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The Peat House

Bowness and Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 939002)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Cooper

    “Perfect spot. Excellent hosts.”

    Perfect spot. Excellent hosts. Attention to detail.

    Perfect spot. Excellent hosts. Attention to detail.

    Tick Created with Sketch. Mr Cooper would rebook this property


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bowness and Windermere 5 miles.

This well-presented and characterful stone cottage, set over three floors and adjoining the owners’ home, is located in the small hamlet of Row, in the beautiful Lyth Valley, five miles from Bowness and Windermere.

This hidden corner of the Lake District National Park offers peace and tranquillity for holidaymakers, yet many quintessential Lake District locations, such as Windermere, Ambleside and Kendal, are easily accessible.

This cosy cottage comes complete with lots of lovely original features, such as exposed beams and a warming woodburner, offering a home-from-home for a family or a small group of friends in the heart of the countryside.

The open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area has been tastefully furnished and includes a comfortable leather sofa for relaxing after a day of adventures.

Both bedrooms boast en-suite bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi bath, perfect for a long soak after a day of walking, cycling or boating.

On a sunny morning, step out onto the splendid decked area and enjoy coffee whilst planning the day’s activities, then upon returning to your holiday cottage in the evening, enjoy an alfresco meal with loved ones.

For a delightful walk, there’s a bridleway opposite the cottage, with superb pastoral views all around, and a gastropub is only a ten minute walk away.

The Lyth Valley also has a fine selection of pubs, whilst a great day out can be had at Bowness and Windermere, just a short drive away, with a fun aquarium, The World of Beatrix Potter and an abundance of watersports opportunities.

In the next valley is the historic market town of Kendal, sat on the banks of the River Kent and boasting a fine array of independent shops, an art gallery and a lovely weekly market.

Cyclists will be spoilt for choice with a variety of cycling routes in the surrounding area, such as those through Grizedale Forest, just 20 minutes away by car, where there are tracks for all abilities.

It’s just 10 minutes by bike from the house to the newly completed Morecambe Bay Cycle Way with it’s flat safe route and excellent signage.

After your day’s adventures, you can head home to your holiday cottage in the country and listen to bird song on the patio or cosy up in front of the woodburner.

A perfect holiday destination at any time of year.


Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor king-size double with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray, payphone telephone, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front enclosed decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, gastropub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The twin bedroom is accessed via 7 steps up from the living area with the king-size double bedroom accessed by 6 steps down from the living area
  • Note: Twin bedroom has sloping ceilings
  • Note: Four leisure passes provided for use of swimming pool and gym at local hotel, 5 mins drive away.

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About the location


Windermere Train Stain 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, 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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