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Detached Lakeland Cottage Dating Back To 1703 With Fascinating Quaker History



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Cottage in Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Mislet Is A Peaceful Tiny Hamlet A Mile From The Town On Windermere

Indulge in the peace and tranquillity of a bygone age and experience the sheer beauty of the surrounding countryside and the distant Kentmere fells. With part dating back to 1703 this quaint Lakeland detached dwelling with fascinating Quaker history will delight those interested in antiquity. Enter heavily beamed sitting room with original oak panelling soak up the atmosphere created by a blazing fire. In the newer part can be found the kitchen and separate dining room. The simply furnished master bedroom and bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation. From the lounge a winding narrow stone staircase leads to the second bedroom. The hamlet of Mislet is a walkers paradise close to the ancient village of Troutbeck. For those who can bear to leave this peaceful haven the twin villages of Windermere and Bowness are close at hand with superb restaurants and pubs, theatre, gift shops and the Lake with all it has to offer.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

Goosemire Cottages is a small family run agency offering 40 Lake District Cottages and self catering apartments in various locations throughout the Lake District, Eden Valley and South Lakes Peninsula. I have been the proprietor of the business for over 15 years. I know all the cottages and apartments personally and have visited them on numerous occasions. If you have any questions regarding the properties or the area please feel free to ask.

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Marston Moretaine

Mislet Cottage - lovely

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage, set in a beautiful location. Not overlooked by others, you just overlook the countryside. It has everything you need. Close to Windermere, able to walk into the town. We took our 10mth old dog away with us. The cottage had a lovely, safe enclosed garden and super walks close by. The weather was good which was a bonus. The single beds are up stairs, would probably be best for aged 5/6 plus.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Nearest train station is Windermere just over a mile away


Windermere - 1.5 miles

Kendal - 7 miles

Ambleside - 5 miles

Ullswater - 24 miles

Keswick - 19 miles

Further Details:

Windermere and Bowness are the main towns in the Lake District therefore there is a wide range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, cinema, shops, supermarkets, banks, visitor attractions etc.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Band 9
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Band 10
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Band 11
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
You will be asked to give a debit or credit card number to secure the booking.

Bookings more than 8 weeks to your holiday:

Deposit £90.00 for each week booked

(Balance due 8 weeks before your holiday)

Bookings within 8 weeks of your holiday:

The full rental is payable

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover is Saturday however we offer short breaks depending on time of year and can therefore sometimes offer flexible changeover days.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available depending on time of year, also last minute discounts. Please contact us for more details.

Short break rates:
Please ignore Owners Direct pro-rata rates as this is not how our break prices are calculated as there are fixed costs like laundry, cleaning, heating etc which have to be covered. Ive asked them to remove the pro-rata pricing as it’s misleading but so far got nowhere with them.

Our out of season short break rates are calculated at 65% of weekly rent for up to 3 nights stay. 75%= 4 nights, 85%= 5 nights, 95% = 6 nights. For school holiday weeks our minimum rate is 80% of weekly rental for up to 4 nights stay, 90% for 5 nights stay and 95% for 6 nights stay.

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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, overhead shower and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on ground floor with double bed Bedroom 2 on first floor - triple bedroom (3 singles)


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Bedrooms (2): 1 Double (ground floor) * 3 Singles (upstairs) (not suitable for very young children) * Bed Linen incl Bath/wc/overhead shower * Open Fire (1 bucket of fuel incl – rest bought locally) Storage Heaters * Elect incl * Elect cooker * Microwave * Fridge * Use of washing machine * Colour TV * Books * Garden furniture * Parking for 2 cars * Bike storage * Pets by arrangement * No Smoking * Windermere Village 1.5 miles * Spectacular Views * Peaceful setting Walks from the doorstep Outside: Good sized enclosed garden, garden furniture, bike storage, parking for 2 cars. Walks from doorstep either on quiet country lanes or footpaths. The hamlet of Mislet is at the foot of Kentmere not only popular for walkers but a Mecca for mountain bikers. Utility Room: Use of washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included in the rent, guests just need to bring their own towels.

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