3 Bedroom (Sleeps 5) Holiday Cottage Windermere

Fairoak Cottage

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Cottage ref : P183439
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  • Property Type Holiday Cottage
  • Location Windermere
  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay3
  • Low season price per week£415
  • High season price per week£1025
  • Average price per week£575
  • 🌈 NHS Discount upto 5%
  • Customer rating 4.8 / 5 ( 23 reviews )
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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 smart TV
Sitting room with television/dvd player
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 in the property or in 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.)


Such a lovely cottage!

By Jay on 09-Jul-2021

I stayed at this amazing cottage in July 2021 with my family. We had such a fantastic time. The place was well equipped with kitchen utensils and all the necessary items needed for a family including board games and card games which kept my 8 year old busy!

The park at the end of the road was our evening out playing football and badminton and with the sun shining it was so lovely. Shops including a butchers and supermarkets is right on the doorstep. Lots of restaurants and cafes to enjoy time out, ours was the Indian restaurant called "Prince of India" food was delicious as well as the "The Little Ice Cream shop" there was always a que outside but well worth waiting as the taste was like no ordinary ice cream!

One of our favourite hiding place was to the lake of Queen Adelaides hill by St Mary's park where we sun bathed and enjoyed the view of the Lake as it was always so peaceful and minimal footfall. Overall it was such an amazing experience!

5 of of 5

Ideal location for our first trip to the Lakes

By Lesley on 18-Jun-2021

Lovely stone cottage right in the centre of Windermere, meaning there was lots to do without the car and a choice of cafes, restaurants and takeaways close by. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. Glad to have use of a private parking space but no outside space.
Overall we found it ideal for our first stay in the Lake District.

5 of of 5

A clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage

By Mr A on 21-May-2021

“A clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage.”
Everything you might need was supplied, but you will need to take toilet rolls, milk etc. with you. The parking space at the rear of the cottage was a big advantage and we would book this place again. A great location, with small co-op and Sainsbury’s express two minutes walk away and Booths supermarket next to the station. We stayed the last week of lockdown in May, so no pubs or restaurants open indoors. We still had a good time - what’s not to like about the Lake District!

0 of of 5

Wonderful long weekend in the Lakes

By Miss C on 30-Apr-2021

The cottage is in a great location in Windermere, very close to the train and bus station, to restaurants and shops. It is very comfortable, well equipped and very clean. The owner was very kind and very helpful with many recommendations. It would be great to return another time!

0 of of 5

Fantastic location

By Mr Long on 12-Oct-2020

Fantastic Location, Well Equipped, Very Cosy And Comfortable.”
The private parking is a bonus and excellent communication with the owner. Would definitely return!

0 of of 5

Well equipped

By Miss Jones on 18-Sep-2020

“Great base to explore the lakes, very central and well equipped”

0 of of 5

Comfortable, clean and well equipped

By Mrs Peel on 28-Aug-2020

“It was a very convenient location as there are lots of shops nearby.”
The cottage is comfortable, clean and well equipped. The cottage owner is very kind and she responses very quickly.

0 of of 5

Loved our week away in the Lake District

By Mrs How on 14-Aug-2020

Loved our week away in the Lake District. The cottage was in a great location in the centre of Windermere with access to shops for anything we needed. The cottage was great with its own parking space. Having a washing machine and dishwasher was a great feature for a family of 5

0 of of 5

Fantastic location in the centre of Windermere

By Dr Seagrave on 24-Jul-2020

Extremely well equipped kitchen and cleanliness throughout the property. Easy communication with the owner prior to arrival and prompt replies to queries.

5 of of 5

Very Nice!

By Chantal O'Brien on 11-Jul-2020

We had a lovely time in Windermere last week. The cottage is pleasant and spacious. The parking at the back is good as the area can get very busy with cars everywhere. The house is a couple of metres walk from the shops - the coop proved very handy indeed. Most things were open last week so we weren't stuck for things to do. We hired a boat on the lake which we all enjoyed. We took a ride in the car along Kirkstone Pass which has beautiful scenery and we visited Aria Force waterfall at the southern end of Ullswater which is well worth a visit. Bowness took about 20 minutes to walk downhill and a little longer walking back up. Good, but strenuous, exercise if you are, like me, not the fittest of people. Ambleside, Grassmere, Hawkshead (on the ferry) and even Keswick, plus many of the lakes are all within easy reach by car. Our trip just wasn't long enough to fit it all in. Would highly recommend the cottage and we will definitely be visiting again.

4 of of 5

Very comfortable cottage

By Rev Johnson on 20-Dec-2019

Very comfortable cottage, well-heated and in a great location. Handy for the shops and bars/restaurants and also for the bus/train to get around without needing a car. If we were holidaying in Windermere again we would definitely consider staying here again before looking anywhere else.

0 of of 5

Super stay at Fairoak

By Mrs Sellers, Kelso on 21-Oct-2019

Super stay at Fairoak. Great location right near centre of Windermere with a parking space/drive at back. So close to shops and restaurants but in quiet and pretty little street. House has everything you need. Very warm and cosy. Ample space for 5 people – my daughter and I had loads of room on our own. Great base for the whole of Lake district. Totally recommend!

0 of of 5

Central for everything

By Miss Blythe, Feltham on 27-Sep-2019

Had a fantastic stay at Fairoak … Sarah was so lovely to deal with accommodation literally central for everything … loved the recommendation from Sarah the host to walk up Orrest Head which is right near the property Stunning views – Bowness also a short walk away. Off street parking brilliant as tried not to use the car every day. Shower lovely and Sarah has thought of everything including plasters first aid kit everything you could think of was available would recommend weather a mixture of sunshine and rain which is just how to enjoy the Lake District.

0 of of 5

Good value for money

By Miss Walton, Hove on 20-Sep-2019

We were warm, comfortable and very happy with the facilities and household items we needed, and the great location of Fairoak. The added service of a parking permit for our second car was especially helpful. Being in Windermere allowed easy access to shops, cafes and transport, (especially local buses and the railway). We all felt Fairoak was good value for money too. We’d visit again. Four contented female travellers!

0 of of 5

Right in the heart of Windermere

By Mr Phasey, Purley on 21-Aug-2019

Mr Phasey, Purley, August 2019
Some of the cooking utensils were a bit old, the frying pans in particular. Cooker hood didn’t work (light or fan). Overall though a nice place to stay as a base and right in the heart of Windermere which is what we wanted.

0 of of 5

We really enjoyed our holiday here

By Mr Cunningham, Coventry on 09-Jul-2019

This property is more than adequate for a comfortable short stay holiday. The only reservations we would have in recommending this cottage to friends are the difficulty of operating the key safe, which anyone with poor eyesight would have difficulty in managing, and the restricted access to the car parking position. This latter is obviously out of control of the owner. The property could not be better placed for easy access to all the facilities in the town of Windermere. We really enjoyed our holiday here.

0 of of 5

Very clean, well-equipped and spacious

By Mrs Frost, Lanark on 21-Jun-2019

Mrs Frost, Lanark, June 2019
We had a wonderful stay at this cottage in Windermere. The owner was super to deal with and so helpful, showing a great deal of care about her house and guests. The house itself was in a fantastic location which is quiet and yet only a very short flat walk to lots of shops, restaurants and cafes, the bonus of a private parking space which is rare in this location, making it even better. The house was very clean, well equipped and spacious and there were helpful notes on what to do with the heating, bins etc. The only small thing I would say would be that the sofas could do with replacing, but I would highly recommend this cottage, would certainly return and indeed hope to do so next year.

0 of of 5

Really well- located for the village centre shops and restaurants

By Mrs Donald, Edinburgh on 09-Jun-2019

We really enjoyed staying at Fairoak. The house is very comfortable and really well-located for the village centre shops and restaurants. Having a parking space was fantastic, but the house is really close to the bus stop for buses north and south which run every 15 minutes or so to Bowness, Brockhole, etc. We enjoyed not having to drive everywhere. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fairoak.

0 of of 5

Extremely comfortable, warm and spacious

By Mr Bradford, Ossett on 17-May-2019

A lovely house yards from the centre of Windermere. It is extremely comfortable, warm and spacious. The added bonus was parking at the rear of the house as it was impossible to park elsewhere with ease or near at hand. The shops, including a supermarket and restaurants were very near at hand yet the street was quiet. The owner was very helpful and quick at replying to queries. We had a great holiday in a beautiful location in a comfy home. We intend to return to Windermere next year if all goes to plan and will book this house again if it is free.

0 of of 5

A lovely cottage in a great location

By Mrs Taylor, Buckingham on 19-Apr-2019

This is a lovely cottage in a great location. We have a six and five year old and found that the cottage had everything we needed. There is a parking space at the back of the house which is great as there is limited spaces in the village. There are toys and games provided and kids dvds. The house is clean and very spacious and I can not fault it. There is a nice park at the end of the road and the local shops, pubs and restaurants are a one minute walk away. In terms of things to do with small kids, there is lots in the local area. You can walk up to Orrest Head from the cottage. It takes about 20 minutes and the views of the lake are amazing. We walked down the hill to Bowness most days. It takes about twenty minutes and there is lots to do there. We did a boat trip, visited the old style cinema and enjoyed the lake. There is also the Beatrix Potter museum here. Further a field we visited Wray Castle and Keswick. Both have great playgrounds for the kids. We also went to Coniston, and Grizedale Forest which were great days out. We also went to Brockhole which is a 5 minute drive away. It is nice to walk around and has a good play area but the activities are quite expensive and overpriced in my opinion. We had a fab week and would stay here again.

0 of of 5

Highly recommend it

By Dr Au, Canberra on 18-Mar-2019

Fantastic place in a beautiful part of the world. The cottage is warm and spacious and Sarah is a wonderful host. Highly recommend it:)

0 of of 5

This was the most perfect accommodation i have ever stayed in

By Mr Letheby, Hope Valley on 02-Mar-2019

This was the most perfect accommodation I have ever stayed in. I felt so much at home I actually felt like this was my home. Everything was spotlessly clean. The bedding was very comfortable and the house was cozy and warm. Being in town made it that much more enjoyable as all the shops, restaurants, attractions, etc were within easy walking distance. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

0 of of 5

Will visit again!

By Mr Pillai on 14-Dec-2018

Lovely landlady; very communicative, super-helpful. Will visit again! Thanks.

0 of of 5
Oct 29th to Dec 17th Per week
( 5% discount for NHS )
Dec 22nd and Dec 29th Per week
( 5% discount for NHS )
Jan 3rd to Feb 11th Per week
( 5% discount for NHS )
Winter 2021-22 Short break in term time
£365 Friday to Monday
( 5% discount for NHS )
Feb 18th to 25th` Per week
( 5% discount for NHS )
Feb 11th to Feb 18th Per week
( 5% discount for NHS )
March until Easterw Per week
( 5% discount for NHS )
Easter holidays Per week
( 5% discount for NHS )
May Per week term time
( 5% discount for NHS )
June Per week term time
( 5% discount for NHS )
July Per week term time
July-August Per week
Children Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Heating
Linens provided Washing machine Tumble dryer
Parking Living room Hairdryer
Ironing board Television Dvds
Games Books
Family Historic Sports activities
Tourist attractions
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