9 Windermere Cottages with a Wood Burner


Do you just love the idea of curling up in front of a cosy wood burner or roaring open fire on a chilly winter’s evening? Well, lucky for you, we have lots of wonderful Lake District cottages with just that option!

Take a look at our selection of self-catering cottages around Lake Windermere that have either a wood burner or an open fire. Looking for a different place to stay? Then check out our guide to 10 Keswick Cottages with Wood Burners or browse through all our properties using our cottage search!

1. The Hideaway

Wood burner at The Hideaway in WindermereLet’s start with a lovely cottage right in the heart of Windermere village! This pretty, stone-built terraced house is set on a quiet street less than 100 metres from the village’s vibrant centre where you will find some of the best shops, restaurants, cafés, and pubs in the Lake District! Head onwards just a mile down the road and you will find yourself on the shores of the lake itself. There you can simply take in the view or hop on a boat and explore the water! No need to worry if you get a little wet, as the wonderful wood burner will be ready back at The Hideaway to dry you off!

The Hideaway sleeps 4/5 guests and 1 dog

2. The Lodge, Matson Ground

Wood Burner at The Lodge, Matson Ground in WindermereThis wonderful holiday cottage is beautiful both on the outside and on the inside! Just a mile up the road from the lake, it sits on a private estate surrounded by idyllic countryside. Settle back in one of the plush leather sofas and enjoy the peace and quiet of the area, with only the crackling of the log burner for ambiance! When you want to head outside, there are hundreds of walking routes leading off in all directions. Choose from trails through beautiful woodland, tracks up the high fells, and gentle lakeshore paths.

The Lodge, Matson Ground sleeps 4 guests and 1 dog.

3. Helm Eden

Open fire at Helm Eden in WindermereEden by name and Eden by nature! Helm Eden enjoys an enviable position on a farm that’s surrounded by rolling Lake District fields and high craggy fells – a truly stunning outlook! During the warmer months you can make the most of these views with al fresco dining on the flagged patio or from the shared garden. When it’s cooler, just head inside to the welcoming living room, light up the open fire, and settle back for a relaxing evening!

Helm Eden sleeps 4 guests and is pet free. It can be booked alongside three neighbouring cottages to sleep up to 15 guests: Helm Kent, Helm Mint, and Helm Lune.

4. Low Cleabarrow

Wood burner at Low Cleabarrow in WindermereLovingly refurbished to bring you the best in luxury, Low Cleabarrow is a traditional whitewashed cottage on the rural outskirts of Windermere village. The log burner in the living room is the cherry on top of a lovely rustic room that features exposed wooden beams and modern comforts including comfy seating and a wall-mounted TV. Windermere lake is a short drive away where you can enjoy a host of water activities or simply take a stroll around the shore and enjoy the views! If you enjoy your golf, then make sure to get a round or two in at nearby Windermere Golf Course.

Low Cleabarrow sleeps 6 guests and is pet-free.

5. Swallow's Nest

Living room with open fire at Swallow's Nest in WindermereSwallow's Nest is a beautiful self-catering cottage on a quiet street just a short walk from the centre of Windermere village. The beautiful living room is bright and welcoming with views over the garden and park. There's also that all important open fire: surrounded by the slate that's so iconic in the area, the fireplace is a lovely characterful touch in this modern home-from-home.

Swallow's Nest sleeps 5 guests and 1 dog.

6. Tanyard Cottage

Wood burner at Tanyard Cottage near WindermereSitting in the lovely rural hamlet of Finsthwaite at the southern end of England’s longest lake is Tanyard Cottage. This cosy and welcoming cottage is the ideal retreat for a couple or small family: the open plan living area is decked out in traditional-style comfort with slate flagged floors, exposed beams, a lovely wood burner and a large corner sofa. When you head out and about you have plenty to choose from with easy access to Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, Ambleside and Coniston. Discounted outdoor activities including canoeing and climbing are also available to guests at Tanyard Cottage, so you can really make the most of your Lake District stay!

Tanyard Cottage sleeps 3 guests and 1 dog.

7. The Hideaway, Lakeside

Open plan living room with wood burner at The Hideaway, Lakeside near WindermereStylish, characterful and charming are just three words that describe The Hideaway, Lakeside! You can’t get much closer to Windermere than here and you can take full advantage of the water thanks to the apartment’s boat parking and the option to launch from the nearby shingle beach. Wake up with morning views of the water, head down to the lakeshore past meadows and woodland and, when you’ve had your fill, return to your wonderful holiday home for an evening in front of the cosy wood burner. You can even treat yourself to some goodies from the welcome pack!

The Hideaway, Lakeside sleeps 4 guests and 1 dog.

8. Ellie's Hideaway

Wood burner at Ellie's Hideaway in WindermereHow about a bright and cheerful holiday cottage set in the leafy outskirts of Windermere? Spread across one floor, Ellie's Hideaway is a spacious retreat with large picture windows that make the most of the natural light. A 10-minute walk will see you in the centre of the village where you will find plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and attractions. At the end of a long day exploring, you can be sure of a warm return to the wood burner at this wonderful self-catering apartment!

Ellie's Hideaway sleeps 4 guests and 0 dogs.

9. Iveing Cottage North

Wood burner at Iveing Cottage North in AmblesideIveing Cottage North is the perfect holiday home for a large group looking for un-fussy self-catering accommodation close to the best attractions of the Lake District. Sat on a quiet rode in Ambleside, at the head of Windermere, it benefits from wonderful fell views, a private parking space (a rarity in this town!) and a wood burner in the living room that the whole party will want to gather around! A short walk will take you into the heart of this popular town where you will find lots of restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions. At the water’s edge you can hope on a cruiser to visit the attractions around the lake or else just sit back and enjoy the views around Windermere.

Iveing Cottage North sleeps 15/10 guests and 2 dogs. It can be booked alongside Iveing Cottage Apartment next door to sleep an additional 2 guests.


Whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered with our wonderful wood burners and open fires! For even more choice, browse through our cottage search to find your perfect self-catering Lake District cottage.

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