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VISIT ENGLAND GOLD AWARD COTTAGE 2015, 2016, NEAR BOWNESS AND LAKE WINDERMERE

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet Location Within Strolling Distance Of Bowness and Lake Windermere

AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY COTTAGE (SLEEPS 4).

XMAS AND NEW YEAR

Book now! Get away over the New year period (Xmas week has now gone) £710

We are currently looking for a booking for the entire week.

Quiet location within strolling distance of bustling Bowness with its shops, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms and Lake Windermere. Ideal base for cycling, walking, water sports, golf, riding and other outdoor activities or simply exploring the Lake District National Park.

Off street parking for 2 cars (can park in street as well)

Own garden

Gas central heating throughout

Free wifi.

Winner of Visit England's much coveted Gold Award for exceptional accommodation and good service 2015 and 2016.

Living room:

The spacious lounge/diner is equipped with a stylish walnut dining table, 4 chairs and sideboard, a bookcase, books, guides, oak carved chair, oak bureau, sumptuous 2 and 3 seat leather sofas, mahogany coffee table, 32" LED TV, blu-ray DVD player and WiFi.Bedrooms:

Bedrooms:

Bedroom 1 super-king size bed (can be made into a twin bedded room if requested when booking).

Bedroom 2 double bed.

Beds in both bedrooms stylishly dressed. Each has wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers, chair and mirrors. Hairdryer bedroom 1.

Bathroom:

High spec bathroom - corner wc, wash basin, large mirror, monsoon shower over P-shaped bath (glass shower screen), oak corner cupboard, large heated towel rail, tiled floor with electric underfloor heating and timer.

Kitchen:

The well equipped kitchen has everything you need: oven, ceramic hob, cooker hood, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, stainless steel sink, plenty of cupboard space, crockery, cooking and other utensils and steam iron.

Outside:

The garden is a truly delightful place to sit when the rhododendrons are in bloom. There are flower beds and a lawn in the front garden. Roses grow up the trellis on the front wall of the property. There are flower beds to the side of the house and at the rear.

The paths and parking area are made with blue-grey slate chippings from the local quarry at Elterwater.

There are chairs, a table and umbrella on the rear patio. A pleasant place to sit and eat in the sun on fine days in spring and summer.

And nearby the beck flows cheerfully past - a great sound to wake up to each day!

Wooden hut to the rear of the property (can be used to store bicycles securely). Also used for storing walking boots and wet outdoor clothing.

Clothes may be dried outside on the rotary clothesline or on a rack in the bathroom.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen:

Price includes hotel quality linen for each bed, similar quality hand and bath towel for each guest and a tea towel and oven gloves for the kitchen. Property is cleaned and fresh linen etc is provided on each changeover.

Please note that our normal changeover date is Friday. We accept bookings for short breaks in low season and at other times of the year for last minute bookings for unsold weeks (but not if they straddle our Friday changeover day).

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My aunt Olive Wilkinson (age 95) owns the cottage but we (John and Christine Comber) organised its renovation and manage the lettings for her. We are retired and split our time between England and Spain.

When we are in the Lake District we enjoy walking, eating out and the excellent beer.The property has been in the family for more than 50 years. We have had many a happy holiday there. Now it's your turn!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

1st day arrived and it's just breathtaking... Last day today (sad emoticom!) had a wonderful week, love the cottage, can't wait to return... Thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage xxx "The H Family" 25.04.2014

Beautiful, clean, cosy, well equipped cottage, perfect base for hols. Many thanks

"The S Family" 21.6.2014

Very homely and comfortable. We often visit the Lake District + this is the best cottage we have stayed in! Thank you J & P D 5.7.2014

Enjoyed our stay in this very clean and comfortable cottage. Ideal location for exploring the area. H&K M 17.11.2014

VisitEngland agreed with our guests and gave it a Gold Award for 2015 in recognition of its exceptional quality and a 4 star rating.
Mar 2014
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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Would recommend

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a short break in this lovely bungalow which is an ideal location for visiting Bowness, Windermere and the surrounding area.

Found it well equipped, very clean and really comfortable. The owner is friendly and helpful and provided comprehensive details covering the facilities along with local information which made the whole process very easy.

Would recommend a stay here and definitely intend returning

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect base for exploring the Lakes

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for an anniversary weekend and had a fantastic stay. The cottage was lovely and perfectly situated - easy walking distance to Bowness and on a quiet road.

The house had everything we could have needed and was very comfortable.

Contact with the owner was easy and efficient; information provided was comprehensive and helpful.

We spent time walking and exploring as well as relaxing in the cottage. Fantastic! Thanks to John for making it a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate , great location x

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely , everything you need for a comfortable stay, beds that you didn't want to get out of , lovely bathroom with a shower over the bath , everything you need in the kitchen , lovely back patio with table & chairs which we used Quite a bit to relax with a drink , its location is ideal for walking into bowness , would recommend to anyone , loved it , very clean , will be back xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely well located holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in this very comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage. Very well located and only a short distance to Bowness town centre. The owner is very helpful and accommodating and we would thoroughly recommend this property for a trip to the Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate cottage in idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Ryebank Cottage was the perfect place for an escape to the country, nestled in a quiet neighborhood, a stones throw away from Bowness. Everything is modern and well looked after yet the property still maintains the charm that you expect when staying in a cottage.

John (the owner) takes a lot of pride in the property and has a wealth of knowledge about the surrounding area, He went above and beyond to ensure that we get the most out of our time in the Lake District.

The only thing I regret, is that we didn't have more time to explore. I hope to return one day soon and will definitely recommend the property to friends and family visiting the area.

5 Stars+++

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely delightful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is located on a hillside in Bowness-on-Windermere with a beautiful view of the surrounding hillsides from the front window and a delightful little stream running through the back garden. The cottage itself is obviously lovingly kept. The kitchen is well appointed with absolutely everything one would need to cook up a feast. The sitting /dining room is large and comfortable. The bathroom/shower room is of hotel standard with under-floor heating and a rainfall showerhead (exactly what you need after a long day walking around the lakes). Also, the beds are so cozy and comfortable, one just doesn't want to get out of bed in the morning. Overall, the whole house is warm and absolutely spotless and for tech savvy individuals, the wifi is very fast. I have stayed in several cottages all over the lake district and I genuinely have to say that this was head and shoulders above the rest. Finally, the owner John is a delight to converse with and made the whole exchange an absolute treat. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The cottage is so comfortable and ideally situated for exploring the Lake District National Park. What a vibrant and exciting place it is nowadays! There is so much to do. Check out the Go-Lakes website and see for yourself.

Activity and Interests

Travel:

90 miles

Manchester Airport

Car hire or use of car recommended

Distances:

Bowness village is within easy walking distance and Lake Windermere is nearby (about 10 minutes to the village)

Windermere village (1 mile)

Ambleside (6 miles)

Rydal Water (7 miles)

Grasmere (10 miles)

Ullswater (18 miles)

Kirkstone Pass (7 miles)

Langdale (11 miles)

Hawkshead (10 miles)

Coniston water (14 miles)

Kendal (9.7 miles)

Keswick (23 miles).

Close to the Dalesway long distance footpath.

Further Details:

Late night shopping until 23:00 in Windermere and Bowness

There are great places in the area to eat out at lunchtime or in the evening. We like Miller Howe and Villa Positano which are close to the property. We also like (further away but still within easy reach) the Langdale Chase, Zeferellis, the Drunken Duck Inn, the Punch Bowl, the Britannia Inn, Starlys, Wilfs, the Hawkshead Brewery, Chesters, Farrers tea and coffee shop and so on...

The Lakes is also a great place for all sorts of other activities - the Guardian and Telegraph have useful travel guides and the Lake District National Park and the GoLakes websites contain a wealth of information to help you plan your holiday in the Lakes. Our Welcome Pack contains details on all of this and much more...

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 23
4 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£95
Fri,Sat,Sun
£375
 
 
Rate 25
28 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
£710
for 7 nights
£710
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£551
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Strictly no smoking, no candles, no pets.
Email with phone number to make enquiry. Non-refundable deposit of 25% required within 7 days to secure booking. Balance due 8 weeks prior to start of holiday (along with a refundable security deposit of £150). Payments should be made by internet banking transfers or transfers from your own bank (they don't charge for this). Holidays booked less than 8 weeks in advance should be paid in full on booking (along with the £150 refundable security deposit).

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday.
Arrival must be after 4pm at the start of your holiday (there is a key safe so late arrivals are no problem).
Departure must be strictly before 10am at the end of your stay.

Notes on prices:

Prices for other short breaks are individually negotiated. Short breaks will normally only be accepted where they are outside school holidays and begin on or after a Friday and end on or before the following Friday. Email with phone number (preferably giving a landline number) to discuss any booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The property was renovated throughout in 2013 - new bathroom and kitchen, rewiring, re-plumbing, interior and exterior redecorated, new gas central heating, underfloor heating in bathroom, carpets, beds, linen, 2 and 3 seat leather sofas, LED TV, blu-ray DVD player and WiFi, all new and more besides. The garden and outside areas were also given a face-lift. It is in excellent condition. We were delighted when Visit England gave it a second Gold Award this year in recognition of its exceptional quality. The property has a tranquil, light and airy feel to it. And its location is a special selling feature given how close it is to the bustling Bowness - such a good base for holidaying in the Lakes.

Property Type

  • bungalow

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • lake
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • High spec bathroom - corner wc, wash basin, large mirror, monsoon shower over P-shaped bath (glass shower screen), oak corner cupboard, large heated towel rail, tiled floor with electric underfloor heating and timer.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Can be made up as 2 singles (ask when booking)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king size bed (can be made into a twin bedded room if requested when booking), Bedroom 2 with double bed, beds stylishly dressed. Each with wardrobe, bedside tables, lamps, chest of drawers, chair and mirrors. Hairdryer bedroom 1.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is suitable for up to 4 persons. There is ample room for everyone to spread out and relax on the comfortable leather sofas in the lounge/diner. Watch TV there on one of the freeview channels, play your Blu-Ray DVD's, listen to music on your CD's or memory stick, read one of the paperbacks, consult the leaflets and guides, catch up on your emails, check the weather or plan your day by looking up one of the web-sites recommended in our welcome pack. Start the day with an invigorating shower in the luxury bathroom with its underfloor heating or finish it with a relaxing soak in the bath after a walk on the fells. Sit in the garden and relax with a drink. Have your breakfast on the patio in the morning or enjoy your meal there in the evening. Cook your meals in the well equipped kitchen which is conveniently situated whether you are eating indoors or out. At the end of the day retire to one of the light and airy bedrooms with their comfortable and elegantly dressed beds. Outside: The garden is a delightful place to sit, especially when the rhododendrons are in bloom. There are flower beds and a lawn in the front garden. Roses grow up the trellis on the front wall of the property. There are flower beds to the side of the house and at the rear. The paths and parking area are made with blue-grey slate chippings from the local quarry at Elterwater. There are chairs, a table and umbrella on the rear patio. A great place to sit and eat in the sun on fine days in spring and summer. And nearby the beck flows cheerfully past - a great sound to wake up to each day! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes hotel quality linen for each bed, similar quality hand and bath towel for each guest and a tea towel and oven gloves for the kitchen. Property is cleaned and fresh linen etc is provided on each changeover. Other: Wooden hut to the rear of the property which can be used to store bicycles securely. It is also used for storing walking boots and wet outdoor clothing. Clothes may be dried outside on the rotary clothesline or on a rack in the bathroom.

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