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Little Herdwick

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1016671)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Really terrific cottage, only negative was master bed too small/short and i'm not 6ft."

    Other than that, Perfect!

    Hi Simon, thank you for your feedback. It’s great you felt Little Herdwick was ‘perfect’. Regarding the bed I appreciate we all sleep in different ways and consequently some people need more room than others. I am 6ft 2” and Andrea is also tall and we are perfectly comfortable when we get the opportunity to stay at Little Herdwick. We appreciate your comments and we will consider upgrading to a king size bed when we come to change it in the future. Hope to see you again soon. Mark & Andrea Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2022

  • "We loved our week at little Herdwick."

    It’s a great little cottage, beautifully decorated and in a great location! Only a minutes walk to all the shops and cafes in Windermere. It has a good sized living area, good master bedroom and smaller second bedroom. Suited us perfect with two young children. We were able to get a parking space outside the house most days, a few times it was harder to find a space. The only thing missing was a dishwasher. We would definitely recommend this cottage!

    Hi Joanne , we are delighted you had a wonderful time at Little Herdwick and thank you for your kind comments. As with all feedback we take on board all our guests comments to help make improvements where necessary. We are grateful for your feedback regarding a dishwasher and it will form part of our considerations in the future should we come to re configure the kitchen. Naturally we are restricted somewhat with the space available, however, never say never. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2022

  • "Great property, great location, clean and comfortable."

    A dishwasher at this property really is the only thing missing. It is a super place to stay, will return and would recommend.

    Dear Kathleen, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Little Herdwick and would be delighted to welcome you back again. Thank you for the feedback regarding the dishwasher …. We take note of all our guests comments and we will give it some consideration when we come to refurbish the property further in the future . Thanks again Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, extremely clean!"

    !!, well located and gorgeously decorated. We entertained ourselves all week with many hypothetical conversations about moving in. Parking is no issue considering it’s a busy holiday village - we stayed over the Jubilee weekend and only had to park on the next street once, at no cost. As a suggestion, curtains in the main bedroom would help with light & road noise. Would 100% recommend.

    Dear Chelsea and Ashley we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Little Herdwick and appreciate your feedback. We love our guests to feel like it’s a real home from home experience which you clearly did given your lovely comment about hypothetically moving in. Thank you for your views about the blinds in the main bedroom , this is something we are considering at the moment, albeit we want to be careful not to spoil the contemporary feel with curtains…. You have given us some food for thought. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!! Kind regards Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chelsea and AshleyJun 2022

  • "Little Herdwick is a 1st class holiday home within a 1st class location."

    The house was cleaned and furnished to a high standard, this is why I came back for the 2nd time. I'd recommend Little Herdwick to anyone who's wanting to escape to The Lakes... A BIG thank you to Andrea and Mark for the goodies on arrival. Simon & Sarah Wirral.

    Dear Simon, so nice to see you return to Little Herdwick, thank you for your review. We love to see guests return and we always take careful note of the feedback we receive. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your welcome pack, which is a small gesture from us to thank you for your custom and help you settle into your stay. Hopefully see you return again. Best wishes Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2022

  • "Was fabulous, spotless, trendy , central , cosy , loved it !"

    Hi Nicola, What great feedback….short and to the point . Fabulous and very much appreciated. We are delighted you had a nice time and to top it all had some fantastic weather as well . Hope to see you again in the future. Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "What a fantastic holiday cottage, it had everything that you needed and a little welcoming gift on arrival."

    The log fire was great in the evenings to keep us warm and the beds were so comfortable. Only a 2 minute walk from the centre of Windermere and a great location for walking around the surrounding areas. Would recommend this cottage 100% to anyone looking to stay there.

    Dear Robert, thank you for your kind feedback . It is nice to hear you had a comfortable stay at Little Herdwick. We were pleased you enjoyed some cosy nights in front of the wood burner and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "2nd stay at Little Herdwick - could not reccomend enough!"

    ! Beautifully furnished house equipped with everything you would need, Thankyou for such a lovely stay.

    Dear Nisha, how lovely to welcome you back for a second visit, we are delighted that you chose to stay yet again at our home from home in the Lake District. We value your feedback very much and are grateful for your kind recommendation. Hope to welcome you again in the future. All the best Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by NishaFeb 2022

  • "The property was is fabulous and we loved our stay at little Herdwick, everything about the property was great even the location in the centre of Windermere."

    The only downside to our holiday was Sykes, the PERSISTANT bombardment of emails and texts from the time we booked to the time we left the property was incredible and could of ruined our holiday had we taken notice of them.....I will never use Sykes to book another holiday cottage..

    Dear Simon, thank you for your feedback. We are unaware of the contact Sykes have with our guests and during their stays and we can’t really comment in that regard. However we note you enjoyed our property and we you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay which is what we like to hear . Regards Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage, it was spotless."

    The cottage is tastefully decorated and modern yet still has the countryside charm. Every little detail has been thought of, we could have moved in! It was lovely and warm even without the Log Burner. 2 min walk to the shops and the centre of Windermere, perfect location. This cottage has been so well looked after and clearly loved, we would love to stay again, Thank you Mr and Mrs Flynn

    Dear Gillian , thank you for your feedback. it is great to hear you had a lovely stay at Little Herdwick. We take a lot of pride in maintaining the property and it is nice when it is appreciated. We always look at ways to improve and take our feedback very seriously. We would be very pleased to welcome you in the future , thanks again Andrea and Mark . Property Owner

    Reviewed by GillianJan 2022

  • "This should say 5star."

    Lovely accommodation, very clean . Nice touch with the welcoming pack

    Dear Stuart, thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and are grateful for your rating. We try to make it a home from home experience for all our guests particularly at Christmas and the new year and we are glad you enjoyed your welcome pack. Hope to welcome you back in the future . Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartDec 2021

  • "Lovely clean house with so many nice touches including christmas decorations and tree."

    Happy New Year.

    Dear Steven, Happy New Year to you. Thank you for your kind feedback. We are pleased that you had a lovely Christmas break and that the decorations helped you to get into the Christmas spirit. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes, Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2021

  • "Another great stay, very nice house, very homely."

    Will book again soon. Merry Christmas :)

    Dear Ben Lovely to welcome you back to Little Herdwick we are delighted that you have returned and had another enjoyable stay. Looking forward to you returning in the future. Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by BenDec 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    Well maintained, situated 1 minutes walk from the centre of Windermere. Great location. Cottage was very comfortable. Would not have any hesitation to recommend this cottage to others, absolutely superb.

    Dear Andrew Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Little Herdwick and we would love to welcome you back in the future. Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "Fabulous property."

    I wanted to move in. We booked it again for next winter. Thank you

    Dear Louise, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Little Herdwick and are very pleased to be able to welcome you again next year. We love to hear our guests comments and particularly that you felt so at home you could have moved in !! Thank you Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2021

  • "We have just arrived back home after our stay at herdwick, we had an amazing 5 days here a home from home, close facilities everything you need, no need for a car which we didn't have, lovely lake cruise near by."

    the wood burner stove was the bit that made the cottage, i would love to come back here again. the little details made it and touches were well thought out. and much appreciated.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Little Herdwick and thank you for your kind comments. We would be delighted to see you return in the future. Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2021

  • "Excellent stay will definitely be back!"


    Thank you for your feedback . We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Little Herdwick. Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by DanielleNov 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage !"

    Excellent facilities and lovely wood burner, location in the centre of Windermere is great for exploring the lakes !

    Hi Joanne, great to hear you had a wonderful stay. We hope to welcome you back on the near future. Andrea and Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2021

  • "Second visit to this cottage."

    It is well maintained, comfortable and near to all amenities in Windermere. Definitely return.

    Hi Roger, lovely to see you have returned to Little Herdwick. Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully see you return again soon. Andrea & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2021

  • "Great house, great location."

    We will definitely return. Love the sheep vibes!

    Jen, Rachel And CharlotteOct 2021

  • "Little Herdwick is a beautiful holiday cottage."

    The location is perfect. The property is beautifully decorated and everything in it was very tasteful. We’d definitely recommend the property to our friends and family as a perfect place to stay. Our only negative observation (not criticism) is the bathroom. We felt it would benefit from removing the bath and installing a walk in shower along the back wall after relocating the towel rail. That done the bathroom would have more room in which to move the washbasin and toilet. The toilet seat didn’t fit and the space was a tad on the tight side for comfort.

    Reviewed by CazSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped for a comfortable home from home stay"

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2021

  • "Have enjoyed our stay, very comfortable cottage and well equipped."

    Good location, very well presented. A high quality holiday property finished to a high standard. Another excellent holiday property from Sykes. Thank you.

    Marjorie And GeraldSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable house, in an ideal location."

    Eddie, Carolyne And RosemaryAug 2021

  • "Really lovely, amazing, cottage felt really homely!"

    Nicely decorated, lovely sheep! Thank you.

    Mrs Cox-CooperAug 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful - had everything we needed and really clean when we arrived!"

    Location was good too - very central to Windermere - would love to return sometime!

    Reviewed by KimJul 2021

  • "Thanks for a fantastic time."

    Pick up of keys and parking permit was very straightforward. The cottage was well equipped and beautifully clean. Beds super comfy! Only feedback would be it would be good if there was information on recycling as only seemed to be domestic waste.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Beautiful House, wonderful house."

    It was much needed, thank you!

    Mrs JohalJun 2021

  • "Fantastic Cottage, cosy and comfy and well equipped."

    Great location and cottage was very clean. Fab for our honeymoon, thank-you!

    Laura & MichaelJun 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, which made for a beautiful week in the lakes!"

    Would definitely come back!

    Bethany & AnthonyJun 2021

  • "It was great ,after lockdown."

    to have a change of scenery in the comfort of Little Herdwick Cottage in our favourite part of the world.

    Reviewed by LesleyMay 2021

  • "Enjoyable stay in a well equipped and lovely comfortable cottage"

    Ray & GwynethMay 2021

  • "Fabulous Cottage, very very comfortable and cosy and in a great location."

    Had a great week. Loved the location!

    Lesley & JimMay 2021

  • "This is a fantastic house."

    Clean and modern. The only thing I would change is to put a blackout blind on the front bedroom window. As soon as the sun came up we couldn't sleep which made for.a.tiring holiday.

    Reviewed by LornaApr 2021

  • "Lovely Stay, spotless and homely."

    We'll be back, thank you.

    Laura, Mac, Hannah & AngusApr 2021

  • "Beware of Borris making another announcement the day after you arrive"

    Reviewed by NormanDec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and amazing sheep decorations!"

    House was very clean and cosy. Thank you.

    Ms BeleviciusDec 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage, had everything we needed, ideal location and will be recommending!"

    We look forward to returning.

    Ms J HigginsNov 2020

  • "Great property to stay in, everything you need is there and ideally located"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Probably the "Best" property (in its price range/location), we have stayed in at The Lakes over the last decade!"

    5* Accommodation with central location to Windermere. A Very clean and comfortable home with a nice welcome pack to help settle straight in. We could have stayed and made it a second home as it felt like a "Home from Home". Looking to book again at "least once" in 2021. We would Highly recommend a stay, "but won"t as it might book out" (spoken about this little gem to family & friends who would also like this).

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2020

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    Very clean. Good location. Love the sheep in the property! Will visit again, thank you!

    Miss S AndersonSep 2020

  • "We have loved staying here!"

    Everything you could ask for. Very comfortable. Will definitely be returning!

    Mr P GrundySep 2020

  • "Fantastic lovely touches, prefect location."

    Can't wait to return. Thanks.

    Mrs S BarnfatherSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    Had a great stay and would love to return. Thank you.

    Mrs E ConnerSep 2020

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location."

    Literally in the centre, next to local shops and restaurants and about a mile walk into Bowness on Windermere. The cottage itself is lovely with all the facilities you will need, including a washer and dryer. Only mishap we had was that it hadn't been cleaned but this was sorted with half an hour of reporting it to the office. Something to do with their systems. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed the cottage and would recommend it. We apologise that there was a delay in the cleaning, and glad this did not impact your stay. We hope to welcome you back to Little Herdwick in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "The cottage was really lovely and everything we hoped it would be."

    Our only negative feedback would be the lack of onsite parking. We understood that this was difficult due to the location, but nevertheless, it made our holiday slightly more difficult than it otherwise would have been.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2020

  • "The Little Herdwick is a beautiful property and is in the most fantastic location."

    The property is spacious and well equipped with everything that you could possibly need to have an enjoyable holiday. We have stayed in several properties over the years but we by far, felt the most relaxed at Little Herdwick - so much so, that before we left we even discussed the possibility of rebooking it for next year!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2020

  • "A very comfortable, spacious and pleasant cottage, clean, tidy and well equipped and close to the town centre."

    The only drawback was the parking but that's Windermeres problem NOT the cottage.

    Reviewed by StewartJul 2020

  • "Really nice house."

    Well equipped. Great location. Very clean throughout. Would definitely recommend.

    Mr Ben WelsbyJul 2020

  • "Loved our stay, well equipped house that was beautifully decorated."

    Would definitely stay again and recommend!

    Ms E DohertyJul 2020

  • "Loved our stay, well equipped house that was beautifully decorated."

    Would definitely stay again and reccommend.

    Miss Ellie DohertyJul 2020

  • "A superb property that exceeded all expectations, extremely well equipped and the owners have clearly taken a great deal of pride in all of the meaningful touches they have made to the property."

    Perfectly situated for exploring the town and the Southern Lakes and I will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2020

  • "Fabulous! Probably one of the best houses I have stayed in over the last 15 years!"

    Spotless, beautiful decor and everything you would want it to be 'home from home'. Beds are very comfy, duvet and pillows lovely! Thank you and well done!

    Ms E GalleyMar 2020

  • "The property was more than what we expected."

    Pictures did not do it justice. Modern, contemporary, very clean and welcoming with all that you need. Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay at Little Herdwick."

    Beautifully decorated and a minutes walk to the shops and restaurants. Lots of nice little touches with the sheep theme and the fire made it very cozy. Will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by ClaireJan 2020

  • "We have stayed in a lot of places in The Lakes and this is by far the nicest, and we will definitely stay again."

    Mr & Mrs FrainJan 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x doubles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating, Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel (1 complimentary basket of logs) and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking with permit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

An enchanting terraced cottage perfect for those seeking to be close to the centre of the action, Little Herdwick can be found at the heart of Windermere in Cumbria.

Settled within the Lake District National Park, this dwelling is ideally situated for a couple's retreat full of rambling, adventuring and exploring all that this scenic region has to offer.

Step inside to the open-plan living and dining area, where you will be greeted into the room by a warming woodburning stove, offering you a snug spot to gather at any time of day as you sink into the sofas and escape into the television.

To the rear of the room is the dining area, with a rustic wooden table fit to host the whole group, here you can enjoy a hearty meal or an evening of board games when you're not exploring the excitement of the local area.

To the back of the property is the contemporary-styled kitchen, with sleek white units housing all the appliances you could need for your stay including an oven and hob and even a washing machine and tumble dryer, sure to make your holiday a breeze.

Head up the stairs to discover two charming resting spots consisting of two double bedrooms, ideal for two couples to rest and relax.

Accompanied by a gleaming bathroom, you can choose how best to prepare for your day with a relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower.

Outside you can find your own private decking, ideal for making the most of your mornings with a coffee in hand before heading out to explore the delights of the Lake District.

Windermere plays host to all the simplicities you could wish for, from local shops to quaint eateries, there's something to cater for every taste, as well as the town boasting a golf club, gardens to roam and various watersporting activities on the famous Lake Windermere.

Positioned within the National Park, you'll find ample walking, cycling and climbing opportunities on your doorstep, encompassed by unrivalled landscapes and plenty of adventure.

Close to Kendal and Keswick too for a fun-filled day trip, Little Herdwick is the perfect base for your getaway to Cumbria.

Note: This property has a refundable 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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Region Information

Please Note: All bookings made after the 11.5.2020 will have a £35 Good House Keeping Bond Applied.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas