the comfort of the bed was not up to standard, unfortunately we find that this is down to personal preference. We apologise for any issues you encountered on your stay with us. These will be looked in to and taken seriously. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdamJun 2023

  • "Great location and well designed for a compact space."

    We originally visited before Covid when this group of properties was all pristine and new. Ours does now need a refresh but I would say that local agents very responsive in putting things right. But it shouldn’t be that tenants are the ones that need to report maintenance needs

    Thankyou for your feedback. We will pass your comments on. We hope to see you again soon. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2023

  • "Very clean and well equipped property."

    Very close to ferry crossing. Ideal for quiet break with access to interesting area.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2023

  • "A great place to stay!"

    I absolutely loved the tranquility especially when sitting overlooking the lake. We were blessed with plenty of sunshine so that was a bonus too. The accommodation was perfect for the two of us - very comfortable and kitted out with everything we needed. It’s a long way from the nearest shop so you need plenty of provisions. Loads of great walks - we would love to go back.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay, and the peace. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in great surroundings and beautiful views over the Lake."

    Clean and comfortable with all the necessary equipment to hand. Can thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2023

  • "Clean and bright accommodation, just what we needed."

    Quality furnishings and decoration made for a very comfortable stay. An issue reported when you rang to check with us that all was well was rectified within a day or two.

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at Pennington."

    Property clean & well maintained. Bed comfy. Position really handy for the Windermere ferry too.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2023

  • "Great property in a perfect location."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2023

  • "We stayed here for a week."

    Was fantastic location .everything was spotless .the place was beautiful and peaceful would highly recommend

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2023

  • "Although the property is lovely and we have stayed in the cottages for the last few years at this time of year, we did find that Pennington was very cold."

    Otherwise beautiful as ever. Sue.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2022

  • "Gorgeous place to stay."

    We had a fantastic week. The property was spotless and so comfortable. The views over the lake were lovely. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2022

  • "Great apartment in a fantastic location."

    We had a relaxing stay, Nice walks from the doorstep to Wray Castle, and Hill Top. The car ferry to Bowness was brill, we went as foot passengers a few times, but only go if the weather is good. The ferry did close one afternoon whilst we were there due to high winds, if we hadn't took the car across we would have been stranded. All in all a good holiday.

    Reviewed by TerenceOct 2022

  • "A clean, comfortable, and very nicely presented property that we enjoyed staying in."

    We found the location to be practical, for getting to various places all over The Lakes. The roads were quiet in September and so queues outside for the ferry were very short and not an issue. Tea towels and oven gloves were provided. We also appreciated the welcome hamper, a nice touch. The only issue we came across was the shower would go cold for perhaps fifteen seconds every few minutes - not really a problem as long as you expect it. We would definitely recommend this property for a week or two away.

    Reviewed by RebekahSep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great setting."

    Had everything we needed for a wonderful break. Thank you. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2022

  • "Excellent base away from the hustle and bustle."

    Nice touch with the welcome hamper. Would definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JacAug 2022

  • "Excellent clean tidy property."

    Exceeded expectations. Beautiful views of the lake. Love the gift basket it was very welcome The only suggestion we would like to make is that you offer a shower mat as we occasionally slipped on the wet shower floor when using it.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage with modern facilities and great for a couple."

    Quiet and pretty setting with balcony views overlooking a small bay on Windermere, ideal for breakfast or an evening glass of wine. Easy access into Bowness, via the ferry, for a range of facilities.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay for a couple and young baby, it had everything we needed and was in a lovely location."

    Generally the listing was very accurate, the only thing we hadn't realised was that there were stairs and the bedroom was upstairs. This wasn't a problem for us but we just weren't aware in advance. As far as I can tell from the information and images it wasn't clear that there are stairs. The property was suitable for a young baby but wouldn't be safe for a toddler unless a stair gate was provided. Another slight issue was that we brought our baby bath to use within the shower cubicle (as we knew there wasn't a bath) but the shower was slightly difficult to access due to the way the door opened. Again not a major issue for us as we managed but a more universally accessible shower could be better. Otherwise the accommodation was really lovely and ideal for what we wanted. Loved the local treats and milk provided too.

    Reviewed by JudeApr 2022

  • "Great location and property, although compact, it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    Welcome hamper was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "Overall very good Extractor fan in bathroom not working"

    Reviewed by AprilApr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed my stay here."

    The cottage is well presented with everything you could want. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Thank you for the welcome pack which went down a treat. I loved sitting on the balcony watching the local wildlife. The cottage is in a great position next to the ferry. Good parking right outside the door. Overall I would give this cottage a 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Could not fault the property."

    Reviewed by GeraldineMar 2022

  • "The property was in an ideal location; on the lake, close to the ferry with a coffee shop nearby."

    There was ample parking and it was quiet. The accommodation was perfect for two people for a short getaway.

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2022

  • "What a wonderful property."

    Amazing views, excellent facilities and beautifully clean. Well done cleaning team! So warm and cosy for a February break. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by CFeb 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend stay at Pennington, an ideal getaway for couples or a single person."

    Fantastic location and a great welcome pack. Unfortunately it rained all weekend but would have loved to sit out on the decking overlooking the lake. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable and would highly reccomend it to other visitors to the Lake District

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2022

  • "We love the apartment - the location is king."

    Right by the ferry and the lakeside. I do Sup so it’s a perfect place to launch. It’s clean and well heated though some might say too hot! Only quibble is that the hot water went off both friday mornings and it was a pain as we had a posh lunch booked so had to have a basin wash both days. It’s really not acceptable to have this 2 weeks running.

    Reviewed by GraceNov 2021

  • "The property was in an idyllic position, very peaceful despite the proximity of the ferry."

    The local produce welcome hamper was a delightful touch. Our only criticism would be that there could have been more crockery and cutlery provided as we often had to remove things from the dishwasher and wash them by hand in order to cook/eat our next meal. However, we would certainly wish to return to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2021

  • "Pennington is an amazing holiday stay with everything you could wish for and more."

    We will definitely be going back again when we can!

    Reviewed by AbbieAug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Absolutely perfect for a couple. The only minor criticism I could mention is that it felt quite hot on a night in the bedroom. The windows did open very wide so not sure why this was. Definitely not unbearable but worth mentioning. Other than this small issue it was superb.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2021

  • "Cottage is in a beautiful setting."

    You can get to places very easily as we found it quite central. Sykes has thought of all the necessities you would need. I would love to go again. The duvet is quite thick, luckily I took my own.

    Reviewed by NilAug 2021

  • "Fire extinguisher came off wall… luckily no one hurt…someone did come out to fix it back on the next day… however something to be aware of and to be regularly checked!"

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Pennington apartment was fantastic, had everything you needed, ideal for a relaxing holiday with the balcony overlooking the lake and having parking outside the door was perfect."

    The ferry was ideal for getting across the lake either by car or as a foot passenger. Highly recommend and will hopefully return.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2021

  • "A brilliant apartment."

    Just as described ready on time would recommend both the accommodation and Sykes in every way

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our week at Pennington."

    The cottage is comfortable and ideal for 2 people. It's on 2 stories and the stairs go straight up into the bedroom (no door), which worried me a bit, imagining getting up in the dark and falling downstairs. It didn't cause any problem though and there are bedside lamps, just that I'm a worrier! We had a nice welcome pack including milk, jam & chutney. The fridge only has a small icebox so don't take frozen food with you! The location was great, literally yards from the ferry over to Bowness which runs every 20 minutes and takes less than 10 minutes to cross, though I expect this could get very busy during peak holiday season. It's £1 for foot passengers & £5 per car, each way. There was a little hut near the ferry where you could get ice cream, coffee etc. The Boathouse, Bowness is good for an informal meal, which is a 10 minute walk when you get off the ferry. Hawkshead is lovely. We visited the grammar school where William Wordsworth went, which was very interesting. You have to phone ahead and book. If you want to visit Hilltop where Beatrix Potter lived, you must book before you go or you won't get in. We didn't plan ahead unfortunately. We loved having a balcony and managed to sit out a couple of times, despite not having the best week for weather. There was a problem with the heating but we were able to operate it manually & it may be fixed now. One morning there was no hot water but it was ok later in the day. We would definitely go back, in fact if it had been available for the following week we would have extended our stay.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2021

  • "We had a brilliant week at this property and would highly recommend to anyone."

    The ferry to Bowness being only one minutes walk away was an absolute bonus.The ferries run every 20 minutes, with it costing £1 per person and the journey is less than 10 minutes. The only suggestions we would make would be to have a lighter quilt on the bed and that the balcony be power washed.. The above did not have any adverse effect on our wonderful stay at this cottage.

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2021

  • "The duvet on the bed was much too hot and no alternative."

    Mixed messages on your email. i.e strip bed / do not strip bed. Arrival notification using NHS app useless if you don’t have mobile with at least iOS 13 as you can’t download the app.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2020

  • "Just right for the two of us."

    The cottage was well equipped, clean, bright and comfortable, with a lovely view of the lake. We really enjoyed being able to relax outside on the balcony, only a few metres away from the water, at the end of the day. Initially, we were a little concerned about access to and from the property, as the queue for the ferry passes the front door and the parking bays, but this didn’t prove to be a problem. Out only recommendation to the owners is for a couple of additional sets of crockery and cutlery which would allow for more economical use of the dishwasher. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "Very nice cottage and nice welcome pack."

    Liked that a representative phoned to check that everything was ok

    Reviewed by BobSep 2020

  • "Exactly as listed, lovely cottage."

    Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable few days in this well equipped & spotlessly clean cottage in a superb location."

    Lots of peace & quiet with an amazing lakeside view & 20 min walk to nearest pub in Far Sawrey, or across the ferry to Bowness. Walking options in abundance! We had a small problem with the bedroom blind jamming, called the customer service number, went our for a walk & it was fixed by the time we returned! All round excellent.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Beautiful location perfect for people who want to relax on a balcony overlooking the lake."

    Lovely feeling of getting away from it all! Car ferry isn't always available. Currently having maintenance work done. We will return

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2020

  • "Fab location and views of the lake."

    Found hairs on the duvet and had to hand wash pots before using as dishwasher left everything gritty.

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2020

  • "It was lovely to find a welcome pack - complete with rhubarb gin liqueur - and great quality tea etc!"

    The accommodation is in a really good location with great walks and the ferry close by. Had a fab few days!

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2019

  • "What an absolute gem."

    These have been beautifully designed and although are small have everything two people need. We stayed in November but the house was always warm when we came home due to the great heating. The ferry is extremely handy and again being later in the year was not too busy - however I imagine that in the summer months this may be a little noisier. The little welcome basket was the loveliest touch and we really enjoyed sampling some local goodies and I loved all the information about who our cottage was named after. Finally the view. You really couldn't ask for more and it took my breath away every morning. I would whole heartedly recommend this property and I've never felt so at home in a holiday rental. In fact I want to come back already.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2019

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dining area and sitting area with balcony.
  • Biomass central heating
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair to be requested 14 days prior to arrival and are subject to availability
  • Allocated roadside parking for 1 car
  • Balcony
  • Sorry, no smoking, no pets
  • Shop 1.5 miles via ferry and Hawkshead – 4 miles , pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to balcony
  • 4pm check in
  • Note: Pick-up and drop-off ferry point situated approx 100 yards away
  • During seasonal peaks the ferry service may be in high demand due to its popularity
  • Sykes are not responsible for the council ferry; changes to service, times, and closures
  • The Windermere car ferry service can be affected by extreme weather conditions
  • By booking this property, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for the duration of your stay

The property

This terraced cottage is resting in the village of Far Sawrey and boasts a memorable getaway for guests all year round.

Couples can enjoy a relaxing break in the open-plan set up and the terrace area is perfect for wandering into the fresh air at your own leisure.

A lovely king-size bedroom promises a peaceful nights sleep, and the walk-in shower room is ideal for getting ready ahead of your day.

Wrapped in lake views, this retreat is a wonderful escape into a picturesque location.

By booking this property, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for the duration of your stay.

Your membership entitles you to discounts on training courses and publications and gives access to the FBA’s extensive Freshwater Library. Note: This cottage can be booked alongside refs: 1024721, 1024703, 1024706, 1024718, 1024713 and 1024709 - together they sleep 18.

Mitchell Wyke Bay

This lovely set of seven cottages rest in the village of Far Sawrey, close to Hawkshead and Bowness. Each wrapped in views of a beautiful lake; the scenery can be admired from the comfort of your holiday home, as you relax in style. Boasting open plan living areas, you can look forward to evening meals after the sun sets, or simply enjoy some quiet time with your loved ones. All cottages benefit from a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely seating arrangement, so you can socialise from morning through to evening, discussing your up and coming adventures. To be at one with the views, wander outside onto the balcony, perhaps with a refreshing drink to start the day off well. The beautiful bedrooms offer a peaceful sleeping environment, and a shower room completes the accommodation. If you are looking for extra space, or hoping to bring along additional guests, Lund Cottage has three bedrooms with en-suites, and a woodburner to enhance those cosy evenings. You are sure to be impressed wherever you choose to stay. There is something for everyone in this wonderful location with the village of Far Sawrey housing a pub/restaurant, and Bowness, with shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Watersports are close at hand on Windermere, along with Lake Cruises and the majestic Wray Castle to admire. Of course plenty of walking opportunities are nearby, with an abundance of scenic attractions, for an all-round memorable getaway. An excellent group of cottages for a peaceful holiday experience.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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About the location


  • Hawkshead 3.9 miles
  • Bowness (via ferry) 1.5 miles

The village of Far Sawrey has a pub/restaurant, whilst Bowness, with all its shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, is just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Also close by is ‘Hill Top’, once the home of Beatrix Potter, and Hawkshead with its picturesque 17th century cottages. Footpaths lead from the grounds to the village and Claife Heights - a noted beauty spot of forests and tarns. Watersports are close at hand on Windermere, along with Lake Cruises and the majestic Wray Castle to admire. Fishing can be enjoyed on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.

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Please note: 4pm check in
Please note: This property have a good house keeping bond of £75
Please note: There will be local road closures affecting access to property from 2nd December 2019 for up to 5 nights.

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