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Cosy Nook

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 20838)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    “We've just returned from a lovely week at Cosy Nook, and must say we were sorry to leave.”

    The cottage is a stone's throw from Windermere's little town so within a 2 minute walk you can visit a supermarket, a restaurant or buy an award winning pie from the butcher's without losing the village charm. Booths is a 5-10 minute walk by the train station. Bowness and the lake is about 30-40mins walk downhill, and you can catch the bus back up the hill for £2.50. ...

    The cottage is a stone's throw from Windermere's little town so within a 2 minute walk you can visit a supermarket, a restaurant or buy an award winning pie from the butcher's without losing the village charm. Booths is a 5-10 minute walk by the train station. Bowness and the lake is about 30-40mins walk downhill, and you can catch the bus back up the hill for £2.50. The cottage itself is tucked away in a charming cluster of slate cottages and a good size. Downstairs is very snuggly, as you would expect from a small cottage, and we had great fun testing our fire lighting skills with the log burner. (Central heating is one click away when you fail! We left our logs, fire lighters and kindling for the next guests!). Upstairs the rooms are exceptionally roomy with plenty of storage. We could also see the snow-topped Langdale Pikes just above the roof tops from the master bedroom which was lovely to wake up to in the morning. The owner was also helpful, responding to two texts asking basic questions promptly. The property was also exceptionally clean, if you are not a dog owner, you would not know that dogs are welcome. The only downside to the cottage was the dog friendly listing upon arrival was the changed to keep dogs off all furniture and keep dogs downstairs at all times. Which is fine but bring a dog bed we didn't so we had to fashion a bed out of her blankets. I would also recommend you take basics like condiments, such as salt and sugar, and most importantly hand soap for the two bathrooms as none were provided. The latter I would certainly expect. Toilet roll and towels were provided. We didn't use it but there is also a washing machine, plus high chair and ironing board under the stairs. All in all a lovely stay, we would love to book again for next summer, this is currently greyed out on this site, so let us know when we can!

    - Mrs Goodall-Barber, March 2019


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The property

This delightful cottage is situated in a row of traditional Lakeland stone terraces in a quiet courtyard location, in the heart of Windermere village, with Lake Windermere less than 1.5 miles away.

Superbly appointed and furnished with contemporary styling, this Windermere cottage is ideal for a romantic or small family break, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

There are two spacious bedrooms at this cottage in Windermere, both furnished to a high standard, with one having an en-suite shower room.

The open plan living area at this Windermere cottage exudes style and comfort with a well-equipped fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove.

Outside is a small seating area with garden furniture, allowing you to sit with a refreshing drink as you plan the day's activities.

Both Windermere and Bowness villages have superb cafés, bars, a range of specialist shops and numerous galleries.

There is a delightful promenade along the shores of Lake Windermere where the Lake Steamers depart and rowing boats can be hired.

The pretty old market town of Ambleside is just a 10-minute drive away, and is the gateway into the beautiful mountains of the Lake District.

A welcoming Windermere cottage, perfect for a relaxing break in the very heart of Britain's favourite National Park.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x 2'6" twin (zip/link, can be double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburning stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car, permit provided
  • Small patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pubs and restaurants 3 mins walk.

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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..

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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