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Greenbank Cottage

Winster near Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1083500)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Angela

    “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Greenbank Cottage, it was heavenly.”

    The accommodation was clean, everything we needed was available, plus an enclosed wood to walk our dog and birds feeding from the feeders to watch from the window. Within five days of arriving we booked to come again next year (in case every visitor had the same idea)!

    The accommodation was clean, everything we needed was available, plus an enclosed wood to walk our dog and birds feeding from the feeders to watch from the window. Within five days of arriving we booked to come again next year (in case every visitor had the same idea)! We would highly recommend this property.

    - Angela, October 2021

The property

Bowness-on-Windermere 3.7 miles.

Enjoying a secluded location and spectacular views of a valley in Winster near Bowness-on-Windermere is this excellent semi-detached house, Greenbank Cottage.

This charming abode boasts ample access to the delights of the Lake District National Park, from its outdoor activities to its picturesque towns, making for a great rural escape for a family of six.

A generous amount of off-road parking greets you on arrival, before you head into this quaint property.

Kick off your shoes and unwind in the spacious living/dining room, where you can cosy up to the toasty woodburning stove and TV with your loved ones.

After enjoying a movie night, continue to the kitchen, a contemporary space fitted with the all the essentials the designated chef needs to fix up a fantastic dinner.

After savouring dinner with your loved ones and planning the days ahead, you can find a magnificent zip/link king-size on the ground-floor; the room showcases views over rolling hills with sheep dotted throughout, creating a great space to relax in.

A contemporary shower room with sleek, wooden finishes can also be found on this floor, for your convenience.

Head upstairs to discover two more well-appointed bedrooms, one being a king-size, again zip/linked to coincide with your sleeping arrangements and boasting dual aspect windows over the fields and woodland below.

Further down the corridor is a king-size featuring refined, black furnishings, so you can enjoy a well-deserved rest in style.

The first floor also hosts a bathroom where you can soak up in its spacious bath after a day packed with watersports or walking.

Greenbank Cottage benefits from a selection of garden areas, including an enclosed rear patio where you can relish a spot of alfresco dining; the patio leads to a private lawn area where ball games can be enjoyed.

Seven acres of woodland that back the property are waiting to be explored, where you can enjoy birdwatching as you trek through its enchanting greenery.

Make your way to Winster to find The Brown Horse Inn, a pub providing gorgeous food and friendly service; the village additionally makes for a great starting point for ample walking trails, including the Winster and Surrounds route.

Bowness-on-Windermere is home to the rest of your amenities, along with abundant attractions for all the family; why not board the town's ferry and sail across the waters to the Claife Viewing Station and Tanner Brow?

The town additionally boasts ample watersports opportunities, from wakesurfing to sailing, as well as The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the stunning Brant Fell Viewpoint.

Continue to Windermere where you can spend an afternoon viewing the interesting exhibits in the Windermere Jetty Museum, stroll around Queen's Park and explore Queen Adelaide's Hill with its elevated views over Windermere Lake.

Why not spend the day in Kendal and learn of the town's history at Kendal Museum, try your hand at golfing with its array of club or hike the hill to the ruins of the once-glorious Kendal Castle.

The remainder of the Lake District National Park remains to be discovered, including the vast woodlands of Grizedale and it's close-by coastline where the seaside villages of St. Bees and Seascale can be explored.

For a memorable trip to the Lake District, choose Greenbank Cottage.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electrical storage heaters throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed lawn
  • Woodland is for the exclusive use of cottage guests and the residents of the house next door Enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 0.8 miles
  • Please note no stag or hen parties.

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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