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Bowman Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042652)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • Neil

    “Loved our week at Bowman.”

    Very central, yet quiet. Decorated beautifully. Bath and shower were ideal after a cold or wet day on the fells. Parking was always available. We will return.

    Very central, yet quiet. Decorated beautifully. Bath and shower were ideal after a cold or wet day on the fells. Parking was always available. We will return.

    - Neil, October 2023


  • Three-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, DVD, TV with radio/CD player, Bluetooth sound system, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available at this property
  • Residents' parking permit for one car on-street and one SLDC permit for local car parks
  • Private patio with furniture and secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles


The property

Carefully renovated to a very high standard Bowman Cottage is sure to please. Perfectly situated in a quiet residential area close to the centre of Ambleside it is ideal for a holiday at any time of the year. With all the village facilities close to hand you can enjoy the interesting local shops, excellent pubs, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and various activities just a short stroll away. Easy level walk to Waterhead for cruises on England's largest lake, Windermere. With walks from the door for all ages and abilities there is hardly any need to use the car during your stay. Accommodation: Front door entrance via a couple of steps into the entrance hall (hanging space for your outdoor gear). There are two reception rooms; a very comfortable snug to the front of the house with flat screen TV, freeview, DVD, Bluetooth sound system, free wi-fi and ornamental fireplace. Separate family/dining room with log burner, comfy sofa, wall mounted TV with freeview, DVD and Bluetooth sound system. This opens into a well-equipped galley kitchen with a boot drying cupboard. Back door to rear patio. The house is on three floors. The master bedroom on the first floor has a double bed, flat screen TV, radio/cd player. Two fully tiled bathrooms with underfloor heating, one with roll top bath, hand held shower, basin and wc. and the other with walk-through overhead shower, basin and wc. On the top floor are two further bedrooms - one double and one twin, both with pleasant views of the fells over rooftops. The cottage is painted throughout in subtle Farrow and Ball colours which create a welcoming and sophisticated ambience. Furnishings throughout are comfortable and thoughtfully chosen. Fitted carpets to snug, stairs and all bedrooms, stripped oak flooring to hall and dining room. Views from most main windows take in the immediate area with views to the fells beyond. Outside: Flagged areas front and back catch the light at both ends of the day. Enclosed rear patio with garden table and chairs. Secure bike shed. Parking permits provided for two cars - 1 residents permit for on street parking and one SLDC permit for the local car parks. Ambleside centre approx 200 yards.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

Note: Fuel for woodburning stove can be purchased locally

This property offers the following short breaks:

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