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Thyme Cottage

Bowness & Windemere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972421)

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    • “Lovely comfortable accommodation for 2”
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    • “A wonderful find, just a few minutes from Windermere High Street, and yet so quiet and tucked away! Inside it was quite small, but really warm and comfortable, The bedroom had a very comfortable bed. There was a very modern new bathroom with a lovely "over the bath" large shower head. There is a compact modern kitchen,which had everything you need, and a fairly small sitting room with 2 chairs with footrests, a TV, DVD player, plus a small table and 2 chairs. It was like a home from home. Outside, there is a parking space for 1 car, and a very small space with a couple of chairs to sit outside, but otherwise no garden. In the local are there are plenty of shops and restaurants within a very short walking distance, so it was lovely to be able to buy food easily, or to eat out within the local area. It was a lovely base to be able to go out to different places during the day. We loved it - it was just right for two people, and we would definitely return!”

    Lyn L, London, United Kingdom, November 2016

    • “clean and convenient”
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    • “the property was very clean and homely. it is also very convenient for shops and a good base to stay”

    Susan H, Leeds, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Excellent”
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    • “College Court apartment was perfect for a 5 night break in Windermere for my husband and I. It is a lovely, bright, clean apartment in a great location (very close to Windermere High Street and only 5 minute drive to Lake Windermere itself). The apartment had everything we needed and the beds and sofas were very comfortable. It is modern and well decorated. Windermere is a 15 minute drive to ambleside & Grasmere which are lovely places to walk. We have a lovely stay here and highly recommend the apartment.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Beckenham, May 2013

    • “Will definitely stay again”
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    • “My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights over march. Despite being very cold weather the apartment was lovely and so cosy! It had everything we needed and was close to the shops! Would definitely stay here again!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, East Grinstead, May 2013

    • “Perfectly placed home from home.”
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    • “The standard of this property was extremely high. We loved it. It was also very conveniently placed being in the centre of Windermere. Plates, glasses, cups, pans and cutlery all provided as well as tea and coffee, cleaning supplies and even fresh eggs!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Stockport, April 2013

    • “Nice little apartment, very nice stay”
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    • “Good location - 2 mins away from Cooperative Food and many restaurants. extremely clean very satisfied overall”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, York, September 2012

    • “Lovely break”
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    • “We had a very enjoyable and relaxing 4 night break in Windermere. The apartment is well located. All you need is nearby. The apartment itself is well equipped and comfortable. It is perfect for two adults. We had a lovely break and would go back again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, June 2013

    • “A lovely romantic place to stay”
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    • “A lovely appartment, wonderfully decorated with everything you would need for a nice getaway. Also very conveniently near the bus stop for travelling around the lake district without a car. A wonderful spot, we look forward to coming again. Only downside- no shower curtain!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Oxford, October 2012

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    • “Excellent location - middle of the village. Very well equipped cottage. Spotlessly clean. Lots of useful information in cottage. Supermarkets close by. Couldn't fault it (and, believe me, I'm not easily this pleased). Just one thing - could you order some better weather next time we come :-D”

    Mrs Harland, Reading, October 2018

    • “Very easy to pick up & drop off keys where the staff were very friendly. Cottage was everything we expected, clean comfortable and easy to find. Great parking space which is important in the Lake District. Really enjoyed our week at Thyme Cottage.”

    Mr Dale, Stockton-on-Tees, August 2018

    • “Getting in and out of the shower, we had to be very careful as the bath has rather high sides, had to hold the handle! Also, would prefer a slimline washing machine to the dishwasher, don't have much washing up with only two, and eating out, apart from breakfast, and a sandwich.Otherwise it was a nice break. One other problem, the TV had very few channels that I could access, don't know why, or what we did wrong, but as the weather was so hot was spent time in the flat, in the evenings.”

    Mrs Plumtree, Gainsborough, July 2018

    • “Location of cottage great for all activities, had a lovely holiday would definitely stay again”

    Mrs Turner, Ipswich, June 2018

    • “The cottage was in ideal central location to windermere,ideal to leave car and walk,plenty of restaurants to choose. Cottage was very clean and tidy would definitely recommend to others.”

    Mr Squires, Kirkcudbright, June 2018

    • “We had a most enjoyable holiday at the cottage it was central to all amenities and it was very comfortable and quiet considering how close we were from the town. We would certainly book it again if we are going that way. Many thanks Mr&Mrs Britton”

    Mr Britton, Warwick, June 2018

    • “The situation of the cottage is perfect being right in the centre of Windermere. There are numerous pubs and restaurants to eat out in within a couple of minutes walk. There is also an excellent chippy just around the corner. We had many walks in the week we stayed, some local and others that we drove to. I would certainly recommend the cottage to anyone who wants to stay in the Windermere area”

    Mr Hopkins, Leyland, April 2018

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The Property

Located in a quiet area just off the main street in Windermere, Thyme Cottage is sure to appeal to those looking for a quiet central base from which to explore the delights of this beautiful village with shops, bars, restaurants and train and bus links within walking distance.
Windermere is one of the most popular villages to visit in the Lake District, hosting an array of shops, pavement cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants and walks galore, offering something to offer for all tastes. The village has excellent travel links with the bus and train station only a five minute walk from the apartment meaning you can leave your car at home while you travel further afield to some of the most scenic walks in the country. Bowness bay is close by where you can enjoy a vibrant village atmosphere with a host of visitor attractions including, The Famous World of Beatrix Potter, lake cruises which sail the length of Windermere, relax aboard whilst you admire the magnificent views along the way or stop off at the neighbouring villages of Ambleside and Brockhole. Whatever your choice, wonderful memories will be created.
This charming, modern, well equipped, ground floor apartment is set back in a lovely quiet area with the advantage of private parking and an open garden to the front, perfect for relaxing after a long day on the fells.
The gas centrally heated apartment comprises:

Spacious open plan living area; lounge with two leather reclining chairs with large TV and DVD player. Dining table with seating for two.
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom with king size bed.
Bathroom with underfloor heating, monsoon shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels included.
Private parking for 1 car.
Garden with furniture.
Please note this property does not accept children or infants.


Ground floor apartment. One bedroom: 1 x king-size double. Bathroom with bath, monsoon shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Open plan sitting room with dining area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Private front garden with furniture
  • Shop and restaurant 1 min, pub 2 mins
  • Note: Children are not allowed at this property.

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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.