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Ellie's Hideaway

Windermere, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Bursting with vibrant colours, enjoy lively nights together in the sociable spaces
  • Spend time on Lake Windermere which is just a mile from your door
  • Dine alfresco on the patio - perfect for sunny evenings
Property code: SZ179

Flooded with natural light and with all the room you need for cosy mornings and lively evenings, whisk family and friends away for a holiday at this fantastic single-storey abode.

How does a spacious, comfortable and light place for four tucked away in a quiet, leafy street just half a mile from the bustling heart of Windermere Village sound to you? If that sounds just the ticket then you are going to love this holiday home. All on one floor, this cottage has plenty of room and oodles of personality to spare.

It is perfectly situated to make the most of this much-loved part of the Lake District. The heart of Windermere Village is just a 10-minute walk from the cottage. Here you’ll find a wealth of pubs, restaurants and independent shops to explore.

This area around Lake Windermere is one of the most popular destinations in the Lake District and it's easy to see why with its gentle scenery and wonderful walking and cycling, not to mention the vast array of things to do for visitors of all ages. Why not try the delightful walk to Orrest Head, well known from Wainwright's guides?

Just a mile down the road is Windermere's lakeshore, here you can catch one of the lake steamers for a leisurely and scenic voyage. Why not explore some history and hop across to the other side of Windermere to Wray Castle? Alternatively venture to the south end of the lake and visit the Lakes Aquarium for a fun day out. The foodies among you are well catered for with everything from homecooked pub meals to Michelin-starred dining available nearby. However you choose to spend your visit, you'll find this cottage perfectly placed.

The front door leads to an entrance hall from which both bedrooms, bathroom and main living space is accessed. The lounge with dining area is beautifully fresh with enormous picture windows looking out to the surrounding countryside. The walls are adorned with funky wallpaper and the decor is fabulously modern throughout. With plenty of comfortable seating, a large Smart TV and cosy wood burner, you’ll be forgiven for not wanting to leave the house to explore the rest of the Lake District.

The well-equipped kitchen leads off from the lounge and is spacious with modern clean lines and plenty of storage space. It has induction hob, oven, microwave, large integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Back to the hallway and the first of the bedrooms. The comfy king-size bedroom is in muted grey tones, perfect for winding down after a long day. Feel your feet sink into the plush carpet and enjoy the luxury of having a TV in your room. The twin bedroom is also beautifully decorated and has drawers and a wardrobe. The bathroom is large with both a free-standing bath and large walk-in shower.

From the kitchen, the back door leads to a covered area with access to the large garden and patio to the back of the cottage, as well as the front garden. The rear patio is a delightful place for sitting out and making the most of the peaceful surroundings. Relax with a good book or simply enjoy listening to the relaxing babbling brook that flows underneath the patio. There is ample parking for up to three cars on the front drive.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with free-standing bath and walk-in shower, 1 WC
  • Oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV in lounge, TV in king-size bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • Front garden and large partially enclosed rear patio and lawn with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Sonya 7th May 2022

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Ellie's Hideaway is a superb bungalow with all mod cons. Fabulous location in a quiet spot but only 10 minutes walk into Windermere. Also great bus service! Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Sunny 15th April 2022

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Excellent setting, beautiful cottage, very near to high street yet so peaceful. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend.

Reviewed by Caryl 25th March 2022

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Positives :- off road parking / delightful back garden/ light airy lounge with dining table at one end / plenty of room in the kitchen /super step in shower /spacious hall . Owners cant please everyone . For us the negative was a too soft mattress . We both still have backache . To finish on a positive:- the camellias in the front garden are beautiRead moreful. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 18th March 2022

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Comfortable property, ideal location for exploring lakes. Lack of homely touches in comparison to other Sally's Cottages we've stayed in. Helpful if all appliance user guides were in one place, visitors folder would be ideal. Great idea having keys colour coded for external doors.

Reviewed by Alice 10th March 2022

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Despite the improvements to the bungalow that would make the property that little extra special, the garden looked spacious and would have been great for our boys had the weather of been drier/warmer. The location of the property is great, walkable to Windermere & Bowness-on-Windereme, but also within good driving time of other towns/attractions thRead moreat people would look for in a break to the Lakes. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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