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Rose House

Windermere near Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972159)

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    • “This is a well-appointed cottage near the centre of Windermere. Comfortable, spacious, yet also cosy. We have just spent Christmas there, but would imagine it to be an ideal summer base too for exploring the Lake District.”

    Mrs Elson, St. Helens, December 2018

    • “We took a punt and booked this holiday when Rose House was newly listed and had no reviews. The house looked amazing on paper and we were not disappointed on arrival, the lovely copper theme is bang on trend and echos throughout the house. The appliances are modern and although sometimes a little complex to get your head around were great to use, the wine fridge wasn’t mentioned on the listing and was quickly bringing our tipple down to temperature. This is a good example of house Rose House adds a little touch of luxury to your stay. We unpacked our bags and took advantage of ample amounts of storage around the house. The bedrooms were well sized for our two families (4 adults and 5 kids, including 2 travel cots!) The kids quickly signed up to the WiFi, Netflix loaded on both TVs and the boys worked out how to light the beautiful Aga wood burner. A quick film in front of the fire, with the kids wrapped up in the lovely the fir throws from the lounge and everyone was off to bed for a comfortable sleep for our first night. A quick note for improvement here, although the beds were very comfortable, with high quality linen throughout, we all felt the pillows didn’t meet the same standard and needed to be a little plumper. This was probably our family preference though, so an option of a firmer pillow stored somewhere would be fab! Showers in the morning, good water pressure and hot water throughout. The boiler did well with our demand for water, while keeping the house toasty with underfloor heating downstairs, another perk! The roll top bath was a favourite of both the kids and mums alike. The bathrooms are luxurious and were stocked with soap, towels and loo roll on arrival. Heading out on the second day to fill the fridge finds Windermere Booths a 2 minute drive away and Sainsbury’s or the Co-op a five minute walk, perfect for popping out for little fancies. The petrol station in Windermere stocks the cheapest logs we could find. A walk down to Bowness is 15-20 mins downhill with a bus service to bring you home for tired legs. The welcoming Brookside Inn is literally across the road from the house, but didn’t cause any issues with noise or rowdiness. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week at Rose House, the kids didn’t want to leave! Thank you to the owners for letting us stay at your wonderful property. We will be back!”

    Mr Shaw, Brighouse, October 2018

    • “We loved this house. So good for shops and just a small bus ride from the attractions”

    Mr Clarke, Birkenhead, September 2018

    • “Lovely house in good location. We had a problem with the front door lock sticking which was quickly sorted out by your office in Windermere when I reported it.”

    Mrs Daly, Chorley, August 2018

    • “We were a group of 5 and the cottage was ideal for what we needed. We had a cracking stay with no complaints!”

    Mr Smith, London, July 2018

    • “The property was excellent, great location and has been decorated to a high standard”

    Mrs Howell, Wirral, July 2018

    • “The main reason it did not meet expectations is due to the lack of internet. This was a priority request for our party and it was not working which spoilt the holiday for some members. Also there is a list of minor requirements which I think would be useful for future parties. These are: Bins in the bedrooms, liquid soap in bathrooms and a hand towel, the front door lock was very stiff, the key was not available to completely open the bi folds and it was a very hot week, the rubbish was an issue, there were no instructions on recycling and the green bin and grey bins were both already half full with rubbish. A blind in the bathroom as you can see with the light on. A second sunshade on the patio would have been useful. The bed sizes were on the small side and should have been stated clearer as the single beds were small for a six foot adult and the small double would not have been suitable for two medium/large adults. The lack of internet was the biggest problem.”

    Mrs Metcalf, Southend-on-Sea, June 2018

    • “First time we have used Sykes & was not disappointed- Rose House is a very nice property situated in a good location not to far out of Bowness. Will certainly use again & would recommend to anyone. The only down point was we had a party of 8 adults & one bedroom only had a 3/4 bed ! It was identified in the description so we were aware prior to arriving. Property very clean & well furnished had an excellent break - Thank You Sykes”

    Mr Obrien, Heywood, June 2018

    • “Was a joy to stay in rose cottage. As soon as we opened the door we were wowed! Every room was immaculate and it was truly a home from home.”

    Mrs Johnsen, Ilkley, June 2018

    • “When we saw the house on the website we thought it was perfect for us. When we arrived then, we could not be our eyes. Rose house is a stunning building, cosy and full of comfort. Inside the house was very clean and tidy. Despite Lake District is an amazing area to visit, we probably enjoyed the most to stay in house then go for a walk. The location is also a valuable point. The house is very close to the town centre. Hearing the sound of water from a stream nearby the house was such a lullaby for us. I really hope I will have the chance to go back there.”

    Mr Gangemi, Windsor, May 2018

    • “It was a lovely stay but I feel the description and photos don't do it justice to be honest. Also, why put in such a high end oven and induction hob that you can't operate without reading the instructions? The key to the bi folding doors from the kitchen was missing so we could only open one door. It would have been nice if there was a bar of soap by every sink too but that's pretty minor. It's a very short walk into Windermere and only took us about 15 minutes to walk to Bowness. I got the Sky Q set up and working as it hadn't been used before. The build is of great quality and it feels incredibly well insulated so would consider it for another break in the winter. The Brookside pub directly opposite was pretty good too. I paid £560 for 3 nights in April and have noticed this more than doubles in peak season and over half term breaks.”

    Mr Bethune, Cheltenham, April 2018

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The Property

This stylish cottage rests on the outskirts of Windermere, within the popular Lake District National Park. With access to a range of outdoor activities from the doorstep, Rose House welcomes family and friends to share a memorable stay together. The sitting room boasts monochrome colour schemes and a woodburning stove adding warmth to an evening of relaxation. Next, a bright and sunny dining area and a breakfast bar assisting your early coffee mornings with the newspaper, enhance the kitchen. The low lighting creates a romantic feel combined with marble worktops and slate grey base and wall units. The open-tread staircase leads you up to the first floor, where you will find four bedrooms showcasing pretty bed linens and plush grey carpet. The all-white, tiled family bathroom displays a roll-top bath with a hand-held shower, perfect when you come in from a day of challenging walking trails. There is also a separate shower cubicle for convenience and the master bedroom has its own en-suite. Wander the garden outside and take in the fresh, Lakeland atmosphere as you take a seat on the patio with a glass of wine. You also have the Brookside Inn across the road if you fancy a late-night tipple or a bite to eat without the washing up at the end. The centre of Windermere offers plenty more shops, pubs and cafés, along with boat cruises and walking all around. Explore many family-friendly attractions, shopping at Kendal and visits to historic sites. A wonderful retreat to experience with your loved ones.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x 4' double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with a bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with a basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, tumble dryer, Sky TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Logs for stove can be purchased locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 2 minute walk, shop 10 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:

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