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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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Shepherds Villa | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
An impressive semi-detached Victorian house, in the village of Coniston. Full of character. Quality accommodation. Excellent walking and touring opportunities. Hawkshead 4 miles.
Swallows Nest | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
A delightful apartment in the heart of Coniston. Views of Coniston Fells. Coniston Water 5 mins walk.
Woodbine Cottage | Ambleside | Cumbria & The Lake District
Welcoming stone-built cottage in Ambleside. Woodburner, views over Ambleside, walking and Lake Windermere on the doorstep.
Becks Fold | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
First class detached house in very heart of Lakeland. Fabulous Coniston cottage accommodation with woodburner, whirpool bath, beck running past. Ideal for family and friends. Coniston 0.7 miles.
3 Low House Cottages | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
A lovely example of our Lake District cottages, this cosy terraced cottage is a stone's throw from Coniston village centre. Superb walking and ideal base for exploring the Lakes.
Miner's Cottage | Coniston near Hawkshead | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb terraced cottage in Coniston, in elevated location with stunning lake views. King-size bed, woodburning stove. Coniston amenities on doorstep.
Borrowdale | Garnett Bridge near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Wooden Scandinavian style chalet in riverside setting in the village of Garnett Bridge. All ground floor. Sleeps four, two bedrooms. Fishing on river and lake. Kendal 4 miles.
Kentmere | Garnett Bridge near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Scandinavian style chalet in village of Garnett Bridge within Lake District National Park. Three bedrooms, riverside location, great fishing. Kendal 4 miles.
Water's Edge | Garnett Bridge near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Lovely first floor apartment set in a rural location next to river in village of Garnett Bridge within Lake District National Park. Ideal romantic retreat. Kendal 4 miles.
Hollins Farm Barn | New Hutton near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
A romantic New Hutton cottage in lovely countryside, with king-size bed, south-facing garden and easy access to Lakes and Dales. Kendal 3 miles.