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The Whins

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1090865)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Whins is a delightful detached period cottage nestled in its own gardens on the edge of Bowness-on Windermere, Cumbria.

The cottage has recently been completely renovated, with new flooring, soft furnishings, and appliances; making for  an ideal base for couples looking to explore the breathtaking splendour of the Lake District National Park.

It is close to the tranquil waters of Lake Windermere and enjoys a well-furnished interior.

When you arrive, generous off-road parking will meet you before you enter the charming dwelling and put your coats on the cloak rack in the entry Hall.

Enter the galley-style kitchen, which is amply-equipped with everything you need for a self-catered stay.

Enjoy your meal in the lovely dining room while toasting to a well-earned break.

Relax in the pleasant sitting room for the evening while watching a captivating film on the 55" Smart TV or Blue Ray/DVD player, listening to music, or reading a book from the selection available.

When night falls, climb the stairs to find two well-appointed bedrooms with super-king and king-size beds.

The family bathroom, which is nicely presented with a bath and walk-in shower, completes the décor, giving guests the option of a relaxing soak or a rejuvenating refresh.

Start your day with a steaming mug of coffee in the garden, soaking in the peaceful beauty of the setting while you plan your day of Lake District adventures from a collection of brochures/maps/books.

If you don't want to cook, neighbouring Bowness and Windermere have a wide range of superb restaurants, from gourmet food to welcoming pubs, as well as a selection of cafés and ice cream shops.

For a special occasion, why not step out the door and take a short walk to Simon Rogan's Michelin-starred 'Henrock' restaurant at the Linthwaite House Hotel, or alternatively enjoy a pre-booked meal at The Whins, cooked by the award winning chef and delivered to your door.

The lovely Arts and Crafts House, Blackwell, is just moments away from The Whins, for people interested in culture.

Literary enthusiasts will love a visit to Beatrix Potter's World, while those seeking action will enjoy Lake Windermere's array of watersports, cruises, boat hiring, and fishing.

Also close by is the award-winning Windermere Jetty Museum, which displays a beautiful collection of antique boats and is well worth a visit; a  lovely journey on a vintage tiny steam boat is also available.

Catch the Windermere Steamer to Lakeside, where you may encounter with freshwater and marine animals at the Lakes Aquarium or explore Stott Park Bobbin Mill, a 19th-century former worker mill.

Alternatively, take the boat to the charming village of Ambleside at the Lake's northern end.

Grizedale Forest isn't far, with its rough terrain, picturesque treks, and renowned outdoor sculptures.

The attractive, bustling towns of Kendal and Keswick, with their superb shopping, are easily accessible.

For a wonderful, Cumbrian retreat all year-round, choose The Whins.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with pond and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Note: Children are not accepted

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

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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