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'No15' College Gate Windermere

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 34 reviews

View from balcony

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Awarded a Tripadvisor 'Certificate of Excellence 2014' after just 12 months.

'No 15' College Gate Windermere is a second floor apartment that has been fully modernised, furnished and decorated to a high standard, offering luxury accommodation, including a south west facing balcony. The apartment comprises a large living room with dining area and small kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom and is furnished for four people. The balcony is furnished with a bistro table and chairs and offers good views of Claife Heights and the surrounding area.

The apartment is in a quiet location close to the main shopping streets of Windermere and benefits from a dedicated on site car parking space. The property has easy access to bus stops serving the Lake District and the wider region and is close to Windermere Station which links to the West Coast main line.

The apartment is suitable for children from the age of two (sleeping in a bed) but not for younger children.

We offer a 10% discount on quoted prices for stays of more than 3 nights and less than 1 week.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester International Airport 143 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 400 m
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking

The Cumbria/Lake District

Windermere is a town in Cumbria, England, lying about one kilometre away from the lake of the same name. Although Windermere confusingly does not touch the lake, it has now grown together with the older lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere, though the two retain distinguishable town centres. There are a number of museums, but the main draw for its many tourists is the lake. Boats from the piers in Bowness (about a fifteen-minute walk from the top of Windermere town) sail around the lake, many calling at Ambleside or at Lakeside where there is a restored railway.

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, and is entirely within in the Lake District National Park. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since 1847, when the Kendal and Windermere Railway built a branch line to it. Lake Windermere is 10½ miles (17 km) long and varies from a quarter of a mile to one mile wide (400 m to 1500 m). It reaches a depth of about 220 feet (65 m) near its northern end and has an elevation above sea level of 130 feet (40 m). The lake is drained from its southernmost point by the River Leven. There are two towns which border the lake, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.

The lake is largely surrounded by foot-hills of the Lake District which provide pleasant low-level walks; to the north and north-east are the higher fells of Central Lakeland.


Windermere town itself offers a wide range of shops and restaurants including a large Booths supermarket and a smaller Morrisons and Co-op. Windermere is an excellent location for exploring the wider Lake District and Lake Windermere, or you can walk from the flat into the surrounding hills or countryside.

Local attractions include a variety of National Trust properties and gardens, Blackwell arts and craft house, Ruskin's house at Brantwood and Beatrix Potter's house and museum.

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Review 1-10 of 34

1 Oct 2014


"Excellent apartment, lovely views and exceptionally clean"

Loved our stay here. The views were beautiful, close to restaurants and shops. A good central location. The apartment was well appointed and exceptionally clean. Our family had a great stay here.

20 Sep 2014


"Value and Convenience in Windermere"

Windermere sprawls across a gentle hillside that after a mile and a half comes to an end in lake waters. Climbing that same slope is the Laguna Beach town of Bowness. They meet somewhere along the way… More

24 Aug 2014



Lovely apartment, welcome pack from Yvette and Mike, a lovely personal touch, very welcome after a long journey. Everything thought of in apartment, home from home. Board games came in handy for our rain (rest) day. Good location, minutes walk to village with shops and restaurants. 20 minute walk to lake, for boat trip, shops and restaurants. Good access for visiting local areas. A must do: take the time to walk up Orrest Head (25 minutes from apartment to the top)- lovely views of lake and the sunset is amazing. If you are feeling energetic try to get up early for the sunrise - spectacular from Orrest Head. A wonderful break in beautiful surroundings.

5 Aug 2014


"Home away from home-and the rest"

We travelled to Windermere on 30th July to stay at college gate. After reading the reviews and the correspondence I had received from Yvette I knew we were in for a treat and we weren't disappointed! Fantastic flat, great amenities, lovely welcome pack, comforts you would expect from home, and the rest. Lovely balcony for breakfast, amazing views, fully equipped kitchen and perfectly placed for visiting all areas of the Lake District. We will definitely visit again, thanks for an amazing stay and a fantastic place to stay.

31 Jul 2014


"Wonderful Holiday Apartment"

We have stayed in many apartments, and have to say that is the best one we have ever stayed in. A great deal of thought and planning has gone in to this apartment. Every thing that could possibly be needed for a lovely holiday has been considered. There was nothing that we needed not being there. It was clean, well designed, and the welcome pack most appreciated. It is in a wonderful position, so close to the town, and all the shops and restaurants. And the extra bonus is the allocated car parking. The whole process of booking from start to finish by the owner Yvette was excellent.

14 Jul 2014


"holiday in windermere"

The apartment was lovely and well furnished. It really was home from home,very welcoming and a pleasure to come back to in the evening.

Thank you for the kind comments. We would like to point out that there are blinds and curtains on both bedroom windows.

9 Jul 2014


"'Home from Home'"

Stayed for one week in June with husband and 2 teenage children. Apartment is easy to find, centrally located, yet quiet (only noise was that of traffic on nearby road noticeable at night in bedrooms, though this did not bother us). Designated car park. Very slick check in-out system and prompt return of damage deposit. Inside is a bright apartment which has been very tastefully decorated. Owners provide good quality towels, bed linen and very comfortable beds along with a wealth of tourist information leaflets so no worries if you arrive outside of TI opening hours! Within easy walking distance of shops, bus/train station and Orrest Head viewpoint. This apartment, which is spotlessly clean, has lots of hidden extras giving it a real 'home from home' feel. Although we travel to a different holiday destination each year we would dearly love to stay in this apartment again.

23 Jun 2014



The apartment and location is 5*. Yvette has covered every angle to ensure that your stay in her apartment is the best. As soon as I walked in I thought wow!. Very stylish, extremely clean and well pr… More

16 Jun 2014



We had a week at this delightful apartment. Easy walk to the station for the train or bus. Lovely pubs and restaurants in the area, also with easy walk.
The apartment is lovely,comfortable, sunny and welcoming.
I would come and stay again if I visited the area.
The welcome pack of Wine and Biscuits, milk and bread and cheeses in the fridge, was extra special.

2 Jun 2014


"Windermere wonder"

A wonderfully cosy apartment right in the heart of Windermere town. Close to restaurants and shops. We even walked to Bowness (mile and a half). The apartment was well equipped and comfortable - perfect for our short break.

Review 1-10 of 34

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