4.6★ Very good Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Pets No Show on map Features Off road parking Garden / Patio Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 31 Customer Reviews "Would’ve liked a later check out" Reviewed by AntonioOct 2021 "Fantastic location, fabulous cottage, highly recommended." Reviewed by MelanieJul 2021 "Great location and easy to make use of local buses." Newly decorated and extra garden seating provided. Plenty of storage throughout and loved the jacuzzi! A traditional two seater sofa would be more cosy for a couple. Reviewed by RosemaryJul 2021 "Lovely cottage and really ideally situated for most of the activities we wanted to do." Reviewed by AbbeyApr 2021 "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a great location for walking and amenities." Reviewed by RobertApr 2021 "Perfect location." Very quiet and comfortable cottage. Ideal base for walking. Reviewed by MelanieOct 2020 "A really lovely cottage, that was nice and warm." Although some of the decor is a bit dated, it's still a really nice place to stay (and was actually nicer than some of the pictures made out). The only problem was that it would have been good if some 'basics' were provided with the cottage (e.g. bin bags, salt/pepper, oil, hand wash). Reviewed by AlistairOct 2020 "Lovely cottage in an excellent location with good facilities." Very peaceful, perfect for getting away from it all. Brockhole visitors centre just a short walk, Ambleside a 55 minute walk to the left and Windermere a 45 minute walk to the right. Lovely garden for peaceful afternoon reading and watching the birds. Ideal for a romantic getaway. Just lovely!! Reviewed by SarahAug 2020 "Great feel to the place, would stay for longer next time" Reviewed by PaulMar 2020 "Great location, local pubs closed in winter however you can travel by bus or local ferry to next village." Reviewed by AnthonyJan 2020 "The cottage was lovely, the wet room I feel, would be better with a shower tray rather than the tiled floor." Info suggested using downstairs shower however, one party had limited mobility and it was not possible to use that facility. The location was good and although close to the A591 we could not hear the traffic. Reviewed by SandraOct 2019 "Lovely cottage." very comfortable. Nice and peaceful location. Ideal for exploring the Lake District. Reviewed by JulieSep 2019 "Very well situated for the Lake district." ..very quiet although near a main road .....easy walk down to Brockhole house and gardens on the side of Windermere. Excellent kitchen facilities though plenty of eating places in surrounding areas. Would recommend to couples like us aged 70 and 64 who wish peace yet have good Wi-Fi and a wide range of TV channels. Reviewed by MargaretMay 2019 "Second time staying here." Location is great. But wet room problems have not been addressed since last stay. Location may be everything, but will not be using again! And there are still no views of the Lake! This needs sorting in the description. Reviewed by DavidMay 2019 "It was a comfortable house and quiet as expected as we had been before, home from home really, the owners next door were really nice people and good neighbours , shame about the weather this time ." It is a good location for getting about, the house is opposite the Brockhole Centre , it caters for families in lots of ways , good position. Reviewed by VeraMay 2019 "Lovely comfortable and tranquil cottage in excellent location." Reviewed by KeithOct 2018 "Nice quite location easy access to the lakes cottage wet room needs addressing." Nice relaxing holiday location. Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018 "We had a wonderful week with good weather and really enjoyed our stay." The parking is gated and I smiled when I saw the notice "please close the gate as the deer eat gardens" but at dusk that night I looked out of the back window and saw the deer on the hill, I am not sure if I was watching them or they were watching me. The cottage is comfortable well situated and had everything we needed. A very lovely holiday and we would definitely return. Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2018 "We had a lovely time at Mere Cottage, very peaceful and picturesque, it was great to see the 4 horses that graze in the field and also the deer that appear towards the back of the house, we will be going back there in the near future." Reviewed by JamesJul 2018 "Good location and very peaceful, we had an excellent holiday." We enjoyed watching the birds on the bird feeder and the deer in the fields in the early morning. Advertising that there was Netflix on the smart TV was slightly misleading, as it was not possible to watch anything for more than a few minutes before the picture froze. Reviewed by AlanJul 2018 "Metewood Cottage is a perfect Place to explore the Lake district." A lot of beatiful walks nearby and a Place to rest on a quiet Place. Reviewed by CorienJun 2018 "There were a couple of small problems at the cottage when we arrived but the speed with which they were resolved was incredible ie." less than 2 hours. The service company used by the owner are excellent to deal with and my problems were out of normal hours so that made the speed of resolving the problem even more impressive. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and in a very quiet location. Reviewed by NormanJun 2018 "Fantastic location, very peaceful." Plenty of wildlife, birds, bats, deer etc. There were a few problems though. The drive into the cottage is through a gate on a tight corner, and if you have a large/long vehicle it is a bit of a squeeze. The gate needs to be kept shut because of the deer, and is on a short but steep incline uphill from the cottage, it wouldn't be a problem though if you are fit. The wet room does not drain away properly and the floor remains very wet unless you mop it up. Cooker worked ok, once you reset it and understood the instruction. Did not use the Jacuzzi as neither of us could get in or out of it (our problems, not the cottages). Wi-Fi was ok, most of the time. There is NO view of Windermere, which we found a little disappointing. Everything else was good. A good base for people who enjoy their walking/hiking. If you need your car to get around, as we did, it was a bit of a pain. The weather was fantastic, and we sat outside every evening enjoying the wildlife. Reviewed by DavidMay 2018 "This was a nice cottage with pleasant rural surroundings." ..however ,in the description ,it did state "lake views" which it didn't have. It didn't spoil our enjoyment .....there was a pleasant area to sit out (we had fantastic weather). Great to have an enormous fridge freezer and loads of storage in the kitchen...often lacking in holiday cottages. We always feel confident booking a Sykes Cottage.....any niggles tend to be very small. I think the high standard Sykes set makes us more picky! Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018 "The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and beautifully situated." We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the accessibility for exploring the Lakes. We were dismayed, however to discover,on arrival and reading the "welcome" literature that we were not allowed to have any visitors on site. The literature stated that we were under contract to the owners not to allow anyone else but ourselves onto the site. This altered our plans to a great degree as we had arranged to entertain friends there on May Day Bank Holiday to keep our cars off the busy roads. In the event, we had to meet them away from the cottage and they were unable to see the house. This was awkward for them as they had wondered about hiring the place for themselves but they will not now do this. None of this was made clear on hiring the cottage and we found this unwelcome information totally unacceptable. Did Sykes Cottages know about these regulations? This situation cast a cloud over the holiday and the anxiety made my wife quite ill. So much so that we ended our stay a day early. We feel that Sykes Cottages need to be aware of this position and make it clear in their advertising material. Had we known this we would not have gone there. We have posted a copy of these regulation to Sykes Cottages and asked for their comments and making it clear that we feel that some form of compensation is in order. Reviewed by John RMay 2018 "Really lovely cosy cottage." Exactly as described and directions to find the property spot on! The location is a perfect spot for peace and tranquillity but also just a short bus ride into either Windermere or Ambleside (the bus stop is at the end of the road and even on Easter Sunday the busses came around every 10 minutes). You could also walk ... there are definitely more direct routes to Ambleside than the detour we took over Wansfell Pike! Reviewed by EmmaMar 2018 "The owners had obviously put a great deal of thought and consideration into the presentation of the property." Reviewed by JohnOct 2017 "The weather, the area, the cottage was very well equipped ,warm and comfortable." it is very handy for shops and lakes with boats. altogether a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Thank you. Reviewed by JohnMar 2017 "This is a wonderful little cottage set in beautiful scenery." It sits a short distance from the main road but is still very peaceful. It is very well equipped with a modern kitchen, small utility room, modern jacuzzi bathroom with shower downrtairs and an en-suite wet room upstairs. It was a delight seeing the horses in the surrounding fields and watching the many birds on the feeder outside the window and we even spotted 2 young deer on the hillside near the cottage early one morning! The cottage was a good base for exploring the lakes. Loved all the art work on the walls. Good TV and excellent wi-fi signal. We did have a few very small niggles:- The cottage is described as having "fabulous lake views" ... this is very deceiving as you cannot see the lake at all from the cottage! We found this disappointing. We also did not like the fact that 1 of the rooms upstairs was locked ... when we book a cottage we would generally expect to have access to the whole of it! We also didn't like the fact the there are small offices situated in a converted outbuilding immediately behind the cottage .. this should've been mentioned and shown in the description. They didn't detract from our stay at all but it would've been nice to know they were there and likely to be occupied beforehand. Also we didn't like it that we weren't allowed to invite friends back to the cottage. A note in the cottage book regarding what to do with household rubbish such as kitchen food waste, plastic bottles etc would be helpful as well. Overall its a lovely cottage and we had a nice holiday there. Reviewed by CarolOct 2016 "This cottage is in a perfect location, quite and secluded yet close to all amenities, and lake Windermere." The cottage was spotless, the kitchen well equipped for self catering. I loved the jacuzzi bath, ideal after a day's walking or cycling. We would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely be back. Reviewed by AnneAug 2016 "It was a great location to travel from." Very comfortable with good facilities. It was a home from home. Loved it! Reviewed by PeterAug 2016 Show more Summary Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with adjacent reading and dressing room Ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC Utility Kitchen with breakfast bar Sitting room with dining area with electric wood flame effect fire Individually controlled heating in every room Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Sky Q and Netflix, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 1 car Lawned garden with furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shops and pub 2.3 miles Note: No children or infants allowed and the cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 adults Note: No smoking allowed in the property or the grounds Note: This property cannot accept external visitors The property This traditional Lakeland slate, semi-detached cottage is located in the hamlet of Ecclerigg, rurally set close to both Windermere and Ambleside. This lovely cottage, in a peaceful, idyllic spot is very convenient for exploring the Lake District National Park. This delightful cottage offers breathtaking views and glimpses across Lake Windermere to the fells beyond and to Orrest Head and Wansfell Pike across the countryside to the side of the property. This holiday home offers extremely spacious accommodation for two guests and has a cosy sitting room with period features, along with modern amenities such as WiFi and a Smart TV with Sky Q and Netflix. On the ground floor is a well-equipped kitchen which has quality fixtures and fittings and a breakfast bar. You also have the choice of a ground floor Jacuzzi bath to soak and relax in after a day's walking or the en-suite wet room to the double bedroom on the first floor. Outside your holiday home is a lovely garden where you can relax and have an alfresco meal or enjoy a glass of wine whilst observing the wildlife and birds. Walking from the door is a must for wonderful walks found behind the property in the Troutbeck Valley and Wansfell to take in glorious views of Lake Windermere and distant fells. Or jump in the car up to Kirkstone pass for grett views over to Ullswater. Guests at this comfortable cottage will be charmed with its tranquil location and yet can sample the many excellent Michelin star restaurants and pubs available in nearby Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere. This welcoming cottage offers a superb base for couples or two friends in one of the most picturesque parts of the Lake District. View on map About the location ECCLERIGG Windermere 2.3 miles; Ambleside 2.7 miles. The small hamlet of Ecclerigg lies between the famous towns of Windermere and Ambleside, within the Lake District National Park. Nestling peacefully off the A591 between the fells to Wansfell Pike and the shores of Lake Windermere accessible at the renowned Brockhole Visitors Centre, Ecclerigg is made up of a scattering of Lakeland cottages. This rural hamlet has some of the area's best known hotels serving fine food within walking distance. The bustling towns of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are close by, providing a range of amenities including shops, pubs and cafes. Lake Windermere boasts a range of lakeside activities, including trips to the famous aquarium and the renowned Grizedale Forest Park. Destinations such as Langdale, Beatrix Potter's Hill Top House at Sawrey, Grasmere, Coniston Water, mountain biking at the Go Ape adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, including England's highest mountain Scafell Pike, are all within easy reach. Ecclerigg near Windermere is an ideal location for exploring all that the region has to offer. Region Information Lake District Holiday Cottages Note: No children or infants allowed and the cottage sleeps a maximum of 2 adults.