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48 Oak Street

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "This property was not clean."

    There were numerous surfaces that were unclean and dusty with big cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and around the windows. There was dirty crockery in the cupboard and the blender had remains of food on it and was broken. There was dog poo in the garden and part of the guttering was hanging off. We tried to contact Sykes and the emergency number with no success. The positives - the beds were comfy and there was plenty of hot water and a good location.

    Reviewed by Lynsey2.5Apr 2024

  • "Great stay"

    Great to hear ! Many thanks ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hoi Yee5.0Mar 2024

  • "This cottage is lovely and very close to the shops, train and bus stations."

    The property is listed as having two bathrooms; it has two full bathrooms, but also two additional toilets - so four altogether. The property also provides dog bowls and hair dryers, though they are not listed in the amenities. The property was spacious and clean. The kitchen was very well equipped with an array of pots, pans, baking tins and dishes, cutting boards, utensils and a cafetiere. The kettle was spotless! A dish towel is provided, but no oven mits/pot holders. This makes it very difficult to get your hot pans out of the oven without burning your fingers. There is an abundance of hand and soap and washing up liquid, but you will need to bring your own body wash/soap. There were towels and bath sheets, which I loved, that are nicely warmed on the large towel warmers in the bathrooms. Sykes is great They check in after your fist night to make sure you have everything you need and are very diligent and responsive. We had a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Khadija4.4Oct 2023

  • "The top floor toilet runs constantly and the shower does not soak away so you have to stand in water."

    The back garden needs attention. There was rubbish left out back from previous tenants. The top floor front bedroom was not cleaned/dusted, there was rubbish from previous tennants between the bed and the bedside table..

    Thanks for your comments. If you had mentioned this while you were staying we could have had it all dealt with. I will raise the cleaning issues with our cleaners. I will also get the gardener to come more frequently. I always act on all comments made by guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Plenty of room for seven people and to have privacy if wanted. All of the bathrooms and toilets extremely clean as of course the rest of the house. Our dog loved the park at the end of the street and we liked the food stores at the other end of the street. Beautiful house and we enjoyed our stay there.

    Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ethel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great for large group accommodation, plenty of space and facilities where great."

    Location was excellent to many shop and place to eat and drink. Beds were comfortable and plenty of wash rooms. WIFI Instructions left with parking permits. The courtyard was a little untidy looked not tended to. The check in time was far too late 4pm and unable to contact the owner to negotiate early check in. Check out was far to early 10am. Its a very large house to get shorted with little time in morning. Only one general waste bin found at the property unable to recycle properly. Over all we would book this property again we had a great time, thank you:)

    Thank you for your comments. The check in and check out times are arranged to give the cleaners enough time to clean the house but we will always try and accommodate guests if possible. The gardening is done on a regular basis and I will be having the courtyard looked at asap. The recycling is organised by Cumbria Waste and they ask us to leave it to them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Jun 2023

  • "Property had everything we needed and was a great base for us."

    The owner was very helpful in sorting out an issue with the parking permits, thank you.

    Thank you ! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a great stay - property was clean and comfortable."

    Loads of details left about the house and what to find locally. Thank you!

    Thank you ! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable and clean with all the amenities that you would need."

    Fabulous location in the heart of Windermere - easy access to restaurants/bars and a nice walk into Bowness. We would definitely return and highly recommend to others.

    Thank you ! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great weekend stay for a family of seven, plenty of space for everyone, house was clean and well maintained, would definitely recommend!"

    Thank you very much and I'm very glad you enjoyed it, Natasha ! Hope to see you again. RH / Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property didn’t get off to a good of start when I had to remove a lot of litter from outside the front door."

    Inside, the living areas and kitchen/diner were a bit tired. All could do with a freshen up/deep clean. Both upper floors were better. Beds comfortable and nice bathrooms. The kitchen/diner floors were so sticky when we arrived that I had to mop them twice. The dishes weren’t clean and the cupboards were full of crumbs etc. The stairs leading down to the kitchen weren’t clean, bins hadn’t been emptied in the back sitting room, there was no hand wash or dishwasher tablets provided, 2 bedrooms had broken bedside lamps, the double room on the first floor had a broken door handle and also the wardrobe in that room was missing a handle. The courtyard was very small but could be made better if tidied up and plants trimmed back, if at full occupancy there would not be enough seats for everyone to sit outside. Unfortunately during our stay there was a large, very noisy dog on the other side of the fence so we were unable to sit out for long. All small things but there was a lot of them, a bit disappointing considering the cost of the stay.

    I'm sorry to hear about these problems. If you had contacted our cleaning company or Sykes they would have come and carried out another clean. I'm surprised that this happened because every cleaning job is inspected...... As for the living areas and kitchen/dining room looking tired, they were redecorated earlier in the year. My intention is to always keep them consistent with the property photos. I note every comment made by guests and always try and resolve any issues. It's always better to mention any problems when they occur rather than wait until after the holiday. RH/ Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura3.1Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Oak Street."

    Excellent location for pubs and restaurants, and only a short walk into Bowness. The house was lovely and clean with great facilities and we appreciated the inclusion of parking permits, which made life a lot easier. All in all, we really enjoyed our break and would definitely come back. Thanks for having us.

    Thank you, Paddy ! Really great to hear that you had such a good time and you enjoyed staying at the house. Hope to see you again. RH / Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paddy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location only 2 minutes walk away from Windermere shops and restaurants."

    Good size accommodation for 6/8 people - we loved the kitchen and dining room and having two living rooms. The Wi-Fi had a strong signal and there are two bathrooms with good showers. The beds were comfortable all in all a great property for a large family or friends sharing. The kitchen is well set up with all you need but you need to read the instructions to work the oven.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jan 2022

  • "Great property with lots of space."

    Loved the kitchen / dining area in the basement, and this is where we ended up spending most of our time. Ideally situated for shops, pubs etc. and also for exploring the area. Parking permits were a bonus as we had 2 cars and didn't have to worry about finding a space. House was very well equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable long weekend, and although there were a couple of small maintenance issues when we arrived (which the owner offered to rectify straight away), this did not affect our stay at all. Overall we had a great time and would return to this property.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Dec 2021

  • "It wasn’t cheap but I definitely got what I expected."

    Parked 2 cars very close by. All bedrooms were clean and pleasant, loads toilets and bathrooms! The rooms were quiet inside especially the top floor. Best part by far is the lower floor with its modern kitchen and lovely dining room complex, fabulous place for a dinner party. Couple of negatives, the wobbly door handles need attention, on most doors. someone was locked in their room a few times and mine fell off. And the cooker is ridiculously complicated We had to google the instructions. You’d have to be a lover of the Lake District but the house is very good for a group. Well done

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place just a couple of minor issues, many of the bulbs had blown, the floor in the back lounge felt like it had been polished with something other than floor cleaner it was very very slippy."

    Other than that perfect stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great location ."

    The cottage had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Couldn't ask for a better location for windermere and surrounding areas."

    The cottage is lovely, clean and spacious. We had 4 couples stay and we didn't feel too cramped, plenty of space to socialise without being on top of each other. Just wish we had booked to stay for longer!!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed the cottage."

    The only thing that didn’t work for us was the kitchen in the basement with quite steep stairs. It was very well equipped but the oven controls were very complicated. The underfloor heating was excellent for drying washing. Excellent location. Park with modernised play area and brilliant new bike ramps at one end, which kept our grandchildren well entertained, to the Co op and shops at the other. Parking was a bit inconvenient but adequate. Often meant going to retrieve the car and bring it nearer to house when a space.

    Reviewed by Judy3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely spacious house, even better that there was multiple bathrooms especially when there are 8 people sharing."

    On street parking was bit of a challenge in the week but got a good space at the weekend. Would definitely recommend and the host was incredibly helpful.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Sep 2021

  • "I felt that the property was not clean."

    All settees were covered in dog hair, the water in the bathrooms was very slow to drain. The table downstairs was permanently sticky not matter how many times we wiped it. The access to the front door was overgrown, to the point where it was difficult to pass. The location was very convenient . We had a pleasant stay but I will not be returning to this property.

    Reviewed by Caroline2.8Aug 2021

  • "On arrival the house was not as clean as I would have expected: I had to wipe the kitchen sides before use."

    Garden/ court yard was shabby and in need of attention. We knew that we only had one parking space along the road but never managed to get a space meaning we had to find 2 car parking spaces throughout the holiday. Only one set of keys provided, there is a key box outside front door but felt insecure leaving keys in it the whole time. It would have been really nice to have had recommendations from owners on local places to go/eat.

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was well set up , clean and comfortable , well placed in Windermere ."

    However there were a few little things , dripping taps, a sink that didnt drain . But overall we had a great stay thank you

    Reviewed by Amanda3.4Jun 2021

  • "The house was lovely inside lovely big rooms with plenty of space."

    7 of us stayed and we were all impressed with the house. We had one problem the fridge packed in and although the maintenance company were not as good as they could have been once the owner was involved the situation was resolved straight away and he could not have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2020

  • "A well appointed house, advert was accurate and the facilities and layout superb."

    Office were great with us. Easy to use and would recommend Sykes.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Feb 2020

  • "Great location, within walking distance of everything in town,fully equipped house,comfortable."

    Parking ok with permits.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2019

  • "We loved everything about this house, but notice a shortage of some kitchen items."

    There were only 6 forks, not good for a house that accommodates 8 people, there were 7 of us. There was also a shortage of tumbler type glasses. And a little suggestion it would have been nice to have some champagne/Prosecco type glasses. Spare toilet rolls would also be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2019

  • "The house worked really well for us as we had three generations - spread over 4 floors there are plenty of rooms so everyone had space to do as they pleased - and the kitchen-diner was large enough to accommodate us all comfortably."

    Being an old house the sound insultation was good so noise did not travel. The kitchen was very well equipped and the house comes with three TVs including Sky and BT Sports, a great hit with the young men in the house. The house is nicely decorated, spotlessly clean and generally well equipped - it felt like a home from home. Location wise, we had never stayed in Windermere before but really enjoyed the accessibility of the house to the local shops, it meant everyone was independent and able to shop/eat/drink without a car which was nice after spending the day walking. Parking, which I thought might be a bit tricky, was absolutely fine. We were always able to park outside the house with the permit and the other permit enabled us to park in the car park around the corner - where indeed there is also freely available parking on-street parking for non-permit holders - so if you have a third car that is no problem either. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Only thing that i would improve would be the beds."

    They were too soft and the support for the back when one lies down is not great.

    Reviewed by Vikhyaat4.7Mar 2019

  • "Accommodation was fantastic and the location was hard to beat."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2019

  • "We all had a fantastic half term holiday in the property."

    There were a few issues with the TV while we were there, Sykes were brilliant and very helpful in getting it replaced. There are lots of stairs! A really lovely location, Windermere has some lovely pubs and cafes and only 5 minutes drive to Bowness. The kids loved having a separate living room to us and the Grandparents too.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Oct 2018

  • "The garden furniture needs replacing with sufficient and sturdy items."

    Despite the hot weather the central heating was on and not apparently easy to switch off. The large oven was difficult to operate. The bbq does not seem to work well. Otherwise well equipped and well positioned property with plenty of space.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.4May 2018

  • "Amazing property, would deifinately stay again."

    Well presented inside and out. Nice little refreshments made available which was a nice touch. Great location.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0May 2018

  • "Overall a nice place to stay with plenty of room for all the family."

    There were a few things that I mentioned to the lady in the Windermere office. The one thing that was particularly bad was the strong smell of urine at the bottom of the basement stairs.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Apr 2018

  • "The House was absolutely beautiful!"

    It was clear that a lot of time had been spent making the house feel like home. The facilities were great and it was in a great location. Would definitely recommend and we can’t wait to stay again.

    Reviewed by Zaneta5.0Mar 2018

  • "This house is really lovely and we really enjoyed our stay."

    The facilities are fab and there are enough bathrooms for the amount of people staying. The Kitchen/diner is really nice and in the basement, great for family meals. The house is spotless and and there is everything you need, we arrived to a basket with different jams etc. Its ideally situated and a nice walk into the centre. The only drawback is the bedrooms were quite cold at night but the weather was bad when we were there so this was definitely a factor, the heating was on all the time we were there. I would not hesitate in recommending this house to other people and would definitely stay here again. Thanks for making our stay really comfortable.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Mar 2018

  • "Instructions for key acces, car park passes and general details of the property were excellent."

    The property exceeded expectations, was very clean , extremely comfy, stylish and had all that we needed .

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2018

  • "I booked the house for my birthday celebration with 8 people, late 20s to early 30s."

    The house lived up to and exceeded our expectations. Two living rooms, plenty of bathrooms, nice beds and a good kitchen / dining area gave us lots of options for socialising and general lounging about. It was warm, comfy and bang in the middle of a town with shops, restaurants and cosy pubs. The Albert, 5 minutes walk from the boat tours, is excellent for food, beer and service. Oh, yeah, there's also a big old pretty lake nearby. There are permits for 2 cars, but we managed fine on nearby roads / carparks for our extra car. We had a problem with the parking permits when we arrived, completely beyond the control of the owners / Sykes. The Sykes office went out of their way to fix the problem, and as their office is only 2 minutes walk from the house, it was easily solved. Excellent customer service. The oven is a bit complicated, but there is an instruction booklet in the house so we worked it out without too much fuss. Some of the kitchen stuff could do with replacing (can opener / garlic press) but if that is a deal breaker for your holiday you need to reassess your priorities. Overall this is a wonderful property in a wonderful location stocked with a wonderful range of wonderful bits and bobs to make your stay a good one. Pick Up Sticks was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage cleanliness standard was lacking there were cobwebs on the light and under the sofa was filthy."

    Also dropped something down the back of the bathroom cabinet and it came out full of hair not very pleasant. It was also full of confetti on the stairs for previous guests. There also needs to be more than one set of keys as the size of the property means you can have two families there and it’s not that secure where the keys are left when all your stuff is in the property.

    Reviewed by Mel4.0Dec 2017

  • "Everything about the holiday was wonderful from booking."

    The only problems were: We had a problem with TV's as only one of the 3 worked. After a phone call engineer was very prompt but could not fix problem but was passing it on to be fixed. This did not spoil our stay though. There were dirty trays in oven (should have been checked by cleaners). Otherwise cleaning was up to standard. Would not stop us from booking or recommending this property to our friends.

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.6Dec 2017

  • "The is a perfect house in a perfect location!"

    Spacious, clean, comfortable and cozy. My family and I loved being here, reluctant to leave.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2017

  • "Perfect location, property, furnishings and fittings."

    Only comment...there was only one tea spoon!

    Reviewed by Louise4.8Jun 2017

  • "Great property very well equipped, a couple of diy issues, tiles off ,loose electric sockets, but excellent standard overall."

    So much equipment in kitchen nowhere to put groceries, enjoyed our stay and if in the lakes again I would re book. X

    Reviewed by Amanda4.6Jun 2017

  • "Wonderful spacious property, great location."

    One negative many chipped cups and plates, but otherwise perfect for our holiday. The staff in the office were very friendly and helpful with our request for Boxing on Sky tv.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0May 2017

  • "The house was warm and comfortable and close to all amenities."

    The kettle broke whilst we were there but was replaced the same day after contacting Sykes. Thanks for that.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8Dec 2016

  • "We absolutely loved the house and its location."

    But there were a couple of things that may need looking at:- 1. The loo cistern in the bathroom on the first floor didnt flush without the cistern lid being removed and the button pressed in the cistern itself. 2. The door handle on the inside of the first floor double bedroom kept falling off. 3. All the bedroom curtain rails probably need attention as some of the curtains just fell off completely when pulled back. 4. The main oven was the most complicated thing any of us had ever seen! 5. Could have done with some oven gloves and perhaps a couple of larger saucepans in the kitchen. However we loved the house and thoroughly enjoyed our week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by D4.6Sep 2016

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  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen with arch leading to dining room
  • Lower ground floor utility
  • Sitting room (seats 6)
  • Second sitting room (seats 8).
  • Gas central heating and one oil heater
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (one with Sky Sports, one with BT TV and BT Sport and one with FreeSat), DVD, Bluetooth enabled speaker, WiFi, selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car with visitors' permit, additional parking for 1 car in local car park, 4 mins walk away
  • Free parking also available on nearby streets
  • Enclosed yard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (on ground and lower ground floors only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: The neighbouring property has access once a week to the yard only for emptying their bins.

The property

An end-terrace Lakeland stone cottage, just a stone's throw from Windermere village centre and less than two miles from Bowness-on-Windermere in the beautiful Lake District.

This is an excellent cottage which is an ideal base for families and friends wishing to tour around the nearby lakes and mountains.

This cosy cottage is perfectly presented over four floors with four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

There are also two cloakrooms which provide great flexibility, and two sitting rooms, one of which has an L-shaped sofa.

A well-equipped kitchen offers a lovely place to prepare a sumptuous meal which can be enjoyed in the dining room, before adjourning to one of the sitting rooms.

Outside there is a private yard where you can relax with a refreshing drink.

Being located in the heart of the Lakes, there are endless paths and pretty villages to explore all surrounded by outstanding natural beauty.

Cruise up the lake on the Windermere Steamer or visit the Beatrix Potter exhibition, where you can get up close to Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

For the more adventurous, why not get out onto the lake on kayaks or stand-up paddle boards?

Alternatively, hire mountain bikes and cycle round Grizedale Forest.

Whenever you visit this popular area you will always be rewarded with stunning scenery!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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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Please note no dogs allowed on the furniture or on the top floor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas