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Ash Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful home from home."

    ..love Ash Cottage.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great week (but very wet even by Lakes/November expectations!"

    ). The house is very cosy, well appointed and in a good location - we hope to be back before too long.

    Reviewed by Stuart George5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Ash Cottage, located in a nice quiet area."

    The cottage was super clean, very well presented and well equipped. My children loved staying here and certainly liked the attic room! The stairs are quite steep leading up to it and you have to manoeuvre around the low beam at the top - but not a problem for us. We would definitely recommend this cottage and when we visit the Lake District again, we shall look to book it

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just spent an amazing week at Ash Cottage!"

    The house is just perfect in so many ways. Firstly the location, right between Bo’ness and Windermere meant we could walk loads and were close to everything. The house itself is immaculate and has literally everything you could need. Our kids were loving the board games and books and on a day when the rain caught us unexpectedly we were so happy for the umbrellas in the porch! Small touches that make a big difference. The beds are super comfortable too. Any instructions we needed (putting bin out, working the shower, WiFi, heating etc) were clear and easy. We already can’t wait to book again and we’ve only been back 12 hours! Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ideal holiday home situated mid way between Windermere and Bowness with every amenity you require for a perfect holiday with lots of space and nice outdoor area to enjoy your evening refresher after a day out on the lakes."

    Just one comment for the older generation (of witch my wife and I are) toilets are on the first floor

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was clean and well maintained."

    We would have appreciated a down stairs toilet as the stairs were quite steep. We are in our 70’s and normally live in a bungalow.. The bath towels were much to small, luckily our daughter had also brought some towels from home..

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Aug 2023

  • "Perfect location, everything you would need was at the cottage, really comfortable and well maintained."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ash Cottage is lovely."

    Perfect location between both Bowness and Windermere on a quiet road. It is well equipped and has a little sun trap garden. Useful parking off road too. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Good location and holiday accommodation."

    Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this property, would go back again."

    It would have been good to have a king sized bed in the second bedroom. There were stains on the duvet cover in the second bedroom covered by a blanket

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Jun 2023

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in ,a very comfortable home from home."

    The garden was also a perfect place to relax in ,would definitely come back. Overall a perfect holiday base

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay at Ash Cottage and we intend to return which says it all."

    The cottage was immaculate with quality equipment. Garden also kept to a high standard. Top notch.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "Immaculately clean and beautifully presented - felt like a real home from home - could have stayed longer!"

    En-suite bathroom could do with an upgrade as seems out of character with the rest of the house (and the main bathroom). Perfectly situated between Bowness and Windermere with a bus stop at end of the road - we never used the car once in the week we were there (and we visted Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick). Did have some issues with the showers and hot water - but owner did have instructions on what to do. Did mean 1 day we all couldn't shower in the morning. Overall a fabulous holiday home that I would book again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Apr 2023

  • "Comfortable cottage with a well stocked kitchen and good facilities."

    We had 1 or 2 minor problems (possibly due to the extreme cold weather) with a quick response from maintenance. What would be useful is a booklet with all information/instructions clearly identified in 1 place. Well situated for the town centre shops, restaurants & cafes, the ferries and walking. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay for Christmas at Ash Cottage - nice touch by the owners to leave us a Christmas gift."

    Accommodation was superb, well equipped and so clean. We were extremely comfortable and would definitely like to go back. Lovely location half way between Windermere and Bowness. Cannot praise this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2022

  • "Ash Cottage is a great holiday rental, it is clean, spacious, nicely decorated & well appointed."

    It also has lovely gardens, with outdoor seating to the rear. The property is a 10 - 15 minute walk, (people will mobility issues beware, the area is rather hilly) or a short drive, to both Bowness & Windermere and has it’s own drive/parking space. We really enjoyed our stay & would happily recommend to others. Our only small niggles were to do with the lack of ‘Welcome Pack’ we’ve never stayed in a Sykes property without one, and are always excited to see what local treats will be in them. And much more importantly for us, the feather bedding. I specifically checked this with Sykes before our stay & after them making contact with the owner was reassured there wasn’t any. Sadly both the master and second bedroom were partly feather bedding, which I am allergic to and which exacerbates my husbands asthma. Unexpectedly the sofas were also packed full of feathers. So not the ideal start to our much needed holiday.

    Hi there, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding Ash Cottage, and that, on the whole, you enjoyed your holiday. We're sorry that you were not informed about the feather bedding but I can confirm that we were not contacted by Sykes about this point. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very good property, comfortable and a kitchen that was very well fitted out."

    Accurate instructions,so no problems at all. Would definitely go back. Great stay

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable, well equipped property in a quiet location but close to all amenities, easy walk up to Windermere or down to the lake."

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was perfect."

    The only problem we had as golden oldies were the stairs up to the twin bedded room ( quite narrow ) and the beams in that room. Perfect for a couple of children but not so good for us. I got used to the beams after bumping my head 4 times !! We really enjoyed sitting in the garden in an evening - It was really peaceful and quiet. All in all a lovely few days away.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable house in a good location."

    Would certainly recommend and return in the future.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed here in early November."

    2021. What a great place to stay. There were 4 adults staying and we had everything we needed for a great holiday. The house was clean, tidy and very comfortable. Good quality linen, towels etc. it was also very central for shops, pubs and restaurants. We look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed. I was so impressed with the level of cleanliness. A very high standard.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ash Cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and equipped with everything we needed. Felt like a wee home away from home. Enjoyed sitting in well kept garden with morning coffee. Excellent base for a holiday in the area. Worth noting it is sited up a slightly steep hill which wasn't an issue for us, but may be for anyone with mobility issues if your preference is to leave the car at property whilst out for dinner. Lots of great bars and restaurants in Bowness. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage clean and well appointed ."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2021

  • "A fabulous house with everything you need & more in a beautiful place."

    The gorgeous kitchen has everything you need even down to the food bag clips

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in the Lakes and at Ash Cottage."

    The Cottage was homely and cosy and lovely to come back to after a day walking or on the Lake. We enjoyed sitting in the garden in the afternoon and snuggling in the lounge. Beautifully decorated with a well stocked kitchen and lovely bedrooms. Excellent location, with walkable proximity to both Bowness and Windemere. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Cheralyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Ash Cottage is a beautiful property with a lovely garden, it’s ideally located for a short walk to the local shops, restaurants and attractions."

    It’s clean, well kept and very well stocked for everything we needed for our holiday. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to my family and friends and we would love to return ourselves one day.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Kitchen had all you required living area and bedrooms were spacious but minor ..."

    Kitchen had all you required living area and bedrooms were spacious but minor issues felt we needed a few more clocks and the ensuite toilet struggled to flush

    Reviewed by PAUL4.7Jul 2021

  • "Revamp of kitchen with Dishwasher makes Ash cottage complete only problem is ..."

    Revamp of kitchen with Dishwasher makes Ash cottage complete only problem is needing to be a Technocrat to use the Tv which we found most frustrating

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Jun 2021

  • "It was our 2nd stay in this cottage and it was very clean and fresh."

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0May 2021

  • "We all had a lovely holiday and Ash Cottage provided the perfect base for us to enjoy the Lakes"

    Mr WilsonApr 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, clean and well equipped with a real homely feel and a great back garden for catching the sun!"

    We would highly recommend this well cared-for property.

    Mrs TukeNov -0001

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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.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double bedroom on first floor, 1 x king size with en-suite shower room with basin and WC
  • 1 x twin bedroom on second floor (please bear in mind the stair case up to this bedroom is quite steep due to it being a loft bedroom)
  • Bathroom to first floor with bath, seperate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen, Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Note: Property unsuitable for infants.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear decking with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 6 mins walk
  • Shop 12 mins walk
  • Bowness Pier and Lake Windermere 20 mins walk
  • Note: Property unsuitable for infants as the loft staircase is steep

The property

This traditional Victorian town house is full of period features, with a modern contemporary finish in a great location halfway between Windermere & Bowness villages.

A porch and hallway lead you into the cosy bright lounge, with comfy sofas and a tiled fireplace.

Through to the state-of-the-art kitchen, and the dining conservatory, and then out into the enclosed rear garden perfect for a enjoying a morning coffee or glass of something chilled.

Sleeping 6 upstairs you have 2 double bedrooms, one en-suite and a family bathroom, and one twin bedroom on the top floor.

The bedrooms are light and bright and very comfortable. Windermere village offers great pubs, shops and restaurants to browse, and Bowness and the Lake itself is a mile walk away, with all its Steam cruises, boat hire and bustling cafes and shops.

Head out north towards Ambleside on the A591, and you have the full Lakes experience to hand, or head south to the market town of Kendal, and the buzzing village of Staveley, with bakeries, breweries and bike shops!

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, 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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