Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
View towards the cottage
Property location
Dining area
Large picture window to take in the views
Shower room
Dine alfresco
1 / 9  Contemporary woodburning stove is a lovely focal point for the lounge
2 / 9  View towards the cottage
3 / 9  Property location
4 / 9  Dining area
5 / 9  Large picture window to take in the views
6 / 9  Shower room
7 / 9  Bedroom
8 / 9  Bathroom
9 / 9  Dine alfresco

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 for hire
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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 included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Towels available for hire
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no smoking
  • 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 the last 12 months and is managed by Ruth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Theresa, 22nd December 2017

What an amazing stay we had. The cottage is very comfortable, clean, and with an eye for detail that we havent seen elsewhere. Tasteful decoration ensured that Christmas began as soon as we arrived, and the welcome package was a lovely touch. The views are beautiful and the quiet seclusion meant that we were loathe to leave at the end of our week. Read moreThe snow was an additional bonus. Hide

Reviewed by Mariel, 18th November 2017

A fantastic cottage. Warm, nice, cosy, homely and a fantastic view! I could really live here... Even in the rainy season (November) there is enough to do. The cottage is well equiped, floor heating in the hall, 2 bathrooms, very good sized bedrooms and perfect beds and matrasses. All in all... highly recommended!!

Reviewed by Linda, 11th November 2017

Fabulous warm and cosy cottage that I can thoroughly recommend. Nicely decorated and appointed. Excellent location for exploring Grizedale Forest, both on foot (footpaths from the door) and only a mile to the visitor centre and cycling tracks. We had a great holiday here...even in November!

Reviewed by Richard, 19th August 2017

Bobtail is a lovely property in a quiet village. It is very well equipped and a comfortable place to be. I can't think that I've slept as well anywhere else. You have the Grizedale trails close to your doorstep and the beauty of Windemere and Grasmere are not too far off. I can see us coming back.

Reviewed by Hilary, 21st July 2017

Bobtail Cottage is beautifully designed and everything is good quality. The village is great for a starting point for walks and is quiet and yet you are close to so many places that do have the amenities you may want. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were very helpful too.

Reviewed by Shannon, 6th July 2017

Great location for accessing a wide variety of activities in the Lake District, although did require daily driving on single lane roads, but then that is common of the Lake District. Great views from the kitchen/living area. Only a short walk to the local pub and a close drive to nearby villages for lovely meals. Hikes and mountain biking right froRead morem the door step (visit Grizedale for maps). Would have easily stayed longer! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel, 19th June 2017

a lovely cottage, well positioned for walks in the forest from the door! beautifully laid out property with a nice pub in the village a very comfortable stay

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
View towards the cottage
Property location
Dining area
Large picture window to take in the views
Shower room
Dine alfresco


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