Lakes on a Plate

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 927047)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A lovely second floor loft apartment, situated in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, in the Lake District National Park.

This delightful, elevated apartment, conveniently found above a supermarket, with character beams, sloping ceilings and views of the high street and beyond, is perfect as a base for exploring all that this part of the country has to offer, with its convenient transport links.

This quirky, individual loft apartment has three bedrooms and mixes a contemporary feel with tradition, such as the library book wall with a glass dining table, and a traditional leather Chesterfield settee in the main living area.

There is also further seating in the spacious hallway, with a settee for reading or deciding on the day’s activities.

You can enjoy a drink sitting on the bay window seat in the sitting room or the main bedroom, and people watch the bustling street below.

Centrally located on the corner of the main road in Windermere, you have a choice of cafés, bars, restaurants, galleries and shops.

A short walk will bring you to Windermere’s railway station, from where you can further explore all the Lake District has to offer.

Locally, you can walk up to Orrest Head and be rewarded by the superb views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding hills, the very spot where Wainwright himself was inspired to write.

Alternatively, take a 25-minute leisurely stroll to Lake Windermere in Bowness and sample all the boating facilities this wonderful lake has, from rowing boat hire and steam cruises, to simply watching the boat and wildlife on the lake from one of the lakeside spots.

Visit the aquarium on the south shore, or enter the world of Beatrix Potter and be enthralled by the characters she created, which will surely delight any younger members of your party.

Just a 15-minute drive from the apartment is Ambleside, Hawkshead and Grasmere, all in the heart of the lakes.

A 10-minute drive will take you to the lovely village of Staveley, situated between Kendal and Windermere, and beneath striking Kentmere, with its artisan bakeries and microbrewery, often referred to as the gateway to the lakes.

This cottage is true to its name, you have all of the lakes to explore on a plate!


All second floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Sitting room with dining area and electric fire. Hall with reading area.


  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit for 1 car provided
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Supermarket below apartment, pub 5 mins walk.

About the location


Windermere Train Stain 0.4 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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