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Windermere Retreat for two, with Private Parking and Secluded Garden.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England - A Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Stroll To The Lake And 15 Minutes To The Fells

Annisgarth Howe is a private spacious one bedroomed hideaway, perfect for the couple ( or young family - there's room for a travel cot in the bedroom) wishing to get away from it all! It is beautifully decorated using Farrow and Ball soft greys, hand painted furniture and unique vintage finds. There are lots of added extras, to ensure your stay is just right, your comfort is our priority. The cottage has 2 large flat screen TVs, iPod docking station and full WiFi internet signal. Should you wish to just chill, watch a movie or read a book, we have a mini library at your disposal. The garden is private with a patio area to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Cleanliness is also top of our list and to get your holiday off to the perfect start we include a welcome hamper!

Ged Maguire
Member since: 2013
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Ged Maguire

We have owned this property 13 years, it has been lovingly renovated to a very high standard. We live close by and are on hand should you need any help but love the fact you are secreted away so can be completely private if you so wish.

Why Ged Maguire chose Windermere

Annisgarth Howe is truly special. Particularly spacious but still retaining charm and cosiness. There are amazing walks on the doorstep, it is close to all amenities but yet secreted away.

What makes this cottage unique

Annisgarth Howe is the perfect location. It is quietly tucked away but you can walk to the top of Brantfell in 20 mins, where you will enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Windermere, you can even see the sea on a clear day! Should you prefer the shops and local hostelries a ten minute walk will do the job. Another couple of minutes will bring you directly to the watersedge, with the chance to hop on a steamer for a magical trip on the Lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nikki and Dave, February 2014- absolutely stunning cottage, beautifully decorated. Ged and Glynnis couldn't do more to ensure our time here was an enjoyable one. Will be back!

Dalia and Mike, December 2013- " The location is excellent, as we came minus a vehicle. Will recommend to family and friends for sure.

Alex and Imogen, November 2013 - " Beautiful little cottage, welcoming, spotless and a lovely touch with the welcome basket"

Ollie and Jenny, February 2013- "Enjoyed your wonderful cottage! Clearly so much love and effort put into this place. Loved the extras such as the welcome basket! We want to stay longer!"
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Windermere in Crook

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room has a power shower, large vanity unit with wash basin and WC. There is a slate floor and the walls are tiled in white metro tiles. A towel rail, lots of hot water and super size towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a king size bed, bedroom furniture and views over the garden. Please be aware the bedroom is in the eaves, it is beautiful, if you're over 6'2" tall you may need to stoop !!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The garden offers a patio area, with a table, chairs and parasol, perfect for alfresco dining or a chilled glass of wine! It is stocked with lovely plants and is completely private. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided. Other: The kitchen/dining room has 32inch flat screen TV with DVD. Hand painted dining table with two chairs. Two large armchairs, hall robe, vintage glass cabinet housing a mini library. Patio doors leading into the garden.


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Windermere Retreat for two, with Private Parking and Secluded Garden.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 28 reviews

The cottage was absolutely immense.Comfortable,clean and well thought out.Would definitely return

  • 5 of 5

Lovely lovely cottage.Everything in it you could possibly need and more.Superb little private garden which we used a lot.Very very peaceful area surrounded by trees.The only sound to be heard was the birds.A great base for bowness of Windermere and Windermere itself.Also within easy reach of many more lovely places including Ambleside and Keswick.A super tree lined walk into Bowness which was an added bonus.If you are thinking of a break in the Lakes look no further than this cottage.You will not be disappointed. Anne Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann was the perfect guest and looked after our cottage very well indeed. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other hosts. Best wishes, Ged
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Absolutely stunning property!

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything you'd imagine and more! It was so beautifully done up and had everything you would need, well equipped. Lovely hosts, happy to help! Good location, walking distance to the town and lake, would definitely recommend and plan to come again! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had everything needed for self catering holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideally situated between the two shopping centres 10 minute walk between the two.The cottage itself had everything required for self catering holiday,washing machine,cooker,dishwasher,fridge,two tv's,iron etc.

It was a very comfortable very well decorated and clean inside and had a small garden area for evening drinks.

We met the owner on the first day and he was on hand should we had needed him but everything was there to hand.

We will be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is ideally situated being between Bowness and Windermere and is well suited for a couple. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and the house was spotless.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb property in good location

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a lovely week at Windermere Retreat.

Superb, well equipped property, good host.

We also had the bonus of great weather.

Great location for this part of the lake district.

Took in a couple of lake trips, Grassmere, Kendal, Honiston slate mine and plenty of walking.

Bowness within easy walk of town for evenings out, and a post dinner walk home.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place, great location. Brilliant owners

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay here, owners were very helpful. Location was perfect and house was very tastefully put together would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard was the perfect guest. Very easy to talk to and left our cottage in excellent condition. I would definitely recommend to other hosts.
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Nearest Airport
126 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Angel Inn Bowness
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Angel Inn Bowness
Nearest Ski
16 Kilometres
Dry ski slope Kendal
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres


The Lake District boasts a host of lakes, tarns and meres. However should you wish to visit the sea, Arnside (possibly has the best chip shop ever!) is only 18 miles away, with Grange and Morecambe Bay just a little further.


Manchester is the nearest international airport, approx 90 miles by road. There is a train service from the airport to Windermere, via Oxenholme. Taxis are available at the station.

Unless you are visiting to walk or cycle, it is advisable to have a car during your stay.


Kendal - 10 miles

Ambleside - 5 miles

Grasmere - 8 miles

Keswick - 20 miles

Ulverston - 18 miles

Hawkshead - 6 miles

Ullswater - 15 miles

Grange - 12 miles

Further Details:

There is a comprehensive information pack providing details to help you get the most out of your stay. Please note, the cottage is strictly no smoking and although we love animals, dogs are not allowed in the cottage.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Windermere, England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We do not accept responsibility for any cancellations, no refunds will be given. Guests should organise their own travel insurance to safeguard against the risk of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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