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Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041224)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • Shelley

    “Foxrock is a beautiful, more than well equipped, cosy, modern holiday home.”

    The home has been superbly furnished with all mod cons and a beautiful log stove that we enjoyed in the evenings. The outside space was also well equipped and maintained and it was just bliss to be up early in the morning, with my Labrador, with the patio door open, listening to nothing but the birds and the sound of the stream running by the bottom of the garden!❤️ However, I had just a couple of niggles with the cleanliness. Whilst sweeping up after my own dog, I was also sweeping up ...

    The home has been superbly furnished with all mod cons and a beautiful log stove that we enjoyed in the evenings. The outside space was also well equipped and maintained and it was just bliss to be up early in the morning, with my Labrador, with the patio door open, listening to nothing but the birds and the sound of the stream running by the bottom of the garden!❤️ However, I had just a couple of niggles with the cleanliness. Whilst sweeping up after my own dog, I was also sweeping up the dog hair from a previous stay; my Labrador is white and there were lots of black dog hairs I was sweeping up! The radiator in the bathroom was really dusty and not really somewhere I wanted to hang my facecloth to dry! And the grill was a little grubby and had to be washed/scrubbed before I could use it. We did have an issue with the lock on the bathroom door, but I phoned Sykes and reported it, and the maintenance team came out quickly to repair that. Overall, we had a wonderful, relaxing stay. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone and would return to it in a heartbeat. Thank you ☺️

    - Shelley, September 2023

    Hi sorry for the delay responding and thanks for your great review. We have spent a lot of time trying to get everything right for the best experience possible. We are very sorry that you have experienced a few cleaning issues which we have addressed with Sykes. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x first floor double
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen and dining area with bi-fold doors to sun terrace
  • Sitting room with multi fuel stove and TV
  • Sunroom with door to garden
  • Undercroft formed from the basement includes: utility, games room, snug and shower room with basin and WC (separate entrance to the main house)
  • Gas central heating, with multi fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave/oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Alexa sound system
  • Xbox
  • Private parking for 1 car and additional free street parking
  • Elevated private sun terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Garden with second patio area
  • Strictly one small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are a 5-10 minutes stroll
  • Note: Stream in the garden, parents are advised to remain vigilant.


The property

Within easy walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness centres (5-10 minutes), the owners have fully refurbished and modernised the property to an exceptionally high standard. The property is newly completed and has been extended to substantially increase the living space providing light and airy accommodation throughout. Spectacular bi-fold doors open directly onto the private terrace and offers impressive views to the Langdales, one of the Lake District's well know mountain ranges. Offering a great selection of local shops, bars and cafes within easy walking distance, Foxrock is situated in a great location and offers a very high standard of accommodation with a great social space making it ideal for relaxing with friends and family. For those wanting to get out and about, there are numerous walks you can choose from, direct from the door. Admire the beautiful views, explore the high fells and head for the summit of Orrest Head for a breath taking view or enjoy a relaxing walk around the lake shore.Offering superior quality accommodation in a great location, Foxrock is an excellent choice for all seasons. Accommodation in detail Situated on a quiet road, the property is approached via a private driveway. Three steps lead up to front door which leads to a hallway with coat hanging. The lounge is a great social space, furnished with a large comfortable modern corner sofa and armchairs arranged around the welcoming multi fuel stove and a large screen wall mounted smart TV. A sunroom provides additional seating, with a door to the rear garden, patio and small stream, which runs through the garden. The ground floor has a spacious well-appointed quality open plan Kitchen/Diner with spectacular bi-fold doors that open from the dining area directly onto the large sun terrace, offering beautiful views to the Langdales. The kitchen is well equipped with Siemens oven, microwave and dishwasher, Bosch fridge/freezer and incorporates a peninsular with a Siemens electric hob and raised breakfast bar. A wall mounted TV can be watched from the window seat, whilst enjoying a cup of tea. The family dining area comprises of a contemporary upholstered booth and seating is situated in front of the bi-fold doors making it the ideal spot to socialise with friends and family whatever the time of day. There are three tastefully decorated bedrooms to choose from, the first is off the lounge and offers a double bedroom, with dual aspect windows, which makes a light and bright room. The second ground floor bedroom is a twin room. Head upstairs to the third double bedroom, with views above rooftops to the hills. The bedrooms are complemented by a quality, luxury bathroom which includes a bath which is set alongside a monsoon walk in shower, a basin with storage beneath, WC, shaver point and substantial wall mounted mirror. An undercroft formed from the basement, with a separate entrance provides an additional utility/boot room, a useful spacious area with washer, drier and twin granite sinks, boot racks and hanging space for coats. A door leads to a games room/snug where the children and adults can have fun on the X-box or just chill out. The undercroft may also be used as a quiet room for relaxing and escaping with a book. There is a modern shower room with basin and wc, this is not directly accessed from the main house A particular feature at the rear of Foxrock is the stream at the bottom of the garden. Relax on the second patio, ideal for outdoor dining. With a choice of patios, you'll always find the ideal spot to relax over a glass of wine in the evening or a coffee and the morning papers! Due to the stream in the garden, and the dangers it may present to adventurous children, parents are advised to remain vigilant. There is parking for one car on the driveway, with additional on street parking outside the property. Location On the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Bowness is a popular Lakeland village in many months of the year with a wealth to explore and enjoy what ever the weather. Stroll to the lake shore to hire a boat, or take a cruise on one of the resident Lake Windermere steamers. Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly to Ambleside and Lakeside; a wonderful way to explore without even using your car and is most fun for everyone. There are a variety of superb restaurants and eateries within walking distance of Foxrock. There are also many traditional Lakeland pubs, both in the village centre and the surrounding countryside. Both the villages of Bowness and Windermere offer plentiful choice for everyone and are both easy to get too are within your reach by foot! Easy access to 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. If using public transport, why not catch the 599 buses that run daily from the bottom of the road where the property is located which will take you to Ambleside or Grasmere. A great place to visit along the route to Ambleside is Brockhole Visitors Centre. Take part in a nature trail, view the house and gardens, play on the adventure park, what ever you choose will be great fun for all the family.

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

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About the location


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.

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