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Gildabrook Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District, LA23 3DQ (Ref. 1042860)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “Reading previous feedback i was concerned what the property would be like.”

    However when we saw the property we where pleasantly surprised, The facilities where very good, comfort also good based on this being a holiday home and an excellent location.

    However when we saw the property we where pleasantly surprised, The facilities where very good, comfort also good based on this being a holiday home and an excellent location. Only negative was the beds had wooden ends on so if you are tall then you cannot stretch out. But that is only an issue for tall people!

    - Sam, September 2021

About the property

Settled in the heart of Bowness-in-Windermere, a conservation area close to the attractive ‘Hole Int Wall’ and other popular and busy pubs, is this well-presented property, Gildabrook Cottage.

An ideal location for all Lakeland activities, and with no need to use the car for evening entertainment, this cottage is a great choice for families looking for an easy break to this popular National Park.

After a day of fell walking, head to the sitting room and kick back on the sofa, keeping close to the alluring woodburning stove while you catch up on your favourite TV shows.

Try your hand at a spot of home-cooking by making use of the quality appliances within the sleek kitchen, including a gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher.

Delight in your dish in the character dining room, before popping open a bottle of fizz to celebrate a wonderful Lake District holiday.

As the evening wraps up, take the stairs to find three neutrally decorated bedrooms, including a double, twin with picturesque views over Robinson Place and a single bedded room, all serviced by a fully tiled wet room.

Step outside to the enclosed front patio where you can enjoy a warm cup of tea in the morning before embarking on an adventure in Bowness.

Days out in the area are numerous with easy walks to the fells at the back of Bowness and by ferry to the west shore of Windermere or up the lake to Waterhead and Ambleside.

Bowness offers a good choice of shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes and age groups, plus there is plenty to keep you busy as mountain bikes, rowing boats and sailing dinghies can be hired locally.

Other attractions within the immediate area include Treetop Lake District, where thrill-seekers can enjoy treetop treks, children can look forward to exploring the World of Beatrix Potter attraction or brush up on local history by visiting the National Trust property of Wray Castle.

Gildabrook Cottage is perfectly placed for enjoying all that this charming location has to offer.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair inc. Off-road parking for one car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed front patio with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas