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Bowness Retreat

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Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "A great location and well decorated apartment."

    Very pleased overall, we did have a minor issue where the shower unit stopped working but Lakelovers were quick to respond and got us sorted within an hour.

    Thank you for enjoying the place The issue you had will be looked into more throughly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a great little modern apartment right in the centre of Bowness but yet still in a quiet cul de sac."

    It has a smart tv in both the lounge & bedroom with a Netflix account included, and every mod con including air con fans (which were greatly appreciated in the wonderful weather we had all week). For a curly haired person like myself the hairdryer with diffuser is also a great addition. You are provided with little packs with tea, coffee, sugar, milk & biscuits and there is also hand wash, cloths & washing up liquid. No shampoo etc though so you need to bring your own. There is a Co-op 2 mins walk away for anything you need. Everything is literally on your door step. Parking is slightly up the hill so you need to offload outside the flat then move the car, which is no problem. Negatives: a better variety of glasses would be good eg wine, pint glasses. The shower is a law unto itself! It seems to turn to scalding at a seconds notice. Setting it to the correct temperature was a bit of a challenge. The socket where the washing machine & microwave is situated does not appear to work. Luckily we had an extension cable with us. There are no instructions for anything in the apartment & if you’re not a tech genius like my husband you might struggle. There was also nothing to tell us what to do with our rubbish. The mattress on the bed is unfortunately pretty hard. We like a reasonably hard mattress but we actually took the duvet cover off and used the duvet as a mattress cover to make it more comfortable. Overall would highly recommend this apartment and we will certainly return!

    Thank you for the encouraging comments of our precious apartment and equally the valid remarks on instructions and few other items which are much appreciated and will be taken on board and implemented. We would welcome you anytime again and thank you for appreciating the stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Jul 2022

  • "This property really needed a list of instructions on where everything was and how it worked, there was nothing, we had to work it all out but got there in the end, we had no hot water on arrival and it took a while to work out how to over ride the system to get any."

    Water supply to the bathroom sink is almost non-existent, this needs repair, we had to boil a kettle if you just wanted a wash in the sink. It should be made clear that the property has no immediate parking, and that parking will be a challenge every evening. It should be made clear that there are so many flights of steps you have to negotiate, I would never have booked here had we known that and the listing somewhat conceals this to be honest. Well located however with great access to Bowness, we very much liked the area

    All the instructions are in the TV cabinet which are fully comprehensive . Parking is at the end of the cul de sac on a first come first basis and additional parking in overspill car park.Water Ok Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Jun 2022

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Third-floor apartment
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, coffee maker
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Settled near Lake Windermere in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria is this fantastic third-floor apartment Bowness Retreat.

An excellent base for a couple's Lake District getaway, the apartment is compact yet hosts all you need for a self-catering holiday.

Make your way up to the third floor to find this wonderful dwelling, where an open-plan living space greets you upon entry.

Kick back and relax on the sofa and enjoy your favourite show on the Smart TV before wandering over to the stylish kitchen, a well-equipped space with quality appliances.

After fixing up a delicious meal here, enjoy it at the adjoining breakfast bar with a glass of your favourite tipple.

Afterwards, freshen up in the contemporary shower room, before retiring to the tastefully appointed double bedroom.

Get to know the town of Bowness-on-Windermere, where walks along Cockshott Point, ferry rides through the waters of Lake Windermere and visits to the array of independent shops are waiting to be experienced.

Travel a short distance north, via foot, bus or car, to reach Windermere, another stunning town that hosts the quaint hiking spots of Orrest Head and Queen Adelaide's Hill.

Travel further north to find the town of Ambleside, where ample walking trails await, such as trails up Loughrigg Fell and Stock Ghyll Force, along with access to the Ambleside Roman Fort and the fabulous cinema of Zeffirellis.

The delights of Rydal, Grasmere, Hawkshead and Keswick, are also within easy reach, offering even more to see and do.

Choose Bowness Retreat for a romantic holiday to look back on in years to come.

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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 three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas