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Chestnuts Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "We have twice stayed at Chestnuts Cottage in Windermere and think it is a wonderful home from home."

    It is very comfortable, clean and warm and has everything you need for a great holiday. It is beautifully decorated with some lovely touches and is well situated within easy walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness. There is room for parking two cars and the owners are very helpful. Even the neighbours were very helpful when we got snowed in! We fully recommend this cottage and intend to return again

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see that you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanne5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    It had everything you would need with lots of space. It was much bigger than we thought from the photos! The walk in wardrobe was very good and it was always very warm which was good as it was November! It was well placed between Windermere town and Bowness so you could walk to each place and leave the car behind. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2023

  • "A couple of issues on arrival, bin not emptied , contained personal items from previous guests, tv reception was poor."

    Both issues sorted with good communication with the owner and lakelovers company. Comfortable house, modern furniture and well stocked kitchen. 3 ensuite bedrooms comfortable for 4 adults and children (bunk beds in one room). Good location 5 mins walk to Windermere village. A bit further to Bowness and the lake. Nice large balcony area , only had chance to sit outside a couple of times due to typical lake district weather, but in the summer this would be a great area to use for meals outside. Once early issues were sorted a good location, good house and good holiday and above all problems sorted quickly

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Oct 2023

  • "It’s a shame your not as quick to respond to complaints as you are to sending emails!"

    You were contacted in the evening by on the day of arrival to Complain about the cleanliness of the property, towels were still wet to touch, cobwebs and thick dust on most items within the property! You could ask why and how we found this well we dropped something on the floor in the double room and we found someone’s sock whom I can presume was the previous customer including rubbish under the bed! We supplied you with the full details and images of most of what we found and to date we have had no response even though you provided a reference number! Please check the email sent a week ago for pictures! What I would also add is the smell that comes from the bathroom in the ground floor en suite was consuming that even leaving the light and extractor on and window open was overwhelming at best!

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are sorry to learn of your issues with regard to the property`s cleanliness and note that we offered an urgent re-clean which was subsequently declined. Your observations have been raised with the owner, who has made the necessary arrangements with their cleaning team to ensure that your comments remain a one off incident. We are sorry that you are disappointed with the response from our customer relations team but please note that this does not reflect the property and owner. Thank you for staying the duration of your holiday at Chestnuts Cottage. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nichola2.2Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely excellent cottage, perfect location."

    The cottage was clean and very close to all amenities in Windermere. The cottage had got everything you would want. The kitchen was exceptionally clean and well stocked. The bedrooms and bathrooms were of a high quality. Would recommend this cottage. Exceptional.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent stay at Chestnuts Cottage, perfect for our family of 6, enough space so that we weren’t all on top of one another but still had a cosy feel."

    Excellently positioned for access to both Bowness & Windermere.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for our stay in your lovely property, it is exceptionally well laid out and so comfortable, we all had a lovely time there."

    We would definitely consider coming back.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2023

  • "Have stayed in many self catering cottages in the Lake district but have often been disappointed, this was not the case on this occasion, everything was as expected and true to description and photographs."

    Lovely, clean and comfortable accommodation only slight and very slight negative feedback would be that the sheet on the bed downstairs kept coming off, maybe could be changed to a fitted, think size of room could accommodate a larger bed too. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Chestnuts Cottage really is a credit to the owners."

    It had all the facilities that were required for our party of 5 people and our little dog to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. I would definitely recommend this to family and friends. The maintenance people were extremely efficient (responded within 2hrs) when the already loose front door handle fell off after us only being there 2 days. Looking forward to going back next year. Many thanks.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. We are glad that we were able to resolve the issue with the door handle for you. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "So myself and our 2 friends stayed at this lovely little cottage in Windermere."

    Our first impressions were quite awe inspiring...from when we left the road and drove into the drive way of the property, and saw the immense flint lined structure in front of us. We truly felt that we had arrived at our home from home from the first look. Time and dedication to the local landscape had clearly been taken from the front door step to the rustic garage doors, and the modernised double glazing windows that just blended in. If first opinions were not enough, we then entered the house, and was like kids in a sweetshop searching for what rooms we were going to set roost in for the week...all 3 of the rooms are spacious doubles, with the added benefit of a single bunk bed allowing to sleep up to 7 guests comfortably. Each of the rooms had their own en-Suite shower rooms, all refurbished to a high quality and standard. On top of this, there was a digital TV in each room, enough to allow every guest the freedom to watch what they preferred. By far the 2 most impressive rooms were the lounge, and the kitchen. The lounge was adorned with comfortable sofas, enough for families to snuggle up to, elegant lighting to allow the mood setting for any TV show, a quality soundbar on the TV which adds to the viewing pleasure, and good wifi that extended throughout the house.- The patio doors extended the size of the room onto the terrace area, enough space for a BBQ or a brunch setting in the warmer months. In my opinion, the room of the house is the is plenty big enough with a huge dining table, and all of the amenities you could need....and yes of course, another TV screen to watch the news while having breakfast. We used this room the most as we played our games on the table, the seating was so comfortable, and even in the snowy month of March, it was warm enough and cosy. The garage forms part of a wet access to the house, and has a boot change area leading to the kitchen. A great addition to reduce flow of muddy boots and paw prints through the house. The location of the house is circa. 8 mins walk to Windermere, and 14mins walk to Bowness...both little towns have beautiful shops and cafes, enough to keep everyone happy. My rating of this cottage is 5 stars...I cannot mark down for anything at was clean, inviting and comfortable. Thanks so much to the hosts for having made this cottage available. It is clearly something they are very proud of, and I would definitely go back. Cannot recommend enough.

    G CammishMar 2023

  • "It was a beautiful house with Everingham it that you need ot was a really home ..."

    It was a beautiful house with Everingham it that you need ot was a really home from home we would stay again close to all bars and restaurants

    Thank you for you for your feedback we are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday and that everything you needed was provided in the property an that it felt like home, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastically presented property."

    Very comfortable home from home and plenty of space for our party of 6. Conveniently located between Windermere and Bowness. Parking on the driveway was a bonus too.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Chestnuts Cottage."

    It is a great property in a great location for visiting Windermere and the lake district. The facilities at Chestnuts Cottage are great, we loved having an en suite in all bedrooms and the kitchen was fab! Unfortinately when we arrived the keys were not in the key safe as stated they would be so we had to get all the kids back in the car and drive to an office to collect the keys which wasn't a great start to the holiday after a long drive there. There was no apology for this or offer to bring the keys to us. Overall our stay was great and we would return in the future :)

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback following your recent stay at Chestnuts Cottage. We are glad to hear you had a great trip and you would return in the future. This is always perfect to hear. Regarding the keys upon arrival, we apologise that these were not in the key safe box for your arrival. After further investigation we have found that these had been left inside the property hanging up by the previous guests and the key safe box had been missed to be checked. This is not a usual occurrence and we have added in steps to ensure this is checked after each departure so that guests arrivals are much smoother. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future to Chestnuts Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe4.4Aug 2022

  • "In short..."

    we loved it. Husband and I and 2 children 17 and 13 and our new puppy. All decided it was the best equipped, nicest place we have stayed in. We loved the outside patio from the living room. Ensuites for every room was a luxury for the kids. Fluffy towels. It was just gorgeous. Boot room/dog feeding room was so useful too.

    Mr & Mrs MiddletonAug 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.


  • Highly Commended for a Four Star property
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV, walk-in wardrobe, and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x bunk with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility with washer/dryer
  • First-floor sitting room with virtual flame electric fire
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, 5 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture and further elevated patio with furniture
  • Integrated garage for bikes and sports equipment
  • One well-behaved small-medium-sized dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles, Lake Windermere 1.3 miles

The property

Nestled in the prime town of Windermere in the Cumbrian countryside, is this fabulous three-bedroom dwelling, Chestnuts Cottage.

Enjoying a sought-after location within the Lake District National Park and a short stroll away from Lake Windermere, whilst featuring a contemporary interior, an elevated patio, off-road parking, and well-appointed en-suite bedrooms, the cottage welcomes six guests and one well-behaved dog, perfect for a family getaway.

Relish in the well-stocked kitchen/diner, where you can prepare and enjoy meals as a group, before climbing the stairs to the first-floor sitting room, cosily presented with plush sofas and a virtual flame electric fire.

On sunny days, open the patio doors and relax outside on the elevated patio, bordered with mood lighting, colourful blooms and planters; you'll also find a further patio, perfect for alfresco dining, to the front of the property.

As the night unfolds, find three spacious bedrooms, all equipped with storage, TVs, and shower facilities, including a ground-floor king-size, a double, and a bunk room.

Suitable to home the entire family, get ready with convenience in mind, before reaching Windermere and its array of wonderful amenities; Beresford's Restaurant & Pub and Hooked are firm favourites, whilst the essentials can be purchased from a local convenience store.

Within proximity to Chestnuts Cottage, enjoy a hike up to Orrest Head Viewpoint, overlooking the lake, or perhaps experience the water from a Windermere Lake Cruise, with The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction to visit on route.

Reaching Ambleside, tour the manicured grounds of Stagshaw Gardens, take in the tranquil waters of Stock Ghyll Force, or head to Brockhole on Windermere visitor centre for various outdoor activities, including archery.

On your travels, stop off at Kendal Museum, covering local archaeology and natural history, and Blackwell Art Gallery, or if you'd prefer to be outdoors, plan your route up Claife Heights summit, within the national park.

Enjoy Windermere with Chestnuts Cottage as a central base.

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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