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The Old Post House

Newby Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042273)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Jill

    “The instructions were inaccurate about pubs within walking distance.”

    The nearby hotels were for residents only and the road was busy to walk along with no footpath.

    The nearby hotels were for residents only and the road was busy to walk along with no footpath.

    - Jill, September 2021


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Pub 12 min walk
  • Shop 2.1 miles
  • Newby Bridge 1.7 miles.


The property

This detached Lakeland cottage was once the post house for the area, now providing contemporary cottage life oozing enchanting charm and found on the fringe of Lakeside surrounded by picturesque countryside in a peaceful setting designed for Westmorland relaxation. Step foot inside this gorgeous cottage to be charmed by the sheer beauty and attention to detail; large original picture windows cascading Lakeland light; thick stone walls with a warming woodburning stove blend effortlessly with 21st century living. This cottage is designed as a place to relax and spend precious time together and truly appreciate the countryside. A few minutes stroll will bring you into the hamlet of Lakeside which has an excellent hotel, restaurant and bar, and also close by is The Swan leisure club and bar with a restaurant providing a tempting escape. Regularly departing steamers take you to other popular destinations on the shores of Lake Windermere. Walks are in abundance including, from your doorstep, the breathtaking 'High Dam' is just a short drive away. Also within a few minutes walk is the Aquarium Of The Lakes and just a few miles away in Far Sawrey, the original home of Miss Potter. If searching for Lakeland luxury in a perfect setting for a holiday at any time of the year, you need to look no more as The Old Post House fits the bill. == Accommodation in detail Park inside your private garden and shared driveway and enter the property via a rear glazed porch, a perfect place for walking clobber and the like; entrance hall with cloakroom housing a ground floor WC / wash basin. The lounge is beautifully furnished and overlooks the garden with French door out to the patio; this is a bright and spacious room yet perfect for cosy nights in by the fire. The kitchen / dining room is also spacious and light with everything you need. Upstairs to the three cottage bedrooms, each with its own design and theme and lovely outlook. The house bathroom is designed for long soaks after a hard day on the fells. Outside the gardens have a wrap around patio area and the garden is not enclosed, so care with children and dogs is needed

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Newby Bridge 1.2 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 8.7 miles.

Set on the southern shores of Lake Windermere, the small, sleepy hamlet of Lakeside offers a peaceful getaway location, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s popular attractions, but still within easy reach of them. Whether you decide to discover the area in the car, by foot, bike, boat or steam, there’s plenty to see nearby to keep the whole family content. The ferry dock offers the chance to travel by boat to Waterhead or Bowness, or take a shorter trip to the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park, across the water, which offers pretty grounds set alongside the very tip of the lake, providing plenty of places for picnics, paddling, games and gentle strolls on sunny afternoons. Situated alongside the Lakeside Station is the long-standing Lakeside and Haverwaithe Railway, home to Britain’s oldest standard gauge steam engine, on which you can travel back in time along this well-loved Heritage line, and where little ones will delight in meeting Thomas and his friends. Visit the Lakes Aquarium to uncover the often-secretive world of life below water, where you’ll chance upon hundreds of captivating creatures that feature in the surrounding rivers, lakes and sea. There are wonderful, well-signed walks to be enjoyed in the immediate area, including the 5-mile route to Finsthwaite’s High Dam, which trails from Lakeside through pleasant woodlands and meadows. Lakeside offers an exclusive holiday location with all of the Lake District’s delights at your fingertips.

Outside, the gardens have a wrap around patio area and the garden is not enclosed, so care with children and dogs is needed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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