The Hollies, WindermereSleeps up to ten people + cot

Situated between the picturesque town of Windermere and its neighbour Bowness on Windermere, The Hollies is a picture-perfect property that oozes serenity with the hustle and bustle just a short walk away. This incredible five-bedroom property features plenty of space downstairs, a cosy fire place and a stunning wooden staircase adding to the timeless ambience of the house. The Hollies provides the ideal place for a getaway with friends and family with a fantastic array of activities, from enjoying the great outdoors and the Stock Gyll Force waterfall at the top of the lake, to discovering local artisans through some retail therapy and even the World of Beatrix Potter just a short walk away.

2023 rates start from £2,184 for a seven-night stay.

Number 5, Ambleside Sleeps up to ten + cot

Number 5 is a delightful, newly renovated property situated on the edge of the pretty market town, Ambleside. Sleeping up to 10 guests, with a large open plan living area and wood burning stove, it’s the perfect pad for staycation. Explore the watery delights nearby with a motorboat on the largest of the lakes, Lake Windermere, or perhaps using more energy with a canoe on River Rothay. This base allows guests to enjoy the magic of the Ambleside area before returning to a fully equipped home to unwind and relax.

2023 rates start from £750 for a seven-night stay.

16 Lowther, South of PenrithSleeps 4 + cot

16 Lowther is a traditional sandstone cottage built in the 70’s and is surrounded by stunning countryside waiting to be explored. Guests will feel right at home whether enjoying an evening drink on the secluded patio or bringing the evening to a close snuggled up on the large sofa in front of the wood-burner. Walkers are spoilt for choice with Hadrian’s Wall nearby, as well as the more challenging hikes; Shap Fells, Lune Gorge and Hellvellyn. Being situated on the Lowther Estate your first stop should be the castle with its amazing ruins, gardens, cafe and brilliant playpark for the children. It is a most intriguing attraction and only a short drive or a mile walk from the cottage. Four-legged friends are welcome at 16 Lowther – making it the perfect property for the whole family!

2023 rates start from £578 for a seven-night stay.

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