This perfect Lake District Cottage has recently been sympathetically transformed to a contemporary and chic escape. Set in the heart of the Village of Bowness, this beautiful stone built cottage also feels very private yet is only a stone's throw from the bustling bars and restaurants.
Finished to an impeccably high standard, Workshop Cottage provides guests with a beautifully furnished open plan living area, sumptuous bedrooms that have a designer feel, a luxurious wet-room and of course the balcony where you are guaranteed to while away many an evening. Your stay here will be relaxing, and this cottage has everything and more that you could need for a weekend, week or longer in this honeypot location.
Accommodation in detail
The entrance hall leads upstairs into the modern and spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, with glass doors leading out on to the spacious and private balcony, this is the perfect place to sit to enjoy either morning coffee, a light lunch or a relaxing evening. Inside are contemporary, luxury furnishings with a huge TV and even a Wii. The well equipped kitchen has top of the range appliances throughout. Also on this floor is the beautifully furnished master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and dressing table; you will not want to get out of this king-size bed!! Downstairs is a further luxury double bedroom, complete with designer, high quality linens, there is also a separate dressing room with even more storage space. The bathroom is in fact a large, luxury wet-room with a walk in shower and also a large contemporary tub! . 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 several excellent restaurants in Bowness village, within walking distance of Workshop Cottage.
The Postillion Restaurant is a long-standing favourite for stylish dining, while 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.