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Hill View - Bouth

Bouth, Lake District
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • A traditional Lakeland cottage with plenty of original features
  • Located next to a friendly pub in a delightful Cumbria village
  • Sit back in the pretty shared garden with private patio and summer shed
Property code: SZ253

Featuring original exposed beams, flagstone floors and wood burners, this charming cottage is full of character and makes a delightful base for a couple or family exploring Windermere and Ulverston.

This is a characterful Lakeland cottage, located in the peaceful village of Bouth. Full of charm and with plenty of original features, the cottage is a welcoming home from home for up to three people and two dogs. Inside you'll find a well equipped kitchen/diner and a cosy living room, complete with wood burner, on the ground floor. Upstairs on the first floor are the two bedrooms and the family bathroom. Outside, accessed through the owner's garage next door, is a delightful rear garden area - please note, the garden is available April to October only.

Bouth can be found between the southern tips of Lake Windermere and Coniston Water, not far from the south Cumbrian coast - there's plenty to see and do during your stay here. Bouth has a popular pub so why not treat yourselves to a night off and enjoy a refreshing drink and hearty meal in a convivial atmosphere? There are some lovely local footpaths to explore straight from the front door. Grizedale Forest is less than a 30-minute drive away and has plenty of walking trails and biking routes, as well as a high ropes course for adrenaline junkies! A five-minute drive will take you to The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, where the trains take you through scenic countryside from Haverthwaite Station to Lakeside Station and from there you can continue your journey aboard a Windermere Steamer and cruise up to Bowness or Ambleside. The pretty village of Cartmel, with its 12th-century priory, is a definite must for any foodies as it's home to the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding as well as a two-Michelin-starred restaurant.

Less than a 15-minute drive away is Ulverston, a vibrant market town with a great selection of independent shops and cafes. The birthplace of Stan Laurel, Ulverston is also home to the world's only Laurel and Hardy Museum - a must for any comedy fan. Spend a day exploring around the southern end of Windermere. Enjoy a lakeside picnic at Fell Foot, a beautiful National Trust lakeshore park, before visiting The Lakeside Aquarium or the Stott Park Bobbin Mill to learn all about the industrial heritage of the area. Why not head to Coniston? Another charming Lakeland village sitting beneath the mighty Coniston Old Man, a fantastic fell walk for the avid hiker. The south Cumbrian coast is also within easy reach; there are plenty of great spots to choose from here so enjoy a bracing coastal walk whilst you take in the beautiful wide open vistas.

Head inside and you go straight into the quirky-shaped kitchen/diner. In here, you'll find an electric oven with ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, handy microwave and useful dishwasher. A utility area at the end of the kitchen also houses a washing machine and tumble dryer, should you need to make use of that during your stay. A wood burner sits next to the dining area, making this is a lovely cosy spot for enjoying a home-cooked meal. The charming living room is full of character with wonderful original exposed beams and a stone flagged floor. Relax on the sofa in front of the wood burner here and compare notes on the day's events. There's also a TV for entertainment too.

The stairs lead off the kitchen up to the first floor and the two lovely bedrooms. The first is a spacious double room, with a feature fireplace and original wooden beams. There's also a wardrobe and useful chest of drawers for storage, and a cute window seat, the perfect spot for catching up with a good book - or simply take a seat and watch the world go by. The second bedroom is just as lovely as the first. This room is a single bedroom but it does have a three-quarter bed. There are also more of those characterful exposed beams and a useful wardrobe too.

Also on the first floor is the spacious family bathroom. In here you'll find the WC, wash basin and a bath with shower over. Whether you prefer a relaxing soak in the bath or a refreshing shower, there's a ladder radiator to warm your towels.

Outside is a delightful rear garden. Accessed via the owner's garage next door, this garden is shared with the owners but there is a fenced off area including a patio and a quirky wooden summer shed with a small wood burner that is available for private use by guests and their dogs. The garden is only available April to October and it's a lovely spot to sit out and enjoy the spring/summer sunshine. To the front of the cottage is another small area that catches the sun from early in the morning all the way through to late afternoon. Enjoy your morning coffee out here before heading off on your day's adventures.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single with a three-quarter bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Wood burners in lounge, kitchen and summer shed (initial wood supply provided)
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not included
  • Shared garden available between April and October, with a private patio and a shared summer shed with small wood burner
  • On-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Nearest pub situated next door, Windermere 5.5 miles, Ulverston 6 miles
  • 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

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Derek 13th May 2022

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Hill View is a lovely compact and clean cottage and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owners live next door which is handy if you need to ask anything and they couldn't be more friendly or welcoming. The gift of a bottle of wine, crisps and biscuits on arrival was a lovely touch, and in it's own way sets this cottage apart from maRead moreny others. We 100% recommend this cottage as a base to come and unwind or for exploring the south part of the Lake District. Hide

Reviewed by Scarlett 6th May 2022

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A wonderful stay, I love this cottage. Steph and John were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. This a perfect base to explore the lakes from - everything you could need is within driving distance yet a peaceful place away from it all when you come home. I actually wanted to stay an extra week longer, but it was booked up unsurprisinglRead morey! I look forward to staying here again regularly for my future trips to the lakes. Thank you again Steph and John. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Ax 11th April 2022

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Fantastically clean cottage with all we needed, Great location between Windermere and Coniston. Owners really care about you having a good holiday and were happy to answer any questions we had. My little boy loved the playground opposite. Perfect getaway.

Reviewed by Kenneth 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Tim 21st December 2021

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The cottage is very welcoming and cosy. The kitchen / diner area is well equipped and functional and the lounge cosy with the log burner. A very quiet location but well placed for days out into the Lakes. Ulverston which at first sight is a little tired proved to be a gem. Excellent Booths on the edge of town and good local independent shops in andRead more around the market. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 29th October 2021

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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.

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