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Bellflower Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041016)

4.7

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Review(s)

  • Kate

    “A lovely house in an ideal location in Windermere.”

    We had our 1 year old with us, a fire guard and high chair and travel cot were available which was great and very helpful. The house was clean and very modern and beautiful. It’s on street parking, and despite there been lots of cars parked on the street we always managed to get parked right outside the property. It had everything we needed for a lovely stay and was very comfortable. There was a few very minor things that I flagged to Sykes cottages maintenance team theses were the following ...

    We had our 1 year old with us, a fire guard and high chair and travel cot were available which was great and very helpful. The house was clean and very modern and beautiful. It’s on street parking, and despite there been lots of cars parked on the street we always managed to get parked right outside the property. It had everything we needed for a lovely stay and was very comfortable. There was a few very minor things that I flagged to Sykes cottages maintenance team theses were the following: * A couple of bulbs were out (entrance way light and light above bathroom mirror) * The bathroom drain wasn’t draining very well and therefore the bath filled up with water while taking a shower. * The poster in the kitchen instructed us to empty the house bins into the outside wheelie bin at the end of our stay, but this was very confusing as the instructions were not clear enough. It didn’t say what colour the bin was or where it was located, just that it would say “Cumbrian Waste group” on the bin. There was all of the neighbours bins in the ally, none with this phrase on it, so we had no idea which one to use and very likely used the wrong bin. A bin sticker on the lid of the bin with with a number that matched the property number would resolve this confusion very simply. In addition on the Saturday evening, our second night on holiday, there appeared to be a house party nearby in one of the properties on the street, this spilled out into the street late at night and there was a group of roughly 12 drunken teenagers been very loud in the alley way right next to our rental property (as it is end of terrace house and right next to the ally way that goes down the side and around the back of the house) and they also sat right outside our house next to our car. After 30-40 minutes of them being very loud and shouting about “Jack being too drunk and sick and not being able to handle his drink” one of the local residents came out to speak with them remind them it was late and they was being far too loud and disrespectful, after this they were much quieter and eventually left. I have no idea if this was a random one off occurrence or a regular thing. It only happen on the one night during our stay. This cannot really be helped or avoided and could happen anywhere I guess. As previously stated, these were very minor things and the house and location were otherwise absolutely perfect. I only share these details so minor improvements can be made. Thank you for a lovely stay, we would stay again.

    - Kate, October 2023

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be 2 x twin on request), 1 x super king-size
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Reading room with additional TV and DVD player.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Quiet and unrestricted on-street parking
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 min walk
  • Shop 8 min walk.

The property

Bellflower Cottage appears, from the outside, to be a typical, Victorian end of terrace house but step inside and you will be instantly taken aback by the cool and contemporary makeover the owners have created. Here old and new blend effortlessly to create a fantastic cottage offering the ideal place to relax with family and friends, situated within easy walking distance of Windermere village. Bellflower Cottage is situated on a quiet street only a few minutes' walk from the friendly and bustling village of Windermere, with a vibrant mix of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and the popular resort of Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere just a mile away. == Accommodation in detail Entering the cottage the front porch opens to a bright and spacious living space with beautiful period solid oak floor. Comfortable and stylish sofas are arranged around the cosy log burning stove. Feature period pieces of furniture are the key design elements of this cottage that set it apart from the norm. The family dining table sits at the heart of the home and makes it the ideal place to gather and plan your day in the Lakes or to reflect, relax and socialise in the evening. A well-equipped shaker style kitchen is located at the rear of the cottage and includes a feature cooker with gas hob and electric double oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washer/dryer. Bellflower Cottage offers a choice of two bedrooms, on the first floor there is a tastefully designed master bedroom with super-kingsize bed, William Morris headboard and period furniture. On the second floor the smart second bedroom can be presented as either a super-kingsize or twin beds (please specify when booking). The bedrooms are complemented by superb Victorian style family bathroom, comprising feature roll top bath with shower over, basin and WC. Add to all this a reading room with a comfortable corner sofa, additional TV, DVD and desk, this is the ideal spot to escape and relax quietly with a good book, watch your favourite TV programme or catch up on your emails or homework! To the rear of the cottage there is a sunny, south-facing courtyard with bistro style table and chairs, just the spot for a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. For those with outdoor gear there is lockable storage for bikes, golf clubs and other sports equipment. Location This gorgeous Lake District cottage takes an enviable location; easily reached by car or by train and perfectly placed to explore Windermere village, Bowness and the delights of Lake Windermere without even having to use a car. Windermere village is a lovely place to make yourself at home, with lazy cafes for breakfast, plenty of shops for stocking up the kitchen, traditional Lake District pubs and several restaurants to choose from. A number of superb walks begin nearby, including the easy ascent of Orrest Head which promises spectacular views of Lake Windermere from the top. Walk or drive less than a mile down the road and you'll reach bustling Bowness, a popular Lake District holiday destination offering sophisticated shopping, a range of restaurants and a lively nightlife - from the cosy 'Hole int Wall' traditional pub to the trendy Bodegas & Sol tapas bar. From Bowness Bay, you can catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - what a way to explore without driving! For touring by car, you'll find Windermere a great place to start. A famously scenic stretch of the A591 leads to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere. Branch off into the Troutbeck Valley and take one of the most breath-taking scenic drives in the Lake District - over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater with a stop at the acclaimed Queen's Head for lunch. Alternatively, hop aboard the car ferry and discover the tranquillity of Windermere's west short, where lies the newly restored Victorian viewing station, Claife Heights, with superb stained glass windows and a different view of Windermere. A little further along and you'll stumble upon Beatrix Potter's Hill Top at Far Sawrey, with Grizedale and Hawkshead a few minutes beyond.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

WINDERMERE

Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a Super King by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a Twin.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas