Pretty as a picture, this central Bowness holiday cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the village and the boating activities in Bowness Bay. Even better, the property provides central private parking - making touring by car a breeze - and a delightful, enclosed and furnished patio for meals al-fresco on sunny days.
Complete with cosy woodburning stove and Lakeland slate hearth, character exposed beams and a shaker-style fitted kitchen, couples or small families will find this charming bolt hole a delight to return to at the end of the day. There's even a small second sitting room or snug; ensuring quiet time for parents or breathing space for two couples.
Accommodation in detail
Private parking for 2 cars outside Honeysuckle Cottage, please be aware that there a few steep steps at the front of the property, but the back entrance has flat access. To enter the property please use the side door through the tiled utility room, with space for storing outdoor gear. A gallery kitchen leads through to the characterful living / dining area with exposed beams, woodburning stove set in Lakeland slate, deep-cushioned furnishings and ample dining space for eating in. The sunny 2nd lounge / TV room has a warming coal effect fire. Upstairs to 2 double bedrooms, additional twin bedroom and the fully-tiled family-size bathroom with 4 piece suite. As this is a traditional Lakeland cottage, space is restricted in the bedrooms. One double bedroom has a wardrobe and chest of drawers, and the other double and twin rooms have limited hanging/storage space. Outside you'll find a pretty enclosed patio, with furniture.
A holiday cottage with parking in central Bowness makes an incredibly convenient base for exploring our most popular Lake District holiday destination. Bowness is easily reached from the M6, or from the train station at Windermere village (a couple of miles away).
On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a lively Lake District village revolving around the boating activity of Bowness Bay. Stroll along the lake shore, take out a hire boat on Lake Windermere or enjoy a memorable cruise on one of the famous steamers. These Windermere Lake Cruises provide a route to Ambleside and Lakeside without even using your car. Bowness high street has a contemporary range of shops, supermarkets and eateries, providing everything you need within strolling distance.
There are a number of family attractions in Bowness, including the World of Beatrix Potter, the Old Laundry Theatre and also a modern cinema.
Bowness offers a vibrant nightlife for sociable gatherings or romantic occasions. From the traditional 'Hole int Wall' pub to the array of contemporary restaurants, bars and even a nightclub, there's something for every taste. From Bowness, exploring the Lakes or seeking out walking routes is easy. Link up to the A591 only a couple of miles away at Windermere village, and you're on to the main route into the heart of the Lakes.
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.
Steep steps to the front but flat access at the rear. Limited bedroom space