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Orrest Head

Lake District & Cumbria

Beautifully converted Windermere cottages perfect for big family get-togethers

  • roomUnits 2
  • person Sleeps 6 - 18
  • bed Bedrooms 3 - 8
  • petPets Yes
  • mobilityMobility No
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
  • Teens
From £2200/week
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At Orrest Head you’ll find two stunning holiday cottages, lovingly converted into five- and three-star family retreats. Both properties can be enjoyed independently for smaller group getaways – but really come into their own rented together for large groups and special occasions. Its very own, private bar ensures a good time. But you’ll also find luxury finishes, characterful interiors and acres of fabulous gardens. And all set within a picturesque Lake District location.

About this place

Best bits

  • The Lake District National Park location is second to none. Surrounded by brilliant walking routes, Lake Windermere a stone’s throw away and excellent pubs and restaurants nearby.
  • The majestic three-acre private garden provides space for kids to run wild. It’s also an excellent sunny spot for al fresco dinners and drinks.
  • Orrest Head House was one of the first houses built in Windermere and is full of historic charm and character – plus lots of luxury finishes.

Top tips

  • Orrest Head consists of a cottage and house with a shared garden. Large groups are encouraged to book both together for a fun-filled trip of up to 18 guests.
  • For a special meal and a night off cooking for many mouths, hire in local catering. Owners Andrew and Barbara can provide recommendations and help.
  • Be sure to bring wellies and waterproofs. The Lakes can be wet, but the rain needn’t dampen your mood.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Wifi
Electric vehicle charging
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Activities

Accessibility

Unfortunately given the age and character of the House and Cottage, both properies have limited access. 

Location & local area

About the owners

Andrew and Barbara Cheetham

Listed since January 2024

Andrew and Barbara have been in the holiday let business since 2007. In that time they have grown their collection to include The Terrace Windermere and Orrest Head House. They pride themselves on personal service and creating great memories for all who stay in their properties.

Owner recommendations

  • The walk up Orrest Head is a must. It takes about 20 minutes to the top where you'll find one of the most amazing views of the Lake District.

  • It’s only a 20 minute walk down to the lake at Miller Ground; with several jetties and beaches, it’s a great spot for those wild enough to brave the water. 

  • Spend a couple of hours at the recently renovated Windermere Jetty Museum. You don't have to have an huge interest in all things sailing to find the stories of boats and steam interesting.

Plan your stay at Orrest Head

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