There are 182
holiday cottages near Windermere
The town of Windermere grew from the railway station which was built about 1 and a half miles from the famous lake. Originally called "Birthwaite", the town was renamed by the railway company. Over the years the towns of "Bowness-on-Windermere" and Windermere have expanded, and appear to form one town; although this isn't actually the case and Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere are still separate towns.
The town of Windermere is an ideal base for your holiday cottage break. It is well connected by public transport - with its own rail link and bus station. You are also very close to the mountains and lakes of Cumbria, and in a great position at the southern end of the Lake District.
Lake Windermere is England's largest lake, and is 10 and a half miles long, and about 220ft deep at its deepest point. The lake makes a fantastic place for various boating activities. You can ride the steamers down to Waterhead at Ambleside or hire a canoe to explore the lake. The choice is yours. One thing you can't do though, is try to break the world speed record. Since 2005 the maximum speed allowed is 10 mph.
If you're looking for a holiday cottage in Cumbria, but not necessarily close to the town of Windermer, have a look at other cottages in Cumbria
. There is such a selection you're bound to find something to tickle your fancy.
If you can't find a cottage which suits your requirements, have a look at some of the holiday lodges near Windermere
available. Or why
not try the cottage search
page, which allows you to find a cottage near specific towns and attractions.
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