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Silver Howe

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4.7

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great stay."

    Lovely location and so cosy and everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Erin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Loved location and the house."

    A real gem!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Silver Howe."

    The property is spacious and beautiful. Rooms are light and airy. Everything we needed is provided. It would have been nice to receive a small welcome pack but this is the only thing I would suggest for improvement. Parking was good. Location great. The house was warm. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. We will be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our third time staying in Silver Howe and we have booked again for next year."

    Lovely warm and spacious house with a very well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room. Perfectly located to walk into Bowness.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2024

  • "The kitchen and conservatory floor had not been mopped."

    The conservatory floor had broken bits of biscuits under the conservatory table. The conservatory settees had a thin layer of dust on them. The staircase hadn't been cleaned either! All these jobs had to be done by me! We've payed 2k for this place for a week! I shouldn't be cleaning a property on the first day - absolute disgrace! However, the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and tidy though! There was also two fag ends outside by the front door! This is a beautiful property that's been let down by poor cleaning!

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Dec 2023

  • "Very much enjoyed silver Howe we have booked it again for January, very warm and ..."

    Very much enjoyed silver Howe we have booked it again for January, very warm and comfortable nice touch Christmas decs up, My only complaint would be cutlery shabby for such a quality home thank you

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Dec 2023

  • "It would have been full stars on all above but we had an issue with the heating mid week - the boiler pressure had dropped so that it wouldnt switch on and it was very cold and snowy so was quite cold in the house."

    We had to call the support number a few times but they sent out the plumber within an hour and he had to remove the washing machine to get to the pipe valves to re pressurise the boiler. (He didnt fully re fit the washer as he said the valve was dripping and needs fixing). Due to the snowfall the cars were snowed in on the property but luckily i carry a snow shovel in winter. It might be good though if the property had a shovel available on the premises for such emergencies ?. Obviously this was extreme weather so not a bad feedback isdue but just an idea. Overall our stay was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Dec 2023

  • "One of the nicest properties we have stayed in."

    Wonderfully warm and welcoming on arrival. This property had everything we needed. The beds were really comfortable. Fabulous kitchen, we couldn’t find anything we were short of. Even used the slow cooker! Showers brilliant, water pressure exceptional. Looking at the rock faces via kitchen rear doors fantastic. We loved this property, cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2023

  • "Silver Howe was a lovely clean and spacious home we loved the kitchen iit provided everything we needed ,all three bedrooms were very comfortable ."

    We had a great holiday and would love to return Irene

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall the house was clean and tidy and facilities fairly good."

    For us, it was just too enclosed and dark inside, especially at the back in the kitchen/dining room and the third bedroom, (which by the way only has a toilet and basin ensuite and you have to travel downstairs past the front door for a shower! The details on the website are not completely clear on this point) I know it mentions being set in rock but the photos do not show how close and oppressive it is! The window frame in the main bedroom is completely rotten now, I'm surprised it is able to hold the glass and you certainly couldn't safely open it. I think we were all just a little disappointed, it didn't live up to our expectations. We actually came home a day early. On a positive note, it's a nice walk into town and down to the lake but sorry we won't be returning.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.1Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous house with everything we needed."

    Silver Howe has comfortable beds, spacious rooms and good quality household amenities. We didn’t want to leave ! It is also close to lots of lovely walks and lakes, I highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place great location we had a good stay there."

    There were a few minor maintenance issues: 1. In the main bedroom one of the window frames at the bottom was rotten and needs replacing, 2. There is a wasp nest in the roof eves above the conservatory that needs attention. We were pestered by wasps in the conservatory all week, 3. A light bulb in the main bedroom en-suite was flickering and needs replacing, 4. The dishwasher tablet mechanism does not work. Lastly, it would be useful when ringing Lake Lovers who manage the property that there were 3 hairdryers provided, a cleaning welcome pack was provided and its contents, there was no washing machine powder provided so bring your own (we were told there would be some), fairy liquid was provided, rubbish sacks provided and there is a well stocked kitchen including cheese grater and slow cooker. There was also 2 cafetières.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very nice property."

    Felt homely and well appointed. Very comfortable stay. Would book again. The adjacent property was not let during our stay and had it been not sure that car access would not have been compromised

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our 4th visit to this beautiful cottage our stay was amazing as usual have ..."

    Our 4th visit to this beautiful cottage our stay was amazing as usual have booked already for next year thanks again fora lovely stay

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you are returning next year. We look forward to seeing you. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was perfect and we had an amazing stay."

    The kitchen was very well stocked and clean. The conservatory was lovely for meals in the warm evenings. The bedrooms were great.

    Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased to see such lovely feedback. We hope that you would return again. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Silver Howe, the property has been refurbished to a very high standard and tastefully furnished."

    Really good location, would definitely consider staying again. Our youngest family member has mislaid her jellycat monkey

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. We will ask our Housekeeping team to look for the mislaid monkey. The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2023

  • "On arrival we were totally in awe of Silver Howe."

    Such a welcoming home of considerable size. We had a short stay celebrating my sisters 60th and what a stunning place to do that. Facilities in the home were exceptional and the kitchen well stocked. The welcome packs were such a nice touch, All occupants slept so well and I’m sure we all checked what mattresses were being used on the beds. Bathrooms to die for. Shops easy to reach by car or a slow walk. We just fell in love with the house and setting. Nestled in slate and rock luminous moss is a true dream of a house. We will definitely come back and will recommend to anyone. It has already been posted on Facebook. Thank you both xx

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything at the property was spacious, clean and lovely decorated through out ."

    We had a really nice stay in Bowness and will defiantly be booking the house again , the location was spot on for a walk into the lakeside.

    Thank you for taking time to write a review on Silver Howe. It's great to hear you found it spacious and clean, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2023

  • "Only disappointment was there were no supplies to light the fire."

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As the property is self catered, we do not always supply fire lighters. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property with great facilities - only one small gripe which was upstairs floorboards creeking which whilst may add to the character the noise did disturb the baby when trying to get them to sleep."

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun4.7Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful, well equipped house in a great location."

    Second time we’ve stayed and already booked for next year!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Couldn't fault the property at all."

    So much space yet with a cozy feel to it. Super comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen. Great location, walking distance to shops and pubs. Would 100% come back to this house.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Silver Howe. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anneka5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had such an amazing time at this absolutely stunning house."

    The house was easy for us to find following our Sat Nav, We have a large 7 seater car with a long wheelbase and managed parking fine with a little manoeuvring at the bottom of the lane and reversing in. Extremely well presented and immaculate when we walked in, with absolutely everything you could ever need for a break away. From books and games in the lounge area to every cooking utensil you will ever need in the kitchen. Bedrooms big, spacious, comfortable and extremely clean. Reading previous feedback we could tell that the owners of this stunning Lakeland home listen to feedback and take huge pride in making it perfect for us to enjoy. Everything slightly negative we had read had been resolved making a perfect stay. Our only teeny tiny problem was the main oven wasn’t working, our guess is no one has thought to mention it on leaving so it couldn’t be fixed. We are already looking at next year and can see this being our annual location, just perfect, thank you.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Really good value too and ideally located. Would definitely recommend the cottage. We were less impressed by Lakelovers (first time booking with them). We had a few issues on arrival - the master bedroom shower door had been broken. A maintenance man came to fix it not long after we arrived (and before we reported it) but he was unable to do so. He was lovely and did his best but it would have been good had we been contacted in advance to warn of his arrival. When we attempted to use the dishwasher (an important feature for us and one which we consider an essential criteria), the tablet compartment was broken. We went to the Lake Lovers office the first morning of our stay. We were able to enter the office but no one was present. We waited for approx 5 minutes shouting for someone but ended up leaving. We later phoned and were advised to just put the tablet in the bottom and run in. This hadn't worked previous and we later found there was no rinse aid or salt and we found the filter to be blocked as water wasn't draining and full of food stuff we hadn't used. We were asked if we wanted someone to come out and said that we would but no one came and there was no contact. We appreciate it's difficult to identify and deal with problems created by previous guests but expect much better communication.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic house,well equipped if only you could do something about the hill we had to walk up every day"

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2022

  • "Silver Howe was exactly as described."

    It did not disappoint. When we arrived there was definitely a wow moment. The 9 year old with us couldn’t wait to explore and had a great time investigating the books and cranny’s. It was wonderful to see her imagination come to life as she discovered more and more. We were extremely pleased with how well stocked the kitchen was with crockery, everything has been thought of. We could have baked if we wanted to (but we didn’t have time). The rooms were spotless. Spacious and beautifully furnished and the beds were so comfortable. It was like being at a home away from home. We walked into Bowness everyday with pushchairs (I have a double) we took three infants with us, and all the accessories they require through the day. Although harder towards the middle it was absolutely achievable. This was something that worried me reading different feedback. I do imagine that someone who isn’t in the best of health may struggle. However, the other couple who came had their baby by C-section 12 weeks ago, and, even after major surgery managed the walk with little difficulty. Brilliant stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was fairly easy to locate although entrance hidden but added to the charm, secluded but private as soon as parked the house was beautiful as soon as walked into reception area wow , clean, really well equipped, bed in master very comfortable, very comfortable stay."

    Highlighted the whole stay was the visit in the beautiful garden by the badger. Will definitely stay at Silver Howe again and highly recommend it and Lakelovers

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thanks for accommodating us."

    It's a nice property and well maintained with some very unique landscaping features. Just our opinion but a simple design refresh would probably appeal more.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our third stay at this lovely cottage between Bo’ness and Windermere it is ..."

    Our third stay at this lovely cottage between Bo’ness and Windermere it is very tranquil and suits us very well the walk into Bo’ness is lovely the cottage is very well equipped have already booked again for next year had an amazing stay thank you Valerie

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely,warm and comfortable,we couldn’t ask for a nicer place."

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a great location."

    Spacious, clean, kitchen well equipped with all the utensils you could ever need and plenty of outside space to relax in. The book shelf, with its array of books and games, is a bonus and was well used. Would highly recommend this property and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday home ."

    Our son and girlfriend were over from the U SA and booked last minute. Lovely place and totally loved it. Thanks for the holiday. Regards Colin Taylor

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Silver Howe the house is beautiful very nicely furnished and very clean and tidy."

    The bedrooms are delightful and spacious the beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept in (including our own bed) The location is perfect, the hill UP from the lake is a bit of a challenge!!

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful house in a lovely setting."

    The decor,furnishings were lovely,kitchen facilities were fantastic & the beds comfortable,the secluded garden was lovely with various seating areas. We had a great time & will definitely be back Thankyou

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Silver Howe was just perfect. Very comfortable for a group of 6. Great facilities and right in the centre of Bowness. 15 min walk down to lakeside. We found the parking easy for two cars although careful access is required, ok for three cars if leave gates open. Possibly leave garden lights on for arrivals after dark. Comfy beds and loads of space. Lovely outside areas although didn't use due to weather. Great property and would stay again when in the area.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely property."

    Very spacious but also warm and cosy. Well equipped and very comfortable. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a great location."

    Everything was perfect!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday in a wonderful property that we have visited before."

    A huge thank you for allowing us to transfer from last year. Everything about our stay brilliant…..small issue with cleaning. There are cobwebs on ceiling and under furniture behind TV etc. Otherwise fabulous. Thank You

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped property but would benefit from children’s plastic plates, cups & cutlery."

    Foldable wash basket could be stored in cupboard above washer/dryer as needed to use machine due to travelling with 2 small children. Everything else was great, the only downside was car access to property as travelling with 2 family cars and unfortunately this is a deal breaker for me. I managed to off street park and remained there till end of holiday as this is a really busy street. If only drive was couple of feet wider you could get more swing on car as drive itself ample space. Saying this the owners have a beautiful home, not only in looks but comfort and I cannot recommend this property enough for anyone with more guts than me to attempt access road.The beds are comfortable and I think we benefitted from new sofas which were also really nice. Each bedroom has an en-suite facility and they are beautifully dressed with good quality furniture. It is in a fantastic location and easy to walk to shops etc., only a small incline as based nearer bottom of hill than top. All in all a house that the owners should be proud of and that holiday makers can feel totally comfortable and at home in. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great location of house and everything we needed within it."

    Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cutlery and crockery we adequate but there was no saucepan or casserole big enough to cook for 6 adults e."

    G. pasta

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a very warm, well equipped house, however, the bed in the main bedroom is due for replacement, it's a bit saggy."

    The settees in the lounge are extremely uncomfortable. My husband doesn't complain about much, but even he could not get comfortable. Not good when you want to relax! Both of the ovens were dirty (greasy) including the oven tray which had not been washed. The kitchen floor appeared to be unwashed. The fridge freezer needs replacing. The bottom drawer of the freezer does not pull out, therefore you have to remove the drawer above to put food into or take out. I put our freezer packs in and when I removed them at the end of our stay, they came out with big chunks of ice attached from the bottom of the drawer. The freezer then leaked on the floor as has been mentioned by several other guests in the guest book. The house is extremely dark being built right next to large rocks in the back garden and having a porch right along the front. You need the lights on during the day!

    Reviewed by Martin2.5Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous property but initial impression let down by poor cleaning regime."

    Conservatory floor had not been swept so there was food waste evident. Fridge not clean. Some kitchen surfaces not clean. We think the owners should stay there as some of the fixtures and fittings are looking tired. Cracked cistern lid in second bedroom en-suite.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Aug 2021

  • "A lovely spacious house with plenty of room for a large family."

    Lovely comfy beds (we slept like logs every night), but the sofas in the lounge could do with replacing as not very comfortable (a bit lumpy in places). Nice and quiet location but only 5 mins walk from the town centre and main attractions, so no need to hunt for a parking space to enjoy the local area. Plenty of room for cars in the courtyard, along with a surprisingly large gorgeous garden to relax in. We had an amazing week and would highly recommended Silver Howe as a great base for enjoying the fabulous Lake District. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Justin4.7Aug 2021

  • "The house was lovely although the dishwasher actually being on when we arrived was a bit odd."

    Quiet location between Bowness centre and Windemere village was ideal (although hilly - but not a problem for us!) We had a super week and the house was a lovely base. (4 adults plus 1 2 year old) Only 'concern' was lack of big towels - but we used our own for the showers as the ones supplied were a bit small. We are already looking at booking for 2022.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2021

  • "Silver Howe Bowness on Windermere WOW this house did not disapoint the layout was great everything to hand spacious and a lovely little garden,the shops, pubs and takeaways all within walking distance ."

    This is a house we could highly recommend, a very friendly atmosphere in the village. we were very lucky with the weather too so adding to the many lovely walks to be enjoyed,and the cruiser around the lakes. thank you for sharing your part of the world with us.

    Reviewed by angela4.7Jun 2021

  • "Nice detached property, quite spacious ."

    Lovely enclosed garden for those sunny days, however cottage was at the top of a hill, little difficult walking if you have mobility problems. We found the sofas in the living room very uncomfortable, there was no padding left in the cushions and the TV channels very limited , could do with upgrading. Apart from that it was nicely decorated with a lovely well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Jun 2021

  • "Our second visit to this lovely cottage between Bowness and Windermere and it is a very comfortable holiday cottage ."

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely house."

    ... Great location. Could have been cleaner.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8May 2021

  • "The house was immaculate, so spacious and super comfortable, the only comment we had was one of us ran a bath and accidentally used up all the hot water so having a bit more info about when the hot water goes on and off and a note there may not be enough for bath's and showers would help."

    Given the capacity of the house switching to a boiler that heats water as it runs might be a good idea. Otherwise, it was an amazing location, so quiet and peaceful and we'd be very likely to return.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "Silver Howe has everything you need to make it a comfortable place to stay."

    It is very clean and decorated nicely. All of the rooms are good sizes. I would definitely recommend it!

    Mr BarrFeb 2019

  • "The house is located well for exploring the Lake District."

    Enjoyed the house on an evening - very warm and plenty of hot water. Good showers and comfortable beds.

    Mrs BowmanJan 2019

  • "Really nice warm house which was a home from home with everything we needed."

    Great location and really comfortable would recommend as a great place to stay.

    Mr NeillMar 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.

Summary

  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 2 x king size with en suites, 1 x double with en suite, shower room
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Conservatory dining room
  • Patio
  • Garden.
  • Detached Lakeland House
  • 3 TVs, all with Freeview and DVD players
  • Feature fireplace with open fire
  • Spacious kitchen
  • Range cooker, gas hob and electric oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Family breakfast table
  • Landing with study area
  • Patio with outdoor furniture
  • Veranda
  • Two private parking space
  • Gas Central Heating
  • WiFi
  • Walks from the door
  • Sorry no pets
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property

Silver Howe is a sumptuous three bedroomed house hidden away from the bustle of Bowness.

On arrival you’ll discover a beautiful, architect designed Lakeland home nestled into a rocky outcrop surrounded by mature trees - this is the perfect holiday cottage for both family and friends. Created to be as social a space as possible, with a generously sized lounge that opens out onto a veranda and the garden.

A large well equipped kitchen and an airy conservatory dining space.

Sleeping six guests over three bedrooms including two with ensuite bathrooms, Silver Howe has an array of additional features; an grand hallway with an oak staircase, several patios, beautiful gardens and private parking.

Silver Howe is the perfect place from which to experience all that the Lake District has to offer from country walking to the World of Beatrix Potter, cycling to sailing, along with great food, drink and a fabulous atmosphere.

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

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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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