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Curlew at Stonecliffe

(Ref. 1097643)

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


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The apartment was lovely again and we could see it had been recently painted, shame that there was no welcome pack not even a bottle of milk."

    The new “smart TV” had no instructions with it and we couldn’t get any channels, so we had to call maintenance out to try to sort it and she wasn’t very sure about it, so we ended up with no free view channels to watch over Christmas. Loved the underfloor heating in the hallway!

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place in a great location."

    Super apartment that was just perfect fir our family and with decor that was just up our street! Would be an idea ti have the TV attached to Netflix etc so that more channels and programs can be accessed after a busy day when we needed a chill. We were fine though as we brought board games to play. Thanks again, we will be returning! Xx

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property is excellent, ideal in many ways."

    Only niggles were, the skirts could do with a wipe down, the entrance could do with a tidy up, the keybox is too fiddly took forever to get into it and finally, it could do with a smart TV.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    This is our 3 rd stay and will be back again

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Sep 2023

  • "Amazing stay at Curlew: the property was everything we hoped it would be."

    So cosy, quirky and clean. The property owners are so lucky to have this gorgeous place in the heart of Bowness. The kids loved it too and we can’t wait to come back. Memories were made that will last forever, thank you x

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2023

  • "Curlew is a basement flat with very little natural light."

    The owners have made the very best of this with thoughtful lighting and bright decor. The main bed is extremely comfortable and the living area is spacious. The bathroom is tasteful but the light turns on automatically when the door is opened, which is great in the day but not pleasant in the middle of the night! We felt that there was a lack of generosity in relation to the absence of soap and minimal supply of toilet paper [only one roll for each toilet]. We bought some liquid soap, which we left for the next occupants so hopefully this hasn't been removed. The kitchen equipment was basic but we really appreciated the milk frother! A recycling bin would have been a useful addition. There is only one full-length mirror, which is in the kitchen/living room, plus an inaccessible small mirror in the main bedroom. This is something that previous occupants had drawn attention to in the guest book. A large mirror in both bedrooms would be a great addition. The kitchen blind was broken when we arrived, which wasn't a problem as we didn't want to close it, but it is something that needs to be fixed for the next occupants.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2023

  • "Parking for this apartment is a bit vague, on the listing and on arrival at the property ."

    There is a designated space but this is suitable only for a small car so bearing in mind that this is a 2 bedroom apartment the parking is inadequate. The other 2 bedroom apartment ( Peregrine ) has 2 spaces which we have used 6 months previous but Curlew is a bit awkward especially if you have a larger car. The apartment is beautiful and very cosy in December when we were there, very well equipped and spotless. The heating controls however were blank and we had no control of temperature, having to open windows sometimes to cool down ! Only other issue which had been commented on by many in the visitors book was the Smart TV which isn’t. The tv is a high quality item but is simply outdated, an upgrade to a more flexible modern one wouldn’t be very expensive and would be more in keeping with the high spec of these apartments. My comments are intended to helpful and constructive, we have now stayed in 3 of the 4 apartments and intend to again. Regards, Robert and Jeanette Gilmour.

    Dear Robert, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Curlew. I am delighted to hear your a regular at the Stonecliffe Apartment. As you rightly say, the parking is for one vehicle at the apartment due to it's central location, in walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shops and activities and the train station 25 minutes away on foot. We have listened to your feedback and plan on adding SMART TVs to the apartments ready for Summer 2023. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Dec 2022

  • "We contacted Sykes to ask if there was a freezer section in the fridge."

    They said that they would contact the owners and came back with the answer that there was not one. We thought that as this was a self-catering property, having no freezer would be an inconvenience. When we arrived at the property however, there was a very large freezer section attached to the fridge. Why did Sykes not tell us this? The property was renovated to a very high standard but my wife and I felt that it was let down by the cleaning staff. The coat rack in the hallway was covered in dust, in the lounge, in the corner by the Standard Lamp, there was a two foot spiders’ web with two spiders in it. Also there was a big floating cobweb above the bed in the second bedroom. There was a couple of other things hadn’t been cleaned properly. We had a great week’s holiday in a lovely apartment so thank you to the owners.

    Dear Robert, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. I can only apologise for the confusion around the Freezer and the oversights by the housekeeper. Please let me assure you these remain isolated occurrences and delighted you were still able to have a great holiday. We hope to have the ability to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards. The Lakelovers Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment decorated to a high standard."

    Had everything you needed and in a perfect location.

    Thank you for your lovely comments David, look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a great property."

    We stayed with 2 young kids but it would be great for anyone. Really comfy and stylish, great amenities and so central in Bowness with a private parking space. The lake was just a 10 min walk plus there’s so many restaurants and shops on your immediate doorstep. Would definitely recommend.

    Dear Sarah, Thank you for reviewing you recent stay at Curlew. I am delighted it was the perfect holiday home for your family and we able to take advantage of our fabulous location. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Accommodation it to an extremely high finish and standard, parking limited but as advertised but didn’t help that we were a family of four with four mountain bikes."

    Only 2 issues, lack of drying space for washed / wet clothing and no YORKSHIRE tea bags!!! Overall a fabulous place to stay we will stay in the future.

    Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your review of Curlew. I am delighted you enjoyed the property, despite the lack of Yorkshire tea and hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place for babies first holiday , comfortable beds and sofa , in a perfect ..."

    Lovely place for babies first holiday , comfortable beds and sofa , in a perfect location, was hard to get the pram up and down the stairs to the property door which would have been good if we would have known prior to our stay , we also requested a Highchair which wasn’t at the property, other then that , tidy , well equipped to cook , would stay here again

    Dear Lisa, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Curlew. We are pleased that you enjoyed the property and it's location. I am sorry to hear you struggled with the pram and we missed your request for a highchair on this occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had an amazing week."

    On arrival we were a little apprehensive about the apartment. The steps leading down to the entrance were rather dirty and unkempt. Weeds, cobwebs, damp and generally rather grubby. However - once over the threshold our faith was restored. Curlew was very smartly appointed with comfortable modern decor and very clean. We couldn’t praise it highly enough. Perfectly located for everything Windermere has to offer and so quiet and peaceful. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Dear Ann, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Curlew. We would like to apologise for the entrance-way on your visit and will ensure it's kept on top of more in future. Despite this, we are pleased you had a super stay and found everything you needed within the property. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jun 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.


  • Lower-ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with faux woodburner and Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Private parking for 1 x car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Settled at the heart of the bustling, lakeside town of Bowness-On-Windermere, lies this fantastic lower-ground-floor apartment, Curlew at Stonecliffe.

Set within the traditional Stonecliffe House and enjoying close proximity to the superb surroundings of the Lake District National Park, Curlew at Stonecliffe is a terrific base for sharing couples or a family of four seeking a relaxing, self-catered escape in Cumbria.

Park up and step into the entrance of your new home-from-home, which features original slate tile flooring and underfloor heating throughout, providing the warmest of welcomes.

Conjure up delicious feasts in the spacious kitchen, complete with a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer, before you settle down to enjoy a bottle of wine at the dining table as you catch up on the day's events.

Make the most of the spacious, open-plan living area, where you can kick back and unwind on the plush corner sofa by the warming embrace of the electric fire, whilst you and your loved ones enjoy a film on the Loewe Smart TV.

When sleep finally calls, refresh with a rejuvenating shower before you retire to one of two beautifully-presented bedrooms, which lie waiting to whisk you off to a night of well-earned rest.

After you've finished your morning coffee, venture into Bowness-on-Windermere on foot and see what it has to offer.

A spot of afternoon tea whilst perched on the outdoor terrace at the Blackwell - the Arts & Crafts House is an idyllic way to spend your time soaking in lake views, whilst The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction chock-full of fun exhibits that will provide entertainment for all.

Be sure to hop onboard one of the steam-launch cruises that depart regularly from the Windermere Jetty Museum, to properly take in the awe-inspiring location of Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside.

Further afield, a brief drive north will take you to Ambleside, where the waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force, the serene Stagshaw Gardens, and the historic Ambleside Roman Fort are all waiting to be visited.

For memories to last a lifetime, bring your nearest and dearest for a stay at Curlew at Stonecliffe.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1097635, 1097555 and 1097646, together sleeping up to 12 guests.

The Stonecliffe Apartments

The Stonecliffe Apartments consists of an impeccable selection of four apartments resting in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. This collection offers elegant interiors with a contemporary flair and lovely nods to the area throughout such as Herdwick wool throws and artwork, along with access to private parking and an array of the Lake District National Park's sights on their doorsteps. The building of Stonecliffe itself is a large, traditionally built residence which enjoys a prominent position in the heart of the Bowness-on-Windermere, making for an impressive getaway for couples and small families alike. Once a small fishing village, Bowness-on-Windermere grew in the 19th Century to welcome tourists and visitors mainly due its beautiful location on the shores of Lake Windermere. Today you can enjoy a cruise around the lake, or hire a rowing boat or kayak. The town itself has many things to do, including the World of Beatrix Potter, the Old Laundry Theatre, a small cinema and many individual shops, restaurants and bars. Across the water by Ferry to the tiny hamlet of Far Sawrey is Beatrix Potter's home, Hill Top and many lovely walks around the village of Hawkshead. Further up the Lake is the wonderful Wray Castle, now owned by the National Trust and a great family day out. All around you of course, are many walks and wanders into the fells, from idyllic strolls around Cockshott Point to moderate climbs up Claife Heights. Wherever you choose to go for your excursions, The Stonecliffe Apartments provide a sumptuous base for you to retire to each evening.

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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, cinema, 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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