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Windermere Holiday Cottages
A good range of Windermere cottages are provided
by the cottage rentals companies featured below - those with the widest range are included at the top. Please note that rental prices and the number of properties available are subject to change.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 70 Windermere holiday cottages
offered with a few discounts available for certain properties. Virtual tours are provided for some cottages, most of which are traditional. A good number allow for pets and prices are in the medium bracket in most cases.
- 30 Windermere cottages
offered from just over £200, with a few special deals available. All the self catering properties are rated and about half allow pets. Visit the site to compare each cottage. Only a few are smoker friendly.
- About 30 Windermere cottage properties from this rental company for as little as £170. Some cottages can accommodate up to 8 people and range from modern apartments to traditional stone cottage properties.
- 9 cottages within a 10 mile radius of Ravenglass and a further 70 holiday properties within 20 miles. The 9 closest cottages can accommodate up to 4 people and prices begin at £220 for a weekly break.
Windermere is situated in the Lake District
, Cumbria. The town, which is merged with Bowness on Windermere, is a centre for sailing and water sports enthusiasts. We feature two Windermere cottages below that are available through Cottages 4 You.
Windermere is surrounded by easily accessible vantage points that afford some magnificent views
of the lake and surrounding landscape. Orrest Head provides the most impressive vista and is located north of the town - its peak stands at 784ft but can be reached relatively easily via a meandering mountain trail. Biskey How, which lies east of Bowness can also be climbed easily and is around 300ft.
Bowness on Windermere's narrow streets offer a glimpse of how the town once looked before tourism took hold. St Martin's Church, which dates back to these pre-tourism times, is one of the most important historical attractions in the region. The church itself has some fine stained glass windows which depict John Washington, ancestor of George Washington, the first American President.
The nearby Lake Windermere
is over 10 miles long and up to 1 mile wide in places. Its waters are constantly busy with pleasure craft and ferries that travel between the surrounding towns. Rowing and sailing boats are available for hire in Windermere and other towns. For information about Lake Windermere holiday cottages see below.
Windermere visitor attractions
Our summary is intended for people looking for activities and attractions during their Windermere cottage holiday. It includes a range of restaurants, pubs and historical sites of interests in and around the Lake Windermere/Bowness on Windermere region.
A range of Windermere lake cruises are available from Windermere town and nearby village. See www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
. Fishing is also a popular activity in these parts and the Low Wood Hotel, which is situated 2 miles north of Windermere, allows its guests to fish for the famous Brown Trout.
Food and drink in Windermere
Wheelhouse Club in Bowness on Windermere is well-suited to clubbers while the Stickle Barn Tavern and Brown Horse Inn
offer a lower-key evening. The Beech Hill Hotel's
romantic setting on the Eastern shore of Lake Windermere is ideal for those looking to take the self-catering out of their Windermere holiday cottage break while the Angel Inn provides award-winning cuisine from a top chef.
History and Culture
St Martin's Church is one of the town's most notable historical attractions and sits on a 1000 year old religious site. The Windermere Steam Boat Museum
is also worth seeing and exhibits a selection of steamboats and motorboats, some of which date back to the 19th century. A few are still used for Windermere Lake tours. The Beatrix Potter Exhibition
is a must-visit and is the only one of its kind in Europe. It features indoor recreations of all 23 stories by the great author.
Supermarkets and shops
For supplies and other essential items while on your Windermere self catering holiday see E H Booth & Co Ltd on Victoria Street. There's also a Boots and Lakeland Pharmacy on Grosvenor Terrace and Crescent Road respectively.