Woodside Cottage ref: UK1078

Low Stott Park, near Newby Bridge, Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Woodside Cottage is just over 250 years old and makes the ideal spring board from which to visit the Lakes. Ideally positioned at the bottom end of Lake Windermere in an idyllic hamlet, which used to be a thriving industrious village. The terraced cottage once housed the men and boys who worked for the Stott Park Bobbin Mill many years ago, and is now a fabulous, luxury retreat - a real piece of history! Today the Stott Park Bobbin Mill is owned by English Heritage and was featured on the BBC’s Hidden Heritage series. Guests of the cottage have access to Cascade Leisure Centre in Backbarrow, 2 miles away, with unrestricted access to a gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and squash/tennis courts. It is within walking distance of Lake Windermere, High Dam and Lakeside, where you can visit the Aquarium of the Lakes and enjoy a coffee at the cafe whilst enjoying views over Lake Windermere. Steam trains run from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, and ferries run from Lakeside to Fell Foot (National Trust). Lake cruisers can also be taken from Lakeside to Ambleside and Bowness. For the outdoor enthusiasts, walking books and maps are provided, and there is also a children’s toy box to keep them entertained. Beach 8 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 37" Sky TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, selection of books and board games, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, beams and wooden floor.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.


Garden with picnic bench. Patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars; additional parking available by arrangement. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile

About the local area

Lake Windermere Cruise Ships dock at Lakeside - Take the lake cruiser from Lakeside to Bowness or Ambleside and leave the car at Woodside Cottage - a magical day out.

Steam Railway at Lakeside - From Lakeside, you can take the steam railway to Haverthwaite. A great day out for all the family.

Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside - See the otters, sea horses, fish and much more.

Fell Foot Park - From Lakeside, take the ferry to Fell Foot Park, a National Trust country park that offers access to the shores of Lake Windermere. Stop off for a picnic and watch the children in the adventure playground, hire a rowing boat or simply admire the wonderful seasonal flowers.

High Dam - A fabulous ramble to one of the most picturesque and peaceful lakes in the Lake District. Rated as one of the ‘top 10 summer walks in the country’ by The Independent, you can walk up to the dams and then walk on to Stott Park Heights for a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Windermere.

Historic Sizergh Castle and Gardens - Situated just a few minutes away and owned by the National Trust. Although a member of the Strickland family, who have been in possession of the house since 1239, it still occupies their ancestral home. The castle is set in 14 acres of award-winning lakes and gardens.

Racing at Cartmel - Throughout the summer, national hunt racing happens on the edge of the picturesque village of Cartmel. It is a great day out for all the family with picnics and fairground rides, and lies just a 15-minute drive away.

Cartmel Village (the home of sticky toffee pudding) - is well worth a visit for its medieval priory, delightful shops, cobbled streets and food emporiums.

Lower Sizergh Barn – Eat homemade cakes whilst watching the cows being milked, then go for a walk on the farm trail (check website for milking times).

Hawkshead Village – Well worth a visit with its shops and Beatrix Potter Museum.

Hawkshead Trout Farm at Esthwaite Water - Trout fishing, winter pike fishing and fly fishing tuition are available.

Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole – There is an adventure playground packed with rope walks, slides, swings, scramble nets and zip wires. Conquer the wooden fort or play on the shipwrecked boat. There is also a lakeshore, jetty and trails around the gardens.

Holker Hall – The home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain. Magnificently situated only a short distance from Grange-over-Sands and the expanse of Morecambe Bay, Holker Hall is set in exceptionally beautiful countryside with gardens that merge into Parkland framed by the Lakeland Hills. There are many events throughout the year including a famous garden festival.

Go Ape at Grizedale Forest - A high-wire forest adventure, with giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and wire.

Things to do nearby

Brantwood House and Gardens

The Brantwood historic house and gardens was once the home of John Ruskin who is a well known part of the history of Coniston for his large collection of writings, drawings and watercolours. The house is also a museum showing a collection of Ruskin's possessions for you to explore.

Coniston Boating Centre
Coniston Boating Centre

Just outside the pretty village of Coniston this boating centre provides electric self drive boats, rowing boats, dinghys, canoes and kayaks right on the shores of Coniston Water. There are also picnic areas and a cafe close by. Tel: 01539 441366

Hodge Close Quarry
Hodge Close Quarry

An impressive hole with a deep pool offers divers and rock climbers a great place to indulge in their hobby

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Esthwaite Water - Fishing

Set in the Silurian Hills of the Lake District Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead is a fantastic venue for trout, pike, course and roach fishing.

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

Tilberthwaite Quarry
Tilberthwaite Quarry

Excellent routes adorn this slate quarry. It is easily accessed from the car park 3km from Coniston.

Walking to Lever Waterfalls & Levers Water

If you are walking in the Coppermines Valley area then you should definitely visit the Lever Waterfalls and the reservoir of Levers Water.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter's illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Coniston Water

The third largest lake in the Lake District is Coniston Water measuring five miles long and half a mile wide. This is a very popular tourist attraction with a cafe by the pier.

Coniston Launch

This is an environmentally friendly boat service ideal for walkers, cyclists and those who enjoy a peaceful cruise. Special `Swallows and Amazons' tours available. Tel: 01768 775753

The Gondola at Coniston Water

The original `Gondola', a rebuilt Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in sumptuous, upholster saloons!

Cycling around Coniston

The shores of Coniston Water provides one of the loveliest and easiest stretches of cycling in The Lake District. There are many trails around the lake much of which are available from the visitor centre's in the area. Coniston itself is a lovely village with a selection of pubs and cafes and the opportunity to hire a boat at Coniston Boating Centre.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

The Ruskin Museum

Learn all about the famous people of Coniston including John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Arthur Ransome. A fascinating museum. Tel: 01539 441164

Coniston Brewing Company

Hidden behind the pub in Consiton is the `Coniston Brewing Company'. Local ales have been brewed here since 1995 and you can taste one of these six popular beers in the Black Bull Inn situated in front of the brewery.

Ruskin Museum

Since 1901 Ruskin museum has been open for visitors in Coniston, it was set up in memory of John Ruskin who was well known for his talents in the Victorian era, just a few of these talents are in art, geology, writing and teaching. The museum shows information and artifacts about the history of Coniston.

Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

Cycling in Grizedale Forest

As well as several designated walking paths Grizedale Forest Park also provides dedicated routes for cyclist and mountain bikers. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead around the forest.

Crook Barn Stables
Crook Barn Stables

Enjoy stunning scenery through bridleways and thoroughfares on one of the horses at the Crook Barn stables. Visitors can also say hello to the other farmyard animals on site - chickens, ducks, geese and pigs. Tel: 01539 441088

Walk around Tarn Hows

The beautiful area around Tarn Hows is a very popular place for tourists, with three adjoining tarns uniquely surrounded with a mass of coniferous woodland.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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