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Lower Thornbarrow

Windermere, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious Lakeland property in the very heart of the Lake District
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District and top visitor attractions in the area
  • Cafes, shops, restaurants, cinema and the shore of Lake Windermere only a short walk away
Property code: 78288

Ideal location set on a quiet street only a few minutes’ walk from the heart of the Lakes with both Windermere and Bowness within walking distance.

Situated in the popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere, this contemporary property is a welcome retreat for you and your guests. Sleeping four across two spacious bedrooms, this holiday home is perfect for couples or small families looking for a quiet holiday but with plenty of things to do on the doorstep. Take a walk just half a mile to the World of Beatrix Potter, or hire a canoe, kayak or bicycle from Windermere Canoe and Kayak which is 3 miles by car and just 1.5 miles on foot, and spend a day venturing around England’s longest lake.

The property, which is just a mile’s walk from the water’s edge, has a bright and airy feel thanks to its open-plan style. The kitchen diner has everything you need to get cooking, while the dining table, set in a large bay window, offers a wonderful view over the houses and countryside beyond. The lounge is a cosy haven to kick back and relax in, with soft neutral decor and rich wood furnishings that create a tranquil atmosphere. When it’s time for bed head to one of the bedrooms; the king-size bedroom, which can be made up into a twin, has patio doors leading to the garden letting in lots of natural light.

Make sure you pay a visit to Grizedale Forest (12.5 miles), which offers views from Lake Windermere to Coniston Water, and has plenty of walking trails to lead you to the best parts of the forest. If you love the work of Wordsworth, go to see Dove Cottage (9 miles) – while you’re in Grasmere you can stop off for gingerbread at the famous Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. And for something a bit more relaxing, cruise on an Ullswater Steamer from the south of the lake (14 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms –1 double, 1 king size (can be made into a twin, must be requested at the time of booking)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower only and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Roadside parking
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Garden area with seating and BBQ
  • Shop, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elaine 17th June 2022

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Lovely place to stay. Very well equipped. Short walk to the Lakes. Perfect.

Reviewed by Valerie 10th June 2022

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A very spacious apartment and in a great location. On a quiet road plenty of parking but all amenities and restaurants etc just short walk away. Huge kitchen with massive freezer and fridge. Generally very well equipped. Bedrooms downstairs therefore very quiet for sleeping.Lovely garden which was great for dogs bbq etc. very light and airy with huRead morege bay windows. Would recommend this property home from home feel. Hide

Reviewed by Jackson 1st June 2022

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Well recommend cottage, very spacious and lovely garden. Location wise is great

Reviewed by Jane 29th May 2022

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This beautiful, spacious apartment with a lovely garden was quite simply perfect for our stay in the Lake District. We were a mother, daughter, baby grandchild and two dogs. Everything we could possibly have needed was provided inc cot and high chair. WiFi was excellent too. The location is perfect for walking into either Windermere or Bowness, 10/Read more15 mins either way. The weather was not good during our stay but because the accommodation was so good it did not spoil anything. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 6th May 2022

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A wonderful place to spend a week exploring the beautiful lake district. Bowness is amazingly dog friendly. The property was clean, beautifully presented and perfectly equipped. Within 10 mins walk of bowness and windermere. The garden was lovely although access through the downstairs master bedroom was unusual - my only niggle was there was no bacRead morek garden gate. The Flying Pig and The Pig highly recommeneded eateries with dogs Hide

Reviewed by Jane 30th April 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay. Cottage was lovely, everything you need on hand like home from home. Central for Bowness and Windermere. Very cozy.

Reviewed by Kathryn 26th February 2022

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Absolute excellent accommodation. The property is beautiful and has everything you need for a relaxing stay.

Reviewed by Darren 29th December 2021

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Lovely house in a good location for both Windermere and Bowness, take a torch to see the key box as the outside light doesnt shine on the box so its really difficult to see it in the dark. Kitchen is very well stocked with lots of plates, cutlery and glasses. Lovely garden, great for the dog although not fully enclosed as no gate.

Reviewed by sarah 9th December 2021

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lovely and spacious accommodation, would definitely return

Reviewed by Justine 17th September 2021

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Great location between Bowness and Windermere to explore the area Kitchen in particular is spacious and has all the equipment you will need.

Reviewed by Ashley 11th September 2021

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Cottage was clean and tidy. The location of the cottage was perfect.

Reviewed by Craig 27th August 2021

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Great place to base yourself for Windermere and Bowness. Both within walking distance. And beyond. Superb stay. All you need. Home from home.

Reviewed by Donna 2nd July 2021

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Lovely accommodation in a perfect location between Windermere and Bowness. The owners thought of everything and it was so nice to relax in the garden after a days exploring. Cant fault it.

Reviewed by Jason 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Katy 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Anne 21st May 2021

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Had a lovely week. Great location and enjoyed having the garden to enjoy the sun. Well equipped with a few little quirks

Reviewed by Catherine 23rd April 2021

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Beautifully presented property,very clean and spacious and very warm .The outside area is equally as nice with A big BBQ .All fittings and appliances are a very high Standard.Would definitely consider going again .

Reviewed by Martin 12th April 2021

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We had a brilliant time at the Lakes and it was nice to be able to return to a lovely property. It was worth having the lower Thornbarrow property for the outside space especially as we had our dog with us and was able to spend time in the garden in the evenings.

Reviewed by Sarah 4th December 2020

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The cottage would have been good if it wasn't for the heating. It is all underfloor and I suspect as it is a new owner they haven't had many people visit in winter so the settings weren't right. We were max at 16 degrees which is good when youre out walking in 3 degrees and want warmth! Took 5 days to get it resolved. The place is lovely and well eRead morequipped it was just spoilt by how cold it was. I would like to have seen in the description that this was attached to a nursery! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 30th October 2020

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Location is great and its a nice cottage with tasteful decor and a good range of equipment . We had a couple of issues as the handrail on the stairs was broken and needed repair along with a dining chair so we were unable to all sit together at the table. The WiFi signal was poor and in the end we went out and bought a WiFi repeater to try and imprRead moreove the signal to enable us to access emails and the children Tom play games on their tablets. Generally very clean with the exception of one room Hide

Reviewed by Kate 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 7th October 2020

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Great location for walking to Windermere or Bowness.

Reviewed by Sally 25th September 2020

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Lovely house, great location. The kitchen is well equipped and the fridge and freezer are huge! The garden is also really nice. The house is warm and well insulated - very helpful in the Lakes. However, the WiFi situation needs work - its patchy at best on the first floor and non existent downstairs! Not sure it can be advertised as WiFi to be honeRead morest! Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 18th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage with loads of space and very well equipped for a fab holiday

Reviewed by Carl 7th August 2020

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Perfect location, fabulous property, will definitely look to book again.

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Location

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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.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

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.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

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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