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  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed at Raybarrow, with 8 adults, 2 children an our dog, this place was ..."

    Stayed at Raybarrow, with 8 adults, 2 children an our dog, this place was spotless, it had a warmth about it, an loved the long dining table were we could all sit around, I would have no hesitation recommending this place to stay in Windermere, also close to all amenities

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2023

  • "Great holiday in Windermere again, Raybarrow excellent not far off main shops, and eating out places Raybarrow very nice just a couple of suggestions kitchen only thing missing was a crockery drainer on the sink drainer."

    There did not seem to be any information what to do with bedding and towels on end of holiday. Otherwise would gladly go back again

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Raybarow as a family of six."

    We made the use of the ground floor bedroom with shower room which was well appointed however could do with a non slip mat as my 80 year old in-laws found it quite slippery. The garden is well kept as was the whole house. You can walk down to Windermere and the local shops were well positioned. We can honestly say we had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2023

  • "What lovely well presented house Raybarrow is and the location is ideal for local shops etc."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending! The only down side was the wheelie bin being full on arrival (Friday) and emptied on a Monday which sadly meant that the bin was also full on our departure - I’m sure a second bin would rectify this! This was the only negative so overall A+A+A for Raybarrow and Windermere!

    Thank you for your feedback. We take on board all comments and as such have bought Cumbria Waste bin liners which can be used on the occasion that the bin is full. We have also installed a larger second bin in the kitchen. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll book again. Kind Regards Chris & Jane (Raybarrow owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by DouglasAug 2023

  • "Raybarrow was a fab place for our group of nine."

    Very clean and comfortable house with everything you need you need. Great location too. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by EffieJul 2023

  • "Loved the property."

    Front gate does need to be sorted as it was very difficult to open. House was very comfortable and close to all shops and restaurants in Windermere. Had a great holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take on board all comments and have since fixed the gate. We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Chris & Jane (Raybarrow owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheenaJul 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely house."

    Beautifully presented, very clean and very well appointed. It was the perfect base for our friend's 50th birthday walking weekend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KatieJun 2023

  • "Lovely property and garden, and well equipped but very overlooked."

    Our request (3 weeks prior to arrival) that the family room beds be linked to a super king was not carried out but we managed to do it ourselves. As it is recommended for the elderly and less able, the downstairs bedroom would benefit from a chair.

    Reviewed by MavisJun 2023

  • "Excellent property"

    Reviewed by DeborahMay 2023

  • "Well designed and furnished property."

    Useful cloakroom and entrance hall to store coats/shoes/prams. Kitchen and dining room well appointed and spacious. Living room very useful to relax and read a book. Bedrooms were great and well designed; beds comfortable and linen fresh. Bathroom appears to be recently remodelled and felt very luxurious. Only issues would be with amenities - only 4 toilet rolls supplied (including none in the downstairs loo); no oil, sauces or anything for cooking (which means you have to buy a whole litre just for one week); no kitchen roll supplied; and there could be more bin bags (only 2 supplied for the whole week). Be warned, there is also no option to recycle anything. This means that the bin fills up very quickly and it's disappointing that recycling isn't available at all. However, all said, we loved our stay and would recommend (just remember to bring your own cooking oil!).

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The toilet rolls that are provided are meant as a starter as the property is self catering. We take all comments on board. Thank you. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the property!"

    The location was brilliant, a great size for 6 adults and very clean with modern bathrooms. My only pieces of criticism is that I think a padlock would be good to be placed on the gate to the entrance of the property. It didn’t feel overly safe that somebody could just open the gate and enter the property with ease, a simple lock would fix that. Overall we had a brilliant stay and highly recommend

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take all comments on board. To maintain fire escape and access for post it’s not possible to lock the gate to the side garden. Since your review we have changed the 2 lockable entrance doors from the garden to have thumb turns rather than a key internally so it is easier to secure. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmieApr 2023

  • "Fantastic property, just a small observation that I feel would improve it, outside bench and light and power socket, fire pit if possible, some radiators were hotter than others, beautiful dining table, needs sanding and waxing please, before it’s too late, all in all a great property, would recommend without hesitation."

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay for our girls weekend away."

    Fantastic location, very clean and lovely decor. A few things which unfortunately let the trip down: - not enough toilet rolls for the whole stay/amount of people - only one key for the whole group - no dish cloth/tea towel or disinfectant spray Overall a great stay and would return

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your girls trip. The toilet rolls provided are a starter for guests as the property is self catering. We take all comments on board. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable for the six of us and the two four legged friends."

    Lots of space in the communal spaces and bedrooms. We loved the kitchen /dining area. The beds were very comfortable and showers hot and powerful. It was a wonderful place to return to after a long day of walking. Only issue we had was with the parking bollard which sprung up when we reversed and scratched the side of our car. Also when we returned one evening the cleaners for the cottage next door where parked in our allocated space. When challenged they said that it was a public parking area and did not belong to Raybarrow, which left us no where to park until they left. There are signs that clearly state that the spaces belong to Raybarrow so it was quite upsetting that they challenged this.

    Hi Amanda thank you so much for your review and perfect score, we’re really glad you enjoyed your stay. We apologise for the issue with the parking, the neighbours cleaner is mistaken as the parking is clearly private and designated to the property. Thanks again for your wonderful feedback and we hope you will stay again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2023

  • "Such a beautiful house, in an amazing location."

    We all loved it. So clean, warm and very cosy!

    Reviewed by OonaghMar 2023

  • "Bin overflowing on Friday arrival - bins are collected on Mondays so nowhere to put wknd rubbish for 10 people."

    Coat hook inside very loose so not useable Main gate tricky and has caused a hole in my new jumper Cold downstairs - very warm upstairs Gorgeous property - tastefully renovated Excellent kitchen - every appliance available Very comfortable beds - lovely fresh hotel like bed linen Super showers and bathroom facilities

    Hi Amy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Raybarrow. We are truly sorry to hear about the challenges you faced during your stay. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the overflowing bin and the loose coat hook. We have taken note of your feedback and will ensure that these issues are addressed immediately to improve the experience of future guests. Regarding the gate, we apologize for the hole in your new jumper. We will be sure to take a closer look at the gate to ensure that it is in proper working order and to prevent any future incidents. We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that overall, you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon and provide you with an even better experience. Warm regards, Chris and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyFeb 2023

  • "Raybarrow is a lovely property in a quiet location."

    It was very clean on arrival with most amenities that you would need (except for a tumble dryer) The listing does not state there is a washing machine either. Our only feedback is: The kitchen area is very cold if the fire isn’t lit, of which you have to buy your own logs, kindling and fire lighters. Heaters were provided but the area in the kitchen just didn’t hold any heat. But then upstairs was sometimes unbearably hot in the night and we couldn’t suss out the heating, as there was no clear instructions how to turn it down. The dishwasher leaked when it was on. Iv informed of this already. We had a lovely 3 night stay.

    Hi Hayley, Sorry about the dishwasher we will look into this. We will also look into your other suggestions and what we can do to improve our instructions on the heating. We always welcome feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Raybarrow. Thanks for staying with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by HayleyFeb 2023

  • "Lost property was left and it has been a nightmare to say the LEAST!"

    Reviewed by TracyNov 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean in a nice quiet area would highly recommend it."

    Everything we needed and plus two car parking spaces.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2022

  • "Raybarrow was perfect for our family staying 2 nights in Windermere."

    It is so central to the centre, just a short walk to the top of the street where all shops, bars and restaurants are. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2022

  • "Had a fantastic weekend with family at Raybarrow."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2022

  • "Amazing location, well worth the money."

    No hassle made the perfect weekend. Owner was very helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2022

  • "Whilst overall the property was lovely and refurbished to a high standard there were a few things that should have been picked up / rectified prior to our arrival."

    Back gate damaged. Downstairs toilet seat loose. We did call and you did put right. Downstairs toilet roll holder loose. Still loose ! Downstairs toilet door had dropped (screws missing - only 2 in hinges) still outstanding as didn't have a philips or would have rectified myself. Cooker 'Timer" knob missing. Bollard damaged and code not required to lock. Obviously with a £300 house keeping bond in place it would have been nice for someone to check us in and out when holiday completed so any issues could be raised at the time. These issues did not spoil our holiday but as it was an expensive high end property we feel these should have been rectified prior to our arrival. Would we stay again - yes absolutely. Kind Regards, Stuart and Alison Perkins.

    Hi Stuart & Alison, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Raybarrow and would come back. We always endeavor to keep the property in top condition and feedback such as the above helps us to do so. We will ensure the items are looked into with the maintenance team. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2022

  • "Great property, house is amazing and comfy, location was good shops and pub nearby but a bit of a walk to the bottom for the boats etc with kids."

    Park nearby was good. Would definitely go back to this property.

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a really good location near to shops,pubs & restaurants."

    Very comfortable & spacious with a secure garden. It’s well equipped & all of good quality. Would love to visit again & certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Raybarrow cottage."

    Very close to the amenities, and Windermere was walking distance. Garden was brilliant for the two dogs to explore in. The cottage didn't get 5 stars as the ground floor sink was very small, shower made up for this. Will book to stay there again.

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2022

  • "Our stay at Raybarrow was like home from home."

    All facilities necessary are there. A lot of attention to detail.. The only negative was that the beds were a little hard for our liking. But nonetheless a very enjoyable stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2022

  • "Spotless on arrival."

    Everything went very smoothly. Lovely spacious cottage. Comfortable beds. Would definitely recommend and like to stay again.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very clean and tidy. Well decorated and spacious. Would recommend highly

    Reviewed by NikeshApr 2022

  • "We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Raybarrow and what a beautiful cottage it is."

    We all had a fabulous time and the cottage was perfect for our family needs. Beautifully decorated and well equipped with a nice sunny garden. The cottage is in a great location, 5 minute walk into windermere and also a good size park with stream at the other end of the road to let the kids & dogs run around . Would definitely return to Raybarrow.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2022

  • "The house was perfect for our stay - comfy beds, a lovely big bath, great entertaining space, and cosy living room."

    The log burner was also a really welcome addition! The kitchen was ample to cook a dinner party for 6 adults, with plenty of crockery etc, and it was so handy having a great park right at the end of the road for the kids. We were 3 couples with 3 kids between us, and all would return for another trip.

    Reviewed by HarrietMar 2022

  • "7 of us stayed for 2 nights, when arriving everything was clean and ready for us to start our holiday!"

    Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were, the size of the kitchen which had a really good sized oven and fridge for all the food we needed! The garden was lovely too however the weather wasn’t always the best to enjoy it unfortunately. We would happily stay again!

    Reviewed by JoeMar 2022

  • "We stayed at Raybarrow for 3 days early March, it was our first trip to the lake district and the superb weather was an added bonus."

    The house is literally a five minute walk into the centre of Windermere so no driving to the shops, pubs and restaurants. 2 parking places (3 at a pinch) there is an enclosed garden and seating area so its safe for the kids to play, although there is a park just round the corner two minutes walk away for them to really let off steam. The house had recently been refurbished and I was really surprised that the house is really as nice as the pictures (which is not always the case) There is a great social space in the dining/kitchen with a cosy log fire for the colder times. Alternatively a smaller lounge with tv and log fire. The house was spotless and really couldn't fault it. There are plenty of glasses, cutlerly,pots and pans etc so no need to take any of that sort of thing with you. We had a cross section of age groups at our visit and the house and area seemed to suit everyone. Will defiantly be back, (oh and the lake district around there is beyond beautiful.) Paul

    Mr HarrisonMar 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it."

    Nice and close to local amenities, yet also close to Windermere and in the heart of the most beautiful place in this country. The cottage was gorgeous and beautifully decorated. Amazing.

    Reviewed by AdamFeb 2022

  • "We loved our visit to Raybarrow."

    It really is luxury accommodation, with absolutely everything you might need to enjoy your stay. Ample room for multi generational families to get together. Just a short walk into Windermere and all its facilities. Having parking at the property was such a bonus as the town does get very busy and nearby streets have restrictions on length of parking. Beds and sofa were very comfortable, showers highly efficient, cooking in the kitchen was a pleasure and the level of equipment was perfect. The crockery and glasses cupboard was a joy to behold! Thank you for a lovely stay

    Thank you Catherine, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Your welcome back anytime. Chris and Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage set in lovely grounds, decorated to a very high standard."

    All the bedrooms were very comfortable and we loved the flow of the house. The open fire in the lounge made our stay complete on a wet, rainy Sunday. Plenty of bathroom facilities for all guests and the main bathroom was just delightful with its walk in shower and roll top bath. Impressed with the ease of check in and contact from the host. Plenty of parking and the centre is less than a stone throw away, great location for walks and sightseeing. Can't wait to stay again soon

    SaminahJan 2022

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request). 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC. 1 x ground-floor double. 1 x family room with bunk bed and two singles or super-king-size. 1 x super-king-size or two singles
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, multi-level side garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Pets Friendly: Maximum 2 well behaved dogs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are stone steps up to the patio in the garden, please take care
  • Note: There is one step up from the porch entrance into the main property, please take care
  • Note: Maximum occupancy is 8 adults and 2 children due to size of the bunk beds and layout
  • Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300

The property

Raybarrow is a beautiful, detached cottage resting in the popular town of Windermere, Cumbria.

With four bedrooms sleeping up to 8 adults and 2 children, this family-friendly holiday home is an ideal location for exploring the Lake District; well-behaved pets are also welcome to join you on your adventures!

Find off-road parking for two cars in a quieter spot just off the high street where you can unload your belongings and make yourself at home.

Hang your coats in the porch area with charming, tiled floors and plenty of space to leave walking boots, wellies and dry off the dog.

Although a traditional stone cottage exterior, inside you'll find Raybarrow has been wonderfully refurbished with a smart, contemporary style throughout; enter the open-plan kitchen/diner and set the large dining table for 10 guests.

The family chef can utilise excellent amenities in the kitchen area to prepare home-cooked meals, including a gas range cooker, microwave, a large Belfast sink and fridge/freezer.

During the warmer months, step outside to find an enclosed side garden for pets and children to safely play on the lawn, along with outdoor seating on the patio to enjoy a drink alfresco-style.

Perfect for movie nights or relaxing with a book whilst listening to the crackle of the open fire, the neighbouring sitting room offers a plush corner sofa and a Smart TV to spend time with loved ones.

As the day draws to a close, four bedrooms invite you to rest your head at Raybarrow; the ground-floor double is served by a ground-floor shower room, ideal for elderly guests or those with limited mobility, whilst the first floor hosts a king-size with en-suite shower room, a super-king-size zip/link and a family room ideal for four little ones, with a bunk bed and two singles.

Retreat to the spacious, sleek bathroom before bed to relax in the bubbles of the roll-top bath or step inside the large walk-in shower to rinse off the day, while a warm towel awaits on the heated towel rail.

You'll find plenty of nearby amenities and attractions in Windermere to keep the whole family entertained; take a break from the kitchen and dine at one of the nearby restaurants or traditional pubs, along with plenty of bars to finish off the day with a tipple and find an abundance of shops along the bustling high street.

Queens park is just a 2 minute walk from the property over the stream where children can play on the skate park and playground.

Adventurous guests will relish plenty of water sporting activities along Lake Windermere, along with gentle cruises to take in the breath-taking countryside views; lace up your walking shoes and clamber up Orrest Head for the best panoramic views or pack your clubs and head to Windermere Golf Club.

Take a short trip into the neighbouring village of Bowness to visit beloved characters and tales at The World of Beatrix Potter, whilst the Windermere Jetty Museum offers family activities and displays of heritage boats.

North of the lake lies Ambleside, a charming town to stop for lunch before taking a walk through the surrounding countryside, such as a visit to Stock Ghyll Force through a beautiful, wooded area, whilst Ambleside Roman Fort is a must-visit for budding historians.

Jump in the car and travel east to Kendal to taste the renowned mint cake, discover local history at Kendal Museum and spot the hilltop remains of Kendal Castle.

Nearby, the National Trust's 14th-century Sizergh Castle and the Elizabethen Levens Halls are a short journey south to wander ornate rooms and formal gardens.

Explore the quaint towns and spectacular countryside of the Lake District with a stay at Raybarrow.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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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Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £300

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas