Partridge Holme, is an old sail makers' cottage built in 1889. Offering self-catering at its best
Situated in a secluded position yet in the heart of Bowness - an excellent choice for Couples and Families. A stone's throw from a rich variety of restaurants and shops. Broadband B.T. is available at the cottage through the 'Open Zone' B.T. network. You must already have a B.T …see more
Luxury 1 bedroomed apartment in the heart of Bowness, Upstairs balconies over looking lake Windermere and the fells, to enjoy the views. Ideal romantic get away, park for 1 vehicle, central to the village, but nice and quiet.
Stroll to the lake shore at Bowness Bay. At the moment only 3 full weeks left in the summer, send us a email........ …see more
Those looking for an extremely central base from which to enjoy all the lakeside resorts activities and attractions, would be ideally suited. At the foot of the Dales Way Walk, this topsy turvey accommodation is stunning and spacious. …see more
This fabulous family residence (also a treat for several couples) offers views to Lake Windermere from its slightly elevated position, amid wonderful scenery. A private drive meanders up to the house and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your gathering. Yet, being just a short stroll from the attractions of Bowness and Lake Windermere, Woodbank is right at the heart of some of the best the region has to offer. Guests of ages will never be short of entertainment. Blending old Lakeland character with modern sophistication, Woodbank offers large bedrooms, luxurious furniture and the most wonderful dining room - perfect for sitting down to a good meal prepared in the traditional Aga! Alternatively, go al-fresco for your meals with great views from the patio and garden.
Accommodation in detail:
Private parking for 3 cars. Conservatory entrance with a wonderful view, entrance hall with cloakroom. Spacious, light and airy lounge with walls of windows overlooking the lake and deep-cushioned leather sofas. The dining room has beautiful views and the well-equipped kitchen is warmed through by the Aga. Upstairs are 3 beautiful bedrooms, with good views and co-coordinated linens; 1 with brand spanking new en-suite facility. There is also a luxurious main bathroom. Both have shower over bath. Outside, you have a garden and patio - furnished for meals and lazing al-fresco.
The sophisticated Lake District village of Bowness is nestled on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Windermere - England's largest lake. Boats peacefully come and go, the mesmerising scenery across the lake changes with the season, and the abundance of lake shore and waterborne activities will keep everybody entertained. Bowness high street is well-served with handy supermarkets, sophisticated boutique shops and a wide range of excellent eateries - all within easy reach of your chosen holiday home. The Royalty cinema plays the latest films on its 3-screens and the Old Laundry Theatre also has plenty of entertainment to offer.
Outdoor lovers will enjoy having easy access to many popular Lake District walking routes. Head up to Gummers How to admire stunning views of Lake Windermere, or take the car ferry across the lake to walk around attractive Hawkshead and explore Beatrix Potter country (the author's home is close to Hawkshead in the village of Near Sawrey). Grizedale Forest is easily accessible via the car ferry, and popular walking destinations including the Langdale Valley, Coniston and Grasmere are only manageable drives away.
Summary of Visitor Comments 2011
'Had a geat stay. Fantastic views . Lovely House!...' New Year 2011
'Don't want to leave as it feels more like home than home....Hope to be back again very soon.' March 2011
'Thank you for a lovely welcome and stay in your beautiful home. It had everything we needed, it was bright and spacious and very comfortable....We LOVED the AGA!!!...' April 2011
'Back once again for two weeks at 'Woodbank' - brilliant accommodation, so clean and tidy. We do enjoy coming back to this lovely house.....' May 2011
'How refreshing to find such a lovely cottage run and managed with the care of its guests at heart!! ALL the essentials were provided ....Well Done and Thank You!...' May 2011
'Thank you for a lovely stay in your Beautiful House! We have visited the Lakes many times and this is one of the best places we have stayed. Nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness but only a very convenient 5 mins walk to the centre. ...... Hope to come back again and would definitely recommend.' July 2011
This delightful 4 star Lake District holiday home is a wonderful find for families or groups. Close to Bowness, Lake Windermere and the Windermere Golf Club, you'll enjoy the privacy of a stunning garden which can also be enjoyed from your spacious conservatory. Inside, the property is truly homely and beautifully presented throughout. Relax by the open fire, eat well in the elegant dining room, sleep well in comfortable bedrooms, and take advantage of free Wifi. It's only a 5 minute stroll to Bowness village, and of course the delights of Lake Windermere. Right from your doorstep, you'll find a number of excellent Lake District walking routes including Brantfell - where the lake views are simply unforgettable.
Accommodation in detail
Traditional arched entrance porch and hall with cloak cupboard for walking clobber.
Light and spacious lounge, warmed by an open fire. Elegant separate dining room with large table and traditional leaded windows. A superb kitchen leads to the furnished conservatory with patio doors to the garden, perfect for al-fresco dining! Useful utility room and cloakroom/WC at the rear of the property. Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room. Modern house bathroom. Private parking right outside the property.
A group or family holiday in Bowness village, just a stroll from the shores of Lake Windermere, brings many of the highlights of the English Lake District within easy reach during your stay. As well as enjoying easy road links to the most famous Lake District villages, and to the start points for walking routes in the Lakeland Fells, you'll find shops, cafes, traditional Lakeland pubs and restaurants in Bowness to entertain you close to home. There are also several lively bars in Bowness, the Royalty Cinema and Old Laundry Theatre.
Many Lake Disrict family attractions are located in the Bowness and Lake Windermere area. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness, Lakes Aquarium at Lakeside (only a short drive to the southern end of Lake Windermere) or take a Windermere Lake Cruise from Bowness Bay to Ambleside or Lakeside, two other popular Lake District self-catering destinations.
Windermere Golf Club is nearby, on the way out of Bowness towards Crook. It nestles in stunning countryside and boasts several acclaimed Lake District gastropubs within easy reach, such as the Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse and the traditional Sun Inn.
Fantastic central location away from noisy areas, the town centre just a few steps away, Large garage and GUARANTEED PARKING, many locally attractions available. A modern townhouse with livingroom balcony. Leisure Facilities nearby, pay per round golf available locally. A superb holiday location, great for couples, fab for families, let #18 be your holiday home in the lakes! …see more
Two bedroom cottage situated in Bowness on Windermere, quiet residential road just a few minutes walk from The Lake Windermere, the local shops, restaurants, pubs & attractions of the area, offering the modern traveller all the comforts of home in the Lake District. Offering the modern traveller all the comforts of home, centre of the Lakes, short walk to Lake Windermere …see more
This charismatic little Lakeland gem is sure to attract couples looking for a little romantic luxury in beautiful and tranquil surroundings at any time of the year. Relax around the log burning stove after a days walking. …see more
Charming converted ground floor barn apartment with terrace where you can relax and eat alfresco. Surrounded by beautiful communal gardens overlooking hills in the heart of lakeland walking and cycling area. A few yards from local Outgate Inn with good food & ales. …see more
This sophisticated detached Lakeland cottage truly enjoys the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere, yet in absolute peace and quiet, commanding outstanding views. Abbotsgarth Heights commands a gently elevated position providing breathtaking views to the Lakeland Fells, and when the leaves fall the view over Lake Windermere is magnificent. This beautiful place offers a fantastic base from which to explore this vibrant village, the magic of Lake Windermere and also the wider Lake District.
A soothing open-plan living space, with separate games / quiet room, makes the ideal environment for relaxed gatherings or sociable occasions. Two couples or a family can spread out and relax without treading on any toes; the two superbly chic bedrooms have their own luxurious bathroom facilities.
Accommodation in detail
Driveway leads to private parking adjacent to the cottage. Entrance hall with elegant wooden floor and access to the two ground floor king size bedrooms (each with its own television); the king size with luxury en-suite shower room and the super king size room with separate luxury bathroom. The super king can be made into a twin room so please specify how you would like this when making your reservation. Utility area also on ground floor with storage space for walking gear. Superb Ash staircase leads to open-plan living room with a 40" widescreen HD TV (including a Blue Ray Player and HD recorder), stereo (including an IPod / iPhone dock, which also operators as a charger), sumptuous sofas and designer furnishings (including a dining table which seats 4), and Juliette balcony doors providing unimpeded access to that wonderful view. The modern kitchen is well-equipped even for entertaining. A separate games / quiet room provides for an HD television and PlayStation 3 entertainment along with a selection of Books, DVD's and CD's or simply a place to relax and gaze at that view. Dedicated Wi-Fi access throughout the house allows those who wish to stay in touch.
This luxury Bowness holiday home takes a peaceful scenic location, just off the heart of Bowness and only a 5 minute walk from the village centre itself. Bowness-on-Windermere is a popular Lake District holiday location, nestling on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and alive with all the boating activities of Bowness Bay. Enjoy sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, excellent Lake District restaurants and cosy traditional pubs, or stroll to the pier to hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a lovely way to explore without even using your car.
Couples or families will find plenty of evening venues to explore - from the cosy and traditional 'Hole int Wall' to the trendy Bodega & Sol tapas bar. Families can take their pick from a range of attractions in Bowness; mini golf on the Glebe, the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the Royalty Cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre.
Enjoying the wider Lake District is simple and easy with a self-catering property in Bowness as your starting point. The famously scenic A591 leads from nearby Windermere village to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. It's a breeze to branch off and explore Ullswater, via the dramatic Kirkstone Pass, or Langdale, Hawkshead and Coniston water.
Set in the grounds of a glorious gentleman's residence, this sophisticated detached lodge is the perfect place to relax and socialise in a marvelous and peaceful setting. Windermere village and the lake are only a few minutes' stroll away. Stretch out on luxurious furni …see more
Whilst being only a five minute stroll from the heart of Windermere village centre, this imposing Lakeland residence, encapsulates Lake District luxury living, commanding magnificent panoramic views over Lake Windermere and the timeless Lakeland fells beyond. …see more
Snuggle up on the sofa & enjoy the View. The Lady of the Lake, like the poem, is a romance - with a private path to the Lake.
Walk to Windermere with its upmarket shops,Cafes & Restaurants (inc.The Miller Howe).+ Theatre.Cinema.Museums.Walks.Steam Trains.Boat trips Mountains.Lakes.Walks.Boat Trips.Cafes.Top Restaurants. Olde English Pubs.SteamTrains .Rail/BUS/ M6 (20mins) …see more
Lakes on a plate gives a perfect location in the southern lake district. A superb base for easy access to all transport links and surrounded with wonderful restaurants in the center of Windermere town.set amongst the hustle and bustle of windermere village. This Quirky loft apartment is full of characterful features and elegant furnishings.short breaks off peak. …see more
Versatile accommodation with super king size double bed that converts to two singles, plus a small double sofa-bed (suitable for 1 adult or two small children). En-suite, large walk-in shower. Modern furnishings with Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player and hi-fi. Private parking. …see more
This little gem is set in the heart of Windermere Village and just 1 mile from lake Windermere. Close to all amenities. Perfect for those who wish to explore the are Heart of the village location, With private parking. Flexible booking.
Within a highly individual converted church outbuilding, The Sanctuary incorporates modern furnishings and comfort with the utmost style. It's a treat for one or two couples, or families, looking for something a little bit different in this popular Lakeland village. Overlooking the vast churchyard through patio doors, and with a Gothic stair window, this bolt hole is true to its original character. You'll love sleeping as late as you like in the comfortable depths of the bedrooms. Take breakfast in the kitchen or sip coffee on the patio while deciding what to do with your day. Explore the Lakes, stroll to the lake shore and later, swap stories of your adventures around a stylish contemporary glass dining table - or perhaps sample one of the restaurants within strolling distance?
Accommodation in detail:
Private parking for 2 vehicles. Enter to the luxurious open plan lounge / dining room, which is divided by a breakfast bar from the William Ball kitchen, equipped with dishwasher, electric oven and halogen hob. In the living room inviting leather sofas stretch out in front of the TV/DVD and doors lead to patio - ideal for summer drinks. Upstairs to the two bedrooms (1 kingsize, 1 double), tastefully furnished with plenty of cupboard space. Light, airy bathroom with walk in shower.
A self-catering cottage in Windermere will give you a real taste of the Lakeland lifestyle, with plenty of facilities and attractions on your doorstep. The village is less than 30 minutes from the M6 and also well served by a train station in the centre of the village. The village, found just off the famously scenic A591 - the main route into the heart of the Lakes, is only a couple of miles up the road from Bowness Bay and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Windermere village is well equipped if you want to eat in or out. You'll be able to stock up on quality fresh produce at the high class Booths supermarket. The headquarters of Lakeland Ltd is a mecca for cooks and the high street offers a wide range of smaller local shops. There are several traditional pubs in Windermere, serving good Lakeland ale and hearty pub meals. You'll find tasty cafes for long, lazy breakfasts and excellent Lake District restaurants such as Jerichos.
The A591 provides easy access to many of the Lake District's most famous walking spots, but there are also a few lovely strolls to enjoy around Windermere village. A short walk up Orrest Head affords fabulous views to Lake Windermere and is a must during your stay.
The nearby village of Staveley is the starting point for stunning walking and mountain biking in the Kentmere Valley. A short trip from Windermere are Coniston and the Langdale Valley, where you can begin some of the most spectacular walks in the country.
Old Codgers self catering cottage offers home from home comforts for your perfect cottage holiday. Built in the Mid 19th century using traditional Lakeland stone materials. Our 2 bedroom cottage is available for short and long stays all year around. Old Codgers cottage is a traditional stone property tastefully modernised and keeping its old character. …see more
Windermere cottage is a mid 19th century lakeland stone self catering cottage offering home from home comforts for your perfect cottage holiday in the heart of Windermere. Our 2 bedroom cottage is open throughout the year and available for short and long stays. Windermere cottage is a traditional stone property tastefully modernised and still keeps its old character. …see more
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake. …see more
LANGDALE VIEW LOG CABIN is a privately owned well looked after self-catering log cabin at the popular White Cross Bay Leisure Park on Lake Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria. …see more
Privately owned luxury lodge & private hot tub. 3 bedrooms - sleeps 5. Beautiful 'Nature Wildlife' interior with Child Entertainment Zone. In woodland secluded sunny spot, minutes stroll from Lake Windermere and indoor swim pool, bar, restrauant etc. Dog friendly. Mistletoe Lodge & Hot Tub a luxury private & secluded holiday lodge having 3 bedrooms, sleeps. Dog Friendly. …see more
Grasmere Lodge is a privately owned, superior 2 bed roomed log cabin close to the shores of Lake Windermere. Its an ideal base for couples and families with children to explore the Lakes. It location is only 30 minute drive from junction 36 of the M6.
Troutbeck 9 is a contemporary lodge set on the shores of Lake Windermere, within the exclusive White Cross Bay Holiday Park. In the heart of the Lake District, White Cross Bay is set in idyllic surroundings, and it provides a great base to explore the Lake District. Close to all major attractions and the popular towns of Bowness and Ambleside are only 2 miles away. …see more
Lovingly converted from an old coach house, this fabulous 5 star studio apartment enjoys stunning view towards Lake Windermere. The Gallery is found in a peaceful, pretty location at the head of a private country lane - one of a few select dwellings. Close to Ambleside, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds; explore the delights of the lively village and lake shore, or hide away in blissful tranquility. The unique open plan accommodation has been furnished with no expense spared, to create a contemporary retreat with an infectious sense of calm. You'll find everything you need to relax, pamper and dine together - all the time enjoying one of the most enviable outlooks in the area.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 1 car. Traditional entrance porch with space for walking clobber. A spatial flow staircase leads to the first floor accommodation - a very spacious open plan area that's cleverly arranged to provide a sense of space. Maple storage units surround a king-size bed. Dressing area and luxurious bathroom with whirlpool bath and power shower. The main living area is positioned to enjoy the scenery, with chic designer furnishings. The kitchen sits in a corner of its own, excellently equipped for romantic meals in. Outside you can wander through the tranquil grounds, or take a seat with a glass of wine!
The Gallery enjoys a prime Lake District location - whatever style of holiday you're looking for! The property lies within a select handful of converted properties, close to the shores of Lake Windermere and almost half-way between the popular villages of Ambleside and Windermere (with Bowness-on-Windermere also only a few miles away!). What's more, we highly recommend a romantic drive up to the Queen's Head at Troutbeck (to your north east) then over the Kirkstone Pass to serene Ullswater. An unforgettable day out with unforgettable scenery!
Windermere village is the perfect place to stock up the kitchen. You'll find a Booths supermarket there, stocking fine local produce as well as everyday essentials. Windermere also has a train station, and a range of local shops, pubs. Just a couple of miles down the road from Windermere, you'll find Bowness village on the east shores of the lake. Lively nightlife, restaurants and shops line the high street, and hire boats are a popular attraction in the Bowness Bay.
Ambleside lies to your north, via a scenic drive on the A591 (voted Britain's favourite stretch of road!). The pretty historic village nestles on the northern shore of the Lake, and has grown to become one of the Lake District's most cosmopolitan communities without losing its traditional charm. Ambleside is a lovely place to while away a day, and to enjoy a romantic meal by night. Some of the finest restaurants in the Lake District are found in and around Ambleside. Cruises on Lake Windermere can be taken from Waterhead Pier, just outside Ambleside village centre.
2 bedroom self-catering apartment on the shore of Lake Windermere suitable for couples, families, walkers, wheelchair users, disabled guests and those with limited mobility.
Relax in the beautiful grounds or make use of the free boat launching rights. …see more
Kirkbeck is a 19th century traditional Lakeland home. It adjoins one other and stands in a delightful enclosed garden. It is quietly situated close to the centre of the picturesque Lakeland village of Coniston, with shops, great pubs and only a short walk to the lake. …see more
Low Mill Cottage is a charming traditional, cottage, set in a peaceful hamlet , yet close to many of the Lake Windermere attractions. Idyllic walks from the cottage door, Lovely location, Parking for 2 cars. 1 pet. welcome. Lovely area lots to do. Many guests return. Charming Traditional 3 bed cottage
Close to many of the Lake District attractions.
Peaceful location. …see more
4* Halfway House has a 17th century origin and boasts typical lakeland charms and characteristics,including oak beams, inglenook fireplace and parquet flooring. Situated on the river and 1.5 miles from Ambleside, under the Loughrigg mountains, it is the perfect getaway. Ideal for families and large parties, Halfway House is spacious yet cosy. It provides a home from home. …see more
4-star Visit England-rated period property on the secluded fellside of Loughrigg at the gateway to the Langdale valleys offering cosy, stylish and well-equipped self-catering accommodation for families and groups of up to eight people. LCD TVs, DVDs, WiFi, large garden. Centrally situated for walking, water-sports, cycling and exploring the whole Lake District. …see more
Scandinavian style luxury log cabin with hot tub set in spectacular scenery in the heart of the Lake District close to Lake Windermere and all major attractions. Pet friendly ( max 2 dogs ) A short 3 minute stroll to cosy old world pub ( serves great food too ! ) The area is a paradise for walking, cycling and all outdoor pursuits or simply relaxing with a good book ! …see more
Private Hot tub, terrace and gas BBQ
On site restaurant and room service
Complimentary use of the Swan Hotel's spa ( only one mile away)
Walks on the doorstep Guests please note the kitchen has a small hob and combi microwave oven grill only. …see more
Detached spacious dormer bungalow, views of Fairfield, parking for 3 cars. Double & single bdrms downstairs, double & twin upstairs. Modern kitchen. Secluded patio + furniture, garden & woodland ideal for children. 5 minutes level walk to centre …see more
Part of an impressive 17th century gentleman's residence, this elegantly refurbished cottage in Ambleside has been a labour of love for its owners.
Retaining its traditional character, Gale Lodge Cottage provides sophisticated living space and true relaxation with far-reaching views over the village to the Lakeland Fells. Couples or families will enjoy plenty of sociable space; chatting around the real flame woodburner, dining in style or watching the sun set in the scenic conservatory.
With the ease of cosmopolitan Ambleside on your doorstep, this is a wonderful Lake District retreat at any time of year.
Accommodation in detail
Entrance porch, spacious hall, fitted-out 'boot room' and ground floor shower room / WC. Well equipped 'farmhouse' kitchen with large dining table.
Bright and spacious lounge, with elegant oak beams, relaxing furniture and real flame woodburner fireplace, leading to the conservatory and twin bedroom on the ground floor with access to the private patio. Upstairs to the spacious master bedroom with 'gothic' window and luxury en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath, and the second cosy, kingsize bedroom with contemporary shower room. Travel cot, books, toys and games provided for children and babies, please bring your own high chair, if required. For further details visit galelodgecottage.co.uk
This luxury self-catering property in Ambleside places you at the heart of the Lake District's most vibrant lake shore village. Ambleside is alive with sophisticated shops, tempting cafes, acclaimed Lake District restaurants including 'The Glass House', and a selection of cosy pubs. Ambleside also has an excellent cinema, pizzeria and jazz bar. Stroll to Waterhead Pier and you can take a steamer cruise to Bowness or Lakeside, a great way to explore without using a car.
Ambleside is always popular with keen walkers, with so many famous routes beginning nearby. You'll find expert advice and equipment available in a range of specialist shops; don't forget to also seek route advice at the tourist information centre.
For touring the wider Lake District, Ambleside is a fantastic place to start. The A591 leads effortlessly to Windermere and Bowness, or north to serene Rydal Water and historic Grasmere where you can visit the former home of poet William Wordsworth.
Visit nearby Hawkshead and the home of Beatrix Potter, or branch off the the breathtaking Langdale Valley for a taste of secluded rural life.
Ruskin Lodge Limefitt Park at Troutbeck near Windermere from £357 per week 2 bedroom 2 bathroom luxury accommodation. Sleeps 4 plus cot. Full width lodge, spacious accommodation. South facing decked patio. Perfect destination for a most relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Available to rent 4 nights Mon. to Fri, 3 nights Fri. to Mon. or 7 nights at the weekly price break. …see more
Off road parking
Short walk to all amenities
Shower over bath (fully tiled with under floor heating)
All linen and towels included Please note
Wythburn Apartment is on first floor level and the main bedroom is on 2nd floor level. …see more
Comfortable 300 years old Grade 2 listed traditional Lakeland two bedroom cottage with beamed ceilings within 100 metres of Ambleside’s shops, & restaurants. Ideal for walking, cycling. Modernised, tastefully furnished, well maintained (local owner). Private parking. Short breaks available off peak …see more
The 17th century charm of Cloverdale Cottage blends perfectly with the lush, green and laid back surroundings of the lovely Lyth Valley - just east of Lake Windermere and a short drive from Bowness village. Imagine a step back in time amidst the inimitable character old oak beams and traditional slate-flagged floors. Relish returning to the warmth of a roaring open fire after a bracing winter walk in the surrounding countryside. Wake up to the most beautiful views from your bedroom windows and easily plan a day of activities in nearby Bowness and Lake Windermere. Or, stay put in the valley and amble around the picturesque surroundings, dropping into the award-winning Punchbowl Inn for a pint or coming back to enjoy the sunset from the patio. Heavenly!
Accommodation in detail:
Private parking for 2 cars. Traditional entrance porch to the welcoming open plan lounge/dining room with picture windows, traditional beams, 2 large sofas and TV/DVD around attractive open fireplace. Characterful dining area open to the kitchen with electric oven, halogen hob and dishwasher. Upstairs to the king size master bedroom with en-suite, and the lovely twin. Second bathroom with shower over bath. Outside, the pretty garden, patio and sun terrace are an absolute treat in these blissful surroundings.
This romantic Lake District cottage in the Lyth Valley is ideally placed for a peaceful retreat. But the location is far from inconvenient; nestled in the village of Crosthwaite you are only a few hundred yards from one of the finest Lake District pub restaurants, The Punch Bowl Inn & Restaurant. You'll soon see why Crosthwaite's village church is a sought-after location for weddings in the Lake District. A few miles along country roads, and you'll reach Bowness and Lake Windermere, and the main A591 route leading you on to other popular areas such as Ambleside, Grasmere and beyond. From Bowness you can also take a car-ferry crossing to reach Hawkshead.
A Lyth Valley holiday cottage places you at the heart of one of the Lake District's most scenic areas of countryside. Famed for its lush rolling landscapes, excellent Lake District walking and a scattering of acclaimed country pubs, the Lyth Valley is also renowned for its damson harvest - visit in spring and you'll fall in love with the blossom.
Direct access to shared, private lakeside beach
Secluded woodland setting
Great for couples and families
Lots of character and period features
Lakeland villages and tourist attractions all within easy reach
No smoking at this property please
Pets welcome (dog: £25 extra)
Arrival from 3pm
Departure by 10.30 am …see more
A magnificent Lake District farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, surrounded by breathtaking countryside in the hamlet of
Little Langdale. Once a local Staging Inn, Birch House has been beautifully refurbished to provide an exceptional standard of self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 14 people. 21st century luxury blends with homely Lakeland character; polished oak floors, exposed beams and cosy woodburning stoves provide comfort and relaxation in a sublime location. A superb dining room makes large gatherings a breeze.
Accommodation in detail
Gorgeous landscaped gardens and parking for four cars. Entrance into reception area with woodburning stove and polished oak floor. Main sitting room features original beams and feature fireplace with additional woodburning stove. Large, well-equipped kitchen with door to patio area and garden. Large separate dining room with spectacular mountain views and space for large groups to gather. Spacious ground floor bedroom with double bed and two single beds, ground floor shower room. Stairs to interesting layout of four further bedrooms; two double bedrooms, one family room with kingsize four poster bed and two single beds in an interconnecting room, one twin bedroom. Three bathrooms, all with showers and one with corner jacuzzi bath.
The hamlet of Little Langdale has a stunning location under the Lingmoor Fells and offers an air of escape that's hard to beat.
With a blissfully remote feel, this area is a haven for walkers and provides access to many of the Lake District's most famous routes. There are several Lakeland pubs in the Langdale Valley, and the excellent Three Shires Inn is just a minute's walk from Birch House.
When you wish to head out and explore the rest of the Lakes, pass pretty little Elterwater on your way to Skelwith Bridge and the A593. From here, head south to Coniston or north to well-served Ambleside and the A591 - the main route through the Lakes.
Enjoy England Gold Award for 2011/12.
Self-catering traditional Lakeland stone cottage with views, 4 minutes walk to Ambleside. Private enclosed garden for al fresco dining. Ideal for romantic couples, walkers, small families. Fantastic walks from the door to lakes, waterfalls, mountains. No need for a car Delightful character cottage Perfect any time of year Walk from the door to hills, lakes, waterfalls, pubs …see more
Rural bliss for a romantic break in the Lakes and a dream for your Lake District honeymoon. This charming Lyth Valley cottage offers outstanding views as far as the eye can see; standing only a stroll away from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn. Although within the grounds of a larger residence, Highbeck Cottage offers complete privacy and shares 3 acres of scenic grounds. Step inside and you'll find traditional character with a distinctly contemporary finish, all on one level and perfect for a couple. Wake up to coffee with a view on the patio, head out for a walk in any direction, cosy up with a film on the widescreen TV, then sleep well in total peace and quiet. All this and only a short drive to lively Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Accommodation in detail
A sweeping driveway leads to Highbeck and Highbeck Cottage, with parking for one car outside. Enter via porch for walking clobber, hallway with utility room and 2nd WC. Kitchen / diner well-equipped for two, overlooking the garden. The cosy lounge is full of character with exposed beams, electric 'woodburning' stove for ease and patio doors to the garden and patio area. A truly romantic king-size bedroom overlooks the Lyth Valley from its picture window, and is served by a luxurious en-suite shower room.
This romantic rural Lake District cottage lies only a stroll from the small village of Crosthwaite, in the north of the Lyth Valley and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere.
The Lyth Valley is lush and laid back, riddled with picturesque walking and cycling routes and renowned as a peaceful landscape compared to busier Lake District self-catering destinations such as Bowness and Ambleside. The valley is set apart from Lake Windermere by a row of lower level fells, with plenty of opportunities to climb up high and soak up stunning lake views.
You'll never be too far from attractions, evening entertainment and sophisticated shopping in Bowness village, with Windermere Golf Club also nearby. Also from Bowness, Windermere Lake Cruises depart to Ambleside and Lakeside.
The Lyth Valley is also renowned for its scattering of high-class country pub restaurants, one of which stands only a stroll away from Highbeck Cottage. The Punchbowl Inn is one of the most widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs, nestling alongside a pretty old church.
A special place for friends, couples and families to enjoy a relaxing holiday experience in beautiful surroundings with superb walks from the doorstep. The cottage is an easy walk from Ambleside's many amenities, but keeps a feeling of being " away from it all" The best advert for the cottage is the comments made in our guestbook and on Tripadvisor, please take a look …see more
Beautiful log cabin located in the heart of the Lake District, close to Windermere, Ambleside. Sleeps 6, 3 beds, 2 bathrooms. The perfect base for couples or families to enjoy this beautiful area any time of year. Pets welcome. Large deck with great views …see more
Great location in Staveley, great facilities. Bring your kit and leave it with piece of mind. Alarmed and secure cycle/equipment store with separate drying room and workshop. Relax in the amazing sauna, wonderful bedrooms, lounge, dining area or kitchen. …see more