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Traditional Lakeland Slate Cottage, Pets Welcome, 5mins walk to Lake Windermere

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere - Growler Cottage

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Beautiful, traditional lakeland slate cottage located in the centre of Bowness village but only a 5 min walk to the shores of Lake Windermere and all its facilities, such as restaurants, pubs and shops. This cottage has 2 bedrooms consisting of one spacious double and one twin room, plus a recently refitted luxury bathroom. Downstairs, there is a spacious, lounge with gas stove and French doors leading out onto a sunny, secure patio with decking. Next to the lounge is a fully equipped, modern, kitchen leading into a breakfast room. There is also a formal dining room to the front of the house. The cottage is ideally located in the centre of Bowness and has a parking permit for free parking. FREE Wi-fi.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Tracy Cooke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Growler Cottage is a lovely "home from home" traditional cottage. It is very comfortable and everything we needed - warm & inviting, fantastic location in the centre of Bowness and lots of amenities.

Merlin (our shihtzu) had a lovely time and says thank you for the treats and toys.

We will be visiting again in the future and will definitely receommend.
May 2015
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based on 42 holidaymaker reviews

Traditional Lakeland Slate Cottage, Pets Welcome, 5mins walk to Lake Windermere
average rating of 4.714286 based on 61 reviews

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed nearly a week at Growler Cottage and had a very enjoyable stay, it was convenient to everything you needed right in the middle of Bowness on Windemere. We had trouble with the remote on the TV on the first night we there, but Tracy sent somebody around immediately to sort it out. Brilliant. Pat and Brent Miller Auckland New Zealand.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to the Miller family for such a nice review and glad we were able to sort out problems following arrival so that you could relax and enjoy your holiday to The Lakes.
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They have thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic cottage! Lovely layout, great location and very comfortable. They, really, have thought of everything. From the milk in the fridge, teabags in the cupboard and the biscuits in the jar! Everything you need after a 5 hour drive. Rooms are a lovely size and beds are very comfortable. All mod cons are available and it would quite easy just to sit in the lounge, with the French windows open, and just relax. But, you would miss all the great things to see and do in Bowness lovely, dog friendly, restaurants, cafes and bars. The shopping was great and less then ten minutes walk from Windermere and the boat trips. Parking was easy with the parking permit or a car par park at the end of the road. We highly recommend the cottage, you won't be disappointed, a real home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what a review- high praise indeed! So glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Growler Cottage and that you found everything you needed and more. We hope you all come back and visit with us again.
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perfect week

  • 5 of 5

the house was the way to relax after our wedding.

description was very accurate, location for bowness was amazing. we could walk everywhere.property was clean and tidy. with good information about walks and take aways.

the local pub the angel inn was a common factor for our walk home!. local restaurants were very good.

we would definately recommend and look to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your marriage and hope you enjoyed the complimentary gift. We hope to welcome you back for your first anniversary.
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Very comfortable cottage near centre of Bowness

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is ideal for two couples or a family of four. The decor is light and simple and the beds are comfortable so we had a good nights sleep. Peaceful location as no through road but limited parking and had to reverse onto main road to get out.

Blessed with excellent weather and Bowness was busy with visitors. Went on a local walk to Post Knott viewing point and around Windermere golf course. Beautiful sunset at the harbour. Plenty of places to eat, booked as busy, however supermarket across the main road is well stocked to eat in if preferred.

We visited with friends for three nights to spend quality time with them and to relax and this we did!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely feedback and for your recommendations for future guests benefits.
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All you need for a fantastic trip to the Lakes!

  • 5 of 5

Growler cottage is a great base for the exploration of Windermere and the surrounding area. The property itself is spacious and well equipped - all you need for cozy nights in or a comfy bed after a day climbing the peaks! The location is central with lots of restaurants/ shops near by. Our initial concerns about parking were soon dismissed as we were able to park outside the cottage each day. All in all I highly recommend growler cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and we hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back.
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The cottage is in an excellent location close to the town centre on a quiet side street

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage which was meticulously clean and tastefully decorated.

We will definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Car: not necessary

Situated in the village of Bowness on Windermere which is located on the shores of Lake Windermere, you have an abundance of visitor attractions, walks, restaurants and pubs on your doorstep. The village is host to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Steamboat Museum, Windermere Lake Cruises, and with easy access to Hilltop, Blackwell, Haverthwaite Railway and Lakes Aquarium.

Walks can be started directly from the cottage, with a bus stop at the end of the street affording you easy access to all the other attractions the Lake District has to offer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere & Central Lakes

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half term Autumn
14 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

6-13 September

SHORT BREAKS & DISCOUNTS available on last minute basis also, PLEASE CONTACT US.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Newly refurbished with corner sink unit, toilet, roll top bath with shower over bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Spacious double room with window seat and closet wardrobe for ample storage (travel cot provided) Cosy twin room with two single beds and free standing pine wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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