Lake District Cottages Windermere - Ambleside
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
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
Barker Knott Farm Cottage - 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
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 - Super Kingsize Bed with en-suite shower (couples only - property not suitable for infants/children)
Free WiFi TV with FreeView and BluRay player
Wood-burning stove (fuel not included)
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
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
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
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
Ruscello Apartment - 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
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
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
Two Tweenways - Ambleside
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.