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The Old Stables ref: 127153

Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge
4 Stars
  • Sleeps 66
Parking1 carGardenPatio & Balcony
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes

Discounts available for selected dates

Valid to: 02 Oct 2015


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, 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.


All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and high chair 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 townWindermereShops50 yards
Distance50 yardsRestaurant50 yards
Nearest railway stationWindermerePub50 yards
Distance500 yardsLake1.5 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 The Old Stables

Mrs  Perkins -

Just as excellent as expected.

Mr I Rodman -

Would highly recommend.

Lovely accommodation and well equipped. All had a good time and loved the area, especially children's activities', despite the rain.

Wonderful Cottage. Fantastic setting and superb weather. A great holiday was had by all. We especially loved Wrya Castle, the boat cruise and Brockhole visitor's centre. The local park was brilliant too. Thank you.

Had a brilliant holiday. Stupendous accommodation. Wonderful weather and so much to see and do.

Had a really lovely holiday. The cottage is beautiful, thank you.

The Old Stables is a lovely, well equipped and presented cottage that made our hols even better. Very sad to leave but already planning to come back.

Beautiful House. Second time here. We will be back again and again, thank you.

What a lovely cottage. We enjoyed our stay and we will be back. Thank you.

Cottage is fab. Would recommend it to my family and friends back home. Had a lovely week, thank you.

Mr -  reid -

Excellent property - couldn’t make any recommendations as everything provided.

Mr - Evans -

Very pleased with cottage, lovely inside and great location. We are more than pleased with the cottage, great place to end a year and start a new one. Thank you.

G Buchanan -

This is the second time we have stayed at The Old Stables and despite the above comment, we would and will certainly return next year.

Excellent cottage, had a lovely long weekend. Will recommend.

Dj Steel -

Very satisfied with the property, would stay there again

C Warren -

We found it to be a beautifully furnished house in an idyllic situation. It exceeded our expectations.

D C Buckett -

Will definately book this property again. Ideal location, off road parking and very comfortable.

G Buchanan -

The cottage was lovely, the interior was done to a high standard, very well equipped, with everything you need, from dvd's to washing machine. Would definitely go back again.

Mr  Buchanan -

I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to family and friends.

P Taylor -

Excellent property, very comfortable, like home from home, would recommend it to others.

Peter Linden -

Very clean and spacious.We all had a very enjoyable time.

G Taylor -

A delightfully built property overlooking the beck,loved watching the dipper feeding

E Anderson -

Excellent property, clean and beautifully furnished.

J L Curtis -

Very high standard of furnishings, decor etc. and well equipped. Would stay there again.

S Rowbottom -

Very nice property. Clean. Good location (2mins from main shops etc in Windermere).

P C Davies -

A really well furnished and laid out property a pleasure to stay.

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.

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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.

Read more about Lake Windermere
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.

Read more about The World of Beatrix Potter
Help & Advice

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What our customers say

Mrs  Perkins - June 2015

Just as excellent as expected.

Mr I Rodman - April 2015

Would highly recommend.

August 2014

Lovely accommodation and well equipped. All had a good time and loved the area, especially children's activities', despite the rain.

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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.