Arrive at this picture-perfect traditional Lake District cottage, right at the heart of Windermere village, and you'll be surprised by the sophistication within. Spread over three floors, Charlotte's Cottage is decadent yet relaxed; finished with Farrow & Ball colours, plumped up with sumptuous Laura Ashley furnishings and oozing Lakeland cottage charm.
Exposed beams over oak floors, a roaring woodburning stove, contemporary country kitchen and adorable cottage bedrooms - Charlotte's Cottage serves as a romantic retreat for one or two couples, but can accommodate more thanks to a basement twin bedroom.
This is a vibrant, convenient bolt hole, surrounded by sophisticated village facilities and well-placed for exploring our Lake District National Park.
Accommodation in detail
Permit parking is available outside the cottage. Enter into the delightful and well-lit lounge, warmed by a woodburning stove and with an opening through to the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen opens into the small patio, and a staircase leads down to the basement occasional twin bedroom. Upstairs to the romantic king-size bedroom, with vaulted beams and traditional bed, and the 'Poppy Red' second double bedroom. Also on this floor is the luxury house bathroom, with shower over bath and a stained glass feature above.Location
A holiday cottage in Windermere provides a convenient self-catering base for any type of Lake District holiday. Only a short drive from the M6 and with train connections from Oxenholme, Windermere village is set back only a few miles from Lake Windermere itself. The village centre has a delightful traditional feel, but is well-stocked with a superior Booths supermarket, local shops, cafes, traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants. For eating out, you've a wide range of options including the excellent restaurants in Bowness, only a couple of miles down the road on the shores of Lake Windermere. Windermere village is a popular Lake District self-catering location for all sorts of reasons. It's a friendly village community that you'll get to know, and it's perfectly placed for endless day trips throughout the must-see areas of the Lakes. Follow the A591 south only a few miles to discover the delights of Lake Windermere, the hire boats, lake cruises and family attractions in Bowness. The A591 leads north along the shores of Lake Windermere to Ambleside, then on to Rydal Water, historic Grasmere, the breathtaking Langdale Valley and Coniston. Don't miss a drive over Kirkstone Pass, through the Troutbeck Valley and providing a scenic route to Ullswater.
With easy access to Lake District walking routes, you'll also lovely strolls from the doorstep of your Windermere holiday cottage. It's a must to walk to the top of Orrest Head, where the lake views are truly memorable.
About the location
Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.
The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.