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Steps Cottage

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1010485)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs McEvaddy

    “We were impressed that a representative telephoned the morning after we arrived to check everything was okay.”

    I mentioned that everything was great but I was very hot in bed as there was a heavy quilt on the bed and the weather was getting warmer. A representative ...

    I mentioned that everything was great but I was very hot in bed as there was a heavy quilt on the bed and the weather was getting warmer. A representative went out that day and bought a lower tog quilt, which was delivered to the cottage, fantastic service. Very well organised information and arrangements prior to and during the holiday. As mentioned on previous reviews the bed is very comfy. The cottage is perfectly positioned for easy access to the lake and Windermere village, with a bus stop virtually outside to access most of the surrounding area and only a relatively short walk to the train/bus station for most places further afield. Driving and parking in the area is not fun and access by bus and train is perfect. Even the weather was amazing. If we get a chance to come back we would not hesitate to use Sykes or Steps Cottage. The only slight problem is the steps to the garden which are very narrow and awkward. Thank you for a great stay.

    - Mrs McEvaddy, May 2021

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About the property

Ideal for a couple seeking a leisurely break, Steps Cottage is a lovely ground-floor detached property situated in the town of Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria.

Climb up the stone steps to the cottage and enter into a contemporary, well-maintained kitchen which is amply-equipped for all your cooking essentials during your stay, including an electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer machine. Beyond this is a bright, homely sitting and dining area with dining seating for two, a large stylish corner sofa, and a warming woodburner which you can cosy up to next while watching a film on the wall-mounted TV.

Following into the hallway is a small quaint sitting area which benefits from a large window, where you can sit and unwind and enjoy some quiet time with a good book.

The cottage hosts a small contemporary shower room which includes a shower cubicle, WC, hand basin and a towel rail, and an endearing king-size bedroom to retreat to after busy days, complete with neutrally coloured décor, stylish furnishings, and plentiful wardrobe and hanging space.

The cottage boasts a pretty private patio area with garden furniture where you can sit and enjoy the delights of the outdoors, which can be accessed from the quaint stone steps to the left of the property.

This fabulous property is in an ideal location for transport links, with a bus stop outside.

Perfect for hassle free day trips to Rydal, Grasmere and beyond.

Situated just a 5 minute walk to Bowness and a short stroll to Windermere Lake shore.

Both Bowness and Windermere villages have a variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs to choose from, as well as thrilling nearby attractions including guided mountain and walking trips, boat trips, watersports on Windermere Lake, Grizedale Forest Park, which offers great walks and mountain bike routes in the company of tremendous scenery, and the 'Go Ape!' adventure park, where you can journey through the tree tops and test your zip linking skills.

Steps Cottage is a wonderful romantic retreat for a couple looking to explore the Lake District National Park.


  • One bedroom:1 x king-size
  • Shower room with cubicle shower, WC, hand basin and towel rail
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dyer machine, books, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Off road parking
  • Private patio area accessed by stone steps with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles
  • Note: The property is all one level (with steps to access) and includes a lower ground-floor with a bedroom that is currently not being let by the owner

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas