LUXURY COTTAGES IN WINDERMERE

Luxury Self Catering in Windermere

Windermere, the ‘capital of the Lake District’, is a vibrant mountain and lakeside resort town, only 16 miles from the M6. Windermere is twinned with the upmarket holiday resort of Bowness less than 2 miles away, where you can access the shore of Lake Windermere.

Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake and her majesty and tranquillity, as well as superb transport connectivity, is what attracts many people to choose our luxury cottages in Windermere.

There is also a vibrant hospitality scene welcoming visitors to Windermere, with 3 of the regions Michelin restaurants just off her shores and lots of award-winning attractions right on the doorstep.

Bowness’ Victorian promenade, from which you can catch a steamer, enjoy an ice cream or simply watch the world go by, is a unique English delight that must be experienced.

Lakelovers Luxury Cottages in Windermere

You are guaranteed quality, excellent service and the very finest self-catering properties, by choosing luxury self-catering in Windermere with Lakelovers. And you don’t have to take our word for it. We have the largest selection of VisitEngland Gold award self-catering cottages in the Lake District. All of our Windermere luxury cottages are hand-picked for their quality, unique style and enviable locations.

Lakelovers are proud to have been offering quality Lake District self-catering holidays for over 40 years, and our expert customer service team are on hand to help you choose from our extensive Windermere collection.

Perhaps you are planning a family get-together or arranging a celebratory event with friends, where one of our large cottages in the Lake District, that sleep 12-20 guests would be ideal.

If you have pets, then don’t let them miss out on one of the most dog friendly holiday destinations around. With miles of walks on trails along wooded pastoral valleys, around easy-access lakeshore paths and bracken-covered fells and rocky peaks, as well as over 13 lakes, the Lakes is ideal for a pet friendly cottage holiday.

How does a luxury 5 star apartment on an exclusive Windermere golf course sound? Or, a town centre family property, with all the conveniences that Windermere offers, right on your doorstep. We have luxury lakeside lodges, in top-end holiday parks where you can access leisure facilitates onsite, like swimming pools and restaurants for the ultimate in holiday relaxing.

To top-off your luxury self-catering holiday in Windermere, look at our luxury leisure club and hot tub options. Many of our Windermere luxury cottages have preferential leisure club access rates, so you can enjoy a relaxing swim, followed by a sauna and outdoor soak, looking out at the breathtaking scenery.

Chose from our superb range of luxury cottages in Windermere and step inside to enjoy beautifully appointed accommodation, with sumptuous bedrooms and designer bathrooms suites. In the hub of your luxury Lake District retreat, you’ll find state-of-the-art, bespoke kitchens, fitted with the latest, but easy-to-use, mod cons. Living and socialising areas are integrated with smart entertainment systems, and thoughtfully presented in stylish and comfortable furnishings.

A Little of Windermere’s History

Lying less than a mile from Lake Windermere, this popular town took its name (previously known as Birthwaite) from the lake upon the arrival of the Victorian railway line and station in 1847, putting Windermere firmly on the tourist map.

In the 19th century Windermere and the surrounding lakes and nearby fells were a ‘pleasure ground’ for wealthy Victorian’s looking to escape the smog of the English towns and cities. You’ll find wonderful examples from this heyday around Windermere, including the newly restored Claife Viewing station on Windermere’s west shore, which was once renowned for its evening parties!

Getting There

Both trains and buses service Windermere, making it very easy to get to. By car, leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A591, passing Kendal, signposted to Windermere. For those looking at travelling car-free, trains to Manchester airport run a couple of times a day from Windermere train station. The station is the last stop on the branch line from Oxenholme, by Kendal, and is on the West Coast Main Line.

The train station is also a hub for Windermere’s bus network, running frequently from Kendal and Lancaster and connecting holidaymakers with tourist hotspots like Coniston, Grasmere and Keswick, making Windermere ideal for exploring the rest of the Lakes on bus.

Out and About In Windermere

Windermere is easy to get to and has a superb transport network making it an ideal base for enjoying the Lake District. But it also has so much to offer on its doorstep too.

Our Windermere luxury cottages are thoughtfully located to get the very best out of this bustling part of the Lake District.

A trip to Windermere just wouldn’t be complete without getting onto its waters and taking in the scenery from a steam cruise or private motor boat from Bowness Bay Marina. With 13 islands and 32 miles of shoreline, there is plenty to see from her tranquil clear waters.

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, is a particularly good stop-off for families as they have an excellent outdoor adventure playground. From here you can also enjoy pony trekking and hire bikes, or simply enjoy the grounds, nature trails and excellent café and regional goods shop.

For a rainy afternoon, a trip to The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness is a magical delight for little and big alike. If you are travelling by car, take the 500-year-old ferry trip from one of our Windermere luxury cottages to Ferry Nab, where you can travel in style over to Sawrey, Coniston. Here you are in Beatrix Potter territory, and we’d recommend a visit to the popular tourist attraction of Hill Top – a time capsule of when the famous Peter Rabbit author, Ms Potter, resided here over 100 years ago. During the summer there’s a minibus service between Ferry House and Hawkshead, calling at Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop House.

From the western shore you can explore Coniston and attractions including John Ruskin’s former home, Brantwood House, as well as the gentle walks of Monk Coniston and Tarn Hows.

Near the ferry crossing, on the eastern shore of Windermere, 19th century Blackwell Arts and Craft House, is one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the UK and was built for the wealthy Manchester brewery owner, Sir Edward Holt.

A short but steep climb up Orrest Head, from Windermere, rewards with spectacular views and is the first peak that Alfred Wainwright climbed in the Lakes. For staying locally, head to Millerground on Windermere’s shore for the best picnic spot and paddling, when staying in Windermere.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you have lots of choice when staying in a luxury self-catering cottage in Windermere. For dining out, both Windermere and Bowness high streets offer a diverse selection of sophisticated eateries and watering holes, as well as traditional pubs.

If you’re planning a special occasion, we would recommend booking into one of the 3 Michelin restaurants near to Windermere; The Holbeck Ghyll or The Samling on the eastern shore and Gilpin Spice, a few miles from the late towards Kendal.
Stock up your self-catering cottage kitchen with a trip to the upmarket Booth supermarket, behind Windermere train station. The Lyth Valley, near Kendal, is a must if you have your car or bike when visiting Windermere. Here, the picturesque, pastoral valley is a delight, with several of the Lake District’s top pubs, including the Brown Horse at Winster, The Punch Bowl atCrosthwaite, and The Black Labrador at Underbarrow, all ones to check out.

For a CAMRA pub with a view, the Mason’s Arms, Strawberry Bank, can be reached from Windermere by walking over Gummers Howe. And Homeground Coffee + Kitchen on Windermere high street, offers a superb brunch and coffee.

A luxury holiday in Windermere offers a delectable range of culture and hospitality, which is why it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.

Don’t forget that our Windermere luxury self-catering includes a collection of cottages that welcome pets and of course, with Lakelovers pet come free. Just look out for the paw symbol and let us know if you have any special requirements.

Please call 015394 88833 or email bookings@lakelovers.co.uk if you would like further advise on looking for or booking your luxury escape away in Windermere or another popular Lake District location.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located on the edge of the Lyth Valley, in the pretty village of Underbarrow, Ellerbeck Bridge offers excellent accommodation, with beautiful views in an excellent location.

Available From£595
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Smithy Cottage would be perfectly placed on any chocolate box, a quintessential 17th Century Lakeland cottage oozing character and charm, blending effortlessly with 21st century life, set in a picture postcard gorgeous setting within this green and luscious location, only a short drive from ever popular Bowness-on-Windermere - bliss.

Available From£395
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Wheatlands Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

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.

Available From£365
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Lazy Bay Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked away in a peaceful backwater, close to both Windermere and Bowness villages and the shores of the lake.

Available From£375
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Brookholme Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked away in a peaceful backwater, close to both Windermere and Bowness villages and the shores of the lake.

Available From£499
Special Offer
The Grange Windermere
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Whilst being only a five minute stroll from the heart of Windermere village centre, this imposing Lakeland residence, encapsulates Lake District luxury living, commanding magnificent panoramic views over Lake Windermere and the timeless Lakeland fells beyond.

Available From£659
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £520 to £442
The Grange Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Set in an elevated position overlooking peaceful grounds, this sophisticated detached lodge is the perfect place to relax and socialise in a marvellous and tranquil setting. Windermere village is only a short stroll away and a nearby footpath will take you to the shores of Windermere. Stretch out on luxurious furnishings around the woodburning stove, with a wall width window pouring light into the room and of course that wonderful view towards Windermere.

Available From£520
Special Offer
Tower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

An airy haven of great views, sleek design and undeniable class, this handsome converted former coach house is a five minute walk from the centre of Windermere and commands stunning views across Lake Windermere, towards the famous Langdale Pikes. Wake in the comfort of one of the modern four-poster bedrooms, then gather in the gorgeous open plan living area to gaze out over the lake and plan your day.

Available From£699
Special Offer
Hunters Moon Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This is an outstanding, uniquely designed property in a very tranquil setting, nestling on the edge of private woodland (a haven for wildlife) and enjoying beautiful ever changing Lakeland views across the owners' private gardens to the lake and hills beyond. Adjoining the owners' home, it is tucked away on a private road just north of the village and walking or touring the Lakes by car from here in any direction is easy, with many guests choosing to return year after year.

Available From£465

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LUXURY COTTAGES IN WINDERMERE

Luxury Self Catering in Windermere

Windermere, the ‘capital of the Lake District’, is a vibrant mountain and lakeside resort town, only 16 miles from the M6. Windermere is twinned with the upmarket holiday resort of Bowness less than 2 miles away, where you can access the shore of Lake Windermere.

Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake and her majesty and tranquillity, as well as superb transport connectivity, is what attracts many people to choose our luxury cottages in Windermere.

There is also a vibrant hospitality scene welcoming visitors to Windermere, with 3 of the regions Michelin restaurants just off her shores and lots of award-winning attractions right on the doorstep.

Bowness’ Victorian promenade, from which you can catch a steamer, enjoy an ice cream or simply watch the world go by, is a unique English delight that must be experienced.

Lakelovers Luxury Cottages in Windermere

You are guaranteed quality, excellent service and the very finest self-catering properties, by choosing luxury self-catering in Windermere with Lakelovers. And you don’t have to take our word for it. We have the largest selection of VisitEngland Gold award self-catering cottages in the Lake District. All of our Windermere luxury cottages are hand-picked for their quality, unique style and enviable locations.

Lakelovers are proud to have been offering quality Lake District self-catering holidays for over 40 years, and our expert customer service team are on hand to help you choose from our extensive Windermere collection.

Perhaps you are planning a family get-together or arranging a celebratory event with friends, where one of our large cottages in the Lake District, that sleep 12-20 guests would be ideal.

If you have pets, then don’t let them miss out on one of the most dog friendly holiday destinations around. With miles of walks on trails along wooded pastoral valleys, around easy-access lakeshore paths and bracken-covered fells and rocky peaks, as well as over 13 lakes, the Lakes is ideal for a pet friendly cottage holiday.

How does a luxury 5 star apartment on an exclusive Windermere golf course sound? Or, a town centre family property, with all the conveniences that Windermere offers, right on your doorstep. We have luxury lakeside lodges, in top-end holiday parks where you can access leisure facilitates onsite, like swimming pools and restaurants for the ultimate in holiday relaxing.

To top-off your luxury self-catering holiday in Windermere, look at our luxury leisure club and hot tub options. Many of our Windermere luxury cottages have preferential leisure club access rates, so you can enjoy a relaxing swim, followed by a sauna and outdoor soak, looking out at the breathtaking scenery.

Chose from our superb range of luxury cottages in Windermere and step inside to enjoy beautifully appointed accommodation, with sumptuous bedrooms and designer bathrooms suites. In the hub of your luxury Lake District retreat, you’ll find state-of-the-art, bespoke kitchens, fitted with the latest, but easy-to-use, mod cons. Living and socialising areas are integrated with smart entertainment systems, and thoughtfully presented in stylish and comfortable furnishings.

A Little of Windermere’s History

Lying less than a mile from Lake Windermere, this popular town took its name (previously known as Birthwaite) from the lake upon the arrival of the Victorian railway line and station in 1847, putting Windermere firmly on the tourist map.

In the 19th century Windermere and the surrounding lakes and nearby fells were a ‘pleasure ground’ for wealthy Victorian’s looking to escape the smog of the English towns and cities. You’ll find wonderful examples from this heyday around Windermere, including the newly restored Claife Viewing station on Windermere’s west shore, which was once renowned for its evening parties!

Getting There

Both trains and buses service Windermere, making it very easy to get to. By car, leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A591, passing Kendal, signposted to Windermere. For those looking at travelling car-free, trains to Manchester airport run a couple of times a day from Windermere train station. The station is the last stop on the branch line from Oxenholme, by Kendal, and is on the West Coast Main Line.

The train station is also a hub for Windermere’s bus network, running frequently from Kendal and Lancaster and connecting holidaymakers with tourist hotspots like Coniston, Grasmere and Keswick, making Windermere ideal for exploring the rest of the Lakes on bus.

Out and About In Windermere

Windermere is easy to get to and has a superb transport network making it an ideal base for enjoying the Lake District. But it also has so much to offer on its doorstep too.

Our Windermere luxury cottages are thoughtfully located to get the very best out of this bustling part of the Lake District.

A trip to Windermere just wouldn’t be complete without getting onto its waters and taking in the scenery from a steam cruise or private motor boat from Bowness Bay Marina. With 13 islands and 32 miles of shoreline, there is plenty to see from her tranquil clear waters.

Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, is a particularly good stop-off for families as they have an excellent outdoor adventure playground. From here you can also enjoy pony trekking and hire bikes, or simply enjoy the grounds, nature trails and excellent café and regional goods shop.

For a rainy afternoon, a trip to The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness is a magical delight for little and big alike. If you are travelling by car, take the 500-year-old ferry trip from one of our Windermere luxury cottages to Ferry Nab, where you can travel in style over to Sawrey, Coniston. Here you are in Beatrix Potter territory, and we’d recommend a visit to the popular tourist attraction of Hill Top – a time capsule of when the famous Peter Rabbit author, Ms Potter, resided here over 100 years ago. During the summer there’s a minibus service between Ferry House and Hawkshead, calling at Beatrix Potter’s Hilltop House.

From the western shore you can explore Coniston and attractions including John Ruskin’s former home, Brantwood House, as well as the gentle walks of Monk Coniston and Tarn Hows.

Near the ferry crossing, on the eastern shore of Windermere, 19th century Blackwell Arts and Craft House, is one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement in the UK and was built for the wealthy Manchester brewery owner, Sir Edward Holt.

A short but steep climb up Orrest Head, from Windermere, rewards with spectacular views and is the first peak that Alfred Wainwright climbed in the Lakes. For staying locally, head to Millerground on Windermere’s shore for the best picnic spot and paddling, when staying in Windermere.

Eating and Drinking, Wining and Dining
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you have lots of choice when staying in a luxury self-catering cottage in Windermere. For dining out, both Windermere and Bowness high streets offer a diverse selection of sophisticated eateries and watering holes, as well as traditional pubs.

If you’re planning a special occasion, we would recommend booking into one of the 3 Michelin restaurants near to Windermere; The Holbeck Ghyll or The Samling on the eastern shore and Gilpin Spice, a few miles from the late towards Kendal.
Stock up your self-catering cottage kitchen with a trip to the upmarket Booth supermarket, behind Windermere train station. The Lyth Valley, near Kendal, is a must if you have your car or bike when visiting Windermere. Here, the picturesque, pastoral valley is a delight, with several of the Lake District’s top pubs, including the Brown Horse at Winster, The Punch Bowl atCrosthwaite, and The Black Labrador at Underbarrow, all ones to check out.

For a CAMRA pub with a view, the Mason’s Arms, Strawberry Bank, can be reached from Windermere by walking over Gummers Howe. And Homeground Coffee + Kitchen on Windermere high street, offers a superb brunch and coffee.

A luxury holiday in Windermere offers a delectable range of culture and hospitality, which is why it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.

Don’t forget that our Windermere luxury self-catering includes a collection of cottages that welcome pets and of course, with Lakelovers pet come free. Just look out for the paw symbol and let us know if you have any special requirements.

Please call 015394 88833 or email bookings@lakelovers.co.uk if you would like further advise on looking for or booking your luxury escape away in Windermere or another popular Lake District location.