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Old Village House

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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely stunning property, in a fab location."

    . everything on your doorstep. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, and so very glad you enjoyed the house and the area Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really well located in the town with Booths supermarket behind and lots of places to eat close by."

    A very high standard of accommodation and well equipped too. Parking on the driveway out front is a bonus. Would definitely stay again and was sorry not to be there for a second week. Point to note is that the top bedroom is up a very steep and narrow spiral staircase so would not suit everyone. The only improvements I would make (and these are very minor, which goes to show how fantastic the property is) are locks on the bathrooms and a less annoying cutlery drawer (you'll know what I mean if you stay).

    Thanks for your comments, and so pleased you enjoyed the week at Old Village House and the town itself! Hopefully the quirky, double sided 'vacant/occupied' bathroom door signs allowed for privacy in the bathrooms, as intended Property Owner

    Reviewed by Damian5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is one of the cleanest we have ever stayed at."

    The facilities are excellent, and we had a fabulous stay. The property is perfectly placed with all the local shops, bars and take aways close by. The train station is also very close by which allowed us to have some days out and leave the car at home. We could not find fault with anything and are looking forwards to a return visit. The property is decorated and furnished to a high standard. You will not be disappointed if you book and stay here.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your time at Old Village House; and so very pleased you enjoyed your stay and were lucky enough to have some decent weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "The shower in the front bedroom could do with a non slip mat."

    We found the heating system confusing and difficult to manage, especially as the temperature dropped during our stay. The property is lovely and very well equipped. It's such a shame it is next to a takeaway. On the one occasion we could sit out in the late afternoon, we had to come in because of the smell. Very central and had a fabulous stay. Ages ranged from 17 to 78.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on the house...The 'nest' system was supposed to make the heating system easier to manage, so a shame that it created an issue for you. Apologies for that, but glad you enjoyed your stay nonetheless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn4.1Jun 2023

  • "The house is in a perfect location for exploring the Windermere region."

    However, the fabulous accessibility to all the amenities in Windermere means that you may have road noise from quite early in the morning. The house was well presented and very well equipped. There are a lot of quirky stairs to encounter when moving from room to room but they are mentioned by the owner on the website. Would definitely return and recommend

    Thank you so much for your recommendation… and so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved the cottage and the location, we had an excellent week and hope to be back soon!"

    Thanks for your lovely comments… so glad you enjoyed your time in the house, and hopefully, your time there coincided with some of the fabulous weather too☀️☀️☀️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic location right in the heart of Windermere."

    Cottage was beautiful, spacious and spotlessly clean. I will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and so very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Old Village House Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "The property it’s self met expectations for the price charged."

    However with regards to the heating the Nest control was locked and could only be accessed via a pin. The heating was set at 16, however I was able to increase to 21 on occasions other times I couldn’t because it’s controlled by the owners using their App. Living in Singapore for the last 17 years I am used to the heat and at times (to many) the house was cold ! Luckily I had the log fire

    Thanks for your feedback, and apologies the heating created an issue for you during your stay, but glad you are able to utilise the log burner! The house is so well insulated, that when the plumber set the system up, and input the baseline temps, he was certain they would be sufficient. And as you say there is the flexibility to increase the temperature in the two 'zones' if needed. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Apr 2023

  • "The Old Village House was in a great location in Windermere."

    A really lovely , comfortable and clean property with everything you could need for a stay. There were 3 couples in our group and there was plenty of room in the house and all the bedrooms were spacious and all had great en-suites. I would recommend and would stay here again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments....so very glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Old Village House is fantastic."

    It’s very well situated, making getting out and about easy. The House itself is beautiful - couldn’t really ask for more. It has been furnished to a very high standard and is extremely clean. Would I go back there? Definitely!

    Thank you so much - really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great cottage, very clean, couldn’t ask for more in terms of preparation for our stay."

    Great location if you want to eat out most nights after a big day of walking. Some traffic noise but nothing major. Would definitely stay again.

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

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had an extremely enjoyable stay at the Old Village House."

    It’s very comfortable, very clean and convenient for the lovely town of Windermere.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and very comfortable."

    Whoever designed the renovation has made very impressive use of the space. We all loved it. Really central to Windermere town and having parking for 2 cars is really handy. Although just off the main road, it is well sound proofed - we never noticed traffic noise. I suppose it's worth pointing out that the spiral staircase to the attic bedroom is quite tight - although I'm 59 years old and had no problems getting up and down. Highly recommended - no negatives to report.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 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.


  • Set over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with freestanding bath and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x king size with en-suite freestanding, roll-top bath walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • 3 x king size beds
  • 4 x TVs, FreeView and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • 1 well behaved dog is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are a few steps leading up to the property, please take care
  • Note: Please take care on the stairs down to the kitchen, the patterned tiles make them difficult to see
  • Note: The stairs down to the en-suite king are steep and narrow, please take care
  • Note: Please take care on the spiral staircase leading to the second-floor

The property

Nestled in the Lake District National Park in the famous town of Windermere is Old Village House.

This wonderful three-storey beautifully renovated cottage welcomes up to six guests in three bedrooms, each bedroom enjoys an en-suite bathroom and king size bed and the property boasts off-road parking, a rarity in this busy town, making this well suited to three couples or families looking to getaway to the Lake District.

Enter into your home-away-from-home and unwind in the spacious living room while the TV plays and the woodburning fire crackles, creating a homely ambience; let the designated chef find the kitchen which is well-appointed with a range of appliance to whip up tasty meals for the whole group.

These can then be enjoyed in the dining room, where you can catch up on the day's adventures; this floor is completed by a shower room.

Indulge in a glass of wine at the enclosed, private courtyard before retiring to one of three bedrooms; the first floor houses 2 kings and plenty of storage, continue up the stairs to the second-floor where another king with sloped ceilings awaits.

Be sure to get some-well earned rest before another fun-filled day in the lakes.

Old Village House lies in the centre of Windermere close to local shops should you need to stock up on necessities and just paces away from The Pie and Pint, the smallest pub in the Lake District or The Queens both great places for food and celebratory drinks.

Outdoor enthusiasts will feel at home in the town due to the plethora of watersport activities available on Lake Windermere as well as the variety of nearby walks and trails.

Ambleside, a charming town that offers visitors a wealth of attractions, is also nearby; The Stock Ghyll Force waterfall is a must-see, as is Rydal Cave - one of the longest caves in England.

Ambleside is also home to the Ambleside Roman Fort, a well-preserved Roman fort that offers a fascinating insight into the area's history.

Or visit Kendal, a fabulous market town home to several museums, including the Kendal Museum, the Quaker Tapestry Museum, and the Lakeland Museum.

There are also plenty of restaurants and bars, including the Brewery Arts and the Ye Olde Fleece Inn.

Choose Old Village House as the base for your next adventure in the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas