Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only. T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in Lake District 18 minutes ago

1 of 17 View Image Gallery
  • The Potting Shed - Lake District - 1110606 - photo 1

The Potting Shed

(Ref. 1110606)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • hazel (9)
  • owner (8)
  • lovely (8)
  • helpful (8)
  • windermere (7)
  • beautiful (7)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an amazing week staying at ' The potting shed."

    The cottage is just beautiful, it was very clean and homely, with lovely comfy beds and beautiful decor. Hazel, the owner couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, giving advice on where to walk and eat etc. The position is just perfect, within walkable distance of both Bowness and Windermere, and the views from all of the windows are amazing, we saw deer in the garden most days ! Already planning our next visit

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Had an absolutely amazing stay, owner was so kind and helpful and really went above and beyond to help, property was really lovely had everything we needed with beautiful setting too, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Kristy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely coast cottage in a peaceful woodland garden"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "The views are outstanding."

    The house has everything you need. Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property, in lovely location."

    Everything you need in a self catering accommodation is available. The great week if weather made it a perfect stay. Hosts, Hazel and Hannah extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Potting Shed is a superbly maintained property with good quality furniture and fixtures and with all the comforts of home, in a stunningly quiet and beautiful location."

    We townies enjoyed seeing the sheep, chickens and deer. The owner Hazel is extremely friendly, helpful, approachable and chatty without being intrusive. The location is ideal for local walks, popping into Windermere or travelling a bit further afield for tourist attractions. There is nothing to fault for this stay, and we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, ideally situated to Windermere and surrounding areas ."

    Host Hazel was really informative and friendly and happy to recommend places to visit locally. As a single female traveller it is a great place and very safe as close to the main house while remaining private , would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Potting Shed gave very comfortable accommodation in a quiet and lovely location."

    The owner was kind and considerate and met us on our arrival. It was a pleasure to stay at the Potting Shed and its proximity to many of the attractions the Lakes have to offer.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage in a perfect location."

    Hazel is a wonderful host and could not be more helpful. The cottage is lovely - everything you need and more and in a wonderful location. Where else do you get deer in the garden when you wake up! You can walk to Windermere and/or Bowness from the cottage with plenty of quiet country roads or footpaths to follow if you fancy a walk. Great holiday, great cottage - would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Ideal Lake district property, perfect stay and well located"

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Mar 2023

  • "Enjoyed our 5 nights at the Potting Shed."

    Although weather was dry, it was quite cold. Having a wood-burner and plentiful supply of logs was a great feature of the accommodation. The owner was extremely helpful with advice for places to visit which helped us see places around Windermere that we had not visited before.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and all the area has to offer. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Loved our week here."

    Great wee house in a lovely quiet setting, yet only a short walk or drive to Windermere town. The house was warm, clean and had everything we needed (the log burner was great). Hazel the owner was great and on hand if we needed anything ( her eatery tips were bang on). Great spot to explore the entire area. Deffo coming back.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent situation, it felt very safe and gloriously quiet, and yet close enough to walk for a bottle of milk."


    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Potting Shed and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dora5.0Jan 2023

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent in everything."

    Beautiful setting and cottage. The owner Hazel was extremely helpful and welcoming. The property was so well appointed and comfortable and so convenient for Windermere and Bowness. One of the best we have every stayed at with Sykes. Thoroughly recommend this stay to anyone

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful property, very clean and comfortable."

    Surroundings are lovely, so peaceful. Excellent position on the outskirts of Bowness. We heard Owls and saw deer, it was perfect. Thanks Hazel x

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just PERFECT!"

    Myself and my partner visited and we found that we could not fault our stay at Potting Shed. The second we walked in, it was clean and tidy and the furniture is very tasteful and very comfortable. The views from the cottage are beautiful and it’s very quiet. The old owners live next door and they were extremely friendly and helpful when we needed advice on our travels around the Lakes (they also have the cutest dog, Ted!) The location is spot on, with everything so close by. Hazel, the owner, greeted us in such a friendly manner with some chocolate truffles which were delicious! (We are sorry that my partner greeted you at the door in a slightly… awkward way… I’m sure you know what I mean!) Anybody thinking about staying here should GO FOR IT!

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Aug 2022

  • "There are not enough words to describe this fantastic property."

    The Potting Shed was top notch. Not only in character it was warm, cosy, stylish, very well looked after and just simply brilliant. The Potting Shed gave us the opportunity to see deer everyday intense gardens and Owls at night. Stunning location near the town but also far away that you could hear a pin drop. Definitely a place to go to switch off from life at 100 mikes an hour, will definitely recommend and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

Show more

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.


  • One king-size bedroom and one single bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV with Freesat, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Sorry, no children under 10 years old.Shop 0.6 miles and pub 0.9 miles

The property

The Potting Shed is a well-appointed property hidden away in a pretty location near to Windermere in the Lake District National Park.

This romantic retreat has been presented to a wonderful standard with beautiful features throughout, perfect for a couple looking to explore some of the most picturesque locations in England.

After a busy day sightseeing or rambling the surrounding fells, look forward to coming back to the cottage and being welcomed into the homely sitting room, where a plush sofa is positioned in front of the TV and woodburning stove which offers a gentle warmth and contributes to the welcoming ambience.

Take yourself into the kitchen, home to white units and sloping ceiling windows which let in plenty of light, and whip up tasty meals for you and your partner to enjoy; the property also comes with a handy dishwasher and washing machine for your convenience.

From here, climb the stairs to find the king-size and single bedroom both dressed in a neutral décor with attractive fabrics to complete the scene, separated by shower room.

To the exterior there is parking next to the property for one car and a quaint south-facing patio, where table and chairs offer a spot for alfresco dining during a sunny afternoon.

When you don’t feel like cooking, you can walk into the centre of Windermere, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants that are awaiting, as well as a number of shops to pick up any essentials and gifts for your loved ones back home.

Explore the largest lake in England by climbing on board the iconic Windermere steamer, offering a circular cruise with stop offs at Ambleside and Lakeside, perfect for a fun day out.

If you would rather explore the area on foot, walking routes in the area are plentiful, with the beautiful School Knott positioned just behind the property, and situated close to Post Knott and Biskey Howe viewpoints, all offering sweeping vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Nearby you will find Windermere Golf Club, offering a beautiful course along with a bar and restaurant.

Also close by is the AA 5 star restaurant Gilpin Spice.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be keen to take advantage of the ample water sport activities on the lake as well as cycling networks that run throughout the National Park.

The Potting Shed is a superb dwelling for couples seeking to take in all the Lake District has to offer.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Windermere

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas