Cottages in Windermere 2023
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Looking for a luxury cottage or country house stay in breathtaking Windermere? Choose from luxury spas and rural retreats at Voyage Privé!
This stunning country house hotel is brimming with traditional features and boasts a contemporary, award-winning restaurant. The hotel is situated on leafy grounds with forested trails. Opt for a lake view room and awake to the glittering sights of Lake Windermere.
This scenic stone-built country house hotel marries traditional rural decor with splashes of modern colour and style. The award-winning restaurant offers a stunning regional menu in sophisticated settings. The quiet garden is the perfect place to unwind after an afternoon of exploring Windermere.
This delightful Victorian guesthouse is located right in the centre of Windermere. The interior has been lovingly decorated with quirky, eye-catching furniture and classic pieces. With just 10 rooms, it offers an intimate stay with excellent hiking trails right on your doorstep.
Enjoy a quintessential Lake District stay with this breathtaking country manor hotel. Nestled beneath rolling hills overlooking Lake Windermere, astounding views can be found throughout the hotel's grounds. The interiors are traditional and cosy, with a spectacular restaurant and spa centre to discover.
Merewood is an exceptional country house hotel with a charming cottage-like aesthetic. The grand interiors boast delightful antique details and stylish yet traditional rooms. From its four-poster beds to its exquisite on-site restaurant, guests are treated like royalty during their stay.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Hot drink making facilities
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathroom amenities
- Swimming pool
- Award-winning restaurants
- Terraced dining
- Welcoming bar
- Spa facilities
- Gardens and grounds
Windermere is a delight throughout the year. As with other hotspots in the Lake District, it gets busy during the summer season. This is especially true during the school summer holidays (July to August). The weather is at its best and offers glorious lake and mountain views in summer. You can find better deals during the shoulder seasons of spring, early summer and autumn. Although the weather can be more changeable, Windermere's hotels retain their cosy country charm. Hikers will find these cooler months more favourable when tackling the mountain trails. Winter can be damp and cold, but many alluring attractions in Windermere remain open on rainy days.
Windermere has something for everyone. Couples will find our hotel options immensely romantic. Windermere is renowned for its high-quality hotel restaurants serving up divine local and seasonal produce cooked to perfection. Romantics can enjoy candlelit dinners with views of the glistening Lake Windermere beyond. Families also have much to discover. This is the land of Peter Rabbit, so expect plenty of delightful attractions for kids. Children also tend to adore lake-bound excursions and fun adventure activities. While Windermere is hardly known for its nightlife, groups of friends and families can unwind in cosy, welcoming pubs.
- Historic hotels
- Victorian manors
- Cottage hotels
- Country house hotels
- Last-minute cottage hotels
- Charging cables
- Walking map
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Swimming costume
- Pack-away towel
- Brimmed hat
- Breathable clothes for hikes
- Evening attire
- An umbrella and raincoat (just in case)
Windermere is one of the few beauty spots in the Lake District serviced by a local train station. As such, it's a major hub for visitors heading to the beloved national park. Once you've arrived in Windermere, you'll find lake ferries and buses are the most prominent form of public transport. A rental car is recommended to truly explore this breathtaking region. In terms of air arrivals, the closest international airports are in Manchester and Glasgow. Both have rail connections to Windermere station. Windermere is small enough to traverse on foot, but you'll want to explore the wider region across Lake Windermere's banks.
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Windermere takes its name from Vinandr mere, the old Norse word for Vinandr's lake. It's easy to see why this region captivated the Vikings with its craggy mountains and glittering shores. Nature aside, it's also loaded with fun attractions to suit all ages. From the World of Beatrix Potter to Potter's own Hill Top farmhouse, the area is ripe with artistic and literary connections.
One of the greatest things to do in Windermere is to sail between Lake Windermere's 18 islands. From pleasure cruises from Bowness to fun kayaking expeditions, the water rules in Windermere. One of the best islands to check out is Belle Isle. This eye-catching 16-hectare island features an 18th-century estate. Belle Isle was once the seat of a Roman governor. Start your lakeside adventure with a luxury country hotel stay in Windermere, bookable through Voyage Privé.