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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1072356)


Lakelovers rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Laura

    “Super clean!”

    Great location! Really nice house and garden x

    Great location! Really nice house and garden x

    - Laura, June 2024


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request). 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC. 1 x ground-floor double. 1 x family room with bunk bed and two singles or super-king-size. 1 x super-king-size or two singles
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, multi-level side garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Pets Friendly: Maximum 2 well behaved dogs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps up to the patio in the garden, please take care
  • Note: There is one step up from the porch entrance into the main property, please take care
  • Note: Maximum occupancy is 8 adults and 2 children due to size of the bunk beds and layout
  • Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300

The property

Raybarrow is a lovely, detached cottage in the famed Cumbrian town of Windermere. This family-friendly holiday home is a perfect location for visiting the Lake District, with four bedrooms sleeping up to ten guests; well-behaved pets are also welcome to accompany you on your adventures! Find off-road parking for two cars in a calmer area just off the main street, where you can unload your luggage and settle into your home-from-home. Hang your coats in the porch, which has wonderful, tiled floors and lots of room for walking boots, wellies, and to dry off the dog after muddy walks. Raybarrow has been beautifully refurbished with a sleek, contemporary style throughout, despite its historic stone cottage appearance; the open-plan kitchen/diner adds comfort with the large dining table seating 10 guests. To prepare home-cooked meals, the family chef may take advantage of the kitchen's excellent amenities, which include a gas range oven, microwave, large Belfast sink, and fridge/freezer. Step outside during the warmer months to find an enclosed side garden where pets and children may safely play on the lawn, as well as outdoor seating on the patio to dine alfresco. The adjacent sitting area has a plush corner sofa and a Smart TV, ideal for movie nights or relaxing with a book while listening to the crackle of the open fire. As the day draws to a close, four bedrooms await you at Raybarrow: a ground-floor double with a ground-floor shower room, ideal for elderly guests or those with limited mobility, a king-size with en-suite shower room, a super-king-size zip/link, and a family room with a bunk bed and two singles, ideal for four children. Before bed, unwind in the bubbles of the roll-top bath or rinse off in the spacious walk-in shower, while a warm towel awaits on the heated towel rail. In Windermere, there are plenty of nearby amenities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained; take a break from the kitchen and dine at one of the nearby restaurants or traditional pubs; there are also plenty of bars to end the day with a tipple and shopping along the bustling high street. Water sports are plentiful along Lake Windermere, as are calm cruises to take in the breath-taking countryside views; lace up your walking shoes and trek up to Orrest Head for the best panoramic views or pack your clubs and head to Windermere Golf Club. Visit The World of Beatrix Potter in the nearby village of Bowness for cherished characters and tales, while the Windermere Jetty Museum offers family activities and displays of heritage boats. Ambleside, to the north of the lake, is a pleasant town to pause for lunch before going for a stroll through the surrounding countryside, such as a visit to Stock Ghyll Force via a beautiful woodland region, or Ambleside Roman Fort, which is a must-see for budding historians. Travel east to Kendal to sample the famous mint cake, learn about local history at Kendal Museum, and see the hilltop ruins of Kendal Castle. A short drive south will take you to the National Trust's 14th-century Sizergh Castle and the Elizabethan Levens Halls, where you can explore elegant halls and formal gardens. With a stay at Raybarrow, explore the Lake District's quaint towns and breath-taking scenery.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas