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VISIT ENGLAND GOLD AWARD COTTAGE 2015, 2016, 2017 NEAR BOWNESS AND LAKE WINDERME

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Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet Location Within Strolling Distance Of Bowness and Lake Windermere

AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY COTTAGE (SLEEPS 4).

We prefer to let for full weeks starting on our changeover day which is Friday. We do accept bookings for short breaks in low season and at other times for unsold weeks close to their start. Email me if you want to book a short break and get a quote.

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, 2016 and 2017.

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.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John Comber
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About John Comber

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!

John Comber purchased this bungalow in 1950

Why John Comber chose England

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.

What makes this bungalow unique

The property was renovated throughout in 2013 and is still in excellent condition, We were delighted when Visit England gave it a third 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.

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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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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7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic bungalow, in superb Windemere location

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate property, recently extensively refurbished and well equipped (small) kitchen, lounge diner (good size) and two excellent bedrooms (including optional queen size double bed). Off road parking. Excellent communication from owners. We loved the holiday and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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
 
2
19 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£399
 
 
3
24 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£216
for 3 nights
From
£72
£416
 
 
3a
3 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£416
for 7 nights
£416
 
 
4
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
 
5
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£684
for 7 nights
£684
 
 
6
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£684
for 7 nights
£684
 
 
7
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£541
for 7 nights
£541
 
 
8
5 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£591
for 7 nights
£591
 
 
9
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£594
for 7 nights
£594
 
 
10
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£782
for 7 nights
£782
 
 
11
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
12
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£748
for 7 nights
£748
 
 
13
21 Jul 2017 - 9 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£860
for 7 nights
£860
 
 
13A
11 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£842
for 7 nights
£842
 
 
13B
18 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£802
for 7 nights
£802
 
 
14
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£677
for 7 nights
£677
 
 
15
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£581
for 7 nights
£581
 
 
15A
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£531
for 7 nights
£531
 
 
15B
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£521
for 7 nights
£521
 
 
16
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
 
17
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£555
for 7 nights
£555
 
 
18
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
19
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
 
20
3 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£428
for 7 nights
£428
 
 
21
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£738
for 7 nights
£738
 
 
22
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£766
for 7 nights
£766
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

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 and is still in excellent condition, We were delighted when Visit England gave it a third 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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