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Windermere Cottages

6 properties found

Windermere Cottages

6 properties found
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The Bothy - Lake District

Windermere, Lake District

2112


7 nights

£538 - £915

The Pavilion At Applethwaite Hall

Windermere, Lake District

4221


7 nights

£683 - £1,340

Thirlmere 16

Windermere (2mls SW), Lake District

4322


7 nights

£630 - £1,321

Quarry Brow

Bowness on Windermere, Lake District

531


7 nights

£400 - £788

Woodland Retreat

Windermere (1mls N), Lake District

6312

NEW


7 nights

£594 - £1,269

Beckmead

Windermere, Lake District

8452

NEW


7 nights

£925 - £2,124

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Windermere is a small town in the Lake District, named after the largest lake in England, which lies half a mile to the west. The town of Windermere does not sit on the shores of the lake – between itself and the water lies another, distinct town, Bowness-on-Windermere, though there is plenty to recommend Windermere as a fine spot to enjoy one of our Lake District holiday cottages.

The settlement was originally known by the unintentionally amusing name of Birthwaite, and was part of the historic English country of Westmoreland. In 1847, the Kendal and Windermere Railway arrived in the area and it was decided to rename the town after the nearby lake to enhance tourism via the new station.

What to do in Windermere

Naturally the majority of visitors to Windermere are most interested in the lake, but the town itself is an excellent base of operations from which to start your exploration. The quaint little town is full of lovely old stone buildings and many local shops in which you can browse traditional, locally crafted goods.

As you would expect from an area devoted to tourism there are numerous excellent pubs and restaurants in and around the town of Windermere. Chief among them is the splendidly named fish restaurant Hooked, which offers everything from monkfish to swordfish on a superb menu – a local favourite.

On the main road through the town centre you will find Francine’s, a delightful continental-style restaurant and coffee house. A relaxed and friendly bistro-styled restaurant with a great wine list and large selection of local craft ales, you may do well to plan your trip to the lake for before a visit to Francine’s, rather than after. For the quintessentially English experience try The Elleray pub, with its real log fire, well-stocked local ales and home-cooked pub grub in the heart of the town.

Out and about around Windermere

One of the most enjoyable local walks starting from the town – but away from the lake – takes you through Elleray Wood to the north. Donated for public use by the descendants of original owner Arthur Henry Heywood in 1943, the wood offers delightful nature walks along many of the original pathways and carriage drives, as does nearby High Hag Wood a little further to the north.

The town of Windermere is home to Mountain Goat Tours, one of the busiest tour companies in the local area. Mountain Goat offer daily tours and guided treks, vehicle hire and cruises on the lake itself.

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Holidays in Windermere

Windermere is located near the shore of England's biggest lake, inside the boundary of the Lake District National Park. Windermere station offers train and bus connections to the surrounding area, Manchester, Manchester Airport, and the West Coast Main Line. View our guide to Windermere holidays or search for Windermere cottages above.

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