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The Crow's Nest - Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Bright and open-plan two-bedroom property with a balcony and Lake Windermere views
  • 0.5 miles from the centre of Bowness and its selection of shops, eateries and attractions
  • Enclosed rear patio garden perfect for dogs and outdoor dining
Property code: SZ477

Make the most of Windermere with this dog-friendly home from home within easy walking distance of this popular area’s amenities and attractions.

A short walk from the centre of Bowness is this beautifully renovated townhouse which offers wonderful, spacious accommodation for four people and a dog to enjoy everything that Bowness-on-Windermere has to offer. With stunning lake and mountain views, the property is aptly named and certainly makes the most of its elevated position. Laid out over three floors, there's a useful modern shower room on the ground floor and on the first floor you'll find the two bedrooms, a king size and a twin (this room can also be made up as super-king upon request). The fantastic kitchen-diner and living room are on the second floor, really making the most of the stunning views towards to the fells and Lake Windermere. The balcony up here is the perfect place to sit and admire your beautiful backdrop. As well as all this, there's a charming patio garden that's ideal for dining alfresco, two private parking spaces and an integral garage for storing bikes, all a real bonus so close to the centre of Bowness.


There's something for everyone in bustling Bowness. There is a great selection of shops, cafes and a multiscreen cinema. Visit the Windermere Jetty Museum to learn all about the history of boats and steam in the area. Head up Brant Fell or enjoy a lakeside stroll along the shores of Windermere. Why not catch the ferry across the water to Hawkshead, another charming Lakeland village, where you can visit the former home of Beatrix Potter at Hilltop, before stocking up on the village's delicious relish?


Spend a day exploring the magnificent Langdale Valley. With its rugged mountains and picturesque tarns, it's a must for any avid fell walker. Head up Lingmoor Fell for stunning, panoramic views of The Lakes or enjoy a peaceful picnic beside beautiful Blea Tarn. Stop off at one of the traditional pubs on your way back for a hearty meal and refreshing drink. Head north to Keswick, the adventure capital of The Lakes. Sign up for an activity with one of the local adventure companies; try canoeing, ghyll scrambling and raft building, or the brave can tackle the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine.


Head inside and on the ground floor is a fantastic shower room. With a WC, sink and modern shower enclosure, it's perfect for reinvigorating tired muscles after a day on the fells. This room also doubles as a useful utility area housing the washing machine and tumble dryer should you need to make use of these during your stay.


On the first floor you'll find the two bedrooms and a second bathroom. The lovely master bedroom is beautifully presented in neutral, calming colours. Furnished with a king-size bed, there's also a handy wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage. The bright super-king room is lovely and has a delightful dressing table tucked in one corner. This bedroom can also be made up as a twin upon request. Also on the first floor is the family bathroom, complete with WC, washbasin and bath with shower over.


Onwards and upwards to the second floor and the fantastic living accommodation. The modern dining kitchen is well equipped with everything you'd need for a self-catering holiday. There's an electric oven and hob, handy microwave, fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. The views over the Fairfield fells are outstanding. The round dining table is perfect for sociable mealtimes and there are wonderful views to the fells too. The spacious living room up here is light, bright and airy thanks to its wall of windows. Relax on one of the two sofas, there's a TV with Freeview for entertainment or simply sit back and take in those stunning views. Sliding doors lead out to the south-facing balcony, a real treat. With outdoor seating, it's a wonderful place to sit and admire the views over the rooftops to the fells and Lake Windermere. Early risers will love sitting out here with their morning cuppa listening to the birds, but it's equally suited as a delightful place to enjoy an evening aperitif.


As well as the balcony off the living area, this property also has a delightful enclosed rear patio garden. With a table and chairs, it's a lovely spot for dining alfresco or enjoying a glass of wine.


To the front of the cottage there are two private parking spaces, a rare bonus so close to the centre of Bowness. There's also a useful integral garage with a hanging clothes airer for drying outdoor gear. The garage can also be used for bike storage - ideal if you fancy leaving the car where it is and getting out and about on two wheels instead.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 super-king-size (that can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Freeview TV
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels not provided
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Garage is only suitable for storing bikes
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Victoria Rees

This property is personally managed by Victoria.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Michelle 7th May 2022

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Very clean and comfortable accommodation, well equipped and in the heart of Bowness. Lovely views over the tree tops to the Lake in the distance from the living room windows and great views of the Fells from the kitchen window. Really enjoyed our stay at The Crows Nest 10/10

Reviewed by Paul 30th April 2022

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Could not fault this property, we have stayed here twice before with our dog, perfect for him too. Everything worked in the property which helps the relaxation even more. The WiFi was excellent in any room in the house, the heating easy to work & control. A perfect location for everything. We will return.

Reviewed by Richard 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Melissa 9th April 2022

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We loved the location of the holiday home. It was such a short walk to everything we could need in Bowness, and also short drives to so many beautiful walks. The home itself was comfortable, warm and very enjoyable. We didn't quite get the weather to enjoy the balcony, but the south facing living room kept the home nice and toasty! I wouldn't hesitRead moreate to recommend to anyone and we hope to stay again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 2nd April 2022

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Great property.! We've stayed on this road before but this time needed a property that accepted dogs. The property is close to the shops and restaurants yet quiet and has lovely views of the mountains from the kitchen. The two bathrooms were really handy and it was useful to have the option of a twin or double room for one of the bedrooms as we traRead morevelled with 2 children. It's great that the owners allow dogs to be left in the downstairs hallway for short periods as it made eating out much easier Hide

Reviewed by Keith 26th March 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 19th March 2022

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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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