We went up to the Lakes on a whim as a winter break. The weather was awful but the apartment was warm and cosy and really well appointed. I would recommend that you build a fire, not because you'll need it, but because it's so nice. It is a great central location in Windermere and is literally around the corner from all the pubs and shops. We walked into Bowness on a couple of occasions but most of the time we spent in and around the apartment. Absolute bliss for break for a couple or even a single person.