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Thyme Cottage

Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972421)

4.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LesleyAug 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 Not very easy to find at first due to outdated directions.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 JeanJul 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 ChrisJul 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 YvonneJun 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 CarmelJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

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

    Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 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 MichaelOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by IanSep 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 LindaSep 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 PhilipAug 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 MargaretJul 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 KarenDec 2019

  • "Off road parking."

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

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2019

  • "Great property right in town centre with parking"

    Reviewed by RobertAug 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 PJun 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 ClareMay 2019

  • "Great location."

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

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by PaulMay 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 FionaApr 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 JanOct 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 KevinAug 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 MargaretJul 2018

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

    Reviewed by LisaJun 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 PaulJun 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 FredaJun 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 WilliamApr 2018

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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.

Summary

  • Ground floor apartment
  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size double
  • Bathroom with bath, monsoon shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open plan sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, 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.

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

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About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

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, 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.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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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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