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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely loved spending a few days at Acorn Cottage to celebrate a birthday."

    20 minutes walk out of the hustle and bustle of Bowness, but close enough to still enjoy it (although we always got a taxi home!) We would definitely consider going back to Acorn and the wider Oaks Estate. The only small things that we would suggest improvements on would be the kitchen lighting. When switched on, the extractor fan comes on too, which is great, but is quite loud. Some additional under cupboard lighting may benefit from having a small amount of light in the kitchen without the need for the extractor fan. And the roof light above the shower - we were unable to open this or lower the blind on all attempts over the break. It might be that we were trying to do it on the wrong angle with the pole, or whether this needs some attention.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is amazing, such a perfect weekend."

    Plenty of space and the views are amazing. Really enjoyed our stay and have already spoke about coming back. Already been asked the name of the place from 2 friends that have seen pictures of the stay. Very close to the centre and plenty of walks close by.

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Mar 2024

  • "My partner and I had an amazing stay at Acorn Cottage…it was immaculately clean and exceeded my expectations."

    The view from the balcony and hot tub were beautiful. Few little welcome gifts which was a lovely touch! I was emailed by the manager on the day of arrival to tell us our accommodation had been cleaned and was available earlier for us to check in which was a bonus! It took 20-25 mins to walk into Bowness, nice easy walk down hill, the initial part was walking on the road but not particularly busy, then paths most of the way. I wouldn’t risk walking in the dark so we got a taxi back on 2 occasions costing £4 which we thought was a bargain! Would definitely recommend staying here and return however noticed to rebook next year cost significantly more which is a shame!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage, really cosy feel and the view from the hot tub is beautiful."

    Great location but quite a walk into Bowness and mostly with no pavement, you can get taxis though. One little suggestion for inside the cottage would be to fit some hooks so that you can hang coats up. Friendly staff on site, would highly recommend this cottage for a couple looking for somewhere cosy.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    From the hot tub you have a fantastic view of the hills and fields full of sheep. We’ve seen birds of prey, pheasants and partridges. The outdoor seating area is a sun trap, a real benefit when it starts to get cold. Parking right next to the property was a real bonus. We loved our holiday.

    Reviewed by Katarzyna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, would certainly sleep here again and everyone on site was very friendly."

    Our Cottage was very clean and we loved the jacuzzi! Only feedback is The Acorn Cottage it's not for light sleepers, any snoring will be heard throughout the cottage. This wasn't a problem for us and we wouldn't personally change anything but it's worth noting.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Acorn is a little cracker!"

    The accommodation is lovely. The high level beams were a bit dusty with cobwebs but the apart from this, the property was extremely clean. The sofa has a few stains on but very comfy. The bed was soft and comfy. Externally, from the balcony, you have uninterrupted views across farmland and to the hills. The only downside of the hot tub is the way the lid raises blotting out some of the view and if swivelled 180 degrees, you would get a better view when in the hot tub. As much as we loved the property, we probably won't return due to the traffic on the mile or so walk into Bowness. We like a pleasant walk of about a mile onto a bus route but we had to use taxis in and out of Bowness as the walk is mostly on quite busy roads without pavements meaning you are taking your life into your own hands. If you don't mind driving, this is one of the nicest locations I've stayed.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Aug 2023

  • "My partner and I had an absolutely amazing stay at this beautiful cottage."

    The location is perfect … overlooking fields and very private. Lovely log burner and hot tub made it extra special. A great base to explore the Lake District and only a few minutes drive from Bowness on Windermere. You can find some great restaurants nearby - especially the Italian trattoria. This was the first time staying at this cottage. But it certainly won’t be the last.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "Cracking little cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Everything you need for a perfect stay is included. This was are third time stopping here but not the last .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property couldn’t fault it!"

    Property had everything you need, the Hot-tub balcony is ideal after a day of doing activities just to relax, have a bbq (which is great if you order from the local butchers) and soak up the stunning well maintained site. There is nice walks on site across the fields and a stunning viewpoint with a swing looking over Windermere lake and gardens/outdoor seating at the 5* hotel on site to enjoy a drink, which is only a 5 min walk down the drive. The property is also ideally located can walk into the local area for a few drinks or too the lake or a 5 min drive to local towns such as Bowness on Windermere, so don’t have to travel too far to have a good time!

    Reviewed by Josh5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay here at acorn The location and the cottage was perfect!"

    The cottage was clean, tidy, beautifully decorated & the little touches of having tea bags and sugar and other little bits was lovely to have which we haven’t had been provided with before. The views from the cottage were stunning and it was so nice and nice and quiet even though there was other cottages sort of close by. Also nice and close to town but out of the way from the hustle n bustle. We will definitely be back soon!! Thank you so much for everything.

    Reviewed by Sasha4.7Jun 2023

  • "Our stay was fantastic!"

    The condition of the cottage was great, as expected and the view was gorgeous. Jo and team were great and made our stay so easy. It was a nice easy walk to the village which was handy as we hadn’t driven, but the taxi services suggested worked a treat. Will definitely stay again and will be recommending to friends!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous little property!"

    The cottage has absolutely everything you would need or want for a stay. Great location too - tucked away at the top of the estate with complete privacy, and a lovely walk down into Bowness.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely, cosy Christmas at Acorn cottage."

    The place itself was easy to find, but off the beaten track. Close enough to walk to the town for food and drinks. A few nice local walks, which the half way points would be pubs. The cottage its self, had everything we required. the kitchen was well stocked, enough for us to cook a full Christmas dinner. The lounge overlooked the beautiful fells and Grizedale forrest, which could also be enjoyed in the hot tub. Over all, a grand time was had by all, to the point of not wanting to leave!. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation with stunning views."

    Stairs a little tricky to kitchen. Loved the jacuzzi.

    Reviewed by N4.7Nov 2022

  • "This place was beautiful, Martin was lovely and very helpful, we didn’t want to leave, the view we had out back in the hot tub was incredible, the added touch of the log burner inside for evenings made it so much more homey and I loved that we were split away from everyone in our own little bubble, would recommend this place to everyone, you get what you pay for and I have no problem paying the higher price for that."

    I will say just to be picky that the boiler clicked overnight and the gate creaked every now and then, but didn’t turn me off the place it’s no fault of them, also if it’s raining it is very loud on the windows but again no fault of the place. Also take into account the walk into town is easy and quick about 20 mins but on the way up it’s all up hill which gets hard to do after a while and there are no footpaths for all the route so just be aware at night time have a torch on hand or sensible clothing :)

    Reviewed by Lilly4.7Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning!"

    I booked this property as a surprise getaway for my hubbies birthday, and it honestly exceeded my expectations! One of the best places I've booked in and stayed. Sarah, Jo and the team who manage the property were great. Sending ample information prior to arriving (even meaning I could order and get delivered a birthday cake for my husband to be there when we arrived). They even contacted us on the day letting us know we could have an earlier check in and a later check out time. I don't think it is our last time visiting Acorn!

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Nov 2022

  • "There is no pub or shop within 0."

    3 miles. The listing is incorrect. The hotel close by is closed for the foreseeable future. Did not like that there was no door on the toilet - in fact it is all essentially one room with walls part way which means you can hear and smell your loved one on the toilet!

    Thank your for taking the time to give us feedback. Our listing states that there is pub/Shop less than 1 mile away, which there is. The hotel next door, as well as many other places in the local area close for some days and weeks in the lower season shut down to either give staff a break or because it is not viable for them to be open because there are less tourist around. The open plan living is not to everyones taste, we quite like it but we will ensure our photos are updated soon to show this to future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Oct 2022

  • "This was a very nice property, idilic location."

    This cottage exceeded our expectations. We had a amazing stay here.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the most amazing holiday staying in Acorn Lodge."

    The property is very private with beautiful views over the countryside and the cows in the fields, and was the perfect romantic break. The hot tub was situated on the deck, which was incredible to sit with our drinks, looking out to those spectacular views. The bed was so comfortable and cosy (we were there is September) and the property has everything you need, even a hairdryer. The only warning I would give is that the walls between the bathroom and the bedroom don't go all the way to the roof so there is a gap at the top. It wasn't a problem for us as one of us went to the kitchen (which is away from the bathroom and down some steps) if we needed more privacy. We loved every minute of our holiday and we will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Pam4.7Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic Property with incredible views!"

    Super comfy bed which was perfect after our long walks and ideal location to then get back into tourist hotspots as and when we wanted to! Will stay again next year!

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our 3rd year staying at Acorn cottage, set on the stunning Oaks estate ."

    The hot tub is great after a day walking . This year I found standards had gone down !! Too many cobwebs, drawers in bedroom dirty with dust and hair, cheapest kitchen& toilet roll ,no ice tray and the welcome pack was non existent .

    Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are so sorry that you found some cleaning that wasn't up to our usual standard. We pride ourselves in having an onsite team and we would have been straight back over to do a re clean should this have been mentioned during your stay. Our welcome hamper is currently being upgraded as some of our suppliers ceased trading and we want to make it right so we don't get too much waste, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jul 2022

  • "Loved our stay here, it’s got everything that you need in the cottage itself, and it’s a few minutes drive to Bowness."

    The view out on the balcony is amazing! We were luckily enough to even see, what we believe, a buzzard! Which was a magical sight. The cottage itself is open plan, with walls being used as a divider, it is very airy and cosy. It was extremely clean, and a folder was left with instructions for everything and also details for attractions and walks. The site is also great, plenty of parking if you do need more than 1 space that comes with the cottage itself, and the site is peaceful, we were never disrupted by cars, or anything for that matter! It’s a great location, you can stay close to Windermere and Bowness - which has plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways. But it’s also a great location if you wish to travel further too. We would 100% stay here again, and we more than likely will! There are plenty of other accommodations on the site too, so if this doesn’t suit your needs, then I’m sure one of the others will.

    Reviewed by Paige5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage was really nice we had an amazing stay and would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely stay and we will be booking again later in the year !"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property lovely , Clean and warm."

    Good for couples who know each other well, as no room is enclosed including bathroom ! Hot tub a lovely bonus. Location good

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.1Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely little treat this place is!"

    ! Me and my boyfriend came for 3 nights and loved every second. The cleanliness of the cottage and hot tub was immaculate! The view as well was beautiful and waking up to robins, pheasants and sheep was delightful! The fact that the little things are thought of such as tea, coffee, matches for the log burner etc so we didn’t need to think of them, also the grasmere gingerbread was a lovely touch!! We will definitely be back!!! Can not wait!!! Lynsey and Pete xx

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.7Mar 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation ,great attention to detail ,loved the battery /safe candle, it gave such a warm homely feel upon arrival ."

    We left feedback in the cottage too …we would return and recommend . Views from Hot tub stunning ,very luxurious and needed after an arduous climb/walk . A truly peaceful wonderful break ,thank you .

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2022

  • "Acorn cottage was really lovely and a great location."

    The property itself was very clean on our arrival and we done a pre order of a breakfast pack which was in the fridge ready for our first morning. I would recommend this as after a 4 hr journey it was nice to just get there and start enjoying our holiday without having to go shops straight away. It also had tea, coffee, fresh milk and biscuits for when we got there. The hot tub was lovely and clean and had such a lovely veiw which me and my husband enjoyed every day of been there and having sheep as our neighbours was great. We also enjoyed the lovely log fire esp as we went in the winter. The only thing I think the property could do with is some hooks around the place to hang things like coats or dressing gowns and a shoe rack would have been very handy. Just another thing to keep in mind there is no doors in the property separating any of the rooms including bathroom, luckily for us me and my husband don't mind but some couple's might not like that there isn't much privacy in the bathroom. I would certainly book to go again.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Feb 2022

  • "Myself and my partner absolutely loved our little staycation."

    The view was unbelievable and the location was great. We are defiantly looking at booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a great time at Acorn the hot tub and views were amazing and bed comfy."

    There is no door to the bathroom although it is tucked away in the corner, so doesn’t feel all that private. No major issues overall and we had a chilled out relaxing week. Also enjoyed the smart tv and log fire and kitchen facilities. Could do with some new oven trays maybe they are a bit scratched looking. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, in the perfect spot for exploring the Lake District."

    The bed was so comfy.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "Think it needs to made clearer about the closeness of the large property next-door 'Oakhouse'."

    In the published picture it definitely isn't clear, We had 2 nights of being kept awake till 3.00am by inconsiderate guests having parties. We chose this property for the peace and quiet, but was spoilt by next-door. After speaking to the caretaker, this was a common occurance as the property sleeps 25,and hen and stag parties book it, for this reason, reluctantly we wouldn't stay again. This is such a shame as the area and location are perfect, as is the Cottage.

    Thank you so much for your comments. We do apologise that the location of the property was not made clearer, we have now amended this on the website. We are also sorry to hear that you were disturbed by other guests during your stay. We do ask all guests to be considerate of other holidaymakers in our terms and conditions so we are sorry that this wasn't adhered to on this occasion. The owners do have an on call number for guests to use to report problems straight away and this could have been used during your stay to alert the staff visiting the site each day. The owner also has a strict policy in place with regards to stag/hen or similar parties booking the larger property in order to try and avoid such situations arising. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous weekin acorn cottage , this was our 2nd holiday in the cottage and we are booked for next year too."

    Its a perfect location and we'll equipped. The outside chairs were not comfortable but the maintenance guy found us some lovely comfy chairs

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was set in a beautiful location and very peaceful(however we had no next door neighbours)."

    The outlook from the balcony was stunning with an abundance of wildlife to be seen, the weather was also very warm which always helps. The facilities in the cottage were excellent, however be aware there is only a low partition wall between the toilet and bedroom! The walk into Bowness downhill was pleasant however is arduous coming back for non-walkers. Overall was very pleased with the accomodation and the hot tub is a bonus. Just a care point there are only 2 small metal chairs on the balcony which wernt comfortable for outdoor eating. Overall very nice though.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jun 2021

  • "A great one bed barn conversion in a lovely rural setting near Lake Windermere."

    Reviewed by Nicola Ann4.4May 2021

  • "A real luxurious stay."

    Thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub after long hikes and the view from the hot tub was wonderful. We saw deer, rabbits, sheep, lambs and pheasants. The bed and sofa were extremely comfortable to relax in also and the shower and kitchen facilities were great. Great location too as felt very isolated and away from it all yet only a 25 minute walk into Bowness. A perfect stay that we didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a lovely little cottage the views and location amazing."

    The hot tub is situated so you have all the amazing views but still feel private. Facilities spot on and more than adequate with such a lot of mod cons. The little finishing touches like milk in the fridge local gingerbread and a Christmas tree all added to the charm of this wonderful cottage. Would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely place for a short break."

    The cottage had everything you could possibly need. The views and the privacy whilst in the hot tub were most welcome and we can't wait to stay again. One thing I would recommend is to have a parasol over the hot tub. Would only be a cheap addition but would enable the hot tub to be used even when raining. 5* would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Sep 2020

  • "I would advise to make it clear the cottage is very close to the other cottages on site."

    We found it quite noisy at night time which was a real shame. The walks close by are brilliant and the hot tub was a lovely treat after a long day.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Sep 2020

  • "Open plan inside which can be uncomfortable with the toilet not enclosed."

    WiFi totally unreliable. beautiful views and well looked after.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic well equipped cottage with beautiful views."

    Friendly staff. The hot tub just finished it off perfect after a long walk

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "Acorn is a beautiful little stone building set in gorgeous surroundings."

    The finish is of a very high standard and it has a very warm relaxing feel to it. The kitchen is equipped for anything you could think of cooking added to that the stunning views from the kitchen window make you never want to leave. The outside area was so peaceful and again looking out across the countryside What more could you ask for. The addition of the hot tub just makes this area perfect to unwind with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. Acorn is perfect for couples looking to escape and get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life, you definitely will not be disappointed. Office staff can’t do enough to ensure your stay is stress free and local information provided is excellent. I would highly recommend Sykes cottages to anyone and we cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Aug 2020

  • "Friendly helpful staff"

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at Acorn cottage just outside Bowness-on-Windermere."

    Only a 15 min walk to shops, pubs and the lake. The hot tub was the perfect way to relax after a day's waking in the stunning hills and countryside. Fabulous views of the countryside and wildlife from the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage was brilliant, only two of us and it was a perfect size."

    Super clean, looked exactly the same as the pictures on the website. Couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Beautiful venue, perfect for a romantic trip away!"

    Whole process of booking could not have been easier and I've recommended it to all my family and friends!

    Reviewed by Llewana5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, it was the right size for a couple."

    It was well presented and well equipped. We booked the cottage for the hot tub which we thoroughly enjoyed especially as the view was of fields and meadows. We didn’t make use of the patio or outside dining due to the time of year but could see how this would be great in summer months. It was easy booking with Sykes cottages and their emails contained all the necessary details. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2019

  • "The peacefulness, the staff when we arrived on site were so helpful The views ..."

    The peacefulness, the staff when we arrived on site were so helpful The views were priceless Loved every minute Thank you all

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2019

  • "The hot tub was a great extra for the cottage and our scones were a great touch with jam and clotted cream ."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was clean ,spacious plenty of room for 2 people had all the facilities we needed for our stay, Location was outstanding, although there was other cottage on estate it's peaceful and quiet. this cottage is isolated with it's own garden with fantastic views of the country side and wildlife, which can be enjoyed whilst in the hot tub. staff are friendly , welcoming and willing to help if needed.It was a walking distance to Bowness on Windermere.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Relaxing in the hit tub at the end of a l9ng day enjoying stunning views across the meadow."

    Would thoroughly recommend Acorn cottage.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Acorn was amazing with very friendly, helpful staff."

    The location was excellent for us as we were travelling around the lakes but we did find it was quite a long walk into town. However there is an excellent cheap taxi service. The cottage itself was equipped with everything you would need ( although coat hooks would be useful! ) was very clean, has a very comfortable bed, an amazing shower and has a balcony with stunning views over fields where you can have your meals. The patio was also fabulous and you can enjoy the wildlife whilst relaxing in the hot tub with a glass of wine. We saw sheep, ducks, rabbits, robins, thrush and even a passing deer! To summarise, this holiday was just perfect and exceeded all our expectations!

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Overall very good. However cottage lacked storage space and what was there the furniture was very basic and flimsy. No facilities to hang wet coats. Also TV reception was very patchy throughout the week with many channels not responding after being available on other days. I did bring this to the staffs attention, but it continued. Minor points as enjoyed the cottage overall.

    Reviewed by Steward4.4Jun 2019

  • "We stayed for a long weekend and couldn’t have picked a more beautiful spot."

    It was quiet and reserved so felt we were in our own little world. The views and wildlife was great to see, especially when relaxing in the hot tub on an evening. The cottage had everything we needed and felt welcomed from the start. Bowness isn’t far from the cottage with a 30 minute walk in but a 5 minute drive. If you get taxis I recommend Lakeside taxis as they did us a cheap fixed fair and were always on time and courteous. We were sad to leave but I wouldn’t hesitate going back there.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2019

  • "This cottage was just perfect - Everywhere was spotless, bed was super comfy and the hot tub was just great after a day out walking."

    We stayed during lambing season too, so got to watch the lambs play in the fields over the back of the cottage. The cottage is close to the village and your just a short drive from other areas of interest. Totally recommend 'The Brown Horse' pub just 5 mins up the road. Food was amazing!! The only thing missing from the cottage were coat hooks - did mention this as we left though, so hopefully they should be in soon :) Would most definitely return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2019

  • "It was very relaxing with great views while sitting in a lovely warm hot tub and nice and close to the lake"

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "A brilliant little cottage in a great location."

    It had everything we needed to have a relaxing week away. The views are incredible and we spent most of our week watching the sheep, lambs, birds and rabbits! A short walk into town which has plenty of things to do and places to eat. Agree with another reviewer who mentioned a lack of privacy though - the wall between the bathroom and bedroom isn’t a full wall so everything can be heard. Not a problem for us but would be if you weren’t as comfortable with your partner!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2019

  • "We loved our stay at acorn ,very clean, and comfortable, well equipped ..."

    We loved our stay at acorn ,very clean, and comfortable, well equipped kitchen,very quiet and peaceful location as its set on a private estate so there was no traffic noise,fantastic views from the balcony,we seen an array of wildlife,our own hot tub ,very friendly staff onsite ,short walk into bowness, definitely would recommend staying here and we definitely will book again

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was the most beautiful place and I proposed to my girlfriend now fiancé will definitely be booking again thankyou"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2019

  • "Wonderful ,well equipped,comfortable and warm cottage in a central area for our favourite place in the lakes ."

    We have found a gem we want to return to .Joanne and Martin are so friendly and helpful and we immediately felt welcome.Thankyou so much xx

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage set in the most scenic of locations."

    Particular attention paid with gift boxes on arrival to cover the essentials. Many thanks to Site Manager Martin for making our stay comfortable and being more than happy to help us out. Would definitely recommend Acorn and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2019

  • "We couldn't believe how private Acorn was despite having other cottages around us."

    We were not overlooked and never saw another person the entire 4 days we were there. The cottage itself was just beautiful. It was well equipped with everything we needed and incredibly comfortable. We are already discussing booking again.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jan 2019

  • "Had a really lovely time, the location was fantastic!"

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jan 2019

  • "Incredible location with fabulous facilities and all of the staff we dealt with were very friendly and helpful."

    Would love to go back at some stage.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2018

  • "Cottage is lovely!"

    Very open plan - toilet is not very privet which could out some people off! The hot tub is lovely as is the rest of the cottage, everything was provided the only things missing were soap in the bathroom sink and an extra toilet roll! Apparat from the we could not fault it. Extra towels were provided for the hot tub. Views were lovely. Windows did start to leak a little in the heavy rain but it was only because the vents were open, once theses were shut it was fine. We would definitely stay here again! It was lovely and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Nov 2018

  • "Acorn cottage is a wonderful place for a relaxing few days away."

    The cottage is ultra modern but has maintained character and charm. Brilliant location only a mile from bowness and although there are other properties on the estate it still feels very private. The hot tub was wonderful, especially on a cold winter's night. I'm already looking at the bigger properties to come back with the whole family.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Nov 2018

  • "Acorn is cosy clean and comfortable with an all modern feel to the place,it has ..."

    Acorn is cosy clean and comfortable with an all modern feel to the place,it has all the appliances you need and also a hot tub just outside the door which has stunning views to look at whilst relaxing Would definitely visit again 100%

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Oct 2018

  • "The location is superb and the cottage (and hot tub) have been designed perfectly to take advantage of the views"

    Reviewed by Kieron5.0Sep 2018

  • "The lodge was excellent comfortable stunning views the scenery was breathtaking"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2018

  • "Accommodation was beautiful and we found everything we needed."

    We definetly want to visit again. Amazing! The pictures don't do it justice!

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0May 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair only available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private decking with lawn area and hot tub
  • Balcony
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The staircase in this property is slightly steeper than a normal staircase
  • A handrail is provided but they may not be suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Check in for this property is 5pm
  • Private boat available for hire with a skipper on lake Windermere, bookable with the owners at the site for an additional cost
  • Electric Vehicle charging policy; please note that due to the Estate being at electrical capacity, no EV charging can be done at this property currently, but there are EV chargers near by
  • Please note: Saturday and Sunday check in is only allowed with the owner's advance permission, If you would like to check in on these days, please contact Sykes to enquire

The property

Bowness-on-Windermere 1 mile.

This charming property is part of an estate of holiday cottages situated amongst rural beauty on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District.

Surrounded by pleasant views and far-reaching countryside, this retreat is perfect for couples wanting a romantic break, or just some leisure time away from it all.

Enter into the contemporary accommodation, where you will discover a king-size bedroom overlooked by wooden beams, and a beautiful en-suite featuring a rainfall shower.

The lounge is fresh and inspiring, home to a lovely woodburner and a sofa seating up to three people, where you can rest and enjoy the cosy ambience.

The small dining table, situated next to bi-fold doors is perfect for breakfast in the early hours, or a delightful meal after the sunsets.

Wander outside to really appreciate the scenic location, and its natural landscape, which creates a rural backdrop to the cottage.

A few steps down from the sitting room takes you to a modern kitchen, complete with sleek units and counter tops, as well as a full range of appliances.

Why not prepare a cup of tea, then unwind on the patio for a true sense of peace and tranquillity or even better, spend some time in the luxury hot tub.

Nearby are a collection of attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, along with a variety of boat trips and boat hire, available from Windermere Lake Cruises.

There are also a range of water sports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres, with the whole area being ideally situated for exploring this entire region.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

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Cot and highchair only available on request.

Note: The staircase in this property is slightly steeper than a normal staircase. A handrail is provided but they may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

Electric Vehicle charging policy; please note that due to the Estate being at electrical capacity, no EV charging can be done at this property currently, but there are EV chargers near by

Please note: Saturday and Sunday check in is only allowed with the owner's advance permission, If you would like to check in on these days, please contact Sykes to enquire

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute