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Immaculate, One Bedroom Apartment In The Heart Of Windermere

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom with ensuite bathroom perfectly located in the heart of Windermere with a Variety Of Walks Revealing Stunning Views Of The Lake And Fells

Nestled in a peaceful area only a short walk from the centre of Windermere this delightful apartment sleeps two and is perfect for couples looking for a cosy Lake District cottage at any time of the year.

Robins Nest is perfectly placed to enjoy all that the popular village of Windermere has to offer. Buzzing with activity all year round you are sure to be charmed by the traditional cafes, quirky pubs and international restaurants where a leisurely, romantic meal can be enjoyed. A short fifteen minutes stroll from the cottage brings you to Bowness Bay, spend a lazy day relaxing on The Glebe with a picnic or cruising on one of the steamers, you can also enjoy a game of tennis, all with stunning scenery of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. For the more energetic, Gummers How or Orrest Head are popular with walkers and will reward you with magnificent views across the length of the lake, or within half a mile, participate in a round or two of golf at the Windermere Golf Club whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding fells, in all it is the ideal base to have a relaxing break or to make the most of the local fells with walking from the door.

This one bedroom apartment is situated in Windermere village, in the heart of the Lake District National Park and would be perfect for a romantic retreat. Robins Nest was purpose built by the owners in 2010, recently decorated, with cosy furnishings and is well equipped to cater for all your needs.

The ground floor, gas centrally heated apartment comprises:

* Open plan lounge with dining area with TV and DVD player.

* Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

* Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC.

* All electric and bed linen included.

* Private parking for 1 car.

* Shared patio area with garden furniture and BBQ which is ideal for entertaining or dining alfresco.

More Details

Property Manager
Elaine Hodgson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Elaine Hodgson

We are Elaine and Des Hodgson. We have lived in the Lake District all our lives - some 50 years and would not wish to live or work anywhere else. Des is a builder by trade and Elaine is a hairdresser. We both share a keen interest in people and are delighted to be able to offer this immaculate apartment for couples of all ages and ilks to come and use as a base whilst exploring the beautiful area in which we are lucky enough to live all year round. We would welcome any comments from our visitors as we are always striving to improve on our standards. We look after the apartment personally and always endeavour to make our guests' stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

Why Elaine Hodgson chose Windermere

The Lake District is a wonderful and beautiful place - the scenery would be very hard to beat. There are so many walks to complete both easy and difficult, mountains to climb and places to explore. There is something for everyone in this area - busy places for fun and laughter and quiet places for moments of solitude and reflection. We boast the longest lake in England and the steamers are a marvellous way to travel up and down taking in all the sights. We have easy access to the motorway and for rail travellers our own train station. Quirky shops and gorgeous food shops are all to be found here. We also have the most beautiful sun sets and the landscape is green and lush with an abundance of flowers and wild life. There are some gorgeous "eateries" and oldy worldy pubs to enjoy.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is centrally located and therefore you can enjoy easy access to all the surrounding places of interest - whether you travel by car or come to the Lakes by train. The public transport is excellent and we also have the Mountain Goat which operates mini bus excursions all over the Lakes on a day to day basis. There are many beautiful walks on our doorstep including Orrest Head, School Knott, Post Knott and the Dales Way which incorporates Biskey Howe with a view point offering breathtaking views for almost the entire length of Windermere Lake and the surrounding mountains such as Langdale Pikes, Coniston Old Man and Fairfield The Ambleside Horseshoe to name but a few.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Superb location. Really enjoyed our time here. Hopefully we can come back again ! Grateful for the owners effort in making the place such a great place to stay. See you again next time !
Jun 2017
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Orrest Head
Windermere Golf Club
"An amazing and beautifully kempt course - not for the faint hearted - set in a spectacular l..."
Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre
"Take a trip to Brockhole - either on foot (approx 3.5 miles from Robin's Nest) or take the o..."
World Of Beatrix Potter
"A wonderful place to visit - sharing some wonderful history of Beatrix Potter and memorabili..."
Cafe Italia
"Wonderful bar/restaurant in the heart of Windermere - about five minutes from us on foot. C..."
The Crafty Baa
"This bar is a real gem to visit. The beers are all served in ice cold glasses straight from ..."
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery
Derwent Water
Ashness Bridge
"Lovely local country pub approximately 500 yards from Robin's Nest - great atmosphere, frien..."
"Fantastic supermarket stocking an array of different cheeses and meats mainly from local sou..."
The Old Man of Consiton
Lake Windermere
National Trust - Wray Castle
Fell Foot Park
Wordsworth House and Garden
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Hill Top


Manchester and Liverpool airports are both approximately one and a half hours drive from Windermere. Windermere Train Station and the Bus Station are five minutes away from Robins Nest. There is a variety of options to explore the Lake District from Robins Nest using local transport be it by road or water or on foot! A car is by no means essential!


Robins Nest is in the heart of Windermere village. Bowness Bay, being one mile down the road, boasts three steamers which regulary run between Newby Bridge and Ambleside and a ferry service across the Lake to Sawrey (the home of Beatrix Potter).

Further Details:

Bowness and Windermere are very popular and picturesque holiday destinations offering a wide range of activities to holidaymakers of all ages including walking, boating, sailing, riding, golf, swimming. Bowness has a three screen cinema, the Old Laundry Theatre featuring regular live entertainment , country style pubs, 2 night clubs, endless restaurants and offers quirky and interesting shopping. Windermere is fortunate to have Booths Supermarket- renowned for its quality local produce and fine wine and beer selection.


Windermere Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Chest of drawers Bedside drawers Hanging Rail Stool Full length Mirror Draw top vanity mirror
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Double glazing, gas central heating, hot water. No smoking in the apartment please. Private parking. Use of shared patio area if required. Bedding provided - towels by prior arrangement. Outside: Private parking in the yard area - small shared patio area with garden furniture provided for your use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned and the bed fully made up for your arrival and we offer a towel service if required at a small extra cost. For visitors staying for two weeks or longer we offer a change of bed linen at the end of each week. We provide a welcome tray with tea, coffee and biscuits for your arrival. Should you have any special requests (ie flowers/wine) we will always try our best to accommodate if prior notice is given and arrangements are made in advance. We are always happy to go that extra mile on your behalf to make your stay as delightful as possible.


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Immaculate, One Bedroom Apartment In The Heart Of Windermere
average rating of 4.818182 based on 25 reviews

Just the right size for two people. Perfect location. Just a 10min walk into bowness-on-Windermere.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we was greeted by Elaine who was very welcoming. After that we didn't hear a peek even thought Robins nest was located as an extension onto their own home. We were left to our own devices however we knew if we needed anything Elaine was there to help. The property included all the essentials to cooking yourself evening meals. The loacation of the property was a small walk away from the main bowness-on-Windermere (10 mins) where there are plenty of restaurants, shops and pubs. For the price per night (£80) is was a perfect get away for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We were even greeted with tea, coffee, sugar,milk and a card saying happy wedding anniversary which was a thoughtful touch.

The property has off street parking and is easy to get on and off the drive and never seemed to be bothered when we went out whether it was really early or late.

I would defiantly recommend staying here if you want to be able to be left to your own devices and come and go as you please. It also gives you the option to eat in rather than eating out all the time which can get pricy.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you recommendation Laura we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay
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great apartment! everything you need and close to town. great value

  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very Clean and Tidy, Hosts met us on arrival and made us very welcome.

Well positioned for access into Windermere Centre.

Home from Home.

We will be back at some point.....if available.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Robin's Nest

  • 5 of 5

A Beautiful cosy place! We loved it and would highly recommend it. A great location within walking distance of Windemere Town and Lake and so many scenic walks....A great getaway, very relaxing with everything we needed, couldn't have ask for more!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is to achieve the highest standards for each and every guest that comes though our door.x
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Robins Nest.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, immaculate, and welcoming, comfortable bed which is a pleasant change can't praise it enough. Thank you Elaine and Des.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much we are delighted that you were so happy with our apartment -our aim is always to make our guests as comfortable as possible during their stay. Thank you for choosing us.
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Cosy and lovely apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39.97

Booking Notes:
To make a booking in the first instance please telephone us (either Elaine or Mel) (answer machine available).
A £100 non refundable deposit is required by return upon booking followed by full balance due eight weeks before arrival. For bookings made 8 weeks or less before arrival, full payment is required by return upon booking. Confirmation will be emailed to you upon receipt of deposit. We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Apartment available from 3pm and must be vacated by 10am.

If you are bringing your four legged friend please add an additional £20 per week to the total cost of our stay.

Reservation made within 8 weeks of stay - payment in full at time of booking
Reservations made outside of 8 weeks £100 deposit required at time of booking payment in full due 8 weeks before your arrival
All payments to be made by bank transfer
Last minute reservations max 3 days before arrival cash can be paid opon arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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