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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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    Cottage #1933633
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Bungalow #1905885
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Bungalow #8146970
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Cottage #1876740
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            • 1 BR
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            Cottage #8161669
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            Viewed 119 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
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              • Sleeps 8
              House #8151978
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #411435
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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #6505578
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Cabin #8132074
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      House #8079212
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8168988
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                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          Cottage #6492026
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
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                            House #1793994
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #8169090
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                              Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Cottage #8072662
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                                Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 4 BA
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                                  House #419288
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals Caravan #6728256
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • Studio
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Multiple rentals Caravan #6728256
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                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
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                                        Cottage #8078250
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #1099721
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                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                            (41 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #1000621
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                                            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (28 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              House #873364
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                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
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                                                Cabin #6494848
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                  House #1747932
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                    House #6496369
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #816207
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #457214
                                                        10
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                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6559860
                                                          5
                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 5 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #8170720
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                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                              House #75204
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                Cottage #6713501
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  House #6480367
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                    Cottage #60736
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Cabin #1421831
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                                                                        Cottage #816922
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
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                                                                          Cottage #2195
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #1123064
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                                                                            Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Barn #8173830
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Cottage #8076509
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #8156922
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (38 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #1880897
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                                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #8150281
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Cabin #6085808
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #6104875
                                                                                          4
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cabin #8170649
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                                                                                            Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #1879216
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                                                                                              Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #8127261
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8113477
                                                                                                  5
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                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Cottage #8162495
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #1883269
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely house, great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really clean, comfortable house. Independent cinema at bottom of street! Walk down through magical Bowness to lake.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent Apartment - Great short Break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything was perfect from the minute we decided to stay, all the information we needed was provided quickly and thorough. The apartment is upstairs with a great views over the fells, it is roomy,comfortable and very well equipped there was nothing at all we missed. It is only 5 minutes uphill from all Pubs and restaurants that Ambleside has to offer so that is great too. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Clean warm cosy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic cottage with everything you could possibly need. Great location away from it all but also close to the town shops and Lake. Would definitely return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017