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At the heart of the National Park, Windermere has a vibrant atmosphere close to England's largest lake and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

The small town of Windermere is positioned beside the banks of (lake) Windermere and along with its neighbouring town of Bowness-on-Windermere form two of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

Its central position makes it the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Lake District National Park and offers easy access to the water where you can take one of the famous steamers or launches that regularly depart and arrive throughout the day; it's a great way to fully appreciate the majesty of the area with stunning views of the mountainous landscape all around.

In town there is a bustling atmosphere where you'll find a good selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and cosy pubs. There also plenty of excellent visitor attractions close by such as the Lakeland Motor Museum, Lake District Visitor Centre or Wray Castle, or why not visit the Steamboat Museum itself and learn about the fascinating history of these iconic craft.

Young and old alike will enjoy a visit to the World of Beatrix Potter where her famous animal characters and all of her stories are brought to life; cross the lake to visit Hill Top, the author's own home, now lovingly restored as in tribute to her life and work.

Situated a short distance to the east is the pretty village of Staveley, positioned between the River Kent and Gowan; and handily placed for both the Lakes hot spots and the beautiful Kent Valley.

See for yourself why Windermere is the ideal Lake District destination and search for Windermere Holiday Cottages.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Dougal’s Den Ref: CC127229
Dougal’s Den sits in a quiet backwater of Windermere, just off the centre of this now rather cosmopolitan town which has been pedestrianised to create uniquely paved walkways lined with interesting shops, cafes and bars dotted with discreet lighting, the streets quite a spectacular site in the evenings. Some wonderful and rewarding walks can be enjoyed straight from the door, the views from nearby Orrest Head are certainly worth the hike.
Dougal’s Den, a stylish, mid terraced Lakeland cottage, is very well equipped and of good quality throughout, providing a welcoming base for the smaller party and their very own ’Dougal’. The cosy lounge room set out around the warming gas fire, offers a comfortable retreat after a day’s sightseeing or walking whilst the quality beds dressed in fresh white linens ensure a good night’s rest. A further sitting room on the lower ground floor is ideal for those gamers among you as it has a TV with Sony Playstation along with a selection of books and games.

Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises:
Sitting room: With Freeview TV/DVD and deep cushioned sofas arranged around the gas fireplace.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
Rear door to small enclosed courtyard with seating.
Lower Ground Floor:
Sitting room: With TV, Playstation and a selection of books and games.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC

All gas, electric, towels and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Outside: On street parking for one car via permit.

WAS
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£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3
Helm View Ref: LD9

Located within the heart of the Lake District, Helm View is situated in the secluded tree-lined district of Annisgarth, a short walk from the centre of both Windermere and Bowness and five minutes on foot from the open countryside with views over Windermere and beyond. This modernised Lakeland slate house is a spacious retreat combining tradition with modern facilities and the chance to relax in front of the log fire or on the patio. There are numerous attractions nearby with outdoor activities, sightseeing, shops, restaurants, Lake Windermere and the Beatrix Potter visitor attractions. Ambleside and Hawkshead are within five miles. Shops
1 mile.

Step to entrance. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors to garden and large modern fitted beamed kitchen. Games room. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - no fuel provided
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Gamecube
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden and patio with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
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£412-£1070
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Calgarth Lodge Ref: CC127241
White Cross Bay Leisure Park has been awarded a four star award by Visit England along with the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation, so guests can be assured not only of a high standard of accommodation but also of a location doing its utmost to protect the local environment. Set mid way between Ambleside and Windermere, the park is situated in the very heart of the Lake District within 60 acres of wooded parklands, which run right down to the shores of Lake Windermere. White Cross Bay has an indoor heated swimming pool, with sauna, solarium and gym, all payable on site, as well as a modern clubhouse bar and restaurant with regular daytime and evening entertainment. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the site, details available at reception. Launching is also available should you have your own boat, with prior arrangement.
Calgarth Lodge enjoys a peaceful, wooded location on the site, a short walk from the Lake shore and the excellent facilities that White Cross Bay has to offer.

Ground Floor: Property has gas fired central heating and comprises;
Hallway
Open plan living accommodation with...
Kitchen: With gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Dining/Lounge area: Enjoying direct access to the decking, TV with DVD and video and en electric fire place.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail
Bedroom 1: With double bed, good range of fitted units and en-suite with shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and fitted units.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available throughout the park. Excellent leisure facilities available, payable on site.Outside: Private parking. Decked area with seating, patio heater and BBQ provided. Washer/dryer and bike storage available.

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£425-£830
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Sycamore Ref: 17997

Ideal base for touring the Lake District National Park

This comfortable first floor holiday apartment is ideal for those looking for a central location within walking distance of a variety of shops and a good choice of restaurants close at hand. There is a regular bus service and the railway station is situated close by. The property is within a few minutes walk of Lake Windermere, the longest lake in England, where pleasure cruises can be taken, or take the ferry to Ambleside for an alternative day out. The Beatrix Potter Exhibition is close by and well worth a visit. Shops, pub and restaurants 15 metres.

External stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

NSH, electric panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
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£201-£569
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Designed by Augustus (AWN) Pugin for the original directors of The Kendal Windermere railway, Number One , the flagship house on The Terrace is now available as a holiday let sleeping 14 people. The house has been renovated in a boutique hotel style, whilst retaining the features which gave it its grade II listing.
On the ground floor there is a beautiful hand made kitchen with 4 oven Aga, it’s a fabulous space to cook up a gastronomic delight. Next door is a large utility room for those muddy boots and dogs and a very posh downstairs toilet. The large lounge has sumptuous leather Chesterfield sofas to seat up to 20 people in front of the fire. Perhaps Number One’s most special feature is a bar/dining room/party room. We’ve designed the space around get togethers, it has the capacity for the occupants of both number One and Two The terrace to dine together or if you’ve taken even more of our 5 houses on The Terrace you can push the tables back and use the room as your very own bar. There’s even a shuffleboard in the hallway for inter house tournaments.
On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms each with their own unique style. Bedroom one is a king size with en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a super king size sleigh bed. Bedroom 3 is a standard double with antique style metal bedstead. Bedroom 4 is decorated and furnished in French style. There is also a large family bathroom with walk in wet room and huge free standing bath
The second floor is home to a room we affectionately call "The Dormitory", it has 4 single beds, the perfect place for the kids to disappear into. Next door is a double room with sloping feature eaves. There ia an elegant bathroom with shower over bath and a second shower room Outside is a large patio ares with outdoor furniture, perfect for a barbecue.
This property can be booked together with any of the neighbouring properties or RENT THE WHOLE STREET Boston House (CC127199) and Bannerrigg (CC127195)  Alice Howe (CC127187) and White Moss (CC127244) to accommodate up to 66 people in 30 bedrooms!

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Kitchen: Beautiful handmade kitchen with 4 oven Aga
Large Utility Room: For those muddy boots and dogs
Toilet: With WC
Large Lounge: With sumptuous leather Chesterfield sofa’s to seat up to 20 people, open fire
Dining Room/Bar/Party Room:

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed (which can be configured into twin beds please advise when booking) with en suite WC and shower
Bedroom 2: With super king size
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Bedroom 4: With king size family room
Bathroom: With wet room style shower, bath and WC

Second Floor: Bedroom 5: With 4 x single beds
Bedroom 6: With double bed
Shower Room; With shower wash basin and WC
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC

All fuel and bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi available (however due to the remote operation we cannot guarantee this will be compatible with your system). All bedrooms have TVs.Outside; Large patio area with furniture and BBQ. Parking for 4 cars. 2 dogs welcome. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
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£1740-£3770
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Puddleduck Cottage Ref: CC127191
Puddleduck Cottage is a contemporary and sophisticated example of a traditional Victorian cottage set in the very heart of the bustling village of Windermere. An eclectic mix of shopping for all pockets and eating opportunities for all palates can be enjoyed throughout the day and into the evening whilst some wonderful walking for all abilities including the breathtaking view of Lake Windermere from the viewpoint at Orrest Head can be accessed right from the doorstep.
Sympathetically refurbished, Puddleduck Cottage offers a successful blend of luxurious 21st Century styling including modern bathroom and kitchen with fine original features. The spectacular slate chimney breast is the perfect backdrop to the living flame log burner whilst the beautifully presented and spacious bedrooms with duck and down duvets, smothered in quality handpicked linens will ensure a restful night’s sleep. Perfect for one or two couples or a smaller family, Puddleduck Cottage makes a most suitable self catering retreat at any time of the year.

Ground Floor: Puddleduck Cottage has gas fired central heating and briefly comprises:
Lounge: A comfortable room with leather furnishings, TV, DVD, I-pod dock, Sony Hi-Fi and living flame log burner in the original slate chimney breast.
Kitchen/dining room: With fridge, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Cloakroom: With hand basin and WC.

First Floor: Bathroom: With slate flooring, shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: Spacious and elegant king size room, with solid light oak furnishings and quality  co-ordinating linens.
Bedroom 2:  King size bed with quality furnishings and bed linen.

All gas, electric and bed linen provided. Duck and down duvets provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi provided. Outside: Bench seating to the front of the cottage. Parking permit provided for one car for use on nearby car park.

WAS
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£400-£725
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Birchthwaite Ref: CC127246
Centrally placed for enjoying all that this popular Lakeland town has to offer, Birchthwaite makes the ideal retreat for either a week or short stay in the heart of Windermere. All on the level and fringed by cobbled pedestrian walkways lined with cafes, bars and interesting shops, Windermere comes alive in the evening to offer an eclectic mix of international cuisine and some super cocktail bars with further nightlife on hand in nearby Bowness, a mile and half down the road.

Stylish accommodation here at Birchthwaite, all on one level, has been thoughtfully put together with up to the minute decor, comfortable furnishings, a well fitted kitchen and bathroom to ensure you can get the very best out of your stay. With private, secure off street parking there is little need to use the car as Windermere is well served by a host of public transport options including railway, open top bus, mountain goat and the famous Windermere Lake Steamers.

First Floor: Property is on the first floor, all on one level, has electric central heating and comprises:
Inner Porch: A useful area for hanging walking gear and boots etc.
Open plan living area: With deep cushioned tan leather seating arranged around the feature wall with electric stove, TV with DVD/Blu-ray and i-Pod docking station.
Dining area: Looks out across Phoenix Park with Claife Heights in the background.
Kitchen: With an electric oven, halogen hob, fridge/freezer, washer (a dryer is available on ground floor), dishwasher and microwave.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

All electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available.Private off road parking space for one vehicle.

WAS
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£320-£540
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Orrest Head Cottage Ref: CC127230
Orrest Head Cottage is a detached house located in the grounds of Orrest Head House just above Windermere Village. The house is surrounded by National Trust Fields and looks out over a delightful vegetable garden to lake Windermere beyond. For the keen walkers (or even an after dinner stroller) the house backs straight onto the path through Common Woods and up to Orrest Head, one of the finest short walks in the Lake District (according to Alfred Wainwright). Even though the house is in such a rural location it is within a couple of minutes stroll into Windermere Village, with all the restaurants, bars you’d expect and of course Booths Supermarket.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance Hall: A good place to drop your bags, hang your coats or place your dog’s bed.
Lounge: A tranquil, bright and airy room with leather seating and a flat screen TV
Kitchen/Dining Room: With table and chairs, microwave, fridge/freezer, separate hob and fan oven
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With super king size bed and views to lake Windermere
Bedroom 2: With single bed and views to National Trust field and cows (if you’re lucky!)
Bedroom 3: With twin beds
Bathroom: With shower, bath, WC and wash basin

All gas, electric, towels and bed linen included. Wi-Fi available.Patio area with furniture and ample parking. Guests have use of the grounds of ref CC127235.

WAS
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£440-£805
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Only 5 miles from Windermere, these two holiday properties (refs 28652 and 28653) have been converted to a very good standard from an original barn and both retain some of the old beams, feature stunning slate flooring and offer stylish accommodation. Ghyll Bank sits on a hillside offering breathtaking views over the area towards the Lake District hills (Langdales) and down the valley towards Morecambe Bay. The properties are 1½ miles from the picturesque village of Staveley at the foot of the Kentmere Valley. The valley, rich in history, stretches for 10 miles between Staveley and Kentmere Reservoir. There are many footpaths and bridleways close by leading to Brunt Knott, Craggy Wood, Reston Scarr and Kentmere Horseshoe. Other activities include sailing, fishing and cycling, visit the Beatrix Potter museum or take a short drive to the centre of the Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales. The village offers shops, restaurants, pubs, bakery and cycle hire. Trains to Windermere and Kendal. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¾ miles.

Ground floor: 3 steps down to living/dining room. 1 step to kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedrooms. Two shower rooms, both with toilet.

Pet free of charge.

Both properties: Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned shared garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Small stream in adjoining paddock.

WAS
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£244-£857
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Burrow Ref: 26646

This charming Victorian Lakeland stone terrace cottage stands in the very heart of Windermere. The property has been refurbished throughout providing a warm and comfortable holiday home. Quietly situated 2 minutes walk from the bustling centre of this popular Lakeland village with easy access to the local shops, pubs and restaurants. Water sports and cruises on the Lake, within 2 miles. Ideally situated for exploring the central lakes and fells with a variety of activities and interesting things to do and see on the doorstep. Shop 50 yards, restaurant 70 yards.

Lower ground floor: Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen. Conservatory. Ground floor: Living room. 1 single bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£293-£680
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Howarth Cottage Ref: CC126102
Between Windermere and Ambleside, Troutbeck Bridge provides excellent local amenities including the ’Sun Hotel’ and service station which, as well as stocking an excellent range of provisions, also serves as the post office. Howarth Cottage is nestling in a row of similar stone built and slated Lakeland cottages, tucked away in a quiet backwater with all the delights of a well equipped, comfortable and cosy holiday retreat. This traditional terraced cottage is a perfect base from which to explore the National Park. After a hard day on the fells you will long to return to the well maintained and cared for ’home from home’.

Ground Floor: The accommodation is heated by gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance porch: Ideal for all walking gear.
Lounge: With parquet floor, large rug, Adams style fireplace with real flame gas fire, TV, DVD and mini Hi-Fi/CD player and three piece suite.
Kitchen/diner: Well equipped with electric oven, hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and dining furniture.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom to the front with TV.
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom to the rear with small hand basin.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen are included. Cot available.Outside: At the front of the property, there is a seat (south facing) and a small lawned garden to the rear. Garage parking is about 25 metres from the property.

WAS
NOW
£345-£595
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Warner Lea Ref: 28688

This old world, terraced character holiday cottage handsomely nestles in the heart of a conservation area leading towards Biskey Howe, yet stands only a stone’s throw away from the village of Bowness. The property has been lovingly decorated and furnished with a warming woodburner in the living room to enjoy after a long day exploring. Internal features include quality oak style and carpeted floors, lavish bedrooms, beautiful bathroom, oak designer kitchen, and much more. Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the UK, and is largely seen as the jewel in the crown of the Lake District. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy golf, walking, hiking, climbing, water-skiing and sailing, or simply cruising down the lake on one of the authentic steam boats. The village of Windermere is just 1mile away, while Ambleside, Coniston and Grasmere are all with easy reach. Or why not take the car ferry that still crosses the lake between Ferry Nab and Ferry House, and provides a convenient approach to the western side of the lake for access to the villages of Hawkshead and Sawrey. A Lakeland treasure in a peaceful part of the village, Warner Lea is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included for 2014 only). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£281-£980
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