On the weekend of the 13th June, hundreds of plucky swimmers will take to the chilly waters of Windermere to partake in the Great North Swim; one of Europe’s biggest open water swimming events. For three days, swimmers of all abilities will compete in a range of distance swims, raising money for charity or simply enjoying a leisurely breaststroke in the midst of one of England’s most beautiful bodies of water.
If you’re one such brave bather who’s taking the plunge at this year’s event, you’ll need somewhere to dry your wetsuit after you’ve remerged from Windermere’s depths. That’s where we come in. With our range of holiday cottages to rent near Windermere that are available during the Great North Swim, you’ll have a wonderfully warm and ever-so dry place to return to after your dunk. What’s more, our Windermere cottages are perfect for sightseeing in the surrounding area, so you can make a long weekend out of your trip. Here’s a look at just three of our cottages that are available to rent near Windermere during the weekend of the Great North Swim.
Langdale Lodge 15
For those of you who prefer rustic accommodation; feast your eyes on Langdale Lodge 15, a detached log cabin located just metres from the shores of Windermere. Encased in dense woodland, this self-catering lodge offers a characterful place to stay for families or friends in the heart of one of the Lake District’s most coveted pockets of countryside. Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a decked terrace complete with private hot tub, guests can enjoy a comfortable and peaceful stay within a stone’s throw of Windermere. What’s more, Langdale Lodge offers guests access to an indoor heated pool, sauna, gym and games area, making it the ideal choice for the budding bather who needs to soothe those tired muscles.
Located in the charming town of Bowness-on-Windermere with its cluster of cosy country pubs and mouth-watering eateries, Holly Cottage offers character accommodation for up to six guests. Furnished to a high standard and comprising original period features that date back to the 18th century, this semi-detached Windermere holiday rental is ideal for participants in the Great North Swim who are looking for a historic and characterful place to stay beside the shores of Windermere. The property features three good sized bedrooms, a comfortable sitting room with open fire, as well as a traditional cottage kitchen complete with exposed Lakeland stone wall. All in all, this attractive Windermere holiday cottage couldn’t be better placed for an invigorating short break in the Lake District.
High View Lodge
Boasting far reaching views over Windermere and its surrounding fells, High View Lodge is a spectacular five tick luxury log cabin that offers opulent accommodation for up to six guests. Dripping in style, this contemporary Windermere holiday rental is set in a secluded, elevated position, making it perfect for those in need of a peaceful, relaxing place to return to after a dip in the lake. Featuring three plush bedrooms, a stylish open-plan living area and a large private terrace, guests will live in the lap of luxury during their stay at High View Lodge. Like Langdale Lodge 15, the property offers unlimited access to an on-site heated pool, sauna and gym, making it the perfect choice for winding down after a gruelling swim.
Rent Windermere holiday accommodation with Sykes Cottages
Here at Sykes Cottages, we’re well aware of just how popular our Windermere holiday homes are. If you’re interested in renting any of the above properties, please get in touch a soon as possible as these dates won’t hang around for long! Alternatively, check out our Windermere cottages page, where you’ll find our complete range of Windermere accommodation.
To find out more about the Great North Swim, including information on how to get there and how to enter, please visit the Great Swim website.