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Silver Howe

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041578)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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

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  • Jill

    “One of the nicest properties we have stayed in.”

    Wonderfully warm and welcoming on arrival. This property had everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable. Fabulous kitchen, we couldn’t find anything we were short of. Even used the slow cooker! Showers brilliant, water pressure exceptional. Looking at the rock faces via kitchen rear doors fantastic. We loved this property, cannot wait to return.

    Wonderfully warm and welcoming on arrival. This property had everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable. Fabulous kitchen, we couldn’t find anything we were short of. Even used the slow cooker! Showers brilliant, water pressure exceptional. Looking at the rock faces via kitchen rear doors fantastic. We loved this property, cannot wait to return.

    - Jill, November 2023


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suites, 1 x double with en suite, shower room
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Conservatory dining room
  • Patio
  • Garden.
  • Detached Lakeland House
  • 3 TVs, all with Freeview and DVD players
  • Feature fireplace with open fire
  • Spacious kitchen
  • Range cooker, gas hob and electric oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Family breakfast table
  • Landing with study area
  • Patio with outdoor furniture
  • Veranda
  • Two private parking space
  • Gas Central Heating
  • WiFi
  • Walks from the door
  • Sorry no pets
  • Bed linen and towels provided


The property

Hidden from the hustle and bustle of Bowness, step through the gates at Silver Howe and you discover a beautiful home nestled into a rocky outcrop surrounded by mature trees, offering a unique property that makes this the ideal holiday cottage for both family and friends. This architect designed Lakeland home has been created to be as social as possible with a large lounge that opens directly onto the veranda and garden, a large well planned kitchen and spacious conservatory dining room. With three bedrooms to choose from including two with ensuite bathrooms, an impressive hallway with oak staircase, a choice of patios, mature gardens and private parking for two cars, this impressive property is ideally suited to form happy holiday memories for years to come. Silver Howe is discreetly tucked away and ideally situated between Windermere town and Bowness which is just a few minutes walk away. It is the ideal base from which to enjoy all the Lake District has to offer from walking and mountain biking, canoeing and sailing and also a wealth of other attractions from the fine arts and crafts of Blackwell to the firm family favourite of the World of Beatrix Potter and of course local pubs, excellent restaurants, charming tea shops and contemporary coffee bars.==== Accommodation in detail A short driveway leads to the ornate gates that open to the grounds of Silver Howe and immediately this striking detached house offers an impressive welcome. The front door opens to a grand hallway with double doors leading to the spacious sitting room with oak floors, comfortable sofas arranged around the feature fireplace with open fire, a large screen TV and a family dining table. Two sets of French doors open to the veranda and the garden beyond. Once again, double doors open to the large kitchen with fitted units, range cooker with five ring gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and family breakfast table. A secluded outdoor seating area is accessed directly from French doors in the kitchen. Beyond the kitchen, the spacious conservatory also offers an alternative for relaxed family dining with French doors leading to a patio which overlooks the drive and the garden. A beautiful oak staircase climbs to the first floor landing and study area. Choose from three bedrooms; the spacious triple aspect master bedroom is finished with a king-size bed and complemented with a luxurious ensuite bathroom with feature roll top bath, shower cubicle, and WC. The two further bedrooms comprise of a king size room with ensuite bath with shower over and WC, and a double room with ensuite WC. A further family shower room with WC is located on the ground floor. A particular feature at the rear of Silver Howe is the impressive rock formation and to the side a delightful wooded garden with mature shrubs and trees, complete with garden terrace ideal for outdoor dining. With a choice of patios, you'll always find the ideal spot to relax over a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee and the morning papers! Due to the rocky nature of parts of the garden, and the dangers they may present to adventurous children, parents are advised to remain vigilant. Location On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with so much to explore and enjoy. Within minutes from Silver Howe you can be enjoying walks with magnificent views such as to Biskey Howe, Brant Fell and School Knott. Stroll to the lake shore to hire a rowboat or power boat, or take an elegant cruise on one of the Lake Windermere steamers. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside; a wonderful way to explore without even using your car. There are many excellent restaurants in Bowness and Windermere, all within walking distance of Silver Howe, including champagne bars, contemporary wine bars and traditional pubs offering a range of great British and international cuisine. There is something for everyone, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside. Windermere Golf Club is just outside Bowness village, on the way to the Lyth Valley. This area is also renowned for gentle but very scenic walking, with a wealth of acclaimed Lake District country pubs to choose from at the end of the day. Close to the village, you'll find Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House. This impressive property takes a stunning position overlooking Lake Windermere, and has a range of interesting exhibitions. Join the A591 to Ambleside and Grasmere, and you can explore the homes of famous Lake District poet, William Wordsworth. Another great idea is to take the car-ferry crossing over Lake Windermere from Bowness, to visit the former home of Beatrix Potter in Near Sawrey, and the nearby picturesque village of Hawkshead.

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.

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