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Laburnum Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1005276)



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Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the cottage!"

    The location is fantastic and really high spec inside. Lovely, plush surroundings! Yes the parking space is very tight as so central but we didn’t bother and just parked for 3 days in a car park 2 mins away for £17 so if you plan to do this then you won’t be disappointed. No dishwasher but otherwise very nice, bedding, towels, crockery etc were all 5*. We will be looking to come back again soon! Many thanks

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2021

  • "Cottage was just as described."

    It was a wonderful base for our Lake District adventure. We hadn't realised how close to all the town's amenities we were, the cottage was well tucked away but a stone's throw from all the shops. There was a bar just down the road and we didn't hear any noise from there at all.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely & right on the doorstep of all amenities, plus all fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard, the beds and sofa are so comfy and the whole cottage is tastefully decorated."

    The only downside of the cottage is the parking, the listing should state if you have a 4x4 or long car or suv you will not be able to park outside the cottage, I nearly got stuck and witnessed two other people getting stuck during our stay. Also random people park outside the cottage so even if you have a small car don’t bank on getting a space. We ended up paying £34 for the week to park in the local car park which is a 5-10 mins walk away. This did not spoil to break for us but if you are protective over your vehicle and don’t want to park it streets away this could be the deal breaker for you.

    Thank you for your review, we're really happy you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to be comfortable and close to all amenities. In regards to the parking I understand your concern and we take all comments seriously. It is clearly stated in the listing summary that parking for longer vehicles would be difficult. The welcome book explains the parking bays in front are for public use and can be used by the cottage if this is preferred, if not it also details alternative parking options local to the cottage I'm glad this didn't affect your stay and we hope to welcome you back to Laburnum Cottage in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2021

  • "The parking for Laburnham Cottage is really tight!"

    If you have a big car (4x4) you would find it very difficult to turn into the parking area. Also, random cars appear in the parking bays for this cottage so we had to park quite a few streets away on a couple of occasions as there was no roomfor our car.

    Reviewed by RosalindJul 2021

  • "Brilliant location!"

    !! Sweet little cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Was very nice clean comfortable well equipped great location would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by CraigJun 2021

  • "Fabulous place, very close to all local amenities right in the centre of Windermere with a 1 1/4 walk to Bowness-on-Windermere."

    Parking is very tight as you are parking within a very small back street and we had a large 4 x 4. Having said that once we parked up we didn’t use the car for 5 days walked and caught the local buses wherever we wanted to go. The cottage catered for everything and was very warm and comfortable, we could have done with one or two more plates or serving bowls but that is just a minor thing as everything else supplied was of a very high standard. Definitely planning to go back.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage right in the heart of Windermere."

    So close to the shops, bars and restaurants but very quiet location tucked away behind the main street. The house was beautifully decorated and was perfect for our weekend stay. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "The cottage was very nice, apart from it being quite dark inside and when we were in the cottage we had to have the lights on all the time."

    The large glass radiator in the lounge did not work and neither did the larger rectangle one in the master bedroom. We didn't realise from the description of the front of the cottage the space in front is actually car parking spaces and also the difficulty of getting out and round into beech road. This put us off going out more because it was such a tight squeeze. The instructions we received gave us the impression a dish washer was in the kitchen and also a DVD player we could use Neither were there. The TV only had limited channels and not even all the Freeview ones were there.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Whiat travelling we receivef a phone call from a lady called Sharon checking that we were still on our way."

    This was reassuring in view of the ever changing COVID-19 situation. She was happy for us to contact her should we have any issues at the cottage. On arrival at the cottage we were impressed with the lovely fresh scented smell as we opened up. The cottage is comfortable, cosy and tastefully decorated. It has everything you need for self catering. Beds are extremely comfortable. The cottage is well situated in the heart of Windermere town. Shops, restaurants and bars are easily accessed and in walking distance. Parking at the cottage is a challenge but don't let it put you off. Highly recommend a stay at Laburnum Cottage.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2020

  • "The standard of furnishings and décor in the cottage was excellent throughout."

    Very good location. Plenty of hot water. And the actual heating was fantastic. The parking outside the cottage was very congested and extremely tite. You needed to do a 10 point turn to park and exit the courtyard. Having a large vehicle we ended up parking on the public car park which cost us around £30 for the week. It was only a five minute walk away. Would recommend the cottage to anyone but explain the parking situation. On the first night of our arrival we saw a large stain on the carpet near to the bathroom. We took photos and rang your company first thing the following morning. We were told that the cleaner stated it was definitely not there when she left. I'm sorry but that was not true. We spotted it straight away on our arrival into the property. Upon arriving home we were contacted by the cleaner who also accused us of hiding some damage that she thought our dog had done. This was also not true. Our dog has never chewed anything in his life and I would certainly not hide damage which I took as a insult. You can publish this feedback but please leave off the stain and the alleged damage. I don't want to put anyone off renting the cottage as it was really nice. Thank you David.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Great location in centre of Windermere and lovely cottage too!"

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2020

  • "The property was perfect, excellent location in Windermere and all the facilities we needed with a 5 year old and a dog."

    We will definitely book this property again in the future.

    Reviewed by KateJul 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and provided everything we needed to have a lovely holiday."

    The location was brilliant. I would highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by TracyJul 2020

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The property

Ideally located in the centre of Windermere village, with a host of convenient amenities on the doorstep, is the charming cottage-style apartment, Laburnum Cottage.

This all-ground-floor property offers homely accommodation for a small family or couple wanting to explore the Lake District, with contemporary decor perfectly balanced by stunning traditional-style features.

Entering into the property, the spacious hallway has hanging and storage space for your coats and shoes, from here, the cosy living/dining room offers lots of seating with a choice between two sofas, one a sofa bed and the other a large L-shape, with lovely mock-beams on the ceiling, a feature fireplace complete with electric fire to fill the room with warmth, a wall mounted TV to entertain you and a dining table with seating for four, where you can gather together to enjoy a family meal.

The stylish, high-quality kitchen has modern units and wooden worktops, with a large Belfast sink and all the appliances you could need to conjure up delicious meals during your stay, with a small dining table for two, should you wish to dine in this room instead; there is even underfloor heating in this room to add to the homely feel of the property.

The property has two bedrooms, a king-size (zip/link) and a twin, which would be ideal for children, both rooms are styled with neutral tones, are spacious and have lots of storage provided, while the master bedroom has a wonderful dressing area and dressing table, where you can get ready in style.

The bathroom features a double walk-in shower, beautifully tiled grey walls and a heated towel rail and underfloor heating, completing the layout of the property.

Outside there is off-road parking and an enclosed patio garden with furniture, surrounded by a stone wall, so you can enjoy the privacy of this relaxing space, while pets or children can run around safely.

Windermere village centre is on your doorstep, with pubs, bars, cafés, a supermarket, post office and lots of shops to explore, while the famous lake is less than a mile away, offering watersports activities that can be organised at the outdoor adventure centre, or simply enjoy a picturesque lakeside stroll and a picnic.

Keen walkers can enjoy ambling around Queens Park, climbing Queen Adelaide's Hill and walking the 3.5 mile route from Windermere to Orrest Head, where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lake Windermere from the summit.

Visit Windermere Jetty, a museum of boats, steam and stories, all about the great lake, and be sure to discover the 19th century Victorian neo-gothic Wray Castle, owned by the National Trust.

Venturing slightly further afield, the town of Ambleside is less than five miles away, where you can enjoy more spectacular walks around Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water, where you will see Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of famous poet William Wordsworth.

The market town of Kendal is well worth a visit; filled with grey limestone buildings, which fittingly contributed to its nickname 'Auld Grey Town', you will find plenty of arts and culture, with live music, art and theatre as well as several museums to enjoy, including the Museum of Lakeland life & Industry, along with its own Medieval castle ruins and the Manor House & Gardens of stunning Elizabethan Levens Hall.

With so much opportunity and adventure right from your doorstep, Laburnum Cottage is the ideal location for your next Lakeland escape.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link), 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric fire and sofa bed - £15.00 supplement
  • Electric heating, electric fire and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge and washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Please note: Parking space at property suitable for a small to medium sized car, longer cars may find it difficult
  • Please note this property has a good housekeeping bond of £250 Note: If the sofa bed is required please contact Sykes, there is a £15.00 supplement

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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Note: If the sofa bed is required please contact Sykes, there is a £15.00 supplement

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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