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Nutkin Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything there that is needed close to everything"

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Jul 2024

  • "The accommodation is outstanding."

    It’s definitely a place we will book again when visiting the lakes. Close to everything, beautiful furniture and feel of the place, felt like home. Amazing!!!

    Thanks for your great review Alberto, really glad you enjoyed your stay. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alberto5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at Nutkin Cottage only negative was the mattress that was very uncomfortable due to the ribbed foam topper apart from that all good."

    Hi William, glad you had a great week. Sorry you didn't like the mattress topper. Have to say we love it and find it really comfy and we've had a lot people saying the same. But it's a matter or taste and it is easy to take it off if you don't like. Best Regards Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4Apr 2024

  • "A lovely house, just as described."

    Everything we could possibly need was available, including walking guides, books and games. The location was ideal for Bowness centre, close to the Co-Op, the Cinema and a really nice pizza place. We had a fab few days, thanks very much.

    Hi Lindsay, thanks for your feedback. So pleased you had a fab time. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2024

  • "A perfect, well kept cottage in a prime location for exploring the Lake Windermere area and beyond."

    Very comfortable and welcoming property with everything needed to enjoy a great family break. Would definitely look to return to Nutkin Cottage for future trips to the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location if you want to be in Bowness."

    The parking permit was a great help. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the shower was brilliant. We also loved having a real fire. We found the beds too soft.

    Reviewed by Kerri4.4Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage great location , no problems , been before and will be booking again ."

    Hi Lee, thanks for your feedback, really glad you enjoyed and come back any time. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a brilliant time."

    The cottage has everything you need and is in a perfect location. It was lovely and cosy and we would definitely stay again. Thank you so much x

    Hi Lynsey, really glad you had a great stay and thanks for your lovely feedback. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Had everything we needed. No problem parking with permit.

    Hi Rachel, thanks for your feedback. I hope you had a great stay. Thanks Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Cosy and homely. Nothing missing. No issues with parking nearby (thanks also to permit provided by cottage). During stay one item broke (curtain rail), rapid response and fix in <24hr. Can't fault it for anything. Would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Gabriele5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nutkin cottage really feels like home from home."

    It is very comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is very well equipped with high end appliances. The owners have obviously given a lot of thought to holiday cottage experience, providing so many little touches which made our stay even more perfect. The cottage is also perfectly placed for exploring this incredible area. Parking can be a little tricky at times but it wasn’t a huge problem for us. We really can’t recommend Nutkin cottage enough.

    Hi Deborah, thanks so much for your great feedback. Really glad you liked the cottage and had good stay. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage everything you need and in an excellent location"

    Hi Terence, thanks for your feedback. Glad you had a good time. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nutkin cottage was absolutely amazing ,far more than we expected."

    Perfect location ,parking was a huge bonus ,so clean.. love love would def return .

    Hi Lynda, thanks for your lovely feedback, really glad you liked the cottage and had a good time. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage everything you need,very central, when we come back back to the lakes will definitely stay again."

    Thanks for a great stay . Doug Sue Irene & dog Freddie

    Hi Douglas, thanks for your feedback and glad you liked the cottage and had a good stay. Keith and Suzanne (and dog Milo) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely little house."

    Clean comfortable. It would of been nice to have a radio in the dining Come 2nd living room. But overall a great house would definitely stay there again as it was in a great location.

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. We have now added a radio with bluetooth connection to spotify etc, so thanks for that feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent holiday in a wonderful cottage, extremely cosy and very convenient."

    Parking only an issue once, and we managed the local pay and display car park without issue on that occasion. We hope to return!

    Hi Catherine, Thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked the cottage and had a great holiday. Keith and Suzanne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely wee cottage, everything was thought of and we wanted for nothing."

    The bed are super comfy and parking was never an issue. So many shops, restaurants and bars right on the doorstep and about 10 minute walk to the pier for ferry.

    Hi Natalie, Thanks for your feedback. I hope you had a great stay. Keith and Suzanne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Just one small detail which did not affect our stay is the scaffolding at the front of the cottage which should have been removed as noted when we arrived was still up when we left. Everything else was perfect

    Hi Denise, Glad you liked the cottage and hope you had a great stay. Sorry about the scaffolding, we had new double glazed windows installed and despite all my efforts they didn't take the scaffolding down for a couple of weeks afterwards, all gone now i'm glad to say. Best wishes, Keith and Suzanne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Feb 2023

  • "Cottage was very cold would of been nice to have it warmed up on arrival."

    Apart from that couldn’t fault it .

    Hi Nicola, I'm sorry that the cottage was cold on arrival. This shouldn't happen as someone should come out prior to each guest arriving and check all is in order, put the heating and lights on. So i'm sorry that this didn't happen but will chase up and i hope you enjoyed your stay. Best Regards, Keith and Suzanne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Dec 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Only negative being that the two single beds in the smaller room were extremely uncomfortable, poor mattresses, hence the lower rating for overall comfort. The bed in the main room is extremely comfortable and an upgrade in the other room would make Nutkin Cottage perfect.

    Hi Derek, thanks for your feedback, i hope you had a good stay. Its been a little while since i slept on the single beds. I'm going to get those renewed next weekend in readiness for Christmas. Thanks Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek4.7Oct 2022

  • "Exactly as described."

    Nice terrace property on a quiet side street with resident parking (permit provided so no parking issues). Great location, in fact a perfect location. End of street is a Italian, chinese and Pizzaria, down the street a little further and you’re in heart of town. Property was very clean, comfortable, quiet (great sleep) and a very powerful shower above bath. Gas fire in front lounge and log burner in back dining room with a cosy two seater couch and high back chair (plus dining table). We had a nice afternoon in there with fire on, relaxing and playing games (lots of family games provided). Overall we had a great stay and I really could not fault it, perfect for a short break, self catering family/party of four. Thanks you

    Hi Graham, thanks for your feedback, really glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great place, very spacious and kitchen very well supplied."

    Garden was perfect for kids including a toddler as enclosed and flat.

    Hi Amy, Thanks for your feedback and hope you had a good stay. I've got a grandson who is 6 months old now so looking forward to him getting on his feet and spending time at the cottage. Thanks Keith and Suzanne Thankd Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Nutkin Cottage - well equipped and cosy with everything we needed."

    Beautifully decorated (we loved the nod to Beatrix Potter which was very thoughtful). Location was handy for the local area and parking was never a problem with a street parking permit provided. The Lake District is so beautiful and the cottage makes the ideal base for a week.

    Hi Devin, Thanks for your lovely feedback. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Devin5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely break."

    We really enjoyed the cottage and the location.

    Hi David, Really glad that you enjoyed the cottage and had a good break. Thanks, Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything you need"

    Hi Joan, Thanks for your feedback, i hope you had great stay. Thanks, Keith Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.1Apr 2022

  • "One of the nicest cottages I’ve stayed in."

    The cottage itself was well equipped, everything you would need was there. Comfortable bed, very hard to get out of. If it was my home I wouldn’t change a thing. The cottage is situated not far from the lake. Perfect in every way. Just be aware it gets busy at the weekend so parking outside might be difficult but there are lots of places just a short walk away. Thank you Keith and Family for a memorable stay.

    Thanks for your lovely comments Anne. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to getting there ourselves in a few weeks. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great property in a great location."

    Thanks for your great feedback Nicola. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our first time in bowness on Windermere and Nutkin cottage and can honestly say they both far exceeded expectations!"

    From the moment we walked through the door of the cottage into the first of two cosy snugs the cottage forced us to relax! It was simply perfect in every way! Every home comfort is there and the attention to detail, we didn’t have to go hunting to find anything in the cottage, everything was just where it should be. Super comfortable beds, bathroom was lovely with freestanding bath and an amazing shower! Kitchen had everything we could have needed or wanted. The most perfect of cottages, literally at the end of the small terrace is the Main Street but you would never know as the cottage was so quiet and peaceful. The perfect stay! Would highly recommend Nutkin Cotttage! We will be back

    Aw thanks for your lovely feedback Alison. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Bowness is a fab place and we love the cottage. Keith and Suzanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice little cottage clean and well presented."

    Only real criticism is lack of recycling bin - we took all ours home. Bed is a little on small size and not the most comfortable.

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Dec 2021

  • "Nutkin Cottage is home from home."

    It oozes character and provided a cosy stay for our family of 4 including our dog. It has everything you need in a perfect location. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a lovely 3 night stay."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and really warm. Great location. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage close to the centre of Bowness, with restaurants at the end of the road 50 yards away."

    In addition to the front room, the back (dining) room can also be used for relaxing with cosy armchairs by the wood burning stove. Nicely decorated and you'll have a lovely stay. You just have to be quick with the parking, which is by permit. You might have to park on a different road at first until you can snag a space on the right road.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Bit surprised the soap dispensers provided were empty."

    We bought more liquid soap and some other cleaning products, as there were empty bottles left in the bathroom. Apart from that and the occasionally troublesome parking space hunt, we were happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Sep 2021

  • "Great little cottage in the perfect location."

    Would certainly return here

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location…excellent cottage"

    Reviewed by Noel4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Beautifully decorated! Had everything we needed. Had a really lovely holiday and would stay again. However it was disappointing that there is no provided recycling at the cottage. Have to take it all up to the supermarket in windermere and they don't recycle tins/cans or glass so ended up taking a big bag of recycling home with us at the end of the holiday! Duvet and pillows on the bed not the comfiest. Otherwise all lovely.

    Reviewed by Katie4.4May 2021

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen.Gas range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Snug room with gas stove
  • Central heating with gas stove and woodburning stove
  • Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime, DVD player, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Travel Cot and Hi-Chair provided
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking
  • Rear enclosed yard with furniture
  • One well-behaved medium-sized dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles.

The property

A welcoming holiday base from which to embark on an adventure within the Lake District National Park, Nutkin Cottage can be found sitting at the centre of the desirable town of Bowness-on-Windermere, with all of its wonderful amenities and attractions just a short stroll away.

Resting on a row of charming terraced cottages, this beautiful base is wonderfully suited to couples or families of four seeking an idyllic position in Cumbria.

Park up at the roadside and step into the inviting snug, the impressive gas stove taking centre stage in the exposed stone inglenook.

Here you can enjoying unwinding in front of the Smart TV equipped with both Netflix and Amazon Prime for those relaxing evenings in.

Step into the living/dining room to find another impressive stove; light up some wood and gather around the dining table with one of the board games on offer, or snuggle up on the sofa with a good book in front of the warmth of the fire.

At the rear of the cottage is the stylish galley kitchen, hosting a range of contemporary appliances and an impressive range cooker.

It has all you need to prepare those family-favourite meals.

The rear yard makes a lovely spot to sit out and dine alfresco while your canine companion plays freely.

Also on the ground floor you can find a convenient utility room hosting both a washing machine and tumble dryer, while up on the first floor you can find your two well-presented resting spots, made up of a master double and a twin room, both with their own TVs, here you can find a good amount of storage space for all of your personal belongings accompanied by an eclectic interior combining countryside and coastal decor.

Prepare for your day within the family bathroom, choosing from a soak in the roll top bath or a refreshing shower, before heading out to explore the excitement of the local town.

Bowness-on-Windermere offers all you could need and more for a memorable self-catered stay; take a trip to one of the local shops to pick up some picnic essentials before sitting beside the scenic waters of Lake Windermere, or indulge in a hearty lunch on one of the many waterside eateries, taking your pick from pubs, cafés and restaurants catering to a variety of tastes.

Windermere offers a variety of watersporting opportunities too, the largest natural lake in both the Lake District and in England, there are plenty of places to soak up the beauty of its surrounding mountain peaks and villages whether on a boat trip or trying your hand at sailing.

Hire a boat from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to explore the surrounding areas of Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside sitting at the southern end of the lake where you will also find the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway!

Be sure to explore the nearby attractions of The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, the Windermere Jetty Museum and the scenic spot of Brant Fell Viewpoint, or venture out to explore the excitement of Kendal, Ambleside, Troutbeck and the surrounding National Trust wonders of Wray Castle, Hill Top and beyond.

In easy reach of so many fantastic attractions, Nutkin Cottage makes a truly exceptional holiday base at any time of the year.

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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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