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Very Pretty Traditional Stone Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - In The Very Heart Of Windermere

Spyri Cottage is a traditional Lakeland stone cottage which sleeps 6 and is in the very heart of Windermere. This lovely property has 3 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) and offers a very high standard for discerning guests whether you are staying as a couple, a family or a group of friends. We are happy to accept small children and a travel cot and high chair are provided. Four legged friends are also welcome and we are happy for you to bring a medium sized dog. The cottage has 3 bedrooms (1 king, 1 double and 1 twin), all with gorgeous bedlinen for a snuggly nights sleep! Very cosy lounge with wood burning stove and great dining room with books and games available for those rainy days!

Sue Witts
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

About Sue Witts

Heidi has a wealth of experience in interior design and hospitality and is the proprietor of Heidi's Grasmere Lodge.

Married to Martyn with two children, Henry and Marcus. Currently living in Ambleside with 20+ free range chickens and Lola the Sharpei.

Loves: meeting new people, having a laugh, a nice glass of wine and a good meal x

Loathes: rude people!

Sue Witts purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sue Witts chose England

Everything a traditional Lakeland cottage should be in a cosmopolitan town with plenty of good places to eat and drink.

It's location is great for walking, the Lake, shopping, etc.

What makes this cottage unique

Spyri's Cottage is truly unique!

It is situated in the very heart of Windermere with everything you could wish for right on the doorstep.

Complimentary parking is available for guests for the duration of their stay with free parking also available at numerous car parks across the South Lakeland area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a good time at this gorgeous cottage. Its really close to the shops and restaurants and it was lovely for the family to get together. I was celebrating my birthday and the owner made me an amazing gluten free cake. Would like to come back for my birthday every year!
Jun 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Windermere in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom with double ended bath and fantastic power shower over bath, basin, toilet and heated towel rail. Instant hot water is always available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedroom 3 with double bed and en-suite
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: A traditional Lakeland Stone cottage with accommodation over 3 floors. Outside: Spyri Cottage has a cute front garden with well established plants. The rear garden is a flat paved area with well established border plants and a small raised pond with water feature. There is an outhouse which is great for storing bikes. The south facing rear garden is a haven for sun worshippers and a great space to enjoy a barbecue (provided) whilst sipping a glass of wine. Pull up a chair and gather round the patio table as you share your stories of the day and plan tomorrow! A washing line and pegs is also provided. Utilities: An iron and ironing board are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All towels, linen and cleaning materials are provided for your stay.


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Very Pretty Traditional Stone Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable cottage in the heart of Windermere. We took our two teenagers and had such a wonderful time here. Perfect location, easy access to the station, shops, and great restaurants. We were able to park very close to the cottage in the local car park - a permit was provided and it could be used around the Lake District. The cottage was well equipped for cooking and washing clothes, the beds were very comfortable, and bathrooms and showers were excellent. Wifi is provided and a lovely stove fire which was very nice after exploring the Lake District. There was even a spacious back garden with a lovely table for sitting/dining outside and for our little dog. Absolutely no complaints - we will definitely return to this place as it was the perfect base for exploring the Lake District. A home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

What a find! Fabulous well-equipped picture-postcard cottage. Thoughtfully decorated and furnished with the comfiest beds ever. We had a wonderful time - everything you could possibly need is right on your doorstep. Hope to be back 😊

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this fabulous cottage. Heidi has decorated this cottage superbly and it has everything you need. The cottage is on the main high street which Is handy for the little shops but parking was an issue, although Heidi gives you a parking permit to park in the car park nearby for free, and you can use it in any car park around the Lake District. Heidi kindly gives you a list of the ones that excepts the permit.

I say it's in a great location because Lake Windemere is right down the road, the mountains are up the road and everything else is within a short drive or you can take a ferry, boat or obviously walk! I highly recommend visiting Hawkhead, Grizedale Forest, Ambleside and Wray Castle to name but a few.

Oh and there is a lovely chip shop just over the road called ' the littlest chippy' fantastic chips and it's cheap.

Thank you Heidi for a fabulous stay X

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Windemere

  • 5 of 5

Spyri cottage clean and comfortable, a home from home. It had all you would expect from self catering accommodation in a very central location. Supermarket, places to eat, coffee shops and parking were all within a few minutes of the cottage. It was central for the Lake District which was great for visiting the area. We will be back to enjoy this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great weeks stay. The cottage was warm, welcoming and very clean. It has everything you need and is in an excellent location with shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Would highly recommend. Hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spyri Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Spyri Cottage. The property was nicely decorated and very cleaned. The fact that it is so central also allowed us to just walk to different restaurants for dinners and it was a nice walk to Ambleside. Highly recommend this place to a family or a group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Manchester airport approx. 1.5 hours by car

Windermere Train Station 5 minute walk


Spyri Cottage is in the very heart of Windermere. Bowness is 20 mins on foot, Kendal 15 mins by car, Ambleside 10 mins by car, Grasmere 15 mins by car

Further Details:

There is an array of shops right on the doorstep plus good restaurants, coffee shops and supermarket. There are also a number of banks in Windermere, a dry cleaners and a hardware store!

There are a number of great walks to do including Orrest Head which has spectacular views over the Lake towards the Langdale Pikes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Windermere, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Friday with departure no later than 10am.
Arrivals from 3pm onwards

Notes on prices:
Short stays are also available throughout the year from Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday.

Prices from £405.
Damage deposit £100.

*Cancellation Policy - You have entered into a legally binding contract and are bound by our terms and conditions. All payments are non refundable and non transferable. The full balance of the holiday is due 8 weeks prior to the start of your vacation. We strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance should you have to cancel or cut your holiday short as refunds will not be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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