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Walkers Rest

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Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Great house and great location."

    Had a disappointing start to the holiday as the place had not been cleaned or made ready since the last occupants had left. so had to call the helpline number, cleaner arrived after about an hour and we left them to it and was all good there after. Bin at the front gate was overflowing when we arrived and we had to walk past every day until the bin lorry came, rubbish was blowing about the street and we think this annoyed the neighbours as well as ourselves with the constant picking up, also bin lorry would only take what was in the bin so when this was emptied it was quickly full again with the bags left at the side. Apart from that the cottage is a great wee traditional lake district cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that there was a missed clean on your arrival, but glad that it was resolved so speedily. The bin collection could have been delayed due to councils changing pick up days over the festive season. In addition, adverse weather conditions will also affect collections. We would like to note that the council's actions do not reflect the property or Lakelovers company. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and all the area has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shane3.4Dec 2023

  • "Where do I start ?"

    The accommodation was absolutely perfect for our needs. We were three mountain bikers and stayed for two nights. the weather as great one day and awful the next. By having a yard out the back of the property we could wash the mud off our bikes. we were allowed to put a large sheet of plastic down in the house to keep the house clean from the bikes. The shower was lovely and warm which was needed after riding for 7 hours and 5 hours. The beds were a good size and clean and comfortable. the kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and wanted for nothing. The only thing wrong was the extract fan was falling apart and sounded like it had birds in it but that does not detract in the slightest what a great venue it it. Its near the pubs and restaurants, you have parking for 1 car and can park others near by. Its a credit to the owners and we will definitely return next year. Would I change anything ? No not at all. I might defrost the ice box .

    Reviewed by S5.0Nov 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Walker's Rest."

    It is located in a quiet road, but very close to lots of amenities, including Booth's supermarket (although further from the lake than we had anticipated). The house was clean, comfortable and had almost everything we needed. As some others have mentioned, there is no folder of instructions, but we worked out the WiFi, heating etc anyway, but there was no information about recycling. We ended up taking ours to the big bins in the closest car park. The two things we do want to mention are the back door which desperately needs looking at by a locksmith as it is temperamental to say the least. The other is the parking... we got into the space initially and then got blocked in for three days. We ended up buying a 7 day ticket from the local carpark (twice)... an unexpected extra cost. Once out, we couldn’t have got back in again due to other holidaymakers parking huge cars at the adjacent cottages and blocking our space. Having said that, we had a great holiday and we are looking forward to returning to the Lake District!

    Reviewed by Grace4.4Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable enough stay and very quiet location."

    Really needs doing up and bringing up to date. 3 light bulbs not working something u don’t expect to go shopping for whilst on holiday. All doors very stiff to open and you need arms like Popeye to open and close. T.v doesn’t work in kitchen to add. Also some outdoor lighting would’ve been nice as normal two were there but didn’t work surprise surprise.

    Reviewed by Matthew3.4Jul 2023

  • "We stayed 3 nights and couldn’t have been happier with the cottage."

    Very high standard of cleanliness and equipped with everything you could possibly need for a weekend away. The cottage layout is beautiful and the beds were so comfortable we took a picture and have purchased the same bed and mattress as in the master bedroom. Will be booking again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely, very peaceful."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Loved it!"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jan 2023

  • "Nice cottage great kitchen rooms comfortable, stairs to the kitchen diner a little steep with v low hand rail."

    In a great location, close to the centre shops, pubs and takeaways. Good walks from the location and short car journeys to many others. One failing, there was no local information in the cottage, many others I've stayed at keep a folder with such info, nothing at this location

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Dec 2022

  • "Property very clean-- Kitchen well equipped/ We didnt realise it was a 3 storey house so you had to go downstairs for the kitchen and bathroom and another set of stairs for further 2 bedrooms and shower room."

    This wasnt a problem for us but it would have been if we had taken our parents with us as not particularly suitable for elderly or disabled. The house is very conveniently situated for the town -- only few minutes walk to pubs, restaurants and shops. Overall we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Oct 2022

  • "This place was fantastic and suited all our needs, we loved the location, perfect actually."

    The house was fab with so much room , we would strongly recommend it to all our friends and family and really will be booking again . The booking was easy and straight forward, you were all very professional and helpful at Sykes. Thank you and we will see yous again for sure xx

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week away, cottage very quirky but lots of steep stairs which is not great if you have any slight mobility issues, one double bed was comfy, the other one (at the top of the house) not comfy could do with a firmer mattress, ended up sleeping in twin room bed as this was comfier."

    Good location for all shops, restaurants and pubs, no large supermarket though so prices very high in the smaller shops.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Jul 2022

  • "This property in in the heart of Windermere."

    Great access to all the shops and restaurants. Buses are regular so once the car was parked we didn't use it again until we left, easier than trying to park in the surrounding areas and cheaper too.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Apr 2022

  • "Super clean, beds really comfortable and perfect location."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "Large and spacious property on 3 levels."

    Decent kitchen although lacking in wooden spoons / spatulas. Heating system either on or off as non of radiator valves worked so difficult to regulate room temperatures. Great location for shops, pubs etc and essential parking space for one car (if a little tight). Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jill3.8Jan 2022

  • "The information booklets were in an upstairs wardrobe - to have been left on the dining table or kitchen unit would have been a better and easier location to have found them."

    We had to ring up about getting into WiFi which was located on the back of the monitor. Clearer instruction on where to find the code and password would have been helpful. Perhaps we are just getting older!! We were also a little confused as to how to work the central heating system and all we needed to do was increase the temperature on the white disk in the dining area on the dresser. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our week there.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property was located in very close proximity to the Main Street in Windermere- just literally a minute or less away!"

    But it was so quiet - you couldn’t hear a thing! The property had a small courtyard with a wooden bench - private - not closed off completely for our dogs though, there was a flight of concrete steps leading up to the main door so we had to keep an eye on our two pups in case they escaped! But none the less perfect for us! The property was very well equipped with everything you could think of in the kitchen! The beds were VERY large & VERY comfy! I would say that the property had been updated and modernised from some of the old reviews I had read in previous years! You could park one car at the rear of the property but we managed to reverse our Vauxhall Vivaro campervan into the space by the back gate. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very well situated."

    Clean and comfortable cottage. Would visit again!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2020

  • "Walkers Rest is ideally situated in Windermere just 100 meters for local shops and restaurants."

    The house is very comfortable and spacious with 3 good bedrooms and a large downstairs kitchen diner. There is modern heating and plentiful hot water but just one shower, and another bathroom with shower mixer tap. Modern TV and solid walls makes it a very good let. Parking for one car at the rear but it's a tight squeeze and you really need to reverse into the space. There is plenty of free parking on Broad Street and around there too if you choose and an early bird £1 parking scheme in the car park on broad street.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location and was probably the main selling point, less than 1 minute walk to the high street."

    It has good facilities especially in the kitchen, it just lacks some TLC and a cosy feel. That said because of the location we had a great holiday being able to pop out to the town as and when required.

    Reviewed by David2.8Jul 2020

  • "As is often the case, the much of the lighting was underpowered, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen."

    A few good quality LED bulbs would sort that out. Also, a lack of mirrors over the bathroom sinks caused a few problems. The boiler could also do with a thermostat. Having to alter the boiler and then all the valves was a faff you can do without on a break.

    Reviewed by Lee3.8Mar 2020

  • "Our only problem was with the parking it's very misleading in as much its not ..."

    Our only problem was with the parking it's very misleading in as much its not feasible to use the parking space because it blocks opposites properties and neighboring properties it would be much better to give a residents parking permit for one car instead other than that it was spot on thank you kind regards

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Dec 2019

  • "Cottage really spacious for a family of 4 including 2 teenagers and a large dog."

    Great location with everything you need right on your doorstep. Property might benefit from an extra seating area on the ground floor, there is certainly enough space for one. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.8Oct 2019

  • "The location was perfect."

    The cottage was clean and warm but had many issues which I discussed with the lovely Zoe on returning the keys.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! Please be assured I am resolving these issues. We look forward to you staying again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret2.8Sep 2019

  • "This house in a street of self catering houses is the ugly house of the street, rusted gate, grubby, unweeded, dirty outside, a door with broken glass in the patio area that was first mentioned in July 2018 but not rectified."

    In the lounge on first sitting on the sofa the throw covering it slid off to reveal a faux leather sofa that looked like it had been mauled by an animal, each day we had to pick up more faux leather that had come off The sofa. There is a parking space but we witnessed people trying to leave the yard that could not get out. If even one car does not park tight against the wall there is only pedestrian access in or out.The instructions left were for a completely different heating system that was not in this house, there was no refuge\recycling info.

    Thank you for your feedback. I can confirm that a new sofa is on order, and the outside area is being maintained. We have also updated the heating instructions and rubbish information. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary2.2Sep 2019

  • "Great location and very clean."


    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property is in a great location but desperately needs some attention."

    i.e. The outside is unattended with litter, leaves, moss and garden debris all around and a filthy front door . The outside light doesnt work and the front door lock needs attention as its extremely difficult to lock. Inside there is a folder on the heating system and the appliances but nothing on refuse collection or recycling, nothing on the parking, where the boiler was situated etc etc. Also the cleanliness inside was of a poor standard.

    Reviewed by Steve3.4Mar 2019

  • "We had an amazing stay, the cottage was in a perfect location , it was clean , plenty of towels, hot water and well heated throughout ."

    Only thing we missed was a overhead shower in the downstairs bathroom , the hand held one was awkward and tended to spray a lot of water everywhere and the double bed upstairs creaked constantly so maybe a firmer frame and a firmer mattress , other than that we couldn’t fault the cottage and would definitely book again . Many thanks for making our Christmas one of the best ever

    We thank you very much for your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay at Walkers Rest Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.1Dec 2018

  • "Fabulous location for all amenities."

    Good sized rooms and facilities for a family group.felt like home from home and really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Nov 2018

  • "We had a really great week in this cosy cottage which had everything you need, however there were a few things that need some attention."

    1 - The downstairs bedroom was not very good .... radiator didn't work, the room had not been cleaned properly (hair on pillows and bedding and dirty carpet). 2 - One of the upper sash windows in the sitting room would not close properly ... it looked like the latch had broken which resulted in the window having a gap at the top. 3 - We were a bit surprised that there were no details in the cottage about refuse collection. There were no facilities for recycling, this is the first time we've stayed anywhere for years where this wasn't an option.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Oct 2018

  • "The cottage is in a great location however on arrival our first impressions were not great."

    The entrance to the cottage was shabby and the court yard was dirty and was very unkept. It was full of weeds and cobwebs and the glass in the door in the yard was broken and not child safe . Albeit the majority of the cottage was clean we had to clean the vinyl tablecloth as it had dried food left ! The kitchen was spacious and clean the stairs were uneven and you could have quite easily have slipped. The plus side was the location which was very close to pubs restaurants and about 25 minute walk to the lakes.

    I am sorry to hear you experienced cleanliness and maintenance issues during your stay at the cottage. We want you to have all advertised facilities on our website and we strive on having exceptional property standards in all Sykes’ properties. We will investigate the issues with the property owner to establish why our service has fell short on this occasion. This is not our usual expectation and would like to assure you that your issues are being handled. If you would to discuss this further, our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian2.8Sep 2018

  • "We had a really good time and the cottage was much closer to all the places of interest than we thought, without being in a noisy area."

    We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Erma5.0Sep 2018

  • "The walled garden area is what made us choose this accommodation, on the photos it looked really well presented but in reality it was dirty grubby and had cracked window on the joning garage door."

    The area had not been swept in a very long time, had weeds and cobwebs throughout. There were no brushes etc for us to clean it ourselves.

    Reviewed by William3.4Jul 2018

  • "Walkers rest holiday cottage was in perfect location near to all amenities in ..."

    Walkers rest holiday cottage was in perfect location near to all amenities in Windermere,on arrival it was clean and well presented,ideal for a family break, shops and supermarkets were 2 minutes walk away,plenty of bars and restaurants and 1 & a half miles from lake Windermere (which took about 20mins to walk or use the bus service which was about every 15 mins) we had a fantastic week here

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Three storey with uneven stairs was the worst problem the kitchen and dinning ..."

    Three storey with uneven stairs was the worst problem the kitchen and dinning room where excellent the lounge was very nice the Parking at the rear was not clear in the paperwork, yes you have a space to park but getting but getting to it was a nightmare

    Reviewed by Barry3.4Jun 2018

  • "Although there is only parking for one car we easily found on street parking ..."

    Although there is only parking for one car we easily found on street parking nearby so no need for paying on nearby car park

    Reviewed by S5.0Jun 2018

  • "Garden was absolutely disgraceful, broken gate left in the shed which meant what appeared from the pictures to be an enclosed courtyard was not and no hose pipe which made it extremely difficult with our dogs."

    Stains on the lounge cushions and throws, stains and hairs on the bedding. When i complained to the local lakes holidays office the lady who dealt with complaint was down right rude & unhelpful. Still feel as if we should have been given a discount as I feel that the property advertised was not a true representation of what it really is.

    Reviewed by Lena2.2Apr 2018

  • "House not suitable for those with limited mobility."

    Set over 3 floors with extremely steep and uneven stairs. Parking is a real problem. There is one car space but isn't easily accessible and blocked by other users. Roads around the house permit holders only so have to park in a public car park, pay and walk.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Mar 2018

  • "Good location."

    Parking available although a bit tricky to access at times. Central location. Fabulous weeks holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Jul 2015

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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 3 floors
  • First floor double bedroom and twin bedroom, and shower room with WC and basin
  • Ground floor master bedroom with double bed, and living room with flat screen TV
  • Downstairs bathroom with WC and basin
  • Lower ground floor comprises kitchen/diner with access to paved courtyard
  • Rangemaster cooker and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, TV, washing machine and iron in kitchen
  • Gas central heating throughout. Flatscreen TV
  • Wi-Fi. All gas and electricity included. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair on request
  • Allocated parking space for one car
  • Up to two pets allowed
  • Local shop two minutes away on foot, good selection of restaurants and pubs within walking distance.

The property

A traditional stone townhouse near the heart of Windermere, Walkers Rest has shops, restaurants and Lake District attractions not far from its front door.

Walkers Rest is a luxurious townhouse that is ideal for families or small groups of friends who want to be both centrally located for Windermere town and able to enjoy the tranquility of the Lake District.

The cottage can sleep up to six people and offers a warm welcome for up to two dogs.

In the cosy living room, guests can enjoy watching TV while relaxing on a comfortable leather sofa, or watching the world go by from the window seat.

The spacious kitchen/diner offers everything you could need during your self catering break, including a Rangemaster cooker and TV.

There are two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, as well as two well appointed bathrooms - a downstairs bathroom and the family bathroom upstairs, featuring a shower with a contemporary and invigorating large rain head fitting.

Accessed through patio doors from the kitchen/diner, outside you’ll find a private courtyard with patio furniture.

There’s off street parking for one small car.

While Windermere town has plenty of shops and restaurants, a little more locally you’ll find a small supermarket and a village high street full of independent shops and restaurants.

Further afield, you’ll find the town of Bowness, and with Windermere lake just twenty minutes’ walk from your door, you can enjoy a lake cruise or hire a rowing boat to make the most of the picturesque scenery.

The perfect base for your Windermere stay, mix modern style with traditional Lake District living at Walkers Rest at any time of year.

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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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