The Old Stables ref: CC127153

Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

4 Stars



Local area

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  • Cot Available 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Wifi 
  • Car Parking Available 
  • Washing Machine 


This delightful, architectural award-winning Cumbrian stone cottage overlooking Mylnbeck sits in the heart of Windermere, within walking distance of the lake, restaurants, shops and all local amenities. The Old Stables has a wealth of modern amenities, home comforts and luxury for families or groups of friends, each bedroom having its own bathroom with two en-suites. The Old Stables really is an oasis of luxury in the heart of the lake district.
In all the bedrooms to compliment their comfy beds and solid oak furniture they have new luxury bedding, bed linens and accessories with bedrooms 1 & 3 having 26” flat screen wall mounted TV/DVD’s.
In the sunny first floor lounge there is a new luxury deep cushioned leather suite for guests to relax and watch the new 40” flat screen TV, and don’t forget to step out onto the balcony overlooking Mylnbeck and sit down with a glass of something cool to while away the evenings.
With its central location to the park, shops and restaurants The Old Stables is a perfect place for making any holiday a special occasion.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The Old Stables has gas fired central heating and briefly comprises:
Kitchen/diner: with contemporary shaker style units, electric oven and ceramic hob, built-in microwave, dishwasher and fridge.
Utility room: with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer and bottle fridge.
Cloakroom: with WC and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: with 3ft twin beds, quality oak furniture, flat screen TV/DVD/CD and en-suite bathroom with large shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated chrome towel rail.

First floor

Lounge: Spaciously bright room with contemporary soft leather suite, gas effect log burner, quality oak furniture, flat screen TV/DVD/CD, access to a balcony overlooking Mylnbeck with table and seating area.
Bedroom 2: with King size bed, quality oak furniture and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin, WC and heated chrome towel rail.
Bathroom for Bedroom 3
With double shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated chrome towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: a spacious vaulted bedroom with King size bed, quality oak furniture and separate sitting area with flat screen TV/DVD.

Third floor


All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Each bedroom is provided with a salon style hair-dryer.


A side patio area overlooks Mylnbeck and is accessible via the utility room. Complete with solid wooden table, it is perfect for eating alfresco. The front of the property boasts a walled garden area with bench – perfect for watching the world go by.
Parking for one vehicle at the side of the cottage, with further unrestricted parking on the street.
A refundable damage deposit of £100 is payable one week prior to arrival.
If you find the holiday week you require has already been booked, why not try its sister property ’Chimneys’ (property number 127206) which is located nearby.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    50 yards
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    500 yards
  • Lake
    1.5 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


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

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.

Lake Windermere

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

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

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.

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�.

Carus Green Golf Club

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

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Russell Colman Photography

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

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