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Howe Top

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


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Great holiday property!"

    Very spacious, lovely bathrooms and plenty seating which was especially great for us as we like to dine in. A real bonus were the extra towels and bathrobes provided for the hot tub! Will def consider booking again!

    Reviewed by Aron5.0Aug 2023

  • "Property was extremely clean and well presented."

    Communication from property owner before our stay was excellent

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house inside , very spacious to accommodate 10 people, however it was short of outdoor space , veranda very small ,due to hot tub , no garden as such to relax in ."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Jun 2023

  • "The standard of accommodation was excellent."

    All 5 double bedrooms were lovely, some had en suite. The outside area with hot tub was fab with great views. We used the hot tub every night, great to relax after a long walk. The kitchen was large but strangely not much worktop space or much cupboard space for our food. No room to plate up 10 meals unless you used to big table. Also slimline dishwasher wasn't large enough for 10 place settings. Appreciated having 2 ovens and microwave. Induction hob was tricky to use but we got the hang of it eventually. Nice big TVs for rainy evenings. Sofa in living area would seat 8 at a push. Dining area was large with lovely views. Utility room with great appliances meant we could wash our hiking stuff mid week. Bathrooms and showers were high spec too. Would have been great to have a boot/shoe storage area for our walking boots and bench in the hall to sit on whilst putting boots on etc Also more storage for our walking stuff, coats, wet suits etc in the utility/cloakroom area. But these were just minor things. In general the overall design and layout of the house was auperb. Would definitely go back but some aspects were not big enough for 10. Would also need an electric car charging point next time. Good location within walking distance of centre, pubs and restaurants, the lake etc, and some walks you could go on direct from the house. Be aware most places on Bowness stop serving food really early and booking in more popular places is essential. We had a lovely relaxing week with the family, lots to do, lovely setting and very comfortable and stylish house

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "An amazing property with the most stunning views"

    Many thanks for your review of Howe top and your appreciation of the wonderful views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2023

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be a twin on request) with en-suite bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x second-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • central heating
  • Electric double oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine chiller, 6 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Balcony with hot tub and outdoor furniture
  • Enclosed rear garden with gravelled area, summer house and secured bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: there is a minimum stay of 5 nights on bookings made between 22nd December 2023 and 5th January 2024.

The property

Set in a prominent position in the town of Bowness-on-Windermere, Howe Top is a spectacular holiday home, sure to add a touch of luxury to any self-catering stay.

Renovated to a high standard, this arresting Lakeland cottage is perfectly suited to a family or group of ten, no matter the occasion!

Open up the front door and be welcomed into this bright and airy abode, leaving your coats and shoes by the door as you cross the stunning herringbone floor to the attractive open-plan living space, where you can relax on the sumptuous grey sofa whilst watching all of your favourite shows on the Smart TV. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee whilst snuggled up in one of the rustic wood armchairs with a captivating novel, or take to the gorgeous white kitchen as you impress your guests with your culinary talents.

Gather at the dining table, cracking open a bottle of bubbly whilst toasting to a good time ahead.

Open up the patio doors and continue the festivities out on the balcony with a relaxing dip in the hot tub, before watching as the sun sets on another glorious day in the Lake District.

Head indoors to the fabulous ground-floor bedroom, home to a beautiful super-king-size bed and sophisticated en-suite bathroom with a striking bath and separate walk-in shower.

Three further super-king-size bedrooms can be found resting on the first floor, one of which benefits from an en-suite bathroom, whilst a fifth super-king-size bedroom boasting an en-suite showers and views across the fells sits a few steps away on the third floor.

Completing the interior of the property, you will find both a contemporary bathroom and a spacious bathroom with chic wall-to-floor tiling, allowing guests to choose how to best prepare for the day ahead.

Kick-start your days with a warm cup of coffee out in the rear garden, before grabbing your walking boots and waterproofs ahead of an exciting expedition hiking through the countryside.

Climb the heights of Wansfell Pike and Black Fell Peak, or stroll through the incredible woodlands of White Moss Walks and spot the magnificent cascading waters of Stock Ghyll Force.

Visit the ancient remains of Ambleside Roman Fort and the popular Brockhole on Windermere, or spend the afternoon out on the waters with a tranquil river cruise or exciting kayak experience.

Explore the Neo Gothic fortress of Wray Castle, now owned by the National Trust, before continuing along the west shore to the National Trust owned Hill Top or Claife Viewing Station.

Admire awe-inspiring views from Brant Fell Viewpoint, or visit the town of Ulverston for a scenic train journey on Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.

Spend the day in the town of Kendal and discover Kendal Castle, the Lakeland Museum and Paddy Lane Viewpoint.

Take a tour of The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Rydal Cave, and grab dinner and drinks in some of the finest restaurants the town has to offer. Make the most of quality time with loved ones on an escape to Howe Top.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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