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High Moor Cottage

(Ref. 929973)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and very cosy."

    5 minute walk to shops. Loved our stay here :)

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our second year at the cottage."

    We were delighted that the cooker had been replaced, however there were a few maintenance issues that need to be addressed. 1. Ceiling above the bath needs attention were there was some water damage. 2. Overall decoration needs upgrading. 3. Living room carpets could do with cleaning or replacing. But none of this stopped us from having a wonderful time together on the Lakes.

    Hi Janet, Thank you so much for your valued feedback. Please accept my apologies for the maintenance issues you noted. Just to say the cottage was decorated throughout in January during the winter break. The bathroom damage unfortunately is a water ingress issue that we believe is from the chimney. We have struggled due to the weather to get it fixed, but have it booked in with a roofer for next month (weather permitting) for re leading and a new chimney cement top, so are hoping this will fix it. We have replaced the wood shed and damaged fence panel , and have a new bike storage shed , and new garden furniture on order , as it has been a hard year with so much rain and everything has weathered considerably this year. I'm really glad you still had a lovely time though and hope to see you again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.4Dec 2023

  • "Great cottage which made us feel at home from the moment we walked through the door."

    Owner was very helpful.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback its very much appreciated :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very impressed with the cottage, it was a good base to get about, all amenities were in place and very comfortable."

    Thank you so much for your feedback its very much appreciated :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Nov 2023

  • "Such a lovely clean and well equipped cottage."

    The tea,coffee, milk and wine were much appreciated.The beds were comfortable and we had a lovely few days.You could hear the owls at night which was brilliant. Plenty of games for us to play with the grandchildren in the evening. This is around the 7th + time booking with Sykes and every holiday cottage has been amazing in its own right.

    Thank you so much for your feedback its very much appreciated :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved our stay brilliant location."

    Only fault was the garden furniture was very old and falling apart plus the garden area very unkept the weather was hot so would have been nice to spend more time in the garden .

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we were happy with the location."

    The amenities in the cottage were great, having a washing machine and dishwasher was a huge bonus for a family of 4. The beds were extra comfy with luxurious bedding and we all enjoyed the selection of boxed games. We’ll definitely return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Aug 2023

  • "We stayed at Highmoor Cottage for a week and had a fantastic time."

    A perfect place to stay as a base for touring the lakes. It is a lovely traditional style cottage, with all the amenities you could need for a holiday. Very comfortable beds, large bath and 2 showers with great pressure. It is located a short walk from Bowness and the lake. It was spotlessly clean on arrival and access was easy from the key safe. Parking was ample right outside up a gravel driveway. We would not hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Jul 2023

  • "The property itself caters for your every need, it is like being home from home."

    The cleanliness is good and beds were extremely comfortable. The location is ideal, walking distance to lake, bars and restaurants. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location and very well equipped."

    Loved the little sun room. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in a lovely position and close to town of Bowness."

    The bedrooms and beds were very comfortable. However there were a few items missing which would have improved our stay, eg only 1 oven glove, no bath mat or slip mat in shower room, only 1 loo roll, shortage of cutlery for 4 people, kitchen cooker very old and kitchen layout difficult for 2 people, only 2 outside cushions for bench, no folding garden chairs, greenery & foliage outside kitchen overgrown & inhibiting views. The DVD didn’t work, we phoned the owner who promised a new one the following day, which didn’t arrive. The wiring and plug system for TV/sockets etc is very inadequate and outdated. The information file needs updating re TV and recycling info. Considering the cost of this cottage, which is not cheap, I feel we did not get value for money on the above points. Ros Beckett

    Reviewed by Roslyn4.1May 2023

  • "Excellent location."

    Cottage very clean and comfortable. Everything catered for.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage in a very good position for Bowness and all its amenities."

    Well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "We so enjoyed our stay at HIGH MOORE COTTAGE."

    Great position, views, and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Warrick5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location for Bowness on Windermere"

    Reviewed by Gareth4.1Mar 2023

  • "Overall the cottage provide all that we needed and represented good value for money."

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and it is in a very convenient position."

    We had problems with the central heating, it kept turning off and we kept having to click the up arrow to get it to click on again. I think it would be a good idea to tackle some of the weeds growing around the house to make a more attractive area outside and along the drive. We missed the turning into the drive on our arrival as we were looking out for a blue craft shop sign which was mentioned as being opposite. It might be better to omit that instruction!

    Thank you so much for your feedback its very much appreciated. My appologies re the heating, this is on an app and it has'nt indiacted to us it had a problem but I will look into it immediately. Re the difficultlty finding us, these are the directions I personally send out to my guests prior to their stay with no mention of a blue sign: NB. When you are driving to the cottage; Travelling from Bowness-on-Windermere on the A592. Drive through Bowness passing the passenger ferry pier area, keeping the lake on your right. Continue on the main road around the bend and past the Burnside Hotel, then the Lingwood Lodge Hotel. At the top of the small hill your sat nav may direct you to turn left into Ferney Green Road, please ignore this instruction and continue on the main road (A592) for another few yards down the hill. If you look up, you will see High Moor Cottage immediately in front of you on the left in an elevated position above a grey slate wall. Access is directly from the main road (A592) via its own drive. There are red and black refuse bins at the bottom of the drive. If you pass Glebe Road on your right you have just missed us. Please call me on ...............if you have any problems finding the cottage or at any point during your stay if you have a problem. There used to be a blue sign for a craft shop but was removed years ago and replaced with a High Moor sign so I am presuming Sykes may still refer to it so I will get their information updated. My appologies about the weeds this is being addressed but due to ill heath my gardeners visit has been problermatic but should have been done sooner. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2022

  • "Second time staying here."

    We had a fantastic week away. Would recommend and return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely old cottage with lots of character."

    Parking for up to three cars. Excellent location only a short stroll from the piers of Bowness on Windermere. Lots of shops, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. We had a great stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay we've stayed twice now an will look to stay again defo."

    Brilliant location.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property in a good location."

    Well stocked with everything we needed for a young family.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0May 2022

  • "The property is a lovely little cottage with ample."

    parking. Easy walking distance to lake ,restaurants and shops. Beds very comfortable and bedding was good, got a great nights sleep. Quaint cinema with very friendly staff locally. Would definitely stay again if visiting this part of Lake District.

    Reviewed by Pearl4.4May 2022

  • "Location to shops and Lake was fantastic."

    All the things you need for a comfortable stay. Owner was responsive and helpful.

    Thank you for your review of your recent stay at High Moor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us as guest feedback is our best tool to continually improve the service we provide for our guests to have the best experience we can provide. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed and close to Bowness."

    Even a lake view from the bedroom.

    Reviewed by M3.8Mar 2022

  • "Property lovely and in a great position, to Bowness, as just a short walk in."

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Mar 2022

  • "Back for our annual girls trip!"

    We've been visiting this cottage for the past 7 years, excluding last year of course! So great to be back, the cottage is fabulous with all the amenities you'll need. Can't wait for next year!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2022

  • "All good, great location, cosy and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely, homely property."

    Perfect location for access to boat, ferry and bus travel or just to explore the local area. Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Dec 2021

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

    Great location for exploring the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 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 Vicki4.1Sep 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 Catherine5.0Aug 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 Christopher5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable."

    In a fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jul 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 Pauline5.0May 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 Sandra4.7Apr 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 Konstantinos5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cozy, comfortable place."

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

    Reviewed by Binoy5.0Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Aug 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 Kain5.0Jul 2020

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

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 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 Sian5.0Feb 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 Deborah5.0Feb 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 Charlotte4.4Dec 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 Natalie5.0Aug 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 Kain5.0May 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 Philip3.8May 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 Laura5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very cosy a real home from home."

    Most likely to book again. T h a nk you

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 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 Deborah5.0Feb 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 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 Julie5.0Nov 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 Heather5.0Nov 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing, well equipped."

    Perfect location. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2018

  • "The accommodation was really clean and tidy well presented parking no ..."

    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 Dave5.0Jun 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 Ann5.0May 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 Susan5.0Mar 2018

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

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 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 Debbie3.1Feb 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 Deborah5.0Feb 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 Louise4.8Dec 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 Mary5.0Sep 2017

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


    Reviewed by Jing5.0Jul 2017

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

    The booking process has been very easy.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Dec 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 Victoria5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double bed with adjoining sun room and Juliet balcony, 1king size zip and link bed which can be made into two singles 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

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

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, 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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