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The Whins

Bowness-On-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1090865)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Rosemary

    “A lovely house, thoughtfully planned and immaculately presented, with everything of excellent quality.”

    The location was ideal for visiting so many sites and places of interest, while just away from the Jubilee crowds in central Bowness. We loved the house and hope to return.

    The location was ideal for visiting so many sites and places of interest, while just away from the Jubilee crowds in central Bowness. We loved the house and hope to return.

    - Rosemary, June 2022

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so pleased you really enjoyed your stay at The Whins and visiting the wonderful places the Lake District has to offer and look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Property Owner

The property

The Whins is a lovely, detached period cottage set within its own grounds on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Bowness-on-Windermere.

The property has recently undergone complete refurbishment with new carpets, soft furnishings and appliances.

This is a perfect base for couples wishing to discover the stunning beauty of the Lake District National Park, and is near to the serene waters of Lake Windermere and has a nicely designed interior.

Ample off-road parking will greet you upon arrival, before you enter your new home away from home and hang your jackets on the cloak rack in the entrance Hall.

Move into the galley-style kitchen, which is well-equipped with all the necessities for a self-catered stay.

In the charming dining room, enjoy your cuisine while toasting to a much-needed getaway.

Relax for the evening in the cosy sitting room while you watch a favourite movie on the 55” Smart TV or Blue Ray/DVD player, listen to music or read a book from the bookshelf.

As you grow sleepy, make your way upstairs to two well-presented bedrooms, providing a super-king and king-size beds.

The interior is completed by the family bathroom, which is beautifully presented with a bath and walk-in shower, allowing guests the option of a leisurely soak or a quick morning refresh.

Begin your day with a cup of coffee in the garden, taking in the quiet beautiful surroundings as you plan your day of exploration of the Lake District from a selection of brochures/maps/books.

If you don't want to cook, nearby Bowness and Windermere have a variety of excellent restaurants ranging from fine dining to friendly pubs, as well as various cafés and ice cream stores.

For a special occasion, Simon Rogan’s ‘Henrock’ restaurant at the Linthwaite House Hotel is just a short walk up a driveway opposite The Whins, you could also take advantage of his luxury 'at home' service.

For those interested in culture, The beautiful Arts and Crafts House, Blackwell, is just a few miles from The Whins.

Literary fans will enjoy a visit to Beatrix Potter's World, while those looking for a bit of adventure will enjoy Lake Windermere's water sports, cruises, boat hire, and fishing.

The award-winning Windermere Jetty Museum, also nearby, houses a wonderful collection of historic boats and is well worth a visit.

You can also take a wonderful trip on a historic small steam boat.

Take the Windermere Steamer to Lakeside, where you can interact with freshwater and marine species at the Lakes Aquarium or visit the 19th-century former worker mill at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

Why not take the boat to explore the delightful town of Ambleside at the north end of the Lake.

Grizedale Forest, with its rugged landscapes, scenic walks, and famous outdoor sculptures, is nearby.

The charming larger towns of Kendal, and Keswick with their excellent shopping facilities are within reach.

Consider The Whins for a special Cumbrian retreat at any time of year.

Please note this property only accepts adults.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with pond and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200
  • Note: Children are not accepted

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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:

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