About Us

weir cottagesIn 1981 a stroll along the banks of the River Leven in England’s Lake District revealed a scene of industrial dereliction. An 18th Century five storey cotton mill stood disused and decaying among corrugated iron and asbestos buildings stained with the ‘Dolly Blue’ which had once been manufactured there.

The 7 acre site, on the fringe of the Village of Backbarrow at the southern tip of Windermere, had become an eyesore, but one which presented local Architect Mike Williams with the opportunity to devise a project which would revitalise the area and replace local jobs lost through industrial closure.

The Lakeland Village jointly developed by the Douglas Construction Group and Kenning Motor Group opened its doors to its first timeshare owners in 1984.

For the past 31 years the Lakeland Village has been overseen by an elected Committee of owners who work closely with the management team to ensure standards are maintained.

The Lakeland Village consists of 47 properties. They comprise 22 one bedroom, 23 two bedroom and 2 three bedroom units. All our properties are available to purchase on the timeshare basis and also available for rental. We allow pets in some of the units.

IMG_0113The majority of the Cottages and Apartments overlook the River Leven.

All are fitted out to a high standard with all kitchens having full cooking facilities, and everything you would expect in your home from home. All bed linen and towels are provided. Complimentary WiFi is available in all units.

The Lakeland Village is affiliated to Interval International for holiday exchanges throughout the world and has held their Premier Resort Status (Previously 5 Star) since 1984. Owners at Lakeland Village can also make use of the exchange facilities provided by Dial an Exchange.