Lake Windermere cottages

Lake Windermere cottagesSituated in southern Lakeland, Windermere is England’s longest lake and most well known. This narrow finger of water over ten miles long stretches from Ambleside in the north to Newby Bridge in the south and is a magnet for tourists and the focus for a variety of watersports including sailing, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing. The bustling towns of Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness all nestle on its eastern shore and are very popular with visitors. The town of Windermere lies a mile from the shores of the lake. The town developed when the railway arrived (and got no further) in the Lake District in the 19th century and has a more sedate feel than neighbouring Bowness. Situated midway along Windermere’s eastern shore Bowness is one of the most popular tourist spots in the Lake District. A long promenade skirts the lake providing views over the busy little pleasure harbour, lake, and surrounding fells. The town is busy throughout the year with visitors coming to enjoy the lake for sailing and watersports, or just to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the area and the town’s delightful setting. From Bowness there is a car and foot passenger ferry to the western banks of the lake, much of which is owned by the National Trust. Here are the delightful villages of Hawkshead, Sawrey and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s house, where she wrote and illustrated several of her famous books. Ambleside lies at the heart of the Lake District with relatively easy access to most parts of the Lakes. Its scenic setting one mile north of the head of Lake Windermere, wide range of walks in the locality and all manner of water sports opportunities on the lake guarantees its popularity. The busy town has a good selection of places to eat and a wide range of specialist shops selling everything from outdoor equipment to local art and crafts.

Walking in the area

From your doorstep: Windermere’s western shore, Brant Fell. A few miles away: Coniston Old Man, Fairfield Horseshoe. Further afield: Helm Crag, Kentmere Round.

Lake Windermere cottages

Check availability 18 In the Corner, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £925399 per week * Ref: CC4120
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Home from home. Located in the heart of the English Lake District amongst the traditional slate cottages of the ever popular lakeland town of Windermere. Just far enough away from the “friendly hustle and bustle” of the town'...
Bannerrigg Windermere Check availability Bannerrigg, ,
Sleeps 14 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 3 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £18903070 per week * Ref: CC3993
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Bannerrigg is a Grade II listed property furnished with style and quality as well as its own private hot tub.. If you are looking for a big house in the Lake District for a family holiday or short break with a group of friend...
Lakeshore Boathouse Check availability Lakeshore Boathouse, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £6911226 per week * Ref: CC3875
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Three words sum up Lakeshore Boathouse - location, location, location! We are thrilled to be able to offer our holidaymakers the opportunity to enjoy a property whose conservatory over hangs Lake Windermere. This superb, semi deta...
Lakehouse Check availability Lakeshore, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5231362 per week * Ref: CC3873
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A semi-detached boathouse in a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. This (and the nearby Spout Crag Boathouse) are not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, they also provide the u...
Sprout Crag Boathouse Check availability Spout Crag Boathouse, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £5231362 per week * Ref: CC3872
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Spout Crag is a detached boathouse and along with nearby Lakeshore Boathouse in a superb, secluded position over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. The boathouses are not only an ideal romantic hideaway and walking base, t...
White Cross Bay Check availability White Cross Bay, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £260900 per week * Ref: CC3711
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The popular White Cross Bay Holiday Park is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District. The leisure facilities on-site including an indoor swimming pool, gym, bar, restaurant, shop and play are...
Orrest head House Check availability Orrest Head House, ,
Sleeps 12 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £21503150 per week * Ref: CC3517
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Orrest Head House was built in 1672 and was one of the first houses in Birthwaite, (as Windermere was known before it was renamed when the railway arrived in the 1850's). Orrest Head House stands at the head of Windermere village ...
Oakland Hall Check availability Oakland Hall, ,
Sleeps 10 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £17602520 per week * Ref: CC3516
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One of the first gentlemen's residences to be built in Windermere, Oakland Hall is now a stunning and unique home offering an eclectic fusion of traditional Lakeland and boutique cottage, topped off by panoramic views over Winderm...
Garthmere Check availability Garthmere, ,
Sleeps 4 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £224775 per week * Ref: CC3359
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This delightful and spacious holiday apartment has lovely views overlooking Windermere to the fells beyond. Formerly part of a Victorian gentleman’s residence it is situated in a prime residential area known as Heathwaite, which...
High Mere Check availability High Mere, ,
Sleeps 2 * 1 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £705321 per week * Ref: CC3353
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A delightful and spacious holiday apartment with lovely views overlooking Windermere to the fells beyond. Formerly part of a Victorian gentleman’s residence High Mere is situated in a prime residential area known as Heathwaite,...
Check availability Pine Lodge, ,
Sleeps 3 * 2 Bedroom(s) * 1 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £335593 per week * Ref: CC3241
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Pine Lodge is a detached cottage only a few minutes' stroll from the waters of Lake Windermere. The cottage has two ground floor bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a ground floor bathroom along with a kitchen diner on this flo...
Check availability Sandown, ,
Sleeps 7 * 4 Bedroom(s) * 4 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4551109 per week * Ref: CC3242
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Sandown is a spacious, pet-friendly upside down house on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, ten minutes' walk from shops, pubs, restaurants and the shores of Windermere. The property has four ground floor bedrooms with en...
Check availability Langdale Lodge 15, ,
Sleeps 6 * 3 Bedroom(s) * 2 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £4551095 per week * Ref: CC3191
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Langdale Lodge 15 is a detached single-storey lodge on White Cross Bay on the shores of Lake Windermere. The property has a double with en-suite shower room, a double and a twin. There is a family bathroom, and an open plan li...
Check availability The Hollies, ,
Sleeps 10 * 5 Bedroom(s) * 5 Bathroom(s)
Price guide: £14372197 per week * Ref: CC2610
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This 5 star luxury cottage in the Lake District is a quirky Victorian house within walking distance of Windermere lake and the centre of Bowness. Bowness sits midway along Windermere?s eastern shore and is one of the most popula...