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Boxwood Cottage

Troutbeck, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042112)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “Buildings works 3 metres from front door, from 07.”

    45 in the morning until after 4pm everyday.

    45 in the morning until after 4pm everyday. Cottage very tired carpet tread bare and smells. Shower seal mouldy very unhygenic and unsightly. Back bedroom gutters leaking kept us a awake for most of the night. Front door leads directly on to road with no warning of cars passing. Garden furniture absolutely discussing if weather would of been nice we would unable to sit on the chairs or use the table. We not stay in this cottage ever again

    - David, June 2022

    Thank you for your feedback Mr Richardson. We are very concerned that your recent stay at Boxwood did not meet expectations. As the owners of the cottage we do try to ensure that the condition and cleanliness of the property is maintained to a high standard, we regularly stay ourselves throughout the year attending to any issues that the cleaners are not able to address. With regard to the noise from the landscaping work opposite the cottage, we agree that there can be considerable noise at times. We experienced this ourselves during our stay in May. However all guests who have stayed at Boxwood throughout 2022 have been informed of the potential disturbance well in advance. We do give all guests the option to continue with their holiday, or re-book a different time which suits them when the landscaping should have finished or provide a full refund should they want to cancel. Unfortunately there is not a lot more we can do. You are correct in stating that the door opens out directly onto the road, we feel this is only a problem during the landscaping work. We have not had any negative comments regarding this previously. There has been a leak from the guttering situated between Thyme Out and Boxwood which does make a noise during periods of heavy rain. We were only aware of this during our last stay in the beginning of July. This has now been repaired. The garden furniture is stored outside in the garden. We do not agree that the garden furniture is in any way ‘disgusting’. It may require a wipe over as it is situated under the tree in the garden. This is the Lake District after all. We agree there were 2 small patches of mould on the sealant in the shower area. This has now been addressed and re-sealed. We would not consider this to be unhygienic. We have inspected the carpets thoroughly and cannot find the threadbare patches you refer to. As you have not detailed where these are exactly, we cannot really provide a positive reply. If we found carpets to be threadbare, then we would replace them. We believe the property to be clean, well equipped and welcoming. If you scan down through the comments we have had during 2021/2022 on the website, then they tend to support this view. We accept that occasionally things will get missed, but we do our best to ensure this is minimised. The Owners Property Owner


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x king size with shower room, 1 x double room, family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and wc
  • Sitting room
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen.
  • Electric heating
  • Wood burning stove (logs arent provided)
  • Electric oven with electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One pet welcome
  • Private parking for one with 1 additional space for visitors to Birkhead Cottages (on a first come first served basis)
  • Garden area with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking.


The property

Boxwood Cottage is a superb contemporary Lakeland Cottage set in the pretty conservation village of Troutbeck, renowned for its numerous listed buildings and vernacular architecture and the strong and vibrant village community with a village shop and excellent local pub and with beautiful views across the valley to the fells beyond, walks direct from the door and Lake Windermere just a short drive away. Finished to a high standard the property offers a great bolt hole to which to escape and relax. Originally part of a larger Victorian property this cottage has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard. The cottage offers a spacious and social living space and offers a great space to spend time with friends. The living area affords a breath taking view across the Troutbeck Valley to Applethwaite Common and the eastern fells. The matching bedrooms, with vaulted ceilings provide a cosy and comfortable retreat at the end of the day. Outside there is a lovely cottage garden close by, with patio furniture, which is just a short walk away. Turn right at the front door and find it adjacent to the driveway to Thyme Out (the neighbouring property). It is positioned so you can enjoy the ever-changing picture postcard view no matter what time of day or time of year. Look for the slate sign to indicate the seating area. == Accommodation in detail A private parking space is adjacent to the pretty garden area with patio furniture and stunning views across the valley is available just a minutes' walk from the front door. On entering the cottage you are greeted by the large open plan living space with oak floors throughout. The kitchen is well equipped and offers all you may need. The cosy lounge, area is spacious with a panoramic view out across the Troutbeck Valley and the large sofa offers a great place to relax. Upstairs, the king size master bedroom, which offers views across the valley and a contemporary shower room complete with walk-in shower, basin and WC. The second bedroom, offers a comfortable double bed and compliments the master bedroom. A modern family bathroom includes a bath with shower over, basin and WC. Location A romantic cottage in the Troutbeck Valley provides a Lake District holiday experience like no other. Still only a short drive from shops and restaurants in Windermere village, Lake Windermere itself and the vibrant lake shore communities of Bowness and Ambleside, the Troutbeck Valley is a peaceful haven away from the rush. Spectacular Lakeland fells surround this lush valley; scattered with historic Lakeland houses and pretty woodlands, and blessed with the Mortal Man in Troutbeck village renowned for their excellent food, Cumbrian produce and cosy fireside ambience. Perfect for a special occasion. There are endless opportunities for romantic Lake District walks from your doorstep. Taking the car over Kirkstone Pass towards Ullswater, you'll pass Brothers Water - one of our favourite spots for a leisurely Sunday stroll. For exploring further afield, despite the blissfully secluded feel of the Troutbeck Valley, you're never too far from the main linking roads throughout the Lake District.

Please note: work on a dry stone wall is being carried out across the lane from the property and some noise may be heard at times.

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

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About the location


Windermere 3 miles; Ambleside 4 miles.

The small Lakeland village of Troutbeck can be found between its more famous neighbours Windermere and Ambleside, close by the Kirkstone Pass. A mixture of houses, cottages and farms, the village is scattered along a narrow lane bordered by a drystone wall. Many of these buildings date back to the 17th Century with features such as mullioned windows and heavy cylindrical chimneys and the northern end boasts its own 17th century inn. Close by, the bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including the lakeside ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The ‘Windermere Steamboat Museum’ displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Troutbeck is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

Please note: Logs aren't provided for the woodburner, supplies are located at Troutbeck Petrol Station approx 2 miles from the cottage.
We are happy to accept a well behaved pet, however if any damage is caused there may be additional cleaning charges which will be taken from the good housekeeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season