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Workshop Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location."

    Comfortable and cosy cottage with great facilities.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Oct 2023

  • "There's plenty of room in the property with two good sized bedrooms, as well as a dressing room and living space."

    The Smart TV, comfy furniture and modern kitchen facilities allowed us to make ourselves right at home. The property is in an excellent location with the shops & restaurants of Bowness right on it's door step. We had no issues with on-road parking, however I can imagine this being trickier in the summer months. There was a small amount of noise (no more than 30 seconds) on a couple of nights from workers leaving the pub, but nothing that would keep you up at night. Both pay offs that are worth it for being so central. Would certainly recommend!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Difficulty parking but otherwise a beautiful cottage with all mod cons."

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage which has been thoughtfully and lovingly designed, for example heating on the terrace and automatic lighting as you come downstairs."

    Facilities are second to none. Great location but such a pity that there is a gate for a pub right by the door. We were woken each night a couple of times by either staff or patrons noisily leaving, which I understand is no fault of the owners, but is just such a shame as otherwise would be perfect as it was unfortunately detrimental for sleeping.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the property to be lovingly designed. We take all comments on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.1Aug 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage renovated to a high standard throughout and was well equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay."

    A hidden gem in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere. Will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very well situated in the heart of Bowness allowing access to all relevant activities."

    It was well maintained and the kitchen had all the facilities required. However, the property was very small and felt cramped. Also, it is situated behind a hotel/restaurant which produces a foul odour from its kitchen and places its industrial-sized rubbish bin at the entrance to the cottage. This meant that we were unable to enjoy the outside space at any point. Also there are no views of the lake or surrounding countryside from the property as it is very enclosed. Finally, there was some renovation of the next-door property going on at the time of our stay and the builders consistently started noisy work at 7:30 every morning.

    Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We are sorry that you were inconvenienced by the builders, however we have no control over this and are not always made aware of planned works, in order to inform guests. We are glad that you enjoyed the location and all it has to offer. Lakelovers Owner Relations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex3.4Aug 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage, was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Location was also perfect, a short wall to the lake with plenty of restaurants nearby. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for to have a wonderful stay."

    Lovely comfy beds, gorgeous bathroom, and in a brilliant location. Our little dog had a lovely time. We loved the balcony which was a real sun trap. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage itself was lovely."

    Nice decor and cosy feel. Huge telly, pleasant lounge, good kitchen area and bedrooms comfortable. However the internet connection didn't work, but this was not really a problem as we had lots of data allowance on our phones. Think if you don't know the area the picture of the front of the cottage doesn't show where it is located, down a narrow lane with only the view of the side of jewsons. It was quite noisy in the mornings due to people walking by and from the pub next door. If this cottage was located in a better area, we would give it a 9!. So sad it's where it is, but could see if as a plus as very near centre of Bowness.

    Thank you for your comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the cottage. We were unaware of the issue that you experienced with the WIFI, had we been made aware we would have attended. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karol3.1Jun 2023

  • "Terrible property, absolutely nothing like the listing."

    In fact very deceiving. Small and pokey. Horrendous

    Reviewed by Mark2.5May 2023

  • "We had a lovely 3 nights."

    Thanks very much

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, quirky and modern, decoration and fixtures and fittings of high standard as was the bed linen and towels."

    Terrace area a real suntrap and very private. Only the 2 of us and our little dog so didn't use the downstairs bedroom and dressing room. No signs of any unpleasant smells as mentioned in a previous review. Very well looked after, even outside areas swept and clean. Position of cottage is perfect, right in the heart of Bowness, about 100mts from lake and numerous eateries and takeaways on doorstep yet tucked away and quiet. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was well presented, however misleading with the front photograph."

    On entering the property there was an overpowering smell which seemed like cat pee that permeated through the property. It was like this throughout the visit. It did spoil our stay. We did mention it to the office twice. Also lack of instructions for heating, appliances and music system.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are looking in to the issues raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Feb 2023

  • "We’ve been coming to workshop cottage for nearly 7 years at the same time every year and loved it but when quoted over a £1000 plus when trying to book for next year and then being told if we come a day later 5th January 2024 for 4 days it will be £650 we made the decision not to rebook because as lovely as it is it isn’t worth that price for where it is placed - noise of the bins which was worse this year and no on-site parking - I have no objection to parking on the road with a permit but for that price I would accept on site parking ."

    Also have you turned the temperature of the water down ? It never really got hot for a bath or shower like in previous years . Would have been willing to return for £500 for 4days at that time of year . We did take the opportunity to look at other providers and cottages in the area and for £600 we can get 3 bedrooms on site parking - 4 days stay - we viewed these cottages as well so know what we would be getting

    Reviewed by A4.4Jan 2023

  • "One of the nicest and best kept cottages I've ever stayed in."

    A comfortable and very relaxing place. It undersells itself a little- it is opposite a very good cinema and a good bus stop with a regular service that will take you down the hill to the lake and to Windermere town, Ambleside, and to Grasmere. You can pay by card and get an all day rider so you can use the bus as much as you like. This should be in the description as it is a major selling point!

    Reviewed by Sugandha5.0Oct 2022

  • "2nd stay in this lovely cottage."

    Central, cosy and comfortable and looking forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Workshop Cottage."

    Accommodation was as described and very well presented. The owners have made very good use of the space and furnished to a high standard. Cottage very clean also. The cottage is in a central location so no need to use the car if you don’t want to. The lack of parking may be an issue for some but was not an issue for us as we were able to offload at the door and got a space on street most of the time. Overall would definitely stay again.

    Thankyou for the lovely feedback we are very happy as owners that any negativity is taken on board we absolutely get the parking issue , but we are glad you had a lovely time and you may consider to stay again . Regards Claire Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved the balcony, a real sun trap and privacy made up for lack of view."

    Great location very close to centre of Bowness. Apartment had everything you need to create a home from home.All furniture and equipment provided to a high specification. Only minor annoyance was residents of surrounding properties putting their rubbish in the bin for the property,not sure how to prevent that

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage , very clean with excellent facilities."

    Bowness is lovely and shops ,restaurants and pubs within walking distance so good location. As mentioned by others very hot in upstairs bedroom. Parking bit hit and miss even with permit. Bin situation a bit confusing as not clear what goes in bin liner as mixed waste and recycling. Didn’t find cottage straight away as had to park car and locate by walking. Tip for others renting this cottage is take first right before Jewsons . Enjoyed our break immensely even though rained most days .

    Reviewed by Irene5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic property, ideal as a base for one or two couples."

    All facilities were excellent and cleanliness was highly evident. Can't recommend enough

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous stay, we loved it all."

    Beautiful cottage in perfect location!

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.8Apr 2022

  • "Only minor issue was the bins and delivery to the pub in the morning as early as 0630."

    The cottage itself was lovely in great location.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great cottage in a ideal place to explore Bowness"

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have been to the property before in November 2019."

    There have been a few decorative alterations since we were last there. We found the property comfortable and homely. A few minor issues such as there was a mug that was chipped and also a glass that was chipped I would have thought these should have been replaced. There was also only 1 toilet roll for 4 people for a week which we thought was a bit stingy seeing as it’s quality accommodation. The milk was out of date in the sachets that were in the tea/coffee box. A number of the spot lights in the lounge were not working.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Nov 2021

  • "Great place to stay and a very convenient location for exploring Bowness"

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Nov 2021

  • "Workshop cottage was the perfect base for our lake district holiday."

    It has been very well designed to ensure full use of the space available. As there were just the two of us it was a perfect size. The location is perfect, very close to lots of bars and restaurants in the town as well as Lake Windermere.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    The only downside was the noise from the pub.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent in a location 2 mins from restaurants and the main shopping street."

    It was furnished to a high specification and although we did not use all its facilities it was very well equipped. Although no garden it had the bonus of a patio off the lounge which was great on sunny days. The only problem others may encounter is that there is permit parking and Bowness is a very busy town so not always many available spaces.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really nice property, nicely furnished, excellent location, parking is an issue ..."

    Really nice property, nicely furnished, excellent location, parking is an issue that would make it better, permit scheme operates on a fist come first served basis and there appears to be more permits than there are parking spaces

    Reviewed by Glen4.7Jun 2021

  • "The quality and cleanliness and the apartment was very good."

    However when we arrived we could not access the Wifi. We spoke to Lakelovers and were told that the owner would visit the property to resolve the following day (Saturday) When we returned in the evening there was still no Wifi, nor any evidence that anyone had attempted to correct the problem. Furthermore we had no communcation from Lakelovers/Owners regarding how the situation was to be resolved. Both my partner and I had taken work to be completed during our stay in the Lakes and were unable to do so. We are disappointed by the lack of Wifi and angered by the lack of response communication from Lakelovers.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Apr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Workshop cottage."

    We loved the luxurious, high-end spec of the cottage, with super-comfortable beds, while having a lovely cosy and homely feel to it. It made our break really special. It was so lovely sitting on the balcony, having a drink as the sun was going down and the patio heater was a lovely touch too. I loved how there was so much light coming in through all the dormer windows. I would love to come back and stay again at this beautiful cottage. It's location is also great for wondering into town and being near to the lake.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the quality of the accommodation, the location, being able to walk to all the facilities in Bowness, we only used the car once during our week's stay, used legs, boats & buses!"


    Mrs FinniganJun 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.


  • 2 bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x double, bathroom with large bath and separate shower
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting/dining room.
  • Gas central and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, wine cooler, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, Wii, surround sound music system, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • 1 small well behaved pet allowed
  • No smoking.

The property

A heavenly retreat in the heart of the lively village of Bowness, this chic stone-built cottage has it all.

Workshop Cottage has been beautifully updated, and the result is breath-taking.

Designer finishes throughout, exposed stone walls, slate and wood flooring and superbly comfortable sofas and beds.

The entrance hall is on the ground floor, along with the first of the two gorgeous bedrooms.

This is a luxury double with separate dressing room and seemingly endless storage space.

The bathroom is a treat.

A wet room with large designer bath and separate walk in shower.

Upstairs to a stunning open sitting room, beautiful leather sofas, large TV and surround sound.

Doors open onto a private balcony, a real sun trap and the perfect breakfast spot.

The kitchen is straight from the pages of a design magazine with exposed stonework and slate tiling, while top of the range appliances make meal preparation a joy.

For a quick snack or glass of wine, the breakfast bar is an elegant addition.

The master bedroom is on this floor.

Fitted wardrobes, dressing table and glorious king size bed add up to early nights and lazy mornings.

Bowness itself is a fascinating place, bursting with lively restaurants and bars, a quirky cinema, Old Laundry Theatre, boutiques and independent shops.

And then there’s the lake.

A short stroll to the shore and guests will be spoilt for choice.

Windermere Lake Cruises depart regularly for Ambleside, there are rowing boats and power boats to hire and a range of water sports on offer.

Your break at Workshop Cottage can be exactly what you want it to be.

A chilled weekend of stylish living and fine dining, or a week of adventure and excitement.

Note: There is no garden for pets, but plenty of walks from the doorstep
Please note: Pets not allowed in the bedrooms or on the beds as the owner has an allergy, thank you

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, 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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