Historic waterside

Entire cottage hosted by Julie

  1. 14 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 11 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
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Waterside house is an ancient farmhouse which sits in a large garden surrounded by fields and woodland, it has belonged to the Finsthwaite estate since it was build in 1580 . Its historical character is shown in the large fireplace and the beams ,( some of which are quite low)
Waterside is known as the home of the “Finsthwaite Princess”. who was the alleged illegitimate daughter of Bonnie Prince Charlie. She lived in three rooms on the first floor which were paneled out of scotch pine for her.

The space
The front door leads into a small porch from which you can access a boot room. It then leads into an atmospheric large living room with a huge ancient fireplace, where a wood burner is now installed. There is also a separate TV room (very low beams on the way leading into it ), dining room with a large ancient oak table, quirky WC and a kitchen with a door leading into the large garden. The outside garden provides a patio off the kitchen with garden furniture, a small stream and a barbeque.
The old oak staircase leads to the first floor with two spacious double bedrooms, a third large twin/double room in addition to 2 very large bathrooms. Three of these rooms were paneled in scotch pine for the ‘Finsthwaite Princess’ who lived in Waterside in the late 1760s. The other large bedroom was originally a hay loft, where you can still find the quirky old loft door now acting as a shutter overlooking the beautiful garden. Down some little steps is the third bedroom which is a twin room, which can be made up as a double bedroom.
Half way up the next set of stairs is a small landing with one double bedroom with ancient floorboards.
The third floor consists of a twin bedroom, which can also be made into a double bed and a large attic room which has two sets of bunk beds and a children’s den.
The oil fired central heating and the log burning stove make Waterside a very warm and cozy house.
There is a lot of parking at the back of the house, next to Waterside Barn which can be also rented separately as a venue.

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Newby Bridge, England, United Kingdom

Close to Waterside

Greenwood trails :
are beautiful woodland walks starting opposite the house passing through the Finsthwaite woodland up to Finsthwaite Tower, commemorating the battle of the Nile 1799, great Knott Wood and Finsthwaite Church.

High Dam Is a picturesque tarn near Finsthwaite church. A dam was built to supply water to the Bobbin Mill at Stott park. Easy pathways around the lake and brilliant for swimming in the summer.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill. This is a 19th century bobbin mill and now a working museum. It provided wooden bobbins to the weaving and spinning industries.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway leading to Lakeside from Haverthwaite. There is a stop at Newby Bridge Halt which is a two minute walk from Waterside! Trains run from Easter to the end of October .

The historic Windermere Lake Cruises which you can board at Lakeside {20 minute walk from the house or direct from the steam train} are a great way to explore 10.5 miles of Lake Windermere with stops at Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside.

Lakes Aquarium which is also at Lakeside.

Lakeland motor museum, which is between Newby bridge and Haverthwaite, holds a unique collections of 30,000 exhibits, in particular from the racing career of Sir Malcom and Donald Campbell.

Restaurants and Bars near by:

Swan hotel & Spa 5 minutes walk
Newby Bridge hotel
Café Ambio at the Lakeland Museum
Lakeside Hotel & Spa
Anglers Arms (pub) Backbarrow
White hart ( traditional english pub) Bouth
Masons Arms (Pub/ rustic food)

Cartmel village offers great culinary experience with:
L’Enclume Michelin star restaurant
Rogan& Co contemporary British
Cavendish Arms cozy traditional pub food
Cartmel coffee delicious cakes & coffee
Home of the sticky toffee pudding with its local shop

Historic sites near by:

Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness Impressive remains of a Cistercian Abbey
Piel castle, Piel Island Barrow-in-Furness
Cartmel village with its 12th century Priory
Hardknott Roman Fort , Hardknott Pass, Eskdale

Gardens :
Levens Hall - Ancient house and unique collection of Yew and Box trees (Topiary)
Holker Hall - 23 acres of formal and informal gardens which won many awards
Muncaster Castle – house, garden and hawk & owl centre
Lowther Castle - imposing ruin in beautiful parkland

Beatrice Potter in the lakes:
Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey, near Hawkshead is now a museum where Beatrix Potter used to live.
The World of Beatrix Potter children's experience of Beatrice Potter in Bowness on Windermere

Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature railway

Lake district best walks:

Helvellyn via Striding edge
The Old Man via Dow Crag
Blencathra via Sharp Edge
Langdale Pike via Stickle Tarn
Fairfield Horseshoe
Great gable

Nearest supermarket’s are in Ulverston: Booth, Marks and Spencer’s and Aldi
The local garage at Newby bridge has a Co op and Gregs

Hosted by Julie

  1. Joined in May 2021


    • Christina

    During your stay

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      Things to know

      House rules

      Check-in: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
      Checkout: 10:00 am
      Self check-in with key safe
      No smoking
      Pets are allowed

      Health & safety

      Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
      Carbon monoxide alarm
      Smoke alarm
      Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $926

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