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Dalesway Cottage

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1036892)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well kept cottage, everything we needed and clear simple instructions."

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Perfect size for a small family of four. The only downside to the property was that it was quite cold even when the log burner was running. We ended up purchasing blankets and leaving 2 days early. Taking a shower (although the shower was hot) was quite uncomfortable. I’m sure in warmer months it will be much better.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2022

  • "Cottage in quiet location with start /end Dales Way 2 minutes walk away plus other great country walks straight from the cottage."

    Great views of Windermere. Owners have provided well equipped cottage, modern bathroom with power shower, only downside was central heating thermostat near ceiling so out of reach to adjust heating.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped kitchen."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by DrewJan 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by SoniaOct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage !"

    We had such a fabulous time, thanks so much.

    Reviewed by HollyOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely time here."

    The cottage is up a hill away from the main area and is very quiet. It's a short walk into the centre of things. Great facilities and a nice garden space to sit in, can't fault this cottage.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "The holiday cottage that we stayed in although it was accurate in description needs quite a bit of attention."

    Taps move when turned off, toilet leaks, door locks are extremely difficult to open /lock, central heating doesn't work (although a Woodburner is present).

    Thank you very much for your feedback. The central heating is operated via the boiler and once switched on will heat the property. We have investigated and resolved all other issues mentioned. Many thanks again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage is is well situated in a very quiet location and fully equipped to meet all our needs."

    We had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday and would certainly use Dalesway cottage if we return to the Lakes.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "My husband and I spent a lovely week here."

    We were absolutely astonished at how well-equipped the cottage was, especially the kitchen. The location was great - it was only a five-minute walk into the centre of Bowness (albeit with a very steep hill on the return), and right next to the start of the Dalesway so you could be out in the country before you knew it. The only negatives that come to mind are that it was very difficult to open one of the external doors, the boiler was very loud, and the garden could have done with some TLC to remove all the weeds. We'd undoubtedly stay here again if we came back to Bowness.

    Reviewed by SophieMay 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage, warm, comfortable & cosy a perfect place to stay."

    Great location, so close to all the facilities in Bowness yet set in a lovely quiet road. You’d think you were off the beaten track. Close to Brantfell for lovely country walks or a stroll into Bowness centre. Cottage is well equipped with everything you need for your stay, parking for 2 cars and a lovely small enclosed garden. Only comment would be there is no recycling facilities so everything had to go in the bin, other cottages did seem to have recycling bins. (Info in cottage says its sorted at main waste depot!!!).

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "The garden was very overgrown and not very pretty at all."

    The front door lock stuck constantly, and it took about 5 minutes each time to get in.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "Great location."

    Close to town centre yet far enough away to be very quiet and peaceful. Situated right at the finish of the dalesway walk. There are many different walking routes on the door step, ranging from easy to difficult.

    Reviewed by RamsayAug 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood-burning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Second-floor games room
  • External utility.
  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Electricity and central heating included but fuel for the woodburning stove is not provided and would need to be purchased by guests
  • Logs, kindling and firelighters can be purchased locally at most petrol service stations
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear lawn and patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The freezer is in the conservatory
  • Note: Laundry is a separate building, housing an integral washer/dryer

The property

Dalesway Cottage is perfectly suited to a family of four looking to explore the Lake District National Park.

The cottage sits in an idyllic elevated position with lovely views, just a short walk downhill to Bowness-on-Windermere.

This cosy property is located perfectly for anyone hiking the famous 'Dalesway' walk.

Be sure to take in the panoramic views of Lake Windermere at Biskey Howe Viewpoint and Post Knott, both a short walk away.

Spend time together in the open-plan living space, sure to be the social hub of your holiday, here you can wind down in front of the wood-burning stove, enjoying your favourite programmes on the television, before moving into the kitchen area to prepare a home-cooked treat.

The kitchen holds all the essential items needed to assist you in your culinary requirements, with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and a freezer in the conservatory area, you'll find everything you could need in this delight of a dwelling.

Sit together at the dining table and toast to a wonderful holiday, before moving into the conservatory for a relaxing evening with a good book in hand, or if the little ones are seeking a private escape, the second-floor games room is host to a selection of books and games, as well as providing the best views of the lake below; offering a true haven for all.

At the end of the day seek comfort in one of the two inviting bedrooms, offering both a double and a twin room, served by the contemporary-styled shower room, it provides the perfect layout for a family of four.

The private garden makes a lovely spot to soak in the morning sun on the patio, before heading out in the centre of the town to explore the adventure up close.

Be greeted by a good selection of eateries offering various cuisines, as well as quaint shops and a whole host of attractions The World of Beatrix Potter, the Old Laundry Theatre and a variety of waterside activities settled along the picturesque Lake Windermere.

Venture into the nearby town of Kendal, where you can find a host of cultural wonders including the Quaker Tapestry Museum, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Castle and much more to keep the whole family entertained, or simply explore the surrounding beauty of the National Park with ample opportunities for walking, cycling, climbing and all-around adventuring.

Dalesway Cottage is the perfect retreat for your fun-filled holiday to Cumbria.

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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
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