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Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 951730)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "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 HarryJul 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 .

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 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 PaigeJul 2022

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

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2022

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

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 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 LorraineApr 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 LynseyMar 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 AmandaFeb 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 ClaireFeb 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 HollieDec 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 LucyOct 2021

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

    The bed was so comfy.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 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 SallyJul 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 AngelaJul 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 NeilJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Nicola AnnMay 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 DanielApr 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 MandyDec 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 DaleSep 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 AnneSep 2020

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

    WiFi totally unreliable. beautiful views and well looked after.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Fantastic well equipped cottage with beautiful views."

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

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 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 ScottAug 2020

  • "Friendly helpful staff"

    Reviewed by HazelAug 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 AngelaJul 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 KatieMar 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 LlewanaJan 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 DebbieDec 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by BrianNov 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 LouiseSep 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 JulieAug 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 ColinJul 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 MarilynJun 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 StewardJun 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 SamanthaMay 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 RuthMay 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 SuzanneApr 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 SophieApr 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 JohnMar 2019

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

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 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 DebbieFeb 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 RebeccaJan 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 KerryJan 2019

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

    Reviewed by MeganJan 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 IanDec 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 MichelleNov 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 KellyNov 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 GlennOct 2018

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

    Reviewed by KieronSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by RogerJun 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 BrynMay 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

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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Region Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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