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The Old Post House

Witherslack, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1037659)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Mrs Armstrong

    “The Old Post House is lovely.”

    Immaculately clean and everything you need home from home. Thank you so much. Carrol, Jane & Beverley

    Immaculately clean and everything you need home from home. Thank you so much. Carrol, Jane & Beverley

    - Mrs Armstrong, January 2022

The property

Discover a delightful cottage in the village of Witherslack in the Lake District, The Old Post House is a detached dwelling offering a countryside retreat.

Perfect for a family who relish the outdoors or friends looking to share a love of walking, this welcoming abode makes a fantastic base from which to enjoy the delights of the Lakes.

Spend mornings in the kitchen/diner gathered around the country dining table and enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on your first adventure of the day.

In a farmhouse style kitchen with a traditional stable door, the Rayburn cooker is an impressive addition, with a host of other quality appliances, all amidst the pretty decoration and well-chosen touches like the designer mugs hanging from the shelf.

Retire to the sitting room reached by a set of steps from the kitchen/diner, find a long blue sofa here to lounge on, watch a film on the TV or sit at the antique desk and chair to read and relax.

Continue up stairs to the rear garden door where all guests can enjoy the patios and lawned areas, where you can unwind with a refreshing drink.

You can step straight out from the garden on to Rocky Common, where various footpaths and walks can be discovered.

You will find lovely bedrooms on the first floor, beginning with a delightful twin bedroom, with metal frame beds and ornate designs on the bedding, you will feel right at home.

Next is the quirky single bedroom, with a layout including a step down to the built-in wardrobe space and a dressing table.

Continue along the hallway to the master double bedroom, where a traditional wardrobe provides a lovely spot to unpack your things, and the beautiful antique brass bed is the perfect place to relax.

Freshen up in the bright and spacious bathroom, or you can have a long soak in the large bath tub.

Witherslack can offer the essential amenities in the form of a local shop and pub, while a little further south on the coast is Grange-over-Sands, a lovely coastal town home to a great selection of shops and quirky eateries, visit here to walk along the promenade and take in the sea air with views over to the Arnside & Silverdale AONB.

Find adventure on Lake Windermere with boat and kayak hire available to journey the waters yourself, or hop on one of the frequent Lakes Cruises to discover the beautiful lakeside towns of Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside.

Closer to home, the Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre can offer a country hack through the scenic landscapes for those with a love of horses, a great way to explore.

Find a wealth of walking routes all around, with many of them originally documented by the late great Alfred Wainwright in his seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.

Make endless discoveries and share good times in Cumbria, staying at The Old Post House.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating
  • Oil fired Rayburn range cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, TV with DVD, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patios, seating and a shed
  • Garage for bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub within 0.6 miles
  • Note: This property features a low beam and internal steps.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £80.

About the location


Cartmel 6 miles, Grange Over Sands 9 miles, Windermere 16 miles.

The small village of Witherslack lies tucked beneath Whitbarrow Scar, in a lovely area running south east from the shores of Lake Windermere, encompassing fell, woodland, river and valley bottom. The village consists of a huddle of fine, stone built traditional houses, cottages and barn conversions surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with varied flora and fauna and a nature reserve providing beautiful walking country. Nearby Lindale has a true 'Lakeland feel' with its narrow streets, traditional dwellings and quaint old pubs, while Cartmel, with its famous annual horse race meetings, and the pretty coastal resorts of Arnside and Grange-over-Sands are all worth a visit. With Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Hawkshead a short drive away, this attractive village makes an inspiring choice from which to enjoy the whole of a magical area.

Please note: There is a £80 Good Housekeeping Bond applied to this property upon booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas