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Why go? Finding a holiday house big enough for multiple familes can be challenging.That’s why The Terrace in Windermere is such a find. This pretty Grade II-listed street has just five elegant houses on it, each sleeping between 12 and 14, and can be rented individually or as the whole street.

Accommodation: Each house has its own individual highlights, from vast Chesterfield sofas to bars and cinemas, while all of them have off-street parking and gardens with bbqs. To top off the home-from-home vibe of the accommodation, dogs are allowed in all the properties.

Get active: The Terrace is well-placed for exploring The Lake District, from watersports on the lake to cycling around the countryside.Bicycle and kayak rental shops are nearby, as well as more adrenaline-fuelled activities such as Go Ape! and Kankku - a 4x4 off-road driving experience. 

Top tip: During the school holidays the houses must be booked for a minimum of one week, but they are available for weekends throughout the rest of the year.

Travel time: It is rougly a 4 hour and 20 minute drive from London to Windemere, or a 3 hour 30 minute train journey from London Euston. 

Price: Cumbrian Cottages (01228 599960; cumbrian-cottages.co.uk) offers midweek breaks from £850; the entire street costs from £4,100.

More information: theterracewindermere.co.uk