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Snowdrop Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Broadband is not up to expectations."

    5mbs at best during our stay. No good if like our stay it’s raining and you want to stream a movie. Other than that the cottage is perfect and the well equipped kitchen was perfect for our needs. Clean and comfortable with excellent central heating.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2024

  • "This property feels like a home as oppose to a holiday home."

    Everything is provided and you could easily cook a meal in the kitchen - there is a proper size cooker, hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and half size dishwasher. There is enough cutlery, plates, saucepans, glasses mugs etc.The property is warm and cosy and if needed there is a gas fire in the lounge area - there are also real fireplaces which I assume you can use in the winter. It is a small garden but there is a table and chairs to be able to sit outside. On the corner of the road there is a green space if you have a child who wants to run around. The WiFi is good enough for browsing, kids tablets and using apps like Netflix, Disney plus, Amazon video on the smart tv provided. The location is perfect - it is in Bowness which is a lovely town. The property is within easy walking distance (5 minutes walk) to lots of restaurants, bars, shops, the Beatrix Potter exhibition, small cinema and the jetty on Lake Windermere where you can get the boats to Ambleside etc. a little further past the jetty is the car jetty to take you across to where Beatrix Potter’s house is. By car it is easy to get to other main towns and tourist spots of the Lake District. The only downsides are the bathroom is quite small and the shower hasn’t got great pressure but is certainly useable - but that could be due to us having power showers at home so use to very powerful showers, whereas the shower in the property is an electric one. However it is hot water on demand which was good and the towels provided are lovely and fluffy. The other issue is parking - it is on road parking. The road isn’t permit only so people park their cars there and walk into town as there isn’t a lot of parking in the town. We were there over the Easter weekend and ended up using one of the businesses parking space on their drive (obviously after contacting them and residents of the road) as there was no space on the road. After the bank holiday it became a lot easier to park on the road and we didn’t then have an issue but I’m not sure what it would be like to park in the summer holidays. However on speaking to a neighbour they are trying to get permit parking for the road which will probably make it a lot easier to park as there is certainly enough parking spaces for the number of houses.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Just returned from a fantastic week in Snowdrop Cottage."

    The property was immaculate, comfortable and well equipped with a lovely cosy homely feel.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We are just back from a short stay at the lovely Snowdrop Cottage."

    Such a beautiful cottage, homely, comfortable, everything you could need for a perfect stay. We've stayed in many different cottages in Bowness, but Snowdrop Cottage was by far the best. We enjoyed the gas stove in the lounge area, especially in the chilly October evenings. All the furnishings were to a very high standard, and beautifully presented. The property was spotlessly clean. Parking was never a problem. With just a short walk in to Bowness to the many shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, and of course to Lake Windermere all on the doorstep. We will definitely be staying at Snowdrop Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Second time we have stayed in this cottage."

    Really comfortable and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2023

  • "Snowdrop cottage is beautiful, homely and cosy with everything you could want."

    The welcome pack and fire pack were a joy and the cleanliness was exceptional. It is only a few minutes walk from the main street and we had no problem parking. The one thing I will mention was the awful smell in the kitchen on the first day. We soon realised it was the drainage from the bathroom as it came through the sink plughole when that tap was being run. I poured boiling water down which seemed to help a little. Please do not take this as a negative as it did nothing to spoil our stay. Also, we had no wi-fi at all on the last night....again, no one's fault. We would not hesitate to book again and would like to say "Thank you" for all the thought that has gone into making your visitors stays as warm and inviting as possible.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Oct 2023

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Clean spacious, good furniture and appliances, comfortable. Very well equipped kitchen. Nice location, quiet & peaceful, easy walk to Bowness and Windermere, lovely walk to Brant Fell. Parking can be difficult, sometimes needed to park 1 street away. Sykes were very helpful and made the whole holiday more relaxing. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Snowdrop cottage."

    The cottage was immaculate. It was clean, the kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfortable, the shower over the bath had good pressure and there was plenty of hot water. The property was furnished to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property was fantastic."

    It's location, cleanliness and the fact that it is so well equipped, made it an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District. We have stayed in a number of holiday properties over the years, in different localities but agreed that this is the best by far. We felt that a lot of care and attention has been taken in the furnishing and decor of the house, which really set it apart from others. We would not hesitate to recommend this holiday property and hope to stay again in the near future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect holiday cottage."

    Beautifully appointed. Lovely bedrooms and the dressing room was my favourite room! A short walk into Bowness down the hill and Windermere in the other direction. We got parking outside on the road, which was great. All instructions were good and the 4 of us loved it all. Everything we needed was in the kitchen and the instruction booklet was useful on how to work the oven etc., and lots of leaflets with things to do in the area. A lovely big sitting room and dining table. Can’t fault it! Thanks for a wonderful week away!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, great location, really comfortable beds and everything we needed was there."

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0May 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week staying in this cottage."

    Cleanliness and facilities were outstanding.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage itself is within walking distance to both towns (Windemere and Bowness on Windemere)."

    The property is very clean and comfortable with all the essential things (washing machine, air-dryer, dishwasher). The only issue we had was parking. The cottage only comes with off-street parking which can be very difficult during peak holiday season. We were there over the long weekend on Easter holiday and have to go back early in order to find the parking space. Other than that, we give 10 out of 10 for the house.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable week in Snowdrop Cottage over February half term."

    We also had fantastic weather. The cottage is perfectly situated within a 5 minute easy walk to Bowness. Bowness itself is beautiful and has so many lovely shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, you’re really spoilt for choice. We really enjoyed walking down to the Ferry Nab and walking up to Wray Castle and Claife Viewing point. The cottage itself is decorated beautifully and the beds were so comfortable. It was great for us, 2 adults and 2 small children (7 & 4). However the bathroom is tiny with no storage so I’m not sure how suitable it would be for children any older or for 2 couples. Also we found the sofa quite uncomfortable, the low backs and lack of foot stool or foot rest wasn’t to our comfort but that’s just personal preference. A couple of things that I felt were lacking compared to other cottages we’ve stayed in: champagne flutes, wine stop, foot stool, the knives were very very blunt, couldn’t even chop a tomato so this was annoying. The back gate was padlocked so to empty the bins we had to walk all the way round the back of the house and no recycling bins so had to take it all to Booths supermarket. My 4 year old also kept falling over on the tiles outside the property, they get very very slippery in the damp weather. Just needs a jet wash and some signage I think. On the whole a very nice stay but a few small amendments would make it fantastic.

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Feb 2023

  • "Lovely lovely cottage."

    Thank you for letting us stay in your home. We had such an amazing time exploring the area. The cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for myself and two boys."

    It was comfy, clean and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The cottage was in a perfect location to walk into Bowness, which took 5 mins! We were very happy staying here and I would rebook Snowdrop Cottage next time I come to The Lakes.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very good property in a great location."

    Only concerns was lack of parking at the weekend for the property as street parking was a little hit and miss

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2022

  • "Very well furnished cottage, easy parking outside on the street."

    Close walk to Bowness shops and pubs/restaurants. Great location.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property, very well equipped and extremely clean."

    On a lovely quiet street yet only a few minutes walk from bowness on Windermere town. We were very comfortable here for our week in the lakes and would definitely book again. As my 6 year old said ‘mummy it feels like home!’

    Reviewed by Stephaney5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in, it had everything you need and was extremely comfortable."

    It was 5 mins from the centre of Bowness but in a very quiet road. We would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2022

  • "Quite the loveliest house!"

    Beautifully furnished and with everything you could wish for. Huge and very comfy bed. The house is in a quiet setting but easy to reach the village amenities. We will certainly stay here on our next visit to the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2021

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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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Dressing Room/ Reading Room
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Living/dining room with woodburning stove and gas fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Front garden with patio, gravel and bench and an enclosed rear patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile

The property

Snowdrop Cottage is a stunning mid-terrace cottage, located in Bowness-on-Windermere, just a short walk from the shops, restaurants and lake.

Perfect for those wishing to park the car and easily access all Bowness and Windermere have to offer just a short walk away.

Located in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Snowdrop Cottage is a pretty and contemporary setting for your next family adventure, within easy reach of Windermere and Ambleside.

Upon entering the property, there is an inviting living/dining room, with large bay window allowing in plenty of light, plus a spacious dining table situated beside the woodburning stove, making a lovely place to enjoy an evening meal with your loved ones.

After dinner, grab a spot on the sofa and flick on the gas fire as you watch television and relax.

Continuing into the well-equipped kitchen, assisting you with your self-catering needs, whether you are cooking up a storm or preparing a picnic, there is also a handy dishwasher and washing machine.

Moving upstairs, there is a gorgeous king-size bedroom with a feature fireplace and white furnishings, giving the space a homely feel.

Enjoy the inviting twin bedroom with a marvellous feature fireplace and storage to unpack any personal belongings, as well as a well-lit bathroom with the choice of bath and shower, and a ring-light mirror.

To finish the first floor, you will find a welcoming dressing room close to the bathroom, with a dressing table, mirror, hanging space and an armchair so you can get ready for your day in style or use as a quiet retreat to relax with a book.

Outside there is on-street parking and a small front garden with a bench to sit and watch the world go by with your morning coffee, as well as an enclosed rear patio with table and chairs, creating a sun-trapped space to enjoy some alfresco dining.

The town of Bowness-On-Windermere provides a selection of pubs, bars, shops and eateries, as well as some local attractions such as The World of Beatrix Potter museum and the Old Laundry Theatre, an intimate theatre that shows films, comedy nights, musical performances of all genres and informative lectures.

From Bowness Bay and onto Lake Windermere, there is plenty of choice for boat rides, boat hire and trips right up to Ambleside, all with beautiful views of the surrounding national park.

A short walk away is the superb sister town of Windermere, popular with tourists for of its range of amenities, family-friendly jetty museum and the picturesque Orrest Head viewpoint, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, and you can embrace the breath-taking lake views and fells.

For the more adventurous, there is the opportunity to get involved in a variety of water sports and mountain biking, as well as the popular Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Park and Brokehole Treetop Trek.

Snowdrop Cottage is ideally situated to explore the area, whether by foot, bike or car, and is a short distance away from Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain.

Also in the area, and all equally worth a visit, is Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, Ullswater, Kendal and Keswick.

For an excellent base whilst you explore the Lake District, choose Snowdrop Cottage.

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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, cinema, 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 three miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There is 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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