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Dower House Cottage

Low Wray, Lake District
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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Sitting in the grounds of the majestic Wray Castle
  • The perfect bolthole for family escapes
  • Wander the woodland path to reach Lake Windermere
Property code: SZ171

Enjoy time in the fresh air on the clematis-covered terrace before exploring your fabulous surroundings and boarding a boat.

This cottage is located in the grounds of Wray Castle with a peaceful country house atmosphere. It is approached by a long private drive and set in a stunning position on the western side of Lake Windermere. The cottage is a mid-19th-century country property and is attached to a guest house. Lake access is via woodland footpaths and daytime mooring is available on the National Trust jetty, from which you can also catch the Windermere steamer cruises, which alllow you to explore Windermere or visit Ambleside without taking your car.

The clematis-covered terrace along the length of the property offers a wonderful position to sit outside. You can enjoy the cover of the veranda whilst appreciating the beautiful grounds and magnificent views over the fells and the lake. This magnificent panorama from the house and grounds includes the major peaks of the Old Man of Coniston, Great Gable and The Langdale Pikes amongst others. The large lawned and shrub gardens are frequently visited by deer, rabbits and many wild birds.

Five people can be comfortably accommodated in two bedrooms. Evening meals can provided in the guest house by prior arrangement. The scenic locations of Hawkshead village, Tarn Hows and Ambleside town are only a short drive away.

The entrance to the cottage leads into the sitting room. French windows open to the terrace making this a light and airy sitting room. Comfortable sofas are arranged around the TV/DVD and electric fire. The kitchen is well-equipped with fitted pine units and a dining table. There is an electric cooker, a microwave, fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer.

There are two bedrooms, a family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, and a double bedroom. All of the rooms have views to the garden where you can see the local wildlife, including squirrels and prolific bird life, encouraged by the feeders that the owners have around the gardens. The family bathroom has a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside, there is a covered terraced veranda which overlooks the grounds of Wray Castle, There are beautiful views over the Windermere Fells and the lake beyond. A table and chairs are provided so you can sit outside and enjoy the surroundings. There is a large lawned garden which is visited by the local wildlife including deer, rabbits and various small birds. A woodland footpath leads to the lake, and daytime mooring is available on a National Trust jetty.

For the festive period the cottage will provide a Christmas tree with lights and decorations.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 family room with a double bed and single bed, 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Veranda with garden furniture, enclosed garden
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Evening meals can provided in the guest house by prior arrangement
  • Shops within 3.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Short breaks available from Friday and Monday on selected dates - please call to book
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Kieron Anderson

This property is personally managed by Kieron.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon 9th November 2023

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The Dower House cottage is in an unbeatable location with fantastic views over Windermere. It is spacious, comfortable and well equipped: highly recommended. We would definitely rebook if we were to stay in this area again.

Reviewed by Sam 29th October 2023

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We had an amazing week at Dower House Cottage. Margaret was amazing from start to finish and made us feel really welcome. The cottage was clean, well-sized and perfectly located next to Lake Windermere. The kitchen was very well equipped, and had everything we needed. We hope to return some day soon.

Reviewed by Kathleen 15th April 2023

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Enjoyed every minute. Lovely view and so easy to get around. Spotlessly clean. Will definitely be back

Reviewed by Stevie 11th February 2023

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Dower House is amazing. It's well equipped, Margaret provided everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and the thoughtful touches of milk, cake and flowers on arrival were so welcoming. It is comfortable and cosy and the views are incredible. It's in a great location to get to most places but, a perfect place to just walk from where it is.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 7th November 2022

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Lovely, comfortable cottage. In a fabulous location with stunning views. It is very well equiped. The owner Margaret was very friendly and showed us around the cottage on our arrival. We will definitely be back, hopefully for a longer stay.

Reviewed by WILLIAM 10th September 2022

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Lovely, traditional cottage in enviable position. Superb views and easy access to Wray castley and lakeside walks. Fully equipped and very comfortable. Some nice touches. Made most welcome by Margaret and we are eager to stay again.

Reviewed by Adrian 20th August 2022

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Lovely cottage in a superb location. Great views and location next to Wray castle. Superb base for accessing the lakes. Cottage equipped as expected. Great introduction from Margaret.

Reviewed by Laura 30th July 2022

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We had a wonderful time away, the views were simply stunning and the accommodation was fantastic. The facilities were very good and the owners were very welcoming and accommodating. We had an issue with the shower (our fault!) which was fixed immediately. We found plenty of things to do as a family (11, 8 & 7) and wished we had booked 2 weeks! We lRead moreoved the Lake District and we loved Dower House cottage - a superb holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Ian 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 18th June 2022

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We really enjoyed staying at the Dower House. The advance publicity does not do justice to the views which are phenomenal. The owners gave us complete privacy which we appreciated. We found it a good location from which to explore a decent cross-section of the Lakes.

Reviewed by Lynne 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 26th March 2022

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