- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
30 Customer Reviews
"Comfortable accommodation in quiet pretty little village in south Lakeland - close to Cartmel and Grange over Sands."
Accommodation was clean and smart and beds were comfortable (mattress was firm which was good for back). All appliances were in good working order with instructions provided. Very happy with my stay and would return again.
"We needed a good break and the Hayloft allowed us to do that."
This is our second stay near Grange Over Sands, its very quiet, we love it. Certainly would recommend the Hayloft.
"The location was perfect for us."
A short drive into Grange over Sands and access to lots to do within a 30 minuite drive around Lake Windermere. On the listing it details 9am check out and 5pm check in times due to enhanced cleaning. This wasnt as evident as it should have been at the cottage. Crumbs over the sofa when we arrived, hoovering in the living room didn't seem to have been done. Leaves in entrance that we had to keep picking up from the door mat when we opened the door. Only small things but if you force people to check in or out early for this reason and advertise it, guests expect to see evidence of it, or let them check in/out earlier.
"We were notified just as we were about to leave for the Lake District that we weren't going to be able to get access to the cottage until after 6 pm (instead of 5 pm) due to labour availability for cleaning."
It seems unlikely this was only happening for the first time that morning and it would certainly have helped us to know earlier (like the previous day) - not sure how much of this lack of information flow was down to Sykes and how much to the cleaning company though. Also, the cleaners had taken the key away with them, so we ended up not getting into the cottage until after 7.15. That was any plans for our first evening scuppered. The one other downside was that the hobs on the cooker did not work, even when we tried the 'fix' given in the instructions file. Other than those things, the cottage was a great place to be for a week - breakfast and afternoon tea on the balcony were particular highlights (helped by great weather, of course!)
"The Hayloft is a lovely cottage and very well equipped."
Car parking space was very acceptable.
"Was really easy to find."
Very clean, really comfortable,& had everything we needed for the week. Spacious kitchen & bathroom.
"The week before we were due to arrive at the Hayloft I read some of the reviews left by previous visitors one mentioned a stained mattress."
I called Sykes to voice my concerns and was assured by the young lady I spoke to that the owners would be aware of any comments left in a review and hopefully they would address any problems. When we got into the cottage we checked the mattress and it was still stained we thought we would turn the mattress over and use the other side but that was also stained. There are no mattress protectors on any of the beds so we ended up having to go and buy a mattress protector to safe guard ourselves against the stains on the bed. In the information sent by Sykes it informs you that you cannot now because of covid enter the property until later 5pm and leave by 9am (there is no reduction in price for less time in the property). We thought as we were traveling quite a distance we would first find the cottage & then go and sight see & stock up with food, we arrived at the cottage at 11.45am to see the cleaners leaving so we could have gone in at the original time of 3pm. When we returned back to the cottage and being advised that the cleaning takes longer the work tops in the kitchen needed wiping down and during the course of the week we found a chocolate wrapper under one of the chairs in the living room. We had bought some frozen food when we went to get our shopping and then spent about 20mins trying to get the built in freezer to work. It was broken so a note on the freezer would have been appreciated. There is a tiny freezer at the back of the kitchen. There is a parking spot allocated to the property which is ideal for a smaller car but we have an estate car and found the space a bit of a squeeze so had to park in the visitors space. The bin day is on a Monday not as stated in the information pack which states it is on a Wednesday. In the listing for the property it mentions a games room we never did find the games room. Apart from the above the property is nicely appointed and a comfortable place to stay just a shame that other things let it down.
"We asked for the beds not to be made because we were bringing our own bedding, but this didn’t happen."
There were no mattress protectors and when we stripped the double bed there was a very large stain on the mattress. The wardrobe door handle came off in my hand. The freezer wasn’t working when we got there so the frozen ready meals we had brought had to be put in the fridge and eaten within a couple of days or thrown away. However this problem was fixed by the owner within a couple of days. The photos on the website made the twin room look larger than it actually was, only really big enough for one adult or two children. No mention on the website of the absence of a mobile phone signal on the site or within at least 1/2 a mile. But the cottage was comfortable and well equipped.
"The cottage was lovely - the main gripes Were the listing didn’t clear mention the 3 floors (I had a member of my party that struggled at times) and the check out at 9 for Covid cleaning when the cottage was on the whole but I still had to focus on a couple of spots particularly the cooker hood Etc."
But I don’t want the to distract from the lovely cottage and experience we had catching up with old friends
"Our arrival and departure time was amended to permit extra time for cleaning but the property was not cleaned to normal standards, led alone COVID standards!"
! The property smelt musty, was dusty and cobwebs everywhere. There was no trace of smell of bleach or any cleaning products and we entered the property 30seconds after the cleaning company left. Extremely disappointing!! I spent 30 minutes cleaning the property myself and we felt the need to put all the crockery in the dishwasher before we used it as not confident of the cleanliness of the place. Also, we were left with one black bin bag to last us 7 days (no recycling) and the bath towels were the size of postage stamps. The first thing we did after cleaning the property ourselves was go out to buy air freshener. The balcony picture is misleading, as it looks out over an empty courtyard and roofed building used to park cars and store rubbish. Not an attractive view for a drink!! Disappointing stay!!
"The middle floor balcony was very useful as a dining area and for evening drinks."
As the weather was so warm it was also good to have the option of the courtyard table which was in the shade!
"The cottage was really lovely, loved the little stream that ran through!"
It had pretty much everything we needed for the week (including an iron and washer/dryer - Sykes couldn’t confirm this when I enquired) and was in a great location for where we wanted to visit. It was very quiet, couldn’t hear any traffic even though there’s a road right behind the house. The main bedroom is a really good size, we took a travel cot for our little one and there was still so much room. The other bedroom is quite small but we just used this for keeping clothes etc so no bother to us. The WiFi was also really quick! We definitely needed this as we couldn’t get a signal. There were loads of books, games, dvds and jigsaws if you wanted these. We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend this place to others. The only downside to the week was the cleaning company. They didn’t do a great job but this is absolutely no reflection on Sykes or the owners. The floors looked like we had already been in for a week the day we got there and the fridge had loads of bits in so clearly hadn’t been cleaned. Maybe the owners might want to speak to the company? But the main things like the bedding, towels, toilet, shower etc had all been cleaned to a great standard :).
Due to the covid-regulations in our and your country we tried getting in touch to amend this booking. Unfortunately, we never got an answer to this request. While we acknowledge that these are challenging times for everyone, we regret that there was no communication whatsoever regarding our request. Needless to say that under these circumstances we will not be making new bookings with Sykes cottages or this cottage in the future.
"Brilliant place to stay ,comfortable and warm with everything needed to make a great self catering holiday so enjoyable."
Attention to detail in the property and cleanliness was excellent .
"The staircase and landing floor boards are very creeky, but apart from that a very nice place to stay for a few days."
"Disappointed that the key to the property wasn’t in the key box on arrival."
I rang your office and was on hold for over minutes before getting through to someone. I was paying for that call and being told Fridays are busy hence the delay in getting to speak to someone wasn’t helpful. The key problem was resolved.
"It was a great location for us personally, a family member in Cark, more family in Barrow in Furness, the Lake District on the doorstep, 20 minutes to Kendal where there is great shopping, and the village itself was unspoilt and lovely to walk around daily, lots of good photo ops, and the locals were friendly!"
! Worth the journey from Canada!
"There were a couple of things that I would like to suggest."
A mirror in the second bedroom would be helpful as it is just as likely to be used by adults as children and easier access to a plug for hair dryer. Also a bin for tissues etc would be useful in both bedrooms. We had our 6 year old grandson with us for the first weekend and I felt that the courtyard was not really a suitable area for him to play safely outside on his own. While he was playing in the sitting room he managed to 'loose' one of his toys under the sofa and whilst retrieving it I discovered that it had not been cleaned under there for some time. Also the outside bin was overflowing and a plastic bag of rubbish left next to it. We also had to leave our rubbish out. I did report this to the cleaning company but there was nothing done despite assurances that it would be sorted. However we did enjoy our holiday in this charming and well appointed holiday home.
"Cottage was in a great position for visiting The Lakes and surrounding areas ..."
Cottage was in a great position for visiting The Lakes and surrounding areas Very quiet location Kitchen rolls, toilet rolls,washing up liquid supplied Hairdryer also supplied
"The cottage was exactly as described."
It was a beautiful place to stay, with everything that we could possibly need for our holiday. The facilities within the cottage exceeded our expectations, the decor was very tasteful, and it was spotlessly clean. It’s location was great, with a small town (for shops/pubs/restaurants/etc) a 5 minute drive away, and Lake Windermere only 10/15 minutes away. We can’t recommend this property enough!
"The toilet seat in the bathroom was broken and the hot water in the bathroom just stopped working from time to time."
Apart from this the apartment was excellent.
"Very dirty house :("
"A well appointed and maintained cottage with a well equipped kitchen."
The balcony very nice to sit on with a drink and enjoy the last of the days sun. Village shop only a short walk and supermarket a five minute drive.
"We found the Hayloft to be cosy, comfortable, very clean and with everything that was needed for the week that we stayed there."
The table and chairs on the raised deck are a nice touch too. Grange over Sands is only a couple of miles away and is a lovely place to visit with ample food shopping and take away venues if needed. We would certainly stay at the Hayloft again and would likewise recommend it to friends, it’s a lovely place to use as a base to explore the lakes.
"We found the 2 spiral stairs a bit of a challenge, anyone with a walking problem should be notified about this , also the cold basin tap in the bathroom is still not turning off and dripping the last people reviewed this ,apart from that everything good ."
Thank you for your comments and I am sorry that there was an issue with the tap; this has since been fixed. There is a turn in the stairs (not spiral) as shown in the photographs but I am sorry you found these difficult. I am glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner
"We loved our stay at hayloft cottage."
We were so happy that it was really clean. Only minor issue we had 1.. Extractor fan was dripping with fat 2.cold tap in bathroom very stiff and was dripping constantly I'm sure these can be rectified,other than that everything was smooth
Thank you for your feedback and making us aware of the issues you have mentioned. These have since been full addressed. I am glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner
"Great cottage ideal location"
"We had a wonderful shoot break at the Hayloft, delightful & very cosy, plenty to see & do perfect for walking, we will book again."
"The Hayloft is a superb cottage, beautifully appointed in a perfect location."
We felt very at home and enjoyed our stay very much, we would definitely recommend and book again. Sykes Maintenance Team for the South Lakeland Area were extremely helpful and very efficient at rectifying a problem with the central heating boiler. Thank you very much for another excellent holiday in one of your beautiful cottages.
"We have an extended period in the Lakes and find this accommodation first class."
It does exactly as it says on the tin !!
- Over three floors
- Two second floor bedrooms, 1 x double, 1 x twin
- First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, washbasin and wc
- First floor sitting room with electric woodburner type stove and balcony
- Ground floor kitchen/diner and entrance hallway.
- Gas central heating with electric woodburner type stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Private parking in front of the property for 1 car
- First floor balcony and walled courtyard both with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 5 minute walk, gastropub 10 minute walk
- Note: Washing machine is in the cupboard in hallway.
The Hayloft is part of a beautiful traditional Lakeland stone barn conversion, with slate flagstone floors and original beams, nestled within an award winning development in the South Lakes village of Lindale, a perfect place to cast aside the stresses of everyday life and unwind.
Set within the magnificent Lake District National Park, only 5 miles from Lake Windermere, and close to The South Cumbrian Coast, The Hayloft boasts heartwarming modern accomodation, a perfect "home away from home" ideal for couples, families and small groups to enjoy.
Pass through the gated courtyard and enter the spacious slate floored hallway and into the sumptuous kitchen/diner which also features slate flagstone floor, beams and contemporary units, with an extensive selection of first class appliances, for all your culinary needs.
On the first floor you will find the comfortable homely sitting room, again with beamed ceiling plus feature fireplace with electric woodburner type stove, ideal for heat on those cooler evenings, together with TV, DVD player, books, games and tourist information.
The sitting room gives access onto the south facing balcony, perfect for morning coffee or a glass of wine on those sunny summer evenings.
Also on the first floor is the sizeable and stylish contemporary bathroom, featuring a smart white suite with shower over the bath, plus light and shaver point over the washbasin.The Hayloft lies on three floors, the upper level presents you with two immaculate bedrooms, both with original feature beams; a spacious master, south facing, with stylish oak furniture and a comfortable large double bed and a twin room with views across the village providing a pleasing sight to wake up to.
Lindale, a small village situated in the south of The Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and just a few miles from Lake Windermere, makes the area a perfect holiday destination.
Set amidst the charm of The Southern Lakes, this attractive village, with handy gastropub, The Royal Oak, makes an inspiring choice from which to enjoy the whole of this magical area.
Just a few minutes drive from The Hayloft, brings you to Cartmel, a delightful village to wander around, famed for its delicious sticky toffee pudding, 12th century priory, National Hunt race meetings and gourmet restaurants.
You could also visit Grange-over-Sands, a charming seaside Edwardian town.
Take a stroll on the promenade and return through the quaint narrow streets with some lovely tea rooms and specialist shops including a bakery, chocolatiers, and award winning butchers.
But leaving the best till last, walking or touring in the fabulous Lake District, with its fells, lakes and tarns is an absolute must, most of which is just a short drive or walk from The Hayloft.
About the location
Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Cartmel 3.6 miles; Windermere 12 miles.
Lindale, a small village situated in the south of The Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and just a few miles from Lake Windermere, makes the area a perfect holiday destination. Set amidst the charm of The Southern Lakes, this attractive village, with handy gastropub, The Royal Oak, makes an inspiring choice from which to enjoy the whole of this magical area. Just a few minutes drive brings you to Cartmel, a delightful village to wander around, famed for its delicious sticky toffee pudding, 12th century priory, National Hunt race meetings and gourmet restaurants. You could also visit Grange-over-Sands, a charming seaside Edwardian town. Take a stroll on the promenade and return through the quaint narrow streets with some lovely tea rooms and specialist shops including a bakery, chocolatiers, and award winning butchers. The Lake District has so much to offer, there is sailing on Windermere, cycling in The Grizedale Forest, Go Ape Treetop adventures, Birdwatching at Leighton Moss and The Foulshaw Osprey Experience. There are also stately homes at Holker Hall, Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle and a heritage steam railway which runs from Haverthwaite to Lakeside. The Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Beauty is also a short journey away. But leaving the best till last, walking or touring in the fabulous Lake District, with its fells, lakes and tarns is an absolute must, most of which is just a short drive or walk away.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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