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Thyme Cottage

(Ref. 972421)

Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazed how quiet Thyme cottage is, considering it is so close to the centre of Windermere."

    Everything close at hand & the local bus routes took us everywhere we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2024

  • "A gem of a cottage, perfect for two people."

    A high standard of accomadation, very comfortable. Reseved parking a great bonus and very close to pubs, shops and foodplaces. Bus stops on the high street minutes from cottage. Crafty baa and Elleray worth visits for food and drink.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2024

  • "Incredible stay ."

    Keep doing good work

    Reviewed by Jatin4.7Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is ideally located within the centre of Windermere, has the benefit of an assigned car parking space, and is clean and comfortable with all essential facilities."

    From here we were able to enjoy the wonderful Lake District.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week at Thyme Cottage and found the flat very warm, comfy and well equipped."

    We did some lovely walks from the door and found the local buses very useful. Such a bonus having a dedicated parking space.

    Reviewed by Therese5.0Dec 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage with good facilities."

    Nice and quiet. Great location. Handy for shops, places to eat and transport.No need to use the car if you didn't want too. Designated parking bay in private car park outside the cottage.Would definitely visit again. Regards David and Denise.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "5 stars PLUS."

    Warm and welcoming as we entered. Lovely to be able to just relax. Not a lot to say that hasn't been said in previous reviews, except we could not find ANY fault. Thank you so much. As "Arnie" said(ish) "We'll be back!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "We walked in to the radio and lighting and a bottle of Prosecco."

    A lovely welcoming touch. The cottage is so cozy and well equipped in a perfect location, right in the middle of Windermere but off the main road. Buses, shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep. We arrived Friday and didn’t use the car until the following Thursday, but enjoyed the lovely views from the top deck of the bus to visit many places. My only suggestion would be a second tea towel as one is not enough for seven days. Will definitely return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very very pleased with cottage in general, but the problem of the fire alarm going off occasionally needs to be addressed."

    Reviewed by Wilfred5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay anybody who wants to be in windermere stay here ..."

    Fantastic place to stay anybody who wants to be in windermere stay here parking bus service great only problem if any faults arise should have a no to ring but still a great place would go back

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jul 2023

  • "Property very good for local amenities, shops restaurants and bus stop."

    Cottage very cosy on the wet days and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage, very close to the town centre and amenities , very well equipped and spotlessly clean and thecbonus of having off Road parking, looking forward to booking again ."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "No access to Wi-Fi."

    The oven and trays were very dirty and smelt awful when oven was used.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1May 2023

  • "Thyme Cottage was lovely."

    Spotlessly clean. A very comfortable bed. So quiet & convenient, 1 minute from the shops. An easy walk down to the Lake & buses every few minutes returning to Windermere. We will certainly book again.

    Thank you for your kind comments, they are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our second visit since finding Thyme Cottage and again we were not disappointed."

    The interior is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Situated in the centre of Windermere, close to shops, restaurants & transport be it trains, buses, water cruises. Plenty of walks and activities within a short distance from the cottage. All in all a gem of a place.

    Thank you for your kind comment, they are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "So pleased we have found this property to stay in, very central to all the Lake District."

    Didn’t use the car once, so nice to enjoy the scenery from the open topped bus. The bottle of Prosecco was a very thoughtful touch. We’ve booked again, so that says it all.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property for 2."

    Ideal location in Windermere close to bus & rail station and all amenities. Comes with a designated parking spot. Ideal will definitely use again

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thyme cottage was very clean, very quiet even though it was within easy reach of the high street."

    The cottage was very well stocked with glasses, cups, plates etc. However the bathroom was not suitable for anyone who has mobility issues as the bath was too high for my wife or myself to use it properly, also the doors in the bedroom we were unable to open and as our stay included the hottest day sleeping was difficult. Due to covid the games and books provided we were unable to use but a brilliant idea in case the weather is not too good. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2022

  • "This was a very comfortable apartment with everything provided for a self catering holiday."

    Located centrally in Windermere it was handy for local shops, restaurants and supermarket all within easy walking distance. We enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved Thyme Cottage!"

    ! Perfect location with pubs, restaurants, shops and local bus services 2 minutes from your door - we didn't use the car all week and did a lot of exploring. A 20 minute walk and you're in Bowness, it was nice to come back to the peace and quiet of the cottage. The accommodation is really comfortable and very clean. Would definitely recommend this holiday let.

    Reviewed by Mandi5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really comfortable and lovely apartment."

    The location was just perfect for exploring the Lake District.

    Thank you for your comments. We are really pleased you liked Thyme Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely clean and had every thing we needed great location."

    Might not be the best for people with mobility issues. For me bath was awkward to get in and out. Bed a little on the soft side and I had great difficulty getting out of the comfy lounge chairs. I did really enjoy the cottage though and good parking on site Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback and am sorry that you had these difficulties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonia4.4Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage with everything you could want or need."

    Very warm, clean and comfortable a real home from home. This was the second time we’ve stayed there and will certainly go back again. Everything we needed was within walking distance and we were able to park the car up and use buses to get around

    Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed Thyme Cottage and Windermere. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Mar 2022



    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent position- central yet quiet."

    Ideal if wish to use local transport. We used our bus passes the whole week for ease as traffic very heavy and car parking near to impossible! Advisable to book evening meals in local restaurants. Plenty of choice of eating places.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Comfortable, well equiped with everything you would need."

    Excellent level of cleanliness. Superb base for exploring the lakes. Plenty of eating places so you have no reason to cook on an evening. Not very easy to find at first due to outdated directions.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2021

  • "- [ ] A lovely one bedroom flat with all the facilities you may need."

    However do be aware that it is a ground floor flat and the bedroom has double doors and no windows. The doors face onto a communal area where I was kept awake by neighbours sat out chatting on phones. To the front the porch is shared with a lovely neighbour who can be pretty chatty. The flat is perfectly placed for Windermere and surrounding shops and having a parking space outside your door is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic little cottage ,great Location , no worry about parking it has its own parking bay."

    Bus stop is just a few yards away with frequent buses to Bowness . Ambleside and Grassmere if you wish to go further afield the main bus stops are up in the railway Station which is just a 10 minute uphill walk. The cottage is well equipped with plenty of crockery and utensils it also has a dishwasher and it has everything like Hairdryer, Iron and ironing board there wasn’t anything missing the owners have definitely equipped this cottage well. I can highly recommend this cottage it is spotlessly clean thank you to the cleaning staff who keep this cottage in perfect order we will certainly return .

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Highly recommend our stay at Thyme Cottage excellent location everything we ..."

    Highly recommend our stay at Thyme Cottage excellent location everything we needed and much much more, will definitely return 10/10

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Home from home cottage in a great area of Windermere but vey quite."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely little cottage, great location and incredibly well equipped."

    Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2021

  • "We would have enjoyed our stay more if Sykes had agreed as well as the owner to change the dates as me and my husband had tested positive for Covid prior to the stay ."

    We lost two days because of isolation and obviously didn’t feel

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2020

  • "Really nice cottage in good location very comfortable and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Thyme Cottage was a lovely cottage really close to all amenities and a perfect place from which to go exploring and a great place to relax on returning."

    The description was very accurate and booking was easy. Would definitely book with Sykes again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was the very first time we have had a stay at home break in a self catering property and I must congratulate the owners on their attention to detail, we could not think of a single item we needed that had not been provided the only downside is we will expect the same standards every time should we book again and I would imagine this cottage will be hard to beat."

    The location is perfect and the cottage itself was very welcoming and comfortable we could have asked for nothing more, we will certainly book again should we visit the lakes in the future. We would have given maximum satisfaction but have given a lower rating due to having E Mailed yourselves on two occasions for information regarding the property facilities but received no reply to either and the fact that on one information leaflet it stated Wi Fi was available and on another it stated there was no Wi Fi, as it turned out Wi Fi was available, but to be sure of contact with family and friends my wife had already purchased a Telephone package which in the end was not required due to the confusion, also we would not have taken so much stuff with us. Such a trifling matter will certainly not prevent us booking again but I felt it should be shown in the survey and brought to your attention in order for you to rectify these points in the future. Please pass our gratitude to the owners and thank them for a wonderful stay in their lovely cottage. Phil & Heather West

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cleanliness of cottage, new bathroom with excellent bath and shower."

    Everything we needed. Seats outside a nice bonus. However, TV had commentary for blind person on continuously and we couldn't turn it off. Apart from this we had a fab stay at Thyme cottage.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2020

  • "The accommodation was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated."

    A perfect size for two people, with a well-equipped kitchen and very comfortable bed. Lots of lovely bars and cafes on the doorstep and only a short walk down to the Lake.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2019

  • "Off road parking."

    Closeness to shops and restaurants. Central for bus services and use of travel pass.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Sep 2019

  • "Great property right in town centre with parking"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "We arrived to collect our keys after the office had closed."

    The keys had not been left in the box as they were supposed to have been we were very distressed and spent time having to ring to get someone to come to us with the keys. I know mistakes happen but feel very strongly that this should have been avoided by the staff in the office.

    Reviewed by P5.0Jun 2019

  • "Thyme cottage is in a great location and even though right in the centre of Windermere it was nice and quiet location."

    The facilities were great and had enough utensils in the kitchen was modern and clean bathroom was also very modern my only moan was we were there for two weeks and the housekeeping did not change the bedding or vacuumed while we were there she did change the towels would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Clare4.7May 2019

  • "Great location."

    Lovely cosy cottage. Well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2019

  • "The whole holiday was fantastic the accommodation was beyond anything we imaged weve already booked for next year"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "The flat was really lovely and had everything we needed."

    The bed is very comfy and could not have asked for a better location. Thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location - middle of the village."

    Very well equipped cottage. Spotlessly clean. Lots of useful information in cottage. Supermarkets close by. Couldn't fault it (and, believe me, I'm not easily this pleased). Just one thing - could you order some better weather next time we come :-D

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very easy to pick up & drop off keys where the staff were very friendly."

    Cottage was everything we expected, clean comfortable and easy to find. Great parking space which is important in the Lake District. Really enjoyed our week at Thyme Cottage.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Aug 2018

  • "Getting in and out of the shower, we had to be very careful as the bath has rather high sides, had to hold the handle!"

    Also, would prefer a slimline washing machine to the dishwasher, don't have much washing up with only two, and eating out, apart from breakfast, and a sandwich.Otherwise it was a nice break. One other problem, the TV had very few channels that I could access, don't know why, or what we did wrong, but as the weather was so hot was spent time in the flat, in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jul 2018

  • "Location of cottage great for all activities, had a lovely holiday would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was in ideal central location to windermere,ideal to leave car and walk,plenty of restaurants to choose."

    Cottage was very clean and tidy would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a most enjoyable holiday at the cottage it was central to all amenities and it was very comfortable and quiet considering how close we were from the town."

    We would certainly book it again if we are going that way. Many thanks Mr&Mrs Britton

    Reviewed by Freda5.0Jun 2018

  • "The situation of the cottage is perfect being right in the centre of Windermere."

    There are numerous pubs and restaurants to eat out in within a couple of minutes walk. There is also an excellent chippy just around the corner. We had many walks in the week we stayed, some local and others that we drove to. I would certainly recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to stay in the Windermere area

    Reviewed by William4.7Apr 2018

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Ground floor apartment
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, monsoon shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan sitting room with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Gas central heating
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Private front garden with furniture
  • Shop and restaurant 1 min
  • Pub 2 mins
  • Note: Children are not allowed at this property

The property

This ground floor apartment in a cosy cottage is situated just off the main road in the centre of Windermere. Thyme Cottage is ideal for a couple’s retreat, as it offers peace and quiet while being located in one of the most popular villages in the Lake District. All situated on the ground floor, the apartment offers a luxurious stay with a spacious open plan sitting room with two leather reclining chairs and a TV and DVD player, perfect for relaxing after a busy day of exploring.

The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped and the bedroom includes a king size bed.

The bathroom adds to the luxury of staying in Thyme Cottage with underfloor heating and a monsoon shower. Couples can relax in the private front garden with furniture, which is ideal after a day of exploring the beautiful Lake District. The buzzing village of Windermere offers a range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, which are right on your doorstep.

Bowness-on-Windermere, which is just over a mile away, also offers its own array of shops and restaurants, as well as the famous World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

You can also marvel at the stunning views from Bowness Bay such as Belle Isle - the largest island on Lake Windermere. For couples looking to venture further afield, the bus and train station in Windermere is only a five minutes walk away from the apartment, meaning you can leave your car while exploring other areas of the Lake District.

The historic market town of Kendal on the outskirts of the Lake District can be accessed by train in just 15 minutes.

Or if you’d like to sail away, you can jump on a Lake Cruiser from Bowness Bay and explore villages dotted around Lake Windermere, including Ambleside, Brockhole and Lakeside. Ideally located as a base for discovering the Lake District, Thyme Cottage is the perfect couple’s retreat with the delights of Windermere on its doorstep.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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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