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Burrow Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041872)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Fairbank

    “Lovely cottage very quaint and the owners have made great use of the space available , the back garden though is not a area to sit due to traffic noise which was not what we expected for a romantic retreat .”

    Also there is a room that is locked upstairs ? Could have been used for xtra storage with this being a walking holiday we had xtra baggage , and maybe a foot stall to put your feet up in the front room .

    Also there is a room that is locked upstairs ? Could have been used for xtra storage with this being a walking holiday we had xtra baggage , and maybe a foot stall to put your feet up in the front room .

    - Mr Fairbank, July 2021


The property

Dating back to 1640, this romantic Lake District cottage is a dream inside and out, with a picture postcard white exterior, deep-silled cottage windows, open fire and old oak beams.This chocolate box cottage is an ideal place to relax and unwind and is something really special for couples. The owners have completed a sympathetic refurbishment to provide a modern twist to an otherwise traditional Lakeland forester's cottage with features such as broadband. Adding to the ambience, delightful furnished patios provide the perfect place to sip coffee in the sun all day long. Bowness village is only a few miles away (just follow the lakeside road north past "Millionaires' Row") and for a special treat visit one of our favourite Lake District country pubs, the Mason's Arms. It's only a short drive away at Bowland Bridge. == Accommodation in detail Traditional porch with slate floor. The cosy living / dining room is full of character; deep windows, oak beams, comfy sofas and open fire set in a Lakeland fireplace with solid oak flooring and oak furniture. Modern, solid oak kitchen with a stable door leading to the furnished rear seating area. Staircase to first floor. A pretty bedroom, with King size bed and a marble tiled bathroom, with shower over bath. There is also ample off road parking. Location Only a few miles from Bowness Bay on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Burrow Cottage is perfectly placed for a convenient Lake District self-catering break with easy access to the Southern Lakes. The property is located by the main lake shore road, which runs the full length of Lake Windermere from Newby Bridge and Lakeside, to Bowness and north to Ambleside - a journey you might also take on a Lake Windermere Cruise. For shopping, dining and evenings out, Bowness is your first call. You'll find a wealth of fantastic Lakeland pubs (where yacht owners and boat-enthusiasts recap their days!) a range of excellent restaurants and several lively bars. The Royalty Cinema provides for those quieter evenings, and the Old Laundry Theatre is well worth a check. Head over Cartmel Fell from the eastern shores of Lake Windermere and you'll find more wonderful countryside. Walk up Gummers How for spectacular views of Lake Windermere, then descend into the serene Lyth Valley for a fabulous pub meal at one of the area's renowned Lakeland gastropubs such as the Brown Horse at Winster. This is a superb Lake District self-catering location, with the opportunity for peace and quiet, vibrant village life and exhilarating walking. Within ten minutes drive you can find Windermere golf club and the fabulous arts and crafts house, Blackwell. Alternatively leave the car and take a walk up Moor How, the perfect short walk to watch the sunset over Langdale Pikes.


  • Sleeps 2: 1 king size
  • Marbled tiled Bathroom with shower over large bath, sun terrace & enclosed patio with bbq area
  • 2 parking spaces
  • Open plan living/dining area
  • Open fire.
  • Night storage heating, fully fitted solid oak kitchen with stable door leading to rear dining area
  • Halogen hob, dishwasher, washer etc
  • Freeview & Wifi
  • Open fire
  • Sun terrace with patio & bbq area
  • 2 parking spaces.

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.