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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing property in a stunning and practical location!"

    Perfect having the ferry next to the house We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Olivia4.7Feb 2024

  • "Was very nice but few things need to be improved, the cattle need to be changed, hoover doesn't work even the plates was dirty we have to clean them, the rubbish bags missing, only one toilet paper."

    I hope somebody really see this and improve because the property is amazing and he was very hard for us to provide any stuff because was Christmas everything was closed. Thank you very much

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We take all comments on board. Thank you- The Lakelovers Owner Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by George4.1Dec 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing place, stayed 3-4 times now, and will be back."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Just perfect lovely place cant wait to return"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Highly recommend absolutely amazing everything you need beautiful furnishings and bedding Our last day we were out all day retuned to no hot water (needed a shower) contacted out of hours number great service."

    Plumber arrived at approximately 7-45 unable to repair fault on boiler needed a new part.So unfortunately we left next morning earlier than we had planned for home,

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback about your recent stay at Lowe McConnell. We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time and that you found everything to your liking. We are very sorry to hear that you had a problem with the hot water on your last day. We understand how frustrating this must have been, and we appreciate your understanding as we worked to resolve the issue. We are glad to hear that our out-of-hours service was able to respond quickly and efficiently. We take great pride in our customer service, and we are always committed to doing our best to ensure that our guests have a positive experience. We apologise again for any inconvenience the hot water issue caused. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back to Lowe McConnell in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Sep 2023

  • "Will be back lovely property and position on lake Excellent"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed here ."

    Would recommend this lovely place .see you next yea

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2023

  • "We've stayed a few times now."

    Couldn't fault the location or the feel of property. The bed is really comfy, the view is perfect, it's got everything you need, even a washing machine if you feel like doing some laundry while you're away. Lowe McConnell works for us really well for walks and paddleboarding so that's why we keep coming back. Plus it's nice to get away from the hoards in bowness but still have everything within a short distance. Downsides - The property could probably do with a freshening up a bit now, it's looking a bit tired in places and needs a deep clean (especially the floor). The fan needs replacing or fixing (it's a bit wonky and changes speed whenever it likes) and if the weather is nice it can get quite warm in these properties due to the location. Not sure the bathroom fan works either. Having said that, it is a nice place to stay. It's a shame the cost of a 7 night stay has almost doubled in 2 years! Nothing has changed in the property to warrant the price hike to be honest.

    Reviewed by Katie4.4Jun 2023

  • "We stayed for 6 nights in this beautiful cottage (would have loved to stay 7 but had commitments)."

    The cottage is everything you would need and more. Beautiful furnishings and very comfortable. Easy to get the ferry to Bowness or stay and explore Far Sawrey with its breathtaking sights and lovely walks. Would highly recommend staying her and we will most definitely be back. Excellent value for money. The hamper on arrival was a lovely touch

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "Our second visit and it certainly won’t be our last."

    An ideal location right on the edge of Lake Windermere. Perfect for walking or just being lazy and enjoying the view from the balcony. Nicely furnished and a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "We wanted a week away to escape the Coronation and thought a visit to the lake district would fit the bill."

    We looked for a lake view but close to amenities but not in a noisy area. Lowe McConnell looked to be the ideal location and it was. A great base on the quiet side of Windemere , 50 yards from the ferry across to the busy side , ferry leaves approx every 25 mins and takes 10 mins to get across. The balcony looks over the west bank of the lake and up views of the mountains in the distance to the north edge. The accommodation was exactly what we were looking for, contemporary, very clean with everything you need , the Kitchen /diner/lounge/bedroom/en-suite were excellent . The daily visits from the ducks and geese as well as other birds was good to see and the activity on the lake also. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return . A great location to explore the lake district from , quiet but only 10 -15 mins away from the much busier Bowness for restaurants/bars/shops/boat cruises etc. Only negative is no pets allowed.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous. Second time staying in these cottages and intend to return."

    Thank you for your feedback. Look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great cottage with lovely lake views"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Having stayed at Pearsall (next door) last September, I enjoyed the extra view from the end balcony of Lowe McConnell!"

    The apartment had everything one needs and it was very easy to feel comfortable staying there.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect break!"

    Well kitted out cottage (some nice additional special touches), beautiful views, amazing location - £1 per person on the ferry and then 15 minutes walk to Bowness. Genuinely couldn’t fault it, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Feb 2023

  • "Stunning place and location, we arrived late after 9 hours drive only to find no parking !"

    The cottage name was not easy to find. I was kept on hold after calling the help line! We parked and got out to search for our cottage! Still on hold!!! Found the place and keep our car in unsuitable parking being closer to the ferry bay !!. I had to hang up as I was tired! Once we settled in, we were ready to cook our supper, the oven switch was visible and we could turn on and get some food cooking away we try to get the hob on we couldn’t see the switch! After awhile and removing the knives holder we could see the switch! Then Anthony called me I explained the issue and I mentioned to him the frying pan is so burnt and had thick layers of back flaky enamel! I said we are going to buy a frying pan then He suggested not to do so and promised that we will get a new frying pan! Still waiting !! The next morning We realised the kettle too wasn’t good ! I usually drink lemon water every morning, boiled the kettle and poured water in your white stoneware mug and the water had some black dust “ particals “ not sure what it was! I ringed the kettle several time but still resting these black small particals!! Midday Saturday we decided to cross using the ferry and headed to Windermere town to purchase the frying pan and the kettle!….. I did felt a let down! And waisted a day to cross and purchase equipment! To carry on with our holiday! I took some pictures to keep as evidence and I more than happy to send over.

    Reviewed by Hamida3.4Dec 2022

  • "Seond visit absaloutly lovely place views are amazing will definitely be going back ."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a great stay a Lowe-McConnell."

    It was our first time to the western shores of Windermere and what a beautiful setting for this cottage. It's proximity to the water makes for some incredible morning and evening views looking North over Lake Windermere. Additionally, it's proximity to the Ferry makes for getting to the eastern shore much more convenient, albeit for a small fee. The cottage itself has an inviting decor, a cosy feel and a great balcony to enjoy the Lake from the comfort of the cottage. The Kitchen is well equipped for self-catering. A very minor point is to be careful of the tap, it has a tendency to splash back if turned on too quickly. Overall, an enjoyable stay in a fabulous location, we would recommend this to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ben4.4Oct 2022

  • "Superb little cottage, very well located, well equipped and excellent view's of the quiet side of lake Windermere."

    We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was much smaller than the photos would indicate."

    Reviewed by Michele3.8Sep 2022

  • "We had a great week at the property overlooking Lake Windermere."

    The property was clean and extremely well equipped. The perfect place to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house with an amazing view!"

    Had a lovely time, would recommend

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Jul 2022

  • "The unit was really nicely done , the position right on the water's edge is amazing , lovely lake views"

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2022

  • "Perfect."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Amazing place."

    Everything we needed was provided. Comfortable seating, enjoyed our holiday and will definitely return

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable property."

    Lovely views.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this property."

    It was clean, tidy and very well equipped. It was a lovely setting for a relaxing week away with lovely views to wake up to. Very convenient for the ferry across Windermere. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location and great value had a great time in the lake district and the flat was very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stunning property."

    Beautifully clean and well equipped with quality furnishings in a fantastic location. We loved it and will definitely return. Just a note to the agents...the postcode provided in the email is incorrect so it took a little finding in the dark!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "The settee had a horrible smell ."

    The tap in the kitchen was very loose. I do feel the bushes out side the veranda could do with a good pruning as it spoiled the view of the lake.And that was one of the reasons we booked this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.8Sep 2021

  • "Gorgeous property, in a great location."

    Would have booked again if Sykes hadn't increased the cost by 50%!!! I accept companies need to recoup losses due to Covid but 50% increase is taking advantage of the situation. Have booked to go elsewhere with another company!!

    Reviewed by Sian4.4Sep 2021

  • "Yikes Sykes!"

    We came last year and loved it so much we booked there and then for the same week this year. We were hoping to do the same and come again next year! Same time! Same place! However, last year we paid £450. This year was £650 which we thought was a steep increase but we accepted it. Next year is £950! Greedy Sykes! Sadly, we’ll go elsewhere!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2021

  • "A well presented cottage in a lovely setting."

    Unfortunately for us, the ferry was out of service for most of our stay and while we understand that this is not the responsibility of the owner, we had intended to use it as foot passengers to access Bowness, so this left us feeling a little isolated. However, the thing that might prevent us from booking this property again would be the significant increase in rental fees for next year, which we feel do not represent good value for a maximum of two adults. Otherwise we would certainly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Gaynor4.4Aug 2021

  • "My wife and I had a lovely time."

    The cottage and it’s location were first class. To have that view of the lake from our balcony every morning was great. To that extent we decided to book again for next year. On contacting yourselves, we were told that the price had almost doubled, which unfortunately put us off.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location of this accommodation was perfect, very peaceful and truly enjoyed being so close to the waters edge with ducks and swans just outside."

    Very comfortable bed and nicely equipped. Great spot to enjoy this part of the lakes - we will be back!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "The accommodation was as the website description clean modern beautiful outlook ..."

    The accommodation was as the website description clean modern beautiful outlook milk and other goodies provided all the facilities excellent we had a great time

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Apr 2021

  • "What a fantastic location, waking up to the views of water and forest was incredible, whilst laying in what I can only describe as the comfiest bed I've slept in - which was needed after hiking up mountains all day."

    The house was perfect, great kitchen which comes with washing machine and dishwasher for those lazy people, oven stove, microwave and everything else you could possibly need. Such a lovely touch to be welcomed with a basket of local goodies, jams, coffee and even beer and Gin which started off our weeks holiday perfectly - we just needed a butler to pour it all out for us. The ONLY criticism we had, was the sofa wasn't the comfiest, which we believe others have commented on, after trekking up Scafell or one of the other many local mountains, nothing better to come back and crash on a big comfy sofa with your partner, however the sofa didn't quite allow us to do this - but a small issue amongst many positives. I will also say that the description of the place didn't do it justice. Be warned though, the ferry is needed for you to get around, its £5 each way - so plan for this... couldn't have been happier with the place - would go back in a heart beat! Sykes were also fantastic, quick to answer any questions or ease us of any concerns (Lockdown / Covid)

    Reviewed by Toby4.7Oct 2020

  • "We had such an amazing stay at Lowe McConnell that we've booked for next year!"

    We got married in the Lakes the day before our stay and this was the perfect relaxing stay we needed. The accommodation is stunning, contemporary and has the most amazing views. Everything you need is in the cottage even a welcome pack containing milk and condiments. The WiFi was reliable and there was a useful folder containing information about the appliances and leaflets about the surrounding area. The ferry across to Bowness is on the doorstep and runs every 20 mins and costs £1 per foot passenger and £5 per car. There is also little takeaway hut called The Hatch which does tasty flamed orange hot chocs! The cottage is situated within easy access by car to all locations throughout the Lake District. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone who is a keen walker and loves the heart of Lakes.

    Reviewed by Carley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely location, with easy access to everywhere."

    Ideal being as close to the west shore ferry as you could possibly get, literally a stones throw. Lovely view from the balcony, and waking to see the lake and boats from the bedroom windows! We had a lovely stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Sep 2020

  • "The Location and Cottage was just lovely, amazing views of Lake Winderemere were stunning,lovely walks, Lovely villages to visit,nice shops and good selection of places to eat and drink."

    Good National Trust places to visit, 1 week is not enough to explore the outstanding beauty of the Lake District. We hope to visit again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property was wonderful and the property manager was kind enough to let us in early."

    Very clean, great location for walking and very quiet.

    Reviewed by Bill4.7Aug 2020

  • "The hot water went off for 2 days which meant showering and washing up was a ..."

    The hot water went off for 2 days which meant showering and washing up was a problem, I telephoned to report it and it was eventually back on

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time thanks."

    The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped. Our only small suggestion would be to have more cutlery and crockery. We found we were constantly having to put the dishwasher on because there was only 2 per person of everything. As others have noted, a foot stool in the lounge would be very welcome - we improvised with the dressing table stool! Generally, with Sykes I would say you need to invest in more customer service operators. We have called 3 times in the last few weeks and each time were told there would be a wait of up to an hour. I don’t really think this is acceptable. We had to find other ways to resolve our queries.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Jul 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Amazing views from the lounge & bedroom. Great food at pub - 1 mile, Beatrix Potter’s house 1.5 miles - great walking area. We loved our holiday and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2020

  • "Excellent position overlooking the lake."

    Well equipped kitchen with all the little touches that a lot of places forget i.e tea towels, kitchen roll etc, Beautiful welcome hamper very nice.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Feb 2020

  • "This accommodation ticked all the boxes for us."

    It is a very stylish contemporary appartment. Everything in it is of a very high specification. It was really comfortable especially the bed. We stayed over New Year and it was lovely and cosy which was great to come back to after many of the lovely walks on the doorstep. The situation of the property is beautiful as it is right on Lake Windermere. We loved sitting in the living room or in bed watching the boats moored on the Lake drifting around. A real relaxing property.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Dec 2019

  • "The property is really well equipped and the welcome pack of teas, ground coffee and locally made preserves, plus a bottle of fresh milk in the fridge, was an unexpected and welcome surprise."

    The views from the lounge and bedroom are beautifully restful and the property was very cosy, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2019

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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.


  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dining area and sitting area with balcony.
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair to be requested 14 days prior to arrival and are subject to availability - cot linens are not provided
  • Allocated roadside parking for 1 car
  • Balcony
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 1.5 miles via ferry and Hawkshead – 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times due to balcony
  • Note: This property has an interconnecting door to Ref 1024718, the door will remain locked during your stay unless booking both properties and requested otherwise at least 14 days prior to your arrival
  • 4pm check in
  • Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £75. Note: Pick-up and drop-off ferry point situated approx 100 yards away
  • During seasonal peaks the ferry service may be in high demand due to its popularity
  • Sykes are not responsible for the council ferry; changes to service, times, and closures
  • The Windermere car ferry service can be affected by extreme weather conditions
  • By booking this property, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the Freshwater Biological Association for the duration of your stay

The property

A superb terraced cottage, at Mitchell Wyke Bay, on the shores of Windermere.

Set in idyllic countryside and named after Rosemary Lowe-McConnell, a tropical fish ecologist, this cottage boasts a king-size double bedroom, a modern bathroom and a luxury open plan living area with a balcony, from where views of the breathtaking Windermere can be seen.

A unique base for a romantic Lake District holiday.

Note: This cottage can be booked alongside refs: 1024713, 1024703, 1024706, 1024718, 1024714 and 1024709 - together they sleep 18.

About the owner - Founded in 1929, The Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) is a thriving membership association, independent scientific organisation and a registered charity.

The FBA promote freshwater science through a number of ways, such as innovative research, science projects, training courses and workshops, maintained specialist scientific facilities, national and international scientific meetings and publications.

Mitchell Wyke Bay

This lovely set of seven cottages rest in the village of Far Sawrey, close to Hawkshead and Bowness. Each wrapped in views of a beautiful lake; the scenery can be admired from the comfort of your holiday home, as you relax in style. Boasting open plan living areas, you can look forward to evening meals after the sun sets, or simply enjoy some quiet time with your loved ones. All cottages benefit from a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely seating arrangement, so you can socialise from morning through to evening, discussing your up and coming adventures. To be at one with the views, wander outside onto the balcony, perhaps with a refreshing drink to start the day off well. The beautiful bedrooms offer a peaceful sleeping environment, and a shower room completes the accommodation. If you are looking for extra space, or hoping to bring along additional guests, Lund Cottage has three bedrooms with en-suites, and a woodburner to enhance those cosy evenings. You are sure to be impressed wherever you choose to stay. There is something for everyone in this wonderful location with the village of Far Sawrey housing a pub/restaurant, and Bowness, with shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Watersports are close at hand on Windermere, along with Lake Cruises and the majestic Wray Castle to admire. Of course plenty of walking opportunities are nearby, with an abundance of scenic attractions, for an all-round memorable getaway. An excellent group of cottages for a peaceful holiday experience.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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About the location


Hawkshead 3.9 miles; Bowness (via ferry) 1.5 miles.

The village of Far Sawrey has a pub/restaurant, whilst Bowness, with all its shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, is just a short distance across the lake by ferry. Also close by is ‘Hill Top’, once the home of Beatrix Potter, and Hawkshead with its picturesque 17th century cottages. Footpaths lead from the grounds to the village and Claife Heights - a noted beauty spot of forests and tarns. Watersports are close at hand on Windermere, along with Lake Cruises and the majestic Wray Castle to admire. Fishing can be enjoyed on nearby Esthwaite Water and, of course, fell walking.

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Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £75

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