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The Lookout Lodge, lake views and roof top terrace.

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Dec-2016
The Lookout Lodge, Bowness on Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria - Central village location with off street parking for three car

As you arrive by car via Langrigge Park The Lookout Lodge is unassuming but once inside you will see why we called it The Lookout Lodge! Even in the Lake District houses with “lake views” are in very short supply. There are not many properties, particularly in Bowness on Windermere, from where you can enjoy an outlook like this!

The Lookout Lodge is elevated above Bowness village a short distance from the shores of Lake Windermere and the village centre. The property is cleverly designed to make the most of its position.

The crowning jewel of the property is perhaps the roof top terrace!

As the house is built into the hillside the upper floor (which is the ground floor from the driveway but first floor at the rear) comprises of the living accommodation.

The first floor includes is a large lounge which features a real log burning stove. Due to the elevation, the lounge enjoys a fantastic lake view from the south west facing bi-fold doors. These give access to the roof top terrace. The large south facing window of the lounge provides views across the leafy outlying areas of the village and the lower slopes of Brant Fell. The lounge has large leather sofas and a real oak floor.

The kitchen / dining area was newly fitted in 2014 and features a range style electric oven with gas hob. In keeping with the local areas the floor is finished in slate. All the usual facilities are provided including a dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave etc. The room enjoys a lake view and provides access to the roof terrace via south facing patio doors. Whilst enjoying breakfast in the dining area can watch the early morning mist role off the lake.

The roof terrace itself is south west facing. You can enjoy fantastic lake views across Bowness Bay and Belle Isle towards Claife Heights beyond. In the evening the sun sets over Claife Heights to the west and so you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy the evening sun over a drink or perhaps dine out on the terrace whilst taking in the wonderful scenery. Throughout the day you can watch the steamers come and go from Bowness pier and the sail boats departing from the sailing club.

The lower floor is ground floor at the rear. This lower floor comprises of two double bedrooms, a twin room and a bunk room together with a family bathroom and separate shower room.

The larger bathroom has a WC, wash basin and a separate bath and shower cubical. This has been fully refurnished for 2014.

The smaller bathroom has a WC, wash basin and a shower cubical. This is new for 2014.

There is a third WC on the upper floor, again refurbished for 2014.

Both of the double bedrooms enjoy lake views.

The bunk room and twin room both have garden views.

Outside there is a secluded garden from where pedestrian access can be gained to Brantfell Road. From the garden gate it is approximately a 150 meter walk to the village centre and a further 100 meters to the lake shore. The location could not be more central!

We refer to the uphill side of the property (the Langrigge Park entrance) as the tradesman’s entrance. Here all the practicalities are taken care of: -

In Bowness village parking can be a real issue and many holiday lets in the village only have “on street” parking. We can offer “off street” parking for three cars on the private drive and so there are no worries on that score.

The Lookout Lodge has a garage where you can securely store your bikes or canoes etc.

The Lookout Lodge is double glazed throughout and has gas fired central heating which is instantly controllable and provides hot water on demand.

We can provide a travel cot and high chair at no extra cost.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live near Manchester with my wife and two children.

I have been a regular visitor to the Lake District since I was a small child. I remember happy family holidays exploring the Langdale fells in particular.

I love the outdoors and take part in cycling, sailing, canoeing, rock climbing and walking. What better place could there be than the Lakes?

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24 Reviews

4.8
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lookout Lodge Bowness

  • 5 of 5

A very enjoyable seven nights stay

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Location,Brilliant Views,Excellent Accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

The Lookout Lodge.... Where do I start. The premises has ample parking off road for two cars which is a major bonus in Bowness.

The town is literally a 2 minute walk downhill. The hill is steep but was managed easily by my grandchildren 2 and 6 years and by my in laws who are 82!

The road back towards Helm Road is not as steep.

The accommodation is designed to make the best of its location on a hillside.

The Lounge and dining room, fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher) are on the first floor and offer fantastic views over Windermere and Claiffe Heights.

The roof terrace with a glass sided balcony is a dream. we benefited from great weather and sat outside where there is a large table and chairs to enable dining outside.

3 Bedrooms and two further bathrooms are downstairs.

The main double bedroom has a picture window with a view across the lake.

The garden is secure with ample room for children to play safely.

This property has every thing you would expect in your own home.

Books for adults and children. Toys for children. Tv's in the dining room and lounge and excellent wifi.

The property is clean and well maintained.

Andy the owner was a dream to deal with. Good communication. Helpful tips. Keys sent as promised with a comprehensive guide to the house and local amenities.

Even though the property is close to the town it is a peaceful haven.

No noise was experienced at all from neighbours or the town which was very busy.

I would have no hesitation visiting again and would happily recommend it to friends and relatives.

The Royal Oak at the bottom of the hill and the nearest pub has a fine selection of real ales and good food at reasonable prices.

The ferry to Hawkshead is now pay at the ticket machine rather than on board.

Beware the ticket machine failed to work on two occasions during our visit and the ferry workers were not overly bothered.

All in all a fantastic holiday at a property I could not fault,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous view in the heart of Bowness

  • 5 of 5

A lovely family friendly home with a great view across lake Windermere. Lookout Lodge suited our needs perfectly, the house is great lots of room for 2 families to stay.

The location is also good, reasonably quiet but a 5 minute walk into the centre of Bowness. I'm sure we'll return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic property... The pictures simply do not do it justice - especially the 'sun deck' which is a lot bigger than we were expecting, gave superb views across the lake and had the sun from 11am to 9pm every day we were there (granted we were lucky with the weather!) We got used to our 6-8pm bottles of bubbly before going out for something to eat!

The location was just perfect - away from the hubbub but, using the back gate, could be in a restaurant within 3 minutes of leaving the house - especially Jacksons, one of our favourites

I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone who is capable of walking 50 yards up a steep road.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place. Hard to be more comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean and tidy with plenty of room for sleeping, eating and even entertaining. Very well appointed kitchen, easy to use washing machine and heating. Reading lights in all bedrooms. Two good showers, bath and 3 toilets. Good view over the lake and central to all activities.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Lovely house, lovely views

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family visited the Lookout Lodge for a silver wedding celebration. The property is deceivingly small on first impression but a little like a tardis inside. The kitchen was very well equipped and the lounge nicely spacious. Good sized bedrooms make up the downstairs. Both showers worked well, but the shower room shower deserves a mention for being super powerful. The best feature of the house however is the lovely balcony with superb views over Lake Windermere....unfortunately the weather when we stayed meant that we were not able to use it as much as we would have liked. There is a lovely (underused) garden which is accessible via the front door or a door on the ground bedroom level but note that this is down several steps. Contact from the owners was superb, thorough and helpful. The house is very central to all amenities but is half way up a VERY steep hill! Good exercise for the legs! It's also only a very short walk to Brent Fell which commands great views of the Lake. I would not hesitate in recommending this as a good base to explore the Lakes as everything is a short drive (or walk) away.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Location

From the Owner

In 2004 I was lucky enough to purchase a small cottage here. With the arrival of a family we outgrew that and bought the Lookout Lodge in 2012. We use the house ourselves quite a lot and so keep the place as we like it. We have undertaken extensive improvements for 2014 adding a fourth bedroom, a roof top terrace, a new kitchen and a new shower room. When we are not using the house we let it out. If you decide to stay then please bear in mind that it is our second home and respect it accordingly. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Lots of choice at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Windermere Golf Club at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Windermere at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lots of choice at 200 Metres

Further Details:

Bowness-on-Windermere is situated in a spectacular lakeside setting on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, it is Cumbria’s most popular destination.

People come to Bowness to enjoy the facilities of Lake Windermere for sailing, fishing and watersports. You can hire a rowing boat or take a trip on a steam cruiser from Bowness pier.

Mountain sports are available nearby. Whether you enjoy walking, rock climbing or mountain biking it is all on the door step. Many other activities can be arranged in the area from pony trekking to hot air balloon rides!

There are too many tourist attraction in the area to mention but some of the most popular including Wordsworth’s House, the home of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top, and The World of Beatrix Potter which is situated in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere itself. There is a steam railway at the south end of the lake which can by accessed from Bowness by way of the lake steamers. The aquarium of the lakes can also be found here.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 2016.41
5 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£285
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Rate 2016.42
12 Dec 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
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2016.43
19 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£285
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Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,290
for 7 nights
£1,290
 
 
2017.5
3 Feb 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
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£125
£550
 
 
2017.6
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
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2017.7
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
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£450
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2017.8
24 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
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£375
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2017.9.1
6 Mar 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£365
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2017.10
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
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£375
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2017.11
17 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
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2017.12
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
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2017.13
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,065
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£1,065
 
 
2017.14
7 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,285
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£1,285
 
 
2017.15.1
18 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
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£570
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2017.16
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
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2017.17
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
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£890
 
 
2017.18.1
8 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£540
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2017.19
12 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
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£450
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£660
 
 
2017.20
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
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2017.21
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,285
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£1,285
 
 
2017.22
2 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
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£890
 
 
2017.23
9 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
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£890
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£890
 
 
2017.24
16 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
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£890
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2017.25
23 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
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£890
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£890
 
 
2017.26.1
3 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£700
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£175
 
 
2017.27
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,065
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£1,065
 
 
2017.28
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,065
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£1,065
 
 
2017.28
21 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,285
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£1,285
 
 
2017.30
28 Jul 2017 - 3 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,285
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£1,285
 
 
2017.31
4 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,285
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£1,285
 
 
2017.34
25 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£840
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£210
 
 
2017.35
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
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£890
 
 
2017.36.1
11 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
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£150
 
 
2017.37
15 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
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£890
 
 
2017.37.1
22 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
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£890
 
 
2017.38.1
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
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£150
 
 
2017.39
6 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
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£150
£660
 
 
2017.40
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£890
for 7 nights
£890
 
 
2017.41
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,285
for 7 nights
£1,285
 
 
2017.42
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
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£150
£660
 
 
2017.44.1
6 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£600
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,280
for 7 nights
£1,280
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is payable at point of booking by secure credit card payment online. Final balance is due 8 weeks prior to holiday. A breakage deposit of £150 will also be taken, which is fully refundable at the end of the rental*. Subject to conditions. In peak months we take bookings for whole weeks only. We may consider short breaks out of season or as last minute bookings.

Changeover Day: Our usual changeover day is Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Upstairs toilet and wash basin
  • Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Family bathroom on LGF with Bath / Shower Cubical / WC / Wash Basin 1 Shower room on LGF with Shower Cubical / WC / Wash Basin 1 Seperate WC on UGF with WC / Wash Basin

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Fantastic lake view!
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Lake view
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Garden view
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk room with garden view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 Double bedrooms which enjoy lake views. 1 twin room which enjoys garden views. 1 bunk room which enjoys garden views.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The Lookout Lodge has its own Wifi connection. Outside: A roof top terrace has with Lake view can be accessed from both the kitchen and the lounge. The roof terrace is south west facing. You can enjoy fantastic lake views across Bowness Bay and Belle Isle towards Claife Heights beyond. In the evening the sun sets over Claife Heights to the west and so you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy the evening sun over a drink or perhaps dine out on the terrace whilst taking in the wonderful scenery. Throughout the day you can watch the steamers come and go from Bowness pier and the sail boats departing from the sailing club. Outside there is also a secluded garden giving access to Brantfell Road. From the garden gate it is approximately a 150 meter walk to the village centre and a further 100 meters to the lake shore. There is parking for 3 cars on the private drive. There is a garage where bikes and canoes etc. can be safely stored. Utility Room: In the integral garage there is a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge. There is also room to securely store your bikes or canoes etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included but you will need to bring your own towels

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