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Maple - Woodland Cottages

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 951729)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage."

    Perfect location and setting, worked brilliantly for our family group of 10. Very well equipped for all of us. Will definitely be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Ronald JamesApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday with our grown up children and partners."

    The cottage was beautiful and very spacious, the photos don't do it justice. We spent many happy hours in the hot tub. We walked down the hill to the marina for drinks in the bar which was about a 15 minute walk. Later on after a night out in Bowness, it was a quick taxi ride back to the cottage. We will definitely return, we loved it.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2022

  • "Excellent property with everything you need inside for the perfect family holiday."

    Staff onsite are pleasant and helpful. The hot tub was a hit with our grandson who enjoyed seeing the ducks and sheep walk by every day. Highly recommend for family gatherings.

    Reviewed by KathrynFeb 2022

  • "Amazing, came with family for my dads 60th birthday."

    Couldn’t of wished for more. The kids loved the hot tub and the log fire was amazing. Very clean and spacious. Will 100% return and be recommending. Thank you. Zoe.

    Reviewed by ZoeJan 2022

  • "The standard of facilities was expected but basic and clearly been used many times."

    The hot tub was the real bonus for us and possibly the one reason I would recommend The Oaks.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2021

  • "Everything was just exactly what we wanted."

    Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "Very good position although a little far to walk to Bowness or lake but it did not detract from the holiday."

    Useful to know we could visit the hotel for a drink or afternoon tea if we wanted which is walkable.

    Reviewed by CorinneSep 2021

  • "It was a lovely peaceful location away from the bustle of bowness and it was so ..."

    It was a lovely peaceful location away from the bustle of bowness and it was so pretty it was a bit of a walk up the hill back but at least it kept us fit There was plenty of open space for the children and they absolutely loved the hot tub

    Reviewed by SueAug 2021

  • "Really spacious cottage in generous quiet area and grounds."

    Idea outside space with hot tub and grassy area for the Children to play out safely.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "The house was perfect for our family holiday."

    It was spacious, the hot tub was very popular, the grounds were lovely and it is situated in a perfect location for children's activities.

    Reviewed by RosalindJul 2021

  • "We had an excellent stay at Maple Cottage our only drawback were the neighbours."

    The cottages are in wonderful surroundings, very peaceful and would be happy to return. Our only drawback were the neighbours.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, gorgeous house, lovely grounds."

    My only niggle is that there was no recycling bins or glass bottle bins

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2021

  • "We have had a great family break at this comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Our only real problem was the fact that there was only one small freezer to accommodate 10 people. We had ordered a food delivery online to arrive on our first day of stay and struggled to find enough space for freezing. Having said that, we managed to cope. We would recommend this cottage for large groups of people.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "From the moment of arrival to departure everything ran like clockwork."

    The kids loved the hot tub every night to wind down after exploring the beautiful villages we visited everyday. The facilities exceeded our expectations and the cleanliness was faultless. We will definitely use Sykes again as you seem to know exactly what you are doing to help people choose exactly what they want to suit all tastes and budgets.Thank you so much

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2020

  • "10 of us had a fabulous time in this lovely lodge."

    It was modern, clean and very well stocked with all the facilities and equipment needed. The location was perfect with beautiful scenery and a lovely walk to Bowness. On arrival we were greeted with local home made scones and brownies, such a lovely touch that we weren't expecting! We would definitely recommend and stay here again!

    Reviewed by KathrynMar 2020

  • "The house was very clean and spacious, hot tub and log burner were the real highlights."

    We had 5 adults and 3 children (10-14) and there was plenty of space for everyone. Beds were comfy and bathrooms plentiful.

    Reviewed by EricaDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great location."

    However we had problems with the cooker and the dishwasher- the cooker took hours to heat up and forever to cook anything!! and the dishwasher didnt work we had to wash everything by hand.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2019

  • "Good accommodation, Good location, Helpful staff, Great holiday."

    Reviewed by WynneJul 2019

  • "The holiday was fantastic, the location was brilliant, the cottage was perfect and the staff were lovely."

    We all had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and are looking at booking again for next year!

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage,catered for all our needs ( 10 of us )and larger than it looks!"

    beautiful location, could not fault it, will almost certainly return, had a new year to remember!

    Reviewed by FDec 2018

  • "Lovely stay!"

    Excellent facilities and loved the hot tub!

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, so relaxing and peaceful with the added bonus of spectacular views whilst using the hot tub."

    The property was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Just one tiny complaint which was a lack of cooking utensils ie spatula, serving spoons, large chopping board, when cooking for 10 people, otherwise 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday in the lakes."

    perfect cottage and perfect location. hope to come back

    Reviewed by StellaSep 2018

  • "The lodge was fantastic and mainly very well equipped to a high standard."

    Bedrooms / bathroom excellent. We really struggled with the cooking facilities to accommodate 8 people, definitely would have benefitted from more than one oven. The equipment however again fantastic, everything we needed. The hot-tub was really lovely but as it was raining would have been fantastic with a canapé. All in all we were very happy with everything, just a couple of minor things that would have been of benefit to my group.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2018

  • "Lovely property to share lovely times with friends and family"

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a good location within walking distance of Lake Windermere."

    The cottage had all the things you need for a self catering holiday and little extras such as a starter kit for the log burner and washing up pack, tea, coffee, Kendal Mint cake and fudge. We really enjoyed the use of the hot tub both in the morning and in the evening to relax with a glass of bubbly. If you don’t want to walk back up the hill to the cottage from the village taxis are really reasonably priced ranging from £3.50-£6.00 depending on how many passengers. We did the Brant Fell walk which was on a map in the cottage, it has lovely views and is OK for small children to do to. All in all this was a perfect family holiday and We would definitely book again!!!

    Reviewed by AmeliaAug 2018

  • "Wow!! What a beautiful cottage"

    . The house was equipped with everything we could need and was decorated beautifully. The views were amazing and the location to the town was perfect. We had a great time spend it with friends and would definitely recommend to others as well as booking again for ourselves. Thank you so very much

    Reviewed by EliseJul 2018

  • "Perfect accommodation for a group of well travelled, retired teachers."

    The owners had thought of everything we could possibly need. A thoroughly enjoyable self-catering experience which we will hope to repeat at a future date.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2018

  • "Our stay at the oaks was just brilliant."

    The cottage was just as described and the outdoor space and hot tub were a great addition. A great weekend and will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by EmilyJun 2018

  • "We had a week here in April, 2018."

    There were 9 adults and 1 baby, and we had an absolutely fabulous time! The hot tub was definitely a winner here! All of the rooms were nicely decorated and clean. The showers in all the bathrooms were fantastic, plenty hot and good flow. Parking for our 3 cars was easy, with two spaces just outside the house and another in an overflow car park only 50m away. Bowness itself was only a 20min walk, although some of the roads did not have a pavement. We had Chinese delivered one night (Monsoons) and another night we went into town to an Italian restaurant (Trattoria) Both were excellent. On another night, after visiting a few of the local hostelries, we got a taxi back for a very reasonable £6 (Pegasus) One small negative, the house was advertised as having a high chair, but we were advised that it didn't, so we took our own. However, on arriving, there was a high chair in the cupboard!

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "Maple cottage is lovely, spacious and as described in the listing."

    The hot tub was a great addition and enjoyed by all our family. We would definitely love to stay again sometime. A small gripe, the location of the cottage shown on the map on the website is not correct. It is about a 40 minute downhill walk into Bowness. Which was not a problem.

    Reviewed by EileenApr 2018

  • "Had a wonderful time at woodland cottages."

    A few small points for maple cottage Doors need oiled downstairs In one of the bedrooms and dining room there were cobwebs at the ceiling. It would have been useful to have a detailed map for walks in the vicinity .

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2018

  • "Had a fabulous time at this cottage had everything we needed for a weekend away ."

    Spotlessly clean , close enough to Bowness to walk there and cheap in a taxi back from a night out . Only thing I could suggest would be some information on local walks , there’s was some mention of one in the visitors file but no map present or information how to start walk . That aside had a fantastic weekend

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2018

  • "Cottage where fab and all instruction clear and concise hopefully visit again in the autumn."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2018

  • "The cottage is well furnished and comfortable and is in a good location."

    We had everything we needed to have a special weekend

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2017

  • "Absolute amazing lodge, everything was brand new and modern."

    Fantastic location and amazing service. Can't wait to book again!

    Reviewed by AidanSep 2017

  • "Jo, Martin and the rest of the team very helpful and friendly."

    If you needed anything they responded straight away. Will be going back.

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2017

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with soundbar, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel for stove on collection from on-site store
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair only available on request
  • Allocated off road parking for 2 cars, approx 30 yards away
  • Additional parking available at main car park approx 150 yards away
  • Undercover lockable bike rack
  • Decked area with furniture and hot tub
  • Use of communal on-site open fields and woodlands
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Note: Community library of books and games available free of charge at site office
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: For Christmas and New Year bookings only, the owner requires a Good Housekeeping bond of £200
  • Private boat available for hire with a skipper on lake Windermere, bookable with the owners at the site for an additional cost

The property

This outstanding Lakeland cottage is set amongst beautiful woodlands on a high promontory on the edge of Bowness-on-Windermere.

As you enter this hidden glade, the many delights of this Lakeland retreat will unfold, with mature trees, fir, bracken and glimpses of the local wildlife on display.

A great location in the very heart of the Lake District National Park to enjoy a break with family and friends, simply relax in the hot tub and take in the beautiful surroundings.

This well-equipped and welcoming cottage offers a well thought out layout, featuring a spacious sitting room with picture windows to take advantage of the far-reaching views, a large screen TV and for those cold wintry nights a cosy woodburning stove.

A modern, well-equipped kitchen with open plan dining area and an adjoining utility area provide all you need to enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends.

The ground floor also contains a bedroom with a king-size luxurious bed and a modern en-suite bathroom, a hallway and useful cloakroom.

Upstairs the cottage boasts a further four bedrooms, two with en-suites and a superb family bathroom with an inviting shower and bath for relaxing in.

From the ground floor living areas there is access to the fabulous decked area housing a luxurious hot tub, an ideal location to watch the sun dip below the trees and enjoy a well-deserved tipple.

Less than a mile away is the wonderful idiosyncratic and charming Windermere Golf Club, a most welcoming club.

A short walk takes guests down to the lake ferry where a short 'cruise' gives access to the far shores of Hawkshead, famous Coniston with the magnificent peaks of Wetherlam and the Old Man of Coniston to name but a few, as well as the magical Tarn Hows area.

All the facilities of Bowness-on-Windermere are a short drive or a longer walk from Maple Cottage and the not to be missed attractions include the hand-made chocolate shop and the wonderful walks along the Bowness promenade where the many cruise ships run down the lake to Ambleside.

Discover picturesque local walks along footpaths bordering the site, including the Dales Way which runs by the golf club and Crook and Staveley and for the more adventurous walks across to Cartmel Fell.

Further afield walk to Brant Fell which provides stunning views over Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells, including the Langdales and Crinkle Crags which are some of the most outstanding challenges in this wonderful area.

A delightful cottage in a beautiful area, ideal for family and friends to share those special moments experienced in this premier holiday destination.

Woodland Cottages

A group of seven cottages refurbished to a high standard and located just a mile away from the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere. Six acres of stunning woodland surround these delightful cottages, creating a little hideaway from the outside world, yet with easy access to the attractions and sights of the Lake District National Park. There are six five bedroom cottages and one four bedroom all offering flexible bedroom arrangements with some of the properties featuring zip/link beds. All the cottages have been thoughtfully refurbished with quality and comfort in mind. Open plan living areas create social hubs for spending time with your loved ones and the woodburning stoves create a homely atmosphere at all times of the year. Not only that but all Woodland Cottages come with a fantastic hot tub allowing you to soak up your surroundings in the most relaxing way! Just a short stroll down the road is the lakeside town of Bowness complete with a variety of bars, restaurants and quaint shops. Take a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake and admire the spectacular backdrop of the surrounding mountains. Golfers are in for a treat as the challenging Windermere Golf Club is next door to these cottages where the views are a perfect tonic for the odd wayward shot! The Lake District is of course renowned for walking and hiking and Woodland Cottages is ideally placed for exploring Brant Fell, Scafell Pike and the Crinkle Crags. There are routes to suit all abilities and views that will linger long in the memory. Whether you are up for an adventure or a relaxing getaway, Woodland Cottages is the perfect choice at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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

Cot and highchair only available on request.

Note: Check-in 5pm

Note: No stag/hen or similar

Note: Due to the rural nature of the surroundings and the proximity of the cottages to one another, Woodland Cottages operates a noise policy for the benefit of our visitors. Guests are required to vacate outside areas by 11pm each night and keep internal noise to a minimum in consideration of your neighbours.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas