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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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                                                              Felt like our own home

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              Absoultely loved the lodge/ caravan we stayed in. We felt like at our own home. It had all the facilities that you need and the lodge was literally 3-4 mins walk to the shore of lake. If I plan to visit lake district I would Definetely book the same lodge. We simply enjoyed our stay at your lodge. Thank you Paul for your good customer service and good work on keeping your lodge clean, fresh and upto the good standards. Will recommend to anyone.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                              Lovely cottage in a fantastic location

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              The property has been very tastefully renovated with top notch appliances in the kitchen etc. We were a party of four adults and a Labrador and there was certainly no problem with space, which has been utilised to the maximum. All the utensils, pots and pans etc are more than adequate, however be prepared to bring/buy extra items like more dishwasher tablets, foil and kitchen roll if you plan to make meals at the cottage as we did. Also extra loo roll! That said this is a minor point, which does not detract from the fact that we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend. It is a shame there is no garden, but we knew that before we booked. Previous reviews have mentioned that their is no need to leave the area, which is something we can associate with. We bought a book from the local Co-Op, for walks from Elterwater, which is the best £3.50 you could spend!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                              Fabulous Calgarth

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              We have just returned from a great family holiday in the lodge on White Cross Bay. The lodge had everything we needed and was a great base- TV in both bedrooms and one was also ensuite with excellent facilities in the kitchen.It was in an ideal spot both on the site and the situation between Windermere and Ambleside- very peaceful and relaxing. Site quiet but exactly what we wanted and able to eat on the decking with no one overlooking, gas bbq was provided.The lodge was very clean and owners very helpful- would highly recommend. Pool on site also great with sauna , steam room and daily activities to book although on a few of the days water was very cold. Would highly recommend both the lodge and White Cross Bay and would stay there again.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016