3 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Cottage in Windermere

Fairoak Cottage, a cosy home-from-home in a quiet street near the centre of the village of Windermere.

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking.
Reference: P183439 - Book via Simply Owners and pay no booking fees or extra charges


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Owner/Property Manager: Sarah Jones
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Property Type: Cottage
Location: Windermere
Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum nights stay: 3
Low season price per week: £460
High season price per week: £890
Average price per week:£550
🌈 NHS Discount: upto 5%
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Situated in the heart of the ever-popular town of Windermere, this superb, traditional property in the South Lakes area is set in a row of Victorian Lakeland stone cottages, 1.5 miles from Lake Windermere. The perfect base for families or couples, guests at this cosy Windermere cottage will be delighted with the standard of accommodation provided, and its excellent location, in a quiet street very close to the centre of Windermere, with its wide variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. Queen's park, containing children's play area, is at the end of the road. Although there is plenty to do in the immediate area, it is easy to travel to other parts of the Lake District via car, bus or boat. The cottage is situated in a quiet street very near to all amenities and yet, in 20 minutes, you can walk up to Orrest Head to see a fabulous view of the lake! In the evening, the proximity to the village of Windermere and its restaurants and bars means that you can very easily walk to get a meal or a drink.

This spacious Windermere cottage offers three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and an additional shower room. There is also a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable sitting room with an electric fire and a large bay window, and a separate dining room. The efficient central heating system ensures that the Windermere cottage is cosy whatever the weather. Outside is a small front terrace, whilst to the rear there is a yard with a table and chairs, and your own off-road parking area - very useful in Windermere village, which has many visitors to its shops and cafes.

Located in the heart of the Lake District, with the quaint Cumbrian villages of Ambleside, Hawkshead and Grasmere, all within 15 miles of your Windermere cottage, there are lots of pretty places to explore. Pack a picnic and head up Orrest Head, highlighted by fellwalker and author, Alfred Wainwright, for breathtaking views across Lake Windermere, or meander down the Lake on the Windermere Steamer to Lakeside and enjoy the Aquarium of the Lakes, and the Haverthwaite and Lakeside Steam Railway. The Old Laundry Theatre has a variety of productions during the year and there is the Royalty cinema at Bowness for a rainy day!

This Windermere cottage is a superb Lake District base, at any time of year. Short breaks available during October to March.

Summary of facilities:

Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
Shower room with shower, basin and WC
Dining room with TV
Sitting room with Smart TV
Gas central heating throughout
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Travel cot and highchair (please bring own cot bedding)
Note: There are steps to the front and back door
Own off-road parking
Rear yard

Sorry, no pets and no smoking or vaping either in the house or the grounds.

Shops, cafés and pubs 1 min walk
Windermere train station 0.4 miles
Bus station 0.4 miles
Electric vehicle charging point is at Booth's supermarket less than half a mile away

Note: This property doesn't accept stag/hen parties or similar

Note Bowness-on-Windermere 1.5 mile; Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, whilst nearby there is the additional attraction of a boat ride to Ambleside, Wray Castle, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties, with activities to suit all age groups, as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.00. This is payable, please, two weeks before arrival and will be returned within a week of departure. (Please note that we know that a broken glass or cup cannot always be avoided and of course no charge would be deducted for this type of minor breakage.)

51 Reviews - 4.9/5 Average Rating

Delightful stay in the heart of Windermere

By Kathryn Mclean on 17-May-2024

Lovely long weekend stay at Fairoak. Perfect location in the centre of Windermere but also very quiet even though town was busy. The house had everything we needed, was clean and spacious. Easily walkable down into Bowness. Spent a full day cruising around the lake getting off and on at Ambleside and Lakeside. Lots of lovely places to eat and drink, we dined at San Pietro which was superb!

Birthday Break in the Lakes

By Mark McCaffrey on 10-May-2024

Very pleased with the house we stayed in. It was steps away Windermere town and everything it had to offer. It was clean, tidy and comfortable. The only two complaints we had were the beds being too soft (this is a personal preference and not a reflection on the quality of the furniture) and the strange macerator toilet in the en-suite. It was very strange using a square toilet seat! It was the wrong shape for my bum! I would recommend this location to anyone. Sarah, the owner is charming and friendly. For a week in the Lakes, you can't ask for more. Mark McCaffrey

Comfortable cottage, great location

By Peter W on 04-Apr-2024

A warm, well equipped property, within easy access to Windermere and beyond.


All year round Short breaks Please enquire
February Per week 450
March 22nd to 29th Per week 850 ( 5% discount for NHS )
February Half term week 550
March Per week 460
March 29th we to April 5th Per week 850 ( 5% discount for NHS )
April 5th to May 2nd Per week 550
May 3rd to May 23rd Per week 630
May 24th to May 30th May Bank Holiday 850
May 31st to June 27th Per week 690
June 28th to July 18th Per week 690
July 19th - August 29th Per week 890 ( 5% discount for NHS )
August 30th to end September Per week 580 ( 5% discount for NHS )
Sept 27th to end October Per week 540
November Per week 460
December Per week 460
Christmas by arrangement
Winter short breaks 2024-5 3 or 4 nights Nov-Feb 430



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
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