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 how you spend your Lake District break. And our hand-picked 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.

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.

Self-catering accommodation in Windermere

We have over 50 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. 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.

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

Our cottages in Windermere are easily 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 conveniently located 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

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, 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.

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

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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.

Available From£350
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Gowan Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Once a thriving bobbin mill, this gorgeous character property is part of the Ings Mill Park development - a select set of cottages set in lush green countryside, alongside the River Gowan and circumscribed by 5 acres of wooded valley between Staveley and Windermere.

Available From£335
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £325 to £293
A River Runs By Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

A romantic, contemporary and surprisingly convenient riverside retreat in the popular village of Staveley, at the mouth of the Kentmere Valley. Within a tasteful barn conversion, this peaceful property enjoys balcony views and plenty of outdoor breathing space. It has a relaxed ambience and a superb location: Staveley is a friendly and well-served community, and a hub for walkers, laid-back holidaymakers and mountain bikers (property has secure bike store).

Available From£325
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The Sanctuary Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Within a highly individual converted church outbuilding, The Sanctuary incorporates modern furnishings and comfort with the utmost style. It's a treat for one or two couples, or families, looking for something a little bit different in this popular Lakeland village. Overlooking the vast churchyard through patio doors, and with a Gothic stair window, this bolt hole is true to its original character.

Available From£385
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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.

Available From£355
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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£720
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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.

Available From£825
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £292
Mill Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

This 'chocolate box' 17th century Lakeland cottage forms a perfect romantic retreat at any time of year. Stylish and luxurious with lush countryside views, and only a stroll away from the award-winning Watermill Inn and microbrewery at Ings. Mill Cottage is part of the select Ings Mill Park development, incorporating beautifully converted bobbin mill buildings and cottages, only 2 miles from Windermere.

Available From£365
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £292
Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

In a countryside setting only 10 minutes from Bowness and Lake Windermere, the historic Starnthwaite Ghyll mill house has been tastefully converted into a special complex of character cottages. Delightfully off the beaten track, Gilpin View is one of a row of four attractive cottages overlooking the stream and across the orchard to the lush Lyth Valley, very close to Crosthwaite village and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn (1.5m away).

Available From£365
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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£485
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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.

Available From£355

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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 how you spend your Lake District break. And our hand-picked 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.

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.

Self-catering accommodation in Windermere

We have over 50 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. 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.

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

Our cottages in Windermere are easily 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 conveniently located 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

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, 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.

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

Even more details