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Top 5 holiday homes near Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay


People kayaking on Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK

When visiting Cumbria, UK, Lake Windermere has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near Lake Windermere, Cumbria, UK

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

Lakewatch Sanctuary

Lakewatch Sanctuary, Plum Guide home in the Lake District

Lakewatch Sanctuary, Plum Guide home in the Lake District

Click to book Lakewatch Sanctuary now: from £200 per night We guarantee you'll fall in love with the picture-perfect lake views from the moment you walk through the door. This peaceful spot by Windemere Lake is ideal for a romantic getaway full of breakfasts on the terrace and afternoon strolls by the lake. It's a studio apartment so come ready to snuggle up and feel all cosy. You can impress your better half with culinary inventions rustled up in the sleek kitchen or, if cooking isn't on the menu, the renowned Storrs Hall Hotel is just moments away and offers a refined dining experience that is sure to impress. For a little more action, drive five minutes and reach Bowness-on-Windermere, a sprawling tourist town from where you can plan sailing trips or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the town’s delightful lakeside setting. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Keeper

The Keeper, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

The Keeper, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book The Keeper now: from £1238 per night Whether you’re rambling around the surrounding fields or snuggling up by the fire, your days at this serene cottage are bound to bring you peace and unbridled comfort. And when it’s warm out, you can sit on the terrace with a delicious bite to eat and a glass of wine while you savour the nature views. An evening dip in the indoor pool will provide a relaxing end to the day. Lake Windermere, with the promise of boat rides and incredible scenery, is a few minutes’ drive away, and if you’re happy to venture out a bit further, Loughrigg Fell is the perfect spot for morning nature walks. Sleeps up to 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Silver Vane

Silver Vane, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Silver Vane, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Silver Vane now: from £249 per night If you seek seclusion and immersion in nature, Silver Vane offers just that with the added benefit of being easily accessible from the M6, avoiding all those narrow country lanes. The interiors speak for themselves, with elegant furnishings and bedrooms to our very high standards – expect plump bedding and soft linens. You'll need a good night's sleep to make the most of the scenic country walks that start from a path directly outside your home. A short drive will take you to quaint villages which are worth a visit, such as Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale, if only to regain some energy between walks in the village pub. If the group's feeling adventurous, there are many other popular trails to explore in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Coming back home after a long day out and relaxing in the cosy lounge with striking Howgill Fells views and the warming fireplace is the one experience that we look forward to the most. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Upon the Fells

Upon the Fells, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Upon the Fells, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Upon the Fells now: from £119 per night The Lake District has long inspired poets and artists, the clear waters and green mountains drawing in creative souls of all kinds – and now that includes you. This chic, contemporary home is perfectly placed for exploring the lush landscapes that Wordsworth wrote about, without cutting you off entirely from the modern world. Right in the heart of Ambleside, a charming English market town, this home is decked out with all the mod cons like Sky TV, a state-of-the-art coffee machine, and a gorgeous bathtub that's ideal for a long soak after a day of exploration. And of course there's also the attractions – there's a wealth of pubs and restaurants within walking distance and a cosy fireplace to return to and curl up in front of in the evening. Sleeps up to 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Counting Sheep, Plum Guide home in Cumbria, UK

Click to book Counting Sheep now: from £99 per night Located on a quiet residential street less than a ten-minute walk from the bustling town of Ambleside, this home is the perfect getaway for exploring the natural beauty of the Lake District. Fresh and recently fully refurbished, this delightful, contemporary space is full of thoughtful details that make it sing with style. From its colourful artwork and lighting fixtures to the honeycomb kitchen tiles and Harris tweed furniture, there’s a touch of funky charm to its otherwise sleek design. Upstairs, vintage-inspired wood furniture mixes with blue and mustard features to create a warm and peaceful bedroom that feels like a cosy cocoon that will be most welcome after a day of adventures. Ideal for a couple looking for a clean and modern retreat that’s well-equipped for a range of activities, this home maximises its space and includes a stylish tiled entrance to store your walking gear and a snug little study nook in the bedroom if you need to catch up on any last-minute emails or map out your next hiking route. After a day out exploring Ambleside, the National Park or the top of Lake Windermere, it's the perfect space to come home to for a comforting meal and a relaxing rinse under the rainfall shower before snuggling up for a restful night’s sleep. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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