Cosy Waterside Lakeland Cottage

House - Private room · Finsthwaite Ln, Cumbria, England LA12, United Kingdom

The Space

A traditional Lakeland cottage next to the River Leven in the famous Lake District National Park. The perfect place to explore the fells or for rest and relaxation.

The house has lots of character, with a real wood burning stove, stone walls and wooden beams throughout. There are lots of local walks, you're a a 5 minute drive from Newby Bridge and an 18 minute drive from Windermere. The National Trust property, Fell Foot Park, is only 10 minutes drive away.

We are well connected for public transport, lying on the route between Ulverston and Windermere the bus stop is a 2-3 minute walk from the house. The Haverthwaite & Lakeside Steam Railway station is just down the road and takes you to Lakeside, where you can enjoy boat trips across to Fell Foot Park or up to Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside.

The Whitewater Hotel is just across the road, offering 2 rosette dining and also a riverside bar (we also have a conservatory with views over the river). The Cascades leisure club/pool is also just across the river and can used for £5/half day or £10/day. The Angler's Arms is a short walk away, offering tasty Cumbria dining and real ales. Breakfast is not included although you are more than welcome to make use of the kitchen.

Your room is a double room with lots of character - stone walls, wooden beams and a delightful river view. You can enjoy exclusive use of the feature bathroom, with stone walls, wooden beams and a claw-foot bath for the duration of your stay. There is also a shower room which you can use.

There is also a double sofa bed which can be booked for an extra £15 when booking the double room. Please ask for more details.

Free WiFi. Complimentary loose leaf tea and fresh coffee (bean-to-cup machine).

Free pick up from Ulverston train station, or a nearby location by arrangement, depending on your time of arrival.

There's also a handy village shop just a 5 minute walk away.

Andrew and Alex live in the house along with Basil the friendly Labrador. Always happy to offer local advice whether it's about walking, dining, attractions etc.

Come and visit this beautiful part of the Lake District - we look forward to welcoming you!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $336 /week
Monthly Price: $1197 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Had a lovely stay at Bridge House. The location, next to the roaring river, is impressive and the house is charming. Friendly hosts with an even friendlier dog!

    April 2014
  • Alex and Andrew were a very kind host. The house is very nice and clean. They gave us some useful tips about the area around the lake district. We would for sure recomend their place for the Airbnb users.

    April 2014
  • Andrew and Alex are a lovely couple who made us feel very welcome at their cosy cottage in the Lake District. It was great to chat to them in the evenings and they were incredibly helpful both before and during our visit whether it was recommending a taxi firm, giving us tips on where to eat or lending us maps and head torches (the latter being for our walk to the pub!). The village - Backbarrow - is ideally located for many of the major attractions and walks including Windermere and there is a good pub which serves traditional food and ales just a short walk away. A special mention must also go to Basil the black Labrador who was a sweetheart. We're looking forward to making a return visit!

    April 2014
  • Alex and Andrew were very helpful and friendly hosts and we were absolutely delighted by their cosy cottage, in a beautiful setting by the river. Their dog, Basil, was adorable and gave us the friendliest welcome. We'd definitely recommend the cottage to anyone considering staying there. Thanks!

    March 2014
  • A lovely location right next to the rapids at the bottom of Lake Windymere. A very friendly family. Would highly recommend it.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Alex's and Andrew's the weekend of valentine's day and I can honestly say we couldn't have asked for better hosts! Gorgeous house and not forgetting their gorgeous dog basil! Would recommend to anyone if you're wanting a relaxing time in the lakes. Thanks again andrew and Alex!

    February 2014
  • Just what we needed after a long drive down to stop over. Basil the dog was delightful and area nice too.

    January 2014
  • My friend and i are 2 young Singaporean girls seeking a quiet adventure in the Lakeside.

    Andrew and Alex share a wonderful house with their brilliantly friendly dog, Basil.

    Their cosy Bridge House is within Back Barrow and right in front of an amazing white water view.

    They showed us warmth and hospitality with their cosy fireplace, gentle personalities and quaint house.

    The room is perfect with stone slade walls and a window to the river. A wonderful getaway from the city and amazing location by the powerful river.

    Our adventure was blogged here too :
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    Highly recommended!

    Lots of love,
    PAMM x Judi

    December 2013
  • Amazingly located right by the river and near interesting places like Lakeside (the hotel serves good food!) and the train, and also not far from Windermere town. The house felt full of character esp with the quaint stone wall in the room!

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderful time with Alex & Andrew, & of course Basil.
    It`s a great place to say , with such nice people.

    November 2013
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