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Windermere centre. 3 Bedroom Grade 2 Listed Cottage, Log stove, pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Central Windermere 3 bed (1 ensuite) 3 Mins Walk From Train Stn, Quiet Position, Pet Friendly. WIFI

Santon Cottage is a Grade Two traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage dating from 1840, located three minutes walk from Windermere train station and close to the village centre and its many amenities. It is situated in a very quiet secluded position.

Our cottage sleeps six comfortably (4 adults 2 children), and consists of three bedrooms. Price includes bedding (all beds made up ready for your arrival), towels, electricity, central heating, pre and post cleaning, internet and use of a log burning stove.

The master bedroom has a king size bed with ensuite (walk in shower, toilet and wash hand basin), wardrobe and dressing table. The second bedroom has full size bunk beds and the third bedroom, in the basement, has twin single beds.

The bathroom has a bath with a shower, toilet and hand wash basin.

There is a cosy lounge, with a log burning stove, two and three seater settees and TV/DVD.

The dining kitchen has original stone-flagged flooring and is well equipped with a rangemaster double oven cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and an oak table with 6 chairs.

As well as BT Infinity Wifi, there is a good selection of DVDs, books and board games to help you unwind after a day exploring the Lakes or walking in the hills.

To the rear of the cottage is a small enclosed courtyard with a patio table and chairs. In the shed is the washer/dryer machine and a hose. At the front is a small garden with a bench. Dogs are welcome.

More Details

Property Manager
Simon and Jean
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Simon and Jean

Hello Lake District lovers.

Simon and Jean welcome you to our Windermere Cottage. We live in the Isle of Man but spend time walking in the Lakes as often as we can. We hope you too will enjoy the many recreational opportunities that the area offers using Santon Cottage as a wonderful base.

Simon and Jean purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Simon and Jean chose Windermere

Secluded & quiet, but in the heart of Windermere with its many restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. Many other local facilities and excellent transport links (3 minutes from rail & bus stations).

What makes this cottage unique

Grade 2 listed 1840s Lakeland cottage.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite in master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main Bathroom - Situated on the first floor, this consists of a bath with a shower, WC and hand basin, wall cupboard and large mirror. Ensuite - walk in shower, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and wall cupboard
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 adults and 2 children) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom (ensuite with walk in shower, toilet and wash hand basin) on first floor with one king-size bed, wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom two on first floor with wooden bunk beds (full size single beds). Bedroom three is in the basement accessed from the kitchen down stone steps with twin beds (full size single beds). The ceiling height is 6’ 8”, although the original oak beam across the centre of the room, is 6’ 2”. Travel cot available for hire (£10)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Pets are welcome. Non-smoking. Noise: We would expect you to consider our neighbours and limit noise levels at all times in this quiet friendly neighbourhood. Parking: In the small lane there is a temporary parking area to unload, and one hour free parking (9am to 6 pm) seven days a week, 10 metres away on High Street. Unlimited free parking is available: 2 minutes walk on College Rd (opposite foot of High St) 5 minutes walk on New Rd (past shops, by the library) 6 minutes walk on Ellerthwaite (next left after library) Bedroom Three is in the spacious basement accessed from the kitchen down stone steps. The ceiling height is 6’ 8”, although the original oak beam across the centre of the room, is 6’ 2”. There are two full size twin beds, a window, and plenty of storage space. Outside: At the rear of the property is a small enclosed, private courtyard covered in slate chippings and at the front there is a small garden. Utility Room: A washing machine/dryer is situated in the exterior drying room accessed from the courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, tea towels, cleaning (on changeover day), electric/gas are included(Not logs) Beds are made up, ready for guests on arrival. Cot and high chair are available for hire (£10).


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Windermere centre. 3 Bedroom Grade 2 Listed Cottage, Log stove, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Lovely Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was lovely and had everything you needed.

Cant wait to return .

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and immaculate cottage. Very well equipped and so clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future.

Thank you.

Yvonne Gary Freya Lola (woof) and Tighna (woof)!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday at Santon Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 2 adults and 3 children aged 14, 11 and 9 and Charlie the dog have just returned from a fabulous 2 week stay at Santon Cottage. We were totally blessed with the weather, it only rained on two days!!!!

The cottage is in a great location in Windermere just a short walk from shops including a Booths, Co-op, Sainsburys local and WHSmiths, bars, chip shops, take aways and restaurants. The bus station and railway station are a few minutes walk away and were perfectly placed for us as we don't drive. We arrived by train and travelled most days via the wonderful bus service.

We managed to venture to Keswick, Grasmere, Brockhole, Ambleside, Fell Foot park and Hawkshead all via bus.

The cottage was perfect after a long day walking and exploring. We completed a few local walks including Orrest Head and School Knott tarn- stunning!! Easy walk down to Bowness too.

The cottage is clean, traditional, spacious and well equipped.

We enjoyed it so much we didn't want to leave and we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage, fab location, LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Santon Cottage for a week in July, as a team of 5 + dog, myself, husband, son (14), daughter (8), granny (no age!) & Roly (dog!). The cottage is absolutely beautiful, so cosy and perfect for a quiet getaway to the Lakes - the photos do not do it justice, it is STUNNING! Huge bonus' are the fast wifi & lovely cosy yard - we had breakfast out there on more than one occasion!!

I had just returned after being out of the country for 9 months and this was a fantastic place to have a break with my family.

The area is lovely, lots to do, water sports nearby, shopping in Kendal, walks for dogs, Go Ape 30 min drive away, chill out areas all about the place, surrounded by other small towns, its FANTASTIC!

I grew up in the North but have never had a trip to the Lakes like this one - so relaxing and a great place to stay!

We will definitely be going back, it is a perfect retreat away from crazy every day life! All correspondence before our arrival was spot on, they were even kind enough to give an Armed Forces discount - very humbling for us.

Thank you so so much!! :-D We will be in touch again soon!!

The Evans Clan & Roly, Jul 16.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastc Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Stanton Cottage for 3 days, and would highly recommend to anyone. Perfect location for all the local attractions yet hidden away from the busy roads. The Cottage was clean and comfortable and has everything you would need to enjoy your stay. We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy & warm

  • 5 of 5

A cosy and warm cottage, well appointed throughout and a pleasure to stay in. A logburner, well equipped kitchen, excellent wifi (no family arguments over someone hogging the bandwidth this time) and a good shower - something for everyone in fact. The location was convenient, even with the off site parking - we used the railway station car park which is about 100m away and paid £19 for the week, which with the Booths supermarket on the same site was convenient. Communication with the owners was rapid and always responsive. We would have no hesitation in renting this property again and as such are pleased to offer our recommendation to others.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: not necessary


CAR:When approaching Windermere on the A591, pass the Windermere Hotel on the right and take the second left onto Elleray Road then next left onto High Street (one way system). The Lamplighters Hotel is on the corner. The cottage is on High Street Terrace which is behind the Lamplighters and next to the Back Packers Hostel. There is small lane by Simpson and Parsons. Go down the lane and through the wooden gate saying “Private High Street Terrace”. Cottage is the last of four, number 18.


Windermere Train Station is a 2 minute walk.

Manchester airport is about 70 miles with direct train services to Windermere.

Lake Windermere is 1.25 miles / a 25 minute walk.

Ambleside is 4 miles.

Kendal is 9 miles.

All of the many amenities (shops, restaurants, pubs, banks, parks, library, etc) are within easy walking distance.

Three screen cinema is 1 mile away.

Further Details:

Windermere is an excellent base for exploring the Lakes and mountains by foot, car or public transport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Windermere, England

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 7
9 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 8
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 10
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 11
3 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 12
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to make a reservation by on-line banking or cheque.
All balance payments are due one month before the date of arrival or in full for late bookings.
Reservations can be made by email or telephone. All confirmations, correspondence and receipts are sent by email.
Seven night bookings include cleaning charges. Less than seven nights then a £50 cleaning charge applies.

Changeover Day:
June, July, Aug & Sept are usually full weeks with a Saturday change over, but this can be flexible. Oct to April, 3 night weekend breaks and 4 night midweek breaks are available. Arrival times are 3pm and departure is 11am but again this is flexible.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • -1% refund for cancellations more than -1 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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