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St Mary's Cottage

(Ref. 1010723)

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Downstairs is lovely apart from there only being 1 saucepan and 1 frying pan!"

    Not really ideal for cooking every night. The house is very much half and half. Nice bathrooms. Bedrooms not the best and the upstairs lounge is not looking great. The paintwork on the stairs banisters is horrid to touch as very sticky. The freezer was frozen over and we had to get someto sort it out as the door would not shut.

    Reviewed by Emma3.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time the cottage is perfect location fantastic nears ..."

    We had a fantastic time the cottage is perfect location fantastic nears restaurant bars etc and fantastic walks would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "Ideal property for being close to amenities."

    Just lacks outside space. Could also do with a booster for the upstairs shower as it would s unusable when someone is using downstairs shower.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable day. We take all comments on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great house, super comfy beds, ideal location, loved the downstairs kitchen/living room space."

    Had a fabulous holiday here. Just to bring to your attention, water in bath drains away very slowly when showering. Yard floods due to downpipe in Salisbury Place being uncoupled when raining heavily.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, perfect location right in the centre of Windermere and easy to walk everywhere."

    Could do with a mat at the back door. We used this door quite a bit when walking into town. Also a blind or curtain at this door for privacy as door is overlooked by neighbouring properties. Could do with a few more tins for oven. Radiator in small bedroom was noisy at night. Otherwise lovely house and would definitely stay again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    Location was perfect for amenities and the rooms had obviously been updated recently. We spent most of our time downstairs in the kitchen lounge area. The small lounge on the ground level was redundant as a lounge and would make more sense to make it a small bedroom instead. My only negative was the small outside space which was unkept and not inviting . A few planters and some hanging baskets is all it would take to improve.

    Reviewed by Craig4.4Jul 2023

  • "Property was lovely."

    Only criticism short on kitchen accessories pans. The outside space could do with a little TLC to make it more inviting to sit outside. The inside of property was lovely and met all our needs. We have stayed in other properties and a welcome pack was always a lovely surprise so maybe this might be an idea. Would recommend for location and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful few days."

    The newly refurbished ground floor made for an excellent space to relax after a day walking, and the kitchen well equipped for anyone self-catering. Excellent bathrooms on upper and ground floors and comfortable bed. Didn’t really make us of the middle floor, and while older than the other two, was perfectly fine. Parking wasn’t always outside the front of the property, but no more than a minute’s walk down the adjoining road. Location excellent, close to all the local amenities. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you again soon. Owner relations team - Lakes Cottage Holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2023

  • "The property was Ideal for a family of 4 space was great had everything we needed."

    Home comforts.

    Reviewed by Brouch5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a great time."

    Excellent location. Having 2 bathrooms really helps and the basement space was lovely

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovey cottage, amazing location and pictures accurately represented the place."

    Thanks for letting us stay, would happily stay again X

    Reviewed by Lilli4.1Aug 2022

  • "A number of issues- on a positive, the beds were comfortable."

    Location was a definite plus and the cottage was well equipped. The broken glass that was left in the cupboard on our arrival I left on the worktop! The cottage was very tired and dated aside from the basement level which was very comfortable and warm- however although it was stated that the fuel was included, no logs were provided for the woodburner - just kindling. We found a dirty cotton bud by the shower, the drainage was so slow in this downstairs bathroom, water gushed out from the shower tray which was mopped up with the bathmat. The 'yard' was unusable- filthy dirty and not as the photo! no outdoor light but a security light which stayed on for approx 15 seconds. Next doors gutter turned the yard into Niagara rained a lot during our stay. It feels like the property is part way through a renovation- the bathroom bath had peeling enamel, lifting cushion flooring and the electric shower was very poor. I was extremely disappointed in this property which we had selected for my 60th birthday with my 'children' - the WiFi didn't work. An outside light at the front would have been helpful as we were scrambling about in the dark trying to open the key safe on arrival- after 4pm is DARK! I feel the property is over priced and to say we were all disappointed doesn't cover it. You could publish my feedback but dont feel obliged- we left early n Sunday morning and decided we would be happier at home

    Reviewed by Jackie3.1Dec 2021

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

    We had a lovely stay, our third time, and will gladly return, thanks.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Oct 2021

  • "The following email was sent on 2/10/21 but no response was received: Just a slight concern."

    Not a major issue but just want to make you aware of the following: 1/ The fridge had not been cleaned out, from the previous occupants (it still contained a part bottle of milk). The salad drawer contains a dried spillage. 2/ The freezer had also not been cleared out, from the previous occupants (it still contained an opened bag of frozen potato wedges) 3/ The wheelie bin is full with the lid partly opened. I managed to compress the contents in order to close the lid. However this means that we have no room to put any of our rubbish. After reading the instruction, in the property, we discovered that the bin collection is on Thursday, so it would appear that the previous occupants were not aware of this. The instruction were found on the top shelf of the bookcase, perhaps these should be more prominently displayed.

    Reviewed by Taras3.4Oct 2021

  • "Had a brilliant stay!"

    Just what we needed! Loads of walks. Good Central position.loved the kitchen and downstairs bathroom. We would certainly recommend St Mary's cottage!

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "Was little or no internet Upstairs in need of updating Superb basement Area great"

    Reviewed by Sharon3.1Aug 2021

  • "St Mary's cottage was a very comfortable cottage in an excellent location within Windemere."

    Despite some wetter summer weather than we had hoped for we enjoyed the surrounding countryside with some great walks, cycle rides and canoeing. The traffic between Windemere and Ambleside however was a bit heavy. The house was very comfortable and well equipped. It would be nice to have more of a manual and visitor information. The outside space is limited and spoilt by both the smell from an industrial bin placed just outside and a leaking gutter on the adjoining property.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2021

  • "Nothing to do with the cottage itself but we couldn’t sit outside or have the windows and doors open as next door’s large bin was full and the smell was horrendous."

    The bin is situated tight against the cottage’s back wall and was overflowing with rubbish, so they couldn’t close the lid.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jul 2021

  • "The downstairs area with underfloor heating was delightful."

    The lounge on the middle floor could do with a little redecorating

    Reviewed by Chelsea4.4Apr 2021

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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.


  • Accommodation over 3 floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x master double bedroom on first floor, 1 double bedroom on ground floor, 1 x single bedroom on first floor
  • First-floor family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom on the ground floor
  • Boiler cupboard with washing machine on first floor
  • Lower ground floor main sitting room with fireplace with wood burning stove and underfloor heating
  • Ground floor additional sitting room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Gas central heating with log burning stove
  • One Smart TV with catch-up and one TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Music system, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (not including logs)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair provided
  • On-street parking with permit on a first come first served basis, private garden
  • No smoking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Pub and shops 2-minute walk
  • Lake Windermere 25-minute walk
  • A £95 refundable good housekeeping bond is payable
  • Note: Max 5 adults
  • Note: This property only has 1 parking permit

The property

St Mary's Cottage is a beautiful stone mid-terraced cottage, located in a quiet area of the centre of Windermere.

Set over three floors, this welcoming cottage is the perfect place for a family holiday in the heart of the Lake District.

As you enter the cottage on the ground floor, the hallway has its own boot and coat area, perfect for keeping outdoor gear out of the way when you've been hiking.

On this floor, you'll find a cosy sitting room with a flat-screen TV and DVD player.

The first of the double bedrooms is also on this floor.

Down on the lower ground floor, your main sitting room has a stunning feature fireplace, and a wall-mounted 40in Smart TV, with a music system.

The kitchen/dining room is beautifully tiled and has all the appliances you need for great home cooking.

A shower room completes the lower ground floor, and there is access to a small rear yard for some private outdoor space.

On the first floor is a lovely family bathroom, a single bedroom and the delightful master bedroom.

You'll also find a handy boiler cupboard, with a washing machine to take care of all those muddy clothes from having fun outdoors.

There's not a huge amount of outdoor space as the cottage is in the centre of Windermere, but you still have a private, secure courtyard to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air, and with Windermere Lake practically on your doorstep, it's only a quick trip in the car to enjoy the amazing countryside of the Lake District.

You'll be spoiled for choice with Windermere's bars, shops and restaurants only a short step from your front door, and Windermere Lake and the cinema are only a three minute car trip, or a 25 minute leisurely stroll away, with hiking, boat trips and cycling galore.

You're also near the railway station and local bus routes perfect for getting out and about.

With Ambleside and Bowness within easy reach, there's plenty to do when you explore further afield.

Try Wray Castle and the Beatrix Potter Gallery at Ambleside, take a tour of Loughrigg Fell or the incredible view of the falls at Stockghyll Force.

Bowness also has a cinema, and there's more for fans with the World of Beatrix Potter.

The Old Laundry Theatre provides plenty of entertainment year round, and if you're a foodie, try some of the town's eateries, such as the Arts Bar and Grill, Caffe Riva or the Flying Pig Pub.

Whether you're a keen hiker, golfer, watersports fan or a foodie, there's so much to do in Windermere and the surrounding areas, and St Mary's Cottage makes a perfect base for family holidays.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £95.

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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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Please Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £95 on this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas