The Lake Lodge

For up to 6 People

About the Accommodation

The house, dating back to 1837, was one of the first country houses built on the shores of Lake Windermere.

We think it occupies THE best site on the lake!

There are great views from the gardens over Lake Windermere to Wray Castle, the Langdales, Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam and Loughrigg, and we are at the foot of Wansfell Pike and close to the Fairfield Horseshoe,

In front of the house there is a footpath along the lake shore (on National Trust land) which starts less than 100 metres from the property boundary (the lake itself is less than 50 metres from the property boundary).

At the back of the property there is a courtyard and access on to a track which leads direct to the woods and fells or a walk to the nearby villages of Waterhead and Ambleside.

We have 3 double bedrooms, one of which is ensuite and the other 2 share a bathroom. Downstairs off the hallway, there is a kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room and downstairs loo. There is onsite parking for 2 cars, but if you need more please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

Close to Ambleside (centre of the Lake District), with easy access to other villages, the lakes, and the fells. 

As good as it gets!

Address: Wansfell Holme, LA231LS Windermere, United Kingdom

Size: 180.0 m², 3 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Beds: 2 Single beds, 2 Double beds, 1 Sofa bed, 2 Couches

Prices: 350 GBP - 450 GBP / Night


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Breakfast
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Shampoo
  • Iron
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Toilet paper and soap
  • Cable TV
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Dryer
  • Free Parking on premises
  • Terrace
  • Hangers
  • Pets allowed
  • High chair


Please park directly in front of The Lake Lodge which is  to the left of the house when you get to the top of the main drive. there is parking for 2 cars, but if you need more spaces please let us know and we will try to accommodate you. Breakfast is only available by prior arrangement.


The house is approximately 1 mile from Ambleside, which is at he 'heart' of the Lake District.

Distances to other local villages and lakes are as follows:

3.4 miles to Windermere village (which is not actually on shores of Lake Windermere!)

3.5 miles to Rydal (Wordsworth centre and Rydal Water),

4.5 miles to Bowness-on-Windermere

5.5 miles to Grasmere

5.5 miles to Hawkshead,

14 miles to Glenridding (Ullswater)

18 miles to Keswick (Derwentwater)


The best way to get around is by car, but if you don't drive:

a) there are plenty of local taxi firms

b) you can walk to the ferry pier in less than 10 minutes, where you can take the ferry to many sites around Lake Windermere.

c) There is a reliable bus service. (The bus stop is a 5-10 minute walk away) at Waterhead.

d) Windermere railway station is 3 miles away. There’s a taxi rank just outside the station

e) Bicycles and boats can be rented locally