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7 Nights See prices

  • £700  to  £1447

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Swimming Pool

About Woodside

Woodside is a welcoming holiday cottage in a beautiful location in the Lake District National Park within walking distance of Lake Windermere and the Cumbrian village of Lakeside where you can take a lake cruise and steam train. The former mill worker's home has been lovingly restored and sympathetically modernised to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, being both family and dog-friendly. Whether it's your first time in the Lake District or you are a regular visitor, Woodside is the perfect retreat for couples, families and friends.

The Lake District is a fantastic holiday location in every season. There are excellent footpaths and cycling routes from the door of the cottage, with both Lake Windermere and High Dam being within walking distance. Despite its popularity as a holiday destination for millions of people every year, there are still vast areas of the national park where you can walk for miles and barely see another soul, able to enjoy big-sky views and the sound of birdsong.

Lake Windermere is a watersport hot spot with sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and fishing all readily available. The town is a favourite with holidaymakers, and there is an excellent choice of places to eat, drink and shop, with many cafes and pubs in the area welcoming well-behaved dogs on the premises. It's possible to arrange a guided tour with a local instructor, while regular hop-on-hop-off boat tours around the lake make sightseeing a breeze.

The award-winning Stott Park Bobbin Mill, for which Woodside once housed mill workers, is a few steps from the cottage. The Lakeside Hotel is also within walking distance with a public bar for a drink or meal out. Other local attractions include the Lakes Aquarium, the Windermere Steam Boat Museum, Fell Foot Park, the World of Beatrix Potter, and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. There are historic houses such as Hill Top and Blackwell, beautiful gardens, riding stables and golf courses. Slightly further afield but still within reach for a day out are Kendal, Grasmere and Grange-over-Sands.

The owners are keen to ensure their guests squeeze every moment of fun from their holiday and end their stay feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to face the world. They are now able to offer guests free entrance into Cascades Spa, two miles away at Backbarrow with heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym (note children under 14 years are permitted to use the pool, table tennis, squash and tennis facilities only). Therapies are available to book directly with Cascades, including massage, facials, beauty treatments etc and there is also a thermal spa providing an exclusive health and beauty experience (at an additional cost).

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Brian and Alison Smith joined Independent Cottages in January 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The Lake District)

Accommodation Comprises:

The owners of Woodside are proud of the high standard of accommodation they offer, with lovely extra touches like Egyptian cotton bed linen and bespoke furnishings. No facet is too small for them to consider, and guests love their attention to detail.


  • Cosy sitting room with a bespoke sofas and a comfortable armchair positioned so guests can watch Sky TV or catch up on their favourite box set via WiFi. Warm chilly toes after a winter walk in front of the log burner or settle back with a good book or a game. Original features include oak beams, thick stone walls and an inglenook fireplace.
  • Light and welcoming kitchen with cupboards full of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a dishwasher for guests' convenience.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.


All beds are made up for guests' arrival using quality bedding and sheets. Rooms have views over the cottage garden.

  • Master bedroom with a king bed, proper storage and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second double bedroom with ample storage.
  • Twin room with two full-sized single beds, a large wardrobe for storage and a window seat.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Woodside has a pretty cottage garden with sunloungers on the lawn as well as a patio with garden furniture and a barbecue where guests can enjoy alfresco meals in the sunshine. There is secure off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, sheets, towels and a welcome basket of logs for the wood burner are provided. Guests can enjoy a recently installed state of the art controllable heating. Up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome. A travel cot, high chair, stair gate and fireguard are all provided, and there are child-friendly plates and cutlery, along with a toy box and children's dvd's, books and games (including family games). Smoking is not permitted. Preferred arrival day is Saturday between March and November and all other times the owner is flexible.

Woodside Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 10th May 2024 - Fri, 24th May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £838 | 4 nights: £838

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 25th May 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (King bed, double bed , 2 full size single beds in Twin room)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)121 3531394 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Brian and Alison Smith
Member Since January 2020

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Woodside Noticeboard

Short breaks available (minimum stay 3 nights) November to April

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Woodside 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024