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Lakeland Stone Built Cottage In Beautiful Private Gardens

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Brook Road, Nr. Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet, Relaxing And Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Walk From Lake Windermere

The cottage offers quality, warmth and luxury accommodation for 2 people. Upon entering the property via solid slate steps to the beautiful bespoke solid oak door you are welcomed to an open plan lounge which is naturally lit by the large bay window. A beautifully lit staircase leads you up to the balcony bedroom via the thick luxury pile carpet. Downstairs takes you to a solid oak kitchen with all the facilities you’d expect and an amazing bathroom with under floor heating and bespoke walnut furniture where you set the temperature for the shower before you step in!

Michael Ellis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Michael Ellis

We are Ron and Val

I have lived in Windermere all my life and Val, my wife is just about local, moving here when she was a teenager!

We ran a local florist business in the village for about 30 years and now I spend most of my time, either in the garden or fulfilling my role as of Chairman for the Heathwaite Junior Football Club and member of the Taverners Cricket Club. Val is very happy to be retired!

Michael Ellis purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Michael Ellis chose England

We bought the house in 1981 as both Val and me fell in love with it. The house is beautiful Lakeland slate with a large bay window letting in loads of light to the front room. The garden was huge and covered in a mass of rhododendron buses, flower beds and trees. In the grounds was an out building, again in Lakeland stone and a large bay window, which much later became The Floss.

The house is so quiet and private even though being right in the heart of Windermere with easy access to the village or a short walk to the Lake.

The house was a great place to bring up our children, is enjoyed by the grandchildren and Flossy the family dog loved playing out in the garden all her life. Our daughters dog Scarlett spends plenty of time in it too chasing her much loved ball!

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits of staying here are vast. The gardens have become even more spectacular over the last few years, ever since retiring I enjoy many an hour digging, weeding and planting in all weathers!

The amount of land surrounding the house and cottage is fantastic. There are very few houses like ours in the village which have the benefit of being so central and having the space and peace away from it all.

The slate seating area adjacent to the cottage is a great vantage point for enjoying the garden, reading a good book or chatting with friends and family. It is also the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or a Pims in the summer sun (weather permitting, it is the Lake District!)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Windermere in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Luxury bathroom with bespoke walnut fitted units, marbled tiles, tiled floor, Infra-red lit mirror, mood lighting bath, temperature controlled shower over bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Balcony bedroom with a luxury oak headed bed, thick comfy mattress with Egyptian cotton sheets, Laura Ashleigh bedding, plump, soft, warm wool carpet to sink your toes in.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: The Floss is available for shorter breaks, outside of the peak season and Christmas or New Year. Please email any requests. The minimum stay is 3 nights and the cost varies according to the time of year. Outside: Outside solid grey Lakeland slate seating area, rattan chairs, glass topped table, canvas umbrella. Surrounded by a low wall with bedding plants and outside lighting. Utility Room: Washing machine stored behind a concealed cupboard under the stairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Property is cleaned every Saturday.


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Lakeland Stone Built Cottage In Beautiful Private Gardens
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

A Little Gem in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property very well equipped very high standard a lot of thought gone into design and décor amazing how spacious a feel it had. If visiting the lakes again I would head straight to this little haven set in the most beautiful gardens. A very warm welcome from Ron& Val tray set out for tea with cakes...what's not to love

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan Many thanks for your lovely review. We're really glad you enjoyed The Floss. Kind regards Ron and Val
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A very cosy cottage in a lovely garden on a quiet road with plenty of free parking.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week for our first visit to the Lakes. The cottage is very well equipped and perfectly situated - in a quiet location but close to a pub, shops and the main road. It was a perfect base from which to explore the fantastic countrside. Make sure you know the address of the main house because the cottage is not visible from the road and is not signed - it took us ages to find it! We did miss having a Wi-Fi signal but some might think the lack of this is a benefit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This small house is very well equiped and furnished to a high standard . It is set in a lovely garden and is in a quiet area. It is within walking distance to shops and many places to eat .

The owners live in the grounds of the house and are very friendly and helpful .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our cottage. We are really pleased you were happy with your stay and hope to see you again at the Floss in the future.
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lovely seperate cottage for 2 people in the grounds of the owners property.a beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Val and Ron, the owners of the property,were there to meet us ,even tea and cakes on our arrival,they also explaining where everything was and gave us help and advice about the area.not only is the cottage done out to a very high standard, it had everything , we took lots of our own things with us , that you usually need when staying on holiday,but we found they were all there and we needn't have taken ours, not only is the cottage lovely but we had the use of the outside patio/seated area, and we were able to enjoy the beautiful garden that Ron and Val have created. A really excellent cottage run by 2 lovely people it was a pleasure to have stayed there and to have met Ron and Val

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are really pleased you had a good stay and that the Floss met your needs for your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you both in the future.
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Awesome cottage, Friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Booked our stay as a surprise getaway over the Easter bank holiday and we couldn't be happier with the cottage. The cottage was clean and we were pleasantly surprised with how spacious it was.There were some lovely cup cakes laid out in the kitchen on arrival. The kitchen was nice and modern with a good variety of pots and pans, spacious bath with jets. Val and Ron were pleasant and welcoming hosts and were only happy to help when we needed a few bits for cooking. The Mrs even got a lovely Easter bunny just before we left.

Suffice to say we will definitely stay again :)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Obed, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay at the Floss. Many thanks for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage & gardens it is so cosy & everything you need & more. It is finished to such a high quality & so comfortable, lovely to relax in after a days walking !!!!

Excellent location quiet & peaceful, but within easy walking distance of Bowness & Lake Windermere with good restaurants.

We had a fantastic week & The Floss made is extra special, would definately highly recommend. We will go back, Val & Ron make you feel so welcome & Michael is a pleasure to deal with when booking.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lake Windermere is approximately 15 minute walk away. 5 minute drive.

The largest lake in England with a variety of water sports available, pleasure cruises etc.


Nearest airports are Manchester and Liverpool. Both are approximately an hour and a half from the property.


Windermere village 1/4 mile, Bowness on Windermere 1 mile. Ambleside 4 miles, Grasmere 10 miles, Keswick 22 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Windermere, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
2 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
13 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings through the website, email and phone all possible. Deposit of £100 and payment in full at least two weeks before staying.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is mainly Saturday, however this does change with shorter breaks.

To secure your stay a deposit of £100 is required.
Full payment at least two weeks before commencing your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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