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The Old Post House

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

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Julie

    “Wonderful cozy cottage.”

    The photos do not do it justice.. would recommend updating the photos.. ...

    The photos do not do it justice.. would recommend updating the photos.. The kitchen is wonderful, with more facilities than expected of most holiday cottages. The lounge is lovely, however the sofa, whilst stunning is not entirely comfy, the sofa in the kitchen is extremely comfortable and it’s a shame it doesn’t fit in the lounge area. That said we didn’t spend any time in the lounge as we don’t watch TV, we played the vast array of games provided instead. The cottage is a perfect retreat for adults and potentially older children, I would not recommend it for families with young children, because of the many stairs in the cottage, and with the garden tucked away out of view. The bedrooms and bathroom are beautifully furnished with comfortable mattresses and soft furnishings. The shower is excellent. The location is perfect with lots of walks right from The door, as well as easy access to the lakes and beyond a shirt drive away. The local pub is nice and friendly and a 15 min easy walk. Would highly recommend this lovely quirky little cottage and we shall definitely be returning. Thank you!

    - Julie, 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.

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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