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Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1040490)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful location for explorers"

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2022

  • "Lovely flat, compact but spotless and well equipped."

    Good WiFi and a dedicated parking space right outside in front of the garage. Great location being convenient for the lake and the town with all its shops, pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2022

  • "I would Highly recommend this property, it’s very clean with everything you need for your stay, we received a lovely welcome pack, bottle of wine, box of chocolates and a pint of milk, which was very much appreciated."

    It’s also in a perfect location, there’s some steps on the left as you walk out of the apartment and it takes you straight into the town centre, which had some lovely shops and pubs to visit, the lake is not even a 5 minute walk to get too. Windermere is a mile away and Ambleside and Coniston is about 5 miles, if you want central then this is the place to stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review following your stay at Aucuba recently. We are delighted that you had everything you needed for your stay and found its location was perfect for visiting Bowness itself and the lake. We hope you return to the Lake District again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2022

  • "Nice little flat in a good location."

    Had everything we needed for the two of us for the week. Quiet area even though we were close to the middle of the town.

    Thank you for visiting Aucuba and for taking the time to review your holiday. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "Perfect apartment a stones throw away from the pubs/bars/restaurants/shops of bowness and a 5 minute stroll to the lake."

    Will be back again

    Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday. We are delighted that you found Aucuba to be a 'perfect' apartment for your stay and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed holiday."

    Acuba was clean and well situated. Thankyou for free wine and chocolates. Nice touch.. I would really recommend this property.. five stars..Thank you.. we will be booking with you again

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "Great apartment in the centre of Bowness, private parking for one car, plenty of hot water and a great shower, loads of wardrobe and cupboard space, wine and chocolates on arrival, excellent WiFi and television."

    We had a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "Very comfortable and clean apartment, very close to the centre of Bowness, with easy access to rest of the Lake District."

    Would certainly consider booking this again.

    Reviewed by DarrenMar 2022

  • "The apartment was spotlessly clean and well equipped for our 3 night stay in Bowness."

    The location was excellent, close to pubs and restaurants. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by PaulaFeb 2022

  • "My husband and I are repeat visitors to this well kept and cared for holiday let!"

    Aucuba is a must stay! The owner is very attentive, and responds to any enquires very promptly. Thank you so much for an enjoyable stay in Bowness-On-Windermere. We hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by gillianNov 2021

  • "The property was lovely."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2021

  • "Location was perfect and the apartment was exactly as described - only one thing we would point out is that the bed mattress is very hard which is not to everyone’s liking."

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2021

  • "Just a well appointed apartment in the heart of Bowness easy access to everything."

    Ideal apartment for 2 people very clean and well appointed.

    Reviewed by BernardAug 2021

  • "We stayed in Aucuba for one week in June when the Lake District was very busy."

    The apartment was very well situated in Bowness-On-Windermere, very close to shops and restaurants. It was really good to have designated parking. The apartment was small and compact, well decorated and comfortable and had everything we needed for a week’s stay. (If the stay had been two weeks we may have regretted there wasn’t a washing machine) The bedroom had good storage (plenty of hangers too!) The Kitchen was well equipped and the owner had thoughtfully left some of the small things you otherwise have to bring or buy like washing up liquid, bin liners etc. The only thing that we missed having was outside space, there isn’t a balcony or shared garden, so nowhere to sit outside with morning coffee or a drink (which I was aware of before booking). The description from Sykes was accurate, they emailed us on our arrival date and we had a contact number should we have needed it. Very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by VasJun 2021

  • "The flat was spotless and had everything that we needed."

    It was in an ideal location and my partner and I had a great holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JudyJun 2021

  • "Good apartment, well maintained, suited our needs, well appointed for walking around the lakes."

    Problems quickly sorted out.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2021

  • "Great location, pubs restaurants within walking distance, spotlessly clean , 5 minute stroll to Windermere lake ."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Very neat clean tidy."

    Location excellent for shops, pubs lake. Even found an alley at the Rayrigg precinct that led to the top of our road so could do a circular walk.! Everything provided for well equipped. Wine, chocolates and milk in fridge, lovely touch! Downfalls are being close to the road, traffic noise early (5.30) in the morning, the cars wizz along! Bins collected then too! Music from the pubs at night. The bed was a bit hard for me so didn’t sleep well. The bathroom and kitchen are tiny but had all you needed. Recycling in operation but details not made clear. black bins were out on arrival but not informed of collection day so missed it, they disappeared and blue bags suddenly appeared for the recycling! but we had taken most of ours to bins in car parks by then. Felt awful about leaving full bins in kitchen. Sorry! Could put detailed info about recycling in information leaflet I’m sure people wouldn’t mind.

    'Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday, we are glad that you found Aucuba to be very clean, was in an excellent location and had everything you needed during your stay. In order to comply with government COVID regulations from 12th April to 17th May, Lakes Cottage Holidays required all property owners to confirm that there were no communal / shared areas in relation to their property during this period. We therefore provided additional bin storage for the disposal of waste in the garage. The holiday guide has now been fully updated and includes all the required information for waste disposal from 17th May. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lake District in the near future'. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaggieMay 2021

  • "Amazing little flat in the Lake District, super close to pubs, shops and central Windermere."

    There was a bottle of wine left on our arrival which was a pleasant surprise, the flat was clean, cosy and I was impressed with the kitchen facilities even though it was a little small. It also included an ironing board, hairdryer, extra heaters and spare blankets. The garage was also an extra bonus for anyone needing the extra space or bringing two cars. Would happily stay here again if we go to Windermere and would not hesitate to recommend this place.

    Reviewed by SammyApr 2021

  • "The apartment was beautifully decorated and spotless and well equipped."

    The passageway from the garage to a set of steps to Bowness shops and cafes was a bonus as it saved a steep climb up to the start of the complex. A phone call from Sykes next day to check everything ok was a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by GlenApr 2021

  • "The accommodation is located in the city center."

    It is the perfect place to enjoy around there. Also, the accommodation is equipped with useful goods, for example heaters. I appreciate its service and support. Once I misunderstood how to use a boiler system and asked some help, I got the phone call in the next day quickly. Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by TakafumiApr 2021

  • "Nice little apartment in a good location, everything you would need in the apartment"

    Reviewed by JoyceOct 2020

  • "Perfect location for exploring South Lakes."

    Garage for drying purposes and extra storage a massive bonus.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "Great location right in the centre of town"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Having a garage space was a bonus in an area of limited parking."

    Excellent proximity to centre and eating places. Key safe was difficult to open.

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2020

  • "We normally stay in hotels but because of the pandemic, decided to stay in a holiday flat."

    The location is ideal as it places you within a few minutes walk to Borrowdale town and very close to the marina. The apartment was very clean and although the kitchen was small, it had all the features we needed. Not only did it have a parking bay that was slightly covered, it did have a garage, which we did not use. This was an excellent bolt hole for someone who likes the mountains and lakes and we had the pleasure in meeting the owner who was very pleasant and had time for a chat. I would not hesitate in booking this apartment again.

    Reviewed by HowardAug 2020

  • "The accommodation in general was good, high spec finish however the mattress was too hard."

    When you're walking to view the scenery you need rest to enable yourself to do the same daily. This wasn't possible culminating with leaving the accommodation at 3am on Wednesday morning (29-07-20). We had virtually no sleep in the 5 nights we stayed. The break was spoiled because of this issue.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "Fabulous apartment and very clean."

    The kitchen is not the largest but has everything you need. I always take a sharp knife to use in cottages pleased to say I had no need of it as it was fully stocked with everything you would need. If you prefer not to cook you can walk into the centre of Bowness in 2 minutes with many pubs and dining establishments. Its five minutes to get a boat trip on Windermere either to just tour round or use it to visit different places.The lounge/dining room has plenty of space and has small tables to pop your drinks on. These are so often not provided and make relaxing so much easier. Bedroom is large with a good bed and masses of hanging space. The bathroom is small but usable and has a good surface to place your toiletries on. The shower over the bath was hot with plenty of water. The garage is a great bonus. It is very long and has a retractable washing line at the back of it so if you've been caught in bad weather you can hang wet coats easily there. The complementary bottle of wine and other goodies were most appreciated

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2020

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  • All on the second floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and sofa bed
  • Electric wall heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, selection of books, games, CD's and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car in front of garage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 0.2 miles

The property

This is a stylishly decorated second floor apartment in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District.

The homely features and excellent central location make this apartment ideal for a relaxing couple’s retreat in this most beautiful part of England.

Enter Aucuba via the communal staircase and be welcomed into this fresh and contemporary apartment.

To the left sits a compact yet well-appointed kitchen with stylish fixtures and fittings, as well as a good range of utensils and appliances for you to make the most of when you’re not exploring the eateries at your doorstop.

Adjacent to the kitchen sits the immaculate, crisp bathroom, where you can freshen up ahead of a day out in this honeypot location of the Lake District.

The living/dining room is a homely, warming room with a charming purple sofa and a Freeview TV, a great spot to sit and put your feet up with your complimentary bottle of wine after a day exploring the area, as well as the sofa doubling up as a snug sofa bed, providing a flexible sleeping arrangement for a variety of group needs.

Bowness-on-Windermere is a fantastic town with so much to see and do; this Lake District location offers a great range of shops and restaurants to spend your time in, along with wonderful attractions such as the World of Beatrix Potter, The Old Laundry Theatre, the 1920’s Royalty Cinema and multiple watersporting opportunities and activities on Lake Windermere.

A range of walks all accessible from Bowness, offering stunning views of the lake and surrounding fells, giving you the perfect base for your holiday in the countryside.

Why not leave the car at the property and take a cruise on the lake to Lakeside, Brockhole or Ambleside where you can visit Hayes Garden World?

The delightful destination of Kendal with its castle ruins, the Brewery Arts centre and a wide selection of shops is also nearby, making Aucuba the ultimate holiday home for your escape to Cumbria.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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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