Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
Open plan living
Dining area
Room with a view
Tastefully decorated
Lounge with a view
Kingsize bed
King size bedroom
Ground floor shower room
Lower ground floor double bedroom
Double bedroom
En suite to double bedroom
Property location
View towards the cottage
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2 / 17  Open plan living
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5 / 17  Room with a view
6 / 17  Lounge/dining
7 / 17  Tastefully decorated
8 / 17  Lounge with a view
9 / 17  Spacious
10 / 17  Kingsize bed
11 / 17  King size bedroom
12 / 17  Ground floor shower room
13 / 17  Lower ground floor double bedroom
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16 / 17  Property location
17 / 17  View towards the cottage

Bobtail Cottage,

Satterthwaite and Grizedale, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Contemporarily-styled barn conversion cottage in rural situation
  • Quiet location in the lovely Lakeland village of Satterthwaite
  • Only 1 mile from Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre and Go-Ape
  • Situated at the heart of Grizedale Forest view impressive views
  • Bewitching scenic walks and cycle trails from the front door
  • Access to tennis courts for hours of competitive family fun
  • Prime location, between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water
Property code: LLH49

Barn conversion cottage enjoying a tranquil village location in Grizedale Forest, with easy access to woodland walks and two of the region’s finest lakes.

This property is located in the rural village of Satterthwaite, which benefits from a lovely pub, with its homecooked food and commitment to serving only local ales. For a larger range of facilities, the village of Hawkshead is four miles away and offers a range of pubs, shops, and National Trust properties, including the popular Beatrix Potter Gallery. The property’s woodland location means that there are plenty of lovely walks in the local area, and the Grizedale Forest Visitors’ Centre is just one mile from the cottage, and offers walking routes, a cafe, sculpture trail, children’s playground, and even a Go-Ape high ropes adventure, if you fancy a birds’ eye view of the forest.

This property is accessed by a flight of external steps which bring visitors to the raised  accommodation. The heart of the cottage is the spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, a stylish room with lovely views across rolling countryside, which can be viewed from the upholstered window seats. To one end of this room, the dining area is light and airy, and offers a table which comfortably seats four. The lounge area occupies the centre of the room, and has double aspect windows, beamed ceiling, and a cosy wood burner which makes a delightful focal point to the room. There is also a TV/DVD, and iPod dock which can be enjoyed from the comfortable sofas. The kitchen has been designed beautifully with granite work tops  and offers an electric oven, halogen hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer. One of the property’s bedrooms, a king-size room, is also on this floor, as is a lovely shower room with WC. Downstairs, on the lower-ground floor, there is a second bedroom, a double, which benefits from its own en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, there is an enclosed, south facing patio area with table and chairs to the rear of the property with fuels across the fields. There is off-road parking provided for two cars and bikes can be stored in the property’s secure garage.

  • 2 bedrooms: a king-size and double
  • Shower room with WC
  • En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Shops and restaurant 4 miles
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (1 in the garage)

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jan, 27th September 2019

Bobtail Cottage is in an excellent location with fabolous views over the hills. It is within spitting distance for the local (very good) pub and also the Grizdale Forest is right on the doorstep

Reviewed by Stephen, 6th September 2019

A lovely compact cottage in very peaceful rural surroundings

Reviewed by Nicola, 25th August 2019

A wonderful cottage, located in a quieter part of The Lakes without being too far from the main attractions. Lovely view across the village/valley.

Reviewed by Simon, 29th July 2019

Bobtail Cottage is situated in a fabulous location, essentially in the Grizedale Forest with walks right on the doorstep. The cottage has all the facilities you could ask for, coupled with fabulous views over the fields & a great pub (The Eagle's Head) only a 2 minute walk away. We very much hope to return. Stayed in August 2019 with our 2 childrenRead more, aged 9 & 4. Hide

Reviewed by barbara, 5th July 2019

lovely cottage with a homely feel. Very quiet and idyllic location. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by David J F, 21st June 2019

A really well appointed cottage. Lovely and clean. Views from the window are stunning. Wildlife all around within walking distance.

Reviewed by Lyn, 14th June 2019

The cottage has good views from the main living area and provides all the comforts necessary for an enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Karen, 18th March 2019

Very cosy, every piece of equipment you could possibly ask for, lovely dcor, quiet location and a real home from home.

Reviewed by M Woods, 1st October 2016

A very well-equipped cottage, very comfortable and handy for the local pub. If you want to get away from everyone it's the place to go.

Reviewed by L Seers, 1st October 2016

Bobtail Cottage is a well equipped, comfortable cottage set in a beautiful location. We had a wonderful stay and are looking forward to returning in the future.

Reviewed by B Rolfe, 1st August 2016

Satterthwaite is a bit remote but we knew this. You just need to be organised with your shopping for milk, bread etc as the village does not have a shop. What you get is - - a fabulous cottage with great views - peace and quiet - a great pub serving good beer and food less than 5 minutes walk away - a bridleway path leading out of the villageRead more and via a bit of a climb, linking with one of the Grizedale forest trails allowing easy off road cycling to Go Ape and the Forestry Centre at Grizedale - a circular walk from the end of the lane the cottage is on, through the woods and round to enter the village on the road passing the pub! - what's not to like? Hide

Reviewed by K Housham, 1st July 2016

Lovely comfortable warm place to stay especially on a wet day. Handy for Coniston walks and cycling and nice pub in the village (best to book if you want to eat).

Reviewed by E Cassidy, 1st June 2016

Really tidy, modern cottage in perfect state. Great views and a very quiet and peaceful enviroment. Bit further (+/- 20 min drive) from larger villages, but would definitely recommend this cottage.

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Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
Open plan living
Dining area
Room with a view
Tastefully decorated
Lounge with a view
Kingsize bed
King size bedroom
Show 5 moreGround floor shower room


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