- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
63 Customer Reviews
"The property was beautiful and extremely clean, some of the oven trays need replacing as they were mostly very rusty."
We also found it really difficult that we could not locate an outside light? We had a dog with us that needed to go out before bed but it was pitch black, I actually tripped over the adjoining ramp to next door twice. Finally I think due to the location of any shops to the property a small, basic welcome pack would be greatly appreciated. Luckily the pub next door gave us a few t-bags until the day after when we could grab basic supplies such as bread and milk.
"On arrival the cottage was clean and warm with clean towels in each room which looked new."
Plenty hot water, good shower and dish-washer tablets were provided.The bed was comfortable but the settee in the lounge was not at all comfortable. TV looked new and internet worked well. The main problem was the traffic on the road right outside the bedroom. It was like sleeping next to a motorway. Every time a vehicle went passed the headlights would light up the bedroom like Blackpool illuminations. This was such a problem for us that we left the cottage early to go home for some sleep.
"The cottage is equipped inside with everything you need, dishwasher, washing machine etc."
However, it is very tired and needs some serious TLC. Lots of maintenance required and a coat of paint. Bathroom light needs urgent attention as bulb was exposed. What looked like the earth wire was sticking out from the boiler. Cracked shower tray in en suite, which other guests mentioned, still not fixed. Could not see the lovely view from upstairs as the windows were so dirty. Bedding needs replacing and the whole place needs a deep clean. If you have trouble sleeping, road noise would be an issue. It's a shame because it's ideally placed for tourists and comes with parking. This place could be a hidden gem but it is well worn and needs a bit of time and money spending on it.
"I stayed here with my daughter for 4 nights while walking parts of the Cumbrian Coastal Path."
We enjoyed our stay and ate at the pub next door for 3 nights. The food and the wines were very good. The road was quite busy at times but this didn’t worry us.
"The cottage itself needs some attention and some of this I have seen in previous reviews: shower has a broken shower tray and door, the wiring needs looking at (when I first switched on the lights in the lounge it blew the fuse) and the place generally needs updating and redecorating."
The cottage is hard by a very busy a road and there is very little outdoor space in which to exercise dogs, in fact we got a bit paranoid about them escaping onto the road and had be very careful when we coming in and out. It rained heavily while we were there and this resulted in the drain outside the cottage being blocked which in turn meant that we were woken up by water crashing on the bedroom window every time a car/lorry drove past (this is how close to the road the cottage is). Having said all that, the place was clean and had pretty much everything you would need for a comfortable stay and there were lovely views from the upstairs (which is the living area).
"We enjoyed our stay in this cottage, it was cosy and nice."
The pub is literally next door so you can get the food you want. But it's a little bit of a shame that they don't provide soap or any shampoo and shower gel and the location is a bit far away from the grocery shop. But anyway, we had a great time there, thank you.
"We had booked to stay for two weeks and we were really looking forward to our time at 1 Park Nook Close but we were extremely disappointed and struggled to stay for the duration of our holiday."
The photos implied this cottage was clean, well equipped and had an excellent location for exploring the area. On our arrival, we found that the cottage had been 'cleaned' to a sub-standard level, there was still dog hair on the furniture and the carpets. The two single beds had their duvet covers turned inside out leading me to conclude that these had not been changed, but merely turned inside out. The towels provided for a family of four were not adequate and had holes and a few stains on some of them. The light in the main bathroom had no cover leaving the bulb exposed to the moisture and condensation when having a shower. The shower tray in the ensuite had a big crack and previous reviews have mentioned the same, but clearly this has been utterly ignored by the owner. The hot tap in the kitchen clearly has its jet regulator that controls the flow of water missing, as whenever we turned it on, scalding hot water sprayed out and could have been catastrophic. The fridge is a ridiculous size and could barely hold enough food for a couple let alone a family of four. The bannister at the top of the stairs is loose and wobbles if you barely touch it. The narrow plank of wood that masquerades as a window sill in the lounge nearest the TV is not fitted properly and actually comes off if you touch it. Furthermore there is no booklet or helpful guide informing guests of when to put bins out or useful numbers to call, the owners themselves never bother answering calls or texts if you try and make contact with them. There was only ONE bin liner that we were expected to use, we were staying for TWO weeks! The electricity is very erratic and we had a few occasions where the lights went out usually only for a few seconds, except once when the power went out at 22.49 and did not get restored till nearly 2am. We were forced to sit in near darkness using light from our phone torch as even though there is a torch in the property, the batteries were dead so it didn't work and there are no candles. Furthermore, I woke up one morning with a tick attached to my back, which caused me and my family a lot of worry due to the possiblity of contracting Lyme disease. In the description, it states that there is 'some road noise', that is completely untrue - there were all manner of vehicles thundering past most of the day, but especially at night making it extremely difficult to get any sleep. Furthermore, the owners of the pub live next door and have dogs that barked incessantly at various times of the day. The owners themselves were loud and had no consideration for how their voices and shouts carried into 1 Park Nook Close. In addition to this, on the Saturday night, there was an event on at the pub where there was loud music pounding on till about 12.15am accompanied by swearing and shouts from the punters, some of whom chose to stand outside the bedroom window. The only positive are the beautiful views you get from the lounge windows but having paid nearly £900 for our stay, this hardly seems enough to justify this cost.
"Nice and clean accommodation."
"Lovely cottage and convenient for having an evening meal next door to the pub!"
Very quiet and peaceful. The only thing I would mention is that the shower tray had a large crack in it and was slippery which felt a bit uncomfortable and although the shower was nice and hot the water in the sinks ran cold.
"Downstairs windows are not lockable, so sax no hand wash, no mixer and hot water too hot which should be turned down a little."
Bin shed is full of recycle paper, plastic and bottles which looks like its been there for a good 3 months.
"We had a lovely stay in the cottage it was clean and comfortable and would ..."
We had a lovely stay in the cottage it was clean and comfortable and would recommend it to other's but we wasn't happy that the tv wasn't working we asked at the brown cow pub for assistance but they struggled to get it working we had to manage with only 3 Internet channels when the WiFi worked it kept going off there wasn't any emergency contact details or checking in or out information I wasn't very happy about it as we expected the facilities to be in working order the tv was the one thing we needed to relax after a busy day walking with the dogs I left a message in the cottage about the tv but dont know if it has been passed on to the owners I would have liked my review to be published but as I didnt know how else to contact you I used this to let you about our stay so I won't be offended if you choose not to
"If you want a get away from it all holiday and love walking this place is perfect."
We didn't have the best weather and there was a little road noise, but with its upside down accommodation the view was outstanding. A must try is the food in the Brown Cow pub as is a visit to the local shop for a good old fashioned experience. Would gladly stay again.
"The location of this house is fantastic for a walking holiday."
Its really close to Wast Water, Windermere Scafell Pike and various other peak trails. Ravenglass was lovely, as was the beach nearby. The food at the pub next door is beautiful, would recommend. I was disappointed that there were no basics provided; such as toilet roll, hand wash, extra dish cloths, teabags, dishwasher tabs. I would recommend providing those basics for future guests, maybe even a little welcome pack to go above and beyond. That is the kind of thing that would encourage me to return. There was no dvd player as listed and a few things were broken. Accuracy of the listing and checks between every booking are really important so i was disappointed again with this. However, we did find the beds comfy, the road noise (declared on the listing) was not bad at all and we were able to sleep fine with it. The sofas are comfy, lovely to sink into after a walking day.
Beautiful with beautiful views. Lots in the area and lovely walks straight from the door. Could do with an instruction book as we have no idea if we've put the rubbish or recycling in the right place.
"The property was ideal for us."
Although we had read about the road noise it was quite bad during the week, come the Friday there seemed to be less traffic. We felt that maybe blackout curtains in the bedrooms would be good to stop the glare of the headlights coming in!
"Lovely clean house, get views, very comfortable and beautiful surroundings"
"Very comfy cottage."
Friendly pub and fab food
"Lovely stay, very cosy plenty to do around and a bit further a field, well equipped home."
Pub next door friendly and the meal was excellent, didn't hear any noise from pub, and there was a do on one night. Traffic noise from busy road is identified by owner and is not a problem really. The only thing I missed was a measuring Jug. Would definately stay again.
"Had a lovely few days away, can’t fault be cottage apart from the windows ..."
Had a lovely few days away, can’t fault be cottage apart from the windows could really do with being triple glazed throughout with being on a busy main road, sheep & a pub as neighbours what more could you wish for,
"Another fantastic holiday in Waberthwaite."
Last year we stayed next door. The cottage was warm and comfortable, and we had all we needed for the week. The food from the pub is excellent, and the area is stunning. We would recommend, and would definitely visit again.
"Lovely place to stay just outside the lakes."
Would definitely come back!
"We enjoyed our stay at 1 Park Nook Close, we have stayed there before and noticed a few changes and improvements."
Plenty of hot water every day, problem getting the TV on but Richard from the pub next door sorted it out in 5 minutes for us. The Brown Cow next door serves excellent home cooked food. We had a breakfast on our last morning and it was very good. We look forward to our next visit. J & J Simpson and M. Saide
"House was nice and tidy everything you needed was there."
Only problem was the central heating wasn't working the boiler said there was no oil in it. so at night it was quite chilly. Overall though quite pleased
"Lovely cottage great views Need transport there is a shop not too far but it was closed when we went Some lovely beaches not too far away The Brown cow pub was great lovely food and the people there were very welcoming."
The only downside was the mattress in one room not really comfortable but on the whole we had a great time
"Fantastic value and would definitely book again, the pictures don't do the house ..."
Fantastic value and would definitely book again, the pictures don't do the house justice as it is much nicer than we thought it would be
"If I can make a couple of suggestions and observations."
It is a nice cottage, I would happily recommend it. My suggestions are that firstly it is very difficult to find in the dark unless you know that it is attached to the Brown Cow Pub (satnav takes you 1/2 a mile away) The cottage is well equipped, however there were several lightbulbs either not working or the one in the kitchen wasn't even in the light fitting. Additionally, as a domestic water engineer can I suggest you immediately reduce the temperature of the hot water? If a child were to put their hand under the running hot tap it is hot enough to remove skin
"Overall a very pleasant experience for our first time of using your company."
Will return to you for further accommodation for a future holiday..
"Oil central heating broke Wednesday 17th couldn't get in touch with owner ."
Brown Cow pub were helpful could nt fix it so got a boiler engineer to come not sure they came out all day ,so no heating or hot water for remainder of stay .
"I was aware that the cottage was on a road but it's like being at a F1 event."
We walked so much it didn't really effect us even though I'm a light sleeper. What did effect my sleep though was something outside knocking when windy. I couldn't work out what it was. En suite extractor fan needs repairing & the washing machine rubber door cill was revolting with black mold. I cleaned this & put on hot wash but the door doesn't stay ajar so it'll need regular cleaning as people clearly shut the door so it stays damp Carpets need a clean too as clearly people don't take off muddy shoes. We had a great time. Good location for at bees, local steam train, eskdale, skarfel pyke etc we did leave 24hrs early as we were so tired from the relentless hill walking & needed our own bed before returning to work. Totally recommend the steam train & walk back. Views from skarfel pyke were incredible but due to terrain a very hard 9m walk Wasdale head/water is absolutely stunning. Overall we were very lucky with the weather which was an added bonus. Lastly we ordered food from Morrisons who delivered, based on very limited shops I'd recommend this but the fridge is very small. Oweing to this cottage sleeps 4 it really needs a full size fridge/freezer to be able to hold a week of food.
"The cottage itself is lovely, the views from upstairs are great."
It’s a short drive to a nice beach and longer drive to some of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. The food at the pub next door is excellent, and the portions are huge. Just a few things spoilt it a little for us. If your dog is small like ours then they can get out of the garden gate and straight onto a very busy road. And it is a very busy road with lots of very noisy traffic going up and down all night. Unfortunately that would stop us from staying here again.
"Lovely cottage, very comfortable, handy having pub next door which serves good home made food."
Staff at the pub very helpful. We hope to be back again in the near future. Thank you for a lovely break.
"The house was not cleaned by the time we arrived, miss communication between the owner and the cleaner."
After we sorted this the stay was nice, windows in the lounge could use some tlc as the mechanisms appear to be broken, but no other problems. Got nice views of the sunset over the sea and parking was easy.
"Lovely little upside down cottage - next door to a pub- what more could you want."
.. Was really clean, beds were really comfortable and had everything that you could need. We really enjoyed it. Thanks for a lovely stay!
"It was comfortable and although on a main road surprisingly quiet."
It was very well equipped in the kitchen with lots of crockery etc. Didn’t use the oven but the hob was fine we ate in the pub next door which served good hearty food. It’s in a great position to visit the western Lake District which is stunning We had a great week
"Over priced for the location and never go for old year night."
"Had everything we needed - except I couldn't find a hairdryer."
Nice and warm, good wifi and comfortable. Had a lovely stay.
"The house was lovely with some really stunning views."
There's so many places to see in the surrounding area, Wass water being one of the places took our breath away. Would definately stay here again.
"The only downside was it was on the main road so the road noise was quite loud so the property could do with double glazing!"
"Main toilet did not flush,Outside light above door did not work , Both bedroom door had loud squeks."
These were minor things and we really enjoyed our stay with lovely views over the countryside. The pub next door was friendly and the food was very good . It was a good place to travel out from to see the lake district and all its wonders.
"In general the house was comfortable, there was just a lot of dog hair about."
It's like it hadn't been hoovered on a while.
"A LOVELY COTTAGE."
GOOD PARKING.COTTAGE OWNER VERY HELPFUL. PUB NEXT DOOR PLENTY OF REAL ALE CHOICES AND VERY REASONABLY PRICED FOOD. WE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE SATISFIED.
"What a wonderful place."
The cottage is fully equipped and the little touches of dvd,s ,books and games was excellent. The guys in the pub were so helpful and their food and hospitality first class. We could fault nothing. Clean comfortable and everything we hoped it would be with added extras.
"Hi I spoke to a member of staff on 10/022020 to inform you that we left the property a day early."
This was due to no heating in one of the bedrooms, bed very uncomfortable and you could feel th springs. Duvet very poor quality and no warmth. Garden not suitable fo a small day Very disappointed that no member of staff has had the decency to contact me regarding my disappointment. I have booked with Sykes cottages previously, however I would be reluctant to book or recommend you
"Absolutely lovely cottage about a mile from the coast."
It was a great location for steam railway, WastWater, Scafell Pike, and loads of dog-walking. Very clean and very warm. Quiet area even though it was on a main road. Award winning pub next door. the locals were all very friendly and warm. A real highlight was driving over the hills behind the cottage through the clouds and down towards Coniston Water. So refreshing and lovely and fabulous to look at. The owners provided everything we needed plus a few extra luxuries that were very well thought of. Will def come back here
"A brilliant time had by us ."
..including our very fussy cat who behaved herself impeccably. Lovely cottage, great setting...Thank you
"Spacious accommodation with everything we needed."
The christmas tree and decorations were a nice touch
"Lovely cottage well kept and equipped, pub next door was very friendly and welcoming, food first class we will return !"
"Park Nook Close is a lovely cottage."
Everything was clean and well presented and we had no problems during our stay. Good location for exploring the coastal lakes and close to Muncaster Castle.
"Clean, warm, comfortable."
Easily found and next to a pub with great food.
"The Holiday cottage is easy to find and surrounded by amazing views."
The cottage was clean and tidy with everything you could need. We and our young dog loved it. The local people are very friendly and welcoming. The local pub does amazing food and offers excellent service. Even though we only stayed for a week we could of happily stayed longer. Such a lovely place to visit. Would recommend it to anyone.
"Absolutely lovely place to stay with amazing views ."
. although was hard to find ended up have to be directed by locals as the sat nav sent us somewhere else every time you entered the post code ! But once found was an amazing few days away highly recommended
"A lovely view from the upstairs living room across farmland and beyond, lovely setting right on the doorstep of Muncaster castle and the wonderfil lake district."
"Conveniently located a short drive away from the beach, next door to a pub."
Very comfortable accommodation and great value.
"The shower in the ensuite doesn't work unless you hold the button down which and it shouldn't be advertised as having wifi."
It shares the router with the cottage next door which means you can only pick up a signal from when you sit at the bottom of the stairs and it's very weak. The property should have it's own router. There was also no information on how to connect to next doors router, we had to ask in the pub next door. As mobile signal is limited it was a bit of a pain. Apart from that we had a lovely stay and the beds were comfortable and the cottage was nice and warm. It is well located to see everything the lakes has to offer, would definitely stay again if the ensuite shower is fixed and the wifi is sorted out! The people in the pub were lovely and very helpful and the food is fantastic!
"Nice area to stay not a great deal to do, shops are rather remote."
if anything spoilt our stay it was storm gareth, badly timmed
"We enjoy our stay even though the weather wasn’t particularly good."
Theres enough leaflets in the place to tell you points of interest. On a good day you can see the beach from the living room window, We only managed to visit the beach once with our dogs due to the bad weather, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The views are spectacular from every window upstairs. Having the bar adjacent was a bonus. They are very nice people and made us feel very welcomed and had no problem with dogs. Suggestion: Our two Staffordshire bull terriers are well behaved and know when their wet they have sit and wait for us to dry them. The entrance hall is too narrow so we had to lay our towels on the carpeted floor and guide them through to the open space where you hang the coats. It would of been easier if there was no carpet instead Lino or wooden flooring.with a mop and bucket to clean any dirtt away. The only grievance we had was the consistent loud noise coming from the electrical box in the en-suite bedroom including where the boiler is in the entrance hall there was a constant noise coming from there as well. As the bedrooms are downstairs we didn’t get much sleep. The place was clean and tidy and had everything you needed. We would stay again but because of the loud noise unfortunately it’s too disruptive and we didn’t manage to recuperate as much as we had hoped. Apart from that We really did enjoy our stay. Fondest regards
"Lovely stay with washer/dryer and dishwasher there is traffic noise but you are on a road."
Upstairs spacious plenty of kitchen utensils a bigger frying pan would help. Bedrooms spacious not much storage in main bedroom but we used 2nd bedroom. 3 miles to beach for dogs. Outdoor space fine with gates closed was secure. Pub lovely and friendly and did delicious steak would stay again
"Lovely new boiler."
Radiators needed bleeding. En-suite shower on off button would not stay on. Mentioned to staff at local pub. Very comfortable and cosy cottage . Couple of lamps would make it more homely. Brief instructions on how to use heating would be helpful. Brown cow excellent value for money and proper home cooked food. In a great area for exploring. Perfect break away and good value for money
"Perfect even a welcome pack of treats ."
Great comfortable place to stay would highly recommend.
"We arrived to find the heating not working, and spent hours wrapped in duvets before finally getting an agreement to move to the other cottage next door."
Had that cottage been occupied we would have had no option but to move to a hotel. I am frankly VERY disappointed that the owner made no effort to verify that the heating system was working before we arrived. We were told he knew about this before our arrival!
"Lots of radiators, room for two cars only."
Lots of light switches that appear to do nothing. Not much storage space in bedrooms for clothes, in fact none at all. Had meal next door in brown cow, slow service , expensive but very good. Road noise is constant all night, but after a while you learn to ignore it. Had no issues. Thanks for reading Bryan
"No Wifi was a problem especially as there was a crisis happening with family back in Sydney."
Brown Cow Inn people were very obliging & allowed us use of their wifi. Lounge was quite uncomfortable. I met the owner & he said new furniture was due to arrive shortly. shower recess was a work of art getting in & out with inward doors. Kitchen was very well equipped & overall it was a reasonably pleasant stay.
"The cottage was clean."
However the location was awful. The website implies it is in the village. It was described on the website as being in the ‘heart of the hamlet of Waberthwaite: it is actually 1/4 of a mile away, located on the very edge of the A595, which is the main road down the west coast of Cumbria. The description says things like ‘peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle’, ‘tranquil holiday’, ‘lovely peaceful location’. Actually only a narrow pavement separates the cottage from the road which has traffic racing by from 4.30 am to late at night. It is one of the main roads to the Sellafield Nuclear Power Station where 10000 people work, many on shifts. The traffic is so loud inside the house it drowns out the tv when anything passes. Sleep was disturbed as the bedrooms are on the road side of the cottage and on the ground floor. The outside area is shared with another cottage (which is not mentioned) and whilst it is secure when the gates are closed I would not allow children or dogs out there unsupervised as gates could be opened by the neighbouring occupants and a child or pet would be straight into the road. It is unusable as a seating area due to road noise already mentioned. The living areas and bathrooms are dated with tired furniture and appliances. The tv is almost an antique and the signal was very poor as was the sound. The white microwave is so old it’s turned yellow. The bedrooms have enormous beds which are comfortable but mean there is only room in one room for 2 bedside tables. You have to use a chest of drawers in the hall for clothes. There is no where to put toiletries or any other belongings. The other bedroom has a small chest of drawers. Where 4 people would put clothes etc I don’t know. En-Suite has a tiny wash basin at child height with no where to put toothbrush etc. Had to put it with other toiletries on bedroom window ledge. Shower is tiny. There is no shower in the main bathroom and couldn’t have a bath before bed as there was no hot water and as there is no information folder we couldn’t find out how to get additional hot water. Overall it was a very disappointing experience I feel we totally misled about the location and would never have booked it if I had known where it was. We assumed from the description it was in the village. I emailed Sykes as soon as we arrived and they are currently pursuing my complaint.
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- Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double (zip/link available on request.) Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower overhead, basin and WC
- First floor kitchen
- First floor sitting room with dining area with electric fire.
- Oil central heating with electric fire
- Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
- TV with Freeview DVD player, Wifi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for one car, additional free parking and The Cow Inn next door
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Pub 1 min walk, shop 8 mins walk
- Note; Garden is shared with 2 Park Nook
- Note; There may be some road noise.
A charming, terraced cottage that come s in the small hamlet of Waberthwaite, in Cumbria.
1 Park Nook Close comes in a rural location with splendid views, comfortable living areas and a pub next door, making it perfect for couples or friends to come together and enjoy a break.
Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 977537, together they sleep 8.
Park Nook Cottages
A couple of charming, terraced cottages set in the heart of the hamlet of Waberthwaite on the western edge of the Lake District National Park. With the comforting living areas and wonderful, rural location, booking these properties together would be excellent for a group of couples or friends who are looking for a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle. Both of the Park Nook Cottages come with comforting bedrooms, cosy living areas and well-equipped kitchens for you to use, they also both have fantastic views of the countryside and the sea in the distance. They come in a brilliant location for a tranquil holiday, with the option of staying in this lovely peaceful location or taking the short journey to the more bustling areas of the Lake District. These properties come with the added benefit of a pub next door, making it perfect to sit an unwind after a long day exploring area. The hamlet of Waberthwaite is small yet delightful, offering quaint little cottages, incredible scenery and lots of walking and cycling opportunities. Bowness-on-Windermere is within easy access and is most certainly worth at least a day of exploring, it has something for everybody with shopping, activities and the famous lake that offers so many different opportunities. Two fresh terraced cottages in a great location.
About the location
Millom 11 miles; Coniston 24 miles.
The small hamlet of Waberthwaite is situated on the West Coast of Cumbria within the Lake District National Park, comprising of a scattering of cottages, farm dwellings and a traditional village pub. Waberthwaite enjoys an enviable position amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain and is situated close to local beaches, coastal walks and many of the nearby conservation areas. The local skyline is dominated by the towering peaks of Scafell, Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell and nearby the stunning valleys of Eskdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, a World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, all of which provide wonderful and varied days out.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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