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Harrison Stickle

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Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.7

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "A delightful property."

    The owners have thought of everything - including a lovely welcome pack. Everything is bright, clean, modern but with the added bonus of an open fire. The views are spectacular and the bus stop (one minute walk) means you can ditch the car and explore Ambleside, Grassmere and Keswick. A good, reasonably priced restaurant opposite bus stop. What more could you want? An outstanding property.

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, lovely fluffy towels and comfy beds and pillows, however we found that some of the facilities fell short of previous stays elsewhere, both in the UK and overseas."

    The lounge is quite big and yet the TV is very small (the ones in the bedrooms even smaller) with only the very basic programmes and the sofas are extremely uncomfortable with hard arms and cold leather. We were surprised that there was not a microwave, there was plenty of space for one. The beds, though wonderfully comfortable are very high, at 5’5” my legs did not touch the floor, not in itself a problem, but the bedside tables supplied are very small and you had to reach down to put on or get off anything off there which meant that a bedside lamp was impractical, in fact there were no bedside lamps, a great annoyance when getting cosy in bed to have a read before sleep to find that you have to get out of bed to turn off the wall lights which are too far from and to high from the beds. Moreover, should you need to get out of bed during the night, finding the wall light is extremely difficult in the pitch black, not forgetting that the bedrooms are at the back of the property facing wonderful but totally unlit views, fraught with problems there and a possible hazard. The blind in the en-suite had a broken “pull” string which I discovered had been knotted together when it came undone in my hand causing me to stand on a stool so that I could make what repair I could, also an instruction that the blind could be lowered from the top rather than raised from the bottom would have been useful as I’d never seen this before and it wasn’t until I noticed there was a “pull” string at both sides of the blind. As I first said, this is a lovely property which we feel for the price of a stay is let down by some of its facilities or lack of them. Parking is great, and we would stay again as overall we enjoyed our stay, atrocious weather notwithstanding.

    Reviewed by Janet And Mike4.4Dec 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage."

    It is extremely comfortable, and has wonderful views over Lake Windermere . The weather was not very good, which made it all the more important to stay in a cottage with high standards, and Harrison Stickle is such a cottage. We would highly recommend it, and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great property in a great location just a few minutes walk to the shops in bowness."

    The owner was doing her final checks when we got there lovely lady and the house was immaculate also the owners son came to sort the central heating out and when he had sorted the problem built us a fire till the heating got going so would like to thank him especially as it was a Sunday he came out. The house has beautiful views from upstairs and downstairs bedrooms plenty of parking. Thanks for a lovely holiday. PS thanks to Julia from lakelovers for dealing with our problem so quickly have been booking my holidays with lakelovers for many years and would recommend them to anyone kind regards Gary.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have been to many of your amazing Sykes holiday cottages over the last 3 years but this has to be our favourite!"

    !! WOW!!!! The view is absolutely spectacular!!! The location is perfect for being so close to Lake Windermere, the marina and for fantastic restaurants and shops which are within a 5 minute walking distance. The location is also great for exploring the Lake District as it is so central. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished/interior designed and so comfortable especially the king size bed!! We had a wonderful night's sleep everynight. It is extremely well equipped too! Short of nothing. We arrived and had a lovely welcome basket and beautiful hand picked flowers from the fabulous garden in every room. We will definitely be back to Harrison Stickle! Jane

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Hi, We have been to Harrison Stickle cottage before, in 2023, so knew what to expect, as we so enjoyed our previous stay, it is a lovely property, with a fantastic view."

    Unfortunately our 2024 stay was not so good:- 1 The general property and garden maintenance was not so good. 2 The gutters on the porch and roof at the front of the house were over flowing and pouring water over the steps on the porch. This meant on a couple of occasions, we got soaked just getting into the house. 3 There are no instructions (as far as we could see) for recycling. 4 The brown marks streaked down the front/porch area of the house suggest the leaking gutters have been like that for some time. 5 The gutter to the rear of the house overflowed, causing water to splash to the ground outside of the bedroom, all through the night! 6 The balcony was a bit of a mess, it looked dirty as the steelwork was covered in green mold and slippy! The owner warned us about the state of the balcony, she said it was rust. I cleaned a portion of the steel decking and that worked. All it needed was about 30mins with a power washer!!! that was very disappointing. 7 The door mat outside of the patio doors onto the balcony needs to be renewed, it had small plants growing out of it and it was pushed to one side. 8 The steel decking on the patio has a number of dips in its surface, causing water to seriously pool and that causes the green mold. A few drill holes would allow the water to drain away and the steel deck to dry out. 8 The wooden furniture was a bit of a mess, with paint flaking off the table and chairs. 9 The garden was very overgrown compared to last year. 10 The stonework/steps on the garden paths were crumbling/loose and displaced, making it a bit tricky and a bit dangerous for some! 11 There was no key (we were told that it was lost) to the secure bikeshed and the use of this bike storage is advertised in the brochure! 12 There was still no freezer, (we mentioned this last year) on the first day the owner mentioned that a small freezer would be set up, but that never happened. We never got any more feedback that week regarding the freezer. 13 There is very little storage for general food items in the kitchen. I hope this helps, kind regards, Mr A Garrett and party (26/8/2023)

    Reviewed by Anne2.8Aug 2023

  • "The property proved most satisfactory!"

    It is obvious that the owners went out of their way to make sure that any need is provided for. The cottage is located in a great place it is beautifully furnished and very cosy. Lakelovers proved to be unsatisfactory in their handling of our booking. Their statement "Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate early check in or late check out requests" is unacceptable since there are times when some flexibility is needed. A day before the end of my stay, I requested one hour delay in the checkout time. I received no reply

    Reviewed by Haia5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the house, it was extremely clean and beautifully furnished, and the bedding was so comfortable."

    We met the owner on arrival and she kindly brought us some local chutney and kendal mint cake. We couldn't figure out where to put the bins when leaving, so some info on that might be helpful for future guests. Also there was no lighter for the gas hob, but we found some matches by the fire. We absolutely loved sitting on the balcony and watching the sunset in the evenings. Peaceful home, fantastic location. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Lara4.7Jun 2023

  • "A real home from home with fantastic views."

    The house is so quiet, yet near all the amenities.Would love to come again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely weekend!"

    The house is so nice and well designed and had everything we needed. The view is amazing and despite it being very close to the centre of bowness it is so quiet! Sitting on the balcony looking over the field and the lake is relaxing pure. Just what we needed. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2023

  • "This is a fabulous property with amazing views."

    It is so peaceful but only a few minutes walk into Bowness. There is a bus stop right outside which we took to Grasmere. A lot of thought has been put into the interior of the property. There was everything you would need a real home from home. The beds were amazingly comfortable and the showers hot and powerful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property and would definately go back again.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2023

  • "Such lovely property in a great location."

    Ample free parking and only a 5 min walk into the very heart of Bowness on Windemere. We had a fab time, would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had the most fantastic few days in this property, the views from the main living area are fabulous and we were very lucky with the weather."

    It's very warm and comfortable with lots of storage and extras, everything you need for a holiday. It's within easy walking distance to Bowness with great restaurants and bars. We definitely recommend this and we look forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic property, would happily return."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second visit here , clean and well equipped."

    Very comfortable beds ,good location with great views.will look to stay here in future

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great location, close to lots of restaurants in both Bowness and Windermere."

    Very efficiently heated throughout given the outside temperature was around 9 degrees. Excellent open plan kitchen and living area on the first floor, only disappointment was that in such a good standard of self catering accommodation there was no microwave. King size beds in both bedrooms were extremely comfortable, luxurious quilts and pillows. Parking for 2 cars at the front door. Front elevation needs a lick of paint as it gives the wrong initial impression. A little bit of tidying up the balcony and back garden would have been worth investing however this was in late February so no real qualms. Access to the spa was a real bonus. Would certainly consider staying again.

    We are sorry you didn't find the microwave, but glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise, we hope to welcome you again, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Feb 2023

  • "This is a lovely property, bit bigger than we needed but so hard to find something nice for just 2 people."

    Easy access off the main road, so really easy to get to. Easy walking distance to shops, and probably only 20 minutes walk to Lakeside for the boats. Glorious views, and we spotted a nice little group of deer in the field below one morning. Nice comfy bed, and fab shower in ensuite. Open fire was fab, and told made the stay. Would happily go back.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, in this excellent property."

    So much so, that we have booked a week there next November.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Nov 2022

  • "Although the property is lovely with a great view very much as described, our holiday was left in ruins due to the building noise next door ."

    Fortunately we had a lovely weekend but were awoken at 8 am on Monday morning to really loud banging and then what sounded like heavy plant machinery breaking bedrock right next to the property which went on all morning until about 1 pm when we vacated the property as we couldn’t stand any more of it. The owner had dropped by on the Friday evening we arrived and apologised for the building works and drilling over which she had no control. We had no idea of the extent of this, it was intolerable and we understood from the owner it could last until 8pm. We had looked forward to a quiet and relaxing holiday but by lunchtime on Monday our heads were ringing. Lake lovers offered to relocate us and we spent hours driving around looking at properties we didn’t like which were either up steep hills on a busy corner with access issues or miles from where we wanted to stay. The area was very busy so I suppose all the nicer properties were already filled. We reluctantly gave up and went home. We had no prior warning of the building works and would have definitely cancelled and rearranged our holiday if we had known. I have noticed that a comment has been added to the listing now at the very bottom and wish it had been there when we booked or if at least we had been contacted with the option of rearranging even at the last minute. I guess it would be hard for the agency to give prior information on the extent of the works when the owner has no control over the building works or the noise but I would have liked to have been contacted beforehand and we could have rearranged and rebooked our holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely accommodation in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage which deserves a 5 star rating."

    We couldn’t fault our stay and had an enjoyable holiday with friends.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2022

  • "The only negative was the bath towels were a bit smaller than normal."

    Lovely welcoming owner. The view from the upstairs was to die for. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Third time we have story here."

    We are never disappointed. Great house great location

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our second trip to this property."

    Mostly we love the location. Close to the town and beautiful views. Our only disappointment this year was the pillows. On our last visit I appreciated the quality of the bedding however the pillows have become thin and in my opinion now need to be replaced. The house is very clean, adequately stocked and furnished. We also appreciated the gesture of vases fresh flowers from the garden.

    Dear Mrs Fleming Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week here , great view and location was great ."

    The property was very comfortable and well equipped, spotless clean . The beds were so comfortable we would definitely book here again .

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Harrison Stickle was perfect in every way, location, amenities, unmatched views."

    Hope to stay there again next time we are back in UK. We highly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "This property was ideally situated."

    Only about 10min walk from all amenities yet in the most peaceful spot with a view of Windermere and the most beautiful sunsets. The property itself had all the home comforts with nothing to fault although a bbq may be a nice addition.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at Harrison Stickle!"

    (6th-13th May 2022) Set back from the road and very peaceful, with fantastic views from the 1st floor balcony looking out to Lake Windermere. Great location between Bowness-on-Windermere and Windermere, both within easy walking distance. Lovely to meet our host too. We will be back! Many Thanks Dean & Tamara

    This is so lovely. Thank you. I am glad you have enjoyed some spring sunshine and I hope you had a very safe journey back to Guildford. It was lovely Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0May 2022

  • "An amazing view from a very comfortable and stylish house."

    A very convenient location . Little touches such as luxury soaps , an Easter gift and good quality coffee were greatly appreciated . We will definitely be back again !

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely stay at a well equipped place with the most beautiful view."

    Lovely comfy beds, nice and warm with an open fire. The owner was helpful and accommodating when we had additional requests. The only thing I felt was missing was an information pack on how to use the TV, heating, wifi etc etc - this might have been useful to help us settle in.

    Reviewed by Freya4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable overall, warm and very well equipped."

    The reason for the lower comfort rating is because we both found the sofas uncomfortable. The beds were very comfortable. The views over to Harrison Stickle were a real bonus. it is an incredibly quiet location, but very convenient to get around by bus as the bus stop is at the end of the entrance lane. We had a really enjoyable stay. The only surprising thing was that there were no cleaning cloths provided.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Feb 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay at Harrison Stickle."

    Excellent views. We will be booking a return visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Courtney3.8Feb 2022

  • "We had hoped the house had been upgraded since our last visit, especially as your listing states it has a log burner!"

    However there is still the coal fire in situ. The TV size is a joke - we have larger desk top monitors. We have had less abrasive sandpaper than the towels made available to us. The sofas need replacing - they are incredibly uncomfortable. Replacing cushion covers is not particularly reinvesting in the property. We have stayed here several times over the past 4 years but can honestly say the standard of accommodation has slipped during this time.

    Reviewed by Judi2.8Dec 2021

  • "The property is in a good position with a distant view of the lake and it is very easy to walk into town."

    The general facilities within the property are perfectly fine, it would be so easy to make this a top notch property but assume the owners aren't interested. We found the upstairs living accommodation to be cold and extremely dark, even after re-siting lamps etc we still weren't able to comfortably read and cooking was also difficult. It is not possible to change the heating timer so you are stuck with when the owner feels you need the heating, unfortunately this didn't coincide with when we wanted the heating on! I am sure the problems with heating and light are not issues during the warmer, summer months, there are windows to three sides of the living area so it is probably lovely in the summer. The towels are embarrassing for a property to leave out, I wouldn't even send those we were supplied with to the dogs home. The plates and glasses were odds and ends and barely sufficient for four people. Together with the lack of welcome note of any kind we were made to feel like unwelcome, untrusted guests. Shame as this could be such a lovely place with hardly any effort.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Dec 2021

  • "Harrison Stickle is an ideal location as your are in the town but feel you are in the country as its so quiet - the view is amazing."

    High praise for your cleaners as Harrison Stickle was lovely and warm when we arrived and absolutely spotless

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2021

  • "Disappointed that the underfloor heating in the en-suite bathroom and bedroom couldn’t be resolved, also that the shower unit in the second bathroom had a drainage problem which was reported but unresolved."

    We couldn’t use it because of flooding. Lighting inadequate in the main living areas. We also felt that every day needed items were not supplied e.g. baking and roasting trays.. No safety mat in the showers ,soap dish would be useful. These issues apart, the property is very well situated very spacious and has outstanding views.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic view from lounge, very clean property, good access to the main areas of Bowness and Windemere."

    lounge seating not very comfortable, could have done with another chair and a small set of drawers in the main bedroom. All in all a very good holiday experience.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2021

  • "We found Harrison Stickle the perfect place to stay."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were delighted with the property."

    It was in an excellent location with fabulous views. We found it clean and airy. Bed was comfortable and bedding was of good quality.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7May 2021

  • "Location was good The layout of property good to maximise the view The ..."

    Location was good The layout of property good to maximise the view The panoramic view exceeded our expectations it was wonderful

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2021

  • "There was no cutlery otherwise a wonderful break."

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.7Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful holiday let ."

    In a tranquil area with beautiful views over lake Windermere . The house and garden were of a very high standard and catered for everything and more . Harrison stickle is well recommended.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2021

  • "The view over the Lake and the comfortable house."

    The location was quiet yet all services of the city were nearby. The house was beautifully furnished with very comfortable beds. We also loved the beautiful garden

    Mrs De HartJun 2019

  • "Beautiful views from the property, peaceful location but within easy walking distance of pubs and restaurants."

    Mrs ChestersMay 2019

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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.

Summary

  • Ground floor bedrooms and living accommodation to the first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and seating area.
  • Gas central heating, with underfloor heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent with first fire’s coal provided
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, bike shed
  • Lawned garden and balcony with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere 10 mins walk
  • Note: Bike shed available if required, please ask when booking
  • Children accepted aged 9 years and above.

The property

Located just a minutes’ walk from the centre of Bowness and Lake Windermere is this wonderful former coach house overlooking the lake and fells beyond. Now a luxury retreat with lots of charm and character with a mix of vintage and modern and the living areas located on the first floor to make the most of the Lakeland view.

This high-quality accommodation is ideal for two couples or friends looking for a central base in the Lakes. On the ground floor are two king-size double bedrooms to relax after a day exploring the local attractions, with the master bedroom also boasting an en-suite shower room.

The main bathroom is also located downstairs.

When entering the first floor you will be welcomed into an open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with gorgeous views and open fire to enjoy in the cooler months.

Access the spacious balcony through the French doors from the sitting area, a lovely place to dine al fresco on a summers evening.

The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for rustling up a delicious meal to eat at the solid oak breakfast bar.

Stroll to the lake shore to hire a boat or take a cruise to Lakeside or Ambleside.

After exploring via water, return to Bowness and try one of the many bars and eateries on offer, you will certainly be spoilt for choice.

Visit Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts House just 6 minutes’ drive away.

This impressive property is set in a stunning position overlooking Lake Windermere and hosts a range of interesting exhibitions all year round.

Perfectly located for discovering all that the central Lakes has to offer, Harrison Stickle is an ideal spot for a break at any time of year.

Free access to Choices Leisure Club, Windermere

Please note: Sept 2022 there are building works being carried out at a nearby property which are unfortunately out of our control. There may be noise throughout the different stages of work. We are unsure when the work will finish. Please call for up to date information

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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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