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Helm Lune

Windermere, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Open fire for chilly evenings watching TV and playing board games
  • Attractive shared garden boasting a BBQ area and private patio
  • Within 1 mile of Bowness-on-Windermere with its shops, cafes and restaurants
Property code: SZ241

Attractive stone barn sleeping five guests on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, an ideal destination for walking, cycling and trying a variety of water sports on lake Windermere.

One of four properties in a small complex created in a fabulous converted traditional stone barn, this cottage provides spacious two-bedroomed accommodation for five people in a quiet rural location just outside Bowness-on-Windermere. Stylish, practical, comfortable and beautifully finished, this property will make a wonderful base from which to explore the area.

The cottage is located in peaceful countryside just a mile outside the centre of Bowness so benefits from quiet surroundings whilst still being within easy reach of all the amenities of Bowness and Windermere. With a good variety of shops, cafes and restaurants and access to the lake shore, popular Bowness is a bustling gateway to Windermere with its many attractions. A regular steamer service operates year-round providing easy and hassle free access around the lake and opportunities for stunning linear lake shore walks too.

It benefits from the lovely rural location with peaceful walks from the door and good access to the local fells. Cyclists have a maze of local quiet lanes to explore and for those wanting more of a challenge there are some tough routes to try too. Mountain bikers can take to the forest tracks at Grizedale Forest on the far side of Windermere or explore the local network of byways and bridleways. Bowness and Windermere are well connected to the rest of the area by boat, bus and car so the whole area is yours to explore. Visit wildlife rich Morecombe Bay, shop in the attractive market town of Kendal and of course the beautiful southern and central Lake District stretches before you with gems to discover around every corner.

Entering into the cottage you come straight into the spacious split-level living dining room. To the right the dining table for six is positioned in front of French doors out to the lawned gardens to the back for lovely peaceful views. The kitchen is to the left but you will be drawn across the wooden floor, past a feature curved bookshelf and up the three steps on the right into the main living area. This lovely double height space is lit by skylights and dual aspect windows with rural views, there are exposed beams in the vaulted ceiling and this bright room has a lovely feel. Take a seat on one of the three armchairs or the two-seater sofa, enjoy the open fire in a slate hearth and relax in this cosy spot. When you get tired of watching the fire, there is a Freeview TV and DVD with a few DVDs to get you started.

The kitchen looks out over the garden and is cleverly designed to make it a pleasure to use. All the usual mod cons are included – washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need in smart modern fitted units.

In the corner of the lower part of the open area is a hallway leading past the handy downstairs WC to the stairs, lit by a skylight, carpeted and boasting some lovely local photographs on the walls they lead up to a landing. On the right the family bathroom is spacious, modern and practical but still contains character beams, the bath has a shower over and there is a heated towel radiator.

Opposite the bathroom the flexible triple bedroom is set out as a king size zip and link (which can be made into a twin on request) and a single. Vaulted ceilings with beams make the room feel spacious and it is lit by a large skylight window. A fitted wardrobe, bedside tables and a chest of drawers complete the furniture. At the end of the hallway is the master bedroom. With a double bed and stylish en-suite shower room this is a lovely room to retreat to at the end of the day. Built in bedside tables, exposed beams in the vaulted ceiling, skylight and cute feature window at floor level give this room its own unique character. There is a fitted wardrobe and a chest of drawers for storage and the en-suite with heated towel radiator and tiled floor also has exposed beams.

Outside is a shared lawned garden with seating areas and a BBQ area with rural views. The shared walled parking area is close by with access to a small orchard area for short morning or evening strolls for enjoying the peace and quiet and watching the local wildlife.

For larger parties, this cottage can be booked with three other properties on site, to accommodate 15 people in total.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 king-size (zip and link can be made into a twin on request, must be stated at the time of booking) with a single.
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Open fire – first set of logs provided
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared garden and BBQ area with private patio
  • Shared off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • The owners of of the property offer a number of optional extras to make your stay extra special. The optional extras include brunch boxes, e-bike hire, motor boat hire, outdoor adventure activities such as paddle boarding, climbing, guided walks, ghyll scrambling, kayaking and pony trekking. Please contact us at the time of booking for further details
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nina 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage, comfortable beds, open fire in spacious lounge, plenty of seating. Good kitchen space which is well equipped. Frying pans could do with replacing. Access is along a very narrow lane with a couple of very sharp bends and not many pull ins. The Tesco delivery man would not risk the bends so parked in the lay-by and brought the crates Read moreup by trolley. Having said that we didnt meet any cars coming the other way all week! Very quiet and good walking from the door. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 4th March 2022

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Loved our stay, will definitely book again.

Reviewed by Natalie 21st February 2022

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Really lovely place. Immaculately clean, great location and everything in the lodge was beautiful quality. The fire really made it.

Reviewed by Francesca 4th February 2022

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We had a lovely stay and the location was ideal. The accommodation was exactly as expected and the beds were really comfortable. It was lovely having logs provided to be able to light a fire. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Zoe 21st December 2021

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A lovely place for a holiday. Many happy memories here over the last 12 years.

Reviewed by Laura 13th December 2021

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This cottage is beautiful. A really short distance from the town but tucked away in a quite location. It was very clean and the facilities in the property were really good. It was very warm and welcoming too. I would also like to mention crystal clean as i hoped that the property would be decorated for christmas and when i rang on the day i found oRead moreut that it wasnt so they went in and put them all up before we arrived. Communication throughout was fantastic. We would definitely recommend. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

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Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

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It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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