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School Knott Cottage ref: 127198

Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 44
Parking1 carGardenNo
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


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.


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.

Nearest townWindermereShopsWindermere
Nearest railway stationWindermerePubWindermere
DistanceLake0.5 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 which include The Sun Inn and nearby petrol station with a well stocked Spa Shop. Between Troutbeck Bridge and the Low Wood Hotel lies Brockhole – The Lake District Visitor Centre. This has an adventure playground, exhibitions, café, 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

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What our customers say about School Knott Cottage

Mrs  Wolstenholme -

Well equipped and well laid out. Ideal for a small family.

Mr  Large -

Enjoyed our stay, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. All amenities close at hand. Would recommend and would stay again.

Mrs  Jameson -

Lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and tidy.

Mrs  Weston -

Have stayed here before - very impressed.

Mrs  Norris -

Warm, clean, well equipped and comfortable.

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Cosy, comfy and very clean. Ideal base for our holiday.

Mr  Blayney -

A clean, comfortable cottage, very well equipped. Within walking distance of local shops, banks, cafes and restaurants and to local bus/train services.

Mr  Edwards -

Great cottage, pleased with its location and facilities.

Mrs  Owen -

Really happy - it ticked all the boxes.

Mr  Hayes -

Almost perfect - would like some seats not quite so deep for slightly shorter/thinner folk!

Mrs  Hughes -

Very nice and very well equipped. Website very easy to use.

Mr -  norris -

Very clean and well equipped.

R M Pullen -

Excellently maintained property. Quiet location, yet convenient to shops, pubs and public transport.

D S Shafeie -

A lovely cottage, well equipped.

C Tallant -

Been before ,it is a well equipped and very clean cottage and convenient as a start point for a walking holiday.

A E Thompson -

Very well equipped

Mr  Jackson -

Yes would recommend and would book again.

C Tallant -

Very well equipped and very clean. In a good locality to explore the Lakes. We are planning to return.

Mr  Tallant -

Very well equipped

G Robinson -

Very clean, well equipped and well maintained. Highly recommended.

Mrs  Robinson -

Very well equipped and very clean cottage, also very homely

Christine Painter -

In a good quiet spot and very clean, impressed with the heating and hot water system.

Mr S  sheppard -

Excellent place to stay.

Bg Swiecicka -

Great location near to the station for arrivals and departures, as we had no car.

M Papadatos -

Fabulous accomodation. One could not ask for more, everything was provided and it was fresh and clean, and a virtually holiday cottage perfect!

Excellent accommodation with fabulous fittings.

D Crix -

Lovely accommodation.

P Doleman -

The property was first class in all respects and without doubt the best and most clean and well equipped cottage we have ever stayed in. The staff at Cumbrian Cottages were also worthy of praise for their professionalism and friendliness

Mr R Baldwin -

Perfect holiday home! Well stocked kitchen.

S Hawkes -

Very comfortable, warm and very clean.

Mrs A Patterson -

Well pleased.

Very good clean and modern facilities.

Walking between Grasmere and Langdale

Starting at Grasmere, you can take a wonderful nine mile walk up on to the fells between Grasmere and Great Langdale; this is a great part of the country to walk in.

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Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

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Zeffirellis is one of the main attractions in Ambleside with many things to offer such as a Cinema, Live Music, a Restaurant and Cafe.

Read more about Zeffirellis
Ambleside Roman Fort

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside you can find the Ambleside Roman Fort which dates back to the 2nd century. These remains are well marked and were probably built during Roman times as a watch out. It is now managed and protected by the National Trust.

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.

Hobbs Gallery

Ambleside is full of charming galleries showcasing the talent of the local artists and photographers and Hobbs Gallery is definitely one of them, full of the artwork of Phil Hobbs. He has a large selection of amazing water coloured paintings with many inspired by the surrounding Lake District.

Stagshaw Gardens

Over eight acres of beautiful gardens can be found overlooking the lake of Windermere, just south of Ambleside. Spring is the best time to visit this amazing location when the flora is at their best with the bluebells covering lots of the area.

Stockghyll Force

The water of Stockghyll tumbles down beautifully over the rocks before pleasantly running further along through the town of Ambleside. To reach the waterfall you take the picturesque footpath through the Stock Ghyll Woods which in early spring is beautiful with all the colourful daffodils.

The Apple Pie

A very well known café and bakery in the centre of Ambleside is ‘The Apple Pie’, famous for its delicious freshly baked treats, particularly the apple pies!

The Glass House Restaurant

Located in the heart of Ambleside is this wonderful restaurant known as The Glass House with its suberb glass front, allowing you to soak up in the amazing lighting over the amazing architecture and artefacts whilst enjoying your food made from local produce.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter’s illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

Hill Top

Hill Top was once home to the well known and amazing Beatrix Potter and is open to go and visit. It is the perfect place to go and learn about the lovely author who brought the wonderful tales of the animals in the lakes to life!

Bridge House

This tiny but iconic building has 400 years of fascinating history: from an apple store to a family home. Tel: 01539 432617


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.

Read more about Townend
Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre

Low Wood Watersports and Activity Centre is located on Lake Windermere and is the place to go if you want to experience the thrill great activities on the water.

Read more about Low Wood Watersports & Activity Centre
Loughrigg Fell Walk

You can walk up Loughrigg Fell easily from Ambleside resulting in a great view at the top of the surrounding lakes and rivers.

Loughrigg Terrace Walk

For a low level circular walk from Ambleside, go for a stroll along the Loughrigg Terrace, providing you with spectacular views of the surrounding central Lakeland fells.

White Platts Recreational Ground

Ambleside has two parks where you can go and relax and enjoy the space. White Platts Recreational Ground is one of these and is full of activities to do such as tennis, pitch and putt as well as crazy golf which is fun for all the family!

Lake Windermere

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

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Help & Advice

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What our customers say

Mrs  Wolstenholme - May 2015

Well equipped and well laid out. Ideal for a small family.

Mr  Large - April 2015

Enjoyed our stay, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. All amenities close at hand. Would recommend and would stay again.

Mrs  Jameson - April 2015

Lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and tidy.

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Cumbrian Cottages is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number 00965389. VAT Registration Number GB 598 2299 77. Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA.