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Cath's Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042169)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Holbrook

    “Lovely cottage immaculately clean and had everything you could possibly need and more!”

    Well situated near shops restaurants etc but nice and quiet. If I was to be picky the fabric settee in the lounge was really uncomfortable but everything else is spot on!

    Well situated near shops restaurants etc but nice and quiet. If I was to be picky the fabric settee in the lounge was really uncomfortable but everything else is spot on!

    - Mrs Holbrook, October 2021


The property

A welcoming and romantic cottage for one or two couples in a quiet location, just 5 minutes from the cinema, shops & restaurants conservation area of Bowness. This property has been beautifully modernised to exacting standards, yet retaining traditional charm. Embrace the convenience of vibrant Bowness, offering shops, cafes, lake cruises and plenty of evening entertainment. After a day on the fells or the lake, sip wine in the sunny garden or relax in front of the fire. What a treat, and what a fantastic location for a self-catering break in the Lakes. == Accommodation in detail Visitor parking permit provided. Lovely entrance hall leading to a cosy living room with polished floor, with soft cushioned furnishings, feature fireplace and picture window. The spacious kitchen / dining room are well-equipped and suitable for leisurely meals. Two spacious double bedrooms and a shared modern bathroom. Location On the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, Bowness is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District. It's an excellent location for a self-catering break; in the village centre you'll find everything you need, from shops and supermarkets to pubs, restaurants and lively nights out. Bowness Bay itself provides ample opportunities to get out on the water; rowing boats, power boats, lake cruises and even evening cruises with live music! If you're looking to explore further afield in the Lakes, you're never far from the main roads and bus routes to areas such as Ambleside, Hawkshead, Coniston and Langdale. Walkers will find exploring easy, with plenty to come back to at the end of the day.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x double, 1 x bathroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, garden and parking permit for street parking.
  • Gas central heating, open fire, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, WiFi, near to village centre and lake, parking permit for on street parking, small garden area with seating, 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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