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Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
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10 out of 10


Bournemouth, Dorset GB Couple
Dower House Cottage was the cleanest holiday home I have ever stayed in and is well equipped. It even had decent knives, something that is sadly lacking in most holiday cottages. Margaret greeted us when we arrived and was very helpful and friendly. We appreciated the milk and chocolate cake and the beautiful vase of pink roses which were all very welcome. The cottage itself has outstanding views towards Lake Windermere and is very peaceful and private. There are numerous walks directly from the house including Ambleside, Hawkshead and from Wray Castle itself along the water's edge to Claife where you can take the ferry across to Bowness. I would highly recommend Dower House Cottage.
Confirmed guest: 19 June 2021
Published on: 26 June 2021

Hi Lynne, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your break, it's a lovely place to relax and recharge the batteries isn't it? Those views really do take some beating!
I hope you can come back to explore more of the Lakes soon.

10 out of 10


Dawlish GB Couple
We loved our winter stay at the Dower House and its stunning location just yards from the door of Wray Castle with views across the lake towards Wansfell and Ambleside. The cottage was exceptionally clean and well-equipped, in addition to which Margaret had added some thoughtful Christmassy touches including a tree and decorations. It was warm and cosy, and we felt immediately at home. We especially loved the covered verandah and spent hours watching and photographing the many visiting birds. Nearby are good footpaths to Ambleside and Hawkshead (about 3 miles each) and, in summer, the ferry would also run to Ambleside. Margaret and Charlie were helpful, friendly hosts who made us feel extremely welcome. We look forward to returning soon and would highly recommend whether you want a walking holiday or a peaceful relaxing break.
Confirmed guest: 12 December 2020
Published on: 13 December 2020

Hello Sarah, Thank you for your glowing feedback! It's a gem of a cottage, isn't it? The location is hard to beat! The owners' are fabulous and always endeavour to ensure guests have a truly memorable experience. Come back any time, you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

10 out of 10


GB Family
Amazing location to enjoy this lovely cottage. I have never had a cleaner cottage or indeed one with a better view. Our host was lovely and we definitely want to come back
Confirmed guest: 08 August 2020
Published on: 09 August 2020

Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for your glowing feedback! It's a gem of a cottage, isn't it? The views really do take some beating! Come back any time, you can be sure of a very warm welcome.