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Priory Ghyll

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

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Burnett

    “4 elderly friends spent a weekend in this absolutely idyllic spot!”

    The cottage was perfect for us as we could walk straight in from the top car Park, where we offloaded everything which was very helpful. ...

    The cottage was perfect for us as we could walk straight in from the top car Park, where we offloaded everything which was very helpful. We did have to concentrate on sorting out the adjustments to the heating ( very easy when we cottoned on!) also the hot water system was unusual. However, once we found the main hot water switch, (on the wall outside the bathroom ) we switched it to either basins ( kitchen & bathroom sinks) or if showering, then switch it over to shower! Then everything was perfect! We walked along the woody pathway to the lakeside & jetty early morning each day & were charmed by passing roe deer, rabbits, and various lovely ducks! The views from the seat at the jetty was stunning. What a privilege to be able to enjoy such a lovely part of the world!

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

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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
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