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Fold Head House

Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed cottage less than 500 metres from the famous Windermere lake
  • Stylish, contemporary accommodation with a warming wood burner and private garden
  • Step out on lakeside walks, join a cruise or visit the popular local attractions
Property code: SZ197

Pairing traditional design elements with a contemporary style, this Grade II listed property has been lovingly modernised to provide the perfect base for a stay in Bowness-on-Windermere.

A very warm welcome. Dating back to 1751, this property is a charming two-bedroom Grade II-listed cottage, enjoying an enviable location in Bowness-on-Windermere. Renovated throughout, the cottage is a wonderful retreat for up to four people and two lucky dogs. On the ground floor you'll find the stylish kitchen-diner and lovely living room with its wood burning stove. Upstairs on the first floor are the two gorgeous bedrooms and the family bathroom. Outside, the cottage has a delightful garden and driveway parking for up to two cars - both a rare bonus for a cottage in this location.

Bowness is a vibrant village, less than a 10-minute walk away from Lake Windermere you're perfectly positioned for a day at, in or on the water! Pack a picnic and enjoy a lakeside stroll, the well prepared can wild swim, hire a boat or let someone else do the hard work and hitch a ride on the popular launch for a cruise around the lake. The village also has a great selection of shops and lots of different eateries to try out and there are some fantastic walking opportunities on offer from the door too. Walk up to Orrest Head Viewpoint and admire the view or take on a section of The Dales Way footpath.

Why not head north to Keswick, the adventure capital of the North Lakes? Sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies - try ghyll scrambling, canyoning or raft building on beautiful Derwentwater. The magnificent Langdale Valley is certainly worth a visit. With its rugged mountains and peaceful tarns, it's a must for any avid fell walker. Head up Lingmoor Fell for stunning, panoramic views of the lakes. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink.

Head inside and you're sure to feel right at home.

The beautiful kitchen/diner is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, all important kettle, toaster and handy microwave. There's even a dishwasher so there'll be no need to fight over who has to do the washing up! The wooden dining table is positioned by the window, giving a pleasant outlook over the garden. Next up is the fantastic living room: light, bright and airy but still wonderfully cosy and inviting, it really is the heart of this home from home. In here you'll find plenty of clues to the cottage's history from the beautiful wooden panelling to the original beam and slate floor. The stylish seating is perfectly positioned in front of the wood burner, perfect for cosy evenings in. There's a smart TV in here for entertainment, or why not catch up on the day's events or plan tomorrow's adventures whilst relaxing in beautiful surroundings?

Upstairs on the first floor are the two beautiful bedrooms. The master is spacious yet cosy, thanks to its lovely cottage-style latch windows. With a super-king bed (which can be made up as a twin upon request) and wall-mounted TV, why not indulge in a long lie in - you are on holiday after all! The second bedroom is just as lovely as the first; a bright twin room (which can be made up as a superking upon request), with beautiful latch windows and feature wooden beams. There's also a wall-mounted TV and useful chest of drawers for storage. You'll also find an inviting armchair tucked into a corner on the landing, the perfect spot to escape to with a good book.

Also on the first floor is the family bathroom. Sleek and stylish, there's a WC, washbasin and bath with shower over, ideal whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the tub or a refreshing shower.

As well as driveway parking for 1-2 cars, to the front of the cottage is a delightful garden area. With wooden benches, lawn and cottage-garden flowers, it's a lovely spot to sit and unlace your boots after a day out on the fells! Nine stone steps lead up from the lawn to the raised patio area to the side of the cottage. With outdoor furniture, this pleasant patio area is perfect for dining al fresco; equally suited to a peaceful morning cuppa and an evening aperitif.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size with zip-and-link beds
  • 1 bathroom – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV in lounge, TV in each bedroom
  • Garden with lawn and patio
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pubs and shop within 500 metres
  • CCTV in operation (Covering Bin Store)
  • Arrival: 16:30 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 £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 49 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carl 5th July 2024

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Reviewed by Tony 21st June 2024

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Probably the best-equipped cottage we've stayed in. A fantastic location, close to the lake and shops - yet really peaceful. We had a great week.

Reviewed by Jeannette 14th June 2024

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Reviewed by Esme 24th May 2024

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Lovely characterful property in a great location, close to Lake Windermere and a stones throw from great eateries. Plenty of nearby dog walks and family activities.

Reviewed by David 10th May 2024

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Great location, being 100m from the village, making quick trips to the many restaurants and pubs very appealing. The cottage is well appointed and would accommodate 4 adults, although there would be a race for the bathroom in the morning! We would love to came back to the Lakes for the location alone. Perfect if you like to take to the water or jusRead moret watch the world go by. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 3rd May 2024

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This cottage was in such a great location. We loved our stay. The bed was extremely comfortable which was great, and the enclosed garden meant our dogs could be outside most of the time. The lounge was smaller than it looked online shop not a lot of space but everything else was great... good shower and very clean kitchen. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Beverley 19th April 2024

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Four adults and a dog had a brilliant holiday at this cottage.Very clean and warm, comfy beds and lots of hot water. So near the centre of Bowness but lovely and quiet with a nice garden to sit out in. Bit cramped when trying to serve up meals and some updated pans would have been appreciated.

Reviewed by Tracey 12th April 2024

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Folds Head Cottage was warm, comfortable and clean. Ideal location, close to all amenities and restaurants/pubs. Slept very well and beds were very comfortable. Kitchen had everything you could need to cook a meal. Although not stated in the details, there is a washing machine and downstairs toilet. Boot room ideal to leave dirty boots and coats. WRead moreould recommend Hide

Reviewed by Zoe 22nd March 2024

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Perfect location Ideal for families and dog owners Quite area a few mins walk from the centre Boot coat area so useful Warm and cosy Parking a big plus Recommend

Reviewed by Helen 16th March 2024

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The cottage is in a fantastic location, 5 minutes, if that from the centre. It was warm, well equipped and well worth a visit.would we return, YES.

Reviewed by Heidi 26th February 2024

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A beautiful, traditional cottage in a lovely location - close to all the amenities but in a quiet area. Sadly the weather was not on our side so where able to enjoy all the facilities the Cottage had to offer. We did have an issue with the hot water and heating not working but were very impressed how quickly the issue was dealt with and resolved. RRead moreeally handy boot room/utility/toilet at back door. Lovely enclosed front garden secure for the dog to go outside. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Crishni 16th February 2024

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Lovely cottage, well placed for amenities in Bowness. We had a problem with the boiler whilst we were there but we managed to fix it ourselves. It was reasonably well supplied for our arrival and ideal for dog owners. We found taxis in the area rather unreliable so worth noting if you need one but that's nothing to do with the cottage itself.

Reviewed by Lisa 27th January 2024

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Absolutely brilliant!!! Fantastic location. Beautiful comfortable cosy cottage.

Reviewed by Michelle 29th December 2023

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fold Head House. It is a beautiful cottage and felt like a home from home. Location was perfect and although we had bad weather for our trip the cottage more than made up for it with its cosy log burner and inviting interiors. We would definitely recommend. Thank you.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th December 2023

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Really super cottage, central location with parking a bonus and easy access to Bowness on foot. Quiet location. Well appointed, spotlessly clean.

Reviewed by Christopher 1st December 2023

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Reviewed by Tracey 24th November 2023

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What an find, beautifully renovated cottage. Loved everything about it, had everything you would need and more.

Reviewed by Lewis 10th November 2023

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For the price it wasn't as clean as I expected- Lots of cobwebs in corners of rooms and on the ceilings. Headboard in the master bedroom was very dusty. Lots of marks/ scratches on the walls which need touching up (for a dog friendly place I wouldn't expect it to be perfect but for the price some of them could be improved). Overall a nice place andRead more a great location but definitely needs some TLC, especially for the money you pay. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 3rd November 2023

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Need a runner or carpet on wooden painted stairs as very slippery , actual did slip a couple of times . otherwise warm cosy cottage , with parking in fab location , downstairs toilet a bounus.

Reviewed by Tracy 6th October 2023

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A beautiful, traditional cottage in a lovely location - so peaceful but also close to amenities. We are a couple with 2 dogs and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Great base for exploring The Lake District and proximity to Lake Windermere was wonderful. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Christine 29th September 2023

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There was just the two of us plus 2 dogs, a lovely cottage but maybe a bit short on space if there were four adults. Everything was beautifully clean, plenty of cutlery and pots so we didn't run out before the dishwasher went on. Location was ideal, a few minutes walk into Bowness town or to the lake. We would certainly stay there again if we were Read moreto visit the Lakes. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 15th September 2023

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A great cottage that we have admired and watched be refurbished over the years so was surprsing to see it come up as a holiday rental. But an opportunity not to be missed. Lovely and cosy and in a great location. Been refurbished to a great standard whilst keeping its original features which is great

Reviewed by lesley 8th September 2023

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Lovely cottage has everything you need the beds are so comfy and everything in walking distance this was our second visit last year came with my daughter great garden for dogs will definitely be back

Reviewed by Jane 1st September 2023

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Fold head house is a beautiful cottage and very traditional for the area & age of the house. Its well equipped with everything we needed every kitchen utensil you need to cook a roast. Lake Windermere is a very short walk bringing you to the main piers and pubs/restaurant - you dont get a lake view (well if you stand on the elevated patio at the riRead moreght angle you just do) There is a downtowns toilet which isnt advertised, realistically there is only parking for one car. I would recommend Hide

Reviewed by Richard 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Stephen 4th August 2023

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Cottage was well equipped, clean, comfortable, quiet and well located. For the price paid for a week's stay it would have been nice to have some basic essentials like tea and coffee, washing up liquid provided. Overall a very nice stay.

Reviewed by Linda 21st July 2023

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Georgeous cottage Comfy beds Kitchen very well equipped Woukd deffo go and stay there again as did look for Christmas but already fully booked . So close to the local pubs and shops and lake .

Reviewed by Dawn 14th July 2023

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Best location for bowness - quiet spot but so close to everything. Cottage was very clean and very well equipped.

Reviewed by Michael 30th June 2023

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Very characterful and comfortable.

Reviewed by Claire 16th June 2023

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Lovely and old fashioned with few modern things like kitchen and bathroom

Reviewed by Julie 2nd June 2023

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Fold Head House was perfect for our week in the Lake District. So cosy and inviting with everything that you need for a perfect stay. Great location, with lots of pubs and shops within a very short walk but so quiet and peaceful. We had a fantastic week in the Lake District and Fold Head House was the perfect place to stay.

Reviewed by Simon 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Colin 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Sue 27th March 2023

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Excellent location very close to centre of Bowness and the lake. Lovely cottage. There was two of us and a dog and plenty of room.

Reviewed by Toby 7th March 2023

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Lovely cottage, great location

Reviewed by Lucy 27th January 2023

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Weve just had a great week at Fold Head House. Brilliant location & excellent cottage! Highly recommend & well hopefully book aga

Reviewed by Rachel 24th January 2023

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This was our third stay @ Fold Head House. Needless to say we absolutely adore it. So cosy, comfortable..and a fantastic locationcant wait to go back.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th December 2022

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Lovely cottage, beautifully appointed and super useable layout for wet clothes, warm gear, and dogs! The temperatures barely lifted above minus 3 but we were cosy and warm when returning from days out. The location is very quiet but within a minutes walk of the Bowness facilities and lake. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Gez 9th December 2022

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Delighted with Fold Head House. Really cozy, all equipment was very good, kitchen very well equipped and it was a bonus to have the downstairs loo and laundry facilities. Beds super comfy and large too! We are not ones to go back to the same property usually however we may well be back next December all being well!!

Reviewed by Karen 17th November 2022

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Reviewed by Iain 14th November 2022

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Reviewed by Steve 10th November 2022

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Reviewed by Peter 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by Jeremy 2nd October 2022

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A fabulous little cottage a stones throw from Windermere. Warm and comfortable, an ideal base for walks around the Lake District and visits to the numerous Pubs and restaurants around the town. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Jim 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Steven 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Carol 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 29th July 2022

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Reviewed by Rebecca 22nd July 2022

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Great cosy cottage in an excellent location just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Bowness. Beds were very comfy and the kitchen was modern and well equipped (the provision of kids crockery and cutlery was a welcome touch). Would definitely recommend to couples or small families.

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