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Oak Beck

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 980394)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent character property in a great location."

    Couldn’t find any fault with the accommodation. Parking was fine - right outside on the road. Loads of walks can be done from the property without using the car at all. Lots of really good cafes, restaurants and bars , in close proximity.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "I rented the property due to my daughter getting married at Merewood Country House Hotel."

    Arriving late on Thursday night after the ceremony we had to be up early for the vows on the Friday morning. The boiler broke down so there was no hot water! I had to have water from the kettle to have a stand up wash!! An engineer attended to fix the problem which was a leaking valve, seemingly the owner did know there was issues and the engineer did say he would write a report with recommendations. The kitchen was very good, well equipped. The bathroom was small but ok apart from no hot water to shower. The bedrooms were poor apart from one, two really needed modernising. The cleaning wasn’t good, tv and mirrors were smeared and the skirting boards needed cleaning. I couldn’t recommend and I’m waiting a response to an email with regards to no hot water and the inconvenience this caused me at such an incredibly important day for me.

    Reviewed by LorraineMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Oak Beck, very clean, spacious and beautiful outside seating area, really well equipped, perfect location, quick walk into the centre and really quiet street."

    Parking was no problem, will definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by RachelApr 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Oak Beck and are hoping to return to stay again later this year."

    The amount of kitchenware provided was really helpful as we like to cook. It has very comfortable beds and sofas with lots of space and an excellent shower. It is incredibly well located with supermarkets close by, a 20-minute walk to the train station and a 15-minute walk to the lake. We would definitely recommend it!

    Reviewed by BethanApr 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful!"

    It is so cosy & felt like home straight away. Its in a great location & has very easy access to & from the property. The beds are super comfy, everywhere is exceptionally clean, smells amazing & basically has everything you want from a holiday cottage. We will certainly be staying there again!

    Reviewed by MelissaApr 2022

  • "We had problems with the hot water supply to both wash basins."

    The upstairs wash basin hot water ran so slowly it wasn't practical to use. The hot water to the basement wash basin was non-existent i.e. it didn;t matter how long you left the tap running the water was always cold. Although thermostically controlled the showere ran hot and cold throughout a five minute shower. Outside of these issues Oak Beck was a lovely property which we would rent again subject to knowing that the hot water issues have been resolved. It would also be wonderful during the warmer months to sit out in the back garden where the table and chairs are situated on the other side of the small lane. Sitting outside by the waste bins isn't condusive to having a relaxing time.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely enjoyable stay at Oak Beck the property was very clean and tidy and well equipped, the lounge and dinner rooms look like new carpet throughout also its own nice back garden just a path shared with the good neighbours."

    Would return love it everything we needed.

    Reviewed by LindsayMar 2022

  • "A really comfortable and surprisingly spacious base from which to explore this really lovely part of the world."

    We particularly enjoyed being able to warm up in front of the log-burning stove after battling the elements. Good facilities (had everything we needed and a good selection of books, DVDs and board games) and a good location, even if it was a bit of a chore walking back up the hill after a big meal in the evening (but if there weren't hills this area wouldn't be the same). We even got a bit of a lake view from some aspects. Excellent for families with children - our two really enjoyed exploring this place and even discovered a waterfall in the back garden!

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2022

  • "Great property to stay at, centrally located with everything you need within walking distance would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2022

  • "Great place to stay would highly recommend it ."

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay we have stayed here before,the new bathroom improves the property further, looking forward to our next stay in the future, would recommend to others ."

    Steve & Kerry

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by DouglasOct 2021

  • "Fantastic location only 10 minutes into all the facilities in Bowness."

    Lovely property very clean and everything needed for our weeks holiday. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "We loved how cosy the house was and its location."

    We felt is had everything we needed, beds were very comfortable and the shower was great. There are no wine glasses, there was one but it had a huge crack and broke when I took it out of the cupboard. The house needs the gas lighters filling as both were empty and the handle was already broken off the bread bin when we arrived. There was an issue with water coming through the kitchen ceiling but Sykes sent a maintenance man within am hour and it was fixed. Great service We would love to stay again

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2021

  • "Lovely spacious well equipped cottage , a real tardis."

    Very peaceful and quiet location only 10mins walk downhill to shops, cafes and restaurants but bit of a steep walk back. Easy access to good local walks and view points so did not need to use car , an added bonus!

    Reviewed by MadeleineSep 2021

  • "The cottage had not been cleaned and the bedding was stained."

    There was no hot water in the basement toilet and the hot water in the bathroom upstairs sink tickled only.

    Reviewed by steveAug 2021

  • "The cottage was a good size for a party of 5 and comfortable and well situated."

    We enjoyed our week very much. However as myself and my husband are in our 70's we had to be very careful negotiating all the steps throughout the cottage. It would be a good idea to point this out in the description.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2021

  • "We had a great time in this cottage and would love to return but not after we seen the price increase for next year."

    There was a problem with the bed linen which we didn’t notice until leaving but we feel this is more down to cleaners than owners. We know that prices have increased but they now seem to have went they the roof.

    Reviewed by JeanJun 2021

  • "We did enjoy our stay at oak beck but wouldn’t return, Location was very good, house was clean and comfortable BUT it is advised as dog friendly which doesn’t only mean that the owners are happy for you to bring them, but should be suitable also."

    The photos of the garden are very miss leading, the only access to an enclosed garden to the rear is actually a flagged yard 12 foot long and about 5 foot wide no grass! The second shared patio area is not free to let your dog roam as must be kept on a lead. Access to this yard was a bit tricky for most dogs as the steps are very big and even my German Shepard wasn’t happy stepping down and wouldn’t go toilet. Which did mean very early walks and late night walks for the dogs needs. So not what I would state as dog friendly but was a nice home, bit disappointed.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2021

  • "His cottage was so cozy."

    It was bigger than anticipated. There was an additional carpeted room in the basement to store any extra stuff. The utility room was well equipped, with a few washing capsules to use and some spare kindling for the fire. The kitchen was well equipped too, with spare dishwasher tablets, washing up gloves, fairy liquid, and bin liners to get you started. The dining area was spacious, as was the lounge. The outside area was safe for the dog, though it has an open garden beyond the gate so children and pets would need to be watched! The bathroom is newly kitted out. Missed a shaver socket for my electric toothbrush and a lock on the door would have been appreciated by the teenagers! Could have done with a bin and a shelf above the sink to put things on. The shower was lovely. Beds really comfy. Location is brilliant to travel all locations in the Lake District. Shops are within walking distance. Parking on the road but we never had any trouble finding a spot just outside the house. If you have any mobility issues, this is probably not the place for you as there are quite a few steps into and inside the house. Would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by PriscillaApr 2021

  • "Really enjoyable stay, cottage facilities were perfect."

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Oak Beck , The directions to the property were easy to find parking wasn’t a problem at all thou on the road as soon as we opened the door there was so much space to put our luggage in the hall ."

    Oak Beck was so clean had no worries about Covid it was spotless , we turned the heating on and in a short time was warm very comfortable upstairs the same . Lovely views from the windows nice garden with furniture . A short walk to the lake as we came out of the front door you had a view of the lake because house is up a hill . We had a great time would definitely come back to Oak Beck .

    Reviewed by AileenOct 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic location."

    We were very pleased with how clean the property was and how big it was. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by RachaelOct 2020

  • "After booking with Sykes for several years now my expectations are always high and are always met."

    Oakbeck is a charming, comfortable cottage with great facilities which feels like a home from home. Its location is excellent with easy access to local fells and other parts of the Lakes. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JaniceJan 2020

  • "I would have given 10/10 score but for two reasons."

    : 1. The TV position was to low to watch comfortably. It needed wall mounting or TV cabinet. TV was old model only Freeview available. 2. After walks with my dog I could not take him to the rear back door as the neighbours at the end of the terraces had put up a wooden gate and we could not gain access to the back door when needed.

    Reviewed by Susan EDec 2019

  • "Very lovely property ideally situated between Bowness-on-Windermere and Windermere."

    Reviewed by StuartDec 2019

  • "Very spacious comfortable house ."

    Fresh linen , fully equipped kitchen , lovely and warm as holiday in November

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "We had an extremely enjoyable time at Oak Back."

    It was a lovely comfortable cottage with everything you needed, and ideally situated for all close by amenities.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2019

  • "The house was an ideal place to share a week with our friends, plenty of room and everything we needed for a great week in The Lakes."

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2019

  • "This is a beautifully furnished and well equipped large cottage with a real home ..."

    This is a beautifully furnished and well equipped large cottage with a real home from home feeling and we had a fabulous time

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "Had a issue with the toilet, on arrival had to phone the Windermere office and a girl came out called sue lovely lady but said maintenance would arrive next day to fix so we had to use the other toilet which mend another flight of stairs down so Inthe night it was a issue going down 2 flight of stairs to use it, they did resolve the toilet the next day, besides this ,."

    the cottage is a credit to the owner, and situation in a prime location for Windermere. And stunning decor , clean and homely.We will be booking again

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and very well equipped."

    My only comment is that it didn’t have a tumble dryer which with 3 young children would have been of benefit. The cottage is in walking distance to all amenities. We had a lovely week and would definitely stay at this property again, for location, amenities and the property.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2019

  • "This is a great house which is very, very comfortable and has really great facilities."

    I love cooking in other people’s kitchens and this one had everything you could need, including sharp knives!! The neighbours are extremely friendly and helpful and we got some good tips from them. Please just remember to keep your dog in the yard, not running free in the lane at the back. This has been the best holiday home we have stayed in and we would come back to stay here again.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2019

  • "Fabulous home to spend time at the lakes in."

    very homely with all home comforts. excellent location for train, busses and boats to get you around windermere.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2019

  • "Loverly property, plenty of space and well equipped with all the essentials you would need."

    Great location to walk into Bowness or Windermere for refreshments or a spot of retail therapy. Booking was easy online, the staff in local Windermere office were really helpful when we popped in to inform the DVD player was broken.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "Perfect location, close to all amenities but far away to be peaceful"

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2019

  • "We had really enjoyable stay (if anything it wasn't long enough!"

    ) - the house and setting was stunning - thank you! We had a slight issue with toilet blockage/flush and bath taking a long time to empty/drain which may require attention? Otherwise perfect!

    Reviewed by CarlMay 2019

  • "Everything needed for a smooth and relaxing holiday was provided."

    The location was good and quiet

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2019

  • "The house was very comfortable and had everything we wanted."

    It was lovely. However the property is advertised as pet friendly but we found this to be a slight problem as there is a small enclosed concrete walkway leading to a paved area which is open to other gardens. Unfortunately there is no grass for the dogs to toilet on. Unfortunately our dog is only used to toileting on grass so a bit of fake grass placed somewhere would have really helped! However i would definitely return to this property but without the dog!

    Reviewed by JodieMay 2019

  • "Gorgeous property in excellent location."

    Had everything you could need. Enjoyable trip away in a lovely comfortable home. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2019

  • "This was a superb cottage and was beautifully looked after."

    Everything was perfect for a family break and a special thank you for the Easter card and eggs left as a gift by the owners. The weather was perfect which ensured we had a wonderful time. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2019

  • "The property was in a brilliant location, we could walk into Bowness-on-Windermere and enjoy all that the town had to offer."

    The property is of a high standard, very well equipped, excellent quality of kitchenware which really made it feel home from home.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "House was very comfortable and lovely views of Lake Windermere as you step outside the door."

    House clean, very comfortable and would recommend. Sykes diligent in checking we had what we needed and that all was well.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2019

  • "Great cottage"

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2019

  • "Oak Beck cottage was like home from home, it was e Carly as described and is a perfect base for exploring the Lakes and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2019

  • "Cottage was fab, location was good right between Windermere and bowness."

    Wine and a card for new year was a lovely touch, we will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by MarionDec 2018

  • "In truth 'Oak Beck' excelled expectation it is a lot larger than it looks on the photographs and a real home from home Jane the owner had left two bottles of wine and a nice inviting card for our stay ."

    . a great start to the holiday .. nice touches throughout the house .. attention to every detail .. a real pleasure Michael

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "Beautiful house with everything you need for great holiday ."


    Reviewed by SteveDec 2018

  • "An ideal family home in the excellent town of Bowness-on-Windermere, location is great a 10 minute walk downhill in to town for shops restaurants and bars ( steephill tho !"

    ) the house itself was very clean, ample sized rooms comfortable beds and adequate kitchen. Loved it and we would return here if if coming back to Bowness-on-Windermere

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2018

  • "A well presented house in a good location."

    However, the bathroom was tiny and not particularly well laid out. This was OK for just two of us but would not really be adequate if five people were staying in the house.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2018

  • "Extremely well equipped cottage, bit of a hill to get up when coming back from town but cottage itself is a1"

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request 7 days before arrival), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, WC and basin, ground floor cloakroom
  • Split-level kitchen
  • Living room with sitting and dining areas
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden to the rear with second patio area with shared right of way
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There is a stream running alongside the patio that overflows after heavy rainfall, for safety, please keep children under supervision
  • Please note: As of 27.09.2021, this property will no longer accept pets
  • Current bookings will not be affected

The property

Ideally located in Windermere, just a short walk from the amenities of both the towns of Windermere and Bowness, lies this characterful terraced cottage.

Combine this with a pleasing interior and you have the perfect base for a family or group of friends looking to explore the wonders of the Lake District National Park.

Upon entering the property, you will find yourself in a hall area with plenty of space for storing any jackets and coats.

On your right is a door leading to a sitting room and dining area, a bright and airy space lit by the large bay window at the front of the property.

The sitting area is furnished with comfortable sofas arranged around a feature marble fireplace with woodburning stove.

At the other end of the room is the dining area, a sociable space with views over the back garden.

To the rear of the property is a split-level kitchen, comprising a small seating area at ground level with the cabinets and appliances a few steps below.

The kitchen is a contemporary affair but fits perfectly with the period features of the cottage.

Down a further flight of stairs is a handy WC and basin, as well as a utility room with washing machine with space to dry your clothing.

Upstairs are three appealing bedrooms; two with double beds and a further single bedroom.

There is also a family bathroom with walk in shower, basin and wc.

The garden can be accessed through a side door in the kitchen.

This leads to an enclosed yard area, with a gate that subsequently leads to a further unenclosed patio area through a communal access route.

The pretty patio area is furnished and features a number of pleasant plants and greenery, offering a lovely spot for relaxing together in the afternoon sun.

The towns of Windermere and Bowness-On-Windermere are only a short walk away, both of which offer a number of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as various other amenities.

Offering a fantastic location and beautiful accommodation, this property is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting a Lakeland getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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