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Fern Bank Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042095)

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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
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Kimberley

    “We enjoyed our stay and the property was perfect for us.”

    The facilities were fantastic and we will definitely return again! The only minor criticism is we didn’t think the shower got hot enough and it could be turned up a bit.

    The facilities were fantastic and we will definitely return again! The only minor criticism is we didn’t think the shower got hot enough and it could be turned up a bit.

    - Kimberley, April 2022


The property

This contemporary Lakeland cottage nestles in a row of pretty cottages within a peaceful setting yet is only a short stroll to the absolute heart of bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere. Fern Bank Cottage is sophisticatedly and traditionally themed throughout - this is a place to relax, spend precious time together and enjoy all offered in this ever popular destination. Step inside and soak up the calming atmosphere. Bowness village is stocked with excellent and mouth-watering restaurants, bars, country pubs and local shops to tempt you out and walks are in abundance straight from your door including Biskey Howe where the views over the lake are simply breathtaking. If searching for somewhere special and central with a cosmopolitan old English touch, Fern Bank Cottage is a first choice. == Accommodation in detail Entrance hall; cosy and contemporary lounge with comfortable furnishings, bay window and warming open fire. Dining/2nd reception room fit for any formal gathering where good food, wine and chat will come naturally late into the evening. The kitchen has all you need and has access to the courtyard patio - a perfect place to enjoy a pre dinner glass or two. Upstairs to the stylish bedrooms, a luxurious modern bathroom with a deep bath and modern slate-tiled wet room. Location On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a sophisticated Lakeland village with a wealth 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 several excellent restaurants in Bowness village, within walking distance of Fernbank Cottage. The Postillion Restaurant is a long-standing favourite for stylish dining, while Lucy4 at the Porthole and Bodegas & Sol puts a contemporary twist on the tapas style. There are also plenty of traditional Lakeland pubs, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside. 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 picturesque village of Hawkshead.


  • 2 x bedrooms: 1 x super king, 1 x king size, bathroom, wet room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking
  • Two small pets welcome
  • Secure storeage for bikes
  • Patio with furniture
  • Small front garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop nearby.

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, 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.

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