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Old Joiner's Shop

Bowland Bridge near Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 916882)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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12 Customer Review(s)

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    “The property is lovely and comfortable but the kitchen is not very well supplied with cooking utensils suitable for preparing meals for a large number - we were 8 and just about managed - would have been really hard if we had been 12.”

    In particular we would have found it much easier if there had been a couple of larger saucepans a bit bigger than the existing one (though not as big as the giant one). The giant one had lost the handle on its lid which made it hard to use. ...

    In particular we would have found it much easier if there had been a couple of larger saucepans a bit bigger than the existing one (though not as big as the giant one). The giant one had lost the handle on its lid which made it hard to use. There was also a lack of - chopping boards (only one, the bread board) - but there are now 3 more as we bought some (a lot of veg need preparing when cooking for a large number). - scales and measuring jugs/spoons/cups - there are now some scales we bought (very cheap, so won't last long) - large forks - there are very few forks and only 4 'dining' forks - the others being small, some very small (child sized?) In general it would be good is someone who has experience of cooking for 10 or twelve did an 'audit' of the cooking facilities. It is such a lovely kitchen for a large number it is likely to attract people who want to use it to cook in.

    - Ms Rawlings, May 2019

The property

Bowland Bridge 0.6 miles.

The Old Joiner’s Shop is a wonderful detached farmhouse situated in the secluded and unspoilt Lyth Valley, within walking distance of the pretty Lakeland hamlet of Bowland Bridge, just seven miles from Windermere.

Built in 1472 and formally two cottages, this wonderful holiday home has been refurbished to a high specification making it ideal for a large family or group of friends to get away from it all and enjoy this unspoilt part of the Lake District National Park.

Drive over the cattle grid and enter into the grounds of this fabulous Lakeland cottage, where upon opening the front door you will find a quality holiday home that exudes style and character, with a mix of modern and traditional throughout.

With so many features to mention, here are but a few.

There is a bright and spacious summer room with lovely views of the mature gardens and the surrounding countryside, along with an attached room boasting a luxurious sauna, which is an ideal place to relax after a challenging day out on the local fells.

A large farmhouse-style kitchen with feature range and a wall-mounted flat screen TV, provides a great place to sit and talk about your day and to prepare a sumptuous family dinner, plus there is a separate boot/cloakroom and a useful utility room.

A separate dining room leads through to a delightful snug with cosy open fire, a great place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine, whilst the main sitting room provides a bright and cheery space to enjoy a good chat with family and friends.

The master bedroom is on the first floor however can also be accessed externally from the patio area due to the incline in the grounds.

This room boasts an en-suite with modern slipper bath and a separate shower, beautiful views and patio doors leading out to a private garden area.

Upstairs are five further bedrooms, including two with an en-suite, along with three other bedrooms that have flexible sleeping arrangements.

The village of Bowland Bridge boasts two award-winning pubs with the Masons Arms, situated on Strawberry Bank a great place to eat and sample a few beers, whilst admiring the unparalleled views across the valley.

With a variety of walks in every direction, across open fells with limestone outcrops to old ancient woodlands this area has it all.

Alternatively, venture a little further and explore the towns and villages of this fabulous region, including Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside, Hawkshead and Grasmere.

This excellent cottage offers a truly memorable holiday for everyone in your party.


  • Six first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and separate WC, 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with basin, 1 x single, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with basin
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6), TV and decorative range cooker
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 8)
  • Sauna room (coin-operated)
  • Summer room (seats 6) with TV
  • Snug (seats 4) with TV and open fire
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with gas fire.
  • LPG central heating with gas fire and open fire
  • Two electric double ovens, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Lawned gardens with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Although there's eight seats in the dining room, four more can be brought in from the kitchen
  • Note: The rear garden is not suitable for children, a secure fence separates it from the front garden
  • Note: The mains water is on a private supply from a well
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: Access to the master bedroom is from the first floor internally, externally via a ramp and stairs or from a passageway which leads from the rear parking area
  • Note: Guests can order a supermarket delivery to be delivered to the cottage on the day of arrival
  • Note: For Christmas and New Year bookings only, the owner requires a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Windermere 7 miles; Kendal 8.5 miles; Cartmel 10.5 miles.

Set in the beautiful Lyth Valley, the tiny hamlet of Bowland Bridge is a hidden gem, with a small scattering of houses and two renowned pubs surrounded by beautiful meadows, woods and Lakeland fells. At the heart of the Lyth Valley are the villages of Bowland Bridge, Crosthwaite and Underbarrow, all of which have roads leading to Kendal, a market town situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park. Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a short drive and boasts a number of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst its twin town Bowness offers boat trips to Ambleside and Lakeside, where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated. Within easy reach are Langdale, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Sawrey, Grasmere, Coniston Water and Grizedale Forest Park, plus the town of Cartmel is a short drive away and has a Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant and a shop that sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. A superb hidden valley away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District’s most popular attractions, yet all are within reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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