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Gildabrook Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042860)


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Maria

    “Really brilliant location, the only negative was having to wait until 4pm to collect the keys on the day when it had been vacant.”

    - Maria, March 2024


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with radiators and log effect electric stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair inc. Off-road parking for one car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed front patio with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

The property

Located at the heart of village life in old Bowness, a conservation area close to the attractive 'Hole Int Wall' and other popular and busy pubs, this well presented cottage is just a two minute stroll from the lake. Days out in the area are numerous with easy walks to the fells at the back of Bowness and by ferry to the west shore of Windermere or up the lake to Waterhead for Ambleside. Bowness offers good shopping with restaurants to cater for all tastes and age groups. Mountain bikes, rowing boats and sailing dinghies can be hired locally. This is an ideal location for Lakeland activities, and with no need to use the car for evening entertainment. Accommodation: Hallway where you can hang your coats. Comfortable sitting room (Smart TV with freesat, DVD, log effect stove and free wi-fi). Good sized separate dining room (stereo CD/radio/cassette player. Small selection of walking guides and maps). Newly fitted well equipped kitchen . Upstairs are three bedrooms - a good sized twin room with a picturesque outlook over Robinson Place, a double bedded room to the rear and a good sized single room facing the front of the cottage. New fully tiled wetroom has walk in shower, basin and wc. Furnishings are comfortable, and the property has fitted carpets, double glazing and gas central heating. Outside: Enclosed front patio with garden furniture provided where you could enjoy your glass of wine whilst you watch the world go by. Private parking for one car plus safe storage for bikes with a 'lock-up' stand just outside the front door inside the gate. Bowness centre 200 yards, cafes and pubs immediately to hand.

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, 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