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The Bird's Nest

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


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Apart from the fact that there was no internet, the house was well equipped and everything was ok."

    The property included Wi-Fi, which was very important to us. Once there, it turned out that there was no internet and nothing could be done. The owner should not include wifi in the offer if it does not exist. If I had known that there was no wifi, I would not have rented this house.

    Reviewed by Anna3.8Feb 2024

  • "Great location."

    Quirky layout of cottage, clean and comfortable. Kitchen is small but was ok for the two of us. Wraparound enclosed garden which is safe for your dog. Loved seeing the wild birds every morning. The only downside is the hot water pressure, bit slow. Would definitely return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.7Oct 2023

  • "The house was quite quirky- lots of doors, corridors and mirrors, but it was clean, comfortable and well equipped( could do with a potato peeler maybe) The dining area was quite small, ok for the 4 of us, but would be a squash for 6."

    Beds were comfy and the garden was pleasant. Issues for us were the main bedroom light and 2 bedside lights didn’t work (the 3rd one did), we had to crawl under the bed in the twin room to plug in the bedside light, we had to put new batteries in the tv remote and even then it was slow to respond and the instruction book and visitors book were hidden away in the seat in the conservatory, which we didn’t find till the last day.

    Reviewed by Denise3.8Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely stay in Birds Nest Cottage."

    The only gripe at all was that TV remote in master bedroom had no batteries so needed to share the ones for the living room remote

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow, everything you need and a great outdoor space."

    Kitchen is compact but with so many places to eat you shouldn't need to cook! A few light bulbs out in all rooms probably needs checking. We couldn't find keys to open the lounge door, or the middle bedroom. It would have been nice to open the lounge door. Our stay was very good despite that.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Sep 2023

  • "It was a lovely place to stay, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed."

    We have recommend it to family and friends if they go to the Lake District. The location was ideal for us and it was only a short walk to the shops, cafes and pubs although the walk back was uphill. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Aug 2023

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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.


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • Garage
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 1 in front of the garage, along with roadside parking
  • Enclosed, wrap-around garden with patio, lawn, several sets of furniture, and a chimenea
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The washer/dryer is housed in the garage
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: This property does not allow EV charging.

The property

Resting in a prime position upon the cusp of Bowness-On-Windermere in Cumbria is The Bird's Nest, a delightful, three-bedroom bungalow.

Well-positioned near a hub of amenities and attractions, enveloped by the Lake District National Park, The Bird's Nest offers a well-equipped base for a family of six, looking to enjoy the countryside with their furry companion in tow.

Park up off-road or to the roadside, before travelling through the enclosed, wrap-around garden, ideal for alfresco mealtimes and late-night tipples.

Step indoors to locate the compact yet well-equipped kitchen, where you can prepare meals to be enjoyed around the formal dining table.

The sitting room offers a homely base to unwind, socialise and catch up with your favourite programmes, featuring a gas fire for those cooler nights.

Catch some rest from one of three bedrooms on offer, including a king-size with TV and en-suite, a double, and a twin, all serviced by the bathroom.

Enjoy a fresh coffee in the suntrap conservatory, with views out to the garden and its pretty blooms, before heading into the town to stock up on the essentials and to dine out, with a wealth of amenities on your doorstep.

Ideal for all the family, head to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, tour the Windermere Jetty Museum - Stories of boats and steam, or take to Lake Windermere, by boat, kayak, or paddleboard, each offering breath-taking views of the Lakes.

Travel north towards Ambleside for a day out filled with charm and nature, firstly stopping off at The Bridge House, followed by a visit to Stock Ghyll Force waterfall and Borrans Park, with Rydal Cave, and the River Rothay Grasmere Foot Bridge resting higher up to reach Grasmere and its attractions.

With Kendal nearby, where you can tour Kendal Museum, practise your swing at Kendal Golf Club, or discover the remains of Kendal Castle, there's plenty to see and do from The Bird's Nest.

Note: This property does not allow EV charging.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Note: This property does not allow EV charging.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas