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Woodside West

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • clean (14)
  • location (14)
  • parking (12)

34 Customer Reviews

  • "Woodside West ticks every box and we were so pleased to have found it , it’s our favourite holiday cottage now."

    Very clean and comfortable and great parking too. Can’t wait to return ! Thank you too Jane for being very kind and helpful after discovering we had left something behind .

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2024

  • "The listing on the website was inaccurate as it says the property is over 2 floors then goes on to describe 3, which it actually is."

    Not a problem for us but might be for some people especially getting all the food shopping to the kitchen upstairs and suitcases up two flights to the bedrooms. The photo of the outside space is misleading, it’s not private in the sense of not being overlooked as it’s in the car park area, but it is only used by this property. We didn’t like it and didn’t want to use it.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Jul 2024

  • "Woodside West is a lovely property."

    Well equipped, very tidy and a great location. My only criticism is that it is advertised as being on 2 floors, it’s actually on 3 floors. Lots of stairs! It is also stated that there are views of the lake. This is simply not true. Very misleading.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Jun 2024

  • "This is an excellent cottage in a good location."

    There are lots of places to eat and transport facilities are good.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2024

  • "Woodside West is a home from home."

    It’s clean and comfortable with everything you need .The location is great as it’s just off the Main Street yet far enough away to be really quiet. The parking space is essential as Bowness gets very busy. We have stayed here before and look forward to staying again. The only thing is the house has a lot of stairs and there is a bit of a bank to climb from the property to the main road so it is not suitable if you have mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2024

  • "Superb property and excellent location."

    Our 7th visit and will be returning again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2024

  • "We loved this property."

    It is ideally located in the heart of Bowness and Windermere and yet in a quiet cul de sac with pleasant views. The house is beautifully appointed with everything you could possibly need and it was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Mary5.0Apr 2024

  • "A really lovely house, immaculate inside pictures did not do it justice."

    Very impressed how nicely furnished it was it had everything we needed and a great location and good parking. Nice and warm and cosy and we loved our stay there. We will definitely go back there as can not fault it at all. A really pleasant place to stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have stayed at the property 4 times now and love it."

    The location is fab and it is really well laid out. The only issue we had this time was with the heating. It would not come on before 9am (ish) and after 9pm (ish). This was inconvenient at best. When we arrived on Friday tea time it was working fine but we could not turn it on Saturday morning. I phoned Lakelovers and they were going to send someone out. I then phoned back to say that it had started working about 9am so nobody came out. I appreciate I should have phoned back because we had this problem all week. We were out all day one day, returning after 9pm and could not get any heating on at all.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will ask our maintenance team to investigate this for future guests. Unfortunately, as you didn't call us again we were unable to resolve it to make your stay more comfortable. We are glad that you have enjoyed the property to continue returning here in the past. Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick3.4Oct 2023

  • "Great place to stay"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "A great cottage which is very central just a short walk away from the shops, bars and restaurants."

    The cottage was very clean and the kitchen was very well equipped. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Gus5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous location and well appointed."

    This holiday let was extremely comfortable. Great to have parking. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was excellent with great facilities."

    Very comfortable and clean. The location was also very good, being only about a 10 minute walk from the Steamer pier. Having private off-road parking was a great advantage.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "A truly beautiful cottage with perfect facilities for four guests- without the usual struggles for a shower in the morning!"

    The washing machine and tumble dryer was a great bonus and it was great to come home with no dirty washing! Excellent facilities in the utility room. Nice for us all to sit round the table for dinner. Kitchen very well equipped - maybe a little bit too much! Maybe empty a cupboard for food storage, but that’s a minor thing. Beds were clean and very comfortable and we all slept better than we had in ages. Lady phoned us early to say the cottage was ready and was flexible about check out - especially when one of us lost their glasses and had to pop back. Only reason not a 5 for accuracy is the outdoor area isn’t particularly private- it’s across the small car park. One thing to bear in mind is there’s quite a short, but steep slope down to the entrance to the cottage, plus four steps up to the door. I have arthritis but managed it, but someone less able may struggle. Hand rail down the slope would help. Overall- excellent! Will be booking again :) Thank you!

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Aug 2023

  • "3rd visit to this accommodation."

    Clean, great parking for 2 cars. Ideal location in bowness also quiet at night

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic location, very comfortable property, had every thing that you could possibly need"

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great property our 6th visit."

    Ideally placed , quiet and tranquil yet close to all amenities. Safe off road parking for 2 vehicles priceless. Will be going back again.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The standard of cleanliness and presentation of the property was excellent. It really was a home from home. The location was great as it was close to the amenities. We almost didn’t book the property as the photos really don’t do it justice but we were very pleased we did. However I would advise any one with mobility issues not to visit this property as there steps up to the front door and there are a lot of stairs inside. Also there is a steep bank to get to and from the property which would be challenging if you have restricted mobility. Improved lighting outside would have been helpful also.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The directions are very misleading and subsequently we went to the wrong address. We had to ask the lady who lived opposite where it was, and 15 to 20 minutes later we finally we found it, whitch was very frustrating. It also lacked the personal touch no basics left. eg. tea coffee etc. Just a suggestion people would pay say £20 for a welcome pack, including these items

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Aug 2022

  • "Immaculately clean, lovely decorated and very homely property."

    The property is well equipped....the only one very minor comment is that there was no tea/coffee etc available. We still had a wonderful family stay and we would love to return to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2022

  • "Second visit to Woodside West and again not disappointed."

    Well appointed, furnished and very comfortable accommodation. Great facilities. Jane does an excellent job preparing for visit. Will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Larry5.0May 2022

  • "Our 4th visit to this property and we will be back again !"

    Great location and central for all amenities yet quiet and peaceful with parking. Superb.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful property that was beautifully presented and very well equipped."

    Jane, the house keeper deserves special mention, not only for her efforts in ensuring that the property was spotless, but also for her friendly communication throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage booked at short notice."

    Absolutely spotlessly clean. Had everything we needed. Very comfortable and loved the pretty bedrooms. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2022

  • "The stay was lovely."

    Thank you for the gift. The Christmas trees and lights in the kitchen a lovely touch. A perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Dec 2021

  • "By far the best so far we have stayed in at Bowness …."

    Central but extremely peaceful and the parking for two cars is priceless! We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a really nice, well specked cottage that I would guess has recently been decorated with new carpets."

    There is really little to fault. Ok you do have to walk across your own private parking spot (25 feet) to get to the garden table which frankly is no great shakes. The table gets the sun from late morning all the way through to the evening, ideal for a sundowner! The cottage is located on the very edge of the town centre, less than 1 minute walk from the top of the Main Street where you will find an abundance of shops and restaurants (suggest you try and rebook these) and 10 minutes from the ‘dock’ area. It is set back off the main road and very quiet. We did a couple of trips on the open top bus, a great way to see the area and very cheap at about £5 for a hop on hop off service. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was perfect for us as we like quiet, parking and comfort and it was very clean"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "The outside space was a little misleading, the pictures made it look like it ..."

    The outside space was a little misleading, the pictures made it look like it was like a garden or balcony, when it was down a flight of stairs out the front door and across the car park

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Jul 2021

  • "This is around the fifth cottage we have booked with Sykes and have never been disappointed, however this one exceeded our expectations in all areas."

    Exceptionally clean and comfortable and exceptionally well equipped, our only problem was bins, the bin was full when we arrived and we did not have clear instructions re what to do with our rubbish. Although just off a main road it was so very quiet and peaceful. The descriptions were very accurate. Most visitors noted a lack of WiFi in the premises our son brought a mobile router and he needed it as he was called away early for work. There is always a solution.

    Reviewed by Elsie5.0Jun 2021

  • "The only problem I found was that all the bathrooms wasn't as clean as I would expect poor standard alot of hairs and dust."

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2021

  • "The only small point (that didn’t affect our holiday at all) we were under the impression the property had a small patio as there was a little table and chairs shown in the pictures which were actually at the front in the car park."

    As I said this didn’t affect us, the rest of the property and the location more than made up for it!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2021

  • "Nice house with the perfect cleanliness."

    Reviewed by Mizi5.0Apr 2021

  • "The property was in a great central location."

    It was very comfortable, clean and tidy. The car parking spaces were a bonus.

    Mrs NeesonJul 2019

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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.


  • Over 3 floors
  • 2 x bedrooms; 1 x king size with en suite, 1 x double bedroom, separate shower room, ground floor bathroom
  • Utility room
  • Kitchen and dining space
  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Property is over 3 floors. Gas central heating
  • Electric oven & gas hob, Fridge & freezer, Dishwasher, microwave, washing machine & tumble dryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Village centre location & close to lake
  • Superb outlook with views of Lake Windermere
  • 2 private parking spaces
  • Private patio/sun terrace with furniture
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • WIFI included

The property

Woodside West is a contemporary cottage enjoying views over the village bowling green towards Lake Windermere.

The property is centrally located, it’s stylish and comfortable.

The boutique features make this accommodation a sophisticated retreat.

You’ll find plenty of space for sociable meals in Woodside West, whilst the views bring about a sense of serenity and of course the bonus of Bowness and Lake Windermere right outside your door.. The patio/terrace with two private parking spaces are rare to find from such a central location, they are perfect for warm days or for enjoying a glass of something before dinner and so here you really do have the best of both worlds.

Bowness village is just a stone's throw away, with fine restaurants, convenient shops and pubs.

If searching for a smart, central Lakeland cottage, with more bathrooms than bedrooms, Woodside West is well worth considering.

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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