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Miss Potters Loft

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972577)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Good central location with parking."

    Offering easy access to all local facilities. The loft is compact and the 2nd bedroom really small as is the bathroom. Despite warnings the cooker hood is a hazard to your head and needs to be moved! That said the loft offers reasonable accommodation for a short stay .

    Reviewed by GordonAug 2021

  • "Everything was fabulous, very clean, comfortable, well equipped and super close to all attractions."

    The only criticism we have, and I hope this is seen as constructive, is the late check-in time. We would of preferred an earlier time so we could have enjoyed a bit more of our first day.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable flat, very well equipped and has the bonus of parking in the middle of town."

    However, we were very shocked the first night at how very noisy it was with the bedroom window open at night. The main road is right outside the window and the sound of cars and motorbikes revving up the hill outside the window was awful, together with noisy people and sirens. Okay with windows shut but this would be no good in very hot weather. While the flat was very nice and convenient, we were disappointed at how noisy it was.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2021

  • "Lovely apartment right in the centre of Bowness with the added bonus of parking."

    Nice decor and fully equipped kitchen, also lovely views down to the Lake, would definitely recommend this for a stay in the Lakes

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "A very well appointed Loft, floor was very dusty especially under the table and chairs and the cookerhood was very dusty too."

    Dining table chairs quite badly stained, apart from these minor issues we had a comfortable week.

    Many thanks for taking the time to feedback on your stay at Miss Potters Loft. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you again for letting us know about the issues you experienced, I am pleased to confirm that we are have now replaced the chairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GwenythSep 2020

  • "Excellent, high quality and very comfortable apartment right in the middle of Bowness."

    Fully equipped for a short break.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Fantastic location with the benefit of off road parking."

    Nice pleasant accommodation and comfortable bed. The TV didn’t work when we got there but after a call to Sykes, then a call back from the very nice owners it was repaired the next day. Used iplayer and dvd for the evening that tv wasn’t working. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "We spent a lovely few days in Miss Potters Loft which is in an excellent location in the centre of Bowness."

    The apartment itself was fantastic with everything we could possibly have needed for a comfortable stay. It was lovely and cosy to come back to after a day spent walking or shopping, and we felt really at home there. We would highly recommend Miss Potters Loft and we certainly hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2019

  • "Lovely loft, was nervous when looking at the slightly shabby exterior but inside it was gorgeous."

    .ideal location, absolutely perfect. Comfy bed, plenty of wardrobe space. Kitchen and cooking utensils all included. Nice bathroom. Warm flat, turned radiator off in bedroom as a bit too warm at night. Plenty of information available.

    Reviewed by MandyNov 2019

  • "The apartment is amazing , the location couldn't be better."

    We had an amazing week, and will be booking again next year.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "Great central location for exploring the town of bowness and the rest of the lakes."

    The flat had everything we needed, we cooked a couple of meals in and didn't need anything extra apart from the food. On a couple of especially rainy evenings we stayed in and there was plenty for us to do, including the board games, the Nintendo Wii and the smart tv so we could login to our Netflix. Just like a home from home.

    Reviewed by JimAug 2019

  • "The flat was wonderful and more spacious than expected."

    It was ideally located and filled our requirements exactly. Just a few minor comments that might help other visitors: 1. Please note that the Co-op referenced in the directions was the second that we passed. 2. I may have missed it in the guidance but the entry stairs might be a difficult for elderly visitors. 3. Warning that the entrance to the parking is narrow and not obviously a road might help. 4. Clarification that the flat entrance is at the front of the shops and on the main road would also help 5. The bathroom sink was taking it's time to empty. I think there is a blockage. 6. I left a phone charger plugged in to one of the bedrooms. I'd like it back please. I'll pay the postage but be aware that a replacement will be less than £10 from Amazon.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have revised our directions. Thank you for bringing our attention to the problem regarding the sink, this issue resolved straight away upon your departure. We will have a look for the charger, and be in touch in due course. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday, easy to book, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by KarlApr 2019

  • "A great little flat, with decent facilities, in a great location close to all the shops and restaurants in bowness."

    We have stayed a lot in bowness and at many places some which charge a lot more, and this has to be one of the best places for value for money, all in all a great find, we will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2018

  • "We have had the most fantastic weekend at miss potters loft!"

    We holdiday regularly and have very high standards and I wasn’t sure what to expect from a loft apartment above a shop! But my goodness it was one of the loveliest places we have ever stayed! It was spotless, it had every thing we needed, it was in a perfect location and it felt so cosy and I honestly didn’t want to leave! Me and my husband said we would buy it at the drop of a hat if it ever went up for sale! Lots of bars restaurants and shops on our doorstep we were spoilt for choice! 10 out of 10 holiday

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2018

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped accommodation."

    Very central to Windermere and all it had to offer. Plenty of choice for places to eat out. Stunning scenery and lovely walks. Only down side, a little noisy at night from people eating pubs.

    Reviewed by GillAug 2018

  • "Great location ."

    Comfy bed. Parking a benefit.

    Reviewed by MoiraJul 2018

  • "The flat had most of the things needed."

    Unfortunately it did not have a fan. We stayed during a heat wave and it was extremely hot in the flat. With all the windows open the road noise and general street noise was really loud and we struggled to get a good nights sleep. Overall however the flat was perfectly placed to get to all the attractions and was well furnished. The upside of being right on the road was that it was easy to drive to neighbouring towns. The flat was also in easy walking distance of a number of cafes,restaurants and bars as well as the waterfront.

    Reviewed by NasreenJun 2018

  • "This is a lovely little flat ideally situated for shops pubs etc."

    It was bright and airy. Fantastic location for leaving the car and exploring the area, either by walking or taking the boat trips across the lakes.

    Reviewed by Andrew & CaroleApr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king size double (zip-link can be a twin on request, please request this at least 14 days prior to arrival) 1 x double room
  • Bathroom with shower over designer bath, WC and basin
  • Open plan living and dining area with kitchen, with Juliette balcony.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave and fridge
  • WIFI, Smart TV, DAB digital radio, CD, DVD, Nintendo Wii
  • Fuel and power rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off road parking for 1 car
  • Juliette balcony
  • Shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep
  • No Smoking
  • Note: Max 4 adults
  • Note: Children to be supervised on the Juliette balcony
  • Note: 14 Days notice required for zip-link twin bed configuration
  • Sorry this property does not accept children under 12 years old
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Please Note: From 10th January 2022 until 4th February 2022 off-road parking is not available due to works at the rear of the property

The property

This gorgeous first floor apartment is located right in the centre of Bowness on Windermere, above the World of Beatrix Potter Exhibition. With beautiful beamed ceilings, a Juliette balcony and amazing views over Lake Windermere, this modern first floor apartment is perfect for a cosy couple's romantic break. The open plan lounge with kitchen/diner has amazing exposed beams in a high ceiling, with wooden floors, lighting to suit your mood, comfortable real leather sofas and that lovely Juliette balcony.

You'll also find a TV, DVD player, and a Nintendo Wii for entertainment if the weather is bad.

There's a polished wood look breakfast bar and the stunning modern kitchen, with its pretty red units has an oven and a halogen hob, with all you need to create a romantic dinner.

The master bedroom with its super-king sized zip-link bed is light and airy, with its sloping ceiling and more beams; the second double room is pretty and comfortable.

A luxury bathroom completes the apartment, with its incredible view across the lake and a designer bath, with a shower above it. While there is no outside space, you are right in the heart of Bowness, with so much to see and do on the doorstep, that a garden is something you won’t miss. Bowness has all the bars and restaurants you could want, and a whole host of attractions to explore.

If you're a Beatrix Potter fan, you couldn't be better located than being directly above the World of Beatrix Potter Exhibition.

If films are your thing, you can enjoy the cinema at Bowness, or The Old Laundry Theatre for something different, and with a variety of eateries, you're sure to find plenty you like.

Lake Windermere is a short hop away for lake cruises to explore the local area, water sports, beautiful hikes, or take the steam train to Haverthwaite. Explore a little further at Ambleside for more Beatrix Potter at the Gallery and Wray Castle, visit Windermere village or venture to Grasmere for more beautiful views and walks.

And you're not too far away from Keswick and Kendal for more days out and other attractions, such as Kendal Castle, Sizergh Castle and Hawkshead Brewery. For a romantic break away with plenty to see and do, plus some truly stunning views, Miss Potter's Loft is a beautiful place to stay at any time of year. Sorry this property is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

Please Note: From 10th January 2022 until 4th February 2022 off-road parking is not available due to road works at the rear of the property.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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

Please Note: From 10th January 2022 until 4th February 2022 off-road parking is not available due to road at the rear of the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas