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Tarn Hows

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1021703)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Green

    “We had a very enjoyable stay at tarn hows.”

    It was very clean and comfortable and we would recommend it

    It was very clean and comfortable and we would recommend it

    - Mrs Green, September 2020

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The property

Ideally positioned in the village of Windermere, is this family-friendly cottage, Tarn Hows.

This Victorian town-house offers spacious accommodation with all of the contemporary fixtures and features you could need for a self-catered stay, there’s no better place from which to explore the Lake District with your loved ones.

To the front of the property is a snug sitting room with pretty floral wallpapers and décor to match; here you can spend some relaxing time in front of the television on the plush sofas before heading into the open-plan living space of the property to enjoy a hearty home-cooked meal.

Within the open-plan space you will find a kitchen to the rear, boasting sleek white and grey units holding a wide selection of appliances to assist you in concocting your delicious dishes.

Attached to the kitchen is the dining area, holding a sofa too so you can relax with a glass of wine in hand as your dinner simmers on the hob before gathering around the table together for a tasty treat or an evening of board games.

Discover four bright and airy bedrooms on the first floor, offering ample space for all of the family to wind down in the evenings, with storage space available for all of your personal belongings; choose from a double room, a twin holding an additional cot, a further twin and a bunk room, there’s plenty of space to relax into your evening.

Spend some time in the rear patio area for a breath of fresh air with your morning coffee before heading out to explore your local surroundings.

Set within the centre of Windermere, you’ll find a wide range of attractions with easy reach of the cottage; from simplicities such as delicious eateries and quaint shops to waterfront adventures on the renowned Lake Windermere where you can try your hand at sailing, kayaking, canoeing and more!

Take a trip into Kendal and explore its cultural delights including a museum, art gallery and historical landmarks just to name a few, or choose to spend your time around the lake at Bowness-on-Windermere where you can find the Beatrix Potter attraction, dramatic landscapes and plenty of excitement.

In reach of a wide range of attractions to suit all tastes, Tarn Hows makes a wondrous base for exploring the Lake District.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with an additional cot, 1 x twin and 1 x bunk beds
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking to the rear for 1 car and free roadside parking to the front
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are small internal steps throughout the property

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

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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.

Region Information

Please Note: Parking two cars in the courtyard will restrict patio usage.
Please Note : Good House Keeping Bond of £100 applies

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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