Step inside and catch your breath, as you gaze out over Lake Windermere towards the Lakeland Fells. This aptly named retreat truly enjoys the best of both worlds; spend lazy days on the roof top terrace gazing over Lake Windermere or in the delightful garden, cosy nights by the warming woodburner or wander into this ever popular lakeside destination.
However you spend your time here, don't forget to bring your camera as the views are hard to better. The Lookout Lodge is an ingeniously designed property, providing lots of space in this ever popular setting. What a place to relax and recharge your batteries, with the bustling delights of Bowness village only a few minutes' walk away.
Accommodation in Detail
Private parking for 2 cars plus a useful garage ideal for bike storage, it's hard to believe how close you are to this village when you arrive. We refer to the entrance to this property as the 'tradesman's entrance' as this is an unassuming entrance to The Lookout Lodge but once inside you realise why this property has been given this name. The entrance is into the top level of the property with hallway and cloakroom 3rd WC / wash basin.
The living room enjoys that stunning lake view and with bi-fold doors leading out onto the spectacular roof terrace; this is a room to relax in, sink into the leather furnishings on the oak flooring by the woodburning stove. The kitchen / dining room is well stocked also with lake view and more patio doors leading out onto the roof terrace. From the inner hallways a staircase leads you down to the four bedrooms and two bathroom facilities. 2 double bedrooms, one twin and a bunk bedded room, the house bathroom has bath and separate shower cubicle and there is a power shower room. From this level there is access to the enclosed garden which has a gate leading down to the village and lake.
On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with a wealth to explore and enjoy. Stroll to the lake shore to hire a rowing boat 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 several excellent restaurants in Bowness village, within walking distance of The Lookout Lodge. The Postillion Restaurant is a long-standing favourite for stylish dining, while Lucy4 at the Porthole and Bodegas & Sol puts a contemporary twist on the tapas style. There are also plenty of traditional Lakeland pubs, 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 picturesque village of Hawkshead.
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.