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Mrs Tiggywinkles

(Ref. 972586)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay over New Year."

    Mrs Tiggy Winkles is in a well situated location in Windermere. We enjoyed a walk into Bowness on Windermere on several occasions. We even managed breakfast outside using the outdoor garden set. The setting is very well equipped, comfortable and homely.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our fourth visit to this property and hopefully many more to come."

    Excellent as always. Great accommodation with everything you need, and the perfect location for amenities.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely well decorated flat in a great location to access the Windermere restaurants and shops."

    Flat benefits from its own parking space but beware of very tight entrance to parking due to scaffolding for the building next door. Flat well equipped but has a few maintenance issues like outside light not working, flashing light in ensuite and the TV remote needs replacing as not all the buttons work reliably. First Sykes cottages we have booked that doesn't have any welcome pack. Sykes please note that your description says 15min walk to the lake at Bowness. It is more like 30mins as it is over a mile away.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Nov 2023

  • "This was our second stay here."

    It is a centrally located property with the added bonus of allocated off street parking. Clean and comfortable making it an ideal place to stay whilst visiting Windermere.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely duplex well equipped and very convenient for town."

    Would be happy to stay again.Parking is quite tricky as entrance is quite narrow if you have a larger vehicle Couple of very minor points that we found . The TV remote doesnt work very well on lot of the functions had to use controls on the set. Very little washing up liquid was there on our visit and showers would benefit from supplying shower gels . Minor points though and we very much enjoyed the location and the apartment which is nicely furnished and equipped

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Sep 2023

  • "Mrs Tiggywinkles is a lovely clean cottage with all the facilities that you would need."

    It is in an excellent location with several pubs and restaurants nearby and within walking distance to Bowness on Windermere where there are further restaurants.We used the excellent bus service and the bus station is just 5 minutes walk from the cottage. We enjoyed our stay so much we have booked it again for next year.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Second time we've stayed here everything spot on."

    So handy for everything, would stay again in future what more can I say

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful home from home cottage."

    Perfect location. Myself and my daughter had a lovely weekend making memories xx❤️

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Just 2 things really first the need to know about the stairs and the floor in the main bedroom is rather noisy."

    Apart from that it’s a beautiful apartment in a great area.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was (is!"

    !) perfect. The only thing we missed was a coffee machine. I understand that the English are more used to instant coffee, so maybe it's logical. But in the Netherlands, where we come from, in every holiday home there is a coffee machine (preferrably a Nespresso, but maybe that's very uncommon in England). Other than this, Mrs Tiggywinkles is a perfect accomodation.

    Reviewed by J.5.0Jun 2023

  • "Clean, comfortable, quiet flat in an ideal location just off the main road."

    We've no actual complaints - but felt that for a ten night, four-figure cost stay we could have had another toilet roll and another towel. We've stayed in lots of self-catering properties over the last years and this is the first time that there was no sort of 'welcome' which we thought was unusual. Even a packet of biscuits and a 'have a nice stay' just makes you feel welcome. However, we'd really recommend the property and we had a wonderful holiday seeing the lakes at their very best. One other wee point, directions provided are given from the south and it would be good to be advised on the best approach from the north too. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jun 2023

  • "The electric wall heaters in the lounge were controlled by the owner on her mobile phone."

    She kept turning the temperature down on them and sometimes off completely. We had to telephone her numerous times and ask her to turn the heating on or up, because the room was freezing. It was snowing outside when we were staying there. The Lake District can still be extremely cold even in the summer. The broadband service was so erratic and slow it would not allow Netflix or iPlayer to operate, so the tv was useless. We ended up using our own Vodafone data for the internet. The amount of stairs you have to climb from the front door up to the bedroom is 28, which is even a struggle for someone who is fairly fit. They provided us with one small bath and hand towel each for two weeks holiday, which is really penny-pinching, considering that there is no washing machine in the apartment to wash laundry. The property comes with an allocated parking space, which is ideal in the centre of Windermere. The apartment is located in the centre of Windermere, with shops, restaurants and pubs right on your doorstep. The lounge and bedrooms were decorated to a good standard with very nice furnishings. The kitchen was well equipped with everything required for cooking and eating.

    Thank you for your comments and review, I appreciate your feedback and sorry to hear of your experience, unfortunately the heating system is new and I am still getting to grips with setting these radiators up and technical issues. On meeting you I turned them to manual so you had full range of use and explained this , I left my number for this reason. Regarding the wifi this is with BT and have never had any issues before but thank you for bringing this to my attention. The stairs are part of the property as described on the Website. regards Mrs Bell (Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely clean and comfortable, we have stayed here previously about 4 years ..."

    Absolutely clean and comfortable, we have stayed here previously about 4 years ago, my wife was a little better with her mobility, but more recently it has really got much worse, and the stairs really took it out of her and she was really struggling to walk as she needs use of a wheelchair to get about, unfortunately she was in so much pain, we decided to cut short our stay and after just two days we came back home on Monday morning

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Mar 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean, fantastic location with the added bonus of off street parking, second stay here and we plan to return."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent property in a great central location."

    The addition of an allocated parking space on site is a real bonus. A really nice touch from the owner to knock on the door to see if everything was ok. We would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Mrs Tiggywinkles was a fabulous place to stay very central for getting everywhere we wanted to go and minutes from bus station and train."

    The accommodation was excellent so clean and tidy and comfortable and the views from lounge and main bedroom was lovely. There was everything we needed and quiet too. Would also recommend Brambles cafe across the road from entrance best breakfast we have ever had and staff so very nice. We would so recommend a stay at Mrs Tiggywinkles could not fault a thing and will stay there again for sure. We took the car but travelled most places on the bus so much easier than finding places to park and bus service was excellent. Fabulous weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "An enjoyable stay with everything on the doorstep ."

    A lovely clean property. Just a couple of gripes, the basin in the ensuite is far to small to even clean your teeth as you can't get your head under the cabinet. Also the window catches in lounge and bedroom need some attention as difficult to open and shut should there be a fire.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2022

  • "Property was disappointing it was not a cottage ."

    Hard to find . Not for people with big cars as entrance really tiny . Property had two big flights of stairs which wasn’t stated in advert . When you take parents in there late 80’s hard work for them to do two flights of stairs . Very disappointed considering we waited two years to go as first cancelled due to covid . Only thing good about property it was very clean . Won’t be using Sykes again .

    Reviewed by Caroline1.9Aug 2022

  • "Could not fault this apartment, every thing you could want."

    So handy for everything, small problem with shower. Sorted straight away perfect would stay again

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    We were very happy with it. The parking place was very important to is and that was well taken care of.

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property great location have been to stay twice wouldn’t go anywhere else in windermere"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Clearer listing of the initial stairs to property , Listing said lake view ..."

    Clearer listing of the initial stairs to property , Listing said lake view there is clearly no lake view Overall a delightful well kept clean property that we enjoyed and would return to Had everything that was needed and more , a usb socket in a plug would have been a bonus

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Jun 2022

  • "It's a perfect cottage comfortable well equipped give full marks and thank you for hire the cottage to me and my wife ."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautifully positioned property ."

    .so quiet and yet close to the village shops and bars etc. We found it very clean and comfortable and well equipped as well as tastefully decorated. An issue with the heating which occurred due to the cooler weather for June and my elderly mum being cold was resolved very quickly by the Sykes team and the owner so very pleased.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely Property in a Great Location."

    Only criticism would be Sink in en-suite is too small and not accessible with cabinet directly above .Would book again as a 2 ,Bed Property but not as a 1 Bed .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage,spotless,well equiped, ell situated."

    But as three over eighty year olds the two levels of fifteen stairs two carry our cases up, and using them a couple of times a day was a bit daunting. We were disappointed there wasn't the welcome pack as mentioned in your discription. But we would recommend your cottage for younger people. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joan3.8May 2022

  • "Lovely property and convenient for all amenities."

    We rarely used the car which we often do when staying more out in the sticks. Would recommend the bus service, especially the 599 (I think it was) to Grasmere. You can hop on and hop off at various stops including Ambleside. The Burritos restaurant / takeaway is really nice and only a few doors down. Would also recommend the Magic Wok. Only gripe was the main double bed was uncomfortable and we used the other bedroom but still loved the holiday and accommodation.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellently furnished and maintained property."

    Ideally situated for visiting not just Windermere but other local areas too. Plenty of eating and drinking places very close by. Could not fault this brilliant property and if in the area again would look at booking it again.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Apr 2022

  • "I had a small item that was left behind and Sykes wanted to charge me £15 to return it to me ."

    .. that is disgraceful and put a cloud on our whole holiday I won't be rushing back to use any Sykes properties.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic week in Mrs Tiggywinkles, love the view's ."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Mrs Tiggywinkles."

    Location is excellent, just off the Main Street but set back in a court, so you get the benefits of being really central without the traffic noise. Property was clean and well set up with everything we needed for a short stay, including a hairdryer - this wasn’t listed on the information about the property so we weren’t sure whether to pack one or not, would be helpful to detail that it is available to help people like us who were travelling by train and trying to pack light. Provision of OS maps and walking route info was helpful (although it wasn’t the weather for us to use them).

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Very close to a great pub, supermarkets etc. Good base to use for visiting Ambleside, Keswick, Kendal etc. On site parking provided which was essential and welcome. I would highly recommend Mrs Tiggywinkles. Will be returning for another visit.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Nov 2021

  • "The directions should be updated."

    “Cinderella Me” is now “Lakeland Retreats” and Morrison’s is now Sainsbury’s. I drove around the one way system 3 or 4 times before I spotted the entrance to College Court! The accommodation itself was lovely - comfortable and clean, well equipped and excellent location. Maybe not suitable for young families due to the internal staircases and cream sofas! The provision of only one parking space could be an issue for some guests because the only option was to park on the street and there are parking restrictions between 9am and 6pm. I had a friend stay for one night. She moved her car into one of the empty spaces in college court for 5-10 minutes to unload and immediately one of the permanent residents came out to tell her she couldn’t park there. The same happened when she did the same to pack the car. Also, it might be useful for guests to be aware that if you wish to eat out in Windermere, you will need to book well in advance! I tried to make reservations a week before our trip at the beginning of September and was told by more than one that they were fully booked until mid-October. Takeaway was difficult too, with two Chinese restaurants closed.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Sep 2021

  • "Had a great holiday at Mrs Tiggywinkles."

    ++ Location in Windermere is perfect as it's in the center of the village but set back from the street so it's quiet and has lovely views of the hills. Parking space is allocated which is great to have in busy Windermere though access would be difficult for big cars. Facilities are great. -- Upstairs bathroom has a very small sink and limited space. Curtains in main room are quite light and thin, not great for people like us who want a dark room for sleeping in. Sofa in the lounge could do with replacing as it felt itchy

    Reviewed by Marjorie4.4Aug 2021

  • "Great holiday let perfectly functional."

    My daughters complained that the beds are hard. Considered sleeping on setee. I slept in one bed and very uncomfortable and very hard. Recommend changing them. Directions mention ‘Cinderella Me’ they are no longer in operation now a holiday letting place, so missed the turning. Great access to all amenities without being on the main road. Visitor’s be aware of narrow access if you have a large vehicle ie: 4x4 Would come back again loved Windermere

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Aug 2021

  • "Wow a great place views to die for ,defiantly visiting one day again ."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was in a great location on the doorstep to shops, bars & restaurants and It was a pleasant 20 minute walk into Bowness."

    Good parking available.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic stay at Mrs Tiggywinkles."

    Second time we've stayed as we were so impressed the first time. Just as satisfied this time. A lovely house to return to after a long day on the fells or walking the lake paths.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0May 2021

  • "Loved it, great place to stay, lovely views, very clean, yards from restaurants, bars and shops."

    Your own parking spot was a big plus. Definitely will come again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in the perfect location for us."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved the location - centre of Windermere town but off the busy thoroughfare and quiet."

    Also, the apartment was so much bigger and prettier than photos on the website suggested. Great to have two showers, a well equipped kitchen and our own parking spot too. Would highly recommend and would return.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday, overall I think Mrs Tiggiewinkles was a very acceptable cottage but possibly slightly over priced, having said that I would definitely recommend it."

    The parking was a little awkward but it was off road and private so again it was acceptable and to be fair we would certainly consider booking again. Windermere is a wonderful area to holiday in and we would also recommend anyone to holiday here as a staycation, obviously everything has been difficult with covid but an enjoyable holiday can still be had, we will certainly be holidaying in the Lakes again in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Aug 2020

  • "We had an absolutely amazing Christmas break at Mrs Tiggywinkles, the accommodation was cosy and homely!"

    It was in an ideal location and it meant we could go on many walks and venture out to some different places! Loved it! Hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a great location"

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage and well equipped."

    Well located to shops. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "The fresh flowers and cake on arrival were a lovely touch."

    A really well equipped and nicely furnished apartment. We won’t hesitate to stay again next time we visit Windermere.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location."

    Will be back.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2019

  • "Great apartment, great location, spotlessly clean, would definitely stay again and would not hesitate to recommend!"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2018

  • "Mrs tiggywinkles was a great house for exploring the lakes Very clean and had everything we needed."

    So good to have a parking space right in the centre of Windermere. Just a note the car park is a very sharp left after the shop you will probably miss it first time! The internet connection was a bit temperamental... The owner of the property came to make sure everything was ok on the Saturday night which I thought was very kind of her.... I would highly recommended this property Thank you

    Reviewed by George4.1Sep 2018

  • "Home from home in a good central location."

    2nd visit and would return again

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2018

  • "Well situated property, adequately equipped."

    ideal holiday apartment.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 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.


  • First and second-floor duplex
  • Maximum occupancy 2
  • Second floor, 1 x double with en-suite shower room, wash basin
  • 1 x single bed
  • First floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Nevo Rointe electric central heating system
  • TV and DVD
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere cruises 15 mins walk
  • Launderette 50 yards
  • Sorry, no children.

The property

Mrs Tiggywinkles is located in Windermere village, is a perfect home from home a couple who want to explore the glorious Lake District. This first and second-floor duplex apartment has some lovely views over Lake Windermere from the master bedroom and is finished in a comfortable contemporary style.

It's the perfect location for a Lakeland break whatever the time of year. The light and airy living and dining room on the first floor has views over the rooftops to the open countryside and comfortable squashy sofas ideal for curling up on.

The modern kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher and there's a lovely bathroom with Heritage suite including a bathtub, pedestal basin and WC.

On the second floor you can find the sophisticated double master bedroom with en-suite contemporary shower room with washbasin and WC.

Mrs Tiggywinkles is tucked away in a courtyard of similar properties and shares the use of the outdoor space and furniture.

It's a quiet spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the village, or why not stroll along the lake shore or enjoy a drink in one of the lovely pubs and cafes?

There's private parking at the apartment for one car. Windermere is at the heart of Beatrix Potter country so Beatrix Potter World is a must visit.

You're just 15 minutes stroll from lovely Bowness in Windermere with its cobbled streets and ferry trips on the famous steamers.

International restaurants, galleries and independent shops are just minutes from the door and visitor attractions like the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes, the Haverthwaite Steam Railway and Go Ape are all within a short drive of the apartment. Windermere is the most famous lake in Lakeland and lies at the heart of this gorgeous part of the world.

Sparkling lakes and majestic fells offer endless possibilities for walking, cycling and water sports while there are fantastic attractions like the stunning Aira Force waterfall at Lake Ullswater and the Puzzling Place and King Kong climbing wall at Keswick all within easy reach.

Whether you're content to relax and recharge your batteries, or you want to get active and enjoy everything the Lake District has to offer, Mrs Tiggywinkles in Windermere is the ideal location for a couple or 2 friends at any time of 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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all existing 2 bed sleeps 4 bookings will be honoured, but from 27/5/22 the property will be 2 bed sleeps 2 max

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas