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Coachmans Cottage

(Ref. 962004)

Witherslack, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfectly equipped cottage nestled at the foot of the beautiful Whitbarrow Scar."

    Numerous walks on the doorstep and in the nearby vicinity, meant that we started the majority of our walks from the cottage itself. The cottage was extremely well equipped with everything required to make it a home from home experience, yet retaining the relaxed surroundings of a typical Lakeland cottage. The owners Stewart and his wife were on hand on the occasions that we needed assistance and could't have been more accommodating. All in all there isn't anything that my wife and I would have changed which could have improved our weeks stay. A perfect way to start 2024! We look forward to revisiting Coachman's Cottage at some point in the near future. Kindest regards, Craig & Johanna Stones

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jan 2024

  • "Simply wonderful."

    Brilliant communication from Stewart throughout and the welcome pack was very welcome indeed! Cottage is amazing. Traditional, comfortable and in a beautiful location for peace and quiet. Overall, it was such a relaxing stay and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jan 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Coachman’s Cottage."

    The cottage is delightful and in a beautiful setting. The area is idyllic and ideal for a peaceful retreat with plenty of walks from the front door. The milk and biscuits and the prepared fire in the stove were lovely welcoming touches. The cottage had a very welcoming and relaxed feel which was just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Kathy4.7Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage but difficult to find on a dark winters afternoon."

    Could do with sensor outside light at front door. Found door, due to xmas tree lights on, nice touch in December. Bathroom freezing 24hr/day. Extractor fan always on with light switch and took any warmth away. Could nt have shower, even with pump on Water warm in evening, not for showering. But hot water to wash up in kitchen. Log burner not giving out heat even when fully filled. Had to use convector heater in room. Slight modifcations,to be lovely any time of year.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.1Dec 2023

  • "The coachman cottage was in the perfect location to everything we wanted to do on our stay."

    It was cosy and peaceful. Clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The welcome goodies on our arrival was a lovely touch. Definitely recommend and return again

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay the only drawback was the Inabity to utilise the ..."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay the only drawback was the Inabity to utilise the cooker as it was a modern one with no clear Instructlons there fore we could not use it I should have co ntacted the owner but didn't never mind Joseph Davies I

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, This is exactly how a Dutchman imagines a cottage :-) Comfortable, clean, spacious and with a full kitchen suitable for daily cooking."

    With dishwasher and washing machine! The last half mile to the cottage is a very bumpy gravel road but not steep. Great base for the southern lakes but also for various gardens near the coast. Walk to beautiful viewpoint "Lords Seat" starts at the door. Tip for foreigners who find it difficult to cross and merge the dual carriageway towards Barrow, there is a small tunnel near the Derby Arms. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Coachman's Cottage is lovely and was very well equipped with everything that we needed."

    It was very nice to have milk and biscuits left for our arrival.

    Reviewed by Pearl4.7Jun 2023

  • "We loved staying in the cottage, perfect location, attractive decor and highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by Tatiana5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable, cosy cottage."

    Very quiet location. Ideal for our short stay in South Lakes.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful, cosy, cottage, perfect for a oouple."

    Well presented with many thoughtful touches. Helpful, friendly, family owners. Lovely walks from the door. Close to Foulshaw Moss Reserve to see the Ospreys, and other wildlife. Sizergh Castle NT nearby with its gardens and walks. We loved it so much we have just booked again to return in Autumn. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely Easter break staying at Coachman’s Cottage."

    Nice quiet location and we had everything we needed. Great walks straight from the front door. The flowers and chocolate Easter bunnies were a lovely touch. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage…clean, cosy and with everything you could need for a stay away from home… We loved the log fire and being able to step outside the door straight into nature and some wonderful walks."

    Reviewed by Shelagh5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is in a lovely quiet area with a lovely long walk right next to the cottage. Well equipped, clean and really good wifi. Definitely recommended

    Reviewed by Bethany4.4Nov 2022

  • "The holiday property was excellent in every way, which was just as well as the weather was less than excellent!"

    One very small problem (an electric fires was not working) was remedied immediately with a replacement. Our thanks to Lynne and Stewart who were there to help as and when but not 'in your face' if you know what we mean. Howard & Helen

    Reviewed by Howard4.4Nov 2022

  • "Exactly what we'd hoped for and found!"

    Thank you - a perfect little retreat hidden away: far from the madding crowd....and yet easy distance to Grange Over Sands, or Windermere and Kendal etc. Love all the watercolours and prints; had the feeling someone had really taken care and loved doing up this property - and it was hugely appreciated, and we would love to come back again one day.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2022

  • "Well equiped, clean, spacious cottage, great for those who like the outdoors."

    Would have preferred a firmer mattress on the bed, but that was my only very minor criticism. In very relaxing surroundings with woodland on two sides, so no distant views from the cottage itself, but fantastic views a few steps away. The small attractive front garden with its seating bench gets the morning sun - great for a lazy late breakfast whilst planning my day's outings. I'm a keen botanist so had a choice of lots of interesting habitats very close by to explore, including the Whitbarrow NNR right on the doorstep. Nature reserves and public footpaths in abundance in this area. Even though it was August bank holiday week, it was easy to escape the crowds. The cottage is far enough away from the very busy A590 to not be troubled by the sound of traffic. My VW Polo handled the gravelled track to the cottage fine. I intend to stay again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved the property, in a nice secluded area with only the owners family living nearby."

    Everything you need is in the cottage, wanted for nothing. Very clean. The little freezer was really handy. Lovely walks nearby and Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve was well worth a visit. Grange over Sands is a nice little place and a nice walk along the prom. Would go back again in a flash but booked up at the moment.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage tucked away in a peaceful location."

    Stayed cool despite the heatwave (but can't comment about what it would be like in winter). Very peaceful spot but still within walking distance of 2 pubs. Excellent broadband with fibre to the property and a well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2022

  • "Relaxing week in this pleasant cottage which is well proportioned."

    Comfortable and all the equipment you could want. Some pleasant walking straight from the cottage. Two minor points, parking is tight and road up to the cottage is very rough. The ventilation fan in the bathroom was not working and window does not open so condensation was a minor issue. As a driver of an EV would have appreciated charging facilities on site. Nearest charger is 18 mile round trip.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2022

  • "A well presented, spotlessly clean & surprisingly spacious cottage in a secluded location on the hillside."

    The access to the cottage is via a bumpy one track road that weaves up the hillside (having a 4x4 vehicle would definitely be beneficial!). The location is very secluded and peaceful which we appreciated. Access to facilities such as grocery shops and the pub is a drive away (you could get to the Derby Arms pub on foot but would take over 30 minutes there and back so a car is preferable). We found the closest supermarkets (small Tesco and Coop) to be in Grange over Sands which is approx 15min drive. Closeby is the steam train which takes you to lakeside where you can board a boat to Bowness and Ambleside - this makes for a lovely day out. Also within reach is Levens Hall and Sizergh Castle, both are lovely historic places to visit. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Coachmans and appreciated the kind thought of leaving us a delightful lemon drizzle cake, tea/coffee sachets, milk and a large bottle of water for when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely secluded cottage well equipped with easy access to main roads to explore the lakes and surrounding areas."

    Ideal for walking direct from the front door.

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage has everything we needed and more, the kitchen was fully equipped and everything was clean! The driveway to the cottage is a bit uncomfortable, but we knew about it before. For us it was a perfect starting point to visit the lake district, but be aware that you have to drive about an hour to most of the places. The landscape around the cottage is amazing and we would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Katja5.0May 2022

  • "Quaint and quiet location with an abundance of walks near by."

    Facilities offered are very good.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2022

  • "We stayed at the cottage over new year for three nights."

    The cottage is beautiful, spacious, full of character, spotlessly clean, and has everything you might need. On arrival we had been left milk / tea / coffee and biscuits which was extremely thoughtful and useful as I tend to forget these things! The road up to the cottage is a single track road and uneven, but this was what we expected as it was stated in the listing. We enjoyed a walk around Whitbarrow Nature Reserve - straight from the cottage. The local pub, The Derby Arms served fantastic food - well worth a visit. We would most definitely recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone - just a shame its only 1 bedroom as we would come again with my son.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage and very friendly and helpfull owner's, we got stuck on a slop and the owner arranged for soemone to tow our car out."

    Some miner things that can be improved on, kitchen knives were blunt so a knife sharpener would be helpful, the batroom till growt has some mould on it so doesnt look as clean as rest of the cottage, the toilet seat keeps moving, found hot water run out very quickly even after pressing the boost button. Overall it was a great stay, a nice clean cottage with all the facilities you need for a coutryside retreat. the owners left some masks, gloves and biscuits for us too (great, thank you!) the fireplace was amazing with plenty of logs, great wi-fi. Thank you for a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by F4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage ,ideal for serious walkers."

    Off the beaten track , will certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    However it’s situation in a densely wooded are made it quite dark, particularly in dull weather. Also the long and very bumpy approach track made access difficult and the directions to find it were hard to follow when searching for an unmarked turning across a very busy main road.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed exploring the area on foot,some interesting walks from the cottage."

    Very peaceful place to stay. Many tjanks.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, beside a babbling brook."

    Access via a rough track, but worth it!

    Reviewed by Jill3.8May 2021

  • "Loved this cottage, very cosy, very clean, home from home, everything you need ..."

    Loved this cottage, very cosy, very clean, home from home, everything you need is supplied, location is just amazing, great walks, great views, and within 5 mins of great road connections, I cannot recommend highly enough

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very quiet and peaceful."

    If you want a goodnights sleep this is the place to be. The only noises around are the birds and the waterfall immediately outside the front gate. Inside the cottage is really nice, unfortunately the backyard and front garden really need upgrading to the same standard.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Aug 2020

  • "The Cottage was very well equipped and definitely home away from home."

    However, the mattress needs replacing as it is sinking in the middle and very soft. Another suggestion is to have a shower mat to put in the bath if you have a shower. Otherwise, lovely country cottage and a good location to Lakes and other attractions. Thank you for a fantastic, memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael De4.7Aug 2020

  • "Coachman's Cottage is a truly splendid holiday retreat in a quiet woodland setting offering a cosy sitting room with a great multi fuel stove ,spacious comfortable bedroom, and well equipped kitchen ."

    We enjoyed every minute, and were sad to leave . Planning our return already.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2020

  • "Incredible setting, peace and quiet of the highest degree."

    Lovely people who couldn't do enough for us...will be going back again. (One minor thing... a bigger bed than a double might go down well with couples!)

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2019

  • "Had a wonderful time at the cottage no noise and so peaceful and quiet."

    the log burner was lovely in the evenings. great walks just outside the cottage and surrounding area. the cottage you couldnt fault at all and would reccommend and will come back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is the first time we’ve rented a property in the UK."

    We’ll definitely be doing it again. The property was in an excellent location, was the perfect size for two people, very cosy and was everything I expected from such a holiday. In fact we spent more time in the cottage than expected it was that lovely.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a superb location."

    The local walks are superb and you have both the fells and the coast on the doorstep. If only the cottage came with guaranteed good weather it would be totally idyllic but unfortunately The Lakes has its own ideas on that. Having said that if the weather is really awful the cottage is perfect for a day of relaxation with a good book. We had a great week and were reluctant to leave even though it was raining. PS. Use the route from Mill Side to get to the cottage and it will be less work for the cars suspension, just take it slowly.

    Reviewed by K5.0Aug 2019

  • "Was very impressed with the cottage very clean with everything that you could want."

    It was perfect and if we return to the area again will go back there and will recommend to a friend

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    Was perfect for a relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage for two, enjoyed our stay but was cut short due to a familey problem, we were sad to have go back home so soon."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cosy cottage good location very comfortable bed wood burner was a bonus the ..."

    Cosy cottage good location very comfortable bed wood burner was a bonus the neighbors were there to help if we needed any

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "We knew the cottage having rented from you last year."

    Lovely cottage with everything you could wish for to ensure an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Myself and my Husband have often talked about taking a romantic weekend away to an old cottage in the countryside."

    This Beautiful Cottage did not disappoint. The Location, scenery, walks, nature, comfort, was all we had dreamt of. We are sure to return to it often.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is a dream in a lovely location, my partner expressed a desire to live there when we retire."

    Could not fault it five star.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Apr 2019

  • "The coachmans cottage is a lovely little cottage in a beautiful location."

    It had everything we required and the owner was kind enough to check that everything was alright. I would heavily recommend as a little getaway from any big town or city.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2019

  • "The arrival instruction was spot on and easy to follow."

    When we arrived at the cottage, it was perfectly clean and we were grateful for a welcome cake and milk in the fridge so we could settle with a brew. The log burner was definitely needed as when we arrived the cottage was very cold. The cottage warmed up for the next few nights of our stay so we thought it may have been empty for a while before. The location was lovely, and we enjoyed the walk to the local pub and back. The short walks around the cottage were also very pleasant with some beautiful view points on the way round. The neighbours were friendly which was also a bonus. They were happy to advise us on which pub to go to and the best way to get there. Netflix was a nice surprise so we were able to cosy up with a good film in front of the fire.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, it had everything we needed for our stay."

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Oct 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a great rural location handy to major roads providing good access to other parts of the area."

    Friendly and helpful neighbors. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely , views fantastic , good walks around their ."

    The owners and family were very friendly and helpful , telling us very nice places to visit only a few miles away. Weather was very nice and would go back again.

    Reviewed by Lillian5.0Aug 2018

  • "I just loved it."

    Travelling solo is a bit daunting but I certainly would book this cottage again. Good area for pottering. Had a little concern over the track up to the cottage but all fine. Cake as a welcome gets my vote. One of the previous comments was uncharitable regarding the furniture and I couldn't fault the way it's all been done. The little garden outside perfect little sun trap with a babbling brook. I felt very at home .

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Everything you could need was in the cottage and to a high standard. Enjoyed all the local walks and trips to the Lakes. A great place to come to and relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Coachmans Cottage exceeded our expectations."

    A beautiful cottage which had everything we needed set within pretty, peacefull surroundings within easy reach of places to go. We had an enjoyable stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2018

  • "Coachman's Cottage was visually just as we expected and situated in an attractive and peaceful setting."

    The cottage was very well equipped. Most of the furniture in the sitting room was of 'house clearance' quality and appearance which did not particularly concern us, since we were only there in the evenings and overnight. Our main complaint was the bed. The bed itself was of a very cheap quality and the mattress was literally coming apart at the seams. We tried to sleep on it for two nights but on the next day we called the owner. He came promptly and when we voiced our complaint he said that he knew the mattress needed replacing but 'didn't realise it was that bad'!!! We told him we were not prepared to sleep on it again and he said he could arrange to get a replacement mattress that day but not a new bed. We accepted this and on our return that evening a new mattress had been installed. This was of a foam type certainly not of the quality we are used to at home but we did manage to sleep on it. Our view is that the most important item in any accommodation is the bed and that this should always be a priority provision by the owner. We would have expected a good quality interior sprung mattress as we have usually had when renting cottages elsewhere. This episode has certainly coloured our view of Coachman's Cottage and we would not recommend it to anyone else for that reason. It has also questioned whether we would rent through Sykes Cottages again.

    Reviewed by Roger3.4Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    The cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need for a most enjoyable stay. Rural, through a wood but within approx half a mile from the main A590. The one or two neighbours we met were helpful and friendly. The only thing I would mention is that the shower was not very powerful but this could be down to the outside mains pressure. I did not mention in my comments to the owners as it may be outside their control and it certainly did not spoil our wonderful stay. An additional bonus was that the sun shone every day! I would certainly recommend this cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2018

  • "Great Cottage, Stewart was lovely and very helpful."

    Any issues we had the owner resolved them. Cottage was very clean and a great getaway. The team at Sykes cottages were great.

    Reviewed by Sadia4.4Feb 2018

  • "It was perfect There is nothing I would add to the coachman cottage."

    Thoroughly loved it

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely clean and comfortable."

    Everything we needed for the week was there and we even had fresh flowers and cake for our arrival. It was exactly as described on the website. Throughly enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Jul 2017

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Front small garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Please note: property has a private water supply

The property

Witherslack 2 miles.

A romantic cottage a short drive from the village of Witherslack, situated on a family estate in the Lake District National Park.

This charming cottage in such a beautiful location makes it the perfect romantic getaway.

The sitting room diner is bright and airy with modern laminate flooring, comfortable seating, multi-fuel stove and Freeview TV to make it the perfect chilling room for a weekend in the beautiful country.

The ground floor is complete with a modern, well-equipped kitchen fitted with original slate floor and contemporary fittings.

The upstairs of Coachman's Cottage is charming and comforting with a cosy double bedroom set with a delightful window seat.

The interior of the cottage is completed with a stylish bathroom.

To the front of the house is a delightful secluded sunny garden with table chairs and umbrella, perfect for a morning coffee taking in the surroundings.

Witherslack is a beautiful village offering walking opportunities as well as The Derby Arms Pub, village shop and church.

The Lake District is full of beautiful places, Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands and Windermere are all within short drives and are worth the visit whilst in this area.

A charming cottage in a great location.

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About the location


Cartmel 6 miles, Grange Over Sands 9 miles, Windermere 16 miles.

The small village of Witherslack lies tucked beneath Whitbarrow Scar, in a lovely area running south east from the shores of Lake Windermere, encompassing fell, woodland, river and valley bottom. The village consists of a huddle of fine, stone built traditional houses, cottages and barn conversions surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with varied flora and fauna and a nature reserve providing beautiful walking country. Nearby there is Cartmel, with its famous annual horse race meetings, Cartmel Old Priory Church and the pretty coastal resorts of Arnside and Grange-over-Sands are all worth a visit. With Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Hawkshead a short drive away, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to enjoy the whole of the Lake District.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas