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Biskey View

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 922913)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Biskey View was spacious but cosy apartment with comfortable sofas and beds."

    What it lacked in kerb appeal from the front more than made up for it from the back. Stunning views from the kitchen, diner and from the lovely conservatory. Very well equipped with books, games, lots of leaflets and maps on things to do in the area, plus binoculars in the conservatory to make the most of the beautiful views on offer. Great location for travelling round the area, yes it is on a steep hill but not a problem to drive a 3 minute journey to the heart of Bowness with its quaint shops and beautiful lake. We really enjoyed our stay... Thankyou!!

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2022

  • "Fantastic view, very comfy beds, all very lovely."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2022

  • "It was very comfortable accommodation , clean and tidy with the most magnificent veiw."

    The steep ascent to the property ment we couldnt walk down into windermere but for others with better mobility and of a younger age, it would be no problem. We were central to so many places and were out and about everyday, it was wonderful.

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2022

  • "Views from flat are outstanding and the flat is well equipped eg kitchen wares, books, games etc if needed."

    Unfortunately the over all appearance of the flat is VERY tired. Lots of marks over the walls, cracks in the walls, curtains coming off hooks in places, wardrobe door hanging off in second bedroom. Good bit of filler and paint needed basically a couple of days work and it would be a great improvement.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Biskey view is a gem of a place."

    The apartment was spotlessly clean on arrival .. the kitchen is very well stocked and the two bathrooms came in very handy at times .. the beds are comfortable and plenty of space in the lounge .. the crowning glory is the conservatory which is wonderful to relax in when the weather is at its worst. I have no hesitation giving 5 stars and would definitely book again if returning to bowness.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "Our stay at Biskey View was great!"

    Stayed with my boyfriend & our dog. Amazing views from the conservatory and dining area! Considering it's a cold month the heater in there really did warm it up a treat. (There is a spare heater too in cupboard if needed) Cosy living room too with views and blankets if needed! Very well equipped kitchen (one thing I'd note is need for new wine glasses if you are a vino drinker!) Super comfy beds and the spare room is a great area for extra guests or to get ready with a big mirror and extra sink. Shower in the main bathroom is a treat. Fantastic water pressure. Heather checked in via a phonecall on our stay. I'd love to return during summer months as there is a cute balcony outside with table and chairs we were didn't use in this occasion. Will highly recommend to family and friends (:

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2022

  • "We stayed for a week in January 2022, Little dissapointed with the general cleanliness, which could have been better."

    The seal on the shower screen around the bath needs replacing or taking off and cleaned. The bath mixer tap isn't working propely and most of the time extremley difficlut to run a bath of hot water and the wast plug lets out the water. I Noticed the freezer needs defrosting and the fridge constanltly iced up at the back and has to been on the lowest setting, which wasn't that cold, the motor was running all the time. The Garage and space was only suitalble for a very small car, we were lucky that we got to park outside, due to other propertys being empty at the time, this could be extremely difficult later in the year. There was a family with small children above which I think live there, it was quiet noisy first thing in the morning when they wake up and one afternoon the music was very loud. The propety is about half mile from the centre of Bowness, but is is a very steep hill to get back up to. The apartment did a fantastic views of the lake and was well equiped for our stay.

    Reviewed by MollieJan 2022

  • "We had a week at the property in January 2022."

    The location is convenient for the town and access to hills above. The property was well equipped but, in our opinion, needed some decor updating . Main disappointment was general cleanliness, I had to wash a sticky kitchen floor on arrival , there was dirty cutlery, dogs mess on approach path, and a broken dustpan . Only minor things but disappointing and a shame. However , overall it is a good size property for 4 and for the discounted price we paid we were happy with our late booking holiday .

    Reviewed by MJan 2022

  • "We were very impressed and delighted with Biskey View."

    The accomodation was nice and clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay including great views of the lake and hills from the conservatory. I would highly recomend this property (and Bowness) ....and yes it is located on a steep hill but this is the Lake District (if you want flat and boring go to Lincolnshire).

    Reviewed by SeanDec 2021

  • "The apartment was perfect for our short December break."

    The views are amazing and a definite plus point of the property. Short walk into Bowness - a little longer coming back up the hill! Can't think of anything that was missing. Warm and cosy with lovely blankets and soft furnishings. The fells a few steps away from the door provided a great walk for our dog and the views from the top over Windermere were breathtaking! Teenagers had no complaints with the free wi-fi! The conservatory was a little too chilly to sit in, but temperatures were freezing outside. I'm sure it's perfect on a sunny day. Would love to return and have very fond memories of our stay. Definitely recommend for a family of 4...plus dog!

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "Amazing stay."

    Some little bits could have been cleaner and the towels were tiny but otherwise, amazing! Great kitchen facilities and stunning views. Very easy access and very cosy. Will be back.

    Reviewed by KateNov 2021

  • "Great location looking over the lakes we had a really enjoyable and relaxing ..."

    Great location looking over the lakes we had a really enjoyable and relaxing stay Bowness has plenty of restaurants and bars loved it

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2021

  • "We have booked here several times now and its a great location for Bowness and the Lakes area - a home away from home - Bowness is withon walking distance (the hill is steep) but you can leave your car parked up and walk into town or there are walks over hills at back - great views from the apartment over Windermere."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Biskey View - amazing views and well worth the short 5 minute uphill walk from town."

    Reviewed by LJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The flat was very comfortable and roomy. It was great having the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and the view from the conservatory was spectacular. With a sofa bed in the lounge this flat could easily take 5/6

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2021

  • "Very nice cottage, very clean and well kept."

    The view from the conservatory were fantastic and from the kitchen. Very close to shops, high street and attractions. Around the house beautiful areas to walk your dog and neighbours very friendly. Lot of restaurants nearby. The only thing is : possible to have the key to open window on the dining area and the kitchen as felt hot when it was a hot day. For person travelling with dogs maybe to have the possibility to have a gate where you can close on the bottom on the stars and the passage to the road to the garden, in order to let your dog out with worries that is going to run away. Is a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by KarinJun 2021

  • "Defintely not a house if you aren't comfortable to walk up and down a large hill everytime you go out but other than that facilities and location is breathe taking."

    Reviewed by ManiJun 2021

  • "Wonderful views from inside and outside the apartment."

    Very comfortable cosy and homely..Would have appreciated a DVD player. (We bought a souvenir DVD whilst there then realised we hadn't got anything to play it on!). Long very steep hill back to apartment so when we had been out for day without car we got a taxi back (available by pier and not expensive)

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "We enjoyed a really nice break at our second visit to Biskey View."

    Everything was as before except that we didn't have access to the garage this time (as stated in the information). Parking is easy enough but as we don't use the car when here it's good to lock it away and forget about it for the duration of our stay.

    Reviewed by EmrysOct 2020

  • "This property was just perfect"

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "The location,views from conservator, kitchen and dining area were exceptional."

    Parking for 1 car was satisfactory and the duvet had seen better days, luckily we brought our own sleeping bags. Overall we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at Biskey Bay, the location was brilliant, the cottage was very welcoming and comfortable, there was everything you needed."

    The only negative we felt is the hill, we nicknamed this cardiac hill, we felt this should be highlighted more in the description of Biskey Bay, we are quite fit but anybody with any type of mobility problem would definitely struggle up that hill. Apart from cardiac hill we really enjoyed our stay at Biskey Bay and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AllanAug 2020

  • "This is a great property for a relaxing break."

    We loved the view of Windermere. Communication from the owners was excellent. Would recommend this property and would stay again if visiting the area in the future.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "We love this property and have stayed every year since 2016."

    The location and overall facilities suit or needs and the conservatory is a great place to sit in all weathers. The property has been tastefully furnished and overall is good, it is just in need of some TLC. We were a party of 4 and were only provided with 3 sets of towels, luckily we had brought some with us. The bedding on the single beds was full of black grit and dust to the extent that I have had to promise my daughter that I will take our own bedding for her to agree to stay there again, it made us question if it had been changed from the last visitor. The bottom sheet on the double bed doesn't fit properly so every night it comes loose. I found half a glass of wine in the top drawer of my bedside cabinet? Also we had to partially defrost the freezer as we bought ice cream and when we came to eat it found it melted as the ice was so thick it had stopped the drawer going back fully and the door was not sealed. This is all a real shame as we love our stay at Biskey View

    Reviewed by KenFeb 2020

  • "Everything was great!"

    The only thing was that toiletries (i.e. shampoo, shower gels, etc) was not provided.

    Reviewed by Benjamin Kai HsienOct 2019

  • "This was our 5th visit to this lovely holiday home."

    It has everything you need. It is always clean. The beds are really comfortable and it is very quiet. The kitchen is well equipped if you are having meals in. It is an ideal base to explore the lakes. There is lots to do, plenty of walking, gardens, shops and stately homes to visit and places to eat out. The icing on the cake is the conservatory with its views over the lake. A view we never get tired of. A wonderful place to sit and relax, read or listen to music. All in all, well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2019

  • "The appartment was lovely, spacious and comfortable."

    Lots to do in Bowness and locally.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2019

  • "It's a beautiful property with Amazing views and really clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2019

  • "The comfort, cleanliness and space in the apartment were excellent."

    Such a quiet area to unwind, especially in the conservatory. Only downside was the garden area could do with a tidy up...sweeping, weeding.

    Reviewed by MarleneJun 2019

  • "What an amazing place, has everything you need whether holidaying with family, groups, dogs or just 2 of you."

    It is up a big hill but a taxi is only around £4 and the walk down is worth the views as is sitting in the conservatory. Our only gripe is the mattresses - lumpy and saggy could do with new ones, other than that is far exceeded our expectations and we will def re book

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2019

  • "Comfortable accommodation- thank you."

    Lovely views, even if the walk up the hill was a little arduous after a nice dinner in town! Clean and warm flat. Recommend.

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2019

  • "We had another lovely stay at Biskey View and are likely to return next year as this is our 4th visit and the location and overall facilities meet our requirements perfectly, We stay in Sykes cottages all around England and, although I realise it is not a requirement, all the properties we have visited supply a welcome pack ranging from tea."

    coffee and milk to fresh eggs and a bottle of wine, Biskey View used to have tea, coffee, milk and biscuits which are great when you arrive after a journey but this time there was nothing. The blind in the bathroom is in desperate need of replacement as it is completely covered in black mould. The two issues that were a concern were the bedding on the double bed and the cleaners. Although the bottom sheet had obviously been washed there was a large unpleasant stain that was not nice to sleep on. There is a note made up of stickers on the door reminding you of a 10 o'clock checkout and we are always away at that time. On this visit the cleaners were knocking on the door at 9.55 just as we were leaving. They were pleasant but I feel this was unnecessary as then they wouldn't come into the property, despite us actually leaving as they knocked with coats on and final bags in hand, but returned to sit in their car. It made us feel as quite uncomfortable as if we had done something wrong. I don't want this to be printed as I realise they are simple issues that can easily be put right and don't want it to seem like a bad review. As I started by saying we would hope to return again next year but felt that they were issues that needed mentioning. Thanks

    Reviewed by KenFeb 2019

  • "The holiday appartment is lovely and clean, comfy beds and the view of the lake is amazing!"

    Post knots is just around the corner, so a great walk and the views are awesome! The apartment is around 8mins up a steep hill, however taxis available and if you walk down you can get a taxi back from outside Costa Coffee, no need to book. Central location and far enough to be away from any noice, having a garage is a bonus and dogs are welcome. x

    Reviewed by JanineDec 2018

  • "Although the holiday was excellent you really need to let people know how steep the approach to the accommodation is, one of my party suffered from COPD and simply couldn't get up that hill therefore taxi's were required every time we went out."

    Reviewed by BarryNov 2018

  • "Nice and Peaceful and Walks Straight From the Door."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay and our accommodation was superb would highly recommend Sykes Cottages, thank you."

    Reviewed by SallySep 2018

  • "The property was absolutely perfect for our requirements with a twin and double room, both with en-suite / private facilities and all on one level."

    My mother has limited mobility and although she could manage the outside steps (9) with care it was important that she could move around easily once inside. The property is in a beautifully quiet location with no passing traffic and exceeded our expectations in every way. It was very clean with super-comfy beds and wonderful hot showers, and the views towards the lake are stunning. All the cooking pots and utensils we needed were provided and many others besides - nothing seems to have been forgotten. And considerate touches - clean dish cloths, bin bags and dishwasher tablets were left out for us should we have needed them. Books, maps, a torch - all were there. We have already recommended this property to other people and should we ever come back to the Lake District ourselves we would certainly return here.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "The hill from Bowness town centre to the flat is extremely steep in places and anyone with any walking difficulties would struggle going up or down the hill, however, taxies are readily available at just £3-4 which we used."

    I know we were holidaying in the middle of a heatwave but really could have done with summer quilts on beds, instead of winter ones! The flat has amazing views of the lake and hills. The flat itself is very modern and comfortable with everything you need for your stay (please note there is no welcome pack so remember to bring coffee/tea and milk if your hoping for a cuppa on arrival). There is parking outside flat which is a bonus.

    Reviewed by JonJul 2018

  • "Generally fine but would recommend a small refurb in the not too distant future."

    Bad hill up towards property but that obviously isn't the properties fault.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay the accommodation was excellent fabulous views the flat was well equipped."

    Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by LorraineJun 2018

  • "The view from the conservatory was amazing!"

    The owner has thought of absolutely anything that you could possibly need and made sure that it is made available in the property. A lovely place for a break away, in a great location. Just the walk to and from the town is very very steep. We managed ok, but those with walking difficulties would struggle!

    Reviewed by KayleighMay 2018

  • "The apartment is exactly as described and the view from the conservatory is really nice."

    It is situated in a very nice and quiet area which is just a short (a pretty steep uphill) walk from the shops in the centre of Bowness. You can get a taxi from Windermere station for about £5-£6. It is very well equipped (amenities wise; hair dryer included!) with pretty much everything you need for a short holiday. We managed to get most of our groceries and toiletries from the little co op which is less than 10 minutes away(walk). There are many restaurants in the area as well. My little chihuahua definitely enjoyed the walks and the attention and strokes he got from all the friendly people we met. Would definitely recommend this to others (especially those with pets!)

    Reviewed by YinyinJan 2018

  • "We were a little hesitant to book this apartment as the photo was not particularly flattering however we found the interior to be exactly as described and exceptionally clean - as we have come to expect from Sykes cottages."

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2017

  • "Very quiet surroundings above the bustle of Bowness on Windemere."

    Lovely conservatory with nice views. Very nice walks to Biskey Howe View, Brantfell and Post Knott .

    Reviewed by BoukoJul 2017

  • "Great apartment in a quite location."

    Spotlessly clean. Ample parking. Would highly recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "We had a great week in this cottage, the location was great, took us eight minutes to walk tp Bowness, the views from the cottage of lake Windermere were lovely, would definately return here."

    Reviewed by EmrysJun 2017

  • "Lovely apartment."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Ideal for our needs.

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2017

  • "A very quiet and peaceful apartment, the only noise we heard at night time was from the owls."

    The conservatory was our favourite room with comfortable chairs and lovely views over the roof tops to the lake. Many thanks to Linda, who services the apartment, for the high standard of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2016

  • "We stayed the first two weeks of august in this spacious and well-appointed apartment."

    Magnificent views to the lake. Everything was perfect, except that nobody came to change linen and towels after the first week.

    Reviewed by JavierJul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with basin
  • Bathroom with shower , basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Small utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, cafetiere, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Garage parking for 1 car, plus off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Fenced patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 8 mins walk down the hill
  • Note: Although this property is set all on the ground floor, it’s accessed via approx
  • 9 steps to the front or 9 steps to the side, therefore may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Also there are approx
  • 9 steps from the conservatory to the patio
  • Note: Due to the elevation of the slabbed patio area, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

This delightful, spacious ground floor apartment is in a quiet, peaceful but convenient location in the vibrant town of Bowness-on-Windermere, within the beautiful Lake District National Park.

A popular choice for couples and families alike, this well-appointed apartment offers a convenient base for exploring this wonderful area.

Set all on the ground floor, this charming self-catering apartment has a well-equipped kitchen, a light and airy sitting room with dining area and a heated, elevated conservatory, which provides guests with additional living space.

From the kitchen, conservatory and dining area with its dual aspect windows, wonderful views along Lake Windermere and as far as Farfield, Helm Crag and Loughrigg can be seen.

The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, whilst the second bedroom, a twin room, has a wash basin.

The patio provides a very pleasant space to enjoy an early morning coffee or an afternoon refreshing drink after exploring the surrounding area.

Giving direct access to Lake Windermere, the town of Bowness offers a wide selection of places to eat, drink and shop.

With plenty of walks from the front door to enjoy, you may be glad to take the strain off your feet and enjoy a leisure cruise on the lake, plus children will love The World of Beatrix Potter, or you may wish to take the car ferry across the lake in order to explore nearby Hawkshead or Coniston.

The Glebe parkland is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a picnic or simply watch the world go by and it also hosts various open air events.

This excellent apartment offers a relaxing break in the heart of the Lake District National Park, at any time of the year.

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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

Please be aware from May 27th 2022 there will no longer be a bath within the property.

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