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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property, a real home from home with a beautiful large garden which the kids and dog enjoyed immensely."

    Parking was an issue for two medium sized cars and No on street parking available really tight and awkward. Although we had a very nice holiday and would recommend the property we did get off to a bad start. After a long drive and arriving at the property for 4pm the cleaner was still at the property and made us wait 25 minutes with nowhere to park, very frustrating.

    Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and sorry to hear that the cleaner was still at the cottage when you arrived. This should not have happened and thank you for alerting us. On road parking is permitted, but shouldn't be necessary as in addition to the two off street spaces on the driveway, there is a third off street parking space accessed through the gate (opposite the garage). In the circumstances we'd have expected the cleaner to move her car so that you could park, welcome you into the cottage and make you a pot of tea! Apologies again that this didn't happen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8May 2024

  • "We loved our week in Greenstyles."

    Such a stunning property in a unique setting, off the beaten track with views over Lake Windermere. Ideally located for excursions. Immaculately appointed, very clean, comfortable, well-equipped property. We would not hesitate in coming back. Thank you for an incredible week!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed here previously over New Year and now this past week."

    The cottage is in a perfect location and very convenient for access to the centre of Bowness and surrounding areas, with plenty of lovely restaurants and bars. The views from the cottage are a real bonus being able to see the lake from the upstairs windows and garden. The layout of the property is ideal with separate areas to relax, the kitchen kitted out with everything we needed and a lovely dining area. Perfect if you have woofs, with great walks and a huge garden to run around in. Our only slight niggle was the noise from the building work taking place at the property next door, which didn’t affect us whilst we were inside the cottage, but would have definitely been a bigger problem for us during warmer weather if we had wanted to spend time sat in the garden. Overall, a lovely place and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Amazing cottage, it felt like home as it was very comfortable and cosy."

    The views are perfect and fudge loved running in the garden. There are great places to walk and to get food. Thank you!

    Steve, Tina, Beth & Fudge (the Dog)Jan 2024

  • "Loved Greenstyles, really clean, cosy and great location."

    Will be booking again for the summer!

    Reviewed by Shamir5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cottage was very well presented and equipped."

    It was well furnished and very clean and tidy. The area was very quiet and scenic. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    All we could have wanted. So cosy too with beautiful views. Wasn’t keen on the smell in the utility, as you walk in the front door. Not sure if it had been freshly painted. But smelt funny!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2023

  • "What an amazing cottage!"

    So beautiful and well situated, as well as comfortable and a home from home. Fantastic days out especially Aira Force Falls and Troutbeck - Ambleside, and The Brown Horse Pub is a must! Thank you.

    R & POct 2023

  • "Excellent cottage and very well designed and comfortable."

    No negatives!! Make sure you visit Aira Fall. Nearest to the river you will ever get.

    C & TOct 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful week and love the cottage with it's amazing garden & views."

    Enjoyed some walks from the doorstep including one with a stop off at The Brown Horse. Amazing food & service at The Boardwalk Bar & Grill in Bowness. The children enjoyed the walk and dip at Rydal and we found Honister Slate Mine & the Puzzling Place, a great way to pass a rainy day. Sad to be leaving & we hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property, we had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend staying here."

    The cottage is cosy and has everything you’ll need. It’s in a good location and has a great view and garden. We really enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage set in the heart of the Lake District, lovely garden."

    Unfortunately for us there is major building works going on next door making sitting outside during the day impossible. Cleanliness could be much improved and it lets this lovely cottage down. also there are no bin bags or other items one might expect to be available in the cottage. Lack of a welcome pack or anything to welcome visitors after a long journey just feels unwelcoming, a small detail but I feel that these things matter. Most rental properties provide a welcome pack so clearly it not only me that feels this is important.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are pleased that you liked our cottage. Obviously we are disappointed that on this occasion the cleanliness did not meet its usual high standards, as evidenced by our usual 100% scores, as this is an area that we take very seriously. Bin and food bin liners, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand soap, tea towels, hand towels (in addition to hand and bath towels for each guest), logs and firelighters (for two fires) are all made available for each stay and we will liaise with housekeeping as to why some of these items were missing on your stay. We have consciously decided not to provide a welcome pack of food/ drink items given the difficulty of catering for the preferences, dietary requirements and allergies of different guests. Also this is reflected in our prices which we have kept as reasonable as possible and not passed on energy and other increases. Sorry to hear that noise from the building work down the road impacted your enjoyment of the garden and we will pass this on to the owner of that property. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina3.8Jun 2023

  • "Perfect house in a lovely location."

    Can’t recommend it highly enough!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Greenstyles. We hope to welcome you again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location!"

    It was perfect for our stay in the Lakes, with plenty of space for our two adult sons to join us. The only thing extra we could have asked for was full-length hanging space, as we were in the Lakes for a wedding and had a dress and smart coats with us!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we are so pleased to see that you had a lovely stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Apr 2023

  • "Many, many years spent in The Lakes, always good to add another fab cottage to the list, thank you."

    Mr WMar 2023

  • "Perfect base for exploring this side of The Lake District."

    Lovely to come back to peace and tranquillity after the 'touristy' areas of Bowness & Windermere. We have been blessed with fine weather, allowing us to be out and about each day. Thank you.

    The Taylor PartyMar 2023

  • "Green styles is absolutely beautiful ,we had an amazing stay the cottage is very comfortable and has all the facilities that you need ."

    the location is perfect to the nearby town and the views from the cottage are stunning. the owners were super helpful with info and returning an item that we left. we would defiantly stay again and would not hesitate to recommend a beautiful stay thank you

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2022

  • "Greenstyles is a lovely property and we had a nice stay however: This is the first time we have ever arrived at a holiday cottage without any welcome tray (no welcome note, no milk in the fridge) - given what we paid, we found that surprising and unwelcoming."

    There was no wood for the wood burner despite it being included in the price. There were no dishwasher tablets. There was food left behind in the cupboard. There were no food caddy liners. Finally, and most importantly, shortly after arriving, we found out that the owners sometimes stay at the property with their dog. The property is advertised as pet-free so this is totally unacceptable without a warning on the website. We would NEVER have booked this property had we known. Perhaps someone from Lakelovers will phone us to discuss this?

    Thank you for your feedback; great that you enjoyed your stay and liked the cottage - and thanks for the 100% scores for cleanliness, comfort and facilities. We love to welcome people to the cottage (and hopefully provide a warm welcome in the note in our guest information folder) but have found that it is difficult to cater for all tastes (and allergies) by providing a welcome pack. We do however tend to leave some essentials in a cupboard - tea bags, sugar, condiments etc. Thank you for informing us that on this occasion, the changeover staff had not left any dishwasher tablets - this should not have happened and we have taken it up with them. Although not stated in the listing, our practice is to leave logs, kindling and firelighters sufficient for two fires, in the log basket in the sitting room. We do state in the listing that "the owners do stay at the property with their dog (please be mindful if you have a pet allergy)". Sorry you missed this. Unfortunately we don't take guest pets to ensure that the changeover cleaning staff can present the cottage each week to a very high standard of cleanliness (with the only trace of our dog's occasional visits being the sign on the gate!). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage."

    Perfectly positioned for a relaxing stay, so peaceful and lovely views of the surrounding countryside. One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and would have no hesitation recommending to others. Thank you, hope to return soon. Angela

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay. We are so pleased that you liked Greenstyles and enjoyed your time there and exploring surrounding areas. Hope you are able to return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage."

    It is perfectly situated for all our favourite walks and very well equipped too. One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.

    EdmundsOct 2022

  • "Beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and well equipped in a perfect location."

    Great views and an ideal location for visiting Bowness, Windermere and The Lakes generally. We enjoyed our stay here and would certainly return.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Greenstyles and the Lake District. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely week at Greenstyles."

    The house was tastefully decorated and the kitchen was very well equipped. We would of appreciated more than 1 tea towel for the week but it wasn’t the end of the world. The house is perfectly situated to explore all around the lake. The lake is only a short drive or a moderate walk away. The garden is just beautiful as are the views from the house. We were so lucky with the weather and made the most of the amazing outdoor space. The only thing we found irritating (which is not anything to do with the property) was the parking. You have to pay for parking everywhere you go which can be quite costly.

    Reviewed by Vikki4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Greenstyles."

    Fabulous cottage with great facilities in a fantastic location. Would absolutely stay again!

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning cottage, well appointed, tastefully furnished."

    We had fabulous weather so could have done with a brolly for the garden. Very much a home from home

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we are pleased to say that we have just added some new garden dining furniture which includes a brolly. We also have a swing seat to take in the view! Hope to see you back for a third visit some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was a beautiful property - really well finished and furnished and the views were breathtaking!"

    Cosy living room good for snuggling up in, spacious comfy bedrooms, and an amazing shower in the bathroom. My only criticism would be that the TV is not smart, and so we could not get Netflix or any streaming service on it. We couldn't find a HDMI cable or DVD player either, so we weren't really able to watch tv or films, which was a bit sad in the evenings. However, it did make us read our books and play more games, so if you don't mind unplugging it isn't a massive issue. Other than that the facilities and location were amazing, and we would definitely stay here again!

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback on our cottage and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We have taken onboard your comment re the TV and have just installed the latest Samsung Smart TV. This will give easy access to all the usual apps and streaming services including of course Netflix (for account holders). We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had the most amazing stay at Greenstyles."

    The cottage was perfect and so homely we all felt so sad leaving that we have already booked again for next year. The beds and sofa's are so comfy, the bathroom is lovely, it is so cosy and beautifully decorated it really is home from home. We didn't really get a chance to spend time in the huge garden but the views of the garden can be seen all around the cottage. Cannot wait to go back in Spring 2022! Mark and Kate Collins

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay!"

    The cottage was cosy and we loved the stay. Could do with a smart TV but other than that perfect. Would stay again.

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback after your recent stay at Greenstyles. Just to update you that the old 'Smart' TV and freesat box have now been replaced with the latest Samsung Smart TV which gives ready access to various streaming services and apps including of course Netflix (for account holders). We hope we can welcome you back to Greenstyles in the future. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely and in a perfect location, close to Bowness but isolated enough that it was really quiet throughout the day."

    It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and had everything we needed for a week's stay. The garden is beautiful and well kept, really enjoyed my morning coffee. Highly recommend this cottage as a good base for exploring the lakes and spending time with friends/family.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Greenstyles was the most perfect property and getaway, it was a real home from home that was spotlessly clean and exceeded expectation."

    It is beautifully decorated and the photos really don’t do it justice. It is quiet in a rural setting with amazing walks from the doorstep and yet only minutes from the shops and town. It is really well equipped with everything you need and even had sharp knives which from experience is rare in a rental property. If you are looking for a luxury Lake District getaway the. You really won’t find anything better, we can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2021

  • "Greenstyles is a lovely property in a wonderful setting."

    Very clean and well presented. The garden is amazing and the views are great. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous, you know you've lucked out when the bathroom is better than yours at home."

    Usually can't get our teenage boy in the shower at greenstyles we had trouble getting him out.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful, clean, well equipped with everything you would need in a very beautiful setting."

    Such stunning views wherever you travelled. My sister's & I had a brilliant holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Just fabulous in every way!"

    ! Our second visit!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2021

  • "We have had the most wonderful Christmas at Greenstyles."

    The house was perfect & had everything we needed to make Christmas fantastic. Very nicely presented, clean & the kitchen had everything we needed. We will defo be back, thank you.

    The Sands FamilyDec 2020

  • "We have had the most amazing holiday in such a wonderful home."

    We felt at home from the moment we stepped inside Greenstyles. Thank you for creating this wonderful ‘home from home’. We cannot wait to come in the summer to be able to enjoy your beautiful garden. Thanks for the best holiday. We are sure everyone will love staying here!

    Mr And Mrs CurtisOct 2020

  • "Thanks for making this such an enjoyable stay, fantastic cottage in a rural location."

    Views are amazing, we'll be back!

    Mr And Mrs BalaamSep 2020

  • "What a joy to wake up every morning in this fantastic house and see a beautiful view from every aspect, what a location!"

    Shall come again! Thank you!

    Claire ChillingworthSep 2020

  • "What a great house!"

    We have had a superb week here – enjoying the walking, the views and the excellent facilities at Greenstyles. Thank you so much for making it so clean and covid safe.

    Mike & Amanda YorwerthSep 2020

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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.


  • Three bedrooms.1 x super king size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin beds on request)
  • 1 x king size bedroom (zip/link, can be 2'6" twin beds on request)
  • 1 x single bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen and dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Utility Room.
  • Oil fired central heating with wood burning stove
  • Aga electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Off road parking for 2/3 cars
  • No smoking
  • One small dog accepted - Please note garden is not fully enclosed
  • Pub 1.6 miles
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Lake Windermere and Bowness Pier 2 miles
  • This property has Friday or Monday changeover days - bookings starting or finishing on other days may not be possible if this would prevent a changeover prior to the next stay.

The property

Nestled just on the outskirts of Bowness (yet set in rolling fields and fells), Greenstyles is a picture-perfect traditional Lakeland cottage full of charm, with great views of the fells and glimpses of Lake Windermere.

As you step into the cottage through the solid wooden front door, there’s a spacious hallway, with sitting room to the right and the light and bright kitchen/dining room to the left.

The well-equipped kitchen with top quality appliances has everything you need to cook up that hearty breakfast or celebration meal.

Walk through the arch into the dining room where you can all gather and relax, socialise and celebrate.

Light streams in through a wall of fell-view windows, where a glazed stable style door takes you to the outside space, ideal for mid-summer meals alfresco.

Across the hall is the sitting room with feature rustic beams and a wood burning stove.

Relax in the comfy sofas or window seats watching TV or reading.

Glazed double doors lead from here through into the garden room, with access to the large, mature garden.

A choice of sofas awaits you, perfect for afternoon tea or indeed just relaxing and reading the paper.

Windows on three sides provide views of the surrounding fields and fells.

On the ground floor is a good-sized utility room with washing machine and drier, iron and ironing board, and heated towel rail to enable you to dry any wet coats.

Upstairs are 3 pretty cottage bedrooms: super king size, King size (can be made into twins if needed) and single, all with views.

These rooms are complemented by a large, smart family bathroom with fabulous uninterrupted views of the lake and the fells, a double walk-in shower, vanity unit with twin basins and WC.

To the rear of the cottage is the fabulous, large garden with an extensive lawned area, mature trees and bushes; great for exploring and enjoying the views.

An area with garden furniture is a great place to have breakfast in the morning on a sunny day or indeed in the evening.

A must for those clear days not to mention a glass or two in the evening gazing at the stars. Greenstyles is in a quiet rural location, just 2 miles away from the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, the popular Lake District holiday location, nestling on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere and alive with all the boating activities of Bowness Bay.

Enjoy great shops, tempting cafes, excellent Lake District restaurants, cosy traditional pubs, contemporary bars or stroll to the pier to hop on a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - a lovely way to enjoy Lake Windermere at any time of year.

Family attractions in Bowness include the award-winning World of Beatrix Potter attraction - a favourite with the kids.

You'll also find mini golf and tennis near the lake shore, and Windermere Golf Club just a few minutes' drive out of the village.

There are a wide range of cafes and restaurants in Bowness, to suit all tastes and budgets, from top quality Fish & Chips to fine dining.

Bowness also has a mainstream cinema and the Old Laundry Theatre

This property has Friday or Monday changeover days - bookings starting or finishing on other days may not be possible if this would prevent a changeover prior to the next stay.

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, 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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