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The modern shower room
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Quarry Brow

Bowness on Windermere, Lake District
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Central position in Bowness-on-Windermere from which to explore the lakes
  • A short walk to the south point Lake Windermere
  • Plenty of scenic walks from your doorstep for you to enjoy
Property code: 75027

With trees as a backdrop, cast off your shoes and relax on your own private balcony. Only a short stroll from the centre of the bustling town of Bowness, on the edge of Lake Windermere.

Make yourselves at home at this three-bedroom holiday home at Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District. Explore the vibrant town with its many shops and eateries, stroll down to Lake Windermere to hire a boat or book tickets on a cruise to see the sights from the water. Make day trips to Ambleside (5.5 miles), Grasmere (9 miles), or Kendal, 8 miles from your base. Return home to unwind on the balcony and plan the next adventure.

Climb the stairs and let yourselves into your home from home. Discover the accommodation here has a clever upside-down design, with the living spaces upstairs and sleeping areas at ground floor level. From the hallway, wander on through to either a king-size bedroom, a double or a single. Also at this level, is the family shower room. Head on upstairs to find yourselves in an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, where you and your family and friends can while away evenings after busy days out exploring your surroundings. Watch the TV, with Blu-ray, in here or throw open the glass doors to the balcony on warm days and balmy nights. Take turns in the kitchen area to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose whether to eat inside at the table or out on the balcony. Sit out here into the evening on pleasant summer nights. Find dedicated parking for two cars at the holiday home.

Make the 8.5-mile drive around the water to Wray Castle, set on the shores of Lake Windermere. Catch the ferry across the lake from Bowness-on-Windermere then embark upon a 4-mile, circular walk to the Claife Viewing Station, up to Hill Top, where Beatrix Potter once lived, and back down to the ferry again. Drive 14 miles to Glenridding to board a steamboat on Ullswater.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV with Blu-ray in lounge
  • Regret no children under 5 years
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 4th June 2022

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Christine 7th May 2022

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A very comfortable and well equipped apartment situated about a 5 minute walk from the centre of Bowness and its many restaurants and pubs. We took a cruise from the harbour up to Ambleside which was very enjoyable. The walk up to Brant Fell is highly recommended for the lovely views. This was our first visit to the Lake District and we would not hRead moreesitate to book this accommodation again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Alex 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by Nigel 21st August 2021

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The cottage was based in the centre of Bowness and came fully furnished with everything we needed. It is in a very good place for most of the Lake District attractions and we had a great holiday.

Reviewed by Rosemary 14th August 2021

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Well-equipped and comfortable and occupies the middle and upper floors (ground floor flat below). There are 16 steps (7 plus 9) to the side front door from the car parking and a further 14 steps (11 plus 3) from the lower to upper floors. The lower floor comprises three bedrooms and a bathroom. The upper floor is one open plan living space comprisiRead moreng kitchen, dining and lounge areas. The front is fully overlooked by the flats opposite. Blinds needed, especially for the bathroom! Hide

Reviewed by Keith 7th August 2021

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Nice apartment with everything we needed. Good base for exploring the area. Close to the lake and shps in Bowness.

Reviewed by Caitlin 24th July 2021

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Great stay for a week at the start of the summer holidays. It was 5 adults staying (one is a teacher therefore why we stayed during the summer holidays) and there was plenty of space for everyone. Great location to walk into Bowness on Windermere or driving to Kendal, Keswick etc. The open plan living room/kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms etc. were ideRead moreal for us. Smart TV is handy for Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. Parking for two cars also handy. We would definitely stay again. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 26th June 2021

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An excellent base for exploring the SouthernLakes. Clean, comfortable, well-equipped. Slightly noisy (above main road into Bowness) but otherwise a great spot

Reviewed by Keith 19th June 2021

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Ideal location for all amenities.

Reviewed by LYNDA 5th June 2021

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This is an excellent property for a holiday in the Lakes in an ideal situation. We loved the mix of vintage and ultra modern furnishings, everything was so comfortable. Everything required for a holiday is provided and the property is super clean. A lot of thought and care has gone into this property and can be enjoyed by everyone who stays there.

Reviewed by Calvin Lee Grove 25th May 2021

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Although we only used the property as a wardrobe and to sleep in, it is very well stocked should you wish to go self catering. Situated only a short walk from the world of Beatrix Potter and a host of good pubs, restaurants and the harbour also plenty for walkers close by. Excellent value for money we will be keeping the property details for any fuRead moreture visits to Bowness on Windemere. Hide

Reviewed by JOSEPH 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by Gill 24th April 2021

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Reviewed by Aisling 12th April 2021

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This was a lovely comfortable homely cottage. The balcony is fabulous getting sun from about 10 am right through to sunset. It felt quite private and looks out at the level of the tree tops. It was lovely to have a welcome pack of milk, biscuits and tea/ coffee. Also having bin bags and cleaning materials was great. It is really very well equipped Read moreand is very convenient to all amenities. We lived our stay and would happily return Hide

Reviewed by Chuen-Man 24th October 2020

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Just a couple of minutes away from the town centre, but a lovely leafy aspect from the huge windows in the living room. The open plan living space suited us well. The kitchen is small but well equipped. Bedrooms are also compact, and just the one bathroom. Overall, we really enjoyed staying here.

Reviewed by Amanda 17th October 2020

Reviewed by John 26th September 2020

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The exterior first impression is not the best but dont be put off as inside the property is well equipped and very comfortable. We stayed as a couple and it served our needs perfectly but the single toilet/shower might be a disadvantage for larger parties.

Reviewed by Helen 29th August 2020

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Close to the town centre. All the home comforts you need for a short break. Clean and well maintained with good covid precautions. Very accommodating and friendly host. If you want to stay in Bowness, happy to recommend. I'd come again in a heartbeat Thank you x

Reviewed by Trevor 22nd August 2020

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Great sized property for a family holiday and the location is very close to local amenities Bowness Pier. Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. I'm looking forward to visiting again.

Reviewed by Matthew 8th August 2020

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Great property, a little bit dated but we still loved it! Well equipped and comfy beds. Great location for central Bowness, the road is very noisy but we didn't might it too much. All in all a really nice property.

Reviewed by Simon 11th July 2020

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Quarry Brow is a clean tidy place to stay, comfortable beds. With all the things you need and a great location only a few minutes walk from bowness, plenty of food choices, good shops and windermere pier only few minutes more down the road,, would stop there again

Reviewed by David 4th July 2020

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The property was clean and well located, the only negative item was the decor of the hall and stairs whilst practical, it was very dark and a bit dated in the use of wood panelling. The upside down layout took some getting used to but worked well with a superb modern bathroom. This is an ideal location for getting out and about being only a short wRead morealk from the town centre and local shops, with the excellent Booths supermarket in Windermere a short 5 minute drive away. Hide

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Enjoy your morning coffee outside
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Location

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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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