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Bridge End Cottage

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Haverthwaite near Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely Lakeland Cottage, we were kindly accommodated at the last minute, but very comfortable and well appointed accommodation, owners very helpful and also local caretaker who met us on arrival very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2023

  • "All in all we had a wonderful stay."

    We loved the safe enclosed garden for our dog, as well as the cosy log burner, well equipped kitchen and the comfy bed. We thought the location was great to visit many locations in the Lakes, and we had a great time driving around to visit lots of places and went on some amazing walks. We really appreciated the bottle of prosecco on arrival, thank you! A few things we think could make this cottage even better. The cottage in on a blind bend on a semi busy road where cars go very fast, something to bear in mind if you have young kids or a dog as there's no gate. Getting out of the drive felt dangerous as you can't really see, and the mirrors to help you do so really need a clean to help with that. Sofas were a little uncomfy due to the springs but not the end of the world! If you have a dog too note they're not allowed upstairs, something we would have liked to have been told beforehand as our dog isn't used to sleeping downstairs on his own. We unfortunately experienced some building work next door which was quite noisy at 8:20am on 2 occasions, again just unfortunate timing and not the end of the world but a bit frustrating when you want a quiet break. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it but just a few things to note above.

    Reviewed by Elise4.1Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous property, had everything we could need."

    Very comfortable and clean. Lovely setting and view and good local walks for the dog. Quiet village, excellent for exploring South Lakes with ease. Thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful week, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Just one thing, the garden is rather overgrown so not too easy to pick up after the dog! The gardener didn’t turn up on the Tuesday as advised but this didn’t spoil our wonderful week. And thank you for the added extras, much appreciated. Would advise anyone to book Bridge End Cottage!

    Reviewed by Briony5.0Sep 2023

  • "An enjoyable week at the cottage and surrounding area is wonderful."

    On first impressions a cottage full of character. Comfy beds, good shower (need to be able to stop water from spreading) larger screen? Unfortunately, we found cleanliness lacking. Many kitchen items dirty, fluff and debris under beds and sofa cushions. We were unlucky enough to have a wet week and had leaks to both lounge windows and centre wall of the snug, contacted owner, left voicemail - no response. Getting out of drive is risky, kerb drop needs sorting, we bolstered it with shingle from the yard. Lakes fabulous. The cottage needs attention, full review on trip advisor,

    I do try to provide all our visitors with information about the cottage via email before their visit and specifically mention to get in touch if they have any queries. I am sorry that, on this occasion, your voicemail message was not responded to. Unfortunately, I was abroad and while I could pick up email and text messages I could not receive voicemail. There are two contact telephone numbers provided in the visitor information book so someone is always available to be contacted via telephone if required. I was disappointed to read that you felt some things at our cottage were below your expectations, however, I was pleased to read you had an enjoyable week nevertheless. I understand that the rain and wind were particularly serious that week and in such bad weather sometimes water does find its way in to old properties. I have ensured that all involved in looking after our cottage are aware of your comments. It is reassuring to note that the visitors the week before your visit, left lovely comments in our visitor book and the week following we were thanked for the thoughtful extras and for it being extremely well equipped. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eira3.1Sep 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay, well located and well equipped for a good break in The Lakes."

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, ideally placed for exploring The Lake District, and indeed the beautiful coast."

    Within walking distance of the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway which runs to the shores of Windermere and the boats that cruise the lakes. Also very safe for our dog, with east access to local walks.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage, garden was a bit wild but our grandson loved and the patio and furniture were nice."

    Inside was everything you needed, lots and lots of character but mod cons to nice modern kitchen and bathrooms and also good wi if and a smart tv. Would def recommend

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful setting and gorgeous property."

    Everything it said it would be! Clean, tidy and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Michaela Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with a mix of traditional but with modern facilities."

    Good quality appliances to cook and everything on hand that you would need for a week away Gorgeous view from rear garden. I loved the little quaint luggage tags that had hints for where things were kept. They looked so much nicer than seeing notices. Appreciated an array of dvds to choose from as we got back to base for dark at night so plenty to watch and relax. Garden is dog secure so that helps you relax too. Warm and helpful communication throughout the booking and our stay. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Generally the cottage was warm, welcoming and very well equipped."

    We were disappointed that the nearest pub, within walking distance, was closed down ( we had planned to eat there a few times). There are no other pubs within walking distance so felt the information should have been updated. We found the front door giving access to the garden was difficult to open as the key and the lock were very stiff, this was somewhat disconcerting as it was labelled as a fire escape. We acknowledge that we were warned that the property was on a corner but the entrance into the yard and exit onto a main road was a very tight turn and due to the uneven yard surface tricky to enter and exit.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Oct 2022

  • "Lovely to arrive and find a bottle of wine and a pint of milk - thank you."

    Lots of towels provided which was a huge help Plenty of seating for all guests We loved the garden - excellent seating provided Third bedroom a bit cramped but manageable We really enjoyed our stay and the house felt really welcoming

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Sep 2022

  • "This was a return visit to a lovely cottage and it certainly didn’t disappoint."

    The cottage is comfortable and homely with good facilities, particularly appreciate the lovely bathrooms, and perfectly located for exploring the Lake District. We had a wonderful stay and once again the holiday was over all too soon. Looking forward to returning again .

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great cottage, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Good access to the lakes, plenty of eating places close by and a great wee local in the Anglers Arms Good food, reasonably priced and an easy walk from the cottage!

    Reviewed by Morag4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage nice and quiet and peaceful, with some nice touches."

    Exit of drive a little tight, but no problems overall. Would recommend to others without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Jun 2022

  • "Perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

  • "We felt very much at home in the cottage."

    It is very comfortable and the Aga stove kept the sitting room warm and cosy in the evenings. The kitchen is easy to work in and we loved the underfloor heating in the shower and bath rooms and the easy to sweep flag and wooden floors. A real bonus was the access into the fenced garden, which made it easy to take the dog out in the morning and evening. The footpaths both across the field to Low Wood and the bridleway and to Greenodd (sheep free at the time) meant that I could let our dog off the lead. High Dam is another safe place, as is the beach at Askam, but there are many lovely walks nearby. Haverthwaite is a friendly village and ideally placed to access the Lakes, the Cartmel peninsula and the quieter west coast and Western Lake District. We saw a lot of our family too! The owner was very helpful and friendly and we thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Characterful, well presented cottage with cosy logburner for winter stays."

    Well equipped with thoughtful touches.Plenty of parking.Very welcoming host. Nice woodland walks nearby and enclosed dog friendly garden. Larger driveway mirrors would be helpful to negotiate the concealed entryway and exit. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Bridge End Cottage.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent location, well equipped new kitchen, and cosy living room with log burner."

    A river at the bottom of the garden leading to beautiful walks. Thanks for a perfect stay & the bottle of bubbly in the fridge! Would highly recommend and will definitely stay again :-)

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay nice to have a log fire burning in the evenings."

    Being able to let the dog out in the garden knowing it was fenced off gave us peace of mind. We had everything we needed plenty big enough and very clean. Very enjoyable holiday spent there.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Cottage was sympathetically enhanced by the new kitchen and bathroom."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of additional touches which made our stay extra special."

    Perfect and would definitely return

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2021

  • "The downstairs shower kept escaping out of the bathroom so could probably do with a longer shower screen."

    Lovely cottage in a great location. Lots of utensils to use in the kitchen which came in handy.

    Reviewed by Alice4.1Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was all we hoped for and more."

    So comfortable with thoughtful items provided - waterproof OS maps, books of walks, netflix, logs and kindling, coffee pods....... I could go on. The cottage is much bigger than I though and the pictures don't do it justice, which was a welcome surprise. The bed was comfy, the shower was excellent and loads of fluffy towels.... We ate twice at the Anglers Arms, just up the road, they served decent food at reasonable prices, don't be put off because it looks a little tired.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x kingsize, 1 x twin (zip/link can be made into super-king on request)
  • Bathroom with underfloor heating, bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with underfloor heating, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer and dryer, dishwasher, Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn and patio with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Cartmel 6.6 miles.

Situated in the picturesque village of Haverthwaite, Cumbria is Bridge End Cottage, a delightful semi-detached property boasting magnificent countryside views and off-road parking.

Resting at the southern tip of the Lake District National Park this pretty character cottage is perfect for friends and families looking to escape to this glorious part of the country.

Be welcomed into the property by the hallway - already flowing with character, before moving through the cottage to discover its delights.

Amply-equipped, the kitchen/diner hosts a farmhouse table perfect for enjoying your breakfast ahead of an action-packed day of exploring; here you will also find an electric oven and hob and a Nespresso coffee machine while the décor offers a quintessential cottage feel through its exposed stone walls and white beamed ceilings.

From here, make your way to the sitting and dining room, home to another dining table where you can catch up with the group to discuss the day's events.

After a long day of exploring the local area, sink into the sofas and cuddle up with your loved ones in front of the woodburning stove, before flicking on the TV to enjoy a film as a family.

Break away from the group to enjoy a good book in the snug; offering three occasional chairs and a feature fireplace, the snug provides a tranquil space where you can admire yet more character features this property holds.

As the evening draws to a close, make your way up the stairs to the bedrooms; hosting three bedrooms, including one double, one kingsize and a twin with a zip/link feature, there are plenty of sleeping quarters for different types of groups.

Each bedroom is complete with storage so you can unpack your belongings in this home away from home.

As as well as plenty of storage, these bedrooms offer charming chairs to relax and gaze out over the garden and open fields in the mornings with a cup of tea.

Guests will benefit from a bathroom with underfloor heating, fit with a bath so you can soak your muscles after an action-packed day, as well as a basin, a heated towel rail and a WC, while back on the ground floor is another handy shower room with underfloor heating, walk-in shower, a basin and WC, so you won't be short of space to prepare for the day ahead.

Take advantage of the beautiful garden at this property; the lawn area is home to thriving wildflowers and shrubbery which you can gaze upon while savouring a glass of wine on the patio.

This stunning area of the country is home to many attractions such as the Haverthwaite Railway, which hosts a historic steam train which runs from Haverthwaite to Lakeside Station, ideal for all ages to take in the picturesque views of the Lake District.

Why not spend the day at England's largest lake, Lake Windermere, where you can stop in one of the local cafés for a bite to eat before venturing out on a lakeside cruise; or for the adventurous members of the group, try your hand at kayaking over the peaceful waters.

The thriving village of Cartmel is within easy reach of the cottage and offers an array of quirky Cumbrian shops, pubs and restaurants for you to treat yourself to a meal out.

The winding streets and narrow cobbled roads give Cartmel a charm you won't find easily elsewhere which extends to the marvellous Cartmel Priory which is still an important piece of architecture in the village's character.

Cartmel Racecourse was founded in the 12th century by the monks of the Cartmel Priory and makes for a fantastic day out for tourists and racing enthusiasts alike.

For walkers and cyclists, there are numerous routes from the doorstep of the cottage, while the Yorkshire Dales National Park is also reachable by car if you want even more spectacular views in this amazing part of the country.

For a fantastic holiday in a fantastic region, choose Bridge End Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 miles.

The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a thirty minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.

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Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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