Paved patio area with outdoor furniture | Running Hare, Windermere
Attractive living room with French doors to patio and garden | Running Hare, Windermere

Running Hare

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio


out of 5

A beautiful, traditional, Lakeland stone cottage with a homely range cooker and wonderful views as well!
Ground Floor:
3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, Smart TV with Amazon Prime and Netflix, USB sockets, selection of books, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Doggy extras.
Small enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car to the rear. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden. This property has security deposit of £150.
Running Hare is a beautifully refurbished and tastefully decorated traditional Lakeland stone terraced cottage with character. It is ideally situated a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Windermere, opening onto parkland, with enticing views of the surrounding fells. The house offers a unique place to relax in comfort all year round and has lovely features, including attractive artworks and decor.

The spacious living room has a wood burner to keep you cosy over winter, a stunning antique sewing machine table which has been refurbished into a desk and USB sockets. On summer evenings you can enjoy a drink on the patio in the courtyard-style garden that is accessed via the French doors. Entertaining in the well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining room is a delight, with a large range-style oven, dishwasher and ample work space for preparing delicious meals. The handy utility room is useful for drying off muddy boots and dogs.

Take the feature staircase to the first floor, where the comfort continues with a twin room that can also be made up as a super kingsize bed on request, and a spacious bathroom with a wide bath and overhead shower. On the top floor, the double bedroom has beamed ceilings and its own en-suite with a large shower space. Both bedrooms are attractively decorated with feature walls and look out onto the open parkland, with stunning views of the surrounding fells. Running Hare looks out onto Queen’s Park, ideal for lawn games or dog walking. A children’s play area is just a few minutes walk across the park.

Within a ½-mile walk is the lovely village of Windermere, with great choices of places to lunch, dine or have coffee and cake, as well as galleries and gift shops to browse. A little further down the road is Bowness, with its lakeside restaurants, wide variety of shops, lake cruises from Bowness Bay, a cinema and The World of Beatrix Potter Museum.

Running Hare is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area. There is plenty to do for visitors without a car, including walks with stunning views up nearby Orrest Head, School Knott and Brant Fell. Your four-legged friends are welcome, so bring them along and enjoy the endless walks that surround. There is a small corner shop on the same street, with supermarkets, pubs and restaurants a pleasant ½-mile walk away.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

    Awarded to our homes with 3 or more eco-friendly features

    Eco Stays


Customers' Choice
Cycle Store
Decorated at Christmas
Eco Stays
Enclosed garden or patio
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Train Station Within 1 Mile
Washing Machine
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please