Storrs Park lies just to the south of Bowness On Windermere and is one of the most desirable residential areas in the Lake District. Bellman Cottage is a welcoming semi detached family house offering high quality accommodation is an excellent location
The fine semi-detached property is spread over two floors that include a spacious kitchen, open plan, kitchen / dining room, a cosy lounge, three comfortable bedrooms each with ensuite facilities. Outside guests can relax on the sun terrace and there is ample parking.
Only five minutes’ drive from the Bowness village, Bellman Cottage is within easy reach of all the local amenities and shops that Bowness has to offer along with a great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes.
Ideal for families and special occasions, Bellman Cottage offers great accommodation, in an excellent location and is a great choice whatever the time of year.
Accommodation in detail
Enter through the front door and step into the spacious, open plan, kitchen dining room. This large contemporary kitchen includes everything you could need to cook up meals from a hearty breakfast to a celebration dinner. It includes a dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. The breakfast table is ideal first thing in the morning or so others can join the chef in the kitchen! Set to the side is the beautifully presented dinning area with a large family dining table. An inner hall way leads to a spacious utility room with washer/drier and from here the back door leads to the side of the house – ideal if you are returning from a muddy walk. Off the hallway there is a cloakroom WC.
The welcoming lounge is furnished with leather sofas and comfy arm chairs are arranged around the large screen TV. The first of the three bedrooms is located on the ground floor and is presented with king size bed and complemented by a smart ensuite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Climb the stairs to the first floor where the landing leads to two further bedrooms; the first a spacious king size room with superb ensuite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. The final bedroom can be presented either as a twin bed or a superking (please specify your choice when booking) and this room offers convenient ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Accessed from the landing, the sun terrace is a real sun trap on a summers afternoon and offers a quiet place to sit and relax with a drink and a good book and is presented outdoor table and chairs.
To the front, the property has parking for three cars and a pathway leads to the back door.
Bellman Cottage is in a quiet location, just five or six minutes’ drive south from the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, the popular Lake District holiday location, nestling on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and alive with all the boating activities of Bowness Bay.
Enjoy great shops, tempting cafes, excellent Lake District restaurants, cosy traditional pubs, contemporary bars or stroll to the pier to hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a lovely way to enjoy Lake Windermere at any time of year.
Family attractions in Bowness include the award-winning World of Beatrix Potter attraction - a favourite with the kids. You'll also find mini golf and tennis near the lake shore, and Windermere Golf Club just a few minutes' drive out of the village.
There are a wide range of cafes and restaurants in Bowness, to suit all tastes and budgets. From top quality Fish & Chips to fine dining, there's something to please everyone. Bowness also has a mainstream cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre offers an interesting programme of performances.
Another famous neighbour of Croft Cottage is Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts house, designed for the wealthy Manchester brewer Sir Edward Holt by architect Baillie Scott. This simply stunning property is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement and is open to the public to enjoy all year round.
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.