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Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 990741)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a great location."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more. What would be useful is if the TV worked in the snug room and also possibly a dishcloth or sponges for cleaning up. I know this isn't something you have to supply but we never thought to bring one away with us and other properties we have visited supply them. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by KirstieMay 2022

  • "Great location."

    We had a lovely 7 night stay at brinkburn. Location was great, house was clean, comfy beds and a lot of space, very well equipped kitchen, the description does not say but the TV is a smart TV too, which is an added bonus for an evening in after a day of walks. It would have been even better if a couple of logs were provided for the log burner for when you arrive as well as a couple of dishwater tablets, you are unable to get into the property until 5pm which is quite late, would have been nice to have these but not a big issue. It does not have its own parking space which is fine for just 2 with a small car as you are likely to get a space on the road outside, however if it was a multi car trip you may have struggled as the road was always packed. The property is at the top of the hill in bowness on Windermere and was only a 10 minute walk to the front which was great, we could go out for meals in bowness with no need to drive. If it was just a one car holiday we would definitely book here again! Thank you.

    Reviewed by GemmaMay 2022

  • "Five star accommodation."

    No expense spared by these owners to make sure guests have absolutely everything at their fingertips. Comfortable, clean and ideally located, being only a short walk from the shops and water’s edge. Anyone looking for the perfect base from which to explore the Lakes - look no further, you won’t be disappointed. Will book again at the earliest opportunity.

    Reviewed by FrancisApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Good size, Very comfortable and clean. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "Loved cottage huge downside couldn't use the back door reported it but nothing got done ."

    Very very disappointed as had to carry the dog into kitchen didn't want to dirty the carpet.I also noticed on review's the lock was broken before I got there very very disappointed.

    Reviewed by AnnieMar 2022

  • "Well presented spacious cottage with everything you need, very homely, great for a family, enjoyed our stay would definitely use again."

    Reviewed by CathyMar 2022

  • "Wow…. What can we say, we work so hard all year and this half term break we’ve just had the best stay for the week."

    We can be a little fussy when looking for the perfect place but this home took our breath away. The house was homely, very spacious, had everything needed, it was very airy and clean (I have awful allergies and I didn’t feel irritable once) and it accommodated our little family absolutely perfectly. Location was great and very central within windemere. It was walking distance to beautiful pubs and restaurants. Skye’s cottages were extremely attentive with answering questions. We would certainly come back again. We’ve made the best memories in a beautiful home and the cost of the property was a little added bonus ❤️ Thank-you

    Reviewed by StaceyFeb 2022

  • "The time to get into the property is too late this should be brought forward and the check out time should be an hour later!"

    The property is could do with a good hover, also the back door needs a key to lock the door properly it didn’t seem very secure to us!

    Reviewed by LisaJan 2022

  • "Great stay."

    Great location. Exceeded all expectations

    Reviewed by PhillipJan 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage for a family break, lots of room and up to date facilities, great location for the village."

    Loved the log fire after a day out walking. Already booked again for next New Year.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Great location close to shops and pubs. Beautiful walks. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2021

  • "Very nice cottage"

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Very clean, beautifully maintained. We would definitely like to return - excellent location. Thank you. We had a lovely family break

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2021

  • "This was our second visit & the house was as lovely as we remembered."

    It’s very comfortable, well equipped & spacious. The tv room at the rear of the property is ideal for teenagers. The house is ideally located & everything we needed was within walking distance. We never needed to use our car.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Even better ifs--------Few minor things need fixing, towel hook in downstairs WC, extractor hood light, welcome pack folder broken, log burner glass was very dirty and needed a clean and a couple of the dining chairs were a bit "loose" and concerning."

    On to the many positives.....The property itself was lovely, great size, bedrooms big enough and beds really comfortable, really spacious dining room and kitchen. Appliances and entertainment all good and shower upstairs was excellent and deserves a mention! Very difficult parking in street, often had to park elsewhere let alone get close to the property. A property that sleeps six is probably likely to be hosting 1 if not two vehicles. That is the only reason I would be unlikely to stay again, but would recommend in a heartbeat to any travelers with out a vehicle.

    Reviewed by BarryOct 2021

  • "We stayed at the properly last October & loved it so much that we went back again!"

    Lovely property & excellent location

    Reviewed by CharmaineSep 2021

  • "A great week spent at Brinkburn."

    Excellently positioned in Bowness and a great base for travels around the Lake District. The house itself was of a good standard with the right level of cleanliness. Having WiFi access was a godsend to keep the kids occupied on an evening after outdoor adventures. Main challenge was parking, couldn’t get parked in the street or any close so ended up getting a week pass for the nearby (5 min walk) car park. Be warned, if you have to go down this route look to download the App before you go to the Lakes, trying to do it in the car park as the ticket machine wasn’t working took a good 25 minutes!

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "Great location, very clean and well equipped"

    Reviewed by SpencerAug 2021

  • "We had a great time at the Brinkburn cottage, however we felt an extra bathroom suite and an enclosed outside area for our dog would be a good idea."

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Lovely house, great location."

    Minor issues with parking, no garden for the dog, and it would be nice to have had some basic condiments salt pepper olive oil, even a washing tablet

    Reviewed by StuJun 2021

  • "Property was bigger and better than expected, Location Fantastic Would re book this property again, have stayed in other properties in this road, this is by for the best."

    Cleanliness could be increased shower screen water marked, door trims just need wiping down dust settled on trims quite thick. Glass in front door and back windows needed cleaning 5 min job done it myself, while waiting for family members to get ready.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we sincerely apologise that you were disapointed with the cleanliness standards at. Cleanliness is of paramount importance to us and as such we have arranged a deep clean at the property and have replaced the cleaner. We do hope to see you here again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IreneApr 2021

  • "The place is central to Bowness and accessing all the surrounding tourist attractions."

    House on the whole was comfortable but really does need a deep clean, the oven and toaster looked like it had not be cleaned for a while which was disappointing as we had been in lockdown for 3 months so was an ideal time to do it. We reported these immediately on arrival, baking trays had to be cleaned before using and the vacuum cleaner was full. It was good to have a washing machine which I don't think was in the information when booking. There is no garden furniture.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we have also updated the description to relfect that the property has a washing machine. We sincerely apologise that you were disapointed with the cleanliness standards at. Cleanliness is of paramount importance to us and as such we have arranged a deep clean at the property and have replaced the cleaner. We do hope to see you here again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NikkiApr 2021

  • "Check into property changed from 3pm, 4pm then 5pm."

    This was due to the COVID and extra cleaning which we didn’t mind. So to find the cottage not up to the extra 2 hours cleaning left us disappointed. Downstairs toilet inside door full of dust and spiders web on mirror. I emptied kitchen bin to find it not cleaned properly and a child’s shoe at the bottom of it. Property was bigger than expected, lovely log fire which we bought the logs etc from the Cooperative. Furnishing to a high standard and very comfortable. Oven not cleaned to a good standard. Bedrooms comfortable but need new pillows as this let’s is down. Bath and shower were amazing, lovely soft towels. Outside the back of the property we parked 2 cars. Also two properties shared the back, so all the rubbish was piled up on our side, and looked like it had been there for months. 2 defusers were in place shame both were empty. A few niggling things but overall had a lovely comfortable stay. Thank you

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we sincerely apologise that you were disapointed with the cleanliness standards at. Cleanliness is of paramount importance to us and as such we have arranged a deep clean at the property and have replaced the cleaner. We do hope to see you here again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "The cottage was not ready for us at 4pm as the cleaners were still on site and didn’t finish until 4:20pm as they said they had been very busy that day, also there was lots of dust on some of the skirting boards and shelves,, the oven needs cleaning and was not very good for cooking."

    however we still had a lovely time

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. We are pleased that you had a lovely time despite the late check-in. We sincerely apologise for this. Please be assured that we have flagged the dust issue with the cleaners and that this has since been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrancisSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed this cottage ."

    . lovely distance to town centre and even closer to Windermere too. Only wish was if the had an enclosed garden for the dog however I would still more likely book again.

    Reviewed by SivaniAug 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic for everything we needed."

    It was brilliantly located for a very shrot walk into Bowness and the shops. Everywhere was beautifully clean and the living areas were extremely spacious. In fact the cottage is bigger than it appears on the photos which made it easy for the adults to spread out and the children to play. The shower was excellent too. All in all I would highly recommend. I will add check-out is 10am, which was a little earlier than we were hoping but understandable during COVID. We would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2020


    Reviewed by SusanJan 2020

  • "Myself and my wife & 4 kids had a wonderful time in bowness and the cottage we ..."

    Myself and my wife & 4 kids had a wonderful time in bowness and the cottage we stayed in was absolutely superb everything about the property was excellent we enjoyed it that much we are going to book it again many thanks john & fiona Thompson

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2020

  • "The property was a lovely welcoming home, much bigger than we expected and had excellent facilities (Inc."

    dish washer, washing machine, baby high chair and even a coffee machine (which we didn't use as we brought our own but we could save space next time)), all the rooms were big and inviting. It was lovely to have a snug as well as the living room as it meant we could watch videos while the others were watching their TV programs. Bedrooms were very cosy and comfortable and bathroom spacious, linen and towels were of high quality and the downstairs toilet was handy aswel. The log fire was lovely so make sure you take logs with you or buy from the local co-op (the logs in the cottage are for display purposes but you could tell that some people had already taken a couple which is naughty) The location was perfect, close enough to walk into Bowness within 5 minutes with everything on your doorstep and fantastic walks behind the property with a beautiful view over Windermere. The property is extremely dog friendly and the rear entrance made it easy to take dogs for a walk especially with wet weather and muddy boots (there is also an external hose at the back of the property so you can rinse your welly boots). We had a lovely stay and would definitely consider Brinkburn in future. Thank you for making it such a special holiday!

    Reviewed by TinaJan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage , very roomy and clean, short walk from town , will be back xx"

    Reviewed by DominicNov 2019

  • "Sadly the property had not been cleaned upstairs after speaking to Jackie at Sykes a cleaner was round within the hour and was all sorted followed up with a further call to make sure I was satisfied."

    The following morning I received a call from Sykes making sure me and my guests had everything we needed. I thought Sykes were very sufficient in dealing with the matter and a courtesy call made us cared for.

    Reviewed by TerriNov 2019

  • "Perfect location, extremely spacious and provided visitors with everything they could possibly need."

    would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by CherylOct 2019

  • "We have stayed in lots of cottages even one on fallbarrow park , the marina village and many more but we loved this cottage the best ."

    Spotless , everything you need is here . Definitely booking again . Beautiful

    Reviewed by DSep 2019

  • "We had a great holiday."

    Thank you very much. Perfect location.

    Reviewed by HenryAug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time at this property, it was immaculate and spacious, it had everything we needed and lots more besides."

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2019

  • "Really nice comfortable cottage in a great location , would definitely stay again and to top it of the weather was amazing."

    Miss it already !! Ps forgot to leave a note to say the radiator in the front double bedroom has a slight leak coming from the thermostat valve, noticed it dripping onto the carpet .. hope this helps. Kind regards

    Thank you for your feed back. We are so glad you enjoyed our property and had a great stay. We hope you will be back soon. Thank you for bringing the radiator leak to our attention, this has been fixed straight away. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x King-size doubles, 1 x bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, fridge, freezer, kettle, washing machine, Gaggie coffee machine, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Small patio area to the front
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles and pub 0.2 miles.

The property

Brinkburn is a quaint country cottage situated in the heart of the thriving town of Bowness-on-Windermere, resting alongside the beautiful Lake Windermere in Cumbria.

Boasting a stylish and well-presented interior with a spacious living room greeting you directly off the hallway.

Look forward to spending your evening curled up on the leather sofas and let the warming woodburning stove keep you warm during those chillier winter months.

Walk through to the dining area with plenty of seating to gather around and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, whilst catching up with the day's events.

The kitchen rests towards the rear of the cottage, with lovely white fitted units and sleek wooden worktops, housing a range of contemporary appliances so you can easily rustle up a meal for the whole family!

Retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms, consisting of two doubles and bunk room, the ideal setup for a family looking to explore this wonderful region of Cumbria.

Each bedroom has been individually styled to provide a welcoming place to get some much needed sleep of an evening, with a family bathroom offering an elegant bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Outside has a small patio area with lovely views across this historic town.

While you're in the area, there are a number of tourist attractions that are a muse-see during your stay.

The famous Lake Windermere is only a short walk away and provides opportunities for those interested in watersports, such as fishing and sailing.

Visit the National Trust property of Hill Top, which was the elusive Beatrix Potter's 17th century farmhouse, offering a look into how the famous writer once lived, filled with her very own furnishings and the historic stone walls and slate roof.

You are ideally positioned within the picturesque Lake District National Park for a plethora of countryside attractions, discover many trails and hillsides for some scenic walking and hiking.

Brinkburn is a delightful choice for a rural-based holiday to the heart of the Lake District National Park.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas