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5 Minute Walk To The Shores And Jetty Of Lake Windermere

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Windermere House Rental Photos and Description

House in Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Location, Relax In The Garden And Take In The Calmness Of Your Surroundings

The house will be repainted and the kitchen and bathrooms retiled in January 2017 to keep the house looking amazing. Stunning 6 bedroom, detached, luxurious holiday home. Ecclerigg Garth dates back to the 1850's but has been totally refurbished, leaving all the original charm of yesteryear. The property has 6 bedrooms split over 2 levels. All the bedrooms are on the same side of the house which makes it an ideal house for those with children. To the other side of the house is a brand new modern kitchen. Granite surfaces have just been installed in January 2016 making it look very classy. The kitchen leads to a separate utility room with a back door to the patio & garden. Downstairs also has a 14 seat dining room with a log burner and a separate playroom. Upstairs boasts a large magnificent feature lounge with a balcony that affords lake views. To the outside there is a patio with decking and a table that seats 14. There is a triple BBQ and outside lighting. The garden is enclosed and is more than ample for all your needs. If you are in the lakes for an activity holiday this is the place for you. We now also have the full Sky TV package installed in Feb 2016 including all Sports and Movie channels.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

William Hodkinson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016
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About William Hodkinson

We are a family of 6 and this is our holiday home. We have 4 children who all enjoy the Lakes as much as we do.

William Hodkinson purchased this house in 2010

Why William Hodkinson chose England

The perfect location for everything. The property is a 5 minute walk from Lake Windermere and also a 5 minute walk from open countryside. Be it cycling or kayaking, the lakes has it all. The house is also a 5 minute drive to Ambleside, Windermere or Bowness.

What makes this house unique

Swimming in the Lake - The best pool around. Full Sky TV Package. The benefits of the property are too many to count. The magnificent views from the garden, the patio area where you can just chill out. If you want to go shopping there are the beautiful villages of Grasmere or Hawkshead within 15 minutes. Walking in the Langdales the Fells above Grasmere. Climbing Helvelyn, Scafell Pike, the Old man of Coniston, Skiddaw Visiting Buttermere, Derwent Water, Ullswater. Cycling around Thirlmere or in the little known roads of Mungrisedale. Mountain biking in Grisedale forest. This is just the start. There is so much to do. Or you could just chill out in Bowness or Ambleside in one of the many coffee houses, pubs or restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for an excellent weekend. The house was just perfect and suited our every need. We will be booking again next year. Sue 29/10/2014

What a place - Great memories and a super weekend that will be remembered for years to come. Emma and Friends 03/03/2014

This was our fifth visit to your amazing holiday home over the last 3 years. It gets better every time. Despite the weather we went for long walks, and the added bonus of having membership at Low Wood Leisre club really came in useful. The kids went swimming every day, whilst we chilled out in the hot tub. Also, it was really nice going out of season as things were not too busy.

Richard 07/01/2014

We had a wonderful New Year in your amazing house. Perfect size and location for all the family. Thank you Adam 03/01/2014.

Thank you so much for a superb weekend with friends and family. House was just perfect for all 3 generations. Bob 29/10/13

Property much better than expected. What a place! Richard 15/10/13

Great weekend in a fantastic house. Thank you. Samantha 24/09/13

Great week.... again. book me in for next year. Katie 30/08/13
Jun 2011
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based on 5 traveler reviews

5 Minute Walk To The Shores And Jetty Of Lake Windermere
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this house for the weekend and it was absolutely fantastic. The house is beautiful and really well equipped. Everything we needed was there ready for us. We had two babies and two toddlers with us and the travel cots and a stair gate were also supplied. The garden is really lovely with a fabulous view and the house itself is in a great location. I would definitely recommend this house to everyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Clare. We are delighted that you found the house and location to be 5 star and we appreciate your feedback. We work hard to keep the house in pristine order. Thank you.
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Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

I booked the house for the weekend for my husband's suprise birthday and 12 of us stayed in total. The House is amazing! As soon as we walked in we were all stunned and wowed by it all.

It was so much more than what i expected and all of us loved it! All the rooms throughout the house are lovely and it is a great size for a large group and has everything you need and more. The location is perfect and easy to find. We will definitely be returning next year and i would highly recommend the house to anyone, you will not be disappointed at all. It is simply stunning.

We can't wait to come back, we miss it already!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We were a large family group - aged from 2 to 70 - on holiday for a family celebration and everyone loved it. The house and garden is wonderful - even better than we were expecting, we all wished we could stay longer. The house is extremely well-equipped with clear instructions and lots of information about walks and local attractions. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this house to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary with six other couples. The house is fabulous & very well equipped.

Nothing was an issue for the owners when I contacted them with any queries.

Stunning location, perfect to celebrate any occasion or just to get away and relax.

I would certainly recommend and would hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I would change nothing - even the weather was exceptional. We will be back ! Brilliant communication from the owners, nothing at all to fault.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Cragwood Hotel
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Brockhole Visitor Centre
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Windermere Train Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Holbeck Ghyll

Special interest holidays:

The house is 100 metres from the entrance to the National Visitor Centre. Amongst other things, this offers lake cruises to Ambleside & Bowness, a cafe, lakeside walks, as well as a great adventure playground and blooming gardens. Have a great day out overlooking Windermere, between Troutbeck Bridge and Ambleside.

Enjoy the free adventure playground, or the new tree top adventure (similar to go ape). There is also canoe hire, crazy golf and other activities for all ages. Best of all, it is all right next to the beautiful lake Windermere. There is also an information centre, with good pushchair and wheelchair access. Free admission. Pay and display car park.


The coast is about 45 minutes by car.


Manchester Airport is about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.


For those rainy days the house boasts the full SKY SPORTS & MOVIE package both upstairs and down.

Lake District Visitor Centre - Brockhole 50 metres - enjoy the adventure playground, lakeside setting, exhibitions, fabulous gardens, information centre, gift shop and cafe. Free admission.

Cruising on Windermere - next door

Cycle hire by Windermere station 2 miles.

The Queens Head and The Mortal Man, 2 of the Lake Districts best pubs for fine ales and food a 3 mile walk. (Remember to take a torch for the walk home)

Further Details:

There are over 50 restaurants to choose from between Ambleside and Bowness.

No smokers and no pets please.


Rates & Availability

Windermere House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 19
Sep 2 2016 - Nov 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 20
Nov 4 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 21
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 22
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb Half term
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Easter Holidays
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 22 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Half Term Oct 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $366

Booking Notes:
Please note : 3 night weekend stays cost 75% of the weekly price. 4 nights is 80% and 5 nights 85%.
20% payment to be made at time of booking plus £300 refundable deposit. Payment of full balance to be made 6 weeks before booking commences.

Changeover Day:

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Please send us your photos and feedback as well of your stay!

At the time of booking we ask for 20% of the agreed rental price plus a £300 returnable housekeeping deposit. The full balance is then due 6 weeks before your stay. The £300 deposit is retuned within 14 days of the last day of your stay.

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Windermere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • There are also 2 further bathrooms, 1 with shower and jacuzzi bath, and 1 with double shower. And 2 further wc rooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with en-suite and a walk in wardrobe. The en-suite has a double shower, twin sinks and a jacuzzi bath. In the rest of the house there are a further 4 double rooms (all mattresses upgraded in Aug 2015, and one kids room with 2 bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKING FOR AUTUMN / WINTER 2016 AND EARLY 2017 Low Wood Gym Membership is included in the price of your stay for all your party. Swimming Pool / Sauna / Jacuzzi / Hot Tub /Plungepool / Gym/ Squash/ Beauty Therapy etc... Located 1 mile (2 minutes) from the house Stunning lake views Marina / Boat hire No pets and no smokers allowed. Low Wood Gym Membership included i the price of your stay. Swimming Pool / Sauna / Jacuzzi / Gym etc... Located 1 mile (2 minutes) from the house Outside: The patio furniture seats 14 people and has a triple BBQ for all occasions. There is a water feature and the whole area has lighting. To the end of the patio is a separate decking area with raised views. The garden offers views to lake Windermere as well as the famous old man of Coniston. For car parking it is possible to fit in about 5-6 cars in the entrance and a further 3-4 cars round the side of the house. The garden offers plenty of space for kids to play in a safe environment. There is also a spare shed which is for bike storage if you wish to bring a bike with you. Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, a separate dryer, a sink and a beer Fridge. Both kitchen & utility have under floor heating. The back door leads directly on to the patio which is perfect for those long summer evenings sitting out and chilling. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. These are changed weekly. Other: Lounge balcony overlooks Lake Windermere & Hills. The main dining room seats 14 people and has a log burner for those cold nights. Next to the dining room is the play room for the kids to mess around in. This room has a TV with DVD & a game station.

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