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Foxdene Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042109)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • “The cottage was very well equipped and the layout works really well for four adults and a dog.”

    The huge master bedroom is excellent in that there is a separate space to chill and watch television, if that’s what you want to do. ...

    The huge master bedroom is excellent in that there is a separate space to chill and watch television, if that’s what you want to do. I was a bit apprehensive about the very narrow drive at first but there was so little traffic we didn’t have a problem. We went out and about every day and explored the different lakes and surrounding countryside. I was really impressed with the general cleanliness and lack of litter wherever we went, a pleasant change from home. People in shops and pubs are very friendly and helpful and made us welcome. I’m sure we will return.

    - Mrs Grimes, August 2021


The property

This luxuriously refurbished 17th century cottage takes a sublime rural setting; nestled down a leafy lane, backing onto woodland glade and gazing out over the lush Lyth Valley. Wonderful walking and cycling begins on the doorstep, and at the end of a long day you'll choose from two excellent country pubs close by. If you're taking a leisurely pace, you'll relish the elegant combination of Laura Ashley and Farrow & Ball throughout ample living space even for two couples. Explore the gardens and woodlands, rest-up in decadent bedroom suites, admire the view from the sun terrace or cosy-up by the woodburner in this unforgettable retreat. Foxdene Cottage is a 25 minute drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. == Accommodation in detail A long driveway leads to the cottage, and a stable door to the entrance hall with under-heated slate floor. Elegant lounge / dining room with old oak beams, feature fireplace and large glass doors to the sun-trap terrace. A superb oak / granite kitchen leads to the conservatory, with additional access to terrace. Ground floor king-size luxury en-suite bedroom with patio doors to private patio.Upstairs to the master suite with king-size sleigh bed, scenic sitting area and decadent Victorian bathroom.Location This luxury rural cottage in the Lake District sits pretty as a picture overlooking the scenic Lyth Valley, famous for its serene walking, peaceful cycling and scattering of acclaimed Lake District gastropubs. Nearby is the famous Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank - a must during your stay. The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite (a small village in the north of the Lyth Valley) also comes highly recommended. The Lyth Valley lies to the east of Lake Windermere, offering a quieter alternative to the busier Lake District holiday destinations. But you'll find a manageable drive takes you to shops, cafes, restaurants and evening entertainment in Bowness village on the lake shore, with the opportunity to take a steamer cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside. Windermere Golf Club is also en-route to Bowness and keen golfers will love the scenic course. If you're keen to explore the wider reaches of the Lake District National Park, you'll link up to the A591 at Windermere and find this road takes you easily to Ambleside, Grasmere and beyond.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x first floor master suite with bathroom, 1 x groundfloor king size with en-suite
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory.
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • Electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TVs, DVD, iPod dock and DAB radios, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Walking distance to pub
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Kendal 5 miles; Windermere 7.5 miles.

Underbarrow is a quiet, pretty Lakeland village close to the historic market town of Kendal and within reach of the wonderful Lake Windermere. The village has a pub and is ideally placed for exploring southern Lakeland and the Lake District National Park. Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall, both with fine gardens, are nearby, and Kendal has much to offer in terms of shopping and is quite lively culturally, thanks to the Brewery Arts Centre and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, which is widely recognised as one of the best in the region. Also worth a visit is the ruin of Kendal Castle, which was formerly the home of Katherine Parr, and there’s plenty to see and do with Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel, Ulverton, Bowness, Ambleside and even the Yorkshire Dales National Park within driving distance. Underbarrow is a lovely base for exploring the area.

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