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Cath's Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042169)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely place to stay !"

    Cottage was in a great location, parking was fine in a local residential road when not directly outside. Beautiful front garden; loved watching the birds flit in and out between the flowers. Back area useful for catching the sun in the afternoon, could maybe remove the wood store / coal bunker to make the space larger for sitting out in the afternoon, but overall an extra useful space. Instead of unloading / loading the car through the front garden it is easier to do this through the back kitchen door - maybe worth mentioning this in the blurb ? Really loved staying here, would definitely stay here again. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2022

  • "With a few changes this cottage would be fantastic."

    Location is perfect and is on a quiet street away from the very centre. This is an old house and it really showed in places with some things need replacing like the beds/mattresses, settee’s, rugs etc. The kitchen was very good and is relatively new. The shower and bath were great and just what was needed after a long days walk. Parking was a pain as there are obviously too many cars trying to park there. There was parking nearby streets but this fills up quickly. There is also a paid car park nearby that was free overnight. WI-FI was just terrible. 1-mbps was about the best. Also had some kind of restrictions on which prevented me contacting my work email.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "Lovely comfy cottage which was very clean, had everything you would need in a very well equipped kitchen, and was very welcoming."

    Superb location to access both shops, restaurants and the lake in easy walking distance. Parking was very limited but we managed to find a spot so no problems, the road is very narrow and all traffic had to reverse - some at great speed - back up the cul-de-sac to leave the road. The cottages either side were both empty during our stay and these had individual parking bays at the front, if the parking gets worse perhaps this could be a thought for the owner. The steps to the cottage are very steep and with the overhanging shrubs can stay wet if it rains, this should be included in the listing as those with limited mobility would struggle. The front garden is such a picture and very well kept although for a dog friendly cottage to ask for the garden not to be “used” by dogs is a bit difficult - when they have to go, they have to go! The back yard leads onto a bit of a short-cut to the lake and a couple of times we found the gate opened when we had left it shut. Cottage itself is very comfy, smart tv, CD player etc, everything you could ask for. Beds are great, bathroom shower is fab! Just some of the furniture is very dated and the decor a little tired in places but it all adds to the charm of Caths Cottage. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "We stay in this cottage for a week over Easter."

    The cottage is very well located. We could walk to do various activities or take the car. We also found car spaces in the street even during this busy school holiday period. The cottage is confortable, well heated and nice hot showers. The garden at the front was convenient for our kids.

    Reviewed by LucieApr 2022

  • "We've stayed at Cath's Cottage many times over the years as it's so close to the shops, pubs and restaurants in Bowness on Windermere yet on a quiet side street off Lake Road and you get a parking permit."

    The house is very homely and fully equipped with everything we need for our stay. Have already booked our next trip in November.

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cath’s cottage."

    Everything we could possibly have needed was there. Cath’s cottage is well situated close to all the amenities of Bowness, at the same time being a peaceful area of the town. Would highly recommend to anyone!

    Reviewed by RossMar 2022

  • "The property was clean and had a well equipped kitchen with everything you need."

    Bed was comfortable and owner has thought of everything even if it had been cold there were individual electric under blankets on the double bed. We didn’t need them as cottage was warm and cosy. The cottage was a good base and we were able to walk to restaurants and Windermere in minutes whilst also being quiet and peaceful. Loved it Thankyou

    Reviewed by JeanetteMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage immaculately clean and had everything you could possibly need and more!"

    Well situated near shops restaurants etc but nice and quiet. If I was to be picky the fabric settee in the lounge was really uncomfortable but everything else is spot on!

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in an ideal location."

    Right in the heart of Bowness and has all of the amenities on the doorstep. Tucked just behind the Main Street it is also peacefully quiet. Well equipped and comfortable. The show screen needs improving - but other than that brilliant!

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2021

  • "Entry down to the house from street level was very steep it does not show this ..."

    Entry down to the house from street level was very steep it does not show this in picture but said that once we started usng the back entrance it was much better, parking was a big issue as only twice got near the house at one point we had to park about half a mile away apart from that the house was in a fantastic spot near the town itself a very well equiped cozy house, the house would benefit from private parking area as neighbours have done

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2021

  • "A cosy comfortable home from home."

    Lovely original features,with modern extras, and all you could need, right down to baking utensils! Will definitely come back to this beautiful homes

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "The cottage is in a reasonable state - old furniture, nice kitchen-diner, the two bedrooms are a good size, although there's little storage space for food, there's a good shower."

    Mild complaint: It wasn't clear where we were expected to put the bins for collection. The only real negative , parking is a nightmare as the road is narrow, with about 20 properties but room for 10-12 cars and no designated parking slots. Some of the cottages have converted their front gardens into parking bays - this cottage would really benefit from the same.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "The 5 is parking, it's a nightmare to find places if 4 staying and have 2 ,cars ."

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2021

  • "Very comfortable home , lovely dining kitchen and cosy living room ."

    Ideal for our wee dog with enclosed garden

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

  • "Great cottage."

    In a great location. If I were being really picky. Parking like cottage next door would be an advantage

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 2021

  • "The cottage is well positioned in Bowness, it is well equipped with everything you need for self catering."

    Close to the shops, bars & cafes. It has permit parking, is dog friendly. Although close to everything it is peaceful & a good place to stay to enjoy everything Bowness has to offer.

    Mr GaffeyJun 2019

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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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 2 bedrooms; 1 x king size, 1 x double, 1 x bathroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, garden and parking permit for street parking.
  • Gas central heating, open fire, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, WiFi, near to village centre and lake, parking permit for on street parking, small garden area with seating, bed linen and towels provided.

The property

Cath’s Cottage is welcoming and romantic, it is perfectly suited for one or two couples in a peaceful location, just a few minutes from the cinema, shops and restaurants in the conservation area of Bowness.

The cottage has been beautifully renovated to exacting standards, but still retains traditional character and charm.

Inside you will find two spacious bedrooms, a...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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