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Quarry End

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Quarry End and so we knew what to expect after our 1st visit back in October 2019."

    Having stayed in Bowness on many occasions over the last 15 years Quarry End is the best property that we have stayed in. Perfectly located with a 2 minutes walk into the town centre, the property is immaculate and simple has everything that you could want in a home away from home. Janet the owner has set very high standards and the welcome pack (including cake!) gives you a strong idea of how comfortable the staff will be. The 2 parking spaces are a huge bonus given the location and the house is kitted out beautifully. We will certainly be back again in the years to come - ideal base for exploring the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Enjoyed our week at quarry End beautiful cottage in the right spot for a bit of peace?"

    Cottage excellently equipped with every thing you could want even down to Extras a lovely carrot cake,milk,flowers,etc and it goes on Janet is a lovely person and very helpful nothing to much trouble at all, we will be back ,and would definitely recommend to friends and family Wendy&Colin (Jones)

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful place everything needed for our stay ."

    ..wonderful host helped with a problem we had taking a parcel in while we were out...very helpful...lovely lady. Will definitely visit again so near to all amenities but the accommodation was outstanding

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful holiday let."

    The house was very comfortable and well equipped and the cleanliness and attention to detail 5 star. Everything had be done to make us feel welcome and our stay hassle free. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was one of the best properties that we have stayed in."

    Everything was there to make you feel you were at home. Also very close to the shops and in a quiet area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very nice property and great location within Bowness Little issue with Wi-Fi but dealt with effectively by the owner"

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property, so clean and had everything you need."

    Great location just 5mins from the shop.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property located in an ideal position."

    Everything needed was supplied. Little extras were appreciated. Janet is a lovely person. Only thing for me was, small towel too small to wrap around wet hair, next size far too big for this purpose. nice towels though. Would return again if staying in this area.

    Reviewed by Rose4.7Apr 2023

  • "An excellent property - well situated and wonderfully equipped."

    If anything your descriptions do not do it full justice!

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Mar 2023

  • "Comfortable and well appointed Janet ensured everything went well Great position and good parking"

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent property, very comfortable, great location and equipted to a high standard."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful apartment."

    Very quiet. Everything you need. 5 minutes walk from central Bowness. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property and location!"

    Quiet, tucked away right behind the shops in Bowness so great to grab fish and chips takeaway easily! The home had everything you needed, was comfortable and of high quality. When we arrived we weren't sure exactly where to park - it's Quarry End, which is right next to 37 Quarry Brow, just go up the hill and it's near the end of hte left! hth. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, cottage very clean and Janet has provided everything you could possibly need for your stay."

    Great location near to shops, lake and a good selection of pubs and restaurants. We would recommend this cottage and are already planning to return!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2022

  • "Quarry End was a lovely place to stay."

    It was comfortable, clean and modern with everything you could need. Ideal location for exploring the area, lots of places to eat and drink. Having a place to park the car was an added bonus. In fact we only went out in the car once as we walked and used the ferry and cruises to visit different places. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gislaine5.0May 2022

  • "Beautifully designed."

    Conveniently located - a couple of minutes from the lake and High St, yet pleasantly quiet in itself, with good parking space. Very well equipped (we even picked up a couple of houseware tips for home). The perfect place to kick back on a rainy day, and a great base to explore the area. Plenty of local info available - leaflets, walk books, a fab book about the Lakeland poets that had me roaring with laughter at its description of the early "picturesque" tourists. Owner nearby, helpful without being the least intrusive. Hard to find a better place to stay, I should think.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Apr 2022

  • "Well appointed, elegantly furnished, comfortable and in an excellent position relative to the town."

    Will come again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property is well maintained and fabulously clean."

    Well situated for restaurants, bars, walks and short walk to piers and bus routes. Possibly needs another standard settee if more than 2 adults are holidaying as 2nd sofa is too low. Overall a lovely holiday home and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Glynis4.7Mar 2022

  • "Quarry End was everything we wanted and more!"

    My wife and I spent 7 nights here and found to be excellent. It was very fresh, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. Really, it has everything you could ask for. The kitchen is superb and the smart TV was a nice touch as we were able to watch a few movies on Netflix in the evenings as the nights are now drawing in. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with pedestrian routes to shops and restaurants only a couple of minutes walk away. It really is so handily placed for getting into Bowness town and of course Lake Windermere. Janet was really helpful and there to answer any questions that we needed answers to when we needed them. We travelled to the lakes in an electric car and although there were places not far away to charge, Janet allowed us to use her 7KW charger and we paid her for her costs to do so. Really convenient and very thoughtful of Janet to allow us to do this. I'd thoroughly recommend Quarry End if you are looking for somewhere to stay in the area. We'll be back again soon!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful accommodation, clean and tidy."

    Great location, close to all amenities. Owner was warm and welcoming on arrival, lovely lady. Really enjoyed our stay, would recommend to anyone reading this review.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a perfect location."

    Our second visit to this cottage and not our last.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great accommodation, great location, every facility within the accommodation."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Great location for shops restaurants and the lake. Felt at home with all the high quality fittings and furnishings. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed and more. Lovely welcome from Janet with a plate of tiffin and milk in the fridge. Clean and well looked after property. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a modern property which has everything you could possibly need."

    It is superbly located

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2021

  • "We booked Quarry End for our honeymoon."

    We were not disappointed. Location is fantastic - just a minute's walk from the main street, but tucked away in a quiet road. The accommodation itself was excellent. It was immaculately clean, the fixture and fittings were all very high spec and it had absolutely everything we needed. We highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb location."

    Was met by the owner who gave us a warm welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Accommodation was outstandingly clean and equipped. Would recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting to stay in Bowness.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "A good location and a well equipped kitchen."

    Photographs of the second bedroom were very misleading. The bedroom represents a health and safety hazard with severe sloping ceilings which mean that not only do you have to duck immediately on entry to the bedroom but also it is impossible to move around the bed without contorting your body. We invited a friend to stay with us for three nights and were embarrassed that she had to sleep in this room. She suffered hard bumps to the head on two occasions. The bathroom is very small with a ridiculously small wash basin. The extremely low red seating in the lounge area is totally unsuitable for more elderly guests and we really didn't understand why it was there as opposed to a proper settee since no children are allowed. There was a very unpleasant smell of drains coming from the utility room. This was reported and the owner was responsive in calling a plumber the next day. A leak was found and fixed but the smell remained. It is disappointing that the owner was apparently oblivious to this fault and had not had it resolved before our arrival. We are great fans of Sykes but this property has let you down.

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous modern open plan well thought out property,right in the centre of where you need to be, 1 minute walk to all the amenities of bowness ie restaurant,shops,pubs, lake."

    yet still giving you the quiet and secluded feel when in the property, Parking spaces added bonus. Everything you need to be able to stay in and cook and entertain with every modern item and facility required. Janet the lovely lady owner always close by if needed for her knowledge of the surroundings otherwise she’ll happily let you get on with your stay. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to family and friends,and would return to this home from home in the future.

    Reviewed by karl5.0Jun 2021

  • "We managed to book Quarry End at very short notice, having been let down by a previous booking because of Covid regulations."

    We arrived a little early and Janet was there, and gave us a lovely welcome. Quarry End is an impressive property and deserves its five tick rating. It is situated literally two minutes from the shops/restaurants and give minutes for the lake shore. It's modern but with a comfortable twist. Ample parking directly outside the property is a real bonus in Bowness. It was absolutely spotless (I've never seen such a shiny set of cutlery!) with extra Covid controls at the forefront of the pre-arrival cleaning procedures. It had so many personal touches (cake, milk, tea and coffee for our arrival, lovely soft towels, crisp bedding and hand soap by every sink). It was warm, comfortable and so well thought out. With Covid regulations, we were limited on going out to eat, which is what we would normally do, but we spent at least half our holiday cooking and eating at Quarry End as it was such a lovely place to be (not to mention the great kitchen facilities). Netflix and Amazon Prime were a real bonus! We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this lovely home and will definitely be back. If you are thinking of booking it - do it - NOW!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "We stayed at Quarry End Cottage for 5 nights and we will definitely be returning in 2022."

    The property was clean, beautiful and in a prime location with shops, pubs and activities only a short walk away. Janet is an exceptional host, easily contactable (not that we needed to) and the facilities had everything we could have hoped for. All in all the trip was delightful, we were in a great location and was presented with a great deal of information about the surrounding area. We can not recommend the property enough.

    Reviewed by Tam5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great spot with parking for two cars, well appointed property that was super clean"

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Oct 2020

  • "Quarry End is a gorgeous, well laid out house in a fantastic location, and had everything we could possibly need or even think of and much more."

    Janet welcomed us on arrival, and little extras awaited us inside. We cant recommend enough. It was perfect and we very much enjoyed every moment here.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "A truly superb holiday letting which is perfectly equipped and ideally situated in terms of its proximity to local amenities."

    A perfect base for the beautiful Lakes. Very highly recommended.

    5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have just returned from a week at the fantastic Quarry End Cottage."

    Everything about the cottage was perfect, the location, although literally 2 mins from the shops and restaurants of Bowness, its position is very quiet and private. The cottage itself was beautifully furnished and had everything you need for the perfect staycation. Although we have been to the Lakes many times this was the first time in Bowness and definitely won’t be the last. Janet was extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend for those needing a base camp near to all amenities and in easy reach of the rest of the Lakes. There was even bike storage and parking for two cars! Recommend a day at Grizedale on the Segway or take your bikes. Have fun!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was lovely and was equipped with everything we needed to make sure we had a great time."

    The off road parking is a bonus.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved Quarry End, it was a home from home and was in a great location, with fantastic access to all the amenities."

    Janet was the perfect host and we’d definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location."

    Central to the town yet quite and private.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Wow! What a wonderful place to stay."

    Great base for exploring, and so convenient with on site parking and a spacious bike shed. It was less than 1 minute’s walk away from Bowness centre and only a few minutes to the lake front, yet the courtyard garden is such a peaceful, sheltered spot to relax. The standard of the accommodation deserves its 5 star rating… modern, spotless and airy - a very comfortable place to stay. A very well equipped kitchen made self catering a breeze - whether you’re making sandwiches to go or a full blown evening meal. Our host, Janet, was friendly and helpful - on hand for any questions and very knowledgeable about the local area. One of our party is a coeliac and she even went to the trouble of providing some gluten free treats for us on arrival which were very welcomed! The whole place was absolutely spotless, and the extra measures Janet is taking at this time including a complete clean between guests by using an antiviral misting process (the same as used in hospitals and ambulances) gave us extra confidence. I would thoroughly recommend this as a great place to stay in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a find, we have used Sykes 4 times now and we would say this has been the best property yet."

    Our host Janet was most welcoming, and the small touches of cake and milk was most welcome. This is a gem of a place centrally located a stones throw away from the shops and attractions yet in a quiet area. It comes with the all important parking spaces which are a must in the lakes. We would thoroughly recommend this place and would would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic week away in the Lakes and our first stay in this lovely property."

    We have been to Bowness many times before over the last 10 years and stayed in a range of different types of accommodation (caravan, lodge, hotel, cottage etc.). Quarry End could not have been in a better location as it was only a 5 minute walk into the heart of Bowness. The property interior was modern and has been maintained to a very high standard. Janet greeted us on arrival even though we did not get to the property until quite late on the Friday. The photos in the brochure certainly do the property justice and we had a really comfortable stay for the week that we were there. We will certainly come back to Quarry End again as it was perfect for the 3 of us and priced fair for the quality of the property, especially when considering how close it is to the town centre.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2019

  • "This property knocked the socks of any property we have stayed in previously , ..."

    This property knocked the socks of any property we have stayed in previously , very spacious,full equipped kitchen,comfiest bed we ever slept in,janet was a lovely host welcoming us warmly an leavng us milk cakes an biscuits was a nice touch,this is in an ideal location for the lake, shops an food,would definitely recommend booking here, and we would definitely rebook here

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful house very modern clean and spacious."

    It's tucked away behind Bowness shops and restaurants and a 2 min walk to the centre and 5 mins to the lake. Janet the owner kindly left milk cakes biscuits tea and coffee. The amenities are well equipped and a high standard.There is a courtyard with Table chairs and Sun lounges. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation was exceptional."

    It had everything you would need and was the best holiday home we have stayed in. It was close to the town but still in a quiet corner. Having off road parking was great as we did not have to find somewhere to park when we came back at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2019

  • "This accomadation was first class with everything you could want, the best holiday home we have stayed in."

    Janet is a lovely lady friendly and welcoming, we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "We enjoyed this beautiful accommodation total perfection and quality through out."

    Positioned in the centre of Bowness two minutes from all the lovely shops and restaurants, you will not be disappointed. Flowers and cakes on arrival, a lovely personal touch thank you Janet. We will have no problem in recommending this beautiful accommodation to all family and friends and hope to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2019

  • "This holiday property is one pf the best we have stayed at, it is extremely new and very modern if it had a swimming pool it would be like a 5 star hotel."

    The lady owner was charming and could not do more for us to make us feel at home and comfortable.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "One of the best places I have ever stayed."

    Location is spot on and the house is basically perfect.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2019

  • "Clean modern property."

    Ideally situated with good parking facilities. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family. Hope to visit again in the future

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "The accommodation is first class , the location is ideal to access the main facilities in Bowness and travel throughout the Lake District ."

    I would not hesitate to recommend the property to others .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Quarry End is a little gem!"

    The house is impeccable and the landlord has thought of everything you need. Location is brilliant, off the main high street so very peaceful, but two minutes walking distance to local shops,restaurants and bars. We had a very relaxing stay and would highly recommend this lovely rental property to everyone. Even cakes on arrival!! Fab!!!

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2019

  • "We were one of the first set of guests to stay in the newly built Quarry End property."

    Can't recommend this highly enough, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home had enough parking for our two cars which is a rarity right in the centre of Bowness. It was extremely well equipped with everything you would need for a few days and even longer, and the fresh cakes, biscuits and array of teas, coffees and hot chocolates was a lovely touch. Being new, everything has been built and decorated to a very high standard and the house had all the mod cons. The owner was very helpful too when I had a question before arriving and was on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely bright, airy and comfortable, very well equipped and finished to a high standard."

    Having dedicated parking spaces was a real bonus and the outside private courtyard was a sub trap. We had a great holiday there and will certainly return. Would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2019

  • "A great property in a great location!"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a brilliant holiday in this property that was a real home from home."

    The owner had thoughtfully left milk, a selection of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cakes(!) for our arrival (very much like you would find in a hotel). Although the pictures of the property on the website showed that it was very modern and new, we still expected there to be a catch - there wasn't. The property was perfectly located (1 minute from Bowness high street via a secret path), yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle. There is no view, but you can find those every day of the week just outside your door with a little effort. There was a great attention to detail in the property, it was tastefully decorated and furnished to a high specification, there was plenty of storage (including a large sunny boot room as you came in to store all your walking/outdoor gear) , the kitchen had everything you could possibly need(there were even utensils for baking, if that is what you like to do to relax!), and there was a handy utility room that boasted a heated towel rail. We loved the kitchen area which had a large island with a lowered section that 4 could sit at to eat, which we liked, even though there was also a proper dining table and chairs too! There was sufficient seating for 4 in the lounge(which we always find an issue with 2 older children). The bathroom had a small bath but an amazing, large waterfall(?) shower that is not pictured. We were lucky enough to have wall to wall sunshine when we visited, but had the weather been worse, this property would have been the perfect bolthole. The owner was lovely and happy to help with any issues of which there was only one (we couldn't get the brand new washing machine to work, but we then realised the water had not been turned on, as we were the first to use it!). We would thoroughly recommend this property and will stay there again if our plans to get a puppy fall through.

    Reviewed by Helen Megan5.0Apr 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 2 x double bedrooms
  • 1x large double and 1x small double
  • Family bathroom with bath and walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room, with dining area, sitting area and kitchen area
  • Utility/WC
  • Gas central heating with an electric fire
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, eco drying rail, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking and secure bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pubs, restaurants and shops within a 5 minute walk and the lake within a 10 minute walk
  • Note: Please be aware that the small double bedroom has low eaves, care is to be taken in this bedroom
  • Note: The property does not accept children
  • Please note: an electric vehicle charging point is available at the property by arrangement with owner

The property

An elegantly-appointed property, situated within the town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Bring your family and friends to this vibrant location, filled with wonderful attractions to ensure an unforgettable holiday.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed into a bright and airy, open-plan living room, complete with a contemporary touch, perfect for unwinding after a busy day.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is an outstanding kitchen, where you will be delighted to rustle up an evening meal.

After a busy day exploring, curl up on the sofas, where you and your loved ones can plan the day’s ahead whilst catching up with your favourite TV shows.

During a winter’s evening, why not treat yourself to a warming bath, perfect for attaining some peace and quiet from the rest of the group.

Completing the interior are two well-dressed bedrooms, each benefitting from a charming Juliet balcony, ideal for enjoying your morning coffee and taking in the surrounding views.

Step outside to discover an enclosed patio area, complete with table and chairs, perfect for enjoying a refreshing beverage whilst soaking up the sun.

If you fancy an evening glass of wine, you will find a wealth of pubs together with a variety of restaurants and coffee shopswithin a 5-minute walk, as well as a supermarket for picking up your necessities.

Whilst staying at Quarry End, you can explore the wonderful attraction the town itself hosts.

Such attractions include the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness Bay Marina and the thrilling Brantfell Walk.

Alternatively, you can hop onto a boat to explore Lake Windermere and take in the surrounding views.

Further afield, you can visit the National Trust property Hill Top, walk the delightful Claife Heights or spend the day at the larger town of Kendal.

Quarry End is a fantastic base for a family bolthole to the Lake District National Park.

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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 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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Note: The property does not accept children under 11 years old.