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Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041225)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Review(s)

  • Harry

    “Beautiful property in a stunning and ideal location.”

    I would definitely return and after having shown family/friends the property, they have also said they would use this property if they were to stay in Windermere

    I would definitely return and after having shown family/friends the property, they have also said they would use this property if they were to stay in Windermere

    - Harry, May 2024


  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with TV
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD player with BluRay, Sonos, WiFi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Two GHD hairdryers
  • Airdryer
  • Outside area with seating and table
  • Private gardens with tennis courts (rackets available) and putting green
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Dog treats, towels and bowl provided
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • No Infants
  • Shop and pub are within walking distance

The property

A private drive meanders up to the apartment which is set in private grounds and guarantees a little bit of exclusivity for you and your family. Situated on the first floor, this modern apartment offers a luxurious and convenient retreat for those wanting to relax. The owners have ensured Skyfall has been finished to the highest standard with great attention to detail from the inviting lounge with quality furnishings, comfy and relaxing sofas and a tasteful breakfast bar from which to enjoy a morning coffee or tea whilst taking in the relaxing atmosphere. The centre of the popular village of Bowness has a great collection of traditional and modern restaurants, pubs, wine bars and cafes in addition to some of the best shopping in the Lake District, Skyfall is the ideal choice for everything from a romantic weekend away, a few days to explore Lake Windermere or those wanting to visit some of the Lake District's most popular attractions and if you want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Accommodation in detail On arrival at Skyfall there are two private parking spaces. There are also spaces for visitor parking. The property has its own private entrance and is approached via exterior steps to the first floor apartment. The front door opens to the inner hallway with coat hanging space. By the front door there is room for boots and wet gear. The hallways leads to an incredibly well appointed, luxurious open plan lounge, kitchen/diner all completed to the highest standards and you can feel the quality throughout with so many lovely features and original details. The lounge is light and bright with big windows, relax on the sumptuous sofas, while away the evenings in front of the TV or chatting with friends. Enjoy a romantic dinner or socialise with friends around the dining table. Start the day with a hearty breakfast at the breakfast bar or in the evening unwind over a glass of wine or cup of coffee taking in the calming atmosphere. The apartment offers a well appointed fitted kitchen with everything you could need to help you enjoy your stay, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. The master bedroom is a light and bright room with dual aspect, finished with a luxurious super king size bed which is complemented with quality furnishings. This bedroom has an en-suite offering a corner shower, basin and WC. The second bedroom is presented as twin beds and built in wardrobe. All this is complemented with a smart bathroom with bath and shower over. The furnishings and finish offer a first class and luxurious retreat no matter what time of year! 1 small well behaved dog accepted Location Skyfall sits in a pleasantly peaceful spot, a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Walks abound in the surrounding area... wander quiet country lanes, admire the damson blossom in springtime, or seek out challenging long routes in the wider Lake District. Set in private grounds, many types of wildlife including pheasant, grouse, deer and rabbits can be seen. There is the use of an all weather tennis court (rackets provided), putting green and well maintained lawns and garden. On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with so much 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 Skyfall, 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. Within the Windermere Marina, less than a mile away, is The Boathouse Bar & Restaurant. Eating out in Cumbria has never been better, and now there is a gem on our door step! Enjoy one of the two fantastic south facing terraces on those lazy summer days, spend a few hours in the bar or book a table in the first floor restaurant for something a little more special or of course enjoy the comfort of your own accommodation back at your very own lakeside boathouse. 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.

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, 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.