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Kirkbank Cottage

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 966514)

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    • “We have just returned home after a delightful 4 nights away in Kirkbank Cottage. This lovely holiday home was warm and welcoming, with all facilities that could have been expected. Cooking, washing, Wi Fi TV. Extras were provided such as detergents, washing liquid. The owner was extremely helpful regarding keys and even put us a Christmas tree up, with decorations and left us Christmas crackers and chocolates. It was a short walk to lake Windermere. and half way between two shopping areas. It was spacious, and cosy at the same time, with coal for the fire and logs for the log burner provided. We used the coal fire but not the log burner. I would highly recommend this clean, comfortable and cosy cottage. Thank you Louise Cho”

    Mrs Cho, Douglas, December 2018

    • “The cottage was clean but the extra cleaning hadnt been done eg cobwebs on the lights and there was clean makeup pads on the floor against a set of drawers in one of the bedrooms. The cottage was lovely and warm upstairs but a couple of radiators didnt work downstairs so it made it a bit chilly at times. The cottage would benefit from an outside security light as it was difficult to see walking to the back door to get in, althought touches were left to use. The was enough light to see on the stairs but only one of the five spots lights were working. The cottage was in a great location and in a quiet area. I would recommend this cottage but just needs afew bits doing.”

    Mrs Bargh, Chesterfield, October 2018

    • “Location was excellent, the house itself could do with some TLC.”

    Mrs Pang, Dartford, October 2018

    • “The cottage was excellent and had everything we required. The bedrooms were particularly spacious and comfortable, and the kitchen/dining area were wonderful too. I would have no hesitation in booking Kirkbank cottage again. Have been to Windermere the past 5 years and this was by far the best cottage experience to date.”

    Mr O'neill, Glasgow, October 2018

    • “The cottage was brilliantly located between Bowness on Windermere and Windermere itself, both easily walkable in approx 10mins. With all the comforts of home in a well equipped kitchen for those of you that choose to eat in. It's spacious rooms give plenty of space for all the family to enjoy each other's company or seek solitude, whilst the patio area in the garden is a quiet and secluded sun trap in the evenings, fantastic for winding down after a full day of activities. All in all a fantastic weeks stay.”

    Mrs Mowat, Redditch, July 2018

    • “Perfect location great cottage only two things I think could really improve 1 Pathway to door as it can prove difficult walking on all the loose stones which cover the whole walking area 2 Toilet facilitiy downstair as walking upstairs to the only toilet can prove to be a bit difficult as the stairway is very steep”

    Mr Tillbrook, Edinburgh, July 2018

    • “Loved the house it was very quaint . The bed linen was to a very high standard and lots of it . The kitchen was so well equipped for holiday needs . A very enjoyable experience. I do however feel they need that second toilet . But apart from that it was lovely . I will definitely both use and recommend Sykes cottages again on my travels in the Uk and Ireland .Very professional and a pleasure to do business with . Regards Maria”

    Mrs Nolan, Rathfarnham, June 2018

    • “The cottage has large bright rooms, plenty of room for 6 adults.It's in an ideal spot for getting out and about. The cottage has all you need we had a great week.”

    Mrs Walsh, Preston, June 2018

    • “A lovely cottage in an ideal location less than 10 minutes walk from Bowness. Cottage was clean and a decent size with good facilities. However have to agree with previous reviews that another toilet would improve the cottage as the one toilet for 6 guests isn't sufficient. The only other suggestion would be that the curtains in the bedrooms need to be blackout as they are very light and the sun coming in woke us up very early. Overall a lovely cottage with helpful owners and a great location. Will be back.”

    Mrs Jeanrenaud, Liverpool, May 2018

    • “Good size cottage & very well equipped. Good location to Bowness-On-Windermere & Windermere. Only down side is the windows do not open which made it a bit stuffy & small dogs can get out of the garden through the gaps in the gates. This wouldn’t stop me from booking again. Nice BBQ/seating area which gets to sun until early evening.”

    Mrs Thompson-Lyell, Hull, May 2018

    • “We thought the cottage was in a very good location and was fully equipped and comfortable. However, we did find that having only one toilet for the whole property with the potential for six people, was not adequate. This fact should be made clear in the listing of the cottage.”

    Mrs Gibbs, Princes Risborough, April 2018

    • “Very comfortable cosy cottage with everything we needed for a restful winter family break. Great location easy walking distance to both Bowness and Windermere.”

    Mrs Jackson, Stoke-on-Trent, February 2018

    • “With six people using the cottage an additional TV or two would of been useful. We all enjoyed our stay.”

    Mr Kennedy, Thornton-Cleveleys, February 2018

    • “Extremely easy to use and accommodating of two dogs - despite the listing only being for one, but they were so quick in getting back to me it was brilliant. The location of the property is easily walkable to both Bowness and Windermere itself and we managed to accomplish both easily with a 3 month old in toe! The property was very clean and there were some nice bits and pieces left to make life easier - i.e. milk in the fridge, coffee, tea, etc. Would highly recommend. This is the fourth holiday were I have used Sykes and I have never been let down.”

    Dr Hindmarsh, Catterick Garrison, January 2018

    • “Very nice & clean cottage, got everything for holiday makers I can think off. We went for Christmas break & they have decorated the house with Christmas tree, tinsel & other things. They also kept Christmas gifts for kids which was amazing, kids were very happy as well. There are ample of utensils & dinnerware. Excellent location, walking distance to high street, restaurant & other lucrative locations. Very pleased with the cottage & location, hope to stay again in future. Recommended 100% to the holiday makers.”

    Mrs Ratna, Hemel Hempstead, December 2017

    • “The cottage was absolutely beautiful and contained everything a family could need to completely relax and enjoy themselves. The location was brilliant. The whole experience was 10 out of 10 for us :)”

    Mrs Reed, Seaford, October 2017

    • “What a gorgeous cottage in a great location. Perfect for exploring the Southern Lakes and only 40 mins to Keswick and the Northern Lakes too, through some amazing countryside. A few improvements to the decor and windows would make this an amazing cottage. If filled to capacity, bathroom facilities may need a timetable for use, but look past this and see the generous room sizes and stay in a traditional Lakeland Cottage with access to everything you need on the doorstep.”

    Hayto, Leicester, March 2018

    • “The cottage was a good size and in a good location, it was clean with good kitchen equipment. However, it was advertised as having a full bathroom and an en-suite with a toilet. There was only one toilet which was insufficient for the 5 adults in our group. The cottage decor was disappointing as was the fact that there has been dampness which has marked the walls. Three of the windows are cracked and the house is very draughty. We had an issue with a lack of hot water when we first arrived. The owners kindly left a present under the tree for us and our pet which was a very nice touch. We enjoyed the break due to the proximity to Bowness but we would not have booked this break if the cottage was advertised with only one toilet. The price was very inflated due to Christmas period and we do not believe it was good value for money.”

    Mr Hodgson, Hebburn, December 2017

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The Property

Nestled on the outskirts of Windermere, with the glistening waters and commanding fells of the Lake District all around, is Kirkbank Cottage. This cosy, home-from-home offers families and friends a wonderful escape to a beautiful part of Cumbria. This is a superb holiday let boasting plush furnishings, modern colour schemes and spacious rooms, allowing you to fully relax on return from an adventure each day. The kitchen is well-appointed for the dining and living areas, with traditional-style units balanced with cream wall tiles. Get cosy by the open fire or find a quiet chair next to the woodburning stove and delve into a good book. Upstairs are three well-presented bedrooms, each thoughtfully decorated with feature fireplaces and ample storage units. The wooden-clad family bathroom offers vintage gold taps and natural light streaming in through the window. Take yourselves out into the garden on a balmy afternoon and enjoy a drink on the patio, surrounded by mature shrubs. This is the ideal location to bring your family for a fun-filled holiday, with beautiful landscape scenery each way you turn. There is a whole wealth of lakeside activity awaiting you, as well as walking, cycling and visits to historic sites. Explore the historic villages of Grasmere and Ambleside, and even brave a climb to the top of Scaffel Pike in the Southern Fells. This is a splendid getaway bordered by sweeping countryside and plenty to see and do.


Three bedrooms. 1 x king size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin with an en-suite shower, basin (no toilet). Bathroom with a bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with dining area with a woodburning stove. Second sitting room with an open fire.


  • Central heating, woodburning stove, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and two cots available on request
  • Roadside parking in front of house
  • Lockable storage
  • Surrounding gravel, patio with a table and chairs
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 minute walk.

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