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Camellia Cottage

(Ref. 957116)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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  • comfortable (17)
  • clean (14)
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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage,all mod cons wonderful garden which provided a gorgeous sight from the bedroom windows,whilst sitting up in bed,quiet,serene."

    Only niggle would be no downstairs loo, but 2 upstairs .would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gladys5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with all you would need for a lovely stay."

    The kitchen was very well stocked with appliances and I now wanting an induction hob for home - so fast!! Just a couple of very minor niggles - Took us ages to work out the TV as looked like it was either brand new or had restored itself to factory setting, but we got there eventually. (Had to reprogram and retune with date and time....) Also, slightly misleading about the 8 min walk to the pub and 'shoreline' - really it meant to the Marina and the restaurant there which wasn't really to our taste but it wasn't actually a lie - my fault for assuming it was a proper pub and the main promenade....didn't change much as we seemed to be driving every day anyway but would of been nice to be able to walk to a pub and both have a pint of the amazing local ales

    Reviewed by Kim4.1Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Everything was clean and well equipped, basic but it had everything we needed! Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely be back in the future, thank you!

    Reviewed by Beth4.7Mar 2024

  • "Excellent throughout"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jan 2024

  • "Nice short break in home from home."

    . Would be glad to go back

    Reviewed by Michal4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy, comfortable & everything we needed"

    Reviewed by June5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable stay in a well equipped cottage."

    It was an excellent base to explore this beautiful part of the country

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed a long weekend break at Camellia Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and tidy with all the necessary equipment needed. The beds were very comfy and the water supply for showers and baths was hot and plentiful. The cottage is well situated to Bowness and easily accessible to the rest of the Lakes. We enjoyed our stay and would return again

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic holiday and rest which was needed."

    The cottage was beautiful, warm, clean and comfortable. There was plenty of great walking without having to take the car which was a total pleasure. It was a very rainy week and having such a great place to stay didn’t put us off going out as we knew the cottage would provide comfort in the evenings. This is our first time renting a cottage for our holiday and I am thankful and very happy with everything. We would even come back if there was an opportunity to do so. Thank you so very much. Anna and Jean Jacques

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property for our trip to the Lakes; our small group of four were very happy with the accommodation."

    The cottage is ideally placed for visitors to Bowness, being a short walk into the centre of the lakeside area. It was comfortable, clean and very well equipped for our stay. Very minor observations, were i pushed for them! - would be that the BBQ needs replacing (although we didn’t use it anyway) and also perhaps that the TV might benefit from upgrading too (but as the weather was splendid and we were barely inside this is a moot point!) Thanks to the owners and to Sykes!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely quiet property with everything that you could need for a great holiday."

    .comfy beds,hot showers and great views.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely & in a lovely, peaceful & private area; It was really lovely & comfortable."

    It was generally clean, but If I had to clean it, I would do the bottom part of the radiators, & have a cleaner oven. I know we were only there for a few days, but there was no cupboard space for cereals etc. The one thing I was frustrated with was the induction hob, there were no instructions in the file & I looked in the drawers etc, but found nothing; I rang Sykes & was told someone will get back to me - no one did , I worked it out myself. My husband isn't computer minded, so he'd no idea!

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Jun 2022

  • "Cottage is in perfect location."

    Very quiet but close enough to walk into Bowness for the shops and restaurants. Only marked down on the cleanliness as the cottage hadn't been cleaned after the last guests. Fortunately the previous guests left it clean and after a few phonecalls to Sykes head office two very nice ladies came out to sort everything out. They were very apologetic about the mix up. Lots of crockery and kitchen utensils if you want to cook yourself. Great showers too!! We would definitely book this cottage again. Recommended The Village Inn in Bowness, great service and lovely food.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely mid week break at Camelia cottage and found everything to be as advertised."

    The property was very clean and warm and the kitchen was very well equipped. The cottage is in a quiet and peaceful location with a well cared for garden. The location to Bowness was perfect for us as we were able to leave the car at the property. The ferry is only about 10 minutes away and allowed us to have a lovely walk on the west side of Lake Windermere to Wray Castle. The centre of Bowness is only about 15-20 minutes away with some great restaurants and of course the cruises around the lake.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2022

  • "We just had the most relaxing and enjoyable break because this holiday home excelled at every level."

    First time in the lakes in February so we were a bit anxious about keeping warm and enjoying what winter brings. The cottage was lovely and warm to come back to after a cold day up the mountains. We would not hesitate to recommend this property. Thank you Skyes for another spotless and high standard holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by Kira5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very well equipped and clean."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in this very comfortable cottage."

    It was well equipped and within an easy walk to Bowness-on-Windermere. It was also perfectly located for trips to the other lakes. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a nice break at a good price."

    Reviewed by Howard4.4Oct 2021

  • "Area was good with lots of things to see."

    Weather was very wet which hampered some things we would have done but cottage was lovely to go back to to dry out and get comfortable.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage with lots of home from home comforts"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage with everything you need as a base to explore Windermere and other areas in the beautiful Lake District."

    Parking spot was a bit tight with other larger vehicles sometimes beating us to it, so it was good that there were instructions that we could park on the grass at the end of the garden if needed. We had a wonderful week - thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in convenient and quiet setting."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean , garden was well maintained ,bed was really comfy,view from the window was nice , having 2 bathrooms was great , one each lovely weather was warm so all in all we had a wonderful holiday."

    Hope to return in 2022 , fingers crossed. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable and in an ideal position for a brisk walk into Bowness and we had a great time and the weather was kind."

    Only issue was the car parking. We arrived and found our space and parked fine. However Gavel cottage next door had another couple turn up to stay and they parked behind the first car which made it nearly a 7 point turn to get out and we had to mount the paved area of another cottage. We then came back from our trip and thought we’d try to park in our space only to find they also had visitors and they had a smaller car than ours and they had parked in our space. Fortunately in additional notes in our cottage it said we could park on the grassed area at the end of the garden which we did to avoid any further problem.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Very warm and cosy. So many items provided there was little room to store our food!! EVERTHING needed in the kitchen is supplied. There is space to park a second car, on the lawn at top of garden. A gentleman comes on Thursday to put out the recycling/wheelie bins for the 3 cottages in the complex. Maintenance info: the extractor fans and radiator boosters in the bathrooms don't work.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Oct 2020

  • "Suggest you give better directions to the property as Sat Nav doesn’t work in the area."

    Reviewed by P5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was a very good base to explore the area."

    Local facilities were easily reached on foot, including restaurants and transport links. The garden was a very pleasant place to sit and relax. The kitchen was well equipped for eating in, also it is possible to have a home delivery of groceries. Bearing in mind the covid-19 threat, we were impressed that there was hand sanitiser and surface wipes, also hand wash liquid in both bathrooms and kitchen. As with most tourist destinations there were the inevitable crowds in popular places, but we did find a variety of destinations that were much quieter making us feel for confident to be out and about. The only small problem we had was locating the cottage in the first place as our sat nav directed us to roads that appeared to have no access to the address. These roads have private signs at the entrance but do in fact give access, this was very confusing.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house - not as near to town as we had thought, but peaceful and pleasant."

    The house itself is spacious and just as described. The TV free View is useless ( the bandwidth isn’t right? Causes loads of frame freezes and pixilation). We logged in for prime and nexflix. We struggled with the induction hob. No instructions. We think that only the front left hob is working out of 4. Couldn’t get the other to work. Had to google it. Beds were clean and comfy, towels provided and hand wash but no shower gel or soap, so take your own. Plenty of hot water and the showers had a fabulous powerful flow. I would recommend this place - home from home

    Reviewed by Terrie3.8Jul 2020

  • "Good location but found it hard to find on arrival, could do with a couple of bed side lamps in the Twin bedroom."

    Apart from that it was a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Trevor3.8Nov 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, really cosy, beds really comfortable."

    Very clean. Great location. Would definitely use cottage again.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation was tremendous."

    It would be nice to have some starter facilities for tea or coffee, but overall we were very impressed and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent so home from home."

    There was everything you needed and top quality furnishings. It was perfect and had a fabulous week and even the weather was excellent.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7May 2019

  • "The only negative we have was that it was more than 10mins walk, we thought we ..."

    The only negative we have was that it was more than 10mins walk, we thought we would b able to walk into town but we had my father who was 87 and wasn't fit enough to walk into town

    Reviewed by Reg5.0May 2019

  • "We had a very nice stay in Camellia Cottage for a week 15/3 to 22/3/19."

    The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The garden is beautiful with lovely flowering shrubs & plants, we even saw a couple of Deer at the bottom of the garden. It is a short stroll into Windermere centre with beautiful shops, restaurants & of course the beautiful Lake Windermere, would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Have booked accommodation through Sykes on many occasions and have always been very satisfied with the standard of properties and efficiency of the company."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2019

  • "Cottage was so comfortable, clean and warm for our very wet and cold long weekend away in the lake district."

    Due to the weather, we spent a lot of time playing board games and watching DVDs and it was great. Also within driving/ walking distance of a lot of great restaurants and pubs in Windermere town itself!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage was very clean and very comfortable."

    The bedding was hotel quality and we didnt want for anything in the cottage. Highly reccommended

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2018

  • "I have little to add."

    We expected a comfortable home from home type cottage and that is what we got. Everything was how it should have been and the description was accurate. It took approximately 30 mins to walk into Bowness and it was flat walking all the way. The cross lake ferry (cars) was not working and it seems it may not be until at least September/October time so if you want to take a car across you can not and you will have to drive around. The foot passenger service is operating as usual. The scenery is lovely so it is no task at all. All in all we had a lovely break away in the lakes.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very comfortable house with a good selection of gadgets for cooking, ironing and living."

    Close to good walks into Bowness. We went to many local lakes and went swimming in Grasmere.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely in a great location."

    We will definitely try to book again for future holidays.

    Reviewed by B4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location with ample parking."

    The car and pedestrian ferry is literally at the end of the lane. There are pheasants in the garden too. The cottage itself is very well equipped and comfortable. Just lovely.

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage fitted and furnishes to very high standard Great space for ..."

    Lovely cottage fitted and furnishes to very high standard Great space for toddler Need to take Your Own cotbed sheets and babygate/s

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2018

  • "A truly amazing, wonderful property."

    Everything about it was five star! congratulations to the owners for creating a great cottage,that is truly a home from home.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-sized double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Wifi, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with patio to front
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and Lake Windermere 8 mins walk
  • Note: the neighbouring cottage has access across the front of Camellia Cottage

The property

Camellia Cottage is a semi-detached cottage located just out of Bowness-on-Windermere in the beautiful Lake District in Cumbria.

Presented to a lovely standard, this cottage is perfect for a family or friends who wish to enjoy the vibrant lakeside town of Bowness.

From the front door you enter the sitting room with dining area which has a lovely woodburning stove.

From here there is a gallery-style kitchen.

Upstairs there are two lovely bedrooms, a king-sized double with en-suite shower room, a twin room and a spacious family bathroom.

One of the nicest aspects of Camellia Cottage is the charming garden which has a lawned area and a patio.

From the garden, and from the upstairs windows, you can catch a glimpse of the fells beyond.

The shores of Lake Windermere are approx. 8 minutes walk from the cottage, whilst in Bowness-on-Windermere there are lots of lovely restaurants and shops to enjoy.

Why not cross Lake Windermere on the car ferry and explore the quieter side of the lake?

The pretty Lakeland villages of Hawkshead and Far & Near Sawrey are a must.

Where you can visit Hill Top, the home of Beatrix Potter, and see the garden which inspired her to create some of her famous characters including Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck.

Wherever you go in the beautiful corner of the Lake District you will always find stunning scenery to enjoy at any time of the year.

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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, 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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