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Towards the pretty property, where a warm welcome awaits
Enjoy your morning coffee in the early sunshine
Patio doors lead out to a pretty little garden area
Bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower enclosure
A touch of luxury in the bathroom
Double bedroom located on mezzanine floor
The approach to the property
1 / 10  Towards the pretty property, where a warm welcome awaits
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3 / 10  Patio doors lead out to a pretty little garden area
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9 / 10  Double bedroom located on mezzanine floor
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The Bothy - Lake District

Windermere, Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in a small hamlet between Troutbeck and Kentmere
  • Cosy and contemporary interior for relaxing getaways for two
  • Walled patio area for enjoying meals and drinks outside
Property code: LCC57

This idyllic cottage, just 3 miles from the shores of Lake Windermere, is the perfect bolthole for couples looking to switch off from the humdrum of everyday life. There are numerous walking routes from your front door leading to beauty spots such as Wansfell (7.5 miles) and Stock Ghyll Force (6.5 miles). After a long walk, return for a sundowner in the property’s pretty courtyard garden.

The picture-postcard stone cottage has an open-plan layout and has been decorated in a contemporary style. On the ground floor, you’ll find a lounge/kitchen/diner, where you can unwind after a day exploring the Lakes. Rustle up delicious dinners for two in the sleek kitchen area, before sitting down at the cute dining table. After dinner, sink into the plush sofa to watch a film on the Smart TV. In summer, throw open the French doors to the garden to let a gentle breeze flow through the cottage. Completing the ground floor is a stylish bathroom with an indulgent free-standing bath. Steep, open-tread stairs lead to the mezzanine floor, which houses a cosy double bedroom set under the eaves. Outside, the walled patio garden is a real suntrap, and is a lovely spot for an al fresco meal on a warm day.

The area is a haven for walkers, with a wide variety of routes from waterside strolls to exhilarating fell climbs. If you’re looking for a walk with a view, then Orrest Head (2.5 miles) overlooking Windermere is a must. There are a number of towns and villages dotted around the shores of Windermere, including Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, offering a great selection of independent shops and eateries. One way to journey between them is via the iconic steamers, which majestically glide across the lake.

  • 1 mezzanine double bedroom with low ceiling
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower
  • Oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV and HD Blu Ray player
  • DAB radio
  • Walled patio with garden furniture
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Regret no children however babies in arms are welcome
  • 3 Pubs within a few miles
  • Please note the property has space saver stairs which are steep
  • Regret no children or infants, adults only, property with a maximum occupancy of 2
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 51 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Bradley 28th June 2024

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Reviewed by Wayne 10th June 2024

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We spent 2 weeks at the bothy cottage and it was our best holiday. The accommodation had everything we needed, it was cosy, clean, and everything was in perfect working order. A fantastic place to stay in a lovely quiet location and in the heart of beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Debby 7th June 2024

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Perfect cottage with all the facilities we needed for a weekend stay for The Great North Swim at Windermere. Cosy, warm and comfortable. Lovely bathroom with a huge luxury bath. Very quiet location down a long country lane. Beautiful walks over the fells from the door and good facilities for our little dog, including an expandable gate for the gardRead moreen. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 10th May 2024

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We had a great stay here with everything we could have needed provided including thoughtful provision of bowls and biscuits for the dogs. Lane was quiet (except when the sheep were let loose!) which was great for morning/evening dog walks, with more extensive walks directly on hand. Cosy and comfortable - would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Lydia 22nd April 2024

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The Bothy was brilliant - clean, comfy, and had absolutely everything needed, and more. Kitchen was a great size for the property and very well equipped. The property is high standard. Loved the additional touches with the wine & Kendal mint cake plus the little black farm dog who visited us each day was just gorgeous! Would definitely stay here agRead moreain and recommend :) Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 1st April 2024

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Lovely little cottage home from home, well equipped, clean and very comfortable, remote but in good location for walking routes. Met the owners a couple of times very pleasant and accommodating.

Reviewed by Zsofia 18th March 2024

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Reviewed by Joanne 4th March 2024

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Reviewed by Iain 26th February 2024

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Very charming, great location, lots of character and a well worked space. A note of caution for the less able or excessively tall: In order to use the space so effectively, the staircase is severely raked, which some may find difficult, and the bed is situated within the apex of a roof space, meaning you can't stand up when out of bed. Didn't botheRead morer us, but you should consider if relevant to you. Hide

Reviewed by KEVIN 16th February 2024

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Lovely cottage within easy reach of Windermere Perfect for walking/ cycling Nice pub/ restaurant nearby

Reviewed by Deborah 12th February 2024

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Reviewed by Richard 9th February 2024

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We had a lovely stay here, the accommodation was perfect and everything we needed was included. The treats were an added bonus. We had a small issue with the heating which was resolved by the owner in minutes. Overall I would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Emma 2nd February 2024

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This was our third visit to The Bothy and it didnt disappoint! One of our favourite places to stay, the owners have created a beautiful little bolt hole which is cosy and luxurious whilst also being a great base to explore the area from. Would highly recommend and we look forward to returning again.

Reviewed by David 5th January 2024

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Reviewed by Rowena 29th December 2023

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Lovely cottage for a couple; well-placed for exploring the Lake District, with some great walks nearby. We recommend the Watermill Pub in nearby Ings for food. Good views of some of the Langdale peaks from the lane.

Reviewed by Karen 1st December 2023

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Fabulous place to stay and a wonderful location. We were snowed in for a few days and our hosts made sure we had enough supplies and even offered to take us to the nearest supermarket as they had a 4 x 4. Lovely little welcome pack of a bottle of wine and chocolates. Great walks straight from the Bothy. A welcoming pub in Ings within walking distanRead morece. Accommodation clean, cosy, comfortable and of high quality. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 27th November 2023

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Would highly recommend this property for a complete chilled out experience. The location was perfect the converted Bothy extremely comfortable well equipped The only noise was the neighbouring wildlife which was enchanting The lack of light pollution and the clear skies were perfect for enjoying some star gazing. Overall a fabulous experience. WoulRead mored highly recommend if your looking for a break away to rejuvenate and re connect Hide

Reviewed by Kimberley 17th November 2023

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The place was amazing !! The owners were very accommodating around my allergies to feather. The Bothy is beautiful. The only thing I would say be prepared to bang your head if you are over 5ft 4 as the bedroom is on a mezzanine floor.! Its well worth a couple of bumps though!

Reviewed by John 30th October 2023

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Reviewed by Ruth 23rd October 2023

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What a lovely little cottage - we had a lovely time thankyou. The dogs were very good and did not try to climb those stairs ! Thankyou for the lovely treats left for us.

Reviewed by Andrea 16th October 2023

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Fabulous location for peaceful retreat.. beautiful cottage everything you need .. low ceilings in bedroom and steep stairs but not an issue for us ..

Reviewed by Claire 13th October 2023

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Great location and easy access for Windermere and surrounding areas. Cottage feels more remote than it actually is.

Reviewed by Louise 29th September 2023

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Lovely cosy place with excellent features. Enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd September 2023

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Super cottage, beautifully presented & with a very comfy bed. Lovely quiet location, good for exercising our dogs. Thank you for the warm welcome & finding wine, chocolates, dog biscuits & lovely toiletries helped us quickly relax into our holiday.

Reviewed by Sue 8th September 2023

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Excellent cottage. Very well equipped with everything you need. Has a luxurious feel. The welcome wine and chocolate was very much appreciated

Reviewed by Keely 1st September 2023

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Had a lovely week stay here last week, the cottage is of a very high standard and has everything you could need, the extra touches like the chocolates, bottle of wine and dog treats were lovely and very thoughtful of the owners. bed was really comfy slept like a log and although the cottage is a few miles outside of windermere it was so nice at theRead more end of the day of visiting the busy lakes to come home and have peace and quite to unwind and relax. The hosts were really friendly and helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 25th August 2023

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A lovely property for 2 people max, well equipped, comfy, good location for south lakes.

Reviewed by Dave 28th July 2023

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The cottage was perfect for a couple everything we needed. We found the key and cottage easily. I would go back if we ever need accommodation in Windermere.

Reviewed by David 24th July 2023

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Lovely quiet and well equipped Bothy. Perfectly located to explore Windermere. Will definitely be back for another stay.

Reviewed by Michael 7th July 2023

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We stayed for a week at The Bothy and it was fabulous. The location was ideal with many places really close by with fantastic picturesque walks on the doorstep. The Bothy itself was cosy and equipped to a high standard. The bathroom is, as others have commented, spa quality. The owners take care of the guests without being intrusive and have clearlRead morey paid attention to detail. There was nothing that had been missed. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 3rd July 2023

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What a fantastic little cottage!The bottle of wine, chocolates and dog biscuits were a really lovely welcome. The cottage itself was lovely and comfortable and very well equipped, the DVD library was amazing, a few new films for us to watch!The dog fence to fence the courtyard was great, the dogs were able to watch the sheep being moved up and downRead more the road on several occasions.The cottage was perfectly situated for us to explore the Lakes, and has some lovely walks locally.Highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Amy 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Jill 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Debra 5th May 2023

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We really enjoyed our week here, the cottage is lovely and the location is stunning

Reviewed by Alison 14th April 2023

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This property is exactly as described. Nice well equipped kitchen. Excellent bathroom with amazing hot water flow . Very clean . Beautiful location . Owners were very friendly and welcoming. There were lots of different books about walks in and around the area, especially those with a dog . My husband enjoyed the complementary wine , I enjoyed the Read morechocolates. We have a very large Golden retriever and plenty of room for all of us . A slight observation, careful with the head room upstairs. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 10th April 2023

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This is a well equipped cottage in a quaint location. A little out of the main towns but perfect if you want a quiet rural setting with some fabulous walks on the doorstep. Some lovely touches by the owners with gifts and toiletries. There is nothing they havent thought about to enhance your stay.

Reviewed by Justine 3rd April 2023

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The cottage was lovely. The bath and shower were both fabulous and luxurious. The kitchen was very well equipped and appliances very good. Although I did not quite work out how to use the coffee machine!

Reviewed by Nicola 20th February 2023

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Absolutely beautiful stay at The Bothy in February. It was lovely and cosy warm in a fantastic location, tucked out of the way but still close enough to amenities if you have a vehicle.

Reviewed by Michelle 13th February 2023

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The Bothy was a well equipped home from home, perfect for some time away to relax and recharge. We were greeted by Alastair on arrival who was happy to give us advice on the local area, places to eat etc. The Bothy is perfectly situated as a base for venturing out around the beautiful Lake District.

Reviewed by Paul 10th February 2023

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Reviewed by Annie 16th January 2023

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This is a really wonderful place, both in location and facilities. It is perfect for walkers and people who want to take a dog and enjoy the area.

Reviewed by John 2nd December 2022

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Stairs are a bit challenging, but it is what it is due to design.

Reviewed by Georgina 21st November 2022

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Reviewed by Anna 11th November 2022

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Just as pictures show, great space and very clean! Great location and great that you have a good selection of walks straight of the the bothy. Very easy! Would definitely return!

Reviewed by Rebecca 21st October 2022

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We arrived at the cottage after a long drive and were met with a space which was warm, cosy and sparklingly clean! The kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom is gorgeous. The information book was great. Lots of DVDs to watch after days on the fells! The Elemis bath products and dog treats were a really nice touch! The mezzanine bedroom was compRead moreact but the bed was really comfortable and we both slept really well! This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location! A brilliant base! Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Andrea 30th September 2022

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Stunning property in an idyllic area. We had a fabulous weekend here. Walks from the door and many fabulous places to eat. The Bothy is well equipped for 2 with everything you will need. Its spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Lovely bath and shower. Private and peaceful. We loved it.

Reviewed by Susan 26th September 2022

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Reviewed by Denise 19th September 2022

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Like the reviews before mine, the Bothy is well kept and very clean. While not a wine drinker it was extremely thoughtful to leave a welcome gift, the sweets went down a treat. My only comment is that I am not sure I would return with my young dog in tour. There is very little outside space and the gate would not have kept my crazy cocker containedRead more. We were very lucky that all but one day was great weather and we were out most of the day exploring, so not a spoiler. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 16th September 2022

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beautiful little bothy in a glorious location. The bothy was welcoming and fantastically equipped and very cosy. The bath was glorious after a hike and the range of DVD's amazing. Owner very welcoming in person as well as with wine and chocolate - thank you x

Reviewed by Sallie 9th September 2022

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Really loved staying here, the location was ideal and the house was perfect. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom was spa like for such a small space!

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