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Olde Blue Bell Cottages
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 52 reviews
by Anita on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Great location

We had a great stay at The Coach House. It’s a great location for exploring the Lake District, in a peaceful location away from the tourist hotspots. The view over Arnside from the garden is stunning. There’s everything you need and it’s super cosy.”

by Julia on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Clean & cosy!

Mary was a lovely host, very knowledgeable and helpful. The accommodation was clean and us very cosy, with many unexpected extras that made our stay very pleasant. A bonus was that we were able to bring our dog and she also was well catered for. Thank you Mary for a great time!

by Kathryn on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
The Coach House

Mary was really helpful, answered any questions quickly and made the cottage very welcoming. Would definitely stay again!

by Anthony on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Perfect base for our 1st Lake District visit

Arrived 19th September 2020 for a week at Olde Blue Bell barn. It was well equipped with all the essentials and home comforts that we needed, and was the perfect base for our first visit to the Lake District. Mary was very friendly and made us feel welcome respecting social distancing. A lovely base to explore the beautiful scenery. We hope to return.

by Ala & Alison on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
The Barn

We have had a wonderful holiday at the "Olde Blue Bell Cottages"- this time in the Barn. We found the property spotless.
All Covid-19 changes and precautions carried out to the letter. The property was absolutely spotless.
Mary was, as usual the most welcoming and genuine hostess. We take our two dogs with us each holiday, and all of the cottages are set up to accommodate them perfectly.

All cottages are highly recommended.

by Kirsty on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Fabulous Location

What a fabulous location! Great cottage, wonderful host. Everything was perfect.

by Paul & Sarah on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
An excellent holiday property

Olde Blue Bell Barn was an excellent holiday property, ideally located for visiting all areas of the Lake District and also the Yorkshire Dales. We had a fabulous weeks holiday with our two dogs who were made very welcome. The property is a lovely size conveniently located in a village with walks from the door. The property is well equipped and well maintained. The host Mary is brilliant communication was prompt and very helpful. We would highly recommend this property if planning a visit to the Lake District.

by Stephen on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
Highly recommended

We had an excellent stay here and Mary was a great hostess. The cottage was spotless and tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival and doggie blankets were lovely extra touches. The surrouding area is so lovely, we mostly stayed local and went on walks straight from the front door. Highly recommended.

by Ryan on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A great place to stay

The Coach House is really well located and comfortable barn conversion. Nicely equipped and easy to access from the M6. About 25 mins or so to Windermere Mary was an outstanding host and was very prompt to reply to any messages prior to our trip. She sent us a range of restaurants, walks and activities beforehand, all taking into account current Covid restrictions. There was more information at the house on our arrival. All in all a great holiday and a great place to stay.

by Jon on Olde Blue Bell Cottages
A great cottage!

Olde Blue Bell Cottage is exceptionally clean, great amenities, lovely comfortable beds and a super hostess. The location is also great, not busy, great amenities 1 mile away in Milnthorpe, and close enough to Explore all The Lakes St your leisure. Some great local pubs with excellent dining. Definitely returning! Thank you Mary

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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 are currently closed until government restrictions are once again lifted.  We are accepting bookings from 12th April.  Please check our Terms & Conditions for our full policy on COVID affected bookings. 

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

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!   We look forward to welcoming you to Olde Blue Bell Cottages soon.


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