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
Let’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
This 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
Eden 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!
4. Low Cleabarrow
Lovingly 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.
Grubbings is a former farm building on the extensive and glorious Graythwaite Estate. Its spacious rooms and wonderful furnishings – including that all-important wood burning stove! – make it the perfect retreat for a group. There’s something for everyone on the estate, too. Why not get in touch with the resident outdoor activity providers, CBA Events, for a spot of paddleboarding or off-road driving? Or those looking to indulge in a bit of self-care can make use of the shared leisure facilities that include an indoor pool and a fitness suite. The kids are catered for, too, with a children’s playground on site and lots of woodland paths and open grounds to explore on bike or foot!
Grubbings sleeps 10 guests and 2 dogs.
6. Tanyard Cottage
Sitting 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 Burrow
Stylish, characterful and charming are just three words that describe The Burrow! 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 Burrow sleeps 4 guests and 1 dog.
8. Field Head House
How about a holiday cottage set amidst the rolling parkland of the Graythwaite Estate? You can really get a feel for the history of the estate at Field Head House thanks to its unique period features and carefully chosen antiques. A lovely wood burner in the bright living room perfectly tops off the charm of this country home.
The Graythwaite Estate is 5,000 acres of picturesque parkland, woodland and formal gardens. Guests have access to the shared indoor pool, fitness suite and children’s playground as well as the option to arrange outdoor activities with resident CBA Events.
Field Head House sleeps 6 guests and 0 dogs.
9. Iveing Cottage North
Iveing 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 10/16 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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