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The Cottage

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Double Room (Room 10) | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room (Room 10) | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Double Room (Room 10) | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Overview of The Cottage

The Cottage

3-star property
Lakefront Windermere guesthouse with restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

110 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
Elleray Road, Windermere, England, LA23 1AG

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake District National Park - 7 min drive
  • Ullswater - 38 min drive
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Manchester Airport (MAN) - 89 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 4 min walk
  • Staveley Station - 9 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 13 min drive


  • Sugar & Spice - 3 min walk
  • Francine's - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Italia - 4 min walk
  • Lazy Daisy's Lakeland Kitchen - 4 min walk
  • Homeground - 4 min walk

About this property

The Cottage

Built in 1847 the oldest houses in Windermere, the Cottage guest house is a careful blend of the modern with the traditional. We have retained many of the original features built into the guest house, whilst still providing our guests with modern day comforts. It benefits from a superb position being only a 2-minute walk from the mainline train and bus stations and with many pubs and restaurants on the doorstep.The world famous Lake Windermere and the shores of Bowness bay are only a leisurely twenty minute stroll.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Children (6 years old and younger) are not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant


  • Luggage storage


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Cottage Guesthouse Windermere
Cottage Windermere
The Cottage Guesthouse
The Cottage Windermere
The Cottage Guesthouse Windermere

Frequently asked questions

Does The Cottage offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Cottage does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Cottage?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Cottage?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cottage?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near The Cottage?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Francine's (3-min walk), Cafe Italia (4-min walk) and Lazy Daisy's Lakeland Kitchen (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Cottage like?
The Cottage is a short 4-minute walk from Windermere Station and 16 minutes' walk from Orrest Head. Travellers say that this guest house is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Simon, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marion, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our anniversary getaway 💕
We would happily go there again. The breakfast was so plentiful, that we didn't have any lunch for the 3 days that we stayed!
Paul, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely property with warm, welcoming and attentive staff. Easy to park and come and go as you please. Breakfast options great and this place offers great value in the middle of Windermere and for accessing The Lakes.
John, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Such a wonderful guesthouse!
Alexa, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely people, very clean, breakfast lovely. Enjoyed our short stay
Lynn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Short break
Excellent all round will definitely try and stay again
Mark, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A gem of a place
Fabulous stay. Everything about the cottage was perfect. Amazing friendly service & the breakfast was particularly fantastic. Will 100% be coming back to stay here.
Barry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Holiday way day
Great place and friendly staff
Brian, 2-night trip
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