Deep Water ITV Lake

Viewers of the TV series, Deep Water, cannot fail to be impressed by the scenic backdrop for this powerful new drama.

Set in and around Windermere in The Lake District National Park in Cumbria, Deep Water follows the story of three apparently ordinary mums as they navigate some extraordinary moral dilemmas.

Based on the original Windermere novels by Paula Daly, this new 6 part series TV series written by Anna Symon stars Emmy-award winning actress Anna Friel alongside Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar.

But it’s not just the plot line that takes your breath away. The cinematography is stand out and the locations picked for this drama may well leave you wanting to head up there and explore the area for yourself.

So where should you go if you want to visit the places you’ve seen on the screen? Holiday Cottage Compare investigates.

Deep Water ITV Kate house

Where is Kate’s house overlooking Lake Windermere in Deep Water?

Kate’s magnificent and sizeable house overlooks Lake Windermere and can be found on the west shore, near the picturesque village of Hawkshead.

It’s actually a private residence, so whilst the owners would no doubt appreciate their privacy, there’s nothing to stop you heading this way to explore the local area.

Hawkshead is a gorgeous little village on the far side of Windermere – perfect if you’re looking to escape the crowds down in Bowness!

Expect traffic free, cute, narrow and winding streets, quaint and characterful houses and lots of wonderful walks nearby. Oh and a lot of Beatrix Potter!

Deep Water ITV Bluebird cafe

Where is the café in Deep Water, overlooking the lake?

Fans of a good Flat White will be excited to find that a real-life café, The Bluebird Café in Coniston, overlooking nearby Coniston Water was used as the setting for the café run by Roz’s brother Pete Toovey (played by Carl Rice).

Where did they film Roz and Lisa’s houses in Deep Water?

Roz and Lisa live in Staveley, which is near Windermere and just four miles from Kendal.

Slightly off the beaten track, Staveley is well worth a visit, especially if you’re a fan of beer. The Hawkshead Brewery is located here – perfect for a well earned pint after a long walk.

Which school featured in Deep Water?

Apparently, every location chosen for Deep Water was required to be within 30 minutes’ drive of Windermere, for both authenticity and ease of shooting.

The scenes shot outside the gates of a local primary school were therefore actually taken at nearby Staveley Primary School.

Bowness and Windermere town centres feature in Deep Water

Watch closely and you’ll see all the key characters frequent both Bowness and Windermere.

Whether they’re down by the water’s edge, swimming in the Lake, sipping coffee in a nearby hotel or just crossing the road, the backdrop is 100% authentic.

It must have been cold too – all the filming was done during the autumn and winter!

Where can I stay in the locations filmed in Deep Water?

If you’re inspired by Deep Water and interested in heading up to the Lake District to explore this area in more detail, you will be reassured to know that Holiday Cottage Compare has hundreds of holiday rentals right throughout the Lake District National Park.

Popular locations for holiday cottage breaks include Keswick, Hawkshead, Kendal and Ambleside.

Don’t forget that there are even more cottages if you cast the net wider to look at Cumbria as a whole. Particularly useful if you fancy really escaping the crowds and heading west to the more remote parts of this wonderful county.

Image credits: ITV

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