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Olde Blue Bell Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
Converted from an 18th century coaching inn, Olde Blue Bell Cottage is cosy, comfortable and full of character. It is located in the quiet village of Heversham. For a relaxing drink, there is a traditional pub just 5 minutes walk from the cottage, or to work up a thirst you can walk from the door up Heversham fell, and experience stunning views of the Lakeland hills and coastline. The Cottage has 3 bedrooms, a double and 2 twin rooms. The bathroom is newly refurbished with a large bath and powerful shower, finished in natural ceramic tiles with contemporary chrome tap fittings. The downstairs comprises an kitchen-diner and separate lounge, where a mixture of stonework, wooden beams and natural wood has been used to give a relaxing yet rustic feel. A cast iron, coal effect fire mak...Converted from an 18th century coaching inn, Olde Blue Bell Cottage is cosy, comfortable and full of character. It is located in the quiet village of Heversham. For a relaxing drink, there is a traditional pub just 5 minutes walk from the cottage, or to work up a thirst you can walk from the door up Heversham fell, and experience stunning views of the Lakeland hills and coastline. The Cottage has 3 bedrooms, a double and 2 twin rooms. The bathroom is newly refurbished with a large bath and powerful shower, finished in natural ceramic tiles with contemporary chrome tap fittings. The downstairs comprises an kitchen-diner and separate lounge, where a mixture of stonework, wooden beams and natural wood has been used to give a relaxing yet rustic feel. A cast iron, coal effect fire makes the lounge a really cosy room in which to unwind after a day on the fells or touring the lakes, and full gas central heating can be thermostatically set to a temperature of your liking, ensuring the cottage is as warm or as cool as you like it. The lounge has a digital flat screen TV, DVD player, and a combined CD/radio, and there is also free wireless internet in the cottage. The kitchen was hand crafted by a local joiner, and is equipped with a with a halogen hob, electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. An oak style laminate wood flooring runs throughout. We keep the cupboards stocked with all the basic provisions you need to make holiday cooking a little easier, and a welcome tray with as much tea and coffee as you can drink will greet you from your journey. There is an enclosed courtyard garden for dining al fresco. The cosiness of this cottage makes it ideal for couples, families and friends alike. There is a small play park for children in the nearby field, a pub in the village, and walks from the door. We also welcome dogs. The village is ideally situated for site seeing or walking in both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Lake Windermere for example is 15 minutes by car to the southern most tip where you can catch a steamer for a relaxing journey around the lake. Or if you wish head directly into central lakes, Ambleside at the northern end of Lake Windermere is just 30 minutes away.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Dogs are welcomed in all our cottages, there is a simple £10 per dog fee, which can be paid on arrival. We automatically accept 3 dogs, but if you wish to bring additional dogs this must be agreed directly with Olde Blue Bell Cottages.
Bedrooms
3 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Mary D
Hosting since October 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOn your day of arrival you can check in any time after 2.30pm. A code will be sent to you in the week prior to your arrival to enable you to access the key from a secure box located by the front door to the cottage. We leave a welcome tray with as much tea and coffee as you can drink to refresh you from your journey and will pop round after your arrival to check you have settled in and provide some local tips. There is a folder full of information about the cottage and local amenities, restaurants, places to visit, maps to guide you around Cumbria, and a box of leaflets about visitor attractions, boat and train rides, outdoor activities, and much more. We also live in the village so are on hand for any queries or help required.

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Reviews (20)
Andrea P
Andrea P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Olde Blue Bell Cottage
Absolutely beautiful well maintained cottage, can wait to visit again. Thanks so much Mary for making us feel so welcome ☺
Visited August 2021
Written 22 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Larysa B
Larysa B
London, United Kingdom36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
LOVED IT! 😍
From start to finish it's been perfect! Mary is a lovely host and a very nice person. She answered all our questions about the area and was always willing to help if needed. Even though there are 3 cottages next to each other, you wouldn't know that you were next to anyone else. Each cotis very private. Our cottage had everything you need - even little things like tea and coffee to start your holiday. A welcome pack was a lovely touch! Mattresses are very comfy, so you are guaranteed a good night sleep. Lovely places and cute villages around to visit. The only negative - we wish we could stay longer 🥰 We will be back! Thank you, Mary!
Visited May 2021
Written 16 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Linda G
Linda G
Hornchurch, United Kingdom273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings
Good quiet location for the Lake District. Milnthorpe is approx 5 minute drive, which is a quaint town with great supermarket. The cottage is spotlessly clean, and Mary the owner makes you feel so welcome. There are lovely touches, with a stock of items in the kitchen and sufficient tea and coffee for your stay. I cannot praise this accommodation enough. You have stunning views of Arnside and most tourist areas are close by. We were welcomed by the owner who has a wealth of knowledge and give advice for the area and encourages you to embrace the beauty of the area. I highly recommend this accommodation for a lovely relaxing holiday.
Visited September 2019
Written 19 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sue19592801
Sue19592801
Windsor, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage and great location
Our stay at Olde Blue Bell Cottage was delightful. Mary has certainly considered everything in making it comfortable and welcoming. The location means most places we visited were no more than 20-30 mins away. Very easy to find and some lovely walks just across the road. Mary was a lovely host and was available if we needed for information etc.. Would highly recommend.
Visited September 2019
Written 16 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sightsee750515
Sightsee750515
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfy cottage in peaceful surroundings
Beautiful and well equipped cottage far enough away from town to be peaceful but close enough to visit shops with a short drive. The owner, Mary was lovely and let us know straight away where we could find her if we had any problems. We didnt need to though as everything was provided for a lovely stay. From the coffee tray for our arrival and the wealth of info provided about the area and places to visit we couldnt have wished for more. The area itself is stunning and there are plenty of places to walk your dog and check out the lovely scenery and wildlife. The nearby Arnside village is lovely too with a few interesting shops. Getting around is easy with a car and we were able to visit further afield without problems. I would definitely recommend this cottage and would book again myself without hesitation.
Visited August 2019
Written 4 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Travel663122
Travel663122
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and this beautiful area. It was lovely to meet you, hope you'll be back one day! Mary
Written 17 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vera H
Vera H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Olde Blue Bell Coach House
We had a lovely week stay at the coach house it was very clean and comfortable everything you needed was there the dogs were made very welcome Mary the owner is very friendly and helpful will visit again
Visited August 2019
Written 25 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Travel663122
Travel663122
It was lovely to meet you all, I'm so glad you enjoyed your week, and that the cottage provided you with a comfy holiday base. I will look forward to seeing you all again sometime. Mary
Written 26 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny W
Jenny W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage!
The cottage is lovely, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and with everything you could need for your stay. The weather was fantastic when we were there and we enjoyed relaxing after a busy day in the lovely courtyard garden which was also very secure for our dogs. Mary made us feel very welcome and supplied loads of information about the local area, shops, restaurants and pubs. Highly recommended!
Visited June 2019
Written 2 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Travel663122
Travel663122
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you, so glad you enjoyed your holiday, the Lakes really do sparkle in this weather! Hope to see you again sometime. Mary
Written 6 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martin I
Martin I
Powburn, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Short stay s
Fantastic stay in this well equipped and spotlessley clean cottage . Mary the owner was very welcoming and helpful with information regarding the local area . The cottage is ideally situated in the south lakes close to arnside silverdale and with coniston only a 20 min drive. Can't recommend this place enough
Visited May 2019
Written 6 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Travel663122
Travel663122
Thank you Martin for such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and revisiting this beautiful area. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely dog Meg.
Written 19 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mikieema
mikieema
Rome, Italy42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Authentic country cottage!
The house is excellent! Very nicely refurnished and very clean. It’s full of accessorises and very very clean. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom is newly renovated. There is a car park close to the house. The neighbourhood is quite and in 10-15 minutes by car you’re in the Lake District! Highly recommended!
Visited April 2019
Written 2 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Travel663122
Travel663122
So glad you enjoyed your holiday, and found the cottage a comfortable base from which to explore the Lake District. Thank you for your lovely review. Mary
Written 2 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison M
Alison M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Winter Break
Blue bell cottage is a lovely little cottage with everything you need.. great location for the lakes and exploring the estuary area.. a lovely touch was giving me a plant as they knew it was a birthday treat! Thank x
Visited March 2019
Written 14 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Travel663122
Travel663122
So glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and had fun exploring this beautiful area. Lovely to meet you both, and of course your gorgeous dog. Hope to see you again. Mary x
Written 14 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Playground
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighbourhood
Just 15 minutes from Lake Windermere, and just 10 minutes from the coastline, the quiet village of Heversham is perfectly placed for a whole host of breathtaking views. The stunning coastline of Arnside is a designated area of outstanding beauty, and is on the outskirts of the Leighton Moss RSPB nature reserve. Walks over the Arnside Knott reveal a 360 degree panorama of both coastline and fells. The area is excellent for low level walks or cycling. You can walk from the door of the cottage over Heversham Head for beautiful views and stunning sunsets. The village of Milnthorpe is a mile away, with a Booths supermarket, family butchers, and a whole host of other useful shops and places to eat and drink. The location is perfect for exploring the spectacular Lakeland scenery, as well as providing easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and Penines. We provide maps for the area, and a whole box full of leaflets with ideas on places to visit, or activities to try. It is an ideal base for a whole host of outdoor activities or just chilling out!
Getting around
There is a bus that runs through the village to take you all the way through the centre of the Lake District. 1st stop Kendal, last stop Keswick, with stops at Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere on route. Arnside train station is just 5 miles from the cottage, providing access to south Lakes or Lancaster, Morecambe and beyond. Oxenholme is the station on the main line from Manchester to Scotland, and is situated on the outskirts of Kendal. There are also a number of local taxis.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The cottage is located in the village of Heversham, and only 10 minutes from junction 35 on the M6. It's very easy to find by car, and full directions will be sent with your booking confirmation. If you are travelling by train, Oxenholme is the main line station just on the outskirts of Kendal. It's about 6 miles from Heversham, taxi is the best easy to complete your journey. Arnside station is 4 miles away. Our nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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