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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Love Bowderstone - we've been several times before and it's always great to come back."

    We'll be booking again for 2025!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing to spend Christmas here."

    The property was thoughtfully decorated and came with a tree . Beds are comfortable with good quality bedding . Kitchen is well equipped and the downstairs space flows well for Families. Upstairs seating area a great solace space . Parking is a bonus and was a bit tight with our long car but we managed and better than searching for a space . We are trying to find another date to come back !

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have had an amazing holiday at the Bowderstone The property exceeded our expectations In terms of space and comfort."

    It’s situation suited us so well being near to the park, as we had the pooches with us. We loved it so much we have booked again for next summer!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We saw this property while staying at a holiday property just around the corner last year ,It was priced £1600 were were were staying in a £3100 property which was dreadful ."

    We walked round the corner and liked what we saw ,read up on it and booked it immediately for this year .Wow what a fabulous uprise when we actually went there last week .It is the most lovely house .There is nothing but praise for the owners .They have furnished it perfectly ,Tv,s that actually work in every room ,a fab seating area upstairs we’re the husband would go and read the paper in peace .I wanted to take this home back to my place ,I sat in the lounge and just thought ,I need to revamp my home now .We booked within a couple of days to stay next year .Sorry for going on but it’s the nicest place we have stayed in in near 40yrs going to Keswick at our affordable price . Major problem for car owners has been parking/permits ,we’re could get 3cars on the path comfortably without blocking the side path .

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    We were expecting it to be good but it surpassed our expectations. Great location. Room for 3 cars.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, spotlessly clean, great location, modern and comfortable loved everything about this cottage would love to return in the future."

    Also the weather was a great plus .

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2023

  • "This was a fantastic place for us to stay."

    Very close to the beautiful park for our Grandparents to wander around and excellent access to walks close by for the rest of the family. The accommodation was very clean and very well equipped with all that was needed for our week long stay. Only downside to the property was the access to the driveway and the limited space to be able to get in and out based on the cars parking on the road and over the marked lines. The actual space for parking is more than ample for three cars, when you can navigate your way onto the drive. We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and time with family. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7May 2023

  • "Great property, had a fantastic stay."

    Very comfortable house with plenty of space for us all (6 adults). Everything we needed in the kitchen which was great as we did lots of cooking. Comfy bedrooms with lots of space for all our stuff. Great to have a utility room for all our outdoor gear. High quality furnishings and appliances. Very clean too. Great location in central Keswick for exploring the hills and lakes - lots of lovely restaurants and bars in Keswick. Thank you for a lovely stay. Would stay again.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful home from home will be back!"

    Thank you for your kind comments, it is lovely to read that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Apr 2023

  • "This is our second visit to the property, the first being in 2018."

    I was pleased to see additional seating in the living room allowing plenty of options for our family to sit on. The kitchen is a real delight, quality appliances and a good range of cookware and crockery. We appreciated having dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll and foil as these are things some properties do not provide. As a family group of 6, we appreciated having the space to spread out in the property and a dining room to enjoy our meals together. The jigsaw puzzles and games provided fun on the occasional wet days. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bowderstone and would have no hesitation in recommending the property to others. Thank you to the owners for providing a very comfortable, well appointed house.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are so glad that you enjoyed the property and all that it has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accomodation!"

    First class layout and facilities with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Great location for all local amenities. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow which was well presented and fully equipped."

    Plenty of space - which was needed with it being a party of 8. Parking for 3 cars an added bonus in Keswick. Everything was spotlessly clean and the beds were very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. Slight negative is that there wasn’t a welcome hamper - only a small carton of milk, however it did not detract from our stay.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved the property and our only real negative is the late check in time of 4pm."

    It seems you miss out on the 1st day of your holiday!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic house"

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely love staying in this property, this is our 5th time!"

    Spacious, comfortable and well equipped it’s the perfect base for a stay in Keswick. The garden and lovely patio furniture is the icing on the cake! The owner has thought of everything! Thank you

    Reviewed by Mairi5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable, lots of space inside, great to have a bathroom and bedrooms on both floors."

    Driveway to park the cars on a big plus. 5 min walk to central Keswick. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Bowderstone was a wonderful home to spend a week in."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. So much room, ourselves, children and their partners could spread out. The garden was also lovely, and outdoor space to sit in was a real bonus. As was the drive to park 3 cars on. I don't think we've ever stayed anywhere with so many televisions! Would definitely book again for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really liked the property and would be happy to stay there again and/or recommend to friends."

    Manoeuvring a longer vehicle in and out of the front parking area was a challenge, but on-street parking was usually available close by.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous property in the heart of Keswick, can’t fault it."

    Some party members said they found the beds uncomfortable, my husband and I thought they were great - you can’t please everyone with that kind of thing, it is what it is. Parking a massive plus, if only you could stop people parking so close on the main road - again, nothing you can do about it! Really well equipped and immaculate, we were so pleased with absolutely everything. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Extremely well equipped kitchen. Very spacious. Could have done with 2 sets of keys for property. Beds not very comfy, but thats a personal preference.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay at Bowderstone. We are thrilled to hear you had a great stay. We haven't had any comments regarding the beds but we are glad for the feedback. We have added a mattress topper to that bedroom since your departure and replaced all pillows throughout to ensure full comfort. We hope we can welcome you back in the future too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Apr 2022

  • "Couldn’t fault our stay, have stayed there many times before and have never been disappointed."

    Lovely, comfy and homely feel to the property and has everything you could possibly need. Location is great with close proximity to the lovely park across the road, Keswick town centre where there is always something going on and has an array of lovely, querky shops and also a short walk to Derwent Water - everything is on your doorstep. Would love to stay again and hope to do this soon, thank you Lakelovers

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property with plenty of comfy seating space."

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Dec 2021

  • "Bowderstone had everything we needed for a comfortable family holiday."

    It was exactly as described and a perfect base to explore the area with the added bonus of having ample parking. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Sherryll5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fab time and cottage was great."

    You might want to check the front door - we had real trouble trying to unlock it on quite a few occasions

    Thank you for your recent feedback following your stay at Bowderstone. We are thrilled to hear you had a fab trip. Regarding the door we have had issues with the door from time to time but couldn't resolve it but most recently we have just installed a new lock completely which has eradicated the issue. We hope we can welcome you back in the future to the Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful property in excellent location close to town centre and park/ green space amenities."

    Home from home, everything you need is there, good decor and furnishings, extremely comfortable living. Bonus is the ability to park at the property, the only downside being that as there are so many cars parking on the street in front, access and sometimes exit can require a lot of manoeuvring especially if inconsiderate drivers encroach onto the white line outside the property which indicates that the space should be left clear for access. Overall though it’s a superb property and one we shall look to rebook in the future.

    Thank you for taking the time to feeback after your most recent stay at Bowderstone. We are pleased to hear you had a lovely week and thank you for your kind comments. We agree it is a great bonus to have 3 x private parking spaces within the grounds of Bowderstone. Unfortunately we have no control on the road outside which is Greta Street. In the summer 6 weeks holiday this can get busy as it is all unrestricted parking on the streets surrounding Blencathra Street. Sometimes people are less considerate with the white line in place trying to prevent this. Hopefully the council will extend this white line in the future. Thank you again for your lovely comments and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2021

  • "Spacious and very well equipped."

    Excellent central location and easy, off road parking for three cars. Would go back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "We speak from the heart this is probably the best house we have found."

    Location cleanliness and size. Loved every minute of our stay here. We will be back! Thank you.

    Mrs KehoeSep 2020

  • "Amazing spacious house with every amenity needed, have been coming to Keswick for years and this is the best accommodation we have stayed in we will definitely be back next year, brilliant location and recommend The Round for takeaway fantastic burgers and cocktails."

    Mrs WarrenSep 2020

  • "We have had a lovely holiday here in Keswick in this very comfortable house."

    We loved the location and will be back next year! We highly recommend The Fellpack for takeaways.

    Turner FamilyAug 2020

  • "We have had a fantastic week in Keswick the weather has been kind to us and your house is perfect!"

    It is beautifully furnished and has everything they you need making you feel at home. The beds are soo comfy! Excellent location for us as a family, near the park and the town just a short walk. We will definitely be back.

    Mrs ParnabyAug 2020

  • "Great Stay in lovely accommodation, everything we needed and fabulous weather - couldn't ask for more!"

    Location perfect and will be sad to leave!

    Mr CuffAug 2020

  • "Many thanks for our third, enjoyable family holiday in your comfortable, accommodation."

    Very easy walk into the well maintained park and Keswick itself.

    Mr AlcockAug 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage - the owners have made it a home from home."

    Everything we possibly needed and more, some things we needn't have worried about packing. Great location - no issue with nipping into town

    Jul 2020

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size bedrooms (one on ground floor), 1 x ground floor double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with basin and WC.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair always available and set up ready
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 6 mins walk
  • Shop 3 mins walk
  • Note: Stone ramp to back door.

The property

Bowderstone is a much-loved family home beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with fabulous views to the mountains and a secluded patio all just a few minutes' walk from this lovely market town.

The front door opens to a spacious hallway opening onto the bright and airy, dual aspect, lounge and dining room, with a large comfortable sofa and armchairs ideal for relaxing with family and friends or enjoying a film on the large screen TV.

The large family dining table is perfect for good food and great company.

The focal point of the contemporary fitted kitchen is a large island unit, complete with bar stools, making it the ideal place for breakfast or to keep a busy chef company.

With excellent five ring gas hob, electric double oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave oven.

There’s a rear hallway with ample coat hanging and space for boots and outdoor gear and a utility area including washing machine.

The back door opens from here to the rear patio.

Returning to the front hallway, there are 2 bedrooms; the first, at the front of the cottage, is king sized and the second, to the rear of the cottage, a double.

There is a smart family bathroom with bath with a shower over, basin and WC serving these 2 bedrooms.

Stairs lead to the spacious first floor landing complete with ‘chill out zone’, a further TV and writing desk along with plenty of extra storage space.

2 further bedrooms, a large king size to the front and a smaller twin room to the rear both of which are served by a modern shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Enjoy an evening in the secluded and enclosed patio area with planted borders and bistro garden furniture.

There’s also a secure shed for the storage of mountain bikes and outdoor gear.

Keswick is a friendly market town who’s twice weekly market recently won the coveted ‘Best Outdoor Market’ award.

There’s also a fantastic array of shops offering everything from craft bakeries and local produce, antiques, crafts and outdoor clothing.

There’s also a delicious range of pubs, restaurants, bistros, cafes and wine bars, and a quirky 100-year-old Alhambra Cinema, offering first class cinema entertainment in traditional surroundings, or enjoy some live theatre or music at the Theatre By The Lake on the shores of Derwentwater.

Beautiful Derwentwater offers serene lake cruises, rowboat hire and paddle board activities.

Nearby you are spoilt for choice with walks up Cat Bells, Skiddaw, Coledale Horseshoe and Blencathra or Latrigg for a lovely easy walk with a view.

Ashness Bridge and Surprise View a short drive away above the Borrowdale Valley should not be missed; nor should the unspoilt village of Watendlath.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

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