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The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Please find below a selection of personally inspected, self catering holiday cottages within 10 miles of Winster in Cumbria. Were you looking for holiday cottages in Winster, Derbyshire instead?Planning a family holiday to The Lakes? Then consider a cottage holiday in Winster, where you can indulge in outdoor adventures just like the Walker and Blackett children of 'Swallows and Amazon' fame.
On the southern side of the national park near Lake Windermere, the Winster Valley is a picturesque, pastoral region of rolling, green meadows, wooded hillsides and dry stone walls, scattered with settlements like Winster village. Made up of a huddle of whitewashed cottages, a church with lovely stained-glass windows and a well-established pub, it's a peaceful place to escape everyday madness.
Known for its abundant crops of damsons, spring is a special time to book your Winster cottage when white blossom adorns the orchards and sweet scents fill the air. Mid-April means Damson Day, a huge celebration for locals and visitors alike. Alternatively, plan your cottage stay in Winster during autumn, the time when roadside stalls bulge with ripe fruit - wonderful just as they are or to fill a pie and top with whipped cream. Do also look out for damson jam, gin and wine.
Other reasons to book a Winster holiday home include sailing on Lake Windermere, wildlife watching (nuthatches, woodpeckers, buzzards, roe deer and badgers) and, of course walking. Don't miss the climb up to Gummer's How, a family friendly route promising outstanding views over Lake Windermere, the Coniston Fells and Morecambe Bay. Otherwise opt for Fell Foot Park (National Trust), a beautiful lakeside retreat where you can picnic, paddle, go rowing and kayaking, let off steam in the adventure playground and sample homemade cakes. Enjoy!
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Fox Barn | Staveley near Windermere | Cumbria & The Lake District
Immaculately presented 17th century cottage in charming village of Staveley in the Lake District National Park. Lovely south-facing patio. Windermere 4 miles.
Ghyll Bank House | Staveley near Windermere | Cumbria & The Lake District
Detached manor house in hillside position on outskirts of Staveley. Offering wonderful views and great accommodation for large groups of family and friends. Windermere 5 miles.
Ghyll Bank Bungalow | Staveley near Windermere | Cumbria & The Lake District
stone-built detached cottage situated in grounds of Ghyll Bank House on outskirts of village of Stavely. Great views and fantastic walking opportunities. Windermere 5 miles.
Low Plumgarths Farmhouse | Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb detached farmhouse next to farm shop on the edge of Lake District National Park. Family friendly cottage with four bedrooms, open fire and woodburning stove. Kendal 1 mile.
The Hayloft | Brunt Knott Farm near Staveley | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful stone-built cottage, on 17th Century Lakeland hill farm close to Staveley. Rustic decor, private south-facing garden and stunning views. Windermere 4 miles.
The Byre | Brunt Knott Farm near Staveley | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful stone-built cottage, accommodation over three floors, on 17th Century Lakeland hill farm close to Staveley. Rustic decor, stunning views. Windermere 4 miles.
The Stables | Brunt Knott Farm near Staveley | Cumbria & The Lake District
Charming detached stone-built cottage, mostly ground floor, on 17th Century Lakeland hill farm near Staveley. Rustic decor, stunning views. Windermere 4 miles.
The Bothy | Brunt Knott Farm near Staveley | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful stone-built cottage, on 17th Century Lakeland farm close to Staveley. Rustic decor, private garden area with views. Windermere 4 miles.
Skelgill Apartment | Troutbeck | Cumbria & The Lake District
A lovely apartment in a simply stunning position overlooking Lake Windermere in the conservation village of Troutbeck. Peaceful walking country. Windermere 4 miles.