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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Property is lovely and furnished well - bed comfy and we slept well."

    Sitting on the edge of the bed is a bit hard as think the mattress is sunken, but not a big deal. Appreciated the fan with it being so warm. We did have issues with the fridge - would not get cold and we had to buy ice for all our stuff. Owner has said when she went in after us it was cool and she was monitoring it. But it wasn't cold for our stay and if you were putting a lot of shopping in, I would just be careful. Owner has offered part refund but we are yet to receive this. House was clean overall but kitchen could use a deep clean in my opinion - hob and fan in particular. Property is in lovely location - 5 min walk to Windermere and lots of shops and places to eat. Property comes with parking pass for a car park opposite - it does get full and we managed to get lucky thankfully with being able to park. Did struggle slightly finding property (maybe just us!) but we'd suggest in the key collection info just stating what shop the property is located above - as it says it is down a lane and was more like a back street. Just a tad confusing in our opinion, but we did find after a few mins. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and was gutted to leave.

    Reviewed by Amber3.1May 2024

  • "A perfect home from home, a perfect location."

    Perfect home in a perfect location. Gorgeous views, opposite the bus stop, few mins walk into Bowness, Felt safe being a solo female traveller. Spacious, warm, clean, everything you need (except no facility for frozen food, not a problem) The bed was so comfy, honestly wanted to bring it home! Small issue of bathroom light going and maintenance were on it straightaway. Can't wait to return! Big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful little holiday stay."

    Perfect for 2 and had everything we needed. Great location. Just perfect for the week we had.

    Reviewed by Thomas3.8Feb 2024

  • "Compact and comfortable."

    Lovely airy front room - I just loved sitting in the bay window watching the world go by and the rain fall (quite a lot!) Kitchen a tad small but usable.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Nov 2023

  • "Great position easy access"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped and clean little flat."

    Great central location if you’re looking to be close to all the bars, restaurants and shops etc that Bowness has to offer. It’s just a 5 or 10 minute walk down to the lake and there’s a bus stop just over the road if you’re heading to Windermere, Ambleside or Grasmere. The cinema is also just over the road. We didn’t use the parking permit as we found an on street parking space a few streets up which was just as close as the short stay car park. WiFi worked well too. Only complaint was the 9am check out time on departure which is earlier than most of the other places we stay and meant an early rise on our last day. Would definitely be happy to return though.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Oct 2023

  • "A very good apartment in an excellent location,with the advantage of a 24/7 parking permit for the area."

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "A little maintenance is needed and a better clean of the bathroom."

    The bathroom sink taps drip constantly. There were hairs on the wall above the bath and much dust and muck under the sink. How anyone could miss that I have no idea! The shower was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.1Jul 2023

  • "This was a perfect base for a couples break."

    The flat was lovely and clean, and the kitchen had everything we needed. Location was fantastic, close to lots of nice restaurants and within easy reach of beautiful walking spots. Our only small bits of feedback are that there was only one wine glass, and the en suite bathroom door was very difficult to close. Would definitely recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2023

  • "This property is in a prime location and although a little cramped in the bedroom and bathroom and quite noisy from the flat above when trying to sleep, it made a great base for a short stay and was amazing value for money, exceeding our expectations."

    The parking permit was a bonus and we had a great stay - thank you!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2023

  • "Clean property."

    Well placed in Bowness for shopping and even getting to the lake. Cinema almost directly across the road. Compact apartment as can be expected due to it being in the town. Property might be more of a challenge for older ones or any with infirmities due to the number of steps to enter the property. And once inside to reach the flat door. The bed being against the wall on one side made getting in and out an exercise of itself if the bed is shared. The mattress being sunken into a wooden frame a little unexpected if use to mattress coming to the end of bed. Having said this the front room was spacious and quite comfortable. Flat was warm. Good to have a full length bath and no problem with getting hot water. Although there is a permit that allows you to park almost across the road, it is not a long stay car park which is about half a mile away. Ironically though if you check the web for 'streets that you can park for free near you', you will be surprised how close they are!

    Hi David ,I hope you enjoyed you stay at nutkins ,Thank you for your feedback, For the future guests I would like to clear up the issue of parking on quarry mount car park that is opposite to the apartment,The permit is a 24 hour permit , It can be used at the other carparks listed on the back of the permit also (Council confirmed today 2/06/23) Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4May 2023

  • "Fab location, apartment was perfect for our needs."

    We will defo return again. Parking permit was a really great help and a real bonus that it was free.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. Glad you had a good time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very warm and cosy apartment - a perfect location in the centre of Windermere ."

    Not suitable for anyone with mobility issues as steps outside the property and stairs inside to apartment . Kitchen and bathroom were small but adequate - mattress on bed was very comfortable and sofa bed in lounge also very comfortable for relaxing in the evening but not suitable if made up to a double bed . The decor was modern and clean but squeaky floors a bit of a problem especially from the flat above especially at weekend . But overall a lovely little place to stay and hope to return. Good communication from the letting company regarding keys and location .

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Feb 2023

  • "A lovely little apartment, located in the best location!"

    My partner and I came to bowness on windermere for a wedding and this apartment was perfect for the two of us! Would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay, the flat had everything we needed we needed and was very clean and cosy."

    Lack of bedside tables was the only downside of the property. A superb location for visiting the lakes and the parking permit was extremely useful.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property and we were very comfortable there being fussy because of the wood floors you can hear every creek from neighbours above."

    Would stay again as very good location.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Sep 2022

  • "A lovely little apartment in a great location"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Nutkins was not that clean as the floors are not clean and tidy."

    Even the kitchen utensils are very dirty. Not hygienic at all. I will not prefer such a unhygienic place for stay. Anyways overally we were whole day outside the Nutkins so we adjusted somehow. Thank you

    Reviewed by Priyanka2.8Jul 2022

  • "Me and my partner were very happy about the cottage."

    Very nice and clean place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kewin5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed at nutkins over the Easter period and it was perfect."

    Nutkins Location is overall the best bit about the accommodation sitting right in the town. Nutkins was clean and cozy perfect for romantic weekend. We would definitely stay at nutkins again.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable apartment in a fab location."

    The owner was really helpful with excellent communication. Would definitely return, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely place in a great location!"

    Walking distance for everything you need, we went for mountain biking and rid to the ferry crossing and around the Lake. Was such a nice break away, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Dec 2021

  • "The steps up to en-suite are easy to trip up as I discovered."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2021

  • "What a great little apartment to stay in, right in the middle of Bowness."

    The boiler was not working when we arrived, so no heating or hot water. Two phone calls later and we were told an engineer would be coming out to look it that evening. As we were going out for a meal we left the key in the safebox and when we got back the problem was sorted, very good work especially on a Friday evening. Would recommend the apartment as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely little apartment!"

    Perfect for two people. Ideal location. 20 minute walk from Windermere station so accessible by the train.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful flat on an excellent location."

    Had some problems with the electricity that was quickly resolved even though it was on a sunday and there was a storm. I would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Lori5.0Feb 2020

  • "The location is wonderful."

    It is light and bright in the flat and was comfortable for us. We were very happy with everything.

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Nov 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week perfect place for quiet and comfortable week out or in was lovely scenery perfect thanks"

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The flat is so comfortable and cozy. Definitely recommending it for family and friends

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Sep 2019

  • "Every thing about this property was very good."

    I would recommend it to any one. So many places to visit and lots to do and see on the lake. To many places to eat ,all very good. Both fish shops very good.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic appartment with everything you need, stayed for a week and perfect for the two of us."

    Location is as good as it gets in Bowness and we will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday and accommodation,, definitely be back"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great apartment in central location."

    Handy to have parking permit with property

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic location in Bowness, close to the lake, shops and lot of lovely pubs and restaurants."

    Apartment itself was as expected, cosy and comfortable, lovely bed, good facilities and nice view from the front. I would think it may be a bit cramped for four adults though, two adults absolutely fine and one or two children. It was great to have the parking permit included which you can use in quite a few car parks in the area and the office to collect it is just around the corner. Only slight complaint was that the heating was a bit of a pain, seemed like the only options were freezing cold or boiling hot, no thermostat to be seen and the hot water coming out the taps was scalding, not very safe for little ones. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.4Mar 2019

  • "This accommodation has an excellent position in Bowness."

    It is nice and close to walks, the lake and shops and restaurants. We have had a lovely week. Nutkins is good for 2 people and is a comfortable apartment. We did have a bit of an issue with the heating though as this only seems to be off or very hot. No temperature regulator. We would use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Maria4.1Nov 2018

  • "We initially had trouble finding the cottage, as the sat nav just took us to the general area."

    We could have done with better description of the whereabouts of the cottage from the Sykes office. We walked around looking for the place for over an hour and had to make 3 calls back to the office (one went to head office, where the girl had no local knowledge, one was unanswered and on the third we were given a description of how to get to the apartment). Simple directions like - it’s above the Mere gallery, go up the alley between that and the sports shop and it’s directly on the left -would have saved a lot of trouble as it wasn’t apparent from the main road where the apartment was. Once we eventually got in, we were very happy with the apartment. It was a good size and very comfortable with all the home comforts. All the local amenities were within a short walk away. We will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "The location of Nutkins was really good - right in the centre of Bowness-on-windermere near restaurants, cafes and shops."

    This did however mean more traffic noise and we had restaurant workers making noise in the early mornings when they got home from work (from 1-3am which was really quite annoying). The apartment itself wasn’t as clean as I would on bed and couch etc. The floor boards creeked throughout this entire apartment. Another annoyance was that the windows at the front did not open, so it was quite hot in the afternoons and there was no fan provided. It would have been nice if little things were provided such as hand soap and dishwashing liquid - we did not think to bring those things and it was a pain to have to go out and buy them. Overall we had a pleasant stay, but it definitely could have been better.

    Reviewed by Christie3.4Aug 2018

  • "The flat was very very clean and tidy."

    The location is also very close to city centre, only few minutes walk. I had a great time there.

    Reviewed by Uyen5.0Jul 2018

  • "The apartment is more spacious than it appears on the photographs and is beautifully decorated and clean."

    A great location to explore Bowness and Windermere, with Lake Windermere itself only a short walk down the hill. Close to a number of restaurants and bars/ pubs. Extremely comfy bed. We can't wait to come back for our next visit.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jun 2018

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom with a single futon with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with electric fire and pull-out double sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking nearby, permit provided
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mins and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property entrance is shared with one other apartment
  • Please Note: This property now only sleeps 2

The property

A cosy first floor apartment situated in the heart of Bowness, a desirable location with something to suit every taste.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, this retreat offers a comfortable base for two, whether you plan on simply relaxing, or exploring the Lake District National Park.

Enter the cottage into the sitting room and dining area offering a comfortable L-shape sofa where you can relax in front of the fire and enjoy the views of the town from the large bay window, along with distant views over the fells which become visible on a clear day.

The compact, yet well-equipped kitchen offers everything you need during your stay.

For a peaceful end to the day, relax in the double bedroom, a snug place to read a good book or reminisce over your afternoon.

Two steps take you up to a cosy en-suite, complete with a bath and an overhead shower.

A cloakroom completes the accommodation.

The village of Bowness-on-Windermere boasts a collection of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants promising to keep you entertained.

A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, whilst Ambleside and Lakeside are only a short drive away.

There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake, with the entire area being ideal for exploring all that this region has to offer.

Nutkins is a wonderful base for a holiday in the Lake District.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £35.

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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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Please note: There is a Good House Keeping bond on this property of £35 for the security of the Parking Permit

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas