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Partridge Holme

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean, comfy bed - annoying plastic under sheet,handy for Pier,shops,buses,and brilliant Hole int wall pub round the corner."

    Enjoyed week stay very much.

    Hello , Many thanks for highlighting the Mattress cover which was annoying you. Pleased this didn't spoil your stay. After your visit we have replaced all mattress covers. This old Sail Makers' cottage is tucked away behind the Windermere Boat Club yet all cafes / shops and other amenities are a short 5 minuet walk away. The Famous & very popular Hole 'int Wall pub is just around the corner with its cosy roaring fire and good food. ( Charles Dickens drank here ) Bowness is great for just wandering around , chilling and visiting Lake Windermere which is also a short walk from the cottage. Come back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S4.7Oct 2023

  • "The plus side is cottage is in a quiet area and close to shops etc."

    We booked for 4 adults and the second bedroom is too small with limited wardrobe space.not suitable for 4 adults. A note about how to switch on the shower on the bathroom wall is needed plus slip mat for bath. Several channels on tv not available,bathroom door lock not working,dirty pan found in cupboard,gas stove ..when you try to switch on gas ignition keeps bleeping,small 2nd bedroom hiding mould in corner ,key box is in poor position difficult to access and inconvient when coming back in evening.

    Delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Lakes. Thank you for your points raised. All noted . The key safe has been in-situ for 10 years now & is hidden for safety & security purposes. We are organising some PIR lighting for example to be placed above the safe . Housekeeping have been alerted to other points raised. Operating Showers TV Channels - All equipment in the cottage is kept as simple as possible to operate without having an accumulation of notices This is a very popular cottage due to its location and 98% of the time we get the ambiance right. Thank you again for your comments as this enables us to keep updating the facilities for the benefit of other guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Jul 2023

  • "Not clean there were webs everywhere and dirty."

    Then sun bedroom smells of urine

    We cannot substantiate your comments as you did not report any problems to us on your arrival or during your stay. There is a notice in the cottage that highlights if there are any cleaning or other issues on arrival to report any concerns within 24 hours of arnival. Take pictures if applicable. This allows us the opportunity to amend and rectify any concerns or unforseen problems within 24 hours . This is a very popular cottage. Guests prior to your visit and guests subsequently arriving after your departure mentioned none of the cleanliness issues you have described. If we may suggest regarding any future holidays you may have, please allow housekeeping to address any concerns or issues noted on arrival - before you complete your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harjit1.6Jul 2023

  • "The property was as described."

    Very small compact but comfortable stay. Beds were good. The cottage had everything required although we did leave a comment that a slip mat would be helpful in the bath and that their description to collect the key was confusing. It mentioned going down an alley but maybe should have just said the key could be located at the rear of the property. Great location for us with all we needed and a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay here."

    We loved the location the most. It was so peaceful in the cottage, and yet a 2 min walk takes you into the heart of bowness. There were some lovely shops and restaurants in bowness and some great walks locally. We enjoyed walking up to Orrest Head and we had fun using the ferries to get around too. We did find the fridge inconvenient to use - its tucked away behind the kitchen table and chairs and the door hinges from the left making it difficult to access. We managed though and it meant we just ate out more!

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Apr 2023

  • "The back door is difficult to lock/unlock"

    Thank you for this observation. . We have put some oil on it and its working a treat. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rick4.1Sep 2022

  • "A great location but front bedroom a little stuffy in the heat and very thick duvet which didn't help."

    A fan and thinner duvet in summer would be good and the mattress protector was very noisy as it is plastic and the constant rusting noise every time you turned over in bed was not great for a light sleeper like myself. These were the only complaints I had, otherwise the cottage was very clean and all the instructions were easy to follow, we had a lovely time in the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Francois4.1Jul 2022

  • "Element in the grill needs replacing or fixing as it hangs down in the oven."

    Is it necessary to have the mattress protectors on the beds as these are really crinkles, uncomfortable and noisy. Otherwise a lovely little property in a really good location.

    Thank you for your feedback. The points raised are really helpful and we are now looking at the points raised since your visit. This is a very popular cottage and its history as an Old Sail Makers Cottage is ideally situated in the old part of Bowness near Windermere Lake. Leave your car and enjoy the various Cafes, Restaurants, Boating trips and Countryside walks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cassandra4.7Jun 2022

  • "If you arrive in the winter , a torch will be needed for the key safe."

    Instructions for getting to the house are not explained very well . A couple of throws would be handy . Needs updating . Blind on bathroom door has a gap on the middle..bedroom curtains don't fit the windows properly, as there s a gap at the sides , letting in light in the summer nights. It's a very small open plan cottage.

    Thank you for your comments. This is very a popular cottage and is ideally centralised near Windermere Lake for relaxing and walking around Bowness on Windermere . For most guests the access instructions to the cottage are not an issue. Fortunately Sykes were on hand by telephone to assist you. This is an old Sail Makers cottage and although small It has its internal charm and it is regularly maintained. The decor in any establishment is a personal issue The interlined padded window curtains are 'Dress Curtains' and are not designed to close. They are a hanging decorative feature to compliment the accompanying wooden blinds featured on all the windows. The blind on the bathroom door aides privacy. The blind was damaged by previous guests & has since been replaced . All throws & scatter cushions in the bedrooms have been removed for hygiene purposes and as a result of the recent COVID pandemic. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.8May 2022

  • "I really like this lovely cottage."

    It works very well for my father and me. The listing said we needed to bring bin bags, toilet paper and paper towels and the unit had an adequate supply of these items. Parking, while not onsite is convenient. The unit had some wear and tear for example bent and broken pieces on the bathroom window covering. This was not an issue for me and I found the place small, comfortable, sufficiently stocked and extremely quiet. Our rest was very good and the location is exceptional. This is our third stay and we will likely book again in the future.

    Thank you for your kind responses.The broken blind on the Bathroom door that you noted , was damaged by the previous guest. This blind was replaced once we had been notified by housekeeping, after your stay.We do look forward to having you stay again. Alexandra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Mar 2022

  • "Location Excellent but single beds were uncomfortable for teenagers."

    The bin situation was unclear and no bin for 2 Patridge Holme was found. Kitchen facilities very good and clean and tidy. Overall very comfortable break.

    Reviewed by Owen4.1Dec 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect location, comfy beds and nice and warm"

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location, very cosy cottage!"

    Quite dark in front room due to lack of natural light and shower pretty weak. Otherwise the stay was perfect!

    Many thanks for your response. This is an old Sail Makers Cottage - built in approximately 1889 and is situated centrally in Bowness, near to Lake Windermere. Properties like this were originally built for families to live and work in, and were well built made from the local Lakeland slate. The shower provides good hot water, but is affected sometimes by the water pressure which is regulated by the Water Company supplying all the properties in the locality. The cosiness of the cottage is regularly mentioned by guests, who love the quietness of the location too. The Location of the cottage is good, as it is very central to all the town attractions and all within walking distance. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlie4.4Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant location with everything you could need, quality appliances and ..."

    Brilliant location with everything you could need, quality appliances and comfortable bed and the best WiFi we have had in the lakes

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Aug 2021

  • "Duvets too hot!"

    Thinner ones and sheets available please! Great location.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Aug 2021

  • "Location, location, location!"

    This little cottage couldn’t be in a better location - 2 min walk to anywhere in Bowness on Windemere. However still nice and quiet at night - tucked away. Had everything we needed for a weeks visit to the Lakes. Only negative feedback is that the cottage could do with an uplift - ie removal of woodchip and paint. The single beds also need new mattresses - as very sunken. Otherwise great cottage!

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jul 2021

  • "Once again a lovely break in the Lake District, will definitely book with Sykescottages again, easy booking, plenty of information from start to finish, and very friendly and pleasant staff."

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2021

  • "It was my second time i have stayed at the cottage and both times i found the cottage very clean and comfortable i will be booking again it was home from home' thank you very much for a enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2021

  • "Very clean comfortable cottage, in a quiet location close to the lake and shops etc."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great location, very clean, very quiet, comfortable beds, would have been a bit more special if the fire was working but we understand from the message we got from yourselves and the central heating got the place warm quickly."

    The blind on the bathroom door could do with replacing as some of the slats are missing but otherwise could not fault this cottage. Would highly recommend and would very much stay again. Plus the parking permit was a bonus. Thanks for a lovely weekend break.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location, and super to have the parking permit."

    Perfect base for the great north swim this weekend.

    Reviewed by Helena4.1Jun 2019

  • "Lovely little place to stay."

    Cosy, with all the main resources supplied. Beds very comfortable and we slept like logs. Excellent quiet location, surrounded by lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants. All within under a minute walk. Three to five min walk to the main pier We agree with all the other positive reviews to date. Only one very slight downside is that the cottage had a faint smell of a smoker been in residence. Easily solved with a good airing, but it wasn’t the first impression we expected.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2019

  • "Instructions provided were easy to follow and generally the holiday booking process was made to be easy."

    Rearranging the holiday was simple, however I was not aware of the admin fee until right at the end when I phoned back to confirm I'd like to change the booking. This could have caused me some complications in this particular scenario if Sykes had not waived the fee. I also do not know what this is for.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this cosy cottage,you couldn't ask for a better location, everything was virtually on the doorstep,shops ,bars,and the lake was 5 minutes walk away."

    The kitchen was well equipped ,warm and comfortable living room ,only gripe would be to put a blind up on front door,we would definitely recommend this cottage and we would definitely rebook this cottage

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage and location."

    Reviewed by Kay4.1Aug 2018

  • "A charming little cottage right in the centre of bowness."

    It’s a 1 minute walk from the the shops and restaurants and really close to the lake.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    Myself and my girlfriend took my mother on holiday so the thought of hotels or B&Bs was unappealing - we wanted communal space where we could comfortably spend time together. This holiday cottage exceeded our expectations, and the location was out of this world. Thank you for a great holiday! :)

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very good accommodation."

    Well furnished and most comfortable. In good location. Would suggest night light at top of stairs as it is very open to the landing.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2017

  • "Excellent location for centre and lake."

    Very comfortable with everything needed. Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Dec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire.
  • Gas heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • One parking permit for car park 1 min walk away, also valid for free parking at other Lakeland car parks
  • Loading/unloading only outside property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Lake Windermere 5 mins walk
  • Note: Open tread stairs
  • Note: Maximum 4 guests including infants
  • Note: This property does not accept bookings arriving on a Sunday.

The property

An immaculately-presented terraced stone cottage, perfectly located in one of the oldest parts of Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the Lake District and next door to a boating club.

This charming Bowness cottage has an open plan living area with little nooks and crannies - a gentle reminder that this former sailmaker's cottage dates back to the 19th century.

With a well-equipped kitchen and two bedrooms, this Bowness cottage is perfect for holidays in this bustling lakeside town.

A short stroll from this Bowness cottage takes you into the heart of the village, and all the excellent restaurants, bars and shops that are on the doorstep.

The Glebe, the park nestling on the shores of Lake Windermere, is only a very short distance and has a pitch-and-putt course, tennis courts and play area.

Overlooking the lake, it is a perfect place for enjoying the beautiful scenery on your doorstep.

The Windermere Steamers also depart from The Glebe taking passengers up and down Lake Windermere to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside.

Row boats can also be hired and taken out on to the lake.

Brockhole is the National Park's visitor centre and has some beautiful gardens and an adventure play area.

It is also home to a treetop trek for the more adventurous guests.

This part of the Lake District has a very wide appeal - perfect for families, with a host of watersports and mountain biking available, and great for couples wishing to enjoy the romantic beauty of the lakes and mountains.

A lovely Bowness cottage for a year-round break.

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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Note: Maximum 4 guests including infants.
Note:This property does not accept bookings arriving on a Sunday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas