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Lazy Bay Cottage

Windermere, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty Lakeland cottage, set close to the small town of Windermere and its shops
  • Exquisitely finished, stylish accommodation for four people, with courtyard garden
  • Ideal for walking, cycling and enjoying the beauty of the Lake Windermere
Property code: SZ306

A traditional cottage, with a stone facade and immaculate, contemporary interior, perfect for the colourful outlets and restaurants of Windermere, as well as the magnificent lake.

This cottage offers beautiful accommodation for four people, a short stroll from the popular Lakes village of Windermere. The bright open-plan living/dining room is wonderfully welcoming, complete with wood burner, it's the perfect place for a bit of R&R, and the chef du jour is sure to love the well equipped modern kitchen. Over the first and second floors there are two gorgeous king-size bedrooms (the top floor bedroom can be made up as a twin on request), a luxurious family bathroom with roll-top bath as well as a delightful bonus snug. Outside you'll find a charming enclosed patio with garden furniture to take advantage of those sunny days.

Head into Windermere village for a look around the local independent shops. Be sure to take advantage of the great choice of pubs, bars and restaurants on the doorstep - you could try a different one every night! 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. All this within a few minutes' of your front door.

If you did fancy venturing further afield, there's plenty to see and do. Families will love a day at Brockhole, from the tree top trek to archery and mini golf there's something for everyone here. Why not head north to Keswick, a scenic 25-mile drive away? Walkers will love it here. There's a great selection of outdoor shops for stocking up on gear and a wealth of popular Wainwrights achievable from the town centre. Whatever you choose to do, this cottage offers a welcoming home from home after your day's adventures.

As the name might suggest, this is the perfect cottage for those looking for somewhere to retreat to after exploring everything that Windermere has to offer straight from your doorstep.

From the traditional Lakeland stone fronted exterior to the bright stylish accommodation on offer, there's nothing not to like about this cottage. Head inside and downstairs you'll find a super modern kitchen. Well equipped with everything you'd expect for a self catering stay: there's a double oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and useful washer/dryer. There's even a Krups Nespresso coffee machine (please rememer to bring your own pods) for that morning brew. The open-plan living/dining room is a wonderful social space. Gather round the dining table and catch up on the day's adventures over a leisurely meal. Retire to the living area and unwind in front of the cosy wood burner. Curl up with a good book or simply watch the world go by from the room's feature bay window.

Onwards and upwards to explore the rest of this charming cottage. On the first floor is the first of the two super king bedrooms; a gorgeous room that wouldn't look out of place in a stylish boutique hotel. Children of all ages will love the snug! Escape from a rainy afternoon in here, sink into the inviting corner sofa and relax with a film or your favourite TV series. The family bathroom can only be described as 'luxurious'. All tastes are catered for here: from the separate monsoon shower for invigorating tired muscles after a day on the fells, to the free-standing designer roll-top bath for those who prefer a more leisurely soak.

The second floor is home to the second king-size bedroom (this room can also be made up as twins upon request). Just as beautiful as the first, you'll feel instantly at home here.

To the rear of the cottage is a delightful enclosed patio. With a table and chairs it's the perfect spot for an al fresco drink and nibbles.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 king-size (which can be made up as twins on request)
  • 1 bathroom
  • Double oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • 2 Smart TVs
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard garden
  • Permit parking for 1 car in a nearby car park
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs within 0.25 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Lazy Bay is a gem of a find and we would recommend it to anyone. Really well presented, the decor is spectacular and the free standing bath is beautiful. Location wise it is perfect. Just a 15min walk to Bowness which is where we spent most evenings. Will be back!

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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.

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