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Mulberry Cottage

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Staveley, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely, great location and very comfortable."

    Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Mulberry Cottage - we really enjoy staying there and find it very comfortable and love Staveley as a base."

    The cottage has everything you need and is generally very well equipped. It could do with a spatula adding to the kitchen utensils. We enjoy the slate bench in the front garden to sit out in the sun. As a village Staveley has so many perks - Kimi’s ice-cream shop, the More Bakery, the Hawkshead Brewery bar, Cafes, a Fish and Chip shop, pub and a Spar. And its convenient to get to many places in the Lakes. There we a few light bulbs in the lamps that were blown and therefore not working but when we contacted Lakelovers about this they were responsive and said if would be rectified. We have already booked again for the end of September.

    Hi Nadine, As the owner of Mulberry cottage, which I purchased 9 years ago, I was pleased to read of your pleasant stay in May. I am also aware that you have already booked a further stay in September. Over the years I have carried out a number of improvements to the cottage but must confess that a replacement spatula was not on my list !. A suitable item was purchased last week by me during my owners week. This will no doubt enhance your visit in 4 months time and I hope you have a further pleasant stay with appropriate good weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nadine4.4May 2024

  • "Perfect location to explore from."

    Lovely village and very friendly locals made this a great little getaway for myself and my daughter. Already recommended to my friends.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very clean cottage, spacious and in a great location."

    Stavely is a wonderful village. Perfect cottage for a short stay. Kitchen equipment is adequate but lacks some touches which other cottages offer. Narrow staircase to upstairs and low beam to be careful of if you are tall.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage well maintained and comfortable in an excellent location in the village."

    Excellent local train & bus service close by as well as lovely walking area.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2023

  • "Unfortunately we spent the first 2 hours cleaning."

    ...had it nog been a Bank Holiday weekend we would have sourced alternative accommodation. Entering the cottage an obnoxious odour was prevalent. The kitchen bin and cupboard in the lounge were unbelievably horrendous. Hand rails on stairs were filthy. Double mattress stained. Broken slat on bed. Mirror glass fell out when touched. Carpet on stairs and bedroom heavily stained. Welcome pack contained 3 bin bags & dishwasher dishwasher! We removed smelly cushions and cleaned sofas before we could sit down. Musty cushions on both beds. I never leave negative comments but in this case I felt compelled to do so. I have photographic evidence.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth2.2Aug 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very few faults

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Aug 2023

  • "Great location first and foremost!"

    Terrible smell upon entering the cottage.... this was due to the red carpet in front of the wood burning stove, so this was removed and stored under the stairs for the duration of the stay. Cleanliness could be better; valve only just balancing on radiator in kitchen; hairline crack around one of the mugs and the fact that there was only one loo roll, no hand-wash in the bathroom and no wood for the wood burner was disappointing, also that there was no external space to the rear and the front of the property was not gated/fenced. The upstairs of the property was clean, but the bathroom could be better designed. If it were not for the great location, I think we would have been very disappointed. I'd say clean the downstairs and remove long lying dust and ensure that rugs are clean, so the first impression is not a bad smell and questioning of cleanliness!

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear to hear of the issues that you experienced with the cleanliness of the property, and we will ask our Housekeeping Team to ensure that our high standards continue to be met. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.1Jul 2023

  • "Despite having a dog ourselves the cottage did smell of dog eg cushions and rugs which could have easily been cleaned/shampoo’d."

    No cleaning chemicals or disinfectants left in the cottage and one toilet roll !! The stair and bedroom carpet really does need replacing. Great that the lounge is ceramic tiles so easy to keep clean. Otherwise the cottage is fine.

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear of the issue that you experienced with the smell of dog. We will ask our Housekeeping Team to look into this. We take your comments on board. Thank you - The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.1Jul 2023

  • "Location was very good , cottage was clean but a bit tired and parking was at times a struggle but was aloud to use car park across road from 5:30pm but had to move again before 8:30 am."

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Jul 2023

  • "The cottage itself was fine except the small bathroom which in our opinion is dangerous because I had a bad fall by catching my right foot on the step in front of where the wash basin is."

    I fell between the wash basin and the toilet. I have 2 replacement hips and 2 replacement knees and therefore falling on hard tiled floor is not a good thing to do. I have bad bruising to my right knee just bekow the kneecap,a small bruise on my right hip and also my right shoulder. I was unable to get up so my Son had to pick me up. There are no warning signs and a very small gap between the shower toilet and wash basin to get through. I feel it is the right thing to complain as I wouldn t like anyone else to suffer the same fate whether they be young or elderly. We have stayed at Sykes cottages before a few times and can say we have never had any complaints before.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay in the Lake District."

    Staveley is a perfect village with Cafés, supermarket, fish and chips Shop, fantastic ice cream shop and perfect for travelling without car. We spent 6 days at Mullberry Cottage. It was perfect for us as familiy with our 6 year old son.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Apr 2023

  • "Great little cottage in a great little village."

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Oct 2022

  • "The lightbulb upstairs hallway is missing; the outside light is no longer there; a lot of the crockery has chips; there isn’t enough crockery (having stayed before we brought our own; we bought mugs and plates and left them there a few visits ago for future visitors; the pillows are stained and some of the cushion covers need replacing (some have holes); the filter in the hood fell out when we tried to use it (it is also extremely dirty); the kitchen area needs a deep clean."

    The walls need a lick of paint. I have stayed here four times and still do not understand why there is only one toilet roll supplied for a weeks stay. We were supplied with dishwasher tablets, yet there is no dishwasher and what is needed is washing up liquid, which is not supplied. Having said this the bed sheets were spotless; the bathroom was very clean and the furniture upstairs is of an excellent standard. We noticed there is a new oven and hob and sideboard which makes a huge difference. We will probably stay here again but the property is starting to look ‘grubby’ and if an alternative near Staveley becomes available we will choose this over mulberry cottage. Hopefully, the cottage will get the attention it deserves because Staveley is wonderful and the cottage can be perfect.

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was generally clean and tidy although as I was cleaning up before our departure I found food debris under the sofa that was not dropped by us (as we had not eaten pringles!"

    ) There is a common complaint that the oven was missing the temperature numbers but it is good to be able to say that this has been rectified with a new oven. Unfortunately, the other common complaint of not enough toilet rolls has not been addressed and it would be an easy fix to supply a second toilet roll. The double mattress is getting quite 'tired' and was fairly uncomfortable and as such I didn't sleep very well. The two sofas are also quite small and uncomfortable as well as also being well worn. But the location is very good indeed, the chippy over the road is excellent and there are good pubs not very far away. I looked on Google Earth and noticed that there was an open recreation park close by so I thought that would be a great place to 'play ball' with our labrador but unfortunately there are signs up that say that dogs must be kept on a lead so our dog walks ended up along public footpaths which were still enjoyable but didn't involve too much running after a ball. All in all a reasonable cottage in a lovely little village.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.4Jun 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay at this cottage and we had a thoroughly lovely time."

    Perfect for two plus a four legged friend. Quiet in excellent location, for shop, chippy and brewery. An ideal base for walking and exploring the area. Will definitely return spring/summer 2022 Thank you

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thanks to Sykes and the owner for accommodating us at short notice when we needed to move out of home due to Storm Arwen."

    We found the cottage to be cosy, warm, well equipped and in a good location. The beds were very comfy. As cottage owners ourselves we understand the effort that goes into the upkeep and maintenance. We enjoyed staying at Mulberry Cottage - thank you.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Nov 2021

  • "We had an enjoyable stay here."

    The lounge area is nice with log burner. The kitchen has everything required and someone has obviously scrubbed off the settings on the oven etc however there are instructions which clearly show how to use the settings, so it’s easy to work out. There are plenty of utensils available. The bedrooms are well appointed. The only criticisms are that the stair carpet is stained and in need of replacement and the shower was not very clean especially around the grouting. We found it was situated in an ideal spot near the chippy and hawks head brewery and not too far from the Eagle and child pub. Great for walks to kentmere and beyond and ideal to pop down to Windermere or Kendal. Check opening times of the chippy, brewery and pub before going though

    Reviewed by Dale3.8Sep 2021

  • "We found dirty crockery, a filfthy grill pan, a cooker that you couldn't read the dials of, stained carpets, cobwebs, one TV that didn't work, haphazard parking, no rear access, a minuscule front garden, no way of shutting the ground from first floors off and a minuscule shower which was nigh on impossible to use to clean a dog (& this was supposed to be a dog friendly cottage!"

    !). We complained via email on the Sunday am, and got a response offering a re-clean on the Mon am. We had already cleaned ourselves & there was no point. We were told compensation would be looked into.... nothing more heard. We phoned on Friday, we were told that nothing re compensation had been noted but they would come back to us. We got email confirmation of this, but nothing more has been heard. In our opinion this cottage has been oversold (ie facilities ramped up better than they actually are) at an inflated price & then customer service is unreliable, or non-existent. If you read the Cottage comments book, we are not the first to raise many of these points. Right at this moment, we certainly would not go back to this cottage, we probably would not use Sykes Cottages again & we certainly would not recommend you to others. The phrase "Ignored & ripped off" springs to mind. Put your house in order if you want repeat business!

    Reviewed by Tim1.3Sep 2021

  • "Cottage of contrasts, lovely sash windows, doors etc, however oven so old no ..."

    Cottage of contrasts, lovely sash windows, doors etc, however oven so old no numbers left on dial so no idea of temperature, stair carpet badly stained and walls in need of painting, single bed mattress and bedding badly stained, cottage for 2 nights charged at a premium so felt although we made it a lovely stay, cottage in lovely location , was very over priced

    Reviewed by Heather2.2Aug 2021

  • "This is the 2nd year we’ve stayed in Mulberry Cottage in Staveley."

    It’s a comfortable and well placed cottage away from the busier tourist areas. It’s dog friendly. Staveley itself is a lovely village with amenities for good food and drink.

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic location, lovely cottage."

    Has everything you need for a week. Have stayed here twice now, however, I noticed the property, although had been suitably cleaned, the coasters in the bedroom had coffee stains on them and some of the cups weren’t completely clean. Small issue, and things get missed . Would be nice to perhaps have salt/pepper and maybe a few more loo rolls, we were left with just one roll, which for a week is not enough. The wood burner was missing the door so we couldn’t use it, and the downstairs radiator still doesnt work. Having said that, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. It’s a lovely cottage, lovely village and a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jul 2021

  • "Your administration is clearly not up to scratch as you have asked for feedback ..."

    Your administration is clearly not up to scratch as you have asked for feedback despite there being an open investigation into a complaint over cleanliness and accuracy of property description COR-223229-CF refers

    Reviewed by Anthony1.3Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Surprisingly roomy downstairs. Parking wise, there is a car park for an office across from the property which the neighbour said we could park in from 5.30 pm to 8.30 am which was useful if we couldn't find a space on the road outside the property at anytime. Staveley is a lovely village and a very short walk took us too the Eagle and Child pub where we enjoyed sitting out in the pub garden by the side of a stream. We also visited Wilf's cafe for breakfast, again only a short walk from the cottage. The location was very convenient for visiting places around the Lakes. We would thoroughly recommend the cottage and will certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "Mulberry Cottage is in Staveley, shout it from the roof tops."

    The walks, The Eagle and Child, Hawkshead Brewery, Wilks, More? and il meglio del gelato, literally a stone's throw away. Oh and fish and chips are available just walk across the tiny bridge and you're there. The walks are absolutely phenonmenal but I only know this because I met up with locals. I know you all take your surroundings for granted, as I do here in London or did until Lockdown took away my reason for being in this urban place, however you undersell your incredible place. Please know if you're reading this that this is a retreat with a back drop and fresh air and all the above.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2021

  • "Fantastic location, delightful village with stunning surrounding views and lovely walks."

    Cottage was nice and did provide us with all our basic needs in a delightful setting; however we did feel the cottage would benefit from a little re-vamp as fixtures and fittings were a little tired and worn and this did make it appear not as clean as we would have liked. We also had a dog and as a dog friendly advertised stay it was a shame not to have access to a secure outside rear garden or space.

    Reviewed by James3.4May 2021

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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.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x king size room, 1 x single room, 1 x shower room with cubicle, basin and wc
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Multi fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking
  • Bench seating to front of cottage
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

The property

Tucked away in the lovely village of Staveley, Mulberry Cottage is the perfect retreat for a couple or small family who prefer to be away from the busier Lake District hot spots.

Staveley itself is known for its eclectic mix of cafés, restaurants and shops.

A haven for those interested in local art and crafts, and one of the most popular stop-offs for walkers (The Dales Way runs past) and cyclists.

The award winning Hawkshead Brewery is based nearby, often with live music playing in the evenings. Mulberry Cottage has been planned to perfection.

Two comfortable leather sofas piled high with cushions and arranged round a cosy stove make the perfect spot for snuggling up after a busy day outdoors.

A glass of wine or local beer, a film or good book, and the dog snoozing on the rug, what could be better?

The kitchen is generous in size and wonderfully well-equipped, with guests having the choice of dining at the breakfast bar or around a wooden dining table.

Upstairs are two pretty bedrooms, a spacious king size and a generous single, both tastefully furnished with wall to wall carpets and plenty of storage.

The shared shower room is modern, bright and tiled from floor to ceiling.

With the lively resorts of Windermere and Ambleside only a few miles down the road (also reachable by train from the village station), Bowness and Lakeside in striking distance and so many interesting walks to enjoy, Mulberry Cottage is a wonderful Lakeland retreat.

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

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About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

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