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The Bird House at Invergarry Windermere
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1.5 bathrooms
The Bird House at Invergarry WindermereFrench doors from the courtyard to open plan fully equipped kitchen, dining & living area has high quality fittings & fixtures. Bedroom has a double bed, flat screen TV. The Ensuite leads from the bedroom. A three-piece bathroom suite including a rain shower, hair washing head and jacuzzi bath. All rooms have underfloor heating and mood lighting. Pets welcome on request for an additional £20 per stay. Designated off street parking is provided for one car. Total indoor square footage 360 SF
Cosy Lakeland 3 bedroom house. Windermere
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Entire residential home · 6 guests · 4 beds · 1 bathroom
Cosy Lakeland 3 bedroom house. WindermereCosy 3 bedroom home ideally located in the heart of the Lake District. Just a 5 - 10 minute walk from Windermere village centre. Cosy dining room and comfortable lounge with wood burning stove. Logs provided. Lovely cottage garden leading directly onto Queens Park with football pitches and a playground. Two double rooms. One large master bedroom + one overlooking the park with views to the hills beyond. One cosy bunk room sleeping two. WiFi and parking. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
White Craggs, Windermere
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Entire residential home · 6 guests · 5 beds · 2 bathrooms
White Craggs, WindermereComfortable, traditional Lakeland stone cottage situated in a quiet residential area and ideally located for all the activities the Lake District offers.

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  • Kitchen
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  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Bnbs in Windermere

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  1. Hotel room
  2. Windermere
Single Room
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Ellerbrook House Bed and Breakfast
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  1. Private room
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Langdale View Guest House, Bowness, - Fairfield
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Briscoe Lodge - SINGLE ROOM
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Cosy Single Room with a view (R1)
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  1. Hotel room
  2. Bowness on Windermere
Executive King Room
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  1. Private room
  2. Windermere
Westbury House is a lovely, friendly B&B.
  1. Private room
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Double Room in Field House Windermere
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Lake District Guest House Room 2
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  1. Hotel room
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Langdale View Guest House, Bowness on Windermere
  1. Private room
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
King size room with Lake View
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Lake District Guest House Room 1 with south aspect

Pet-friendly houses

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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Caxton Cottage, in the heart of Windermere village
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Beckmead House Windermere - dog friendly! Sleeps 8
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Lexington House - Stylish 5 Star Barn Conversion
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Beautiful Grade 2 listed building - West Wing
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Woodlands Family Retreat
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Stylish 4 Bed, 3 Bath Central Windermere Home
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Cosy Victorian Family Home in Central Windermere
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
The Lake House
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Bowness House with Hot Tub, Cinema and Lake Views.
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Superb location, great views of the Lake District
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  1. Private room
  2. Bowness
Room 5 Bowness Guest House (dog friendly room)
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Windermere
Cobblers Cottage, Stylish, Cosy, Romantic bolthole

Houses with free parking

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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Traditional Lakeland House
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Troutbeck Bridge
The Hideaway - luxury Scandi home with hot tub
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Holland's in the heart of Bowness
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Maple Cottage, Perfect for A Getaway in the Lakes
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Windermere
2 Bedroom - 1 Bathroom - Lodge House - Windermere - Retreat
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Accommodation within beautiful surroundings (R3)
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Room 2 White Lodge Hotel Room only
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Lakeland Cottage - Bowness-on-Windermere sleeps 6
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Bowness-on-Windermere
Lakeview Cottage - Panoramic Views
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Osprey Lake House, your luxury water side retreat
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  1. Private room
  2. Cumbria
Central base to explore Windermere
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  1. Entire residential home
  2. Cumbria
Cosy Lakeland Home

Your guide to Windermere

Welcome to Windermere

This tiny community was once known as Birthwaite, but renamed when it became the terminus of the railway built here in the mid-19th century. People are often confused that the village of Windermere is not on the shores of its namesake lake. But the water is only a mile away and there are plenty of good viewing spots of Lake Windermere from the surrounding hills. The village now has a collection of independent shops, an upmarket grocer, and some lovely al fresco cafes.

Over the years, Windermere has almost merged with its neighbour, Bowness-on-Windermere. The Baddeley clock tower, a quaint and somewhat squat stone memorial, marks the point where one town ends and the other begins. It’s a good base for discovering the area’s gorgeous scenery, not to mention England’s largest lake, and it’s only two miles from the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole, with its scenic grounds and wide variety of family-friendly activities.


How do I get around Windermere?

The international flight hub of Manchester Airport (MAN) is 95 miles away. There’s a train direct from the airport to Windermere Station, which takes just over two hours. Or you can drive it in roughly 90 minutes, depending on traffic. It’s easy to get about the village by foot and takes around 30 minutes to walk down to the lakeshore (there’s also a bus that will take you direct to the water at Bowness Pier). The local buses can shuttle you to a number of other Lake District destinations and villages. If you’re travelling by car, there’s a ferry that can take you across Lake Windermere from Bowness to Far Sawrey on the western shore.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Windermere?

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful year-round destinations in the British Isles. Spring is a special season, from the moment the region’s famous daffodils pop out of the ground in March to the time when its gardens and woodlands are in bloom. In May, Lake Windermere hosts two of the area’s best events: a boat show in Bowness and a marathon in Ambleside. In June, Brockhole welcomes the Great North Swim, one of Britain’s most popular open-water swimming events, which welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. The village of Windermere is at its busiest in peak summer. Autumn is another good time to visit, thanks to the fall colours that wreath the woodland in reds and golds, which are reflected in the lake’s still waters.


What are the top things to do in Windermere?

Queen Adelaide’s Hill

Join the sheep grazing on this rounded grassy mount for some wonderful views of Lake Windermere. It’s a short, gentle walk up from the Rayrigg Meadow car park; the only thing that will take your breath away is the vast stretch of water before you, ten and a half miles from end to end.

Holehird Gardens

Just 1.5 miles north of the village, this beautiful attraction combines woodland, meadow, and vibrant floral displays across its 10 acres of show gardens. It’s the home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society, and a great place to see the native wild daffodils that inspired William Wordsworth to write one of the most famous poems of all time.

Orrest Head

Famed as the place where a young Alfred Wainwright fell in love with the fells — and subsequently wrote the guidebooks that would bring millions more to love them too — this summit is a mere 239 metres high. You can see why it left such a profound legacy, though: Its views include a panorama of many of the Lake District’s best-known peaks, as well as the lake itself.