Hare's Cottage, Windermere
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
One of the oldest cottages in Windermere, Hare's Cottage has been stunningly refurbished to provide a truly special romantic retreat. Tucked away in a peaceful backwater, close to Windermere train station, Bowness village and the shores of the lake, you'll find a charming traditional property. The living room is made for cosy evenings in, and the dining area opens out to the garden - serenity for sunny days with a brook babbling by. End the day in the gorgeous loft-style bedroom, with luxurious king-size bed and even a separate dressing room. This convenient bolt hole is a treat at any time of year; perfect for a special occasion or even a Lake District honeymoon. Don't forget to try out your local!
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car at the rear of the property, with Windermere train station only a short walk away. Enter to the well-equipped kitchen, then the small but perfectly-formed sitting/dining room with wooden floors and patio doors to the garden and brook. Upstairs to the cosy lounge, with luxurious corner sofa and large flat screen TV. Also on this floor is the luxury bathroom with shower over bath. Upstairs again to the romantic loft bedroom, with stunning beamed ceiling and king-size wooden bed. Separate walk-in dressing room.
This unique Lake District cottage takes an enviable location; easily reached by car or by train and perfectly placed to explore Windermere village, Bowness and the delights of Lake Windermere without even having to use a car.
Windermere village is a lovely place to make yourself at home, with lazy cafes for breakfast, plenty of shops for stocking up the kitchen, traditional Lake District pubs and several restaurants to choose from. A number of superb walks begin nearby, including the easy ascent of Orrest Head which promises spectacular views to Lake Windermere from the top.
Walk or drive a couple of miles down the road and you'll reach bustling Bowness, a popular Lake District holiday destination offering sophisticated shopping, a range of restaurants and even a lively nightlife - from the cosy 'Hole int Wall' traditional pub to the trendy Bodegas & Sol tapas bar. From Bowness Bay, you can catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - what a way to explore without driving!
For touring by car, you'll find Windermere a great place to start. A famously scenic stretch of the A591 leads to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. Branch off into the Troutbeck Valley and take one of the most breathtaking scenic drives in the Lake District - over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater with a stop at the acclaimed Queen's Head for lunch.