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Lake District Cottages Windermere - Ambleside
Bowness-on-Windermere

If you are a new visitor to the Lake District it might be worth mentioning that, Windermere itself is not on the Lakeside. The town that has lakeside frontage is Bowness-on-Windermere, just south of Windermere village. The bustling Lakeland town of Ambleside is at the very northern tip of Lake Windermere and has some lake frontage.

We think you will love these carefully selected cottages, chosen for their charm and often with stunning views allowing you to both enjoy all the amenities these honeypot towns and villages have to offer coupled with a fabulous place to relax.

Coach House Pullwood - Windermere

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  • Sleeps 4 (1 double + 1 twin)
  • Cot & Highchair available
  • Off the main road on edge of estate with footpath to Lake Windermere
  • Woodland parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with picnic bench
  • No pets / no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles and Pub 10 minute walk

    Please note that this property is on the main road between Ambleside and Hawkshead so some traffic noise can be expected. Pullwood Estate is set in 50 acres of woodland and visitors can walk to the lake (Windermere) which is about a ten minutes through the woodlands. A jetty and bench are at the lakeside perfect for enjoying the vista; boats and canoes can be launched via vehicular access - please read more of these details and see further photos of The Coach House at Pullwood here.


    Barker Knott Farm Cottage - Windermere

    open fire romantic getaway for 2 near Windermere

  • Sleeps 2 (1 x double - open-plan with lounge)
  • No pets - None smoking property
  • Open fire with initial fuel (note : additional surcharge for fuel/electricity)
  • Exposed beams and beautiful old thick Cumbrian walls
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Ground floor accommodation - note the lounge and bedroom are combined
  • Working farm
  • Shared patio
  • Pubs and shops 1.5 miles
    Previous couples have loved this cottage for its Cumbrian charm. Do note that the lounge and bedroom are combined and the feature exposed beams may mean that you need to watch your head!

    If living the rural Cumbrian dream for your next holiday with walks from the door is what you are looking for, then check out availability and see further photographs and read reviews of Barker Knott Farm Cottage here.


    Middlebeck Cottage - Ambleside

    Sleeps 2 Ambleside self catering
  • Sleeps 2 - Super Kingsize Bed with en-suite shower (couples only - property not suitable for infants/children)
  • No pets
  • Free WiFi TV with FreeView and BluRay player
  • Wood-burning stove (fuel not included)
  • Bike store
  • Stairs to upper ground floor open-plan living area, making the most of the river view
  • Shared enclosed patio with seating and shaded lawns
  • Off road parking across the foot-bridge
    Middlebeck Cottage could just be your perfect escape with River Rothay providing the tranquility for your holiday, yet just a short stroll and you are in the hustle and bustle of everything Ambleside has to offer, including of course a great choice of places to taste a local pint or a glass of bubbly, a Cumbrian Sausage or a fusion meal.

    Please note that this property is on a busy main road and that access is via a private foot-bridge from the private car-park - unloading can be done at the door but this is on the main road. Fishing may also be possible with the correct licence. More details of this along with additional photographs and previous guest reviews can be found here


    Duckling Cottage - Bowness-on-Windermere

    Sleeps4, ideal for 2 couples, dog friendly ambleside
  • Sleeps 4 (1 x king size en-suite; 1 x zip-link super king en-suite/OR/1 x twin en-suite)
  • 1 pet welcome
  • Travel / high-chair / cot available
  • Street parking permit for 1 car (refundable deposit for the permit)
  • Wooden floors / exposed beams / open fire-place
  • Small enclosed courtyard with patio furniture
  • Lockable bike shed
  • FreeView TV / DVD / Wifi available
  • Short walk to restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions in Bowness

    What we love about Duckling Cottage is not jus that your welcome pack includes duck feed for the lovely ducks and swans down in the bay but that it has everything you need in walking distance from one of Lake District hot-spots. With two double en-suites this cottage would make an ideal choice for two couples (and their pet!) who want to be right at the heart of the Lake District. There is a small courtyard with table and chairs if you want to stay home and if the weather is Lake Districty then there is the open fire in the lounge to comfort you too. Being easily walkable to the centre of Bowness we feel this self-catering will also appeal to families with teenagers who may like to come and go at their own pace?

    Read more about Duckling Cottage here.


    Calgarth Cottage Troutbeck

    Pet friendly self catering close to Windermere pubs with garden and BBQ
  • Sleeps 6 (1 x king en-suite; 1 x double; 1 x twin) - total of 3 bathrooms incl en-suite
  • Pets (2) are welcome
  • Smoke free home
  • High-chair/travel cot available
  • Wood-burning stove / partial underfloor heating
  • Two lounges
  • Modern kitchen with American style fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed garden, surrounded by woodland, with furniture and BBQ
  • Plasma TV's / DVD / X-Box / WiFi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Shop and pubs (plus leisure centre) in Troutbeck Bridge are a 10 minute walk - Lake 2 miles

    Calgarth is described by previous guests as a true Lakeland gem. Great attention to detail both indoors and outside too. Troutbeck bridge is walkable and there are some lovely walks and pubs from Troutbeck village and of course Bowness, Windermere, Ambleside and Hawkshead are a short drive away too.

    There are more photos of Calgarth and guest reviews here.


    Ruscello Apartment - Bowness-on-Windermere

    Sleeps 2 in Bowness on Windermere
  • Sleeps 2 (1 x kingsize)
  • No infants / smoking / pets
  • Beautiful shared grounds with stream running through
  • Ground floor apartment but with steps and shower is over the bath
  • Pub 10 minute walk - shops 1 mile
  • Off road parking for 1 car

    The shared grounds of Ruscello are beautifully maintained and will be an added treat to a stay in this well thought out apartment. Though on the ground-floor please do note that the shower is over the bath and also there are steps within the apartment and from the driveway to the entrance of the apartment.
    Have a look a the photos we weren't able to include here and read the glowing reviews of Ruscello Apartment


    T'whit T'woo - Bowness-on-Windermere

    self catering with Windermere lake access
  • Sleeps 3 (1x double; 1 x single)
  • No pets / smoking /vaping
  • Shared private beach with jetty
  • Children must be supervised due to lake access
  • Set in shared grounds with snow drops, bluebells, rhododendrons, beech, horse chestnut adding lovely colour when in season
  • Nespresso machine
  • SmartTV / Freeview / digital radio /WiFi
  • Patio terrace with furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shops 15 minute walk
    T'Whit T'Woo is most definitely all about location, location, location. With lake access this self catering property is a real find!. Boats can be launched at Ferry Nab and moored at the jetty, but not overnight. The jetty is perfect for kayaks, wind-surfers or just those atmospheric sunset photos!
    See more photographs and read all the details of this lake access self catering property here.


    Two Tweenways - Ambleside

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  • Sleeps 2 (no under 18's)
  • No pets / no smoking
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shops and pubs 5 min walk

    This traditional terraced cottage is in a great location if you want to be in walking distance of the popular Lakeland town of Ambleside. See further photographs and read more about Two Tweenways.

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