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Pottery Gate

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041690)

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


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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Shelley

    “The cottage was fabulous, in every way.”

    The location was perfect to enjoy all the cafes and restaurants in Bowness and to explore all around Bowness and Lake Windermere.

    The location was perfect to enjoy all the cafes and restaurants in Bowness and to explore all around Bowness and Lake Windermere.

    - Mrs Shelley, September 2021


The property

Pottery Gate, is under new ownership and is a beautifully refurbished Victorian terrace offering quality accommodation located just a minutes' walk from the heart of the vibrant village of Bowness-On-Windermere. This welcoming cottage is presented with a contemporary finish and is ideal for friends and family. The living space offers a great open plan layout with a welcoming sitting area, with a cosy open fire, a family dining table and a well-planned kitchen. Choose from one of two bright and airy bedrooms that are complemented by a luxury family bathroom. To the front of the cottage there is garden that has been terraced and the spacious patio is the ideal spot on a summer's afternoon. Pottery Gate is well located for all the village has to offer including shops, bars and restaurants. It is in easy walk of the Lake Windermere and is an ideal base from which to explore the whole of the Lake District. The cottage is situated just a few minutes' walk from Biskey Howe which offers stunning views across Lake Windermere and the surrounding area and is a perfect place to enjoy the sunsets across the lake in an evening. == Accommodation in detail Guests arrive at the rear gate of the cottage and the small courtyard leads to the front door that opens to a bright open plan living area. Comfortable sofas are arranged around a cosy open fire and large screen smart TV (with SKYQ). Relax and enjoy dinner at the family dining table, prepared in the smart, well equipped, fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge with freezer box, Nespresso Mini & Aeroccino and complemented by a quality inventory of kitchenware, crockery, cutlery and utensils. Stairs lead to the first floor where there is a choice of two bedrooms. To the front there is a welcoming double room with a feature bay window allowing the light to flood in. To the rear a pretty second bedroom that is presented with a choice of kings size double or twin beds (please specify on booking).The luxurious family bathroom includes a feature double ended bath shower cubicle, twin basins and WC. Back outside, the boot room is ideal for the secure storage of mountain bikes and outdoor gear and is equipped with a washing machine and tumble drier. To the front of the property the garden has been landscaped into terraces including a large dining patio with dining table and chairs and incorporates borders planted with bushes and shrubs. The owners have provided an on-street parking permit that allows parking on a first come, first serve, basis however there is usually ample unrestricted free on street parking within a couple of minutes' walk of the cottage. Location Pottery Gate provides an ideal base for a holiday in the Lake District, whether you're looking to explore the whole region or simply enjoy the attractions surrounding Lake Windermere. Nestled on a quiet street, it is ideally located to explore Bowness village which sits on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere. Windermere Town Centre is also located just a mile away, walking distance to the variety of shops, cafes and restaurants also on offer there. Access to Lake Windermere is only a few minutes' stroll from the village centre, at Bowness Bay, where hire boats come and go. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to both Ambleside and Lakeside - a great way to explore without driving! Family attractions in Bowness include the award-winning World of Beatrix Potter attraction - a favourite with the kids. You'll also find mini golf and tennis off the lake shore, and Windermere Golf Club just a few minutes' drive out of the village. There are a wide range of cafes and restaurants in Bowness, to suit all tastes and budgets. From top quality Fish & Chips to fine dining restaurants, there's something to please everyone. Bowness also has a mainstream cinema, and the Old Laundry Theatre offers an interesting programme of performances.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king or twin, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, twin basins and WC
  • Open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Secure room for bikes and boots.
  • Gas central heating, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, TV with Sky Q, Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • On street permit parking for one car
  • Lockable outside storage for bikes
  • Tiered garden with patio area and furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • All amenities less than five minutes walk.

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.

2 small dogs welcome

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season