Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

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
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $132
Weekend Price: $179 / night
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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, staging a lively 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.

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM

The cottage has house rules manual for guest information.
Please note that during all peak holiday times ie Easter Christmas and Summer holidays, partial week bookings are not available.




Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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74 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
May 2017
This cottage is just beautiful. Small and perfectly formed, it was just right for a short break to the Lakes with our two small children. Bowness is full of character with a feeling of a small town, but endless shops and places to eat or just to enjoy the scenery. It's also ideal as a base to get out and explore the area with many of the Lakes' best attractions in reach We had a great time and would totally recommend staying here

Christine User Profile
May 2017
Convenient and lively for us to walk and drive around Lake District.

Sharon User Profile
April 2017
Brilliant location, central to Bowness shops and restaurants. Opposite a public car park and quite busy road but by 10pm it was very quiet and we never had a problem. House was very quaint and warm. The owner has thought of everything regarding kitchen equipment etc. We would definitely return.
Ann User Profile
Response from Ann:
Thanks Sharon, your feedback was very helpful and really glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to hosting you guys again.
April 2017

Jason User Profile
April 2017
Amazing location and cute little cottage. The house could do with some love and attention to enhance its beauty. Furniture in lounge room is quite old and the cooking utensils a bit sub par. Overall a nice stay but could do with some improvements

Elizabeth User Profile
April 2017
Our stay at Ann's cottage was great, couldn't have wished for any more. The cottage was clean and very cosy. The check in and check out process was very simple. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were lovely and warm on arrival. There is a log burning stove for which some logs were provided. The wifi worked a treat, which was great to check out the local pubs and restaurants. Ann's cottage is extremely convenient for all the amenities of Bowness which are literally a two minute walk down the road. I wouldn't have any hesitation in booking again.

Rhian User Profile
April 2017
The cottage is situated in the perfect spot within walking distance from everything. The kitchen, bathrooms and main bedroom were all lovely and modern. The lounge and second bedroom could do with an update furniture wise (a bit mis match) but the beds were comfortable and the lounge was cosy. I would recommend replacing all the dark paintings and pictures on the walls in every room with something modern and bright, perhaps frame the various Lake district posters you can find in town, but that's just a matter of personal taste. It would also be helpful to know when the bins go out and the WIFI code to be written down in the welcome folder, also a new chopping board is needed. A welcome hamper would also be a great touch :) Overall the cottage was in the perfect location and we had a very comfortable stay. We would love to return in the summer so we can make use of the lovely garden! Ann was also very helpful with the booking and letting us check in early :) Thanks

Augustine User Profile
April 2017
Great location in a truly historic cottage within walking distance of everything that you need

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Ann User Profile

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 son 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: Briefer history of time /Patti Smith biography.
Fave movies: Big Labowski, Sleepers (woody allen), Buffalo 66, old original st trinians, Pink Panther 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 Vryll Society, Psycho comedy, Tom Low and Hidden Charms all Deltasonic artists ((URL HIDDEN) I also love the beta band, 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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