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Craig Cottage

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1067147)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Sherrie

    “Our stay at Craig Cottage was wonderful.”

    A really well kept property with all the amenities you could need. The garden is fully secure for dogs and the location couldn't be better to be able to wander down to Bowness. We loved our visit and will definitely be booking again.

    A really well kept property with all the amenities you could need. The garden is fully secure for dogs and the location couldn't be better to be able to wander down to Bowness. We loved our visit and will definitely be booking again.

    - Sherrie, June 2022


The property

Located in the heart of Bowness-On-Windermere, Craig Cottage is a stylish Victorian home that is the ideal base for friends and families to explore the Lake District all year round. The beautifully renovated cottage is spread over two floors including a spacious kitchen / dining room, comfortable lounge with woodburning stove, two king size bedrooms, bunk room and bathroom with underfloor heating. Outside, guests can relax in the south facing garden, and park conveniently in the private parking space. Craig Cottage is just a few minutes walk from the restaurants, cafes and bars of Bowness and is within easy reach of Lake Windermere. Accommodation in detail: Arriving at the property, a private parking space greets you before making your way down the stone steps and into the hallway to hang your coats and kick off your shoes. Step into the lounge, beautifully presented and boasting a Smart TV, you can look forward to settling in after an adventurous day. Beyond here, the kitchen / dining room provides a homely and practical setting for your family meals at the dining table; whip up a delicious meal for your group on the electric hob and oven, before taking full advantage of the dishwasher when it is time to tidy up. As the evening draws to a close, head upstairs to get some rest. The first floor hosts a bunk room which is only suitable for children, along with two king-size bedrooms with TVs, so there is plenty of entertainment for the group to enjoy. Serving the bedrooms is a fitted family bathroom with underfloor heating; choose to soak your muscles in a hot bath, or relax under a warm shower. Outside, enjoy your morning coffee on the patio, a lunchtime picnic on the lawn, or gather to dine alfresco for dinner in the garden. Local area: If you fancy a break from cooking, the area is home to a wealth of cuisines including contemporary British, Italian and Thai. Avid readers will be pleased to discover the nearby World of Beatrix Potter, the charming and popular attraction where Peter Rabbit and friends come to life. Head out to explore the abundance of trails and terrains in the area; just a short drive from the cottage is Stock Ghyll Force a glorious 70ft cascading waterfall, awaiting your discovery. If tranquil walks are more your style, Holehird Gardens are within easy reach and boast a delightful array of flora. Branching further afield, the thriving town of Ambleside is reachable by car and home to plenty more walking and cycling routes to uptake, before stopping at one of the many pubs or restaurants and heading back to the cottage. Bring your friends and family to Craig Cottage for a wonderful trip to the beautiful Lake District.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size bedrooms with TVs, 1 x bunk bed (suitable for children only)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, cafetiere
  • Smart TV, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • gas and electric inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars (Private parking for 1 car and 1 parking permit) with additional roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis nearby
  • Multilevel garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well behaved dog accepted
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the property, steps from the parking and elevated garden, this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or young children
  • Please also note that the bunk beds are only suitable for children and therefore the property is for a maximum of 4 adults.

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.

Please note the bunk beds are only suitable for children.

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