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    • “Such an amazing place to stay”
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    • “Highly recommended. Such a lovely place and lots of attention to details. Decorated to a very high standard and has everything you could possibly require during your stay.”

    Woowoo1983, August 2017

    • “Loved it here!!! Dad's surprise party!”
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    • “We arrived here on Friday night - our family arrived earlier in the day and got in with no problems and were able to park in 2 bays outside. We booked this as a surprise trip for my Dad's 60th, we booked this as he loves the Lakes and what set this place apart from the beginning was although it was not 'cheap' to stay here it was much more reasonable than competitors & so much more modern. Every room is finished to the highest quality & we all found a comfortable, cosy room! We had 3 children with us & each of them were equipped for with 2 travel cots & a spare mattress for the oldest. All 3 bathrooms are gorgeous, especially the 2 en suite that our party loved. So central & around everything in Bowness, short walks either side to places of interest and lots of shops very nearby. We were able to park 3rd and 4th cars in nearby streets without permits thanks to the knowledge of John! The men inhabited the man cave for the duration of the weekend and my 5-year old nephew especially loved the touch of the Xbox with lots of games, very good touch! I don't have enough adjectives to describe how lovely this place is or how much we loved the weekend here! All I would say is that it has more to offer than is advertised: washing machine, drier, iron & board, hairdryers, towels, travel cots & wish we had known about the sofa bed earlier haha! Thanks so much to John & the holiday company - Dad had such a great birthday, we all loved it & can't wait to come back! Hoping the price still sets it apart when we come back! As my nephew said it's his new favourite house!”

    Hannah G, Tyne And Wear, England, United Kingdom, November 2016

    • “Brilliant”
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    • “Everything was thought of, beautiful accommodation The kids loved the basement room and gave us lots of peace! Mikey the dog loves his bed! The park at the end of the road was brilliant for early morning walks with dog! The big kitchen table was lovely for family meals! Could not of asked for a better week!”

    Danielle H, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, August 2016

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    • “Exceptionalfacilities...verycomfortable....”

    Mr Pollak, Kettering, September 2018

    • “Great place to stay, amazing location,numerous things to do and places to go”

    Mrs Moors, Congleton, July 2018

    • “Perfect location for the lovely town of Windermere and a pleasant walk to the lake at Bowness. The house exceeded expectations with enough room for ten adults to live comfortably for a week. The basement den with brand new sauna is a fantastic edition to the house. High end oven and dishwasher along with plenty of cutlery and crockery. Parking was not an issue for five cars with one permit and plenty of free parking in surrounding streets. You won’t be disappointed if you book this lovely holiday home and we will definitely use it again. Thank you.”

    Ms Pope, Wolverhampton, July 2018

    • “Family weekend away, Parkgate is a great place to stay. Center of Windermere, brilliant location. Facilities at Parkgate are excellent, children loved the den downstairs. Definitely recommend it.”

    Mrs Dreinert, Mold, April 2018

    • “Great location and very handy to local facilities.”

    Mr Dunbar, Newry, March 2018

    • “House was stunning! Very clean and couldn’t believe how good the location was. Town centre at end of the street but you wouldn’t know as the house itself was located at the opposite end so very quiet. Lots of quaint cafes and eateries in walking distance”

    Mr Westwell, Bolton, March 2018

    • “The cottage was fantastic for a family weekend away to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday. The location was perfect enabling us to visit both Winderemere and Bowness. I was surprised to learn there was in fact a sauna in the cottage that hadn't been advertised as a feature, wasn't sure if this was deliberate but would of been good to know and we could of taken appropriate clothing. We would definitely stay here again.”

    Miss Gaskell, Leigh, February 2018

    • “We had a fabulous time. Having just sold our holiday home in France after 12 years it was lovely to find somewhere to continue having our family holidays .”

    Mrs Woodman, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, October 2017

    • “Hi cottage was in a good location, cleanliness ok apart from second floor bathroom. Not enough glasses in kitchen and the ones that were there were chipped. Beds need two pillows per person. Couldn’t use “adult size” bunk beds very unstable and difficulty to get in for a fully grown adult, however found the sofa bed and used that instead. Heating didn’t appear to be working Sunday pm but unsure of using the hive system?? Price expensive for the quality of the house have paid less for higher spec and comfort. We did have an amazing weekend but wouldn’t use that house again. First time that we used Skye’s we usually use lakelovers.”

    Mrs Bullock, Middlesbrough, November 2018

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The Property

This outstanding dwelling, situated within the charming village of Windermere is the Parkgate cottage. From the outset this cottage oozes luxury, completed with a clever blend of traditional charm, making a superb base for a family and friends getaway to the Lake District National Park. Inside this wonderfully appointed property, you will find a cosy sitting room, where comfortable sofas sit in front of a warming woodburning fireplace, complete with a luxurious finish. Following is a well-appointed kitchen, boasting a sleek and elegant design, finished with all the necessities you will require and an impressive dining area, perfect for hosting a dinner party. Moreover, as you continue through the property, you will find five exceptional bedrooms, comprising of two king-size double bedrooms with an en-suite, two twin bedrooms and a charming bunk bedroom, each completed with elegant finishes to create delightful places to retire to of an evening. Completing the property is a luxury family bathroom, boasting a stylish design with a bath tub, walk-in shower, basin and WC, as well an impressive sauna room. Outside, you and your loved ones can enjoy a glass of wine on the cottage’s private patio area, perfect for summer months. The central location of the cottage means that the local shop and pub are within a five-minute walk. To keep you busy whilst staying at the property, you will discover a good selection of activities and attractions, suitable for all ages. Such attractions include taking a leisurely stroll around the Holehird Gardens or a more challenging trek up to Orrest Head to appreciate the breath-taking scenery. Further afield, is the larger town of Kendal, where you will find a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops to enjoy, in addition to attractions including Kendal Castle, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the scenic Serpentine Woods. Parkgate is a superb cottage, an ideal base for a friends and family get together to the exciting Lake District National Park.


Over four floors. Five bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king size-double with en-suite freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin, 1 x child/teenager size bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Sauna. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room (seats 8) with woodburning stove. Lower ground floor sitting room.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car with visitors permit (supplied by owner), plus additional parking available in nearby car park (fees apply) and free parking on nearby streets
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 min walk, pub 3 mins 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.