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Fern Bank Cottage

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

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Caroline

    “We had a wonderful time staying at fern bank cottage.”

    It is a beautiful house, well positioned as its half way up the hill between Bowness and Windermere villages. The house is very well equipped. It includes a dishwasher, plenty of kitchen utensils to cover the week stay, washing machine, dryer and clothes line in the lovely back yard. We received a complimentary welcome pack on arrival with 2 black bin bags, a scrubber and dishwasher tablet. Some condiments such as salt and pepper also available as wad a very well stocked drawer with cling film, ...

    It is a beautiful house, well positioned as its half way up the hill between Bowness and Windermere villages. The house is very well equipped. It includes a dishwasher, plenty of kitchen utensils to cover the week stay, washing machine, dryer and clothes line in the lovely back yard. We received a complimentary welcome pack on arrival with 2 black bin bags, a scrubber and dishwasher tablet. Some condiments such as salt and pepper also available as wad a very well stocked drawer with cling film, sandwich bags and tin foil. Parking is on-road and we never had an issue getting a spot. The house is located on the right hand side as you drive into Queens drive....sat nav sent us further along the road. Fantastic bus local service either bus stop at top of road. Some lovely restaurants and bars in the area also alongside some lovely walks and the house provided loads of local information. Check out is 10am and as we left at 10am, the cleaner was waiting to get into house. A welcome, warm, clean holiday home which matched its description and I would recommend it. Would definitely return.

    - Caroline, July 2022

Summary

  • 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.

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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.

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

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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