When planning a holiday in Windermere you have two basic choices – a hotel or a self-catering cottage. We look at the advantages of booking a romantic Windermere cottage.
Luxury Windermere cottage rentals offer stunning features, private gardens, hot tubs, four poster beds, open plan living areas and space to breathe. Many cottages offer stereo systems, DVD players and a range of hi-tech equipment to ensure your stay is a comfortable one.
Luxury cottages also give you the freedom and flexibility to come and go as you please and the chance to ‘live like a local’ during your trip. You can enjoy staying in a private cottage in Windermere and enjoy the relaxed and gentle pace of life, without having to rush down for breakfast. The beauty of self-catering holidays is that you can do everything in your own time.
Self-catering holidays in the UK are increasing in popularity, and Windermere is the perfect place for a hassle-free break. You won’t have to worry about passports, foreign currency or flight delays if you choose a holiday closer to home.
Choose a luxury Windermere cottage with a fully equipped kitchen and everything you need to prepare delicious meals. You can also save money by bringing food with you or shopping at one of the many markets or delicatessens in and around Windermere.
A wide choice of local pubs and restaurants serve everything from typical hearty Cumbrian cuisine such as Cumberland sausages and local lamb to Michelin star dining and real ales. A wide choice of local attractions make Windermere the ideal spot for a cottage holiday, especially if you are planning a romantic weekend or a honeymoon.
Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, is a great place to visit. With interactive exhibitions, an adventure playground, a café, shop and information centre, plus direct access to the lake from the gardens, this is a great day out for all the family. It is well worth visiting Brockhole just to enjoy the stunning gardens, and the views down to Windermere.
Book yourself onto a steamer from Bowness Bay, which run all year round. You can either cruise directly across the river, or stop off at some of the attractions between Bowness, Ambleside or Lakeside.
Enjoy a relaxing sail across Windermere, or buy an all-day ticket which will allow you to hop on and off the boat where you choose. Many trippers take a picnic, and combine a boat trip with a stroll around the shore of England´s biggest lake.
Whatever time of year you plan to visit the Lake District, cottage holidays in Windermere offer the luxury, freedom and privacy you won’t find in a hotel room.