Local Accommodation

There is a wonderful array of quality accommodation in the Lake District. We can warmly recommend the following two self-catering options:

Matson Ground Holiday Cottages
Local to the Attraction are the delightful Helm Farm Matson Ground Holiday Cottages.  These peaceful four self-catering holiday apartments at Helm Farm are on the edge of pleasant wooded countryside. Footpaths lead from the door into pleasant grazing land and connect with a wide network of paths.  The buildings and adjacent farm land are part of a family-run farming estate. To view the properties on Helm Farm click here.

The Bowering – 5* Luxury Self Catering Apartments in Windermere
A recently completed collection of four luxury boutique apartments located in the centre of Windermere village, 5 minutes walk from the high street where guest will find a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.  Bowness and the lake are a 15 minute walk down the hill from the village.  To view the Bowering click here.

And here are just a few other places you might like to find out more about:
Lakelovers – over 460 VisitEngland rated 3-5* premier self-catering cottages in the most popular regions of the Lake District.

One of the most luxurious hotels in the Lake District, this country house hotel was recently listed in the 100 Best Hotels by The Sunday Times.

This family run hotel group offers four luxury 4 star hotels in the heart of the Lake District – Low Wood Bay, Waterhead, The Wild Boar and the Midland in Morecambe.

Fantastic views and all modern amenities just a hop skip and jump away from the attraction.

A country house hotel set in 6 acres of garden with views across the lake and fells and formerly a home owned by Beatrix Potter.

A traditional late Victorian house in a quiet riverside location in Kendal.

Over 600 cottages in the Lake District and the rest of Cumbria.

Historic farmhouse guest accommodation once owned by Beatrix Potter. Yew Tree Farm was used as ‘Hill Top’ in the film ‘Miss Potter’.

A delightful hotel just 15 minutes walk from the World of Beatrix Potter™ Attraction.

Oakbank House Hotel, is located in the centre of Bowness, only 50 metres from the Old Laundry Theatre and overlooks Lake Windermere and the fells beyond.The 5 Diamond (ETB) hotel offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation with many extra touches that make your visit one to remember. Special rates available for theatre-goers.

“The Lake District Unveiled”: accommodation, events, attractions and more from a team who live work and play in the Lakes.

Explore the beauty of the Lake District from one of our idyllic holiday cottages.

Three friendly, family-run hotels in the heart of the Lake District.

Lake District Self Catering specialises in 5 star historic holiday cottages for groups of up to 14 people in South Lakeland. Properties include Hardcragg Hall, a Grade II listed manor house regularly visited by Beatrix Potter and Ford House in Cartmel village.

Self-catering holiday cottages, affordable prices, basic to luxury and many pet friendly! All this and more in the Yorkshire Dales, Moors and Coast, Durham and Teesdale, Northumberland, Cumbria and The Lakes.

Have a unique experience in one of our Yurts or Gypsy Caravans.

Jonty’s is a beautifully appointed Lake District holiday cottage in Elterwater near Ambleside.

Sykes Holiday Cottages in the Lake District
Sykes collection of Lake District cottages and holiday homes offers a wide range of quality accommodation.

Stay in the Lake District
Accommodation and Tourist Guide – Lake District and Cumbria

Applegarth Villa Hotel
A luxury family-owned and run hotel in Windermere offering 5 star accommodation

The Lakeland Cottage Company
A choice of 90 luxury cottages in the Lake District including 20 properties in and around Windermere.

A selection of Lake District holiday cottages provided by holidaycottages.co.uk

Windermere Suites
A luxury five star bed and breakfast in Windermere village.

Blenheim Lodge
AA 4-Star bed & breakfast accommodation in Bowness, peacefully located  and boasting panoramic Lake and fell views, just 5-minute walk to Lake Windermere.

Cedar Manor
An award-winning boutique hotel in Windermere

Sallys Cottages
Award-winning Cumbrian family holiday cottage letting business

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat
Self catering Log cabin style holiday lodges in North Cumbria

Campsites near to Windermere
Family camping close to World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

Haven Lake District
Haven’s Lakeland Holiday Park offers camping and caravan holidays for families

Birthday Parties

Take the hassle out of organising your child’s birthday party and have a fun day to remember in a completely unique setting with a VIP appearance from the most famous Rabbit in the world!

Tea Room

The Beatrix Potter™ themed tea room is an award-winning family friendly cafe with fabulous home-made cakes, scones and soup, not forgetting the Peter Rabbit™ picnic basket.  There’s something for everyone!


When you emerge from the wonderful World of Beatrix Potter™, there’s chance to take a little bit of Potter magic home with you. You can shop online before you visit, or pop in our gift shop & Nursery shop in Bowness.

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