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Detached Two Bedroomed Cottage sleeps up to 5 Free WiFi



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Cottage in Staveley, Nr. Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Hidden Behind A Row Of Cottages Short Walk To Pub And Shops. Windermere & Kendal Nearby

Lying at the entrance to the peaceful Kentmere valley Staveley is set in the Lake District National Park near Windermere. Hideaway Cottage is a detached character cottage tucked away in a cluster of cottages, surrounding a communal lawned area, in Banks Fold on the outskirts of this popular Lakeland village. A beautifully presented sitting room with inviting living flame gas stove beckons you as you enter this attractive Lakeland Cottage, furnished to delight. Well equipped dining kitchen. Upstairs you will find two well presented co-ordinated bedrooms and a pleasant fully tiled bathroom. Staveley is a “mecca” for mountain bikers and cyclists due to Kentmere and Garburn Pass being on its doorstep. There is also a good sized cycle superstore and hire shop in the village, and bike hire only a couple of miles away. Also within the thriving village you will find a couple of pubs, Haweshead brewery and bar, two cafes, an artisan bakery, Spar shop, a butchers, chemists and a children’s play area. Windermere is but a few miles away and travelling in the opposite direction is the medieval market town of Kendal, gateway to the lakes.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Goosemire Cottages is a small family run agency offering almost 30 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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Guestbook comments from the manager

Ann and Alan - Stayed overnight in your lovely cottage shame we couldn’t stay longer.

Bill and Pam - Truly a "Hideaway" thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Wonderful village and people a week just isn’t long enough! Thank you.

Tamar and Neil Powers - We had a wonderful stay with family at Hideaway Cottage - a warm a friendly place to stay and visit. The village of Staveley is nice and full of surprises. The people in the village are hospitable and helpful. We had a great time thanks!
Jun 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A pleasant cottage but description is misleading

  • 3 of 5

We spent a pleasant week in Hideaway cottage but upon arrival realised we had been given a false impression of the location, far from being a hideaway it should be renamed Overlooked cottage. The strip of grass shown in the photos is also the back gardens of a row of terrace houses, there are no gates or partitions so people can walk right by affording no privacy whatsoever. We had hoped to relax in private but felt we were surrounded. Inside the luxury cooks kitchen was also an oversell, it was scantly equipped with cheap plastic utensils and several door handles missing. However if these things are not important to you, there is plenty to like, the furnishings are tasteful and comfortable and the water pressure and wifi are excellent. It is right in the centre of Staveley which has excellent facilities for a small village with the eagle and child pub nearby serving nice if slightly pricey food. The manager was very kind and helpful, I just wish they had been more honest in their description.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage has been on holiday lets for over 14 years and as no body has raised the question of the location before I have assumed that people have understood that a "FOLD" (Banks Fold) is a group of cottages. To avoid any future misunderstandings I have changed the description. I am pleased to see that Anonymous has enjoyed their holiday and the facilities that Staveley has to offer.
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Hideaway Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Hideaway Cottage is a lovely place to stay. It affords the visitor peace and quiet, with easy access to the fabulous town of Kendal and the beauty of Lake Windermere. We stayed for a week, and as the time wore on, our stress levels diminished. We could easily have stayed another week. What was a real joy was that if we wanted to be left alone, the locals didn't bother us. We would thoroughly recommend staying at Hideaway Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary thanks for the kind comments. Im glad you enjoyed your week at Hideaway Cottage and managed to unwind, Martin.
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excellent place

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay in. Well equipped and very clean. Its a shame we could not stay a few more days. A very peaceful area and as the name suggests it is in a hidden area. Parking is not a problem at all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and glad you loved the cottage. Hope you had a safe trip back to Malta.
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Activity and Interests


There is a train station at Staveley.


Kendal 4 miles

Windermere 4 miles

Ambleside 8 miles

Ullswater - 28 miles

Keswick - 22 miles

Further Details:

Staveley has two pubs, a children's play area and park, riverside walks, supermarket, cafes, bakery, chemist, mountain bike hire, micro brewery, post office and fish and chip shop.


Rental rates

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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please phone us to book your holiday,

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

Bookings more than 8 weeks to your holiday:


(Balance due 8 weeks before your holiday)

Bookings within 8 weeks of your holiday:


Changeover Day:
Normal changeover is Saturday however we offer short breaks depending on time of year so can often be flexible with arrival days.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks and last minute deals maybe available therefore its best to email or telephone with your requirements and travel dates.

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: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bath with overhead shower and WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - kingsize bed Bedroom 2 - twin beds Sofa bed in lounge for 5th guest. Cot & highchair can be provided free of charge.


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


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Bedrooms (2): 1 Kingsize * 1 Twin * Bed settee * Cot * Bed Linen/Towel incl * Bath/shower/WC * Gas CH * Living Flame gas stove * All elect/gas incl * Gas range * Fridge * Freezer * Dishwasher * Microwave * Washer/Dryer * Colour TV * Video * DVD * Stereo * Board games * Books * Parking on road * No smoking * No pets * Good pubs close by * Cycle hire nearby * FREE WiFi Outside: Small garden area to sit out in. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are included in the rent.

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