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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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The Coach House | Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
Part of a group of three, lovely Cartmel cottage. One bedroom with en-suite freestanding bath. Close to Lake District. Cartmel 1 mile.
South Woodend | Lowick Green near Coniston Water | Cumbria & The Lake District
Character Coniston cottage, in country hamlet of Lowick Green. Wonderful views, woodburner, en-suite facilities. Coniston Water 3 miles.
The Barn | Lowick Green near Coniston Water | Cumbria & The Lake District
Delightful semi-detached cottage with stunning views, in peaceful location, on edge of Lake District National Park. Farmhouse-style kitchen, open fire, lawned garden. Ulverston 5.5 miles.
1 Mount Pleasant Cottages | Greenodd near Ulverston | Cumbria & The Lake District
Superb, semi-detached cottage in pretty Greenodd. Spacious and well equipped with cosy woodburner and stunning country views. Ulverston 3 miles.
Sea View | Greenodd near Ulverston | Cumbria & The Lake District
Immaculate, mid-terraced, 3 storey property in the small village of Greenodd. Charming accommodation with exposed beams. Excellent walking, close to sandy beaches. Ulverston 3 miles.
Mountain View | Arnside near Kendal | Cumbria & The Lake District
Immaculately presented cottage apartment over first and second floors. Stunning panoramic estuary and fell views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kendal 10 miles.
Fell Foot Cottage | Little Langdale near Coniston & Ambleside | Cumbria & The Lake District
Traditional, semi-detached gem of a cottage situated in owner’s grounds, close to hamlet of Little Langdale in Lake District National Park. Ambleside 5 miles.
Byways | Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
One of our romantic Lake District cottages, this cosy terraced cottage in the heart of Cartmel is just moments from the shops, pubs and a Michelin starred restaurant. Cosy, welcoming accommodation.
Ramblers Roost | Grasmere near Ambleside | Cumbria & The Lake District
Ground floor self-catering apartment near Grasmere. Pet-friendly accommodation, shared grounds with views over countryside and Grasmere Lake. Ambleside 4 miles.
Baytree Apartment | Grange-over-Sands | Cumbria & The Lake District
This comfortable first floor apartment in Grange-over-Sands has pretty views across to Morecambe Bay and is close to the Lake District National Park. Cartmel 2 miles.