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Summer Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Allithwaite, Cumbria

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Summer Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Summer Cottage is an end-terraced cottage in the Lakeland village of Allithwaite near to Grange-over-Sands. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, one king-size double, one with bunk beds, a double sofa bed in the sitting room for flexibility and two family bathrooms. The cottage also has a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With superb views and the beautiful Lakes countryside all around, Summer Cottage is a lovely family holiday home.

Idyllically located on the western edge of the Cartmel Peninsula is the pretty village of Allithwaite, set at the edge of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. This traditional village provides a shop, post office and two local pubs which serving food whilst the historic town of Cartmel is close by for any further amenities. Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest town in the Lake District and boasts excellent walks along the local stream. Cartmel is composed of numerous cobbled streets, lined with antique shops, traditional pubs and the acclaimed, Michelin Starred L'Enclume restaurant. The Edwardian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands is also within two miles of Allithwaite and features a traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens, a choice of golf courses and excellent bird watching opportunities.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TV (Smart), radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Limited snug off road parking for max. 2 cars outside property on cobbled drive. Patio with furniture and Weber BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk. Note: There is a babbling brook in the garden, children and pets should be supervised at all times whilst using the garden. The brook is privately owned, children and pets should not wander freely onto neighbour's private property.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Dutton
July 2015
The cottage had a very relaxed atmosphere and felt at home as soon as we entered.
Mr Walton
July 2016
The cottage had all we needed, and was very clean and cosy.
Mr Quesnel
December 2014
Lovely fire. Warm house. Great bathroom. Excellent Internet. Beautiful stream running through the back of the garden. Lots of room. Good beds. Nice that dogs are allowed. We loved it.
Mr Williams
December 2014
The cottage was very homely warm and comfortable and it worked well with 7 of us there.
Mr Bach
April 2016
A lovely relaxing cottage, which is very deceptive in its size. The location is great, the stream at the back is so relaxing and the location so quiet but near all amenities in Grange Over Sands.
Miss Mitrus
May 2016
A lovely quiet place. It is a big cottage in a lovely location, close to a pub and the fireplace was great. The owner of the cottage was really helpful.
Mr Walker
December 2014
A peaceful setting and a great location. The cottage was homely cosy, it had everything that we needed. Myself the family had a great birthday weekend. We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to our friends/relatives.
Mrs Rushby
May 2015
We loved this cottage and the surrounding area. The beck at the back of the property was so pretty and the balcony out of the lounge was lovely and relaxing. The very short stroll to The Pheasant where they serve meals was fantastic. A lovely break.
Mrs Allen
July 2014
The Cottage was in a lovely quiet setting, enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the sun in the morning. The pub was a 3minute walk along the short cut at the end of the street. Had a glorious sunny week and enjoyed the stream and the BBQ.
Mrs Carter
November 2014
Lovely location and peaceful. Clean and welcoming. Excellent base to explore the Lakes and Summer Cottage was kitted out with everything you need.
Miss Graham-yooll
November 2014
It felt like home from home. I loved the babbling brook at the bottom of the garden. It was warm and cosy.
Mrs Walsh
March 2014
A cosy little cottage in a very peaceful location.
Miss Jones
October 2013
Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Even though there were other cottages close by it was lovely and quiet. Having the balcony was an added bonus. Would definitely like to go back in the height of summer for a longer holiday to take full advantage of the balcony, stream and BBQ. There wasn't anything that I did not like.
December 2012
We have had a lovely warm stay in Summer Cottage, Allithwaite. (Well behaved dogs accepted). All the usual amenities plus walking guides, a few games and books. Kitchen very well stocked with equipment. The neighbours are so friendly. I loved the brook at the bottom of the garden, but families with children should take care, it's a bit deep in the middle. Only minus was one of the mattresses in the attic room could do with replacing as the bed springs were uncomfortable. We also visited the Pheasant Inn a couple of hundred yards away for two delicious meals. Added bonus not to have to drive anywhere. See separate review. Beautiful countryside for brisk walks with the dog. Grange-over Sands had some good shops and cafes in which to explore. Wonderful weekend with family. Will certainly be back in 2013.
Mr Hondebrink
July 2012
I would say that the cottage was fantastic and thoroughly deserves to be rated highly. We loved the location and the cottage was magnificent.
Miss Graham
July 2012
The cottage itself has a very 'homely' feel about it. I could live there no problem! The babbling brook was a particular favourite for our dog to cool down in after a long walk. Great location for some great walks and the pub is just a 2 minute walk away and serves lovely food. We will definitely go back.
Mr Brennan
October 2012
We loved the cottage and it was well set up for children and animals, we will book again next year but for a bit longer.
Chris G
July 2018
Summer Cottage is tucked away in a secluded spot, yet only 5 minutes walk to the excellent Pheasant Inn. The cottage has recently been tastefully refurbished and has everything one could ask. We spent several evenings sitting in the garden and watching the water shrews in the stream. Humphrey Head is with easy walking distance for superb views over Morecambe Bay. Kents Bank Station is also within 20 minutes walk should you wish to use the spectacularly scenic Furness Line (highly recommended). Further in land is the gorgeous village of Cartmel with two Simon Rogan establishments, a microbrewery, an excellent wine bar, several pubs and an excellent cheese shop. I have seldom stayed anywhere so peaceful.
Mrs Holme
July 2012
Loved the cottage and its rural setting. Very tranquil. Small and friendly village and community nearby. Excellent location.
Gillian B
June 2017
Where do I begin. When we arrived at this quiet location our first impression from the outside was it was very small, compact, tight parking spot and very muddy. We entered to find the kitchen on the left was very dull and in desperate need of updating. Sink area and worktop had black mold around and very heavily stained which could not be removed. Outdated kitchen cutlery and utensils. Outside was appalling. SCAFFOLDING in the back garden, which took up a quarter of the back garden. Dirty patio, fence needed painting, the blue form in the advertising picture was absolutely filthy (under an overgrown tree) in the back garden, BBQ was filthy and hadn't been used for years (rusty). When we did try and sit out we got wet as constant dripping from the plastic corrugated roofing. Bushes and tree needed cutting back, hardly a garden to sit in. Stream was lovely but picture makes it look far bigger than it actually is. The grassed area looks part of your garden and accessible but beware it is not. Waste bin completely FULL on arrival, expected it to be removed later that day, but it was not. Drinks coasters needed wiping, zip was broken on the settee cover. Beds extremely comfy and bedding lovely. We went home after 3 days and bins still not emptied. ONE WEEKS RENT WOULD RESOLVE MOST PROBLEMS.
Rick S
December 2017
A nice cottage in a very peaceful setting. Everything you need, but compact to the point of slightly cramped, if you're tall you will be bumping your head on the light fittings, eaves, cooker hood, bathroom cabinet etc! The accommodation is spread across three floors with two bathrooms, the ground floor has the shower so there's two flight of stairs to contend with if you want a shower but it is a good powerful one. Open fire in living area (take your own logs etc.) and effective central heating. Kitchen is well equipped, if a little dated, beds very comfortable, babbling brook at the end of the small garden is a nice touch. There's parking, but if you've two cars this will test your skills! Decent sized TVs and good wifi. Overall a good find and we are looking forward to visiting again.
August 2014
Really lovely little cottage .Great value for money , very well equipped .Quiet location ideal for relaxing holiday , good pub few minutes walk away . Would definitely book again .
June 2015
After searching for a rental that would permit two dogs I found Summer Cottage. A birthday treat for my best friend. The cottage is in wonderful surroundings , secluded with a private garden complete with a stream at the bottom. The accommodation was clean , but a little tatty , the sofa cushions have stains , the kitchen kick boards were loose, the garden table in dire need of a lick of paint.Bushes could trimmed back , weeding. Small details that could be rectified easily. Just cosmetic . Having said that. The kitchen is very well equipped for a rental, the shower was fantastic , and having two toilets to use is always a bonus. From the property there is a walk along to the end of the road which was ideal for doggys last walk of the night before bed - just remember to take a torch and beware of the low flying bats! During the day We took a left at the end of the road and walked along to , " Humphries Head." Although there isn't a path the motorists are exceptionally pleasant , will smile and wave and more importantly , don't drive round the roads like loons !! You are a short drive from Grange over Sands with some lovely little shops and a fine place to stop for tea and cake, and to pick up a lovely home cooked meal to take away for tea, " hazel mere." The property is welcoming and warm, sitting in the garden watching the stream was very relaxing. It is such a shame that the property next door seems abandoned, the garden is in quite an advanced state of neglect and it kind of spoils the beauty of the place. Such a shame. Something else to be aware of if travelling with dogs. The end house has two dogs, an old looking lab type and a bouncy pointer type. Both dogs seemed to be free to roam the area, although would recall, if reluctantly, when the owner shouted. Unfortunately the same could not be said for an older man with a border collie. His dog came flying over to mine - a rescue Lakeland , who gets very distressed when other dogs approach in such a manner, and the man pretty much done nothing. We asked him several times to please get his dog away. He eventually harrumphed over to grab his collarless dog , told my friend to , keep her hair on, bloody rude, and dragged the dog away. This is the kind of information I find invaluable . You may be in a similar position , with a rescue dog , or a nervous dog. Being told to keep your hair on isn't really acceptable when all you are trying to do is protect, and calm your dog down . It might be worthwhile taking a walking stick out with you if you are concerned , always better to be safe than sorry . So , in summary , lovely property, lovely area . Next door is a bit of an abandoned ramshackle, not something the owners of summer cottage can do anything about but be prepared for the jungle over the fence. Good walking ,nice pub within walking distance , " the pheasant" which is dog friendly and didn't feel at all like a local pub for local people, if you know what I mean. Comfy beds, comfy sofas, good shower, hot water, well equipped kitchen , excellent wifi . Nice balcony off living room . One inconsiderate , rude, local dog owner. Oh and check out is 10am prompt , and please, if you depart on a Wednesday , please put the bins out , we had nowhere to put our rubbish as bins hadn't been emptied .
January 2014
Myself and my friends had a lovely short stay at this beautiful cottage in allithwaite. Nicely decorated and layed out inside, with a lovely balcony overlooking the gardens and fields beyond. Small gravelled garden off the kitchen with a lovely sitting out area, barbeque and wonderful stream flowing at the bottom. The dogs loved it and so did we!The cottage isn't isolated and you have neighbours either side, though you would never know. The only small problem we had was getting the oven to work, and maybe the inclusion of some logs for the fire would have been nice, considering the time of year that we went. Though having said that the central heating in the cottage was very good. Just like having an open fire - if It was a very relaxing and very enjoyable holiday, only a short drive away from the south lakes. We went for a short break in October but would love to go back in summer to make full use of that balcony and garden.
September 2013
This cottage is very good. Lovely clean rooms with kitchen and dining area with door to the small garden with a stream. Having 2 bathrooms - one ground floor and one top floor was good. A pub with good food and friendly staff was a few minutes walk away. Although I wouldn't have wanted to stay there with young children because of the stream and a dog continually fouled the garden while we were there!
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