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Bed and breakfast windermere is near the Steamboat museum

Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November

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Bed and Breakfast Windermere near World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.

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Carus Green Golf Club - Kendal

Carus is renowned for many things but above all it is the friendliness of the club that keeps people coming back. As the club grows, the course improves, the facilities advance and the driving range is built, the key constant for us is that the welcome for members and visitors alike is as warm as ever. Come find out for yourself. Beautifully situated par 70 parkland course with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. At times testing with the rivers kent, mint and sprint meandering through the course, it offers challenges to every level of golfer.

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill - Newby Bridge

A working mill built in 1835, Stott Park created the wooden bobbins vital to the spinning and weaving industries of Lancashire. Typical of mills across Cumbria, today you can see industry from a bygone age and watch as bobbins are made using the mill's original machinery. Although Stott Park worked continuously until 1971, it remains almost identical to its Victorian appearance of 100 years ago. With its Victorian machinery originally powered by a waterwheel and steam engine, Stott Park used birch, ash and sycamore to make wooden tool handles as well as bobbins. The mass of belts which fill the building still drive the cutting, boring and finishing machines than turn long thin poles into bobbins. You can watch a bobbin being made, and take it home as a souvenir.

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Aquarium of the Lakes - Windermere

From mountain-top to Morecambe Bay the award-winning Aquarium of the Lakes takes you on an amazing voyage of discovery. More than 30 spectacular, naturally-themed habitats bring the natural history of the Lake District vividly to life. Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of amazing creatures including trout, eels, pike, perch, giant crabs, rays and many more. Come face to face with playful otters in their riverbank home, discover the mysterious life of a river after dark and take a closer look at Lakeland life in AquaQuest's educational activity centre. Then enjoy the ultimate underwater thrill as you stroll along a recreated section of Windermere's lake-bed surrounded by surrounded by gigantic carp and the amazing diving ducks.

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Fell Foot Park not far from Bed and Breakfast Windermere

Fell Foot Park is situated on the south shores of Lake Windermere just of the A592 and in the care of The National Trust. The Victorian park is open daily with its eighteen [18] acre grounds that have been restored to its former glory to which you will see in spring and early summer displays of daffodils and rhododendrons. The park in winter is open with limited facilities see below. You can relax and have a picnic on the lawns next to the lake and watch the boats go by, or you could take a boat trip from the park across the lake to Lakeside and take a Lakes Windermere Cruise, even a trip on the The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway or visit to the Aquarium. If you wish you could hire a rowing boat on the lake, there is a children adventure playground, a shop in which you can purchase National Trust gifts with a tea room close by serving teas, coffee and light meals.

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Kendal College

Kendal College specialises in Further and Higher Education and is a partner college of the University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire. It is situated at Kendal, UK. The aim of the College is to achieve high academic standards, to offer outstanding facilities, a broad range of courses and to give each student the chance to succeed. The courses offered are Accountancy;Beauty Therapy;Business Administration;Carpentry;Construction;Childrens Care;Learning and Development;Creative and Cultural;Electrical Installation;Hairdressing;Health and Social Care;and Hospitality and Catering.

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Walking

Laurel Cottage to Brantfell and Bowness
Time:Approx 1hr to Brant Fell
Distance:Approx 3 miles

I. Turn right out of Laurel cottage, walk up Park road passing the Post office on the left. Continue up the hill past Lickbarrow road. The road then bends to the right.
II. On the bend there is a path that runs behind the bungalows. Take the path. You will pass a sign on the left marked “Bowness”. Follow the track which turns right and after 50yards then bends to the left, go through the gap in the wall. (don’t go straight on here)
III. At the other end of this path there is a gate into a farm drive. Go through the gate straight ahead and through the next gate into the field.
IV. There is a stone wall on your right ,head for the corner there is a yellow marker, from there head for the gate at the far end of the field, there is a large fir to the right of it. Go through the gate.
V. Follow the yellow marker heading for the gate in the wall continue through this to the next gate. (Both the gates are 5 bar with kissing gates, the gates could be open)
VI. Into the field, head straight over , there is a farm in the right hand corner. To the gate in the corner of the filed marked “Dales way”
VII. Continue along this path passing a large farm on the left to the next gate. Go through the gate.
Option 1
·Continue along the path to the next gate and drop directly into Bowness.
Option 2
·Take the steps on the left to continue to Brant fell.
VIII. Take the steps and follow the track up the hill following the yellow marker through the wood on the left. Follow the track to a stone wall, go over the wall turn left and Brant Fell is in front of you. Climb to the top and enjoy the views.
IX. When descending Brant Fell head for the wall again but don't go over. Instead continue along the path keeping the wall on your right and over the stile. At the bottom the path bends to the left, go over the wall and follow the path, this is “Post Knott view point.
X. Re join the path and go down a dip and through the gate into the wood, follow the path to the left. You will come to a crossroads in the path. Turn left into Bowness or turn right which will take you back to the steps at the gate at point viii.

Laurel Cottage to Orrest Head
Time:Approx 2.5 miles to Orrest Head

Turn left out Laurel cottage and walk to the junction.
Turn right onto Woodland road then immediate left onto Broad street then walk to the end of the road.
Turn right onto Crescent road then walk through the village centre until you reach the Queens Pub, follow the road to the right and walk to the top of the hill.
On the other side of the road you will see a large hotel called “Windermere Hotel”. To the left of this there is a marked footpath leading to Orrest head view point. Take the footpath, you will immediately see a track to the left, ignore this and continue uphill. Follow the track until you reach a wall, turn right here and continue up the hill until you reach a gate. Go through the gate and climb to the summit.
This walk can be extended and maps are available at Laurel cottage

Laurel Cottage to School Knott
Time:Approx 50 minutes to School Knott
Distance:Approx 3 miles

1. Turn right out of Laurel cottage, cross the road and enter the park. Cross the grass to the road at the far side of the park. There is a cricket pavilion on your left, walk past this. Upon reaching the road turn left.
2. Take the turning on the right, Fairfield road, walk to the top of the road and turn left. Walk to the hedgerow and through the gate.
3. Turn right and go through the gate.
4. Continue and you will pass a cottage on your left. Follow this road over a stream and up a slight hill (don’t take the footpath sign on your right as you pass the cottage)
5. After about 20 yards the road goes to the right you will see a five bar gate in front of you, go through the gate. Follow the track to the next gate, there is a stone bridge on the other side.
6. Continue along the track and up the hill. After 100 yards there is a track off to your left, take this and continue up the hill.
7. After half a mile you will come to a gate. Go through the gate but don’t take the track on your right. Keep the wall on your right and continue until you get to the Tarn.
8. As you reach the Tarn keep the left of it, about half way along look to your left and you will see a gate in the wall (might be a gap if the gate is left open). Go through the gate and walk to the top of School Knott and enjoy the view.
9. Go straight down the other side in the direction of the lake. Go through the stile at the bottom and continue down the hill which will bring you back to point 3 of the directions. You can retrace your steps back to Laurel Cottage.

Laurel Cottage to Watermill Inn, Ings
Time:Approx 60 minutes to Watermill Inn, Ings
Distance:Approx 3-4 miles (Please note that this walk can be muddy and boggy in places)

1. Turn right out of Laurel Cottage, and then turn into the park. Immediately cross the grass to your right going roughly towards the hill (School Knott) in the background and, in the foreground, towards the gap between the terrace houses on your right and the cricket pavilion on your left. When you reach the road beyond the park, turn left.
2. Turn right up Fairfield road, walk to the top of the road and turn left. Walk to the hedgerow and go through the gate.
3. Walk to the hedgerow and go through the gate.
4. Now walk straight ahead, over the tarmac path and past the gate on your right and follow the path up the hill. After about 1 km you will come to a gate/stile. Go through it and follow the path to the left, following the wall round School Knott Hill.
5. You will eventually come to a stile/gate. If you come to a 6 or 7 bar gate, follow the wall up the hill to the right and you’ll find the stile/gate.
6. Follow this track and eventually, after two boards over a stream, you go into open fields. You will see a white house. Walk towards this. When you get to the road, go through the gate, along the road and then take the left fork towards the house.
7. At the gate to the yard of the house, follow the public foot path sign and walk towards the telegraph pole.
8. Over the wall and then walk down the field towards the bottom left hand corner where you’ll see a style.
9. Use the direction of the yellow arrow and you will see a post in the distance. When you get to this post, follow the direction of the arrow and you will see a gate.
10. Again follow the arrow towards the small tree/bush, over the wall, and then across the field. Carry on through the gap in the wall and through the gate ahead of you and your on the road.
11. Turn left, under the railway, through the gate and at the end turn right. There you’ll find the Watermill pub.

Laurel Cottage to Wansfell & Ambleside
Time:Approx 4.5 hours to Wansfell & Ambleside
Distance:Approx 8 miles

Turn left out Laurel cottage and walk to the junction.
Turn right onto Woodland road then immediate left onto Broad street then walk to the end of the road.
Turn right onto Crescent road then walk through the village centre until you reach the Queens Pub, follow the road to the right and walk to the top of the hill.
On the other side of the road you will see a large hotel called “Windermere Hotel”. To the left of this there is a marked footpath leading to Orrest head view point.
Take the footpath, you will immediately see a track to the left, ignore this and continue uphill.
Follow the track until you reach a wall, turn right here and continue up the hill until you reach a gate. Go through the gate and climb to the summit of Orrest Head.
With the view of the lake in front of you look to the right and you will see a white farm, walk down the hill in that direction following the track, you will come to a signpost marked “causeway”climb over wall and follow sign.
Keep the white farm to your left until you reach a wall with a road on the other side of it. Climb over and turn right a little further down the road is a sign beside a farm marked “Far Orrest”, There is a gate at the rear of the farm, go through to the next corner follow the footpath over the wall and across the field to a stone wall climb over, there is a yellow marker on the other side, follow this to the large tree and go over the wall.
Keep the wall on your right and go through the next gates to the rear of the farm.
Go through the next gate and turn right down the lane to the next gate. Go over the fields following the track to the road and turn right. Approx 50 yards on the left turn left down the track. Follow this until you are the other side of the woodland. Continue along this track until there is a fork, take the left fork and follow this to the farm, go through the gate the track bends to the left follow this to the road.
Turn right and walk to the Church. Just past the church turn left onto a footpath. Follow this path until you reach a 5 bar gate don't go through this one)
Look to the right and there is a path leading to another 5 bar gate, go through this and and p the hill to the next gate.
Follow the track until you come to some properties, the track continues to the right of the property in front of you. follow this untill you reach the road.
Turn right and walk along the road until you reach “Lane foot farm House”turn left here, there is a sign on the wall showing path to Ambleside, this is Nanny Lane. This path will take you to the top of Wansfell, About half way up follow the path marked Ambleside again, this will take you to Wansfell Pike and then continue down to Ambleside.

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Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
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  • Free parking
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wifi
  • Vegetarian
  • Walking holidays

Contact Details

Laurel Cottage B&B in Windermere
Park Road
Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 2BJ
Tel:015394 43053
info@laurelcottagewindermere.co.uk