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The Birches

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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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


1 Customer Review

  • "Lovely clean house."

    Perfect for families or a group of friends. We had a very relaxing stay. The provisions are handy like the cleaning pack as these are things one forgets to bring. It was a bit difficult figuring out some of the switches, appliances and how to work the heating elements but figured it out in the end. Would definitely stay again. Lovely hosts too.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Nov 2023

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.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms with TVs and en-suite walk-in showers with basins, heated towel rails and WCs: 1 x second-floor king-size, 2 x king-size, 1 x twin zip/link (can be king-size on request)
  • Main Bedroom also includes separate linked dressing room
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Conservatory snug with Smart TV and Nintendo Switch.
  • Eco Friendly Infrared Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine cooler, kettle, toaster
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Disney Plus and Netflix on all TV’s
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, lake 0.7 miles
  • Note: One dog accepted but please refrain from letting them on the furniture and beds
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Narrow staircase to second floor plus low beams and limited head room, please take care

The property

The Birches is a beautiful, detached property with stone features, resting in the outskirts of the lakeside town of Windermere and offering splendid accommodation for a family or a group of friends looking to explore the many wonders of the Lake District and Cumbria. Finished to a high standard, you will be charmed by the care that has been taken to create an air of opulence throughout this property, beginning in the open-plan living space, a fantastic social hub with a light and airy atmosphere.

Flick on the kettle in the contemporary kitchen and make the most of the many home-from-home amenities available, cooking up a storm to be served at the dining table, or for a more informal setting, the breakfast bar.

In the warmer months, throw open the bifold doors and enjoy an alfresco affair on the patio.

Afterwards, retire to the charming sitting area with two large L-shaped sofas, Smart TV and the added ambience of an electric fire, ideal for a movie marathon using the included Disney Plus or Netflix accounts.

Alternatively, grab a good book and settle into the conservatory snug for a more tranquil space to relax, taking note of the characterful exposed stone feature wall.

The beautiful décor of this property continues as you retire into one of the four bedrooms after a long day of exploring the local area.

Choose between two stunning king-size rooms one with a connected dressing room both with fitted wardrobes and stylish en-suites, a twin zip/link bedroom which can be set up as a king-size on request, also with a tasteful en-suite, and, on the second-floor following a narrow staircase, discover a delightful king-size with snug space and a fantastic en-suite with a large shower and contemporary tiles.

Windermere is a great base for your Cumbrian adventure, boasting a whole host of independent shops, pubs, eateries, and convenience stores for all your holiday essentials, as well as a railway station for those who don’t feel like driving.

Options include Brookside Inn, The Albert, and The Ellery, whilst literature lovers can visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

Windermere has an abundance of water sports facilities with access to Lake Windermere, and guests can also try out wild swimming or take a boat cruise along the lake.

Windermere is close to many other wonderful villages, including Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside.

Visit the Ambleside Roman Fort, or head out into the stunning scenery right on your doorstep and take a walk through one of the many sites, including Orrest Head Viewpoint.

Visit many of the other lakes, including Coniston Water, or hike or mountain bike the trails through The Old Man of Coniston, Scafell Pike, Red Screes, and birdwatching at The RSPB at Haweswater.

There is also the option of visiting the Lakes Aquarium and Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Make a Cumbrian escape to remember with an opulent stay at The Birches.

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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Please Note: The onsite Glamping Pod to the rear of the house is used by the owners so they can maintain the garden.

Christmas decorations YES

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas