Sympathetically restored, Applethwaite Cottage is a Grade 2 listed traditional 150 year old Cumbrian stone cottage situated in a secluded position down a short driveway just off the High Street. The cottage is ideally located in a quiet spot yet with all amenities and hustle and bustle of Windermere a moment away allowing you to enjoy all the delights and experiences the Lake District has to offer. Sited at the top of Windermere, Applethwaite Cottage is just a few minutes' stroll away from the traditional pubs, wine bars, cafes, restaurants and amenities in Windermere.
We are only a couple of minutes walk from Windermere railway station, which is the end of the line, but from where trains can be caught to Staveley (try the Brewery or Wilfs Café), Lancaster, Manchester Airport and beyond. The Lake District tourist buses also stop at the railway station so ideal for catching the bus to Ambleside, Grasmere, Hawkshead etc. So don’t worry if you don’t have a car - as one of our guests wrote in our visitor book “just walk”!
Applethwaite is a one minute walk to the centre of Windermere so shops, banks, cafes, restaurants are all close to hand. We are also just a minute's walk to the start of Orrest Head Walk - one of Wainwright's walks and one of Windermere's best vantage points. A 20 minute walk up Orrest Head reveals stunning views across the fells, roof tops of Windermere and onto the Lake itself and on a clear day offering views to Scarfell, Helvelyn and to Morecambe Bay.
Or walk through Windermere and take a right down to the quieter Lakeside and enjoy the view walking around Queen Adelaide’s Hill. If you’ve brought your own kayak then this is an ideal spot away from the busy piers in Bowness to launch (car parking is available at the Rayrigg Meadow car park).
Alternatively walk down the hill to Bowness to the cinema, shops, cafes and bars and enjoy boating on the Lake; catch the ferry over to Brockholes and Go Ape, Ambleside or Claife Heights.
And with the Dales Way only a stroll away there are lots of great walks on the doorstep.
Applethwaite Cottage is the first cottage of a row of only four cottages, and offers a cosy, traditional, homely feel with modern facilities. Tucked down a driveway and behind a gated fence Applethwaite has an open front pebbled garden area with a table and chairs, ideal for catching the Lake District sunshine.
On entering the front of the cottage you walk into the living room with wooden floor and wooden cabinet for hanging coats and storing shoes on one side and handy shelves on the other side, wood burning stove on a slate hearth (an original slate tile from the roof of the cottage 'rescued' by our next door neighbour many years ago), bespoke open wrought iron balustrade staircase, TV/DVD player, wireless Bluetooth speaker and selection of books, DVDs and family games. For guests looking for walk ideas there are a couple of guidebooks with walk suggestions as well as an Ordnance Survey map for guests’ use.
Walk through to the spacious dining kitchen with electric oven and induction hob, washer dryer, microwave, fridge with icebox, toaster, iron, church pew and dining table and four chairs. The kitchen is well equipped for all your cooking needs. Outdoor table wear is also provided for those wanting to sit out and/or BBQ.
Upstairs are two decent sized bedrooms and a bathroom. The larger front bedroom has a kingsize bed with memory foam pocket sprung mattress, bedside chair, wardrobe, drawers, bedside cabinets and bedside lamps, freestanding mirror, hairdryer and a double USB charging socket (ideal for charging phones/tablets etc).
The rear bedroom has two single beds with memory foam mattresses, wardrobe, bedside cabinet with bedside lamp and window seat.
There is a modern bathroom with bath, electric shower, electric shaver socket (inside mirrored bathroom cabinet), heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
All bed linen and towels are provided and the beds are made up ready for your arrival.
For guests with very young children we have a travel cot (cot bedding provided) and a highchair available at no extra cost.
To the rear of the Applethwaite is an enclosed slate paved courtyard with a table, chairs and BBQ.
For cyclists there is a ground anchor in the courtyard and a bike cover and combination padlock are available for securing bikes.
Whilst there is no dedicated parking with Applethwaite you are able to use the driveway to drop off/unload/load. We then park on nearby streets - the closest being College Road which is only a minute's walk away and a local street map is left in the cottage with the unrestricted parking areas highlighted.
BT Infinity unlimited broadband is installed.
We are pet friendly and happily accept a well behaved pet with no extra charge.
We are able to accommodate any changeover day so there are no restrictions on when you can start your stay.
If you wish to stay between 4-6 days please don’t hesitate to contact us either by message through the site or telephone and we can provide a quick discounted quote (based on the daily charge the site generates).
Prices are as stated with no additional charges made for providing travel cot and/or highchair or for taking your pet. All rental prices, regardless of length, include welcome pack (containing starter supplies of tea and coffee, milk and initial support of wood for the log burner) and cleaning cost.
Check-in is from 3.00pm and check-out is 10.00am. We may be able to be flexible with these times if required- eg you may be able to leave your luggage in the cottage whilst changeover cleaning is completed - just let us know if you would require this option.