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Charlottes Cottage

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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Only thing missing was a snow shovel ."

    ..ha ha we had a lot of snow

    Thankyou for your positive feedback Never considered getting a spade but it’s on my to do list now Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2023

  • "It’s a lovely Cottage."

    I’ve stayed here three times over the years and appreciate the extra homey touches the Owners provide. It is a bit annoying though that someone who works close shows up several times during the week with her “Beamer” and takes parking space in front of these Cottages. But that’s her rudeness. Not the Owners

    Reviewed by Carlynne4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in the lakes staying at Charlotte’s Cottage."

    The cottage was perfectly adequate for a small size family in a great location close to everything we needed. Great standards and facilities in the cottage, and the cleanliness was immaculate. Many thanks

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and all that the property and area have to offer. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need provided good location had a lovely stay ."

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Enid5.0Apr 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay and the cottage fulfilled our needs."

    Cottage was clean. Excellent location in the centre of Windermere and near the train station/ bus stop for easy access to Bowness/ Ambleside. Can walk to Bowness also. Limited parking on the street with permit as it's central, but permit allows you to park on other streets within the zone.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Sep 2022

  • "Only problem was the parking."

    Not enough spaces in the street for all the cottages so lucky to get and keep a space for the duration of the holiday. If anyone had a disability it would make things hard for them if they could not park right outside. This should be made clear on the site so people know that although there is parking outside with a permit it doesn't mean they will secure a space. Other than that lovely cottage close to amenities, very clean and comfortable. Also the basement bedroom is not suitable for sleeping in as very cold and could feel the damp cold in the air and on the duvet even on a red hot summer day so couldn't sleep anyone down there for the full week so if you were thinking you had 3 bedrooms for your guests you only really have use of the 2 upstairs bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.1Aug 2022

  • "Property was clean and in a very good location, but far too many personal knick knacks and photos of the owners /and their family everywhere."

    The sofa has seen better days / not very comfortable and the mattress on the king size bed was very hard indeed which meant we ached and had reduced hours of sleep. Also missing any sort of welcoming touch - most other places we have stayed have left a bottle of wine or at least a pint of milk and tea / coffee but there was nothing here.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in the heart of Windermere."

    Very comfortable and clean. Only slight issue was parking (even with permit provided) but that was expected with it being a popular area. Would be very happy to return

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2022

  • "My friend and I booked to stay here and although the cottage was comfortable and in an exceptionally good location there were a few niggles."

    The main one was actually getting into the cottage in the first instance. I’m in my mid 60’s and have stayed in many locations but this front door had us stumped. After a phone call to Sykes and some fiddling around we managed to get in. By this time both ourselves and our cases were soaking wet. We decided on a cup of tea before we went to Booths for supplies. We were both disappointed and a little surprised that there was no hospitality tray. No milk, tea, coffee, bread. There were two old looking teabags in a tin and some dried up coffee. The next challenge came trying to get out of the cottage. Difficult when there is no handle on the inside. We worked it out eventually but our first night was spent worrying about access/exiting. All of this could have been alleviated if we’d been given instructions. As I said the cottage is in a great location and ideal for the bars and restaurants. We didn’t need the fire which was fortunate as no wood was supplied. Plenty of hot water and comfy beds. As this property is a holiday let I’d take out all the family photos as that was a bit weird. I’d recommend a stay here but take my comments into consideration.

    Thankyou for your comments. The cottage is our 2nd home and that is why the family photos are up. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrienne3.1May 2022

  • "Had a lovely time in a beautiful cosy cottage."

    Would recommend to friends as it was in a great location close to all shops and pubs. Would definitely book again.

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback. Always looking for ways to improve our cottage and your stay. Hope you book again soon. Elanor & Bryan x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable."

    Great location in Windermere, not far to walk from the train/bus station, restaurants and cafe's on the doorstep, yet it was a very quiet location. Kitchen fully equipped, fast wifi, helpful staff (who showed us the trick to opening the front door {pull door towards you and turn the key to the left at the same time} and who quickly organised for the shower to be fixed when we requested it be looked at). A few easy walks around the area (e.g. Orrest Head, and down to the lake). Buses available to other areas of the Lake District were also close by. My friends and I really enjoyed out stay. Had some trouble paying online via which made me panic a bit, but found the phone number given for the Sykes Cottages and they sorted it straight away. I would advise to book through Sykes Cottages site instead!

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful, and ideally located in the center ideal for pubs and great food."

    A few things would make it even better. A better welcome pack, more information, a hairdryer would be great, more than 1 toile roll. Recommendations for food & drink would be helpful. We would defiantly come back x

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Nov 2021

  • "Perfect cottage for our break in the Lake District."

    Centrally located in Windemere with amenities just a few steps away. Our only issue was struggling to park close to the cottage over the bank holiday. It was just very busy.

    Reviewed by Amelia5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cosy cottage with everything you need in an ideal place for ..."

    Lovely comfortable cosy cottage with everything you need in an ideal place for all amenities and central for visiting other places

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Cosy, clean, comfortable property, in a perfect location for visiting all af the Lake District."

    Lots of activities and places to visit. Great fun had by all the family.

    Mrs PageAug 2019

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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 first floor king-size bedrooms, 1 x first floor double bedroom, 1 x occasional use twin bedroom in the basement
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Playstation 2,, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Permit parking for 1 car for local on-street parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1 min walk
  • Shop 4 mins walk
  • Maximum 4 guests.

The property

Spread over three floors, this traditional cottage is decadent yet relaxed; think Farrow & Ball colours, sumptuous Laura Ashley furnishings and Lakeland cottage charm.

With exposed beams over oak floors, a woodburning stove, contemporary country kitchen and dining area, cosy cottage bedrooms, luxury family bathroom and small patio, Charlotte's Cottage is a vibrant restful retreat for one or two couples, with an occasional basement twin bedroom if needed.

Windermere village centre has a delightful busy traditional feel, with lots of shops, galleries and cafes, along with a superior Booths supermarket., traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants.

2 miles down the road, you’ll discover the bustling, cosmopolitan Bowness-on-Windermere, with shops, bars, restaurants and of course the Lake itself.

Here you enjoy lake cruises, which can take you up to Ambleside & Lakeside, hire boats and generally enjoy the fantastic views.

Jump straight onto the main A591 to head north along to Ambleside, Grasmere & Keswick.

You’ll also access the Langdale Valley and Coniston, and a scenic drive over the Kirkstone Pass, through the Troutbeck Valley drops you down to Ullswater.

You'll also lovely strolls from the doorstep of your Windermere holiday cottage – why not walk to the top of Orrest Head, where the lake views are the same today as the ones that inspired Alfred Wainwright.

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

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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