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!

Riverside Retreat, Ambleside

Reading Nook at Riverside Retreat in AmblesideSat by the river on the outskirts of Ambleside, Riverside Retreat is a beautiful self-catering cottage with a delightful reading nook on the cottage. After you've spent the day exploring the South Lakes, you can head back, select a book from the bookshelf, and settle down for a good long read!

Riverside Retreat sleeps 6 guests and is pet-free.

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, 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.

Naseby, Orton

Window seat at Naseby in OrtonThis gorgeous apartment is set in the 18th century Orton Hall. Panelled walls and wonderful gardens all add to the stateliness, and the window nook is the perfect place to watch the birds flitting past in between page turns. Alternatively, you could head down into the communal drawing room and sink into one of the comfy chairs there!

Naseby sleeps 2 guests and 0 pets.

Esp Hall, Ulpha

Window seat at Esp Hall in UlphaWhat could be more relaxing than a window seat close to a wood burner, looking out at beautiful countryside surroundings? This charming little nook is in the cosy corner of a large lounge, which is beautiful in itself thanks to its low beams and wooden floors.

Esp Hall 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.

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.

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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