Helm Mint

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 12902)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mrs Coaker
    July 2015
    “Lovely, peaceful and beautiful ...”
    Lovely, peaceful and beautiful setting in ideal location. A lovely little cottage.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Helm Farm

Bowness-on-Windermere 0.5 miles. Situated on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District, these four Bowness self-catering apartments are located on a family-run farm estate in tranquil and relaxing surrounds. These delightful Bowness holiday apartments have been carefully created from old farm buildings – some parts of the adjoining building dating back to 1691 – and each has been comfortably furnished and decorated, retaining character and charm. Positioned in spacious grounds, each of these Bowness self-catering apartments has outdoor seating and enjoys shared use of all the lawned and terraced areas surrounding them, as well as the opportunity for walks on the farmland or into Bowness-on-Windermere. With a variety of accommodation across these four Bowness holiday apartments, up to 15 guests can be accommodated. These Bowness self-catering apartments are in a superb holiday location, where you can watch the wildlife including deer, red squirrels and a host of birds, or stroll through the adjacent fields on one of the many footpaths. For those wishing to escape into quiet and solitude, a 20 minute walk up Brant Fell will reward you with wonderful views out over Windermere Lake to the Coniston Fells and the central heights of the Lake District. Guests at these holiday apartments may choose to stroll down to Bowness-on-Windermere to take a pleasure cruiser up the lake to Ambleside or south to Lakeside. A car ferry runs to the far side of the lake, taking visitors to Sawrey and Hawkshead to explore the home of Beatrix Potter at NT Hilltop. There is plenty to do in the local area, as these Bowness holiday apartments are located just half a mile from the town’s many bars, restaurants and shops. Bowness even has an 18-hole pitch and putt golf course and rowing boats can be hired to explore the lake itself. Situated in the midst of the Lake District National Park there is something for all the family close to these self-catering Bowness apartments, with watersports, outdoor pursuits, golf courses, peaceful walks and breathtaking views at every turn.

The property

This ground floor Bowness cottage provides studio-style accommodation for two.

A cosy romantic retreat with French windows opening out to the shared terrace.

Note: This Bowness self-catering apartment can be booked with Refs. 12903, 12913 & 12923, together they accommodate 15.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, fitted kitchen, dining table and sitting area. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared gardens and terrace
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk, lake 1 mile.

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