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Hugill Cottage

(Ref. 1072088)

Staveley near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    We had such a lovely weekend and the cottage was perfect. Really cosy with the log burner on in the lounge, nice big kitchen and fabulous comfortable beds! Ideal location with lots to do near by. Loved the bottle of wine that was left for us too. Really lovely touch. Thank you. Would definitely recommend to others and hopefully return again soon!

    Many thanks for your 100 per cent feedback. Happy to hear you had a lovely weekend Alison, we're glad you agree that Staveley is an ideal location to explore the Lakes. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Helen & Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2023

  • "The house was lovely perfect for us as a family, room's were large and comfortable, beds very comfy."

    Kitchen excellently stocked, bright and sunny we loved the enclosed garden area. Nice and spacious and very central to everything in Staveley. Only a Couple of small areas, the entrance and living area always smelled very doggy (we aren't pet owners) maybe a couple of plug ins? I bought a spray but didn't hide the smell. And bathrooms could use some more cleaning around the taps, very black and mouldy. Other than that the house was lovely, some very nice accessories in the paintings and local ornaments etc. I'd recommend the house for sure.

    Thank you for your review of Hugill and that you found the cottage spacious and comfortable. We do welcome dogs to the cottage, and sometimes in very wet weather they can leave a bit of an odour, if not thoroughly dried but we have sourced extra fresh blankets and do have them cleaned each visit. The bathrooms have also been addressed, they are always cleaned thoroughly each visit. Best wishes. Helen & Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2023

  • "Great cottage, we will hopefully get back at some stage."

    Many thanks for your comments Andrew, we hope you can return soon. Best wishes, Helen & Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2023

  • "We absolutely loved Hugill Cottage."

    Beautifully and comfortably furnished - perfect location to use as a base for travelling around the Lake District. The village of Staveley also offered good services and facilities. It's just a pity we only had 1 week there! We would definitely book Hugill Cottage again. Many thanks x

    Hi Marie, So glad that you had a great week at Hugill Cottage and thank you for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you again soon. Warm regards Helen & Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarieMay 2023

  • "Superb cottage in an excellent location provided the R&R that was much needed!"

    Easy booking process even though we were very last minute. Very comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen space. We all (dog included) felt very relaxed and refreshed following our 4 day visit. Thank you very much.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and perfect score, we are pleased to hear that you had a comfortable stay and found your visit to Staveley relaxing. We hope to welcome you back to Hugill Cottage in the future. Kind regards, Helen & Graham. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamieApr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , everything we needed for our stay."

    Lots of room for family of 6 and a dog . Good food at the pub ,chippy and local spar was handy . Parking wasn't a problem .we will definitely return .

    Hi Alveen, Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Hugill, and we look forward to your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlveenApr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful short break in Staveley."

    The house was warm and welcoming. The decor fresh and modern, we enjoyed a bar meal at the local pub, which had the bonus of a roaring fire. We would certainly recommend this property. I was expecting logs to be supplied as it states fuel provided on your website. The Spar shop was very convenient.

    Reviewed by JohanFeb 2023

  • "Excellent cottage beautifully decorated and very cozy with lovely log fire."

    Our second time to stay for 2 weeks and it won’t be our last. Great location with local pubs, cafes and great works. Great host with excellent communication

    Hi Ali, Thanks so much for your feedback. Happy to hear that you are looking to return again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AliDec 2022

  • "So good we have booked again!"

    ! Can’t fault it. Comfortable and welcoming and well maintained. Looking forward to our 3rd visit.

    Happy to hear you enjoyed your 2nd visit at Hugill Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you again later in the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoyDec 2022

  • "A perfect stay in a perfect cottage!"

    Reviewed by SophieNov 2022

  • "A beautiful, relaxing spacious cottage in a great location."

    Thank you for your comments Jacky. We're so glad you had an enjoyable holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackyOct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a very convenient location."

    We really enjoyed our stay !

    Thank you Ekaterina, for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hugill Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EkaterinaJul 2022

  • "Hugill Cottage is a lovely holiday cottage."

    It's well appointed, clean and spacious. The huge bed in the back bedroom was lovely and comfortable. I really appreciated having blinds and heavy curtains to block out the early morning light.The only down side is, as the property is situated on the main street, vehicle noise is an issue in the early morning and there wasn't a teapot! We bought one in a charity shop. The location is ideal for taking the train to Kendal or Windermere. The village has good facilities but Booths in both of these towns is wonderful! There are fantastic walks in all directions or just a short drive away. Very enjoyable stay.

    Glad to hear that you loved your stay at Hugill Cottage, and that you found the cottage comfortable and enjoyed exploring nearby towns. Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2022

  • "Forgive me for taking so long to share my thoughts on my wonderful holiday home in the delightful Lake District village of Staveley."

    Have been staying in the Lakes for 20+ years, and this was 'comfortably' the most impressive place in which I've stayed. From the front door and entrance, to the rear garden and patio, it had been refurbished and equipped to standards which absolutely met my own ... and that's never previously happened in a holiday let. Ideal location within the village, with the coffee shop which specialises in Peruvian blends and the authentic gelato parlour, the 'chippie', butcher, Hawkshead beer-hall and the Eagle & Child all nearby. Parking outside, the bus stop at the end of the road and, for those who know Staveley's layout, the train station just a short stroll away. Perfectly positioned for access via the A591 to Windermere, and those who prefer grass to tarmac will also be delighted by its positioning. In short, it should be seen as a home from home, and certainly not 'just' as a holiday let. When I next return to the Southern Lakes, it will be Hugill Cottage for me. Cheers. Ian Halstead

    Reviewed by IanJun 2022

  • "Hugill Cottage is everything need for a great relaxing break away."

    The village of Staveley is lovely with perfect amenities including coffee shops, village stores, Icecream parlour and the famous Hawkshead brewery. Bus routes straight into Windermere and Bowness which was just perfect. Would definitely book again.

    Thank you for your kind comments, happy to hear you made the most of your stay by exploring the area. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2022

  • "The property was so stylish and cosy!"

    Plenty of room for the family and a nice place to relax after adventuring! We will definitely be booking this cottage again :)

    Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback Jessica. So pleased to hear that you will be returning again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JessicaMay 2022

  • "Hugill Cottage is a delightful place to stay, furnished and decorated to a high standard throughout."

    It is well equipped, and a real home from home. The owner must have put a lot of thought in to the fabulous art work and photography on the walls which we all loved. This is an excellent cottage in a lovely village. Thanks for a great stay!

    Thank you for the lovely comments Sally - so glad that you had a great stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage in a lovely village with some great facilities near by."

    Cottage was fantastically open and bright but also warm and relaxing. Can’t wait to return.

    Thank you Trevor for your kind words, we are happy that you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to you returning to Hugill very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TrevorApr 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in the middle of an amazing village."

    My only problem was that the heating was too high, at some points 26c!

    Thank you for your kind comments, we're so glad you love the cottage. The heating issue has now been rectified, thanks for pointing this out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GuyApr 2022

  • "I want to be able to recommend this property, because it ticks most of the boxes - right in the middle of Staveley village (though if you don't like proximity to traffic, you might find it a bit noisy); a very nice layout, with large kitchen/dining area and decently equipped; a good outside space, if a bit overlooked; and good facilities (smart TV, two woodburners etc) although more books/games and perhaps a welcome pack would have given a more homely feel."

    Two of the bedrooms are good--the master is very nice--while the third struggles to accommodate the double bed. However, our visit was marred at the outset by what sounded like construction work being undertaken next door on the Fri evening and all day Saturday from 8am, accompanied by the doof-doof of dance music. When I contacted Sykes Cottages about the issue on Sat morning, I found them very sympathetic, but it took a follow-up call later in the afternoon to get things resolved. I just have doubts about the soundproofing in the property, which for me is a bit of a deal-breaker. If that sort of thing doesn't bother you, Hugill Cottage is a good choice in the village. Also, I should say that the property had not been cleaned brilliantly well (it was still being readied when we turned up at 4.10pm), and we were left only half a toilet roll, which I found a bit surprising.

    We are sorry that you experienced a noise issue, the neighbour did apologise and stopped the work right away. The walls of the cottage are two foot thick, and deal well with day to day noise. The drilling was due to work in the loft which is now complete. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "Such a lovely place where we could have stayed much longer."

    Facilities and location excellent, great to return to after a day out walking. Wouldn’t hesitate in returning again.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Thank you for a really great stay."

    Really valued the porch for when we came back muddy. A broom would be a useful addition so guests can keep it a bit cleaner during their stay but this is very minor. We had a lovely time here and the thoughtful touches for dogs was really appreciated!

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "Lovely long weekend."

    The cottage was perfect, great location, very comfortable and clean. The owner was very accommodating and instructions and clear and easy. Would defo come back and recommend!

    Reviewed by PhilJan 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and most importantly WARM."

    We loved the log burning fire and the beautiful lounge, decor and pictures. Well equipped kitchen and lovely outdoor space. Perfect spot in the middle of the village nearby lots of interesting shops and walks. This is a beautiful holiday home and the owner went to so much effort to make our Christmas stay special and was prompt in answering any queries. A few more cups and glasses and a better hoover as we were staying for 2 weeks would have been even better but this is one of the nicest holiday homes I have stayed in and we have already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by AliDec 2021

  • "Had a great stay at hugill cottage in a great place to explore the lakes."

    Had everything you could need and great bedrooms yo sleep well in very comfy beds. Would highly recommend a stay there.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    The house was extremely comfortable and spacious- we had a fantastic week away!

    Reviewed by KellySep 2021

  • "It was perfect, a great location and some great walks right on your door stop."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Bosch pod coffee machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Enclosed garden patio with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

This attractive, stone and slate cottage lies in the heart of Staveley, a thriving village that is perfectly placed for touring the Lake District.

Boasting a contemporary flair with an open-plan aspect, Hugill Cottage is a fabulous base for families or groups of six eager to uncover this splendid region.

Internally, the owner has provided care and attention to detail, offering a spacious and well balanced living space for 21st century living whilst retaining the charm and character of its period origins, conveyed through the sash windows, original pine doors and architraves and slate fireplace.

The downstairs is entirely comprised of the open plan living area, where you can sink into the sumptuous settees and settle down for a quiet night browsing the Smart TV.

The contemporary kitchen is finished to a high standard with glossy white units and sleek worksurfaces, along with all the essential appliances to whip up tasty meals.

Set the mood by lighting the woodburning stove and prepare the dining table for a delicious feast, before toasting to a long-awaited getaway to the Lakelands.

Throw open the bi-fold doors to create a seamless indoor-outdoor living space, perfect for alfresco dining or an evening drink.

Upstairs houses the bedrooms, including the master with sumptuous super-king-size bed and contemporary en-suite shower room, while there is also a double and twin boasting pleasant views across the village to the open fells.

Each bedroom has been presented in neutral hues and soft furnishings, while there is also a family bathroom with attractive tiled flooring and down lights, creating a lovely spot to start the day.

The village of Staveley enjoys a thriving community with a variety of shops, a post office, churches, a pub and the ever-popular mill yard with its shops, Wheelbase and Wilf's café and the Hawskhead Brewery, where you can sample a range of award-wining beers.

The River Kent passes through the village from the Kentmere Valley, leading walkers to Mardale which is popular with cyclists.

Venture to the town of Kendal and expect a range of independent retailers, well-established restaurants and bars to enjoy, along with a selection of museums and the Kendal Arts Centre where you can catch various live performances.

Local train and bus services give access within 10 minutes to Windermere & Kendal.

Alternatively, head in the opposite direction to the beautiful Lake Windermere, providing idyllic cruises onboard the iconic Steamers, or pop over to the town of Ambleside and enjoy an afternoon of exploring.

With all this and plenty much more within easy reach, Hugill Cottage provides an excellent base for a Lake District getaway, all-year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Windermere 5 miles
  • Kendal 5 miles

The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, artisan bakery, brewery and the renowned Wilf's Cafe. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground, a regular bus service and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas