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Stone Cottage at Staveley

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Staveley, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the second cottage we have stayed in through Sykes."

    It is in the very nice village of Staveley in Cumbria. The cottage was very comfortable (especially the bed!) and clean. Everything we could possibly need was supplied in the kitchen. Beautiful rhododendron in the church grounds directly opposite to wake up to each morning!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2024

  • "Brilliant stay and couldn’t have asked for a better place."

    Village had everything we needed and beautiful walks nearby

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2024

  • "We love staying at stone cottages very homely and everything you need"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely location - really close to all the shops and amenities."

    Was missing some basic necessities like olive oil, which would have been handy for cooking, and only 2 toilet rolls were provided for the whole week’s stay. The bed was comfortable and the garden was lovely - found the house to be quite dark though.

    Reviewed by Jemma4.1Oct 2023

  • "Great cottage Very welcome couple of beers and jam."

    Everything you need is in the cute cottage. Close to the brewery and local pub.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2023

  • "We stayed for 3 nights and it wasn't long enough!"

    !! The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed. It was beautiful! The local village was a 5 minute walk with great amenities We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Eagle and Child. We were lucky with the weather one day so did the Dale's Way walk which was amazing. Close to other places too like Ambleside and Windermere. This was a perfect base and I didn't want to leave. Would highly recommend. It was beautiful

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage, well equipped, really helpful welcome book and extremely clean."

    Village is a great location for exploring the lakes and bus service was efficient and reliable.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "A short break in rainy Staveley in the Lake District was made more pleasant by the lovely light conservatory on the back which was well used during our stay for eating, relaxing and doing a jigsaw."

    It was comfortable and well equipped with a secure garden for our dog. The on street parking is first come first served which could be a bit of a problem if you wanted to park your car outside your cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "A house with a surprise: a fine conservatory and a sunny, deep garden."

    Miles of walking opportunities around and ample maps to discover them!

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

    Reviewed by Jelle5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a gorgeous village."

    Great garden for our dog Thoughtful welcome gifts of beer and jam. Fab base to explore the lakes. Windermere and Kendal easily accessible by train. Great pub and brewery, both do delicious food and chippy has fish to die for. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a beautiful cottage with every attention to detail."

    The village was fabulous with a butchers, Spar, Post Office, amongst other great independent shops. There is also a train station and you can go as far afield as Glasgow and Edinburgh or London!! There are so many nearby towns, lakesides etc to visit it is a fantastic base for walking too. I would definitely recommend stone cottage and Staveley and would also return for a longer period.

    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 Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Homely and cosy we will definitely be booking this cottage again great location and the added space with the conservatory and present garden."

    We loved our stay.

    Thank you for your kind comments, it is lovely to read that you loved your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed a wonderful week away in the Lake District staying in a very cosy cottage in Staveley."

    It was a real home from home, warm and welcoming. It had everything you could possibly need from a comfortable holiday home. It was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. The village was quiet and peaceful, with local shops, including fish and chips and an excellent bakery. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this lovely holiday cottage. Thank you.

    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 David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our third visit to Stone Cottage and still as charming and homely as ever."

    We will be back!

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your 3rd stay! We hope to welcome you back for a 4th. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday - perfect cottage for two and paws, really well equipped, comfy bed, great compact kitchen (Neff oven with a sliding door *swoon*), great additional space with the conservatory (really useful in our wet week and no doubt divine in summer), enclosed and long garden for dogs, good shower and woodburner."

    Staveley itself - amazing holiday base. Nice eateries (More Artisan Cafe and Bakery - divine dishes, cakes, sourdough and coffees; Mr Duffins coffee - roast their own beans, nice slabs of cake and really good coffee; Kimi’s Gelato - divine homemade ice cream, around 10 different flavours; Eagle and Child Pub - proper pub, fire, pub meals - divine cheese pie providing wet-weather comfort food at its finest and has a quiz night); Hawkshead Brewery taproom - great craft beer; Butchers - really good quality; Spa Shop with all the bits you might need; Chippy - again good quality). And most of the above - cafe/bakery, pub, brewery taproom, coffee shop and gelato shop are dog friendly and within 10 minutes of this cottage. As is a giant bike shop (more like a warehouse) full of kit, bikes, clothes etc. Then location… lots of lovely walks nearby - some right from the door, including some easy ones for our creaky legged dog; great location for keen cyclists - full of happy muddy folk in our wet week); has a train station so you can get really easily to Windermere (which has a big Booths) regular buses; good location for exploring that bit further into Grasmere, Ambleside etc. We love Staveley - grabbed our hearts - and this cottage is a perfect base, especially for dog lovers too. Thank you and thanks for the welcome gift of beer and jam - both enjoyed and that jam was so fruity and divine and perfect for the sourdough from More Bakery that I filled my face with all week!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2023

  • "Comfortable and cosy cottage nicely situated in interesting village."

    Good walks, pub, cafés, artisan retail park with brewery. We have booked again for July. Only blemish is there isn’t a DVD player as advertised!

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2023

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  • "We had a fantastic time staying in Stone cottage ."

    The cottage is really cosy , clean and well equipped and the garden was fantastic too . There are some great walks from the cottage itself and windamere is only a 10 minute drive away . Staveley is a lovely , friendly village and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great property with everything we need for a relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2022

  • "Because of adverse weather we spent more time in the cottage than we intended."

    However the tv was not sited in a position where it could viewed easily. Also the log fire was not made up and ready to light. The best room by far was the conservatory where we ate, read a lot, and enjoyed the garden outlook.

    Reviewed by Kevan3.8Nov 2022

  • "Lovely week at Stone Cottage."

    Property was comfortable and well equipped. Welcome gifts very well received. A few maintenance issues need addressing - toilet flush mechanism and broken bathroom tap handle.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Oct 2022

  • "Charming and very well equipped cottage in small village of Staveley, just a few minutes drive from Windermere."

    House is clean and comfortable with a decent sized living and dining area, excellent kitchen with good oven and everything you need for a week self catering. Nice conservatory/sun room at the back. There is a long lawned garden at the rear which our greyhound enjoyed running up and down. Bike storage available in the lockable garden shed although there isn’t much space so you may struggle to fit more than one bike in there (particularly MTBs). Decent sized bedroom with large comfortable bed and plenty of storage/spare bedding. Amazing shower. DVD player advertised on Sykes but not present - not a problem for us but worth considering if the forecast isn’t good! Location wise, Staveley is a great choice for exploring the area. Only ten minutes drive (or 25 min cycle) to Bowness and similar to Kendal. The village has a Spar for essentials and a few cafes, also a large Wheelbase bike shop which is very well stocked. The Hawkshead Brewery is well worth a visit, excellent beer and live music on Sundays. We really enjoyed our week in Staveley and would definitely stay at Stone Cottage again if we return.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Stone Cottage, Staveley."

    Perfect for a couple and a dog. Enclosed back garden but our skinny cockapoo squeezed through the bars in the gate and visited next door. Fortunately they saw the funny side and we used the bins to make it safe. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable and well placed for the village amenities, brewery, pub and cafes. Lovely walks locally and easy access to the main road to Windermere. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Jul 2022

  • "Not as clean as when we stayed last year."

    Crumbs left on worktops, dusty bedroom floor, dirty inside kitchen cupboards. Dog poo left on grass from previous guests. Pillow protectors needed as pillows are stained.

    Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay. We apologise that the cleaning standard wasn't up to it's usual high standard. The property always grades very high on it's cleaning so we will ensure to look into this with the current cleaner. Unfortunately guests don't always pick up after their pets which we do insist on and it seems perhaps previous guests have not done this, sorry that you had to find this. We hope you otherwise had a lovely stay and we can welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina3.8Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage,very clean."

    Not always easy to park outside,very busy village.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for us it is a traditional style cottage with all the modern features you need to meet your needs today."

    The village is great it has more than you would expect in the way of shops and the people are very friendly and welcoming. There are loads of places to visit within easy reach by car but there are also lots of walks. The garden is dog friendly and secure will be back for another visit soon.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property good garden for our dog."

    The cottage was well equipped and was comfortable with a warm feeling

    Reviewed by Norman5.0May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, the location and the garden for our four legged friend were the icing on the cake."

    Very pleasant cottage, everything you could possibly need, really cosy. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Apr 2022

  • "We were really impressed with the cottage and would be quite happy to stay there again."

    The accommodation and furnishings were very comfortable and the equipment making it a home from home - though a wok or deeper frying pan would be useful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay the cottage was one of the best we’ve stayed in ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay the cottage was one of the best we’ve stayed in will be booking again for later in the year and also recommend to a friend who also wants to book the same cottage

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Listed facilities included WiFi, iPod docking Station and Smart TV."

    We had no WiFi all week so no Smart TV. I emailed you about it on the Thursday but didn't receive a response. There was no iPod docking station. The heating system didn't work properly because of the lack of WiFi. It came on at 3am in the morning on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings and I couldn't override the system. Even though there was a little postcard on the table saying please enjoy these gifts, there were none there. From the visitor book it seems like they were bottled beers and a jar of jam - so maybe whoever cleans the property decided to help themselves.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide further feedback following your stay at Stone Cottage. We would like to apologise that the plug for the Wi-Fi Router had been inadvertently switched/knocked off prior to your arrival and was easily rectified. We appreciate this will have had an adverse effect on the Smart TV and Hive Heating system, however had you contacted ourselves earlier in the week, we would of course attended to this sooner. We would like to apologise for the confusion surrounding the welcome gifts. Stone Cottage had a stand in cleaner the day of your arrival who was unaware of these items, and we apologise for the oversight on this occasion. We do hope that despite these shortfalls you had an enjoyable time in the Lakes as we hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.5Mar 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time at this lovely cottage."

    Arrived just after Storm Arwen to a Village power cut so the toasty wood burner was a godsend! Really well equipped, great modern kitchen - the oven is a fancy Neff one with a retractable door - and great shower. Lovely long garden which is secure for dogs and so nice to have the bright and light conservatory as an extra space too. Staveley is a fantastic base - great for walks, has super local shops (Kimi’s Gelato, Hawkshead Brewery, More Artisan Bakery and Cafe, Mr Duffins roasting their own coffee, proper butchers, Eagle and Child pub with roaring open fire). Really lovely owners too - we were very impressed when they got in touch directly to check we were okay as the power cut was for three days. They were very helpful as were the shops in the Village - we were offered hot water at Kimi’s, the pubs let us charge phones -really friendly place.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, could do with replacing the sofa as it is really uncomfortable"

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Nov 2021

  • "Very accurate description."

    Well equipped kitchen for self catering. Great location just wish we could have enjoyed the lovely garden more but it was too cold!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perhaps mention that there is a factory to the side/bottom of the garden and that there is some noise from the factory, especially early in the morning (seem to start work at 6am) with fortlift trucks being driven past the front of the house."

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Aug 2021

  • "We were totally taken aback by our beautiful cottage!"

    The garden was stunning and we loved the area. It was a perfect location to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, excellent location, everything we needed was there."

    Loved the conservatory for eating and sitting reading. Met some lovely local people at the brewery, new friends for life! Thank you. Love it here, can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was our second visit to the Cottage which has everything you need."

    Staveley is a friendly place. It was a lovely holiday.

    Lynn And PennyJul 2019

  • "Excellent property in a good location."

    A fully enclosed garden which was ideal for our dog.

    Mrs CoatenMay 2019

  • "Within walking distance of amenities and within walking distance of a local walk."

    We like walking - we have a dog :) Cottage itself was comfortable and well equipped I won't hesitate to use again if we decide on a return visit to the area.

    Mrs UnsworthApr 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.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • Under stairs worktop freezer & washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books, maps, guides and games
  • Electricity and gas in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On lane parking outside property
  • Bike store
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 mins walk
  • Note: Children are not accepted at this property

The property

Stone Cottage is a characterful romantic hideaway in the quaint village of Staveley.

Set within this picturesque village at the mouth of the Kentmere Valley, this is the perfect base for couples to discover the Lakes.

Enter through the porch to the charming sitting room complete with stone flooring and woodburning stove, this is the real Lakeland cottage experience.

Spend cosy evenings by the fire and make use of the selection of books, maps and games on offer.

The dining area leads onto the well-equipped kitchen that has everything you’ll need for your stay.

It’s from here you access the conservatory, a lovely area to escape to relax and unwind overlooking the garden to the rear of the property.

The lawed garden is set up for dining al fresco with furniture and BBQ, there is also a handy bike store here too for those who wish to discover the Lakes by two wheels.

Staveley is a real Lakeland community.

Here you will find delights such as Hawkshead Brewery and beer hall, More?

Artisan bakery, and Wilf’s Café, all within a short walk from Stone Cottage.

Staveley lies at the gateway to Kentmere Valley, in a convenient location between Kendal and Windermere.

For keen walkers, the starting point to the Kentmere Horseshoe is nearby.

This is a real treat of a cottage for couples who wish to discover real Lakeland living as well as being close by the well-known Windermere.

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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We are happy to accept a well behaved pet, however if any damage is caused there may be additional cleaning charges which will be taken from the good housekeeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

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