The Hollies

Windermere, Cumbria

Step off a genteel Windermere street to a lovely chandelier'd salon, an Aga'd kitchen and a happy house. Find books, maps, piano, mandolin


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


This handsome Victorian house brings a smile to your face the moment you step through the door. Wide shutters and crafted balustrades blend with Designer’s Guild touches and colours from Farrow & Ball, and each detail is a delight, from the box of decorations for a Christmas stay to the original warm wooden floors. The heart of the Hollies is its parlour, stylishly white, with sumptuous white linen sofas and rugs at your feet, oils on the walls and a teardrop chandelier. Curtains billow, the wood-burner glows, and doors open from the dining room to a gravelled courtyard and a little pocket garden. The kitchen has a big green Aga, a beam rescued from an old chemist shop, and slate from the original Grasmere bus station; one of the twins (complete with books and maps) is on this floor, along with a quirky wet room. Up the stairs: a galleried landing with a music corner (piano, guitar and mandolin), four airy bedrooms in harmonious colours, and a bathroom generous and warm. You are in a genteel street in Windermere, walking distance from the largest natural lake in England. Pubs, restaurants, vintage finds await…


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £152
Weekly price
from £1063
1 House for 10
From £1525 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jill Clarke

  • Within driving distance of 16 sparkling lakes of unsurpassed scenery including Wastwater, England's deepest lake and Britain's Favourite View.
  • Cosy Lakeland tearooms, or a sip or two of locally brewed organic ales. Savoury fireside pub food, or your pick of 4 Michelin starred restaurants. Visit Scarlett Ribbons vintage finds, or turn the pages of many first editions at Fireside Books.
  • A quirky and discreet snuggle-in retreat. You're a 10-minute stroll between both villages.
  • Inspire your creativity at spectacular festivals, exhibitions, theatre, film and arts events.
  • Rich diversity of wildlife within minutes of The Hollies. Red squirrels, tawny owls and red deer plus the rare golden eagle - if you fancy a drive to Haweswater.
  • From the doorstep you can enjoy fantastic fell and valley walks, mountain bike routes and even a helicopter flight. Sailing, Rock-Climbing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Fishing, & Golf course nearby or take to the skies and drift peacefully in a hot air balloon.