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Dizzy Duck

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972683)

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    • “The cottage was great , ideally located and good for four people. Free parking permit is good too although parking is a nightmare. Everything you need is on the doorstep and within walking distance. Very dog friendly.”

    Mrs Towns, Lancing, September 2018

    • “The loacation of Dizzy Duck is fantastic. We had a lovely holiday, there are plenty of shops and restaurants within a two minute walk from the house and easy to walk into Ambleside and the surrounding areas. Dizzy Duck was clean enough, and our three children seemed happy - always a bonus! However the only thing I would warn anyone looking to book is that parking is horrendous. Yes, you get a parking permit but what you should know is parking is only available on one side of the street so is extremely limited. Every day we would come home and really struggle to get parked. We decided each day if we could walk it we would (not always an easy choice with an eight year old when you are walking miles and miles). One evening my husband sat in the car for over an hour as if you don’t get parked the only option is to park on a double yellow or dump your car streets away. He waited in the car as when we pulled up we noticed one of the neighbours was about to leave but as soon as this person saw my husband waiting decided to get back out of his car and go back in his house”

    Mrs Macpherson, Stranraer, August 2018

    • “For the most part everything was fine, just a few minor points which would improve things for others. There was no oven glove -- important for self catering! Some of the springs in one settee had gone and was a bit uncomfortable. A larger washing airer would be useful as the small one given is not enough for a family's washing esp if there are children. It might not always be possible to dry washing on the small line outside. The beds were very comfy, but fitted sheets would be better It was a bit difficult for 4 people to sit round the table and have room to move, if 5 were there, as the house can sleep, it would I think be very awkward. However, we were lucky to get parked in the street and the location was excellent right in the heart of the town, so close to shops for groceries and treats like icecream! We had a good holiday at Dizzy Duck.”

    Mrs Robertson, Dundee, July 2018

    • “The parking was difficult at times even though it was out of main season”

    Mrs Cooper, Coventry, June 2018

    • “The cottage was lovely and very comfortable. It’s location was ideal but parking was horrendous and only one parking permit was available when the literature said two would be available. Whilst the cottage was nice, the location of the main lounge and kitchen being on the lower ground was not good. There was a feeling of damp and even on hot days (we had excellent weather) we had to dress for winter in the evening as the lounge was ridiculously cold. If the heating was used the rest of the house was oppressively hot. The fire failed to heat the lounge and overall this really spoilt our overall experience of the cottage.”

    Mrs Bardsley, Rochdale, May 2018

    • “Upon arriving after dark, we did finally open the key box (you do need a torch) but upon entering found no instructions on getting wi-fi or how to lock the entrance door. We were unfamiliar with the locking mechanism but after "playing with it" we determined the next day how to do it. The long-sought after instruction book was found in the ground floor living room way back under the stairs 3 days after arriving (it should be on the table in the arrival hall in the future or an agent meet us to explain things) Negatives: oven doesn't work; no sharp knives; too few wine glasses (we bought more and left them);no hair dryer; no dishwasher soap (bought a full box and left it); no washing machine soap (bought some and left balance); downstairs electric fireplace heater doesn't work; steep stairs not suitable for seniors; after paying top in- season prices, it would be reasonable to expect clean towels midway through our 9 day stay but none were received. Positives: clean, quiet, convenient to all town shops, restaurants & points of interest. Excellent fridge and freezer. Comfortable beds, bathrooms, and living rooms.”

    Mr Hoskin, Etna, October 2018

    • “Dizzy Duck is well equipped and very well situated in the centre of Windermere .The bedrooms were all a good size , had lots of storage and comfy beds Parking is a bit challenging after 6 pm and we were only able to park outside twice so be prepared to drop people off ,find a parking space and walk back . The lounge on the lower ground floor was cool but soon warmed up when the fire was on . It’s a shame that the 2 seater sofa isn’t very comfortable as it’s a good communal area . We struggled a bit with the number of steps inside the property- there are 2 steep staircases ..12 steps to the lower ground floor and 12 steps to the first floor . One slightly disappointing feature was the outside space - it was good to have but it gets no sun and it isn’t very pleasant to sit out as the communal bins attract a lot of flies ( but this may have been due to the exceptionally hot weather ) .”

    Ms Fine, Falmouth, June 2018

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Special Offers

  • 20% off

    Tue 27th Nov to 21st Dec 2018

The Property

Dizzy Duck Cottage is a charming, mid-terrace cottage, set in a quiet cul-de-sac but centrally located in the trendy town of Windermere. There are many shops, bars and restaurants literally just around the corner. This cosy, well-equipped cottage is set over three floors with two separate sitting rooms, two bath/shower rooms, kitchen/dining room and three bedrooms.
The towns of Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside provide a range of attractions with delightful walks and viewpoints, many types of boating and lakeside experiences, cinemas and theatres and the likes of the World of Beatrix Potter.
The layout of the double glazed and centrally heated accommodation is as follows:

Ground Floor: (access to road and permit parking).
Hallway with boot and coat area.
Second Sitting Room with electric fire, Flat Screen TV and DVD player.
Double bedroom.

Lower Floor Ground Floor: (access to small enclosed rear yard)
Kitchen/Dining Room with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and dining table for 6 people.
Sitting room with a feature fireplace and gas fire, 40 inch wall mounted Smart TV and music system.
Shower room with combi boiler fed shower, basin and WC.

First Floor:
Family bathroom with electric shower over bath, basin and WC.
Master bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Boiler cupboard with washing machine.

All gas, electric, bed linen and towels are provided.
Highchair provided.
Broadband, Wi-Fi provided.

On street parking permits for 1 car on specified local roads on a first come, first served basis.
Small rear yard with garden furniture and outside tap for muddy paws.
No Smoking
Conveniently located to all Windermere's attractions including railway station and bus routes.
Cinema and lake approximately 25 minutes walk or 3 minutes by bus or car.

PLEASE NOTE A £50 refundable good housekeeping bond is payable.


Accommodation over 3 floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x master double room on first floor, 1 double room on ground floor, 1 x single on first floor. First-floor family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Cloakroom on the ground floor. Kitchen with dining area. Boiler cupboard with washing machine on first floor. Lower ground floor main sitting room with feature fireplace and a wood burning stove. Ground floor additional sitting room.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire and electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • One Smart TV with catch-up and one TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Music system, Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair provided
  • On-street parking with permit on a first come first served basis, private garden, 1 well-behaved dog welcome, no smoking
  • Pub and shops 2-minute walk
  • Lake Windermere 25-minute walk
  • A £50 refundable good housekeeping bond is payable
  • Note: Max 5 adults
  • Note: This property only has 1 parking permit.

Regional Information

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles. The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.