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The Hideaway - Windermere

Windermere, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A delightful stone terraced house for four on a quiet street in the heart of Windermere village
  • A warm welcome awaits for couples, small families and one four-legged friend
  • Find a wealth of restaurants, cafes, pubs and independent shops less than 100 metres away
Property code: SZ488

Return to this light and spacious home from home after a day exploring fantastic fells, stunning scenery and gentle walks along Lake Windermere’s shoreline.

Escape to this delightful stone terraced house sleeping four, set along a quiet street in the heart of bustling Windermere Village. It has been thoughtfully designed to make the most of light and space bringing this traditional house bang up to date with fresh decor, modern appliances, comfortable furnishings and an eye for quirky local artwork.

Less than a 100-metre stroll from the front door will take you to the centre of the village with its wealth of restaurants, cafes, pubs and independent shops. Not only that but England's largest lake is just over a mile down the road opening up a world of wonderful Lakeland scenery. The whole 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.

Just two minutes walk from the cottage, at the top of the road, is Queen's Park, with plenty of space to stretch little legs (child or dog) plus tennis courts, a football pitch, children's playground and a skate park, all with fell views, of course.

Why not take a trip to Brockhole with the family? There's a wonderful tree-top trek where you could find yourself whooping along high above the beautiful grounds on a huge zip wire or bouncing about in the canopy with the young ones in the tree top nets. For something more relaxing you could enjoy a cruise around the lake on one of the stately Windermere steamers or seek out Michelin starred dining just a few miles up the road at The Samling.

On arrival at the property you are greeted by a bright hallway with plenty of space for coats and the muddy boots you're likely to accumulate on your Lake District jaunt. The living room is a wonderful bright airy space with fresh decor, a beautiful bay window and two elegant sofas for lounging after busy days. The room benefits from a coal-effect gas fire and a television with DVD for snuggling up in the evenings. Beyond this is the delightful dining room in which the light airy colour scheme continues. It's a great space for enjoying long post dinner chats as it has a lovely wood burner and a large dining table and chairs. Perfect for getting the maps out and planning your adventures. At the rear of the house is the modern, well-equipped kitchen and the door to the back yard and parking area. It has gas hobs with an under counter electric double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer. Beyond the kitchen there is also a handy downstairs WC.

Moving upstairs onto the wide landing which has a decorative stained glass skylight, the first room you reach is the gorgeous spacious bathroom. It's a bright fresh room with a velux window letting the light just flood in. It has a lovely modern bathroom suite with 'd' bath and mixer shower and a huge drencher head too, ideal for massaging away aching muscles.

The calm, fresh decor runs through both of the spacious bedrooms with some wonderful quirky local artwork too. Both the double and twin have wardrobes, dressers and large sash windows.

Outside there is a bench at the rear of the property to enjoy morning sunshine while outside the front bay window there is another which is perfect to enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings while watching the world go by.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath, 1 separate WC
  • Electric double oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner, coal-effect gas fire
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small yard to the rear of the house with a bench
  • Off-road parking for one car, on-road parking for one car (permit provided)
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 100 metres


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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.

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