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Fisher's Retreat

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 928580)


Lakelovers rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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

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57 Customer Review(s)

  • Jennifer

    “Cottage is on a Great location.”

    Beds really hard mattress need replacing asap. Two wine glass for 6 people to stay is not good . Tv doesn't work no channels available.

    Beds really hard mattress need replacing asap. Two wine glass for 6 people to stay is not good . Tv doesn't work no channels available.

    - Jennifer, March 2024


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size-double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen
  • Lower ground floor dining room with gas fire
  • Lower ground floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking for 1 car (permit provided)
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at a additional cost of £12
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Twin bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase, not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility
  • Please note: This property only accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Please note: This property only accepts any week long booking to commence on a Friday
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent
  • Note: Guests will be charged £50 if the parking permit is lost during stay, due to reimbursement costs to owner for future guests

The property

Nestled in the very heart of the Lake District, near the beautiful Lake Windermere and with access to many popular attractions of the area, is Fisher's Retreat. Positioned over three floors this stone cottage boasts some delightful original features combined with a contemporary style. It is ideal for families and friends looking to build some memories in a charming region of Cumbria. The lounge invites you to relax and unwind on the sofa with a good book or TV programme as you sip a hot cup of tea. Share a delicious home-cooked meal together in the dining room, as the woodburning-effect gas fire sits proudly in the alcove, adding extra warmth to your feet during winter. Just off from here is the kitchen posing a sleek design, integrating modern appliances with cream units. Lastly, the lower ground floor is finished with a boot room and shower room, whilst the ground level offers a lovely family bathroom. After an adventurous day exploring the local sights and attractions, return to a choice of three bedrooms to catch your rest. There is a king-size double followed by a double on ground level, with a twin room displayed on the second floor via an enchanting spiral staircase. Enjoy a refreshing summer's day on the patio with a drink or stroll across to Queen's Park, where the kids can run around on open grass. Choose from a variety of shops, pubs and eateries in Windermere, with Ambleside just a stone's throw away. Hire a boat or enjoy a river cruise and even explore the outdoor pursuits at Grizedale. Kids and adults alike will love Go Ape! adventure park or mountain biking through mature woodlands. This is the ideal base for a rejuvenating break away from daily routine.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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, cinema, 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 three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is 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.

Note: There are 6 steps leading to the front door.
Note: There is a deposit of £50 that will be authorized on your card at the time of booking this property, this is for damage or loss of the parking permit.
Please note: This property only accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Please note: This property only accepts any week long booking to commence on a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas