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Prospect Cottage

(Ref. 31050)

Staveley-in-Cartmel near Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely cottage. Very quiet and peaceful. Lovely modern kitchen and down stairs shower room. Front room a bit dark but lovely views.nice furniture. Tv only via apps. Like bbc iplayer. Nice seating area off the kitchen for three people. Comfortable beds. Curtains bit light. Would take slippers or warm socks as has hard floors. Parking is on a slopped drive quite tight. We were lucky with weather. Near the lake, had to walk along a busy road to other side of lake for boats and train trips. (Swan pub more of a hotel and spa) Loved the boat trip. Loved the scenery. Enjoyed.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2022

  • "Cottage is very good."

    Well presented comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay."

    Communication with the owner was excellent. Everything as described. Great property in a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely 3 days exploring the Lake District and Prospect Cottage was a fabulous base for us; it was our 1st trip to the Lakes in many, many years!"

    The cottage was very comfortable and very well presented. Many thanks to the owners for sharing this little gem!

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "Fantactic stay in the cottage, very clean, really cosy, warm and peaceful, exactly what was needed!"

    I would definitely come again and I would definitely recommend to others. Two negatives, I thought the water pressure on the shower was very poor. Also the booking had a check out time of 10am so why did the cleaning lady turn up as we were leaving and and asked us why we were still there at 10am, she thought the time was 9.30pm? The lady was rather rude we all thought, she needs to be made aware of any bookings and check out times. Apart from that everything was amazing really loved the weekend away!

    Reviewed by HassanSep 2021

  • "House in a great location."

    Beds very comfortable. Bedding lovely. Bathrooms clean. Nice to have 2 sitting areas with TVs. Do not feel photos on website showed true appearance of property, in need of tlc and updating e.g wall paper peeling in several areas, kitchen heavily worn and utensils /cutlery/plates/ glasses in need of replacement (plates worn, cultery didn't match, didn't have a full set of glasses...). Water pressure poor and shower underwhelming, toilets didn't flush properly if another source of water being used. Fridge was smelly and house not cleaned to satisfactory standard (work surfaces dirty , cultery draw not clean. House dusty and dust in alot of corners) . Bin outside was overspilling on arrival and attracted lots of flies. House has alot of potential, some lovely qualities but as above we were disappointed about several aspects.

    Reviewed by DellaJun 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage with a fabulous view towards the southernmost tip of lake Windermere."

    The tiny front garden provides a wonderful spot to sit and watch the sun go down. The cottage is in a quiet hamlet and it is possible to go on walks straight from the door. Other well trodden walks and attractions are not far away. The cottage is very cosy, with everything you need, and has a plentiful supply of hot water for those after hike soaks in the bath with a view. It’s fabulous as a base from which to explore, if you like to be a little bit removed from the summer madness of Windermere town etc. It would perhaps be nice to have a table and chairs at the front big enough for everyone to sit around as we would have liked to eat outside, but we still had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by RosalindJun 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage on a very quiet lane with pleasant views over the valley with hill behind and a glimpse of Lake Windermere in the distance."

    It was really nice to sit out on the bench in the front garden in the evening with a cup of tea / glass of wine. A good location for exploring the area but with good walks from the doorstep too. Walking distance (15 mins) to the Swan at Newby Bridge, would also recommend the the delightful Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank though quite a bit further.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2021

  • "Well decorated cottage!"

    It was very stylish, and the views from the window having a bath is amazing. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay with a good sized kitchen to cook our meals. Would love to come stay there again some time in the future.

    Reviewed by MaritzaApr 2021

  • "Charming, cosy and clean cottage in a fantastic location."

    Only a 10min walk to the Swan which served great food! The views from the front of the house were magical. Didn’t realise how close it was to lake Windermere and main roads for travelling.

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very well decorated and equipped."

    In a great location

    Reviewed by MandySep 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage and much bigger than expected."

    We didn't want to leave! Everyone who came to visit said how great the house is. Good walks up in the hills behind on a gravel track - ideal for us as we're not fully equipped fell walkers, and a great view at the top. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2020

  • "Realy nice place to stay."

    View is stanning, cottage is cosy. It was clean and comfy. Next time would take a slippers with me though as the floor is too cold. Overall I would stay there again.

    Reviewed by AnitaJan 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage in an excellent position."

    We had a great time.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2019

  • "Really nice cottage in a great location."

    You felt like you were out in the country but had easy accessibility to the wider area.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2019

  • "Nice cottage in a very good location but would have felt more welcoming with a small welcome pack or flowers or small items like clocks and torches in the bedrooms."

    Reviewed by EdnaMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location!"

    Reviewed by TracyMar 2019

  • "Prospect Cottage is situated in the most idyllic spot with gorgeous views all around and close to fabulous walks."

    We stayed there for New Year and it was the perfect cosy cottage for seeing in the new year. The cottage is well maintained and equipped and comfortable. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Prospect Cottage.

    Reviewed by RhianDec 2018

  • "Great cottage ."

    Lovely furnished. . Horses and sheep in field opposite. Fantatstic location.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "The cottage is beautiful, well decorated and very clean."

    It has space and its facilities (heating, Internet...) work well. The location is also great, we were able to start walks from the cottage. Gill was a fantastic host. She made sure everything was working, replied quickly and even allowed for a later checkout. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by MarisaOct 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful tranquil surroundings."

    Would highly recommend it. Only issue with the cottage was that the shower pressure is a little on the low side. Maybe worth considering a change to a power shower if possible but that is our only criticism. Apart from that, it was a perfect little home from home.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2018

  • "A cosy and beautifully furnished cottage in a great location."

    Fantastic views and great walks right on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by TraceyFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, The owners were very helpful and suggested a couple of great walks and a really top notch pub."

    The pictures do not do this house justice its a real gem.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2017

  • "The Hosts were most welcoming and helpful in letting us know local details, and the house was ideal for our family holiday."

    Would be very happy to return, except we usually like to try new locations.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2017

  • "Comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2017

  • "The cottage was amazing, a beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    The open fire made the experience even more special. We would definitely book here again. Thank you for the experience.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2016

  • "The cottage is a great location for exploring Cartmel and the Lakeside area."

    The views from the cottage are stunning. The area was nice and quiet with very little traffic passing by. Would love to return again for a longer break.

    Reviewed by FrankNov 2016

  • "The photo's of this cottage do not do it justice, beautiful location, quality fixtures and fittings."

    The owner Gill was wonderful in her communication. The location is perfect for exploring the south lakes with stunning walks on the doorstep. A perfect cottage for families or groups of friends, highly recommend!

    Reviewed by JoOct 2016

  • "This is a well appointed cottage with everything you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay."

    A real home from home and very close to Lake Windermere itself. We were extremely happy with accommodation and would definitely consider staying here again if visiting The Lakes.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and open fire, leading to sitting area (seats 3)
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with two benches
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk.

The property

Newby Bridge 0.6 miles.

Located near the southern tip of Lake Windermere, nestling in the quiet hamlet of Staveley-in-Cartmel near Newby Bridge, Prospect Cottage offers a warm welcome to families and couples alike.

With two open fires, exposed polished wooden floorboards, a cosy sitting room and modern kitchen, this end-terrace cottage near Newby Bridge also boasts wonderful countryside views from just about every window, making it a restful and comfortable country base.

This Newby Bridge cottage is within easy reach of Grange-over-Sands with its delightful promenade, Cartmel, famous for its abbey, racecourse and sticky toffee puddings, the market town of Ulverston, and the popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere with its array of shops and eateries, pitch & putt golf, tennis courts and the children’s attraction of The World of Beatrix Potter.

Close by you will find the National Trust property, Fell Foot Park, set right on the shores of Lake Windermere, where you can enjoy refreshments and light meals, hire a boat in season or simply enjoy the breathtaking view up the lake.

There is also an adventure playground and tree trail which are great for children.

The Aquarium of the Lakes, Windermere Lake Cruises and Haverthwaite Railway are a short car ride away from your Newby Bridge cottage, as is the Lakeland Motor Museum, home to the Donald Campbell Bluebird Exhibition.

There are also the National Trust properties of Sizergh Castle and Townend, as well as the historic houses at Holker and Leven Hall within driving distance.

Walkers can enjoy the many trails beginning directly from the front door of this Newby Bridge cottage, and for those a bit more adventurous, a drive out to Grizedale Forest is a must, with its many mountain bike routes suitable for all capabilities.

Alternatively, why not try the tree top adventure park, Go-Ape, or enjoy a trip to the nearby South Lakeland Zoo?

A wonderful Newby Bridge cottage for an action-packed break or relaxing escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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