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Raglan Cottage

Bowness-on-WIndermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972661)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "It was the perfect space for a holiday for me, my sister and our elderly mother."

    It was comfortable and tastefully decorated and all instructions were clear.

    Reviewed by JacquiAug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a perfect location, just a short walk from the centre, but also very peaceful on a night."

    We will definitely plan another stay!

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable stay in an ideal location, we will definitely be returning soon!"

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "It’s such a lovely cottage, very homely."

    We love coming back every year, we always book for the next year as soon as we can to avoid disappointment. Would highly recommend to stay here, everything about it is so nice and always look forward to coming back year in year out

    Thank you for your comments and for rebooking again with us for next year. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Regards, Mark & Anna (owners). Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2021

  • "This was a wonderful property, very cozy, comfortable, and convenient."

    It was a lovely place to stay for my first time in the Lake District and felt like home. I appreciated the instructions throughout the cottage on how to use appliances, etc. The hot water was a bit lukewarm. In all other respects it was a perfect stay!

    We are pleased that your enjoyed your visit and hope that you will visit our cottage again in the future. Should you do so, please run the hot water for a minute in cold weather to allow the combi boiler to supply hot water to the bathroom. I will create an instruction sheet for future guests so thank you for your constructive comment. Regards, Mark & Anna (owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, however we had a small issue with the water temperature, the supply of hot water was not consistent and mostly ran cold or warm at best."

    I emailed you (Lakes Cottages) on Tuesday to see if we needed to adjust anything and I received no reply. So in summary the cottage was marvellous which is a credit to the owners, but let down by the letting agent not been helpful when there was an issue.

    Thanks for visiting our holiday let, Raglan Cottage. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit and we are really sorry that you experienced a problem with the hot water. A plumber has attended and reset the pressure on the boiler. We hope this did not effect your enjoyment of the holiday too much and look forward to welcoming you back to our cottage again in the future. Thank You Mark & Anna (owners). Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "We were so lucky."

    8 days and 7 nights holiday didn’t have any rain, it was sunshine every day, made our journey especially enjoyable. The location is brilliant, near lots of attractions and local shops and restaurants. I really want to appreciate the team who manage their house. I left my sunglasses over there, they found it and posted it back to me, this is short sight sunglasses and really important to me. Thanks again for helping me get my glasses back.

    Reviewed by XiaomingAug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage & we would definitely stay again."

    Location is perfect, we liked the walk up & down into the main town. The only bad thing was all the towels had a foisty smell & an electric towel rail would be beneficial as having 2 showers a day they didn’t dry. Next time we would just take our own towels so it’s no big issue.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "Raglan Cottage is perfectly located in lovely town."

    The cottage is well equipped, clean and cosy. The beds were very comfortable and the amount of space is great for a holiday cottage. The parking was variable, sometimes none and sometimes lots so we paid for a 7 day car park pass for the car park at the end of the road then just used that when we couldn’t get on the street.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "Great location, quite cottage, very clean"

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "All good except there was really no parking available at all and we had to park in the pay parking all week."

    Reviewed by AllanMay 2021

  • "Raglan Cottage was great - perfect location - walking distance to Bowness & Windermere - on the bus route too."

    Cottage itself was spacious, lovely and welcoming, warm & clean on arrival. The weather as you would expect for late October was very wet on couple of days and could have been tough especially with a small child but this didn't matter to us in our 'home away from home', we had come prepared with our DVD's & games so were able to entertain ourselves. Log burner looks lovely but wasn't needed as the cottage is kept at a good temp throughout. Would definitely recommend to family & friends - only downside was the parking & although we fell lucky with parking and were able to park on the street, I hadn't realised how tight this would be.

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2020

  • "Great little cottage to spend a weekend in."

    Easy to find, ideal location in the centre of the village. The cottage has curb appeal, is well equipped, clean and felt homely.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "“A beautiful & comfortable cottage” Our first time visiting the Lake District."

    We stayed at Raglan Cottage for 7 nights and could not have wished for better accommodation. The cottage is warm, homely and spotlessly clean. It has a perfect location close to the Lake and local amenities such as bars, restaurants and shops. The cottage provides everything you may need for your stay and includes an on-street parking permit. I would not hesitate to recommend Raglan Cottage.

    Reviewed by FarbodOct 2020

  • "We have stayed in several rentals in this road over the years as it is in an excellent position."

    Raglan Cottage was very clean, comfortable and welcoming. All the shops, restaurants cafes and bars you could need are practically on the doorstep, the main supermarket Booths is a short drive away next to Windermere train station. Most bars, restaurants and cafes are operating a walk in service,some you can book in advance, our favourite Italian restaurant, Rastelli, being right at the end of the road ( booking recommended) The lake is a short walk down the hill, where you can pick up a lake cruise( limited routes during the current Covid restrictions and online booking only) We had a very enjoyable few days away, Covid 19 is taken very seriously here and we never felt at any greater risk than at home.

    Reviewed by ShaunSep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage, located near to the hub of activity."

    Reviewed by TasnimSep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage, quality furnishings throughout and spotlessly clean."

    The double bed is so comfortable we slept really well every night. Had 4 nights there and we’re sorry to leave. Excellent location, street parking and fully equipped kitchen. Just perfect!!!!!

    Reviewed by GlenysSep 2020

  • "We are just home from a lovely 3 night stay at Raglan Cottage and cannot recommend the place enough."

    The location is perfect and the cottage itself has a lovely warm and homely feel to it. The facilities are excellent and everything you need for your stay is provided. The only advice I would give is to maybe explain the parking situation a little more before arrival as when we turned up we thought we had no space and phoned Sykes who contacted the owners. It wasn't until we got in the property we seen the instructions. We parked in a neighbouring street the first night and was then able to move to the property the following day so it was no issue at all, just a bit of a panic when first arriving with a full car and a small baby. Overall a fantastic holiday and we are already looking to book Raglan Cottage for next year:)

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2020

  • "We really enjoy staying in this cosy cottage, it’s are second time at new year."

    We’ve already booked for next year. It’s a great location for all the restaurants and bars

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2019

  • "Couldn't fault Raglan cottage, it has everything you need, it was clean and comfortable and near to all the local amenities and a good place to use as a base for walks, would definitely stay there again."

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "The location was perfect and shops/restaurants are far closer than we thought as you advertised them as less than 1m/1km - I think this needs to be updated as the first restaurant is at the end of the road (about 50 meters away)!"

    The cottage was everything we could hope for and more, really comfortable and finished to a high standard. The only complaint I have are the single beds could do with new mattresses as you can really feel the springs - my child slept on the sofa the first night until I found blankets etc to pad the top of the mattress. The main bed was lovely and comfortable.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. There are now new single mattresses in place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicoleOct 2019

  • "The accommodation was superb."

    Clean, very well maintained and it really added to our visit to Bowness. the property is very well situated to all the amenities. We are regular visitors to the Lakes and we can say this is definitely one of the top properties we have ever stayed in, Thank you!

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Very comfortable and really clean. Had everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by RidhwanJul 2019

  • "We have had a brilliant week at Raglan cottage, it was exceptional and had everything you could want."

    The location is very central to all amenities, we found it easier to use the local bus service which had the stop at the end of the terrace. We will certainly be looking at a return stay at the cottage. Thank you for keeping it do pristine. D Barker

    Reviewed by DuncanMay 2019

  • "Comfortable, quiet and well-appointed holiday flat, ideally situated yards from shops and restaurants."

    Reviewed by RogerApr 2019

  • "Raglan cottage was fantastic in a superb location had a great weekend"

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2019

  • "Everything about this cottage was fantastic!"

    We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DarrenFeb 2019

  • "Perfect break in the Lakes."

    The booking with Sykes was simple and straight forward and we were kept up to date in the lead up to the holiday and received a lovely courtesy call on our first day. The cottage was cosy and modern with everything we needed. It was comfortable and exceptionally clean. We would definitely recommend Sykes and Raglan cottage to others.

    Reviewed by JennyJan 2019

  • "Raglan cottage was absolutely perfect for our Christmas holiday at the lakes."

    So comfortable and homely not to mention immaculately kept. Location is amazing too, a small quiet road which is literally 60 seconds walk from restaurants, bars, a cinema and all sorts of shops and only a few minutes walk to lake Windemere. We loved staying here and will be back soon!

    Reviewed by DaveDec 2018

  • "Excellent home from home cottage with a relaxing feel about it"

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2018

  • "This was our second stay at Raglan Cottage this year its a great cottage with all you need once again Sykes provided a great service and product."

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2018

  • "Perfect place for our first holiday with our baby."

    The cottage felt like a home from home - everything we needed and very warm and snug for rainy days. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2018

  • "Would recommend staying in Raglan cottage again."

    Top quality accommodation in a great location.

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2018

  • "Very nice property."

    Only complaint was the weather, please try to improve it for our next rental.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2018

  • "The cottage is very well equipped."

    comfortable and in a great location, the back yard is a nice little sun trap at varying times of the day and nice to sit out in with a glass of wine. the cottage is in the middle of town with easy access to all the attractions and is very quiet in the evenings making for a good nights sleep on the comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

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  • A two floor mid terrace
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king size bed and TV, 1 x twin
  • First floor bathroom with bath and shower over, hand basin and WC
  • Ground floor sitting room with fireplace, TV, and DVD player
  • Dining room with four seats, and extra armchair seating, fireplace and TV.
  • Gas central heating and wood burning stoves
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • TVs with DVD player, wifi
  • All gas and electric included in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and hairdryers included in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • On street parking with resident permit
  • Private, enclosed yard with garden furniture, secure bike storage, outside WC and Belfast pot sink
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £50
  • Pub and shop 5 mins.

The property

Raglan Cottage is a traditional, two bedroom stone cottage located in the Lake District village of Bowness-On-Windermere, conveniently central and only a five minute walk from Windermere.

Raglan Cottage is a mid terrace stone building with period character, finished to a high standard for comfort and convenience.

A wood burning stove and a central location makes this a charming choice for couples and families looking to explore the Lake District.

This delightful cottage is a tasteful home away from home.

A comfortable sitting room focuses on a wood burning stove, with a TV and DVD player for your entertainment.

Tasteful art graces the walls and the cottage is centrally heated, making this a sure place to relax and unwind.

The ground floor also has a dining room with its own TV, comfortable armchairs and a table for four, a window seat, and an ornate fireplace.

The contemporary kitchen has ample space and uses an electric oven and gas hob.

Upstairs, the master and twin bedrooms are both appealingly decorated with wooden furnishings and homely touches.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and feature fireplace.

A spotless white bathroom with a hand basin, WC and bath with monsoon shower fittings, is also located on the first floor.

Raglan Cottage is perfect for those on a cycling holiday, with secure bike storage in the enclosed stone yard.

The lovely little back yard also has charming patio furniture for those outdoor lunches, and a convenient outside WC with a Belfast pot sink.

On street parking is available, and guests are supplied with a resident permit for their parking convenience.

Only a five minute walk to Lake Windermere, Raglan Cottage is the perfect choice for visitors to the Lake District wishing to explore the outdoors.

This convenient location of Bowness-On-Windermere makes this a bustling tourist village, offering plenty of choice of pubs and restaurants.

Originally a small fishing village, Bowness has grown to provide visitors with all manner of amenities and sights.

Open top bus tours are available to nearby Ambleside and Grasmere, and lake cruises are a delightful way to explore Windermere.

History buffs will be delighted by the number of beautiful listed buildings in the village and the Steamboat Museum, and will spend hours exploring the countryside. Raglan Cottage offers an enchanting family vacation home only minutes from England's largest natural lake, and is especially suited to those with a love of England's beautiful countryside and literary heritage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas