Helm Mint

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

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Cottage features

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Helm Mint - A Little Gem”
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    • “Just returned from a two night stay in Helm Mint - Fabulous! Could not fault the standard of accommodation, All fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard. We found the bed very comfortable. Helm Mint is situated in an excellent location at the end of a Lane above Bowness.on Windermere. It was an easy walk down the hill to the lake - slightly harder on the way back up. Lovely walks across the fields - couldn't fault this accommodation for a short break in the Lake District.”

    Jane S, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “the Bed really let the accommodation down”
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    • “LIKE: Well-equipped modern accommodation that is very tastefully appointed and spotlessly clean. Well located once you have found the place!!! DISLIKE: The bed was very hard & uncomfortable with uneven springs poking into us. In-fact it is the worst bed we have slept in in the year we have been travelling around the Europe & the UK. This was a shame because the mattress really let the accommodation down. There was also no washing machine – we had to wash everything by hand which is difficult if there for a week or longer. The property is difficult to find, a long way up narrow winding roads, it was hidden around a corner from another house, with no signs, so even when we got there we didn’t know so we turned around to look for it elsewhere!!. After a couple of phone calls we were back where we started. The map on the web-site did not place the property in the correct location. The internet stopped working on the second night and did not come back on until the next morning, it also went off, on other occasions and we had to re-set the router. Mobile coverage is almost non-existent in the cottage, I have two mobiles on different networks and neither could keep the signal. Cannot recommend this property with the current mattress on the bed.”

    187438David_C_2012, Sydney, Australia, June 2013

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

    Mrs Coaker, Nottingham, July 2015

    • “A very cute and nice studio, in a quiet place close to Windermere with a lovely garden. Directly on the footpath for hiking.”

    Mr Beauverd, London, May 2015

    • “Helm Mint is really comfortable ,very clean rooms, surrounding area is beautiful. good quality appliances and TV all in all a very pleasant stay.”

    Mrs Evans, Barnsley, May 2015

    • “The cottage was an excellent place to stay and return to after a long day sightseeing. The lakes and surrounding area beautiful.”

    Mr Cochrane, Rotherham, May 2015

    • “The location is perfect for access to Bowness on Windermere and yet far enough away to feel peaceful and even isolated. There are several walks literally out of the front door without going into town, so you can leave our car at the cottage.”

    Mr Duffield, Solihull, April 2015

    • “The quality of the accommodation. The surrounding area and the excellent parking facilities.”

    Mrs Fry, Norwich, September 2014

    • “The location was perfect with walks from the door.”

    Mrs Barnes, Ilford, June 2014

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for many visitors to the Lake District, both providing a range of attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. Boat trips are available from Bowness to Ambleside and Lakeside, where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 15-minute walk away and Brockhole, which offers tree top experiences is only one mile away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic. Bowness and Windermere are ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer; they are within easy reach of destinations such as Langdale, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Sawrey, Grasmere, Coniston Water, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and the Go Ape adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, as well as the Lakeland Mountains, including England's highest, Scafell Pike.

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