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Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040860)

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  • 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
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  • “We didn’t realise how convenient Woodbank was to walking down to all the fascilities in Bowness yet probably no more than 400 mtrs but once inside the house no noise could be heard.”

    The steepness of the 25 mtrs drive is fine for most and my only negative comment would be to warn guests of this if they have anyone in the party who has difficulty walking. They will need to go up and down from the main road to the front door by car.

    The steepness of the 25 mtrs drive is fine for most and my only negative comment would be to warn guests of this if they have anyone in the party who has difficulty walking. They will need to go up and down from the main road to the front door by car.

    - Mr Malpass, October 2021


The property

This fabulous family residence (also a treat for several couples) offers views to Lake Windermere from its slightly elevated position, amid wonderful scenery. A private drive meanders up to the house and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your gathering. Yet, being just a short stroll from the attractions of Bowness and Lake Windermere, Woodbank is right at the heart of some of the best the region has to offer. Guests of ages will never be short of entertainment. Blending old Lakeland character with modern sophistication, Woodbank offers large bedrooms, luxurious furniture and the most wonderful dining room - perfect for sitting down to a good meal prepared in the traditional Aga! Alternatively, go al-fresco for your meals with great views from the patio and garden. == Accommodation in detail Private parking for 3 cars. Conservatory entrance with a wonderful view, entrance hall with cloakroom. Spacious, light and airy lounge with walls of windows overlooking the lake and deep-cushioned leather sofas. The dining room has beautiful views and the well-equipped kitchen is warmed through by the Aga. Upstairs are 3 beautiful bedrooms, with good views and co-coordinated linens; 1 with luxury en-suite facility. There is also a luxurious main bathroom. Both have shower over bath. Outside, you have a garden and patio - furnished for meals and lazing al-fresco. Location The sophisticated Lake District village of Bowness is nestled on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Windermere - England's largest lake. Boats peacefully come and go, the mesmerising scenery across the lake changes with the season, and the abundance of lake shore and waterborne activities will keep everybody entertained. Bowness high street is well-served with handy supermarkets, sophisticated boutique shops and a wide range of excellent eateries - all within easy reach of your chosen holiday home. The Royalty cinema plays the latest films on its 3-screens and the Old Laundry Theatre also has plenty of entertainment to offer. Outdoor lovers will enjoy having easy access to many popular Lake District walking routes. Head up to Gummers How to admire stunning views of Lake Windermere, or take the car ferry across the lake to walk around attractive Hawkshead and explore Beatrix Potter country (the author's home is close to Hawkshead in the village of Near Sawrey). Grizedale Forest is easily accessible via the car ferry, and popular walking destinations including the Langdale Valley, Coniston and Grasmere are only manageable drives away. Summary of visitors comments 2015 April 2015... Had a great time. Fabulous weather. Lovely and warm house, very homely and welcoming. Would love to come back again. Thanks for all the extras. June 2015... Lovely house, lovely village, beautiful district. We had a great time. July 2015... Could not have picked a better place for a holiday. Everything here we could want, would highly recommend! Lovely memories to treasure for always. August 2015... Exceptionally clean house with lovely touches ..... Home from home. Very well equipped. Would certainly recommend the house to others. November 2015... Thank you so much for a wonderful week's holiday! Woodbank is a lovely home with fantastic views and is so warm and comfortable to return to after a wet days walking.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating
  • AGA, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture and summer house
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 5 min walk
  • Shop 9 min 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.

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