Brookside Cottage

Windermere, Lake District

  • 5 Star
  • Awaiting Grading
  • The perfect base for your Lake District Holiday.

You can book this property from:

  • £925 per week
  • £132 per night
  • 5 Star
  • Awaiting Grading


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 double beds
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • River views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Golf


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • On-street parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Children must be supervised at all times in the garden as there is access to the river.
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Brookside Cottage is a handsome slate traditional Lakeland cottage in the village of Windermere sleeping 6 people in a spacious setting. The centre of the village is only a few minutes walk away and bustling Bowness and Lake Windermere is a 20 minutes stroll but the cottage also has a fantastic hidden garden. In here, relax and listen to the bubbling beck running through the garden and watch the birds. The cottage has been tastefully and stylishly converted whilst retaining many original features.

This beautifully presented cottage is split over 3 floors; downstairs, we have the fully equipped modern kitchen with everything you could possibly need for your stay whilst just off the kitchen is the family room, which was originally two rooms. This beguiling space has now been converted into a large lounge and dining area, complete with comfortable seating around the large smart TV complete with Netflix, or indeed enjoy the striking fireplace, if you prefer to watch the mesmerizing flames at the end of the day, after exploring the Lake District. There is a generous dining table in this open plan area.

Upstairs on the first floor are two bedrooms, one a king size and the other a 3/4 size bed, each tastefully decorated and spacious with plenty of storage room. On this floor also is the family bathroom with bath and overhead shower. There are a further two bedrooms located on the second floor, a king size and a single. In these rooms, see the history of the cottage with period original wooden beams and sloping ceilings. You may have to watch your head a little in these rooms. Each bedroom has its own TV for you to enjoy.

Outside, you have the amazing hidden garden. Hard to believe you are only a few minutes walk from the centre of the village yet you have your own riverside garden. There is a lovely patio area with seating on the one side looking down onto the small beck which you can cross (using the stepping stones or you can avoid the stones by using the side gate) onto slopping lawned area. It's the most idyllic spot to relax and unwind yet you have the village and its cafe society, interesting independent shops and artisan pubs to hand.  

Brookside Cottage is the perfect location for you, your guests and your four legged family members to enjoy and explore the Lake District National Park.


Entrance Porch: Room to store those muddy boots and coats.

Lounge/Dining Room: Large open plan living and dining room, with comfortable seating around the fireplace.

Kitchen: Modern fully equipped kitchen, including fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher.


Bedroom 1:  Large king size bedroom with a feature fireplace and walk-in fitted wardrobe area. With TV.

Bedroom 2: Beautifully presented spacious bedroom with dual aspect views with a 3/4 size bed (4ft) with TV.

Bathroom: Family bathroom with bath and shower overhead.


Bedroom 3:  Large double bedroom with feature beams with TV.

Bedroom 4:  Single bedroom with feature beams with TV.

Bathroom: Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower.

Outside: Decking area and seating overlooking the bubbling beck with stepping stones over to a slopped lawned garden. The cushions and blankets for the outside seating are kept in a storage box. A BBQ is also available on request/during summer months. Please can guests ensure that the blankets and cushions are put away over night or if it starts to rain.

NB: There is direct access to the small river from the garden as well as a bridge connecting the house to the back garden, children and pets must not be left unsupervised in this area. Please be advised that neither a cot or highchair is available at Brookside Cottage.

Pets: 1 pet is allowed 

Parking: On street parking directly outside the property is readily available.


Very well described listing. Plenty to see and do around and all within walking distance. Will be back to the area for sure!

Mr Thomas I,

Lovely cottage

Mrs Cheryl B,

Well equipped cottage in a great location

Mr Peter K,

The Cottage was perfect for 4 people, the garden will be lovely when it is finished The new bridge over the brook was being fitted whilst we were there) and it is so easy to walk to Windermere and if you are feeling fit, Bowness. It is within easy reach of main roads to get to other towns and sights and with a pub virtually next door it gets a thumbs up from all of us. The one criticism is give more information on rubbish collection dates, what types of rubbish goes where etc

Mr Steve R,

Holiday house was the best we have ever stayed in. Great location as well. All went smoothly - no problems.

Mr Patrick G,

I would have given 5 for everything as the description left out that the 1st floor landing was dangerous (banister stopped short and left a gap to fall down stairs) we wanted to put our elderly mother in the 3/4 bed but in the end had to re-jig who slept where. The attic stairs and the fact that I had to bend double to get under the beam to get into bed meant I had to sleep in a bumpy single bed. It was very hard to get up and the stairs. I feel complete descriptions should be made available with accurate pictures. Not simply showing a beam which makes no sense till you get up there.

Mrs Gillian B,

An absolutely perfect property. There is nothing at all to fault!!

Mrs Laura C,

Great house and lovely location. Enjoyed by all. All the elements you need in a holiday let including a stream in the back garden!

Mr Andrew K,

The location was perfect, the garden was brilliant, especially the little Brook running through it. The cottage had everything you could possibly need. It was very clean and we loved the little extras. Definitely be going back!

Ms Alison T,

This is the first time we have used Original Cottages and I don’t think it will be the last. Our property was in an idea location, if you turn left out of the gate it is an easy walk to Windermere centre with its variety of shops. Turn right and walk to the lake we’re you can have a pleasant time on the water and afterwards buy an ice cream.

Mr H,

The location is excellent and in walking distance of Windermere and Bowness. The property is well maintained and fitted with all the necessary amenities. The layout is great for families. The garden has a stream running through it, which is great to relax with while having a drink on the patio. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

Mr F,

Great property, picturesque. Great location as only 5 minutes walk into windermere and 15 minutes if you want to go to Bowness. Loved staying here and would book again.

Mr W,

Wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage, all amenities absolutely perfect for a celebratory stay. Bubbling brook was just the perfect added touch. Had a great time at home investigating the cricket connection as the hubby is an avid fan. Thank you.

Past Customer,

What an amazing place to spend special time with the family. Garden was brilliant for the dog and grandson. Cottage has everything and is in a great location.

Past Customer,

We had a wonderful stay here in Brookside Cottage! The weather was very lovely and we visited many castles and halls. The landscape is very beautiful and we enjoyed hiking a lot. Thank you for the wonderful cottage stay! We enjoyed it very much.

Past Customer,

On initial entrance to the cottage, we were all bowled over by its beautiful presence. Especially the maidens in our party on its facilities. Its very well equipped with all amenities needed, and hits a six on all boundaries. It is certainly a cottage we will not boycott on future visits to the Lakes, and hope to plan a second innings. We have all had a wicket stay and will be hopefully headingly back. That's all from us, oval and out.

Past Customer,

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We came here to celebrate my mum and dad's golden wedding anniversary. What a special place to be able to stay.

Past Customer,