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Bank Chambers

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064623)

3.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “The studio apartment is lovely and has a nice ambience.”

    It can appear a bit bare though and needs a few more home touches ...

    It can appear a bit bare though and needs a few more home touches. We would also recommend that the property is photographed again as what is currently displayed on Sykes website is not reflective to how some of the rooms look now. The Welcome pack in the property was very comprehensive and informative. The Champagne was a nice touch however a welcome pack of essentials would have been appreciated instead eg. Bread, butter, eggs, milk, bacon etc as not everyone drinks alcohol. The hot tub was a real winner for the ladies and we spent several fun hours just chilling and chatting with a nice glass of fizz. The hot tub was serviced twice during our stay and we were surprised that the engineers had keys to the property. Guests need to be made aware of this and recommend placing a small safe in the property to keep valuables in. We would also recommend that you highlight the parking challenges during peak times. When we arrived on the Saturday we were struggling to park our 3 cars and had to wait some time to get a space for each of us. In addition, whilst it was suggested by Sykes that we could unload the car in a road in the next street along, collect the parking permit and then park in the main car park approx 50 yards away on Rayrigg Road, it was simply not practical due to the traffic being so busy. As a result we ended up parking in the car park first and then doing a number of trips backwards and forwards to unload everything we had bought including groceries for the week. Would therefore highlight this as could be logistically challenging for a couple with a small baby or someone with a physical disability or limitation. Would suggest that the parking permits are collected with the keys from the office for convenience rather than having to get them from the property before parking. Appliances were great but could have done with more crockery such as serving plates and dishes, larger saucepans, some baking trays as well as a few ice cube trays. We were advised yesterday that there was an issue with getting the property cleaned and ready on the day we arrived however it would have been prudent to let us know as we found there were a few cleaning and maintenance issues on arrival which we have subsequently fed back to Zoe from the Lakes offices in Windermere to follow up on. Bowness is a very popular tourist area as a result it was very noisy at night over the weekend and in the early morning when the deliveries were made to the local shops and restaurants. This did not detract from us enjoying our holiday but could be an issue with families and small children. Have noted the Sofas highlighted in other reviews as being particularly uncomfortable and low. We would agree with this. I am quite short and was either perching on the sofa edge or left with my legs dangling which was quite uncomfortable. Appreciate that cushions were removed because of COVid however one sofa had them and the other didn't so a bit confused by this. An armchair and a footstool in the lounge would also be welcome as it is a squash to get 6 adults on the sofas at once. Overall we had a great time staying in the Bank Chambers for the week. A great location for dining out with pubs and restaurants galore and a few minutes walk to the lake where you can access the ferries with ease. Finally, Bowness has a lovely vibe and we would certainly revisit in the future.

    - Tracy, September 2021

    Firstly thank you very much for your feedback. As we discussed in the office, we have acknowledged all points raised and passed this on to the relevent teams and people to action. We are working on installing a new chair, and phasing in all soft furnishings.Reference to hot tub servicing is provided in the information pack in the property. We appreciate that not everyone is a drinker but are glad that you enjoyed the Champagne. We look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

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The property

Resting in an enviable central location in the popular Lake District town of Bowness-on-Windermere, minutes' walk away from Windermere's iconic lake and the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, is Bank Chambers, a luxury duplex apartment offering a spacious and welcoming escape for three couples or group of friends and family wanting to enjoy a touch of luxury and a central location within the Lake District National Park.

Parking is available for up to two cars with parking permits, provided by the owner.

Enter the recently renovated apartment up a flight of stairs, move along the hallway to the large sitting room, which boasts dual aspect windows that look out onto the bustling town, as well as grand high ceilings, a stunning marble fireplace housing a gas fire, that can warm up the space in the evenings as you relax onto the sofa and enjoy watching the wall-mounted TV, placed just above the fire.

From here, the kitchen/diner is the hub of the home, where you can create delicious home-cooked meals using the Siematic induction hob, double oven and range of NEFF appliances, to be enjoyed at the dining table.

Open the double doors and access the fantastic roof terrace, overlooking the roof tops, with a decking area, outdoor seating and sun loungers, perfect for relaxing in the sunshine, while in the evenings, take advantage of the barbecue and enjoy alfresco dining, before ending the day with a luxurious dip in the private hot tub, beneath the outdoor lighting.

There is a handy utility room and a cloakroom on this level, as well as a traditional style super-king-size double bedroom with zip/link feature, boasting a cast iron fireplace surrounded by a granite hearth and an en-suite walk-in shower, where you can end each day with a refreshing rinse after a busy day of exploring.

Move upstairs to the second floor to discover a further two generously sized super-king-size bedrooms, both with zip/link feature, with the master bedroom featuring fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors to hang all your belongings, as well as large windows allowing in plenty of light, while the final bedroom showcases a feature fireplace and wonderful views of Windermere's lake and the fells beyond.

Both rooms share access to a large and contemporary bathroom with a white three-piece suite, including a freestanding bath, as well as a wetroom style bathroom with a walk-in shower, both of which benefit from underfloor heating.

Guests are welcome to use the boathouse at nearby Wray to store paddleboards or other watersports equipment and why not charter the owner's very own 40ft yacht, enjoying a dining experience on board as you take in your marvellous surroundings?

Step out of the apartment and right into the centre of the bustling town, with a selection shops, pubs, bars and quaint cafés right on the doorstep.

Visit the iconic World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, a museum dedicated to the work of the children's author, as well as the National Trust's HiIl Top, just on the other side of Windermere lake, which was the author's former home.

Discover the Windermere Jetty Museum on the lake, as well as Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, the 1920’s Royalty Cinema and The Old Laundry Theatre.

A stone's throw from the iconic lake, you can hire a boat or try your hand at a host of watersports activities if you're feeling adventurous, canoeing, paddleboarding or waterskiing amongst the exceptional views of England’s largest natural lake.

Hop on a boat trip and head north on the lake towards Ambleside, perhaps stopping off at Brockhole, which offers a range of exciting outdoor activities, including zip-lines, kayaking, archery and mini golf, while Ambleside offers the Lakeland Motor Museum, a 2nd century Roman fort, and multiple walking trails through parkland and woodland towards Stock Ghyll Force, a 70ft waterfall with a scenic viewing platform.

From here, you can access the 19th century National Trust Wray Castle, with play rooms for children and extensive grounds to roam, as well as Grizedale National Forest, Go Ape treetop rope course, Coniston Water and The Old Man of Coniston, offering hikers a picturesque view of the lake from its peak.

Make Bank Chambers the base for an unforgettable Lake District holiday with loved ones.

Summary

  • Duplex apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link) with en-suite walk-in shower, 2 x second-floor super-king-size (zip/link)
  • Second-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Second-floor wetroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • First-floor kitchen/diner with access to balcony
  • First-floor utility
  • First-floor sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and underfloor heating in bathrooms
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Local permit parking for two cars
  • Roof terrace with decking, seating area, sun loungers, barbecue and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Note: Guests have free use of owner's boathouse in Wray
  • Note: Guests can charter the owner's 40ft yacht at an agreed price

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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.

Region Information

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