11 people have recently viewed this property

The Old Post House

Witherslack, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1094167)

Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • 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


Group 2 Created with Sketch.

2 Customer Review(s)

  • Elaine

    “This is a delightful cottage, beautifully furnished in a quiet South Lakes village.”

    It was well equipped with great wi-fi connection. There is even an HDMI cable to connect a laptop to the TV. ...

    It was well equipped with great wi-fi connection. There is even an HDMI cable to connect a laptop to the TV. Within a short distance there are plenty of dog friendly places to eat or visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The turn into the short driveway is tight and reversing out is tricky as you can’t see traffic but luckily the road outside is not busy. We had a dog with us and it was a bit stressful trying to keep everything clean as the cottage has very light carpet and furnishings but the owners provide helpful extras such as dog towels and throws.

    - Elaine, May 2022

The property

The Old Post House, a beautiful three-bedroom detached home in Cumbria's idyllic village of Witherslack, If you're looking to get away from it all while yet having easy access to all that Cumbria has to offer, then the Old Post House is a fantastic pet-friendly dwelling for families and couples to enjoy, along with their canine companion. Be welcomed into the light and airy kitchen/dining area, which features an old-fashioned stable door and an assortment of antiques for classic decor. It's the perfect spot for kicking back with your loved ones after a long day, preparing dinner together, and relaxing in the open-plan dining area, where you'll find an excellent Rayburn range burner. Why not make dinner an alfresco affair and fire up the barbecue? After dinner, retire to the sitting room to relax on the L-shape sofa as you select your favourite film from the Smart TV, whilst your pooch snuggles up in front of the crackling woodburning stove. The lovely fenced lawned gardens can be accessed from the sitting room, making it easy to take advantage of the warmer weather or play a game of fetch with your dog. Enjoy a cup of tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening on one of the many outdoor dining spaces. You can step straight out from the garden on to Rocky Common, where various footpaths and walks can be discovered. After a day of exploring, rest your head in one of three well-presented bedrooms, two doubles and a single. In the morning, prepare for the day in style with a soak in the bath or refreshing shower before heading out. The village of Witherslack has a convenience store and a local pub, while Grange-over-Sands has a quaint promenade with stunning views of the coast and the sea. Grange-over-Sands Golf Club offers a gorgeous 18-hole course, while Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre is just a short drive away for those who enjoy horseback riding. Make sure to stop by Cartmel, famed for its Michelin-starred restaurants L'Enclume and Rogan and Co, to dine in style after a day of hiking through the fells. The Lakes Aquarium, with its magnificent underwater otter tunnel, can be found near Lakeside, at the southern end of Lake Windermere. Family picnics can be enjoyed in Fell Foot Park, a National Trust park located just a few miles away. Take a Lakes Cruise to Bowness-on-Windermere, where you may see Beatrix Potter's World and eat or drink at one of the town's many restaurants or pubs. Sizergh Castle, a 14th-century stronghold with Elizabethan sculptures and genuine furniture, is located in Sizergh. Create long-lasting memories with a stay at The Old Post House.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Oil fired Rayburn range cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Machine, milk frother, Soda Stream Sparkling Water Machine
  • 46" TV with Hunmax Freeview HDTV Recorder, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patios, barbecue, seating and a shed
  • Shed for bike storage
  • One well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property features a low beam and internal steps, please take care and mind your head
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: If you wish to bring more than 1 pet, please contact the owner

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

Calculate your drive time

Enter your postcode to see an estimate of how long it will take you to drive to the property

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 Good Housekeeping Bond of £150.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter