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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was fine, only thing I find frustrating is the cooker hob, it took some getting use to being electric as I am used to gas."

    Also as from previous guests the downstairs bedrooms smell a bit damp. Having said that know what to expect as 3rd.visit to Jakanori . Love the convenient situation the village shops, the surrounding area and if you don’t want to use the car the bus stop is just round the corner!

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Oct 2023

  • "This was our third stay at Jakanori, which shows how much we love this property."

    Comfortable, clean, dog-friendly cottage, great location and perfect base for exploring the Lakes. Hawkshead Brewery, Wilf's, More bakery, Duffins, Blind Chocolatier, and the fantastic chippy are all reasons why we keep coming back. Will definitely book again soon.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything one could need for a week in the lakes with a dog"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Generally, the cottage was lovely."

    However, it was unfortunate that we arrived in the week that we had 4 days of non-stop rain, and I do mean deluge. After our trips out we were soaked to the skin and needed to get warm. We followed the central heating instructions in the manual doing everything correctly, but it would not turn on. it just reverted back to its original state. So we made do with the electric fire. But this was on a timer and as soon as we switched it on it would turn itself off after 20 minutes to half an hour or so and then we could not immediately switch it back on. So we had a major problem of keeping warm. Had the weather been more clement we would not have noticed much of these things, but unfortunately, this was not the case. When we arrived we found the fridge was on number 1 and was not working at that setting, and it was actually warm inside. However, we turned it full on to number 7 and that became adequate. This Property is excellent for Warm weather letting, but when it comes to Autumn, Winter, and January/February letting the Owners must get on top of heating problems. These comments are meant to be constructive for the Owner and are in no way meant to demean what is a beautiful and clean Property.

    Reviewed by Ron3.4Sep 2023

  • "Just come back from staying at this cottage with our two dogs, the location and cottage is great, pub serves great food with a spa over the road providing everything you need, and just a walk away, walks are stunning and local villages aren’t far, Windermere is a definite must!"

    ! We loved the set up of the cottage with the downstairs upstairs, the rooms are big and the lounge is bright with an uppey sofa, very comfy, the kitchen has everything you need and the garden is very dog safe, The only thing we would say on arrival we noticed the downstairs smelt very musty / damp and the back bedroom bed is very uncomfortable, we put it down to all the foliage on the wall causing the damp smell, the main photo needs updating as the foliage now covers the front wall, and could do with a tidy up.but it does look very quaint across the doorway. The brewer is a must, this can be seen from the lounge window along with cafe and cycle store, excellent ice cream parlour over the road and a beautiful craft shop. Truly a beautiful village.

    Thank you for your comments. The village is lovely and cottage is in a great location to explore the Lakes. I’m aware of the foliage on the walls and we have dealt with Virginia creeper and cut right back. (Even though it can be pretty but also can be evasive & destructive). We had to wait for a gap in bookings before doing garden. I have plans for updating the garden and redoing photos later this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel4.1Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely well equipped holiday house suitable for six adults or a family."

    Stavely has plenty of shops and places to eat out. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and had excellent meals in the local pubs. I feel the photos do not do justice to the facilities.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, I intend to update the photos this year as time moves along so quickly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay and there was plenty of room in the house."

    It ha everything we needed and beds were comfortable. Downstairs was nice and cool but needed airing. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’ve put windows on small gap to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Jul 2023

  • "Great location quite roomy."

    One observation, the downstairs shower does get quite slippery.

    Thank you for letting me know. Non slip mats have been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Jul 2023

  • "The property was very well presented and clean."

    Our only issue with the property was the Bed downstairs where the shower room was located. The right hand side of the bed, the springs were poking out. And no one was not able to sleep on this side at all. We did have a lovely stay at the cottage and really enjoyed our 2 week break, weather was Perfect. Thanks and Kind regards

    Thank you for your comments. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will get this checked. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Jun 2023

  • "This property is absolutely lovely."

    Spacious, clean, well-maintained, and right next door to Gelato and coffee. We wished we could take this cottage with us to the rest of our holiday stops. Thanks for such a comfortable stay!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very nice property, well-equipped and maintained, in the middle of the village with all of the amenities nearby."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Our second visit to Jakanori."

    As with the first visit last year we were pleased with our choice. Love the upside down living accommodation. Facilities in the cottage are great. Locally you couldn’t ask for more - pubs, brewery, artisan bakery, shops. And best of all, beautiful local walks. Cross with ourselves for not visiting Kimi’s Gelato so we will have to make a return visit! Many thanks to Dot for providing all of the property information.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Me and my partner really enjoyed our stay here."

    The only con we can think of is that the downstairs bedrooms were quite cold.

    Reviewed by Kewin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Well kitted out."

    Mostly warm and cosy, although 2 of the bedrooms were cold even with heating on. One of the bedrooms had a bit of mould on a wall and wardrobes smelled foisty. Tea bags and some dishwasher tablets left, but most cottages we've been to have left fresh milk, biscuits and sometimes a bottle of wine, which has been a lovely addition. It would have been nice if there had been some Xmas decorations/tree/lights. Know the village and enjoyed the cottage and village facilities. Even with the few negative comments, would still recommend Jakanori.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "A comfortable stay in a clean and well equipped property."

    We had plenty of space and enjoyed the position right in the centre of the village.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Although the accommodation was clean, there were no cleaning products that we could have used to keep the place in a clean condition - not even a toilet cleaner."

    There was a rather ancient iron but no ironing board cover to go on the ironing board. This is also the first accommodation we have ever been to where a simple welcome pack was not given - milk, local biscuits and perhaps a bottle of wine. We understand that Covid has had a lot to do with this but other things have been put back in place - maps, games, soft furnishings etc. The interior of the house was ok but the outside was a mess. Plant pots with dead plants and a garden hose just thrown onto the floor and into a large container was just lying around. We understand that it is autumn but a little thought to clear this up would have been better. We had to alter the heating times as we are pensioners and need to be warm but on Wednesday the heating times had been changed back and we were cold again during the day. This is not what we would have expected, to have the heating times altered without letting us know. Staveley is a nice place to visit but unfortunately we wouldn’t return to Jakanori

    Thank you for your feedback and your comments have been noted.  I am sorry to hear your stay at Jakanori was disappointing.  Our aim is to make sure everyone’s stay is memorable for the right reasons. Health and safety regulations require cleaning materials to be kept out of harms way. The heating is a “Nest” system which is preset for the week, therefore each day it will revert to the settings programmed. Contact numbers are left at the cottage should the need arise to resolve any issue immediately.  Sykes are another point of contact.  My mobile number can be found on the notice board and I send an information pack by email to all clients before they stay at my cottage. Once again, I am sorry your stay was not as comfortable as you wished it to be. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan2.8Nov 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in an excellent location, we thoroughly enjoyed our ..."

    Very comfortable cottage in an excellent location, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in staveley, super market 50 yards away for supplies hawkshead brewery 100 yards away fantastic walks from the door, shower for the pooch and a decent secure yard for the dogs over all an excellent location

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Jackanory it had everything we needed perfect ..."

    We had a very comfortable stay at Jackanory it had everything we needed perfect base for kendal and windermere and a safe garden for the dogs a useful spar was just on the corner for milk bread etc and even better the local pub is ten minutes away Would certainly book again

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely clean spacious cottage, with everything you need."

    Well situated for getting about, and for local amenities, shops, fish shop, pub,post office , cafe's etc. Very dog friendly, even provided towels for dogs, although we had our own, so didn't use. Overall an enjoyable stay, and felt very comfortable when got back to the cottage. Our 2 dogs enjoyed it too. The caretaker was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Jakanori."

    Really enjoyed the break in an ideal location. The only real difficulty was that there was no microwave oven. All we had was a note in the accommodation to say, "The microwave is broken and will be replaced ASAP." That really wasn't a helpful note as the microwave was not replaced during our stay. A microwave is after all one of the main appliances in the kitchen that we all rely on these days. It's disappointing that this was not replaced as soon as it was found to be broken. We were so pleased with everything else but this was the only issue that should have been easily rectified. A microwave was listed as being one of the items available in the property, so sadly you didn't fulfil your contract with us. Paul Stevenson

    Sorry for the inconvenience. The microwave has been replaced, unfortunately it wasn’t delivered until Sunday, After your visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house in a good location."

    Reviewed by Harvey5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage and an ideal base for exploring the South Lakes."

    Great facilities, comfy beds and superbly situated in the middle of the village well within walking distance to all amenities.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house was clean and had everything that we required."

    The sitting room was comfortable, bright, airy with a good outlook Short walk to coffee shop, small Spar, micro brewery , pub and more. Windermere a few miles away. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved this cottage."

    Very central to Staveley - couldn’t be more central. The cottage was as described and close to all amenities. Once we have sorted out ‘what comes next?’ I think it is extremely likely that we will visit again.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stayed at Jakanori 4 years ago so then as now found the situation ideal for travelling round the lakes by bus, no need to use the car."

    Staveley is a thriving village everything to hand, butcher, baker grocers and cafe etc. Everything you need in the kitchen well provided. Comfortable beds and plenty of storage. We could not use the shower upstairs it is scalding hot and you cannot adjust it, this needs attention. Otherwise everything fine.

    Than you for your comments. It is a lovely village. The shower has been sorted by using both hand controls. Sorry for the inconvenience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne3.8May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the property was very well equipped and clean."

    The village of Stavely has everything you need with a field close by to exercise your dog.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable,charming place in a very quiet village."

    Lovely pub and chippy! Loved how the large window in the living area looked up the main street and bedrooms are mostly on the ground floor. All facilities were spot on and the cottage was warm and cosy. Looked through a music book from 1946 whilst in there,fascinating.Loved the presence of a piano and wish we'd brought the pianist in the family! Overall comfy stay in a great location.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful house ."

    Very clean very central Only issues I found were top bedroom and back bedroom cold although heating was on If young children are staying I would prefer the single beds down stairs next to adults . Owner was very helpful would stay agin

    Reviewed by Mychaela5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great stay."

    Location is excellent within the village and also for local walks and close to Bowness/Windermere and Kendal. Cottage was great for a group stay and well serviced. Very clean. Thank you.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in your cottage."

    Fantastic location in a super village. The house was presented immaculately. Everything we could want for a trouble free stay. Thank you so much. Guy and family.

    Reviewed by Guy4.4Oct 2021

  • "The house was very clean with everything you need but the heating was not effective downstairs especially in the bedroom to the right of the front door my clothes were damp after one night in the wardrobe We booked 3 nights and left after one because we wanted our holiday to be eating out so on our first night we went to the Eagle and Child big sign no food because no staff asked if they would have food on Tuesday no was the answer so we walked to Hawkshead Brewery same thing no Brewery tours or food."

    Next the chip shop closes Monday and Tuesday Wilfs cafe was closed by then. So we decided to return home because the town was dead nothing to do except walks and we booked because we wanted to walk to restaurants where you could take dogs

    Reviewed by Rosemarie4.1Oct 2021

  • "This was our 2nd stay & we’re booked in again for next year!"

    Excellent location in the middle of the village. The house was spotless & comfy. The washing machine & dryer was invaluable & the kitchen was very well equipped. Lots of hanging storage throughout. Garden was big enough to sit out & we fit a polo car in the yard at the same time! Very secure garden for our dog.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely location and lots of nice dog friendly places to eat in Staveley - would definitely go again"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved the location and thankfully there is lots of parking over the road, we didn't realise that the drive doesn't actually fit a car in but you couldn't have both a car and the patio for the dogs."

    The only thing that was missing were bigger sized glasses for water all glasses were small or very slim. Nothing major but definitely enough of a pain to warrant mentioning- we just used our water bottles instead. :-D We would love to book here again!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was very clean really upon arrival."

    However, there was a very damp smell in the downstairs front bedroom, particularly in the wardrobe - so much so that myself and my husband didn't want to unpack our clean clothes into it but rather shared the wardrobe in the other ground floor bedroom - the smell did not go away throughout the week and was very noticeable - I feel this is an on-going issue as there was a plug-in air freshener and an air freshener on the dresser in this room. We also found the space a little unequal - the bedrooms were roomy but the main living area/ kitchen was very tight for our party of two adults and two teenagers - we had to extend the table out into the living area so we could all sit around the table to eat - I'm not sure how a party of 6 would manage. That said, the house was clean and well provided for in terms of equipment etc. The main plus of the property is it's location. Staveley has lots to offer - fab bakery, butchers, Spar, ice cream shop, pub (although we didn't eat there), lovely walks on the doorstep, railway station, bus route and very accessible to lots of attractions. I would recommend Jakanorie but I do think the owner's need to address the damp issue properly.

    Your comments have been noted, apologies for the inconvenience caused. The issues have been addressed. Your comments are appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon2.8Jul 2021

  • "Perfect location for exploring the Lake District and great position for all the local amenities."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2021

  • "I had a really enjoyable stay."

    Jakanori was clean and extremely comfortable. Dot, the owner had contacted me with all relevant information I would require prior to my stay. Milly (my dog) and I really enjoyed the walks around staveley. I did the walk to Windermere on my last day would recommend, had a walk around Windermere and Bowness and got the bus back (only time during my stay used any form of transport). Would highly recommend anyone to stay, both in Jakanori and Staveley.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our stay in Jakanory was perfect for us as it was close to family who live in the village."

    The cottage was very clean and and the sitting room area bright and sunny. The courtyard was an attractive place to sit and was sunny most of the day. We would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic location, accommodation has everything you need, will definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "It’s a pity that bad review of this place can’t be removed, it nearly put us off booking!"

    The house was fabulous, clean, pet friendly and a brilliant location in the heart of the village. It was well equipped and comfortable. We did struggle initially to get the downstairs bedrooms warm but eventually worked out the heating. It was so nice to have a place where we didn’t have to worry about the dog dirtying the carpets, there is hard flooring throughout and plenty of dog towels in the settle in the hall. Also a relief that the garden is walled so secure. It’s a small area but the owner has lots and borders so it’s a nice space. Great walks around the village as well and along the river. Brilliant location for exploring the Lakes. The village of Stavely is a great location with a Spar, bakery, brewery, butcher, chip shop, pub and gelato ice cream shop. We didn’t have time to visit everything on our doorstop so we need to do a return visit. We couldn’t have wished for any more. A clean well appointed property.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "Great location, really clean, no problems, easy parking, will book again thank you."


    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    Very clean bed very comfortable. Good for dogs enclosed yard. Pub excellent for food and some lovely walks around the village.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2020

  • "Overwhelming smell of urine as soon as entered property."

    Absolutely horrendous. Also horrific smell coming from wardrobe in bedroom. Could not sleep for the smell. Garden over grown with nettles and weeds, broken pots and slates littered the floor, thorns hanging over seating area cut my husband’s hand. Old dog waste on floor. I had to pick up in bag before I could bring my dog in. Went home a night early. Had quite enough.

    Reviewed by Karen1.6Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful location locals really friendly."

    Very clean Nd good communication with the cottage owner when there

    Reviewed by Terri4.7Sep 2020

  • "A really comfortable holiday cottage which met the needs of two generations well."

    Necessary amenities and great walks on the doorstep. Lovely and clean especially important in the current situation, helped us all have a relaxing, enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was in a great location for all local services, a spar, butchers,artisan bread shop post office, brewery bars and cafes all within 100 metres."

    A great place from which to explore Windermere, Ambleside and Kendal. We would recommend a visit Lakeland Farm approx 1 mile towards Windermere. A great and affordable day out for all the family which included sheep shearing, dry stone walling and a number of other activities. There is also a good cafe and wonderful farm shop

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Excellent location walking distance to pub shop and cafe."

    Great scenery and lovely walks on doorstep. House very quaint bring upside down. 2 double rooms and bathroom downstairs and a twin room and bathroom upstairs. Lovely big windows in living kitchen dining area. Hot water always available and fab electric showers. Loved having a tumble dryer to help on wet days. Great to be dog friendly. Staveley a lovely place to base yourself for a trip to the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2020

  • "Perfect locality, comfortable, spacious accommodation."

    People in the village very friendly and little bakery in the post office had a good selection of home made pies, pasties, sausage rolls, slices, croissants also naughty cakes. The spar was well stocked and had everything we needed including toilet roll!! Although our stay fell within the current crisis (Covid19) and didn't get to enjoy Wilf's café we had drinks in the Hawkshead brewery and a nice meal in the Eagle & Child pub before closing that evening, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Mar 2020

  • "Fantastic location, brilliant facilities, would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Mar 2020

  • "Wow what a pleasant SURPRISE!"

    We booked this cottage over 9 months in advance but after reading feedback left in October 2019, we were worried and apprehensive about staying in this cottage as we have major health and breathing problems. We need not to have worried at all. JAKANORI was a very special cottage indeed. Warm and Extremely Cosy. It has everything you would ever want or need to make your holiday one to remember. There was NO DAMP or DAMP aroma at all, the cottage is decorated to a high standard. The bedrooms on the ground floor were fantastic, The beds felt very firm and supportive, on inspection the mattresses were actually orthopaedic/posturpaedic, Good Quality Sleeping and my Back Aches actually improved. We are very fussy about having good facilities, especially with TV & Broadband, we are pleased to report that the TV worked just fine. The Broadband was superfast and we are so grateful for that. 1 Hour download from I player in 3 minutes. My wife who is Registered Blind, found the house very easy to navigate, I myself are Disabled and can not walk far at all but even managed to get upstairs as they are extra wide and not so many steps. It was so good, that we have actually booked again, but for 3 weeks this time. The stinging feedback left in October did not Ring true to our stay at all. Like most homes their could be one or two jobs that could be addressed, but nothing major! We really enjoyed our time here in JAKANORI and Staveley itself is a Small Cumbrian Village, lovely quality butchers across the road, chemist, newsagents, post office and a Spar. Wilf's Cafe lovely food and a lovely Artisan bakery just around the corner and hey just 4 miles from Windermere! Our doggies enjoyed it too, we felt they were safe and secure in the yard. JAKANORI Even has a Piano to tinkle on, If only I could play! One thing we were extremely impressed with was the quality of the build and especially the glazing, we hardly heard a thing from outside at all. Everything in the cottage was so lovely and clean from the towels, bedding and the general feel of JAKANORI was truly sparkling. On the day we departed we met the housekeepers, 3 of them who were extremely helpful and so friendly. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you all for a wonderful holiday and also to Sykes as they are always there to help you if needed, This was our 4th Holiday booked through SYKES...........AMAZING!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2020

  • "The television is very difficult to watch as it needs a signal booster to stop the pictures jumping about and clicking all the time."

    One of the mattresses is very hard and we woke up with back ache. The best thing was the electric chairs which I would definitely recommend after being out all day. Our only other concern was the bedroom on the side could do with better blinds as people could see in when walking past especially if we had the lights on. Apart from that,the cottage is very convenient for the Lake District and has shops and pubs close to walk to.

    Thank you for your feedback. Due to the geographical location of the property, TV reception in general in this area is not the best. I am currently researching as a priority the best option to provide a solution to this issue. I was surprised to read your comments regarding the bed, as reviews received from previous guests have commented on the beds being comfortable. Yesterday I spoke with the cleaner and was advised that on checking the mattress for signs of damage which may cause discomfort to the person sleeping in the bed, that the mattress had had been turned over. The mattress allocated to this bed should not be turned, hence the reason you experienced an uncomfortable night's sleep. The blinds to the side bedroom are black out blinds and therefore, if closed people should not be able to see through. I will check the blinds are fit for purpose and if not, these will be replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah3.1Nov 2019

  • "Horrible damp smell hit us as we walked in obviously on going damp problem we informed house keeper who said she had told owner numerous times."

    Was a not cottage more an upside down house.needs tender loving care and updating beds not comfy at all bad reception on telly on reading guest book lots of issues have been ongoing and not resolved ,but reviews on site did not reflect this.great situation in a lovely village which everything you need is close by

    Thank you for your feedback. Previous guest reviews have not mentioned a damp smell in the cottage however, this will be investigated and if proven, resolved accordingly. Part of the charm of cottage is the building is old and parts of the original old thick walls still exist. This is a feature in the bedroom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maz2.5Oct 2019

  • "A beautifully furnished cottage with exceptionally comfortable armchairs & beds."

    We will definitely book Jakanori again as not only did we feel welcome but also our 3 little dogs. The owner had even provided large towels inside the front door to dry our dogs if they got wet which we really appreciated. The village has a fantastic butchers, bakery, brewery, Spa & chemist so no need to go shopping outside Staveley. Great food at the Eagle & Child.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a vibrant village that offers everything from food & drink (spar, butchers, chippy and Brewery) to fantastic walks on your doorstep and within 10 miles."

    Lovely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "3 of us stayed at Jakanori myself,my daughter and a close friend and also 2 dogs, we all loved the cottage had everything we needed and more."

    The small enclosed yard was ideal for the dogs to keep them safe ( could do with a bolt on the gate ). Everyone in the village really friendly and the food in the eagle and child and wilfs cafe was delicious. Also lots of places to walk our 2 dogs alongside the river Kent. Definitely would recommend a stay in this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great holiday, lovely cottage, will go again"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic property and location."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, with excellent facilities, great location, we didn't move our car for 3 days, we hiked locally."

    Dog friendly. Comfy beds with plenty towels.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Apr 2019

  • "A comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage, in an excellent location (especially as main purpose of visit was the Hawkshead Beer Festival."

    ..!). Only downside was the parking. The driveway entrance is very narrow and on street parking requires a degree of pot luck.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in an amazing location."

    Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really enjoyed staying right in the heart of Staveley."

    The 'upside down' house arrangement means there is always something to see out of the large windows. There is also a beautiful Lake District scene out of another. Staveley is much busier than I expected, a bustling little village. The Mill Yard opposite the house is the hub. Artisan bakery, brewery, two cafes and the largest (and expensive) bike shop in the country. If you like coffee, there is a specialist coffee shop just across the road, as well a local butchers and handy well stocked Spar. Lots of walking available from the door, or you can travel a short distance to the heart of the Lakes. Bus and train service from Staveley as well. House was very well equipped, spotlessly clean, and very comfortable. Outside space is fully enclosed. We enjoyed living there and will return.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was everything we needed for our annual gathering."

    The fact that the cottage could accommodate our dogs was the reason for booking. Cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Location was ideal for exploring the area. In fact we used public transport and did not use the cars all week. The village had great eating places and artisan outlets. The brewery was fantastic!! Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely stay."

    Very comfortable and clean house. Great location near to pubs/cafe/shops etc. Dog friendly! Would stay again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable well equiped house located in the centre of Staveley which is a delight of a village with excellent local amenities (pub, brewery, cafe, artisan bakery, excellent general store, good post office, chippy) and travel facilities giving quick regular links (bus and train) to Kendal and Windermere."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2018

  • "I really liked the house and would go back there again."

    It was very clean and tidy, and had lovely bed linen, towels etc. The location is great; the village is very accessible, is very handy for hiking (from the doorstep if you want) and the house is right in the middle of the village. Very near to a Spar, pharmacy, several coffee shops, a bakery and the popular Hawkshead Brewery. The Eagle Inn pub within close walking distance can also be highly recommended - we had one good dinner and an exceptionally good Sunday lunch there. The house had a "Nest" heating system, which responded quickly to any adjustments, but while upstairs got very warm and cosy, the ground floor (which had 2 of the 3 bedrooms) was rather cold. This was the only problem we had though, and I was very happy with my booking, in spite of this.

    Reviewed by Cecilia4.4Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and spacious and in a really good location with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely apartment with everything we needed."

    Great base for exploring the Lake District and local area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and location was excellent ideal for those with dogs due to the enclosed garden."

    Everything we needed in a cottage.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable."

    The shops were across the road and the walks from the door were plentiful. The local people were friendly and helpful. Staveley is only a few minutes drive from Windermere and the rest of the Lakes. I would use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2018

  • "Cottage was clean, tidy, really well equipped."

    Fantastic view of the sky and main street from kitchen and lounge window. Beds were comfortable and kitchen really well laid out. The cottage is located right in the middle of Staveley, within walking distance of all essential amenities and shops and down to the River Kent. Great walks from this spot too. Super easy to get to Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. Bus runs from outside the cottage although we didn't use it. Parking was right outside cottage. The enclosed front garden was good for the dog too.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Jun 2018

  • "What a fabulous cottage in an amazing location, it ticked every box and more!"

    Everything you could want from maps to plan walks to every possible thing you will ever need in the kitchen. Our dogs loved it and settled straight away, the garden was the perfect space to let them out and not worry. Hawkshead brewery and eagle and child well worth a visit, a little further is the watermill at Ings, superb. Can’t wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely holiday let."

    Nice secure garden for dogs although be nice for a bolt on gate as was worried if postman came in and accidentally let dogs out! Staveley lovely village. Loved the electric chairs. Missing a DVD player though.....

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was as it was portrayed in the advert very clean and tidy and ..."

    The cottage was as it was portrayed in the advert very clean and tidy and everything you need within, comfortable in a pleasant village with numerous local walks

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

  • "Cottage in brilliant location."

    Was lovely and clean and well equipped. Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2018

  • "It was like walking into a fridge when we arrived, it took 2 days to get the bedrooms warm"

    Reviewed by Ann3.4Mar 2018

  • "Charming, comfortable cottage with fantastic views located in a prime spot in the village."

    Amenities in Staveley are excellent. Great walks from the door too. Perfect Lake District holiday.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2018

  • "My only negative comments are: 1) instructions re refuse collection would be useful."

    A neighbour informed us when the bins were to be collected but the required contents of recycling were unknown to us and the bin was not collected. 2) the directions to the property were incorrect. They should have read: Leave M6 at J 36, take A590/591 towards Windermere. Take first turn to Staveley and turn right immediately after Spa supermarket. Property is on the immediate right on corner. Ignore road to Hawkshead Brewery.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2017

  • "The cottage is very central to the village of Staveley and overlooks a fantastic coffee shop - it is extremely close to the Brewery and to all other amenities and the pub is easily walkable."

    The cottage had almost everything you could need, hidden in cupboards all over the place, and it all worked really well. Three good sized bedrooms, in fact the downstairs doubles are huge, and the walk in shower is now on our list of wants. Lovely views and very light and full of air. Lots of local places to walk the dog and it's safe to say that the Lake District is the most dog friendly region I have ever visited!

    Reviewed by Ruth4.6Aug 2017

  • "The house was very well equipped and nicely decorated and we loved the upstairs living room."

    Although we didn't use it, the piano was an unexpected extra. We were very grateful for the reclining chairs after our days out walking. The house had a good selection of information about local walks which were easy to follow and our dog loved. We had a great week with excellent weather and would love to return another year. Staveley is a gem of a village. There is a community shop and artisan bakery close by and a Spar and very good post office a stone's throw from the house. The people in the PO were very helpful too. Hawkshead Brewery and Wilf's cafe are close by and well worth a visit. There were also a couple more coffee shops that we intended to try but sadly didn't have time. A nice butcher's, a yummy fish and chip shop, the Eagle and Child pub (also well worth a visit) and a very handy recycling centre complete the amenities. The train station was handy for a day trip to Windermere to follow in Wainwright's footsteps up to Orrest Head and the spectacular views.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic location as everything you need is on the doorstep."

    Lovely walks from the village, great Pub, Fish and chip shop, store. Lovely new area with an artisan bakery and cafes. The cottage is homely, spacious for family and or friends, 2 showers and 2 seperate toilets, clean, with a court yard garden for dogs early morning last thing at night. Definitely recommend and would return again.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Jul 2017

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor king size double (zip link can be 2' 6" twin on request) 1 x twin
  • Shower room with wash basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower
  • Separate basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car (restricted access) or roadside parking in road next to cottage
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Shed with storage for bicycles
  • Three well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 5 minutes walk
  • Note: 4pm check-in time

The property

This reverse-level cottage is situated in the vibrant village of Staveley on the edge of the Lake District National Park, providing a perfect base for a family holiday with excellent village amenities on the doorstep.

As you step inside there are two bedrooms, a cloakroom and a wet room on the groundfloor with stairs leading to an open plan living area, a twin bedroom and a shower room.

From the living area there are views down the village street to the fells beyond.

Outside, there is a front enclosed courtyard and furniture where you can sit back and relax before heading out to explore this pretty corner of Cumbria.

From the cottage you can easily explore the beautiful Kentmere valley both on foot or bicycle with routes including the Kentmere Horseshoe.

The climb up Reston Scar, although steep, will reward you with beautiful views across the South Lakes.

Just a stone’s throw away is Staveley Mill Yard which has a brewery, bicycle shop, a cookery school, artisan bakers and a café.

There is also an excellent village pub – so it is possible you may arrive here and never move your car as everything is literally on hand.

A visit to Lake Windermere is a must and this beautiful lake is just 5 miles away.

From Bowness-on-Windermere you can hop on board the Windermere Steamer and cruise up the lake to the popular Lakeland town of Ambleside at the head of the lake or down to Lakeside and visit the Aquarian of the Lakes.

This lovely holiday cottage makes a great base for a super, family holiday.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas