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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay."

    We had 9 people.Parked 3 cars on the nearby streets no problem. Location is spot on! The house is spacious and the facilities are great the sauna is spot on! The only problem we ran into is that it’s advertised as 10 adults however the bunk beds are small and are for children.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Mar 2024

  • "On the plus side: The location of Parkgate couldn't be better."

    Walking distance to Windermere and Bowness with all their fabulous amenities, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Lovely big house, 9 people, a baby and dogs and we had plenty of space. Great kitchen, well stocked and a lovely big oven and hob. Great WiFi. On the downside..... The lounge furniture was so uncomfortable. The springs had gone in both sofas so once you sat down you are practically on the floor and can't get up. So we couldn't really relax together at night. They desperately need replacing. The bunk beds are too small, okay for very small children but any older and they're not practical. One of the single beds was listing, felt like I would roll out. Garden not as shown in the listing. It's been shortened to allow for more parking.....a good thing but we had two dogs so needed that space more. The 'lean to' conservatory was rough and ready, not practical and grubby but okay to sleep the dogs. However, the good stuff far outweighs the bad, so we would definitely go back BUT, those SOFAS need replacing.

    Thank you for the feedback. New sofas being delivered this weekend, so hopefully you guys come back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay3.4Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic property with all the amenities anyone could need."

    Our family throughly enjoyed our time here.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2023

  • "The location and size of property was excellent and the extent of games was a hit with the children however the cleanliness of the property let it down."

    Upon arrival we found hairs in each shower tray, a dead fly in the top floor bath, tooth paste down the top floor sink, undusted skirting boards and prepared food from a previous guest still in the freezer. It really wasn’t what we expected for the price we paid for three nights away £1200! The blinds in the living room and first floor front bedroom didn’t work properly and some lamps didn’t work. More care and attention from both a cleaning and maintenance point of view is needed. This house could be amazing but the cleanliness let it down and did affect our stay and perception of booking with Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Wendy2.8Oct 2023

  • "The house is very well placed just next to the shops of windermere and with most walks a short car journey away."

    Beautifully decorated inside. What was particularly appreciated is big kitchen with table that could sit everyone, big lounge and games room downstairs. We always managed to park one car in the street and one on the next street over without problem.

    Reviewed by Alun5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at your cottage."

    The facilities were great; loved that the kitchen was so well equipped and the rooms were all a great size. Beds were comfy and showers were great. Very handy location as well. We had extended family with us and enjoyed the communal cooking, eating, planning and chatting in the lovely big kitchen. We wish we had 2 weeks to stay! Just a couple of maintenance things. We had trouble getting the lights to work in some of the bedrooms - not sure if the globes were broken (we didn't check). In the double room upstairs at the front of the house, the main light didn't work, neither did either of the little ones on the wall. Also one of the bedside lights in this room is broken (still works, but the ceramic bottom is broken). Thanks for a fantastic stay :-)

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house very comfy n near all facilities, the children loved the skate park n all amenities just down the road, dogs loved the stream for a well deserved cooling off as very hot."

    Lots of pans etc to cope with all the family. Everything was geared for a family with children n doggies would defo recommend, any problems where solved quickly by the owner John . Thankyou for lots of happy family memories

    Reviewed by Jayne3.1Aug 2022

  • "We had such a great time at the house in Windermere."

    You can walk to the shops, cafes and pubs, and the sights of the Lake District are so easily accessible via car or bus. It’s so well set up for families, clean and as described. The rooms are all a good size and the beds are very comfortable. We’d love to come back! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Martha5.0May 2022

  • "Our party of 8 had a wonderful week long stay."

    It looks to me that all off the issues in the poor reviews have been resolved - though the squashy settees did take some getting out of after a long day of walking! The house was well equipped with everything we needed. I will definitely recommend Parkgate. It’s is very good value for money.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful property with lots of space."

    Extremely convenient for going into town as just a few minutes away and lots of entertainment provided inside the house as well.

    Reviewed by Soukina5.0Feb 2022

  • "Overall our stay was really good."

    The house was really good and in a fantastic location. Only down side which is very minor. The couch was quite uncomfortable and in need of update. Also I felt the cleanliness could have been a little better particularly fridge. However overall excellent property and would return just friendly feedback

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Dec 2021

  • "Excellent property, we had a great week and couldn’t fault Parkgate."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic property for a large group of people."

    Very well equipped with everything you need. Had an issue with the washing machine not locking however after reporting, we received new towels (same day) and was advised a replacement would be fitted the following day, without disrupting our holiday. Would happily stay here again

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic property, well located, comfortable and equipped with everything we needed."

    We were 6 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of room to accommodate everyone. In particular the basement was great for the kids to play in on the rainy days with absolutely tons of games, books and DVDs to choose from. Any issues noted in previous reviews regarding cleaning and kitchen equipment seemed to have been resolved.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2021

  • "The beds and pillows were not comfortable and definitely needed new pillows."

    We did not sleep well. The whole house needed a good clean. The oven was dirty and the tray had not been cleaned. Needed some more kitchen implements and some more matching glasses (random selection of non matching and most items were worn down and damaged. No kitchen scissors either. The baths and shower had not been cleaned very well. The shower in the attic did not drain. Old dirty mop outside and could have done with a good clean. There were no pegs for the washing line. Downstairs basement toilet seat was broken. Definitely could not relax in the outside patio as the conservatory was filthy, the sliding doors dirty and no outdoor seating and was not a place to relax whilst looking at the neighbours mattress in their back garden.

    Reviewed by Celine2.5Jul 2021

  • "The kitchen/conservatory/outside space were all filthy."

    Despite numerous emails and phone calls to Sykes, and an email to the Managing Director, still no-one has responded, over two weeks later. The service from Sykes was appalling, would never book with them again.

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Jun 2021

  • "We loved where the house was situated, a few niggly bits - the owner however was really accommodating in helping fixing!"

    Can’t complain and we definitely want to stay again!

    Reviewed by Nuala4.7Jun 2021

  • "The house was a great family retreat."

    Had everything we needed and more. Stacks of games, home Cinema with a ton of movies, huge kitchen, bbq, 5 good bedrooms, with the option to use the second living room as a bedroom if needed as the sofa was a pull out bed. Was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2021

  • "Thanks very much for a lovely stay."

    We had to cut our stay short due to bad news at home. We tried our best to leave the house presentable given the quick nature of having to leave. The house is comfortable and clean with lovely decor and great facilities, but If I could give any feedback it would be that the lick of paint out front would do the inside more justice and the yard out back tidied up and a plaque with the house name out front. Great location and would defo return.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2021

  • "Disappointing outdoor area - photos made it look bigger than it was They could ..."

    Disappointing outdoor area - photos made it look bigger than it was They could do with updating the sofas which were saggy Other than that the house was amazing with plenty of everything as there were 7 in our party and the sauna was well used by the males in our party

    Reviewed by Sharon4.1Sep 2020

  • "The property was excellent, well situated for eating out and the activities in the surrounding area."

    The facilities were amazing and made the stay all the better. I have already recommended the property to several of my friends especially for larger parties. Parkgate gives you the space and comfort to have a truly enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great house and would definitely return."

    Only criticism more toilet roll please. One between 6 (on the first floor) isnt enough. Location is great and we will definitely use again when we return to Windermere.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Mar 2020

  • "The house is incredible."

    Really well located in windermere and plenty of shops close by for food shopping. House was very well laid out and rooms were beautiful. One thing I would say is that the bunk beds are more for children or short adults. No real storage space in this room either but plenty of other rooms to store things. Overall this house was perfect and definitely would book again.

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was neat, tidy and well presented."

    They provided everything you can think of for a family holiday, lots of board games to keep everyone entertained and big enough to have that little bit privacy. Overall a fantastic cottage for a big family.

    Reviewed by Ary4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful, spacious holiday home in the centre of Windermere."

    It was perfect.

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2019

  • "Knives very blunt is the only criticism I could make."

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely holiday cottage right in the middle of Windermere, very handy for the station and buses."

    Rooms even nicer than the photos show and everything very clean. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2019

  • "The house is lovely and well equipped BUT the limited access to hot water was a BIG problem and took 4 days of phoning to be sorted."

    This property is expensive to hire in the high season and hot water is required during the day for many reasons. Our young people had to have cold showers when they came in from activities and this is unacceptable. Unless the owner agrees NOT to do this again, as he has control through an app, this property is NOT suitable for the majority of families for example, families with babies and toddlers need access to hot water, active people need showers after a day outdoors participating in activities that the Lakes are renowned for and anyone elderly or with certain disabilities may also require access to hot water . The water problem is the reason why I have marked this property so low and that is a great shame as it would have been scored highly if that had not happened.

    Reviewed by Teresa2.2Aug 2019

  • "This is a really lovely holiday home !"

    Decorated and furnished to a high quality standard, but with a homely feel. plenty of space for a large family gathering! we would love to return sometime soon. The house is very convenient for everything Windermere has on offer.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Feb 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2019

  • "Hi cottage was in a good location, cleanliness ok apart from second floor bathroom."

    Not enough glasses in kitchen and the ones that were there were chipped. Beds need two pillows per person. Couldn’t use “adult size” bunk beds very unstable and difficulty to get in for a fully grown adult, however found the sofa bed and used that instead. Heating didn’t appear to be working Sunday pm but unsure of using the hive system?? Price expensive for the quality of the house have paid less for higher spec and comfort. We did have an amazing weekend but wouldn’t use that house again. First time that we used Skye’s we usually use lakelovers.

    Reviewed by Paula2.5Nov 2018

  • "Exceptionalfacilities."


    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great place to stay, amazing location,numerous things to do and places to go"

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Perfect location for the lovely town of Windermere and a pleasant walk to the lake at Bowness."

    The house exceeded expectations with enough room for ten adults to live comfortably for a week. The basement den with brand new sauna is a fantastic edition to the house. High end oven and dishwasher along with plenty of cutlery and crockery. Parking was not an issue for five cars with one permit and plenty of free parking in surrounding streets. You won’t be disappointed if you book this lovely holiday home and we will definitely use it again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2018

  • "Family weekend away, Parkgate is a great place to stay."

    Center of Windermere, brilliant location. Facilities at Parkgate are excellent, children loved the den downstairs. Definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Nancy4.7Apr 2018

  • "Great location and very handy to local facilities."

    Reviewed by Trevor4.1Mar 2018

  • "House was stunning!"

    Very clean and couldn’t believe how good the location was. Town centre at end of the street but you wouldn’t know as the house itself was located at the opposite end so very quiet. Lots of quaint cafes and eateries in walking distance

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was fantastic for a family weekend away to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday."

    The location was perfect enabling us to visit both Winderemere and Bowness. I was surprised to learn there was in fact a sauna in the cottage that hadn't been advertised as a feature, wasn't sure if this was deliberate but would of been good to know and we could of taken appropriate clothing. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    Having just sold our holiday home in France after 12 years it was lovely to find somewhere to continue having our family holidays .

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Oct 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and great value for money for accommodating 9 people!"

    we loved it and would definitely book again if available!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic property and all the family thoroughly enjoyed the time we had."

    We will definitely be re booking again

    Reviewed by Hui-Chen5.0Sep 2016

  • "This house is so beautiful, and in the most perfect location!"

    ! Everything about it was brilliant. We will be coming back!!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2016

  • "Amazing week away in an amazing house loved it!"


    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Aug 2016

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  • Over four floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king size-double with en-suite freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin, 1 x child/teenager size bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Sauna
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 8) with woodburning stove
  • Lower ground floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent, please bring your own fuel for the woodburner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair in property
  • Roadside parking for 1 car with visitors permit (supplied by owner), plus additional parking available in nearby car park (fees apply) and free parking on nearby streets
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 3 mins walk.

The property

A mid-terrace Lakeland stone cottage, just a leap away from the centre of Windermere and less than two miles from Bowness-on-Windermere in the beautiful Lake District National Park.

This superb cottage forms a perfect base for families and friends wishing to explore the nearby lakes and mountains with Lake Windermere just two miles away.

This delightful cottage is presented over four floors with five bedrooms, including one with a Jacuzzi bath and one a freestanding bath, and there's a separate bathroom available.There is a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove, ideal for those chilly evenings after a day's walking, and a lower ground floor second sitting room, a great space for you to relax or a separate room for children to make their own.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area is the main hub of the cottage where you can gather together to prepare and enjoy delicious food.

Outside there is a private, enclosed patio where you can relax with a refreshing evening drink or morning coffee.

At the end of the road there is access into Queen's Park, an excellent place for the children to run off any excess energy or to enjoy ball games together.

Being located in the midst of the Lakes, there are endless choices of activities to please young and old.

Explore the pretty local villages of Hawkshead, Ambleside and Grasmere, or hop on board the Windermere Steamer.

Hire bikes and cycle through Grizedale Forest, or climb up Orrest Head and admire the breathtaking views over Lake Windermere.

Whenever you choose to stay, this lovely cottage will be waiting to welcome you home.

Note: From 19/11/2019 check-in for this property will be from 3pm
Highchair & cot available within property, no need to check with owner.
Please note: If you accidentally take the parking permit home, there will be a charge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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, cinema, 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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Note: From 19/11/2019 check-in for this property will be from 3pm
Highchair & cot available within property, no need to check with owner.
Please note: If you accidentally take the parking permit home, there will be a charge.