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Wheatlands Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041822)

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  • “Fantastic cottage, with everything you could possibly need, quiet and out the way, but close to all amenities, would visit again.”

    - Mrs Povey, August 2021


The property

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary detached Lakeland cottage has been stylishly refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lake District retreat. This pretty Lakeland slate cottage is only a stone's throw from the absolute heart of Windermere village and short walk to the shores of the lake. The sumptuous open-plan living space is made for sociable occasions or cosy evenings in by the warming woodburner, with patio door leading out to a private and pretty al-fresco patio. The romantic king size bedroom also has access to your patio area which is south facing. The bedroom has a luxury en-suite power shower room yet there is also a second bathroom, complete with power shower over the bath for long soaks after a day on the fells! There is even a separate dressing room area - perfect. The pretty patio is ideal for al-fresco living on sunny days and all this within a minute's stroll from the heart of bustling Windermere vibrant village. Windermere is an absolutely delightful historic market town, home to numerous enticing cafes, bars, restaurants and small independent shops as well as the excellent Booths supermarket. It is the spiritual heart of 'The Lakes' and is surrounded by a timeless landscape of beautiful unspoilt countryside, ancient stone-built villages and is home to some of England's finest scenery including the largest fresh water lake. If you like the outdoors you cannot help but fall in love with this region. Come and see for yourself - you will not be disappointed! This convenient bolt hole is a treat at any time of year; perfect for a special occasion or even a Lake District honeymoon. == Accommodation in detail Plenty of private parking or even space for a boat right outside your cottage; enter the open-plan living space with sumptuous sofa to spread out by the warming fire, connect to your own Wi-Fi, and relax. The modern kitchen has all you may need and there are two accesses to the patio complete with furniture for a glass or two before going out! The romantic king size bedroom has an en-suite power shower room and yet there is a second bathroom complete with power shower over the bath and don't forget the separate dressing area too! The pretty and private patio / garden is a great place to relax on sunny days and outside is a secure bike storage facility for those expensive bikes. Location This gorgeous 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.


  • Over 1 floor
  • 1 x king size bed with ensuite power shower room, dressing room, 1 x bathroom, 2 x WC’s, open plan living space, modern kitchen, garden & patio and private parking.
  • Central village setting, gas central heating, wood Burning stove, slate ensuite power shower room, 2nd bathroom with power shower over bath, 2 WC's, electric oven & induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, washer/dryer, TV Wi-Fi, patio garden with garden furniture, 1 minute's walk to village centre, private parking, secure bike store,ample space for boat / canoe private storage, bed linen and towels provided.

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.

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