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Lamb Cottage

(Ref. 972502)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little cottage, set out really well!"

    Clean and tidy and a great base for us! Felt at home straight away and the owners were great with all communications! Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous weekend and engagement celebration for four at this lovely cottage."

    We travelled from Shropshire during storm Babet so had to leave earlier than planned to ensure a steady and safe drive up but aware that the cottage wasn’t accessible until 4pm. Contacted the owner to ask if it was possible to gain entry sooner rather than us having to hang around in atrocious weather and Richard was so helpful and understanding and called us back to say the property was ready at 2pm!! We were unpacked and all tucked up with a hot chocolate by 4pm. The property was so cosy, heating was on when we arrived and there was complimentary tea and coffee. Plenty of hot water and the place was clean and extremely well equipped, which given I was cooking a 3 course celebratory meal that weekend, was a bonus! Parking permit provided for parking at the property (or close by) Beds were comfortable so we enjoyed a good nights sleep. Wi-Fi signal excellent as was TV entertainment choice. Books to read and selection of DVDs. But the best thing has to be the proximity of the cottage to Windermere - literally on the doorstep. 1 min walk into the village with a fantastic choice of shops, pubs, bars and restaurants yet the cottage itself was quietly tucked away from the hustle and bustle- perfect! Easy access to Ambleside and Bowness and the lake itself just a few mins drive either way. Yes we can say we had an absolutely wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings in a lovely little cottage and we are pleased to announce that the lady did say “yes”!!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really nice house."

    Well equipped and well located. We always managed to park as well which was great. If I had one small niggle it would be the towels too small. Apart from that it was lovely and we’d go back

    Reviewed by David4.1Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at Lamb Cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Great location for central Windermere, even out building to keep our boards. Gem of a cottage, will definitely be back. Thankyou :)

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful, well equipped and ideally located property."

    We felt "at home" as soon as we arrived. Just a very short stroll from the main street with all its facilities, but noise from being central was virtually non existent. We hope we have the privilege of visiting Lamb Cottage again in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jun 2023

  • "These days a 5ft wide double bed is standard in many places we have stayed in."

    Also mattresses are more comfortable.

    Reviewed by Harry4.1Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Lamb Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen with everything we needed as well as washing up liquid/dishwasher tablets/cloths etc. Plenty of towels supplied in the bathroom. Small garden area but well kept with comfortable bistro table and chairs. Excellent location just 2 minutes walk from Windermere shopping/restaurants/pubs, plus a nice little park for walking the dog. Easy parking very close to the cottage. Will definitely rebook this cottage on our next visit to Windermere.

    Hi Sarah, It was lovely to meet you both. Thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Richard and Judith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lamb cottage is perfectly positioned for central Windermere and a short walk to Bowness."

    Even though you are really close to the highstreet it’s still nice and quiet. The house was perfect for us as a couple and our dog. The only challenge is parking, you are given a permit but as Windermere is so busy you will probably have to park a bit of a way from we’re you are staying. This wouldn’t stop us going back however. Lovely place

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed the property and all the area has to offer. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing find."

    Location was excellent. Cottage was clean and just perfect for us. We would highly recommend this property. Thanks

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, great location, got everything you need for a lovely cosy holiday in the lakes."

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "We did try to call to say thank you but couldnt get through on the number provided."

    We had such a lovely stay at Lamb Cottage, it was so close to everything we walked everday thank you to Richard for the map for the Jetty museum and also found the park. would thoroughly recommend Lamb Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Only spent 2 days at cottage had to leave for personal reasons unfortunatly will ..."

    Only spent 2 days at cottage had to leave for personal reasons unfortunatly will be definatly going back there though cottage brilliant owner very helpful

    Reviewed by Janes5.0Feb 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Lamb Cottage, we had everything we needed, it was very clean, and the position was brilliant, being just 3 minutes from the shops and 5 minutes from the bus terminal, so we had no need to use the car during our stay."

    We were out somewhere different every day and took in the magnificence of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just perfect."

    Clean and well equipped. The location is ideal if you're having a car free holiday. We had some lovely days out just walking or by bus. Central but very quiet. We are very likely to book again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Small but perfectly formed cottage."

    Perfectly placed in Windermere town centre. Parking permit to a residents space very useful, though parking space a little difficult to find after 6pm. Would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Good communication re the cottage prior to holiday very clean and well equipped ..."

    Good communication re the cottage prior to holiday very clean and well equipped for all needs and comfort only disadvantage parking was difficult despite one of our party having a blue badge would have no hesation in choosing Sykes again but having the accommodation with own parking

    Reviewed by Selina4.7Jun 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Lamb Cottage."

    Very clean and well equipped also thoughtfully furnished. The little garden/terrace was a lovely sun trap and enjoyed for morning coffee and afternoon tea. Perfect for those who do not use a car as really good public transport links nearby and close to good restaurants and shops.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is really clean and comfortable, and just on the doorstep of the many quirky gift shops and restaurants in Windermere."

    The kitchen is well equipped, and we loved the cosiness of the wood burner in the evenings. We were able to venture further north into the Lake District from this location, as the cottage is close to the bus routes. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay and we would definitely stay at Lamb Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Aniko5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved it we’ve been before love everything about it"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area."

    Couldn't ask for a better stay

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely mini break in Lambs cottage, great facilities- nothing was lacking and its in a Brilliant location, the wood burner was cosy and very welcome after chilly walks!"

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Feb 2022

  • "If you want a cottage in the heart of The Lakes that's comfy, cosy, a great space for creating memories and has all the amenities you'll need, Lamb is the one."

    It's near shops/pubs etc, but feels set back and so quiet. Book it, you'll love it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic location right around the corner from the centre of Windermere with all of the great pubs, restaurants and cafes, also a short walk to Bowness, which is a bit more lively."

    Cottage had everything we needed. Parking was fine nearby, particularly as it was off-season. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kate3.8Dec 2021

  • "Great location and really quiet."

    Lovely cottage and owners were really friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Convenient base for walking and exploring the lake district. Lots of restaurants nearby but we mostly self catered in the well equipped kitchen. Even on August Bank Holiday weekend we always managed to find parking, sometimes a couple of streets away but no problem. 30 min walk to a lovely spot for swimming in the lake.

    Reviewed by Toby5.0Aug 2021

  • "So just few problems but all in all a nice place."

    A few small things the rug in living room had a bad smell,the WiFi was very poor, no contact number left if any problems arose as they did. WiFi did not work and the boiler broke but phoned the Sykes number and they were fixed.

    Reviewed by Ross4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage really needs updating and freshening up."

    It didn’t really feel clean and was very disappointing to being staying somewhere like this on holiday. Only good thing was it’s location.

    Reviewed by Joanne2.5Jun 2021

  • "Perfectly located, Lamb Cottage has everything you need in a home from home, and everything works."

    It is cosy, clean, comfortable & well equipped and we’ll be more than happy staying there again. Next trip I will try & remember to take a torch, it is not easy reading the numbers on the key safe located in the outhouse.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, slightly larger than expected and well equipped."

    It would have helped to have more indication of equipment provided beforehand eg. hairdryer, basic kitchen cupboard ingredients etc. Double bed in main room is quite small and not very comfortable. Most people would expect a king size these days I think.

    Reviewed by Alice4.1Oct 2020

  • "One of the few cottages that we would consider booking again, very pleased with it."

    One complaint, though: In this day and age, good broadband is a must, not a luxury. The broadband in the cottage suffered from some serious throttling in the evenings to the point where it was unusably slow. Other than that, no real complaints.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "The bedroom curtains could be thicker, as sun comes through early in the morning."

    Nothing else, a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very pretty cottage from the front but could really do with a make over inside ..."

    Very pretty cottage from the front but could really do with a make over inside and out the back, this isn’t a bad reflection of yourselves but the cottage could be so much more

    Reviewed by Robert2.8Aug 2020

  • "Never been to the lakes before ,would definitely recommend a lakes cottage holiday we had everything that we needed in the cottage and the location was fantastic, we just had to walk round the corner and we were in the town centre we loved it."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage inside was exactly as described and perfectly fine but there are a few things that maybe need an update regarding the outside."

    There is roadside parking with a permit provided but this is not in the street where the cottage actually is as the street outside is fully double yellow lines ... the nearest space we could find was three streets away as all houses in the vicinity have access to the same permit parking. Also there is a courtyard area but this is also a thoroughfare for two other houses and so it isn’t actually secure for the pooch as we expected.

    Reviewed by Adeline3.8Jul 2020

  • "The property is ideally placed within Windermere center which warranted the price for 3 days stay."

    The facilities are good but give the price paid i would have expected a little more effort to the house keeping/presentation. In particularly, the laundry was not appropriate, towels and bedding smelt fusty and unwashed which was a shame as this influences the perception on other elements of the property. The water pressure isn't the best but coupled with a very poor shower head that sprays water everywhere except where you want it was a shame. A simple low cost fix that could improve anyone's stay at the property. All that said, we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Craig3.4Mar 2020

  • "We were pleased with the cottage and especially its location in windermere."

    The cottage was lovely and had all the equipment we needed for our stay. Cleanliness was ok These are a few factors which would make it much better: Bed wasnt that comfortable and the style of the bed unsuitable for tall people ars bars at bottom get in the way. The bed was very squeaky when you moved. 2 chipped glasses and a broken mug were in the kitchen cupboard. A sock from the previous peoples stay behind cushion on sofa. Dirty glass in main bedroom from previous peoples stay. Lighting is awful....very dark. But on the whole it was a nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by Dale3.8Jan 2020

  • "Had an amazing time at our recent visit to the Lake District and stay at Lamb Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and had all the amenities needed for a self catering break. Very well situated for easy access to all the shops, bars and restaurants in beautiful Windermere with a co-op and Sainsbury’s local a stones throw away. We found no difficulty in parking on the adjacent street Provided a great base for exploring the lakes and the cottage was very comfortable for crashing after a long day hiking. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, great location for buses and trains to explore Lake District."

    Central for restaurants, pubs and shops.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was in a very central location to the town centre."

    A parking permit was supplied. The cottage appears clean on the surface, but closer inspection left a lot to be desired. A kitchen cupboard door was hanging off it’s hinges, leaving the cupboard unusable. This problem should have been addressed on cleaning and inspection before the arrival of guests. The back door was difficult to open and close and at some point, a thick layer of grease had been wiped onto the door edge in the hope of making it easier to close.

    Reviewed by Annabel3.8Sep 2019

  • "Cottage was superb."

    Nicely designed to be modern enough for people's needs without taking away the character of the cottage. Kitchen was well stocked with equipment and living room was comfortable and contained good supply of books and games. Find of the week was the Ordance Survey maps and up to date information leaflets in the kitchen unit which really helped us to plan days out. Cotrage was clean and well presented, 2 towels provided per person. Really enjoyed our week and would definitely look to book again as the location was central to Windermere and an easy walk to all shops, pubs and restaurants. Parking was never an issue as we always found a space.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2019

  • "The location was excellent and cottage was well equipped."

    However, the overall size of the main bedroom could easily support a 'king size' bed rather than the double bed provided. There was a strong smelling reed diffuser air freshner that was more of an irritant rather than a background neutraliser. We put it in the cupboard whilst we were in house. Apart from that we had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Leonard4.7Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage great location minutes from centre and if you don’t want to ..."

    Beautiful cottage great location minutes from centre and if you don’t want to use car easy to get around good choice places to eat will defiantly be returning thanks Sykes cottages

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a great time at Lamb Cottage, the property was so cosy with the log burner but not small."

    We are already planning our next visit this year

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Feb 2019

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    Lots of information. Really convenient for shops and restaurants. A nice touch having basics in the cottage eg washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, salt & pepper.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2018

  • "The parking permit wasn't used as spaces available were zero, after 2hrs of looking for a space, we gave up and paid £30,for 7 day's in long stay car park, not ideal, otherwise couldn't fault cottage or location."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2018

  • "Really loved the wee garden."

    Thought the shower could be better but everything else was great

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2018

  • "Lovely quiet cottage in very central location with great little sun trap area at the back."

    Only minor point was no towels provided which would have made it perfect.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2018

  • "The weather was lovely the cottage was excellent the scenery was amazing I couldn't fault the whole experience hi"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, family bathroom with overhead shower, wash basin and WC
  • Living room
  • Dining
  • kitchen
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Gas central heating with wood burning stove
  • TV, DVD player and iPod docking station
  • WiFi
  • Gas and electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Highchair available
  • Parking permit for 1 car
  • Enclosed patio with planters and garden furniture
  • Secure storage for bikes and outdoor gear
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops, restaurants and pub 5 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere 5 mins walk

The property

Lamb Cottage sits in the heart of Windermere, an ideal location from which to explore the beautiful Lake District. Built from the local stone and finished with plenty of comfort and contemporary style, Lamb Cottage would suit a family, friends or couples who want to enjoy everything this lovely region has to offer, whatever the time of year. As you step through the door of this traditional mid-terrace cottage, you enter the warm and comfortable living room with its wood burning stove and cosy leather sofas.

It's the ideal place to kick back and relax on a chilly evening with a glass of wine or a local craft beer.

The fully-equipped kitchen is light and airy and has access to the patio garden.

Upstairs are two pretty bedrooms, one double and one twin room, which share the family bathroom with bathtub, overhead shower, WC and wash basin. The lovely patio garden is a real sun trap, ideal for relaxing and dining on those balmy summer evenings.

It's fully enclosed making it ideal for children and dogs.

There's a parking permit for one car but with all the amenities and public transport on the doorstep you'll be able to leave the car at home as you explore Windermere and nearby Bowness. Lake Windermere with its famous steamers is at the very heart of the Lake District and it's just minutes from Lamb Cottage.

Windermere village is filled with quirky shops, brilliant modern restaurants and welcoming inns while Beatrix Potter World at Bowness is a must visit for any family with young children.

Don't miss a steam train ride on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway or a trip to the award-winning Aquarium Of The Lakes. A stunningly scenic drive over the Kirkstone Pass takes you to the North Lakes where you can explore Wordsworth Country around Keswick and Grasmere.

There are plenty of family activities including Go Ape and the Kong indoor adventure centre, and adults will enjoy a trip to romantic Lake Ullswater and perhaps a meal at the world famous Sharrow Bay Hotel, home of the sticky toffee pudding.

Day trips to Morecambe Bay, Hadrian's Wall and historic Carlisle are just some of the sights you can see with ease from your base at Lamb Cottage. For a stylish and comfortable home away from home Lamb Cottage ticks all the boxes, making it the ideal getaway for family, friends or couples at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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, cinema, 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 three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas