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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Old Codgers Cottage, Windermere, sleeps 4

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Old Codgers Cottage
LA23 1ED

Old Codgers Cottage, Windermere, Cumbria

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £400.00

This Victorian, mid-terrace cottage is located in the charming town of Windermere, Cumbria and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Old Codgers Cottage is a superb mid-terrace holiday home nestled in the Lake District town of Windermere. It comprises two double bedrooms, sleeping four guests in total. There is also a shower room with shower, kitchen/diner and sitting room with coal effect gas fire.

To the exterior is a patio/yard area with garden furniture, along with visitor permit parking to the front on a first come, first served basis and a permit for one car. Old Codgers Cottage promises a memorable stay in a beautiful part of Cumbria.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Both my husband and I travel extensively each year, and one week each year we book a cottage to take my elderly mother in law on a holiday. This year, booking Old Codgers Cottage through Sykes Cottages was a HUGE mistake! I can only assume that some of the ositive reviews praising the cottage have been posted by the owner and friends and family as it is NOT the cottage that we stayed in, as our photos will show! We have also noted that a number of bad reviews have been removed?! Firstly the parking permit is useless as we were only able to park outside the cottage once all week as other permit holders were permanently parked on the street! The cottage was filthy! Filthy windows, filthy garden furniture, filthy toilet brush & holder, stained pillows and divets, rusted microwave, rusted and dirty pans, broken window blind, broken wardrobe, the list goes on and on ..... The plates were child sized and there weren't enough pans for cooking, there were only two grotty table placement mats available when the cottage sleeps four. Nowhere to hang wet coats either! The worst part of our stay was the mattresses! They were rock hard and really uncomfortable as reported by previous guests and my poor mother in law aged 79 was so uncomfortable and barely slept all week! We complained to Sykes Cottages and requested compensation towards another holiday, to be informed that even though we booked through Sykes Cottages, they are NOT liable or responsible for anything to do with our stay at the cottage as our contract is with the cottage owner?! The cottage owner has cited wear and tear and dismissed our complaint outright! The owner states that no other tenant had raised issues with Old Codgers Cottage, completely untrue as we found on investigation, however, interestingly most of these negative reviews appear to have disappeared?! We though by booking through a company such as Sykes we would have some come back if things went wrong BUT apparently NOT! Currently Sykes have advised that shud we wish to pursue things further, we will have to involve a third party which we assume is legal representation to communicate with the cottage owner! Look at the photos, photos don't lie. Sykes are still letting this property despite my complaint and other complaints and the cottage also appears on other booking sites. It is clear that the owner is only interested in the money generated from the cottage and couldn't care less about the comfort or quality of stay of guests! It's looking like a trip to the small claims Court for recompense as bad landlords should not be allowed to exploit holiday makers by overcharging for sub standard properties and facilities! If there was an option for zero star that's what we would award! Shocking property & customer service!



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Gas central heating with coal effect gas fire
Electric oven, gas hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, DVDs, music system, CDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Highchair and travel cot available
Visitor permit parking to the front of the property on a first come, first served basis and visitor permit supplied for one car
Patio area with garden furniture
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops, pubs and cafes 1-minute walk

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Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lake Windermere - 1.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Holehird Gardens - 1.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Townend - 2.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Claife Viewing Station - 2.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 2.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Hill Top - 3.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Skelghyll Wood - 3.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Stagshaw Garden - 3.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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