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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1068565)


(10 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property,felt just like home."

    Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2022

  • "Lovely, spacious but cosy, warm, well equipped cottage with oodles of hot water."

    We particularly liked the back bedroom with its super king sized zipped bed which can also be a twin and wish that more cottages had this arrangement. Handy convenience store just down the road. Beautiful walks from the cottage. Fabulous weather for late November!

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Silverthwaite, despite a very wet week."

    The cottage was much more spacious than expected and very clean. The large dining room meant we had lots of room for board games and activities with our 2 children. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of room and the washing machine and dryer super handy for all our wet muddy clothes. The location was perfect for walking into either Windermere or Bowness. We found the driveway a little tight for our car, but easily parked on road instead. Overall, we loved our stay and couldn’t fault anything. Thank you!

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "The property was very clean, comfortable and spotless with everything you need."

    The only problem we had was parking. People seemed to use the road as a car park and having a large SUV could not swing it round to use the drive, so ended up parking on the road. We would have given it 5 Stars, but for this.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Wonderful scenery and unexpected lovely dry weather!"

    ! The house was comfortable with a welcoming feel. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by RobSep 2021

  • "The only negative things about this house are : the bed in the main bedroom is cheap and soft - a better mattress would make all the diference."

    The sofas are quite old and hard for my parents (in their 80s) to get in and out of. the garden chairs are rusty. The drive way is quite narrow for a big car but parking on the road is not a problem. Other than that the house is well equipped, the neighbours are all really friendly and it's in a great position in town for walking in/out.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2021

  • "Whilst the bathrooms, kitchen surfaces and beds were clean, the rest of the property was not."

    Surfaces VERY dusty, several items in the kitchen needed to be washed (mold in a cereal bowl), there were crumbs from the previous guests all over the dining table and although the floor had been mopped, floor cleaner had been spilled in the hallway resulting in a sticky mess. We read between the lines of the property details and realised the "patio" was actually the table next to the front door, but do feel this description is misleading. It is not a place to gaze "over to the distant hills", you are sat in a residential street with cars parked on both sides of the road. Silverthwaite is listed as having parking for two cars, this is only if they are VERY small, our family estate took up most of the driveway. Access to the driveway is somewhat tight, especially with cars and vans parked on both sides of the road. The cottage guest information folder has been written in by a previous guest stating that they found the electrical system to be unsafe, this was quite an alarming thing to read on arrival, although we couldn't establish what this was referring to. Future guests should note that the property has no hair dryer and no recycling facilities - other homes on the street had recycling boxes outside, our guest info folder merely stated to take cardboard, tins and glass to the nearest public bins in the Broad Street car park. Also, to note, there is only one half width cupboard available in the kitchen to pack your food away in to, we ended up storing our food in boxes on the dining room floor. Location is convenient for High Street shops etc in Windermere or the lake in Bowness itself, that being said we would not recommend the property to anyone.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Other clients have found that our cleaning company do an extremely good job, so it seems this is an isolated occurrence. However, in general the cleaning contractors have coped will with the additional work during Covid and with Covid isolation causing staff shortages. I am sorry that you found the property of a lower standard than you (and we) expect and will investigate what has happened. The patio is outside the patio doors and is accessed from the dining room. Although not large, it has a table, bench and chairs for you to enjoy the air and see the hills in the distance. I am sorry it was not to your liking. I believe the location of the patio is shown on photographs of the property on the booking websites We have parked our family estate and a mid-range car quite comfortably on the drive. Unfortunately, we have no control on who parks on the road outside the property, but we have never had issues accessing the drive as they do tend to park very considerately. In the week immediately preceding your own, there was an electrical fault, and this was resolved within 2 days. The comments in folder were obviously written by this guest. Rest assured, the fault was repaired and the electrics in the house are safe. Please note that the house does have a hairdryer, and it is kept in the chest of drawers in the main bedroom. It may be that the previous guest moved it, or removed it. We will investigate this and replace if necessary. The local District council collect the rubbish weekly, arrangements for a business are different to a residential property as all rubbish is collected in one bin, sorted at the waste depot and recycled accordingly. You are not required to take recycling elsewhere, it was just merely a suggestion if you wanted to use the local recycling facilities. We have a well fitted and well supplied kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and dryer. Unfortunately this means that cupboard space is limited. Once again, thank you for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2021

  • "Had a really enjoyable time and the cottage was very spacious and well equipped."

    Lovely clean cooker and full size fridge freezer . Very good shower in en suite, didn’t use the one in the bathroom. Location between Windermere and Bowness was very handy and both walkable from cottage. A few small things on the downside but nothing that would stop us using the cottage again. The sash windows were difficult to open and the 10.5 tog duvet was far too hot. Also, a plug near the mirror would be very handy.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "Have just returned from a week staying at Siverthwaite, a former grooman’s cottage, close to the Dales Way."

    The house was a mixture of modern and old furniture with all mod cons. 10/15 mins walk into Windermere for supermarkets, shops, coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Another 1.5 miles into Bowness. Quiet and peaceful area. Good internet connection. Hot water at all times for both showers. The heating seemed a bit odd with the timer coming on in the day and dim lighting in the bathrooms, other than that no problems. We were out most of the time walking the mountains, hill and fells. Did not use the oven as we eat out. Good quality kitchen amenities. Well kept gardens and nice small seating area by the front door. There is a large park close by for children and a new playground is being built. There were only two of us and think the lounge may be small for 4 adults. All in all a good week and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great location within walking distance of town."

    The only issue was we arrived at 3.45 and let ourselves in and the cleaning team arrived at same time giving 15 minutes to clean a cottage! There were 5 of them but under present covid circumstances the cottage could not have been cleaned to correct standard. Obviously the previous guests had left cottage clean and tidy so job was easier for them. That aside, I would recommend cottage 100% if this was revised.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size (zip & link can be a twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Secure bike storage on request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Situated in the bustling town of Windermere, Cumbria and surrounded by the towering peaks of the Lake District National Park lies Silverthwaite, a charming semi-detached stone-built cottage.

Offering off-road parking while being close to amenities, and a traditional décor, this delightful cottage is ideal for two couples or a small family looking to explore the wonderfully diverse terrains of the Lakes.

As you arrive at the property, enter the sitting room and sink into the comfy sofas with your loved ones and flicking on the Smart TV to watch a film.

Moving through the property, the dining area is decorated in neutral tones and wooden furnishings adding to the character of the property, and provides a space for the group to gather and discuss the day's activities as you enjoy a fresh homecooked meal.

Making your way to the amply-equipped kitchen, the cottage is home to all the appliances you need to rustle up delicious meals for the group, including an electric oven and hob and an all-important dishwasher, as well as a handy washing machine and tumble dryer so you can freshen up your clothes after your adventuresome days.

When the night grows darker and it is time to rest your head, climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find a king-size bedroom, this room benefits from an en-suite shower room, and there is a separate super king-size bedroom which has the flexibility of being made as a twin on request.

Each bedroom has been thoughtfully decorated in a light and airy décor and is complete with hanging space and wooden furnishings, tying in the traditional feel throughout the property, as well as pretty views across the town.

Relax and unwind in the bubble bath with a good book; the family bathroom is home to a bath, a shower over, a basin and a WC.

Take your dining experience outside to the patio and savour a glass of wine in the last of the summer sun as you gaze out over the surrounding cottages and over to the distant hills.

Treat yourself to a meal out one evening in one of the nearby restaurants such as Hooked, which offers fresh seafood, or one of many cuisines offered in the town centre.

Windermere has plenty of attractions to keep you busy throughout your stay including the Windermere Jetty Museum, which offers an insight into the boating history of the Lake District.

For days out while at the cottage, venture out to Wray Castle, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area renowned for its magnificent Gothic Revival castle, well-kept grounds, and spectacular views across the surrounding peaks.

Spend a day in the nearby town of Ambleside which is home to plenty of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants to fuel your day; from here, you can climb Loughrigg Fell, and the adventurous members of the group may also want to visit Rydal Cave on the northside of the route, where you can explore the cave and its shallow lake of small fish.

The area is a haven for walkers, cyclists and adventurers alike, offering a plethora of routes around the lakes and through woodlands such as the Grizedale Forest, as well as ample watersport opportunities, perfect for all ages.

For a family holiday to Cumbria you won't forget, choose Silverthwaite.

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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