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Lakeside Cottage

Lakeside near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 906452)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic stay in this beautiful home, spacious, homely - we really had the best time!"

    Wonderful views of the Lake District and so close to Windermere Town. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JodieNov 2021

  • "Nice quiet place, the hot tub probably had abit too much chlorine in it, as the smell was really strong."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by DipSep 2021

  • "An excellent holiday overall with the cottage being well situated for plenty of activities without travelling too far in the car."

    The cottage itself was largely satisfactory, being well equipped and comfortable. However the cleanliness and maintenance remains an issue, notably the wet room toilet leaking, a large damp patch and mould on the wall in the entrance hall, dirty/sticky kitchen floor. So sad - just a little TLC needed!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "We had a great time and the cottage was excellent for us , our son and daughter in law and three small grand children."

    . Location excellent for child entertainment without going too far in the car. Only very minor niggles of no real importance.. An all round winner and would reccommend.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "The property listed is not a 4 star and needs to be downgraded."

    It does have a jacuzzi but the surrounding area is dirty. There are only basic chairs to sit on. No table for drinks etc. The cleanliness and maintenance of the property is appalling. Which is a shame as the location is great. This has been highlighted in other reviews and needs to be addressed. As the price we paid for 4 nights was way over the top. There are much better properties in the surrounding area for the price we paid so was extremely disappointed.

    Reviewed by PamJun 2021

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful quiet location, very close to many attractions."

    It had everything you could need for a stress free break. The owner was extremely friendly and informative. I’d definitely recommend this property!

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "The cottage itself it’s absolutely gorgeous as well as surroundings , we had everything we needed and had a really great weekend!"

    Reviewed by BethanySep 2020

  • "An amazing cottage that suited the 21st celebrations."

    Loved the hot tub, spent many hours in it and the surrounding area was amazing with plenty to do. Will definitely be returning to this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Love place to stay ❤"

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "Lovely rural location close to main road but a million miles away from any worldly contact which was ace for our big group as we wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle."

    The gentleman who owned the cottage let us use the Sky Box Office to watch the boxing which was fantastic of him. Hot tub was brilliant. All round beautiful house, will definitely be returning a few times over the year to celebrate with my friends, this has already been discussed among us. Only thing I'd expect next time would be tea, coffee, cooking oil and salt and pepper as there was none which isn't a massive issue as ship is just down the road but normally you'd expect that. Thanks Ian, top man.

    Reviewed by JacobJan 2020

  • "Ian provided an excellent stay for us, an amazing cottage and hot tub."

    Excellent facilities and a great host.

    Reviewed by MohammedDec 2019

  • "Had an absolutely fab time."

    The place was exactly as pictured, and was so cosy and clean! The owner Ian was so helpful too. I plan to go back next year and I would defo recommend.

    Reviewed by TaylaNov 2019

  • "Overall the cottage was perfectly adequate but it lacked the more homely touches and definitely needed a “deep clean” and some TLC in terms of maintainence /decoration."

    The boiler could not cope with all 10 of us taking a shower and the hot water ran out. The central heating was temperamental too. Hot tub was warm and the children loved the freedom to roam the grounds. Pass to local spa was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by BenSep 2019

  • "Great location, with a very easy walk to several attractions, yet surrounded by woodland and birdsong and beautifully quiet."

    A spacious house with good bathrooms, and good WiFi, that suited our family group well. Meet and greet went smoothly. Outside we loved the hot tub, but the surrounding patio area was scruffy with an unusable BBQ and nowhere pleasant to sit. There was ample parking but the garden generally was somewhat neglected. A bit of time spent upgrading some kitchen utensils and mending several broken chairs would be well spent. Our biggest problem was the heating, which we were told was impossible to regulate downstairs and made the house uncomfortably hot throughout. With a bit of input spent sorting these issues out, this would be a great house to which we might otherwise have returned.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "For over £2000 for the week, the cottage falls below expected standards for cleanliness and facilities!"

    There is no canopy over the hot- tub as shown in your photograph, and the 'patio' seating area is very neglected, with the BBQ extremely rusty, ash-filled and unfit for purpose. Internally the microwave had not been cleaned, and some of the pans were in an unpleasant state. There were cobwebs and dead flies in window sills, and 2 of the green tub chairs were damaged, as was one of the kitchen chairs, and the large table wobbled! You wouldn't want to drop something and have cause to look under the beds! The heating was problematic, as some radiators could not be turned on, and others off! The second double bedroom is less spacious than shown, as bunk beds have been added. Excellent was the hot tub and water pressure. The living areas are spacious and the location is very good. Ian was very pleasant on the phone and on arrival.

    Many thanks for your feedback, we take on board constructive criticism very seriously and will look to address to issues which you have highlighted - If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage close to The Swan and Lakeside Hotel."

    Lovely walk just outside of the cottage. Perfect for families or a group of friends going away.

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2019

  • "It's a fantastic cottage, everything that it said on the website, we met Ian for the key handover and he was able to give us lots of advice on where to go for food and drink and activities during the days we were there."

    We had a fantastic few days and I will recommend it to all our friends. Many thanks

    Reviewed by LukeFeb 2019

  • "Cottage and setting was beautiful."

    Reviewed by JennieAug 2018

  • "All went smoothly and had a great time."

    The property was comfortable. However, some money needs to be spent on the property: loose floor tile (broken board?) in kitchen by fridge where there must have been a leak at sometime; a new lock is required on the front door (only lockable from one side) and perhaps some aspects of general decoration could be spruced up. We would still be happy to return to the same property at sometime, because overall we had a great time and the property was well located.

    Reviewed by LawrenceAug 2018

  • "We had a fantastic girls weekend."

    The house and location was fantastic.

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2018

  • "Had an amazing weekend at this lodge with friends."

    The property and facilities exceeded expectation. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AntoniaJan 2018

  • "We enjoyed a lovely 4 day break at the cottage owner was extremely helpful on meet and greet and the cottage and facilities were second to none."

    We will definitely going back. Richie and family

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2017

  • "The house and facilities were absolutely fabulous, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and we couldn't have asked for a nicer, more attentive host."

    Extremely well kept and well laid out house, more than equipped for cooking large group meals, lovely beds/bedding, plenty of room to park the cars. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a good base to explore the lakes.

    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for our needs. Would definitely go back!Sykes were extremely helpful with any queries.

    Reviewed by JamieMay 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 family room with king-size bed and 2 '3ft x 6ft' cabin beds, 1 x twin, 1 x bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and wood burner.
  • Unlimited oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 1 Smart TV x 1 TV with Freesat), DVD, iPod, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike/boat storage
  • Lawned garden with hot tub, patio, furniture, fire pit/BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Note: Cottage is close to open water and streams, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited
  • Please note: No Saturday check-outs
  • Please contact Sykes with 6 guests or more to discuss nature of booking first
  • Please note: Car charging is not permitted at this property.

The property

Located in the peaceful hamlet of Lakeside, this superb detached cottage nestles in approximately one acre of private woodlands and mature gardens, offering outstanding views across Lake Windermere to Gummer’s Howe beyond.

This excellent Lakeside cottage is perfectly placed with the many popular attractions of the Lake District within very easy reach.

Carefully appointed throughout, this Lakeside cottage has four bedrooms, with two enjoying views across the grounds to the water.

The sitting room has a feature fireplace with woodburner, whilst out of the large windows are breathtaking views of the surrounding fields and woods, a haven for wildlife including deer and woodpeckers.

The large kitchen at this Lakeside cottage has a farmhouse appeal with a soft sitting area.

Outside this Lakeside cottage are extensive grounds to explore, plus a hot tub and outdoor furniture, along with a superb, woodchipped children’s play area with a variety of equipment including a 'witch’s hat’ swing.

Little ones will also love the Lakeland Motor Museum as well as Dalton Zoo, which can be reached in under half an hour by car.

Just over two and a half miles from this Windermere cottage is the Whitewater Hotel and Cascades Spa and Leisure Club, with superb facilities including a gym, swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and steam room.

The departure point for the popular Windermere Steamers is just three minutes’ walk away, along with The Aquarium of the Lakes.

For young rail enthusiasts, a ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway will take them straight into the world of Thomas the Tank Engine.

There’s an abundance of walks, with the path to Finsthwate’s High Dam starting a stone’s throw away, and a little further, those that trail to the summit of Gummer’s Howe.

Mountain bike routes and Go Ape adventure can be found in nearby Grizedale Forest, and a whole host of water-based activities are available on Lake Windermere.

At the close of a busy day, return to this hidden gem.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Newby Bridge 1.2 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 8.7 miles.

Set on the southern shores of Lake Windermere, the small, sleepy hamlet of Lakeside offers a peaceful getaway location, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s popular attractions, but still within easy reach of them. Whether you decide to discover the area in the car, by foot, bike, boat or steam, there’s plenty to see nearby to keep the whole family content. The ferry dock offers the chance to travel by boat to Waterhead or Bowness, or take a shorter trip to the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park, across the water, which offers pretty grounds set alongside the very tip of the lake, providing plenty of places for picnics, paddling, games and gentle strolls on sunny afternoons. Situated alongside the Lakeside Station is the long-standing Lakeside and Haverwaithe Railway, home to Britain’s oldest standard gauge steam engine, on which you can travel back in time along this well-loved Heritage line, and where little ones will delight in meeting Thomas and his friends. Visit the Lakes Aquarium to uncover the often-secretive world of life below water, where you’ll chance upon hundreds of captivating creatures that feature in the surrounding rivers, lakes and sea. There are wonderful, well-signed walks to be enjoyed in the immediate area, including the 5-mile route to Finsthwaite’s High Dam, which trails from Lakeside through pleasant woodlands and meadows. Lakeside offers an exclusive holiday location with all of the Lake District’s delights at your fingertips.

Region Information

For bookings between 19th May - 22nd May we will be waiving the booking fee, please call the office so we can do this for you

Please note: No Saturday check-outs.

Please contact Sykes with 6 guests or more to discuss nature of booking first

Please note: Car charging is not permitted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute