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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972503)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


13 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Charnwood and would stay again in the future."

    Its central position was ideal. We would take our own pillows next time - personal choice is for softer pillows. Perhaps in listing mention that the stairs are quite steep - possible problem for older guests. On the whole a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2021

  • "The house was great."

    It had a very well equipped kitchen with loads of cutlery glasses and plates. Good central heating and the fires as a top up if needed. The beds were very comfortable. It had a nice feel as pictures on the wall. There was lots of hanging space in bedrooms and hooks for hanging coats and dressing gowns in sensible locations. The airer was handy so we didn't have to use the tumble dryer. The shower was good and powerful. Lots of nice shops in Windermere and Bowness. The 3 floors meant we had to get a bit of extra exercise, no harm with all the nice food we ate at home and out.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2020

  • "No parking permit available for the street parking but managed with the space as we only had one car"

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2020

  • "Everything went smoothly and as agreed."

    Had a very comfortable stay. Hope to return

    Reviewed by TheresaAug 2020

  • "We loved staying in the house - it really was like a home from home."

    It was so well equipped and the location was perfect. Having a private parking space was fantastic, as well as a permit to park on the road, as the road got full at the weekends. The beds were so comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2020

  • "We had an utterly delightful time staying at Charnwood."

    Situated a very short walk from the office of Sykes Cottages. They phoned us up on day 2 to check everything was in order which was a nice touch. Some hadays suggested the car parking space at the rear was problematic with narrow space and being blocked in. We have a very large vehicle, had no issues at all. Nice accommodation spread over three floors. Well appointed and clean. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by MathewJul 2019

  • "A pleasant little cottage ideally situated in the town with decent parking both front and rear"

    Reviewed by MoiraJun 2019

  • "Perfect location and superb weather all week."

    The cottage is ideally situated in the centre of Windermere, but a quiet location, with ample parking and an excellent location for exploring the countryside around. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2019

  • "The house was perfect, location great."

    Reviewed by RodneyNov 2018

  • "It would be difficult to exceed the very high expectations that Sykes set."

    The house was very comfortable and conveniently situated with shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants nearby and more options within moderate walking distance. It was well located for exploring Windermere and its surroundings, whether on foot or by car. I would like to add that the staff of the subsidiary company, Lake Cottage Holidays were excellent - very friendly, helpful and solicitous to ensure we had the best holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2018

  • "There is no hair Dryer in the house."

    Reviewed by Kit Ping EvangelineSep 2018

  • "Everything looked exactly like it did in the photos!"

    The cottage was clean, neat and tidy and there was all the kitchen equipment you would use at home. Towels weren't listed as being there but they were included along with tea towels, oven gloves and wash up sponges. We had a great holiday food shopping was easy; a couple of minutes around the corner a coop, a sainsbury slightly further; with a Brookes near the railway station; bus station and Lakeland shop. We walked from the cottage to Bowness where the piers are for the lake. Got the bus to Ambleside from the station (open top so great views) and came back by boat (red cruise one way), we got the bus back up from Bowness to Windermere. It was all included in our Bus and Boat Central Lakes ticket (£12.50 for an adult). What a great day out! Wish I'd got up earlier so I could do the full open top bus ride!! If you like houses and gardens Levens Hall was great the topiary was amazing.

    Reviewed by StellaAug 2018

  • "The property we staye in was excellent."

    It is in the centre of Windermere within walking distance of shops restaurants and pubs, and is only a 15 mins walk to the lakeside at Bowness. It was very well equipped with everything you would need for self catering. The back yard is a suntrap and as we were really lucky with the weather this was a bonus.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

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The property

This Charming mid-terrace, Lakeland Stone Cottage is located just off the centre of Windermere Village.

Deceptively spacious, this home from home is ideal for families or groups of friends who want a convenient central location. Entering through a little porch/boot store, the cosy Sitting Room has comfy sofas and electric fire.

On the same level is a family bathroom.  Descend into the lower ground floor Dining Room with doors out to the rear and door to the spacious Kitchen with range style cooker.Upstairs from the Sitting Room are a Spacious light and airy Double Bedroom and Twin Bedroom.To the rear of the Dining Room is a private suntrap patio with garden furniture.Charnwood is just a stone’s throw from the centre of Windermere with its selection of  pubs, restaurants and great local shops.  Lake Windermere is  1.5 miles away where you can board a Lake Cruiser and explore Englands longest Lake.  Head up to Waterhead for Ambleside or go South to Lakeside where you can board a steam train on the Lakeside and Havethwaite Railway or hang out with the Otters at the Lakeside Aquarium.    Windermere is a great base to explore the National Park, by car or take the 555 bus up to Ambleside, Grasmere or “over the raise” to the market town of Keswick.   For the walkers, jump off at Thirlmere to climb the mighty Hellvellyn, or for the less ambitious Rydal for the lovely Loughrigg Terrace and Rydal Caves. This home from home is a perfect spot if you want to stay close to base or explore what the Glorious Lake District.


  • Set over three floors, the cottage has 1 x double bedroom and 1x twin bedroom, A family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and w.c
  • Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room with Electric Fire
  • Porch.
  • Heating; Gas central heating, electric fire to Sitting Room, Electric fire in Dining Room, Range Style 6 burner gas hob and electric oven, Microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 x HD TV with freesat and DVD player, Ipod docking station, selection of games and books
  • Wifi
  • Fuel and power included in rent, bed linen included in rent
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • I private parking space plus 1 parking permit
  • Enclosed rear yard with garden furniture
  • Sorry no pets or smoking
  • Shop and Pub 5 minutes walk
  • Lake 1.5 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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