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Green Acre

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Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was very nice, clean and comfortable."

    We had a couple of issues . The main electric gate was intermittent and frustrating as only . There was a smell of vomit emanating from the kitchen area, possibly the drains. We were not able to use the hot tub as it would not heat up, There were no clear instructions and the tub was showing F-fault codes. I messaged to ask for clearer details but unfortunately had no response. Otherwise we enjoyed the cottage, especially the log burner.

    Hi David, Thanks so much for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Will make sure we look into the drains immediately and apologies as not sure who you were in touch with as we never received any questions on the hot tub. Glad you enjoyed the stay and all the best, Sami Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Apr 2024

  • "Had a delightful stay at Green Acre!"

    The location is fantastic—quiet and serene. The cottage is spacious, impeccably clean, and comfortably accommodated our group of 7 for 4 nights. Already looking forward to coming back!

    Thank you so much Mohamed, glad you enjoyed it and we’d be happy to have you back anytime!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohamed5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely location in the Lake District with nice walks and views nearby."

    We enjoyed using this house as our base for the week. However, we would suggest that the property is a little tired and could do with a general update. Would have rated the house 3.5 stars if available!

    Hi Andrew, Thanks for coming and staying at Green Acre, and glad you enjoyed your stay. We are closing for the Winter season from November and will be updating and renovating in the meantime. I'll reach out separately to make sure we take into account any particular feedback you had! Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2023

  • "The property is in a fabulous location, lovely views of the hills."

    There are 2 separate areas that both have sitting and dining facilities, which allows large families/groups the opportunity to enjoy multiple activities at the same time. The hot tub is kept immaculately clean and in a great position. The owner provided a contact number on arrival and sorted out a minor issue immediately for us. Only point to mention is the information stated the upstairs bedroom would be made up as a super king unless twins were requested, however when we arrived it was set up as twin beds (we would have preferred a super king), so maybe ensure you request your preference either way before you visit.

    Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed your stay and feel free to come back anytime :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Oct 2023

  • "Easy to find from postcode and address."

    In a super nice area full of amazing views and walking trails. Favourite part was chilling in the hot tub and being able to see the countryside - super peaceful. House was beautiful and even though there was 7 of us we all had our own space on the property to relax.

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We’re really glad you had a great time and would love to host you all again anytime!! All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous Christmas break at Green Acres in a lovely spot, very quiet and ..."

    Fabulous Christmas break at Green Acres in a lovely spot, very quiet and peaceful with great views, very warm and cosy, great conservatory, loved the garden, very well stocked

    Reviewed by Kim4.1Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property with so much potential."

    Worked well for our family of 6 with our dogs for my daughters 21st and all getting together to celebrate. The accommodation worked so well with the sleeping arrangements and two sitting areas. The garden was great for the dogs and secure whilst they ran and played. It was great to have two working TV's with good access to netflix etc. Great location to walk dogs from the door and travel into the southern lakes. Beautiful panoramic views with a large patio area. We would definitely use this as a base for our yearly get togethers with the family again. It was disappointing that wood was not supplied for the log burners and we believe the owner is addressing this. With a few tweaks we would have given this place 5* - it just needs a few minor issues ironing out first. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Greenacre.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you all enjoyed your stay at Green Acre. We are now supplying some wood for the log burner for our guests to use so this wont be an issue going forward. We hope you stay with us again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley3.8Dec 2022

  • "This was one of the best Holiday Cottages we have ever stayed in."

    It had everything needed for a weeks very happy holiday. I'm sure we will return if we can.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2022

  • "Green Acre is a lovely dormer bungalow with good views and good road links to different parts of the lake district."

    The large back garden was brilliant and Sooty (our Shih Tzu dog) loved exploring it. The property had excellent facilities; the washing machine and tumble drier were very useful. The fridge seemed to have some water leaking from somewhere. The beds were comfortable but the pillows were a bit hard.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay, albeit too short."

    The location is great and the views spectacular. We did a few nice walks right from the cottage. A big thank you for sorting out a few little issues we had so quickly for us, particularly over the Easter weekend. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage is situated in a beautiful location with outstanding views, and walks from the door."

    It is convenient to get to from the motorway and main roads, and a godd place to stay if you want to access Lake Windermere without the crowds of Bowness and Windermere. House is cosy, the beds are comfortable, the conservatory making a good family day room. Minor niggles - could have done with better lighting and a softer armchair in the dining/ living room (not easy to seat 4 adults comfortably in the evening) and a teapot and cafetiere would have been good. But this didn't really detract from what was a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Mar 2022

  • "We had a great time!"

    All 7 of us, enjoyed the peace, the comfort & facilities!! Would enjoy coming back again!

    Reviewed by Moishe4.7Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful house set in a peaceful location."

    Well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Suzy5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage with great views very quiet and secluded and with easy access to a wide area of the Lake District."

    Great for families.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Aug 2021

  • "The electric gates are slightly unreliable."

    Sometimes they didn’t open or close fully so if you have dog/children they need checking after use. The woods and fells behind the house seem to be well populated by tics, we had to remove several from various parts of our bodies (and the dog) during the stay so you need to check after walking there. Wasn’t a problem for us as we are used to this but inexperienced walkers may not be aware. The house is almost directly under the flight path for the RAF low flying exercises which from our point of view was a great bonus, but those of a nervous disposition might find it a worry We were treated to quite a few fighter jets, a Hercules helicopter and a formation of Osprey VTOL planes as the weather was ideal all week. Although the house is quite close to the main road there was very little traffic noise and the view from the top of the garden is very nice.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jul 2021

  • "Green Acre is the perfect pick for break with a small group."

    We had a great weeks holiday with family including 1 grandparent, 4 middle aged adults, one 5 year old plus a small dog. The freedom of 2 eating areas and televisions means you're not living on top of each other and can enjoy the whole cottage together. The patio area and gardens are brilliant with loads of room for adventures and relaxation. Having never stayed in the south lakes (usually stopping at Keswick) we were very impressed with the cottage and surroundings and cant wait to return. Thank you Sami for a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was an awesome stay."

    Me and my friends were thrilled at the thought of having the whole place to ourselves. Maybe a hot tub would have completed the experience as it is very conducive to having one. There's only one thing that requires attention - the massive couch in the conservatory gave everyone an itch even after our shower. Overall, it's a place we would like to go back to in the future.

    Reviewed by Celerino4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had the most fabulous holiday, Greenacre was such a gorgeously set out home with all the facilities we needed and so comfortable."

    The house was set in a perfect location for us to explore, we cannot wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely rural setting with nice views."

    A good amount of living space and comfortable furniture made for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be a twin on request), 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • External utility area with washer/dryer
  • Living/dining room with woodburner and 43 inch Smart TV
  • Conservatory with large sofa and 60 inch Smart TV.
  • Two woodburners, one in the lounge and also one in a downstairs bedroom
  • Property has 2 x Smart TVs (lounge and conservatory) and fast WiFi
  • Netlfix/iplayer apps etc available, guests will need their own accounts and please do remember to log out before departure
  • Bed linen and towels inc. Fuel and power inc. in rent (woodburners have logs and firelighters provided but not kindling)
  • Ample off-road parking for 5 cars (one in garage and four external spaces)
  • Walking distance to Lake Windermere
  • Covered external storage for sports equipment
  • Water sports/hiking/walking/cycling guests all welcome
  • The property welcomes children but guests would need to bring a cot or highchair for infants
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area
  • Hot tub with views across the fields and perfect for looking up at the stars
  • Patio with a winter picnic bench, in summer the furniture is a dedicated patio set and BBQ
  • The property welcomes children but guests would need to bring a cot or highchair for infants
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles;pub 0.7 miles

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of Lake Windermere, in the delightful hamlet of Newby Bridge, Green Acre is a well-presented detached cottage.

Sleeping seven, this thoughtfully laid out abode sits within two acres of land and provides stunning views of the surrounding countryside, perfect for friends and family alike, looking for a rural retreat in the Lake District.

Soak up the views before heading inside, where you will be welcomed by charming yet contemporary interiors throughout.

Kick off your walking boots and store them in the conveniently sized hallway, before entering the stylish kitchen, amply equipped to assist you in all your self-catering requirements.

Moving through the property, you’ll be charmed by the bright and airy conservatory, where you can snuggle up on the sofa in front of the large TV after a day exploring the local area or enjoy a morning coffee whilst admiring the breath-taking views.

Enter the warm and inviting living room, where a wood burning stove takes centre stage, perfect for those winter evenings cosied up in front of the fire with your loved ones.

Grab a captivating book and unwind, whilst enjoying the views from the charming window seat or gather around the dinner table to enjoy a board game night with friends and family.

Completing the ground floor is a shower room and three well-presented bedrooms; one king-size bedroom boasting a feature fireplace and mountain views, a double bedroom and single bedroom with ample storage space.

Climb the staircase to the first floor, where you will be welcomed by an attractive super-king-sized bedroom with zip/link features, boasting stunning views of the countryside as well as a stylish bathroom, where you can enjoy a long soak in the bath after a day exploring the Lakes.

Head back downstairs and step outside where you can enjoy two acres of space, including a patio area with table and chairs, ideal for a spot of alfresco dining or enjoying an evening glass of wine, captivated by the surrounding views across the valley.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic home away from home, take a stroll into Newby Bridge, perched on the edge of Lake Windermere, where you can pick up some local delicacies from the nearby shop, enjoy a walk in Fell Foot Park or a family-fun day out to Newby Bridge Aquarium.

Green Acre is ideally situated in the heart of The Lake District, just a short drive away from the popular towns and villages of Cartmel, Bowness on Windermere, Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal, Ulverston and Grange over Sands, where ample attractions await.

Embrace the great outdoors and learn to sail on Lake Windermere, enjoy a relaxing meander on a wooden rowing boat or take a boat trip from Bowness on Windermere to the popular tourist destination of Ambleside.

Back on dry land, there are plenty of walking opportunities for keen hikers; enjoy a walk along the shores of Lake Windermere to Wray Castle or lace up those walking boots and take on one of the surrounding peaks, such as the impressive Old Man of Coniston or even England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

Other local attractions worth a visit include the family-friendly World of Beatrix Potter, the beautiful lake of Coniston Water and Hawkshead Brewery, a modern brewery providing tours and tastings sessions.

After a day of adventure in the Lake District, Green Acre will be awaiting your return, providing the perfect retreat for you and your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 8 miles.

The small village of Newby Bridge takes its name from the five arched stone bridge built in 1651 over the River Leven. The famous Furness Railway, one of Britain's oldest working standard gauge steam railways, runs between Haverthwaite and Newby Bridge. Visit the Lakeside Hotels and enjoy magnificent views across Windermere and the surrounding fells, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, where the naturally themed habitats, bring the history of the Lakes vividly to life. Bowness-on-Windermere provides a lovely day out, plus the picturesque village of Hawkshead still retains the charm and character that so endeared it to its most famous residents - William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and admire the views at nearby Gummer's How.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas