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Giddy Goose

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 992355)

4.6

Very good

Lakes Cottage Holidays rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Review(s)

  • Steve

    “Cottage was as expected, location in the centre was excellent.”

    The cottage is advertised with private parking, it does have private parking but accessing the space and getting out of the back alleyway is virtually impossible. The other cottages that share the back lane parking area block in the space allocated for this cottage. We ended up having to ask people to move cars so we could get in / out, after being stuck for a day as the people next door had gone out blocking us in we gave up and opted for street parking. There is a parking permit for the ...

    The cottage is advertised with private parking, it does have private parking but accessing the space and getting out of the back alleyway is virtually impossible. The other cottages that share the back lane parking area block in the space allocated for this cottage. We ended up having to ask people to move cars so we could get in / out, after being stuck for a day as the people next door had gone out blocking us in we gave up and opted for street parking. There is a parking permit for the property but best of luck finding a space. We ended up parking circa 1 mile from the property as the street and paid parking were always full. Advertising this with a private parking space is a real stretch, had we known the situation with the parking we would have booked another cottage. If you don't need parking then the cottage is fine, if you do need parking that is accessible at all times, i would recommend thinking twice.

    - Steve, July 2022

    Sorrry to read you had such a negative experience at our cottage. Clearly not for you! We are lucky with our cottage as it does have private parking - very few do - and access by competent drivers is not difficult as tradesmen with big vans manage it without a problem. However, in high season when it is busy occupants of the cottages that have parking in the yard need to have consideration for others and that is usually the case. We visit at varying times throughout the year and have never had a problem such as yours. We feel you were very unlucky with your experience which possibly could have been avoided with a polite word with the neighbour. Basically, if you want perfect parking you probably need to be out of town. It's a bit of a 'trade-off' as the merits of being in the town are that all amenities such as shops, station, pubs, etc are on the doorstep yet the cottage is in a very quiet location. Property Owner

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x second floor double
  • 1 x large second floor twin room and 1 x small first floor double
  • First floor bathroom with shower over bath and basin
  • Separate WCs on both first and second floors
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with coal effect gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with coal effect gas fire
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TVs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel/power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One allocated off road parking space in shared yard and a permit for on road parking
  • Enclosed garden/patio with a variety of furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Bus and train station 5 mins walk

The property

Giddy Goose is a stone built, traditional Cumbrian cottage situated just off the main street in the pretty town of Windermere. Set over three floors, this delightfully presented cottage offers cosy yet spacious accommodation that can be enjoyed with family and friends. As one of the world’s most sought after locations, the Lake District has much to enjoy with your loved ones and this property is the perfect base from which you can explore. Relax in the sitting room by the coal-effect fire after a day on the fells or catch up with your favourite TV programmes on the 49inch smart TV. The spacious and well-equipped kitchen is ideal for cooking up those all-important family meals.

The uniquely styled dining area features modern furniture and French Windows opening on to the quiet and enclosed patio garden from where you can enjoy the warm summer evenings. Head up to first floor to find the charmingly decorated king-size bedroom with its own wall-mounted TV and en-suite shower room.

A comfortably sized family bathroom, separate WC and small double bedroom also occupy the first floor.

The large twin bedroom and double bedroom are available on the second floor which also has its own separate WC. Access to the property is obtained at the far end of the cul-de-sac known as Birch Street whilst vehicular access and parking is obtained through the shared, rear yard off Salisbury Place.

The town offers many amenities to choose from, with shops displaying handmade produce alongside trendy bars and restaurants.

Enjoy the scenery by either foot, boat or bike with plenty more to see and do in the surrounding areas.

From mountain biking at Grizedale to zip wires at Go Ape there is plenty explore.

With good access to amenities, the stunning mountains and Lake Windermere, this charming retreat is an ideally located for any Lakeland adventure.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

WINDERMERE

Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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