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Boutique, romantico, splendida posizione vicino al lago di Windermere
Ingresso gratuito alla Cascades Spa di Backbarrow a 2 miglia di distanza
il nostro posto di bellezza locale, Diga Alta. Si può camminare da Woodside.
1 of 32Boutique, romantico, splendida posizione vicino al lago di Windermere
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Spa at Backbarrow OPEN from September 2020. mon-fri 07.00-21.30 sat+sun 08.00-19.30 heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym (note children under 16 years are permitted to use the pool only) therapies are available to book directly with Cascades, including massage, fascials, etc. 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. 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 BB... Spa at Backbarrow OPEN from September 2020. mon-fri 07.00-21.30 sat+sun 08.00-19.30 heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym (note children under 16 years are permitted to use the pool only) therapies are available to book directly with Cascades, including massage, fascials, etc. 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. 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 walking....you 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 PATIO 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. The COTTAGE GARDEN is a beautiful peaceful spot which views of distant mountains. It has a small open culvert and children and pets should be supervised when in its vacinity 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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Brian S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2010
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Reviewed September 8, 2020

Just stayed in woodside cottage and we enjoyed it so much we have re-booked! The cottage is beautiful, well kept, clean and everything you would need for a home from home trip. We arrived with milk in the fridge and some welcome gifts which were...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank 644joanng
Reviewed March 15, 2020

A fabulous cottage in a perfect location! Maintained to the highest standard, warm and cosy. Dog friendly, with every possible requirement taken into consideration. We will definitely return!

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank D5469NYjanetf
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

So lovely to read that you had a fantastic time and that you will return.

Reviewed February 25, 2020

This was our fourth stay at Woodside Cottage and as always it was our home from home for continuing to make great memories of our time in the stunning Lake District. The cottage is always consistent in its cleanliness and warming welcome when you arrive,...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Alan L
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

Many thanks for writing a review, it is most kind of you . So pleased to hear you had a good time. it is lovely to read of how much you enjoy Woodside

Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

We stayed at Woodside Cottage for 5 days to celebrate my birthday at the beginning of December. We have been to the Lake District a few times over the years but this was the first time renting a property. We chose Woodside for its rural...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank Liz203
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

Many thanks for writing a review, it is most kind of you . So pleased to hear you had a good time. Hope you will return in the future.

Reviewed October 28, 2019

My third stay at this lovely 3 bed cottage. Everything you need is supplied, lovely comfortable beds, extra quilts. A welcome pack awaits and there is milk in the fridge. Lovely garden and off road parking. Alison and Brian are great owners friendly and helpful...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Andy C
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

Many thanks for writing your review, it is most kind and appreciated. So glad you had a good time .

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Reviewed October 27, 2019

Woodside cottage is fantastic and not only in terms of what you see in the pictures, but also the quality of the beds, the bedding, appliances, cookware, dinnerware etc... It is ideally located with easy access from the motorway yet it is tucked away on...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Gordon W
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2020

Many thanks for writing a review, it is most kind of you . So pleased to hear you had a good time and that you will return to our cottages in the future. We look forward to welcoming you

Reviewed September 7, 2019

Woodside Cottage is a well maintained, cosy comfortable cottage with plenty of room for six of us (three generations) and a dog in beautiful and peaceful countryside. It is very clean and well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable - we all slept like tops....More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Lorna P
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Many thanks Lorna for taking the time to write a review. Thank you for recommending Woodside and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Alison

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Had a fantastic 4 day stay at Woodside cottage last week. The cottage is spacious and cosy at the same time. There are 3 good sized bedrooms all decorated beautifully, as are the all the rooms, and the cottage has everything you need including decent...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and we would love to welcome you back to Woodside in the future. We are always happy for guests to book direct with us in order to gain the best price. Thanks for feeling you would have no hesitation...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

A great cottage that was perfect for our needs. The cottage is well equipped and spotlessly clean. It has a cottage feel with modern kitchen and bathrooms. The woodburner was lovely on the chilly evenings. We travelled with our 2yo son and he loved the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank stevenh989
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

hi Steve So glad you enjoyed your stay at woodside and that you wanted to extend your stay. Hope you will return in the future Brian and Alison

Reviewed May 17, 2018

The cottage is so comfortable with everything you could possibly need provided. In a brilliant position, so close to fabulous scenery, Lake Windermere, High Dam, a must-see and worth the climb! I completely fell in love with the Lake District , the most beautiful place...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank LizRustington
chocogirl, VR Owner at Escape 21 century life!, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks you so much for such a lovely review. We are very pleased that you felt our location to be "brilliant" It is sad to leave the Lake District but we would always be delighted to welcome you back to Woodside in the future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Gym
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Woodside is in the very heart of the lakes and ideal for visiting all the attractions the lake District has to offer, Hawkshead, Cartmel, Bowness, Coniston and Windermere are all only minutes away in the car. Woodside itself,was part of the historic Low Stott Park Bobbin Mill now owned by English Heritage.You can take the guided tour of the mill, just across the road. Nearby are four of the TOP TEN LAKE DISTRICT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS all of which can be reached on FOOT..... you can forget the car!!! They are at Lakeside Village and there you can find the Aquarium of the Lakes,the Lakeside steam railway, the lake Windermere cruise ships and the ferry to Fell Foot (NT) Also is the Lakeside Hotel :-4 star restaurant/ bar/Spa treatments, gift shop and cafe. At Fell Foot(accessible by ferr...
Getting around
There are mainline stations at Kendal Oxenhome, Windermere and Grange over Sands. There is a bus service at Newby Bridge
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