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.

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Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £445 to £378
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.

From £445 Per Week
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High Borrans Copse Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Idyllic, impressive and ideal for a wonderful and romantic getaway in the Lake District – that's High Borrans Dell. This amazing lodge is one of only a few to be located alongside a working farm, surrounded by beautiful open countryside for a tranquil retreat but yet only 3.5 miles from the picturesque and popular town of Windermere. High Borrans Dell matches superbly matches its surroundings – light, airy and spacious.

From £350 Per Week
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The Stables Windermere
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Tucked away from everyday hustle and bustle of Windermere village centre, we found this sophisticated traditional Lakeland cottage. Built in 1854, The Stables still boasts many of its original features; old exposed beams, traditional stone fireplace and those thick, thick cottage walls. With rest and relaxation as a priority, the owners have refurbished throughout to create a stylish, central holiday property for couples, family or friends to enjoy at any time of year.

From £345 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £345 to £311
Fellfoot Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 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 stroll away from a restaurant / bar, within easy reach of a well-stocked shop and never too far from the stunning shores of Lake Windermere. Perfect!

From £345 Per Week
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Charlottes Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Infants welcome

Arrive at this picture-perfect traditional Lake District cottage, right at the heart of Windermere village, and you'll be surprised by the sophistication within. Spread over three floors, Charlotte's Cottage is decadent yet relaxed; finished with Farrow & Ball colours, plumped up with sumptuous Laura Ashley furnishings and oozing Lakeland cottage charm.

From £355 Per Week
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Holly Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Open Fire
  • Infants welcome

All the romance of a traditional Lakeland cottage, luxuriously restored in chic country house style and nestling in a queit backwater just off the centre of this popular village. Every room feels special, from the elegant living room with open fire to the decadent bathroom and the charming bedroom with Laura Ashley bed and feature fireplace. Outdoor relaxation is achieved in the secluded paved garden.

From £345 Per Week
Special Offer Reduced to £1150
Slate Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located contemporary 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 drive to the shores of the lake - walkable too.

From £385 Per Week
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Perfect escapes for couples don't really come better than this. High Borrans Dell has serenity and space in abundance right in the heart of the Lake District countryside. This beautiful and spacious lodge is in the middle of open, lush fields alongside a working farm, making it a tranquil romantic retreat, but yet it is only 3.5 miles from the picturesque and popular town of Windermere, where there is plenty to see and do.

From £350 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £950 to £855
Domvs Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Infants welcome

This magnificent period residence is a castle in its own right and proudly exhibits the original tower, now a magical bedroom, with panoramic and simply breathtaking views, arguably the best from anywhere in The Lake District and probably the British Isles. Aptly named this sumptuous place literally has it all and translated the Latin meaning 'LARGE HOUSE', we think this sums it up to a tee!

From £950 Per Week
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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.

From £725 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £355 to £284
Millrace Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Once part of a thriving bobbin mill, this delightful Lakeland barn conversion is surrounded by acres of wooded valley, alongside the River Gowan. It's part of the select Ings Mill Park development, a stroll from the award-winning Watermill Inn and microbrewery at Ings, and 2 miles from Windermere village. Staveley village is also within walking distance, forming your gateway to the stunning Kentmere Valley.

From £355 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £520 to £416
The Grange Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Set in the grounds of a glorious gentleman's residence, this sophisticated detached lodge is the perfect place to relax and socialise in a marvelous and peaceful setting. Windermere village and the lake are only a few minutes' stroll away. Stretch out on luxurious furnishings around the woodburning stove, with a wall width window pouring light and scenery into the room.

From £520 Per Week
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Priory Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

With private pedestrian access to Lake Windermere (and public launching facilities available nearby) this fabulous Victorian lodge house provides a unique and very special retreat for family, friends or two couples.

From £499 Per Week
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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.

From £850 Per Week
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Grange House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This captivating Grade II listed residence stands proudly at the foot of the Troutbeck Valley, only a stroll away from Windermere village and the shores of the lake. The spacious, gracious accommodation is flooded with light through gothic arched windows, full of relaxed window seats for quiet reading, but perfect for memorable social gatherings.

From £750 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £850 to £765
High Cleabarrow Windermere
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

If quirky features appeal - including centuries old wonky floors, beamed ceilings and original 17th century oak panelling and you seek a holiday home with a bit of a difference, then High Cleabarrow may well tick the boxes for you. This gorgeous traditional Lakeland farmhouse  enjoys a wonderful peaceful setting amidst enchanting gardens. With its own tennis court and table tennis room and just a  step away from Windermere Golf Club, this property is a special find. Dating back to at least 1704 ( we believe it is a lot older), High Cleabarrow is a delight. Homely, atmospheric, comfortable and full of character, High Cleabarrow enjoys seclusion within its lovely 2 acre gardens whilst the convenience and attractions of Bowness and Windermere are but a 5 minute drive away. At this traditional Lakeland treat, modern living blends effortlessly with the past and the owners have finished it in keeping with its age, yet adding the modern touches of course.

From £850 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £345 to £311
Stone Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed

This romantic Lakeland cottage resides in a peaceful setting within the picturesque and popular village of Staveley at the mouth of the breathtaking Kentmere Valley, only a short drive from bustling Windermere.  If searching for somewhere special to get away and soak up all the Lakes have to offer, we know you will fall in love with 'Stone Cottage'.

From £345 Per Week

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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.

Even more details