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The Bolthole - Windermere

Windermere, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A bright, spacious and quirky holiday apartment in a thriving Lakeland village
  • Occupying the first and second floors of a characterful Victorian building
  • Just a mile from Lake Windermere, this beautifully updated property has plenty of space for six guests
Property code: SZ469

With a useful games room, double-height living space and mezzanine reading area, this stylish two-storey apartment makes a fantastic family holiday home in the bustling lakeside village of Windermere.

How does a spacious, comfortable and quirky apartment for six in the bustling heart of Windermere Village sound to you? If that sounds just the ticket then you are going to love this property. Character filled and chock full of quirky charm, this three-bedroom gem is the perfect place for a family or small group of friends to make the most of this sought after area. Modern, locally produced art, hangs on the walls and the decor is fresh with comfortable furnishings creating a really special space. Amazingly, for a village centre property, this apartment has bags of socialising room with a glorious double height living area and a mezzanine reading space. Arranged over the first and second floors of a characterful Victorian building, this place has plenty of room and oodles of personality to spare.

The property is perfectly situated to make the most of this much-loved part of Lakeland. Literally on the doorstep there's 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? Families will love the World Of Beatrix Potter nearby where her characters are brought to life.

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 home-cooked pub meals to Michelin starred dining available nearby. However you choose to spend your visit, you'll find The Bolthole perfectly placed.

Character filled and chock full of quirky charm, this three-bedroom gem is the perfect place for a family or small group of friends to make the most of this sought after area. Modern, locally produced art, hangs on the walls and the decor is fresh with comfortable furnishings creating a really special space. Amazingly, for a village centre property, this apartment has bags of socialising room with a glorious double height living area and a mezzanine reading space.

On arrival at the property, guests enter via the ground floor door and are drawn up the staircase by its colourful stripy carpet to the light landing and gorgeous living space. This wonderful double-height room has a stunning large window drenching the room in light. There are two elegant grey sofas with sumptuous cushions, a Smart TV with a DVD player, a large map of the area and a large dining table with upholstered dining chairs. Perfect for long post-dinner conversations, planning your adventures under the watchful gaze of the highland cow painting! The well-equipped galley kitchen leads off from here with plenty of crockery, cookware and glassware for your stay. There's a built-in double oven, four ceramic hobs, dishwasher, microwave and helpful extras such as a blender.

Back to the landing and the first of the bedrooms. The comfy king-size bedroom has a wardrobe and dresser for storage and an en-suite shower room with small electric shower. The light, bright twin room has a wardrobe and dresser as well as some over bed cupboards for storage and a view over Windermere's roof line to the fell tops in the distance. The main shower room has a small electric shower in a square enclosure, a vanity unit and WC.

Venture up the narrow staircase to the second floor and into the eaves where there are exposed beams everywhere. Through a little door you emerge onto the mezzanine balcony, where there are two comfy chairs for escaping with a good book. Alternatively younger ones can commandeer this space as their own play area, what a dream den for spying on the grown-ups below! Onward to the bright super-king-size room, do mind your head on the ornate beam on the way in. This room can also be made up as a twin should your party require, please advise us on booking if this is the case. This room has an en-suite bathroom with a bath. There is also a washing machine and dryer on this floor.

With all of Windermere's amenities right on the doorstep this is the perfect bolthole to enjoy your stay.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 super-king-size which can be made up as a twin on prior request
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 shower room with shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Double oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Games room with pool table and washing machine and dryer
  • Smart TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Roadside parking subject to availability
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub 50 metres, Windermere 1 mile

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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.

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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210