Cottages with Reading Nooks


Here at Sally’s Cottages we think that a Lake District holiday can be made even more relaxing when you get the chance to snuggle in a cosy corner with a good book. So, in celebration of World Book Night 2019 on the 23rd of April, we’ve picked a selection of our cottages with reading nooks. Whether that’s a grand library, a deep windowsill, or a comfy corner, take a look at our self-catering holiday cottages that are perfect for all book lovers!

Halecat House, Witherslack

Library at Halecat House in WitherslackThis elegant Georgian house is delightful for so many reasons including its pretty summerhouse, large gardens, spacious rooms, and lovely views. But if you’re a book lover, you’ll be immediately drawn to the library tucked away under the grand staircase. You’ll be hardly in the door before you get down to some serious reading!

Halecat House sleeps 8/11 people and 2 pets.

Irt Valley View, Holmrook

Reading nook at Irt Valley View in HolmrookWith bright rooms with tall ceilings and gorgeous surroundings, Irt Valely View in Holmrook is an all-round comfortable place to stay. Head to the upstairs landing and you will find the perfect little reading nook with a mini-library holding a good selection of books and a comfortable wingback chair for settling down in!

Irt Valley View sleeps up to 6 people and 2 dogs.

Bisoi, Braithwaite

Reading room at Bisoi in BraithwaiteWhat could be more relaxing than a spacious room with spectacular views, beautiful décor, and a gas fire to set the mood? The reading room at Bisoi is a dedicated space in this large holiday home that is a paradise for book lovers. You may never want to leave!

Bisoi sleeps up to 8 people and 2 dogs.

Fellgarth, Patterdale

Window seat at Fellgarth in PatterdalePicture the scene: a cottage perched high above the surrounding scenery, away from any passing traffic, and with fabulous views. Well, you’ve just imagined yourself at Fellgarth in Patterdale! The delightful window seat with mini-library next to a picture window lets you take full advantage of the mountain panorama whenever you look up from your reading!

Fellgarth sleeps up to 8/9 people and 2 dogs.

Iona Cottage, Bampton Grange

Window seat at Iona Cottage in Bampton GrangeIona Cottage is a characterful gem in the rolling countryside of the Lowther Valley. Its tasteful design makes the most of modern comforts and traditional features including lovely window seats where you can relax with a cuppa and a book. Why not open the windows and let the birds serenade you, too?

Iona Cottage sleeps up to 4 people and 2 dogs.

Irt Cottage, Nether Wasdale

Reading nook at Irt Cottage in WasdaleIrt Cottage is a lovely, relaxing property with views towards the iconic Wasdale Screes. Escape to your own world of written adventure in this charming cottage’s tiny snug, where you can settle back in the chair and be transported!

Irt Cottage sleeps up to 6 people and 2 dogs.

Dalegarth Hall, Eskdale

Fireplace at Dalegarth Hall in EskdaleYou will feel like you’re in your own fairy tale when staying at Dalegarth Hall, an enchanting property giving you a glimpse into the Lake District’s history! Explore the fascinating bookshelves dotted through the property and take your choice of where you would like to read them. Will you choose the study with its handsome antique desk, the grand dining room, or the quirky seating right in the large fireplace?

Dalegarth Hall sleeps up to 6/8 people and 2 dogs.

Sunny Bank Cottage, Greystoke

Arbour at Sunny Bank Cottage in GreystokeIf you prefer to do your reading in the great outdoors, then you need look no further than Sunny Bank Cottage. The lovely garden, filled with flowers in the spring and summer, is a wonderful place for relaxing and the arbour makes the perfect reading nook.

Sunny Bank Cottage sleeps 2 people, 0 dogs.

Old School House, Matterdale

Window seat at Old School House in MatterdaleRetreat to most of the bedrooms at Old School House and you will find a selection of window seats looking out over breathtaking mountain views. Grab a cushion and your choice of literature and settle back for a relaxing read! You can even draw the curtains and really hide yourself away if you want!

Old School House (Matterdale) sleeps 8 people and 2 dogs.

Burrellhill, The Eden Valley

Library at Burrellhill in the Eden ValleyEverything at Burrellhill is luxurious and the beautiful library is no different! With a selection of books to suit every taste, you can snuggle up on the sofa or settle down on a beanbag. Light the open fire at the other end of the room and listen to its peaceful crackling as you get lost in a good book!

Burrellhill sleeps 6/10 people and 2 dogs.


Hopefully you're now raring to go and find your perfect Lake District reading nook! You can browse all of our self-catering holiday cottages via our Cottage Search.

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