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The Willows

(Ref. 1069445)

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Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We were actually booked to stay in the Haven, but there was a leak at this property and we were quickly swapped to the Wilows, which was next door and almost identical."

    The decoration and furnishings are done to a very high standard and the entertainment room was fantastic and used every night. 4 out of 5 of the large double/king rooms had an en-suite, which was great for the 4 couples that were staying. We also made use of the jacuzzi, even though it never stopped raining, however I don’t think it was checked/cleaned during our 3 night stay. This may have been due to us swapping properties though. Location in Windermere is excellent, literally around the corner from the centre, which has a number of bars, pubs and restaurants, and only a 25 minute walk into Bowness too. After a few drives around all four couples managed to get a free parking space near to the property too. For the standard and location of the property I think it is also fairly priced and we will definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Jon-paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "2nd time staying at this house."

    Beautifully decorated and amazing location. Could do with a lick of paint on the staircase and a few more pans in the kitchen. Other than that, it’s ideal. Booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Libby4.7Nov 2023

  • "This was an excellent base to explore the Lakes with the family."

    We walked mainly and took the bus a couple of times to Grasmere to do some mountain walks which was excellent. Beautiful house and everyone loved the games room and hot tub! 8 adults and 3 toddlers - and all were very comfortable here. One bedroom was a little cold and we discovered it had a large chimney flue - if it could be blocked up that would resolve that issue. We would definitely book here again - central for Windermere and plenty of cafes and shops nearby. Parking - we all got parked on the street outside the house in 3 cars - no problem all week.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful property and very clean."

    Great location. More emphasis needed on how difficult it is to park as, the car park near the property had bollards up preventing us parking. Better communication needed between letting company and housekeeping as we were told that we could enter the property to find it still being cleaned. Larger kitchen bin would be helpful as it was small for the size of the property and amount of people. An additional fridge/ freezer would also be helpful perhaps in the cinema room as again the fridge did not accommodate for the size of our party. Cinema room sofa would benefit from a deep clean. All in all great stay thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you had a great stay with us. We have noted all your comments and will pass them on . We will also have a look at the parking section of the listing to ensure that it is accurate. We Hope to welcome you back to The Willows again in the future. The owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Aug 2023

  • "Stunning, spacious home."

    Decorated to a high level and very comfortable. The pool table, cinema room, selection of games and hot tub a great addition to keep the children entertained.we had a wonderful stay in Windermere exploring the surrounding countryside, paddleboarding and swimming in the lake. Would love to return!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage right at the heart of Windermere."

    Well-equipped kitchen, nice bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and an uber cool games room at the basement. We had a splendid time at the property and is ideal for big families and suitable for all age groups.

    Reviewed by Vijay5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had an amazing holiday at The Willows."

    There were 8 of us adults and 2 little ones, and we were all so comfortable at all times! The cinema room downstairs in particular was a fantastic area for us to all hang out together. The hot tub was also the perfect end to busy days of exploring. It was also a great location to get to everywhere we wanted. Thank you for having us, we'll definitely be back again!

    Reviewed by Gopika5.0Jun 2023

  • "A brilliant property."

    A brilliant location. We’ve had the best stay. Thankyou so much for having us.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2023

  • "Just waiting on the cleaning bond to be returned, but we had a very pleasant stay."

    House was lovely, and have recommended to a few couples

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amit5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Willows is a fantastic place for four or even five couples to stay."

    We stayed in four of the rooms and each had our own bathroom (one was a tiny wet room but the other three were large). Very tasteful furnishings and plenty of space. Large kitchen / dining table and two lounges, one with a pool table. The hot tub fits 4 people comfortably and is well maintained. Situated in the town centre close to many bars/ restaurants/ pubs and a 25 minute walk to Bowness. Parking can be tricky on Collegr Road but we just left the car and walked/ went by boat/ bus and train. A fantastic holiday house. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "The willows cottage was a beautiful place to stay, however I was disappointed that the oven was such a poor spec, trying to cook a meal in it was not easy."

    We also felt that there should have been a cafetière at least in the property. With most of us wanting a decent coffee in the morning we found that we had to go out for one.

    Reviewed by J3.1Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful home."

    The cinema room was great as we could all sit together. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. We loved the hot tub (even in cold weather). Everything you need is there. Locality is fab as there are restaurants, bars and shops within a couple of minutes walk. We loved it so much we are planning another visit.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Myself and 8 friends stayed at the willows this weekend and we loved every minute."

    It made for the perfect environment to get together and spend quality time. The house has been done to a brilliant standard and it was warm and cosy with comfortable furniture. The only downside was the oven was quite slow in cooking food and the kitchen would’ve benefited from a few more pans with it sleeping 10 people. However, I’ve already recommended this place to others and we’ve booked to come back the same time next year!

    Reviewed by Libby4.7Nov 2022

  • "After we arrived late in the evening one set of keys would not open the front door."

    Thank fully the second set did I can only presume spare set had been cut but never checked for function. A few niggling issues which we could have written in a guest book had there been one. Front door top bolt does not slide across correctly as door not square with frame. No visitors book to write comments in to help prevent snags for future guests we were surprised that we could not find one. A few of the light bulbs not working (would have hoped this to have been checked prior to arrival.) Clarification of en-suite should be made clear in description. One shower over a toilet in a wet room with a sink on the top of a toilet ! Another sink right next to a toilet making use other than washing hands not practical. Drain smells on the top floor rear bathroom… and view straight into an opposing bedroom same height to the rear. Neighbours using hot tub late into night (presume this house also owned by same person)with stereo music and general noise from Windermere tourists returning from drinking venues should be made clear in Sykes advertisement. We would have liked more of a personal touch with regards to more detailed walks from the front door rather than a nebulous overview. On a plus point apart from the drain smells /toilet and a slug in the kitchen next to the window the house was very clean and comfortable and appliances excellent condition. Our main disappointment was local noise and noise from neighbours and en-suite issues.Lack of personal touch from the owners with regards to walks from the front door and poor disclosure of close proximity of rear windows facing bedrooms so our blinds were down most of the time. We don’t have access to Netflix at home so we didn’t have a personal password to use so having this facility was of no value to us at this property. We would not return to this property as it’s probably suited to young adults who would like to have a party weekend ! There was a mention of cctv at the property and “security” incase of noise so I expect we were not the first to highlight this.

    Reviewed by Paula3.4Aug 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.


  • Over four floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV, sitting area and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV, sitting area and Jack-and-Jill access to the bathroom, 1 x king-size with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cinema/games room with 72" Smart TV
  • Kitchen/diner with Smart TV
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, wine cooler, and dishwasher
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove (wood not included).
  • Gas central heating
  • 7 x Smart TVs, WiFi and pool table
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear yard with patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are steps leading up to the front door, please take care

The property

Resting in the heart of the picturesque town of Windermere in Cumbria's Lake District National Park in this stylish, four-storey, end-terrace cottage, The Willows.

Perfect for a celebration or large family holiday, this holiday home has a bubbling hot tub, Smart TVs in each bedroom, and a fabulous games room/cinema room.

On arrival at the home, a sitting room with a toasty woodburning stove greets you, where you can relax and unwind after a lakeside walk.

From here, the kitchen/diner has all you need to whip up a tasty meal for the group, along with dining seating so you can savour your meals while you plan your next day of adventures.

Take advantage of the lower-ground floor, where you can sink into the plush corner sofa while watching a film on the 72" Smart TV, or even enjoy a game of pool, while the designated bartender provides drinks from the wine cooler.

When sleep calls, five well-presented king-size bedrooms lie over the first and second floors; three of which have en-suite shower rooms, allowing extra privacy when freshening up, while the remaining two are served by a family bathroom, with both a bath and a shower over.

Outside, the patio is a lovely space to dine, or even soak in the hot tub as the sun goes down.

Whether you want to explore the stunning Lake District, or just spend some quality time with loved ones, The Willows is the ideal choice any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1069448, together sleeping up to 20 guests.

The Haven And The Willows

The Haven and The Willows are a fabulous pair of terraced houses, resting next door to each other in the charming town of Windermere, Cumbria. Both properties enjoy stunning furnishing throughout, including slate accents, hot tubs in the rear yards, as well as parking. The Willows also offers a cinema/games room, ideal for when both groups want to get together and unwind. The surroundings enjoy Windermere's delightful sights, including Lake Windermere with its ferries, watersports and trails, Queen Adelaide's Hill with its hiking trails, and access to a handy railway station! When you don't fancy cooking, you'll be pleased to know that Windermere is home to a quirky array of restaurants and eateries, including the highly popular Homeground Coffee + Kitchen, as well as the iconic restaurant of The Pig! Venture slightly further afield to find the charming town of Bowness-on-Windermere, where the delights of The Windermere Jetty Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction await, as well as access across the water to Claife Heights. Ambleside is also within reach, a town resting moments away from glorious walks up peaks and past waterfalls, as well as being home to Ambleside Roman Fort and the renowned Bridge House. Wherever you choose to go during your break, The Haven and The Willows guarantees a wonderful base to return to each day.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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 £500 on this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas