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Oak Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, modern, cosy cottage."

    Very comfortable and clean. Made our evenings very relaxed after a day out exploring with the kids.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2024

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Comfortable, clean, well equipped, great location.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage , very clean and comfortable."

    Very convenient for Bowness and Windermere. Had a lovely weekend even though the weather was so wet. Look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2024

  • "An amazing base to explore bowness & surroundings, hopefully if and when it gets sold, the new owners rent it out,"

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in great location, would stay again."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property had everything you needed and more."

    There was everything you could wish for in the kitchen and thank you for the little extras. Everywhere was very clean and smelt lovely. Had a fantastic comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "One drawback was that the windows in master bedroom at front of house did not open at all."

    They are either painted closed or the cable in the sash window was broken. In the heat last week it was very warm and uncomfortable at night. Perhaps provide a fan? Minor points, (i) some of the vertical blinds in the sitting room need repairing, they were out of their connection cables at the bottom when we arrived.;(ii) the outdoor motion sensor night-lighting on front of house didn’t work; (iii) faster internet connection would be a bonus; (iv) provide some ice cube trays in freezer. We appreciated the kitchen care pack and otherwise we really really love the property, it’s perfectly located and perfect size for 2-4 people.

    Reviewed by Bernard4.4Sep 2023

  • "A well maintained 2 bedroom property close to local amenities."

    It benefits from an en suite shower room and house bathroom all recently installed to a high standard. Modern spacious kitchen with dining table, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Access to front door via steps with outdoor seating/dining, split level secure garden and parking space for small car. Wooden gate to steps in need of minor repair. Mainly used back door to enter and exit the property via a small paved yard fenced and gated. Selection of board games in comfortable lounge. I would recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Siobhan4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house, very clean and tidy and had everything we needed for our week's stay."

    Unfortunately it was exceptionally hot when we arrived and the house took a long time to cool down, likely because we couldn't open all of the windows to let air in overnight which would've helped to cool us all down. Could do with another sofa in the living room as it would be a tight squeeze if there were 4 adults in the room. Aside from that, the cottage is really lovely and we would recommend it, ideal location and really well kept cottage.

    Reviewed by Iain4.7Jun 2023

  • "We loved it!"

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0May 2023

  • "En-suite bathroom sash window lock open bolt needs attention"

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We will ask our Maintenance team to have a look at the window lock. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely with very good facilities and the parking a real bonus so close to the centre of the village."

    The living room could do with another chair or replace the single with a double seater, for 4 adults to sit comfortably without sitting in a row, one had to sit on the foot stool. Otherwise the cottage was very warm and comfortable.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We take your comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, good location and parking space a huge bonus."

    Only thing I would change is to have a small sofa under the window. The chair is small and not comfortable. Great access from the back, so didn't need to use the steep front steps.

    Reviewed by Justine4.7Mar 2023

  • "On arrival the cottage was spotlessly clean."

    Small welcome cleaning pack provided (dishwasher tablets, sponge, bin bag). Steps down to property one slab broken and one wobbly so be careful. Street is unlit and outside light doesn’t pick you up until half way down steps so take a torch (one provided in cottage). Living room would benefit from another sofa or chair (one sofa and one tub chair really isn’t enough for four adults visiting unless you all want to be sat on top of one another). Some damp under window which needs addressing. Wooden floor. No logs supplied for wood burner. Kitchen is large and well stocked with everything you could need. Little extras like salt, washing up liquid etc are provided. Tiled floor which means cold feet. Beds are super comfy and both are super king sized. Bathrooms are well thought out and Mira showers to both which are wonderfully powerful. Hive heating so you can program to suit yourself/weather conditions. However, please note that all windows are single glazed sash windows which means in winter they are very draughty and both front and back doors are wooden and single glazed so again very draughty. (Draught excluders for the doors would be a welcome benefit as feet were cold when downstairs and possibly thermal door curtains). We were unlucky with the weather (coldest week in uk of the year) so left early as was struggling with keeping cottage warm downstairs and also building work was taking place directly opposite cottage which meant an early wake up call by builders and mini digger most mornings (Lakelovers/Sykes notified by us and photos sent). The cottage is lovely for a summers holiday. Its location is ideal. You can cut down through the pedestrian part of the road to the Angel Inn in minutes. No outdoor furniture? Too cold anyway but not there should you have wanted to sit outside with your dog. Main garden isn’t totally dog friendly, they can get into next door and mine is no escape artist so they need watching. Parking is great, space is compact but perfectly adequate. We found it better to reverse in so you can drive out. Would we return to Oak cottage? in the summer without hesitation but it the winter months unfortunately not. Downstairs is just too cold and draughty.

    Thank you for your feedback, your comments have been noted and raised with maintenance. We look forward to welcoming you in the future summer months. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Petrina4.1Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, warm and comfortable and in great location."

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful holiday."

    This is our 3rd time staying in Oak Cottage, and we have always enjoyed our stays and found the cottage to be in great condition and very comfortable.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Oak Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back again for a 4th stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Oak cottage."

    Excellent location. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Oak Cottage."

    It was clean, comfortable and very cosy. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, well maintained and clean, only one small downside, parking difficult with a large car, we had a permit to park on the road outside the property, when there was a space."

    Reviewed by Jack4.7Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, cottage was lovely, everything you need and more, any ..."

    Really enjoyed our stay, cottage was lovely, everything you need and more, any minor problems were sorted straight away, we would definitely stay again if we return to bowness

    Reviewed by B5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage which was very convenient for all the shops & restaurants in Bowness."

    The cottage was nice & cosy & we would definitely come back there.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a gem of a find."

    An absolutely perfect cottage for our holiday. Everything was better than we imagined. We felt right at home as soon as we walked through the door. Exceptional clean, with everything you could need for your break, including a little welcome package for washing up/dishwasher. Fantastic places to eat and visit within easy walking distance. Or via a trip on the river cruise. Everywhere is so dog friendly. Perfect for a getaway.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very good standard and would visit again."

    One of the best we’ve been to! Thanks Right curtain in main bedroom a bit awkward to close but only a minor issue - maybe blackout blinds would help at this time of year Very minor issue - why is there never a tea cosie?

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    ...very well maintained and very clean.....had a fantastic stay...

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect location, stunning cottage with everything you could wish for"

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0Jun 2022

  • "Easy walking distance to Bowness town centre so a very convenient location."

    The use of a parking permit made parking simple.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were very delighted with our stay."

    It was very comfortable and cosy for us and the dog. Also they provided a lot more then what was advertised so we were very happy. Great location too! We felt like it was home to home! Thanks :)

    Reviewed by Vimisha5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage…a real home from home with excellent facilities."

    Perfect location for all that Bowness has to offer…restaurants bars shops and the beautiful lake itself We will definitely use this cottage again The only negative point would be the car parking space…you really need a small car to use this facility On the whole 5 stars

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Thank you for letting us stay in your fab little cottage in a great location, everything we could possibly need was provided, the huge queen size master bed was a bonus and the log burner was brilliant too (stayed Jan 22) The only problems we had were with the showers, the water pressure was poor in both and the shower door was broken in the en-suite shower."

    Would 100% stay again though

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Jan 2022

  • "Second stay at Oak Cottage and we still love the location, proportions and dedicated parking space."

    Unfortunately, the cottage wasn't a clean as last time nor as I would expect from Lake Lovers (happy to provide further feedback if asked). It was also disappointing not to have a small welcome pack - we've always been provided with a few teabags and a pint of milk in the past. Not the end of the world but would have been helpful to be advised of the change when booking (especially as price went up quite a bit after having to change dates due to lockdown restrictions). It won't necessarily stop us staying here again but we will be comparing against other cottages.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to see you love this property and we agree, it is in a fantastic location. We are very sorry to see the cleanliness was not up to our usual standards. This has been reported to our Housekeeping manager and the necessary steps have been put in place to make sure the cleanliness standards are maintained going forward. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location and the most comfortable bed I've slept on away from home."

    The wow factor upon arrival was ruined by a laundry basket full of dirty towels and a toilet with wee and long dark hair in. This was topped off by the small skid mark on the loo seat! Easily sorted, but did take the initial shine off the property and we did report it whilst there. That said the actual property was so nice we would still happily go back.

    Thank you for your feedback. This is a property that Lakelovers cleans, and we can only express our apologies to yourself and the owners. The matter has been forwarded to the Housekeeping Management . Please accept our apologies. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely stay at a very well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent location, great for getting out and about."

    Beds were very comfortable. Unfortunately the drain in the bath was partially blocked, resulting in the bath filling up during a shower - leaving scum around the edges, no pleasant. The garden was a great space however it was tired could have had some attention to make it an excellent space. Overall the property was very well equipped and clean but some attention to detail was needed. Overall we had a great stay was a fantastic base.

    Thank you for your feedback further to your stay with us at Oak Cottage. We have our team on hand at all times, so we would have happily attended to this had we known and ensured this was rectified for you. The owner of the property hasn't been able to attend the property themselves for quite some time due to COVID so the garden is something that will get attention when they have the opportunity to travel here. In the mean time, there is new garden furniture currently on order and our maintenance team are ensuring the garden is made presentable. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, The Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona3.1Jun 2021

  • "1. Could have done with a shaver socket in at least one of the bathrooms."

    2. Were unable to get terrestrial TV channels in the lounge. However would certainly think about booking the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jun 2021

  • "On arrival the cleaning was not done to an acceptable standard The duvet in the en suite bedroom was stained."

    Visible through the cover The patio area was dirty and the furniture tired and require attention. This was referenced in the guest comment book but nothing has been done Seating in the lounge for 4 adults is not easy with one sofa and a tub chair. Parking although very much appreciated was difficult as the car next door was a large 4x4 so luckily we only have a VWGolf otherwise we would not have been able to use the space. Great location and lovely cottage and we really enjoyed our stay. Giving some attention to the points above would turn it into a fantastic cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our apologies, Lakelovers look after the cleaning for Oak Cottage and this matter has been reported to the Housekeeping Manager, as this falls well below our expected standards. We are aware that the parking is tight and we will see if the description needs to be updated. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel3.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of Bowness close to all amenities."

    The parking space, although a bonus was quite a challenge even for an expert driver in a small car, given the row of cars parked opposite at the side of the narrow road and the size of the neighbour’s car which shares the space and which was not moved the whole week. In addition it is not possible to simply drive out of the space, you have to drive out and then reverse down Craig Walk to the junction of Biskey Howe Road to get on your way which again is challenging with the narrowness of the road, cars parked on the road and cars coming down Craig Walk to the junction. The steps from the gate down to the front door are initially steep and narrow and are really not suitable for anyone even slightly infirm, you really do have to watch your step. The interior is lovely, very well finished. Initially we thought we had very little crockery or cutlery but eventually found it in the dishwasher, thankfully all spotlessly clean. Beds are a great size, very comfortable and clean. Ensuite a bit petite but I guess they are making the best of the limited space available. All in all an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Jun 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated and very clean cottage."

    Fantastic location! Would highly recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We've had a fantastic week at Bowness at this lovely cottage."

    Such a well-equipped house. So many great places to eat and drink and so centrally located

    Lisa, Neil And OllieJun 2019

  • "Lovely Cottage, great location, superb bed."

    Well equipped home from home. Ideal garden for dogs. Will be back.

    Andrew, Stacie, Poppy & SugarJun 2019

  • "A well equipped cottage in a great location."

    Left the car and enjoyed walks from the doorstep.

    Mrs RawlinsonMay 2019

  • "I love coming here , it’s like home from home, everything is on the doorstep, ..."

    I love coming here , it’s like home from home, everything is on the doorstep, the walking is great, somewhere to eat, shops, theatre, pictures etc all in walking distance, the lake is wonderful, everything close by

    Mrs CronkNov 2018

  • "Just loved the property and it’s location."

    The cottage is furnished well and it was just easy to settle in.

    P DaviesFeb 2018

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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 first floor super king-size double or twin zip link with Smart TV, en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor king-size double with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with TV and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, DAB/Bluetooth stereo
  • Private parking for 1 car (please note space suitable for a medium size car only) permit parking for 1 additional car
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Patio/garden with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are a few minutes stroll
  • Please Note: Charging electric vehicles at this property is NOT allowed

The property

In the heart of Bowness-On-Windermere with easy access to the shores of England’s largest lake, Oak Cottage is the perfect base for a relaxing holiday.

A delightfully refurbished Victorian terrace cottage with wonderful outdoor space. Step inside Oak Cottage where you can hang coats in a traditional hallway.

Discover a comfortable sitting room with cosy wood burning stove and a pretty bay window.

Families will enjoy preparing meals in the quality kitchen diner and playing games around a social dining table.

Head upstairs and you will discover a master bedroom with smart TV and super king size bed.

The second bedroom can be presented as a super king twin or double and features a convenient en-suite shower room.

Guests can take a relaxing bath in the family bathroom. From the parking space a gate opens into a welcoming tiered front garden complete with sun deck and patio furniture.

The rear of the house features a small yard with level street access. Bowness-On-Windermere is a firm favourite with families, you’ll find the award-winning World of Beatrix Potter attraction, a traditional cinema along with mini golf close to the lake shore. Hop aboard a Windermere Lake Cruise to explore the shops and cafes in Ambleside village or head to Lakeside for the aquarium and motor museum. Oak Cottage in Bowness is the perfect base for a comfortable family holiday close to the shores of picturesque Lake Windermere.

We are happy to welcome one well behaved dog, however if any damage is caused, the cost of additional cleaning/replacement will be charged to the guest.

Please Note: Charging electric vehicles at this property is NOT allowed

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a twin by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a super king.

The private car parking is suitable for a medium sized car as space is shared with neighbouring property

We are happy to welcome one well behaved dog, however if any damage is caused, the cost of additional cleaning/replacement will be charged to the guest.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas