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Romantic historic boutique styled cottage near Lake Windermere.Dogs welcome – Home 116376 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Romantic historic boutique styled cottage near Lake Windermere.Dogs welcome – Home 116376

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 33 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Woodside,near Lakeside and Newby Bridge, is a family owned, advertised and maintained cottage by Alison and Brian Smith, who really care that you have a great holiday.It is part of lakesgetaways. We strive to provide a personalised quality cottage and service. You won't be disappointed.

Woodside near Lakeside and Newby Bridge, is a romantic, luxury, historic, period country cottage that has been lovingly restored. This historic lodging house was home to the young mill workers from the Stott Park Bobbin Mill ( as featured on BBC1's Britain's Hidden Heritage) and is over 225 years old!! Today the mill is owned by English Heritage. You will be staying in a piece of history!

Woodside has everything that a luxury cottage should have: outstanding location(near High Dam and Lake Windermere), beautiful furnishings,period features, two private gardens, private parking for 2 cars with extra parking nearby, WiFi, log burner, Inglenook fireplace, superbly well equipped with large flat screen TV and SKY HD, 2 bathrooms and a downstairs loo and dogs welcome.

We are exceptionally CHILD FRIENDLY with high chair, travel cot, stair gate, fire guard, baby bowls and cutlery, children's games, books, toys, table football etc.are provided as well as a PS2 complete with several games. In fact there's a toy box full of games,quizzes, books etc. Guaranteed to keep any youngster happy.All provided free of charge , so leaving more room in your car!

We are a family owned and run cottage. We take a pride in providing a quality cottage and service, as can be see by our many reviews. You will not be disappointed.

In the lounge there is a fabulous inglenook fireplace dating back over 200 years with a log burner making the lounge very cosy for nights in with a bottle of wine and the oak beams and window seats within its three foot thick walls make for a room full of character. Come and sit in cosy comfort and watch our large flat screen TV with SKY HD., whilst you enjoy the romance of a real fire, what could be better? A beautiful romantic retreat.........

The kitchen is superbly well equipped, spacious and has a large farm house table, you'll find the conversation flow around such a setting. We have all mod cons and more!!! And if you don't want to cook there are several restaurants and pubs nearby.

And after a hard days sightseeing you will find the romantic master bedroom with Egyptian cotton sheets, designer fabrics and luxury en-suite, where towels are provided,is a haven of rest and relaxation. Likewise the other two bedrooms which are also furnished in designer fabrics and furniture to compliment the cottage. All bedrooms are well equipped with hairdryers, mirrors, plenty of storage and hanging space and window seats to sit on. In the family bathroom you have the option of a power shower over the bath to revitalise you or a long, luxury soak in a modern contempory setting.

You will find Woodside is warm and cosy even in the depths of Winter.

For the elderly we have easy rise chairs in the garden, double bedroom and the cottage is easily accessed via one step at the front of the cottage or 2 steps from the carpark.

Woodside is a hideaway of peace and quiet between the mountains and lakes. Superbly well equipped, you'll find it an ideal base, all the attractions of the Lakes are only minutes away, many on foot. Four of the top ten Lake District visitor attractions are within can forget the car. Woodside has two gardens .....the cottage garden, which is a real sun trap with stunning views of the distant mountains and the patio garden which is wonderful for eating alfresco. Safe off road parking for two cars, with further parking available nearby, a welcome tray, detailed 'holiday guide' of the area and file of 'local walks', some right from the front door! are all provided.

The GARDEN is safe and secure for little ones and dogs. We are away from main roads and you are sure to enjoy the peace and quiet of this area. We have a DOG friendly cottage with wooden and tiled floors downstairs. This is a wonderful area for dog owners with fabulous walks from the doorstep and plenty of fields, footpaths, woods and beaches to choose from to ensure that your dog can run around off the lead.The spectacular High Dam and Stott Park Heights are within walking distance and ideal for dogs and their owners while Grizedale Forest is just over 10 mins away. Miles of footpaths can be trod right from the front door!!!! Dogs are by arrangement and a charge is payable.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There are mainline stations at Kendal Oxenhome, Windermere and Grange over Sands. There is a bus service at Newby Bridge

Interaction with guest

We are only at the end of a phone and our caretaker lives nearby, if you require help.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($129.28) £100.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

We welcome upto 2 dogs but please do not allow them upstairs
We appreciate many pets like to curl up on the sofa with their owners and therefore it can be difficult to stop your pets going on the furniture and for this reason we ask you to bring a cover for the sofa.


About the owner

Brian S.
Average reply time:
2 hours 5 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated::
14 Nov 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 33 reviews Excellent
33 reviews

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“Woodside cottage, Newby Bridge”

Reviewed 6 May 2018

We had a great stay at Brian’s and Alison’s cottage. It was very clean, well-equipped and cosy. Brian and Alison sent us several e-mails to inform us about the cottage and area and to make sure our stay would be pleasant. I can strongly recommend a stay at this cottage.

Response from the owner Hi Wim, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Woodside and it's good to hear you would strongly recommend a stay at Woodside. Hope to welcome you back in the future. Many thanks for choosing Woodside . Alison

“Woodside Cottage”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2015

The accommodation was faultless, spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, lounge area with up to date entertainment bathroom and en-suite facilities spotless. Fabulous cottage steeped in history with modern day luxuries. Set in a tranquil area yet close enough to the hustle of Bowness & Windermere if you need a break from it all I recommend you try this cottage.

Response from the owner Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you found Woodside to be "faultless", what high praise and I will pass your kind comments on to our wonderful caretaker who keeps it immaculately clean and in tip top presentation. Many thanks Alison


Reviewed 3 Jul 2013

This was a lovely cosy cottage to stay in with the family and was really well equipped. The cottage was clean and was located in an ideal location for walks and trips. Everything we needed was available in the cottage and was suitable for all ages. Thank you for making our 'relaxing' holiday easier with our stay in your home......everything was perfect. We have already recommended it to our friends!

Response from the owner Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you found Woodside to be well equipped, clean and in such an excellent location.

“Fantastic cottage, can't fault and is genuinely dog friendly”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2013

I cannot fault this cottage. The interior is beautiful and has every mod con including dishwasher and broadband, and log burner. It is rare to find people who will allow 3 dogs, and in such a top quality property. You can also park 2 cars, and has a lovely garden. We will be back.

Response from the owner Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found Woodside so welcoming for dogs and their owners.

“We would return tomorrow if we could”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2013

My family and I spent the most fantastic time staying at this wonderful property. On arrival there was a lovely welcome tray waiting for us - much needed after the long car journey. Other family members arrived by train and found the house very easy to get to by taxi from Windermere Station. The house is beautifully decorated, very comfortable and contains everything you need for a relaxing stay. The location is perfect. We walked somewhere different every day and other trips included taking the boat across the lake to Bowness and the old steam train to Haverthwaite. We had a magical day in Near Sawrey, visiting the Beatrix Potter house and walking through Sawrey Village which you can get to from Near Sawrey by following a beautiful walk across fields. There is a gorgeous cafe in Sawrey (follow the signs for the village store) where the lovely owner supplies hotwater bottles and blankets if you decide to sit outside but feel a little nippy (it is the lake district after all)! Returning home each evening to our wonderful house made our stay so enjoyable. There were 6 of us in total, plus a dog and there was plenty of room for everyone. Thank you for a really memorable stay in the lakes. Would love to return again in the summer.

Response from the owner Many thanks. So glad you enjoyed the welcome tray. We hope you can return to Woodside soon


Reviewed 25 Sep 2012

Woodside is in a perfect location for the Lakes - Windermere, Coniston, Grasmere and more. The owners clearly take pride in keeping the cottage in immaculate condition and with excellent facilities including Wifi, a good TV and DVD player, a dog guard to stop the dogs straying upstairs and a phone. The garden was ideal for us with two dogs - enclosed and you could sit listening to a babbling brook. We were supplied by the owners with really useful notes on the area - shopping, walks, things to see and visit and how to get the best from the cottage. We wanted for nothing and enjoyed the area and then settling down in the cosy lounge exhausted. So many nice things in the area and we are seasoned Lakes visitors! The lakeside terrace of the Lakeside Hotel with a glass of wine (and a beer!)... open to non-residents until 5pm. Ducks, lapping of the lake, occasional boats and sheer relaxation. Early morning walks with the dogs at Fell Foot (just round on the other side of the lake) - great for walking dogs, next to the lake and the River Leven. If you want a bit of life then Bowness has lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and boats for hire. We are vegan and enjoyed bruschetta at the Lakeside Hotel, a fabulous choice at the Lancrigg hotel near Grasmere, caters only for veggies but a bit pricey, Tapas and Thai curry in Bowness. 10/10 to the Owners who telephoned on the first evening to check we were happy - we were! Thank you.

Response from the owner Many thanks. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodside. We have worked very hard to provide a comfortable base for a Lake District holiday

“Beautiful cottage in outstanding area!”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2012

We stayed here with our 2 daughters, aged 10 and 7, our labrador and my parents. The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped. it is stunningly presented and immaculate. Everything is catered for and its location is ideal for exploring the Lake District. A must is the walk to High Dam, which is a short walk from the cottage front door, a steep but not difficult walk to a lovely lake. Also a walk round tarn Hows is another reccomendation. This cottage far exceeded our expectations and we hope to return in the future.

Response from the owner Many thanks for your review. So glad that you enjoyed the cottage. We have tried very hard to cater for all our visitor's needs and it is nice to read such positive comments. Woodside is indeed in a wonderful location.

“Excellent holiday cottage in prime location”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2012

We had a great weeks holiday in this well equipped, well furnished cttage. The kitchen is very user friendly, bedrooms comfortable and lovely bathroom facilites. The cottage is in a prime location which we felt catered for any needs, right from the doorstep. Lakeside is a short walk down the lane to catch the boats on Windermere to lots more attractions. We had one large dog with us and enjoyed the walk to High Dam as have many other visitors. Having met the owners Alison and Barry it is apparent how much care and effort they put into providing a lovely home from home in a beautiful location. We were short of nothing and highly recommend this holiday rental.

Response from the owner Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so pleased you found the kitchen so well equipped and user friendly. Our location is excellent being so near Lake Windermere and High Dam and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Woodside

“Absolutely wonderful!”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2012

We have just returned after spending a wonderful week in this cottage with our daughters and their partners, plus one dog. From the moment I opened the door into the kitchen I knew it would not disappoint. Everything was as stated on the advert. The cottage had everything you could possibly need in a home. It was cosy, immaculately clean and the bedrooms were beautiful. The location was good with walks from your doorstep. New visitors must walk up to High Dam - its a bit of a climb but well worth it when you get there. I can't think of anything negative to say about the cottage, it was far beyond my expectations and highly recommended.

Response from the owner Thank you, so glad you and your family enjoyed Woodside and its marvellous location

“Absolutely brilliant cottage!”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2012

Couldn't fault the cottage. There were six adults and 2 dogs and we were all so comfortable. The standard of fixtures and fittings was high and everything had been thought of by the owners to make our stay a pleasure.

Response from the owner So glad you enjoyed Woodside.Thank you

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