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    • “great property, very comfortable, great location close to town. kitchen could be bigger for 8 people,”

    Mrs Bowes, St. Helens, November 2018

    • “lovely cosey cottage. decor, furnishings, kitchen ware -eveything was to a high standard. Ideal location, walking distance from centre of Bowness and lakes.”

    Mr Ristic, Salford, October 2018

    • “Had another great week at Gillercombe. It really feels like home there. Lots of room, so the children can have their own space. Already booked for February.”

    Mr Burns, Edinburgh, October 2018

    • “I booked this accommodation to share with a group of friends. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, warm, and also very spacious. The two ensuites, main bathroom, and also a small WC were much appreciated because no one had to wait for anyone else to finish with the bathroom. We were only a matter of minutes away from all the shops, restaurants and pubs of Bowness. No taxis required! It was an ideal base and in a lovely, quiet location. A few things I feel would have been helpful are: a bread knife; local bus timetables and locations of nearest stops (when we rang for a taxi to take us to the train station, we discovered all were too busy and we needed to get a bus); menus and numbers of local takeaways which will deliver; some tourist information. We had a lovely stay and would definitely return!”

    Mrs Daniels, Swansea, September 2018

    • “We had a wonderful holiday in Gillercombe. Situated in Bowness in a quiet road but with easy access to shops, walks, the Lake. What was an added bonus was the membership card to the nearby spa - what a treat!”

    Mrs Turner, Bristol, August 2018

    • “The strengths of this cottage are: - perfect location in the town - fully and perfectly equipped - big and confortable enough for 8 persons However, the furniture is a bit old and the cottage would need a general in depth cleaning once in a while.”

    Mr Mourlan, July 2018

    • “We loved the accomodations. Beautiful cottage and a perfect spacious for our family reunion.”

    Ms Tsylor Raiff, WEXFORD, June 2018

    • “Generally fine for our needs. Bit shabby around the edges (water stain on ceiling etc)”

    Mr Titchiner, Dereham, May 2018

    • “Clean. Comfortable cottage in a great location near lake Windermere. Very easy to get to and good Base for walks and climbs. Self check in and out makes arriving and departing straight forward.”

    Mr Walker, Bournemouth, May 2018

    • “The cottage was in a great location we had a great family holiday very spacious. We loved the use of the spa which is located in a very nice hotel nearby. The cottage is close to all amenities within Bowness and Windermere. The cottage is in need of an update in places and needed a good clean in the kitchen the dishwasher did not work and the shower on the first floor leaked. Sykes were very responsive when called we would book with them again .”

    Mrs Hill, Huddersfield, March 2018

    • “We enjoyed our holiday, but... Found some old socks in the wardrobe. The dishwasher is ancient and temperamental. The sofa is well past its best. We've stayed at Gillercombe many times, and when it was a lot less expensive, one could overlook these issues. It's increased a lot in price, and I think this needs to be met by some further improvement in the property - otherwise, there are other properties at this price, without the downsides.”

    Mr Burns, Edinburgh, February 2018

    • “Gillercombe provided our family (6adults and 2 children) with the perfect New Year break. The house was surprising bigger than it looked from the photos and even from the outside. The house was warm and welcoming with everything we needed for a week away.”

    Mrs Melia, Liverpool, December 2017

    • “Really lovely little place well equipped and comfortable. Only recommendation is maybe in the winter months the heating could be put on for arriving guests. The property was cold and took a while to warm up but other than that I would definitely return and recommend.”

    Mrs Jefferson, Liverpool, December 2017

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The Property

Tucked away in between the charm-filled Bowness-and-Windermere, is this stone-built mid-terrace cottage, perfect for exploring all the Lake District has to offer. On approach to this delightful Victorian cottage, you will see its shining bright red door, ready to welcome you into a beautifully presented home-from-home. Families and friends are invited to share a memorable experience in a stunning part of the country. Set over four floors, this accommodation makes the most of the bright and airy space inside. Relax and unwind in the lounge, with the electric fire bringing warmth to a cool winter's evening, or gather around the dining table for a hearty meal with your loved ones. The kitchen is well-appointed, continuing the modern theme, while the basement houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and an extra fridge/freezer. Two of the bedrooms are on the first floor; a king-size double with an en-suite, along with a twin. While the family bathroom follows in a contemporary fashion. Climb to the second floor to find another double with an en-suite, a 2' 6" twin and a cloakroom. Use the French doors from the dining room to access the patio, where you can sit with a refreshing beverage on a warm summer's day. Benefit from a luxury spa membership at The Burnside Hotel, when you a feeling weary from an adventure on the Lakeland fells. It provides up to eight guests access to the pool, sauna and steam room, plus much more, from 8am-3:30pm. A short walk away are all the amenities and attractions of Bowness-and-Windermere, followed by day trips to Grasmere, Grizedale and Ambleside. A stunning retreat in an excellent location.


Over four floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x second floor 2' 6" twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Second floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Basement utility. Dining room with electric fire. Sitting room with electric fire.


  • Gas central heating with electric fires
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front and rear enclosed patios with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Luxury membership included at The Burnside Hotel Spa which is 0.5 miles away from the property and it takes 10 minutes to walk there
  • The main pool includes: 2 Feature Hot Tubs, Steam Room
  • Sauna, Cold Plunge pool, Poolside Shower, Relaxing Poolside Seating, poolside Bar, Separate Male & Female Changing Rooms with Secure Lockers, Two Treatment Rooms & a Gym
  • Note: If you would like further information on the spa please see the 'The Burnside Hotel Spa' website.

Regional Information

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas