Birch House

Guests - FROM £677
(5 out of 5) based on 91 reviews
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Quality Furnishings Set Against a Calming, Modern Colour Palate

Step straight into the cosy lounge area with a glorious wood-burning stove set in a stone surround; light the fire, sink into the comfy, deep-cushioned sofa and settle down to watch your favourite series on the wall-mounted SMART TV and make yourself at home! The dining room is stylishly furnished with well-placed accent lighting, the perfect spot for enjoying leisurely brunches and special dinners and flows effortlessly through to the modern kitchen where you’ll find everything you need to properly self-cater with plenty of workspace so everyone can lend a hand with dinner.

Stairs in between the sitting and dining areas lead up to the first floor where you’ll find two comfortable double bedrooms that share the house shower room where you’ll find a neat cubicle, basin and WC.

Up another level to the second floor and the piece de resistance, the master Kingsize suite, a glorious, light bright space for two with a luxurious and huge shower room with a double walk-in shower, vanity basin and WC.

Back to the living areas and Birch House is blessed with a second sitting room on the lower ground floor, a delightful chillout area to break away from the others, listen to some tunes via the Sonos system or enjoy a couple more chapters of your holiday novel.

Outside, there’s a small seating area to the front of the cottage, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or pre-dinner drink.

Parking is by way of a permit (one supplied) allowing you to park on a number of adjacent streets close to the cottage. You can of course pull up directly outside the cottage to unload. For additional vehicles, we can recommend Broad Street Car Park where you can take advantage of £1 for the day Early Bird Parking if you pull up before 9am. There is also parking for one small car on a first come first served basis behind the cottage. Details of this can be found in the cottage.

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Property Includes


  • Laundry Facilities
    Washing machine
  • Log Burner
  • Garden or Outside Area
  • Parking
    Parking by way of permit on several nearby streets – early bird parking available nearby for £1 per day

Retreats For

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Adventure


  • En-Suite
  • Shower


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher


  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV

Local Area

  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Central to town

Children & Pets

  • Travel Cot
  • Dog Friendly
    1 dog welcome
  • High Chair
Layout & Access


  • Entrance into hallway leading into the lounge with wall mounted SMART TV, corner seating and wood-burning stove (initial fuel provided and further supplies available to purchase locally)
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen with integrated appliances of electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. Door to the outside.


  • TV lounge with comfortable sofas, the room also acting as a small utility with sink and washing machine.
    Please note: this room has limited head height


  • Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with feature fireplace
  • Bedroom 2: Neat double room with discreet lighting
  • House shower room with cubicle, basin and WC


  • Luxurious King size suite with en-suite shower room with large cubicle, basin and WC


  • Charming end of terrace cottage set in the very heart of popular Windermere
  • All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided
  • Gas central heating throughout with electric radiator in the kitchen and wood-burning stove
  • Two bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Two Double bedrooms
  • One King size bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Parking by way of permit on several nearby streets – early bird parking available nearby for £1 per day
  • There is also parking for one small car on a first come first served basis behind the cottage. Details of this can be found in the cottage.
  • Well behaved dog welcome
  • Travel cot and high chair provided
  • Seating area to the front with furniture provided
  • Friday changeover
  • No Smoking

Location & Nearby

Contemporary, Lakeland getaway in a central village location

Birch House is a sophisticated, contemporary retreat sitting at the end of a row of traditional terraced cottages in the very heart of Windermere. Set out over four floors with great facilities including a social dining room and two separate cosy seating areas, there’s plenty of space for a family or group of friends to spread out and enjoy some well deserved R&R during your stay. Ticking all those boxes on your wish list, Birch House has that all-important wood burning stove, a sunny sitting-out area and is pet friendly too!

Windermere is arguably one of the most popular resorts in the area and a great base from where to explore all the attractions of the Southern Lakes. First time visitors can enjoy low level walks right from the door and be rewarded with superb views from the top of School Knott, Brantfell and Orrest Head – the youngsters will love The Gruffalo that sits at the foot of this newly ‘accessible to all’ local peak. The streets of Windermere are lined with interesting shops, bars and galleries as well as some superb eateries and coffee shops – try a Homeground sarnie from Homeground Coffee and Kitchen, one of our absolute go-to places!

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Note: two doubles and one kingsize
Maximum number of adults and children is 6
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Guest feedback for Birch House
(5 out of 5) based on 91 Reviews
On Friday, 16 Feb 2024
Wonderful place to stay! Would recommend!
On Wednesday, 13 Dec 2023
Lovely place to stay! Comfy and warm. Right by a few pubs and nice places to eat. Recommend highly
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Great location - Windermere shops and restaurants right on doorstep, and can walk to Bowness in approx 25mins! Lovely cottage and very cosy with the log fire in winter! Would highly recommend!
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Fantastic cottage in a great location, a stone's throw from the shops and restaurants of Windermere. The main bedroom on the top floor is amazing! Well decorated, well equipped and clean.
On Monday, 04 Dec 2023
Birch house was perfect for our stay in the Lake District. On the doorstep of all the beautiful shops, restaurants, and Cafes of Windermere, but tucked away enough to be peaceful and private. The house was in very good order, beautifully presented and comfortable. The bedding and towels were high quality, kitchen, well-stocked, and the downstairs TV/utility room, a great bonus. Michelle/Gabriel was very responsive to all questions and check-in via the lockbox could not have been more simple. Residents parking, via the permit provided, was great for a smallish car, we just about squeezed in our Skoda Karoq, but there is plenty of public parking nearby, if needed. We would happily recommend Birch house to other travellers.
On Saturday, 02 Dec 2023
We’ve had an amazing stay at Michelle’s place. There was slight confusion re the wood burning stove but Michelle was very responsive and helped is find a nearby place to buy wood. We would happily go back.
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
Beautiful home and spotlessly clean. Bathrooms are great and plenty of room for the four of us + dog. Highly recommend this letting 10/10
On Saturday, 28 Oct 2023
This house was absolutely pristine with all the amenities you need. The rooms are spacious yet cosy. There is ample heating and the environment is peaceful. There are TWO TV/sitting rooms and an incredibly spacious kitchen and dining room. The loft bedroom is incredible. Would happily return without a thought.
On Sunday, 15 Oct 2023
Had a great three nights in great accommodation
On Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023
Lovely place to stay in Windermere. Really nice house to come back to and chill out in, great location. Parking can be tight at the back, if you're not confident at maneuvering your vehicle (or if it's on the larger side) probably best to stick to the streets with the parking permit. Thanks.
On Saturday, 16 Sep 2023
A fantastic stay at Michelle’s in the lakes, we’ll definitely be back!!
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Birch House! Accomodation was of a very high standard and perfectly located to explore Windermere. Would definitely recommend and plan on booking again for next year.
On Friday, 15 Sep 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Birch House! Accomodation was of a very high standard and perfectly located to explore Windermere. Would definitely recommend and plan on booking again for next year.
On Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023
Really enjoyed our stay at Birch House and planning to come back again next year. The house is in a great location and has everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
On Wednesday, 30 Aug 2023
Amazing house, even better than the photos. We’ve had a fabulous bank holiday weekend with friends. Highly recommend, Thank you!
On Saturday, 19 Aug 2023
Fantastic property in a great location. Very cosy and yet spacious cottage - perfect proportions across all of the key rooms. Kitchen well stocked with utensils and good quality plates etc. Decent enough knives which isn’t always the case! Good quality TV! The loft suite is very nice - perfect for privacy. Great location, right off the high street, but far enough away to not notice that! Dog friendly and that is great, but be prepared to have to take the dog for a wonder for a walk as no garden at front or back - but park just couple of hundred yards from the front door. All in all a perfect house for a break in the Lakes.
On Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023
Amazing week spent for my Mum’s 60th birthday with the family, such a beautiful house, looks exactly like the pictures and feels very cosy like home from home. Brilliant location in the centre of Windermere, will definitely be booking this again. X
On Tuesday, 08 Aug 2023
The house was lovely and clean.
On Friday, 04 Aug 2023
Good downtown location in Windermere, where there is always a lot going on (especially a lot of traffic during the main vacation time. Therefore, we were glad that we found a parking space for us behind the house. We didn't move the car much and often took the bus, which runs very often. Rooms were lovely decorated. Lots of pictures about the region. In the upper double room, an at least partially pullable connection to the bathroom would be desirable.
On Saturday, 22 Jul 2023
The most clean and homely air b n b we have stayed in. The place was pristine. Really cosy comfy house. So central but also was quiet even though it was just off main road. Easy drive to get to Bowness. If we weren’t with the kids (3 and 5) we would have just walked it. Sweet shop down street was very popular with the kids and co-op and Sainsbury’s a quick walk. Beds were very comfy. We enjoyed our stay and would be delighted to stay again or in another house hosted by Michelle.
On Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023
We had a lovely stay in Hawkshead, the village is very welcoming and despite being off the beaten track had everything we needed and more. The accommodation was great, the only thing that was an issue was that it was over three floors with toilets only on the second floor. Which was only an issue as I had my parents with us who struggled with stairs. The accommodation was well appointed, clean, and very welcoming. Overall, a great few days in a lovely house and a beautiful village.
On Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023
First class accomodation in a great location. Easy to get to.
On Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023
Fabulous place. Very homely. Spiral staircase is a bit unnerving, especially for the dog. Car charger, although chargeable, was an unexpected bonus.
On Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023
Awesome house, our family had a beautiful 3 days
On Saturday, 08 Jul 2023
Great stay, very comfortable accommodation, convenient location
On Thursday, 06 Jul 2023
We had a lovely stay at the cottage. It was clean, amenities exactly as described & the location of the cottage is great for exploring Windermere.
On Saturday, 24 Jun 2023
Really lovely home to stay in, probably the most comfortable holiday bed I have ever slept on. Just felt like home from home nothing negative to say. Plenty to do within a short walk good choice of places to eat.
On Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
Lovely house and great location. Really enjoyed our week here and would defo return
On Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
We had the most wonderful holiday and the cottage was perfect. It was close to the attractions and locations we wanted to visit and easy to find both on foot and in the car. It was spacious and clean, and had everything you needed already provided. The freezer also was very handy as the weather was very hot when we were there so it meant we could have plenty of ice and ice creams on standby.
On Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
What a wonderful trip.The rent is great.
On Thursday, 15 Jun 2023
Beautiful cottage and more spacious than you would imagine for a terraced house (we travelled as 5 adults, 1 dog and toddler). Fantastic location with everything within walking distance.
On Sunday, 11 Jun 2023
Perfect holiday house which we will be visiting again. Beautiful house and fantastic location for evening strolls and dinner. Central location for visiting several lakes and towns.
On Saturday, 10 Jun 2023
Lovely stay, right in the centre, lots of good places to eat (we went to Tillys and Cafe Porto) and a good base to explore the beautiful Lake District! Kitchen was stocked with everything you might need (tea, coffee, milk, cooking oil). Parking was a little tight, but to be expected with the location, permit was handy for road parking. All in all, a great stay!
On Friday, 19 May 2023
Central location to explore the Lakes District. Well maintained and clean, comfy beds. Great stay!
On Wednesday, 17 May 2023
In a quiet spot right in the town, easy to access. Beautifully decorated and lots of bedroom space!
On Saturday, 22 Apr 2023
Beautiful cottage in a great location to explore the Lakes. Would highly recommend it.
On Friday, 07 Apr 2023
Beautifully presented property in top location. Super comfy beds.
On Friday, 07 Apr 2023
A lovely stay in a wonderful home. Lots of extra touches, incredibly comfy beds and gorgeous decor. Would happily stay again!
On Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023
We had a really lovely weekend. Such a great house & so central. We enjoyed the cosy nights in by the fire. Immaculate accommodation with everything that you need! Will recommend to friends and family. Hope we can visit again sometime soon.
On Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023
Great little house in the centre of Windermere. We had no problem with parking using the permit on adjacent streets and the location was great for restaurants and the town.
On Monday, 27 Mar 2023
The house was perfect but parking was not the easiest shame the first price that the house was advertised was rejected but everyone enjoyed it which was the main thing
On Thursday, 02 Mar 2023
We had a lovely weekend in Windermere, the house is right off the high street so walking distance to many pubs and restaurants. Lots of beautiful walks nearby.
On Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023
We very much enjoyed staying at this lovely property. Great location in the middle of Windermere, close to cafes and restaurants. The property is located towards the end of a side street so was very quiet. Less than 10 minutes walk to the train station/buses which is great if travelling on public transport as we were. Would recommend.
On Wednesday, 22 Feb 2023
A beautiful, well-kept house in a perfect location. Close to excellent restaurants and shops, but quiet and peaceful. The house has all that is needed for guests and is comfortable, welll-decorated, spacious and modern.
On Tuesday, 07 Feb 2023
Well located cottage. Beautifully clean and set up. Lovely base for a nice weekend away.
On Tuesday, 17 Jan 2023
Fab few days away with the girls. Clean and spacious with all that we needed.
On Wednesday, 28 Dec 2022
Such an amazing place to stay! We have just got home from 3 nights here and we couldn’t recommend enough! The house was so warm and homely, the decor was very modern and looks exactly like the pictures! The cleanliness of the house was next level and we felt right at home all weekend! The location was perfect, close to local shops and pubs but far enough for a decent walk to the lake and parking was absolutely fine using the permit provided! We are already looking forward to booking another stay and this will definitely be our go to accommodation in the area!
On Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022
Beautiful and homely!! Very clean, excellent location. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would definitely return! Thank you!!
Erin & Matthew
On Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022
Had a wonderful stay. Comfortable house, great location. Michelle responded very quickly to a question we had upon arrival. Would definitely stay again.
On Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022
Absolutely lovely property in a great location! Feels like your home away from home. Would definitely stay here again.
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
Lovely house in the centre of Windermere, some great places to eat all a short walk from the house.
On Friday, 25 Nov 2022
Excellent property. One of the best I have stayed at. Very centrally located in Windermere. The property looks exactly like the pictures. Check in process was smooth. Highly recommend.
On Thursday, 24 Nov 2022
We enjoyed our stay. House is spacious and stylish. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Just 7 minutes from the train station.
On Saturday, 01 Oct 2022
Beautiful property in a perfect location. Communication was excellent all through the booking and stay. Cannot recommend enough!
On Thursday, 15 Sep 2022
A beautiful, centrally placed house, with a deceptive amount of space. We had a lovely weekend here, just too short to do the house or area justice.
Ramesh Reddy
On Wednesday, 14 Sep 2022
Great property and very well maintained, superb location to explore Lake District.
On Tuesday, 13 Sep 2022
On a peaceful side road of the high street with all amenities a few steps away. Great place would 100% recommend
On Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
Absolutely brilliant house and location! Highly recommend. Make sure to take a walk up to Orrest Head for the lovely views.
On Thursday, 18 Aug 2022
Ideal location and very good accommodation. Normally when we get a pet friendly home you can tell the dogs have previously been there. With this accommodation I did not feel as if we had been shortchanged, it was just as clean as I would expect pet free accommodation to be. A little pricey for a week but would definitely consider another stay. Master bedroom was fantastic
On Wednesday, 10 Aug 2022
Amazing place in a great location. Can’t fault it.
On Thursday, 04 Aug 2022
Birch House is lovely! Looks exactly like it does in the pictures. We had excellent communication throughout and a very easy check-in. The location is right off the main street in Windermere - shops and eateries are literally minutes away. Bowness is again within walking distance and Lake Windermere itself is accessible on foot if you’re keen (like we were) to swim while you’re visiting the area. Our dog was also welcome - so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to you. (People often moan about the parking situation in The Lakes. We found it not to be a problem staying here. We parked on street, free of charge, about a 6 minute walk away from the property for the entire duration of our stay.)
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
A very well presented house in a central location and the benefit of a parking space. Very good facilities and tastefully furnished property. We especially appreciated the top floor king size bedroom and en-suite shower. Highly recommended
Erika & Eamon
On Sunday, 31 Jul 2022
This house was fantastic. Plenty of room for us and really nice. The location is great. We went out for day trips but also did more local activities we could walk to. The parking is tricky - we had a permit but often couldn’t find a spot anyway in the evening - but there is a large pay lot near by and after 8pm it’s only £1 for the next 24 hours! We loved the pubs nearby and had a great breakfast one day. Also loved the local shops and sites. Highly recommend this house! It was also amazing to have a fire one chilly rainy evening!!
On Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
Gorgeous cottage, lovely location, great communication.
On Thursday, 21 Jul 2022
Thoroughly recommend this lovely house! ideal central location on a quiet street, beautifully decorated, very clean and well equipped.
Sally - Anne
On Saturday, 02 Jul 2022
We had a great time in this lovely cottage (June 2022). Everything was exactly as described. Hot water always available and everything sparkly new and really tastefully decorated. A home from home and we appreciated every bit of it. Parking was easy - we never struggled (and we have quite a big car), as was visitor parking which was reasonably priced too. We'd love to stay again, if you'd have us!
On Saturday, 18 Jun 2022
An amazing house in a great location, logs for the fire was a great touch after a long day of hiking or swimming. Bedrooms were beautiful and bathrooms super clean. Only downside was trying to find somewhere to park the car but we knew this before we checked in and parking is often tricky all over the Lake District! Would stay again :)
On Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022
Lovely stay at the house, would definitely recommend
On Tuesday, 07 Jun 2022
A Beautiful cottage spotlessly clean Well equipped beautiful decor well worth a visit .
On Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Really enjoyed our stay here
On Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Perfect place, location. Beautiful house, comfortable and clean. Modern and classic and cosy. Everything you need is supplied. Location is quiet and peaceful. Would go back in a heartbeat.
On Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Can't recommend it enough, we had a fantastic week.
On Tuesday, 03 May 2022
11 Birch street, fantastically located with 1 car parking Michelle & team just lovely
On Saturday, 23 Apr 2022
Great property throughout
On Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022
A wonderful little hub to come back to after a day exploring the lakes. The location couldn't be better. It is a stones throw away from the high street in Windermere and just 5 minutes drive from Bowness. The house itself is tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and a cosy front room with a log burner. A big dining table and well equipped kitchen meant we could enjoy dinner at the house some evenings. Parking is a small hurdle as you cannot park outside but we were provided with one permit and there is free street parking close by or an all day early bird car park for £1 a day. Would certainly recommend this place to anyone visiting the Lakes.
On Tuesday, 22 Mar 2022
Lovely property in ideal location for bars, pubs and beautiful walks. Would absolutely recommend.
Natalie Jayne
On Saturday, 12 Mar 2022
Cosy cottage,lovely interior! Very clean. Great location. Would highly recommend. Michelle was very quick at getting back to me regarding any questions I had. We had a wonderful few days xxx
On Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022
We had a lovely time, great location and a lovely comfortable house. Powerful showers and comfy beds. Restaurants are all really close. Would recommend this cottage.
On Tuesday, 22 Feb 2022
We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful house. It was spotlessly clean and had everything you would need. After a very wet and cold walk it was lovely to come back to a warm house and have the bonus of a wood burning stove! It is very central and is close to shops and very good restaurants.
On Saturday, 19 Feb 2022
What a fab place to stay you can’t beat the location and the owners have really capitalised on every inch of space. Tip. Don’t forget to look under the stairs you’ll find another room.
On Monday, 07 Feb 2022
Absolutely wonderful house! So cosy, convenient and comfortable! The location is fantastic and the house is the best retreat after a busy day in the lakes! The whole place is tastefully decorated and fixtures/ fittings are really good quality. Would highly recommend!
On Saturday, 29 Jan 2022
Fantastic cottage; super cosy and very clean. Exceptionally well equipped. We spent a week here and could have easily done 2. No complaints at all.
On Thursday, 20 Jan 2022
Great stay, lovely cottage and great location!
Tara Aldrich
On Monday, 03 Jan 2022
Our family stayed at Birch House for New Year Dec 2021-Jan 2022The property was immaculate, clean, beautifully decorated.The kitchen was well equipped and the property had everything you needed whether you were going out for dinner every night or eating in. The restaurants, pubs snd takeaways in Windermere were fantastic too. One negative comment is that there was nowhere to hang your coats, in particular wet coats from the wonderful wet Windermere weather.Our girls liked to escape to the basement but it for some chill out time but it was a bit cold down there so we didn’t sit down there as a family.The master bedroom suite and other bedrooms were perfect and very comfortable..I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in Windermere.We will definitely come and stay again.
On Thursday, 30 Dec 2021
Great Stay, Fantastic Location with great amenities, very clean and we will be back
On Tuesday, 21 Dec 2021
Wonderfully hosted Cottage, unbeatable location. Tastefully decorated, with wonderful detailing. We had such a memorable stay. Thank you so so much.
On Tuesday, 07 Dec 2021
Lovely spacious cottage in a great location!
On Tuesday, 23 Nov 2021
Great location for the Town Centre. The house was immaculate with well appointed kitchen and bathrooms. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend
On Thursday, 04 Nov 2021
Fabulous accommodation and prime location. Friendly and helpful team and come highly recommended.
On Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021
Our stay at Birch House was everything we had hoped for. The house itself has been decorated to a high standard and with everything you might need for a weekend away. The location is fantastic and we enjoyed our stay so much we are already considering booking again for next year!Lakeland Retreats were really responsive to any queries we had, we really cannot fault the company or the house!
On Saturday, 23 Oct 2021
Amazing property in the heart of the central lakes. Would strongly recommend the property to people who are looking for a great location when exploring the southern fells. Very close to Windermere and Bowness. Will be heading back very soon.
On Saturday, 09 Oct 2021
We had a great stay in the cottage right at the heart of Windermere. It was beautifully decorated & very clean throughout. We chose to eat out every night but there was ample space to cook & eat in. We found some great local bars & restaurants. I checked ahead incase we needed to book but in most places, we didn’t. We went on the boat & used the local bus service to explore as well as doing lots of work. Loved it. Thanks.
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