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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
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a great stay at Parnam."

    The apartment was clean, comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. It was well situated in a quiet location, within short walking distance to the centre of Bowness and about 20 mins to Windermere which made it ideal for reaching the ferry, pubs and amenities. A great base to explore the southern lakes.

    Thanks Primrose . I’m very glad and grateful for the positive observations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Primrose5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely property, excellent facilities within the apartment and parking in a lovely area close to the mountains, plenty of places to eat out and kitchen excellent if you want to eat in."

    Thank you very much for your kind words .We’re grateful . We hope you’ve had a good break . Best wishes and kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverly Jane5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable apartment which is very well equipped and is spotless."

    It's also in an excellent location. Can't speak highly enough of it.

    Thanks for the kind and positive review.Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Feb 2024

  • "This should be the standard for Sykes Cottages."

    Perfect in every way. Best by a distance we have rented. Sadly we will not return to the Lakes. Been coming for thirty years,now time to move on. Little points other visitors made. Curtains are fine in the bedroom. No welcome pack. Also key safe is a little bit fiddly. W D 40? Thanks again. David and Audrey

    So grateful you’ve expressed that you like Parnam.It really helps to know where we are at any given time.Your observations feel ,of course , positive.I am also grateful for them , as it helps us to know what needs attention. Best Wishes and Thanks Jane and Victor Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "No welcome pack as previously mentioned on reviews."

    Out of date coffee by 2 years. Key pad not numbered which makes it awkward to find the right one as there is 3 key pads to choose from.

    As the owner of Parnam I’m grateful for the feedback .I am able to identify the key pad and will do that on my next visit .The Welcome Pack again needs to be brought to Sykes’ attention which I will do ,again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great location."

    Lovely little home from home. What more could you ask for? Only got home yesterday and have just booked again for next summer.

    I spotted your booking earlier on today for 2024 …Grateful thanks for the lovely feedback on the recent visit and for the affirmation of your intentions for next year .It’s heartening to know you enjoyed the apartment and its facilities… Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2023

  • "Parnam is a lovely apartment in a great location, close to the heart of Bowness."

    It has a very nice modern kitchen and bathroom. The off street parking is also a bonus in such a busy town. There are a couple of small issues which could be addresed. Firstly, the curtains in the bedroom and living room need sorted, as they don't meet properly. Secondly a previous review mentioned there was no welcome pack, and this was supposed to have been sorted: well, all we got was a couple of tea bags and a coffee sachet that was two years out of date. Neither of these things affected our enjoyment of our holiday, and we would definitely return to Parnam in the future.

    I’m really grateful to see and be able to act on your feedback. As you’ve noticed the first two stages of refurbishment have been the brand new bathroom,followed by a virtual completely new range of kitchen appliances. Soft furnishings are planned for the Autumn and Winter God willing. I am grateful you’ve brought it to our attention. I’m in contact with the management company again regarding the Welcome Pack. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2023

  • "Apartment in great condition with modern well equipped kitchen, bathroom and comfortable lounge."

    It’s location is within 10 mins walking to the centre passing numerous pubs, bars, restaurants and takeouts not forgetting the waters front. It’s ideally situated for exploring the greater areas. Private parking off the street. Really enjoyed our stay at Parnham and would stay there again.

    Grateful for the positive feedback on the apartment .The team who look after the apartment are very conscientious.I’ll pass your observations on . Once again thanks for your feedback and for staying at Parnam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very good accommodation in a fantastic position and added bonus of a parking space, in a quiet development near to bus stops, boats and walks."

    Could be absolutely fantastic with a few little adjustments: 1. First Sykes in ages where there has been no welcome pack of any sort, not even a small milk for a cup of tea after the journey. 2. Basic provisions, we were left with half an inch of washing up liquid, watered down hand wash, no extra bin bags, no bottle opener. 3. We like to give the place a good clean so it's as we found it when leaving but no dusters or surface polish found. Having said that we would be more than happy to stay again, hopefully the advice will be taken as constructive feedback! Thank you.

    Thank you for bringing all your observations to our attention. Immediate update . Sykes responded by apologising for the misunderstanding that had occurred between the team looking after the apartment and the office staff , regarding the Welcome Pack .I am assured this has been corrected and a tea /coffee /milk will be available on arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property itself was good."

    Clean, comfortable and had everything you needed. Nice location. Bowness was its lovely self.

    Hi, Thank you for the positive feedback about the apartment.It helps to know the team who look after Parnam are getting it right.I’ll pass on your thoughts.Grateful thanks again.Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Will be back."

    Lovely maintained apartment.

    Thanks for the kind comments attached to the review. If you wish ,please let Sykes know how we may be able to improve our provision of comfort ,facilities and maintenance of Parnam. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.4Jun 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Parnam,everything we could wish for to add to the enjoyment of our holiday."

    The apartment was well equipped, very clean and in a great location for walking and to catch the local bus service. We will definitely like to return and are already recommending to family and friends. Thank you for making our holiday something special.

    Lovely remarks. We’re grateful to you for the kind feedback and pleased the trip to The Lakes was a success.As owners,it’s something we’re proud and happy to see when reading your remarks..We feel it’s a special place too . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to stay, comfortable with all amenities in a good location"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. The Lakes Cottage Holidays Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time, the apartment, the location, everything was perfect, we enjoyed it so much we have already booked our next trip."

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback and the kind words you left in the  « Thank you « card.I passed it on to the good team that look after the apartment . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great find and our second visit."

    We will be back. Apartment cosy and warm and equipped to a high standard. Everything you need for a home from home experience. Walking distance to the lake and bus stop at the end of the road and great location for visiting other lakes and towns and walking routes.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback .It is much appreciated. Good wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "The apartment was lovely, clean and comfortable."

    We really enjoyed it and the parking was a bonus.

    Hi , Thank you for the lovely feedback . Good wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is the second Christmas we've spent at Parnam, and our feedback is the same on the fridge."

    ....there's a full sized freezer so why have a fridge also with an icebox??!! We really struggled on fridge space even on shopping for just 3 or 4 days worth of food. Also, it was iced up quite heavily at back so partially froze several items. Cleanliness wise - couldn't fault. Newly fitted bathroom is great. A foot stool to go with chair would be lovely (*we seem to recall there was one last year??) as I suffer from arthritis in my ankles - would have been nice to put feet up, literally, after walking! We will be choosing a different property in the area next year, simply because we want something ground level - those stairs are a killer when loading and unloading! Overall, a good property, good pricing, great location for walking into Bowness - we enjoyed our stay.

    Grateful for the positive feedback on the bathroom improvements.It’s the beginning of the refurbishment.I’m sorry about the footstool.I forgot to return it to the rooms once the carpets had been cleaned. As you might guess the white goods and appliances in the kitchen are being upgraded this year(you are right about the fridge,but that’s how the specifications were at the time it was installed). Rightly or wrongly we tackled the bathroom first as it was tired.Grateful thanks for the custom.Good luck and best wishes. As of March 2023 new white goods now in situ ; fridge , oven ,microwave , hob and washing machine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cosy apartment, easy access to local amenities and onsite parking."

    Great power shower, perfect after muddy walking. Clean and homely.

    Thank you for the kind review.We’re grateful and glad you enjoyed the apartment.Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful flat spotlessly clean very comfortable bed good bed linen and very well equipped cannot find any negatives hats off to the owners have always booked through sykes always very helpful."

    Thankyou Y.H

    Thank you so much for your generous praise.We are very grateful and we’re pleased you’re happy with Sykes’ service too.Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great place to stay in the Lake's, very comfortable, we've already booked Parnam for next year, Thank you."

    Really appreciate this feedback..much heartened by it .I don’t think it’s the fact so much that you’re coming again (although I am grateful) , but the fact that your enthusiasm shines through .Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property in great location and exactly as described in the listing."

    Very clean and well equipped. We did have one small issue with the toilet flush handle. I called into the office in Windermere and the very pleasant staff said that this would be sorted. They offered to get it repaired straight away, and I said that they could do it at there connivence as it was not affecting our stay. I am sure this will be now rectified before next tenants arrive. All in all a great week in the lakes and we look forward to returning again and would not hesitate booking this accommodation again.

    .Thanks for being patient and I am pleased the office staff , as ever , you found to be helpful.It’s one of the main reasons we chose Sykes.Their customer service is second to none. As for the toilet handle , I am sorry . There’s a complete renovation of the bathroom happening at the beginning of October and hopefully you’ll be able to see the improvements. Thank you for the kind feedback,I am grateful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped apartment perfectly located for amenities of both Windermere and Bowness and easy access to surrounding countryside."

    Would definitely recommend a stay.

    Thank you for the kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really nice apartment, in a good position, near lake and shops."

    Bus stop at the end of the road. The only fault that we found was not enough cutlery and crockery to enable us to use the dishwasher. Really good to have parking in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "A really nice apartment which has everything one might want and is well equipped, comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated."

    Relatively minor issues which could be improved are that the bed quilt is heavy and hot, and nobody in the block could work out how to turn on the stairwell lights so a torch was needed after dark.

    As the feedback is important , we’ve now got a suitable 4.5 tog summer duvet.The lighting is also an issue which is being remedied.I apologise for the lack of light and grateful you found the torch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Great Location. Would definitely return

    Grateful thanks for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2022

  • "A spotlessly clean and modern apartment, comfortable bed and furishings, very well-equipped kitchen and the jacuzzi was very relaxing."

    Little touches like a small torch by the bed good supply of crockery and utensils all added to our stay. Small niggles. As an elderly dinosaur I couldn't get much out of the smart TV, and the stairwell lights never worked. That apart, we really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend.

    Grateful thanks for this feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "This has now become one of our best holidays ever!"

    The location is completely ideal with so much to explore by foot!!! We climbed the Brant Fell on our door step, walked to Hilltop, Hawkshead and Wray Castle, and climbed Orrest Head to follow the steps of A.W. All of these were with stunning, scenic nature around us. The facilities in the flat are convenient, comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed out time and felt at home. THANK YOU!

    Mr JonesApr 2022

  • "The location of the property can't be better for anyone who wants to explore and enjoy a holiday of Lake District."

    It's easy to go by foot, car or bus. The facilities are very family-friendly to make us feel at home. The bed was comfortable and all devices are very easy to use. It's between two lovely villages: Windermere and Bowness, hence shopping/eating in a restaurant are both convenient. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Parnam!

    Thank you the kind and complementary feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our second stay at this apartment."

    In a great position and very quiet. Everything you need in this apartment and spotlessly clean.

    Mrs WoodmanMar 2022

  • "It was so good to come back home and stay."

    Its close to our family home in Sunnybank Road. We came to celebrate my Father's 89th Birthday having not been home in the past two years we were so excited driving up. The lakes will always be my favorite place. The lakes and mountains call for me :) Thank you so much for producing such a beautiful, clean, and comfy place for us to stay and enjoy seeing our family. We will definitely be back soon!

    Mrs JohnMar 2022

  • "Very comfortable property."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. In a great position and would definitely stay there again.

    It’s lovely to hear this. Thank you very much for the feedback.We are grateful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1Nov 2021

  • "Comfortable, pleasant flat."

    Useful to be close to town, shops, cinema etc as weather was wet almost all week. Had to buy some mugs, only 3 small mugs provided, otherwise equipment OK. No basic supplies - have welcome packs been banned. Will need to pack salt, pepper and vinegar plus washing up liquid etc next time I go away.

    We would like to thank you very much for your feedback and bringing these matters to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bronwen5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in this very comfortable apartment."

    The weather was good and it was a great base to explore the area.

    Thank you for the complimentary feedback.It’s good to hear .We are grateful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great apartment, 10 minute walk to Bowness pier, 20 minute walk into Windermere, nice CIU Working Mens Club on way, lots of walks in all directions from apartment, in nice quiet area."

    Great to hear the apartment suited your needs.Thank you for visiting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Ideally located within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the Lake."

    Would definitely book again.

    We are pleased that you enjoyed being in the apartment.Thank you for the feedback.We are grateful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miss5.0Sep 2021

  • "The apartment was very clean and comfortable."

    Loved the spar bath,great for relaxing at the end of a day of walking. Location was fantastic for getting around. A stones throw from all amenities. Bus stop a minutes walk( open top bus) for hop on-off. 5 minutes walk to cruise boats. Plenty of good restaurants. Couldn't fault any part of our holiday. Will most certainly be returning. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

    Really grateful for the details you share about the stay in the apartment.We are glad you found it comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Jul 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.


  • One queen size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Sitting/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: 2 people maximum due to insurance and fire regulations
  • Note: This 2nd floor apartment is accessed via 2 flights of stairs, sorry there is no lift therefore unfortunately it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Parnam is ideally situated property from which to explore the Lake District.

Resting within walking distance of the excitement of the village, there is no better position for a countryside escape.

In easy reach of the wonderful amenities and attractions of both Bowness and Windermere, with the Lake District National Park on your doorstep.

Enter the property via the stairs and make your way into the hallway before taking a seat on the plush sofa after an exciting day of exploring; the living/dining room is a tastefully decorated spot, with a mixture of pretty pastels and neutrals bringing character to the room, it's the perfect place to enjoy your favourite programmes on the Smart TV or settle down at the table to enjoy a romantic meal.

Move through into the kitchen where appliances and preparation spots offer all you could need for a self-catered stay, even boasting a dishwasher and washing machine for your convenience.

End your day submerged in true relaxation within the newly renovated bathroom, hosting an impressive walk-in shower and a luxurious bath you can choose how best to unwind each evening.

The bedroom is home to a delightful queen-size bed, perfect for catching up on your rest, as well as the room offering ample storage space for all of your personal belongings.

Take a stroll to explore your surroundings, Bowness-on-Windermere being just a stone's throw away, where you can find quaint cafés along the waterfront to enjoy a hearty breakfast, as well as a good selection of shops where you can pick up any last-minute picnic essentials.

The Victorian town of Bowness is also home to wonders such as The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, as well as hosting a wide range of outdoor activities including sailing and watersports, perfect for those wanting to try something new.

Spend some time in Windermere too with just as many eateries to celebrate a special occasion in, as well as multiple walking and cycling opportunities for the avid adventurer.

Visit the nearby Blackwell Arts & Crafts or Holehird Gardens for the ultimate scenic experience, or venture into the depths of the Lake District for a plethora of luscious landscapes, as well as opportunities to explore the area from a different view via horseback.

In easy reach of Ambleside, Kendal and Pentrith too, there is so much to explore around Parnam.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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