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“Lovely stay in a lovely cottage”
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Birthwaite Cottage
Front of the cottage
View of front from halfway up the driveway
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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christine...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
“Lovely stay in a lovely cottage”
Reviewed April 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at Birthwaite Cottage - great information beforehand, lovely people, very nice cottage with lovely amenities and very comfortable. A lovely friendly welcome, great local information provided and a nice place to stay - what more could you ask for. Thanks, I had a great time and would highly recommend.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Lovely location, character property, nice people
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lauren c
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage with great atmosphere in a great location”
Reviewed September 17, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Lovely cottage in a great location, close to the center of Windermere and central to travel around.
Cottage was like a home away from home with everything you needed, spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy. The setting of the cottage was really peaceful and had lovely views.
Would recommend this cottage to anyone and would definitely book this cottage again on our next trip to the Lakes.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The overall setting of the cottage was great, great views and really peaceful
Liked least: There was nothing I did not like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Preethi03...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Most amazing experience”
Reviewed June 10, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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While looking for a place to stay in Windermere for my boyfriend and I, we came across Birthewaite cottage on tripadvisor, From finding out the availability of the cottage right up to the end of our stay, the owners were totally helpful and just a delight. The cottage itself was perfect for a couple, and the whole stay was beautiful. The location of the cottage was awesome. The town itself has many cafe's and resaurants and if that isn't enough bowness is hardly a 20 minute walk away and has many more choices. The lake can be reached within 10 mins and offers some breathtaking views. We had the most amazing, unforgettable time here. Would definitely recommend it to any couples who just want to get away!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Brett M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very good and would stay again.”
Reviewed April 26, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

i really enjoyed my time in the lakes the cottage was exactly advertised and the location was excellent

Date of stay: April 2015
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140annah
Deal, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Immaculate cottage in beautiful location, great for a car-free trip”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We travelled by train to Windermere so were looking for somewhere easy to get to on foot. This cottage is about 10-15 minutes from the station so absolutely fine with rucksacks. On a lovely, quite road (amazing houses!) so safe to walk along. Lots of buses from Windermere that allow you to travel round the Lake District/get to the bottom of a mountain etc. (plus plenty of shops/restaurants in Windermere itself) so really perfect for a car-free trip.

The cottage was spotlessly clean and had all we needed for a few days - even doing some fairly serious cooking. Everything was provided, including a torch (needed for walking down the lane at night) and lots of brochures with ideas of what to do in the area. A huge bonus was that it's only a 5 minute walk down the road to the lake, where a public footpath leads right down to the shore, and along/up to various viewpoints, fells, etc.

Really friendly emails when booking, but despite the owner living next door we were left to our own devices the whole time, and had a large garden/terrace to ourselves - perfect for a quiet getaway. Watch out for nuthatches from the kitchen/bedroom window!

Highly recommended for a couple wanting a convenient, car-free break in the Lakes.

Date of stay: September 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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hotelinsp...
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely stay at Birthwaite cottage”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed in birthwaite cottage for 4 nights in Sept 2014. We chose this cottage based on the tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The cottage was well located just 5 min walk from Windermere village, and down a quiet road so there was no traffic or people noise. The cottage is the perfect size for a couple, and very cosy. The kitchen is stocked with basic utensils and crockery - so has what you need for a short stay.
Would recommend for a romantic short break, a base for exploring the area, and for those wanting a location close to amenities (pubs/restaurants/supermarkets) yet also quiet and peaceful.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: The cosy cottage feel and lovely garden
Liked least: Cleanliness of kitchen and utensils/crockery
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SamanthaD...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent and Beautiful, wanted to stay longer.”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Upon arrival the Property looked idyllic, surrounded by trees and gardens. An ideal place to chill and relax with the one you love. Lovely veranda where we had our breakfast on 2 occasions and evening drinks. Once inside couldn't of asked for anything better. Everything was there you needed. Nice, clean and cosy. Would of loved to stay longer as lots of places to visits and walks. Windermere town only a short walk which has 2 good supermarkets Morrison's and the coop although would recommend Bowness also. I would definitely like to stay here again if I get the opportunity :-)
Only advice would be when coming down the drive keep to the left as this will avoid the car bumper coming into contact with the road.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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