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Bowfell Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041454)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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  • Mark

    “Thanks for providing the property in clean a perfect condition as it was described.”

    I'm happy to submit top ratings all round, so these comments are just to let you know of a few minor issues in case you're not aware of them: ...

    I'm happy to submit top ratings all round, so these comments are just to let you know of a few minor issues in case you're not aware of them: 1) Main lower oven didn't switch on when I tried it. We didn't need to use it but I turned it on to heat a takeaway. Whereas grill/top oven seemed fine. Hobs were fine too, used those daily. Maybe there are additional instructions for main oven that I missed, but letting you know just in case. 2) A light started flickering in top bedroom. Might be in the en-suite. My parents were staying in that room and mentioned it just as we were leaving. 3) In first floor main bathroom, noticed there is often a small trickle of water coming out the taps, even in off position. Just in case it causes you some extra unnecessary water usage. 4) Smart TV Hub has a couple of issues. BBC IPlayer not currently working though ITV Player works fine. Also when you search to look for new free apps to install it 'hangs' during the search and you have to cancel. E.g. would be useful to have YouTube on there. The iPlayer problem I've seen similar on my parents' Samsung TV and never got to the bottom of it, but eventually it worked fine. So maybe the TV just needs a system software update to resolve some issues. Thanks Mark

    - Mark, June 2022


The property

Wow! Fall in love with this peaceful yet central Lakeland Cottage, fully refurbished to the height of modern luxury yet oozing traditional character. Bowfell Cottage is a gem of a Lake District holiday cottage with rare ample parking and only a two minute stroll from the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. Up to 6 people will find comfort, relaxation and sophisticated charm in this perfect base for family or friends. A sleek, chic layout with wood and tiled floors, Victorian fireplace, lavish bedrooms and stunning bathrooms. You'll even find free Wi-Fi and a wide range of books and DVDs to enjoy. ==Accommodation in detail Park right outside the property in a Bowness conservation area. A Victorian door leads to an original Victorian tiled hall, then the bright oak-floored lounge with leather furnishings and original fireplace. Novels, DVDs and games are provided. Glossy designer kitchen with modern fixtures and fittings, including elegant dining area. Back door leading to large, private courtyard patio and utility. First floor: King-sized bedroom, large twin room and fantastic house bathroom with twin shower system and bath. Top floor: Master king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. Cloakroom with 3rd WC. Further room for reading, relaxation or perfect for a travel cot! Location Bowness is alive with activity; a pretty shopping street, restaurants and bars, Royalty Cinema and Old Laundry Theatre plus the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction for kids. Stroll down the highstreet to Bowness Bay and the shores of Lake Windermere, and you can hop on a steamer to be ferried the full length of the lake to Ambleside or Lakeside. Hire boats and row boats come and go. Your central self-catering property brings you all the delights of Bowness with the benefit of private parking in an area where spaces can be hard to find... that also means no parking stress at the end of a long day on the fells! For exploring the wider reaches of the Lake District, you'll find that journeys are simple and manageable from your self-catering base in Bowness. Drive only a few miles to Windermere village and you'll meet the A591, connecting you to Ambleside, Grasmere, Coniston, Langdale and more. Delve into the surrounding Lake District countryside and you'll find superb walking, acclaimed Lakeland gastropubs and even a golf course a short drive away.


  • Over 3 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; master king size bedroom with en suite, 1 x king size, 1 x twin, house bathroom, cloakroom with 3rd WC, lounge, kitchen / dining space, utility, courtyard patio and private parking.
  • Gas central heating, Rangemaster Oven with 5-ring gas hob, Microwave & dishwasher, Fridge & freezer, Washing machine & tumble dryer, Private courtyard patio with garden furniture, Secure bike store / lock up & utility / boot room, 2-minute stroll to village centre & lake, Wifi, Private parking for 4 cars, Flexible changeover days possible - please enquire when booking, bed linen and towels provided.

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

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About the location


Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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