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Steps Cottage

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1010485)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “It would have helped if we had instructions on how to work kitchen appliances.”

    The only instructions we had was for the hob.

    The only instructions we had was for the hob.

    - Mr Stones, September 2021

The property

Ideal for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Steps Cottage is a homely ground-floor detached property located in the lively town of Windermere in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria.

Climb up the stone steps to the entrance of the cottage and you will be welcomed into a contemporary, well-equipped kitchen complete with an electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer.

Moving around the cottage, you will be able to find a bright and homely sitting and dining room where you can relax and unwind after adventure-filled days, with dining seating for two, a large stylish corner sofa, a wall-mounted TV, and a warming woodburner for a cosy ambience.

Beyond this is a hallway with a small sitting area which benefits from a large window and an armchair where you can curl up with your favourite book.

Completing the cottage's interior is a small contemporary shower room which includes a shower cubicle, WC, hand basin and a towel rail, and an admirable king-size bedroom, which features stylish furnishings, neutral décor, and ample hanging and wardrobe space.

Accessed from the quaint stone steps to the left of the property, the cottage hosts a lovely private patio area with garden furniture where you can sit with a morning coffee or enjoy some quiet time.

The town of Windermere is an exciting area to visit, boasting charming high streets, an excellent range of shops, restaurants, and pubs to choose from, as well as a number of notable nearby attractions including watersports on Windermere Lake, boat trips, guided walking and mountain trips, the thrilling 'Go Ape!' adventure park, and Grizedale Forest Park, a spectacular wooded area ideal for walkers and cyclists.

Perfect for making memories, Steps Cottage promises a relaxing retreat in the heart of the Lake District National Park.


  • One bedroom:1 x king-size
  • Shower room with cubicle shower, WC, hand basin and towel rail
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dyer machine, books, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Off road parking
  • Private patio area accessed by stone steps with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets allowed and no smoking
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.4 miles
  • Note: The property is all one level (with steps to access) and includes a lower ground-floor with a bedroom that is currently not being let by the owner

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas