Gillercombe

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 948800)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A lovely traditional Victorian stone-built mid-terrace cottage with the benefit of luxury spa membership and which lies conveniently between Bowness and Windermere in the Lake District.

A perfect location for friends and families wishing to explore this beautiful part of the country.

This spacious property set over four floors, is a comfortable, well-equipped and beautifully presented property.

Guests will be certain to appreciate the generous and flexible accommodation.

Enter through the front door and once inside this delightful cottage you will be able to relax in the comfortable sitting room with ample seating and enjoy your meals in the attractive dining room.

There is a well-equipped kitchen and a basement which houses the washing machine and dryer and extra fridge and freezer.

There are four bedrooms, two of which are on the first floor and they are a king-size double with en-suite and a twin bedroom, together with family bathroom.

On the second floor there is a further double bedroom with en-suite shower and a 2’6” twin bedroom, together with cloakroom.

From the dining room there is a French door to the rear enclosed patio with furniture which gets the sun during the day and is a lovely place to have breakfast or lunch outside on a warm day.

From here you can also access the off road parking via steps up from the patio.

There is also a small patio with furniture at the front of the property, where it is perfect to enjoy a glass of wine in the early evening sun.

Gillercombe has leisure club membership at the Macdonald Old England Hotel Bowness Luxury Spa.

The modern leisure centre features a well-equipped gym and a 20 yards swimming pool overlooking Lake Windermere.

Guests can relax in the ice room, sauna or aroma steam room as well as indulgent treatments in the beauty salon.

Just a short walk from the cottage are the vibrant towns of Bowness and Windermere, both with a vast array of shops, pub and restaurants to suit all tastes.

Why not take a boat trip or hire a boat, both of which are available from Bowness, Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside?

Accommodation

Over four floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x second floor 2’6” twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Second floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Basement utility. Dining room with electric fire. Sitting room with electric fire.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with electric fires
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • External secure storage for bikes
  • Front and rear enclosed patios with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Luxury leisure club membership included at the Macdonald Old England Hotel Spa, Bowness
  • The modern leisure centre features a fully-equipped gym and a 20 yards swimming pool, ice room, sauna, aroma steam room and beauty salon
  • The spa is just a 10 minute walk from the property and membership includes 20% discount off food, drink and spa treatments.

About the location

BOWNESS & 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.

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