Mysty in the Heart of English Lakes

Apartment - Entire home/apt · College Rd, Windermere, LA23 1BU, United Kingdom
Your host, Sharon
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***Feb-March Special***

*** Any 4 nights Sun-Thurs inc. only pay for three*** £180
*** Long Weekend break (3 nights only pay for 2)*** £120 (Fri,Sat,Sun) or (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
Please quote Winter special on your enquiry

Occupying a superb central Lakeland location just 1 miles from Lake Windermere, this cosy and comfortable, compact ground floor self contained module is set in the heart of Windermere Village. Comprising of double bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom/W.C. Equipped with all a couple would need to make their holiday most comfortable. LCD TV & DVD Player. Towels and bed linen supplied.

Situated just a stones throw from Windermere railway station and and close to all amenities, this hidden gem comes with its own private court yard for those who wish to relax and watch the world go by, or stroll across to the Pub.

Starter pack of cereals, tea and coffee supplied or If you prefer a full English breakfast to be served try the Lighthouse just 75 yards away, Vegetarian option available, or a takeaway breakfast from Munch, just 50 yards from your door.

****This unit does not have dining room or a lounge. The price and flexible booking option reflects this.****

Nearest beach:Morecambe bay
Short breaks

No smoking at this property
Luxuries:DVD player
General:TV, CD player
Standard:Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities:Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms:1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom
Furniture:Double beds (1)
Other:Linen and towels provided
Access:Parking space

Further details indoors:
Mysty is a unique property with nothing quite like it in the area. Although compact it has everything a couple would need to make their stay most comfortable. We are flexible regarding bookings and do not have set change over days. Although there is no laundry facility we can arrange for your laundry to be collected , washed and dried. There is a laundrette within 100 mtrs. If you haven't had time to pop to the shop and your arriving late we can assist if you have any shopping requirements.

****This is not a family room.. accommodates 2 adults only!****

Further details outdoors:
Private yard area with wooden bench and coffee table and a bistro dining set. Private parking directly outside away from the main thoroughfare.

Further details
Hire is normally from 3pm on your day of arrival until 10am on your day of departure. With prior consent/arrangement you may be able to arrive earlier.

1 small dog may be permitted by prior consent.

The Windermere area
You'll discover fine varied walking country around Lake Windermere, at the heart of the Lake District. Hire a boat and take to the lake itself, or use the network of footpaths to reach the best high-level views. There are lots of options for places to visit, including Ambleside Roman Fort and Troutbeck Park, which was once owned by Beatrix Potter.

Enjoy this beautiful region and unwind amidst breathtaking scenery at any time of the year. Ramble through some of the best walking country in Britain; get out your mountain bike and go off road or simply enjoy the pleasures of the delightful towns and villages dotted throughout the lakes and Cumbria.

The railway arrived in 1857, making the area much more accessible to visitors and with this demand grew a wealth of Lake District Hotels and a multitude of natural and 'built' attractions. The railway still exists today and brings people from all over the world to this special area of the Lake District National Park. As well as being a sustainable way to travel, most of the Windermere hotels are only a short walk from the station, or at worst a five minute taxi ride.

In terms of attractions, Lake Windermere is well known as England's largest Lake at over 10 miles long and is also the deepest at 65 metres. There are numerous outstanding viewing points within easy reach either by car, or by short walk. Gummer’s Howe is probably the most famous being situated at the south end of Lake Windermere. You can drive most of the way, leaving only a 30 minute walk to marvel at the panoramic views over Lake Windermere and across to Morecambe Bay. To see the Lakes from a different perspective, Arnside Knott rewards those who take this gentle climb with stunning views of the Kent Estuary and Morecambe Bay; simply head for the viewpoint. For a more challenging, but still enjoyable walk for most, take the 2 hour round trip to Brantfell and Post Knott. Take the camera, as there are wonderful views of Windermere, the stunning Langdales and maybe even the Lake District Hotel you’ve chosen. Hope for a clear day and always check the weather forecasts before heading out. Suitable footwear is always important, even on these more leisurely walks.

Around Lake Windermere you’ll find an array of villages and hamlets to enjoy. While the drive will be slow around the twisting back roads, you’ll discover:
+ Fell Foot Park [National Trust] where you can enjoy an ice cream and hire a boat;
+ Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway at Lakeside, both being attractions you can enjoy on a sunny or rainy day;
+ At Graythwaite you can enjoy Graythwaite Hall Gardens, which are particularly impressive in the Spring;
+ Head up towards Sawrey and visit ‘Hill Top’, a 17th century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter weaved her lyrical magic.
+ At the north end of Lake Windermere, Ambleside is a Mecca for walking enthusiasts and you can take a lake cruise back to your hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere;
+ Visit the Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere

£250–£300/ week
2 nights minimum stay
£60 per night if staying less than 5 nights

Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Manchester
Railway & Bus: Windermere 1/4 mile from accommodation
Ferry: Birkenhead

Activities near Windermere
Horse Riding
Golf within 30 mins drive
Walking holidays
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Cycling holidays
Motorcycling holidays
Romantic break

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $529 /week
Security Deposit: $132
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lovely little place - had everything we needed, bonus was bath (much needed after doing Windermere Marathon!), parking space and patio area. Right in heart of Windermere. Loved it, we felt most welcome, thank you : )

    May 2014
  • Loved our stay at Mysty! Although small, it is perfect for a couple. The owners also make good use of the space. There is a kitchen with a big oven and all the other kitchen necessities, so we ended up cooking every night. The place was clean, and provided towels and shower gel. It is in a perfect location, right in the heart of downtown Windermere near the railway station and bus stop. We didn't have a car so this was ideal. I can't think of anything that the place was lacking. I would definitely recommend others to stay at this cozy little abode in the Lake District!

    April 2014
  • Sharon is very helpful. Her sister is helping her in this location. Parking is not a problem. .. We always managed to get in and out of the place easily.

    April 2014
  • We loved our stay at Mysty. The place is small but was clean, quiet, and comfortable. It served as a good launching point as we found ourselves walking down to Bowness for pubs and food instead of eating in Windermere. The place had a parking spot which was nice since we had a rental and didn't need to worry about parking. We rented from the 4x4 just up the street and would recommend it to anyone wanting to go out in the countryside if it's raining too much for a walk.

    March 2014
  • Wow what an amazing hideaway, absolutely everything you need for a comfortable and cosy stay in Windermere. Sharon has thoughtfully adapted this space, not just to get up and go, but to also help you for relax after a long day exploring. It even has a slow cooker so that you can settle down for a tasty hot pot and then watch DVD or listen to Lakelands radio to round off the day. Spot On! Thanks Sharon

    January 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Mysty for 5 days and loved it! What a cosy, cheerful little place. It is small, not indifferent to a caravan but acts as a perfect base in the heart of Windermere, close to some good restaurants and pubs and also the local train station and bus depot. We will certainly stay again when the sun returns come spring. Thanks, Sharon.

    November 2013
  • A *very* small space for two people with a suitcase each, but neat and well presented. We really only needed a place to sleep (and eat), and Mysty was great for that. Close to pubs, cafes, restaurants and the supermarket, and well positioned for general Lakes district tourism. Recommended, especially for those with a car.

    October 2013
  • This is a cute tiny apartment suitable for 2 people. The kitchen is functional and well-equipped. The location is convenient for the train station and for getting around the Windermere area by bicycle, foot, or bus. (I don't have a car, so no comment on that aspect) The check-in and check-out hours were a little inconvenient. We learned in the Info Center that you can leave your bags at the Fish N Chips around the corner from Natwest for 2.50 per bag (posted hours 11:30am - 5pm). Also, the host contacted me a few days before my arrival about the internet possibly not working. I could detect a couple networks that asked for a password and a couple that wanted me to pay, but it was not clear which (if any) of these I could have attempted. Also, the cable TV signal was very poor and generally unwatchable. If either of these is important, I suggest verifying with the host beforehand. Fortunately, there is an eclectic DVD collection that we enjoyed. Also, the host has some useful guide books.

    September 2013
  • This is a perfect location in the heart of Windermere in the Lake Country. There is excellent access by train and bus, and the town has many good places to eat and shop. Mysty is very tiny with room for the bed, a tiny kitchen, and a bath. Sharon has made the most of it with lighting and places to place things. Two people with luggage have to coordinate well and it might be easier for one person. We loved being there, however, and especially recommend the Sticky Toffee Pudding at the Grey Walls Pub nearby.

    September 2013
  • Perfect little 'hole in the wall' for the solo traveller, or a couple who don't mind close quarters.
    Excellent location that is close to all that Windermere has to offer and with great transport links to the rest of the area I can highly recommend Mysty for a stay in the Lakes District.

    August 2013
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