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Secret Retreat

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 984585)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “It was very well located on a quiet side street, just off the main high street and the lake shore was only a 10 minute downhill walk.”

    Comfortable bed, lovely hot shower and everything in the kitchen you needed so was a great place to stay, would recommend. Off street parking was handy too.

    Comfortable bed, lovely hot shower and everything in the kitchen you needed so was a great place to stay, would recommend. Off street parking was handy too.

    - Mr Toulson, July 2019

The property

Secret Retreat is a studio-style apartment nestled away in the village of Bowness on Windermere.

This hidden gem makes the ideal base for a romantic getaway for two people with everything you will need to make your stay an unforgettable one.

Upon entering the property, you will be welcomed into a luxuriously appointed open-plan studio, with a double bed and a cosy seating area, perfect for sitting back and enjoying your favourite programmes on the 50 inch TV.

A Firestick and wifi are available to browse the web for new films.

The bathroom is well-appointed, featuring a walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.

Completing the space is a well lit kitchen, housing all the necessities you will require to rustle up a home cooked meal.

Outside you will be able to enjoy a glass of wine on the dwelling’s private patio area.

Just 5 minutes’ walk away is the bustling centre of Bowness with all manner of shops and restaurants with something to suit everyone’s tastes.

To keep you busy whilst in the area, why not take a relaxing lake cruise from Bowness Bay over to the Lakeside Pier?

From there you can enjoy a trip on the Heritage Railway, afternoon tea at the Lakeside Hotel or delve into the mysteries of the Lakeside Aquarium.

If it is adventure you’re looking for then Secret Retreat is a perfectly placed base from which to explore the surrounding lakes and mountains.

The footpath to Orrest Head is an excellent ramble that slowly unveils sweeping views of the surrounding fells.

Perfectly located to suit whatever type of Lakeland break you are looking for, Secret Retreat has everything you’ll need to make your stay an unforgettable one.


  • All ground floor, studio property
  • One bedroom; 1 x double bed with seating area
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, washing machine, 50 inch TV, Freeview, Amazon Firestick and WiFi inc rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Small patio area to the front of the property
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • No pets
  • Local shops and pubs are within a 5-minute walk, bus stop 2 mins walk
  • Windermere Train Station 1.5 miles.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location


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.

Note: Babe in arms only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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