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Lakeland Stone Built Cottage In Beautiful Private Gardens

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 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:
25 April, 2018

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 Windermere

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 Crook

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 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Lovely little gem of a place.

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is perfect for getting away from it all. It is situated within 5 minutes walk from Windermere and 20 minutes walk from Bowness. It is equipped with everything you need... we had cup cakes/wine supplied with a lovely anniversary card from the kind owners Val and Ron. We will definitely be back next year, thank you. Wendy & Peter

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wendy and Peter Many thanks for your lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your anniversary at The Floss. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Best little cottage in Windermere.

  • 5 of 5

Floss Cottage is comfortable, clean and cosy. Just right for the two of us. Bus stop at end of the road and five minute walk to shops and restaurants. Good central place for touring. The owners were friendly and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful little cottage is a real gem and has left, what I know will be, a lasting impression on me. The holiday home has been very tastefully and thoughtfully designed and set up with extremely good quality fixtures and fittings and was very clean. One of the best features is a velux window above the bed, with a remote control blind, giving access to the stars from the comfort of your duvet - wonderful! The kitchen was very well stocked with ample crockery, cutlery and equipment which meant that the dishwasher could be properly full before it needed to go on. There were plenty of towels available in the lovely bathroom and the large bath, with built in lighting, was a great place to relax at the end of a hard day of exploring. The owners were available if needed but not intrusive, which was great. You can tell, I can't recommend this lovely cottage highly enough and would not even think about staying anywhere else next time I visit this wonderful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carri, many thanks for your kind review. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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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: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 05-Jun-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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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

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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