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Briars Lea

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1133209)

4.7

Lakelovers rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Vivien

    “I was extremely disappointed with sykes customer service and will be submitting a complaint.”

    If you look at whattsapp for example your team make contact … I reply then nothing! Trying to get through to speak to someone not easy. Most of the people i spoke to did not follow through with their promises. Absolutely appalling service. Happy to speak to someone but I doubt you will even bother to contact me!

    If you look at whattsapp for example your team make contact … I reply then nothing! Trying to get through to speak to someone not easy. Most of the people i spoke to did not follow through with their promises. Absolutely appalling service. Happy to speak to someone but I doubt you will even bother to contact me!

    - Vivien, July 2024

Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request) with Smart TV, 1 x king-size with data port, 1 x ground-floor double with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Wet room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 2 x ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor kitchen
  • Kitchen/bar
  • First-floor living/dining room with electric fire and balcony
  • Media room
  • Gas central heating
  • 2 x electric oven, gas hob, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle and toaster
  • 4 x Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and pond
  • Enclosed side garden with deck, furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles, lake 0.5 miles
  • Note: Pond in the garden not enclosed, children and pets must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in is from 3pm, check-out by 9am

The property

Briars Lea is a stunning holiday home situated in the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. Just minutes away from Lake Windermere and countless amenities, this property sleeps eight and welcomes families, groups of friends and a couple of pets wishing to discover the beauties of the Lake District. Step into this reverse-level property to find a tastefully-decorated open-plan living space. Cook up your favourite meals in the fully-equipped kitchen to enjoy around the dining table or on the furnished balcony overlooking the garden and pond, and the lake peeking behind the trees. When the weather gets cooler, come back inside and cuddle up on the plush sofas by the electric fireplace as you watch your favourite show or movies on the TV. Downstairs, you'll find a media room with another Smart TV and soft couch for when you can't all decide what to watch, and a little seating area with a library for you to choose from. Make use of the large rear garden when the sun is shining, being cautious of the non-enclosed pond, and why not spend an evening soaking in the hot tub as you stargaze? When sleep calls, wind down with a steaming shower and slip into the freshly-washed linens of the beds. You'll never run out of things to do in the lively town of Bowness; head to Boardwalk Bar and Grill for some lakefront steak dining, ChoccoBar Hot Chocolate House for some decadent chocolate-themed foods or Bryson's café for a lighter lunch. Take a swim in Lake Windermere when the sun is scorching or if you'd like to stay dry, take a scenic cruise along the lake at Windermere Lake Cruises. Drive down to the charming village of Lakeside and say hello to the marine animals at Lakes Aquarium, make your way to Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway for a scenic and dog-friendly trip on their 20th-century vintage steam trains, and for a taste of history go to Lakeside Motor Museum to check out their exhibitions and collection of antique automobiles. Next, head to the town of Kendal, known for its bustling shopping district where you'll find all short of locally-made goods, visit the ruins of 1200s Kendal Castle, view the fine art displayed in the stunning Georgian manor Abbot Hall, and the end day with a family dinner at The Joshua Tree bistro. There's something to do for everybody at Briars Lea.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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, cinema, 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 three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas