What people are saying about Ivythwaite Cottages


Our stay in The Cranny - Rating 5/5

Stayed here at the Cranny with my partner for a couple days for a romantic break and we were not disappointed. We were greeted promptly by Andrew who was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area and gave us some advice as it was our first time in Windermere. He ensured the room was prepared for us and the heating was set. The Cranny, which was ideally situated on a quiet road a few minutes walk from both Bowness and the centre of Windermere, was a home from home having a cosy, welcoming feel with its red and white theme and a couple rustic features. There were plenty of amenities and thoughtful touches including the fresh milk and cake provided to make our stay just that more memorable. We were both pleasantly surprised with the numerous essentials provided such as oil, salt and pepper and cleaning supplies. Had everything we needed including plenty of dishes and cookware, the cooking facilities comprised of a mini oven/grill with 2 hot plates perfect for cooking up a breakfast. We both enjoyed the addition of a Sky box and a couple board games for relaxing in the evenings after exploring the Lakes. There was plentiful hot water and bathroom amenities which we were thankful for after adventuring in the mountains. All in all we had a brilliant stay and didn’t want to leave, we will definitely be returning!

Reviewer: Emil | Fri 18th Nov 2022 | 1 year ago

We absolutely loved staying at The Nook - Rating 5/5

Highly recommend staying here - perfect cottage for two in a wonderful location. The cottage look great in the photographs and they don't actually do it justice! Obviously a lot of care has gone into making it the ideal holiday retreat. Clean, comfortable, homely, very well equipped and ample space for two to relax after days out exploring the area.

Reviewer: Dianne | Fri 18th Nov 2022 | 1 year ago

Lovely few days away - Rating 5/5

Excellent location. quiet and just a lovely little cottage. A big thank you to our hosts for making us feel so welcome.

Reviewer: David | Tue 16th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago

Simply Fabulous - Rating 5/5

What a lovely neat clean and tidy cottage, fully equipped, cable tv, digital radio and everything you would want for a great getaway. The host had prepared their own map of local highlights for us to see along with lots of relevant information that was easy to follow. The hosts Andrew and Abigail had prepared the best cottage we have ever stayed in.

Reviewer: Lyle | Tue 16th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago

Perfect location and cosy accommodation - Rating 5/5

This is a really lovely place to stay. The location was perfect, it was easy to find and felt like our own little oasis. It was warm and welcoming and had everything you could possibly need including milk which many places dont include and some homemade cakes which were a really nice addition. The bed was comfy, and sky movies was a really nice little unexpected extra. This really is a perfect place to stay.

Reviewer: Hannah | Tue 16th Aug 2022 | 1 year ago

Nice accommodation, good location - Rating 5/5

Just come home from staying in the Cranny for two nights. Lovely clean and comfortable room with everything you could need. Host's also left us some homemade muffins, lovely touch! Great location, I would be happy to stay again!

Reviewer: Ellen | Mon 14th Feb 2022 | 2 years ago

Very nice little cottage - Rating 5/5

Very nice little cottage, clean and everything we needed was there. It's a nice snug cottage, which is perfect for a couple. Lovely chocolate brownies was there on our arrival, which was very tasty, hats off to you if you made them. Milk, coffee etc also there. Would love to come back in there summer months, but great winter break.

Reviewer: Mark | Mon 10th Jan 2022 | 2 years ago

Comfortable, central, well equipped cottage, close to all amenities and a friendly welcome - Rating 5/5

Brilliant location, walking distance of all facilities and central for Windermere and Bowness. Also has great walks on the doorstep. Cottage was exceptionally well equipped for all catering needs, warm and comfortable.

Reviewer: Steve | Sun 2nd Jan 2022 | 2 years ago

Perfect stay and would definitely stay again when in the area - Rating 5/5

Andrew and Abigail were amazing hosts. The Cranny we stayed in was cosy and comfortable and had every facility we needed for our four night stay. Location was perfect, 10 minutes either way to Bowness or Windermere. The plentiful and locally sourced breakfast kept us going for the day and a lovely touch of home made muffins to take with us on our day out.

Reviewer: Callum | Sun 14th Nov 2021 | 2 years ago

Beautiful stay at "The Nook" - Rating 5/5

Cottage was perfect for 2. I stayed for 7 nights with my husband. Very comfortable and clean with a great location. Walking distance into the centre of windermere and bowness. Would highly recommend and would love to return.

Reviewer: Caroline | Sun 12th Sep 2021 | 2 years ago

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