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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Windermere

We have over 70 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 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

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, 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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A River Runs By Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£335.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere in the very heart of the Lake District, Tiggywinkle Beck which sleeps 4, is situated in the Thirlmere area, of White Cross Bay and is located by a small beck. It is just a short walk to the clubhouse, facilities and the lake. A perfect retreat for family and friends with use of the on site leisure facilities

Available From£495.00
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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set just a mile from the centre of Windermere town, Deer Wood forms part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall, designed by none other than Thomas Muirhead whose other works include Old Trafford and Kensington Oval cricket pavilions. One of only 12 luxury apartments within this stunning former country house, the building displays a wealth of original features from the Arts and Craft movement and has been sympathetically reworked to combine modern day facilities with early 20th century heritage.

Available From£435.00
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Gilpin View Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£375.00
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Hayloft Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi

This captivating contemporary Lakeland retreat sits in a residential location, a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Windermere village providing a gorgeous, romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland barn style externally, in keeping with the locality, but step inside and you'll fall in love with this light and airy converted barn loft.

Available From£415.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed

This contemporary country Lakeland cottage would be ideally suited to grace the cover of any chocolate box, situated in a gently elevated setting with views over the glorious green valley. Set within a beautiful landscaped select holiday home park known as Ings Mill Park, circumscribed by 5 acres of wooded valley alongside the soothing River Gowan, only a 2 minute stroll from the hamlet of Ings.

Available From£385.00
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Lakestone Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

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

Available From£395.00
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  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Kentrigg House is an incredible 5 Bedroom detached property situated a stone's throw from Carus Green Golf Club and restaurant on the Burneside village road.

Available From£1745.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • 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'.

Available From£365.00
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One Long Houses Windermere
  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled between the hills of the Kentmere Valley, One Long Houses, commands some of the best views in the area. The eighteenth century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and opened into the adjoining barn to create one of the most impressive properties in the area. Finished to the highest standard with exacting attention to detail the current owners have created the prefect holiday retreat for friends and families.

Available From£1625.00
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Tower Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£775.00
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Charlottes Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 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.

Available From£375.00
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North Highfield Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Is this the most enviable abode in the country? We think so and so did Harriet Martineau in her 1855 works, A complete guide to the English Lakes.

Available From£1195.00
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Beckmickle Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

On the banks for the River Kent, at Cowan Head, just ten minutes’ drive from Windermere Village, Beckmickle is a lovingly refurbished cottage that offers high quality accommodation in a very pretty location. Taking its name from the ancient woodland that can be found a little upstream from the cottage, the area is a haven for wildlife including a wide range of birds, the occasional otter and Roe deer.

Available From£365.00
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Lazy Bay Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car Park Available
  • 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£415.00
Special Offer
Wheatlands Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 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£425.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set separately, this boutique designer cottage oozes luxury and Lakeland style with walls of glass admiring the tranquil setting, and a spacious, covered balcony overlooking the peaceful view. The cottage lies at the foot of the Kentmere Valley and is set in the secluded informal three-acre gardens of Mirefoot, complete with arboretum and wildlife pond and meadow. If searching for romantic relaxation and escapism on the doorstep of ever popular Windermere, look no more?

Available From£1095.00
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Mulberry Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • On Street Parking
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled along a short terrace within the conservation area of this quiet, Lakeland village,that Dorothy Wordsworth considered to be a place she dearly loved to think of, Mulberry Cottage provides a most welcome retreat and holiday destination within this traditional community where you'll find the butchers, the bakers and yes, even a candlestick maker and is ideal for the smaller party, be it a couple, small family and your dog. Easy access to the busier resorts of Windermere and Bowness is readily available by way of a short train journey from the village station or open top bus ride, both just a short stroll from the door of the cottage. The Dales Way walkers amongst you will appreciate what's referred to as one of the best section of the route whilst outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the numerous 'on the doorstep' opportunities to explore the beautiful Kentmere Valley.

Available From£335.00

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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Windermere

We have over 70 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 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

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, 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