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Low Cleabarrow

Windermere, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Family-friendly farmhouse cottage full of character and original features
  • Mature garden and lawn perfect for dining or playing
  • Visit Windermere golf club (0.5 miles) or join a sunset cruise in Bowness (2 miles)
Property code: SZ324

Sleeping six guests across four bedrooms, this spacious farmhouse is ideal for families or friends who want to explore Windermere and the beauty of the southern lakes.

This is a traditional Lakeland farmhouse full of character and original features but brought luxuriously and tastefully right up to date. Sleeping six in four spacious bedrooms, two of which are king size with en-suites, it is perfect for extended family gatherings or for couples holidaying together. A beautiful farmhouse kitchen with large table and doors out onto the patio with BBQ will cater for everyone in style and the large living room is cosy and characterful with a wood burner in a slate fireplace surrounded by comfortable sofas for snug sociable evenings in. The big garden is secluded and quiet with a large lawn surrounded by trees and seating on a split-level patio, a lovely sunny spot to relax in.

Located in a rural spot on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, the village is just under 2 miles away by car. If you want to head off on foot, the Dales Way footpath runs close to the house and takes you into Bowness in just over 1 mile. For dining out guests can sample the fine dining menu at the pub just up the road from Low Cleabarrow or head into Bowness and Windermere for a choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Keen golfers will enjoy having Windermere Golf Course nearby and anyone who enjoys messing about on a boat has a great range of hire and launching options to get out on Windermere. Walkers can take advantage of the network of lovely rural footpaths nearby with ever-changing but always beautiful views.

This cottage is ideally located for exploring the southern Lake District. Bowness is just a short drive away giving you access to Windermere lakeshore and the regular boat services across the lake linking all the local attractions as well as providing stunning views on the way. Explore the independent shops in the courtyards of the pretty market town of Kendal, follow the trail of Wordsworth to picture-perfect Grasmere or explore the lesser known areas of the Lake District peninsulas bordering on to Morecombe Bay.

This stone built historic farmhouse packed with charming original features and beautifully designed to provide a homely, comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The house and surrounding office units are heated by a biomass boiler keeping everything lovely and cosy but with green credentials too.

Entering by the back door you are immediately welcomed into the large farmhouse kitchen. This is actually the most recent addition to the house but it complements the older section with exposed beams and a fireplace complete with electric wood burner. Double doors lead out onto the garden offering lovely views and letting in plenty of light for the six-seat dining table. The well-equipped kitchen boasts plenty of worktop and cupboard space as well as an electric range cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Tasteful tiled splashbacks and an oak floor complete the farmhouse feel and there is an armchair tucked in the corner beside the fireplace, perfect for relaxing with a morning cuppa - or maybe watching the nominated chef at work!

Out of the left side of the kitchen a traditional latch door leads into the main hallway with the stairs leading up to the left. The hall is divided from the living room by a beautiful old oak panelled wall full of character and oozing history - imagine the changes this wall has seen over the years.

The doorway into the living room is low so mind your head but once inside, this is a spacious but snug and relaxing room. The whole family can gather to relax with a choice of two-seater sofa, three-seater sofa and an armchair gathered round the coffee table and rug in front of the lovely slate fireplace. Light the wood burner and settle down for an evening in making lasting memories; borrow a book from the built-in shelves beside the fireplace, catch a movie on the wall-mounted Freeview TV or just watch the flames and chat. Dual aspect windows look over the gardens to the trees beyond and the room has been thoughtfully decorated, furnished and finished to compliment the old beams and the fireplace without compromising on comfort and luxury.

Across the hallway opposite the living room is a handy downstairs toilet – but watch the doorway, it’s another low one! At the end of the hall the front door leads out into a traditional Lakeland farmhouse porch with slate benches either side, a slate path with leads through the front garden past beautiful flower borders to steps up to the parking area.

Also off the hallway is a downstairs bedroom with king-size bed and a window looking out over the front garden to the tree lined driveway. This carpeted room has a chest of drawers and wardrobe for storage, bedside tables, full length mirror and a chair as well as a very smart en-suite. Light bright and fully tiled with a large walk-in shower and heated towel radiator, you will feel truly spoilt every morning.

Upstairs all the rooms lead off a large carpeted landing, the floors upstairs are showing their antiquity by all being a bit slopey so watch your step! On the right is the family bathroom, fully tiled with a shower over the bath and a heated towel radiator, there is a lovely view from the window over the garden to trees and fields beyond – it’s all fine, there are no neighbours to look in the other way!

The next room on the right is a cosy single room with a lovely window seat at the window overlooking the driveway. There is also a wardrobe, chair and bedside table.

Continuing anti-clockwise around the landing is another single bedroom with timber laths left exposed on the wall. This bright room also has a window seat overlooking the driveway plus a chair and two bedside tables.

Last but definitely not least over the kitchen is a large dual aspect king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room. The window at the back looks past traditional stone buildings to fields and trees beyond whilst at the front is a stunning view over the garden to woods, fields and distant low fells. The room is carpeted and has a chest of drawers and cupboard for storage plus bedside tables. The quirky but stylish en-suite is fully tiled with heated towel radiator, sink, WC and a sunken walk-in shower accessed down a step.

Outside the large garden wraps around two sides of the house with a large area of lawn, flower borders, mature shrubs and trees and a winding path to explore. Facing south west the main part of the garden gets plenty of sun and the multi-level patio areas are perfectly placed to take advantage of this. The higher level outside the kitchen has a BBQ and a bench for peaceful contemplation and the lower level has a seating area ideal for dining alfresco. Take a seat, take in the peace and quiet, breathe in the fresh Lakeland air and relax!

Adjacent to the back door there is a useful utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 2 single
  • 3 bathrooms – 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 family bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Biomass green heating
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included), fire-effect electric wood burner
  • TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Large lawned garden, partially enclosed; two patio areas with garden furniture, BBQ and bench
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • The owners of the property offer a number of optional extras to make your stay extra special. Packages 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 call at the time of booking for further details
  • Please note there are low door entrance's to the living room, and to the ground floor WC. The antique floors upstairs have some mildly sloping areas. Split-level patio, and some stone steps in the garden.
  • Shops, pubs, eateries 2 miles
  • 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 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Claire 23rd March 2022

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Reviewed by Anthony 22nd January 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely spot. Clean and beautifully warm - great central heating and the added bonus of log burners in the kitchen and lounge.

Reviewed by Kerrie 28th December 2021

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Lovely rural location with scenic walks from the door of the cottage. Beautiful area. Cottage was cosy, warm, clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by TIm 5th November 2021

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A very well equipped charming cottage, with well appointed bathrooms, kitchen and living room. The Estate are most accommodating for advice and also responding to a problem. The only reason we scored the cottage 4 for comfort, was because the beds were too hard for us. But thats just personal choice. To others they would be perfect! We love the locRead moreation right out on The Dales Way and it doesnt take long to walk to Bowness or Windermere. A lovely warm charming cottage. 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.

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