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For a good old fashioned dose of fresh air, Windermere - with its wonderful sailing opportunities and lakeside charm - is full of lovely, family friendly cottages. Whether you’re looking for spectacular views, a large garden or a cosy log burning fire, Snaptrip’s family friendly holiday cottages combine with Windermere’s welcoming spirit to create a fabulous group holiday.

Holidays to the British countryside are a wonderful opportunity to explore this amazing island while spending quality time with the family, and it just so happens that Windermere is up there with the best of the bunch. Set in the gorgeous Lake District National Park - think a miniature Scotland slap bang in the North West of England - you’re guaranteed beauty whatever the weather.


Family Friendly activities in Windermere


Windermere is abound with activities to keep everyone entertained. Bring your sturdiest boots for an afternoon of thrill-seeking with the guys at Crags Adventures and their range of outdoor activities, including the slipping and sliding, climbing and jumping that is ghyll scrambling at Windermere’s natural gorges. Or venture down to Treetops Nets and live the monkey-life as you swing suspended from the huge oak trees!

Over in Bowness-on-Windermere, swing by The World of Beatrix Potter to immerse yourself in the playful world of this prolific Lake District author and of course, no visit to Windermere is complete without a visit to the Fun Factory! A multi-level play-haven featuring slides, ball pits and wobbly bridges - it’s a great way to keep the kids entertained.

Nearby you can also visit the quaint villages of Hawkshead, Ambleside and Grasmere.

Windermere Cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
  • Last Minute Cottages - Alice Howe
2

Windermere

Alice Howe

Ref: S73970

Reviews 15

7
14

  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield
  • Last Minute Cottages - Chartfield

Windermere

Chartfield

Ref: S88836

Reviews 3

5
8

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Hollies
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Hollies
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Hollies
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Hollies
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Hollies

Bowness-on-Windermere

The Hollies

Ref: S18744

Reviews 5

5
10

  • Last Minute Cottages - Bannerrigg
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bannerrigg
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bannerrigg
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bannerrigg
  • Last Minute Cottages - Bannerrigg
2

Windermere

Bannerrigg

Ref: S73972

Reviews 15

5
14

  • Last Minute Cottages - RIVER COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - RIVER COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - RIVER COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - RIVER COTTAGE
  • Last Minute Cottages - RIVER COTTAGE

Windermere

RIVER COTTAGE

Ref: S887

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft
  • Last Minute Cottages - The Loft

Windermere

The Loft

Ref: S185797

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Swan Isle
  • Last Minute Cottages - Swan Isle
  • Last Minute Cottages - Swan Isle
  • Last Minute Cottages - Swan Isle
  • Last Minute Cottages - Swan Isle

Windermere

Swan Isle

Ref: S39314

Reviews 1

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Owl Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Owl Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Owl Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Owl Barn
  • Last Minute Cottages - Owl Barn

Windermere

Owl Barn

Ref: S6904

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - High Moor Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Moor Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Moor Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Moor Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - High Moor Cottage

Windermere

High Moor Cottage

Ref: S4030

Reviews 20

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Burkesfield Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Burkesfield Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Burkesfield Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Burkesfield Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Burkesfield Cottage

Windermere

Burkesfield Cottage

Ref: S3283

Reviews 4

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Helm Lune
  • Last Minute Cottages - Helm Lune
  • Last Minute Cottages - Helm Lune
  • Last Minute Cottages - Helm Lune
  • Last Minute Cottages - Helm Lune

Windermere

Helm Lune

Ref: S3770

Reviews 6

2
5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Holly Cottage

Windermere

Holly Cottage

Ref: S3057

Reviews 8

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lady Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lady Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lady Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lady Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lady Holme

Windermere

Lady Holme

Ref: S37490

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Dizzy Duck
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dizzy Duck
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dizzy Duck
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dizzy Duck
  • Last Minute Cottages - Dizzy Duck

Windermere

Dizzy Duck

Ref: S89983

Reviews 14

3
5

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lake Winds Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lake Winds Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lake Winds Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lake Winds Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lake Winds Lodge

Windermere

Lake Winds Lodge

Ref: S4452

Reviews 9

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Mill Beck Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mill Beck Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mill Beck Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mill Beck Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Mill Beck Cottage

Windermere

Mill Beck Cottage

Ref: S25967

Reviews 10

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeview 6
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeview 6
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeview 6
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeview 6
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lakeview 6

Windermere

Lakeview 6

Ref: S4396

Reviews 10

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - Thompson Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Thompson Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Thompson Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Thompson Holme
  • Last Minute Cottages - Thompson Holme

Windermere

Thompson Holme

Ref: S37560

Reviews 1

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Spyri Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Spyri Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Spyri Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Spyri Cottage
  • Last Minute Cottages - Spyri Cottage

Windermere

Spyri Cottage

Ref: S9337

Reviews 8

3
6

  • Last Minute Cottages - 14 Thirlmere
  • Last Minute Cottages - 14 Thirlmere
  • Last Minute Cottages - 14 Thirlmere
  • Last Minute Cottages - 14 Thirlmere
  • Last Minute Cottages - 14 Thirlmere

Windermere

14 Thirlmere

Ref: S4503

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodhow Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodhow Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodhow Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodhow Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Woodhow Lodge

Lake Windermere

Woodhow Lodge

Ref: S137952

Reviews 9

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Brathay Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brathay Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brathay Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brathay Lodge
  • Last Minute Cottages - Brathay Lodge

Lake Windermere

Brathay Lodge

Ref: S170768

Reviews 10

2
4

  • Last Minute Cottages - Hazel
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hazel
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hazel
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hazel
  • Last Minute Cottages - Hazel

Windermere

Hazel

Ref: S80866

Reviews 23

5
12

  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew
  • Last Minute Cottages - Yew

Windermere

Yew

Ref: S80358

Reviews 32

4
7

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Daphne - verified booking

"Lovely house and great location but frustrated occupants. Lovely christmas tree thanks. Lovely Aga. Good fridge/freezer capacity. Batterie de cuisine fit for purpose esp knife sharpening steel. Welcome basket lovely but would have liked the pepper grinder filled and decent salt and a small amount of milk for tea on arrival.There was no soap/ hand wash at all in the house! After a long journey seven people wanted the bathroom..............Fortunately we got there in time and knew the Coop opened late from previous visits. We would have despaired if we turned up later or were newbies to Bowness. For the number of people accommodated little space for hanging up/drying outdoor gearNo doormat so the hall floor got muckyOur Main bedroom hopelessly inadequate hanging and storage for clothes . We lived out of the suitcase for the week which was the last thing we expected for the price paid.There were no bath mats. Getting out of baths onto a slippery floor is not good and There were no oven gloves! Eek - a massive Aga- Xmas roasts- burnt hands. Not good. Inadequate quantity of wine and water glasses of same size for the total occupants.We were unable to negotiate the various black boxes and three controls linked to the TV the one or two occasions we wanted to view.Lastly, we are are committed to recycling. We found it confusing. No provision for plastic or card, yet a green bin down the road clearly indicated mixed recycling . Some of us took plastic home to recycle. Feel this is really important for the impact of the tourism industry.We did pop into the local office which said it sent an email about some of the above but did not have any response. We felt inhibited about contacting the phone number so close to Xmas"
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Val - verified booking

"Generally good holiday property for a large party, good space, furnishings and equipment.Too close to a noisy busy road, which meant sitting outside in the small garden area was not pleasant, so we moved the garden furniture to the front, which worked, although it was not private from other residents at The Terrace. It was also noisy during the night and particularly in the morning, for people who were sleeping on that side of the house.Major irritation was the cleaning team! When some of our party arrived early and wanted to park at the property, they were told that the parking spaces wouldn't be available until 4pm and that their cars would be in the way. This might be acceptable, if it wasn't for the fact that on the day of departure, when our departure time was 10am, some of the cleaning/maintenance team arrived before 9am. One parked his van right in front of the cottage, in a space we had intended to use for loading one of our vehicles. He then sat in the van and stared into the front door watching as we all moved around loading our vehicles. Eventually he sat at the table outside the front, and other cleaning people arrived early also. It felt like vultures were swirling overhead waiting for us to go, and definitely spoiled the last hour of our visit. When we were saying goodbye to other family members at 10am, people who we wouldn't see for another year, they were already in the house and stripping the beds."
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- Mrs Macpherson, August 2018 - verified booking

"The loacation of Dizzy Duck is fantastic. We had a lovely holiday, there are plenty of shops and restaurants within a two minute walk from the house and easy to walk into Ambleside and the surrounding areas. Dizzy Duck was clean enough, and our three children seemed happy - always a bonus! However the only thing I would warn anyone looking to book is that parking is horrendous. Yes, you get a parking permit but what you should know is parking is only available on one side of the street so is extremely limited. Every day we would come home and really struggle to get parked. We decided each day if we could walk it we would (not always an easy choice with an eight year old when you are walking miles and miles). One evening my husband sat in the car for over an hour as if you don’t get parked the only option is to park on a double yellow or dump your car streets away. He waited in the car as when we pulled up we noticed one of the neighbours was about to leave but as soon as this person saw my husband waiting decided to get back out of his car and go back in his house"
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Mrs Macpherson - verified booking

"We had a lovely holiday, there are plenty of shops and restaurants within a two minute walk from the house and easy to walk into Ambleside and the surrounding areas. Dizzy Duck was clean enough, and our three children seemed happy - always a bonus! However the only thing I would warn anyone looking to book is that parking is horrendous. Yes, you get a parking permit but what you should know is parking is only available on one side of the street so is extremely limited. Every day we would come home and really struggle to get parked. We decided each day if we could walk it we would (not always an easy choice with an eight year old when you are walking miles and miles). One evening my husband sat in the car for over an hour as if you don’t get parked the only option is to park on a double yellow or dump your car streets away. He waited in the car as when we pulled up we noticed one of the neighbours was about to leave but as soon as this person saw my husband waiting decided to get back out of his car and go back in his house"
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- Mr Hoskin, October 2018 - verified booking

"We were unfamiliar with the locking mechanism but after "playing with it" we determined the next day how to do it. The long-sought after instruction book was found in the ground floor living room way back under the stairs 3 days after arriving (it should be on the table in the arrival hall in the future or an agent meet us to explain things) Negatives: oven doesn't work; no sharp knives; too few wine glasses (we bought more and left them);no hair dryer; no dishwasher soap (bought a full box and left it); no washing machine soap (bought some and left balance); downstairs electric fireplace heater doesn't work; steep stairs not suitable for seniors; after paying top in- season prices, it would be reasonable to expect clean towels midway through our 9 day stay but none were received. Positives: clean, quiet, convenient to all town shops, restaurants & points of interest. Excellent fridge and freezer. Comfortable beds, bathrooms, and living rooms."
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