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Yew - Woodland Cottages

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 942516)


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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Good staff at woodland estate"

    Reviewed by RobinOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    It was very clean and had everything in it that we needed. Lots of space. The hot tub was fab. It’s was just a short walk into bowness. Would definitely stay again. Only negative was the upstairs toilet at times had a smell of drains so had to keep the window open.

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2021

  • "We had a great holiday - and the accommodation was good."

    It could do with more cutlery, glasses and mugs - we kept having to put the dishwasher on (as per the advice) to ensure we had clean items for the next meal. Very impressed at the cleaning of the hot tub at the end of our stay - and the daily checks on the levels in the tub. There was also a cesspit smell in the upstairs rooms at times

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely family holiday here."

    It is in a great location.

    Reviewed by LaurenJun 2021

  • "Very quiet, just what we needed after working so hard in lock down ,can’t wait ..."

    Very quiet, just what we needed after working so hard in lock down ,can’t wait for next time,thank you to all the staff at oak cottages see you soon

    Reviewed by TonyDec 2020

  • "A lovely Cottage with lots of space, super clean and with everything you could need for your stay."

    The hot tub is an added bonus. Location is perfect for days out. We did walk into town with the children and they managed the hill heading back so you could easily leave your car and head out the day. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AnnaleiseOct 2020

  • "It's a beautiful clean cottage quiet location and the hot tub was amazing I would 100% come back to yew cottage"

    Reviewed by JulietSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in the Lake District."

    The accommodation was fantastic and the on site team so friendly and helpful. Throughly recommended! Thank you

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

  • "Great holiday, extremely clean and good service when WiFi dipped out."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "This is the second time we stayed in yew Cottage although it was the first time in the lake District for the couple who were staying with us."

    Everything lived up to what we had experienced the first time and def seemed to exceed what the other couples expectations were of the cottage.

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was fantastic, very clean and nice furnishings."

    Key collection was easy and there were brownies and a lit Xmas tree on arrival; very nice! We really had a fantastic week, thank-you! John

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "We all had a lovely time,everything was perfect,the beds so comfortable,lovely to see all the wildlife outside,especially the deer."

    Reviewed by CynthiaSep 2019

  • "Yew Cottage was a perfect place to stay."

    It was very clean, well equipped, good wifi, and a wonderful hot tub. This was checked each day and on the morning we left it was been emptied and cleaned for the next guests. Separate fluffy towels were supplied for use with the hot tub. We found the property private and quiet surrounded by the countryside. There were rabbits, birds and deer that were right outside. There is a separate room with washer/dryer and big fridge/freezer. It was also an ideal room to leave our walking boots and wet jackets to dry out. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by BrendaAug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage & facilities."

    The only problem was a drains smell in the upstairs toilet & the key cards not being active on departure day. We had to contact the office to unlock the utility room to retrieve drying swimwear etc. Otherwise a lovely visit.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "Yew cottage was an excellent place to stay, the whole cottage was immaculate and the facilities were excellent."

    We couldn't have asked for anything more. I contacted Lorna from Sykes to see if we could arrange a late checkout as we were taking part in a triathlon in the morning we checked out and we wanted to be able to return to the cottage for a shower. Lorna was fantastic and she managed to arrange with the cleaners that we could return to the cottage for a short period of time to have a shower. Lorna really went above and beyond and we will definitely be staying with Sykes again and recommending them to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Location is perfect and a 5 min drive to bowness shops etc... loved our stay only regret was not booking longer than 3 days. We will be back next year 100%

    Mr CrowleyJun 2019

  • "Was very clean and comfortable and the hot tub was excellent."

    The garden area is shared but the patios are screened off to next door, by a small fence and it can be noisy as you are very close to the other lodges... we got on well with the group next door but I could see it being an issue if all outdoors together. Take toilet rolls with you and there was not a huge amount of serving dishes.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "Weekend away 8th March to 10th March - The cottage was lovely and clean very comfortable couldn’t fault anything."

    All facilities and equipment was there. Very close walk into Bowness-on-Windermere. Lots of information given in the welcome book and lovely little welcome pack left. Good walks available. Beds were really comfortable and shower very good. Heating and log fire excellent (used due to chilly weather). Hot tub was good nice and clean and hot. As we departed on the Sunday we were allowed to leave at whatever time we wanted which was a bonus instead of the usual 10am check out. Overall a brilliant weekend away. Would defo recommend thank you

    Reviewed by JenniMar 2019

  • "From arriving to leaving everything went smoothly ,staff we polite and very helpful."

    The overall standard of all the rooms and bathrooms were of a high standard.The welcome pack and book was very much worth the read and would recommend anyone to make sure they read this it was very helpful from order taxi to know where to go and eat. The kitchen was a very good standard there wasn't anything we missed to be able to stay for our long weekend. The welcome pack with the fudge ,mints etc was a lovely touch and very welcoming from us all. Plenty of towels and I like that you have the other towels for the hot tub. I have already recommended the place to my work colleagues and family, any future visits will definitely be looking at your website if not the place to come back to. Thank you again for a lovely stay and was nice to visit somewhere and not have any issues

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "Just found a few bits under the sofa as I had dropped something which was a child’s toy (we didn’t have children aboard with us) and there was also some smashed glass under the other sofa."

    Bed were uncomfortable as I don’t think it helped it was two single beds put together. Everything else was beautiful just the bed lacked us some sleep during our week stay. I would really recommend this to friends and family just the couple of bits mentioned and thinking of coming back next year just don’t know what to do about sleeping arrangements. (You May find me in the jacuzzi)

    Reviewed by NicoleDec 2018

  • "My friends and I had a most enjoyable stay at this cottage."

    The cleanliness of the property was exceptional and we were delighted to have been treated to Kendal mInt cake and some locally home made fudge. Unfortunately we had two complaints. The modern hive heating system failed to work. On the Sunday I tried phoning the office and mobile number to no avail. I then sent a text message to the mobile number and eventually we were contacted. We were told to wait half an hour for it to work but it didn't so I rang again and told to wait another half an hour but still no joy. However, we discovered the following morning on our departure, from Martin, that the boiler needed rebooting! We would not have been able to reboot the boiler as a key was required! The other complaint was the smell coming from the two upstairs bathrooms. We think the cesspit was beside our cottage. Also, you may wish to update your cottage description. All three double bedrooms converted into twin rooms but when the booking was made the description stated that only two doubles converted to twins. A friend who could have stayed ended up booking a local B and B for two nights. Although we had these issues we did have an enjoyable stay and the hot tub helped keep us warm! Would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday in the lakes."

    perfect cottage and perfect location. hope to come back

    Reviewed by StellaSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything provided for a lovely stay."

    The hot tub was such a treat after a day on our feet walking the hills and fells. Just perfect for us! Highly recommend these cottages.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2018

  • "We all had a faboulous holiday."

    The cottage was lovely. Could have done with a waste bin in the bedroom. Would highly recommend and would stay their again.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2018

  • "Everything about this holiday cottage was 100%, lovely setting , all facilities and very clean and top quality."

    Very peaceful and relaxing surroundings

    Reviewed by MaxineJun 2018

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent, well within walking distance of Bowness (Even for a member of our group who wasn't a walking fan)."

    The hot tub was superb, and the kitchen well stocked with everything you'd need. A particular highlight was the single bedroom - usually the worst room, but absolutely lovely here. I've already suggested the place to a few friends!

    Reviewed by LaurieMay 2018

  • "Superb cottage in lovely peaceful location but not far from the town of bowness ..."

    Superb cottage in lovely peaceful location but not far from the town of bowness on windermere Cottage has all facilities require for a relaxing holiday and staff on hand were always friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2018

  • "Yew cottage Bowness,Windermere was in an excellent location complete with hot tub."

    The cottage was well equipped and very modern, I would highly recommend a visit and hope myself and family will visit again soon.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Yew, Woodland Cottages."

    The cottage was spotless and equipped to a high standard. Lovely and warm as it was so cold outside. The hot tub was lovely. Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by CathyMar 2018

  • "I actually had to change the booking as the numbers in our party changed and Sykes could not have been more helpful in getting me sorted out."

    The weekend was completely brilliant with the whole thing being totally fuss free

    Reviewed by IsobelMar 2018

  • "My only gripe would be the noise from adjacent properties both through the walls and from the gardens/hot tub areas."

    Otherwise very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2018

  • "Great break."

    Exactly what we were looking for! Thank you!

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, in a great location."

    Hot tub was a bonus.

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2018

  • "Lovely place, helpful owners, well equipped."

    Would return.

    Reviewed by KatieNov 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage, good facilities and a great hot tub!"

    The property was easy to find and it’s close proximity to Bowness on Windermere was a bonus. Ideal cottage for 4 adults plus a baby and a 2 year old. There was an on site manager who was on call for any problems and all the staff associated with the cottage were very friendly and helpful, I would definitely book there again.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2017

  • "Beautiful surroundings and a very high standard cottage."

    Reviewed by MarcusAug 2017

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Couldn't fault.

    Reviewed by HayleyAug 2017

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Woodland Cottages

A group of seven cottages refurbished to a high standard and located just a mile away from the lakeside town of Bowness-on-Windermere. Six acres of stunning woodland surround these delightful cottages, creating a little hideaway from the outside world, yet with easy access to the attractions and sights of the Lake District National Park. There are six five bedroom cottages and one four bedroom all offering flexible bedroom arrangements with some of the properties featuring zip/link beds. All the cottages have been thoughtfully refurbished with quality and comfort in mind. Open plan living areas create social hubs for spending time with your loved ones and the woodburning stoves create a homely atmosphere at all times of the year. Not only that but all Woodland Cottages come with a fantastic hot tub allowing you to soak up your surroundings in the most relaxing way! Just a short stroll down the road is the lakeside town of Bowness complete with a variety of bars, restaurants and quaint shops. Take a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake and admire the spectacular backdrop of the surrounding mountains. Golfers are in for a treat as the challenging Windermere Golf Club is next door to these cottages where the views are a perfect tonic for the odd wayward shot! The Lake District is of course renowned for walking and hiking and Woodland Cottages is ideally placed for exploring Brant Fell, Scafell Pike and the Crinkle Crags. There are routes to suit all abilities and views that will linger long in the memory. Whether you are up for an adventure or a relaxing getaway, Woodland Cottages is the perfect choice at any time of the year.

The property

This delightful cottage is set amongst beautiful woodlands on a high promontory on the edge of Bowness-on-Windermere.

As you enter this hidden glade, the many delights of this beautiful retreat will unfold, with mature trees, fir, bracken and the occasional glimpse of local wildlife.

Ideal for a family together, pack the walking boots and explore this lovely corner of the national Park.

After a hard days walking, simply relax in the hot tub and take in the beautiful surroundings.

This delightful cottage is bright and welcoming and features a sitting room with stylish, contemporary furnishings and lovely views of the surrounding woodlands.

Enjoy some home cooking then relax by a cosy woodburning stove.

With four bedrooms, the property is just perfect for a family group with lots of flexibility and excellent modern bathroom facilities.

Outside, a fabulous decked area provides a great space for sitting out and dining alfresco or relaxing in the luxurious hot tub.

Less than a mile away is the wonderful idiosyncratic and charming Windermere Golf Club, a friendly and welcoming club.

A short trip down to the ferry provides access to the west shore of Lake Windermere with outstanding mountain bike trails, especially along the lake trail, access to Hawkshead and the magical Tarn Hows area.

All the facilities of Bowness-on-Windermere are on the doorstep and the not to be missed attractions include the hand-made chocolate shop and the wonderful walks along the Bowness promenade where the many cruise ships run down the Lake to Ambleside.

Discover picturesque local walks along footpaths bordering the site, including the Dales Way which runs by the golf club and Crook and Staveley and for the more adventurous walks across to Cartmel Fell.

Further afield walk to Brant Fell which provides stunning views over Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells, including the Langdales and Crinkle Crags which offer some of the most outstanding challenges in this wonderful area.

A great destination with all the ingredients for a memorable Lakeland holiday.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2'6" twin on request), 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2'6" twin on request), 1 x single
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with corner shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview and soundbar, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Additional fuel on collection from on-site store
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair only available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars in adjacent car park
  • Additional parking available at main car park approx 150 yards away
  • Undercover lockable bike rack
  • Decked area with furniture and hot tub
  • Use of communal on-site open fields and woodlands
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Note: Community library of books and games available free of charge at site office
  • Note: For Christmas and New Year bookings only, the owner requires a Good Housekeeping bond of £200
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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

Cot and highchair only available on request.

Note: Check-in 5pm

Note: No stag/hen or similar

Note: Due to the rural nature of the surroundings and the proximity of the cottages to one another, Woodland Cottages operates a noise policy for the benefit of our visitors. Guests are required to vacate outside areas by 11pm each night and keep internal noise to a minimum in consideration of your neighbours.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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