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Waingate Cottage

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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98 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage was perfect for us in every way, with our family group ranging from 1 to 59 years + dog!"

    Every thought has been given to comfort and requirements, such as the choice of wall hanging facilities rather than domineering wardrobes, to the superbly comfortable beds. The garden is secluded and peaceful, ideal for relaxing and playing, and further enhanced by having cows for neighbours. The nearby estuary is a short walk and we heard and saw skylarks there. The owner, Julie, is very friendly and provided lovely welcome items, such as flowers and wine! We have been visiting the Lakes for many years and it has been a delight to find somewhere so peaceful in a school holiday week, so we could easily access busier areas when we wanted to, then come back to this haven of tranquility to recover!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2024

  • "We had a fabulous time at Waingate Cottage."

    It was a home away from home. Our host was so friendly and kind, nothing was too much trouble. The house itself was very well equipped, extremely clean, the gardens were spacious and enclosed. Very safe for our 3yr old to run around. The location is excellent, so handy for getting to the Lakes, roughly 30-35mins from Windermere. Beautiful walks can be taken from the house, there is a little corner shop nearby as well as some restaurants a short drive away. We had 6 adults, 1 child and a dog in our party and the house held us all without any bother. Very spacious house, we would 100% recommend Waingate Cottage and we would definitely stay again. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2024

  • "What a stunning cottage!"

    Thanks to the owners for a lovely stay in sunny Waingate Cottage. The garden is secure for children and curious dogs (although the calves in the next door field did push through the gate and explored the garden on one day!) Cottage is beautifully presented and very comfortable. There were 3 adults snd 1 child to feed and we did struggle with the half hob (there is a range but we didn't want to run the whole thing and heat the house given the glorious weather we had). A bread knife would be a welcome addition too! Such minor minor things though and neither would prevent us from booking again. Cottage is rural but accessible for amenities although finding a large supermarket locally completely stumped us. Lovely days out on the steam railway and Lake Windermere steamers. Plenty to do although no local sand beaches (all within 30 mins were just mudflats). Thanks again and for the lovely welcome pack - much appreciated. Last thing of note Cottage is very child friendly - cot (although no bedding) and stair gates were provided and accommodate for. Travelled with toddler and perfectly safe. Thank you for that!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2024

  • "We all had a fabulous time as a family at Waingate celebrating both sets of parents 50th Golden Wedding Anniversaries which they celebrate later this year."

    The cottage was beautiful, very well appointed and Julie was the hostess with mostest. A lovely weekend, thanks.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely property with nice touches of milk, eggs and fresh flowers."

    A cosy, spacious and very comfortable cottage. Great location. Very helpful owner who popped in on Friday evening and answered queries about accessible walks. We all had a fabulous time and would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week at the cottage and couldn’t have been any happier."

    The cottage is so well equipped and comfortable. Great kitchen / dining in which we loved playing games and sitting as our little Boy baked. Host was so welcoming and gave us good advice for a good walk which we managed. We recommend the pub in the village and used the bakery and shop. Great base and we enjoyed Grange over Sands and managed a day trip to Blackpool. Would highly recommend!!!

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Apr 2024

  • "A very enjoyable and comfortable stay in delightful and well maintained cottage."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful setting."

    Clean, spacious and fully equipped with a lovely secure garden. Julie (host) was very welcoming on arrival and provided a lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Waingate cottage is a fabulous place to stay."

    A home from home. It's full of charm and a great place to relax and wind down. The facilities are excellent and if you like to cook and chat with friends, then the kitchen diner is a great place to enjoy wonderful times with people you love to be with. The wifi is excellent too. Great walks and stunning views surround you and it's a great place to explore the South Lakes. I've already booked my next stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property is exactly as described, warm, cosy, extremely clean and has all the facilities you need for an enjoyable and comfortable stay."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owner who greeted us upon arrival and gave some really helpful advice. As our stay was during the christmas period, the touches that were implemented were tree, decorations, dining table beautifully decorated, chocolates, honestly, it was perfect. The area is beautiful and tranquil, but not too far from shops and I highly recommend a trip to the beach which is only 10 mins drive away, fantastic promenade. Thank you Julie for everything.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed here for a girls weekend that we do once a year."

    The house is absolutely beautiful, good sized rooms, and very clean! On arrival the owner checked in with us which was lovely and any problems we had she was easy to contact and assisted us! We had a fab stay and would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hidden gem!"

    Ideal base for exploring the South Lakes area. A fully equipped house complete with a thoughtful welcome pack. A very warm property with a nice enclosed garden. Our host, Julie, took the time to call in on our arrival date to check if everything was okay, a nice, personal touch. Will hopefully stay again when returning to the area.

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Garden and views were lovely.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage full of character…."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in idyllic quiet location, we especially loved the garden ❤️ Julie welcomed us and had left wine, flowers, milk and eggs which were much appreciated."

    We had a lovely few days and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet rural location."

    For those who wish to stay awhile in a lovely part of the Southern Lake District well away, but within easy reach, of the main tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow, what a find!"

    Peaceful location on the edge of a working farm. Cottage fully equipped with everything you could possibly want, lovely and clean and a nice welcome pack and fresh flowers to. My granddaughters stopped with us for the weekend and when going for a walk we bumped into Julie the owner who let them help her feed a calf, they were delighted, absolutely loved cows as neighbours. We were blessed with good weather so could sit in the lovely cottage garden, overall a truly memorable holiday, thank you Julie

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jun 2023

  • "Omg ,we're do we start."

    ..we arrived 3 ladies of a certain age to the beautiful cottage... There was a lovely bunch of lillies plus wine bread and milk,how thoughtful.thank you so much...there was loads of room and every were was spotless... The garden is beautiful ,a peaceful safe haven...trees flowers ,and a washing line,there is outdoor furniture for those lazy sunny days...the whole house is catered for every need you need ,Julie is on hand to help you with anything you need and is so kind... We made friends with the cows in the field who were so friendly... Would I go again ? In a flash... It's perfect for escaping ,relaxing and us 3 ladies loved review is also for my 3 friends as well as they feel the same about waingates...thank you for allowing us your beautiful cottage for the week to the Wilson family xx

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2023

  • "Recently stayed for the weekend and had a great time, Julie was very welcoming cottage was clean tidy and had everything you needed for a great stay."

    Thank You Lorraine

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location close to The Lakes and just over the hill to Morecambe Bay."

    Everything you need is provided including a welcome pack that was a really nice touch. Walks nearby are great and having animals coming up to your garden wall was an absolute treat.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank You Julie for another Lovely Weekend at Waingate, this time we brought The Family who all loved it too ☺ Immaculately Clean, a nice Welcome pack, Comfy Beds spacious rooms, plenty of games to keep the Younger ones Happy and a lovely Cottage Garden that I am sure in better weather will be Idyllic to sit and take a Wee Glass and soak up the Sun."

    We hope to be back later in the Year.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful 3 night stay from 12th January 2023 We arrived at tea time and despite the cold, wet and windy evening, the cottage was so warm and cosy."

    Fresh flowers, milk, eggs and a bottle of wine were a lovely touch too. There was nothing we could fault and we look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage with idyllic views surrounding It was very clean ..."

    Absolutely stunning cottage with idyllic views surrounding It was very clean and extremely well presented and the Christmas decorations set the scene for our Christmas break The cottage was short of nothing which contributed to a wonderful relaxing stress free stay Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Dec 2022

  • "Waingate Cottage was Perfect we had a 3 night stay, the Cottage is Clean, Spacious well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Beds are comfy, showers good even the Woodburner was set. We had rain most of the weekend but the Cottage was so nice we didn't care

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2022

  • "Well equipped and spacious cottage."

    Great location for visting the lakes and other places of interest. Nice to have a welcome pack on arrival (including a bottle of wine) as well as basics like tea and coffee. Cosy and warm cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful, well equipped cottage in a quiet, peaceful location."

    Julie was very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We really appreciated the wine, fresh flowers and groceries. Waingate is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday and a good base for exploring the Lakes. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely comfortable and cosy stay at this cottage."

    Lovely location and house. Thankyou to the owner who popped around to check everything was ok

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "I wanted to MOVE IN !"

    !!!!!!! Lovely QUIET home from home. Everything you need is there. 10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "We all had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage and we were blessed with great weather."

    Julie was a lovely host and very accommodating. Thanks for a great stay. The Shackleton's

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely house with a great location."

    We had everything we needed . Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a brilliant holiday

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful place owners extremely friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect hideaway great host Julie who provided a fantastic welcome pack."

    The cottage was extremely clean. Our stay was faultless, relaxing and the perfect base to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0May 2022

  • "Beautifully presented and maintained only thing to be careful with is the hot water it runs very very hot."

    That's not a fault it's just to be aware if you have children. Great garden space peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Six of us - a three generational family - all really loved the property and its location."

    Nothing to find fault with, could highlight so many plus points, but in particular standards of housekeeping. I know that many say they intend to return to a cottage and mean it, but somehow not quite get around to it, but I mean it, we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful the welcome gift and fresh flowers in two rooms I thought was really kind and thoughtful."

    The views were lovely we will definitely be returning. We all loved how peaceful it was it made the holiday . It’s great to have as a base to go exploring the country side and lakes and then after the end of a busy day to go back to silence was most welcoming

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property, great host, great weekend!"

    The house is beautiful and well equipped. The couches and beds are really comfortable so we all slept well. The cottage is in a lovely location which is a 2 minute walk from the shore. We went to the local chip shop (next door to the post office) which was nice but we were advised to book the Pheasant for food. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a table as we tried to book too late but we had a few recommendations for this place. (We considered the Hope and Anchor for food but this is more geared up for drinks). We would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was really clean, spacious, I loved all the antique furniture and the Aga."

    Great games available to use, comfortable beds, lots of dried foods/condiments to use too. The only thing missing was a hairdryer.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A fabulous property in a beautiful location."

    I have to say this is one of the best cottages I have stayed in. Plenty of room, each bedroom has a stunning view. The kitchen is fantastic, the rayburn is easy to use, although there is another oven and hob. Large dining table for everyone to gather around and chat whilst preparing food. Lovely living room too, that gets nice and toasty when you light the fire. Beautiful secluded garden (can imagine it being wonderful in summer sitting out there). Plenty of lovely walks on your doorstep. Just walk around the corner on you are on the shore, haven for bird life. What made our stay extra special, were all the little touches. Bread (nice crusty one), milk, Red wine as a welcome. Washing up liquid, handwash, sanitizers etc. We felt instantly at home. Julie, popped by soon after we arrived just ot make sure we were Ok and to run us through a few things. She was always on hand if we needed her, but no need, we had everything. One last thing the WIFI was excellent. This property is well worth a visit. I shall be going back next year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, we all loved it, had everything we needed."

    The cottage has a lovely homely feel, all bedrooms are great sizes and very comfortable. Great location with plenty to do near by Julie was lovely and very helpful Definitely be going back :)

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely warm, house in which we immediately felt comfortable."

    Everywhere was clean & everything we needed (& more) was provided. We had a wonderful weekend & will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jan 2022

  • "We as a family had an amazing stay… the host went the extra mile with all the Christmas decorations and the real beautifully decorated Christmas Tree."

    . The house itself is so lovely .. we could not recommend it any more .. and the host is so lovely

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Waingate cottage is stunning."

    The rooms were warm, clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The bonus of being there at Christmas was the beautiful Christmas decorations and of course the wood burner which for me personally, was a wrench to leave!! The only one thing missing if I was to nit pick would be a hairdryer but not really an issue. Julie was on hand to answer any questions we had before we traveled which was fantastic. Would definitely return in the warmer months to explore the beautiful surroundings more thoroughly.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect for our weekend stay with family."

    Set in a beautiful location, close to the sea and surrounded by fields, the cottage was spacious yet cosy. The hosts were really welcoming, meeting us as we arrived and leaving us plenty of logs for the log burner and some treats and beautiful flowers for our stay. The cottage was beautifully presented and very clean and it was clear to see that lots of thought had gone into making sure that Covid risks were reduced. There was clear information available about everything we needed to know and everything was there that was needed for our stay. We absolutely loved our stay at Waingate Cottage and could not fault it. The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure this is a lovely, welcoming place to stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "Second time staying in this property, we stayed in June and enjoyed it so much."

    This visit was great too and we got to use the fantastic fire, it was so cosy in the evenings. Brilliant cottage and we will be back!!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Home from home."

    Everything provided. Very quiet as only walkers passing the frontof the cottage. Julie only two minutes away at farm if needed. She provided recommendations on places to eat and visit. Our grandsons were able to run round in the field opposite. Ideal for walking picking up many routes. The play park in the village was excellent for the children. Not sure you could walk to a pub in 10 minutes though! We had rain most days so the log burner was very welcoming. Thank you Julie for a great holiday. Would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Oct 2021

  • "Such a Lovely property in a lovely area, fantastic space for our family get together."

    Property owner was very helpful and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage we stayed in was lovely."

    We had everything we needed and the hosts were excellent they even recommended some great places to eat. The bakery in the village is a must :)

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our group included different ages - 3 generations."

    We all had a lovely time. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Aug 2021

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

    The owner was very friendly and helpful and gave us permission to use a field on her farm to exercise the dog. Beautiful garden with wonderful views. Rural location which suited us fine. Good location to explore Southern Lakes.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great time with in this really comfortable, attractive cottage, which is tucked away in a peaceful spot."

    It was a good location with many of the lakes’ tourist attractions less than an hour’s drive away, through spectacular countryside. The owners were helpfully nearby but gave us complete privacy. The WiFi was good too - vital when you’ve got four teenagers in the house! We’d go back!

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jul 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage, we had a wonderful break."

    The cottage had everything we needed and the garden was a stunning peaceful sun trap. Julie was lovely and popped once to check we had everything then was at the end of the phone if we needed anything. Highly recommend staying here and will 100% be back, hopefully when it's cooler as my husband was disappointed not lighting the gorgeous fire. Fantastic break!!!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "Comfortable and spacious with a delightful private garden."

    Peaceful location with easy access to coastal walks and nearby village centres.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2021

  • "Tastefully well appointed, comfortable and peaceful cottage with an idyllic garden."

    Ideally situated - plenty of walks from the door and local facilities not far away. A fantastic holiday home which has everything you need for a perfect stay. Highly recommended. The pictures do not do it justice- it is even better than shown!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very clean and comfortable. Beautiful peaceful location with lovely outlook. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage."

    Surpassed my expectations. After a hard year in the NHS it was just what I needed to get away from it all. Gorgeous cottage with great facilities. Lovely owners and welcome pack. Location is idyllic but not too remote. Fish and chip shop and bakery in the village excellent. The village pub also A* Windermere is a short drive away and was worth the visit. I would definitely return to Waingate.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with picturesque views of the countryside."

    Would definetly return

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Waingate is a large comfortable delightful house which is immaculately clean and very well equipped."

    The owners are really friendly and helpful but never intrusive. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in a beautiful area within easy reach of the lakes.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "If you DO NOT like a cosy warm and isolated cottage, cattle in the next field, access to costal walks, easy access to the lakes, viewing the milky way and shooting stars in complete darkness, only hearing the birds and the odd bovine noise in the day, a secure garden for your dog, then this is not the place for you ;-) We had a great break in these testing times, Julie was an excellent host and the welcome pack was well received."

    We needed that..

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved our little break."

    Julie was so warm and welcoming and the cottage was incredibly clean and well-kept. One of our highlights was spending the evening around the log fire. Close to Windermere and other Lake District destinations, we would recommend Waingate Cottage to anybody!

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage and location."

    Lovely owner (Julie). Everything in the accomodation you needed. A firepit for outside would be great though for the cooler nights. We will definitely book this place again.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday at Waingate cottage."

    The host was extremely helpful and friendly. The cottage was comfortable and the garden was a really good outside space for the children and the dogs. The location is perfect, so peaceful, no cars or light pollution. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a fantastic holiday."

    Lovely cottage in a quiet location but easy to access all the Lake District has to offer. Cottage spotlessly clean with excellent facilities and friendly hosts. Couldn't ask for anything more.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2020

  • "There was a lovely warm welcome from the owner as we arrived."

    She was very helpful with local information and had left a smashing welcome pack that included fresh local produce. The cottage was authentic with flag floors to the hall and kitchen which were wonderful. The cottage is well equipped with lots of space with 4 beds and 2 bathrooms. Plenty of hot water for long bath or shower after a day walking. The area is full of beautiful walks- the sea is less than 5 minutes walk from the cottage.We have been to this cottage twice now and will go again. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Feb 2020

  • "Hi,Our stay at winegates was very good."

    Unfortunately 3days into our holiday I was taken poorly and ended up in Furness Infirmary.The owners of the property made sure tha my wife had everything she needed,they went that" extra mile." to make sure she was ok.The property is in fairly good condition ,just a bit of "TLC"needed in a few places,apart from that ,very comfortable.Plenty of good walks in the immediate area,the nearest pub,in flookburgh,its ok ,food ok beer very expensive compared to other places.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jan 2020

  • "When we arrived there was a welcoming log burner in the living room making the whole cottage cosy and warm."

    The cottage was very comfortable with tasteful decor and lots of extra equipment making it a home from home vacation. We spent the weekend there to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday but the added bonus of the Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    The setting is perfect for a week away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. A very relaxing place to stay with everything needed for an enjoyable time with family and friends.

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything about the property was perfect."

    Super clean, spacious, quiet and shops only few minutes walk away. I can see the property being perfect for a large family however definitely perfect for a group of friends like us too. We had the perfect weather too, warm and sunny during the day and clear bright sky filled with stars at night. Thank you making our trip very memorable.

    Reviewed by Bimal5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in Waingate cottage and would definitely recommend it."

    There were eight of us staying there, aged 70 to 14 years of age. Everything was as per description and photo’s. Owners were very helpful and there were some lovely touches when we arrived including fresh eggs, bread, flowers, milk and wine. The cottage was spacious and we weren’t treading on each others toes. There were 3 generations and we had a lovely time playing games in the evening and having lots of laughs making special memories. Would recommend the local bakery and The Pheasant Inn for lovely food and very pleasant staff. Thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2019

  • "We enjoyed a lovely family holiday, 6 adults one 6 year old a 6 month old and pooch."

    Good location with easy access to shore and walks, Cartmel and Holker Hall and further afield to the lakes. Lovely enclosed garden for dog and child to safely play. Owners couldn’t be more friendly and helpful, would definitely recommend. Many thanks to Julie & Family for a special week we will remember fondly. Choruschyj,Miller,Iseli families Wirral, Glasgow & Strasbourg.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Aug 2019

  • "Waingate is set in lovely rural setting surrounded by fields at bottom of the lane is the salt marshes there are some lovely walks around flookburgh."

    Our party included 6 adults, a 9 year old, 2 babies and small dog this property is more than big enough to accommodate these 3 families. We all stayed the same time last year and had a fabulous time, weather was excellent and most meals were taken in the lovely cottage garden. A visit to the fat flour bakery is a must in the village a short walk from Waingate where you will find the biggest nicest vanilla slice, best bakery in the area. Julie one of the owners of the property is very accommodating and nothing is too much trouble. A lovely farmhouse to spend time with your family a good holiday was had by all including the dog.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a idyllic location."

    Everything you could want and more. Lovely walks and lots to explore on the doorstep. Our 2nd visit and can't wait to go again.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2019

  • "Owner Julie made us welcome on arrival."

    Lovely cottage off the beaten track with enclosed garden for our dog.We did lots of walking and visiting local areas. Suited our needs well for a short family break.Thankyou

    Reviewed by Kerry4.1Jun 2019

  • "A lovely location and a very nice welcome with bread wine and milk."

    Lovely spacious cottage that felt like home from home and everything we needed was there. Clean towels and lovely fresh bedlinen meant a really good nights sleep I would definitely visit again and highly recommend it. This was also my first holiday rental and it was so easy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable holiday home which was beautifully prepared for our stay."

    The owner was very welcoming and helpful. The garden was attractive and secure for our dog. A number of walks are possible straight from the cottage and we particularly liked being able to walk the few yards to the salt marsh and beach. There are several attractions within a short drive and access to the southern Lake District is easy.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely, well kept property,excellent location."

    There is everything you possibly need here all your comforts are catered for and more. Nice touches like milk in the fridge and bread, eggs and a bottle of wine in the kitchen is a thoughtful touch. Julie was very helpful. Had a fabulous time staying at Waingate Cottage. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jenscy4.4May 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Waingate cottage."

    The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing home from home stay. We got a lovely welcome from Julie on the day of our arrival which made us feel very welcome and she assured us if we had any problems or questions we only needed to ask. It was the perfect cottage for our dog Alfie too, with a great sized fully enclosed garden for home to play in. He certainly felt right at home too. The local area was lovely, although the roads at times can be a bit hair raising. Most places we found were extremely dog friendly, so always found somewhere to eat out with no trouble bringing Alfie along. All in all a great holiday and great base to explore the surrounding area. Will definitely be looking to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Mar 2019

  • "A very welcoming and well equipped cottage."

    A very comfortable place to spend quality time with friends. The wood burner was most appreciated after a blustery chilly local beach walk. A tranquil escape.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a fantastic house in a lovely location."

    The house is very well equipped and very clean. There was a lovely welcome package when we arrived and the owners were incredibly helpful and accommodating without being intrusive. The house is set in a beautiful and peaceful location but within easy reach of lots of places. We thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2018

  • "Waingate Cottage is wonderful, the quietness of the area, the scenery, the size and comfort of the cottage, very well equipped and above all this, the effort and welcome of the owner Julie."

    The cottage was beautifully prepared and decorated for Christmas, and added up to be being one of the Best Christmas, let alone holidays, we have ever had. Thanks again Julie for everything.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2018

  • "What a fabulous cottage, in a beautiful location."

    The owner and over to greet us and gave us some good recommendations for eating in the local pubs. Will definitely come back to Waingate Cottage. Very homely , everything you need for the perfect holiday!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2018

  • "The accommodation was stunning - it far exceeded our expectations and the pictures of the property do not do it justice."

    The family who own the property were extremely accommodating and friendly, ready to help if we needed. The house was well equipped and had everything we needed for the stay. The spacious garden was ideal for the children to run around in and lovely for BBQs in the evenings. We will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect cottage - had all we needed for a group of 8, including a lovely garden."

    Very quiet, well equipped.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2018

  • "My whole family spent a week at Waingate Cottage, in total 6 adults 2 children, baby and Ted the schmoodle."

    The property was lovely, very sympathetically renovated with furniture to fit the style of the property, the garden was very well laid out and nicely kept with plenty of flowers and apple trees, a lovely cottage garden which was a total credit to Julie and her Family. I would very much recommend this property we had a lovely week all together with plenty of room for all the family, I would not hesitate to rent this property again it was lovely and quiet and no one bothered us. The area around the cottage was very interesting, 5 minute walk to the marshland and a lot of really nice walks. There is plenty to do in the area and plenty of facilities. A must is to visit the artisan bakery for one of the very special vanilla slices big enough to feed 2 people also had a lovely meal in the pheasant inn, 5 minutes away in the car. A big thank you to Julie for making us so welcome hope to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2018

  • "This cottage is fabulous."

    First time user of Sykes and WOW - we were not let down, in fact, the cottage was actually better than the photos. Fabulously quiet, that was the best thing about it and the beds were so comfy - my husband and I felt so relaxed. The village is great and has the amenities you want. The weather was the best we have had for years and that made the experience even better. We spent a lot of time in the garden relaxing - again so quiet. We live in Glasgow and to get away from the hustle and bustle of City life was amazing.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jun 2018

  • "Waingate cottage is a wonderful location to explore the South Lakes, either by car or by foot - which was great news to the designated drivers as there a number of great pubs nearby."

    It is secluded without being isolated. The cottage itself comfortably accommodated 8 adults. It is immaculately kept and has great facilities, all the home comforts!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with well maintained garden surrounded by feilds with all the facilities necessary for a comfortable holiday."

    The welcome from Julie was warm and friendly, answering any queries we had. A most pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and in a great peaceful location ."

    Owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2018

  • "The photographs actually didn’t do the cottage justice, although I hasten to add good enough, as we booked it!"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "The pictures really did not do this cottage justice!"

    It was beautiful and very cosy. The owner was super welcoming and helpful! Only a mile walk to the nearest pub as well. Would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2018

  • "The property is excellently situated for walking while reasonably isolated, which was ideal."

    A very short walk to the coast and a rural setting. Friendly and helpful host on arrival. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Apr 2018

  • "I booked Waingate so my family and I could have some quality time away to celebrate my 50th Birthday."

    It did not disappoint! We loved everything about the cottage, it has been sympathetically renovated, we liked the mix of modern and traditional furnishings.The cottage is spacious, and the sofas and beds were really comfortable. For 8 people the two bathrooms are totally a must! The garden is lovely and it was great to be there during lambing season, we liked that the cottage is on a working farm, in fact we were all saying we would love a go on the farmers quad bike, it looks like great fun buzzing up and down the hill. We loved the fact there were no street lights outside the cottage, it is a real escape venue. The wifi is intermittent, but we knew this when we booked and was not a problem for us. The Hope and Anchor pub had been recently refurbished too, we spent my birthday in the beer garden, can highly recommend the food as well as the hospitality and service of the team. Oh one last thing, If you sneak into Flookburgh for a cheeky ice cream and want to keep it a secret from the family left behind in the cottage, don't mention it to the farmer, he totally dobbed us in to my brother! Hahahaha! And yes, it is really lovely to know they are there in case of any problems, we would all love to go back again! Thanks Julie for a great holiday. xx

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fantastic Cottage, perfect location Julie the owner came to meet us when we ..."

    Fantastic Cottage, perfect location Julie the owner came to meet us when we arrived explained how every thing worked great welcome pack , just what we wanted for a family get together ,will go back

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2018

  • "Waingate Cottage is a hidden gem."

    It's so quiet and peaceful and within very easy reach of the superb walks and sights the Lake District has to offer. The cottage is spacious, light and well fitted, with very comfortable beds. It's really warm and cosy and also has a log burning stove for extra comfort. The enclosed garden is beautiful and perfect for dogs and children. The hosts were friendly, helpful and welcoming but completely unobtrusive. The staff at Sykes are great and were very helpful in providing details about the cottage, placing a reservation and finally completing our booking. Really straightforward- would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2018

  • "This cottage was booked as a treat for myself and family from my son over the mother’s day weekend."

    We were met by Julie the owner who was genuinely warm and friendly. She let us in to give us a quick guide re the aga/ heating etc. which was very helpful as it wasn’t the warmest of weather! As well as a lovely welcome pack of goodies she had also filled a jug with fresh pink roses for mother’s day !! The cottage had four bedrooms that were done in a traditional style with original period furniture and fireplaces. The bed linen was all crisp and white as were the plentiful towels provided. There were two showers in the bathrooms that ran independently of each other ie: one from the boiler and the other electric so they could be used at the same time to minimise waiting for the eight of us. The log burner in the lounge was all set for its first fire with plenty of logs and kindling provided. This was great to come home too after our daily dog walk. The cottage itself was set in a beautiful garden with mature trees and an old well ( no longer in use ) . It’s was all enclosed and felt very safe. It’s location was perfect for doorstep country, village and coastal walks so no need for the car which is always a bonus!! In all I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and hope that I can return in the not so distant future. Thanks again Julie for providing such a beautiful home from home cottage!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2018

  • "Perfect perfect cottage - this place is a tardis - the photos don’t do it justice, beautifully clean, four double bedrooms, amazing shower, crisp white bed linen and everything you need in the kitchen to cook for eight adults."

    The owner is very accommodating and always available to help with anything. We will be staying here again and again it’s just so lovely.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2018

  • "Amazing holiday, welcomed by the owner who told us where she would be if we had any problems, wine fresh bread and nibbles waiting for us on arrival."

    Lovely relaxing place, kitchen well equipped, information about surrounding area and things to do were readily available. No complaints.

    Reviewed by Helen4.8Feb 2018

  • "A wonderful setting for the cottage and beautifully cared for, from the welcome pack to the log burner to the pin-sharp tv."

    The whole family really enjoyed our winter break, including Gwen our well-behaved puppy!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2018

  • "Teething problems with tv."

    dvd.. Also settees not comfortable . Great location for the dog .Loved the kitchen had a great time. Thanks the Lord family.

    Reviewed by Carl4.4Oct 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oil rayburn range stove, electric oven and hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Due to the property location, please be advised that the WIFI connection is slow.

The property

Flookburgh 0.8 miles.

Waingate Cottage is an old detached farmhouse with a pretty garden close to Flookburgh and Cartmel on the Lake District Peninsula.

With its quiet and peaceful, rural setting, this cottage is great for a family seeking a relaxing holiday.

There is a large farmhouse-style kitchen and dining area and a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove and French windows.

Upstairs in the property are four beautiful bedrooms, two doubles and two twins.

This property provides a family bathroom and a shower room on the ground floor.

Outside is a beautiful enclosed garden with a lawned area and flower borders with views across the fields.

Just a short walk away is the stunning Cumbrian coastline, an area rich in wildlife.

Less than a mile away is the village of Flookburgh where there is a post office, general stores and fish & chip shop.

The pretty village of Cartmel is 5 miles away – popular for its race course, restaurants and sticky toffee pudding!

Holker Hall and gardens, is five minutes away, this beautiful stately home regularly holds events including a spectacular garden festival in June.

The Lake District National Park is just 9 miles away with the popular areas of Grizedale, Coniston Water and Hawkshead within easy reach.

For a lovely family day out, why not head to Grizedale Forest Centre and take one of the many trails through the forest?

The more adventurous may wish to sign up for the tree top adventure course.

This superb cottage is a great break all year round.

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About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Grange-over-Sands 3 miles.

A superb base to explore this interesting and beautiful area, the historic village of Flookburgh is set near the shores of Morecambe Bay on the outskirts of the magnificent Lake District. It is thought that the locally-caught Fluke fish take their name after the village, and once, Flookburgh was a popular resting point for travellers crossing the sands from Lancaster and still provides a home for cockle and shrimp fishers. Facilities in the village include two pubs, a grocery, a chemist, a Post Office and two food outlets. The Cumbrian Coastal Way footpath passes nearby and a short walk away from the village is delightful countryside, such as Humphrey Head, views of the bay, with its wading bird life, and Coniston's mountain range. A few minutes’ drive or a pleasant off road walk leads to historic Cartmel, with its beautiful Priory, popular race course, antique and gift shops, pubs and restaurants; including the Michelin Star-rated L’Enclume. Just over a mile away you will find the beautiful house and gardens of Holker Hall and also nearby you can try horse riding just six miles to the north at Bigland, or visit the Edwardian resort of Grange, which offers a range of hotels, restaurants, shops, a traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens and golf courses.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas