Beck Cottage

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 920250)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • “Beck Cottage and Garden was lovely ...”
    Beck Cottage and Garden was lovely but would benefit from spring clean ,lots of dust under bed ,overhaul very well stocked with everything we needed ,we will consider booking Beck Cottage again.
    - Mrs Naylor, March 2017


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

The property

This traditional, detached Lakeland cottage, dating back to 1895, is set in the very heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, yet hidden away within a delightful natural garden.

As you walk through the gate the delights of the garden unfold, where you will find a canopy of trees sheltering the little beck as it tumbles down the hillside.

Boasting charm and wonderful features, this welcoming cottage offers an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, along with the added benefit of a woodburning stove that creates a cosy atmosphere within this sociable area.

From the open plan living area is a separate sitting room with French doors that open out onto the garden.

Walk up the stairs to the first floor where you will find two lovely bedrooms and a bathroom.

You will spend as much time indoors as out at this wonderful holiday home, as the garden provides plenty of sheltered areas, so why not spend time with a good book and refreshing drink, whilst the sound of the stream helps you unwind.

All the facilities of Bowness-on-Windermere are a short stroll from Beck Cottage, including a handmade chocolate shop.

There are good walks straight from the cottage door including the wonderful Brant Fell which provides stunning views over Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells, including the Langdales and Crinkle Crags. This charming cottage is an ideal base for exploring the area by boat, ferry or just on foot and so you can leave your car behind in the off road parking places available and enjoy this part of the Lake District via alternative modes of transport.

Bowness-on-Windermere and the surrounding area is an adventure playground for everyone whatever age.

Whether you want to sample the superb mountain biking at Grizedale Forest or find the inspiration for the Lakeland poets, the choice is there for all.

A delightful cottage in a beautiful area, ideal for a couple or small family.


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Utility with basin and WC. Sitting room with sofa bed.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Natural garden with lawned area, patio, stream and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk
  • Note: Small unfenced stream in garden, children to be supervised.

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, 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas