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Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041413)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Kay

    “We stayed at Woodys cottage after reading the reviews and looking at the location and the standard of the property.”


    Woody’s is a good size with ample of space in the property. The beds was very comfortable and the bedding was clean and comfortable. The lounge area was comfortable also for a holiday let. I understand why wooden floors would help for maintenance but it made the property lack warmth and comfort. The essential items was good, washer dryer , fridge and cooker that was difficult to use but we got there in the end. What was disappointing was the main shower water is flowing out from behind the shower and filling the tray very quick resulting in standing in water that you have showered from. The shower area was unclean and looked very worn. The small bathroom in the main bedroom was a bath and not a shower and the bath was not welcoming. Both bathrooms was poor and not as expected. There was not book to advise us when the bin collection was , how to use the cooker , how to use the washer and this is basic stuff and also who to contact to report the shower. It also made me anxious that there was no fire exit on the one door in and one door out to the main outdoors, I know there are fire doors but this didn’t feel safe for me personally. Would we stay again NO would we recommend NO

    - Kay, June 2022


The property

Woody's is conveniently located just a minute's walk from the heart of Bowness Village. Situated on the first and second floor this Victorian apartment has been tastefully modernised and offers a great retreat not just for those wanting to relax but those who want to enjoy the popular cafes, bars and restaurants that Bowness has to offer, and a great base from which to explore the Lake District. The property has been refurbished by the owners to a high standard and offers a comfortable lounge/diner with comfy and relaxing leather sofas and a large dining table that is ideal for spending an evening socialising with friends. With two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom the property is ideal for couples, friends travelling together or families wanting easy access to the Lake District, to get out and about and enjoy the great outdoors but being conveniently located for the best shopping in the Lake District and great options for eating out and socialising in the evening.== Accommodation in detail Enter Woody's through a shared inner hallway and inner door leading to the private staircase to the property. The landing opens onto the bright lounge with large windows including a large feature bay window that floods the room with light. Relax in the comfortable leather sofas, enjoy a film or catch up on the large smart TV, enjoy relaxing with friends for dinner or a hearty breakfast around the large dining table. The apartment offers a contemporary fitted kitchen with everything you could need to help you enjoy your stay. Recently fitted, the kitchen boasts the usual amenities you could need, including a large fridge freezer with plenty of space for storing shopping, and a modern induction hob with touch controls. The addition of touches like the Tassimo pod coffee machine round off these modern facilities. There are two double bedrooms, one on the first floor, the other on the second floor. The second floor double bedroom has a dual aspect with en-suite facilities including bath and WC. Also on the second floor is a further third bedroom offering twin beds and all this is complemented by a family shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Woody's offers a private parking space for one car outside the property and there is additional free on street parking nearby. If you are looking for a smart, centrally located cottage in one of the Lake District's popular villages with easy access to all the local amenities and offering a great base from which to explore the Lake District, Woody's is a great property in a great location. Location 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 row 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 numerous excellent restaurants in Bowness village, all within walking distance of Woody's, including champagne bars; contemporary wine bars; traditional pubs; and a range of great British and international cuisine. There is something for everyone, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside, offering a full range of choice from traditional Lakeland pubs to fine dining. 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.


  • Arranged over first and second floors
  • 3 bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite bathroom), 1 x twin room, family shower room
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Kitchen.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking space
  • 1 pet welcome
  • Pub and shops nearby
  • Sorry, no smoking.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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