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Hodge How Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "High quality property, with very good fittings and equipment."

    Particularly impressed with quality of sheets and towels. Lovely garden setting, but we assumed we might be able to walk by the lake from the cottage. You can't. Just a short walk to the lake and back, but no lakeside path or woodland paths. However, we really enjoyed the cottage for the week. A couple of small improvements perhaps. 1 - This is the first cottage we have ever booked (and we have had scores of cottage holidays) where there was no toilet paper at all when we arrived - not a single sheet. 2 - It is also the first cottage in 20 years where we haven't found a 'welcome pack'. Normally some milk and bread, etc, are provided just to get us settled in before we stock up on provisions. Aside from that, a lovely cottage holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the property and grounds that the property is located in. Unfortunately there is no lake access with the property which is why we do not make mention of it in the description. Whilst some owners do provide welcome packs, The owners do not live near Hodge How so regrettably it is not logistically possible. Apologies that there was no provision of Loo Roll - this is always provided as standard. We are led to believe that the cleaner was a little flustered that you turned up early and started to unpack whilst she still servicing the property. In haste this provision was missed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2023

  • "This cottage is lovely and comfortable, extremely well equipped and in an excellent location."

    We loved watching all of the birds and wildlife. We hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage, beautiful setting just minutes away from windermere."

    The garden is a beautiful feature just within the forest so we saw deer, rabbits and watched the badgers every day. A fully stocked cottage, plenty of books and games, kitchen was stocked with everything needed for a full week and more, extremely comfortable beds for all of the family. Highly recommend and will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2023

  • "A truly amazing cottage in a perfect location tucked away in beautiful surroundings yet close to amenities, walks, gardens and popular lakeland towns and villages."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. The gardens are a haven for wildlife. We saw badgers every night as well as a fox, deer, and many birds. Thoroughly and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0May 2023

  • "Hodge Howe Cottage was absolutely lovely."

    Very well laid out with a bedroom being downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen was extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The gardens are really lovely and with so much wildlife. The badgers coming down at around 8.30 every evening was so lovely. Being so close to Lake Windermere was a real bonus as it is stunning. The setting of the cottage is perfect and would definitely return here again. Loved the cottage and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage and everything provided."

    Only problem was the central heating which seemed to have a mind of its own. Comfiest beds I have slept in for a long time. The nightly visit from the badgers was amazing, didn't expect them to be so close.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for sharing your delightful cottage."

    I loved everything about it! Such a perfect setting, but close to all amenities. The nightly visits from the badgers were a bonus! An ideal place for a holiday!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our fourth stay here and it really does feel like home as it’s so comfortable and really has everything that we need and want from a holiday property."

    We are seeing more and more of the deer, which is lovely. Badgers are such a huge bonus and my children think they’re fascinating. Even at 13, my son loves the toy leopard and it’s always the first thing he finds when we arrive. Love this house so much, always sad to leave and we cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was an excellent location in comparison to activities we wanted to complete."

    I think that we will stay again if it is available.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "The location of hodge how cottage is great it is in a huge forest setting but you can walk to Windermere in around 15 minutes."

    The cottage was fabulous it had everything you could ever need especially in the kitchen which was very well resourced. We took cleaning and washing things with us but we didn’t need to as it was all there. The beds were huge and very comfortable, showers were great too and a tv in each room is excellent. The grounds of the cottage are great for children to play and explore. I would definitely return here. 2 points I would mention is I think the sitting room carpet needs to be shampooed and also be careful as you come out onto the road at the top of the drive as it’s close to a busy roundabout.

    Reviewed by Loraine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay in this comfortable and special cottage."

    It has everything we need and is in such beautiful surroundings with amazing wildlife. Looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage quite remote but very quiet"

    Reviewed by E5.0May 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable, well equipped and perfect idyllic location, a real getaway but close enough to amenities."

    We will stay again no doubt, enjoyed the wildlife, the owners are particularly conscious of the importance of this all the bird feeders where well stocked, we particularly enjoyed the evening Badger visits. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic, spotlessly clean,comfortable and decorated to the highest quality."

    The gardens were tranquil and full of wildlife from birds to badgers who were very entertaining.....a fantastic place where we shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Sykes experience wasn't good - the whole issue with keys was a complete debacle and cost us time and money - why not just get a key safe at the property just like every other holiday let everywhere?"

    The property was lovely and we will return however we would like to feed back two points: 1. To not provide hand soap at the sinks during a pandemic is unforgivable. 2. The wi-Fi was utterly atrocious and almost unusable. Worse than dial up!

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage furnished to a high standard in excellent location."

    Beautiful grounds and close to local amenities. Exceeded all expectations. Could not have wished for a better stay in the lakes.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful tranquil setting a short walk from Windermere"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very happy with property."

    Loved the wildlife

    Mrs FarrDec 2019

  • "This our second visit to Hodge Howe."

    We love the property. The equipment, furnishings are excellent. We love the secluded feeling and the huge amount of wildlife.

    Mrs HowardDec 2019

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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: ground-floor 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, upstairs 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, all with TV
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen fully fitted with oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, Freesat/ Freeview TV, DVD player, Hi Fi and WiFi
  • Utility room with washer and dryer
  • Boot room
  • Oil central heating
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Courtyard and garden with seating and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Cot or High Chair available on request Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Courtyard and garden with seating and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry no Cot or High Chair available.

The property

Nestled in a picturesque woodland setting on a private fifteen-acre woodland estate, close to the waters of Lake Windermere, is this 20th century character cottage.

Offering a high standard of comfort and living in any season, Hodge How Cottage is an excellent base for families or friends wishing to come together and enjoy a tranquil holiday with easy access to Troutbeck Bridge and Orrest Head.

As you step inside you will instantly sense the traditional style of the property with exposed beams and a feature fireplace in the sitting room, accompanied by ample seating and a multi-fuel burning stove for those cosy winter nights.

A door leads through to the well-equipped kitchen, appointed with many appliances including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer, ensuring a stress-free cooking.

Take your lovingly prepared home-cooked meals to the dining room which is a delightful addition to the house with its floor to ceiling windows, interesting rooflines and doors to the courtyard garden.

Stairs from the sitting room lead to two charming bedrooms, including a king-size and a twin, served by a quality bathroom with freestanding cast iron bath and separate shower, allowing you to choose how best to prepare for the day.

The third bedroom is downstairs and features a king-size bed, dressing area and a fully tiled en-suite shower room.

Furnishings and fittings are refreshing with a mix of classic neutrals, warm colours and natural woods.

Relish in the superb courtyard where you can enjoy a barbecue amidst the sunshine or explore the garden further and discover a fine woodland at the rear with plenty of mature trees and rhododendrons.

Walkers can delight at Hodge How Cottage with plenty of rambles from the door towards Orrest Head, Troutbeck or to Miller Ground while the natural gardens surrounding the property are home to a lovely selection of birds, deer, squirrels, foxes, rabbits and badgers.

Walk down to the shores of Lake Windermere and enjoy a picnic with a gorgeous view.

For day trips throughout the Lake District, Ullswater is a delightful drive away and offers lake cruises, great walking and the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall, or you can head to Buttermere and the Borrowdale for beautiful scenery in abundance.

Bowness and Ambleside are not to be missed, with a wealth of quirky shops worth browsing, plenty of first-class eateries to try and some great family attractions including the World of Beatrix Potter and Rydal Mount & Gardens.

If you’re looking for a secluded holiday base while keeping close to a number of amenities, consider Hodge How Cottage.

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

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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