cottages in windermere

Windermere Cottages

Windermere Luxury Cottages

The ‘capital’ of the Lake District, or so Windermere is often known, this charming Victorian resort town basks on the shore of England’s largest lake, from which it owes its namesake. And we have a superb collection of the very finest in Windermere luxury cottages, for all occasions, from romantic escapes to celebratory group gatherings and family retreats. Twinned with Bowness, luxuriating less than a couple of miles away on the actual shore of Windermere, these towns offer a vibrant and upmarket escape to a very endearing lakeside resort that has been capturing the mind, heart and soul of visitors for over 200 years.

Within pretty Bowness you’ll find superb evening entertainment at the Laundry Theatre, and there are non-other than 3 Michelin restaurants in the Windermere area – on the way out towards Kendal Gilpin Spice is set in a tranquil gentleman’s estate and offers classical dining with an Asian twist; on the lakeshore, The Samling, with its almost cruise liner restaurant has a long-standing reputation for its superb menu’s, designed around their kitchen garden and its world-renowned seed exchange programme, your taste buds will be in for a treat; nearby the Holbeck Ghyll restaurant has one of the very finest views in the Lakes and the inspired menu lives up to this high reputation.

WINDERMERE GOLD CURATED

The eastern shore of lake Windermere is where you will find some of the most impressive country houses and estates in the Lake District. The 11.3 mile long shore of lake Windermere that is less than a 3 hour train ride from London, has been attracting the well-heeled looking for their own piece of lakeside resort since the 19th Century, with the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere branch line in 1847.

We are very proud of our hand-curated collection of over 34 luxury cottages in Windermere and Bowness. These are some of the most prestigious properties in the Lake District. Some are contemporary abodes with flair and style and others ooze the wonderful charm of a bygone era of hunting, gambling, Penny Farthings, and sloe Gin!

On the lakeshore, you can hear the sailboats tinkling and the water lapping the pebble beach. For some, stepping back from the lakeside on an elevated spot is more enticing, where the rewards are some of the most spectacular views in the Lakes as well as tranquillity like no other. A town centre location puts the classy restaurants and bars, boutique shops and lazy café culture of Windermere and Bowness on your doorstep. Browse our Windermere Gold collection and take your pick.

COMPLIMENTS OF WINDERMERE GOLD

Of course, this collection includes luxury Windermere cottages with hot tubs, maintained and ready to sink into on your arrival. Some have saunas and pools too, and don’t forget that Lakelovers Gold visitors can book a beauty or health treatment to enjoy in the comfort of your cottage with Lakelovers partner, My Personal Sanctuary.

For guests wishing to deepen relaxation further, Winderemere is home to a range of luxury spa venues that offer day passes so you can sample the superb treatments on offer.

Windermere Gold guests can also head to the members-only champagne bar or sauna and steam rooms at Windermere Choices Health Club and Spa, inclusive with Windermere Gold cottages, throughout your stay. Here you can enjoy the fully integrated cardio suite as well as outdoor training and relaxation area so you can take in the specular views as you work out or chill out.

STEP INSIDE WINDERMERE GOLD

Within you will find all that you would expect from a luxury holiday in the Lake District’s premier resort. State-of-the-art kitchens are the hub of your luxury holiday home, even if it is only the wine cooler or coffee maker which get used! Downstairs, interior designed areas offer sumptuous places to relax, spacious space to socialise and sophisticated spots to unwind. High-tech media systems provide easy entertainment for either kicking back or getting celebrations into full swing. You’ll find large dining tables, indoor and out, in beautiful surroundings which make for the perfect setting, whatever the occasion.

Upstairs, bedroom suites are tasteful havens to relax into. Enjoy a heavenly soak in a statement tub with premier views, ready for a dreamy night’s sleep. In our range of chic Windermere cottage bathrooms, you’ll find wet rooms, his and her en suites, bedroom centre-piece bathtubs, family-sized bathrooms and ground-floor bathing, with underfloor heating, mood lighting and sumptuous towels. And properties with private bedroom balconies are a delightful way to enjoy the mesmerising lake Windermere views, at all times of the day.

WINDERMERE GOLD PETS

Give the driver a break, perhaps stopping for long luncheons and lazy beer tasting, by going car free when staying in our pet friendly luxury cottages in Windermere. The superb transport networks link you with top places across the Lake District and you can avoid any car park stresses. Plus, your four-legged holiday companions will love a trip on the scenic 599 open top bus or a leisurely lake cruise, where water bowls are provided at each pier.

In Aurhor Ransom’s 1930 children’s novel, Swallows and Amazons, Rio Bay is thought to be Bowness Bay and what a bay she is. Staying in this area for more than a day allows you to see her in all her many guises; a bustling port with lots of activity; a still and magical scene at dusk, with mountains and islands silhouetted, water a metallic pink and the inviting lights of evening restaurants twinkling; and a cold and unknowing mass in the early hours when shadows are long and a mist blankets the view.

Windermere Gold look forward to welcoming you.

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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£575.00
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Bottle Tops Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Tucked away from the everyday hustle and bustle of Windermere village centre and yet just a few minutes’ walk from all the village amenities, Bottle Tops is a contemporary Lakeland cottage which has been refurbished to offer high quality accommodation in an excellent location.

Available From£425.00
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Ellerthwaite House Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ellerthwaite House is a beautiful Victorian semi-detached property in a perfect location just a short stroll of under 5 minutes from Windermere village where you will find a great mixture of bars, restaurants and cafes, along with a variety of unique little shops, galleries and boutiques. Perfect for family gatherings or friends to enjoy, and only five minutes' drive from Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere itself.

Available From£525.00
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Thorndale Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Thorndale is a stunning detached Victorian House located midway between, and within easy walking distance of the popular villages of Windermere and Bowness that offer a great array of shops, bars and restaurants and which are popular all year round. Thorndale has been lovingly created by the current owners to create a superb property that is ideal for friends and families seeking homely, high quality, contemporary accommodation in a great location.

Available From£695.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Tucked away treasure in a green and pleasant land! Reassuringly thick oak beams, antique flagged floors, and aged stone walls await you in the peaceful South Lakeland hamlet of Crook. Located in the beautiful pasture lands behind Bowness and perfectly suited to a romantic break for a couple or a getaway for a small group of good friends, Camellia Cottage offers the country idyll laced with Lakelovers luxury!

Available From£425.00
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Juniper Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

Heavenly home-from-home in the country! A property of real character in an unmatchable location, Juniper Cottage preserves its wonderful 1920's style whilst cocooning visitors in contemporary comfort. With generous garden grounds, great walks from your door, fabulous fell views, and plenty of rural restfulness, this is a great choice for a family or group of friends to come and experience the best the Lakes has to offer.

Available From£600.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Your own eco-conscious cradle from which to admire the wonderful Lakeland scenery and wildlife! Nestled in the greenest countryside between the mouths of the remote Kentmere and Longsleddale valleys, Twitchers is a superbly styled luxury love nest for two on a 17th Century country estate. Replete with access to a high-end private spa facility, this is one for our most romantically-inclined of Lakelovers!

Available From£995.00
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Silver Howe Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Bowness, step through the gates at Silver Howe and you discover a beautiful home nestled into a rocky outcrop surrounded by mature trees, offering a unique property that makes this the ideal holiday cottage for both family and friends.

Available From£545.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Consummate comfort and authentic original features in this romantic and characterful country escape are surrounded by glorious garden grounds and complemented by a newly built spa! What more could you need for a really memorable holiday for 4 in the Lakes!

Available From£1145.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The gold standard in romantic getaways! Located for total tranquility, yet within easy reach of all the Lakes has to offer, full of traditional character yet brimming with modern style and comfort, The Shippon At Mirefoot is real Lakelovers gem, and a perfect place for a magical Lakeland escape for a couple.

Available From£995.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Designer decadence in this romantically rustic retreat! Wow! What a find! Nestled in the quiet back country of winding country lanes, green fields and scattered woodlands south of Windermere, near the pretty village of Staveley, Shepherds View at Mirefoot is the word in modern luxury and contemporary design. A delicious haven for a couple in the most peaceful and beautiful location. What more could you two ask for?!

Available From£995.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A decadent little gem at the foot of the Kentmere Valley! Set on a private estate dating back to the 17th Century, Kirkstone At Mirefoot is a luxurious bolthole for four in a superb setting. Acres of gorgeous garden grounds to stroll in, a private spa facility right by your property, and an architect designed cottage full of contemporary comforts and old world charm. A place to really kick back and let those worldly cares disappear!

Available From£1095.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

Built around the turn of the century at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement, Applethwaite Hall is one of the Lake District's most remarkable country houses. Recently, and sensitively, redeveloped to an extremely high standard, the Hall benefits from a wealth of period features.

Available From£595.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Forming part of the prestigious Applethwaite Hall development, The Mulberry At Applethwaite Hall provides a contemporary, luxurious retreat for those wishing to be within striking distance of the Lakeland town of Windermere and her busier neighbour, Bowness yet far enough away to appreciate a peaceful, countryside location. One of the exclusive apartments created within a stunning former Arts and Crafts country house, this first floor, spacious apartment offers some superb views across the manicured grounds to the Langdales beyond and an unforgettable self-catering experience in the very heart of the Lakes. The owners are life-long lovers of the Lake District and have created a stylish and comfortable space complimented by artwork and crafts by local artists.

Available From£475.00
Special Offer
Silver Birches Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just a short walk from the centre of Windermere Village, Silver Birches is a beautifully presented, contemporary bungalow, with beautiful garden, summer house and hot tub making it a superb choice for those looking to holiday with friends or family.

Available From£635.00
Special Offer
Hygge at No.8 Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Cuddle up together in countryside contentment, Lake District style! Close to the honeypot bustle of Bowness and the popular shores of Lake Windermere, yet idyllically situated in a quiet and majestic country hall, this lovely little apartment is waiting to hug a pair of Lakelovers with warmth and well-being, and all the happiness the concept of 'hygge' represents!

Available From£395.00
Special Offer
North Highfield Windermere
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
Special Offer
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!

Available From£1095.00

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cottages in windermere

Windermere Cottages

Windermere Luxury Cottages

The ‘capital’ of the Lake District, or so Windermere is often known, this charming Victorian resort town basks on the shore of England’s largest lake, from which it owes its namesake. And we have a superb collection of the very finest in Windermere luxury cottages, for all occasions, from romantic escapes to celebratory group gatherings and family retreats. Twinned with Bowness, luxuriating less than a couple of miles away on the actual shore of Windermere, these towns offer a vibrant and upmarket escape to a very endearing lakeside resort that has been capturing the mind, heart and soul of visitors for over 200 years.

Within pretty Bowness you’ll find superb evening entertainment at the Laundry Theatre, and there are non-other than 3 Michelin restaurants in the Windermere area – on the way out towards Kendal Gilpin Spice is set in a tranquil gentleman’s estate and offers classical dining with an Asian twist; on the lakeshore, The Samling, with its almost cruise liner restaurant has a long-standing reputation for its superb menu’s, designed around their kitchen garden and its world-renowned seed exchange programme, your taste buds will be in for a treat; nearby the Holbeck Ghyll restaurant has one of the very finest views in the Lakes and the inspired menu lives up to this high reputation.

WINDERMERE GOLD CURATED

The eastern shore of lake Windermere is where you will find some of the most impressive country houses and estates in the Lake District. The 11.3 mile long shore of lake Windermere that is less than a 3 hour train ride from London, has been attracting the well-heeled looking for their own piece of lakeside resort since the 19th Century, with the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere branch line in 1847.

We are very proud of our hand-curated collection of over 34 luxury cottages in Windermere and Bowness. These are some of the most prestigious properties in the Lake District. Some are contemporary abodes with flair and style and others ooze the wonderful charm of a bygone era of hunting, gambling, Penny Farthings, and sloe Gin!

On the lakeshore, you can hear the sailboats tinkling and the water lapping the pebble beach. For some, stepping back from the lakeside on an elevated spot is more enticing, where the rewards are some of the most spectacular views in the Lakes as well as tranquillity like no other. A town centre location puts the classy restaurants and bars, boutique shops and lazy café culture of Windermere and Bowness on your doorstep. Browse our Windermere Gold collection and take your pick.

COMPLIMENTS OF WINDERMERE GOLD

Of course, this collection includes luxury Windermere cottages with hot tubs, maintained and ready to sink into on your arrival. Some have saunas and pools too, and don’t forget that Lakelovers Gold visitors can book a beauty or health treatment to enjoy in the comfort of your cottage with Lakelovers partner, My Personal Sanctuary.

For guests wishing to deepen relaxation further, Winderemere is home to a range of luxury spa venues that offer day passes so you can sample the superb treatments on offer.

Windermere Gold guests can also head to the members-only champagne bar or sauna and steam rooms at Windermere Choices Health Club and Spa, inclusive with Windermere Gold cottages, throughout your stay. Here you can enjoy the fully integrated cardio suite as well as outdoor training and relaxation area so you can take in the specular views as you work out or chill out.

STEP INSIDE WINDERMERE GOLD

Within you will find all that you would expect from a luxury holiday in the Lake District’s premier resort. State-of-the-art kitchens are the hub of your luxury holiday home, even if it is only the wine cooler or coffee maker which get used! Downstairs, interior designed areas offer sumptuous places to relax, spacious space to socialise and sophisticated spots to unwind. High-tech media systems provide easy entertainment for either kicking back or getting celebrations into full swing. You’ll find large dining tables, indoor and out, in beautiful surroundings which make for the perfect setting, whatever the occasion.

Upstairs, bedroom suites are tasteful havens to relax into. Enjoy a heavenly soak in a statement tub with premier views, ready for a dreamy night’s sleep. In our range of chic Windermere cottage bathrooms, you’ll find wet rooms, his and her en suites, bedroom centre-piece bathtubs, family-sized bathrooms and ground-floor bathing, with underfloor heating, mood lighting and sumptuous towels. And properties with private bedroom balconies are a delightful way to enjoy the mesmerising lake Windermere views, at all times of the day.

WINDERMERE GOLD PETS

Give the driver a break, perhaps stopping for long luncheons and lazy beer tasting, by going car free when staying in our pet friendly luxury cottages in Windermere. The superb transport networks link you with top places across the Lake District and you can avoid any car park stresses. Plus, your four-legged holiday companions will love a trip on the scenic 599 open top bus or a leisurely lake cruise, where water bowls are provided at each pier.

In Aurhor Ransom’s 1930 children’s novel, Swallows and Amazons, Rio Bay is thought to be Bowness Bay and what a bay she is. Staying in this area for more than a day allows you to see her in all her many guises; a bustling port with lots of activity; a still and magical scene at dusk, with mountains and islands silhouetted, water a metallic pink and the inviting lights of evening restaurants twinkling; and a cold and unknowing mass in the early hours when shadows are long and a mist blankets the view.

Windermere Gold look forward to welcoming you.