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Bowscale View

Mosedale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972622)

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    • “Bowscale View is literally in the middle of nowhere and does not have wi-fi. So what, "de-screening" for seven days is no big deal. The house is suitable for 2 couples having 2 bedrooms with double beds and en suite shower/bath/toilet. As my wife and I like to sleep in separate beds we each made use of a bedroom. The house offers all the amenities you need although the "kitchen area" is a little cramped but since there were only 2 of us that was not a major issue. The sitting area looks out onto a terrace and hills in the background and is visited on a daily basis by the resident pheasant and squirrel. The nearby road sees so little traffic, especially after dark, and as a consequence it is blissfully quiet. The area is ideal for walking and cycling and places like Penrith, Keswick and Carlisle are within a short distance.”

    Mr De Neef, Roosendaal, August 2018

    • “This was a beautiful location and really comfortable, warm and cosy. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed exploring the peaceful surroundings near Mosedale, but the location is also handy for Keswick, Ullswater, Penrith and Derwent water. The annexe was clean and had great facilities. The only thing that could have made it better would be wifi.”

    Mr Rajkowski, Hampton Lucy, August 2018

    • “Fantastic place, peace and quiet. Excellent views. The owner was very friendly. The kitchen tap was leaking slightly, which was replaced within 24 hrs of notifying the owner without any disturbance to us. Will definitely stay again.”

    Mr Harris, August 2018

    • “Let's start with the positives - this is a fantastic location, truly outstanding, nice kitchen units/area, freezer in addition to the fridge, a very nice place to stay. Plus red squirrels frequent the patio area. However, more feedback needs to be given to the owners from either the guests or via the people to clean regarding problems/deficiencies, they spoil the experience in an otherwise fantastic location. I would not go back, or recommend it to a friend without cavaets because of the problems - which could easily be remedied The property is advertised as sleeping 4 - only three wine glasses were provided - I phoned our 'contact point' requesting more but heard nothing back so I phoned Becks at Sykes and she arranged for three more to be delivered - that was good but Sykes should not have to be involved when there are people 'on the ground' who can more easily remedy a problem/issue. Also no bottle opener, or corkscrew, or serving spoon..... easily remedied, or just write in the description "Must bring own Bottle opener, corkscrew and any glasses you may require" The tap in the kitchen leaked all over the units around the sink literally whenever it was turned on - I'm sure the problem could be simply remedied with a spanner and a washer but it's not good enough just to ignore it. Even if the guests did not specify the problem in feedback the cleaners would know of the problem. We wrapped tea-towels around the base of the tap and wrung them out when they got too saturated. Maybe the description should include "We will provide towels for the leaking kitchen tap in addition to other towels and linen" The toilet seat in one of the en-suite bathrooms was not properly attached - one of our party who was a little bit less mobile found that the toilet seat would detach itself during visits - not great in the middle of the night. The ceiling roller blind in the second bedroom was broken, the cord just wrapped around the nearest beam - not essential, but when you are paying close to £1000 for a three night stay, I'd expect more. An unimportant point on its own, but illustrative of the lack of attention to detail in generating an overall favourable impression was outside - on the patio area were a couple of plastic bird feeders and a bird table - nice if you want to watch the local bird population feeding - however these were broken beyond care or repair - it gave a poor impression. Don't have them if they're going to look a mess, take them away or fix them, otherwise it looks like the owner is not concerned about detail or the guests impressions.”

    Mr James, PICKERING, August 2018

    • “The cottage was in a beautiful, quiet location and beautifully renovated with good facilities. No wi-fi, but that's standard in such locations, and was made up for by the situation. Very spacious and homely. Great base for cycling, walking and peace.Would definitely visit again.”

    Dr Worth, Middlesbrough, July 2018

    • “The ceiling light in 2nd bedroom was not working. The shaving light in the 2nd toilet was not working. The kitchen tap was leaking water all over the worktop.”

    Dr Karwa, Doncaster, July 2018

    • “A great location. The cottage was warm and had the most breathtaking views. The facilities are great such as the dishwasher and the laundry room.”

    Ms Abdul Aziz, Enfield, April 2018

    • “It was a great place perfect for 2 couples. Very friendly and amazing location. Can I move in please?”

    Mr Harris, Fareham, March 2018

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The Property

Bowscale View is a charming Cumbrian cottage which retains many characterful features including beamed ceilings and stone walls. A delightful lakeland retreat in a stunning picturesque and relaxing location within easy access of Keswick. The hamlet of Mosedale is located 3.5 miles north of the A66, Penrith to Keswick road and within 20 minutes drive of the M6 making this an ideal base from which to tour the whole of Cumbria. Located at the foot of Carrock Fell, walks can be taken from the door over the "Back o Skidda", or if this sounds too energetic the beautiful Eden Valley is a short drive away with flat rolling countryside, perfect for enjoying a bike ride. Easy access to the motorway means days out can be enjoyed on the Solway Coast, Hadrian’s Wall, Eden Valley, Yorkshire Dales, the Pennines and Lancashire. The traditional stone built farmhouse dates back to 1860 overlooking the River Caldew. Set around the courtyard the outbuildings have been converted to provide accommodation for those looking for a holiday in an area of peace and tranquillity, yet within easy reach of local attractions in Keswick and Penrith. Nestled under Carrock fell, the cottages enjoy views across the river and Mosedale Valley and are surrounded by 4 acres of paddocks and gardens with summerhouse, picnic table and BBQ. Guests, on request, can hire the Courtyard Bedroom which is a ground floor twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC. This bedroom is equipped with wide door for wheel chair access and has grab rails in the bathroom and is ideal for families requiring additional room or require a ground floor bedroom. (Please check availability of this room prior to making a booking).

Converted from the original farm outbuilding Bowscale View is accessed from the courtyard, is heated by night storage heaters and comprises:

Split level lounge with flagged floor, feature stone walls, Sky digital TV, DVD player, French doors and beautiful views across the patio towards Bowscale Fells.
Sitting/reading area.
Dining/kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

First floor: Double bedroom with feature stone wall and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Double bedroom with feature stone wall and en-suite shower room, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels provided.
Ample private parking.
Shared use of the courtyard laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer and gardens with summerhouse, picnic table and BBQ.Private terrace/patio with seating and views to Bowscale fell.


Over two floors. Two bedrooms: 1 with en-suite bathroom, basin and WC, 1 with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with flagged floor, stone walls and reading area.


  • Night storage heaters
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, Sky digital TV and DVD.  Fuel and power inc. in rent
  •  Bed linen inc. in the rent.  Private parking. There is shared use of the courtyard laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private patio with seating and view to Bowscale Fell
  • Shared use of the garden with a summer house, picnic table and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants in Penrith or Keswick a 20 minute drive
  • Walking from the door along the River and Caldbeck Fells.

Regional Information

TROUTBECK Windermere 3 miles; Ambleside 4 miles. The small Lakeland village of Troutbeck can be found between its more famous neighbours Windermere and Ambleside, close by the Kirkstone Pass. A mixture of houses, cottages and farms, the village is scattered along a narrow lane bordered by a drystone wall. Many of these buildings date back to the 17th Century with features such as mullioned windows and heavy cylindrical chimneys and the northern end boasts its own 17th century inn. Close by, the bustling towns of Windermere and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including the lakeside ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The ‘Windermere Steamboat Museum’ displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of destinations such as Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Troutbeck is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season