Cottage in Brook Road, Nr. Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet, Relaxing And Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere
About Michael Ellis
We are Ron and Val I have lived in Windermere all my life and Val, my wife is just about local, moving here when she was a teenager! We ran a local florist business in the village for about 30 years and now I spend most of my time, either in the garden or fulfilling my role as of Chairman for the Heathwaite Junior Football Club and member of the Taverners Cricket Club. Val is very happy to be retired!
Michael Ellis purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Michael Ellis chose Windermere
We bought the house in 1981 as both Val and me fell in love with it. The house is beautiful Lakeland slate with a large bay window letting in loads of light to the front room. The garden was huge and covered in a mass of rhododendron buses, flower beds and trees. In the grounds was an out building, again in Lakeland stone and a large bay window, which much later became The Floss. The house is so quiet and private even though being right in the heart of Windermere with easy access to the village or a short walk to the Lake. The house was a great place to bring up our children, is enjoyed by the grandchildren and Flossy the family dog loved playing out in the garden all her life. Our daughters dog Scarlett spends plenty of time in it too chasing her much loved ball!
What makes this Cottage unique
The benefits of staying here are vast. The gardens have become even more spectacular over the last few years, ever since retiring I enjoy many an hour digging, weeding and planting in all weathers! The amount of land surrounding the house and cottage is fantastic. There are very few houses like ours in the village which have the benefit of being so central and having the space and peace away from it all. The slate seating area adjacent to the cottage is a great vantage point for enjoying the garden, reading a good book or chatting with friends and family. It is also the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or a Pims in the summer sun (weather permitting, it is the Lake District!)
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The cottage was at the back of the owners garden, which was beautiful to walk through. Had everything we needed, very comfortable. Much bigger than it looks on the photos, was perfectly fine for two of us. Lots of kitchen utensils, nice bathroom, comfy bed. It was very clean and nicely decorated. They left fairy cakes and an easter egg which was very nice. 5 mins walk from windermere centre and walking distance to the lake and jetty. Would definitely stay again if we came back to windermere
Beautiful cottage with everything you need
We had a lovely break, weather wasn’t great but that didn’t stop us having a fantastic time. The Floss is in a great location for Windermere and a lovely walk into Bowness.
Would highly recommend (delicious homemade cupcakes on arrival. Thank you Val) xx
beautiful perfect little cottage
highly recommend this beautiful cottage and hope to return, we had a lovely christmas stay it has everything you need to make for a perfect break away , the owners Val and Ron are lovely and very helpful and the communication with Michael during the booking process was also perfect . The cottage is cosy clean and warm and the decor is beautiful , lovely quiet location but only a short 5 min walk away from the lovely little village of Windermere and just slightly further probably 15min walk down into bowness and the lake.
The accommodation was perfect, immaculate and very comfortable, with touches of luxury like the underfloor heating in the bathroom and practical things like the washing machine and plenty of pots and pans if you felt like cooking. We will probably make it an annual visit!
Many thanks for your lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and it would be great to welcome you again next year.
Lovely clean and warm cottage in a convenient location.
Cute cottage tucked away between two beautiful villages. Faultless hospitality, the cottage is well maintained and kept immaculately clean. Every home comfort is provided for and luxury extras such as underfloor heating and cupcakes on arrival :-) we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend staying at The Floss xx
Charming, quirky and well presented
As soon as we stepped through the front door we realised that it was a winner, from the high ceiling with the bedroom area (loved the skylight) on the open mezzanine level to the cosy lounge area with the open flame gas fire, the tasteful furnishings and the well equipped kitchen ( milk in fridge for arrival) and bathroom. The cottage is very handy for Windemere village being just a 5 minute walk from the centre and a 15 minute walk from Bowness on Windemerev but where it was situated was very quiet. We are happy recommend it.
Lake Windermere is approximately 15 minute walk away. 5 minute drive.
The largest lake in England with a variety of water sports available, pleasure cruises etc.
Nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool. Both are approximately an hour and a half from the property.
Windermere village 1/4 mile, Bowness on Windermere 1 mile. Ambleside 4 miles, Grasmere 10 miles, Keswick 22 miles.