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A holiday rental in Windermere & Central Lakes is a perfect choice.

Set on both Windermere Lakes and Coniston Water, a holiday to Windermere is sure to please those who enjoy water sports. While the summer months draw the most visitors, there is plenty to do all year round. The well-beloved children’s novel by Arthur Ransome, “Swallows and Amazons” features mention of many spots in the area.  

Things to do on holiday to Windermere & Central Lakes

Those who holiday to Windermere during the summer months will have a seemingly endless number of options for outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, rock climbing and boating are all offered in the most beautiful of settings.

For a very memorable adventure, consider taking a hot air balloon ride as offered by High Adventure Balloon Flights. You’ll get a birds-eye-view of the Central Lakes region during this once in a lifetime ride. Even on the rainy and cold days there is still plenty to do. Visit Blackwell, an Arts and Crafts house built at the turn of the century. Some consider Blackwell to be amongst the most important homes in the entire country. The children on holiday with you will likely enjoy a visit to the World of Beatrix Potter. Learn more about this beloved author and stroll through the indoor attraction where you can meet the characters from her books.  

Places to visit on holiday to Windermere & Central Lakes

The art lover will enjoy a stop to nearby Kendal where they can visit the Abbott Hall Art Gallery. The museum is set on the river so the setting is as breathtaking as the art housed inside. A World of Miniature Museum in Carlisle is another fun stop. Considered one of the best miniature collections in the world, visitors are oft amazed at what they see. For family fun, consider a stop to Walby Farm Park. In addition to plenty of animals, there is also an indoor playground (perfect for those rainy day) and a nature trail for the days when the weather is a bit more pleasant.

Weather in Windermere & Central Lakes

Windermere & Central Lakes is located in the part of the country that gets some of the highest amounts of rainfall per year. On average, there are 200 days of rain. The most rain falls between October and December whilst May through July are the driest months. The average high temperature in the summer is between 20 and 22 degrees. Winter highs fall between 5 and 10 degrees. Another reason that summer is the most popular time of year to holiday in Windermere is the number of daylight hours. In the winter there is only about 8 hours of daylight. In the summer, there are 17 hours of daylight.

Travel to Windermere & Central Lakes

Those wishing to fly to Windermere have a number of options. Whilst the closest airport is Blackpool (BLK), there are a number of larger airports including Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL) and Glasgow (GLA) just a two hours drive away. Windermere has a rail station that is serviced by The West coast Line and Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Line, making rail travel accessible from many locations.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (16 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #1933633
    16
    Viewed 129 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (22 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      Bungalow #1905885
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #8161669
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        Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Cottage #1876740
          18
          Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (81 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #411435
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            Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (25 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              House #8151978
              25
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Bungalow #8146970
                14
                Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (15 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1879216
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (34 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #8079212
                    34
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (23 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #6505578
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8168988
                        17
                        Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                          (7 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6492026
                          7
                          Viewed 95 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (27 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #1793994
                            27
                            Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (34 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1880897
                              34
                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (37 reviews)
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                                • 5 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #419288
                                37
                                Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (13 reviews)
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                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 12
                                  Farmhouse #1083326
                                  13
                                  Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Multiple rentals Caravan #6728256
                                    5
                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • Studio
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Multiple rentals Caravan #6728256
                                      5
                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (20 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #1099721
                                        20
                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #8169090
                                          5
                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                            (41 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #1000621
                                            41
                                            Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (28 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #873364
                                              28
                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cabin #6494848
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #1747932
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                                                  Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #816207
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                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #457214
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #6496369
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          House #8170720
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                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #75204
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              House #6480367
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Bungalow #6047976
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Chalet #8119066
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                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #6713501
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (52 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #60736
                                                                      52
                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #6559860
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (16 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #92349
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                                                                          Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cabin #1421831
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #816922
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                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                Cottage #2195
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                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #1123064
                                                                                  16
                                                                                  Viewed 121 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #8076509
                                                                                    13
                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (25 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Barn #8173830
                                                                                      25
                                                                                      Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (20 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #8078250
                                                                                        20
                                                                                        Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (30 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cabin #8132074
                                                                                          30
                                                                                          Viewed 139 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8150281
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #1883269
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #8156922
                                                                                                32
                                                                                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8113477
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #720989
                                                                                                    17
                                                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cabin #6085808
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Luxurious Lakeland Accommodation for Two

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Having stayed in the Lakes many times over the years, this wonderful cottage is by far the nearest home from home accommodation we have ever found. Dennis and Pauline have done a wonderful job adding this extension to their home, to the highest specification you can imagine. The photographs and descriptions of the property are spot on. Every room we found extremely spacious and it was a master stroke keeping it for two people. The kitchen area and the views from the front of the lounge are incredible. There is nothing you could want or need to improve the experience of staying in Glen Rowen. Although we only stayed for four days and the weather was a little unkind we thoroughly enjoyed our post Christmas stay. What a great start to 2017.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Very nice property and suited the 4 of us perfectly

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Enjoyed our stay here location and property description was exactly as stated. Slept 4 adults perfectly but could of managed to sleep 6 if needed. Warm and homely feel to the house.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      First Class

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed four nights...absolutely delighted with the quality, cleanliness and facilities in the apartment. Enjoyed some local walking and dining and generally a thoroughly relaxing time.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017