Ground floor lounge
First floor lounge with wood burner
Courtyard with fire pit accessed via first floor lounge room
Double bedroom en-suite
Single bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom viewed from alternate angle
Ground floor WC
1 / 15  
2 / 15  Ground floor lounge
3 / 15  
4 / 15  
5 / 15  
6 / 15  First floor lounge with wood burner
7 / 15  
8 / 15  Courtyard with fire pit accessed via first floor lounge room
9 / 15  
10 / 15  Double bedroom en-suite
11 / 15  Single bedroom
12 / 15  Twin bedroom
13 / 15  Twin bedroom viewed from alternate angle
14 / 15  Bathroom
15 / 15  Ground floor WC

3 Orchard Cottages

Haverthwaite, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
4 more

At a glance

  • Holiday with your dog in tow and cosy up by the wood burner together
  • Two enclosed courtyard gardens to choose from, one with a fire pit
  • Perfectly positioned just 4 miles from the southern tip of Lake Windermere
Property code: SZ018

Stylish and inviting, enjoy quality time with friends and family including your dog at this gorgeous, spacious cottage.

Tucked away in the hidden parish of Haverthwaite, this is the perfect place for a tranquil retreat in the south of the Lake District National Park. This characterful property has been lovingly designed to provide comfort, style and a sense of homeliness. With stone floors and exposed beams, the cottage tells a story of its past; two wood burners provide a cosy, warm atmosphere; and beautiful prints and modern furnishings create a lovely place to spend some time.

Haverthwaite is home to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway where you can hop aboard their steam engine for a journey back in time. You'll also find family favourites such as the Lakeland Motor Museum and the Lakes Aquarium just a short distance away. Nearby, Newby Bridge marks the foot of Windermere, which offers fun for all, whether it's walking its shores, hopping on and off a steamer with Windermere Lake Cruises or trying one of the many water sports on offer. Less than a mile from Orchard Cottages is the welcoming Anglers Arms, an excellent choice whether you're after a quick drink and snack or a celebratory meal.

The cottage couldn't be better located for exploring the dramatic scenery of the Lake District National Park, the popular towns and villages of South Lakeland, or the quieter, less discovered valleys and coastline of the Furness Peninsular, and it's easily accessible being less than a 20-minute drive from the M6.

This is the end property in a terrace of three delightful slate-built cottages converted from stables and loose boxes. Two parking spaces are available making unloading on arrival a breeze. Down a few steps, the quaint courtyard garden offers an idyllic place to sit and enjoy a meal in the summer months and benefits from beautiful cottage planting. The glass front door and adjacent French doors allow natural light into the open plan ground floor. When entering the property, a small foyer area has plenty of space for storing outdoor gear before opening out into the main living space. Stylish sofas and modern furnishings set around a log burning stove create a cosy place to relax, and the TV, music system and bookshelves stacked with novels, guidebooks and maps, ensure there is no opportunity to get bored. A floor length window provides light, while a period wooden shutter offers privacy when needed.

The heated slate floor links the sitting room with the dining area, which has seating for six set around a large table overlooking the garden. The French doors connect the indoor and outdoor spaces, making al fresco dining on a pleasant evening a relaxed affair. Beyond the dining area, you'll find a delightful galley kitchen which, despite its modest size, is well-equipped with a full-size fridge and separate freezer, microwave oven, free-standing range cooker with electric double oven and grill and gas hobs. The kitchen has plenty of storage and modern facilities. The period furnishings, small seating area and oak worktops make this charming kitchen a delightful space to enjoy cooking. And with plenty of cookbooks lining the shelves, you will find plenty of inspiration.

A flight of stairs from the small sitting area lead to a fabulous and somewhat surprising room. A pitched roof, exposed beams and slate floor give it character. Bold artwork and ornaments provide a sense of style and the large comfortable corner sofa and log burning stove make it an excellent choice for chilling out. The room is flooded with natural daylight and French doors open onto a secret courtyard garden where a fire pit and seating area await.

Back to the main ground floor living space, a staircase leads up to the sleeping accommodation. All bedrooms overlook the front garden; they have each been lovingly decorated with contemporary touches and offer comfort for guests. The first floor has a lovely warm presence, with exposed oak floorboards and modern panel doors throughout. The landing is well-lit from the high ceiling and skylight above, and the glass balustrade and white walls continue the light and airy feel. The master bedroom boasts a dramatic feature wallpaper and matching soft furnishings, and individual pieces of furniture complete the relaxed yet opulent look. A small, walk-in wardrobe provides superb storage, and the adjacent en-suite is a bright, attractive room with a walk-in overhead rainwater shower.

Adjacent to the master bedroom, at the top of the staircase, is a cosy single room. Double sliding doors and a full wall of built-in wardrobe cupboards make clever use of the space. Simplistic decor but with a bold rug and modern artwork to give it personality. A twin room completes the first-floor accommodation and is ideal for children and adults alike. A small built-in wardrobe and shelving provide storage, and a traditional rug and furnishings create a homely feel.

Opposite the twin bedroom, the family bathroom is a decent size and comprises of a bath with rainwater shower over, recessed basin and toilet. It benefits from lots of natural light and a large mirrored wall. An oak worktop and shelving give plenty of storage space for toiletries.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 separate WC
  • Range-style cooker with electric oven, grill and gas hobs, microwave oven, fridge, freezer
  • Washing machine and airing cupboard within ground floor WC 
  • Wood burner in main lounge, wood burner in second lounge
  • TV, music system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Enclosed, paved courtyard garden accessed via steps, separate courtyard with firepit accessed via second lounge
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub within 1.5 miles
  • Both staircases twist and turn and are not suitable for infants. Those with limited mobility should also take care
  • Pub with restaurant  within 0.5miles, nearest  shop 6 miles



From guests that have stayed at the property.

Ground floor lounge
First floor lounge with wood burner
Courtyard with fire pit accessed via first floor lounge room
Double bedroom en-suite
Single bedroom
Show 3 moreTwin bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210