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Beech - Woodland Cottages

(Ref. 942520)

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Beech Cottage, the cottage itself was very comfortable and cosy with the fire."

    The kitchen was well stocked with utensils/pots etc. The owners had taken on previous feedback and there is soap in all bathrooms. The showers were very powerful which was great, there was always enough hot water for us all to shower in the morning. The location was ideal for exploring surrounding towns and national trusts, as well as being able to explore around the cottage. The fire alarm was set off by the neighbouring cottage the first 2 nights but this was quickly managed and someone was sent down to investigate. The free firewood was a kind gesture for the inconvenience. Thank you for a relaxing stay and we look forward to visiting again,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to send your feedback. The Oaks Team really appreciates seeing these comments and that you have had such a great stay. We look forward to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Feb 2024

  • "Loved our stay, 4 out of 5 stars."

    Positives The hot tub was great. The setting was stunning with fantastic views and lots of wildlife to observe. The ducks were fun coming to visit you and even having a walk around the kitchen. The cottage was lovely and comfortable. Beds were great, very comfy. It was quiet apart from one evening when one cottage broke the rules and were noisy in the hot tub and partying till early hours (there's always one ignoramus). Internet WiFi was generally good (30 Mbps) but dropped out now and then. Reconnecting resolved the issue. Negatives There was mould growing in some of the bathrooms and one of the bath plugs was broken. The fact that you pay £1.6 to £2.5k prices and then are expected to gather the linen and towels (holidays are to get away from housework). I feel it's a bit cheeky to be asking as that's what you hire staff to do. Even a Travelodge doesn't expect you do strip linen, however a minor annoyance and didn't take long. Minor criticisms but overall fantastic Thank you

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for us. The Oaks team pride ourselves in making your stay as comfortable as possible, so I'm sorry there was some noise and we are always here to help if there was a disturbance please contact us and we would speak to the guests involved. We have rechecked the bathrooms and treated these areas and repaired the bath plug and are happy to do assist during your stay if something is occasionally missed/broken. The request to strip beds is a request that we have in place to encourage guests to leave properties tidy so that cleaners can spend the time on the cleaning, but it is a request and not a ‘must do’ so we will look at the wording of this in our information. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary4.1Aug 2023

  • "The property had everything we needed, we all had a wonderful time and made memories that we will treasure."

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage - well appointed kitchen and comfy beds."

    Cottage has a greta view at the back. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great position just outside Bowness

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely, quiet, comfortable cottage with a glorious outlook from the large picture window, suitable for a multi-generational family holiday."

    Located within walking distance of Bowness for the fit and able and with easy access to the fells. The hot tub is a real bonus. It kept the youngsters happy. This is our second visit to The Oaks and we can really recommend it.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay with family."

    Definitely recommended and planning to go back again next holiday

    Reviewed by Charmain5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Beech Woodland."

    It was a family celebration with ages ranging from 1 to 62 and it suited us all. There was plenty of room and a good layout. It was very peaceful and relaxing. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2023

  • "Overall we have a lovely stay."

    Couldn’t fault the cottage in anyway, it was clean and spacious. Would definitely recommend. Can’t wait to rebook

    Reviewed by Lily5.0Mar 2023

  • "The photos on the website didn’t do it justice!"

    Reviewed by Thomas Geoffrey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great accommodation, this was my 2nd time to this cottage."

    Decor is modern but keeping with the surroundings. cleanliness is brilliant! Hottub is a massive plus and inclides extra towels. Nice touch with fairy liquid, dishwasher tabs etc thank you again. Only downside is Wifi isn't great and a telly in each room would be better. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Feb 2023

  • "We have just spent the weekend in Beech cottage as a group of 10 friends and it was the perfect accommodation."

    The cottage is much bigger than it looks in the photos and the views are even better in person! It is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Car is a must for the location but only a few minutes drive into Windermere. No complaints at all. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more and staff were very generous and helpful. We really appreciated the early and late check in times we got when we arrived. Would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Jessica3.8Oct 2022

  • "Beech cottage has it all literally."

    Everything you could wish for will be in this cottage. Excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Lots of attention to detail paid in the decoration and furnishing. Everything feels very comfortable, and looks lovely. Looked even better than the pictures. Really enjoyed the hot tub, a good size, and the views are brilliant. Will look to come back! The only complaint we had was with the windows. They're very drafty, so the living room is always quite chilly, even with the heating on.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely lodge in need of some TLC , inside carpets were dirty in bedrooms and under cushions of sofa were very dirty with bits of crisps n debris from previous guests ."

    The sofa should be replaced as cushions were sinking and very worn . Beds were comfortable and showers bathrooms were clean . Outside area was clean and tidy . Not sure I’d pay same again as stayed in much better lodges for same money.

    Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that your stay wasnt as you expected but glad to hear you had a comfortable sleep and clean bathroom facilities. We take pride in the cleaning of our properties and we are sorry there were a few crumbs in some hidden places, we will address this as needed, had this been identified during your stay our staff, who are on site everyday would have done a reclean of the area. The sofa in this property was replaced just this year so we wouldn't describe it as˜worn but thank you for the feedback. We have found a stain on the carpet in one of the bedrooms, which looks like a drinks spill and we will get this removed with our carpet cleaner, again had this been identified during your stay we would have addressed it for you immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle3.4Sep 2022

  • "Beech cottage was finished to a very high quality."

    It was a beautiful property and all the family, 6 adults and 2 grandchildren, were exceptionally pleased with the accommodation. The play area outside the cottage was smaller than expected but the children made friends with others in nearby cottages and all had great fun. The only downside was the over the bath shower in the downstairs bedroom which meant that my husband found showering extremely difficult but in fairness to the owners the bedroom was not advertised as an accessible room. Otherwise this was a wonderful break and an opportunity to make memories with our whole family.

    Reviewed by Maura4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house, comfy beds and well equipped with everything you need."

    Lovely views over the countryside from the hot tub. Located in a fabulous part of the country with so many things to do in the area..We had a fantastic family holiday. Would definitely recommend.Thank you.

    Reviewed by Juliette5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for our stay with 6 adults and 2 children."

    It was very clean, had comfortable beds, en suite facilities were ideal, kitchen equipment was very good. Location was good with only a short drive into Bowness. We would definitely return to this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great cottage in lovely grounds."

    We had a fantastic holiday for my daughter's 13th birthday. Would definitely return and will recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had 10 adults in this cottage & sleeping"

    Reviewed by Tanya3.8Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, great location and views"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is our 3rd visit to Oakes cottages and we have again had a lovely holiday."

    The cottages are really clean, comfortable lots of space and set in beautiful woodland surroundings. Bowness is a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes drive away. The team are friendly and helpful, any enquiries or a general chat the staff team are happy to offer help and advice. The hot tub is perfect after a busy day visiting places in lakes, and the log burner kept us really warm in the evenings. I would definitely recommend staying here and hopefully we will be able to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Amelia5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic week staff were helpful and friendly would book again"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is a lovely facility and well kitted out."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch too. The only issue was the oven. It might need servicing as it didn’t function well and didn’t reach the temperature it was set to. Often we were cooking much longer than ordinarily needed. It didn’t detract from our stay too much but was v frustrating. We would stay again. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage rooms were lovely cleanliness was first rate."

    Everything there to make a perfect family christmas loved the christmas tree and welcome pack very thoughtful had a fabulous stay

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beech is a lovely, comfortable, clean and well equipped holiday home."

    We enjoyed the hot tub immensely. Would recommend the house.

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time, the cottage was lovely and just in the right place."

    Spent the days walking then relaxing in the hot tub in the evenings. Was great to spend a week away with friends.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Radiators need balancing and bleeding some hot some cold also wi-fi keeps dropping off"

    Reviewed by Roland5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic and had everything you could ask for and more."

    Great location and customer service was spot on from start to finish.

    Reviewed by N5.0Oct 2020

  • "We stayed here from 18/9/2020 - 21/09/2020."

    We could not fault this and a short walk to the lake was a bonus ,would stay here again no problem.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "A wonderful well equipped cottage with hot tub and open views from the lounge."

    Lovely and clean, we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2020

  • "We Had a fantastic stay."

    The house was in a lovely location with walks direct from the door. Other activities were available nearby. We ordered several of the food boxes which were waiting for us on our arrival which were very good and soon disappeared!! We would love to return and highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "All of us had an amazing time it was a home it didn’t feel like someone else’s cottage the comfort was amazing even the staff member who kept refilling the hot tub we got in before he removed the hose and he checked on us making sure the hot tub was okay and then even when the snow landed on the Monday he even wished us a safe journey the cottage has everything you could want, and from the information we were supplied they do cater for any needs that you put out there overall 5* place and only a 5 minute drive to Windermere great views from the windows!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "A superb lodge in beautiful settings."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2019

  • "One or two housekeeping issues on arrival but excellent break - all of the party ..."

    One or two housekeeping issues on arrival but excellent break - all of the party really enjoyed it - second time there and will book again

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless and the staff were extremely friendly and not worried about us playing a bit of music."

    The views were outstanding and in such a good location. Will definitly be coming back.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Sep 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week at Beech cottage to celebrate my wife’s 60th Birthday, our concerns about being large enough to accommodate a family of 10 were unfounded as there was more than enough space both inside and out to give everyone their own space whenever needed."

    The location was fantastic, just far enough out of town for peace and quiet but great exercise for the walk up and down into Bowness enjoying the beautiful countryside on the way. The beds were all so comfy and the bathrooms were all of a very good standard with brilliant showers . We had a wide variety of wildlife at the cottage including Red Deer, which the children loved to see. All in all a fabulous holiday and will definitely return in future .

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely place to stayy, friendly people, very good experince would recommend"

    Reviewed by Zeynah5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    Cottage was stunning with every little detail completed. Location was peaceful and views were lovely. Having the hot tub was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "Property was clean and modern everything as expected."

    Only thing I would have liked to see is a play area for children.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8May 2019

  • "Located in a beautiful area close to a selection of excellent walks."

    Would recommend the Mason's Arms, Strawberry Bank for a relaxing evening meal.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage (Beech) was excellent, with a beautiful view."

    I don't think the other cottages on the site had such a good view, however. The cottage was well equipped and they provided plenty of wood for the burner. There were 7 of us for the Easter break and we had plenty of room. The site felt pleasant and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2019

  • "This accommodation was perfect in every way for our family gathering to celebrate a 21st birthday."

    Would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay for my husbands 40th birthday with friends."

    Everything we needed was provided even down to plastic glssses to use in the hot tub. We had a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Feb 2019

  • "We were extremely happy with the property in general however there were problems with the boiler which meant we had no hot water on the Saturday which meant 8 people either had to have a cold shower or none at all."

    We did report it and the owner came round on the Saturday afternoon and sorted the pressure but as soon as we turned the shower on in the evening it went off again. Unfortunately by the time she could get round again it was too late as we had to be out for a restaurant reservation. This was really disappointing and inconvenient especially due to the amount of money we paid. We are looking for some kind of reimbursement for the inconvenience?

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Nov 2018

  • "An excellent location, beautiful views and lovely holiday home."

    It would have been great if a few more kitchen items were there (foil, cling film, perhaps a little welcome pack of bread, milk, wine) as lots of rentals now offer this. It can be hard to guess what will and wont be provided. Now the weather is getting a bit chilly and because we had small children in our party, it woul have been preferable to be able to control the heating ourselves instead of call the owners. We had a fab time in the lakes and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Oct 2018

  • "Fabulous place!"

    Location great and facilities even better. Everything we needed was there and more. Found a great local taxi service to get in and out of Bowness easily. Overall a great stay and we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Jacquelyn5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing,equiped with everything that was needed for our holiday it was a shame to go out ,we could have easily stayed in it was so cosy."

    Stunning views even had a visit from a deer and numerous squirrels. We loved it !!!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great accommodation but a little pricey."

    Fantastic week in the Lakes with fabulous views and location.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2018

  • "There was no handwash in any bathroom or kitchen, have not known this in a holiday let before."

    Surely this is basic hygiene we were all disappointed this basic thing had not been provided. A lot of the mugs were chipped. No tongs.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2018

  • "I could not a find a single fault."

    Everything was perfect. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by K5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent condition cottage, photos didn't do it full justice, everything excellent."

    Reviewed by Steve4.8Feb 2018

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and separate 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 for stove on collection from on-site store
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair only available on request
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars approx 20 yards away
  • 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
  • Nearest shop 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Check-in 5pm
  • Note: Site facilities include 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
  • Private boat available for hire with a skipper on lake Windermere, bookable with the owners at the site for an additional cost
  • Electric Vehicle charging policy; please note that due to the Estate being at electrical capacity, no EV charging can be done at this property currently, but there are EV chargers near by
  • Please note: Saturday and Sunday check in is only allowed with the owner's advance permission, If you would like to check in on these days, please contact Sykes to enquire

The property

This premier Lakeland 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 Lakeland retreat will unfold, with mature trees, fir, bracken and the occasional wildlife on display.

An ideal location to get away from it all and enjoy a break with family and friends, simply relax in the hot tub and take in the beautiful surroundings.

This bright and welcoming cottage offers a lovely sitting room with picture windows to take advantage of the far-reaching views.

Enjoy the cosy woodburning stove and stylish well thought out contemporary furnishings.

A modern, well-equipped kitchen with open plan dining area and an adjoining utility area provide all you need to enjoy some wonderful home cooking.

The ground floor also contains a bedroom with a king-size luxurious bed and a modern en-suite bathroom, a hallway and useful cloakroom.

Upstairs the cottage boasts a further four bedrooms, two with en-suites and a superb house bathroom with an inviting shower and bath for relaxing in.

From the sitting room and the dining area doors lead out to a fabulous decked area housing a luxurious hot tub, an ideal location to watch the sun dip below the trees and enjoy a well-deserved tipple.

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

A short walk takes guests down to the lake ferry where a short 'cruise' gives access to the far shores of Hawkshead and the magical Tarn Hows area.

All the facilities of Bowness-on-Windermere are a short drive or a longer walk from Beech Cottage 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 delightful cottage in a beautiful area, ideal for family and friends to share those special moments experienced in this fantastic area.

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.

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

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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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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.

Electric Vehicle charging policy; please note that due to the Estate being at electrical capacity, no EV charging can be done at this property currently, but there are EV chargers near by


Please note: Saturday and Sunday check in is only allowed with the owner's advance permission, If you would like to check in on these days, please contact Sykes to enquire

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas