At a glance
- Rural, peaceful Lake District location
- One of just five boutique-style properties on a luxury cottage complex
- Spa and swimming pool access, plus private yoga and a personal chef available
About the property
Potter Tarn Cottage is situated in a beautiful, secluded part of the Lake District, yet also within a short drive of Kendal and Windermere. Set on a five-star cottage complex (there are just four other boutique-style properties) with three acres of tranquil gardens, Potter Tarn is an excellent choice for a relaxing luxury cottage holiday in the UK. Enjoy lovely country walks and bike rides from your door, the sounds of birdsong and sheep on neighbouring farmland, and a supreme level of comfort. With an on-site spa and swimming pool available for your exclusive use, as well as the option to book a private chef who will cook dinner in your cottage in time for your return ‘home’, Potter Tarn Cottage is ideal for pure indulgence.
The spacePotter Tarn Cottage is a spacious Lakeland cottage decorated in a contemporary Cumbrian style. Inside, there are beautiful, exposed stone walls that add a characterful backdrop to the neutral décor, slate grey flooring and wooden ceiling beams.
The cottage layout is set out mainly over the ground floor, with just a few steps here and there, so can be a good choice if you’ve got lively little ones in tow, or find climbing stairs difficult. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen area is a sociable space where you can be cooking, yet still be involved with conversations going on in the lounge area. There are two comfy sofas, a Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix built-in, and a log-burner to make those winter evenings even more cosy. The cottage also features music control pads and Bluetooth technology so that you can play songs from your own collection, or stream music.
The bespoke kitchen has plenty of prep space, including a stylish island with a built-in wine rack, as well as everything you could need to prepare delicious meals including a double oven, instant convection hob and fridge/freezer, plus pots and pans. A dining table with space to seat four in comfort is right next to the two large windows and French doors, which flood the space with natural light.
If the weather is being kind, open up the French doors and dine outside on your private, part-shaded patio where there are views that extend across the meadow. There is also a BBQ if you’d like to cook up some local Cumberland sausages on a summer’s evening.
There are two bedrooms: the first has a super-king bed and an en-suite shower and bath, whilst the second bedroom has a super-king bed (but can be arranged into a twin room on request) and an en-suite wet room with shower. Both bedrooms also have their own TV which is handy for times when you feel like sloping off to bed early and snuggling up with a film.
For nature-lovers, there’s a ‘nature spotter diary’ in the cottage for noting sightings of wildlife, drawing pictures, adding photos or pressings. You’ll also find bird and nature guides to help you identify species. If you’d like to study the dark night skies more closely, stargazing equipment can be dropped off at the cottage on request and on a clear night there is lots to see.
Guest accessIf you arrive before 7pm you will be met by a member of staff who will show you to your cottage and how everything works. For later arrivals, there is self-check-in, but a member of staff will welcome you the following morning. The cottage also has a dedicated parking area.
SustainabilityThe complex on which Potter Tarn Cottage is situated is committed to minimising its environmental impact and caring for the surrounding countryside. It has a private water supply, while renewable biomass and solar power is generated on site. Recycling facilities include guest composting bins for food waste, while bark chippings are created in the grounds and used in the garden borders. There’s also a tree-planting programme, whilst nature is encouraged to thrive through measures like adding plants and wildflowers that attract pollinators including bees and butterflies. Meanwhile, eco-friendly cleaning products are used where possible and items included in welcome hampers are sourced locally.
If you'd like to offset the carbon emissions from your trip get in touch and we can arrange this for a small fee.
Keep in mindCheck-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00
Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.
Book with confidence: If your booking is affected by new Government travel restrictions which were not known at the time of booking, and you're legally unable to travel, we will arrange with the property owner to refund 100% of your holiday cost.
- Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
- No parties or events
- Please keep noise to a minimum
- You will be asked to pre-book a time slot for your exclusive use of the spa facilities, including the swimming pool
- Children welcome
- Two well-behaved dogs permitted by prior arrangement
- Dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens and also on the walking routes that enter farmland. However, dogs can run free in a field opposite the cottage complex