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Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 904555)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Sandown was a beautiful spacious house with everything we needed, great location for both Bowness and Windermere village."

    Thank you so much for your kind review & the 100% rating we really appreciate it and it was a pleasure to have you staying at Sandown. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in The Lakes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatharineAug 2022

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable stay in Sandown."

    The property was very well presented and clean on arrival with everything we needed. It has ample living space for for our family holiday (6 adults, 1 child and 1 dog). The bedrooms were reasonable size, although the bathrooms were on the small size. Sandown is well located with easy access down to the lake, shops and lovely walks in the local area. Car parking was a great bonus so close to the town centre. The owners were welcoming and allowed us to us the car park as soon as we arrived which was early. And also early access once the property was ready. We would consider returning again in the future.

    Thank you so much for giving us 100% score we are so happy you had a great week and found the house suitable for all the family. We would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2022

  • "Great location between Windermere and Bowness, albeit there is noticeable traffic noise given the proximity to the road itself, very good parking, however, if you have a dog please note that there is no "enclosed" garden area to let your dog out of the house unattended, there is a small park/grass area over the road where you can walk them in the evening."

    En-suite to each bedroom, however, they are extremely small and challenging for any one with mobility issues with all but one bedroom having the wash basin in the room itself which is an indication of the size of the en-suite.

    Thanks for leaving your comments. Sykes do mention in our summary that our garden is not enclosed but like yourselves most guests with dogs use the park straight across the road if they wish to let their dogs off the lead. Only 2 of the 4 bathrooms in the house are smaller, images of some of them are shown on the property page but they are modern, clean and have a standard size shower, washbasin and toilet, so we hope that having all the bedrooms en-suite is a positive aspect about the house. We are sorry if you found them an issue as we were unaware that any of your party had mobility issues as the house is not advertised as suitable for reduced mobility or disabled access. But we hope that you had an enjoyable week exploring The Lakes and all it had to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2022

  • "A clean, well equipped and very comfortable holiday home."

    Well situated for visiting the local shops and cafes and easy walking to the lakeside. All en suite rooms was a bonus, even if on the small side. Would recommend this holiday home for family groups.

    Many thanks for your feedback it is always appreciated and we are glad you had a nice week in the Lakes and found the house comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2022

  • "The house is in an idyllic spot and is well equipped."

    However, the description states ample parking and small patio area but did not mention that there is no enclosed outdoor space. We found this extremely challenging with a dog even though the house is very dog friendly. It was not relaxing plodding over to the park at 7am in my pyjamas nor at 10pm and we were fortunate that we had good weather. I would recommend this house to anyone staying without a dog, but I would suggest that dog owners think twice.

    Many thanks for your taking the time to leave your comments. We have asked Sykes to now actually add a summary note that we do not have an enclosed garden, as I would assume you did not notice we did not mention this when you booked, which is easily done with so much other information. We have many dogs staying at Sandown and most guests do use the park across the road as it is only a few seconds away. We are glad the rest of the house was satisfactory and we hope you had a great week in the sunshine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BronwenApr 2022

  • "The house was excellent, spacious, plenty of parking, easy access to shops and facilities."

    Really very good.

    Thank you Fred for taking time to leave us a review, nice to have you stay and glad you got the clothes back safely! Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilfredApr 2022

  • "We went with a wide age range (9-84) and it met all of our needs."

    Details accurate and communications were excellent.

    So glad all the family had a comfortable stay, thank you for choosing Sandown. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AshleyApr 2022

  • "Lovely house for a family holiday."

    Centrally located, can easily get out and about from the house without using car. Great off road parking.

    Thanks so much Christine for your super review we are really glad you had a great family week and managed to get our and about making nice family memories. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2022

  • "Had a great stay at this property, there’s plenty of rooms, great facilities and brilliant location."

    Would highly recommend this place.

    Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking time to leave your review, its is very much appreciated and we are so glad you had a nice stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareNov 2021

  • "Had a fantastic stay at Sandown, 4 Adults, 1 Toddler and a dog and we had plenty of room and the home had everything we needed!"

    Could not ask for a better location, On the main road of Windermere with a few minutes walk into the town and a lovely place to eat opposite. Brilliant communication with the owner and quick return of the housekeeping bond - Overall had a brilliant stay in Sandown and hope to come back soon! Thank you!

    It was a pleasure to welcome you and thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad the whole family had a good week enjoying The Lakes and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EllieOct 2021

  • "A very comfortable stay, with all equipment we could need."

    The bathrooms are a little small, but once we got used to them we were fine. We had a slight problem with one of the beds, but we contacted the owner and they came to sort it out with half an hour. Would highly recommend and would like to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2021

  • "The en suite was extremely small so anyone who is large framed or has disabilities would be unable to make use of this facility."

    There is a toilet upstairs which is spacious as it is in the laundry room but no shower. Apart from the bathroom everything was lovely.

    Reviewed by Joanne.Sep 2020

  • "So nice to stay somewhere where cleanliness is important especially in these times."

    The dining room and lounge were spacious and plenty of room for 6 people in the house. Everything we needed (and lots more) in the utility room and kitchen. We much appreciated having all bedrooms en suite. I would definitely recommend Sansdown.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "The bedrooms on the ground floor were beautifully cool for us during the heatwave."

    Well equipped accommodation with some really useful information given about local restaurants/amenities. We had an amazing meal in the pub opposite on our last night. Thank you for your recommendation !!

    Reviewed by KevinAug 2020

  • "Sandown is in a fabulous location."

    Parking for 3 cars with plenty of room. House immaculately clean, warm and welcoming. The kitchen lacked nothing at all and we loved the open plan dining/living area. Bedrooms all very comfortable and a good size. Bonus that all were en suite - small yet perfectly functional and super clean. We would not hesitate to recommend this property and hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by VeraNov 2019

  • "The house is ideally situated, having a great choice of eateries and shops within easy walking distance."

    It is very comfortable and well equipped. The owners communication was excellent, as was her quick return of the housekeeping bond. We had a great time and would not hesitate to recommend Sandown.

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2019

  • "Faultless experience!"

    Great location, exceptionally clean! Every facility a home could offer. Great location, minutes walk from every bar, restaurant and shops. 5 minuets walk from the lake. I would highly recommend this property to anybody.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Sandown is a great holiday home."

    It has 4 decent size bedrooms with the beds being comfortable. It has everything and a bit more that you need. There was 6 adults in our party and still plenty of room the dining room and lounge are a very decent size with plenty of room for you all. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants near by, there is one just across the road and the Westmorland just down the road on the right hand side which in our opinion is the best, do try there topside and veg pie you won’t be disappointed. To get to the rest and the town it is down hill, but a great place. We would definitely stay here again if we come up that way also if you are taking a dog like we did, you can take it in all eating places and pubs and taxis will also take them. Great holiday place.

    Reviewed by SylviaJun 2019

  • "Delighted with our stay at Sandown."

    Beautiful spacious property. Immaculately clean, very well equipped and all rooms being en-suite is a bonus. The house for us was the perfect location. Loved it. Would recommend and would hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2019

  • "Well presented accommodation, clean and with all necessary facilities."

    Easy walking distance to both Windermere and Bowness and with easy access to major roads to travel to different areas of the Lake District. Four good size ensuite bedrooms, although showers are cozy. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2019

  • "Sandown is a lovely holiday home to stay in."

    It was plenty big enough for family of 7, with shower and toilet in every room, we were never in each others way. The living and dining room area is very spacious, we enjoyed the selection of board games and books the owners provided. The kitchen had plenty of crockery and cooking utensils to serve up family dinners (on the nights we stayed in). Sandown is within walking distance to Bowness, which we enjoyed exploring, many other attractions are within short driving distance too. We would definitely book Sandown again when we visit the Lake next time.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2019

  • "Much bigger than expected- perfect for what we needed and had a great time xx"

    Reviewed by ClareMar 2019

  • "This property was excellent."

    4 bedrooms with great en suite facilities It was warm, roomy and most importantly - clean. Lots of storage space and the kitchen had all we needed. Georgeene (owner) couldnt have been more helpful. Very pleasant. Its close to Bowness (3 min walk) and Windermere (10 min walk). Tips: Opposite is a great little family run bar and restaurant, I recommend you go see Graham, he will look after you. If you fancy a woodland walk to Bowness instead of the main road, there's a little (great for the dog) walk up by the school and through the woods. I would definitely recommend this property, its close to everything you want from the Lakes. I hope to book it again next year. x

    Reviewed by AmandaFeb 2019

  • "This is an ideal location with plenty of eating places all within walking distance."

    We did feel the kitchen area is in need of a little update ,the cooker in particular .

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2019

  • "A fantastic property in a great location."

    It was very clean and the living/dining areas were nice and large but a had a cosy feel. Each bedroom having an en-suite was ideal. Plenty of parking space too which is often difficult to find in the Lakes. Would highly recommend and definitely would stay again.

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2018

  • "Sandown was a lovely cottage, situated in a perfect spot for exploring all the Lakes and places of interest."

    It met all our needs and we all had a fantastic holiday. We went out everyday and spent the evenings relaxing. We would definitely go back there again. Liz McGuigan.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2018

  • "Although the upper floor was spacious we all thought the shower in particular and the toilet area in two of the bedrooms were very, very small."

    One had very bad mould in the shower. I would have used the vacuum cleaner there had it not thrown out more dust than it picked up. Maybe it's time for a repaint. On a positive side having hot water and heating readily there was good. ----------------------- OWNERS REPLY We appreciate guests leaving feedback but on this occasion we would like to clarify the comment saying there was mold in one of the showers. Should the guests have looked in the house manual there is a maintenance note in the front of the book explaining that unfortunately some previous guests had spilt some permanent black hair dye in one of the showers and unfortunately this has stained the shower tray in addition to the trim so the whole thing will need replacing. As this is not a job that we are able to do within the short change over time we have on a Friday and we are fully booked for the year, it is a maintenance issue we will sort out when we close down for the winter. It is however, quite obvious that this is not mold but a bad stain as the bathrooms were fully refurbished in February of this year.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "This was the first time we had used Sykes Cottages."

    The house looked a bit shabby on the outside but inside it was well equipped and the living space was very pleasant and open. It suited the needs of our three generations family very well, being near the town of Bowness but with four en suite bedrooms and parking for all three cars. There was a power cut one evening and we appreciated the fact that the owner sent us a text to tell us what time the power was due to be be put back on and offering to bring us some candles. We would be very happy to use this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2018

  • "We booked Sandown, as we were taking all our family on holiday with us whilst we took up a charity challenge and wanted to be based closed to where the activities were taking part."

    The house provide the best base for this, the accommodation met our needs, and provided all parties with en-suite facilities, which when there are 3 generations in the party makes life far easier. The house is situated perfectly for walkers and holiday makers alike. Perfect access by foot, bus and car.

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2018

  • "The house was great and very handy for Windermere and Bowness, both walking distance."

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2018

  • "1. Overall, we had a really good weekend and enjoyed our stay."

    The beds were very comfortable. 2. Some of us found the shower cubicle a bit tight for room. 3. 10.00a.m is a very early deadline on leaving day,we just about managed it but it was a struggle.

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2018

  • "Great location for exploring the Lakes."

    Would definitely stop here again

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2018

  • "We booked Sandown for a family birthday weekend."

    The facilities were more than I expected for a self catering cottage with touches like tea, coffee, sugar supplied. There is ample space for seven people in the cottage and each room has an ensuite (compact but fine). Just one of the couples thought the mattress could do with replacing on their bed. Otherwise we were happy with what we got for the price. The location is perfect for strolling into Bowness to eat, drink and explore. I think we would return to both Sandown and Bowness in future.

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2018

  • "We were five of us in the group ."

    Originally six were planning to travel . The cottage was clean , had all the amenities and close to the lake,restaurants and convenience stores but away from the crowd . The cottage is also equipped with all the information of tourist attraction and walks . All rooms were ensuite .there was a nice dining area and a spacious lounge .

    Reviewed by AjayAug 2017

  • "Slight issue with toilet in one room and the door in another but overall would stay again."

    Reviewed by DarrenApr 2017

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  • Four ground floor bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC: 3 x double, 1 x single
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor utility room with fridge freezer, washing machine, toilet and basin
  • First floor dining room with arch to sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 3 mins walk
  • Note: Property is located on the main lake road just on the edge of the village
  • Note: Check-in 4.00 pm, check out 9.30am
  • Note: Holiday start dates must be a Friday or Monday
  • However, on occasion the owner will accept a different start day depending on bookings so please contact us to discuss if you have an alternative day in mind
  • Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of £150
  • Note: The patio area is not enclosed.

The property

An excellent detached house with ample parking, superbly located on the outskirts of the bustling lakeside village of Bowness-on-Windermere, just five minutes’ walk from the shores of Lake Windermere and the village centre in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Offering families and friends an excellent base to explore this stunning part of England, this superb Windermere cottage benefits from upside down accommodation to make the most of the views, with the attractive living accommodation on the first floor.

This Windermere cottage offers four ground floor bedrooms all with en-suite facilities.

The spacious first floor has a large sitting room and an attractive separate dining area, with soft sofas to relax in at the end of the day.

Outside this Bowness-on-Windermere cottage is a small patio area, plus it has the added benefit of ample parking available.

The superb location of this charming Windermere cottage makes it perfect as a convenient base with easy access to the amenities in both Bowness-on-Windermere or Windermere village itself, including excellent restaurants available in both.

Bowness-on-Windermere has a beautiful lakeside front where you can enjoy a cruise up the lake to ever-popular Ambleside, or down to Lakeside to explore the Aquarium of the Lake or embark on the Haverthwaite & Lakeside Steam railway.

With so much to do in the area and such welcoming accommodation to return to, this perfect Windermere cottage is superb at any time of the year.

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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

Note: The property sleeps max. 7 plus 1 infant.
Note: Check-in is 4pm - Check out 9.30am.
Note: Holiday start dates must be either Friday or Monday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter