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Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 904555)


Lakelovers rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Review(s)

  • Christopher

    “Lovely property in a perfect location.”

    Owner was very welcoming and more than helpful in providing supportive information towards our stay to ensure we felt at home. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend to others. Thank you for your upmost hospitality and we very much appreciate you having us. Kind regards, Christopher et al

    Owner was very welcoming and more than helpful in providing supportive information towards our stay to ensure we felt at home. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend to others. Thank you for your upmost hospitality and we very much appreciate you having us. Kind regards, Christopher et al

    - Christopher, April 2024

    Thank you Christopher for your super review and you’re 100% rating. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and I am really glad you all enjoyed your weekend at Sandown. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime and we thank you again. Property Owner


  • Four ground floor bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 3 x double, 1 x single
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor utility room with fridge freezer, washing machine, toilet and basin
  • First floor dining room with arch to sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer, dishwasher, TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 mins walk
  • Local bus service to offer wider access to Lake District and local taxi service available
  • Only 1 mile/approx a 10 minute walk to Lake Windermere
  • Windermere town is approx 1 mile away and also has a railway station
  • Note: Property is located on the main lake road just on the edge of the village
  • Note: Check-in 3.00 pm, check out 10:00am
  • Note: Holiday start dates must be a Friday or Monday
  • However, on occasion the owner will accept a different start day depending on bookings so please contact us to discuss if you have an alternative day in mind
  • Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £180
  • Note: The patio area is not enclosed, please keep this in mind if travelling with dogs.

The property

Sandown, a delightful, four-bedroom, detached home rests on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, a thriving lakeside community in the stunning Lake District National Park, and just a short walk from the lake's shoreline and the town centre. This wonderful, Windermere cottage benefits from reverse-level living to maximise the breath-taking views, whilst providing families and friends with a great home base from which to explore this stunning region of England. Four ground-floor bedrooms are on offer at Sandown, including three doubles and a single, all benefitting from the luxury of en-suite shower rooms. The roomy first floor features a spacious sitting area with plush sofas to unwind upon after a day of adventure, and a dedicated dining area, perfect for gathering around for mealtimes; a well-equipped kitchen is also on offer, complete with all the essentials to ease your self-catered stay. A small yet delightful patio area completes Sandown, where you can dine alfresco with the barbecue alight, whilst ample parking is also available to the exterior. This charming Windermere cottage is perfectly located for a handy base with easy access to the amenities in both Bowness-on-Windermere and Windermere village itself, including a hub of restaurants and shops. Bowness-on-Windermere boasts a lovely lakefront where you can take a cruise up towards Ambleside, which is a popular tourist area, or down towards Lakeside to discover the Aquarium of the Lake or board the Haverthwaite & Lakeside Steam line. Wonderful all year round, see all that Cumbria has to offer from Sandown.

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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, cinema, 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 three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is 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.

Note: The property sleeps max. 7 plus 1 infant.
Note: Check-in is 4pm - Check out 10am.
Note: Holiday start dates must be either Friday or Monday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter