Towards this beautiful cottage
Picturesque country lakeland cottage
Farmhouse style kitchen
Pull up a pew
Cook up a storm with the AGA
Perfect for home cooked meals
Inviting sitting room
Cosy up with the wood burner
Beautiful furnishings
King-size bedroom
Get a good night sleep
Home comforts
Check out the views
Finishing touches
Property detail
Finishing touches
Beautiful gardens
Sit and relax
The view of Kentmere
Take in the views
Explore your surroundings
View towards property
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4 / 23  Pull up a pew
5 / 23  Cook up a storm with the AGA
6 / 23  Perfect for home cooked meals
7 / 23  Inviting sitting room
8 / 23  Cosy up with the wood burner
9 / 23  Beautiful furnishings
10 / 23  King-size bedroom
11 / 23  Get a good night sleep
12 / 23  Home comforts
13 / 23  Check out the views
14 / 23  Bathroom
15 / 23  Finishing touches
16 / 23  Property detail
17 / 23  Finishing touches
18 / 23  Beautiful gardens
19 / 23  Sit and relax
20 / 23  The view of Kentmere
21 / 23  Take in the views
22 / 23  Explore your surroundings
23 / 23  View towards property

The Nook - Lake District

Kentmere, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Picturesque traditional Lakeland country cottage
  • Original features throughout from exposed beams to a large inglenook fireplace
  • Beautifully decorated inside in a tasteful traditional theme
  • Located north of the village of Staveley in a protected and unspoiled area of natural beauty
  • Wonderful walks direct from the doorstep
  • Fantastic panoramic views from the property
  • A cosy cottage which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star rating
Property code: LCC61

This beautifully presented period cottage would make an idyllic hideaway for a romantic getaway for two.

This spectacular area of natural beauty is unsurprisingly popular among keen walkers, with wonderful mountain, valley and lakeside routes on the doorstep. From the hamlet of Kentmere, a track leads to a splendid collection of mountain tops including Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, High Street, Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell. Three miles from the cottage is the village of Staveley, which boasts typical Lakeland stone buildings, the Rivers Kent and Gowan, a beautiful church and selection of shops and inns. Also within easy reach is iconic Windermere, with its literary history, bustling centre and beautiful lake, while Kendal offers larger stores, supermarkets, art galleries, a theatre and cinema.

This delightful detached cottage is one of three properties huddled in this peaceful valley location. Leave muddy boots and coats in the small boot room area before continuing through to the farmhouse style kitchen. With a large dining table, Aga, exposed beams and quirky vintage touches, this is a charming room for enjoying candle-lit suppers. After meals, step through to the inviting sitting room where an inglenook fireplace with roaring wood burner, stylish sofas and cosy rugs await. From the small hall, stairs lead up to the king-size bedroom, which features a Victorian cast-iron bed, antique furniture and spectacular valley views through a charming sash window. The compact yet stylish bathroom next door has a handheld shower.

Outside, the communal gardens are rich in colour and scent during spring and summer. Take to one of the wooden benches to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or evening drink with a view. Or, if you’re feeling inspired, why not set up an easel in the adjoining open barn and paint the stunning view?


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with handheld shower
  • Aga oven, microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in outhouse laundry room
  • 2 TVs, DVD player and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Garden furniture
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Regret no children or babies
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub 4.5 miles

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Emma 1st March 2020

A fabulously situated cottage. Well equity and a very nice greeting! Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Graham 30th December 2019

Lovely cottage for two in a stunning position. Perfect place to 'get away from it all'

Reviewed by Carole 23rd December 2019

We went to The Nook for Christmas 2019 and were overwhelmed on entering the cottage ...it is an amazing place in a stunning, peaceful location. Cooked Christmas dinner on the aga and had a wide variety of cooking utensils and crockery. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very homely. We would love to return. Carole and Dave - Wirral

Reviewed by Simon 5th October 2019

Warm reception from owner. Perfect for walking days straight from cottage. Nearest village/shop is 4 miles along single track road. Great location surrounded by fells in quiet valley.

Reviewed by Danielle 28th September 2019

This warm and cosy cottage which retains all of the original charms and attractions of a cottage and is ideally situate at the end of the Kentmere Valley for those that want to experience the peace and tranquility that such a location offers. It is also ideally situated for those who wish to walk in the surrounding hills without having to drive anyRead morewhere, as there are a number of walks starting directly outside the cottage and the lane leading to it. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 6th July 2019

A beautiful cottage in an excellent location. The garden is lovingly tended and outstandingly beautiful. The views are outstanding. The cottage is the starting point for many beautiful local walks. Annis was very helpful and attentive.

Reviewed by Daniel 18th April 2019

Loved this cottage. The view of the valley from the garden is amazing. Its an old cottage but modernised just the right amount. I was sad to leave and would stay again trmw!

Reviewed by Sally 30th March 2019

Perfect little cottage in a perfect location. We loved it.

Reviewed by Heather 16th March 2019

The cottage is very old and has altered very little through the years it is comfortably furnished , but for the larger couple it is quiete small the bathroom in particular and the kitchen has no available work surface except an antique table to prepar on. Having said that we managed well. The cottages location is second to none and ideally placed fRead moreor serious walkers Hide

Reviewed by Saskia 25th February 2019

The Nook is one of the most special places we have stayed. We spent the week there for our honeymoon and loved every second. The log burner in the living room heats up the room quickly and the aga always keeps everything toasty. The location is just incredible . The view from the garden is absolutely breathtaking and we will miss our mornings breakRead morefasts and coffees outside under a blanket . We couldnt reccomend the Nook enough and we will definitely be back very soon , thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Rudolph 23rd November 2018

Me and my husband booked the Nook for a long weekend just for a chance to get away! It was our first time visiting the Lake district so we weren't really sure on where to stay, SO GLAD we found the Nook, what a charming cottage! Perfect location for plenty of walking, especially the 6 mile walk to Kentmere Reservoir. The cottage was well equipped wRead moreith everything you'd need if you'd like to cook, the views are stunning and the place is very well kept. I HIGHLY recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Alex 21st August 2018

We had a lovely few nights at the Nook Cottage. From coming in to the warmth of the Aga and the cake waiting for us, it was great. Very comfortable with all you needed really. Log fire in the evenings was spot on after a long day out. Beautiful scenery as soon as you step out of the front door. If you like climbing and bouldering there's Badger RocRead morek all of 200 metres up the hill. If not, plenty of walks straight out of your front door too. Would happy come back to stop if given the chance. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 11th August 2018

A very comfortable cottage and, if a little out of the way, it is a really lovely location - the view from the garden is breathtaking.

Reviewed by Maureen 4th August 2018

It's the perfect holiday hide away.Fabulous views from a delightful garden.

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Towards this beautiful cottage
Picturesque country lakeland cottage
Farmhouse style kitchen
Pull up a pew
Cook up a storm with the AGA
Perfect for home cooked meals
Inviting sitting room
Cosy up with the wood burner
Beautiful furnishings
King-size bedroom
Get a good night sleep
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