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A Charming, Romantic Lakeland Stone Terraced Cottage



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Cottage in Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, England - Ideally Located To Explore The Lake District

Nutkin Cottage offers the unique combination of a comfortable, well appointed living space, set within a traditional Lakeland stone cottage. The cottage is located in a quiet terrace, providing easy access to a variety of shops, excellent restaurants and tourist attractions, also being only a few minutes stroll away from lake Windermere itself. The cottage has a lovely double room and a twin room at the back of the property. Downstairs there are lounge and separate dining room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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based on 19 holidaymaker reviews


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  • 2 of 5

Highly recommend this property.

Great location for getting around to the other lakes aswell.

******* star rating

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you could wish for in a cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely furnishings, extremely comfortable.

Sunny courtyard garden.Would certainly stay again.Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, and great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was fantastic, pictures can't describe how well kept the cottage is, much bigger than the pictures perceive. The cottage was immaculate, and really well looked after. Great service from the owner, even when I managed to leave a suit jacket behind when we left she ensured it was mailed to me. The only downside is no allocated parking and we had to park either in the car park opposite or on neighbouring roads many times during the week, although it was half term so it might not always be that busy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review Nutkin cottage. I'm glad that you had a lovely time. Sorry to hear that you weren't always able to park outside but I think it must have the fact that it was a busy school holiday week. There are several other streets that our permit is valid for and usually finding a space isn't a problem. I hope we may welcome you back to Nutkin in the future Regards Janette
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A lovely base for a visit to the Lake District

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage! My sister and I stayed for 3 nights. It had everything we needed.Located in the centre of Bowness but on a very quiet street. A bonus to have a parking permit as car parks in the area were expensive. I would certainly recommend this property and hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the trouble to review the cottage. I hope to welcome you back to Nutkin in the future Regards, janette
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  • 5 of 5

Surprise stay booked for my parents at the end of what's been an eventful year.

They said the cottage was lovely, spotlessly clean and everything you could want or need.

Plenty to do, lots of lovely coffee shops and restaurants near by.

Would defiantly come back and that speaks for it's self.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Amanda, I'm so pleased that your parents enjoyed their stay at Nutkin and hope to welcome the family back sometime Kind regards Janette
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Lovely Cosy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute change of booking for us and it was a great choice. Nutkin Cottage is cosy, clean, well equipped and in a great location. A lot of thought has been put into the decor and facilities and it suited us perfectly. It's just a short walk down to Lake Winderemere, past some great shops and restaurants, so plenty to do and see. We couldn't fault it and wish we had longer. Would highly recommend. Thank you. The Dean & Family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very positive feedback, Tracy,I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Nutkin Regards Janette
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From the Owner

We chose this property as it is built of traditional lakeland stone , and is at the bottom of a quiet street yet in the midst of the popular village of Bowness which sits on the edge of Lake Windermere. You can literally be at a restaurant, cinema, shops or at the lakeside in minutes and with ferries across to Lakeside and Ambleside, you can access a great deal without using the car, which we find makes for a relaxing stay whenever we visit. Ten minutes up the hill, and you are in the village of Windermere with a number of bars, restaurants, shops etc. and access to a lovely twenty minute walk up Orrest Head which gives wonderful views over the lake and surrounding area.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


Windermere Railway station is 1 mile away; by road from either Northbound or Southbound on the M6, exit at Junction 36, onto A590 and then A591 signposted to Kendal and Windermere.


The cottage is located within the village of Bowness on Windermere, on the lake shore.

Ambleside is 5 miles north along the lakeside; Coniston 6 miles; Hawkeshead 3 miles to the west.

Further Details:

Easy access to a wide variety of shops, excellent restaurants and tourist attractions including the World of Beatrix Potter, Windermere Lake Cruises, Royalty Cinema, St. Martins Church, Blackwell House etc.

Adventure activities available include sailing, canoeing, kayak, abseiling, archery, cannoning and rock climbing.

Leisure activities available include golf, cycling, fishing, boating, horse riding, walking, hiking and sightseeing.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 is required when booking the Cottage. If the booking is made less than 4 weeks before the date of arrival the full amount due must be paid at the time of booking.

The cottage is let on a strictly no smoking, no pets basis.

Changeover Day:

The cottage will be available from 3.00pm onwards on the day of arrival. Please make sure the premises are vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks can be arranged subject to availability, please email to discuss your requirements.

A £100 deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance payable four weeks before stay (for stays of a week or more).
Full payment is required at the time of booking for stays of less than a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, basin and w/c


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Brass Bedstead Double Bed Bedroom 2 with Two Single Beds


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There is on street parking to the front of the property with parking permit provided. Outside: To the rear there is a small pretty enclosed patio/yard with garden area, pots and garden furniture. Utility Room: Drying room / laundry with washing machine and separate dryer, boot rack and hanging space Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding & towels are provided. A travel cot (excluding bedding) and highchair are available at no extra charge. Other: Dining room that boasts a woodburning stove set in large original feature Lakeland stone fireplace, table & chairs, fireside chairs.

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