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We have over 60 Lakelovers self-catering Windermere cottages. So you are not short of choice in how you spend your Lake District break. And holiday cottages in Windermere don’t get much better than these. Our properties are hand-picked for their unique styles and qualities. They come in all shapes and sizes to suit all your holiday requirements and budget. This includes niche properties such as those with hot tubs, or cottages that are dog friendly.
Our experienced and knowledgeable customer service team are always on hand. They can offer expert advice and to help you choose the perfect Lakelovers holiday that you won’t forget.
Self-catering accommodation in Windermere
Whatever you pick, you’ll be sure of a relaxing yet vibrant time in Windermere.
Our cottages in Windermere are transport accessible. There are rail, bus and taxi connections all available throughout the year. Trains and buses can be caught at Windermere Railway station. The station is next to both Booths supermarket and Country Lanes Cycle Hire. Perfect if you want to continue your exploration of the area by bike. Buses arrive and leave from there throughout the day. They make their way across the district and beyond. The Transpennine Express train, travels between Windermere and Oxenholme. It also stops at Staveley, Burneside and Kendal.
Going self-catering in Windermere is super easy due to the many fabulous eateries and local food shops this town boasts. Booths supermarket, offer a wide selection of general groceries for stocking up your cottage. As well as a fabulous collection of products from local suppliers. Including: cheeses and wines, Lakeland ales and some good old fashioned Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Windermere out and about
The most famous of the Lakeland towns and villages is Windermere. This bustling miniature metropolis is at the absolute heart of the Lakes. It is the premier Lake District destination for self-catering cottage holidays.
Windermere was named after the lake around which the town has grown. It has fast become one of the UK’s most popular areas for holiday homes. Especially since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere railway line in 1847. It was formed 13,000 years ago from two glaciers. The first the Troutbeck Valley and the second the Fairfield Horseshoe.
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Known as a ribbon lake, there are 18 islands on Windermere. The largest of which, Belle Island is now privately owned. Although originally known as Winder Mere, because the lakebed is deeper than it is wide, Windermere is actually a lake.
Add a little excitement to your holiday with a Kannku self-drive, off-road experience. See the Lakes as you never have before, as you bump and power your way across the fells in a 4×4. They are available for both individuals and groups. The Kannku headquarters are right across the road from Lakelovers Windermere HQ. All our guests can enjoy fantastic discounts when they show one of our Lakelovers Recommends keyfobs. Which you will find on your property keys.
Learn loads more about the surrounding areas as you travel with a Mountain Goat Tour. They are available from right next door to our head office. Or why not visit the Lake District visitors centre at Brockhole? It’s a short drive out of Windermere town towards Ambleside. Here you can find out lots of information about where to go and what to see. As well as take part in the mountains of daily activities and courses available throughout the year. The kids can enjoy the fantastic free adventure playground. It is suitable for children aged 5 to 14 years.
Windermere offers a range of local and national shops, banks, cafes and restaurants. They are located through the centre of the town. Forgotten your shampoo? Pick it up in Boots. Forgotten to bring that all-important holiday read? There is a well-stocked W H Smith.
For anyone considering a holiday self-catering in Windermere cottages, a visit to The Lighthouse is a must. For incredible take-away sandwiches, soups, baked potatoes and snacks, a visit to The Sandwich Chef is in order. For evening dining, don’t miss a chance to eat, drink and be merry at the nearby Brown Horse at Winster. It is located on the outskirts of the town and easily accessible by car or taxi – taxis can be picked up at Windermere station. Lakelovers also recommend the Wild Boar; for dining with a difference.