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The Cottage Guest House

  • Elleray Road
  • Windermere
  • Cumbria
  • LA23 1AG
no star
Guest Accommodation


  • Adults Only
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Close to Shops
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Ground Floor Room/s
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Weekend Breaks

At a Glance

  • 7 luxury en-suite rooms
  • Romantic retreat
  • Central Windermere location
  • Station 2 minute walk
  • Original period features
  • Breakfast Award


About The Cottage Guest House

Situated in a quiet location in the heart of Windermere, The Cottage Guest House is one of the oldest houses in the village and offers an elegant range of guest rooms including deluxe four poster king-size double rooms perfect for a relaxing break in the Lake District.

Dating from 1847 and retaining all its original charm, The Cottage Guest House is an AA 4 Star Gold Highly Commended B&B with an AA Breakfast Award, and offers a great central location just a two minute stroll from mainline bus and rail links. Windermere's fine choice of independent shops and restaurants sit right on our doorstep.

Guest Rooms

  • Our recently refurbished 7 guest rooms are all presented to the highest standards and include en-suite facilities.
  • Rooms 8 and 9 are on the ground floor and situated within a single storey extension adjacent to the main building, accessed via a separate front entrance.
  • A deluxe four poster king-size double room, double en-suites and a cosy single room with silent fridge are all available.
  • Each room includes a flat-screen colour TV, a DVD player, complimentary tea and coffee refreshment tray, radio alarms, controllable heating and hairdryers.  Most rooms also include fridges.


A delicious breakfast menu is inclusive in booking, featuring a choice of Full English breakfast and a range of cooked breakfast alternatives prepared fresh to order using the highest quality locally sourced produce. 

A choice of buffet breakfast options are also available from the dresser - visit our website to browse our full breakfast menu.  Special diets including vegetarians are happily catered for on request.

Other Facilities

The guest house is non-smoking throughout with free off street private parking available.


Children over 11 years are welcome. 

Around and About

The Cottage Guest House is ideally located within easy reach of a range of amenities, as well as excellent transport connections - there are regular trains to and from London and Oxenholme. 

The area is particularly popular with walkers and holidaymakers looking to explore the stunning scenery surrounding the property.  The guest house sits close to the popular Orrest Head view point and the shores of Lake Windermere and Bowness are only a 20 minute gentle stroll away.


Exit the M6 at Junction 26, signposted the South Lakes and follow signs for Windermere on the A591.

On arrival in Windermere village you will see the distinctive Windermere Hotel on your right - continue on for around 150 yards and take the second turn on the left - Elleray Road.  The Cottage Car Park entrance is around 100 yards ahead on your left.  Windermere bus and rail links are just a two minute walk away.



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