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The Bothy

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


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • garden (7)
  • lovely (7)
  • bowness (6)
  • lake (6)
  • stay (5)
  • great (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay: Bowness has everything from shops to boat trips on the lake and good access to much of the splendours of the Lake District."

    About the property: slightly disappointed there seems no easy recycling availability: I took all mine home with me. Also, the key holder is quite stiff to open!!

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time just not the best weather."

    .Garden looked amazing but didn't have a chance to enjoy it...We will definitely advise your place to more people... Thanks Monika.

    Reviewed by Monika4.7Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable, warm and spacious, having a large garden with a view of the lake in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2022

  • "Great value for money and great location."

    Far enough away from the centre of Bowness for peace and quiet but an easy walk (20 min) in so no parking required. A pretty garden with lake glimpses, probably views in the winter when trees are bare. The Bothy was amazingly well equipped. We brought so many bits with us but didn’t need any of them. However it would have been helpful to mention that there was a high chair and travel cot at the property as we were unable to request a baby package, and so we brought our own. The property was very clean and we enjoyed our stay and would recommend The Bothy.

    Reviewed by Geinor5.0May 2022

  • "Bit far out from Bowness making use of the car necessary for grandparents and little ones (parking costly and limited near the lake)."

    Surprised not to find the usual collection of old books and slightly battered board games. Internet seemed OK to us (able to do my regular Zoom quiz with no problems) but only close to the presumed location of owner’s router. Very disappointed by the mouldy, broken travel cot provided which was unusable.

    Reviewed by Bob4.1Sep 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time in a cottage which was in a great location."

    We had a problem with a toilet but the owner sorted that out for us. The information in the cottage said we should contact Sykes if we had any problems. This proved impossible. Fortunately we had the owners number and resolved the problem with them. Sykes need a dedicated number for people already on holiday needing help.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Aug 2021

  • "Yes the garden made this a lovely holiday."

    The property was however basic. The walk into Bowness was lovely and the lane to the complex wasn't busy with cars. There wasn't a child ladder on the bunk beds so our 6 yr old had to top and tail with her 3 yr old brother on the bottom bunk. We did however manage to park 4 cars on the complex when we needed to. A problem with the upstairs toilet was quickly sorted. There were several sightings of a rat who appeared to live in the bed of shrubs outside the back door. Internet was intermittent though reception isn't good generally in the lakes. The downstairs shower was good once you worked out how to position the control to get hot water, We had to adjust the boiler a few times as it stopped heating the water at times. White goods all worked and were good quality.

    Reviewed by Wendy2.8May 2021

  • "Really lovely quiet place to stay."

    Comfy beds, our boys loved the bunk beds. Well equipped kitchen. Ideal spot for walking into Bowness down a pretty lane. Beautiful garden as well. Only issue was the variable internet connection, this is getting more important now we have to book all day trips online! If this problem was sorted out, we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage and area where was situated was lovely."

    Located in a quiet place, near to the centre of town. I would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Monika5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The owners provided little touches like sandwich bags etc which was excellent. Great facilities and would definitely recommend and stay again. The only slight issue, us the parking situation as there is only just enough space to park 2 cars as there needs to be space for the neighbours, so in our case, 2 families required 2 spaces which were quite tight on the driveway.

    Reviewed by Jai5.0Jul 2020

  • "The garden in this property was outstanding!"

    Lovely to be able to walk into Bowness from this property too.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great, quiet location."

    Cosy, well equipped cottage. Beautiful garden with lake view. Near the marina and it's bar/restaurant (walking distance). Near Blackwell House which is well worth a visit and has a lovely café.

    Reviewed by Ramsay5.0Feb 2020

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  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 2 x twin, 1 x adult bunk
  • First floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • This property is in a residential area and consideration to neighbouring properties would be appreciated
  • Workers/stag/hen/party groups or similar cannot be accepted
  • Bookings can be accepted for family residential holidays including children, or mature groups.
  • This property is in a residential area and consideration to neighbouring properties would be appreciated
  • Workers/stag/hen/party groups or similar cannot be accepted
  • Bookings can be accepted for family residential holidays including children, or mature groups
  • Gas central heating, gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden and gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 0.9 miles

The property

Situated on the outskirts of the thriving town of Bowness-on-Windermere, in the South Lakeland area of Cumbria, is this delightful mid-terrace cottage.

The Bothy provides an exceptional base for exploring this lovely rural area of Cumbria and the picturesque Lake District National Park.

Internally, the property has been tastefully decorated into a modern holiday home, with quality furnishings and a light decor giving a welcoming feeling throughout.

The open-plan sitting room provides three large sofas, where you can relax and unwind of an evening and catch up with the day's events, whilst the gas fire to keep you warm.

Gather around the large dining table to enjoy your home-cooked meals over a well-deserved glass of wine, prepared in the well-equipped modern kitchen.

The property provides a ground floor shower room and a first floor bathroom with deluxe fittings, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you will discover four well-presented bedrooms, consisting of a double, two twins and an adult bunk, the perfect setup for all types of groups wishing to stay here and boasting lovely country views.

Step out to the garden, with lawn and gravelled areas with plenty of furniture so you can enjoy the fresh country air in the afternoon sun whilst your little ones run freely and play.

You are ideally placed for exploring the nearby lake Windermere, a haven for birdwatchers and those interested in a variety of watersporting activities.

Venture towards The World of Beatrix Potter, boasting modern displays, with interactive exhibits on Potter's fictional characters, something your little ones will delight in exploring.

Just over half an hour away is the wonderful historic attraction of Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, where you can explore the famous poet's former home, and garden which he planted himself with the help of his beloved sister Doris.

The museum provides a look into how Wordsworth lived and has displays with letters he wrote and where the inspiration for his famous poems were written.

With so much to discover nearby, use The Bothy as your base for exploring this picturesque area of Cumbria.

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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 is in a residential area and consideration to neighbouring properties would be appreciated.

Workers/stag/hen/party groups or similar cannot be accepted.

Bookings can be accepted for family residential holidays including children, or mature groups.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas