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Ellerthwaite House

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041074)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Review(s)

  • Eric

    “This was a really great place to stay.”

    Excellent location and beautifully equipped. Lots of space to spread out. Well placed for walking to the centre of Windermere and its shops and eateries. We really enjoyed our long weekend.

    Excellent location and beautifully equipped. Lots of space to spread out. Well placed for walking to the centre of Windermere and its shops and eateries. We really enjoyed our long weekend.

    - Eric, October 2023


  • Highly Commended Four Star property
  • Sleeps 6 Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms with TVs: 1 x king size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king size double (can be made into twins by prior request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king size double with ensuite with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen leading to dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug/TV room.
  • Living room with log burning stove, Leather sofas, Smart TV in Living Room, Snug/TV/Games Room with Large Smart Screen TV, PlayStation 4 games console, 2 DAB/Bluetooth/CD Stereos, DAB digital radio, Family dining table
  • Well equipped kitchen with island unit, Range cooker, 7 Ring gas hob, Double gas oven and separate grill, Integrated microwave oven & dishwasher, American style fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, Butler's kitchen, Wine cooler, Second integrated dishwasher, Washer/dryer
  • Downstairs WC
  • Wi-Fi
  • Gas central heating
  • Under-floor heating to the dining room
  • Walled courtyard garden with garden furniture
  • Private parking for two cars & free on street parking in front
  • Secure storage for mountain bikes
  • High chair and travel cot
  • 2 well-behaved small-medium sized dogs.

The property

Ellerthwaite House is a beautiful Victorian semi-detached property in a perfect location just a short stroll of under 5 minutes from Windermere village where you will find a great mixture of bars, restaurants and cafes, along with a variety of unique little shops, galleries and boutiques. Perfect for family gatherings or friends to enjoy, and only five minutes' drive from Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere itself. This beautifully renovated house has been finished to a very high standard and offers a choice of 3 bedrooms, two with superb ensuite shower rooms and one with an ensuite bathroom. The spacious lounge has high ceilings with original cornicing and a log burning stove. A bay window gives the room a light and airy feel with the newly designed decor providing a stylish luxurious finish. A snug/TV/games room has been fully equipped for any of your gaming or home cinema needs with comfortable seating to sit back with family or friends and make full use of the facilities, including a DAB/Bluetooth/CD stereo system. The dining room is open plan to the kitchen and has a large table which comfortably seats six and can be extended to provide even more space. This area has been designed as a social space with a sofa, DAB/Bluetooth/CD stereo system and French doors which open out into the beautiful courtyard garden. The open plan kitchen is very well equipped and includes an American fridge freezer, range cooker and even two dish washers for your maximum convenience. The house has been tastefully finished by the owners to a very high standard and has been well thought out with little touches here and there to make your stay even more special. The fresh, clean style of the property will appeal to many, whilst the renovations have been undertaken sympathetically to ensure none of the historic charm of Ellerthwaite House has been lost. The aim of the owners is to make your stay in the lakes as relaxing as possible with all modern conveniences. Built of Lakeland stone in the late-1880s and sympathetically extended more recently, Ellerthwaite House is situated on a quiet street only a few minutes' walk from the friendly and bustling village of Windermere, with a vibrant mix of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and the popular resort of Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere, just a mile away. Accommodation in Detail Walking through the front door into the porch, where you can kick off your walking boots, the hall leads you to the bay windowed lounge with large leather comfy sofas and a log burner for those cosy cold nights in. A smart TV finishes the room off wonderfully and when you want to retreat with a book or to watch your favourite TV programme there is a welcoming snug with a large smart TV and games console. From here step down into the family dining room with French doors opening onto a private courtyard garden with table and chairs. The dining room is open plan to the kitchen, which is extremely well equipped with a range cooker and American style fridge freeze, dishwasher and built in microwave along with a central island unit and quality small appliances. A butler's kitchen is equipped with a wine cooler and second dishwasher and is also home to the washer/dryer and provides plenty of space for boots and coats. The bedroom suites are arranged over two floors. On the first floor you can choose from two rooms, both with ensuite shower rooms. To the front of the property there is a bright king size room, finished in a New England style and to the rear, a welcoming bedroom that can be made up either as a super king size or as a twin room (please specify your choice when booking). This room has been designed with a premium hotel bedroom "look and feel" in mind. Care should be taken on the narrow stairs, which some guests may find a little steep, that lead to the largest of the bedrooms located on the top floor which is presented as a junior suite. This well-appointed super king size room, complete with chaise longue, offers beautiful views over the rooftops of the village to the fells beyond and it is complemented by an ensuite bathroom with three quarter bath with shower, basin and WC. A walled courtyard garden with table and chairs gives the opportunity to enjoy al fresco dining and that chilled glass of something at the end of the day is an added bonus to the rear of the property. On those warmer days, the garden is something of a sun trap and a perfect place to relax with friends or family during those special and quiet, relaxing moments on your holiday. To the side of the house there is private driveway parking for two cars, with further free on street parking available on the road outside the property. Mountain bikes can be stored securely in the locked out house. The impressive proportions of Ellerthwaite House make it the perfect social getaway destination where you can enjoy quality time with family and friends. Yet with its abundance of space and amenities, the house provides the option of privacy and quiet time, thanks to its multiple reception rooms and spacious bedroom suites. Location This superb Windermere holiday home is located just out of the heart of Windermere and is under a 5 minute walk from the village centre with its local shops, cafes, restaurants and bars and is also within easy reach of Bowness-on-Windermere the popular Lake District holiday location, nestling on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and alive with all the boating activities of Bowness Bay. Enjoy sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, excellent Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs, or stroll to the pier to hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a lovely way to explore without even using your car. Couples, families or groups of friends will find plenty of evening venues to explore and families can take their pick from a range of attractions in Bowness; mini golf on the Glebe, the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the Royalty Cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre. Enjoying the wider Lake District is simple and easy with a self-catering property in Windermere as your starting point. The famously scenic A591 leads from the nearby Windermere village to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. It's a breeze to branch off and explore Ullswater, via the dramatic Kirkstone Pass, or Langdale, Hawkshead and Coniston Water.

We are happy to welcome two well behaved dogs, however if any damage is caused, the cost of additional cleaning/replacement will be charged to the guest

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Narrow steep steps up to the top floor

Please note: This property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a Super King by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a Twin.

We are happy to welcome two well behaved dogs, however if any damage is caused, the cost of additional cleaning/replacement will be charged to the guest

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas