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Bobtail Cottage

Satterthwaite and Grizedale, Lake District
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporarily-styled barn conversion cottage in the rural hamlet of Satterthwaite
  • Situated at the heart of Grizedale Forest with impressive views and walks from the front door
  • Prime location, between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
Property code: LLH49

Barn conversion cottage enjoying a tranquil village location in Grizedale Forest, with easy access to woodland walks and two of the region’s finest lakes.

Enjoy a room with a view at this superb cottage in a rural Lake District spot. It sleeps four guests and is perfect for a family or group of friends looking to get away. Adventure through Grizedale Forest right from the doorstep and visit nearby Coniston Water and Lake Windermere.

Accessed via external steps, this accommodation has a stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. It is a great place to socialise together, or to relax and soak up the views from the window seat. The lounge area has comfortable seating with a warming wood burner, and there’s also a TV/DVD for you to watch your favourite shows on. A contemporary and practical kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm, and a dining table seats four guests. The king-size bedroom completes this floor, while downstairs on the lower-ground floor is a double bedroom with an en-suite. Outside of the property is a south-facing patio with a table and chairs. Soak up the sun with a glass of wine and admire the surrounding rolling countryside.

The village of Satterthwaite, though rural, benefits from a lovely pub that serves up superb homecooked food. Further afield is Hawkshead (4 miles) with a wide range of shops, pubs and cafes. Grizedale Forest is just on the doorstep, with hundreds of walking and cycling routes to explore. The forest is also home to a Go Ape high ropes adventure, just 1.5 miles away. Stroll the shores of the nearby lakes, or try out water sports, such as paddleboarding or kayaking, at Coniston Water (8 miles) or Windermere (8 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms: a king-size and double
  • Shower room with WC
  • En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Shops and restaurant 4 miles
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (1 in the garage)
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Luca 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Patrica 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 3rd June 2022

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A well app[ointed, bright cottage. It was extemely quiet and peaceful, we especially liked the big windows with lovely views down thw valley.

Reviewed by Jon 20th May 2022

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Fantastic cottage, clean and comfortable with the most beautiful views from the sitting room. Village pub exceptionally good - everyone really friendly and the food was excellent. We would return in a heartbeat and didnt want to come home !!

Reviewed by Christine 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Conor 25th February 2022

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Reviewed by Barbara 17th January 2022

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We had a wonderful January midweek break. Everything was as described and we couldnt fault the cottage in any way. We were also fortunate to have beautiful weather which for January was a bonus and certainly enabled us to get out and about. The cottage and its quiet but easily accessible location suited us perfectly.

Reviewed by Emily 23rd December 2021

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We had a lovely stay, although a few basics were missing that meant we had to spend our Christmas break shopping for things like toilet paper. Beautiful cottage, stunning views and a lovely cozy Christmas.

Reviewed by Keith 5th November 2021

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Bobtail cottage is set in a lovely location with and is very well equipped. We would recommend you take your own bedding if you can as the continental quilts are of man made construction and are overpoweringly warm. Unfortunately we live in Jersey so this was not an option for us but if you can fit them in your car I certainly would. This is a probRead morelem we come across all to often, premier inn being a case in point. Otherwise we thoroughly recommend Bobtail cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Ray 22nd October 2021

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Excellent property and we all enjoyed it. 2 active OAPs plus mountain biking grandson! Would go again and pray for some sunshine next time!

Reviewed by Brian 1st October 2021

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Lovely clean, well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Ideal for walking, especially in Grizedale Forest.

Reviewed by Christine 24th September 2021

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This was our third visit to Bobtail cottage.My husband and myself love it there.We are are hoping to go back next year.

Reviewed by Robert 17th September 2021

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Very comfortable cosy cottage Great views from the window seats Outside patio is a real suntrap later in the afternoon (although no views) Good location for walks from the doorstep Nearest shop is in Hawkshead about 5 miles away along a narrow road The Eagles Head pub is literally 2 minutes walk from the cottage Great service, good food and a lovelRead morey beer garden Hide

Reviewed by H 10th September 2021

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It was a lovely well presented cottage, very peaceful with beautiful views. Well equipped, just needed that little extra touch on things.

Reviewed by Jonathan 27th August 2021

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Lovely appointed cottage with wonderful views. Very clean and tidy, comfortable beds and modern bathroom facilities. We especially loved the window seats. A great location to explore Grizedale Forest with many walking/cycling trails and Go Ape.

Reviewed by Sarah 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Emma 30th July 2021

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Really comfortable accommodation in a beautiful part of the lakes. Being within walking distance of grizedale forest was a real treat. We were blessed with dry weather so enjoyed all that the lakes has on offer. A fabulous holiday, much enjoyed by our family. We will be back!

Reviewed by Diane 9th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in beautiful location. Very well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Christine 2nd July 2021

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This is a fantastic cottage to get away from it all. Lovely for adults, not young children. Very quiet , and lots of places to visit in the car, which I think is essential, unless you are avid walkers. Beautiful, well equipped cottage., home from home, and beautifully clean. Would definately stay again some day, and recommend to others .

Reviewed by Esme 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Janice 11th June 2021

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We found Bobtail Cottage to be comfortable and well-equipped. You can walk from the door onto trails in the Grizedale Forest and it's not far to the more touristy areas of Ambleside and Windermere. The cottage is in a lovely peaceful location and ideal for exploring the southern Lakes.

Reviewed by Andy 4th June 2021

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Deceptively spacious cottage. Really lovely location with fantastic views and great walks from the doorstep. Good proximity to Hawkshead and the rest of the south Lakes.

Reviewed by Pat 21st May 2021

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Bobtail cottage is a comfortable cottage with pretty much everything you need for a holiday week. It is nicely furnished with living accommodation of a good size for four adults. The location is good for local walks,

Reviewed by Elizabeth 14th May 2021

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A really comfortable cottage for a getting away from it all week. Perfect location with lots of walks straight from the doorstep and plenty within a 20 minute drive. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Christine 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Lyn 23rd April 2021

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Bobtail is a clean and comfortable cottage with excellent views from the picture window in the living room and it's handy for all the important areas in the Southern Lakes. We are looking forward to another return visit.

Reviewed by Eileen 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Jan 16th October 2020

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The cottage is larger than appears on the photos.. especially loved view from the 3 windows from the kitchen, lounge & dining area. A very comfortable bed. We appreciated the welcome pack of local goodies.

Reviewed by Christine 2nd October 2020

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We found that all our needs were catered for.The cottage is in a lovely area and was lovely and peaceful.Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Albert 25th September 2020

Reviewed by Anne 18th September 2020

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The cottage is absolutely perfect for a quiet relaxing break.Well equipped, very comfortable, beautiful views and spotless.Great welcome pack of local goodies.Our favourite cottage to date.

Reviewed by Sarah 11th September 2020

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The cottage is beautifully appointed with a comfortable bed and decent shower. The views are lovely and the cottage has a lovely south facing aspect, and it is very quiet with few cars and people about. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep, we particularly enjoyed walking to Coniston Water and back and through Grizedale Forest.

Reviewed by Keren 28th August 2020

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The cottage was beautifully clean and very comfortable and light. The location was peaceful and relaxing which was what we needed.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 7th August 2020

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Fabulous cottage with fantastic views. Although it has a small patio garden it catches the sun beautifully and is very private. Important to us was secure bike storage, and this cottage certainly had that with use of the locking garage.

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Location

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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.

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