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Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
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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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Meathop Hall | Meathop near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb Grade II listed Meathop cottage in hamlet, close to Lake District National Park. Ideal accommodation for families and friends. Grange-over-Sands 3 miles.
2 Beacon High | Lindale near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
A truly delightful holiday cottage in the lovely South Lakeland village of Lindale. Charm and character, with open fire and beautiful enclosed garden. Grange-over-Sands 3 miles.
Briarcliffe Cottage | Lindale near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb, semi-detached cottage in traditional Lakeland village of Lindale. Stylish and spacious, 2 en-suite bedrooms, summer room. Grange-over-Sands 3 miles.
Cragg Cottage | Lindale near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
Cosy cottage in Lindale. Woodburner, patio, close shop and pub, ideal base for walking, climbing, touring Lake Windermere, coastline and more. Lake Windermere 6 miles.
Tree Tops | Meathop near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb self-contained wing of former Victorian hospital, in the hamlet of Meathop. ‘Upside down’ accommodation. Good walking nearby. Grange-over-Sands 3 miles.
Dinny's Retreat | Selside near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
An excellent cottage for a romantic break. Close to the hamlet of Selside and the Lake District National Park. Woodburning stove, countryside views. Kendal 5 miles.
Pip's Hideaway | Selside near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
A superb cottage, on a working farm, near the hamlet of Selside, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Romantic retreat. Character features. Countryside views. Kendal 5 miles.
Milkmaid's Parlour | Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
Lovely one bedroomed Lake District cottage, one of a group of three. Whirlpool bath, open plan living area. Shared use of large grounds. Cartmel 1 mile.
Groom's Quarters | Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
One bedroomed cottage on edge of Lake District. Part of a group of three properties with extensive shared grounds. King-size double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Cartmel 1 mile.
Tapestry Cottage | Milnthorpe | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful cottage on outskirts of South Lakes town of Milnthorpe, with rural views. Comfortable, well furnished and equipped. Ideal for touring Lakes & Dales. Kendal 7 miles.