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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
12
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Corner Cottage Ref: LP2

This charming, spacious house has been totally refurbished and provides an excellent standard of holiday accommodation in the heart of the attractive lakeside village of Troutbeck Bridge. All the bedrooms have beautiful en-suite bathrooms, as well as a separate large waterfall bath in its own room. There is a very large and well-equipped kitchen which has ample provision for 10/12 people, a very attractive living room with a beautiful open fire to enjoy in the evenings, a large dining room for entertainment as well as a cosy conservatory overlooking a beautiful garden and wooded area. The house stands in 2 acres of its own gardens and woodland and is equally suitable for couples or family groups. It is an ideal holiday base. Corner Cottage is set in an ideal position on the north edge of Windermere village. Enjoy being close to all the village amenities. It is also well placed for Bowness and Ambleside and access to the shores of Lake Windermere is only a short distance away. The longest lake in England, Lake Windermere enjoys a dramatic backdrop of wooded slopes and bare fells. Troutbeck Bridge lies to the north between Windermere and Ambleside; handy for both but located just off the beaten track. Visit the 18th-century dome shaped villa on Belle Isle, the largest of the fourteen islands, which can be reached by ferry. Nearby attractions include a steamboat museum and visitors’ centre at Brockhole. Across the waters at Far Sawrey lies Beatrix Potter’s former home Hill Top (NT), a must for anyone who has ever enjoyed the tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-duck. Walking, climbing, biking and horse riding to historic sites, NT properties, beautiful gardens and great natural scenery abound. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

Large beamed living room with open fire. Spacious dining room with French doors to conservatory. Spacious well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Study. Conservatory. Boot/cloakroom. Bathroom with very large waterfall bath. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Three double bedrooms, one with two additional single beds (each for +1) and one with double sofa bed (for +2). Twin bedroom. All bedrooms with en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Playstation 2
  • 4-oven, 8-ring cooker
  • Two microwaves
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 2-acre landscaped and woodland grounds with furniture
  • Two barbecues
  • Ample parking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 5 steps in grounds

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£991-£2356
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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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£335-£595
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

The Abbey Coach House Cottages are nestled in a quiet location within easy walking distance of Windermere, Bowness and Lake Windermere. Both Cottages, The Farriers (ref 26967) and The Coach House (ref 26968) are set within the private, extensive and well cared for grounds of The Abbey Coach House. Restored to a very good standard, this ideal retreat combines a rich tradition with comfortable, modern living. Surrounded by the Lakeland Hills these unique, self-catering holiday properties are just a short stroll from the nearby villages where shops, restaurants and pubs serving local ales are in abundance. Whether its a romantic break or a relaxing family holiday, the properties are ideally situated as a base for exploring the Lake District. Take a 10 minute stroll to Bowness, cruise on one of England’s largest lakes. The craggy fells and peaceful lakes inspired William Wordsworth, whose home in Grasmere is open to visitors, and also Beatrix Potter, who lived at Hill Top at Sawrey, now preserved by the National Trust. Ambleside is only a short distance away. The bus route and train station are nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¼ mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed, beams and wooden floor/dining room with beams/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating included. Washing machine by arrangement. Tumble dryer. Parking (1 car).

Both properties: Electric woodburner in living room by £1 meter. Electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen and towel hire . Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Landscaped grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Welcome pack on request. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£227-£617
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
College Gate Ref: CC127129
College Gate is on third floor of this popular group of apartments in the heart of Windermere. Close to all local amenities and with the advantage of private parking, College Gate is ideally suited to those holidaymakers who wish to explore the town on foot. The property has easy access to bus routes and the train station and is, therefore, also suitable for those relying on public transport. The apartment is furnished in a modern design with quality furniture and fittings throughout.

Third Floor: Heated by electric panel heaters, College Gate comprises:
Lounge/dining room: Open plan with TV, video, DVD player and patio doors leading to a small balcony.
Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
Bedroom 1: Twin bedroom with built in wardrobes and co-ordinating linens.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, built in wardrobes and co-ordinating linens.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

All electric and bed linen included. Sorry no cot available.Small balcony. Private parking for one car. Due to the property being on the third floor, it is not suitable for the infirm or families with young children, therefore no cot is available.

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£310-£540
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Pebble Cottage Ref: CC127228
Pebble Cottage can be found mid way between Bowness and Windermere, close to a good selection of interesting shops, (including Lakeland Limited and Booths for those foodies among you) bars and restaurants and only a gentle stroll from bustling Bowness and a host of activities and attractions. Walks are in abundance from the doorstep, a firm favourite with visitors being to the top of Orrest Head where you can take in wonderful views of majestic Windermere and her surrounding fell ranges.
Pebble Cottage has been lovingly refurbished to offer boutique hotel style accommodation in a self catering environment. Set out over three floors with generously sized living and bedroom areas, the attention to detail shows in fresh, clean lines and carefully chosen accent colours. A library of novels for some holiday reading and a collection of DVDs for all ages is provided by the thoughtful owners. Solid wood and stone floors with two wood burning stoves married with contemporary styling and fittings have resulted in a beautiful blend of country cottage charm with modern day indulgences and a holiday home just perfect for enjoying at any time of year.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance Hall leading right to...
Lounge: With Freeview HD TV/Blu Ray/DVD, deep cushioned leather seating and wood burning stove.
Dining room: With wood burning stove and French doors to the enclosed courtyard.
Kitchen: With electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and underfloor heating.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed and TV.
Shower room: With double shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

Second Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: Roadside parking readily available. Courtyard with BBQ and patio furniture.

WAS
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£435-£965
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

These two delightful and spacious holiday apartments have lovely views overlooking Windermere to the fells beyond. Formerly part of a Victorian gentleman’s residence they are situated in a prime residential area known as Heathwaite, which is on the edge of Windermere village. Furnished and fitted in a contemporary style, to a very good standard, the properties offer all the comforts of home. Each has its own private entrance up a short flight of slate steps. The location is superb, 10 minutes walk down to Windermere centre and 20 minutes walk to the lake at Bowness where you can enjoy a boat trip. Take one of the many country walks from the doorstep or explore central Lakeland by car. Shop 300 yards, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating. gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small porch and chairs. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children.

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£228-£668
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
New House (Luxury) Ref: CC127190
Created in 1996 by local craftsmen, this large detached property is a superb example of 20th century architecture and modern, sophisticated living. On a quiet, residential road, New House not only scores top marks for facilities and quality but also for location. Midway between the towns of Windermere and Bowness and only a few minutes walk to you both, each has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants; simple choose to turn either left or right at the end of the road!
This really is a ’lifestyle’ holiday. The range of furnishings, soft and otherwise, have been carefully chosen by the young owners displaying their obvious flair for interior design. Sumptuous sofas, luxurious duck and down bedding smothered in Egyptian cotton linens create an almost ’boutique hotel’ ambience throughout, all complimented by personally chosen accessories and modern day must haves. The spacious accommodation, with four good size bedrooms, one with separate galleried seating area, offers flexible accommodation for a larger party but New House would be equally suitable for that rather special holiday for two, perhaps for an anniversary or birthday treat. Go on, spoil yourselves!

Ground Floor: New House has gas central heating and briefly comprises:
Spacious entrance.
Lounge: A superb lounge with deep cushioned leather seating, open fire in ornate surround (initial supply of logs provided), flat screen TV, video, DVD and basic Sky package, CD/Hi-Fi.
Dining area: An elegan dining area with French doors leading out to the patio style gardens.
Kitchen: Quality breakfast kitchen with Smeg and AEG appliances, double electric oven, built in microwave, dishwasher, fridge and ceramic hob.
Utility area: With washing machine, tumble dryer and a large freezer. This room also giving access to the garden.
Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: Master suite, a wonderful romantic room with king size bed, feature beams and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: Spacious double bedroom with fitted units and quality, co-ordinating linens.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with solid pine furniture, carefully chosen linens and accessories.
Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom with galleried seating area, TV and DVD.
Bathroom: A unique design with ’step up to’ bath with shower over, hand basin, WC and bidet.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels provided. Cot, stairgate and highchair available. Please note: All duck n’ down quilts at the cottage but hollowfibre available on request. Outside: Patio style gardens with furniture provided. Parking on the sloping driveway for two cars. Wi -fi internet access available. Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

WAS
NOW
£655-£2220
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Caxton Cottage Ref: LJZ

In the absolute heart of the Lake District, this is a very comfortable holiday base. A modern, architect-designed house , it stands in the centre of Windermere. Within walking distance are some of the Lakeland’s finest shops and excellent restaurants. Only 1 mile away is Lake Windermere; there, at Bowness, visitors may enjoy a wide range of water sports (equipment hire readily available). Also available nearby are good walking, cycling and pony-trekking. Kendal
10 miles. Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter museums within 20 minutes’ drive. Shops 200 yards.

Step to entrance. Living room. Glazed doors leading to open-plan fitted kitchen and dining area. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with electric over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity and full gas central heating included
  • Bed linen £4 per person per week
  • Double sofa-bed (alternative sleeping only) by arrangement with owner
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Spin dryer
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£277-£646
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Foxgloves Ref: CC127140
Comfortable, spacious and maintained to a high standard, Foxgloves is the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District. Set back from the bustle of Windermere, this peaceful first floor apartment is part of a traditional slate-built town house dating from around the 1860s. The particularly large and well-appointed lounge/dining room has an original marble fireplace and attractive bay window with views across the rooftops to the fells beyond. Pubs, restaurants and shops are near at hand, including WH Smith, Booths supermarket and Lakeland kitchenware. Enjoy local walks from your doorstep to the stunning viewpoint of Orrest Head or along the lakeshore path. In the evening choose from a diverse range of local restaurants and takeaways in Windermere or nearby Bowness, which also boasts a cinema. Foxgloves is just five minutes from the rail/bus station and the home of the Mountain Goat Bus Company.

First Floor: Foxgloves has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance via external staircase and hallway to...
Lounge/diner: Spacious and characterful room with feature fireplace, two large leather sofas, dining table and chairs, TV, DVD and portable Hi/Fi.
Kitchen: With electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with ice box and microwave.
Bedroom: With king size bed and pretty co-ordinating linens.
Bathroom: (En-suite bathroom off bedroom but with separate door) with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry, no cot available.Short stay permitted at flat entrance for loading/unloading but not guaranteed. A parking permit is provided for the duration of your stay for a nearby car park. Although this is a non pet property, it is unsuitable for people with allergies, as the owner takes their own pet.

WAS
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£290-£465
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Woodside House Ref: E5075

This delightful and lovingly restored late Georgian country gentleman’s residence offers a unique opportunity to experience the bygone days of gracious family living. Peacefully set behind tall gates and surrounded by steep woodland and terraced grounds, it boasts a grand and stylish interior, elegantly furnished with antiques – one of its living rooms has a charming library area and the large snooker room houses a bar. It sits in the Lake District National Park, just 3 miles from Bowness-on-Windermere, a vibrant, bustling town in a superb lakeside setting with lovely views. Pleasure cruisers and steamers ply up and down the lake, and a car ferry runs to the far side, taking visitors to Sawrey and Hawkshead. As well as a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants and a wide range of shops, Bowness also offers plenty to see and do including the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Steamboat Museum, an 18-hole ‘pitch and putt’, sailing marinas and cycle hire. Also just a short drive away is the interesting market town of Kendal (5 miles), known as the gateway to the Southern Lakes. This corner of the National Park affords wonderful scenic rambles, and visitors will find a great choice of walks to suit all abilities. The village pub, cafe and garage are all within a short walk.

Ground floor: Living room/library. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Snooker room. Sun room. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over roll-top bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room/library (initial fuel inc). Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Four Freeview TVs. CD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Garden with terrace and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
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£1442-£1704
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Fireside Cottage Ref: CC127225
Fireside Cottage sits just a stones throw from the centre of this popular village, close to numerous bars and restaurants and some interesting galleries and shops, ideal for that small momento of your trip to Lakeland. The village is mainly on the level and with some recently installed street and pavement lighting around the pedestrian area, creates a rather cosmopolitan look after dark.
If you long for a hideaway with all the character that you have come to expect from Lakeland, then look no further. Fireside Cottage really has it all. The flexible accommodation, set out over three floors is ideal for two couples sharing or for today’s modern family and the facilities are great too. Open fires, slate floors and stylish yet traditional decor combine to create a fine cottage in the heart of popular Windermere, tucked away from the main thoroughfare but a hop skip and jump away when needed.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lower Ground Floor:
Living room: With electric fire and TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Ground Floor:
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Lounge/Dining room; With open fireplace (fuel available locally), TV with DVD and Sky movies 1,2 and sports 1,2,3 and 4.
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: Stylish double bedroom with feature fireplace.
Dressing room: with comfy seating.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi internet available.Outside: rear terrace area with furniture provided. Parking for one car with permit for use on street.

WAS
NOW
£335-£595
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Wetherlam Ref: CC127238
Wetherlam sits in the very heart of Windermere ideally located for enjoying a wealth of wonderful walking, shopping, bars and restaurants and only a short drive or bus journey from Bowness, Ambleside and Grasmere. Recent pedestrianisation of the town has created some delightful walkways and seating areas, complimenting the existing cafes and shops, the paths and trees lighting up in the evening to create an almost continental ambience.
Conveniently located just off the main thoroughfare of this popular village, Wetherlam has been thoughtfully prepared for enjoying a self catering stay at any time of the year. All on the ground floor, the reclining leather sofas offer the chance to sit back and relax after a hard day sightseeing or walking on the fells and soak up the contemporary atmosphere and quality of this stylish apartment.

Ground Floor: Property offers accommodation all on one level, has gas central heating and comprises:
Entrance into...
Open plan living area: With deep leather reclining sofas arranged around the TV with DVD, stereo system with i-Pod dock and electric fireplace.
Dining area: With oak furnishings.
Kitchen: With electric oven and ceramic hob, washing machine, fridge with small ice box and microwave.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and heated mirror.

All gas, electric and bed linen included. Sorry this property is not big enough for a cot, couples only please. Outside: paved seating area and lawn area. Private parking for one car.

WAS
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£310-£540
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