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The Nook

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 920262)


Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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87 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “Lovely cottage.”

    Spotlessly clean. Great location. Well equipped. We were lucky enough to be there the weekend of a very heavy snowfall and had a magical experience.

    Spotlessly clean. Great location. Well equipped. We were lucky enough to be there the weekend of a very heavy snowfall and had a magical experience.

    - David, December 2023

    Really pleased you had a great weekend, it looked beautiful surrounded by snow. So glad you got home safely on the Monday - Judith Property Owner


  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double 1 x Twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Elevated garden with decking and garden furniture
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: One step to front and back door
  • Note: 12 steps up to decking in garden, though courtyard is at ground level

The property

This wonderful, link-attached cottage was originally a stable block for a gentleman's residence, in a pleasant residential cul-de-sac on the fringes of Bowness-on-Windermere. Presented to a good standard throughout, the cottage offers a comfortable ground floor sitting room with a dining space and a cosy woodburning stove, plus lovely double doors leading to a pleasant courtyard to the front of the property. There is also a well-equipped, modern kitchen, two ground floor bedrooms, one of which is a king-size double and one with the flexible zip/link option of being a king-size double or a twin, plus a good-size family bathroom. A further king-size bedroom with a modern en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobes and a vanity area is located on the first floor. The well-established, elevated garden enjoys pretty views and the well-furnished decking is a lovely place to sit and enjoy an early morning drink, or a lunch-time feast on the barbecue. Bowness is a short walk away and offers a wide selection of places to eat and drink, from tea and cake to bars to splendid restaurants; there really is something for everyone. From The Glebe, you can take a leisurely walk along the edge of Lake Windermere or, why not take the weight off your feet and enjoy a trip on Windermere Lake Cruises? The cruises have several stop options, including Lakeside and the Lakes Aquarium, Ambleside, the Brockhole Visitor Centre or the National Trust property, Wray Castle. Take a trip to The Old Laundry Theatre, and the young ones will love The World of Beatrix Potter! Step back in time at the traditional Royalty Cinema, offering the latest movies and a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ from a by-gone era, which can be heard in concert or alongside a silent movie. Further afield, Kendal’s castle ruins, museums and shopping, and Ambleside’s bustling town centre are a short ride away. For those seeking to explore the great outdoors, why not take the car ferry across Lake Windermere to Grizedale Forest, with its excellent walking and mountain biking trails, and high rope tree-top adventure course at Go Ape? If the weather isn’t so great, visit Rheged, where you will find local food producers, gift-ware and exhibitions, or take in a 3D film on their enormous movie screen. Families and friends alike will enjoy this wonderful cottage, providing a great base for exploring this fantastic region, at any time of year.

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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.

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