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Tarn Hows

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1021703)


Lakelovers rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Leah

    “Bed in twin room broken”

    - Leah, December 2023

    Thank you for your feedback. I have had a look at the notes and can see that we were not contacted about this problem until mid-way through your stay and then asked not to attend until after you had left. Had we known about the problem when it was first noticed we would have provided support to rectify this. The owner has been informed and the bed will be fixed/replaced for future guests. Lakelover Owners Team Property Owner


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with an additional cot, 1 x twin and 1 x bunk beds
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, Dishwasher, washing machine, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking to the rear for 1 car and free roadside parking to the front
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are small internal steps throughout the property

The property

In the prime location of Windermere & for exploring the natural delights of the Lake District, Tarn Hows is a great base for a family looking for a rural escape at any time of year. A contemporary-style cottage in close reach of an array of attractions, there’s no better dwelling for your getaway to Cumbria. Step inside to find a tastefully decorated sitting room to the front of the property, with floral wallpaper bringing a homely aura to the room amongst the plush sofa arrangement, gather here in the evenings with a family-favourite film on the television for a quiet evening in. Following through to the rear of the property will bring you to the spacious open-plan living area; find all of the contemporary appliances you could need in the kitchen to prepare a tasty treat for the whole group, with plenty of room for little helpers to get involved too! Gather together around the dining table and toast to a wonderful holiday, whether you’re here for a celebration or a relaxing retreat, this cottage is the perfect setting to spend quality time with your loved ones. Take a seat on the sofa sat amongst the dining area with a good book in hand in the evenings, or take your conversations out onto the patio and enjoy a chilled glass of bubbly as the sun starts to set. On the first floor you will find four well-appointed bedrooms, with plenty of room in each to house everyone’s belongings; choose from a double, a twin with an additional cot, a further twin and a bunk room, providing a wonderful layout for every member of the group, especially those with younger children! Positioned at the centre of the town of Windermere, you’ll find excitement on your doorstep in the form of watersporting facilities on Lake Windermere, a selection of quaint shops to while away the hours and glorious landscapes to ramble amongst. Venture slightly further afield to discover Kendal, with even more shops to explore and accompanying eateries to end your day in, as well as bustling arts and culture scene, it makes a fabulous day out for all of the family. In close reach of a wide range of family-friendly tourist attractions, Tarn Hows is a grand base from which to explore the Lake District with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

Please Note: Parking two cars in the courtyard will restrict patio usage.
Please Note : Good House Keeping Bond of £100 applies

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas