Cottontail Cottage

Guests - FROM £457
(4.9 out of 5) based on 25 reviews
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Availability & Reviews


From the front, enter into the traditionally styled kitchen with a good range of units and built-in appliances ensuring you can properly self-catering during your stay if you prefer. The comfortable lounge dining room has a wealth of exposed beams and two large sofas arranged around the colour TV and feature fire. On the first floor are two-bedroom, one double at the front of the cottage with wooden furnishings and one twin to the rear of the cottage. A family bathroom has a shower over the bath, perfect for a long soak after tackling the Kentmere Horsehoe.

Outside, an open plan shared garden has bench seating for you to enjoy and there’s private, off-road parking to the front of the cottage for one average-sized car.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
    1 car

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Adventure


  • Shower
  • Bath


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome
Layout & Access


  • Entrance into the kitchen with oak units, electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
  • Beamed lounge dining room with flagged floors and leather sofas arranged in front of the feature electric stove and SMART TV
  • Access to the outside open-plan and shared garden area with bench seating


  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with feature fireplace and wooden bedstead
  • Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with full-size beds
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC

  • Traditional cottage in quiet village location
  • Electric heating throughout
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • WiFi
  • Shared, open plan seating area with bench to the rear
  • Parking directly outside the cottage for one car
  • Travel cot (no linen provided) and high chair provided
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Friday and Monday changeover
  • No Smoking

Location & Nearby


The charmingly named Cottontail Cottage is set in the traditional village of Staveley, just South of Windermere, an ideal base from where to explore the more popular resorts of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. Characterful detailing of exposed beams and flagged floors set the cottage scene throughout. With comfortable facilities and two delightful bedrooms, this is an ideal holiday retreat for a smaller family and your dog, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

Staveley has thrived since being bypassed several years ago, the village retaining a great sense of community and welcoming regular visitors throughout the year. Outstanding walking and cycling can be enjoyed right from the door of Cottontail Cottage into the beautiful Kentmere Valley where you’ll find a rich variety of routes for all ages and abilities. Staveley is blessed with a well-stocked convenience store for everyday shopping, as well as an award-winning bakery and butchers, several great pubs, a brewery with beer hall and tasty eateries including the famous Wilf’s Café.

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Maximum number of adults and children is 4
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Guest feedback for Cottontail Cottage
(4.9 out of 5) based on 25 Reviews
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
We had a wonderful stay at Cottontail Cottage. It was perfect for our family of 3, plus dog. The cottage is in the village, so a very short walk to everything you might need - a Spar for a food shop (open until 9pm), pharmacy, butcher, bakery, pub, cafés, playground, chip shop, gelaterie, etc. Staveley Mill Yard was delightful - with a community volunteer-run not-for-profit shop (Big Onion) selling locally grown food and hand-made crafts, a chocolatier, Hawkshead Brewery, Wilf’s Café, and More?, an artisan bakery and café. Also, lovely walks right from your door - into the village, and along the river, or further afield, up the Kentmere valley, and on local low fells. The cottage was clean, well-kitted out, and full of character (whilst having modern amenities, for a comfortable stay). It was lovely and warm and we could adjust the heating via a Nest control. Many thoughtful touches - local maps, books, games provided. We would love to come and stay another time. Many thanks!
On Friday, 06 Oct 2023
Perfect stay! Well equipped and really comfortable place. would highly recommend 😀
On Saturday, 23 Sep 2023
Great location away from the hustle and bustle of Windermere but easily accessible. Great local amenities including a brewery with taproom, nice pub, butchers, bakers, cafe and chippy. Ideal for us as a family with a baby and a dog to come in after a day out walking in the wet weather. Walks from the village.
On Sunday, 10 Sep 2023
Cottage had everything we needed and was a great base for our trip to the lakes. The local village also had some useful sites with a store, a butchers, a great local brewery/pub and an ice cream shop that the kids loved. Only a short drive to Kendal or Windermere for supplies and easy to find your way around the area in general
On Friday, 04 Aug 2023
very beautiful cottage , spacious kitchen with all necessary equipment and pristine. Nice sitting room with large TV bedrooms and bathroom very clean. location great , away from main attractions.
On Thursday, 13 Jul 2023
Beautiful cottage. Great location for the lakes and the walking. Lots of information leaflets inside the cottage. Great location for the dales way walk. Lovely pub in the village. Perfect lakes holiday cottage. Short drive to Windermere, easily accessible for all the lakes. Lovely village, lots of amenities within easy walking distance.
On Monday, 24 Apr 2023
Lovely village. Everyone very friendly . Great location for Lakes. Cottage as advertised . Homely and nicely renovated
On Friday, 07 Oct 2022
Beautiful cottage. Had everything we needed. Very comfortable. A peaceful location. Brilliant bus service.
On Friday, 30 Sep 2022
Lovely cosy cottage which exceeded our expectations size wise. Perfect location for short drives to windermere and kendal. Great local shops in walking distance. Great to have a parking space outside. Cleaner arrived at 09.45 to check out felt slightly early given check in isn’t accepted until 1600, only downside as feel like you are losing a day either side. Would come again. Dogs loved it.
On Friday, 23 Sep 2022
Lovely village. Everyone very friendly . Great location for Lakes. Cottage as advertised . Homely and nicely renovated
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
A very cosy place that’s driving distance away from a lot of the Lake District attractions.
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Great little home, cosy, well located for walks and shops. The village is peaceful and beautiful scenery and the locals are all friendly. Honestly if you want a true lake experience then holiday this home.
On Friday, 09 Sep 2022
Thank you for a smooth stay. Everything was easy- check in, key safe, cottage had everything you needed. The cottage is situated in a lovely little village too.
On Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022
A lovely cottage, in a fantastic location. we loved our stay here, and enjoyed using it as a base for some incredible walks. The only slight problem was how uncomfortable the double bed was. Overall a lovely stay though.
On Friday, 24 Jun 2022
It was great!
On Friday, 17 Jun 2022
Lovely stay at Cottontails. Good location, not to far to travel to all the main locations or you can just walk and cycle from the village. Staveley had everything we needed, cafes, shop, chemist and of course a good village pub.
On Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022
Great little house. Perfectly placed to use as a springboard to visit the fantastic Lake District. Equipped with what you need for a week’s stay. The management company used was very efficient and friendly. Will come again.
On Tuesday, 31 May 2022
The cottage is very cozy and not a far drive from Lake Windermere. Definitely recommend!
On Saturday, 23 Apr 2022
We decided to do our bit on our carbon footprint and do the Lakes on public transport. This cottage is ideally located for bus and train transport. we were here for 4 nights and saw everything and did every walk we planned. The cottage is very cute and comfortable with the added extra of NOW TV for a lazy evening with sore feet up on the sofa. The village itself has lots of amenities, artisan coffee shops and bakeries, a local pub with good pub food, a local micro brewery with bar and a chippy yo name a few
On Thursday, 14 Apr 2022
A great Airbnb this cottage has everything you need for a great break. A great location to explore Windermere and the towns round the lake. Would definitely recommend.
On Friday, 08 Apr 2022
We had a very happy stay in the very cosy and comfortable Cottontails Cottage. It's perfectly situated 5 minutes from all the shops in Staveley village which has all the amenities you could want, particularly a fantastic bakery. The cottage is situation at the end of a very picturesque lane with a green in the middle with sheep grazing. At the back there's a small communal garden and the neighbours were very friendly. The cottage was a good enough size for a family of 4 and when we had any questions, we got very quick responses from the owner.
On Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021
Enjoyed a lovely stay at the cozy comfortable cottage. Beautifully clean with all you need for a stay in the Lakes. Nice quiet location yet only meters from the high street in Staveley. I’d highly recommend a visit
On Saturday, 30 Oct 2021
Perfect for a small family (two adults and a twelve year old), four night short stay. Fab location - very central to all that amazing Staveley has to offer.
On Friday, 15 Oct 2021
Nice cosy cottage
On Thursday, 14 Oct 2021
Had a great stay at Cottontail Cottage and the location in the pretty village of Stavely was perfect if you want to be away from the busier areas of the Lake District. There's all the facilities you need in Stavely for a short stay in the Lakes and it wasn't a long drive to all the main tourist areas. Cottontail Cottage housed a party of four adults adequately and had all the facilities you need for a short stay. Only having one bathroom was a slight bind but nothing we couldn't workaround. In addition the small shared garden space with one seating bench limited any opportunity to sit outside in the evening, however this is clearly advertised so was expected. All in all a good stay and would recommend this location for a short stay in the Lake District.
On Sunday, 10 Oct 2021
Good base for exploring the area and parking right outside was a bonus. Kitchen was a good size and well equipped, so easy to self cater. Heating very responsive for a cosy night in. Loved the exposed beams and stone floors downstairs.
On Tuesday, 10 Aug 2021
We stayed in the cottage for a week. It was perfect for our needs - two adults, two teenage boys and a small dog. It had a lovely, cosy feel and had everything we needed. The beds were comfy and clean. The location was fantastic- 2 mins from the chippy, the butchers, artisan bakery, brewery, gelato shop and spar - so all our food needs were covered. The bakery did food for the brewery - burgers most nights apart from fri and sat when they did sourdough pizzas. It is also a great starting points for some lovely walks or an easy 10 mins to Windermere in the car. 1 min from the bus stop and a short walk to the train station. Very easy directions to the cottage and getting into the cottage was very straightforward. We had a great stay and would definitely stay again. Helen
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