School Knott Cottage ref: CC127198

Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

4 Stars



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  • Pub within 1 mile 
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  • Car Parking Available 
  • Washing Machine 


Set in a quiet cul-de-sac only yards from the heart of this popular village, School Knott Cottage on the site of the old Kodak building, is ideally placed for exploring such delights as the wonderful walking, shopping, touring and restaurants this area has to offer. With easy access to the main road Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick are soon reached. Just five minutes up the road it is ideally placed for Rail travellers, Booths Supermarket and the famous Lakeland shop.

Orrest Head, the famous viewpoint, is only a short walk away where stunning views over Lake Windermere and School Knott can be seen. Bowness on Lake Windermere with its wealth of shops and restaurants and lake cruises is just a nice stroll down the road (approx. 1 mile).

The owners have thoughtfully refurbished the cottage to provide stylish, quality accommodation, using a base of neutral colours with clever splashes of colour throughout to create a most individual yet classic look. With a large screen television in the lounge, large comfortable leather sofas and a library of books to quote the Guest Book ’a home from home with everything anyone could possibly need’ and ‘a thousand times better than we expected’.

Enjoy your stay at School Knott Cottage.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/dining: Open plan with deep cushioned leather sofas, solid oak furniture, flame effect electric fire set in a marble fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric hob and double oven, microwave, washing machine, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. 

First floor

Bedroom 1: A spacious double bedroom with solid oak furniture, TV and a handy drying room with a small vented tumble dryer.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

Second floor

Third floor


All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Telephone for emergency and incoming calls. Wi-Fi internet available.


Private parking for one car.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960.
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  • Lake
    0.5 miles

About the local area

Lake Windermere is perhaps the best know area in the Lake District and Windermere village itself is about 1km from the lake. The lake stretches from Waterhead, near Ambleside, to Lakeside at its narrow southern end, over 10 miles in length and the largest lake in England. Wooded slopes dotted with cottages and houses line its shores, while the water itself is usually busy with ferries and yachts.

Windermere is not as busy as it's near neighbour, Bowness-on-Windermere, but has its own charms and attractions. It has excellent amenities and a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars all within easy reach. The village has good public transport links with its own train station and bus routes.

Troutbeck Bridge lies to the north in between Windermere and Ambleside; handy for both but located just off the beaten track. Troutbeck Bridge has its own local amenities including a public swimming pool and a local pub. Between Troutbeck Bridge and the Low Wood Hotel lies Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre. This has an adventure playground, exhibitions, cafe, shop and extensive grounds down to the lake and jetty.

Situated between Kendal and Windermere is the lovely village of Staveley which is often referred to as the Gateway to the Lakes. It mainly comprises of grey slate buildings which are nestled between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. It is ideally placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Kentmere valley.

Things to do nearby

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Total Adventure Limited

Activity days for small and large groups based in Bowness on Windermere. Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling and orienteering. Tel: 01539 444451

The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Lake Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.

St Martins Church
St Martins Church

This impressive parish church was built in 1483 and comprises of an outstanding east window, statue of St Martin and marble reredos by Paley and Austin. The church is open to visitors on wednesdays and thursday mornings.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Monties Cafe
Monties Cafe

Open every day, serving hearty breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes. Monties Cafe always aims to use as much local produce as possible.

Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises

Step aboard the most popular boats in the Lake District! Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery on board then take a walk around the lake or visit one of the many attractions nearby. Well behaved dogs travel free. Tel: 01539 443360

Windermere Golf Club

Set in the middle of the National Park and in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, Windermere Golf Club is popular with golfers of all ages and abilities. After an exciting game you can soak up the friendly atmosphere in the bar or enjoy the stunning scenery in the restaurant.


Kankku is where you can experience the thrill of off road driving in your very own 4x4. The adventurous off roading routes in the heart of the Lakes are sure to impress. Tel: 015394 47414

Lake Supertours

Based in Windermere in the Lake District the 16 seater mini coaches offer Lake District tours which include scenic and cultural attractions. All drivers and guides are professionally qualified. Tel: 01539 442751

Brockhole Visitors Centre
Brockhole Visitors Centre

Located right on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District Brockhole provides an excellent place to learn more about The Lakes in a stunning setting. The magnificent house is set in thirty two acres of landscaped gardens and grounds which stretch right to the shores of the lake. Here you can discover interactive exhibitions, adventure playground, a great gift shop and family caf�.


The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

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Friday 30 October 2015 7 nights £ 354.45
Was£ 417.00
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Saturday 31 October 2015 7 nights £ 354.45
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