Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Woodside is a luxury, historic, period country cottage that has been lovingly restored. This historic lodging house was home to the young mill workers from the Stott Park Bobbin Mill ( as featured on BBC1's Britain's Hidden Heritage) and is over 225 years old!! Today the mill is owned by English Heritage. You will be staying in a piece of history!
Woodside has everything that a luxury cottage should have: outstanding location(near Lake Windermere), beautiful furnishings,period features, two private gardens, private parking for 2 cars with extra parking nearby, WiFi, log burner, Inglenook fireplace, superbly well equipped with large flat screen TV and SKY HD, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets and dogs welcome. We are a family owned and run cottage who do not charge a booking fee and who take a pride in providing a quality cottage and service, as can be see by our many reviews. You would not be disappointed.
In the lounge there is a fabulous inglenook fireplace dating back over 200 years with a log burner making the lounge very cosy for nights in with a bottle of wine and the oak beams and window seats within its three foot thick walls make for a room full of character. Come and sit in cosy comfort and watch our large flat screen TV with SKY HD., whilst you enjoy the romance of a real fire, what could be better? A beautiful romantic retreat.........
The kitchen is superbly well equipped, spacious and has a large farm house table, you'll find the conversation flow around such a setting. We have all mod cons and more!!! And if you don't want to cook there are several restaurants and pubs nearby.
And after a hard days sightseeing you will find the romantic master bedroom with Egyptian cotton sheets, designer fabrics and luxury en-suite, where towels are provided,is a haven of rest and relaxation. Likewise the other two bedrooms which are also furnished in designer fabrics and furniture to compliment the cottage. All bedrooms are well equipped with hairdryers, mirrors, plenty of storage and hanging space and window seats to sit on. In the family bathroom you have the option of a power shower over the bath to revitalise you or a long, luxury soak in a modern contempory setting. We also have a downstairs toilet, ideal for the elderly or large groups.
You will find Woodside is warm and cosy even in the depths of Winter.
For the elderly we have a downstairs loo, easy rise chairs in the garden, kitchen and twin bedroom and
the cottage is easily accesd via one step at the front of the cottage.
BABIES and toddlers are most welcome:- we have a high chair, travel cot,stair gate, baby bowls and plates etc....all no extra charge. For children a selection of books ,toys, table football etc.are provided as well as a PS2 complete with several games. In fact there's a toy box full of games,quizzes, books etc. Guaranteed to keep any youngster happy.
Woodside is a hideaway of peace and quiet between the mountains and lakes. Superbly well equipped, you'll find it an ideal base, all the attractions of the Lakes are only minutes away, many on foot. Four of the top ten Lake District visitor attractions are within walking....you can forget the car. Woodside has two gardens .....the cottage garden, which is a real sun trap with stunning views of the distant mountains and the patio garden which is wonderful for eating alfresco. Safe off road parking for two cars, with further parking available nearby, a welcome tray, detailed 'holiday guide' of the area and file of 'local walks', some right from the front door! are all provided.
The GARDEN is safe and secure for little ones and dogs. We are away from main roads and you are sure to enjoy the peace and quiet of this area. We have a DOG friendly cottage with wooden and tiled floors downstairs. This is a wonderful area for dog owners with fabulous walks from the doorstep and plenty of fields, footpaths, woods and beaches to choose from to ensure that your dog can run around off the lead.The spectacular High Dam and Stott Park Heights are within walking distance and ideal for dogs and their owners while Grizedale Forest is just over 10 mins away. Miles of footpaths can be trod right from the front door!!!! Dogs are by arrangement and a chrage is payable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Penny Bridge 6 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 80 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has a wonderful cosy feel and yet it is very spacious and beautifully decorated. It is superbly well equipped and spotlessly clean. Everything you need for a wonderful holiday is provided...board games, CD's, DVDs, books, magazines, a tourist information file with suggestions etc.
Woodside had a downstairs toilet, ideal for the elderly who don't want to keep going upstairs.
BABIES and toddlers are most welcome:- we have a high chair, stair gate, cot, baby bowls and plates etc....all no extra charge
For children a selection of books ,toys, table football etc.are provided as well as a PS2 complete with several games.
The wicker picnic basket with all the cutlery, crockery etc. and large picnic rug are there for you to use on days out.
Dogs are by arrangement and a charge is payable
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has two gardens..a patio garden with picnic table and chairs, BBQ and a colourful selection of patio plants and a cottage garden, well stocked with plants, with wonderful views of the distant mountains, seating for 6 and the sound of a nearby stream makes this garden so restful you won't want to leave.
Woodside has safe ,secure parking for 2 cars, with extra parking nearby.
There are no hidden extras. Please read our reviews .
The prices shown include electricity and lighting, towels and bedding. Also included in the price is a welcome tray of tea, sugar, milk, biscuits, etc.
£100 returnable good house keeping/damage bond against damages etc and cancellation. N.B. minor breakages excluded-if reported.
Payment in full 5 weeks before start date of holiday or on booking-whichever is the shorter.
The Cumbria/Lake District
The location of Woodside is fabulous, with Lake Windermere a few minutes walk away. You can walk down to the lake on a Summer's evening and sit and enjoy the sun setting over the most spectacular view in England....breath taking ....or sit in warm cosy comfort on a Winter's afternoon in Oscar's cafe and watch the constantly changing scene on the lake...magical.
Woodside is in the heart of the most picturesque area of Britain. The scenery is breathtaking and sporting activities abound. The area is famous for quaint sleepy villages where time has stood still, quality pubs and restaurants, National Trust properties of major historical importance and lakes that stretch for miles.
Woodside is in a peaceful,tranquil spot where you can get away from it all and enjoy fresh mountain air with fabulous walks right from the front door.
Woodside is in the very heart of the lakes and ideal for visiting all the attractions the lake District has to offer, Hawkshead, Cartmel, Bowness, Coniston and Windermere are all only minutes away in the car.
Woodside itself,was part of the historic Low Stott Park Bobbin Mill now owned by English Heritage.You can take the guided tour of the mill, just across the road.
Nearby are four of the TOP TEN LAKE DISTRICT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS all of which can be reached on FOOT..... you can forget the car!!! They are at Lakeside Village and there you can find the Aquarium of the Lakes,the Lakeside steam railway, the lake Windermere cruise ships and the ferry to Fell Foot (NT) Also at Lkaeside is the Lakeside Hotel :-4 star restaurant/ bar/Spa treatments,a bike hire centre, gift shop and cafe. At Fell Foot(accessible by ferry from Lakeside) are watersports on the lake, rowing boat/canoe hire etc and a public boat launch. You can have a whole week sight seeing and walking in this beautiful area without using the car!!!!
Walks abound from the front door with the spectacular High Dam walk just half a mile away ranked by The Independent in the top ten Summer walks in the country! Also nearby is the ancient woodland of Great Knott Wood.
Grizedale with is stunning scenery , mountain biking, Go Ape and walks is 10 mins away in the car.
Woodside is right in the heart of Beatrix Potter country,Hill Top is minutes away .
Fabulous restaurants are within walking distance or a short drive. The Swan Inn, for an excellent meal is 1 mile away and a scenic drive up the western shores to Esthwaite Water(for fishing) takes you on to Hawkshead with its traditional pubs, restaurants and quality shops.
HORSE riding at Bigland Equestrian Centre is a few minutes drive away. This is one of the biggest and best in the lake district and can offer rides from novice to experienced over a variety of terrain.
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27 Jan 2014
Stayed at Woodside Cottage for only 2 nights in January for my Birthday weekend - but 2 nights was not enough - we could have stayed for a week! We came with my Partner, Mum, Dad, Sister and dogs and … More
24 Nov 2013
"A beautiful traditional Lakeland cottage with all exclusive facilities"
We have returned from this beautiful cottage having enjoyed a lovely family holiday. The cottage is beautiful - very comfortable, extremely warm with a super wood burning stove. Electric storage hea… More
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased you found the facilities good and enjoyed your stay at Woodside.
We hope you come back soon.
23 Nov 2013
"Woodside was the perfect base for a family celebration and Lake District holiday."
We visited last week for four nights (for the price of three!) to celebrate the 70th birthday of my mum, who lived in The Lakes for a decade and left her heart there when she moved back south. She ado… More
Many thanks for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your celebration stay at Woodside. Woodside is an ideal venue for a celebration, due to its facilities, location and champagne flutes!
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
28 Aug 2013
"Perfect family holiday for those with children of mixed ages and dogs"
What a perfect retreat. Everything was as described and more. We had two teenagers, a 10 year old and a 4 year old plus 2 dogs and it was a perfect family holiday. We arrived slightly early, and arriv… More
Thanks for your review. We are very pleased you had such a good holiday staying at Woodside and look forward to welcoming you back.
3 Jul 2013
This was a lovely cosy cottage to stay in with the family and was really well equipped. The cottage was clean and was located in an ideal location for walks and trips. Everything we needed was available in the cottage and was suitable for all ages. Thank you for making our 'relaxing' holiday easier with our stay in your home......everything was perfect. We have already recommended it to our friends!
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you found Woodside to be well equipped, clean and in such an excellent location.
27 Jun 2013
"Fantastic cottage, can't fault and is genuinely dog friendly"
I cannot fault this cottage. The interior is beautiful and has every mod con including dishwasher and broadband, and log burner. It is rare to find people who will allow 3 dogs, and in such a top quality property. You can also park 2 cars, and has a lovely garden. We will be back.
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found Woodside so welcoming for dogs and their owners.
24 Apr 2013
"We would return tomorrow if we could"
My family and I spent the most fantastic time staying at this wonderful property. On arrival there was a lovely welcome tray waiting for us - much needed after the long car journey. Other family members arrived by train and found the house very easy to get to by taxi from Windermere Station. The house is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and contains everything you need for a relaxing stay. The location is perfect. We walked somewhere different every day and other trips included taking the boat across the lake to Bowness and the old steam train to Haverthwaite. We had a magical day in Near Sawrey, visiting the Beatrix Potter house and walking through Sawrey Village which you can get to from Near Sawrey by following a beautiful walk across fields. There is a gorgeous cafe in Sawrey (follow the signs for the village store) where the lovely owner supplies hotwater bottles and blankets if you decide to sit outside but feel a little nippy (it is the lake district after all)! Returning home each evening to our wonderful house made our stay so enjoyable. There were 6 of us in total, plus a dog and there was plenty of room for everyone. Thank you for a really memorable stay in the lakes. Would love to return again in the summer.
Many thanks. So glad you enjoyed the welcome tray. We hope you can return to Woodside soon
24 Mar 2013
"Perfect in every way!"
I am writing this review as I sit in the simply gorgeous living room of this stunning cottage, watching the log burner glow and crackle, on the last night of our stay. We don't want to leave!!!My… More
Many thanks, we are so pleased that you found Woodside to be so perfect for your holiday. We hope you return soon.
25 Sep 2012
Woodside is in a perfect location for the Lakes - Windermere, Coniston, Grasmere and more. The owners clearly take pride in keeping the cottage in immaculate condition and with excellent facilities including Wifi, a good TV and DVD player, a dog guard to stop the dogs straying upstairs and a phone. The garden was ideal for us with two dogs - enclosed and you could sit listening to a babbling brook. We were supplied by the owners with really useful notes on the area - shopping, walks, things to see and visit and how to get the best from the cottage. We wanted for nothing and enjoyed the area and then settling down in the cosy lounge exhausted. So many nice things in the area and we are seasoned Lakes visitors! The lakeside terrace of the Lakeside Hotel with a glass of wine (and a beer!)... open to non-residents until 5pm. Ducks, lapping of the lake, occasional boats and sheer relaxation. Early morning walks with the dogs at Fell Foot (just round on the other side of the lake) - great for walking dogs, next to the lake and the River Leven. If you want a bit of life then Bowness has lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and boats for hire. We are vegan and enjoyed bruschetta at the Lakeside Hotel, a fabulous choice at the Lancrigg hotel near Grasmere, caters only for veggies but a bit pricey, Tapas and Thai curry in Bowness. 10/10 to the Owners who telephoned on the first evening to check we were happy - we were! Thank you.
Many thanks. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodside. We have worked very hard to provide a comfortable base for a Lake District holiday
2 Sep 2012
"Lovely cottage, bit "out of the way" for us"
Pretty cottage , well equipped. Has Saniflo toilets which are a bit prone to blocking and are noisy. Perhaps owners should make potential guests aware before balance is paid.… More
We are glad you found our cottage to be pretty and well equiped - we have worked very hard to make a comfortable base from which to explore the Lakes. The blocked toilet was actually the standard one in our bathroom which was blocked by excessive use of toilet paper.Our many previous guests have not found any of the toilets at our cottage to be a problem.The saniflo only blocks if people put down items, such as wet wipes and we have placed notices above each toilet advising people.
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