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Witherslack, Lake District
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful holiday cottage which is perfect for larger families and groups
  • Surrounded by stunning mountain and woodland scenery
  • Within 10 miles of Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, and Lake Windermere
Property code: SZ593

Featuring a fabulous games room and a lovely garden, this light and spacious holiday home provides a relaxing retreat for ten guests enjoying the beautiful countryside of the southern Lake District.

This is a fantastic, spacious cottage set in the beautiful countryside around Witherslack at the back of Whitbarrow Fell. Laid out over three floors, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms, a fantastic kitchen/diner and a lovely living room complete with wood burner, there’s plenty of space for families and groups of friends to gather together. As well as all this, the cottage also has a fabulous games room, plenty of parking and a wonderful large garden.

Witherslack is a beautiful rural area. Surrounded by wonderful scenery, you’ll be excited to explore the country roads and local footpaths that criss-cross the area, or bring your bikes with you and head out on two wheels instead. The area is a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna; the Whitbarrow Nature Reserve is close by too so be sure to keep your eyes peeled whilst you’re out and about. For those with an interest in history and gardens, a visit to Sizergh Castle or Levens Hall, both a 10-minute drive away, and Holker Hall with its beautiful gardens is a 20-minute drive away, are a must. Fancy an evening out? Treat yourselves to a delicious meal at the Michelin-starred L’Enclume restaurant in nearby Cartmel, a pretty village that’s also home to the famous sticky toffee pudding!

Tucked away but still within easy access of the South Lakes and Cumbrian Coast, there’s plenty of choice for days out. Enjoy a lakeside picnic at the National Trust-owned Fell Foot Park, sample the great selection of bars and restaurants on offer in Windermere village or head to Bowness for some retail therapy. Families will love all of the activities on offer at Brockhole and a cruise around Windermere on the popular launch is a must to take in the water from a different perspective. Walk along the promenade at the quiet seaside town of Grange-over-Sands or head to popular Morecambe, where you can sign up for a guided walk across the famous sands (but please do not venture out on your own) before indulging in an ice cream - a must for a day by the sea!

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and offering spacious accommodation for up to ten people, this is a fantastic home from home. Head inside and it is sure to delight.

The accommodation is laid out over three floors. The porch on the ground floor is an ideal place for storing coats and boots before continuing into the spacious hallway. At the back of the house is the fantastic kitchen/diner. Light, bright and airy, the kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, handy microwave, two larder-style fridges side by side and built-in dishwasher. The large dining table is positioned in the bay window - talk about dining with a view!

A useful utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer, should you wish to make use of these during your stay. There’s also a handy built-in freezer and an extra WC in here too.

Across the hallway is the wonderful living room, which runs the full length of the house. There is plenty of inviting seating for ten people, arranged in two separate areas. The first is arranged in front of the Smart TV and wood burner, a perfect spot for cosy evenings in. To the other end of the room are the remaining sofas and armchairs, a lovely bright space, ideal for relaxing with a good book or to pore over maps to plan your next adventures.

Four of the five bedrooms can be found downstairs. Though technically on the lower ground floor, these rooms are still light, bright and airy, with lovely views over the garden.

First up is a lovely double bedroom, with beautiful wooden floorboards and French doors which open onto a peaceful, private courtyard. The en-suite bathroom (with WC, wash basin and bath with shower over) and dressing room, add a real sense of luxury to this bedroom suite. The second double bedroom is at the opposite end of the lower ground floor; another pretty, bright room with its own en-suite shower room (with WC, wash basin and modern shower cubicle), this double room is just as delightful as the first.

The remaining two bedrooms on the lower-ground floor are both twin rooms; built-in wardrobes provide plenty of storage space and there are lovely views over the surrounding woodland beyond the garden. There is a fantastic family bathroom on this floor too; with a WC, washbasin and bath with shower over, all tastes are catered for here, whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the tub or a refreshing shower.

Upstairs on the first floor you'll find the fifth and final bedroom. With its own dressing area and an en-suite bathroom (with WC, wash basin and bath with shower over), this king-size bedroom is a real retreat. Double doors with a pretty Juliet balcony have a lovely outlook over the garden and countryside beyond, so why not bring your morning cuppa back to bed and indulge in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all.

Also on the first floor is a fantastic games room. With a pool table, table football and TV  it's sure to be a hit with children of all ages!

Outside is a delightful garden. The large lawn area to the rear of the cottage is equally suited to running off any extra steam or for finding a peaceful corner to relax with a good book. Outdoor furniture is provided too, perfect for a spot of al fresco dining. The garden has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and is frequently visited by a wide variety of birds and other wildlife.

There is also ample parking for up to five cars at the cottage.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 king-size
  • 4 bathrooms – 2 en-suite bathrooms with a shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, plus 1 WC in utility room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 larder fridges, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer in utility room
  • Wood burner (initial supply of fuel provided)
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Games room with pool table, table football and TV
  • Superfast Wi-Fi included
  • 2 travel cots, stair gates and children's plates and utensils provided
  • Partially enclosed garden with lawn, patio and outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles, Windermere 8.5 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Rachel 15th April 2022

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Fab cottage, lovely location., brilliant games room, beautiful setting. We just loved it!

Reviewed by James 8th April 2022

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Excellent cottage with all facilities easy to find and use

Reviewed by Andrew 29th December 2021

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The property was absolutely fabulous, I couldn't of wished for anything better.

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Reviewed by Glenda 26th November 2021

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This was a very well appointed cottage with plenty of room for our family of nine, including children between 9 and 15 years. The kitchen was very well arranged and equipped and the bedrooms were well suited for us. The pool table , bar football and games were very popular. The garden was great for the dogs. The lounge with its wood burner was cosyRead more. We enjoyed the rural setting , there were good walks from the cottage to exercise the dogs, and shops were not too faraway by car. Hide

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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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