Fern Bank Cottage, Bowness
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 4
This contemporary Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of pretty cottages within a peaceful setting yet is only a short stroll to the absolute heart of bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.
Fern Bank Cottage is sophisticatedly and traditionally themed throughout - this is a place to relax, spend precious time together and enjoy all offered in this ever popular destination. Step inside and soak up the calming atmosphere. Bowness village is stocked with excellent and mouth-watering restaurants, bars, country pubs and local shops to tempt you out and walks are in abundance straight from your door including Biskey Howe where the views over the lake are simply breathtaking.
If searching for somewhere special and central with a cosmopolitan old English touch, Fern Bank Cottage is a first choice.
Accommodation in detail
Entrance hall; cosy and contemporary lounge with sumptuous furnishings, bay window and warming open fire. Dining/2nd reception room fit for any formal gathering where good food, wine and chat will come naturally late into the evening. The kitchen has all you need and has access to the courtyard patio - a perfect place to enjoy a pre dinner glass or two. Upstairs to the stylish bedrooms, separate dressing room and invigorating wet room.
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 Fernbank Cottage. 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.