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Heart of Windermere 3 Bedroom Grade 2 listed cottage with log Stove and WIFI



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Lake District Cottage in Windermere, Cumbria, England - Central Windermere, 3 Min Walk From Train Stn, Quiet Position. Dog Friendly. WIFI

Santon Cottage is a Grade Two traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage dating from 1850, 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, and consists of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a cosy lounge, with a log burning stove. The dining kitchen has a stone-flagged floor and is well equipped. 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. At the front is a small garden with a bench. Dogs are welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was lovely and had everything you needed.

Cant wait to return .

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 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: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Mar 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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From the Owner

Secluded & quiet, but in the heart of Windermere with its many restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. Many other local facilities and excellent transport links (2 minutes from rail & bus stations).

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Windermere at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : Heysham at 35 Miles Nearest Golf : Windermere at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere at 400 Metres Nearest Motorway : M6 at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Windermere at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Aviemore at 200 Miles Nearest Beach : Morecombe at 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 16
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 17
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 2
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 4
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning £50

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.

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From the Owner

Grade 2 listed 1840s Lakeland cottage.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • town


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Situated on the first floor, this consists of a bath with a shower, WC and hand basin,wall cupboard and large mirror.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 adults and 2 children) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom first floor with one king-size bed. Bedroom two 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).


  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • 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 at an extra cost. Special celebrations catered for at an extra cost.

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