Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
Room with a view
Open plan living
Dining area
Tastefully decorated
Lounge with a view
Kingsize bed
King size bedroom
Ground floor shower room
Lower ground floor double bedroom
Double bedroom
En suite to double bedroom
Property location
View towards the cottage
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2 / 17  Room with a view
3 / 17  Open plan living
4 / 17  Kitchen
5 / 17  Dining area
6 / 17  Lounge/dining
7 / 17  Tastefully decorated
8 / 17  Lounge with a view
9 / 17  Spacious
10 / 17  Kingsize bed
11 / 17  King size bedroom
12 / 17  Ground floor shower room
13 / 17  Lower ground floor double bedroom
14 / 17  Double bedroom
15 / 17  En suite to double bedroom
16 / 17  Property location
17 / 17  View towards the cottage

Bobtail Cottage

Satterthwaite and Grizedale, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporarily-styled barn conversion cottage in rural situation
  • Quiet location in the lovely Lakeland village of Satterthwaite
  • Situated at the heart of Grizedale Forest with impressive views
  • Fantastic scenic walks and cycle trails from the front door
  • Access to tennis courts for hours of competitive family fun
  • Prime location, between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
Property code: LLH49

Barn conversion cottage enjoying a tranquil village location in Grizedale Forest, with easy access to woodland walks and two of the region’s finest lakes.

Located in the peaceful village of Satterthwaite, this delightful barn conversion enjoys some beautiful scenic walks and cycle trails from its doorstep. Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, it’s a great choice for couples or small families who are looking to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. It is also in a prime location for visiting the hugely popular Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.

Accessed via a flight of external steps, this welcoming home is both stylish and contemporary, with simple decor and comfortable furnishings. At its heart is the spacious open-plan living space which focuses around the lounge area, which boasts a cosy wood burner for chillier evenings. Unwind on the snuggly sofas and take in the views across the rolling countryside around you. The light and airy dining area is a great spot to enjoy a tasty meal together, which can be easily rustled up in the well-equipped, modern kitchen. Decorated in neutral, warming tones, the inviting bedrooms will see you drifting off into a peaceful sleep in no time. The king-size is found on this level while an en-suite double is on the lower-ground floor. Enjoy a little al fresco dining on the enclosed south-facing patio or challenge each other to a game of tennis in the court guests have access to.

Have a meal at the local pub, which is within walking distance, while local shops and a restaurant are 4 miles away. Head to Grizedale Forest (1 mile) where you can follow one of its woodland or sculpture trails, or have a go at the high ropes adventure course. Lake Windermere (9 miles) and Coniston Water (9 miles) have something for the whole family, including boat rides, walks and water sports such as paddle boarding and canoeing.

  • 2 bedrooms: a king-size and double
  • Shower room with WC
  • En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Shops and restaurant 4 miles
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (1 in the garage)

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nick 14th February 2020

The cottage was wonderful and had everything we needed. It was perfect. Thank you.

Reviewed by Andrew 28th December 2019

Bobtail Cottage is a charming gem, beautifully equipped and cosy, in a very beautiful location with a stunning view. Its important to appreciate its relatively remote location and plan your stay and trips accordingly. You need to plan ahead a bit, for example, we did a big shop on the way there. The nearest supermarket is in Hawkshead where we founRead mored everything else we needed. Hide

Reviewed by Jan 27th September 2019

Bobtail Cottage is in an excellent location with fabolous views over the hills. It is within spitting distance for the local (very good) pub and also the Grizdale Forest is right on the doorstep

Reviewed by Stephen 6th September 2019

A lovely compact cottage in very peaceful rural surroundings

Reviewed by Nicola 25th August 2019

A wonderful cottage, located in a quieter part of The Lakes without being too far from the main attractions. Lovely view across the village/valley.

Reviewed by Simon 29th July 2019

Bobtail Cottage is situated in a fabulous location, essentially in the Grizedale Forest with walks right on the doorstep. The cottage has all the facilities you could ask for, coupled with fabulous views over the fields & a great pub (The Eagle's Head) only a 2 minute walk away. We very much hope to return. Stayed in August 2019 with our 2 childrenRead more, aged 9 & 4. Hide

Reviewed by barbara 5th July 2019

lovely cottage with a homely feel. Very quiet and idyllic location. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by David J F 21st June 2019

A really well appointed cottage. Lovely and clean. Views from the window are stunning. Wildlife all around within walking distance.

Reviewed by Lyn 14th June 2019

The cottage has good views from the main living area and provides all the comforts necessary for an enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Karen 18th March 2019

Very cosy, every piece of equipment you could possibly ask for, lovely dcor, quiet location and a real home from home.

Reviewed by Christine 20th September 2018

Beautiful, cosy cottage with great views. Very easy walks right from the door up into woods. Local pub friendly and welcoming for drinks and new owner Sept 2018. Stott Bobbin Mill guided tour is amazing

Reviewed by William 7th September 2018

A very comfortable cottage for two couples within easy travelling distance of all the lakes interesting places.

Reviewed by Carol 18th August 2018

This is a very comfortable cottage in a small village. There are lots of walks around the village but unless you are willing to undertake a significant walk on narrow roads everything needs to be driven to. There is a pub in the village which does very good food but it is a very basic menu and the pub doesn't open everyday. For a relaxing retreat aRead moreway from hustle and bustle it is absolutely perfect because it is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 27th July 2018

A very comfortable peaceful cottage with beautiful views. We loved the window seats. Lovely comfortable beds and great bathrooms.

Reviewed by Graham 13th July 2018

Quiet, warm and cosy, good views from window seats, well-equipped kitchen, good upstairs bedroom and shower room (not pictured on web-site, should be), bath, heated towel rails, safe parking. Nice to be able to access many walking trails from the doorstep.

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Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
Room with a view
Open plan living
Dining area
Tastefully decorated
Lounge with a view
Kingsize bed
King size bedroom
Show 5 moreGround floor shower room


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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