Dating from the mid 19th century, Bottle Tops - as the name suggests - was once Swainson's Bottling Store, where local spring water and ginger beer used to be bottled. Now providing comfortable accommodation for 4 people, Bottle Tops is a wonderful home from home just a stone’s throw from the centre of Windermere. Inside this lovely cottage you’ll find an open plan living-dining room and well equipped kitchen, along with 2 bedrooms - a king with en-suite bathroom and a second king room (which can be made up as a twin on request) - and the family shower room on the first floor.
A short stroll from the cottage and you’re in the centre of Windermere with its independent shops, stylish bars and many different eateries, it’s a vibrant bustling village - a great place for a holiday! Lake Windermere is just over a mile's walk away and there's plenty to entertain everyone: pack a picnic and enjoy a stroll along the lake shore, hire a boat - or let someone else do the hard work and hitch a ride on the launch for a majestic cruise round the lake. Neighbouring Bowness has a cinema, museums and even more shops and eateries. Windermere's railway and bus station are within strolling distance so why not take advantage - leave the car where it is and let someone else do the hard work whilst you take in the scenery. Also a short walk away is Booth supermarket, selling a great choice of tasty produce and Lakeland Plastics, a must visit during a stay in Windermere.
Take a scenic drive through The Lakes and along the side of Rydal Water to the pretty village of Grasmere. Visit Dove Cottage, the former home of poet William Wordsworth, and don’t forget to stock up on the village’s famous gingerbread! Why not spend a day exploring the magnificent Langdale Valley? With its rugged mountains and peaceful tarns, it's a must for any avid fell walker. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink.