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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Cumbria & The Lake District Town/village Bowness on Windermere

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Inviting Big Cottage, Bowness on Windermere

The Thistles is a rather fabulous, substantial, Victorian residence which families or groups will find an ideal base for exploring nearby Bowness, Lake Windermere and the rest of the glorious Lake District. Exuding a modern contemporary feel with neutral colours and sumptuous furnishings, you'll love returning to this airy, spacious home. How about an evening tipple on the patio?
Crowd around the beautifully carved dining table for laughter and conversation over home cooked meals from the elegant kitchen. Take a walk straight from the door, including up Biskey Howe a few hundred yards away, which boasts breathtaking views of Lake Windermere.

Accommodation in detail:
Private parking for 1 car. Entrance through hall to the bright but cosy lounge, with large bay window, relaxing sofas and TV/DVD. The dining room has patio doors opening out to the patio area. The wooden-finished kitchen leads off the dining room. On the first floor are two bedrooms; 1 luxurious super king size and one double. Bright house bathroom with shower over bath. On the second floor are two further bedrooms, one double and one twin together with the second bathroom with shower over bath.
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Location
Bowness village is a sophisticated and contemporary little village, nestled on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. The village is alive with a high standard of boutique-style shops, handy supermarkets and all sorts of family attractions - from lakeshore mini golf to the magical World of Beatrix Potter attraction. By night, you'll explore a fabulous range of restaurants and nightspots to impress all tastes and budgets! There's even a mainstream cinema (The Royalty) and an interesting theatre venue (the Old Laundry Theatre).

There are so may ways to explore from Bowness. Ditch the car and take a Windermere Lake Cruise to Ambleside or Lakeside for the day. Cross the lake on the car ferry and you'll be on your way towards Hawkshead village and also Beatrix Potter's historic home at Hill Top. Head east towards the Lyth Valley (passing the prestigious Windermere Golf Club) and you'll discover lush green landscapes and a scattering of our region's most delectable country gastropubs.

If watersports are your thing then you'll love getting out onto Lake Windermere. Perhaps you fancy taking a row boat out for a paddle? Or even sailing or windsurfing? Pop into Tourist Information to find out just how many ways there are to take to the water on Lake Windermere. Walkers will relish getting up into the hills around Windermere. The Kentmere Valley, Grizedale Forest and a whole host of other great walking spots are within striking distance. The viewpoint of Gummers How is one accessible peak not far from Bowness, which is well worth the short but energetic climb to the top. Get your boots on and bring your camera!

1 super king size
2 double
1 twin
Gas central heating
Multi fuel stove
Feature electric fire
Bathroom with shower over bath
2nd bathroom with shower over corner bath
Electric oven
Gas hob
Microwave
Fridge & Freezer
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Close to village centre and lake
Stock of children's toys and games
Patio / yard with garden furniture
1 private parking space
On-street parking available
  • Cot
  • DVD Player
  • Garden Furniture
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Central Heating, Oil fired
  • Patio
  • Parking, Private
  • TV, Sky or Freeview

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Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.

LocationCumbria & The Lake District

The rural county of Cumbria is one of the most attractive in England. It contains the whole of the area known as the Lake District, as well as the northern part of the Pennines mountain range and, somewhat counter-intuitively, a part of the Yorkshire Dales.

The county is replete with attractions for the visitor, its historic heritage ranging from houses and gardens to stone circles and activities ranging from walking and climbing to watersports and fishing. Cumbria's lakes, valleys and fells can loosely be broken down into eight areas.

The North Lakes are the most popular with the serious outdoor enthusiast and the South Lakes draw most of the holidaymakers. The Western Lakes are less busy but still hold some varied attractions and appeal to the walkers as well as families and groups. They are home to England's tallest mountain, known as Scafell Pike.

East Lakes has its quota of mountains too, including the well-known Helvellyn, and is a fairly quiet area. Visit the Eden Valley and North Pennine area for wilderness, castles and rural villages, or perhaps consider North and South Cumbria. In the former we find Hadrian's Wall and the city of Carlisle. In the latter, coastal resorts and the biggest town, Kendal. Finally, the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful part of Cumbria with country pubs, easy walking, and a thriving arts scene.

Area Cumbria & The Lake District Nearest pub 1 miles

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