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Fisher's Retreat

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 928580)

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    • “Wonderful holiday home, even better than the photos”
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    • “This lovely cottage is located right next to the town centre, close to a Co-Op and Sainsbury’s. It is sparkling clean, spacious and can easily accommodate 6. The kitchen is very well equipped. The dining room and TV lounge with comfy sofas are just the bonus! It is managed by Sykes cottages, who are very responsible by phone. It’s really much better than the photos!”

    Nc247, July 2018

    • “Beautiful, comfortable cottage in superb location.”
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    • “Fisher's Retreat is everything you could want for a great holiday based in Windermere. The cottage itself is very well equipped with everything you could need for a extremely comfortable stay. It's clean, cosy and welcoming and has many lovely touches like a welcoming basket on arrival. The location is excellent for exploring the beautiful Lake District but also an easy walk to the wide variety of shops and restaurants on offer in Windermere. My husband, the dog and I will definitely be back - very soon!”

    Chrissie M, March 2017

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    • “Only a few comments in that the toilet seat was completely broken and meant only the down stairs toilet was properly usable. The bath taps need attention the cold tap is not secure. Could do with a bin outside to put rubbish in.”

    Mr Waldron, HORNCASTLE, November 2018

    • “Some of the fittings were broken; the downstairs shower door, the upstairs toilet seat, stains on some carpets and there were quite a few cobwebs.”

    Mrs Fisher, Mansfield, October 2018

    • “We really enjoyed our week in the Lakes, our accommodation was very good, Sykes dealt quickly with a couple of problems we had, namely a leaking bath and the lack of lighting in the kitchen. The only thing which would put us off booking this accommodation again would be the parking, we enjoy lake swimming which involves wet suits, dry robes and bags etc and more often than not we had to park right down the road which wasn’t ideal. But on the whole the accommodation was in a good location.”

    Mrs Bourne, Alton, August 2018

    • “The cottage was very clean and well equipped in a quiet area close to places to eat and shops in Windermere and to some nice walks and it was also near to a park which came in handy for exercising our dog. The pass to be able to park on the road outside was very convenient and the keys were easy to collect and leave in the safe box. We really enjoyed our stay.”

    Mrs Owen, WIGAN, August 2018

    • “Back garden needs some TLC and front needs some maintenance. Otherwise great accomodation and would book again. Internet was very good. Important to note that a spiral staircase leads to the twin room and it is an 'upside down' accomodation hence bedroom s is on ground floor and kitchen sitting dining on -1”

    Mr Schembri, Birkirkara, July 2018

    • “Cottage is lovely, has everything you need. It’s in a great location, 2 minutes from shops, restaurants and bars. Some really lovely walks in the surrounding areas. We go to Windermere as my son takes part in the Great a North Swim and we like to make a weekend of it. We will be back next year and will definitely be using Sykes Cottages again”

    Mrs Inness, Cramlington, June 2018


    Mrs Phillips, London, May 2018

    • “Better lighting in dining room area would be beneficial.”

    Mr Lowe, Warwick, April 2018

    • “Staff at sykes very friendly and very efficient at responding to a small issue that arose during our stay (providing new microwave).”

    Mrs Mort, Leigh, February 2018

    • “The cottage was absolutely fine but with a couple off areas that personally we had issue with. 1. The sofa was really slippy and difficult to get comfortable. 2. Main bedroom mattress incredibly firm. Not comfortable at all. 3. Some of the reviews in the book mentioned cobwebs- very surprised that the cottage was still full of them. 4. The Hoover obviously needed emptying, gave off a real Dusty and dirty smell when we used it. 5. Minor issue but a number of light bulbs had blown. 6. Main bathroom shower pressure poor and downstairs shower room too cold to use first thing in the morning.”

    Mr Durham, Basingstoke, February 2018

    • “Parking at the property can be a problem at busy times, as we were there on New Years Eve & unable to park anywhere close to the property after driving around for about 15 minutes we had to park in the pay & display car park overnight”

    Mr Nash, Chester, December 2017

    • “Cosy, warm cottage very centrally located, yet away from any traffic noise. We had a perfect weekend - everything was in good working order with clear instructions provided. Parking with a permit for one car was useful and overnight parking for more vehicles available, if space on the street. Spoke to a member of your team who said she would email me regarding a request. Don’t appear to have received one but it didn’t spoil our stay. We would definitely consider returning. Thank you”

    Mrs France, WIGAN, November 2017

    • “Perfect! Fisher's Retreat was ideal, we stayed early November and it was warm and cosy but spacious enough for the 3 Adults and 2 young children. The location is really good and a short walk into the town and easy to walk to Bowness-on-Windermere too. The cottage had everything we needed and more and weren't expecting things like toiletries and washing up liquid etc. The beds were comfortable and no noise from outside at night time (except fireworks given the time of year). The only downside were the shower over the bath isn't very powerful, but did the job and the shower room off the kitchen was freezing but the shower was very good, you just need to get in it very quick and get dry very fast :-) We also think the rooms could do with a good dust, i guess it gets quite dusty but there was a lot of dust and dog hair under the sofa and on the rug. Having said that the beds and bathrooms were extremely clean. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to other people.”

    Ms Powell, Leek, November 2017

    • “Thoroughly enjoyed my break in spite of the weather. There was one good day which allowed me to cruise the full length of Windermere, and find a lovely little café in Ambleside - The Copper Pot which is on a par with Brambles in Windermere itself. At 5' walk from a plethora of eating places and two supermarkets it is ideally placed for DIY holidaymakers. Lack of a Hoover was about the only downside.”

    Mr Reid, Middlesbrough, March 2017

    • “I have sent you an email with some pictures as attachments. This was mainly to do with the back "Garden" or Yard!!! It was in a disgusting state so as I said earlier, refer to my email. Regards Mr R W Hughes”

    Mr Hughes, Durham, March 2018

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The Property

Nestled in the very heart of the Lake District, near the beautiful Lake Windermere and with access to many popular attractions of the area, is Fisher's Retreat. Positioned over three floors this stone cottage boasts some delightful original features combined with a contemporary style. It is ideal for families and friends looking to build some memories in a charming region of Cumbria. The lounge invites you to relax and unwind on the sofa with a good book or TV programme as you sip a hot cup of tea. Share a delicious home-cooked meal together in the dining room, as the woodburning-effect gas fire sits proudly in the alcove, adding extra warmth to your feet during winter. Just off from here is the kitchen posing a sleek design, integrating modern appliances with cream units. Lastly, the lower ground floor is finished with a boot room and shower room, whilst the ground level offers a lovely family bathroom. After an adventurous day exploring the local sights and attractions, return to a choice of three bedrooms to catch your rest. There is a king-size double followed by a double on ground level, with a twin room displayed on the second floor via an enchanting spiral staircase. Enjoy a refreshing summer's day on the patio with a drink or stroll across to Queen's Park, where the kids can run around on open grass. Choose from a variety of shops, pubs and eateries in Windermere, with Ambleside just a stone's throw away. Hire a boat or enjoy a river cruise and even explore the outdoor pursuits at Grizedale. Kids and adults alike will love Go Ape! adventure park or mountain biking through mature woodlands. This is the ideal base for a rejuvenating break away from daily routine.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king size-double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Lower ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Lower ground floor kitchen. Lower ground floor dining room with gas fire. Lower ground floor sitting room.


  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking for 1 car (permit provided)
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Twin bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase, not suitable for young children or those with limited mobility
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent.

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.

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