Newby Bridge holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

Romantic, historic luxury cottage near Lake

from £85 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

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from £85 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Spacious period lounge with log burner,flat screen TV Sky HD

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 116376

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Please note, by booking directly with me, the owner, you will pay considerably less than by booking through the agency advert that is also running on this site, where you are asked to pay a booking fee - the saving can be up to £250 per week!

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 and dogs welcome.

We are a family owned and run cottage. We do not charge a booking fee or agents commission fees, and we pass the saving onto you, our guests.

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, kitchen and double bedroom and

the cottage is easily accesd via one step at the front of the cottage or 2 steps from the carpark.

BABIES and toddlers are most welcome:- we have a high chair, travel cot,stair gate, fire guard,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 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
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Penny Bridge 6 km
Access Car advised
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
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
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

BABIES and toddlers are most welcome:- we have a high chair, stair gate, fire guard,travel 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.

Wi Fi

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.

Further details

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 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.

Newby Bridge

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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21 Mar 2015


"Woodside Cottage"

The accommodation was faultless, spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, lounge area with up to date entertainment bathroom and en-suite facilities spotless. Fabulous cottage steeped in history with modern day luxuries. Set in a tranquil area yet close enough to the hustle of Bowness & Windermere if you need a break from it all I recommend you try this cottage.

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you found Woodside to be "faultless", what high praise and I will pass your kind comments on to our wonderful caretaker who keeps it immaculately clean and in tip top presentation. Many thanks Alison

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

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

27 Aug 2012


"Beautiful cottage in outstanding area!"

We stayed here with our 2 daughters, aged 10 and 7, our labrador and my parents. The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped. it is stunningly presented and immaculate. Everything is catered for and its location is ideal for exploring the Lake District. A must is the walk to High Dam, which is a short walk from the cottage front door, a steep but not difficult walk to a lovely lake. Also a walk round tarn Hows is another reccomendation. This cottage far exceeded our expectations and we hope to return in the future.

Many thanks for your review. So glad that you enjoyed the cottage. We have tried very hard to cater for all our visitor's needs and it is nice to read such positive comments. Woodside is indeed in a wonderful location.

20 Aug 2012


"Excellent holiday cottage in prime location"

We had a great weeks holiday in this well equipped, well furnished cttage. The kitchen is very user friendly, bedrooms comfortable and lovely bathroom facilites. The cottage is in a prime location which we felt catered for any needs, right from the doorstep. Lakeside is a short walk down the lane to catch the boats on Windermere to lots more attractions. We had one large dog with us and enjoyed the walk to High Dam as have many other visitors. Having met the owners Alison and Barry it is apparent how much care and effort they put into providing a lovely home from home in a beautiful location. We were short of nothing and highly recommend this holiday rental.

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you found the kitchen so well equipped and user friendly. Our location is excellent being so near Lake Windermere and High Dam and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Woodside

21 Jun 2012


"Absolutely wonderful!"

We have just returned after spending a wonderful week in this cottage with our daughters and their partners, plus one dog. From the moment I opened the door into the kitchen I knew it would not disappoint. Everything was as stated on the advert. The cottage had everything you could possibly need in a home. It was cosy, immaculately clean and the bedrooms were beautiful. The location was good with walks from your doorstep. New visitors must walk up to High Dam - its a bit of a climb but well worth it when you get there. I can't think of anything negative to say about the cottage, it was far beyond my expectations and highly recommended.

Thank you, so glad you and your family enjoyed Woodside and its marvellous location

18 Apr 2012


"Absolutely brilliant cottage!"

Couldn't fault the cottage. There were six adults and 2 dogs and we were all so comfortable. The standard of fixtures and fittings was high and everything had been thought of by the owners to make our stay a pleasure.

So glad you enjoyed Woodside.Thank you

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