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Tower Cottage

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • garden (13)
  • location (11)
  • cottage (10)
  • sofas (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • shower (8)

21 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow! What an amazing holiday we had at Tower Cottage."

    We came by train, all the way from London, in slightly over 3 hours. The cottage is in a brilliant location, just 5 minutes walk, downhill, from Windermere train station, near the village with all it offers to visitors, alongside the path down to the lake. We walked everywhere, and you really don’t need a car to have a great holiday in this cottage (for example, Booths supermarket is only a 5 minutes walk away and stocks lovely local produce). The cottage itself is a real jewel! There are wonderful views, an enormous well-kept garden (the colours of the rhododendrons are really something), and it’s beautifully furnished. We loved the designer chairs, comfy sofas, and my favourite was the rocking chair in the upstairs sitting room for reading in the afternoons while watching the sunset. Absolutely perfect! (The cottage was spotless, really well equipped, such as having 4 working showers in its 3 bathrooms). Thank you, we will be back.

    Mr EdwardsAug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday and we were lucky enough to have the perfect weather in the heatwave."

    I was a little worried by some of the reviews when i booked but this house is very good value for what you get. The sofas have been changed and are comfortable. I found the dining chairs comfortable also. A few things do require TLC and particularly in the heat having blinds on the windows would have been really helpful as the rooms got sweltering . However we were there in a heatwave . A half blind would be useful downstairs and the blinds are broken upstairs. Nevertheless we would absolutely stay here again. The garden is beautiful with a walk at the bottom only 10 minutes from lake. We could get to bowness and the windermere high street easily on foot also. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Laura3.8Jun 2023

  • "Oven door fault - apparently present since 2019 Shower not working, again an existing fault according to visitor book."

    Back door handle needs repairing. General cleanliness was poor

    Reviewed by Adam2.5Apr 2023

  • "Nice location Sofas r not good for your back"

    Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to confirm that the owner has just had new sofas and we are awaiting new pictures for the website. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tenzin3.8Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property which has plenty of space and great views."

    Heating and showers all work well. Oven works fine although temperature symbols have all worn away so a bit of guesswork required plus it needed a clean on the inside. Kitchen pretty well equipped. Beds comfortable although some of the bedroom furniture is really dated and drawers nearly fall out when using. Sofas are also uncomfortable to sit on so any evening relaxing is not the best. Upstairs lounge is lovely but I agree with previous reviewer that the property may benefit from a reconfiguration as we didn’t really use it and thought it may be better as a bedroom with another lounge downstairs. Owner got in touch about an issue and was helpful.

    Reviewed by S3.1Dec 2022

  • "Simply a perfect holiday"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a stunning cottage with an amazing view."

    We had a brilliant stay. The view from the upstairs lounge was particularly brilliant but, with the dog we couldn’t spend much time here, so ended up downstairs which was a shame. The garden is beautiful and there’s a lovely touch with the swings and line at the bottom (even as a grown up!) but could do with a bit of a tidy. The only minor gripe was the downstairs sofas weren’t all that comfy after a day on the fells and the logs supplied were damp so we couldn’t really get the stove going on the last night when the weather turned. But a beautiful place which is really nicely decorated.

    Reviewed by Henrietta4.4Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous location: a short stroll into the top end of Windermere and a short walk down to the lake which our dogs loved."

    Garden was great for our dogs too though you should be aware that it is not fully enclosed, especially if you have dogs or young children inclined to wander. Also a shame it is so overgrown. It was disappointing that there was no comfortable garden furniture just a table, a hard bench and plastic seats. I did expect better given the price. We stayed there just after the very hot spell and I'm glad we didn't want to enjoy the sun outside. Inside, the bed in the ground floor bedroom was very comfortable (we didn't use the other 2 bedrooms) and the upstairs shower was great. However, the rest of the facilities were disappointing. The sofas are not very comfortable and the chairs at the dining table were hard. The Wii upstairs didn't work. The kitchen was short on useful equipment, e.g baking trays and serving dishes. Also the crockery and glasses appeared to be a cheap job lot. I needed to use the instruction manual to operate the range (way too complicated). And finally, I do not expect to have to replenish toilet paper on the second day! All in all and given the cost, the accommodation was disappointing and such a missed opportunity to create a stunning comfortable property in a great location.

    Reviewed by David4.1Aug 2022

  • "This is a lovely property in a great location."

    The Cottage has great facilities and is well furnished with great views in the direction of the lake. Access to the lake is very easy from the bottom of the large garden - not much more than a 5 minute walk away. Windermere town centre is very close by for shops and other amenities. We'd be happy to go back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the tower cottage."

    Everything was fantastic and we loved the proximity to lake windernere. Parking the car was a little tricky but got the hang of it after the first day. Already missing the lakes and the place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Shamoon4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Tower Cottage."

    The house and garden are lovely. The kitchen is well equipped.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.4Jun 2022

  • "We thought the garden was fantastic and it was a very nice quite location with fantastic views."

    The laundry room was very good and the kitchen was well fitted out. The open plan downstairs worked very well too. However, the access to the property was very tight in a large car and the parking area was difficult to get out from. I think having 2 cars there would be very difficult. We also thought the cleaning could have been better, especially as the floors were slate and wood so it needs thorough cleaning on these types of floors. We also didn't like how the main master bedroom didn't have an ensuite and the bathroom for the master bedroom was the downstairs toilet by the front door. The blinds in the main bedroom also didn't fully close and the blind by the other window was missing. We also felt that although the property was nice in many ways, there lacked comfortable seating for the evenings after a busy day of activities or walking. The sofas were more day time seating, but if you wanted to relax in the evening there wasn't anything comfortable to do that on. The shower in the bedroom upstairs didn't work very well, hardly any water pressure from it, but the other showers were great. We felt the upstairs sitting room should have been the master bedroom with an ensuite added and the downstairs bedroom could have been a comfortable sitting room to relax in. We hardly used the upstairs sitting room so having that as the master bedroom might have been a better use for it. It also had the most fantastic views from there. We felt this property would be more suited to just one family staying there on their own given certain issues with it. But the biggest negative was the lack of comfortable sitting areas to relax in on an evening and lack of ensuite for the master bedroom.

    Reviewed by Lucy3.1Apr 2022

  • "Tower cottage is a magical place, nestled in it’s green-even-in-winter garden, with glimpses to the mountains, and oh that mighty redwood tree!"

    The house is perfect, and well looked after. We had such a happy week, with a few friends. We had all we needed and loved the big slate floor sitting room and open kitchen, with those cool Robin Day sofas near the wood-burning stove; perfect for when be came home from our walks. Also really special is the location so close to Windermere village, yet right by the stone walled lane down to the lake. We will be coming back soon!

    Reviewed by Orlando5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have had another lovely stay at Tower Cottage."

    The views from both lounges are stunning, particularly in the winter when you can see Windermere. The cottage is always spotless, has good facilities and is really warm. We have had a wonderful holiday here.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2021

  • "There were a number of maintenance issues at the house."

    The oven door did not close, the upstairs shower had clearly been attempted to be fixed, the sofas were very old, dirty and uncomfortable. The house itself is a good space but needs some updating of the decor also. We could see from the visitor book that some of these issues went back over 2 years, disappointing that they haven't been addressed. Good location plenty parking for 3 cars, although we only had one but you could easily have fitted 3 in the space if you parked carefully. Nice big garden but not secure.

    Reviewed by Doreen2.8Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Tower Cottage."

    The Cottage was clean, has a good number of bathrooms, two lounges and a wonderfully large garden (although rather overgrown and not secure for dogs that like to investigate, like ours). The owners also thoughtfully left a bottle of wine for us and a pen for the use of our dog, if needed. While there is parking for two cars, manoeuvring out of the parking space is more of a challenge for a bigger car. The best thing about Tower Cottage is its position in Windermere, a ten minute walk into the centre of the town and a 15 minute walk down to the Lake (using the path from the bottom of the garden). We have already rebooked for November. Sykes/Lakelovers were very responsive when we rang about a couple of points and resolved all queries quickly.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Sep 2021

  • "Location and cottage was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    However the property does need some TLC as a couple of things need some attention (TV's dont work, oven door fails to close (securely) and gardens need a good trim), however this did not impact our weeks stay. Sykes were fantastic, particularly the communcation through the pandemic

    Reviewed by Dale3.8Sep 2021

  • "Great location."

    Amazing garden and great view of fells from windows. House in need of thorough clean and being painted. Bathrooms ok but assume main bathroom has issue with one shower as there appears to be an extra electric shower in cubicle.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Aug 2021

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Tower Cottage."

    It does not seem to have been deep cleaned since we last stayed here 12 months ago. This is not a cheap cottage yet it has very few glasses, dishes etc. The shower upstairs sis not work properly. There were no tea bags, sugar, only one toilet roll per bathroom. The location is fabulous, as is the garden but the house itself needs redecorating and some TLC.

    Reviewed by Sara3.1Jul 2021

  • "I have now contacted Sykes/Lakelovers by email and telephone more than 5 times."

    No response, still waiting. House was not clean. Basic items missing (and not replaced even after contacting customer service) - it even took 2 calls to get a kettle.

    Reviewed by Deirdre2.8Jun 2021

  • "It was a truly fab place, excellent location, decor made us feel really comfortable."

    Spacious, light with a view to die for.

    Mrs BoxJun 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.


  • Over 2 floors
  • 3 x bedrooms; 1 x four poster king size with ensuite, 1 x super king size and 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom and wet room
  • Open plan lounge / diner / kitchen
  • Wood burning stove
  • Garden with sun terrace
  • Spectacular woodland and fell views
  • 2 dogs accepted.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating to bathrooms
  • Wood burning stove
  • Garden furniture
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Oven with 5 ring gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge & freezer
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer
  • Secure bike store/laundry
  • Private parking for 2 small or medium cars
  • Wi-fi
  • Bed linen and towels provided

The property


Quite simply, the vista from the front of Tower Cottage is one of the finest we've seen.

Lake and mountain views to die for!

Combine this with a high-end, super-stylish interior and a characterful and homely living environment, and you have a real Lakelovers favourite!

Stunning accommodation for 6 on the edge of popular Windermere village in this elegantly converted former coach house. It's fair to say you will be mesmerised by the views from the wide picture windows that look from the front of Tower Cottage over the beautiful garden and to the Lakeland peaks beyond.

What would just be a painting hung on the wall in most other homes is simply the everyday outlook here!

Watch the many moods of Lakeland dapple over the superb scenery from the comfort of your holiday hideaway. Elegant and eclectic, the modern stylings that run through Tower Cottage have that sought-after sleek designer touch, with cool neutrals accentuating the sense of space and light provided by those fabulous panoramic picture windows, and wonderfully warm accent colours giving a real sense of identity and homeliness. With all the attractions of Windermere village on your doorstep, as well as nearby Bowness and the walker's hub of Ambleside, there are so many adventures to be had here, and the best of these come when you get a map and some stout boots and discover the famous fells for yourselves.

Back home, the hammocks and swings in the dreamy garden, with its lovely wildlife pond, make for a blissfully relaxing kind of adventure in their own right! Tower Cottage is a premium choice for our Lakelovers to fully relax in and thoroughly discover the delights of the Lake District.

With enormous windows and fabulous views, the comfortable sofas are set on wooden floors, around a 'Hwan' Danish circular wood-burner and surrounded by picture windows.

The kitchen and dining area are pleasantly open to the lounge but set apart by contrasting slate floors. The first super king size bedroom is on this level, with underfloor heated Lakeland slate bathroom. Upstairs to the second lounge with TV and games section, panoramic box bay window and sleek white leather sofas.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas