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Fir Trees

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


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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • garden (7)
  • well (6)
  • comfortable (5)
  • cobwebs (5)
  • smell (4)
  • cottage (4)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "I've booked this cottage several times now- and am used to the smell of damp, which does go quickly."

    But, the cobwebs throughout the property just keep growing ...and the windows in the dining area are disgustingly dirty. BUT, the real issue was the stench of urine for the whole week! There's clearly been a leak from the cistern in the downstairs en suite and the base has been recently sealed, so whether the stench is from soaked floorboards or the fact that remedial repairs haven't been done, is unclear. But clearly you don't inspect the properties or manage them. Totally unacceptable ... quite how I'm supposed to recommend you or this property is beyond my comprehension!

    Reviewed by Katherine1.9Jun 2023

  • "The property itself was well presented and welcoming."

    At first sight, we were very happy with the property. After checking in, we stepped out for a walk and came back to the property to realise heating didn't work and there was no hot water. We were two families with young kids having to brave the cold whole night in freezing temperatures. It was just unacceptable. It wasn't a pleasant 1st day experience on a family holiday. We complained to the owner and the Lakelovers team but it wasn't fixed until 11:45 the next morning which also meant half a day gone wasted. We stepped out to enjoy the lake and came back in the evening to find out again the heating didn't work. We complained to the owner and the Lakelovers team as we didn't want to go through one more night of hell in extremely cold conditions. Whilst the owner and the Laklovers team were apologetic, we didn’t feel the urgency to fix the issue. I would have expected to be fixed on an emergency basis as it was second day in running the issue had occurred. To our misery, we had to go through another nightmare night of freezing cold conditions. It was again fixed temporarily in the morning around 11 AM so that we can get some hot water with a promise that a Boiler Engineer would come and fix it. Eventually it got fixed and rest of our stay felt a lot more comfortable as we didn’t face heating or hot water problems. For us, first 2 days was a nightmare and very stressful with young kids who couldn't bear the cold. My youngest was Eczema prone and it became worse too. We should not have gone through this experience on a holiday after paying a bomb. The heating is something the owner or the Lakelovers team should have ensured beforehand and not let the guests go through a horrendous time during their holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you had heating problems during your stay. We hope you understand that appliances breaking down is out of anyone's control and that sometimes, despite best efforts these do need a specialist engineer to attend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Satish2.5Mar 2023

  • "So this was my second stay at the cottage it’s really homely comfortable cottage my biggest complaint was the cottage next is currently getting totally renovated it’s like a building site so was very noisy skips getting delivered filled etc from very early in the morning it spoilt our trip we was woken up from 7am every day of the trip and also the house isn’t cleaned very well a lot cobwebs an dust around I actually got the Henry hoover out an cleaned up better myself!"

    U should make guests aware about the building site next door?

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Feb 2023

  • "There was no soups and no kleenex and not enough toilet paper The cleaning was ..."

    There was no soups and no kleenex and not enough toilet paper The cleaning was not so good But the place was comfortable and the garden was very nice

    Reviewed by Khalid3.1Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in the cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable. The issue with the fire alarms was dealt witth quickly.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped property in an excellent location with walking access into Bowness."

    The property does have an obvious smell of damp on entering but it was very warm and cosy and suited us as a family for the duration of our stay. It would be handy to have access to the heating controls as during the day the heating wasn’t on and we stayed indoors on several days due to the adverse weather conditions. Nice and spacious and lovely upstairs bedrooms and bathroom, beautiful garden but we didn’t use due to the weather. Overall a nice property.

    Reviewed by Laura3.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in and around Lake Windermere."

    Fir Trees was comfortable but heating from the radiators was very random despite various comments from previous customers to leave heating instructions out. Still not done. The house is damp, smells musty and has cobwebs and spiders.Not able to open any windows downstairs apart from the kitchen window. Not much ventilation. Afraid to leave the patio door open because the squirrel might come in. Beds were very comfortable and plenty of lounging space for everyone. The shower curtain upstairs does not run the whole length of the bath so very awkward. Good kitchen facilities.Don't know about the dishwasher- never used one in my life.

    Reviewed by Kuldip3.4Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage, very clean and tidy, the kitchen was well equipped, very pretty garden, and great location, shops, pubs, restaurants all within a 5 minute walk, we had a great stay."

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Sep 2021

  • "There are issues with this property as mentioned in previous reviews."

    There were several cobwebs, the smell of damp is obvious as soon as you open the door. There is no control over the central heating, which made the evenings very chilly. The location is excellent, the kitchen is very well equipped. The garden is lovely, and we were fortunate to be able to sit outside as the weather was great.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. We have passed your feedback onto the owner to address your comments, see below. Unfortunately on this occasion we weren’t aware of the cleaning issues you found at the property, if we would have known we would have attended immediately to make your stay more comfortable. The information booklet is left on display in the front room with instructions about the house and there is the housekeeper's personal mobile number and also Heart of the Lakes contact details too. Once again, We thank you for your comments and glad to hear you had a lovely break regardless. Many thanks! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fieke3.1Aug 2021

  • "I am afraid there were a number of dissapointing things at Fir Trees."

    We found the kitchen area very difficult as the owner had occupied 4 of the cupboards 2 which were locked and 2 which contained d.i.y equipment, paint ect. which shouldn't be in a kitchen.Especially with small children around. The cloth by the sink looked like a floor cloth surely if you can't offer a clean one don't leave one at all. The downstairs bedroom had an unpleasant smell which we think was coming from the bedding,it didn't help not being able to open a window in there.My only positive feed back would be the garden is very pretty.

    Reviewed by Margaret2.5Aug 2021

  • "Probably one of the dirtiest properties we’ve stayed in, never seen so many cobwebs, which isn’t great when it should be thoroughly cleaned due to Covid."

    I’ve given 3 stars because of the local and beautiful garden. It’s a gorgeous house in desperate need of a deep clean and some updating.

    Reviewed by Emma2.8Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was extremely tasteful and well equipped."

    It’s situation was perfect for staying local or touring. Lovely well kept garden too.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jun 2021

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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.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king size, 1 x ground-floor double with ensuite shower room with shower basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and hand basin
  • Open plan sitting area, dining area and kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Gas central heating
  • Cooker with five ring gas hob, electric double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with outdoor furniture
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Step through the front door to the hallway with boot and coat cupboard, which leads to the bright, spacious, triple aspect, open-plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen. A large family size corner sofa sits in front of the TV and electric coal effect fire and the large family dining table is great for family breakfasts or celebration dinners.

The large windows allow the light to flood in and the patio doors open to the garden and patio.

The fitted kitchen is well appointed and the whole open plan layout gives the living accommodation a very social feel. The first of the four bedrooms is located on the ground floor with an ensuite shower room.

The remaining three bedrooms are located on the first floor along with a family bathroom with bath with shower over.

The house benefits from a pretty garden that wraps around the property and the patio is presented with outdoor dining furniture.

There is an external utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. To the side of the property is private parking for three cars. Just a five minute walk from Fir Trees is the bustling village of Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere with a great selection of pubs, bars and restaurants in addition to great local shops and amenities.

Lake cruises operate all year round and there is a create choice of waterborne activities from sailing, canoeing and motorboat hire.

The car ferry runs across the lake just 100 yards from the cottage and offers easy access to the mountain bike trails and great walking opportunities on the west side of Lake Windermere.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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