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Burrow Cottage

Bowness, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041872)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Exactly the place for myself and my wife we were looking for a quiet but near ..."

    Exactly the place for myself and my wife we were looking for a quiet but near town cottage couldn’t have asked for better

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect and very relaxing exactly as it showed on the website."

    There was only one thing lampshades in bedroom were dusty but that was the only thing i saw everything else was spot on would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "Great, little place to stay, nice and cosy."

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2021

  • "A great place to stay."

    A cosy cottage with everything you need. Convenient for travelling around the area.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2021

  • "The owners have certainly maximised the space in this small cosy cottage."

    It has been beautifully decorated and everything you need is in the accommodation, the kitchen is brilliantly stocked and all space utilised really well. The garden is not as big as it appears in the photo on the website, the trees could do with trimming back. My husband thought the sofas were OK, I just couldn’t get comfortable (being short and the sofas having a long cushion base) What would have made it better would have been a footstool. Also the back of the sofa is low so it was a strain on the neck. It’s a minor thing but when you are cosied up at night with a fabulous fire roaring, it was a shame! There was a DVD at the cottage which isn’t mentioned anywhere and while there is a great stock of DVDs at the cottage, we had some we would have brought with us. My final point is really for all owners on this site, if there is a fireplace it would be lovely to arrive at the accommodation and have a fire ready laid! Especially in the Autumn/Winter months. Just imagine arriving for a cosy weekend and just striking a match! We particularly LOVED the wooden owl statue on the window sill, any chance the owners could let us know where they bought it from? Thanks

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, modern interior, clean and well presented ,how ever it is situated on the main road so if you wished to either sit out the front not only could you hear the traffic but could wave at the drivers as they went past."

    As for sitting in the back garden it was very shaded by conifers so no sun,and still the road noise. All that being said you could not hear much of the road noise inside. The parking was not very clear and could not see how you would get 2 cars parked, especially when the builders turned up for next door. We had a lovely time and saw all we could, just take plenty of money for car parking as it was at least £4/5 a time . The attractions are really only half a day each so expect to do 2 a day . We were informed about the building a few day before arriving and it did not really impact on our stay. It is worth the trip maybe not a week, and maybe not for the price, but a lovely cottage well presented.

    Reviewed by IreneSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very quaint and the owners have made great use of the space available , the back garden though is not a area to sit due to traffic noise which was not what we expected for a romantic retreat ."

    Also there is a room that is locked upstairs ? Could have been used for xtra storage with this being a walking holiday we had xtra baggage , and maybe a foot stall to put your feet up in the front room .

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2021

  • "If you’re looking for a cosy cottage for two, look no further!"

    What a lovely property, so well equipped and tastefully furnished… it literally does have everything. The property was extremely clean, we felt safe especially during these uncertain times, plenty of hand soap and sanitizers. Oh my word the bed! I wanted to take it home it was so comfortable, and the open fire was a real treat after a day’s walking. What are you waiting for ? Get it booked!

    Mrs SedgewickOct 2020

  • "Had a wonderful few days at Burrow Cottage."

    What a beautiful property and maintained to a very high standard. Everything and more you need, and lovely soft towels for the bathroom. Burrow Cottage is ideally situated for trips out to Bowness and surrounding areas. The Cottage is tastefully decorated to a very high standard yet retaining it's natural charm. Would have no hesitation in recommending anyone and we are hoping to rebook next year.

    Mrs LeylandAug 2020

  • "We stayed at Burrow Cottage in August 2020."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed for our stay as well being immaculately clean. Parking was also available. The cottage is in a great location to enable us to visit the many beautiful places you can visit us in The Lake District. It was also lovely to hear the near by brook when going to sleep at night. Useful information was provided about the surrounding area and activities which helped us make the most of our stay.

    Mrs MartinAug 2020

  • "We stayed on a weekend at the end of March and had the most perfect time."

    Everything has been so carefully thought out and there was absolutely nothing that was missing. This is a definite must stay place and I wouldn't hesitate in coming back again but next time for longer. It's so well equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need. A very well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge and in a very quiet and private area. It's in a beautiful spot and definitely rates 10 out of 10.

    JoMar 2019

  • "The cottage is in a great location for getting into Windermere and the surrounding area and is easy to find."

    Lots of information was left about the local area and activities. If going in the winter the cottage can be cold, however amble firewood and coal was left for our stay. Overall we had a great time staying here and would love to return.

    ThomasDec 2018

  • "Lovely, cosy, well equipped cottage to come back to after busy days out."

    Mr AbbottNov -0001

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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.


  • Sleeps 2: 1 king size bed
  • Marbled tiled Bathroom with shower over bath, small pleasant patio to the front and there is an enclosed seating area to the rear
  • 2 parking spaces
  • Open plan living/dining area
  • Open fire.
  • Night storage heating, fully fitted solid oak kitchen with stable door leading to rear dining area
  • Halogen hob, dishwasher, washer etc
  • Freeview & Wifi

The property

This cosy Lake District cottage was originally a Lakeland forester’s home, and dates back to 1640.

It has a picture postcard white exterior, deep-silled cottage windows, open fire and oak beams.

You’ll also enjoy the outdoor spaces – 2 pleasant patio areas to the front and rear.

Bowness village is only a few miles away (just follow the lakeside road north past ""Millionaires' Row"") and for a special treat visit one of our favourite Lake District country pubs, the Mason's Arms.

It's only a short drive away at Bowland Bridge.Only a few miles from Bowness Bay on the eastern shores of Lake Windermere, Burrow Cottage is close by the main lake shore road A592, which runs the full length of Lake Windermere from Newby Bridge and Lakeside, to Bowness and north to Ambleside - a journey you can also take on a Lake Windermere Cruise.

For shopping, dining and evenings out, Bowness is your first call.

You'll find plenty of fantastic Lakeland pubs (where yacht owners and boat-enthusiasts recap their days!) a range of excellent restaurants and several lively bars.

The Royalty Cinema provides for those quieter evenings, and the Old Laundry Theatre is well worth a check.

The National Trust's Fell Foot Park sits right on the lakeshore, and head over Cartmel Fell for an easy walk up Gummers How for spectacular views of Lake Windermere.

Within ten minutes drive you can find Windermere golf club and the fabulous arts and crafts house, Blackwell.

Alternatively leave the car and take a walk up Moor How, the perfect short walk to watch the sunset over Langdale Pikes.

Note: Although set back from the main road and fully screened, some traffic noise may be heard in the garden area or inside the property at certain times.

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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