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Bellflower Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Perfect location and everything you need for a home from home stay. That great I just tried to book for September but already booked up!

    Reviewed by Ella5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is in a good location for Windermere and Bowness, although we found it quite noisy."

    It's opposite a laundry servicing company (wash bedding etc), and there's a school just round the corner, so busy with cars, at drop off/pick up times and lots of shouting with vans collecting/dropping off laundry. The outside of the front of property definitely needs re-painting or the windows maintaining as quite drafty. The rear needs tidying up from the leaves on the back door too. There was a dent in the back door from previous guests. Pillows need changing, lumpy. But beds comfy enough. It's a good cottage but could be a made even better with little touches. No logs for the burner...wet, dreary March would have been a nice welcome? We left ours for the next guests...hope they weren't removed? As it's open plan it feels quite cold so the log burner needs to be on to warm up the space. The bottom oven is temperamental and doesn't reach a hot temperature sometimes...we muddled through though. The bath is lovely but no chain on the plug so I cut my finger trying to get the plug out afterwards...I bought a chain in the end! But needs a proper one really? Overall it was a pleasant stay, weather was horrendous but we made the most of it!

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to read you cut your finger, our maintenance team will be able to see these comments and review where necessary. As this is a self catering accommodation, logs are not provided as standard. We are glad that you did enjoy your stay. Lakelovers Owner Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property,second stay here will book again"

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely tasteful Cottage in a great location."

    Extremely clean and perfect for a short stay in Windermere! Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Astrid4.4Jan 2024

  • "We have just returned from an overall wonderful stay at Bellflower cottage."

    The location is perfect for exploring the lake district and the cottage overall is lovely. The sofas and beds are both very comfortable. Having a porch was great as it meant we could take all our wet and muddy clothes off before entering the house. We had no issues with the wifi and streaming TV shows like some other guests had reported. The addition of a Christmas tree was nice. The only negatives are related to the fact we have a toddler and we felt the cottage wasn't as toddler friendly as if could be. There are no doors to the stairs (the stairs come straight off the living room) and there were quite a few glass side tables around. A travel cot and highchair is kept in the cottage but the provision of a stair gate would be wonderful!

    Reviewed by Beth4.7Dec 2023

  • "A lovely house in an ideal location in Windermere."

    We had our 1 year old with us, a fire guard and high chair and travel cot were available which was great and very helpful. The house was clean and very modern and beautiful. It’s on street parking, and despite there been lots of cars parked on the street we always managed to get parked right outside the property. It had everything we needed for a lovely stay and was very comfortable. There was a few very minor things that I flagged to Sykes cottages maintenance team theses were the following: * A couple of bulbs were out (entrance way light and light above bathroom mirror) * The bathroom drain wasn’t draining very well and therefore the bath filled up with water while taking a shower. * The poster in the kitchen instructed us to empty the house bins into the outside wheelie bin at the end of our stay, but this was very confusing as the instructions were not clear enough. It didn’t say what colour the bin was or where it was located, just that it would say “Cumbrian Waste group” on the bin. There was all of the neighbours bins in the ally, none with this phrase on it, so we had no idea which one to use and very likely used the wrong bin. A bin sticker on the lid of the bin with with a number that matched the property number would resolve this confusion very simply. In addition on the Saturday evening, our second night on holiday, there appeared to be a house party nearby in one of the properties on the street, this spilled out into the street late at night and there was a group of roughly 12 drunken teenagers been very loud in the alley way right next to our rental property (as it is end of terrace house and right next to the ally way that goes down the side and around the back of the house) and they also sat right outside our house next to our car. After 30-40 minutes of them being very loud and shouting about “Jack being too drunk and sick and not being able to handle his drink” one of the local residents came out to speak with them remind them it was late and they was being far too loud and disrespectful, after this they were much quieter and eventually left. I have no idea if this was a random one off occurrence or a regular thing. It only happen on the one night during our stay. This cannot really be helped or avoided and could happen anywhere I guess. As previously stated, these were very minor things and the house and location were otherwise absolutely perfect. I only share these details so minor improvements can be made. Thank you for a lovely stay, we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bellflower."

    Very spacious and great facilities. Lovely to be so close to Bowness and Windermere. Would 100% recommend and we would definitely stay again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the cottage, ideal for walking into Bowness and amazing ..."

    Had a wonderful stay at the cottage, ideal for walking into Bowness and amazing size beds would recommend to anyone to stay here and amazing pub 100 yards away best fish and chips ever had

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage in a quiet location with easy parking and good local bus services."

    The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay and the owners have modernised the cottage to an exceptionally high standard. Highly recommendable.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our stay in this beautiful home was lovely."

    The house was so clean and well presented and we loved some of the carefully thought out touches like the rose gold theme running through the property on things like light shades. The house was so quiet, on a quiet street and the pub round the corner was a handy spot for an evening drink. We loved the courtyard which had the sun until early evening. Huge comfortable bed in the master bedroom. Perfect location and a very short walk to Windermere.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice clean property easy placed for walking to Bowness and about 25 minutes into Windermere."

    Thank you for your comments, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely but a couple of things could have made it better: - the Wi-Fi is quite poor, it didn’t cover the whole house and when trying to stream TV it would keep dropping."

    Fortunately we had 4G. - the garden gate could be made abit more dog friendly. We have a sproodle (springer spaniel size dog) and he managed to escape either through the bars or underneath the first night, so we had to supervise him in the garden each time. - the kitchen was missing a large, deep oven dish. I wanted to do a pasta bake and had to spread over 2 dishes which didn’t work very well. It really was a gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated with Denby crockery and vinegar cutlery. The shower was great and my husband claims the bed better than ours at home. We managed to park on the road outside our cottage every time and it was only a 5 minute walk into Windermere. There is also a pub - The Brookside which is only 2 mins from the cottage which serves great food. Definitely worth a visit. Other things we did with a teenager & almost 11 year old was the cinema in Bowness (15 minute walk) which has 3 screens and can be booked online and they loved Go Ape at Grizedale Forest.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the facilities at Bellflower Cottage. We take all comments on board. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Mar 2023

  • "In general this was a lovely cottage and the furnishings were to a high standard."

    Location is great and parking wasn’t an issue. Windermere is a beautiful village - home ground cafe is a must, we go several times every time we visit! Walking to Windermere is around 7 mins and Bowness is around 15 mins.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice3.4Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Comfortable beds and nicely decorated. Well equipped kitchen. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Stayed here before. Great location and finished to a high standard. Will be back again soon

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house and comfortable facilities and central for everything this is our 5 ..."

    Lovely house and comfortable facilities and central for everything this is our 5 time staying here just a couple of items that need addressing firstly the bathroom linning paper is coming away in various areas and the window blinds are very tired looking

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Bellflower Cottage , the cottage is in a quiet location excellently located between Windermere and Bowness ."

    It was very clean spacious and well equipped. It had everything we required for our holiday . We chose this cottage for it’s location and enclosed garden as we brought our dog along too . At the time of our visit the small back yard always seemed to have the sun and was nice to sit outside and safe for our dog . If we could make a suggestion an improvement to the back yard would be to replace the slate chips ( to prevent carrying dirt back in to house ) and have some plants ( add some colour) On the whole this is an excellent cottage it did not disappoint and would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely house but lacks finner maintenance and routine inspection"

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    It is also in a nice and quiet location - yet only a few minutes walk to the centre of Windermere. We were disappointed that there were no basic provisions at the property when we arrived - not even the makings of a cup of tea - so after a long journey we had to immediately go shopping. The outdoor area was a bit of a disappointment - not really suitable to let out our dog unsupervised. Also a little disappointed at the lack of any information about local facilities, eating establishments, etc.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1May 2022

  • "Grest accommodation"

    Reviewed by G4.7May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, fabulous location, so nicely decorated and great facilities."

    . back yard could do with a bit of attention to make the most of the south facing aspect. Other than that, perfect!

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Apr 2022

  • "What an absolutely lovely property!"

    The cleanliness, decor & comfort was exceptional. It’s in a perfect central location for walking & taking in the sights & everything that the Lakes has to offer. The one & only criticism is that the bathroom could do with an extractor fitting, but apart from that a perfect home from home place. We just wish it was ours!

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage that felt more like a home than a holiday let."

    Tastefully decorated and very well equipped, a lot of thought has gone into this property. It's in an excellent location and we had no issues at all with parking. Very minor feedback is the kitchen sink could do with a plug to save using the dishwasher all the time, also the pillows/ duvet were a bit lumpy. Would definitely recommend this house and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bellflower Cottage."

    It felt homely and was a nice place to relax after a busy day. Loved the log burner, the deep bath and the big comfy bed. I was a bit worried about not having allocated parking but always managed to get a space outside. Was also an easy walk into Windermere. Would highly recommend. Thank you for a lovely week!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location."

    Central to all amenities in Windemere Town, wonderful walks straight from the house and amazing places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great end terraced house central to amenities."

    Excellent stay!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2021

  • "Well appointed, clean and spacious."

    Great bath and rain shower with lashing of hot water. Only negative points were low quality duvet and lumpy pillows. Disappointed to find no recycling options with all items to go in same bin.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and within such easy walking distance of Windermere centre, and Bowness on Windermere."

    We had a thoroughly great time and will definitely book again. Only piece of constructive feedback - some fresh milk in the fridge would be great!

    Mr HeathMay 2019

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage."

    We have had the most relaxing time here. The cottage gas a wonderful feel to it and we instantly felt at home! we look forward to coming back in the summer! What a special place!

    Jayne, Tom, Penelope & BonnieMar 2019

  • "A very comfortable base from which to explore the lake district."

    We recommend a drive up to Keswick and a walk around Derwentwater. The weather has been amazing too and we've loved coming back to this stylish town house and sitting outside in the sun. Thank you very much.

    Karen, Andy, Jaz & AndyFeb 2019

  • "A very comfortable base from which to explore the lake district."

    We recommend a drive up to Keswick and a walk around Derwentwater. The weather has been amazing too and we've loved coming back to this stylish townhouse and sitting outside in the sun. Thank you very much.

    Karen, Andy, Jaz & AndyFeb 2019

  • "We fell in love with our 'little tardis!"

    ' Small from the outside but huge, modern and spotlessly clean on the inside. This cottage has been lovingly restored and the location is perfect. 5 stars! We will be back! Jayne, Tom, Penelope & Bonnie 8th March 5* Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. We have had the most relaxing time here. The cottage gas a wonderful feel to it and we instantly felt at home! we look forward to coming back in the summer! What a special place!

    Ade & GillFeb 2019

  • "We fell in love with our 'little tardis!"

    ' Small from the outside but huge, modern and spotlessly clean on the inside. This cottage has been lovingly restored and the location is perfect. 5 stars! We will be back!

    Ade & GillFeb 2019

  • "Bellflower Cottage was our perfect little escape from the city."

    The fireplace was definitely the best part and the mystery of the cabinet that doesn't open remains unsolved, but alas we couldn't have asked for a better cosy little place to call home for 4 days!

    Mr ChughtaiNov 2018

  • ""Bellflower Cottage was very comfortable, with great beds, everything was new, fresh and clean, and a lot of thought had been put into the furnishings and decor."

    It felt like a home, rather than an anonymous holiday cottage. It was nice to be able to take our dog to such a nicely appointed property."

    Mr KennedyNov -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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link can be 2 x twin on request), 1 x super king-size
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Reading room with additional TV and DVD player.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • Quiet and unrestricted on-street parking
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 min walk
  • Shop 8 min walk.

The property

Bellflower Cottage, a few minutes’ walk from Windermere village seems like a typical, Victorian end of terrace house but step inside and you’ll love the cool and contemporary interiors, beautifully mixed with period pieces. The front porch opens to a bright and spacious living space with beautiful solid oak floor, and comfy sofas around a log burning stove.

Feature period pieces of furniture are the key design elements of this cottage that set it apart from the norm.

The family dining table sits at the heart of the home - the ideal place to gather and plan your day in the Lakes or to relax and socialise in the evening.

There’s a well-equipped shaker style kitchen with everything you need.

On the first floor is the tastefully designed master bedroom with super king-size bed, William Morris headboard and period furniture.

On the second floor the smart second bedroom can be presented as either a super king-size or twin.

The bedrooms are complemented by superb Victorian style family bathroom, comprising feature roll top bath with shower over, basin and WC.

In addition, there’s a snug reading room with a comfy corner sofa, additional TV, DVD and desk.

A place to escape and relax quietly with a good book, watch your favourite TV programme or for the kids to have their own space.

To the rear of the cottage there is a sunny, south-facing courtyard with bistro style table and chairs, just the spot for a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

For those with outdoor gear there is lockable storage for bikes, golf clubs and other sports equipment.

Windermere village is a lovely place to make yourself at home, with lazy cafes for breakfast, plenty of shops for stocking up the kitchen, traditional Lake District pubs and several restaurants to choose from.

A number of superb walks begin nearby, including the easy ascent of Orrest Head which promises spectacular views of Lake Windermere from the top.

Walk or drive less than a mile down the road and you'll reach bustling Bowness, a popular Lake District holiday destination offering sophisticated shopping, a range of restaurants and a lively nightlife - from the cosy 'Hole int Wall' traditional pub to the trendy Bodegas & Sol tapas bar.

From Bowness Bay, you can catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside - what a way to explore without driving!

For touring by car, you'll find Windermere a great place to start.

A famously scenic stretch of the A591 leads to Ambleside, Rydal Water and historic Grasmere.

Branch off into the Troutbeck Valley and take one of the most breath-taking scenic drives in the Lake District - over Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater with a stop at the acclaimed Queen's Head for lunch.

Alternatively, hop aboard the car ferry and discover the tranquillity of Windermere's west short, where lies the newly restored Victorian viewing station, Claife Heights, with superb stained-glass windows and a different view of Windermere.

A little further along and you'll discover Beatrix Potter's Hill Top at Far Sawrey, with Grizedale and Hawkshead a few miles further on.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Please note this property has a zip link bed. This will be made as a Super King by default. Please contact the call center should you wish it to be a Twin.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas