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Lavender Cottage

Bowland Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040987)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Jones

    “Superb location to relax in, beautiful scenery,the garden was great for our dog to explore and for us to sit in peace and quiet , totally stress free.”

    A small note, to add that extra little touch perhaps a welcome pack would be appreciated and a first basket of logs. Thank you to Maxine and Peter, we’ll definitely come back. Cerys& David Jones with Jess the dog, from N. Wales

    A small note, to add that extra little touch perhaps a welcome pack would be appreciated and a first basket of logs. Thank you to Maxine and Peter, we’ll definitely come back. Cerys& David Jones with Jess the dog, from N. Wales

    - Jones, September 2021


The property

A true 'picture postcard' cottage in sublime open countryside, less than a mile from two outstanding country pubs and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lavender Cottage is a divine retreat for your precious time away, with family or friends. Retaining charming original features in its old oak beams, inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished to stylish 4 star standards. The immediate lawned garden has open views across the Lyth valley to Whitbarrow. At the top of the garden there are chairs to allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. Beyond the lawned garden, the remaining 2 acres of land has meandering pathways through trees, bushes and shrubs with the surrounding areas left to encourage a safe haven for local wildlife. With a feeling of complete seclusion, approached via a quiet leafy lane, this is an unforgettable place to soak up panoramic countryside views and recharge away from the rush. But remember, you're never too far from excellent pub dining and all the entertainments of Windermere lake shore. == Accommodation in detail A traditional entrance porch and solid oak door lead into the dining room, adorned with old oak beams, traditional slate floor and antique pine dining table. The lounge is cosy but bright, with dual aspect views and window seats, deep-cushioned furnishings and a woodburning stove. The kitchen is neat, chic and well-equipped, with deep steps leading up to the patio and gardens. Upstairs to the sophisticated bedrooms; romantic double with white iron bed, and cosy twin bedroom. House bathroom, complete with a lovely bath for long soaks at the end of the day. The extensive gardens include a pond, stocked with unusual fish. Due to the pond this Lavender Cottage does not accept children under the age of 12. Location You'll find wonderful walks in every direction from this peaceful rural Lake District cottage. The surrounding Lyth Valley is very picturesque, famous for its damsons and damson blossom in spring. A favourite route is the short but steep ascent of Gummers How, between Lyth Valley and Lake Windermere. From the top, you'll enjoy one of the finest lake views in the Lake District.On the way to Bowness village, you'll find the Windermere Golf Club, with a superb scenic course to try. In Bowness itself, you'll find everything you need for stocking up the kitchen; supermarket, local shops, delicatessens and more. There are also a wide range of restaurants in Bowness. Stroll to the shore of Lake Windermere and you can catch an elegant Windermere steamer cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside (or both!). It's a great way for families to explore without driving through busier tourist areas, and you'll find many more Lake District attractions to explore in both these popular villages. From Bowness, it's also easy to explore further afield in the Lakes. The A591 junction is only a couple of miles up the road, forming the main (very scenic) route into the heart of the Lakes.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 17 mins walk
  • Shop 7.9 miles
  • Note: No children under 12 years accepted at this property due to pond in garden.

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

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About the location


Bowness-on-Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 6 miles.

Crosthwaite is a small village set in the picturesque Lyth Valley, famous for its damson trees, and boasts a lovely pub known nationally for its excellent food. The lakeside towns of Windermere and Bowness are nearby, with plenty of activities, interest and entertainment for all ages. Also within easy reach is the popular market town of Kendal, an historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping. Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden, are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay.

Open pond in garden - not suitable for children under 12.