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Tailor's Cottage

Staveley near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 959026)


(31 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A nice, cosy cottage in a friendly village, perfectly placed to get around the Lake District."

    Pretty much all expected things available, though a "normal" teapot would have been nice. Our disappointment was with the double bed, which was uncomfortable and we both ended the week rather achy. It could do with a refresh, plus there's room for a King Size, which is becoming common in holiday places. That aside, we really enjoyed the area, getting around a lot of beautiful scenery and places, where you could explore, relax and invigorate in one go.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very welcoming with lots of little extras."

    Great base for visiting the Lakes. Lovely decor, very clean high standard.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2022

  • "It’s the second time we have stayed at Tailor Cottage!"

    We absolutely love it! We will be back fir a third time! Thank you for a fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , parking car a little tight but got used to it a very nice village."

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2021

  • "The cottage is just lovely, and in these day it was very re-assuring to find it so clean and with lots of sanitising stuff left out for us to use."

    The furnishings are of a very high standard and the kitchen is well equipped and again to a high standard. Location is excellent. The only downside is the parking access. A very helpful neighbour did guide me into the space on the first day and I was pretty much OK after that....if a little anxious each time we returned back from our walks. I would highly recommend Tailor's Cottage.

    Reviewed by GillJun 2021

  • "The cottage was conveniently located in a lovely village with great amenities."

    The cottage had everything we required and more. We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely return for a second stay.

    Reviewed by DianaMay 2021

  • "This cottage is a delight."

    Absolutely every thing you could need. Cosy and comfortable, love to revisit.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time in the lakes and this cottage was the perfect base for use with its off street parking, wifi and facilities (I had to study in the evening)."

    It was also located in a fabulous location Staveley is accessible to the whole lakes while being well served by local amenities.

    Reviewed by OliverMay 2021

  • "Very nice cottage, everything you need in place, would rent again"

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2021

  • "Super location, cottage was great"

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2020

  • "Great cottage just where we wanted to stay."

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage which met all of our needs."

    Ideally placed for the local Hawshead brewery and the Eagle and Child pub.

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2020

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a great village."

    Everything you could need on your doorstep, walks, cafes, pub and beer hall.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable set in the interesting village of Staveley."

    Tailors Cottage is a good base for exploring the Lakes and wider area of Cumbria. Although we enjoyed our stay the off road parking was difficult and the cottage is situated on a fairly busy road junction.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2019

  • "Everything was lovely, nice welcome pack, just one thing, in the kitchen there ..."

    Everything was lovely, nice welcome pack, just one thing, in the kitchen there damp patches halfway up the wall near to the sink and near the fridge freezer, quite wet, didn't bother us but thought you need to know

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "What a lovely welcoming cottage, it felt like home the moment we stepped thru the door."

    The photos don't do the cottage justice, it is so much more roomy inside we were amazed at how big it felt. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you need if you want to do a bit of cooking like ourselves, it had probably more amenities than we do at home very impressed. The bathroom had a proper wow factor and was spotlessly clean, everything was just so well presented. The village is charming and has most things you could need all on a flat level so easy to get about. A great base for a lakes holiday we will definitely go back to Tailors Cottage in the future for more adventures.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "What a perfect cottage and place to stay!"

    The cottage was clean, pretty and homey -we where all sad to leave. We had a perfect holiday. The pretty village of Staveley was perfect! Amazing pub and chippy, all shops within 5 minutes walk. Wish we was still there!

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2019

  • "Tailor's Cottage provided an excellent base for visits and walks in the area."

    It's also convenient for the regular bus service between Kendal and the Lakes, for which there are good value daily and weekly Explorer tickets, providing the option to leave the car at home. Whilst its central village location means it's more noisy than a rural location, the benefit to that is easy access to local shops and facilities and we found Staveley to be a very welcoming and friendly village.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely it had everything you could need and more,and a lovely surprised on the dining table a bottle of wine and a packet of lovely biscuits."

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2019

  • "Lovely position in the centre of the village."

    Excellent storage for our bikes. Will definitely return for a third visit.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "Every thing that you needed was in the cottage."

    A lovely bathroom and a real nice shower, comfortable bed. the cottage felt very welcoming and had character about it. A good place to set out from.

    Reviewed by GeraldApr 2019

  • "This cottage is spotlessly clean and very well stocked."

    Nice touches like couple of dishwashing tablets. Had an issue with the boiler while we were there, they had a gas engineer there within a couple of hours. The village has all you need with good walks and cycles direct from the house. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2019

  • "Great location, beautiful place to stay."

    Reviewed by BlairFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Parking a little tight but after using the space a few times got it off to a fine art. Lovely location in the lakes handy for north and south lake district. A welcome pack was left for us on arrival which was much appreciated. We would use this cottage again if in the lake district.

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, with excellent facilities, and the village is a good base."

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2018

  • "Would recommend Tailor's cottage everyone."

    Very good location

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2018

  • "Staveley is a delightful village that is close to Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside."

    Tailors cottage exceeded expectations with the owners providing excellent accommodation and they had added lovely touches e g wine and biscuits on arrival. We took evening strolls around the village with the pretty river running alongside and saw a kingfisher, heron ,and dipper. The local pub has a beer garden on the banks of the river and the food is very good. We enjoyed our first stay in the lake district

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2018

  • "Spotlessly clean beautiful cottage Nice location, beautiful village a perfect location for a relaxing break/holiday"

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "Great property met all our needs will book again"

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2018

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, well situated for quick access to the fells and hills, without having the crowds of Windermere or Ambleside."

    A few minutes stroll to Wilf's cafe, the Hawkshead brewery, a fish and chip shop, a small well stocked supermarket, and the Eagle and Child pub - all can be highly recommended. The cottage itself is very well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2018

  • "Cottage met the high expectations I had."

    Clean, spacious, well kept, convenient parking & mini patio (never used because of weather). Would book it again like a shot. Owners were very helpful and made me find bottle of wine and biscuits, plus Nespresso cartridges. However, prospective clients must be aware of typical features of old cottages: a couple of low doors, somewhat steep stairs, and spider activity. You can't have your cake and eat it I guess...

    Reviewed by RobertoAug 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small, enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A delightful end-terrace cottage which is located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Staveley and also situated next to the River Gowan.

Tucked away in one of Staveley's charming back streets, this beautifully furnished three storey cottage is perfect for a family getaway into one of the most picturesque parts of the country.

An ideal family retreat offering comfortable and...

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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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