Contemporary, Lakeland Getaway In A Central Village Location

Birch House is a sophisticated, contemporary retreat sitting at the end of a row of traditional terraced cottages in the very heart of Windermere. Set out over four floors with great facilities including a social dining room and two separate cosy seating areas, there’s plenty of space for a family or group of friends to spread out and enjoy some well deserved R&R during your stay. Ticking all those boxes on your wish list, Birch House has that all-important wood burning stove, a sunny sitting-out area and is pet friendly too!

Windermere is arguably one of the most popular resorts in the area and a great base from where to explore all the attractions of the Southern Lakes. First time visitors can enjoy low level walks right from the door and be rewarded with superb views from the top of School Knott, Brantfell and Orrest Head – the youngsters will love The Gruffalo that sits at the foot of this newly ‘accessible to all’ local peak. The streets of Windermere are lined with interesting shops, bars and galleries as well as some superb eateries and coffee shops – try a Homeground sarnie from Homeground Coffee and Kitchen, one of our absolute go-to places!


Quality furnishings set against a calming, modern colour palate

Step straight into the cosy lounge area with a glorious wood-burning stove set in a stone surround; light the fire, sink into the comfy, deep-cushioned sofa and settle down to watch your favourite series on the wall-mounted SMART TV and make yourself at home! The dining room is stylishly furnished with well-placed accent lighting, the perfect spot for enjoying leisurely brunches and special dinners and flows effortlessly through to the modern kitchen where you’ll find everything you need to properly self-cater with plenty of workspace so everyone can lend a hand with dinner.

Stairs in between the sitting and dining areas lead up to the first floor where you’ll find two comfortable double bedrooms that share the house shower room where you’ll find a neat cubicle, basin and WC.

Up another level to the second floor and the piece de resistance, the master Kingsize suite, a glorious, light bright space for two with a luxurious and huge shower room with a double walk-in shower, vanity basin and WC.

Back to the living areas and Birch House is blessed with a second sitting room on the lower ground floor, a delightful chillout area to break away from the others, listen to some tunes via the Sonos system or enjoy a couple more chapters of your holiday novel.

Outside, there’s a small seating area to the front of the cottage, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or pre-dinner drink.

Parking is by way of a permit (one supplied) allowing you to park on a number of adjacent streets close to the cottage. You can of course pull up directly outside the cottage to unload. For additional vehicles, we can recommend Broad Street Car Park where you can take advantage of £1 for the day Early Bird Parking if you pull up before 9am. There is also parking for one small car on a first come first served basis behind the cottage. Details of this can be found in the cottage.

Ground Floor:

  • Entrance into hallway leading into the lounge with wall mounted SMART TV, corner seating and wood-burning stove (initial fuel provided and further supplies available to purchase locally)
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen with integrated appliances of electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. Door to the outside.

Lower Ground Floor:

  • TV lounge with comfortable sofas, the room also acting as a small utility with sink and washing machine.
    Please note: this room has limited head height

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with feature fireplace
  • Bedroom 2: Neat double room with discreet lighting
  • House shower room with cubicle, basin and WC

Second Floor:

  • Luxurious Kingsize suite with en-suite shower room with large cubicle, basin and WC


  • Charming end of terrace cottage set in the very heart of popular Windermere
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Gas central heating throughout with electric radiator in the kitchen and wood-burning stove
  • Two bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Two Double bedrooms
  • One Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Parking by way of permit on several nearby streets – early bird parking available nearby for £1 per day
  • There is also parking for one small car on a first come first served basis behind the cottage. Details of this can be found in the cottage.
  • Well behaved dog welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Seating area to the front with furniture provided
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking


Retreats for

  • Adventure
  • Family

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Double Bed
  • Superking Bed


  • Double Room


  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Wi-Fi


  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Log Burner / Fireplace
  • Modern
  • Parking

Children & Pets

  • High Chair Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Travel Cot Available


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 2 reviews.

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  • Nick says:

    Amazing property in the heart of the central lakes. Would strongly recommend the property to people who are looking for a great location when exploring the southern fells. Very close to Windermere and Bowness. Will be heading back very soon.

  • Vanessa says:

    We had a great stay in the cottage right at the heart of Windermere. It was beautifully decorated & very clean throughout. We chose to eat out every night but there was ample space to cook & eat in. We found some great local bars & restaurants. I checked ahead incase we needed to book but in most places, we didn’t. We went on the boat & used the local bus service to explore as well as doing lots of work. Loved it. Thanks.

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