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Priory Ghyll

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 916879)

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    • “Fantastic Gem!”
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    • “We stayed here as a family of 4. Children aged 11 and 8 years. The location is a little out of town. But the shops in Windermere are a short drive or 15 min walk away. And Bowness is roughly 30 mins walk. The facilities are ideal for what we needed. We did use the cooker! And we even completed the jigsaw (a really nice touch!). The property is located in a cute communal ground with two parking spaces. And a short walk down the drive will take you to the most idyllic private jetty out to Windermere! We skimmed stones, watched the boats and I even sat on the end and had a glass of wine :-) Beautiful! We saw a ‘couple’ of Pheasants! And even the deer! We used the property as a base to enjoy the local tourist attractions and travel further afield to the Ambleside Waterfalls and Keswick. We loved it!”

    A Holiday Lettings Verified Reviewer, March 2018

    • “Beautiful views”
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    • “Priory Ghyll accommodation was simple but had all you needed we didn't feel it missed out on anything. It's not big accommodation but we found it plenty big enough for the 4 of us. we have an 11 year old son and a 14 year old daughter. We found the location of the property for our first visit to the lake district to be ideal, for walking around the local area or driving out to other areas. You can walk to Windermere in around 15mins and to Bowness in about 45 mins (we are not fast walkers). You can walk part of the way to Bowness along the lake shore. The view from the property is beautiful with deers in the evening running around. The direct shore access is just a couple of minutes walk down the path great if you have a canoe but you can not walk around the lake from here.”

    Chilvers4, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, May 2015

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    • “We enjoyed our stay at Ghyll Cottage. Nice spot to explore the Lakes. Very quiet aand lovely view over the lake”

    Mr Schaffner, Niederrohrdorf, July 2018

    • “I booked through So didn’t have much dealings with Sykes directly. But the property was ideally located and just what we needed.”

    Ms Casey, High Peak, March 2018

    • “The accommodation was just perfect. Well kept and extremely clean with all the amenities you could wish for a short break. Set in the most beautiful location with the most picturesque views we could not have wished for anything better. In fact we re booked within a day of returning home !”

    Mr Thorogood, Welling, December 2017

    • “Beautiful beautiful location. Really pleased The little cat that greeted us made me feel at home I don't think photos do this fantastic place justice”

    Mr Mcgenn, Colchester, November 2017

    • “The only thing wrong was the extractor fan in the bathroom didn't work but this did not spoil our weekend.”

    Mr Marsden, DONCASTER, September 2017

    • “Wonderful holiday and great accommodation, close to nature and fab views over the lakes but close enough to Bowness and Windermere for lovely restaurants and bars.”

    Mrs Melville, Nottingham, February 2017

    • “Sykes we're brilliant at responding to a broken switch which turned on the hot water and had it fixed ASAP. The cottage really stank of damp though and had black mold by the sides of cupboards where it was easily visible. Dirty in places like shower and in kitchen. Very dusty underneath beds and sofas etc so no good for anyone with allergies. Good facilities and great location but let down by not having a good clean. Very musty and damp.”

    Ms Hartley, South Shields, August 2018

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  • Ground floor bedroom
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The Property

Priory Ghyll is a cosy retreat, resting on the shores of Lake Windermere. This charming ground floor property, complete with a private track to the lake is the perfect couple’s getaway or a small family retreat to the Lake District National Park. Enjoy relaxing evenings within the well-presented open-living room, comprising of a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a cosy sitting room, housing a delightful electric fire and TV. Retire after a busy day exploring within the cosy bedrooms, featuring a double bedroom and a bunk bedroom, each oozing a comfortable atmosphere. To appreciate the cottage’s views further, you and your loved ones can gather outside within the open-terrace area, complete with a bench and overlooking views, perfect for discussing the day’s adventures. For local amenities walk into the centre of Windermere village, which will take you a mere 15-minute walk. This area is a superb base for exploring the National Park, housing a good selection of activities and attractions to keep you busy whilst staying here. From here, you can take a boat to Belle Isle which is the largest of 18 islands on Windermere, whilst here you can take a leisurely stroll around the estate grounds of the castle. Nearby, is Bowness Bay where you can enjoy spectacular views and take on various water activities. Priory Ghyll is a charming cottage, perfectly situated for enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District National Park.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Terrace with bench, plus access to shared lawned area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 12 mins walk
  • Note: Access to the car park is via a steep drive
  • Note: Access to lawned garden is via steep stairs
  • Note: Direct access to lake, children to be supervised

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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