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Attractive Terraced Character Cottage In The Heart Of This Popular Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Delightful 3 Bedroom Cottage In Central Location

An attractive terraced character cottage in the heart of this popular village, steeped in traditional features such as original beams, slate floor and exposed stone walls yet infused with stylish interior design, fabulous fabrics and luxurious furnishings.

Following a complete refurbishment in 2014, the owners have made the very best of this property, mixing modern and stylish with a very high standard of furnishings & equipment which makes this a truly luxurious cottage. As very experienced 'self caterers', the owners have paid a great deal of attention to detail and their guests needs.

Spacious dining room accommodates six diners comfortably to the front of the cottage with easy chairs either side of the multi fuel stove. Cosy lounge with sumptous sofas, original slate floor and exposed lake land fireplace with a second multi fuel stove, everything to make those evenings in front of the fire even more enjoyable.

Saloon doors lead to bright and airey breakfast room with folding doors onto sunny decking and an enclosed yard, a great way to start the day!

The bright and well equipped kitchen is more than suitable to assist in catering for any self-catering holiday.

First floor to a the first of our bedrooms, all with TV. A cosy double to the front of the cottage with co-ordinated dressing table and wardrobe and a twin bedroom to the rear (next to bathroom). The house bathroom consists of double sinks and double shower and WC, ample storage and in-house stereo system with floor mood lighting.

Upper floor to the attic master bedroom with exposed lakeland stone walls and beams. A luxurious king size bed, large screen TV and large skylight for night time stargazing make this room the favorite!

Due to its central location all the amenities of the village of Bowness are on your doorstep, as well as many excellent walks nearby which can be started direct from the cottage and allows you to take in the beautiful view points of Brantfell and Post Knott.

More Details

Property Manager
Tracy Cooke
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage is stunning! We have had a wonderful time. This is the nicest place we have ever stayed, you have thought of everything to make your guests stay an amazing experience. Thank you, we will be back, hopefully very soon.
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere in South Lakeland District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Double shower, WC and double sinks with ample storage space underneath. Heated towel rail and sound system.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Front double room on first floor with single wardrobe and dressing table. Rear twin room with double wardrobe. King size bed in attic room with beams and exposed stone, ample storage. All rooms with TV's.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Attractive Terraced Character Cottage In The Heart Of This Popular Village
average rating of 4.90625 based on 40 reviews

Very comfortable cottage which is of very high quality.

  • 4 of 5

Convenient position even without own transport.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and happy you enjoyed your stay at Ellefred Cottage. Yes, you can leave the car if you wish, as walks and lake are only a stroll away and a very efficient bus service runs from the end of the street to nearby villages. We hope to welcome you back again.
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Excellent accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was excellent

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth and hope we get to welcome you back again very soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in bowness before, but this was our first time staying here and I'm sure it won't be the last. It truly is a home from home. The property was lovely and clean, comfortable and really cosy. Everything was finished to a high standard. You would be very hard pressed to find fault with anything. We had no problem parking directly in front of the cottage the location is excellent everything is within walking distance. Thank you Tracy for everything it was a pleasure staying in you lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to read you had such a lovely stay at Ellefred Cottage and it hopefully will not be your only one by the sound of things. Glad you found the cottage so welcoming and cosy and thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review.
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Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Homely cottage excellently located in Bowness. Equipped to a very high standard, would definitely recommend. Tracy is responsive if needed at all too. Can't wait to stay when we visit the Lakes in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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As good as ever!

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay at Ellefred. It's just so peaceful despite being in the hub of Bowness. Location is fab - not far to walk back after a few drinks! A wonderful home from home with everything you could need for a wonderful stay in the Lakes. Already planning our next visit! X

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location, everything is right on the doorstep. Perfect for strolling out to eat on an evening.

Finished to a high spec with great linen, towels, pans etc

Only flaws were one bathroom not great for 6 people

There is no outside space which the kids missed a bit

If you break anything be prepared for a hefty price tag, £30 for a water jug?!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Ellefred Cottage and glad you found the location to be so handy. We note your feedback regarding the layout of the cottage, however we do clearly state there is one bathroom and that there is a decked area in the rear yard at the cottage. For future reference there are also two park/play areas less than 5 minutes walk from the cottage. In order to maintain the high standards at the cottage, when breakages do occur we look to replace like for like and as you mentioned, the cottage and its contents are finished to a high spec and as all kitchen items are Denby then replacement would be the same. You are also aware that no deduction is made from customers security deposit without being advised of charges firstly.
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Car: not necessary

Centrally located with abundance of outdoor activities, including trips on the lakes, aquarium, tree top treks. Places to visit include World of Beatrix Potter, Steamboat Museum, Haverthwaite Railway, Hill Top and many museums and historic houses.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Deposit payment at time of booking with balance and damage deposit paid four weeks prior to arrival. If less than four weeks to arrival dat, full amount and damage deposit due.

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