Located in the peaceful hamlet of Lakeside, this superb detached cottage nestles in approximately one acre of private woodlands and mature gardens, offering outstanding views across Lake Windermere to Gummer’s Howe beyond.
This excellent Lakeside cottage is perfectly placed with the many popular attractions of the Lake District within very easy reach.
Carefully appointed throughout, this Lakeside cottage has four bedrooms, with two enjoying views across the grounds to the water.
The sitting room has a feature fireplace with woodburner, whilst out of the large windows are breathtaking views of the surrounding fields and woods, a haven for wildlife including deer and woodpeckers.
The large kitchen at this Lakeside cottage has a farmhouse appeal with a soft sitting area.
Outside this Lakeside cottage are extensive grounds to explore, plus a hot tub and outdoor furniture, along with a superb, woodchipped children’s play area with a variety of equipment including a 'witch’s hat’ swing.
Little ones will also love the Lakeland Motor Museum as well as Dalton Zoo, which can be reached in under half an hour by car.
Just over two and a half miles from this Windermere cottage is the Whitewater Hotel and Cascades Spa and Leisure Club, with superb facilities including a gym, swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and steam room.
The departure point for the popular Windermere Steamers is just three minutes’ walk away, along with The Aquarium of the Lakes.
For young rail enthusiasts, a ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway will take them straight into the world of Thomas the Tank Engine.
There’s an abundance of walks, with the path to Finsthwate’s High Dam starting a stone’s throw away, and a little further, those that trail to the summit of Gummer’s Howe.
Mountain bike routes and Go Ape adventure can be found in nearby Grizedale Forest, and a whole host of water-based activities are available on Lake Windermere.
At the close of a busy day, return to this hidden gem.
About the location
Newby Bridge 1.2 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 8.7 miles.
Set on the southern shores of Lake Windermere, the small, sleepy hamlet of Lakeside offers a peaceful getaway location, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s popular attractions, but still within easy reach of them. Whether you decide to discover the area in the car, by foot, bike, boat or steam, there’s plenty to see nearby to keep the whole family content. The ferry dock offers the chance to travel by boat to Waterhead or Bowness, or take a shorter trip to the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park, across the water, which offers pretty grounds set alongside the very tip of the lake, providing plenty of places for picnics, paddling, games and gentle strolls on sunny afternoons. Situated alongside the Lakeside Station is the long-standing Lakeside and Haverwaithe Railway, home to Britain’s oldest standard gauge steam engine, on which you can travel back in time along this well-loved Heritage line, and where little ones will delight in meeting Thomas and his friends. Visit the Lakes Aquarium to uncover the often-secretive world of life below water, where you’ll chance upon hundreds of captivating creatures that feature in the surrounding rivers, lakes and sea. There are wonderful, well-signed walks to be enjoyed in the immediate area, including the 5-mile route to Finsthwaite’s High Dam, which trails from Lakeside through pleasant woodlands and meadows. Lakeside offers an exclusive holiday location with all of the Lake District’s delights at your fingertips.