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Upper Thornbarrow

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

  • Only a short walk to the centre of Windermere or Bowness
  • Ideal base for exploring the Lake District and top visitor attractions or activities to enjoy
  • An abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes are all within easy reach
Property code: 78287

This warm and cosy apartment is set between Windermere and Bowness in the very heart of the Lakes, with everything on your doorstep to make a perfect holiday.

Stay amongst luxury surroundings here in the heart of the beautiful Lake District. Located between the two bustling hubs of Windermere and Bowness, this characterful cottage offers the perfect base for two couples or a small family hoping to see the best of Cumbria’s starring national park. Enjoy a stroll to either town and embrace the attractions that they have to offer, whether it’s an afternoon spent at The World of Beatrix Potter or a quality evening meal in one of Windermere’s popular restaurants.

Beautifully presented with clean white décor and minimalist furnishings, this two-storey apartment certainly is a breath of fresh air. Step inside and find yourself in the suntrap kitchen/diner, well equipped with quality appliances and plenty of countertop space so that your group’s chef has everything they need to work with. After an enjoyable dinner together, the living room beckons. Don’t forget to bring your Netflix/Prime logins when settling down here and switching on the Smart TV for entertainment before bed. Complete with bright décor and beaming skylights, both first-floor bedrooms offer an good night’s sleep and charming atmosphere to wake up to each morning.

With Windermere just 1 mile and Bowness 0.5 miles, this property is wonderfully located for all the much-loved amenities these neighbouring towns have to offer. The impressive body of Lake Windermere also sits close by (1 mile) and offers plenty in way of activity. View the scenery from atop a lake steamer with an unforgettable boat trip or rent a canoe or kayak to try your hand at some adrenaline-pumping water sports. Those who wish to expend some energy can pack their hiking boots and experience panoramic views from Claife Heights (3.5 miles), whilst others may relish time spent at the Windermere Golf Club (1.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 super king-size (can be made into a twin, must be stated at the time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Roadside parking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Arrival: 17:00 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

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Shelley 2nd July 2022

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Loved every min of our holiday, very comfortable, perfect location and would definitely stay again, everything we needed in the cottage was to hand, very spacious too other than that, perfect holiday!

Reviewed by Tina 18th June 2022

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Lovely place to stay x

Reviewed by Richard 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Bojan 20th May 2022

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We have had a really great time at Windermere and Thornbarrow Cottage was a great stay for us. We stayed in Upper Thornbarrow (Thornbarrow Cottage is split into two separate two stories flats) and loved it. The house is spacious, clean and well maintained. It has two large bedrooms at second floor where family of 4 can easily fit. Kitchen and livinRead moreg room at first floor are like new and have everything you need to feel like home. Beautiful and highly recommend place. Hide

Reviewed by Chelsea 13th May 2022

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Lovely little cottage just a short walk away from shops, restaurants (some vegan options!) and bars. We are always looking for dog friendly cottages and this ticked all of the boxes. Only slight criticism is we asked if an early check in was possible (5pm was quite late). We were told 2pm should be fine but we didn't end up being able to go in untiRead morel just before 4pm. Not a huge issue but would have preferred just being told an early check in was unlikely. Would still recommend and stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Adam 3rd May 2022

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We loved our stay at the cottage. Super comfortable, very clean and new feeling. Everything we could want was provided in bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen. Please note upstairs cottage cannot use downstairs garden!

Reviewed by Natalie 8th April 2022

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Perfect location for both Windermere and Bowness. As a family we were able to do multiple walks from the house, in addition to using public transport to go a little further a field. Comfortable for any family of four.

Reviewed by Paul 29th December 2021

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Great cottage and great location between Windermere up the bank and Bowness down the bank

Reviewed by anne 22nd November 2021

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Reviewed by Vicky 12th November 2021

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Lovely cottages, well equipped and clean. Seemed further away from town than we thought but in fact it was only a 10 minute walk. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Bernard 22nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage well equipped kitchen the position was good home from home would definitely use this cottage again had a lovely week

Reviewed by Liam 8th October 2021

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The cottage was perfect and we couldn't pick any faults. It was in a great location. Right in-between both Bowness and Windermere town centre, in a nice quiet street. The cottage had all the facilities we could need, and we really enjoyed our chill out time there after long walks through the day.

Reviewed by Fran 24th September 2021

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The property is a great location for windermere and bowness, easy to park outside and explore on foot, and great to explore the Lakes by car. Very well quipped and maintained property. Flyers in the property of things to do including the lake boat trips and bus information were really useful. The guest pack had all the information you need. We had Read morea lovely stay and will book again. The Lakes are stunning. Hide

Reviewed by Johanna 17th September 2021

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Excellent cottage, very comfortable , warm & welcoming. Everything you need for a good holiday is on hand. Very good location, bus service excellent & stops at bottom of the road...no car used for the week!!!

Reviewed by David 10th September 2021

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This is a comfortable, spacious, and well equipped cottage. Its conveniently located for walking into both Bowness and Windermere for shops, restaurants, and the lake. An excellent base for visiting the Lake District. The property is generally clean although would benefit from a deep clean particularly in the kitchen. We enjoyed our stay here.

Reviewed by Stefanie 30th July 2021

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Lovely house in a perfect location for easy walking access to Bowness and Windermere. House is as lovely as it looks in the photos - so well equipped. Perfect spot for exploring the area. We will be back!!

Reviewed by Cathy 16th July 2021

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Well located for walking into both Windermere and Bowness. Beds were very comfortable. Shame about no access to outdoor space.

Reviewed by Gill 9th July 2021

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Upper Thornbarrow is in an ideal location for exploring Windermere and Bowness, just a pleasant 10/15 minute walk into each. The cottage was beautifully furnished, clean and very well equipped. The beds were so comfortable we all got a great sleep and the shower was powerful and spacious. Lovely big kitchen too. The only thing missing was use of thRead moree garden, particularly as the occupants downstairs didnt appear to be using it. Other than that a wonderful stay thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Maciej 25th June 2021

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Nice and quiet place. We stayed for a week and had no issues at all :) The road is quiet as well and there is plenty of space to park a car outside.

Reviewed by Kenneth 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Samantha 15th May 2021

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This apartment is in a perfect location right between Bowness and Windermere village both only a 15 minute walk. I was quite surprised at how big the apartment was and the kitchen is as big as it looks on the picture! Bedrooms are really nice and the bed was very comfy. Spacious bathroom with well pressured shower and toiletries from LOccitane whicRead moreh was nice. This property was ideal for us especially as we had our dog with us too. Would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 30th April 2021

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This property was immaculately clean and well equipped. I was concerned having read a previous review regarding lack of cleanliness, but we found it to be spotless. There was ample on-street parking available at all times. The location is good for access into Windermere and Bowness, albeit on a bit of a hill. The property adjoins a nursery, so if tRead morehe sound of toddlers hitting xylophones all afternoon is a dealbreaker, this isnt the place for you. But otherwise, a lovely, modern, stylish house. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Suzanne 22nd April 2021

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Great property, very handy to both Bowness and Windermere.

Reviewed by James 16th April 2021

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This property is absolutely spotless and can highly recommend. everything you need is included in this property. The location is perfect and only a stones through from the Lake and town centre

Reviewed by Claire 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by James 30th October 2020

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The property was dirty and not cleaned properly we had to clean and sanitise everything when checked in Great location but that was only think going for this dirty cottage Food left in fridge and fridge not working properly Dirty plates and cutlery Toilets still had urine on them under seats , was disgusting really The hand wash that was left was jRead moreust old ones that had been filled with water So we bought our own And so on and so on Great location awful cottage Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 17th October 2020

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Nicely presented apartment, well equipped. Great spot for Windermere & Bowness.

Reviewed by Neil 11th September 2020

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Good location, easy walk to Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere. House is very well furnished and comfortable.

Reviewed by Andrew 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Simon 7th August 2020

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We thought the property was ideally situated, enabling us to walk into the hills And down to the lake, Bowness-on-Windermere and Windermere, as well as a bar for driving further into the Lake District. We also found the flat comfortable and relaxing.

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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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