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Olde Blue Bell Cottages
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 140 reviews
by Tsahi on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A wonderful place

This place is wonderful. Location is great both for the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Mary is very friendly accommodating and responsive to all questions and needs. The house itself is very well maintained and the kitchen is something all hosts should learn from. I will not hesitate to return when I am next in the area. Highly recommended. (Coach House)

by Carol & Charlie on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A great loaction

The cottage was in a great position - 20 minute drive from Kendal and 25 minutes from Bowness. There were many walks nearby for our Westie. The small seating area outside front door was great to sit in the sun, and the separate garden at the back nice and private. The cottage had everything you needed including extra fast Internet. Cottage was very clean. Everything worked perfectly. We would definitely stay There again. Thank you Carol. (Olde Blue Bell Barn)

by Amanda on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A lovely cottage

The cottage was very nice it had everything we needed for our stay. Mary was very helpful providing some local information on walks or places for food. The garden area was very private and pleasant. (Olde Blue Bell Barn)

by Lizzie on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A place to relax

The Coach House was a comfortable, well-equipped, spotless home-from-home where we could relax as soon as we walked through the door. We loved the location, as we were within easy reach of the Southern Lake District, as well as many other places of interest. Mary was an excellent host, responding to messages very quickly. She was there to greet us, and was on hand offering help if needed. Also, she knows the area well so could give excellent recommendations for swimming and kayaking.

by Beccy on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Highly Recommend

Such a lovely cottage, fantastic communication before stay. So clean fresh and well presented property, lots of wild water swimming opportunities in close proximity. Lovely welcome nibbles upon arrival. Can't fault. Highly recommend. Great value money. (Olde Blue Bell Cottage)

by Katie on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A brilliant week

Thank you Mary for a brilliant week in the Lake District. It was our first time to the Lake District and Olde Blue Bell Cottage was a perfect location for exploring the lakes and surrounding area. It was ideal for families and dogs, feeling very safe and plenty of open space to make the most of the what sunshine we got!! The welcome tray of tea, coffee and biscuits, not to mention snuggle blankets and rugs were a very thoughtful touch. We will definitely be recommending your cottages to our family and friends, and hope to return ourselves very soon! Thank you again Mary for being a wonderful host and for going out of your way to help ensure we had the best holiday at the lakes!

by Lucy on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Fantastic place!

What a lovely week we had at Mary's cottage. Fantastic host, one of the best we have had, always in contact. On our arrival, a welcome tray waiting for us after a long journey and even a dog snuggle mat which went down a treat. The cottage has everything you need even down to shampoo and shower gel, one of the best places we have stayed at for all those little touches. a great base for exploring the area. (Coach House)

by Stuart on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Very comfortable & great location.

The Coach House was very comfortable and in a great spot. It had everything you need with great showers with plenty of hot water. Comfortable beds and very quiet and peaceful. Thanks Mary for a lovely week.

by Ben on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A fantastic week!

We had a fantastic week at Mary's beautiful cottage - it has everything you need for your stay, and Mary was really hospitable with great tips about the local area. We'd love to come back. (Olde Blue Bell Cottage)

by Xavier on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
An ideal spot

We had a really great week staying at the Coach House. Well equipped, super clean, modern interior with lovely character dating back 300 years. It was an ideal spot to explore the lake district from. Looking forward to our next visit. Full recommend*****

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Apr 29, 2017
by Sharon, Sean & Roy on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
The Coach House

We stayed at the Coach House at the end of March and had a truly enjoyable stay in beautiful surroundings. Mary was so welcoming and a font of knowledge. The accommodation was all we could ask for, a real home from home, everything that was necessary for a perfect holiday. Would love to have stayed for a second week! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Thank you for your lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Coach House, and exploring this beautiful area. We hope we will see you again sometime. Mary

Aug 17, 2016

Thank you for the lovely welcome – everything in the cottage one could possibly want .. thank you for a lovely stay

Hi Bernice, so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you. Mary

Jul 10, 2016
by Margaret Walton on Olde Blue Bell Cottages

I have just spent a week at Olde Bluebell Barn. It’s a lovely place and the pictures do not do it justice. I could quite easily live there. It is ideally located and is such a lovely place. Mary is very warm, friendly and helpful. I just cannot fault the accommodation and hope to return there very soon. Best place I have stayed in so far with the dog. Also the double bed is very comfortable. I was sad to leave.

Jul 10, 2016
by Karen & Steve on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Home from Home

This year was our fourth year back at Blue Bell Cottage, we had a wonderful holiday the cottage is conveniently located for easy access to the rest of the lakes. There are plenty of lovely walks close by if you don’t want to travel to far such as Sandside, Arnside, Levens Park and Dallam Park. There’s plenty of local pubs serving excellent food within a 10 minute drive the Hare and Hounds at Leven and the Watermill at Ings are both worth a visit. Mary is a gem nothing is to much trouble for her and she’s the font of all knowledge about the Lake District. We’ve already booked to come back next year and can’t wait our family and dogs love it!

May 31, 2016
by Stuart MacDonald on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Fantastic Cottage

Fantastic location just 8 minutes from M6 motorway with easy access to travel around the Lake District yet located in a lovely quiet village. Many lively walks within easy reach, great if like us you have a dog. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable stay including a lovely enclosed garden area with table and access to a BBQ, again great if you have a dog or small children. The cottage is very cosy with heating if needed, a new modern bathroom and well equipped kitchen. This is our fifth year staying in the cottage and the owner, Mary is absolutely lovely, nothing is any bother, she has become more of a friend over the years. Cannot recommend the cottage highly enough and great value too. Plenty of really good restaurants and pubs nearby and short joirney time to May places of interest such as Arnside, Kendal, Keswick and Lake Windemere. We’ll certainly be back again!

Olde Blue Bell Cottage, Annabel Westwood, March 2014
My husband and I have just spent three days/nights here and it was wonderful. The pictures of the cottage are fab but even they can’t do justice to how welcome and at home you feel when you walk through the door. The location is also fantastic because you feel remote, yet in just one mile you have a super restaurant, shops, pubs, butchers etc., and great local walks too (all thanks to Mary’s information folder!). We really felt spoilt for choice. A fantastic break that I wish had been longer!

The Coach House, Barbara, Wendy, Meg & Alison, February 2014
The Coach House was perfect for our friend’s reunion weekend. Spacious but very warm and cosy so didn’t care about the weather outside!! Would definitely recommend to others

Olde Blue Bell Cottage, Annette Dunning, January 2014
Well we just love it here. Stayed about 4 or 5 times now and in all weathers!! Hot, Snowy, rainy and perfect every time. Everything you could wish for, lovely walks, pubs, hiking , Shops close by, and most of all such a cosy well maintained cottage with a lovely hostess Mary to top it all, look forward to our next trip x x

Olde Blue Bell Barn,Diane & John, February 2013
Our grandson was immediately taken with the “upside down” cottage we loved the fantastic views. The cottage was warm, clean and well equipped and owners were very helpful and supplied plenty of local info within the cottage. We found it to be the perfect base for exploring, just so much to do every day. Our grandson Jack (4yrs) told us “It’s the best holiday ever” what more could you ask!

Olde Blue Bell Cottage, Karen & Steve, August 2013
Just got back from a great week at the cottage, it’s in a good location with easy access to the rest of the Lakes, we visited Bowness on Windermere, Keswick, Kendal, Dallam and Levens Parks, Fell Foot and Arnside coastal walk, our dogs thoroughly enjoyed their holiday. Lovely walk 2 minutes away up to Heversham Head. Mary was really helpful so much information we were spoilt for choice where to visit first. Local pub 2 minutes’ walk away is great for an evening drink and wind down.

Olde Blue Bell Barn, Sharon, July 2013
4 of us stayed in The Barn and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location-wise, the local pub is only a five-minute walk away; the village centre only a five-minute drive. We took our Staffie with us and there were plenty of walks for us to enjoy. Accommodation-wise, the scenery from the lounge window was breath-taking. The rooms were clean, comfortable and warm. The welcome pack listed all local amenities including restaurants to takeaways and local attractions. Overall we were all very impressed 🙂

The Coach House, Stuart Pratt, February 2013
We stayed in the wonderful cottage for four nights, and can honestly say that the amenities and quality of accommodation was 5 star, everything you need for your stay is provided along with tea, coffee and other provisions provided by the owner Mary when you arrive. Location and surrounding area is perfect for Windermere and Arnside. Our children loved the cottage and will most definitely not be using any other accommodation as I believe this cannot be bettered.

Olde Blue Bell Barn, Nick Blunt, September 2012
We returned to the cottage after having stayed 10 years previous! The cottage has a fantastic view and is well equipped with all the home comforts, pets are very welcome and it is a great base for exploring the south lakes .the owners are nearby if you need any advice or information on days out. We will definitely be returning in the future.

The Coach House, Tony & Gina, September 2012
We have just spent a week at The Coach House celebrating my wife’s parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. We really enjoyed our stay as the accommodation and location were excellent. The house is a credit to Mary and really does feel like a home from home. As for the location, this was our 1st visit to The Lakes and The Coach House gave us excellent access to all the beauty spots including Ambleside, Bowness etc. Kendal is also a stone’s throw away for all your shopping needs. We hope to return.

COVID-19 Update 

We have reopened and happy to be welcoming guests again.

Last year we introduced a whole range of new protocols for cleaning and check-in to ensure your health and well-being, and the feedback from our customers is good! 

You can contact me direct on 07717171283 or with any questions.  


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