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Bellman Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A comfortable cottage with a wood burning stove in the cosy sitting room, this property provides great accommodation for two adults (plus a child up to the age of 8 and a baby in a cot in the Nursery if needed.) It has the benefit of being set within a working farm, giving the opportunity to witness some of the highlights of the farming year first hand.

It is a great base for any Lakeland holiday, with a range of walks from the doorstep, whilst also being within easy reach of many tourist attractions, from The World of Beatrix Potter to Wordsworth's former home, Dove Cottage at Grasmere.

A unique combination of rural tranquillity yet only 5 minutes drive from the village of Bowness.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Millom Sands 30 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 117 km, Nearest railway: Windermere 4 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

A lovely cosy sitting room with log burning stove is perfect for relaxing after enjoying the local delights the Lake District has to offer.

A modern kitchen allows you to prepare your own meals should you choose.

The good sized bedroom provides wonderful views over the hills to the rear of the property.

The single bed is only suitable for children up to age of 8, a travel cot is also avaliable.

Further details outdoors

The patio allows you to take in the stunning surrounding countryside.

There is spacious parking available in the shared yard.

There are washing and drying facilities if required.

Further details

First £10 Night Storage Heaters and electricity included in the rent, remainder by meter reading which will be collected by the Caretaker at the end of the rental period.

£100 breakage bond payable locally in cash on arrival, this will be returned at the end of your holiday and the cost of any damages/breakages will be deducted if necessary.

The Lake District

The Lake District is the most popular visitor destination in the UK, offering something for everyone whether you are looking for adventure and outdoor pursuits or something less energetic like a cookery course.

The scenery is stunnning and varies from season to season, with Wordsworth's famous daffodils in Spring or the impressive array of colours in the autumnal trees.

There are many transport links to get to this popular destination and once there you can chose from steam trains, ferries, buses or steamers to enjoy looking at the scenery.

There are many famous people who have links with the Lake District such as Beatrix Potter, Ruskin, Wordsworth and Donald Campbell and there are museams and tours based on their lives in the area.


The nearest town to the house is Bowness which offers a good variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and more, including the World of Beatrix Potter museam, the Steamboat Museam, rowing and motor boat hire and a cinema.

There is an annual Airshow at the Glebe in Bowness usually towards the end of July (please check with Tourist Information on +44 (0)15394 42895 as well as a number of other local events throughout the year.

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Review 1-9 of 9

21 Aug 2014


"Our Perfect Honeymoon Cottage"

We've just got back from our honeymoon stay at Bellman Cottage. Had a lovely time and would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a peaceful and cosy stay in the lakes. The weather was fore… More

Congratulations on your wedding, I'm so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon at Bellman Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are planning to rectify the issue with the window over the Winter. We hope that you can come back and relive your honeymoon in the future!

26 Jul 2014


"A week getting back to Nature."

Bellman cottage is a very old farm cottage with walls that are several feet thick and you can imagine what it would have been like to live there when is was the home of a farmer of farm labourer. Tha… More

Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, it certainly is a great place if you want some peace and quiet!
We really hope that we can welcome you back soon, please remember we do offer returning customers a discount!

12 Nov 2013


"A very comfortable, cosy cottage"

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet and cosy feel of this cottage. Everything was clean and well kept. The extra £13 for electricity seemed reasonable as we used plenty of hot water and had th… More

Thank you very much for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage cosy. I'm sorry the track was in a poor state, we do repair it regularly but as you will appreciate the rain can wash parts away.
We look forward to welcoming you back, please remember we offer returning guests a discount, so don't forget to mention any previous stays when making your booking.

27 Oct 2013


"End of the week came too soon"

We've just spent a week at the cottage as a new family with our 16 week old baby boy. On arrival we missed the cottage because the entrance is at the rear and so drove further up the path until w… More

Sorry to hear you got stuck in the mud - glad all was sorted quickly! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The walk at the back of the cottage is indeed worth the walk, especially on a clear day!
We hope to welcome you back at the cottage soon.

16 Sep 2012


"Great little cottage"

A great cottage, clean, central, everything that you could need for your stay was provided.
We found the cottage exactly as described on line, although the pictures don't do it justice.
we were provided with everything we could need. I have already recommended it to friends & family. Thanks for a great stay. & hope to see you again.
Anita raine

Thank you for taking the time to review Bellman Cottage, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Please remember we offer a discount for returning customers if you would like to come back and visit again!

12 Aug 2012


"Nice cosy cottage in quiet surroundings, good value for money."

Arrived at the property which is a little hidden (hard to find as it is behind the larger rental cottage) though this is nice as there are very few people ever passing by! The caravans nearby really weren't a problem for us though having to share a washing machine was not expected as this was not mentioned on the advert and was somewhat inconvenient.
The cottage is located up a hill and is accessed via gravel roads so ensure you don't bring a vehicle which is too low to the ground with you!
Just beyond the cottage is a hill with sheep and cows. Lovely. You can go for a walk up there and see more of the lake in the distance. It really is beautiful on a clear day and you can see for miles.
We enjoyed our stay in the cottage, it provided all we needed for a comfortable stay and was a perfect distance from Windermere. Not with crowds nearby but it only took 10 minutes (if that) by car to get to the lake. It was also a great location for visiting many other areas within the Lakes. Places we particularly enjoyed were Windermere (Ambleside, Bowness) Ullswater, Keswick. There is lots to do in the area and ample leaflets when you arrive at the property.
We found this to be very good value for money and we were unable to find anywhere cheaper in the lakes in August. We did not have a problem with the energy bill as the previous visitors had, though be warned the heating was left on when we arrived (Middle of summer) and we had to turn it off immediately or else we probably would have been hit with a large bill. The use of the log fire in the evenings was much welcomed and some firewood was provided for this.
The most disappointing part of the stay was the water situation. We arrived to discover we had to boil water before drinking, washing, brushing teeth etc or we had to buy bottled. This was an added expense and we certainly didn't expect it in a place in England!! Had we wanted to wash in dirty water we would have gone abroad! Would have been nice to have been warned about this in advance.
All in all this is a great cottage if you want somewhere which is value for money, in a good location and cosy. If you are wondering whether the lake district is where you want to go then I could not recommend it more highly. We loved our time there, it is such a beautiful place with so much to see and do.

I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay at Bellman Cottage.
Apologies for the water situation, you should have been notified prior to your visit to warn you of the temporary measures in place. The water has in fact been tested totally safe to drink, we have just been advised to keep the precautions in place until all the authority have processed their paperwork. I hope this does not stop you from returning to Bellman Cottage and enjoying our returning customers discount!

18 Jun 2012


"Lakeland Cottage"

This is a well-equipped fit for purpose holiday cottage in a gifted working farm setting. The cottage provides stunning Lakeland and hill views. We found the cottage to be adequate for our needs and w… More

Many thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed the views from the Cottage.
I will pass your comments regarding the cleaning on to our cleaners and hope that this will be rectified in the future.

2 Jun 2012


"Really lovely cottage in a handy location"

We had a wonderful stay - the cottage was comfortable, very clean, well kitted out, peaceful and the couple looking after us were very friendly. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it compared to a lot of what's out there - we could see sheep and fields and nothing else from our bedroom and lounge windows which was stunning.

There were just a couple of things that could have been better. Firstly there are actually a number of static caravans and a shower-block outbuilding in the vicinity of the cottage, so we weren't as alone as we had hoped. However the caravans weren't in view from our window and didn't detract much. Secondly despite switching off the heaters (and being cold quite often) we got hit with a £25 energy bill at the end unexpectedly - I think including only £10 worth of electricity is too little with current prices and no gas. Finally the shower was a a bit dribbly.

Thank you very much for your comments - we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
As you note there are a few static caravans near the cottage, however we have found that guests at the cottage rarely notice they are there, as access to the cottage is restricted to the caravaneers.
We try to keep our prices low and this is reflected in the amount of electricity we can include in the price of the holiday, I'm sorry if your bill came as a surprise to you.
Finally, we have addressed the issue with the shower - thank you for bringing it to our attention.
We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

16 Nov 2011


"Lovely cottage in the perfect setting"

Welcome from the caretaker was friendly and efficient. The property was clean and well-kept internally. Outside was clearly being decorated at the time I stayed. It is close enough to Bowness to be convenient, but far enough away that you don't have crowds walking past the door. Love the views from the cottage and the peace and quiet. However, the DVD player was not connected and I couldn't seem to find the relevant cable to connect it so I couldn't use it during my stay.

Thank you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I apologise for the lack of cable for the DVD, if you had contacted the Caretaker during your stay I'm sure we would have been able to fix this problem!

Review 1-9 of 9

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Calendar last updated:18 Dec 2014

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