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So, Windermere has been named the fourth top rated destination in the UK.

It scooped the accolade in the Travellers’ Choice Awards this week, based on millions of reviews and ratings – with Keswick coming in at 6th in the list.

We’re not at all surprised. After all, the Lake District is teeming with stunning scenery and beautiful wildlife – not to mention all that Lakeland food and life you can enjoy.self-catering holiday cottages Windermere

And, Princess Anne seemed to enjoy her visit this week too!

But have you ever experienced it?

‘Staycations’ are on the rise in the UK for good reason.

And, with Windermere and Keswick taking the top spots in the awards by tourists’ opinions, there’s even more reason for you to take a holiday in Windermere or Keswick.

And, from our offices ( which just happen to be based in the beautiful towns of Windermere and Keswick), we let more than 450 beautiful Lake District holiday cottages, with close to 200 perfect for the dog too.

Plus, we’ve just added many more holiday cottages in the Lake District – many in and around these beautiful locations – to our brimming portfolio  in the past few months.


Holiday cottages in Windermere

Low Graythwaite Hall

Nestled between mountains and forests, you’ll find Low Graythwaite Hall, Hawkshead – close to the shores of Windermere lake.

Your own private space? Sure, you will get the escape you want right here in this 17th Century luxury private estate.

And, just outside of Windermere in the Lyth Valley (named in the top 20 most beautiful destinations in the world by Lonley Planet guide) and among the rolling hills is the beautiful  The Bobbin Loft

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The Bobbin Loft

The former bobbin mill, which was a hive of activity in the industrial 1800s Lake District, is now a perfect place from which to explore the Lake District – close to Windermere.

Four of you can stay here alongside the Gilpin River and tranquil woodland – which is a haven for wildlife.

Windermere self-catering holiday cottages


Just a 10-minute drive from this sublime home – the eastern wing of the stately Bannel Head House –  will see you in Windermere itself.

This majestic self-catering holiday home has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6.

And,  in old LakeWindermere self-catering cottagesside stone mill, you’ll find 4 holiday homes to choose from, with just the most awesome views of lake Windermere.

Here is charming and stylish coupled with cosy and romantic – what could be more enticing?

Set in an antique woodland and with panoramic views across Windermere, there’s even a shop, boating facilities and fishing.

Special occasions, honeymoons, family holidays, couples retreats – it is all here in the most amazing location.


Visit our Windermere page to find an even bigger range of beautiful holiday cottages in Windermere.


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For those walking-lovers among you, there is Heathfield . You’re right on the doorstep of so many popular walks, taking in Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite and even up to Skiddaw – the Lake District’s 4th highest mountain.

And, for those looking for a luxurious apartment in Keswick, how about Chaucer View .

You will love the views of Latrigg and Skiddaw thanks to its lofty position on the second floor.

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Chaucer View

And, it’s just a few minute’s walk to the historic market town centre of Keswick, where you will get plenty of opportunities to shop, eat and relax.

To book one of our VisitEngland 3-5 star holiday cottages, click on the links or call us on 015394-88855.