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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Thorndale is a wonderful holiday home!"

    Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a property I cannot pick fault with, our second time here and booked again for next year!"

    It is spacious with large tasteful rooms, the kitchen is well equipped and as we were fortunate enough to have a hot sunny week the garden is beautiful to still and relax in. Location is great with a short walk to either the walk or the shops. A fantastic base for a Lakes holiday.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were a party of 5."

    This property was absolutely fabulous. With lots of space, a perfect equipped kitchen and garden furniture for our comfort. There is only one little complaint. One of us is a passionated gardener and was a bit disappointed when we came back on one day and the lawn was freshly cut. He would have loved to do that himself :-). We would definitely recommend Thorndale and would try to book it again for our next visit in the Lake District.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the property and look forward to welcoming you in the future. Owner Relations Expert Property Owner

    Reviewed by Uwe5.0May 2023

  • "Thorndale was a superb property with all facilities required for a holiday cottage."

    The standard of the property was excellent. My only issues of concern for anyone considering the property would be the stairs leading down to the kitchen area and lower floor bedroom from the lounges. They are difficult to negotiate even if able bodied, but could be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. We did have someone in the party who was on crutches who did have problems and the only way to access the dining/kitchen/lower bedroom was via these stairs unless detoured via the garden. Otherwise, the property got 5 stars. Well situated for Bowness and Windermere. Would not have any issues with booking this property again. You do maintain your fitness with the stairs in general.

    Thank you for the lovely response and taking the time to comment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Thorndale. Given our internal stairs the house is definitely better suited to able bodied people. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Nov 2022

  • "We have had a great stay in Thorndale, just as the pictures!"

    ! Great location. Outside area must be great in the summer. Beds were so comfortable! Kitchen well equipped, apart from pint glasses, also it is meant to be no pets, but there was definitely pet hair on the kitchen rug. We had a baby crawling on the floor. We will definitely be back!!

    Thank you for your kind response. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Thorndale. We will pass on your comment on the pet hairs - that should not happen. And we will check out the pint glasses ;-) Hopefully see you again soon in Windermere. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacky4.4Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful property ideal for a family holiday, will book again"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property within walking distance of Bowness and Windemere."

    The house was even better than we imagined from the photos on the website; high quality furnishing all in very good condition. Very spacious property and a fantastic garden. Off street parking was really useful too. We had a fabulous time and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was beautiful, perfect location and on a lovely quiet road."

    Had everything we needed in the house although there was not a coffee machine which was pictured in the photos. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2022

  • "There were two different days for rubbish collection - Monday in folder and Tuesday on notice on the wall in the kitchen."

    Two broken shower doors that were quickly fixed, but should have been noticed during cleaning,

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Jun 2022

  • "We loved the property!"

    Just as described. Plenty of space for us all, fully equipped kitchen, and great garden, roomy parking too. Extra surprises were the kid’s toys in the cupboard and a few bits in the garden that helped keep our little boy occupied. The location is perfect for walking into Bowness or Windermere, or easy to get out in the car to other places. As previous guests noted, there were a few bits of cleaning that needed a bit more attention but on the whole it was fine.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great location allowing us to walk to either Bowness or Windermere which played a big factor in why we booked Thorndale."

    The house is lovely, spacious and nicely laid out with quality fixtures and furnishings, tastefully decorated and met my main requirements of powerful showers and comfortable beds (though the latter is a matter of personal preference). The garden is a delight to sit out in on a nice day. My only gripes echo those of others. Some of the cleaning wasn't up to scratch and I'm not being picky - soap/toothpaste stains on the tiles on the ensuite walls, a scum at the water level within the w.c and dirty floor tiles - I don't think the ensuite had been cleaned at all. Also the lack of any liquid soap at any of the sinks meant we had to go out to a shop the moment we arrived which isn't ideal - we spent a few £ on liquid soap for every sink and left them behind us so hopefully guests for the next few months don't have the same issue.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4May 2022

  • "This was the third visit by our family to Thorndale."

    It is a beautiful & very well presented house in a great location with excellent all round facilities. The cleanliness was of an adequate standard but some areas had been overlooked, quite possible due to the heavy workload of the cleaner! We will definitely return in the future as this is one of our favourite properties in the area.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property we stayed in was lovely."

    High quality house and fittings. The house was in a super location for our group. A quiet residential area just off the main road and accessible on foot to lots of amenities. There was a slight problem with some cleanliness issues. The coffee table had sticky marks on it and there were quite a few crumbs in the kitchen and dinning room. Other than that we had a fabulous time and would have no hesitation recommending this property.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are glad you had a good time at Thorndale. We will ensure the cleaning team is being made aware of your comments and hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Jan 2022

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    We were a group of 6 friends and the house had everything we needed. It’s a shame it was winter as the garden looked lovely.

    We are glad to hear you had a good time at Thorndale. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    The property was really special, loads of room for everyone, ultra comfy beds and great facilities. Thorndale is central to a lot of places without having to travel far and near lots of great eateries. Having nothing negative to say about Thorndale, a fantastic place to stay.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thorndale is a lovely house so comfortable and cosy."

    Beds very comfortable. Showers great. We would have liked cleaning things available. Paying as much as we did we thought we shouild have a bench spray, hand wash gel, something to clean the toilets, foil to protect trays when using the oven. We have had these things in other properties we have been to. We were on holiday and didnt expect to have to do shopping for these things in order to keep the place nice and clean. Otherwise everything was lovely. Awfull weather mind so fires were very welcome.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Oct 2021

  • "We really loved the house, it is bright and spacious and very comfortably furnished and in a fantastic location."

    It has a lovely garden and furniture if the sun shines. Kitchen very well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. The super king bedroom downstairs is very spacious with lots of storage. However we were a group of 2 couples and 2 children and the lovely larger bedroom upstairs that can be converted to a twin really is more suitable for a couple rather than 2 children. The third bedroom at the back is much smaller but better for children, we think it would work much better if this room had twin beds in it rather than a small double. Just a few niggles, the towel rail in the bathroom was loose and came off the wall and the shower screen in the bedroom upstairs kept coming off the rail and a few handles were missing on a chest of drawers. Apart from that it was great and if the beds were changed in the back bedroom for 2 children we would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Aug 2021

  • "The property was not cleaned to a good enough standard which you were informed ..."

    The property was not cleaned to a good enough standard which you were informed about abs you still failed to call back and re clean after our complaint

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful house and fantastic location."

    We were disappointed that the garden furniture was bare with no cushions. I did contact the office before our holiday to ask if the cushions would be on the outside furniture and was told that they were not sure but would find out and get back to me with the answer. I never got question answered and it takes so long to get hold of the office on the phone. Also the bed on the top floor (the one without the en-suite) was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in, pillows were bad too. I ended up with a bad neck which worsened as the week went on, which really did put a downer on the holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2021

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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 3 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 1 x super king size, 1 x king size with en suite, 1 x king size
  • Family bathroom
  • 2 x lounging areas
  • Kitchen / dining space
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Private parking
  • Victorian Lakeland House
  • Convenient location close to the centre of Windermere village and Bowness
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large screen Smart TV
  • Leather sofas
  • Snug/TV/Games Room with Large Screen TV
  • Patio doors to garden
  • family dining table
  • 5 Ring gas hob
  • double electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • washer dryer
  • cloakroom with WC
  • gas central heating
  • patio with garden furniture
  • family friendly garden
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • private parking for three cars
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Bed linen and towels provided.

The property

Thorndale is a fabulous detached Victorian house situated halfway between, the popular villages of Bowness and Windermere, with both within easy walking distance.

There's an array of shops, bars and restaurants in both villages that are popular throughout the year.

Thorndale has been lovingly curated by it’s current owners to create a holiday home that is ideal for friends and families seeking luxury, contemporary accommodation in a wonderful location. This is a large property set over three floors.

The first floor has patio doors that lead from the well equipped kitchen / diner to the generous patio and garden.

There are two sitting rooms occupying the second level, at the front there’s a large lounge with a bay window that allows plenty of light in, it’s furnished with comfy sofas and it has a living flame gas fire and a TV.

The second sitting room, overlooks the garden and is the perfect place to relax in front of the log burning stove and also has a large screen TV.

With three well-appointed bedrooms, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

On the lower floor there’s a stylish dual aspect, super king size room with shower room with WC.

Then two further bedrooms are both located on the top level, one is a king size that is complemented by the luxury family bathroom with a bath, walk in shower, basin and WC.

The final bedroom is super king size that has an elegant ensuite shower room. Outside there’s a generously sized garden that is family friendly, with beautifully planted borders and a large patio, rattan furniture and garden sofa providing a great spot to relax on a summers evening over dinner or a glass of wine.

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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