Secure your holiday for £20.
Limited availability, could end at any time.T&Cs Apply.
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 41 View Image Gallery
  • Deer Thwaite - Lake District - 1121403 - photo 1

Deer Thwaite

(Ref. 1121403)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • lovely (5)
  • cottage (5)
  • comfortable (4)
  • well (4)
  • our (4)
  • been (3)

10 Customer Reviews

  • "We asked for extra hand towels the first day, although promised they never arrived."

    Brown towels were very heavy with a harsh fringe. We have been many times to Deer Thwaite, excellent upgrades on the bathrooms/showers. No potato peeler!! Apart from these relatively minor points, an excellent holiday venue.

    Dear Ray. Thank you for your valued feedback and return visits. We are pleased you like the new bathrooms and cloakroom. We will look into replacing the towels and ensure there is a potato peeler for future visits. We hope you and your family will holiday at Deer Thwaite again soon. Maria and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jun 2024

  • "We were very pleasantly surprised by how lovely our cottage was."

    Our daughter was getting married at the Merewood Country Hotel and it was perfectly placed for this. The cottage was situated in a beautiful quiet setting and centrally positioned within easy reach of Keswick, Kendal and Ambleside with lake Windermere across the road. We had the perfect week there.

    Dear Mandy. Thank you for your excellent review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and hope that your daughter's wedding was everything your family could have wished for. We are indeed very lucky to be so close to the shoreline of Lake Windermere with great access to all of the popular Lake District towns and amenities. We hope you and your family will stay again soon. Maria and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely warm, comfortable and spacious cottage in a very convenient location to explore the Lakes, thank you very much!"

    A little of the gloss taken off by some technical issues with the TV and the dishwasher stopping working, but luckily the cottage was very well equipped and had plenty of games too. New bathrooms excellent!

    Dear Kirsty. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and especially the new bathrooms. There is a brand new dishwasher going in this week and we will have the TV checked. We hope you return in the near future. Maria and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Mar 2024

  • "We’ve been staying at Deer Thwaite for over 10 years and this was another great stay, apart from a few niggles that could be easily resolved."

    The en suite shower hose is leaking so badly hardly any water comes out the shower head, the radiator in the bedroom with velux windows doesn’t work and the dishwasher has a broken spring on the flap where the tablet goes so it doesn’t spring open and the tablet gets trapped, we worked around this by just putting the tablet on the top shelf. Despite these minor issues we will of course be back again next year. Jon, Vicky & Jacob

    Dear Jonathan. Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoy the house so much and look forward to your return visit. I am pleased to tell you that we are having a brand new ensuite fitted starting next week. I am sure you will enjoy it on your return stay. We will attend to the other issues forthwith before any other guests arrive. Once again, thank you for staying and your valuable feedback. Maria & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.8Oct 2023

  • "Spent 2 days without Internet and TV with maintenance unable to help."

    Central heating only worked for 24 hours in what was a cold house. Car parking was a nightmare. Would never consider returning. Also although we complied I think it is unfair to insist the guests dispose of their rubbish in the skips provided. Isn't that what cleaners are for. Sykes customer services were hopeless.

    We are sorry you were so dissatisfied with your stay. The internet issue was a simple matter of the connection being put into the wrong socket and was rectified within one hour of us becoming aware of the problem. The central heating did suffer a loss in pressure, for which we apologise. This has now been completely rectified and the system is working perfectly fine. There are and were electric heaters available. There is ample parking for 3 cars at the property and an additional 8 visitor parking spaces, and we have not had any comments about this before. I cannot comment on Sykes customer service except to apologise on their behalf. Maria and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate1.9Jul 2023

  • "The boiler didn’t work."

    There was no heating ever and no hot water after 24 hours. When I reported this, some maintenance guys came round and set the immersion heater so we had hot water (and a certain amount of mud traipsed through the property which we cleared up). They said they’d get a proper boiler engineer in but (s)he didn’t come during our stay. Apart from that the cottage is lovely, so lovely that it cries out to have soap and shampoo provided.

    Dear Jill, We are sorry that Lakelovers maintenance team left a mess. This is not up to their usual standards. As for the issue with the boiler, we again, can only apologise. We are pleased that you think so highly of the cottage and really do hope you will stay again. We value your feedback and your visit. Maria & Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.1Jun 2023

  • "A great stay, great location, really comfortable, quiet, spacious, comfortable beds & lots of hot water."

    Well equipped kitchen. We were very happy. The only disappointment was the level of cleanliness. The property had been cleaned but not deep cleaned LOTS of cobwebs in the kitchen & lots of long term dust on skirting boards & bathroom towel rails, oven door not cleaned etc. Thought the property would have had a deep clean at start of session. However everything else was great so did not stop us enjoying our stay. We would return Thank you.

    Dear Debbie, We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you would happily return. We are sorry to hear about the dust and cobwebs - this will be addressed and dealt with at the next cleaning. We hope to see you again very soon and thank you for your valuable feedback. Maria and Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with a beautiful garden area."

    Quiet but with easy access to Ambleside and Windermere, plus walks from the door. Very well equipped and comfortable cottage. We would hope to return. Thank you.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Maria & Steve. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "A nice, well equiped and comfortable cottage."

    Stayed in March so it was good to come back to a lovely warm cottage after our many walks on the fells. Small problem over the lack of toilet rolls when we arrived but one phone call to Lakelovers solved this and more toilet rolls were delivered in an hour - well done to all concerned.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we were able to resolve the issue with the toilet rolls. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Maria & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have stayed at Deer Thwaite twice before so I think the fact that we went back again says it all."

    Hi Diane, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Deer Thwaite and hope to welcome you back again very soon. Maria & Steve Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Feb 2023

Show more Hide all

This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size, Twin room with 2 small double beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Private rear garden with patio, furniture and storage plus access to an additional shared lawn and other outdoor spaces
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1.2 miles, Lake Windermere 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Troutbeck Bridge 1 mile.

Located upon a private estate of exclusive properties in Ecclerigg near Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria, is Deer Thwaite, a delightful three-bedroom cottage.

Set within the Lake District National Park, and surrounded by popular attractions and amenities, including Lake Windermere, the cottage welcomes six guests, providing a home-from-home whilst enjoying a self-catered break.

Park up in one of three private spaces before entering the inviting sitting room, complete with plush seating, a Smart TV for entertainment, and an electric log effect fire, perfect to light after a day outdoors.

Venture into the kitchen/diner and be welcomed by a range of state-of-the-art appliances where you can rustle up delicious meals, possible to enjoy in the kitchen, in the formal dining room or in the rear garden for an alfresco affair.

As the sky grows darker, return indoors to complete your nightly routine in the bathroom, before selecting from three well-presented bedrooms, including a king-size with en-suite, a further king-size, and a double with TV; all bedrooms feature ample storage and plush furnishings to help you feel at home.

Come morning, grab your walking boots, and plan your itinerary, starting off with a visit to Brockhole on Windermere - The Lake District Visitor Centre, offering a range of activities, such as archery and treetop treks, aboard the water and enjoy a Windermere Lake Cruise, or visit Holehird Gardens and its pretty landscape.

Next stop, head to Windermere, where you can enjoy a competitive afternoon at Windermere Golf Club, experience The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, learn about the area's heritage at Windermere Jetty Museum - Stories of boats and steam, or discover Windermere Outdoor Adventure Centre and try your hand at sailing or kayaking across the lake.

Travelling north, venture into Ambleside with the chance to explore the stunning surroundings of Stock Ghyll Force, hike across Borrans Park, visit Stagshaw Gardens, enjoy a tour of Rydal Cave, or head to Wordsworth Grasmere, the former home of renowned poet, Williams Wordsworth.

Experience all of this at Deer Thwaite.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

View on map

About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

View more holiday cottages in Windermere

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas