This lovely single-storey “end of three” terraced cottage, named in honour of the resident tawny owls nesting on the estate, is set in an elevated position within the private Priory Manor Estate, and is within walking distance of Windermere town.
Its west facing position enjoys unrestricted views across the lake towards the distant fells from Coniston Old Man to the Langdale range, and captures the sun through to sundown.
It is perfectly placed for ease of access to explore this magical part of the National Park.
From the allocated car parking for two cars you walk via a short pathway to the front door and enter into a delightful open plan living area featuring a fully-equipped modern kitchen, dining and lounge area.
From this room you can enjoy the amenities of the private estate and its fabulous views across the lawn, field and ancient woodland to the lake and fells beyond.
The accommodation is completed with a double and a single bedroom together with a family shower room.
Outside this charming cottage there is a terrace with seating where you can relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning your days out.
The estate is surrounded by magnificent trees and enjoys a wonderful variety of flora and fauna, including free grazing wild deer, foxes, badgers and many bird species.
From the cottage, a few minutes’ walk along the private track (edged by wild snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells in season) takes you to the estate’s private beach and jetty from which you can also launch canoes and wind-surfers, or simply take it easy on the bench and take in the magnificent vistas and the peace and tranquillity.
Windermere is less than a mile away to reach its eclectic selection of shops, coffee bars, restaurants and pubs.
The railway station connects to services to Kendal, Manchester airport and the West Coast mainline to London and Glasgow/Edinburgh.
Bowness-on-Windermere is less than two miles away, with a lively evening atmosphere with shops, pubs and restaurants.
The Lee area features a pitch-and-putt course, tennis courts, occasional music festivals and lake side walks.
Bowness offers lake cruises along or across Lake Windermere to explore walking routes from the boat stop off points.
There are boat launching facilities at Ferry Nab, and a ferry to cross towards Hawkshead and take walks along the peaceful far side of the lake.
Alternatively, hop on a bus at the stops near to Cook’s Corner to visit Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick, or Kendal and Lancaster in the other direction.
T’Whit T’Woo is a lovely well-equipped cottage and a superb base for enjoying the seasonal vistas and wildlife on the estate and for exploring the Lake District National Park and National Trust sites at any time of the year.
Spring and Autumn are particularly special on the Estate due to its variety of wild flowers, rhododendrons and the autumn fall colours of the mature oaks, chestnuts and beeches.
Otters have been seen at the jetty, and the antics of grebes in the spring are a delight to observe.
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 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.
Note: Max occupancy 3 including infants.