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Spacious 4 Bed House fully en Suite in Bowness with Parking for 4 cars



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, parking for 4 cars, few minutes walk to The Lake, restaurants, pubs, bars and shops

Sandown is a spacious and comfortable upside down house which offers the perfect location for a family or group of friends looking for a exceptionally well equipped holiday home. The whole house was refurbished in 2011 so has been done to a high standard and with a modern feel. The main advantages to Sandown are the fact that each guest bedroom has private shower facilities and a TVs and all are on the ground floor so not far to carry your luggage! And the house has ample parking for up to 4 cars within the grounds. The kitchen is really equipped with most of the gadgets and cooking utensils you will find at home. And the relaxing lounge and dining room are located upstairs to take advantage of the mountain range views.

We are situated in a peaceful part of Bowness-on-Windermere in the heart of the English Lake District we are still only a few minutes gentle stroll to Lake Windermere and all that Bowness village has to offer. We are dog friendly for one well behaved dog only, we offer free WI-FI and bed linen, TVs in all the bedrooms, 1 bath & hand towel pp, and bath mats.

Despite our central location we have plenty of guest parking within our grounds.

Please note the house can only accommodate 7 people plus baby maximum. We have 1 travel cot and high chair available.

Our changeover day is a Friday. Please note that the rates quoted are for a full 7 night week; the way the calendar is set up we are not able to overlap dates so the rates look like they are Fri to Thurs, which is 7 inclusive nights, so you would check in on a Friday and check out a week later on the Friday.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Georgeene & Mark both live in Bowness-on-Windermere so we have an abundant amount of local knowledge for days out, walking and other outdoor activities as well as all the best places to eat and drink and we are happy to share all this with you.

The Lake District is a must stay for anyone visiting the UK or looking for a beautiful part of the UK to holiday in as there is so much to see and do as well as appreciating our stunning scenery.

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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Location location location

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent choice for our extended family holiday following a wedding reception at the Hydro. A 15 minute walk to Bowness pier passing a couple of small supermarkets on the way for groceries. There are also several good restaurants within a five minute walk.

The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived, was very well equipped and maintained. Georgeene was very helpful with enquiries and very pleasant to deal with.

No hesitation in recommending the house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roy for your kind review e are so pleased you were all comfortable at the house and had a good enjoyable week.
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Wonderful Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful quiet location, excellent facilities & lovely view, comfortable clean rooms with good standards and en Suite. Fantastic huge dinning-living room. It was our fist visit at Lake District and was thoroughly enjoyed.

The owner was very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sandown House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sandown for a week, we found the location ideal for exploring Bowness and Windermere. The house had everything we needed and all the rooms had their own bathrooms which was a bonus as there were 7 adults. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab self catering New Year break

  • 4 of 5

Sandown is a clean, comfortable and modern guest house which was ideally located having the beautiful lake Windermere and shops only a short walk away. Myself, husband and two young children and my friend and family spent 5 nights over new year. A lovely touch to welcome us was a hamper of biscuits and wine. It had onsite parking and ample kitchen utensils, spare quilts etc. Having booked almost a year in advance, Georgeene always responded promptly to email queries and left contact numbers during our stay for extra reassurance. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful guest house and would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura for your kind comments, we are so glad you had a nice visit to bring in the Nee Year and that you were comfortable. Hopefully we will see you back again in the near future. Kindest regards Georgie
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Sandown House

  • 4 of 5

Sandown House is ideally located for exploring the Lake District. The accommodation was very well equipped and it's upside down configuration made the most of the views from the upstairs windows (would not recommend for those with a mobility disability). The house is on a busy road and there is little outside space for BBQ etc. although there is a small park across the road where supervised children can play. The owners are located next door but do not intrude upon house guests but are there if needed. I would recommend Sandown as a base but would have liked more outside space around the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments we are glad you found the house well equipped. Although there is a lot of outside space around the house it is not really landscaped as a garden as such as guests have always prized parking for multiple cars more important given our central location where off road parking is hard to find. But as you say there is a nice park directly opposite the house and a completely contained play park a few yards away to the rear of the house and Bowness is only a few minutes walk away which has a few parks and lots of outside space.
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sandown house, bowness on windermere

  • 5 of 5

This property is stunning, situated within a few minutes of bowness on windermere. There is plenty of parking and the house has everything you need and more. We spent a week here with family and 2 dogs and we were all impressed with the facilities and excellent location. There is plenty to do for all ages from beautiful walks to a boat trip on one of the many lakes. We would certainly recommend the house and hope to all return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and we are really happy you had such a great week and found the house to suitable for your needs and we hope to see you again in the near future.
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From the Owner

Windermere is the ideal base for The Lake District as it has excellent restaurants, specialist & boutique shops, tea shops, wine bars & old traditional English pubs. From The Pier you can enjoy a trip around Lake Windermere hopping on and off at the traditional villages or ride the Lakeside steam train. There are lots for the kids to do like fun farms, Go Ape, a zoo, the aquarium etc. Alternatively from our front door you are already only minutes away from breath-taking views and many beautiful scenic walks, hikes and bike rides. But if you fancy a change from all that you can go climbing, sailing, golfing, fishing, horse riding, off roading, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking or visit the many historic houses, safari parks, award winning gardens, the list goes on with something for all.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bowness at 1 Metres Nearest Golf : Windermere Golf Club at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : In Windermere at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 at 16 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bowness at 1 Metres Nearest Beach : Morcecambe at 25 Miles Car: not necessary


Manchester International Airport is 80 miles away which takes approx. 90 minutes in the car.

Liverpool International Airport is 80 miles away which takes approx. 90 minutes in the car.

Blackpool Airport is 50 miles away which takes approx. 60 minutes in the car.

Windermere Rail Station links to all mainline rail and is a few minutes in the car from Sandown.

There is a bus stop at our front door. The use of a car is NOT essential.


We are based in the Southern Lake District and we are accessible to the whole of the Lake District either by car, boat, bus or on foot. We are only a few minutes walk to the village of Bowness where there are many shops and restaurants, pubs etc. and just a few minutes to the Lake.

Bowness 2 minutes walk

Windermere 15 minutes walk

Ambleside 4 miles

Hawkshead 8 miles

Rydal 6 miles

Grasmere 10 miles

Kendal 8 miles

Keswick 22 miles

Penrith 30 miles

Carlisle 40 miles

Further Details:

Banks, shops, pubs, restaurants, post office, supermarket, cinema and the Lake are a few minutes walk from Sandown.

Rail station 15 minutes walk or a few minutes in a taxi.

Not suitable for those with limited mobility due to upside down configuration, narrow hallway and en suites are not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Break
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Break
23 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Break 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Please email for availability.
Deposit due on booking (contract supplied).
Balance and breakage deposit due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Breakage deposit (if relevant) returned within 10 days after end of stay.

Changeover Day:
Check in from 3.30pm
Check out by 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The house is in the perfect location in a quiet yet central position within the Windermere area only a 5 minute gentle stroll to Lake Windermere and a few minutes’ walk down to the village of Bowness (on the Lake) or 20 minutes walk up the hill to Windermere village. All our guests rooms are located on the ground floor so no struggling with any luggage! Unlike many cottages with a central location we have private and secure parking for approx. 5 cars within our grounds. And all our bedrooms have their own shower en suite so no queuing for the bathroom or the loo at any time! Plus all bedrooms have their own TV. We have Sky and offer free Wi-Fi, we are dog friendly and we have an outside area to enjoy if you want to have a BBQ etc. We can also securely store bikes.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 28 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Each bedroom has its own shower en suite, toilet and wash basin. We have 1 x travel cot available you will require your own bedding and 1 high chair, please ask on enquiry/booking.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 bedrooms in total: 3 x double all with a double bed, wardrobe, side tables, lamps, shower en suite (shower, toilet & washbasin), flat screen TV, hair dryer, Wi-Fi. Single room has the same facilities but with a single bed. All are ground floor.


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • The house itself is strictly NO SMOKING as we have professional smoke detectors fitted in all rooms, but smoking is permitted in the grounds & car park. We are happy to accept a MAX. of 1 well behaved dog at anytime but we ask that they are not left unattended in the house (if you can put them in the car if you are going out without them) and also that they are not allowed to sleep IN or ON the beds or furniture. There are many good places to eat in the village and also out and about that you can take your dogs. We ask for a returnable £300 property damage or breakages deposit which would be returned no later than 10 days after check out date. This is for damage or breakages which would be discussed with you if relevant. If you have pets staying this also covers for any of our requested rules which have not been followed. Our changeover day is Friday. Please note that the rates quoted include 7 full nights. Ample parking for 4 cars and an area is set aside with a outside table, chairs and BBQ, see images. Bed linen, bath, hand towel & bath mats are provided. The house is cleaned on check out day; if you are staying more than 1 week and wish the house to be cleaned, please enquire (this will be chargeable). Towels provided; 1 bath & 1 hand per person. The Dining Room with large table easily accommodating 8 people. We have 1 x travel cot available you will require your own bedding and 1 high chair, please ask on enquiry/booking.

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