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Experience Windermere in holiday lettings

The small town of Windermere is a popular place for travellers who are looking to get away from the busy metropolis and enjoy a quaint and quiet town with rolling countryside and a calm lake area. No matter what you plan to do in Windermere, you’ll find a peaceful holiday experience that will leave you rested and recharged when you get back into normal life. Discover everything Windermere can offer with holiday lettings.

History

Historical sites near your Windermere holiday rental

Windermere may be younger than many other English towns, but it still has several historical sites you’ll want to see near your holiday rental. Blackwell is particularly impressive thanks to the intricate design of this opulent house. It was ordered by an old brewing magnate in the early 20th century and has lasted through the years as a living remnant of what Windermere life was like at that time. You may also want to visit Hill Top, the historical home of Beatrix Potter. It was first built back in the 1600s, but is primarily maintained now as an homage to Potter as how she would’ve remembered it. You can even see the furniture that served as clear inspiration for some of her illustrations.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Windermere

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Windermere a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Windermere Golf Club (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Go Ape Grizedale (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Brantwood (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Lakes Aqaurium (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Lakeland Maze Farm Park (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Park (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Windermere holiday cottages

With its scenic location, there’s virtually endless outdoor adventure to enjoy here. The most prominent attraction is Windermere Lake. This large natural lake is open for visitors who want to go boating or paddle boarding in the summer. There are numerous walking paths around the banks as well, so you don’t even have to enter the water to appreciate its glistening calm. You may also want to hike up to Orrest Head to see rolling green hills stretching out to the horizon. This point also acts as an overlook of Windermere offering breathtaking panoramic views. If you’re more interested in mountain biking, you can venture through the trails in Grizedale Forest. There’s even a rope course with bridges and zip wires within the forest.

Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Windermere

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Windermere. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wansfell Pike (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Tarn Hows (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Skelwith Force (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Dora's Field (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Go Ape Grizedale (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Lyth Valley (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Windermere

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Windermere Station.

How to get around

Transport from Windermere holiday homes

Windermere was originally built around a railway in 1847, so it’s notably easy to get to. The Windermere railway station is still in service and the train runs across the West Coast Main Line. There’s even a train that reaches Manchester Airport if you decide to fly in that way. This town is also by the A591, so there’s easy motorway access if you plan on self-driving. Bus services are available as well with one coach that even goes to and from London once per day. Once you’ve made it to Windermere, the town is small enough to traverse on foot, but there are buses are available as well.

How many holiday rentals are available around Windermere?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,411 holiday lettings around Windermere. From 1,022 cabins to 1,022 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Windermere?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Windermere. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Windermere Golf Club: 2,085 holiday lettings
  • World of Beatrix Potter: 2,406 holiday lettings
  • Orrest Head: 2,452 holiday lettings
  • Townend: 2,395 holiday lettings
  • Visitor Centre: 2,450 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Windermere listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Windermere?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,022 Cabins in Windermere. Our other popular types of Windermere holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 1,022 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 216 self catering accommodations
  • Lodges: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Windermere?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 103 holiday homes with pool available in Windermere. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.