Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
View towards the cottage
Property location
Dining area
Large picture window to take in the views
Shower room
Dine alfresco
1 / 9  Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
2 / 9  View towards the cottage
3 / 9  Property location
4 / 9  Dining area
5 / 9  Large picture window to take in the views
6 / 9  Shower room
7 / 9  Bedroom
8 / 9  Bathroom
9 / 9  Dine alfresco

Bobtail Cottage,

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

  • Contemporarily-styled barn conversion cottage in rural situation
  • Quiet location in the lovely Lakeland village of Satterthwaite
  • Only 1 mile from Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre and Go-Ape
  • Situated at the heart of Grizedale Forest view impressive views
  • Bewitching 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.

This is a beautiful barn conversion in the village of Satterthwaite in the heart of Grizedale Forest. Situated between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, with great views and an abundance of peace and tranquillity, this is a great place to get away from it all. Satterthwaite hosts a fine country pub, ideal for meals. Grizedale Visitor Centre is nearby, with activities for all the family. Here you can enjoy walks, mountain bike routes, sculpture trails and the Go Ape treetop adventure courses. Hawkshead, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District offers a selection of tea rooms and pubs. Esthwaite Water, Coniston, Langdale, Grasmere and Ambleside are within easy reach, and Windermere and Bowness are a short ferry ride away.

To enter this charming reverse-level cottage, head up the external Lakeland stone steps to the stable door. On entering you will find yourself in the delightful and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With stunning views from the large windows, the lounge is light and welcoming, with many original features, including a traditional wood burner, exposed beams and window seat. More modern additions for your comfort include TV, DVD, an iPod dock and underfloor heating throughout. Heading over to the elegant and stylish kitchen, you will find everything you may need including an electric oven with halogen hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge, freezer and microwave. The bright and attractive dining area is ideally situated, its beautiful countryside views helping to make every meal special. Exploring further, you will find a comfy king-size bedroom, and a shower room complete with WC. Heading downstairs, you will find another cosy double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, complete with shower over the bath and WC.

Stepping outside, you will find a small enclosed private patio with garden furniture where you can enjoy dining alfresco or just relax at the end of a great day. There is private parking available by the property for two cars and secure bike storage is available in the garage.

  • 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 included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Towels available for hire
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no smoking
  • 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 Ruth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Theresa, 22nd December 2017

What an amazing stay we had. The cottage is very comfortable, clean, and with an eye for detail that we havent seen elsewhere. Tasteful decoration ensured that Christmas began as soon as we arrived, and the welcome package was a lovely touch. The views are beautiful and the quiet seclusion meant that we were loathe to leave at the end of our week. Read moreThe snow was an additional bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Mariel, 18th November 2017

A fantastic cottage. Warm, nice, cosy, homely and a fantastic view! I could really live here... Even in the rainy season (November) there is enough to do. The cottage is well equiped, floor heating in the hall, 2 bathrooms, very good sized bedrooms and perfect beds and matrasses. All in all... highly recommended!!

Reviewed by Linda, 11th November 2017

Fabulous warm and cosy cottage that I can thoroughly recommend. Nicely decorated and appointed. Excellent location for exploring Grizedale Forest, both on foot (footpaths from the door) and only a mile to the visitor centre and cycling tracks. We had a great holiday here...even in November!

Reviewed by Richard, 19th August 2017

Bobtail is a lovely property in a quiet village. It is very well equipped and a comfortable place to be. I can't think that I've slept as well anywhere else. You have the Grizedale trails close to your doorstep and the beauty of Windemere and Grasmere are not too far off. I can see us coming back.

Reviewed by Hilary, 21st July 2017

Bobtail Cottage is beautifully designed and everything is good quality. The village is great for a starting point for walks and is quiet and yet you are close to so many places that do have the amenities you may want. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were very helpful too.

Reviewed by Shannon, 6th July 2017

Great location for accessing a wide variety of activities in the Lake District, although did require daily driving on single lane roads, but then that is common of the Lake District. Great views from the kitchen/living area. Only a short walk to the local pub and a close drive to nearby villages for lovely meals. Hikes and mountain biking right froRead morem the door step (visit Grizedale for maps). Would have easily stayed longer! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 19th June 2017

a lovely cottage, well positioned for walks in the forest from the door! beautifully laid out property with a nice pub in the village a very comfortable stay

Reviewed by M Woods, 1st October 2016

A very well-equipped cottage, very comfortable and handy for the local pub. If you want to get away from everyone it's the place to go.

Reviewed by L Seers, 1st October 2016

Bobtail Cottage is a well equipped, comfortable cottage set in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful stay and are looking forward to returning in the future.

Reviewed by B Rolfe, 1st August 2016

Satterthwaite is a bit remote but we knew this. You just need to be organised with your shopping for milk, bread etc as the village does not have a shop. What you get is - - a fabulous cottage with great views - peace and quiet - a great pub serving good beer and food less than 5 minutes walk away - a bridleway path leading out of the villageRead more and via a bit of a climb, linking with one of the Grizedale forest trails allowing easy off road cycling to Go Ape and the Forestry Centre at Grizedale - a circular walk from the end of the lane the cottage is on, through the woods and round to enter the village on the road passing the pub! - what's not to like? Hide

Reviewed by K Housham, 1st July 2016

Lovely comfortable warm place to stay especially on a wet day. Handy for Coniston walks and cycling and nice pub in the village (best to book if you want to eat).

Reviewed by E Cassidy, 1st June 2016

Really tidy, modern cottage in perfect state. Great views and a very quiet and peaceful enviroment. Bit further (+/- 20 min drive) from larger villages, but would definitely recommend this cottage.

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