Windermere Cottages

Windermere Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Windermere

We have over 50 Lakelovers self-catering Windermere Cottages, so you are not short of choice in terms of how you spend your Lake District break. And our hand-picked holiday cottages in Windermere don’t get much better than these; whether you are looking for a lakeside lodge, town centre cottage, town house sleeping 12 or a luxury 5 star apartment on an exclusive golf course, our properties are hand-picked for their unique styles and qualities and come in all shapes and sizes to suit all of your holiday requirements and budget.

The most famous of the Lakeland towns and villages, Windermere, a bustling miniature metropolis at the absolute heart of the Lakes, is the premier Lake District destination for self-catering cottage holidays. Named after the lake around which the town has grown, Windermere has been one of the UK’s most popular areas for holiday homes and summer houses, since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere railway line in 1847. 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.

Self-catering accommodation in Windermere

We have over 50 Lakelovers self-catering Windermere cottages, so you are not short of choice in terms of how you spend your Lake District break. And holiday cottages in Windermere don’t get much better than these; whether you are looking for a lakeside lodge, town centre cottage, town house sleeping 12 or a luxury 5 star apartment on an exclusive golf course, our properties are hand-picked for their unique styles and qualities and come in all shapes and sizes to suit all of your holiday requirements and budget. Our experienced and knowledgeable customer service team are always on hand to offer expert advice and to help you choose the perfect Lakelovers holiday that you won’t forget.

Whatever you pick, you’ll be sure of a relaxing yet vibrant time in Windermere.

Our cottages in Windermere are easily accessible with rail, bus and taxi connections all frequently available throughout the year. Trains and buses can be caught at Windermere Railway station, which is conveniently located next to both Booths supermarket and Country Lanes Cycle Hire, should you wish to continue your exploration of the area by bike. Buses arrive and depart from there regularly throughout the day, making their way across the district and beyond and the Transpennine Express train, travelling between Windermere and Oxenholme, also stops at Staveley, Burneside and Kendal.

Going self-catering in Windermere is made super easy by the many fabulous eateries and local food shops this town boasts. Booths supermarket, who also have branches in Keswick, Penrith, Ulverston and Kendal to name but a few, 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.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Hawkshead Cottages, Ambleside Cottages and Bowness On Windermere Cottages.

Windermere out and about

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; available for both individuals and groups. The Kannku headquarters are right across the road from Lakelovers Windermere HQ and 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, available from right next door to our head office. Or why not visit the Lake District visitors centre at Brockhole, just 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 and the kids can enjoy the fantastic free adventure playground; suitable for children aged 5 to 14 years.

Windermere offers a range of local and national shops, banks, cafes and restaurants, which are mainly 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, a visit to The Lighthouse, for lovely indoor food, cakes and drinks, situated at the top end of town, is a must. For incredible take-away sandwiches, soups, baked potatoes and snacks, a visit to The Sandwich Chef is in order, also at the top of the town, across the road from The Lighthouse. For evening dining, don’t miss a chance to eat, drink and be merry at the nearby Brown Horse at Winster; 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.

For further information on things to do in Windermere, we have provided information on walking, exploring and places to eat in Windermere.

Lakelovers’ holiday cottages in Windermere position you perfectly to explore the shore and beyond of England’s largest lake. Not looking for a cottage? We also have a range of Lodges in the Lake District too.

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  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Set in the Troutbeck Valley, a five minutes' drive north east of Windermere, the village of Troutbeck is one of the most beautiful in the Lake District, with an array of south facing cottages and farmsteads. The cottage is at the head of the village, close to the popular Queens Head, the owners of South Stonethwaite Cottage have lovingly restored it to offer a beautiful Lakeland hideaway.

Available From£385
Special Offer
Antrona Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located just a five minute walk from the centre of Windermere, Antrona is a contemporary and stylish apartment with a quirky feel that has been created to offer a good standard of accommodation in a superb location.

Available From£355
Special Offer
Richmond Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Located on the south east corner of the Lake District national park, just a ten minute drive from Windermere, five minutes from the market town of Kendal and less than half an hour from the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond is the eastern wing of the magnificent Bannel Head House, a stunning Victorian country residence built in 1900.

Available From£550
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £450 to £405
Fellfoot Cottage Troutbeck
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This beautiful Lakeland cottage is situated in Troutbeck Bridge within a handy location at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley - midway between the vibrant villages of Windermere and Ambleside. The enchanting interior is warmed by air source heating complete with wood burning stove, furnished for relaxation and finished with Lake District flair. Outside a cottage garden with patio provides the ideal spot for morning coffee, or a glass or two before dinner! You'll be surrounded by fabulous walking territory, only a very short stroll away from a restaurant / bar, and a well-stocked local shop and never too far from the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. Perfect!

Available From£345
Special Offer
  • 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
The Boundary Windermere
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This magnificent Victorian residence is definitely one of the sexiest and most substantial in our luxury portfolio, right on the boundary between Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere on one side, and the village of Windermere itself on the other. The keywords here are quality and generosity as this sophisticated period house has been given a sleek, boutique makeover; chic décor, monochrome colours, quirky furniture and much more all in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Available From£1095
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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a row of exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage of White Cross Bay 5 star facilities that include a bar, restaurant, shop and leisure club. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a short stroll away from this beautiful lodge.

Available From£425
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Reston Mill Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Sitting on the edge of the Lake District National Park in the popular village of Staveley, Reston Mill is a great cottage for those seeking accommodation for families or groups of friends. Accommodating ten people in six bedrooms this property offers plenty of space to relax and socialise, and is an ideal base for exploring the Lake District, on foot, by car or on two wheels.

Available From£825
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Sunnygarth Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

An outstanding detached Lakeland residence which simply has it all - contemporary Lake District luxury, a special place to spend precious time together within an idyllic setting, yet only a short stroll to the heart of Windermere village and the lake itself. Step inside and catch your breath as the ingenious design and attention to details has to be seen to be fully appreciated - here the 21st century is luxuriously felt.

Available From£850
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £575 to £489
Orrest Range Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Orrest Range is a Victorian Lakeland slate terrace cottage situated only a few minutes' walk from the centre of Windermere Village. Refurbished to a high standard by its current owners the property reflects their attention to detail and quality and retains much of its period charm including a stunning Victorian range.

Available From£445
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of pretty cottages within a peaceful setting yet is only a short stroll to the absolute heart of bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Fern Bank Cottage is sophisticatedly and traditionally themed throughout - this is a place to relax, spend precious time together and enjoy all offered in this ever popular destination.

Available From£376
Special Offer
Bramble Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This luxurious Lakeland Lodge nestles in a small row of exclusive luxury lodges within a peaceful setting yet is conveniently located so to take advantage of White Cross Bay 5 star facilities that include a bar, restaurant, shop and leisure club. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a stone's throw away from this beautiful lodge.

Available From£499
Special Offer
Staddlestones Windermere
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • Infants welcome

This substantial detached Lake District residence is a great place to spend precious time together with breathtaking panoramic views overlooking England's largest lake, occupying an idyllic setting only a couple of miles from the village centre. The three story property has a feeling of a 'Swiss chalet' at first glance yet set overlooking Lake Windermere we know its exact location well!

Available From£1600
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £799 to £719
Hill Top Windermere
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this superb four bedroom, four bathroom property forms part of a large gentlemen's residence commanding superb views from the bedrooms towards the famous Langdale Pikes and with seasonal views over Lake Windermere itself.

Available From£499
Special Offer
The Garden Flat Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

This fresh, modern and contemporary apartment forms the lower ground level of a superb Victorian residence.The apartment is partially below ground level, but benefits from plenty of light through its windows and the glass door - which has direct access to the garden at the rear.

Available From£275
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £447
Steps Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary detached Lakeland cottage has been stylishly refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated and romantic Lake District retreat. This gorgeous Lakeland slate cottage is only a stone's throw from the absolute heart of both popular villages; Bowness and Windermere, as well as being only a short walk to the shores of the lake.

Available From£365
Special Offer
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
Special Offer
March House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Built by the current owners, this fine detached Lakeland House is conveniently located a mile from the centre of the bustling village of Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. March House commands beautiful views across the fields to the central Lakeland Fells and enjoys beautiful evening sunsets.

Available From£485
Special Offer
Secret Nook Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Tucked away on the edge of Windermere village, this contemporary lower ground floor apartment offers a cosy and quality retreat whilst being situated just five minutes' walk from the heart of the bustling village and a ten minute walk along the quiet footpath from the property to the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£335

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Windermere Cottages

Windermere Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Windermere

We have over 50 Lakelovers self-catering Windermere Cottages, so you are not short of choice in terms of how you spend your Lake District break. And our hand-picked holiday cottages in Windermere don’t get much better than these; whether you are looking for a lakeside lodge, town centre cottage, town house sleeping 12 or a luxury 5 star apartment on an exclusive golf course, our properties are hand-picked for their unique styles and qualities and come in all shapes and sizes to suit all of your holiday requirements and budget.

The most famous of the Lakeland towns and villages, Windermere, a bustling miniature metropolis at the absolute heart of the Lakes, is the premier Lake District destination for self-catering cottage holidays. Named after the lake around which the town has grown, Windermere has been one of the UK’s most popular areas for holiday homes and summer houses, since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere railway line in 1847. 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.

Self-catering accommodation in Windermere

We have over 50 Lakelovers self-catering Windermere cottages, so you are not short of choice in terms of how you spend your Lake District break. And holiday cottages in Windermere don’t get much better than these; whether you are looking for a lakeside lodge, town centre cottage, town house sleeping 12 or a luxury 5 star apartment on an exclusive golf course, our properties are hand-picked for their unique styles and qualities and come in all shapes and sizes to suit all of your holiday requirements and budget. Our experienced and knowledgeable customer service team are always on hand to offer expert advice and to help you choose the perfect Lakelovers holiday that you won’t forget.

Whatever you pick, you’ll be sure of a relaxing yet vibrant time in Windermere.

Our cottages in Windermere are easily accessible with rail, bus and taxi connections all frequently available throughout the year. Trains and buses can be caught at Windermere Railway station, which is conveniently located next to both Booths supermarket and Country Lanes Cycle Hire, should you wish to continue your exploration of the area by bike. Buses arrive and depart from there regularly throughout the day, making their way across the district and beyond and the Transpennine Express train, travelling between Windermere and Oxenholme, also stops at Staveley, Burneside and Kendal.

Going self-catering in Windermere is made super easy by the many fabulous eateries and local food shops this town boasts. Booths supermarket, who also have branches in Keswick, Penrith, Ulverston and Kendal to name but a few, 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.

Alternative holiday cottage locations nearby: Hawkshead Cottages, Ambleside Cottages and Bowness On Windermere Cottages.

Windermere out and about

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; available for both individuals and groups. The Kannku headquarters are right across the road from Lakelovers Windermere HQ and 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, available from right next door to our head office. Or why not visit the Lake District visitors centre at Brockhole, just 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 and the kids can enjoy the fantastic free adventure playground; suitable for children aged 5 to 14 years.

Windermere offers a range of local and national shops, banks, cafes and restaurants, which are mainly 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, a visit to The Lighthouse, for lovely indoor food, cakes and drinks, situated at the top end of town, is a must. For incredible take-away sandwiches, soups, baked potatoes and snacks, a visit to The Sandwich Chef is in order, also at the top of the town, across the road from The Lighthouse. For evening dining, don’t miss a chance to eat, drink and be merry at the nearby Brown Horse at Winster; 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.

For further information on things to do in Windermere, we have provided information on walking, exploring and places to eat in Windermere.

Lakelovers’ holiday cottages in Windermere position you perfectly to explore the shore and beyond of England’s largest lake. Not looking for a cottage? We also have a range of Lodges in the Lake District too.

Even more details