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Ginger & Pickles

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (13)
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25 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a recently thoughtfully and tastefully renovated and equipped apartment done to a high standard."

    The location is on a steep slope in the grounds of an old manor and is one of about 15 attached apartments, in 2 rows, with this one on the top row. The grounds and properties are well maintained and there is a splendid view across the Lake. My wife has some mobility issues and the parking area is some 50 m down the slope, making for a few challenges. However , the quality of the accommodation more than makes up for this. Thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you for your kind review. We're very glad that you enjoyed your week staying at Ginger & Pickles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dereck5.0Apr 2024

  • "As previous reviewers have said, the cottage is perfect for two, wonderful location and views, while being close to public transport and a short walk to Windermere centre."

    Equipment and fittings are first rate and the heating system easy to control. We certainly plan to return in the near future.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted that you were so happy with the cottage and look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was warm, cosy and spotlessly clean."

    Lovely and modern with very clean lines. The bed was comfortable and the shower was brilliant. The kitchen was very well equipped and a bottle of prosecco was very much appreciated. Everything was explained clearly both before we arrived and at the cottage. The location is great for walking access to other places. Can't fault anything we had a really restful weekend. Thank you.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear you were so happy with the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was very well presented, very modern and had everything required for a lovely stay."

    We found it very quiet and relaxing with lovely view of the lake. We also enjoyed the welcoming gifts. We would happily stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're delighted to hear that you liked Ginger & Pickles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent first class property, it’s clean comfortable and almost luxurious."

    One small criticism, I would have liked to have control of the heating during the nights when it was only 3°C outside.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's good to hear that overall, you were happy with the cottage and its facilities. We’re sorry however, that on this occasion you were disappointed with the lack of overnight heating in the cottage. The electric radiators and towel rail are pre-programmed for the comfort of our guests. They come on at 7am and remain on all day until 10pm (bedroom and bathroom) and 11pm (living room). During the day the temperature can be adjusted. Unfortunately, the menu and programming functions on the radiators are complicated and it is not really feasible to allow guests to adjust the programming themselves - previous guests have managed to turn the radiators to settings which mean that they are effectively disabled and no longer heat up. The instruction sheet for the heating does state that I have remote access to the radiator controls and if you email me I can adjust timings etc. We have found that most guests are happy with the heating being off overnight, however if you visit us again I will happily adjust the programming for the week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "Super accommodation very modern with up to date equipment , location is excellent with great views over the lake ."

    Really glad we made this choice.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted that you were happy with the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2023

  • "It may be helpful to provide clear instructions on how to operate shower in bathroom with particular reference to how to avoid switching on soaker head accidentally if this is not required."

    Pictorial instructions are present on the shower bar - I'm sorry if you missed these. I hope you found all other aspects of the cottage satisfactory and enjoyed your week in the Lake District. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wow fabulous cottage for two!"

    Beautiful views and setting, also very easy to find in addition it’s very central for visiting all the sights. The cottage is very modern/comfortable and had everything you could possibly want. We arrived to an immaculately clean place smelling wonderful and a great touch of a welcoming pack containing milk, Prosecco, biscuits and crisps waiting for us. Hand soap provided in the kitchen and bathroom along with washing up liquid, tea towels, bathroom towels and bedding already on the bed. Also there was a really good hairdryer, which I wasn’t expecting to be available. I would have liked a recycling bin to go along side the general waste bin, and there is no washing machine but these are minor issues. Lovely walk down to the Jetty and shore area which was a great place to sit and watch what was happening on the lake. As others have said there is a very steep incline up to the cottage from the parking area / rubbish area. This was slippery in the wet so you had to be careful. There are some lovely walks from the cottage if you don’t want to drive or get the bus. The Windermere museum is just down the road, where we enjoyed a lovely lunch and a trip on lake on one of their restored boats. We will definitely be back to stay at Ginger & Pickles! Thank you very much. X

    Thank you for your feedback. We're delighted you were happy with Ginger & Pickles and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, wonderful location just as described."

    There was everything we could have needed; the furnishings and contents were all of a high standard and it was a wonderful base for us exploring the central lakes area. An added bonus was the easy access to the buses, greatly recommended to save the hassle and cost of parking in Grasmere and Keswick. The one thing to note ( it is mentioned in the property description) is the parking space down the hill from the property. If you are considerate of others, it is possible to unload at the end of the terrace then move into your parking space. Quiet, well furnished and a wonderful location...we loved it. Thank you.

    Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you were happy with Ginger & Pickles and enjoyed your week in the Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved staying here!"

    Such a wonderful base for exploring the Lake District. It was so wonderful to come back from hikes to such a gorgeous, relaxing, modern, cosy cottage. On arrival the place was so clean, bathroom smelt fresh and clean. There was some milk and a bottle of Prosecco left in the fridge for us and some snacks by the tv. Very thoughtful and welcoming. Big windows that let the light into the living space. The place had a lovely, thoughtful design and layout to it. The Kitchen provided everything we needed so we could cook for ourselves. So much thought and detail has gone in to creating this lovely cottage. Thank you so much for providing us with such a beautiful place to stay. I really hope to be able to stay here again.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re delighted you were so happy with the cottage and hope we can welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is in a quiet area with amazing views and wildlife in the grounds."

    It is a short walk to windermere village . The cottage is compact but very comfortable and a perfect base for a lake district holiday. We were very grateful for the little extras provided by the owner. Only down side for us is that it is not dog friendly and we normally bring our dog with us.

    Thank you for your review. We're glad you liked the cottage, its lovely views and the grounds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jul 2023

  • "An outstanding base for a wonderful week exploring the lakes."

    The accommodation is just perfect for a couple, it is a modern, newly refurbished place, equipped with all you will ever need. Also, just so quiet, and peaceful with great views of the lake. In terms of location for Windermere and Bowness, both perfectly accessible on foot but as others have mentioned, busses from the main road take you all over for a mere couple of pounds, much cheaper than all that parking.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you found Ginger & Pickles a good base for exploring the Lake District. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing, high spec and extremely comfortable."

    The surrounding area was outstanding, so beautiful. Would definitely visit again!!

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you were happy with the cottage - it is in a lovely spot! Hopefully it won't be too long before you can visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent facilities and great view of Lake Windermere."

    Easy access to Bowness, Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick by open top bus which stops just around the corner from the cottage. Lovely welcome pack much appreciated. We enjoyed a fabulous week walking, boating and relaxing in, on and around the lakes.

    Thank you for your review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your week in and around Windermere and that you were happy with the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the perfect cottage for two!"

    It really does have everything. The fixtures and fittings are all top notch, comfortable bed and sofa, great shower etc, absolutely nothing missing from the kitchen. The grounds are very well tended and lovely to walk around. You can walk into Windermere for supplies or eating/drinking out. The bus stops at the top of the main road will take you anywhere in the central lakes, no need to drive unless you want to. All this and the view of the lake and jetty access just puts a "Cherry on top"

    Thank you for such a positive review. We're delighted that you were happy with all aspects of the cottage, and hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Peaceful setting with amazing views of the lake. All facilities in the property well thought out. I would highly recommend & would return in a heartbeat. To the owner, well done & thank you for the Tyrells crisps & bubbles, just perfect!

    We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and the surroundings. Thank you for the recommendation and do hope to welcome you back. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2023

  • "Immaculate property, high end kitchen appliances, modern tastefully decorated throughout."

    Welcome pack, a nice touch. View from window amazing, would recommend without hesitation.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear you were happy with Ginger & Pickles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moira5.0May 2023

  • "This was a lovely little cottage with a nice view to the lake."

    A home away from home with all the convenience we needed. Excellent quality of fittings and fixtures and lovely homely touches.

    Thank you for your review. We're delighted that you found Ginger & Pickles a home away from home and hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property."

    It was very clean and had everything (and more) that we needed for our stay. A stunning view of Windermere Lake from the front window. It is in a lovely quiet location with well kept grassy areas and a short stroll to the private jetty. It's location was also very convenient to allow us to explore the area whether by walking or by car. We would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

    Many thanks for your review. We're delighted to hear that you were so happy with Ginger & Pickles. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, modern but also very homely."

    Everything we needed had been provided for us. Stunning location, we will come back again

    Many thanks for your review. We're pleased to hear that Ginger & Pickles provided everything you needed and look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is an excellent quality property, very comfortable for 2 people with a wonderful view of lake Windermere."

    It’s in a great location for visiting the surrounding area and an abundance of walks within a short distance. We would love to return to this property in the future.

    Thank you for your review - so pleased to hear that you were happy with the cottage and its location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    The location was perfect. A great view of the lake and just a walk down the hill to the jetty. All very private. All very secluded. And the facilities in the cottage were first class. All applicances were top of the range and the place was clean and bright. Would definitely go again.

    Many thanks for your review; delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and liked the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Ginger & Pickles."

    It’s just been refurbished so everything is brand new. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed cooking and eating at the cottage most nights, though we did eat in Windermere a couple of times as it’s close enough to walk. The location of the cottage is great. There are loads of good walks in the area. The best thing for us though, was the lake access; meaning we were able to launch our inflatable paddle boards from the jetty. We will definitely be back!

    MaxJul 2022

  • "Coming by train we found the location very convenient as it’s fairly close to Windermere station and there are many things to do close by."

    We loved the cottage itself; it has a glorious lake view and was very clean and comfortable. The estate is beautiful, we loved strolling down to the jetty and watching the wildlife. We had a fabulous holiday here.

    CharlotteJul 2022

  • "The cottage is newly refurbished and was spotlessly clean."

    The kitchen is fully equipped and we cooked some evenings - the view from the dining table is better than any in the Windermere restaurants! Great base for exploring the area. Bed and sofa very comfortable. Thanks for a great stay. We hope to be back soon.

    KatharineJun 2022

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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.


  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, full sized fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Single-storey
  • Modern electric radiators
  • 55" Smart TV, WiFi
  • Lake views
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars (50 yards from front door)
  • Outdoor seating area in front of the cottage
  • Shared communal grounds
  • Access to Lake Windermere via private residents-only path, ideal for canoes and paddle boards (no vehicle access to lake shore approx 0.3 mile walk)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: From parking area to front door, guests have to walk up a relatively steep incline
  • Note: Property fully refurbished Summer 2022
  • Note: This property is suitable for adults only

The property

Named after one of Beatrix Potter’s lesser-known works this fabulous, single-storey, mid-terraced cottage is set in an elevated position in the grounds of the former Priory Hotel and is within walking distance of Windermere town, with its wide selection of bars and restaurants.

With lake views, private parking, shared grounds and exclusive lake access for residents, Ginger & Pickles is the perfect base for a couple wanting to explore this beautiful area.

Make yourself at home in the contemporary, open-plan living area which features a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining table for two with views of the lake, and a comfortable lounge area where you can unwind in front of the smart TV after a long day.

The bistro table in front of the cottage is the perfect spot to relax with a chilled glass of wine as the sun sets over Windermere.

When it's time to slumber, you'll discover a smart king-sized bedroom with storage, en-suite shower room and a window through which you may, if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of one of the local roe deer in the undergrowth.

From the cottage a private track takes you to the beach area and jetty.

Here you can sit and watch the swans and steamers go by or take to the water if you have a paddleboard or canoe light enough to carry the 400 metres down to the lakeshore.

There are some lovely walks direct from the cottage door, particularly notable is Orrest Head which commands superb views over the lake and surrounding fells.

For keen hikers there is a wide selection of classic Lakeland fell walks within very easy reach by car, including the Langdale Pikes, Helm Crag, the Fairfield Horseshoe and Scafell Pike.

There are many popular attractions in the local area such as Lake Cruises, The World of Beatrix Potter, Dove Cottage (the Lakeland home of William Wordsworth) and numerous National Trust properties including Wray Castle, Townend and Hill Top.

Whether you’re after a romantic retreat or a base for action and adventure Ginger & Pickles will not disappoint.

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

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas