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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful apartment very conveniently placed in the lovely town of Bowness with lots of restaurants and bars."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2024

  • "What an absolutely gorgeous property."

    My husband and I loved it. Very spacious apartment with top quality furnishings and accessories. Excellent position for everything in Bowness plenty of pubs , restaurants, shops and the beautiful lake and cruises. Thank You a great week with good weather.

    Always great to get good feedback - not sure we can take credit for the weather! Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Tethera."

    A spacious and very comfortable apartment. Very well equipped and lots of information about the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here the property was clean very comfortable with great views , good parking and in a great location we will definitely look to stay here in the future."

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely apartment set in the middle of the town."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is an excellent property in a superb location the fixtures and fittings are ..."

    This is an excellent property in a superb location the fixtures and fittings are really good quality, the provision of a parking space is a real bonus especially as the space is a good size unlike some others in the area

    Reviewed by Tom4.1Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely beautiful apartment in a very convenient location."

    I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Bowness / Windermere.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2023

  • "Second stay in the Tethera."

    We love this apartment! It is clean, spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy the stay. Great views from the living room. Parking easy with space for a visitor if needed, and you can't beat the location in the middle of Bowness. Thanks to Sharon who was very helpful and gave us a call to let us know the apartment was ready earlier than expected - great service! Highly recommended - we will be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Three quick negatives - no cafetiere, no washing machine (should possibly be flagged up more, absolutely not an issue for us however), and the flat was cold when we arrived."

    This didn't give a good first impression, but once the heating was on it stayed warm and cosy all week. Those are little things though, overall we loved the flat. Great location, easy parking, lovely view of fells + a bit of Windermere from the dining table. The size of the flat is great, it's very well furnished, and it has a great shower - very important after a day's walking.

    Hi David, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the heating not being up to temperature when you arrived - you were our first guests of the season - we have asked our housekeeper to ensure that it taken care of going forward and we are looking to install a Nest / Hive thermostat so we can check/do it remotely. The washing machine is an interesting and fair point - we actually replaced it with a dishwasher (only space for one appliance) following previous guests feedback! The average stay is a week so we took the view that a dishwasher was the more convenient option. Glad you liked the shower - we are big walkers and our first job when we bought the apartment was to fit a new bathroom and hot water system! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2023

  • "It was a really nice apartment and we would definitely stay there again."

    However there were a couple of oversights by the cleaning staff. Firstly, the water in the bathroom sink was not emptying so I removed the plug and found a massive clump of hair and soap scum. Once this was cleared it emptied properly. The second thing was the half empty bottle of apple juice and the 4 week out of date bottle of milk in the fridge. This made me wonder how clean the kitchen was and as I have a germ phobia it led me to do a thorough clean. Also there were a lot of dirty crockery in the cupboards. Just think the cleaning staff need to be a bit more thorough.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Dec 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovey relaxing stay at Tethera, we have stayed here many times and cannot wait to return."

    The apartment is spotless and has everything that you need, it is right in the heart or Bowness so easy access to pubs, shops and restaurants. Special thanks to Sharon who couldn’t of been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Nov 2022

  • "This excellent apartment."

    Perfect location, clean, comfortable and has everything you need. The variety of walking books gave us ideas on walking routes. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "The apartment was very nicely furnished to a high standard."

    It is a pity the second bedroom is small. It was very clean. The kitchen was equipped with all the necessary equipment apart from oven gloves. The information in the folder said press the blue booster button on the towel rail, we did several times but nothing happened. That was a pity as wet towels were a problem. The instructions for the key safe should be more explicit as we thought our flat was at the front of the building like the photo on the information Ann Thompson

    Hi Ann, thanks for your feedback. We have replaced the missing oven gloves (3rd time this year!) and have asked our housekeeper to ensure they are replaced if they go missing. We have checked the towel rail - it is working - we wonder if the previous guests inadvertently switched off the fuse switch (in entrance corridor) by mistake when using the adjacent plug socket. Again we have asked our housekeeper to check going forward. We hope you enjoyed your time in the Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2022

  • "So fabulous so modern every thing you needed was there very classy furniture beds great smart tv open plan"

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was amazing, we loved it."

    Very impressed by the cleanliness. The location was brilliant and parking facilities a bonus. Would definitely recommend this apartment and would love to return next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Gorgeous property, ideal for 2 adults and 2 children as 2nd bedroom is quite small."

    Everywhere else very spacious, clean and modern though. Up a steep hill so no good for people who struggle with walking inclines but very central and only a very short walk into village (walk back seems longer!). Great that there is easy parking and so much to do nearby. The views from the living/dining room were beautiful too.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2022

  • "Centrally located specifically for family with kids."

    Nice and quiet. Very helpful

    Reviewed by Paban5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was wonderful for us."

    We loved the view, the large bedroom and the big living room. My only suggestions would be: 1. The cleaner needs to go under the beds and settees where there was a coating of dust. 2. The kitchen bin is slightly broken and will only get worse. We loved it. Thanks.

    Hi Marylou, Glad you had a great time. Thanks for your feedback - we have passed it on to our cleaner to address. Hope to welcome you back to a Bowness again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marylou5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful property with nothing to fault."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need including well equipped kitchen and brilliant selection of walking books/maps. Additional things like umbrellas were also provided and a bottle fizz to enjoy! This should be 5 ticks not 4. The location was excellent. Our first family trip to the Lake District and it did not disappoint even though the weather was not great.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Liked the place and would stay there again."

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "We loved the apartment."

    It was so clean and comfortable and had a real home from home feel. So close to all the attractions Bowness has to offer. We would definitely recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent appartment with everything that was needed very modern and comfortable with an ideal location just minutes from restaurants and the lake."

    We would throughly recommend and will be booking a return visit.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything was fantastic apart from onething."

    The 9.30 exit from the property is too early. There is ample time to clean bearing in mind 5.00 pm arrival time. I appreciate it is a deep clean.

    Thanks for your feedback. We hope you had a great time. Unfortunately the check in times are driven by acute staff shortages in the cleaning industry in the Lake District. These are being slowly addressed and we should be reverting to ‘normal’ from November. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Sound transmission between ground floor apartment into Tethera not good."

    Sound transmission from 2nd floor apartment into Tethera (1st floor) totally unacceptable. I do not believe there is any sound absorbing materials used in the floor / ceiling meaning that you could hear everything from the apartment above. When you then have noisy people in occupation it is unbearable and I mean unbearable! We therefore could not recommend this property due to the sound issue and would not return ourselves. The fixtures and fittings however were wonderful.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in central location."

    It had everything we needed apart from a washing machine,if we had been staying longer than a week we would have struggled. unhappy at 5pm entry from sykes impossible to find a way to get intouch with sykes to discuss.essentially lost first day of holiday and when we left we still had to strip all the beds etc so not sure why do much extra time is required.

    Thanks for your feedback. We actually installed the dishwasher in response to customer feedback - unfortunately there is not room for both a washer dryer and a dishwasher. I understand your frustration but on balance we felt most guests would prefer the former. The check in times are driven by staff shortages in the cleaning company due to COVID. The times will revert to normal from November. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsten Lesley4.1Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful views from the living room window, comfortably furnished apartment with well equipped kitchen - all made for a perfect week stay in the Lake District."

    Master bedroom has loads of storage space & great shower/bath. All restaurants & shops in Bowness within easy walking distance. Perfect place for a couple or family with children.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic place , beautiful views, very central, so clean and everything we needed , quite area and parking."

    I would recommend this accommodation 5 star

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Jun 2021

  • "This property was beyond what I expected the facilities were amazing."

    Everything you need is there inc the things you don’t expect like tinfoil and such. I have since booked to stay again for new year for a week and honestly can’t wait. Will come back time and time again. Excellent location, immaculate. Beautiful place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with small P-shaped bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric flame-effect fire
  • Electric central heating and electric flame-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space and additional visitor parking for three cars
  • Communal gravelled area with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Sitting in an elevated position overlooking the beauty of the Lake District National Park, in the desirable town of Bowness-on-Windermere, is this wonderful first-floor refurbished apartment, Tethera.

In walking distance of a whole host of wonderful amenities, attractions and the scenic waterfront of Lake Windermere, this property is well-suited to a couples' escape to the Lake District at any time of the year.

Venture inside the apartment to first be met by the sparkling bathroom, ideally placed for a relaxing soak after a day of rambling, this gleaming spot provides you with all of a modest P-shaped bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC letting you prepare for your day in style.

Move through to discover the two well-presented bedrooms made up of a master king-size and a double, both boasting ample storage space for all of your walking gear as well as a beautiful interior from which to unwind.

Completing the property is the wonderful social spot of the open-plan living space, here you can flick on the electric flame-effect fire to bring a welcoming warmth to the room, before taking a seat at the dining table amidst the large bay windows offering you the most beautiful views from which to enjoy a home-made meal.

The contemporary kitchen hosts every essential for a week-long stay, as well as a sleek breakfast bar for those more romantic moments with your loved one.

End your evening relaxing in front of the Smart TV in the plush seating arrangement, or step out into the communal gravelled area to soak in the serenity of your outdoor space.

Take a walk into Bowness to find a wide range of amenities to assist you on your self-catered stay, with shops, pubs and eateries aplenty, there's so many ways to while away the hours with a cuisine for every taste, with plenty of restaurants along the waterside of Lake Windermere too for a truly romantic dining experience.

Visit the local attraction of The World of Beatrix Potter, perfect for those travelling with little ones or big kids alike, where you can engage in interactive exhibits to learn more about the author, being sure to stop off in the nearby Peter Rabbit and Friends gift shop to find the perfect souvenir to bring back home.

Be sure to explore The Old Laundry Theatre too where you can watch a variety of shows including drama, classical music, folk, comedy and film, as well as enjoying fine dining here, or for those seeking adventure take a trip to the lake where you can enjoy a plethora of watersports as well as boat trips to the surrounding areas of Brockhole and Ambleside boasting their own excitement, as well as Lakeside which is home to both the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway!

Venture out to discover the nearby historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck, with all of the attractions of Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston and the Grizedale Forest Park being with easy reach too.

In the perfect place for a rural escape to the Lake District, Tethera makes a beautiful holiday base all-year-round.

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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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