lovely cottage bowness-windermere

House - Entire home/apt · number 3 Fellside cottages, Bowness on Windermere , Cumbria LA23 3DA, United Kingdom

Character cottage in the heart of Bowness. Walking distance from all amenities , yet set back in a private location behind trees. With parking and lovely garden this is the perfect place to explore the beautiful surroundings.

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Character cottage in the heart of Bowness. Walking distance from all amenities , yet set back in a private location behind trees. With parking and lovely garden this is the perfect place to explore the beautiful surroundings.

The Space

Foxglove Cottage lies in Bowness, one of the Lake Districts most popular villages, with its many shops, inns, cafes and restaurants leading down to the beautiful lake Windermere. Foxglove cottage is the perfect place to enjoy the outstanding natural beauty and to walk to local restaurants for a spot of dinner and maybe glass of wine or two.
The end property of three traditional lakeland cottages, Foxglove Cottage is a short walk from Bowness village and bay and yet remains private, hidden behind trees and shrubs. A shared drive leads up to the cottages and Foxglove is on the far end with lovely private garden to the rear.
The side entrance leads into the well equipped kitchen/dining room.
A single step leads up to the oak beamed sitting room. The room has comfy sofa and arm chairs, and , of course , the obligatory log burning stove. A most comfortable and cosy place to relax after a long walk in the beautiful surrounding area. A narrow staircase leads to the upstairs floor, on the landing is the first bathroom with bath and overhead shower. A few more steps lead onto the main landing off which there are two bedrooms, one the master double, with en-suite whirlpool bath and overhead shower, the second a pretty twin bedroom.
At the rear of the cottage there is a lovely private garden, surrounded by shrubs and trees. there is a dining area where you can perhaps have a barbecue and enjoy a glass of rose in the spring/summer.
This is a perfect place to stay for either couples or a small family, where the amazing area of the Lake district can be easily explored and just a short walking distance you can pop out to wine and dine in the evening before returning to a cosy relaxing cottage.

The Location
The linked towns of Bowness and Windermere lie east of Lake Windermere, where Bowness is at the waters edge, with the town of Windermere set about a half mile away above the lake.
Each is a busy community of shops, cafes, restaurants and attractions, serving both the local community and our visitors to the Lake District. Perhaps the biggest attraction is the bay at Bowness, a sweeping crescent of waterfront and adjoining parkland, where you can enjoy a walk by the shore or find a quite place to picnic. At the bay you will find the piers and the famous Windermere steamers, which offer boat trips up and down the ten - mile reach of the lake. Here you can also hire rowing boats and motor powered boats, which can be taken by the hour to explore the lake and it islands for yourself.
Other popular attractions are the World of Beatrix Potter, the Windermere Steam Boat Museum and a little south of Bowness the Blackwell Arts and Crafts house, one of the most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century. The house is a superb example of the Arts and Crafts movement architecture, where it occupies a stunning position overlooking Windermere and is open to the public as a gallery for craft and applied arts. North of Windermere is Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Center. Set on the lakeshores the main house is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you will find a huge adventure playground, café, shop and exhibitions along with a host of information about the National Park.
For visual entertainment you have the Royalty Cinema in Windermere, and the Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness, (email hidden)ly annual season of music, theatre, comedy and film.
There are plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants, where for me the best is by far Jericho’s in Windermere. Owned and run by Jo and Chris Blaydes, the welcome is always warm, the setting perfect and the cuisine delicious. For a good country pub atmosphere there is the Queens Head at Troutbeck, about 2 miles from the main village the inn offers fine beers, good food and roaring fires in winter months.
For the big walks and big landscapes you will have to travel a bit further into the park, however there is a good local walk up onto Orrest Head, which begins from Windermere, just opposite the railway station. Anecdotally it was the first ever walk for Alfred Wainwright where the view from the summit was said to have changed his life and set him on a lifetime of fell walking and the production of those much loved walking guides. Also quite local are the fells to the south of Bowness. Although not mountain high, they offer a magical rolling countryside rising above the lake with magnificent views.
Travel a little further afield and you much to explore. South of the villages, at the foot of Windermere, is Newby Bridge and Lakeside where the steamers terminate. Here you will also find Fell Foot Park for boat hire, fishing and the National Trust Gardens. East lies kendal, the capital Town of South Lakeland. A host of good shopping, restaurants and a busy cultrural scene with the likes of the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and The Brewery Arts Center.
At the northern head of the lake lies Ambleside, a popular town with cinema, pubs, restaurants and huge selection of outdoor and climbing gear shops.
Once you past the head of the lake you are within easy rach of the big fells such as the Langdales, the forest of Grizedale and the other great lake in the south, Coniston Water.

The Neighborhood

The outstanding natural beauty, beyond compare!

Convenience of local village with it's selection of restaurants and shops.

Getting around

Easy access to Windermere station from the Lake shore, and plenty of buses around the area.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Security Deposit: $176
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The cottage was everything we expected, with its combination of a traditional Lake District dwelling and modern amenities. It's definitely a place you can genuinely call "charming", with timber beams, cute windows and cozy, quiet bedrooms. We grabbed the chances offered by the weather to eat outside in the garden which was also lovely. Overall a fantastic place to stay with a family, and literally a minute's walk from the centre of Bowness with its shops and access to the lake.

    May 2014
  • A friend and I went with our girlfriends to support them in the Windermere Marathon. We spent 4 days at the cottage and it was perfect for the four of us. The garden was great for a barbecue in the hot weather and we had everything we needed during our stay. The location is also excellent.

    May 2014
  • Really charming cottage in a great location in Bowness. Clean, comfortable and cosy with everything needed for a lovely stay in the Lake District.
    Well equipped kitchen, plenty of information and recommendations about the location and places of interest, games, sky TV and a wood stove.
    Bowness is the best place to stay in the area, and the cottage is so close to all the best restaurants, ferries and buses that we didn't need to use the car to have a day out.

    May 2014
  • Great little cottage, conveniently located.

    April 2014
  • The cottage was absolutely lovely and very clean. Ann was a great host and responded to questions immediately. We had a great time and would highly recommend Ann's cottage. Thanks!

    April 2014
  • we had a lovely stay at this cottage. great area for not having a car (£5 taxi to and from station) and close to pier, bars and restaurants. property was immaculate on arrival and Ann contacted us straight away about a small issue of missing TV remote, and offered to purchase a replacement immediately. lovely big main bathroom with bath, master bedroom was spacious and pretty. would happily return, and we're already considering another trip in the summer.

    March 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Ann's cottage. The cottage is very pretty and in great condition. The cottage is also in great location near to all attractions.
    Communication with Ann was good and she was happy to answer any questions and help. We had a problem with a radiator not working but Ann was quick to reply to offer advice.We did find the cottage a bit cold so I would recommend packing an extra jumper!
    WE would happily come back to this cottage.

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 111 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
  • We had a great stay at Ann's cottage. It's location is great for going out to pubs and restaurants in Bowness and also exploring the Lakes. Ann was friendly and quick to respond to me for booking etc. highly recommended

    November 2013
  • We had an absolutely wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. The location is perfect- a fantastic range of restaurants and pubs nearby and a 10 minute drive from a range of walks in stunning scenery. The cottage was spotless, beautifully presented and the fire was a real luxury. We'd love to return.

    November 2013
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I absolutely love the lake district it's one of the most beautiful places in the world. I love to take the dog out for long walks in the country and have picnics by the lake. Reading a good book by the log burner with a good glass of red after a long walk bliss! Equally love St Paul De Vence on Cote D'azure, again beautiful but with added advantage of glorious weather and the sea! We have a 9 year old boy who is learning to sail and windsurf so it's perfect for him there (lucky boy indeed) It's brilliant just sitting at the cafe de la place watching the people come and go or looking around all the amazing galleries in St Paul.... Fave books at moment: Kate Mosse labyrinth Fave movies: Big Labowski, sleepers (woody allen), old original st trinians etc Fave destinations: Lake District, St Paul De Vence/cote D'azure, Canada. As I work in the music industry I have quite an eclectic music taste..faves at the moment are The Dirty Rivers (our recent signing) love the beta band, BRMC, radiohead, Air. I love fresh seafood but also a good old sunday roast followed by apple crumble... If i had a life motto it would be" Why Not?"
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