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Bank Chambers

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1064623)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “The studio apartment is lovely and has a nice ambience.”

    It can appear a bit bare though and needs a few more home touches. ...

    It can appear a bit bare though and needs a few more home touches. We would also recommend that the property is photographed again as what is currently displayed on Sykes website is not reflective to how some of the rooms look now. The Welcome pack in the property was very comprehensive and informative. The Champagne was a nice touch however a welcome pack of essentials would have been appreciated instead eg. Bread, butter, eggs, milk, bacon etc as not everyone drinks alcohol. The hot tub was a real winner for the ladies and we spent several fun hours just chilling and chatting with a nice glass of fizz. The hot tub was serviced twice during our stay and we were surprised that the engineers had keys to the property. Guests need to be made aware of this and recommend placing a small safe in the property to keep valuables in. We would also recommend that you highlight the parking challenges during peak times. When we arrived on the Saturday we were struggling to park our 3 cars and had to wait some time to get a space for each of us. In addition, whilst it was suggested by Sykes that we could unload the car in a road in the next street along, collect the parking permit and then park in the main car park approx 50 yards away on Rayrigg Road, it was simply not practical due to the traffic being so busy. As a result we ended up parking in the car park first and then doing a number of trips backwards and forwards to unload everything we had bought including groceries for the week. Would therefore highlight this as could be logistically challenging for a couple with a small baby or someone with a physical disability or limitation. Would suggest that the parking permits are collected with the keys from the office for convenience rather than having to get them from the property before parking. Appliances were great but could have done with more crockery such as serving plates and dishes, larger saucepans, some baking trays as well as a few ice cube trays. We were advised yesterday that there was an issue with getting the property cleaned and ready on the day we arrived however it would have been prudent to let us know as we found there were a few cleaning and maintenance issues on arrival which we have subsequently fed back to Zoe from the Lakes offices in Windermere to follow up on. Bowness is a very popular tourist area as a result it was very noisy at night over the weekend and in the early morning when the deliveries were made to the local shops and restaurants. This did not detract from us enjoying our holiday but could be an issue with families and small children. Have noted the Sofas highlighted in other reviews as being particularly uncomfortable and low. We would agree with this. I am quite short and was either perching on the sofa edge or left with my legs dangling which was quite uncomfortable. Appreciate that cushions were removed because of COVid however one sofa had them and the other didn't so a bit confused by this. An armchair and a footstool in the lounge would also be welcome as it is a squash to get 6 adults on the sofas at once. Overall we had a great time staying in the Bank Chambers for the week. A great location for dining out with pubs and restaurants galore and a few minutes walk to the lake where you can access the ferries with ease. Finally, Bowness has a lovely vibe and we would certainly revisit in the future.

    - Mrs Law, September 2021

The property

Situated in the centre of the bustling market town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District National Park, is Bank Chambers, a spacious and luxurious duplex apartment, boasting views of Windermere lake and the fells beyond.

This magnificent, three-bedroom apartment is ideal for groups of couples, friends or family wanting to enjoy a touch of luxury, as well as being in a central location to discover some of the Lake District's most loved attractions.

It comes with many interesting perks, with two parking permits available, as well as use of the owner's boathouse to store watersporting equipment such as paddleboards, and you can even charter the owner's fantastic 40ft yacht at an agreed price, to enjoy a lunch or dinner on board as you explore your picturesque surroundings.

Step inside the apartment and up the first flight of stairs to discover a newly renovated interior, boasting high ceilings, coving and a host of luxurious touches, making this a welcoming and memorable base for your holiday.

Spend evenings unwinding in the large sitting room, beside the stunning marble fireplace, which houses a gas fire that can warm the room while you snuggle up to enjoy a film on the wall mounted TV, while the dual aspect windows allow in lots of light and showcase views across the town.

From here, move into the well-equipped and stylish kitchen, kitted out with NEFF integrated appliances, a large double oven and Siematic induction hob, allowing you to cook delicious meals for the group, to be enjoyed together at the dining table as you make plans for the coming days.

Throw open the double doors and head out onto the roof terrace; with sun loungers, a seating area, a barbecue for alfresco dining, outdoor lighting and a hot tub, providing a luxurious end to each day, as you relax and admire the view at any time of day.

You will also find a handy utility and cloakroom on this floor, alongside a traditional-style super-king-size double bedroom with zip/link feature, catering to a variety of guests, with a stunning cast iron fireplace surrounded by a granite hearth and an en-suite walk-in shower, where you can begin each day with an invigorating rinse.

Head up to the second floor to discover two more bedrooms; a master super-king-size bedroom with zip/link feature, large fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors and large picture windows that allow in plenty of light, and a final super-king-size with zip/link feature, which boasts a feature fireplace and incredible lake and fell views from the window.

Both rooms benefit from access to two stunning bathrooms; a large and contemporary white bathroom with a freestanding bath, and a wetroom-style bathroom with a walk-in shower, both of which benefit from underfloor heating.

Step outside of the apartment and you're right in the centre of the bustling town, with an endless choice of shops, supermarkets, pubs and cafés right on your doorstep.

Just as close is the iconic World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, a museum dedicated to the author's work, while just across Windermere lake is her former home, the National Trust's HiIl Top.

Spend the day discovering other attractions like the Windermere Jetty Museum on the lake, as well as the 1920’s Royalty Cinema, The Old Laundry Theatre and Blackwell Arts & Crafts House.

Take advantage of your incredible location, just a stone's throw from the iconic Windermere lake, and hire a boat to enjoy the exceptional views of England’s largest natural lake, or try your hand at a watersport if you're feeling adventurous, including canoeing, paddleboarding and waterskiing.

Hop on a boat trip north towards Ambleside, passing the outdoor attraction of Brockhole, which offers a visitor's centre, zip-lines, kayaking, archery and mini golf.

Ambleside itself is home to the Lakeland Motor Museum, a 2nd century Roman fort and wonderful walking trails through parkland and woodland, one of which encompasses Stock Ghyll Force, a 70ft waterfall with a scenic viewing platform.

From here, you are within easy reach of the National Trust's Wray Castle, a 19th century Neo-Gothic structure with children's play rooms and extensive grounds to roam, as well as the incredible woodland of Grizedale National Forest, the exhilarating Go Ape treetop rope course, the incredible Coniston Water and The Old Man of Coniston peak, offering hikers picturesque view of the lake from the top.

Bank Chambers is an incredible base for an unforgettable Lake District holiday with your loved ones.

Summary

  • Duplex apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link) with en-suite walk-in shower, 2 x second-floor super-king-size (zip/link)
  • Second-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Second-floor wetroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • First-floor kitchen/diner with access to balcony
  • First-floor utility
  • First-floor sitting room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire and underfloor heating in bathrooms
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Local permit parking for two cars
  • Roof terrace with decking, seating area, sun loungers, barbecue and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 mile
  • Note: Guests have free use of owner's boathouse in Wray
  • Note: Guests can charter the owner's 40ft yacht at an agreed price

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location

BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE

Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles: Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 7 miles.

The vibrant twin towns of Bowness and Windermere hold enduring appeal for visitors to the Lake District National Park, with each providing a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. A variety of boat trips and boat hire are available from Windermere Lake Cruises in Bowness to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the southern end of the lake where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). The World of Beatrix Potter attraction and the Old Laundry theatre are 1.5 miles away. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is a 30-minute walk to enjoy the spectacular panorama of far-reaching views over the lake and surrounding fells. Brockhole, which offers high wire tree top experiences, is less than two miles away, and the historic villages of Grasmere, Ambleside and Troutbeck are a short drive away. There are also a variety of watersports on offer for the more energetic at marine centres along the lake. The area is ideally situated for exploring all that this region has to offer, whether by foot, bike, car, railway or bus; and is within easy reach of attractions such as the spectacular Langdales, Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top House at Far Sawrey, Coniston, Grizedale Forest Park, with its delightful walks and famous outdoor sculptures, mountain biking and “Go-Ape” adventure park, Ullswater, Kendal, Keswick, stone circles, Roman forts and England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

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