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.


Boathouse on the lake - Bowness-on-Windermere

Owners note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

A  property where you really have it all.... 

Lake frontage and a Hot Tub 

  • Sleeps 2 - no kids - no pets
  • Access through double electric gates to the rear of the property
  • Wet Dock with complimentary kayak & mooring  available for a small craft which can be launched near-by
  • WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee machine
  • Kingsize Bed with quality linen
  • 60" TV
  • Underfloor heating
  • Shops amenities 2.6 miles / pub & restaurant 0.5 mile

read more about this fabulous studio style self-catering accommodation here

The Coach House - Pullwood Bay Ambleside

  • Sleeps 4 (1 double + 1 twin)
  • Cot & Highchair available
  • Private jetty and beach 10 minute walk
  • Launch of own boat - (under 6 metres) 
  • Use of boat storage at waters edge for canoes/kayaks/boats
  • Estate with footpath to Lake Windermere
  • Woodland parking for 2 cars 
  • Shared courtyard with private picnic bench
  • No pets / no smoking  
  • Note due to limitations of space the bathroom has 3/4 bath and no shower                   
  • Shops 2 miles and Award winning Pub 10 minute walk

This property is location location location!

A converted Coach House formerly part of the 50 acre Pullwood Estate, with a walk through the woods to its own private beach and jetty where you can moor your own boat for the duration of your stay!

There is boat storage at the waterside and boats and canoes can be launched via vehicular access.

The property overlooks fields and has a shared gravel courtyard with a picnic table. You should note that being off the main road between Ambleside and Hawkshead some traffic noise can be expected.

read more of these details and see further photos of The Coach House at Pullwood here

Duckling Cottage - Bowness On Windermere

  • Sleeps 4 ( 1 x king size en-suite; 1 x zip-link super king/twin en-suite 
  • Pet allowed
  • Street parking for 1 car with refundable permit deposit 
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with patio furniture
  • Shed for bike storage
  • Travel cot/high-chair/stair-gate available
  • Wooden floors and exposed beams, open fire, modern bathrooms
  • Freeview TV / DVD /WiFi
  • Central location for local amenities /cafes/pubs restaurants

What we love about Duckling Cottage is not just that your welcome pack includes duck feed for the lovely ducks and swans on the shores of Windermere, 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 and check availability here



Ruscello Apartment - Bowness on Windermere 

beautiful ground floor apartment rental Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Sleeps 2 (1 x kingsize)
  • No : infants or children / smoking / pets
  • Beautiful shared grounds with a stream running through
  • Ground floor apartment (also see note below)
  • Pub 10 minute walk - shops 1 mile
  • Off road parking 1 car

The shared grounds of Russell are beautifully maintained and will be an added treat to a stay in this well thought out apartment which is in a secluded corner of the owners own detached home.

Though on the ground floor the owners would like you to be aware that the shower is over the bath and that there are a few steps within the apartment and also from the driveway to the entrance of the apartment.  You can read more about access and also see more photos and the glowing reviews of Ruscello Apartment here

T'whit T'woo - Bowness-on-Widermere

ground floor self catering Windermere with views and lake access
  • Sleeps 3 (1 x double; 1 x single) - all ground floor
  • No pets / smoking / vaping
  • Shared private beach with jetty ideal to launch canoes and windsurfs
  • Children must be supervised due to lake access
  • Smart TV / Freeview / digital radio / WiFi / Nespresso machine
  • Patio terrace with furniture 
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared grounds - seasonal snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells & autumn colours too
  • Pub and shops 15 minute walk


A shared private jetty to launch your canoe or day-time moor your own boat - or maybe you'll just soak up the splendour of having a corner of Windermere lake just for you and a few.  

T'Whit T'Woo is located on the private Priory Manor Estate and previous guests have loved the views of both the lake and fells beyond. 

Read the reviews of this lovely ground floor Windermere self catering holiday let here