7th December, 2020

A very welcome return to this most cosy cottage after the 2nd lockdown. The Christmas decorations were a welcome surprise!

The weather was kind to us and we had a good walk everyday .

The Engine Inn (the nearest pub, just 200 yards away!) are serving small meals so to enable people to have ‘a drink’.

We even walked into Cartmel in the dark one night to go to the wine bar, perfect and good to support all these local businesses during these horrid Covid times.

Massive thanks to Simon and his team for making us feel safe in Bridgelands Cottage.

We will definitely be back in the not too distant future.

Merry Christmas everybody, please stay safe – G, S & D

2nd October, 2020

From Email

Hi Simon,

We had a great week, the weather was good to us and you have a beautiful place in a stunning location.

Would love to return when everything settles down in these crazy times, thank you and stay safe

Best regards


31st July, 2020

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Lovely cottage, great family holiday”

We had a lovely 4 night stay in Bridgelands cottage. It was very clean and there was plenty of room for our family of 5.

The cottage is in a great location with a shop, small play park and great pub all within 2 minutes’ walk away. The cottage is very well equipped and had everything we needed for our stay.

There is off-road parking and wi-fi throughout. There is plenty to do and many lovely places to visit nearby. I would definitely recommend a stay here – Pam

By Email – same guests

I just wanted to say thank you and that we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your cottage.

The cottage was lovely and clean and we really appreciated the welcome pack on arrival. You kept us up to date on everything regarding the current Covid-19 situation and we felt very safe throughout our holiday.

We hope to book again some time in the future.

Kind regards

Pam Heslop

10th, July, 2020

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Perfect base for traveling around the South Lakes”

We had a great week in this lovely cottage. This was our post-Covid holiday and we didn’t know quite what to expect!

Simon and his team had taken a lot of trouble to ensure our health and safety at the cottage, supplying very clear instructions on what the best procedures are at this unusual time. We felt totally safe and at ease here.

The cottage is in a great location to visit the south lakes. Windermere, Grasmere, etc. Nowhere is very far and of course you have the lovely village of Cartmel practically on your doorstep.  There are lovely walks to Morecambe Bay and other locations from the cottage if you don’t want to get in the car everyday, great for dog walks.

The cottage has everything you could need, great kitchen facilities, plenty of storage space for each bedroom, 2 parking spaces, pay-as-you go whisky barrel, and a lovely sitting room where we had a fire most nights, very cosy!

I would definitely recommend a visit! – Jane Jones – Ruislip, Middlesex

19th February, 2020

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Cosy & Relaxed weekend”

We stayed over the Valentines weekend whilst Storm Dennis was causing havoc. We wanted a chilled out few days & I had planned to cook everything. We had some fantastic meals.

We lit the fire every evening & all the family enjoyed the cosy, homely feel of the cottage. My little boy aged 5 had great fun playing hide & seek with the whole family.

9th December, 2019

Our 4th visit this year to this gorgeous, cosy cottage.

The weather prevented us from doing some of the longer walks but we enjoyed staying local and walked into Cartmel a few times.

The local pubs are great and then it’s back to the roaring fire in the cottage.

A few tweaks have been done since we last stage here especially faster internet speed. We do have to work whilst on holiday but this made our connection even better. Now we will have to ‘up’ our visits in 2020!!

Thanks as ever to Simon for a brilliant service.

Merry Christmas – Shona, Graham & Dusty the cockapoo  – Lancashire

28th October, 2019

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Cosy, well equipped cottage in a great location. Highly recommended.”

It is with some reluctance we write this review, as I would almost rather keep this cottage a secret so it doesn’t become booked up!

This is a lovely, cosy, spacious, well-equipped cottage in a great location. We are a family of 5 with 3 teenagers and found the cottage had everything we needed and more. It is the little things sometimes that make a big difference to us; the well set out arrival tray with proper sized mugs and quality biscuits (!) and the spotless shower mat rolled up in a ribbon!

The cottage is equipped with dishwasher, microwave, washing machine. The cottage is very clean with nice white towels and bedding. There is also plenty of books and maps and ideas for walks/things to do. We generally ate in rather than going out for meals and found that this cottage had plenty of cutlery, plates, glasses etc.

The heating worked well and we were lovely and warm. I would love to say we didn’t need wifi… but with 3 teenagers etc…. the wifi was super speedy and we all had a good phone reception. DVD player and TV with Freeview. Best of all … the log fire…. extra logs available from the Londis (just down the road). Off road parking.

Beautiful walk into Cartmel from the cottage and there is also a train station about 2 mins walk down the road so we got the train to Ulverston for a look around. Windermere about 30 mins in the car.

This cottage is a quiet location and is ideally situated. The owner checked with us to see if everything was okay – which was a nice touch. I would highly recommend this cottage – Col Magee

6th October, 2019

Another great stay in this lovely cottage. If only we could take the open fire back home with us.

Can’t wait until we’re back again in 2020.

Thank you Simon for making us so welcome every year –  Brian, Yvonne and Emma the dog – Harpenden, Hertfordshire

13th, September, 2019

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor


Never been on holiday in the UK before, my idea of a holiday involved packing bikinis and factor 50. We now have dogs. The week we had was nothing short of perfection.

Convenience Store and pub in literal proximity. The most amazing walks and scenery for us and our dogs. The accommodation provides everything you could possibly need. Comfortable beds, more than you could wish for self-catering appliances.

We will definitely return next year. The manager and his wife were so good to us, to me that makes a massive difference. Attentive and caring.

100% loved our staycation. Thank you xx – Dawn

6th September, 2019

Lovely cottage, everything that you have at home is here.

The village and the locals are brilliant. We’ve had an awesome week and been on some beautiful walks with our dogs.

Simon and his wife are lovely people and couldn’t do enough to make sure that our stay was amazing.

We will definitely be coming back again and would highly recommend to all our family and friends – The Doddman family