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Ivy Bank

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 963206)

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    • “We had a lovely time, the cottage was very comfortable and pleasant. The key collection was very smooth also. The correspondence between my self and the owner was smooth. The only thing that I can complain about is that the hot water went off and the radiators which meant it was very cold in the bedrooms. After contacting the owner regarding this she switched it back on via the hive as the hot water had been switched off which was disappointing. I found it quite unfair that this was done considering the price we paid. Luckily we had the open fire which was very cosy and warm.”

    Mrs Langan, Bedlington, December 2018

    • “Perfect Location and property is large and finished to a very high standard. Was great to have the parking and extra on the road permit for 2nd car. We will definitely being going back again”

    Mrs White, Chorley, December 2018

    • “Excellent accommodation in an ideal location”

    Mr Dring, Durham, November 2018

    • “We had a lovely weekend in Bowness. The cottage is a 3 min walk down into bowness centre and to windermere lake itself. The house was lovely and cosy and so warm after a days walking. We would definitely stay here again!”

    Hughes, Stockport, November 2018

    • “We had a lovely holiday. Very impressed with the house and especially loved the ground floor kitchen diner, which was so cosy and wonderful underfloor heating. Clearly newly refurbished and looked very stylish.”

    Cumming, Walsall, October 2018

    • “The house was perfect! A great location just 3 minutes walk from Bowness centre, it was spotlessly clean throughout and the rooms were all really spacious and comfortable. Couldn't have asked for anything more from a holiday cottage for our Lake District weekend. Thank you!”

    Ms Barnett, Chester, September 2018

    • “Brilliant location close to all that Bowness has to offer. Fantastic accomadation with all the facilities you could wish for or want. A superbly appointed cottage, clean very comfortable lacking nothing.”

    Mr Norris, Bury, September 2018

    • “Overall a disappointment – Ivy Bank did not meet our expectations or your description. Kitchen inadequately equipped - only one tea towel, small cafetière barely big enough for two, no teapot, no milk jug, no egg cups, only one oven shelf (apart from grill pan), no serving spoons etc etc. Fire starter kit lacked matches- they suggest you order wood but where do you store it? More cellar than basement - you say it has a sense of light and space but it is dark and we had lights on all the time. View from sink is of a wall a couple of feet away. View from the other end of the cellar (lounge) is of steps up to the small and difficult to access parking space. The parking space is not large enough for anything other than a small car. Instructions on use of parking permit would have been helpful. Instructions for the washing machine would have been useful. It is advertised as having a fridge freezer but what it actually has is two fridges one of which has a small very frosty ice box. The property was clean with the exception of the sticky sofas with crumbs and hairs between the cushions which I cleaned. 'Hotel standard' family bathroom is cold - the radiator is too small and the tiled floor would benefit from under floor heating. The bath is rather small - too small for me at 5'5" and a size 10. The mirror in the bathroom and the very small ensuite appear to have lights that do not work. I would have expected more than one set of keys.”

    Mrs Cunniffe, Llanarth, October 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

Set on the fringes of Bowness Bay, near the delightful town of Windermere, is this traditional terraced property boasting a contemporary interior. Ideal for couples or friends, this slate cottage has been thoughtfully designed, with a high-quality finish and plush furnishings welcoming you inside. After a busy day exploring the sights and walking through stunning Lake District countryside, relax in front of the woodburner and take in the uplifting atmosphere around you. The living room is open-plan and situated on the lower ground level, with a dining area and kitchen, wonderfully appointed for preparing those tasty evening meals together. Nestled on the ground floor, just off the hallway is the bathroom, followed by a double bedroom with its very own en-suite. Two further bedrooms rest upstairs on the first floor. Outside you have off-road parking and access to all the shops, pubs and eateries within Windermere and Bowness. You also have many other towns and villages in the area worth a visit, such as Grasmere, Hawkshead and Ambleside, with Ulverston and Cartmel to the south. Take a trip over to Grizedale Forest, where many outdoor activities will excite kids and adults alike. Try mountain biking, Segway treks and zip wires, or simply enjoy a gentle stroll through ancient woodland. A superb destination and base to choose for your next much-deserved holiday.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 2 x first floor double (one zip/link), 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Lower ground floor sitting, kitchen, and dining area with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating lower ground floor
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

Regional Information

WINDERMERE Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles. The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas