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7 Nights See prices

  • £490  to  £665

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Off-Road Parking

About Avondale

Avondale is a home from home in the Lake District National Park. There is space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms, so it is ideal for couples, families or friends, and because accommodation is all on one level, (please note that there are two steps leading up into the property but once inside it is all on one level) it may be suitable for those with with mobility issues. Avondale is in the pretty Cumbrian village of Staveley, within walking distance of the train station and the friendly Eagle and Child pub.

Staveley is a quiet community with far reaching views towards Banner Ridge. Visitors come to enjoy the beautiful walks around Lilly Fell, Craggy Wood and Reston Scar and it is a fantastic place to escape from the rat-race and settle into a slower pace of life that is dictated by the seasons and the farming calendar. The centre of the village is protected as a conservation area and has a genuine old-world charm. There is an excellent bike shop in the village where you can hire bikes and pick up any extra equipment you need, while a visit to the Hawkshead Brewery will be the highlight of any beer lover's holiday.

Conveniently, Staveley is on the train line between Kendal and Windermere (plus the 555 bus takes passengers into Kendal and Lancaster or Keswick) so visitors can leave the car behind and use the train or bus for day trips to some favourite Lake District locations, although there is a main road looping around the village to make touring by car quick and easy. The beauty and serenity of the Lake District landscape have inspired countless artists and authors over the years, and there is a good pottery studio in neighbouring Kentmere. Staveley also has a delicious ice cream shop, an artisan bakery and an excellent café.

The Lake District National Park is a paradise for anyone who likes being outdoors, and there are lots of ways to enjoy this fantastic landscape including along the Dales Way footpath and the National Cycle Route which both run through the village. Sail the lakes and waterways, try your hand at fishing, or hike and climb craggy peaks and feel like you are the only person for miles. Guests who take their adventure seriously can book guided tours and activities through one of several local adventure companies.

Other Lake District attractions you can visit during your stay include the World of Beatrix Potter and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's home, the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, Holker Hall and Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Avondale is available to rent all year round and makes the perfect home-away-from-home for your holiday in the Lake District.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Melanie Whalley-Jones joined Independent Cottages in January 2019

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

Avondale is a semi-detached bungalow with gardens to the front and rear. There are two steps to access the property.

  • Stretch out on one of two sofas and watch Freeview channels on the TV (or listen to music via the bluetooth / aux speaker) as you relax after a busy day exploring, or make the most of the board games, books and maps the owner has thoughtfully provided to help guests make the most of their stay. The living room extends to a dining area with a table and chairs for four people.
  • Cook up a storm in the well-appointed kitchen which features an induction hob and dishwasher as well as ample cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. There is also a washing machine for guest use.
  • Views of the garden are framed by the window in the master bedroom, which has a double bed, large wardrobe, bedside tables and reading lights.
  • A second bedroom also looks over the garden and has two single beds separated by a nightstand with a reading light, two freestanding wardrobes, and a desk with a chair.
  • Recently refurbished, the modern family bathroom features a bath with a shower overhead, heated towel rail, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The garden at the rear of the house has a flat lawn area for playing, and a paved patio area with garden furniture, a barbecue and a firepit. The pretty front garden gets the morning sun and is a lovely place to sit with a cup of tea and watch the birds flit about the feeders. There is secure storage for bikes, golf clubs and other sports equipment in the garage as well as table tennis.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen, towels, and a bag of logs for the fire-pit are included with hire. Two well behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement from the owner for no extra charge. Smoking is not permitted inside the property. Short breaks may be possible depending on availability, so please enquire with the owner.

Accessibility: Please note that whilst Avondale offers single level accommodation, there are two steps leading up into the property.

Avondale Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sun, 3rd Apr 2022 - Sat, 28th May 2022
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 29th May 2022 - Sat, 4th Jun 2022
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 5th Jun 2022 - Sat, 23rd Jul 2022
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 24th Jul 2022 - Sat, 3rd Sep 2022
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 4th Sep 2022 - Sat, 29th Oct 2022
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sun, 30th Oct 2022 - Sat, 17th Dec 2022
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £240 | 4 nights: £320 | 5 nights: £400 | 6 nights: £480

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sun, 18th Dec 2022 - Sat, 31st Dec 2022
Changeover: Sunday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin/King)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Melanie Whalley-Jones
Member Since January 2019

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* Calendar last updated: 20th May 2022
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