This delightful, 1850s terraced cottage is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of popular Windermere, which boasts many shops, cafés and restaurants.
The railway station is close by and you can reach Bowness-on-Windermere on foot in 15 minutes'.
On entering this well-presented and cosy cottage, you will see it has been decorated in a thoughtful and sympathetic manner to complement its history.
Set over three floors, this quirky cottage has the main bathroom on the lower ground floor, where you can access the elevated patio and enjoy the babbling brook with a drink.
The cottage-style kitchen with a dining area has French windows with a Juliet balcony; throw these open to really experience the special location of this cottage, with the relaxing sounds of the birdlife and the water beneath.
The cosy sitting room has a window seat and an ornate woodburning stove with pine furniture.
Climb the cottage stairs to two lovely bedrooms, both tastefully decorated with cream furniture and bunting to continue the country theme.
The main king-size double room also has the benefit of an en-suite shower room.
A few yards away is your nearest pub, the Brookside, which has a lovely beer garden, open fire and serves delicious food.
Close by is the beginning of the walk up to Orrest Head, which reveals stunning views of the lake and surrounding fells.
This was the very spot that inspired Wainwright to dedicate 13 years of this life to compiling the pictorial guide books still used today.
Down at the lake there are numerous water-based activities available, from taking a cruise and enjoying the landscape, to hiring a rowing boat if you’re feeling energetic.
If you have younger members in your party, they will delight in the Beatrix Potter visitor centre and the Lakes Aquarium, situated on the southern shore of Lake Windermere at Lakeside.
Ambleside is just 5 miles away, while Coniston and Grasmere are all within easy reach.
This is a wonderful base for a holiday with friends or family, and with so many activities and endless places to discover close by, this is a perfect place to stay in the Lake District all year round.
About the location
Windermere Train Stain 0.4 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.