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Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 934814)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We all enjoyed our week at Kempton, a very comfortable, clean and well equipped house."

    We would recommend and would stay there again if we visit the area again. We did have a problem but it was solved immediately by a phone call with Georgie, fantastic service! The house is very convenient for Bowness, just a short walk for the shops and places to eat which was great as parking during a bank holiday weekend could be difficult. Lots of lovely places to visit in the area, Ambleside, Wray Castle, Tarn Hows and lots more.

    Thanks Allison for taking the time to review Kempton, we are so glad you had a great week exploring and enjoyed the house. We hope to see you return in the future. Hope the toothbrushes arrived safely! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AllisonApr 2022

  • "The property was very clean and well maintained."

    It was like home from home and would recommend stay there

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review Kempton we really appreciate it and are so glad you had an enjoyable week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cosy little home in a great location right in the middle of Windermere and Bowness."

    It has all of the facilities you could possibly need. We were a party of 4 adults and 1 dog, the location was great for walking him as well as going out for food/drinks/exploring etc. The homeowners were absolutely brilliant too, ensuring we had everything we needed and our security deposit was returned straight away on returning from holiday. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a super review, we are really glad you had a great week and we really look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely weekend at the Kempton."

    Location superb , facilities great , would definitely return out of season as excellent value for money end of Feb .

    We are really glad you had a nice weekend and also a lovely sunny one. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "Lovely house with parking and spotlessly clean."

    Nice and warm during the stormy weather and great having all rooms with en-suite facilities. Some decor dated but if you don't mind this it's a good holiday house with a view of the Langdale hills across Lake Windermere. Very comfy sofas! Owners have excellent communication if you ask them a question and a package of treats including wine was a lovely welcome for us. Great location for heading south to the aquarium, the local cinema was good and just a few minutes walk down the road, and not far to drive to Ambleside, Grasmere, Elterwater etc.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review and it was to nice to meet you all on the morning of check out. We are so pleased you had a good family week. We were just a little confused by one of your comments as each January Kempton is fully redecorated, always in neutral colours apart from the dining room with good quality & modern furnishings, so hopefully our images & reviews reflect this. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherFeb 2022

  • "A really lovely stay in a really lovely property."

    Very clean and comfortable and close to everything you could need. 5 stars from the Mrs and I. We will be back for sure.

    Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking time to leave your review, its is very much appreciated and we are so glad you had a nice stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarethNov 2021

  • "Ideal property for three couples,very well equipped, very centrally located but with excellent private parking for three cars."

    Owners very attentive and brought an issue reported by the previous guests to our attention and corrected it immediately. Very much enjoyed our stay.

    We are really pleased you had an enjoyable week; thank you so much for taking time to leave a review, its is very much appreciated.We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlistairOct 2021

  • "Nice welcome gift from hosts."

    Very central for Bowness. Lovely bathroom. Every need catered for.

    Reviewed by MarciaSep 2021

  • "One of the nicest houses we have stayed in."

    It was clean and well equipt. Central to widermere and bowness. We will definately becoming back

    We are delighted you had a nice week at Kempton. Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We really hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2021

  • "The Kempton accommodation was ideally situated to explore the beautiful surrounding areas."

    It was really like home from home very comfortable inside and the outside area was a real bonus for my family and dogs. We have just returned from a fabulous break.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect."

    Plenty of space and close to local amenities.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Brilliant communication by host."

    Accommodation perfectly stocked and equipped. Lovely welcome pack. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2021

  • "Fabulous house, great location ."

    The house is situated between Windermere and Bowness and all the facilities they have to offer. A lovely welcome pack was waiting for us on arrival. Nice sunny bbq area to rear of the property. Great to have parking for three cars. Any problems we had were sorted out quickly.,

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable week in this well appointed house which was a few minutes walk to the local shops and the lake."

    Many boat trips can be booked just up the road. The situation is very convenient with ample off road parking. Having 3 bedrooms all with ensuites was ideal for privacy and comfort. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed. It was very quiet and we totally relaxed all week. The owner communicated with helpful check in details/Covid requirements so we had no worries. We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely clean house to others.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Great location, very short walk to amenities and lake Windermere."

    Good spacious living room and comfortable furniture, also separate dining area which was ideal as lockdown restrictions meant only outdoor eating for restaurants so had breakfast in (kitchen equipment and cutlery all good standard). Bedrooms all decent size and all with en-suite, 1 en-suite also had huge bath which was great to relax in. Good communication with owner for checking in & out etc. Would recommend and will likely stay again.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "Feather cushions on settee - I am allergic to feathers so ill after 7 days."

    Hardly any channels on TV - probably needs tuning. House itself OK but smaller kitchen than expected by photos.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It is unfortunate that you did not contact us during your weeks stay or mention this when we met, as we could have easily offered to give you some alternative cushions for the sofa; obviously we are unable to help if we are unaware of any issues. The TV in the lounge has Freeview for the terrestrial channels which I think is not the same across all regions so perhaps it was different to what you have at home. However, we do provide many DVDs which we hope you found and the TV is a SMART TV so Apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime etc can be accessed including iPlayer etc. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CathleenApr 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Kempton Cottage."

    Communication from start to finish was excellent. The property itself is in an very good location, close to amenities and the centre of Bowness. There is also a lovely view of the lake out of the lounge window. All 3 bedrooms have their own bathroom which comes in very handy when there are 5 of you trying to get ready at the same time. The property has everything that you need and more. Everything was spotlessly clean and tidy. The beds are very comfy too. Cannot wait to book again for another trip. 100% can recommend x

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2020

  • "Brilliant holiday home, especially for a family of 6 as we all had our own bathroom and plenty of room upstairs to spread out."

    Excellent location as just a 5-10 min stroll to all the main attractions. The house has everything you need for a great trip, there was even tea and coffee and we really appreciated the little hamper of biscuits and wine and even some lovely doggy biscuits that went down a treat. Georgie was an excellent host, nothing seemed too much trouble. The kettle wasn’t working and she was there first thing in the morning with a new one! Would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by StaceySep 2020

  • "Kempton is perfectly located for exploring both Bowness and the wider Lake District."

    A home away from home, excellently equipped and spotlessly prepared and Georgie was always available at the eend of a phone if we needed anything. The "upside-down" layout is perfect for making the most of the location , even if the infamous Lake District weather did its best to try to obscure the view of the lake and surrounding areas. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2020

  • "House was in a great location and provided us with a great base for exploring the surrounding area."

    Had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by GailJul 2020

  • "Lovely house with everything supplied, We found two of the en-suite bathrooms a little cramped."

    All in all a lovely house with all the facilities of Bowness within easy waking distance

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2020

  • "The house was well-furnished, warm and comfortable as a base during the cold, wet conditions of 'Storm Dennis' in Feb 2020."

    The owner provided excellent information prior to our stay and maintained effective communications. Cooking facilities are good and there are plenty of thoughtful touches throughout the house - including local information, maps, guidebooks and a selection of CDs, DVDs and board games. The en-suites for each bedroom made life easy. The house provides easy access to the village for shopping and eating out, and is a great location from which to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2020

  • "High standards, well equipped."

    Comfortable, the 3ensuite bedrooms were ideal. Good location, only a short walk from shops etc. Good parking

    Reviewed by BrendaDec 2019

  • "Four of us stayed over Christmas 2019 four days."

    It was the most relaxing and chilled four days of my life. We cooked Xmas and Boxing Day dinner in the well equipped kitchen. Plenty of utensils and pans etc. Very comfy lounge area and beds. Good communications with the host too. Cottage was decorated for Xmas with tree etc. Five mins walk from lake Windamere so ideal location. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AdrianDec 2019

  • "Property is ideally situated between Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere lots to do and great walks for dogs."

    Property has nice views of the mountains and lake from lounge and kitchen, Lots of rooms and very comfortable beds all on suite. We had a great time

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at this beautiful cottage."

    A lot of thought has gone in to providing many things you need on arrival, such as tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, cooking oil, salt, pepper, washing up liquid, washing powder, bottle of wine, cleaning materials etc. There is everything you will need in the kitchen, everything easy to operate, the cottage very comfortable, fast WiFi and plenty of information available for sightseeing. The location is unbeatable, so close to the town with everything on your doorstep and in easy striking distance of the touristy places that are a must see. We were very lucky with the weather having really only lost one day to the weather, the rest of the week was mostly dry, plenty of sun and mild. The booking process and arrival process was easy, and the owner Georgeene contactable if required. Thank you once again, a fantastic week and we were sorry we had to leave.

    Reviewed by TimOct 2019

  • "We were disappointed with the view of the lake."

    It appears the trees may have grown up and the view is not like the information supplied. It seemed to us it was meant for young families but as elderly visitors ( and this is not a complaint) we should have appreciated one or two little alterations such as a grab rail in the shower.

    "Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review and also for the nice email you sent to us, we are glad you had an enjoyable week. Many thanks for your feedback. As a point of clarification as we were a little confused by the comment regarding grab rails; the master bathroom does have both a grab rail and a seat in the large walk in shower and the large corner bath also has a grab rail, these are possibly just visible on our images". Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter JohnJul 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, extremely comfortable and all the facilities necessary to make the holiday enjoyable."

    We had typical Lake District weather,wet and windy, but knew we had a warm and comfortable place to go back to in the evening

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019

  • "Kempton was a lovely house in the centre of Bowness close to everything we needed and wanted."

    The kitchen had everything we needed to cook. Would definitely recommend it and if we were to return to Bowness would book it again. The beds were comfy and we slept well.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2019

  • "My family and I plus our Golden Retriever had a superb christmas at the Kemptons!"

    The house is fully equipped! Everything works well! Everything is within reach. The host is adorable and communicative! They left us a wine and a card plus a fully decorated house which was lovely! The organisation is excellent and professional from A to Z. The surroundings are amazing! We especially enjoyed a stroll around Windermere, Coniston, Buttermere etc! We are hoping to be back during summer!!

    Reviewed by KarlaDec 2018

  • "Cottage was easy reach to walk to town centre, it was very homely, owner left ..."

    Cottage was easy reach to walk to town centre, it was very homely, owner left welcome milk and biscuits which was very welcome great holiday

    Reviewed by MeganDec 2018

  • "Five of us visited for a long week end."

    The standard of the house was excellent, extremely clean with everything you need to make your stay feel like home.Lovely view of the lake. Little extras which we didn't expect to have such as milk, ice cubes, a bottle of wine, tea, coffee and sugar were a nice touch. The owners were very accommodating, informing us that we could actually check in a little earlier than normal and also upon departure as our train was late in the afternoon allowed us to store our luggage at the house. The house is well located for easy access walking down into Bowness, plenty of local amenities only a few minutes walk away. Would totally recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2018

  • "Great hosts, answered all our questions in a timely fashion and very helpful on the local area."

    As soon as we saw the kitchen we felt at home as they provided a slow cooker to use. We usually have to buy one and leave it at the property. The large bathroom was spectacular as we're used to a small one at home. The owners left a bottle of wine and a welcome note. We were so impressed with the place and them, that we left them a bottle of wine and chocolates!

    Reviewed by AlexandraMay 2018

  • "Lovely position for visiting around the area."

    Very helpful owners . Would definitely go again

    Reviewed by KrystynaMay 2018

  • "Great location."

    Good quality accommodation.good time had by all the party

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Following our booking with Sykes, Georgeene from the cottage kept me updated several times on the run up to our holiday."

    On arrival, entry to the cottage was easy. There was a box of chocolates, bottle of wine, litre of milk and a Christmas card waiting for us, which was much appreciated. There was a lovely Christmas tree and decorations to add to the Christmas spirit. Great location, minutes to the centre of Bowness, warm, comfortable, lots of information available for trips out etc, books, reading material, games, a bogey box, large TV on the wall, big fridge/freezer, well laid out functional kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and parking for 3 cars and wifi with a download speed of over 40 MB (wish I had that at home!). Of course, there is always room for improvement and some has been previously documented by other guests, but this hasn't affected how I rate this place. A lot of though has gone into this cottage so a big thank you, and yes, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by TimDec 2017

  • "No, any problems we had the owner dealt with immediately."

    Excellent service.

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2017

  • "The property is in need of some updates."

    The plumbing especially. Could really benefit from combi boiler as if shower in use couldn’t use kitchen water. Otherwise it was very nice. Location is perfect.

    Reviewed by LoraineOct 2017

  • "Booking through Sykes Cottages was quick and easy."

    Nicki sorted my questions out quickly and made the booking very speedy. The cottage is clean, had everything you needed and in a fab location. A couple of minutes walk and you are into the main town. Plenty of things to do and places to eat.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2017

  • "Fabulous accommodation in a great location for an easy walk to the village and lake."

    Helpful and responsive owners too.

    Reviewed by MalNov 2016

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  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite corner bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor dining room with sitting area and Juliet balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in is 4pm, Check out 9.30am
  • Note: Holiday start dates must be a Friday or Monday
  • However, on occasion the owner will accept a different start day depending on bookings so please contact us to discuss if you have an alternative day in mind
  • Note: This property requires a refundable good housekeeping bond of £150

The property

A beautifully-presented semi-detached cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria.

This lovely cottage is ideal for families and friends wishing to explore this stunning area within the Lake District National Park.

This upside down cottage has been designed to...

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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

Note: Check-in is 4pm/ Check out 9.30am.
Note: Holiday start dates must be either Friday or Monday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter