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The Postmasters House

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1027107)



Heart Of The Lakes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Lynn

    “Had a fantastic holiday staying in this beautiful house.”

    It is spacious, comfortable and everything is on the door step. A real home from home. Would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing stay in Windermere.

    It is spacious, comfortable and everything is on the door step. A real home from home. Would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing stay in Windermere.

    - Lynn, July 2022


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request please note this must be requested prior to arrival), 1 x King-size, 1 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with gas fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 small/medium sized car and 1 roadside parking permits
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

The Postmasters House is a magnificent, three-storey cottage nestled within level walking distance of the village amenities yet tucked away from the main thoroughfare. The owners have kept a character feel with the original pine flooring, sash windows and the south facing bay windows, while combining modern features to form a wonderful holiday base for family and friends. As you arrive at the property, park up in the sought-after roadside parking space before entering through the front door, leading into a delightful entrance hall. To the left lies a charming lounge, where you can snuggle up on the sofa with a film on the Smart TV, as the gas fire gently warms you. Make your way into the amply-equipped kitchen, the cottage is home to all the appliances you need to rustle up delicious meals for the group, including an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washer/dryer, so you can wash your muddy clothes straight away! As the night grows darker, climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will find a super-king-size bedroom, benefitting from zip/link beds, and there is also a king-sized bedroom on this level, while the second-floor hosts a single room built into the eaves of the roof. Relax and unwind in the bubble bath with a good book; the family bathroom is home to a bath, with walk-in shower, a basin, a heated towel rail and a WC. Take a favourite drink outside to the front patio and savour the last of the summer sun as you gaze out over the surrounding cottages and over to the distant hills. When you don’t fancy cooking, there are a plethora of restaurants and country pubs within walking distance of the property, catering for a range of tastes and wallets. Windermere has plenty to keep you occupied, including the fascinating Windermere Jetty Museum, which offers an insight into the boating history of the Lakelands, or hop on board the traditional steamers and enjoy a relaxing cruise across the lake. Literary lovers will be drawn to the World of Beatrix Potter and Hill Top House, the former home to the famous childrens author, while history buffs can visit the gothic Wray Castle, housing turrets, towers and informal grounds. Those seeking a bit of adventure will enjoy climbing Loughrigg Fell, or spend some time in nearby Ambleside, boasting plenty of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants to fuel your day. With plenty to take from this Lakeland cottage, make The Postmasters House your next Cumbrian getaway.

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About the location


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 Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, 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 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 offers the following short breaks:

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