- Open fire
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
“The cottage was immaculately clean and had everything we would ever need for a short break.”
Brilliant location, parking a slight issue as only one parking permit. However we managed to park at the pay and display. I should envisage that this would be less easier in summer months.
“We've just returned from a lovely week at Cosy Nook, and must say we were sorry to leave.”
The cottage is a stone's throw from Windermere's little town so within a 2 minute walk you can visit a supermarket, a restaurant or buy an award winning pie from the butcher's without losing the village charm. Booths is a 5-10 minute walk by the train station. Bowness and the lake is about 30-40mins walk downhill, and you can catch the bus back up the hill for £2.50. The cottage itself is tucked away in a charming cluster of slate cottages and a good size. Downstairs is very snuggly, as you would expect from a small cottage, and we had great fun testing our fire lighting skills with the log burner. (Central heating is one click away when you fail! We left our logs, fire lighters and kindling for the next guests!). Upstairs the rooms are exceptionally roomy with plenty of storage. We could also see the snow-topped Langdale Pikes just above the roof tops from the master bedroom which was lovely to wake up to in the morning. The owner was also helpful, responding to two texts asking basic questions promptly. The property was also exceptionally clean, if you are not a dog owner, you would not know that dogs are welcome. The only downside to the cottage was the dog friendly listing upon arrival was the changed to keep dogs off all furniture and keep dogs downstairs at all times. Which is fine but bring a dog bed we didn't so we had to fashion a bed out of her blankets. I would also recommend you take basics like condiments, such as salt and sugar, and most importantly hand soap for the two bathrooms as none were provided. The latter I would certainly expect. Toilet roll and towels were provided. We didn't use it but there is also a washing machine, plus high chair and ironing board under the stairs. All in all a lovely stay, we would love to book again for next summer, this is currently greyed out on this site, so let us know when we can!
“We had a fantastic break away here, would definitely go back!”
“Fabulous cottage and service.”
My second visit to the Cosy Nook. I could just move in. Thank you once again.
“Just spent New year at the Cosy Nook with my wife and son (and our dog Jessie) and had a superb couple of days.”
The cottage was absolutely spotless clean and was equipped with everything we needed and more. Couldn’t be more pleased. Would definitely go back.
“The cottage was a great central base for our holiday.”
It was a lovely, warm welcoming little home to return to each day. It was very well equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean. Parking could possible be a problem in high season, but we didn't have any difficulties in Sept.
“Lovely pettite cottage, excellent location close to town centre.”
Nice clean kitchen and bathrooms, everything you need is there and well equipped with WiFi and smart TV.
“Fantastic cottage , well positioned.”
Great access to lots of walks and local amenities are great.
“Downfalls were the electrics were a bit dodgy, as for example the wall lights in the living room kept flashing on and off.”
Also we had to buy a washing up bowl. Little annoyed about the cleaner complaining there was cornflakes in the Hoover to my brother in law who went to take the parking pass back. There was no dustpan so we had to use the Hoover maybe we should have left them on the floor for her. One other point is that the ensuite toilet seat needs changing there is an unsightly mark underneath it which was there when we arrived and would not come off. Having said all this the cottage was very nice and bigger than we expected and we did enjoyed our stay.
“Parking is difficult as on the street & town busy.”
Cottage v clean & well appointed.
“The let was dirty and shower bracket Brocken.”
The bracket was repaired the nex day. Photos of the dirty bed sheet, flooring, rug with urine stains and g string found next to hairdryer provided to the owner with brief description of the main issues. Owner explained they not happy with their cleaner or our experience. We left 3 days earlier than planned. It spoiled a significant anniversary.
“This cottage is located very near to all of Windermere amenities.”
We enjoyed our experience of Bowness and the local sights as well and would love to visit the area again. We found the owner of the cottage to be very helpful and quick in responding to helping us organising our stay
“A lovely, cosy cottage in the heart of Windermere, close to all local amenities, which had everything we needed for a most enjoyable stay.”
Highly recommended and we would definitely consider going again.
“Great little cottage located in the town centre close to all the restaurants and shops.”
Only downside if you have pets is that it has no back yard. Parking can be a tad tricky as nothing at the cottage but you have a permit for the local streets, but this can be some way if its busy.
“Cosy Nook was a fantastic place to stay very well equipped with a nice homely feel to it.”
Would definitely recommend for a Lake District holiday.
“Angela, the owner was extremely helpful.”
She responded very quickly to any queries I had. The cottage was in a great location and although parking was street parking (permit provided) we always found a space very near the cottage.
Absolutely fantastic cottage in an fabulous location! Surpassed our expectations on cleanliness! Beautifully finished to a high standard- would definitely recommend this cottage! The location was perfect for exploring the Lakes. Shops/cafes/pubs/takeaways a 5 min walk away. Brilliant!
“Beautiful little cottage, very baby and dog friendly”
Just spent a lovely week here with my partner, 4 month old son, in laws and our dog! Didn't want for anything our whole stay, very good modern facilities ie. Wifi, travel cot, fully equipped kitchen/bathrooms and wood burner. It is in a perfect location only minutes away from Windermere and a 15 minute walk to Bowness and the lake. The owners have also left a very helpful, comprehensive guide in the living room including instructions for heating etc, takeaway menus and even a list of dog friendly pubs in the area. We would definitely return and will be recommending to friends and family!!
Stayed in the lovely Cosy Nook, perfect for any visitor to Windermere. Cottage is beautifully decorated, with a log burning stove and wifi! Location: Just 2 min walk from the village of village of Windermere, and a 10-15min walk down to Bowness and the Lake. Will definitely return!!
“If your looking for a clean, modern place to stay central to Windermere it does what it says on the tin COSY NOOK.”
Had a fantastic weekend in fact wishing we were still there. For my Wifes birthday we stayed here with my mother and our daughter 4 in all, plus our King charles spaniel and her pup, so close to windermere centre. we took our own hardwood logs and kindling as we have woodturners at home however you can purchase locally. Will definitely return!
“Would definitely return again!!!!!”
Having just got back from our stay, all I can say is what a fantastic long weekend we have had! The location of this cottage is excellent- a very short drive to Lake Windermere and to Ambleside. Some lovely little cafe bars in walking distance to the cottage, which had heat lamps in a cosy seating area outside which was great for us as we brought our dog along for the holiday! The cottage was extremely clean, very well maintained- either the cottage has just recently been refurbished (to a high standard) or the cleaners do an excellent job at maintaining the high standard! Lots of DVDs, games, freebies TV, books and Wifi we all provided, along with the necessities such as toilet roll, towels and washing up liquid!! A great place which we will be recommending to all friends and family!!!!
Stayed here with my 2 sisters for a week, the cottage was just 3 mins walk from a supermarket and various coffee shops as well as lots of other shops. Movie theatre just 20 mins walk away, ferry around the Lakes 30 mins walk and train station 10 mins walk around the corner, can even get the train from London. So many tourist attractions in the area, a car is a great idea for exploring the Lakes District which we did every day all day. York is just 150km drive along easy roads with wonderful scenery. Next time I would spend more than a week in this area as there is just so much to do. Would definately recommend this cottage to friends and family alike.
“Long relaxing weekend away with Dogs!”
I booked this cottage from the lovely reviews, I wanted something modern, clean, within easy reach of shops/cafes, but also be able to go off to the mountains on long walks with the dogs!! The cottage was well appointed, clean and modern, nicely decorated, with almost everything you would need, I was surprised to find out on arrival there was no WiFi, as I have always had this even in the remotest locations around the world, the cottage is advertised as having a garden (which is one of the reasons I booked it) as we took two dogs, and a garden was a must really, as I anticipated being able to let them into the garden so we could play with them, or sit out, the only outside space is directly outside the front door, and bcos there are several other occupied cottages right next to Cosy Nook we couldn't do this, so think this should really be taken out of the description as a little mis- leading! The cottage is warm and well heated, we lit the fire a couple of times, the only other thing I would have wanted was a 'welcome pack' of a few teabags, pint of milk, sml pack of coffee as after a long drive a cuppa something is the first thing we wanted! the booking wasn't cheap for 4 nights, so I expected a bit more from it (as noted above) but I have already recommended cosy nook to a cottage, so its was lovely but a few improvments could be made. thanks
Myself, wife, baby, inlaws & dog loved our holiday here. Cottage finished to a really high standard & spotlessly clean. Great location & very easy to find. We'd all happily stay there again.
“Perfect place for a small family”
We stayed at Cosy Nook during the Autumn and were actually rather fortunate to have some good weather. Never the less, it was still quite chilly (we live in Australia and so are used to the heat). However, this made the wood burner even more spectacular and appreciated. Ultimately, this place literally feels like the most coy place on the Lakes. It's not massive, but it doesn't need to be and is quite modern and makes excellent use of the space available. The en suit in the main bedroom is very good. The open plan living area downstairs has a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and cooker. The only slight downfall would be the unavailability of a baby basinet for our 3 month old (but anyone travelling with a baby usually carries a travel cot anyway). This place prompted my wife to proclaim that if we win the lottery, we'll buy a holiday home in Windermere. While that probably won't happen, if we stay in the Lakes again, we'll certainly consider this as an option first.
A very well presented cottage, very clean and modern. The two bathrooms came in very handy though the lounge/kitchen was a little bit on the small side. Very well decorated througout and very close to all of the amenities of Windermere. It has a small outside space within a small courtyard too. We were able to park on the street throughout our time there. Would certainly recomend this cottage to others.
“Fantastic Dog friendly snug Cottage.”
We loved our stay. Everything was practically brand new. The decor was great and overall the cottage was brilliant. The only issue was a slightly over enthusiastic smoke alarm but other than that We could not have asked for more . The location is fabulous too as it was nice and quiet but only 150 Meters from the centre if town. Well thought out and a perfect little spot for a break.
Cosy Nook is a wonderfully appointed terrace cottage, resting within a row of traditional stone terraces within a quaint courtyard.
This delightful property is ideal for a small family getaway or even a romantic retreat to the Lake District National Park.
Upon entering the cottage, you will be invited into a brightly decorated open-plan living area, boasting a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a cosy sitting room, where you and your loved ones can snuggle up in front of a warming woodburning fireplace.
Moving through the dwelling, you will find two well-presented bedrooms, each benefiting from luxury finishes to make the perfect spot for unwinding after a busy day exploring.
Enjoy a morning coffee outside within the charming garden, where you will discover a small seating area which is perfect for planning your daily activities.
Nearby, you will have access to a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés, perfectly situated within a five-minute walk.
For days out with the family, you will find a number of activities and attractions to keep you busy.
Such attractions include visiting the larger town of Kendal, where you will find an abundance of shops to explore, as well as attractions including Kendal Castle, The Museum of Lakeland Life and the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology.
If you are visiting if young children, they will be delighted with The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and the Lakes Aquarium.
Cosy Nook is a charming property, promising an unforgettable time in the Lake District.
- Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x 2'6" twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Gas central heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Fuel for woodburning stove available to purchase locally
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Roadside parking for 1 car, permit provided
- Small patio area with furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop, pubs and restaurants 3 mins walk.
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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:
- Last minute
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