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Foresters Cottage

(Ref. 972630)

Satterthwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 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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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful cottage in a beautiful setting, garden was secure for our dogs and the views from every window were gorgeous."

    Loved all the wildlife in the fields opposite and my 81 year old Dad enjoyed watching all the wild birds on the feeder.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2024

  • "It was excellent, thank you."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2024

  • "We came with high expectations for our 2024 Spring Break, staying for the first time Foresters Cottage, and it didn’t disappoint."

    Ticking all our “must have” boxes, not least a generous sized garden, secure and accommodating for our Catalan Sheepdog to range, with the added bonus of Grizedale on our doorstep - out of season and hardly anyone about it felt like our very own bit of Cumbria countryside to roam. We leave this place, for others to enjoy and take away happy memories of our time here. Family Robinson

    Reviewed by June5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is the perfect cottage for dogs that like to let off steam in the garden."

    Lovely woodland walks from the doorstep. Sawrey & Hawkshead just a short drive away. There were times when the plumbing made some monstrous sounds (not clear whether ours or next door) but didn’t spoil the stay. Will definitely look to return.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful home & in a amazing location."

    Very well stocked! Everything you would ever need. Very peaceful, with the daily visit from the Pheasant. Very cosy home... Will definitely be returning! Apologies we didn't write in the guestbook, we were in a rush when leaving.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, ideal location , the dog loved the garden which was nice and secure."

    Enjoyed the local pub , food was fantastic. Will definitely be back at some point.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage is beautiful, with everything you could possibly need, including an enclosed garden which my lurcher loved. We didn't leave the cottage much, only to walk the dog and a couple of trips into Hawkshead, choosing instead to take advantage of the garden, to watch the wildlife (including woodpeckers, pheasants, deer) and recharge our batteries in the peace and quiet (and luckily sunshine). Bird food being provided is a lovely touch. Foresters Cottage is a real home from home, beautifully presented and clean. The welcome book gave us all the information we needed. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jun 2023


    Great location, amazing summer garden. Wonderful facilities, so very well equipped! Even toys for the baby to play with etc. Our dogs were well catered for etc Right on the edge of some amazing forest walks. We would definitely come back here. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week at Forester’s cottage!"

    If you’re looking for walks and wildlife, the rural location is a dream. We loved watching all the birds in the garden and it was only a short drive to Grizedale forest for fabulous walks. Our whippets, Norman and Rupert, loved the enclosed garden! Thank you for a lovely week

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property in a really peaceful area."

    We had an amazing stay. The property is well kept and clearly well loved. Whoever has decorated this property has thought of everything. Our dog loved the enclosed garden and we were so grateful for this as she is a rescue and prone to a good freak out if she spots strangers. Here were our highlights environmentally friendly cleaning products and use of other options if difficult to use for you. Plenty of walking guides including homemade laminated local walks which you can take out with you in the Northern downpours and excellent guest book with clear how to guides local sightseeing suggestions a guide to local wildlife a basket near the front door with towels for muddy paws a box of bird food to replenish the many bird feeders in the garden a box of treats to give your dog. A well equipped kitchen thank you for your slow cooker we used this the day we went up Scafell Pike and were so grateful. Doorstep visits from palmate newts very slow completely harmless and never came in the house and a note from owners to let us know to be mindful of them generous supply of logs for the fire The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. We really loved the nature themed mugs in the kitchen and paintings in hallways. If you want a property that is somewhere that will allow peace and quiet then this is definitely the one for you. The first night we were there I sat in the garden taking in the peace and quiet and listening to the bird song and along came a young deer who spotted me straight away and went off again. There are also comments in the guest book of others seeing deer in the fields adjoining and across from the property. Would have loved to stay just to chance upon him again. There are also plenty of beautiful little birds in the gardens with tits sparrows woodpeckers and also pheasants that love eating the bird food from the ground underneath the feeders. Overall a lovely stay and we would love to come back next time we come to the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Mar 2023

  • "We found the property well equipped and clean, one of the best we have stayed in during our breaks in the Lake District."

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was clean, full of everything you could possibly need."

    def gone the extra mile. a beautiful spot with the local waterfall to swim in, the deer across the way and the stunning bird/butterflies made it worth every penny. just need to get shot of the spiders everywhere. seen some soooo huge. I had to hoover through the 3 bedrooms so my daughter would go into her room. lol. Also the wooden bed frame in the bedroom is viscious. I put the pillows & bolster around the end of the bed so my hubby & i didn't keep bashing into the ends.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with lots of safe space outdoors for our two dogs to roam around unsupervised."

    Shame it rained most of the time so we didn't get to sit out in the garden. Lovely stream with waterfalls just around the corner which the dogs live paddling in.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Quiet area. A big garden for the dogs. The living room was comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. Nice bedrooms comfortable beds. Added bonus of log fire and lots of wildlife. A great place to stay

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "A stunning property, well kept, clean & tidy, with all the added touches & welcome extras made for a very enjoyable stay."

    Would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property and location."

    Really good collection of evening activities (dvd, games and books). No local shops so definitely need a car for that but walks from the doorstep. good pub 1 mile away. So family and dog friendly

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cosy spacious cottage set in Grizedale forest with many walks in the doorstep."

    Secure garden for the dogs. Pub lovely for Sunday lunch although wouldn’t walk there as I think it would be unsafe with all the bends in the road. One thing I would say is that the dogs next door started barking at 6:30 every morning and 23:30 at night. Unfortunately this spoilt relaxation we were looking for.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    Beautiful place and gorgeous gardens. Everything was provided for and the owner left brilliant instructions and guides for everything. Only draw back is that it is remote so although there is a pub maybe 20 minutes walk it’s so dark we didn’t want to risk walking it at night.

    Reviewed by Neetika5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Peaceful, clean, tidy, very well equipped and comfortable. Enjoyed the wildlife and seclusion and being able to walk to the forest from our door.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    very clean property. really enjoyed it. will come again

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely large enclosed garden that was secure for the dog."

    Lovely touch having the bird feeders and being able to refill them half way through the week. Saw lots of Wildlife. Wifi signal was good and reliable. Very nice location and cottage. Very comfortable beds. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property, fantastic garden for the dog."

    Beautiful location. Information for residents second to none. Contact from hosts exceptional.

    Reviewed by Vick5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was warm, cosy and very comfortable."

    The large, fully enclosed garden was a huge bonus with a young toddler and a puppy. We had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was really well equipped for our Christmas stay, everything we needed for cooking Christmas dinner and a lovely festive tree to make it perfect."

    The owners were also available if we needed anything. Really helpful visitors guide with walking routes, and lists of local facilities. Would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Dec 2020

  • "Very well catered for, owners had thought of everything for our young family."

    Had the most loveliest time, warm & snug of wet days in the lakes & washer dryer was so handy. Would defo stay again

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Foresters Cottage, and highly recommend it."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and absolutely immaculate. It is clear that much thought has gone into making sure everything you might need is there, without being in any way cluttered. There is a great selection of relevant books and DVDs to this beautiful area including Arthur Ransome and Beatrix Potter which we enjoyed browsing. The garden is big and enclosed and a very relaxing spot to sit out in for us and our dog. It is in a lovely peaceful location with delightful walks from the cottage. We enjoyed a trip on the nearby steam railway. Our toddler successfully hid her much loved otter soft toy whilst we were there. The cleaner found him, and the owner was incredibly helpful and kind about reuniting him with our very happy girl who has been mollified in the interim by explanations that he had enjoyed the holiday so much that he had wanted to stay longer. We wished we could have too!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Exceptionally comfortable beds & lovely homely decor."

    A really beautiful place to relax in after exploring the many places of interest in the immediate area. Lots of wildlife round & about the house & garden, which was a real treat to watch and be so close to. Lots of useful bits & bobs were provided for the kitchen & utility & for the dogs which was a very thoughtful touch. Overall it was a very well equipped & comfortable holiday cottage & we had a lovely time there.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage despite the less than summery weather!"

    The cottage is extremely well equipped - the owners had thought of absolutely everything that a holidaying family with a dog might need and much more besides. It was also spotless when we arrived and that plus the provision of disinfectant wipes, sprays, hand gels etc. made us feel really reassured that we could relax and feel safe in these strange Covid-19 times. The large, well-fenced garden and the many beautiful sheep-free walks from the door were a real bonus with an active vizsla. The main shower is one of the best we've ever had in many years of renting holiday cottages and the hive heating system very effective - we didn't expect to need heating, or the great washer/dryer, in August but Storm Francis made for many wet, windy and muddy walks! The very busy bird feeders provided an unexpected bonus view when sitting cozily inside on the sofa! All in all, a fab cottage that we would happily return to one day!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, it was clean, comfy and very well equipped, the garden was beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed our week there."

    It was a great location especially for Grizedale and Coniston where we found lots of activities for our teenagers. The only negative would be the neighbours which I appreciate you do not have any control over. We are lucky to be early risers as the 6am wake up call from next doors dogs was regular as clockwork. I just worry other visitors may not be as understanding. All in all we loved Foresters Cottage and would consider returning.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and the position was very handy - you didn't have to drive anywhere for a nice walk - just go into the forest."

    The garden was enclosed which was great for the dog. I wish the check out time of 10.00 a.m. was a bit more generous ... we had to strip the beds and pack up and it felt very rushed on our last day particularly as the next person would not check in until after 4 P.M Otherwise it was a lovely stay in a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Marcelle5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need for a weeks stay."

    You can tell the owners have put a lot of thought into making sure everything is ‘just so’, I don’t think there was anything that we needed that couldn’t be found, even down to dishwasher tablets and clingfilm! Great garden with plenty of space for kids, dogs and BBQ. The only downside to this property, which is out of the owners hands, is the next door neighbours barking dogs, morning, noon and night, not great when you're after a week of R&R! This is the only reason we wouldn’t stay at this cottage again, shame really as everything else was brilliant

    Reviewed by Kierron3.8Jul 2020

  • "Christmas in the Lakes."

    ..whar a wonderful, beautiful place to be at such a special time. Great location for walks, running and exploring nature at it's best. Cosy, comfortable cottage with a feeling of home from home, peace and tranquility with every possible need taken care of. My family an I had the most fabulous festive time, we will definitely be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2019

  • "Would certainly book through Sykes again although constant flow of IT material something of a "trial"."

    As scored the cottage was ideal for us with a suitable range of facilities. a landline for "emergencies" as little mobile signal coverage, plenty of maps and guidebooks especially dog-walks and a good pub in the vicinity. Garden well fenced, kitchen fine for us but a tad small, plenty of roasting dishes/crockery etc. with only a "wonky" toilet seat as a negative.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage in a rural location."

    Perfect for walkers with dogs.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent base for walking holiday with two dogs."

    Access to Grizedale forest only a matter of 400m away. Spectacular waterfalls a similar distance away. The security of an enclosed garden was appreciated by the dogs.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was situated in a perfect spot for walkers and dog walking."

    The cottage was very clean and had every thing that was needed. The information book was excellent with lots of information on the local area and further afield. If you like walking and have a dog I would highly recommend this cottage. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable and one of the best equipped we have ever visited."

    The garden was the best dog friendly garden we have ever had. The cottage is a great base for exploring the Lake District. The reason for a less than perfect score for 'accuracy of the listing' is that the cottage was advertised as being in Satterthwaite but so far as we could see was actually in Force Mills and the road between the two is quite treacherous for walking.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2019

  • "We loved this cottage!"

    It’s location is beautiful with Grizedale Forest literally on the doorstep. The cottage was light, warm, comfortable and had everything we needed for a week in the Lake District. It was dog friendly and 3 year old friendly too. It’s location was ideal and we loved the steam train rides from Haverthwaite to Lakeside meeting up with the boat trips across Windermere. Would definitely consider returning

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2019

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    We will deffinatly be returning later on in the year or early next year. The dogs loved the garden and the log fire, (although enough wood is provided for 1 to 2 fires we brought our own from home to keep us going the week) such a lovely spot and some nice walks right on the doorstep! Everything is provided making it a home from home. Such a pleasure to of been able to stop in such a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brilliant location and cottage for dog owners in the lake district, plenty of off lead walking, accessible 200 metres from cottage, in nearby Grizedale forest."

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely peaceful valley away and the owners have done a lovely job with the renovation of the cottage and the garden which was completely dog proof which was essential as we were there in peak lambing season."

    We have been to the Lake District several times before and have rented with you before and were impressed with the standard of the rental. We would recommend this cottage to anyone who enjoys being away from the crowds and loves nature and star gazing! Also perfect spot for mountain biking in Grizedale Forest.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and everything had been thought of except it was very cold when we arrived, some heat left on low would have been nice."

    It took a while to warm up. Also the welcome pack was very miserly we thought - some coffee sachets and sugar, no tea bags or biscuits!!

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location for walking and visiting the Lakes."

    Close to Grizedale so a good biking base as well. Lots of space and a second bathroom was really great. A big group would run out of basic supplies very quickly - so come prepared. Lots of hot water and heating worked well! (Please hammer in the gripper strips on the stairs - snagged our new walking socks :( )

    We thank you very much for your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your time in the Lakes. Please be assured that we will tap down those snagging gripper strips! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian4.1Feb 2019

  • "There was a couple of things that could have helped."

    I was told there was no freezer when in actual fact there was, also it didn't list there was a dishwasher, but I didn't ask the question on that one. Also we only had enough wood for one day. Other than that we were very satisfied and would return.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Dec 2018

  • "The location is wonderful, it was a great stay."

    The only feedback I would give is that the cottage is described as having everything needed to support the time away, but we were only left with a few loo rolls and 2 nights worth of wood for the burner. Please be sure to leave more toilet roll for next visitors :) thank you

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Oct 2018

  • "This cottage is a hidden away gem, fabulous location , very quiet and very very comfortable."

    Perfect for a get away from it all break. Plenty to do if you choose to or just relax with a good book and roaring fire.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2018

  • "Foresters cottage is a lovely comfortable place to stay." is more like a home than a holiday cottage...well equipped full kitchen with plenty of crockery and utensils...all rooms comfortably furnished with high end accessories...we all loved being here a real home from home and very dog friendly with a great enclosed garden and lot's of lovely walks direct from the property.. Really hope we get to return very soon

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised and was even better than we had expected."

    It was clean and comfortable and every detail was taken care of with ample information and equipment provided. The setting was fantastic with various forest walks available right from the front door, and was a good base for exploring other parts of the Southern Lakes. The local pub was closed more often than open but it was only a short drive to Hawkshead where there were plenty of pubs and restaurants. Overall a great holiday with our two grown up children and dog, and we would have no hesitation recommending this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2018

  • "We had an amazing holiday, the cottage was gorgeous and very clean."

    There was everything there that we needed and more. Would definitely recommend booking through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Aug 2018

  • "The location was ideal, we could go walking nearby with the dogs without having to drive all the time The cottage was very comfortable, plenty of space, and the dogs loved the large garden We enjoyed looking out and seeing loads of birds coming to feed at the feeders."

    We loved this cottage and have rebooked for next year, Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2018

  • "Accommodation was as advertised and Sykes Cottages were extremely helpful throughout the booking process and our subsequent queries."

    The cottage was comfortable and met expectations as well as proving a secure outside space for our family dog. Great walks on the doorstep, shops a short drive away. Would recommend that future customers are informed that the local roads are single track with passing places. Would recommend Sykes Cottages to family and friends and would not hesitate using again. Thank you to all :-)

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jun 2018

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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 king-size, 1 x double, 1 x Single plus baby cot. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Kitchen.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stair gate available
  • Private, off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the front, side and rear of the cottage with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles and pub 1.1 miles
  • THERE WILL BE A STANDARD KINGSIZE BED. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50

The property

Forester’s Cottage is a delightful pet-friendly and family-friendly cottage, set in a quiet location on the edge of the Grizedale Forest but within easy driving access to the popular areas of the Lake District. This charming cottage is a semi-detached property that has been tastefully renovated to provide comfortable and cosy accommodation.

Guests and their pets can enjoy the large, enclosed garden on a sunny afternoon or relax in front of the woodburning stove in the lounge on a winter’s evening. Forester’s Cottage would particularly suit those looking for a walking or activities-based holiday, being located close to the Grizedale Forest.

A wide network of walking and cycling trails is accessible just a short walk from the front door, and outdoor adventure activities are available at the Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, a few miles away in the heart of the forest. The small village of Satterthwaite, which has a traditional village inn, church and artist’s studio, is located one mile from the cottage.

The Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, with a café, cycle hire, Go Ape treetop adventure, zipwire course and forest segway experience, is 2½ miles away.

The picturesque village of Hawkshead has wealth of pubs, cafes and shops, and is 5½ miles away, while the larger towns of Coniston and Ambleside are 10 miles away. This three-bedroom property comprises: Ground floor: open plan lounge-diner with wood burning stove, comfy L-shaped leather sofa, TV with DVD player and Freeview, selection of books and DVDs and cosy reading corner; kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher; utility area with washer-dryer and door to garden; shower room with hand basin and WC. First floor: master bedroom with king-size bed, built-in wardrobe, dressing table and window to front overlooking fields; second bedroom with double bed, built-in wardrobe and window to front overlooking fields; third bedroom single bed plus baby cot (that can only be accessed from one side) and small built-in wardrobe; family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC. The cottage is oil centrally heated.

All electric, heating oil, bed linen, towels and initial supply of logs are provided, and there is free Wi-Fi.

A cot, highchair and stair gate are provided.

There is a large, enclosed, lawned garden to the front, side and rear of the cottage with garden furniture, and a private drive with parking for two cars.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Ambleside 5.1 miles; Kendal 17.4 miles.

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. Visitors can wander the wealth of tiny alleyways, thoroughfares, archways and courtyards between the whitewashed 17th century houses. There are many pleasant inns, teashops, guest houses and gift shops in the village, as well as the Beatrix Potter Gallery, which houses an annually changing exhibition of the famous author’s illustrations and stories. The other famous Hawkshead enthusiast, William Wordsworth, attended the Old Grammar School in 1779-87, which still stands today, and you can visit the building where the Lakeland poet developed his love of the form, and even see the desk into which he scratched his name as a small boy! Newby Bridge is ten miles away and offers attractions such as the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises, sailing daily between Ambleside, Bowness and Lakeside. With stunning scenery and numerous attractions within easy touring distance, Hawkshead is in an ideal location at any time of the year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas