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Craig Cottage

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

4.3

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Review(s)

  • Jodie

    “The property was clean and comfortable, and well-located for the Lakes.”

    The town centre is in walking distance, too. The 2 main bedrooms were a good size, as was the living room. The bathroom was small but perfectly adequate, with a good shower, and the kitchen was well appointed. Our gripes were with parking, access, and the WiFi. The last of those was simple: it just didn’t work, at all, no matter how many times we reset the router. This was a bit of an annoyance. As far as parking goes, there is a parking space, but it is small, tricky to get into, and on the ...

    The town centre is in walking distance, too. The 2 main bedrooms were a good size, as was the living room. The bathroom was small but perfectly adequate, with a good shower, and the kitchen was well appointed. Our gripes were with parking, access, and the WiFi. The last of those was simple: it just didn’t work, at all, no matter how many times we reset the router. This was a bit of an annoyance. As far as parking goes, there is a parking space, but it is small, tricky to get into, and on the side of a very narrow one way street. Again, just a bit of a pain. Finally, the property’s main entrance is down a steep flight of steps, which are a bit treacherous in the dark. There is lighting, but it only stays on for about 10 seconds. It was good on balance, but there were some negatives.

    - Jodie, May 2024

    Hello Thanks for the feedback and for bringing the WiFi issue to our attention as we have never had any issues before. The broadband company confirmed it was down during your stay due to a “major outage” in the area but it is now working again so we will ask Lakelovers to check. We are grateful to have a parking space as these are in short supply, but do appreciate it can be tight, so we also provide a free parking permit for street parking too for guests to use and further free parking is available further up the road too so there are plenty of options subject to availability. The property description on the website provides information about the steps to the front of the property so guests are aware before they book. Guests are also able to use the back door to the property as an alternative way of entering the property which does not have any steps to it. We are glad that you found it good on balance and thank you again for your feedback. Kind regards The Owner Property Owner

Summary

  • 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 has a maximum occupancy of 4 adults and up to 2 children including infants.

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.

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

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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.

Please note the bunk beds are only suitable for children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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