Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
This ground floor apartment is found in a surprisingly peaceful location, just off the bustling centre of Bowness village and only a few minutes' stroll from Lake Windermere's shores. The accommodation is fresh, comfortable and ideally placed for families or friends to explore this popular Lake District destination at any time of year. Sink into the relaxing lounge after a day on foot, wander out into the garden on sunny days, and enjoy meals together in relaxed surroundings and rest up in beautifully furnished bedrooms ready for the next day.
With private parking right outside, this superb bolt-hole is literally a stone's throw from the centre of the village and only a five minute stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere where a plethora of water-borne activities can be enjoyed.
Accommodation in detail
Private off-street parking for 1 car. Enter via the communal entrance hall, with secure entry system. Gardenside is on the ground floor; private entrance hall with cloaks cupboard. The lounge / dining room is bright and airy, and with patio doors leading out to the garden area. The kitchen is open plan to the living space, well-equipped for dining in. King-size master bedroom and additional twin bedroom. Luxury bathroom with monsoon shower over the bath, perfect for long soaks after a day on the fells.
On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with a wealth to explore and enjoy. Stroll to the lake shore to hire a row boat or power boat, or take an elegant cruise on one of the Lake Windermere steamers. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside; a wonderful way to explore without even using your car.
There are several excellent restaurants in Bowness village, within walking distance of your apartment. The Postillion Restaurant is a long-standing favourite for stylish dining, while Lucy4 at the Porthole and Bodegas & Sol puts a contemporary twist on the tapas style. There are also plenty of traditional Lakeland pubs, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside. Windermere Golf Club is just outside Bowness village, on the way to the Lyth Valley. This area is also renowned for gentle but very scenic walking, with a wealth of acclaimed Lake District country pubs to choose from at the end of the day.
Close to the village, you'll find Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House. This impressive property takes a stunning position overlooking Lake Windermere, and has a range of interesting exhibitions.
Join the A591 to Ambleside and Grasmere, and you can explore the homes of famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth.
Another great idea is to take the car-ferry crossing over Lake Windermere from Bowness, to visit the former home of Beatrix Potter in Near Sawrey, and the picturesque village of Hawkshead.