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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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                                                              Fantastic property in the heart of Bowness

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              Hollands is a beautiful property and has perfect location in the heart of Bowness. The property is very spacious. We had a full house but there was ample room for everyone to be together in the lounge and kitchen areas and the outside area/balcony is a nice addition to a property in the centre of town. My first impression upon entering the house was wow. It is immaculate and tastefully decorated. The bedrooms are lovely with comforts beds and plenty of room. The twin room also has the option of addition 2 pull out beds. We used this room for 2 adults and 2 kids and there was plenty of room. The Owners Stephen and Wendy provide all the information you need about the property/parking and directions via email before you go. We had no need to contact them during our stay however I am sure this would not have been an issue if we had. We loved our stay at Hollands and would recommend this for family's and friends alike who are looking for somewhere beautiful, comfortable and convenient for Bowness/Windermere.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                              Very neat & clean cottage

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              Very nice neat & clean cottage. Had a lovely stay,everything was perfect. Will definitely visit again.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                              1st class, get away from it all cottage

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              The cottage was spacious, clean and had all the amenities we needed. It had stunning views with plenty of wildlife to watch, birds of all different kinds, rabbits and even a deer. The owners were very helpful and provided delicious scones on our arrival. They really made us feel welcome. We would recommend this property to our family and friends.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016