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High Moor Cottage

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 929973)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, less than a 10 minute walk from Bowness."

    Great location for exploring the Lake District.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "Nice cottage in a superb location, Well equipped for everyday use, the welcome drink tray and bottle of wine were an added extra."

    Reviewed by VickiSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, kitchen has plenty crockery, cutlery etc."

    Good parking and outside space. Only downside is road noise if you sleep with window open. Shutting windows solves this as good double glazing. Great communication with Vicki the owner. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "We had a great week away."

    The Cottage was fantastic, well equipped and a great location for exploring the area being so close to Bowness and the attractions. Hope to stay again in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    In a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2021

  • "High Moor cottages was perfect."

    Location excellent. The cottage was very clean and had everything you needed and more. Would definitely recommend this cottage and will be returning.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "Apart from being comfy and cosy we couldn't ask for more."

    After taking a number of items with us that wasn't listed, we arrived to find everything was there plus more. I will highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2021

  • "This was a perfect cottage for a family of 4."

    Clean, cosy, in a good location for exploring lake Windermere. We all enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by KonstantinosOct 2020

  • "Cozy, comfortable place."

    Placed very close to all the amenities and the lake. Enjoyed our weeks break very much

    Reviewed by BinoyOct 2020

  • "The cottage was everything we asked for and the location was perfect, luckily the weather was a bonus"

    Reviewed by EveAug 2020

  • "This was our second stay at this beautiful cottage and certainly won't be our last!"

    lovely owners, nothing too much trouble. Lovely and quiet area but just a short walk away from Bowness centre and all amenities. 10/10 for this property

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "Excellent location, super cottage very attractive ,immaculately clean, very well appointed would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2020

  • "Fab half term away in a lovely cosy cottage but big enough to give the 4 of us some space."

    Great location allowed us to walk into Bowness-on-Windermere but also easy access to the rest of the Lakes. The cottage was just as described, loved being able to light the fire. Owners answered any questions quickly very helpfully. Would recommend this cottage to anyone (as long as they’re ok with stairs!)

    Reviewed by SianFeb 2020

  • "Another fabulously relaxing weekend away with friends."

    The cottage is cosy, clean and well stocked. The wood burner makes it all the more relaxing to sit with wine and chat! A 5 minute walk to Bowness makes it the ideal location.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2020

  • "We enjoyed the cottage over the Christmas week, staying there with our son."

    The cottage is very conveniently located for easy walking into town for a meal or down to the lakeside for a stroll. The bedrooms were smaller than we had imagined them to be from the photos, but the beds were comfortable. Very thoughtful touches by the owner made this stay special such as a lovely bottle of wine a mince pies as a welcome pack. Everything you needed for the kitchen in the way of utensils, drying up and washing up clothes, lovely folded towels on the beds, logs left to light the log burner, rubbish sacks already placed in the bin. It was lovely to unpack on a cold winter night after a long drive and just settle in with all the essentials ready provided. The owner, Vicki, was very attentive and took the trouble to ensure we were arrived safely and had everything we needed. Very thoughtful. Would highly recommend this cottage as great base for a stay in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2019

  • "Brilliant base for a break in the lakes."

    Really well positioned for popping into Bowness and ability to part is always a bonus. House has everything you need and is exceptionally well looked after

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2019

  • "We weren't sure what to expect but were delighted with the quality of the cottage and the beautiful surrounding areas."

    We all had a fabulous week, helped along by the weather. The cottage was fully equipped with everything we could have needed plus more. Thank you to our host who made us very welcome with a welcome gift and info pack. We would definitely return to High Moor cottage again.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "The only reason I rated cleanliness lower was due the fact that both bedrooms has massive cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, especially above the beds."

    I removed prior to sleeping.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2019

  • "The location of the cottage is absolutely fantastic and everything was as advertised on your website."

    The owner was incredibly helpful and we really appreciated the early and late check out times we were offered. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2019

  • "Very cosy a real home from home."

    Most likely to book again. T h a nk you

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2019

  • "My friends and I stay at High Moor Cottage every February as a post Christmas girls break."

    The owner and Sykes are extremely helpful and friendly. The cottage is just a perfect little gem! It is cosy, clean and with all the facilities you could need including 2 modern bathrooms. With a 5 minute walk to the centre it is ideally located. We just love it and can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2019

  • "Good location as you can walk into Bowness."

    Cottage good for 4 adults. Owners very helpful when we made contact.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2018

  • "We expected a Sykes cottage to be clean and well-maintained and were not disappointed."

    The booking process and all subsequent communication was quick and easy (refreshing in this day and age). The cottage perfectly matched its description. It was cosy and extremely well equipped. It's location couldn't have been much better - it was a lovely 5 minute walk into town. It was adjacent to a busy road but up a steep drive, which led to experiencing no noise (unless the windows were left open at the front) and excellent views across to the fells - you could only see the road if you looked down out of certain windows so very much felt that you were in a rural location. We knew from the cost that it wasn't going to be "high end", which was reflected in things that didn't matter to us - a few imperfections with flooring, beading and the odd piece of furniture. Thank you to Sykes and the owners. We had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2018

  • "The cottage is very cosy, comfortable and so peaceful with just a short walk into the town ."

    It was so lovely to come back to the cottage after a long autumn walk , light the fire and shut the world out. I would highly recommend this cottage - excellent value for money!

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing, well equipped."

    Perfect location. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well equipped. Very good cleanliness. Spacious parking. Ten minute walk into centre of bowness.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2018

  • "The accommodation was really clean and tidy well presented ..."

    The accommodation was really clean and tidy well presented parking no problem Good lactation 7_8 minute walk to all attractions Would have no hesitation in staying at this property again really enjoyed stay

    Reviewed by DaveJun 2018

  • "Felt really at home in this cottage, elevated above the road with very pleasant views."

    Road noise was not very intrusive, only heard a little from outside the cottage, two outdoor seating areas to take advantage of the sun, we were very fortunate to have lovely warm sunny weather. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Another plus is the short walk to the lake in Bowness & also frequency of the open topped buses, did not use our car all week. Would not hesitate to book High Moor Cottage in future.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2018

  • "We found the site of the cottage was excellent."

    At the perimeter of the village which meant that we had peace and quiet but five minute walk to the heart of all the hustle and bustle. It also meant the car was on a driveway and we didn't have to go looking for a car space whenever we came back from sightseeing. The cottage itself was furbished for a home and not just as a holiday rental. Everything you needed was there and much more. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone else.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a perfect location for this time of year."

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2018

  • "The property was in a really fab location and if it had been cleaned to a much higher standard then it would have been the perfect holiday home."

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2018

  • "Myself and my friends have booked this cottage many years in a row now for a post-Christmas break and relax."

    The cottage is cosy, beautifully maintained and perfectly located, catering for your every need. Everything is thought of from a bottle of washing up liquid with a pack of cleaning cloths to the wood and kindling ready to light the wood burning stove. We love this cottage! Will definitely be back again soon.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2018

  • "The location was brilliant, the communication from the owner was great."

    The cottage is very well looked after and was so well equipped We wish we could have stayed a few more days but we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in ideal location to explore the Lake District."

    Short walk into Bowness-on-Windermere which has a number of shops and attractions.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2017

  • "Very cosy cottage, would book again in the future!"


    Reviewed by JingJul 2017

  • "Property was very clean, well equipped and in a great location."

    The booking process has been very easy.

    Reviewed by PatriciaDec 2016

  • "We loved the cottage and Sykes made the whole booking process very simple with excellent details about how to get there and accessing the key etc."

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2016

  • "High Moore cottage is a lovely place to stay for a relaxing break and is a credit to the owners."

    While enjoying a quiet location just outside bowness centre it is just a short walk to Bowness Pier where lake cruises are available all through the day. This is a great area for walking or if you fancy it there are plenty of good pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2016

  • "The property was comfortable and close to the centre of town."

    Plenty to see and do in surrounding area

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2016

  • "Loved it all, the cottage was amazing."

    We chose to eat in every night as the cooking facilities were so great, as was the barbecue and outside seating.

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely location."

    It was very clean and warm. Highly recommended, we will come back again.

    Reviewed by RaymondMar 2016

  • "A great location and a fantastic cottage, a home from home."

    Reviewed by ChantelleJan 2016

  • "The location was excellent and the cottage was just perfect"

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2015

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The property

A cosy semi-detached cottage, superbly located within a short walking distance of Bowness-on-Windermere and minutes from Lake Windermere.

Comfortably appointed throughout, this cottage is ideal for families or friends who wish to enjoy time together in this beautiful part of the Lake District.

The cottage has two bedrooms, with the master bedroom having the benefit of an adjoining sun room with French windows and a Juliet balcony giving distant views of the Lake District Fells rising above Lake Windermere.

The cosy sitting room has original beams and a lovely woodburning stove.

Outside is a front gravelled area for parking, and a patio, so no matter the time of day, you can sit with a refreshing drink as you plan your day's activities in the Lakes, plus bustling Bowness is just a short walk away.

The Glebe, an area of open parkland incorporating pitch-and-putt golf, tennis courts, an indoor children's play centre (with entrance charge), and the quayside for lake cruises, are just 7 minutes' walk away, from where you can enjoy stunning views across Lake Windermere to the Lake District Fells.

You can also hire row boats or embark on the steamer and travel up the lake to Brockhole, the National Park Visitor Centre, and enjoy the adventure playground and treetop course, along with some lovely gardens.

Bowness has a great mix of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, and some lovely specialist shops selling delicious chocolates and cakes.

Visitors can also take the car ferry, just two minutes' by car from this cottage, across Lake Windermere to the pretty Lakeland village of Hawkshead and Grizedale Forest.

Grizedale Forest has a host of beautiful walks and cycle ways.

This delightful cottage has a host of attractions and activities available nearby, and can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £100


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bed with adjoining sun room and Juliet balcony, 1king size bed (can be separated into 2 x single beds on request )
  • Bathroom with corner bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with electric shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Sitting room with dining area and wood burning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio with picnic bench and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 8 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere 7 mins walk
  • Note: Stairs have a slight curve and may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Some road noise may be audible outside the property
  • Note: If you would like the twin room made into a double, please contact the owner at least 10 days prior to your arrival
  • Note: Check-in 4pm. Please note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £100

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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