£138 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Escape 21 century life! – Home 116376 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Spa at Backbarrow OPEN from September 2020.

mon-fri 07.00-21.30

sat+sun 08.00-19.30 heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym (note children under 16 years are permitted to use the pool only)

therapies are available to book directly with Cascades, including massage, fascials, etc.

Woodside,near Lakeside and Newby Bridge, is a family owned, advertised and maintained cottage by Alison and Brian Smith, who really care that you have a great holiday. We strive to provide a personalised quality cottage and service. You won't be disappointed.

Woodside near Lakeside and Newby Bridge, is a romantic, 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 High Dam and 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 and a downstairs loo and dogs welcome.

We are exceptionally CHILD FRIENDLY with high chair, travel cot, stair gate, fire guard, baby bowls and cutlery, children's games, 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.All provided free of charge , so leaving more room in your car!

We are a family owned and run cottage. We take a pride in providing a quality cottage and service, as can be see by our many reviews. You will 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.

You will find Woodside is warm and cosy even in the depths of Winter.

For the elderly we have easy rise chairs in the garden, double bedroom and the cottage is easily accessed via one step at the front of the cottage or 2 steps from the carpark.

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 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 PATIO 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.

The COTTAGE GARDEN is a beautiful peaceful spot which views of distant mountains. It has a small open culvert and children and pets should be supervised when in its vacinity

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 charge is payable.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are mainline stations at Kendal Oxenhome, Windermere and Grange over Sands. There is a bus service at Newby Bridge

Interaction with guest

We are only at the end of a phone and our caretaker lives nearby, if you require help.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

We welcome upto 2 dogs but please do not allow them upstairs
We appreciate many pets like to curl up on the sofa with their owners and therefore it can be difficult to stop your pets going on the furniture and for this reason we ask you to bring a cover for the sofa.


About the owner

Brian S.
Average reply time:
1 hour 0 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
06 May 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Sep 2010. Located in Lake District, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £810 to £1718.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

41 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful family holiday”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2020

Just stayed in woodside cottage and we enjoyed it so much we have re-booked! The cottage is beautiful, well kept, clean and everything you would need for a home from home trip. We arrived with milk in… More


Reviewed 15 Mar 2020

A fabulous cottage in a perfect location! Maintained to the highest standard, warm and cosy. Dog friendly, with every possible requirement taken into consideration. We will definitely return!

Owner's reply: So lovely to read that you had a fantastic time and that you will return.

“Home from home”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2020

This was our fourth stay at Woodside Cottage and as always it was our home from home for continuing to make great memories of our time in the stunning Lake District. The cottage is always consistent i… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for writing a review, it is most kind of you . So pleased to hear you had a good time. it is lovely to read of how much you enjoy Woodside

“Stunning cottage”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2019

We stayed at Woodside Cottage for 5 days to celebrate my birthday at the beginning of December. We have been to the Lake District a few times over the years but this was the first time renting a prope… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for writing a review, it is most kind of you . So pleased to hear you had a good time. Hope you will return in the future.

“Lovely cottage”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2019

My third stay at this lovely 3 bed cottage. Everything you need is supplied, lovely comfortable beds, extra quilts. A welcome pack awaits and there is milk in the fridge. Lovely garden and off road pa… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for writing your review, it is most kind and appreciated. So glad you had a good time .

“Woodside made our trip from Canada so enjoyable. Will return!”

Reviewed 27 Oct 2019

Woodside cottage is fantastic and not only in terms of what you see in the pictures, but also the quality of the beds, the bedding, appliances, cookware, dinnerware etc... It is ideally located with e… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for writing a review, it is most kind of you . So pleased to hear you had a good time and that you will return to our cottages in the future. We look forward to welcoming you

“Lovely Lakeside Cottage”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2019

Woodside Cottage is a well maintained, cosy comfortable cottage with plenty of room for six of us (three generations) and a dog in beautiful and peaceful countryside. It is very clean and well equipp… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks Lorna for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for recommending Woodside and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Alison

“Fantastic, pet friendly cottage”

Reviewed 12 Feb 2019

Had a fantastic 4 day stay at Woodside cottage last week. The cottage is spacious and cosy at the same time. There are 3 good sized bedrooms all decorated beautifully, as are the all the rooms, and … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review and we would love to welcome you back to Woodside in the future. We are always happy for guests to book direct with us in order to gain the best price. Thanks for feeling you would have no hesitation in recommending Woodside.

“Lovely stay in the lakes”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2018

A great cottage that was perfect for our needs. The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. It has a cottage feel with modern kitchen and bathrooms. The woodburner was lovely on the chilly eve… More

Owner's reply: hi Steve So glad you enjoyed your stay at woodside and that you wanted to extend your stay. Hope you will return in the future Brian and Alison

“Lovely clean, comfortable,cosy cottage.”

Reviewed 17 May 2018

The cottage is so comfortable with everything you could possibly need provided. In a brilliant position, so close to fabulous scenery, Lake Windermere, High Dam, a must-see and worth the climb! I comp… More

Owner's reply: Thanks you so much for such a lovely review. We are very pleased that you felt our location to be "brilliant" It is sad to leave the Lake District but we would always be delighted to welcome you back to Woodside in the future.

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Send Brian (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Brian (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Brian the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Brian (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Brian (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Brian (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Brian (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Brian (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Brian (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Brian (the owner) a message.

If Brian (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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