About the home
A converted 16th century farmhouse, this house offers a unique opportunity to stay in a listed, traditional Lakeland home. The property retains some rare original features such as oak panelling between the bedrooms, an original 16th century open fire range and spice cupboard in the sitting room and oak stairs, whilst having the benefit of modern comforts such as fitted kitchen and bathroom and freeview TV.
The property has been maintained as a holiday cottage by the current owners family for a number of generations.
There are stunning views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding hills as well as a secluded, private garden to the rear of the property, offering the opportunity for barbeques and relaxing in the peaceful countryside.
The traditional, adjacent barn has an original wooden spinning gallery, one of only a handful remaining examples which has been featured in various historical publications.
Set within a working farm, which allows visitors the opportunity to watch some of the highlights of the farming year first hand, there are also a number of stunning walks right from the doorstep as well as countless more a stones throw away.
Situated off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle often associated with the heart of the Lake District, however Bowness and its facilties are easily accessible, being only 1.5 miles away, whilst Windermere, Ambleside, Kendal and Lancaster are also a short drive away.
There really is something for everyone, from museams and gardens to watersports and climbing.
In short, this unique property captures the very essence of the Lake District and its history.
For those wishing to travel with a larger group there is an adjacent cottage which sleeps two adults and an infant, with the facility to internally access both properties if required. Please contact us for further details.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Millom Sands, 30km|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Living room with beams and open fire traditional range.
Dining room with lovely window seat over looking the garden.
Kitchen with fitted cooker and storage cupboards.
3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, 1 single.
Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Further details outdoors:
Private, secluded garden with facilities for drying washing.
Garden furniture supplied.
Shared parking for up to 2 cars in a spacious yard.
Utility room with washing and drying facilties aswell as drying area for wet weather gear.
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 Cumbria/Lake District region
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 Windermere / Bowness 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.
How to get there
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Car: A short 15 minute drive from the M6 motorway, Junction 36, a 5 minute drive from Bowness. Full directions will be sent to you on booking.
Rail:Windermere railway station is approximately 5 miles away from the cottage. Regular trains link Windermere with Oxenholme station on the main Euston/West Coast line. Journey times: London=less than 4 hours, Manchester=less than 1.5 hours, Edinburgh=less than 4 hours, Birmingham=less than 2.5 hours and Newcastle=less than 3 hours.
Sea: Our nearest ferry port is Heysham, with regular links from Belfast and The Isle of Man. Liverpool and Holyhead ports have regular links from Belfast and Dublin and Newcastle and Hull ports link from Northern Europe.
Air: The Lake District is served by various neighbouring airports, although our nearest and most accessible airport with good transport links to Windermere is Manchester International. If wishing to hire a car upon arrival, the next best airports are; Newcastle, Liverpool, Humberside, Teesside, Glasgow, and East Midlands which are all within easy driving distance. Many low cost airlines fly to these locations.
Activities near Windermere
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
05 Sep 2012
We had a great, relaxing family holiday with our three children (10, 8 and 3) when we spent a week in this beautiful and well maintained old farmhouse. It was very special to be able to stay in such a lovely old house, especially as it is in a wonderful, peaceful location. It's only a short drive to Bowness/Windermere, but you definitely feel off the beaten track. It had everything we needed and I found the bed very comfortable. The children loved meeting the local farm animals. The caretaker was very friendly and helpful.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we can welcome you back, we offer a discount for returning customers!
05 Sep 2012
The pictures don't really give the full sense of the age of the house, nor the size of the rooms. Amazing old dark oak panels between the rooms and floors that go up and down make this somewhere really special for a holiday, it's probably the oldest place our family has ever stayed by a couple of centuries. The immediate area is quiet, with plenty of walks and views across the hills, Bowness is a short drive away for shops and trips on the lake.
The lounge is big enough to have three generous sofas and still feel spacious, and the fire is really nice on cooler nights. Swifts fly around the house, and if you stand still for a bit, sometimes really fly close to you.
We were very happy in our week there, and hope to return again.
Many thanks for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon!
15 Jun 2012
We stayed with friends who had children and found the cottage to be very comfortable, the walled garden was great and a real suntrap. The cottage is far enough away to feel you are getting away from it all but near enough to go out and visit places nearby without it being a real trek.
Many thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|Peak season||16 Apr 11||7 May 11||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||7 May 11||28 May 11||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||28 May 11||4 Jun 11||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||4 Jun 11||27 Aug 11||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||27 Aug 11||3 Sep 11||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||3 Sep 11||1 Oct 11||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||1 Oct 11||22 Oct 11||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||22 Oct 11||29 Oct 11||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||29 Oct 11||22 Dec 11||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||22 Dec 11||14 Jan 12||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||14 Jan 12||31 Mar 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||31 Mar 12||14 Apr 12||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||14 Apr 12||28 Apr 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||28 Apr 12||5 May 12||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||5 May 12||2 Jun 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||2 Jun 12||9 Jun 12||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||9 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||1 Sep 12||8 Sep 12||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||8 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||29 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||27 Oct 12||3 Nov 12||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||20 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|Peak season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
20% non refundable deposit to secure the booking payable within 10 days from booking.
Balance to be paid in full at least 60 days before holiday commences.
Cancellation charges: 8 weeks - deposit + 20%
6 weeks - deposit + 40%
4 weeks - deposit + 60%
2 weeks - deposit + 80%
1 week - deposit +100%
Payment in £ sterling, either by cheque (payable to Mrs A Bannister) BACS transfer or Paypal.
First £10 electricity included in price, remainder payable to the Caretaker on departure.
£100 breakage bond in cash payable to the Caretaker on arrival, breakages will be charged out of this and the remainder returned.
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