About Us

Alison and Wayne would like to thank you for looking at their guest house in Windermere.

Laurel Cottage Windermere is a beautiful Victorian guest house set in its own gardens in a quiet area of Windermere. Built in the 1890s out of local stone it has retained all of its character and charm.

The Bed and Breakfast has views to the front across Queens Park and School Knott and to the rear of Coniston Old Man, Wetherlam, Swirl How and Langdales yet is only a few minutes walk to Windermere village centre or a short stroll to the lake.

Windermere is a great base from which to see the rest of the Lake District, whether it's a walking or cycling holiday you're after or just visiting to enjoy its beauty. If you're cycling we can secure your bikes for you.

The scenic back drop around Windermere makes it an ideal location for weddings; we are conveniently situated within easy reach of the many popular venues.

Our aim is to make you feel welcome and relaxed; our rooms are all individually decorated as you can see on our accommodation page.


There are 5 double bedrooms available, all with en suite facilities and include the following:

  • Flat screen Television
  • DVD player 
  • Wireless broadband
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio alarm clock/ ipod/mp3 player
  • Hospitality tray
  • Toiletries

Family room and twin available upon request.

Start the day with a traditional and hearty full English breakfast or for those that prefer something a little lighter we offer seasonal fruits, yogurts, cheeses, cereals or a continental breakfast.

Tea, coffee, toast and preserves are in plentiful supply. Our Tea and Coffee is from” Farrers Tea and Coffee merchants” in Kendal who only use Ethically sourced produce.

Our Jams are homemade by Hawkshead Relish. There is also homemade Tea bread & Marmalade to try.

The breakfast is freshly cooked to order using locally sourced produce. Including free range eggs from Bannerigg farm and sausage and bacon from our local butcher. We also cater for vegetarians. 

Our garden is there for you to enjoy. Feel free to relax in it. 

Laurel cottage welcomes Families, walkers, cyclists and well behaved Dogs (Pets) to our Lake District Guest house.
Please contact us before booking if you should wish to bring your bikes or your Dog. We are pet friendly here and have even had a Rabbit and a Hamster come to stay with us!

If it’s a special occasion why not order flowers and we will have them in your room waiting for you.

At Laurel Cottage Guest house we are aware of our impact on the environment and are taking simple and effective measures to become more environmentally friendly.

We love dogs and welcome them free of charge. We just ask that you please contact us before making your booking when intending to bring them.

The black Labrador is Scooby our own mad dog and the others are drawings In Pastel by Wayne.


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Excellent Weekend Break

"Had a relaxing weekend at Laurel Cottage. it is an old building full of character. Our room was excellent. Clean with a most comfortable 4 poster bed. Wayne and Alison are a most friendly couple, who go out of their way to look after you. Breakfast is to die for. Freshly prepared to order and plentiful. We wouldn\'t hesitate to recommend Laurel Cottage and it is our intention to return sooner rather than later."

Peter Whitehead - 2017-01-23


"We stayed at Laurel Cottage for 3 nights over New Year. The cottage is very clean and welcoming and in a quiet position. We were in Room 3 with the Four Poster Bed, the room also had a settee which made the stay much more comfortable especially when watching the TV. The bedding was lovely with clean crisp white sheets. Parking was very easy no problem parking along the road. Only a couple of minutes walk into Windermere. The breakfasts were very good with a good selection, all hot cooked breakfast made to order. Alison and Wayne were very friendly and made you feel at home. What more could you want. We will definately be returning. "

ZENA LANGSTAFF - 2017-01-09

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A Selection Of Our Rooms

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Double En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

Rooms 1 and 2 have views over the rear of the garden. Room 5 has views over the park and School Knott, room has a sofa

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Twin En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

Room has views over the rear garden and the mountains

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Four Poster Room (inc. Breakfast)

A Large Room with Sofa and views accross the Park

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Contact Details

Laurel Cottage
Park Road
LA23 2BJ
Tel: 015394 43053