Holly Cottage

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1169)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • NewDogOldTricks
    July 2014
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    “Superb Location, well equipped and very comfortable.”
    Fantastic central location for the Lakes. The town has some great restaurants and the Chippie next door is awesome.
    Fantastic central location for the Lakes. The town has some great restaurants and the Chippie next door is awesome. The owner uses the cottage and so it is fully equipped and a real home from home.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A charming semi-detached 18th Century cottage, just 500 yards from the lake in a conservation area of the bustling town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Decorated and furnished to a high standard, offering comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, Holly Cottage makes a superb base.

The attractive kitchen with its Lakeland stone wall, and the charming balcony in the master bedroom add to the character of the property.

The location is ideal for visitors of all ages, with the amenities of the town on the doorstep and all the delights of the Lakes within easy reach!


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with balcony, 1 x twin, 1 x 2nd floor double. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, shower cubicle, basin, WC. Ground floor basin/WC. Large fitted kitchen with dining area. Cosy sitting room with open fire.


  • Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, video, DVD, stereo/CD
  • Gas & electricity inc. in rent, fuel for open fire available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot & stairgate available
  • Small rear garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Parking permit for 1 car in public car park to rear of property
  • Sorry, no pets, smoking or stag/hen parties
  • Shops, pubs & town amenities 2 mins walk.

About the location


Windermere Train Stain 0.4 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute