The beautiful garden at The Bird's Nest makes this well looked after 3 bedroom modern bungalow a little slice of paradise, and the glorious surroundings offer the best of the Lake District on your doorstep. The location of this property is ideal. It's a great property for families or couples who want to enjoy nearby Bowness and Lake Windermere, or simply spend lazy days on the patio or in the garden. Soak up the sun on wintry days in the warmth of the conservatory, or eat al-fresco meals on the patio before retiring to the stylish cosy living room. Stunning walks start straight from the door, including up to the Biskey Howe viewpoint above Bowness, from where the whole of Lake Windermere can be seen. Not only the birds want to build their nest at this place! All on one level it is a perfect base for anyone with walking difficulties or who can't manage stairs. The property has some underfloor heating with additional fire in lounge and heater in the conservatory. Recently accredited with a 4* Visit Britain Award. Saturday changeover day. The property has just had a new roof fitted to the conservatory.
3 Bed Bungalow only a few mins walk into Bowness - Awarded 4* Visit Britain
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Jan 2019
About Beverley Burns
We have holiday let property for over 20 years and we strive to make your holiday memorable and comfortable.
Why Beverley Burns chose Windermere
It is close enough to the Village to be apart of it but far enough away to enjoy the Lake with no passers by the location is faboulous.
What makes this Bungalow unique
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Well situated for town and local fells but too many problems
Like previous visitors we were pleasantly surprised by the tea and cakes that greeted our arrival. The beds were comfortable and the narrow squeeze in the double bedroom wasn’t a problem because it was only used by a six year old. But we found the galley kitchen uncomfortably narrow for family use.
The clocks had just gone back so we had problems with the boiler’s timing, This led to a somewhat acrimonious communication with the owner who eventually overrode the timer.
On Halloween morning our granddaughter had just finished the Treasure Trail we’d set up for her when the owner arrived with a workman to discuss the leaking roof. Not wonderful timing. The next day a British Gas engineer turned up to sort out the boiler timing and decided he needed to do some serious remedial work so he returned that evening just as we’d settled our granddaughter to bed. He spent an hour dismantling the burner while we attempted to have a bit of family time. When he finished he said that he’d have to switch the boiler off because the pilot light was faulty and would leak gas. So no central heating. On our last day the electrics in the garage failed when we were halfway through a wash and the conservatory leaked during that day’s continuous rain. We’d paid top whack for a half-term week and reckoned we were due a rebate. None has been offered and we consider it a waste of time asking.
It’s worth pointing that the person named on the website as the owner appears to be the manager, according to the person answering the housekeeper’s phone, who we believe is the actual owner. All rather puzzling.
Thank you for your review. The heating is on a timer and as you quite rightly say the timing was affected when the clocks went back. The problem with the boiler occurred when the switches were tampered with and as such we had to get British Gas out to fix this problem. We had emergency call outs as the weather was extremely bad and it was unfortunate that they called a time inconvenient to you. The roof has been fully replaced, something we could not do when guests were in the property.
Bookings are taken and managed by the family.
Okay but some bits looking tired
First the good, great location, generally clean and a good size. Now the gripes, mostly minor but annoying. Water leaks in the sun room (marks on the ceiling so they were nor new). Some of the bedroom furniture is old, one of the wardrobes unstable, handles falling off, etc. Some bulbs out, not a major issue but no spares to replace them with. Advertised with a garage which it has got, but no mention of the fact it's full of stuff so can't be used as a garage! All in all, an okay stay but I wouldn't book again, sorry.
I am sorry you were not fully satisfied during your stay.
There is free street parking outside the property but the garage is kept for storage of the washing machine, tumble dryer and spare fridge and freezer.
A new roof has been put onto the property and redecoration has taken place in some areas.
Lovely location - not ideal for a family - Oh and beware of the leaks!
To look at, aside from some OTT wallpaper the bungalow is nicely presented.
For a family, it is pretty poorly equipped; especially in a kitchen (where you will struggle to make a dinner for more than 2 people), the dining table is glass (not ideal for youngsters) and the noise carries between the rooms.
The living room sofas are uncomfortable and smell of smoke (despite multiple notices advising this is a non-smoking property!)
But the biggest inconvenience was the frequent leaks in the conservatory. These were reported after our first night (as the resulting puddles meant we could not safely use the conservatory and were concerned about the electrics. It took a week of consistent rain and a number of messages to the owner that we had a roofer perform a basic 'fix'.
Due to the weather during our stay, the constant cleaning up was frustrating and not treated seriously by the owner.
For those looking to stay, it is worth noting that the second bedroom is very small, and requires a squeeze to get from one side of the room to another. The twin bedroom is a better size.
The ensuite to the master bedroom is nice but due to how it has been put in, does not have ventilation and therefore takes a long time to dry out after use.
The main upside of this rental is its location, but don't expect to get much out of Bowness unless you are just after boating across the lake... the town has little other than tourist bits and bobs and little that you will actually need to manage your self catering holiday.
I hope that whoever else visits, has a better time that we did, perhaps we were unfortunate, but I pity the next visitor who has to contact the owner for any help!
Thank you for your review.
I am sorry that the Bowness and Windermere do not appeal to you. These are the busiest tourist areas in the Lake District.
Sadly the conservatory roof did cause a few problems on some occasions and this has now been fully replaced
The settee has also been replaced to provide greater comfort and I would like to add that this property has a no smoking policy.
Lovely bungalow and great welcome with tea tray! Great area within close walking distance of Bowness especially when we found the short cut!
I am glad you enjoyed your stay at The Bird's Nest, we do hope to see you again. I am happy you found the short cut in the corner of the cul de sac, it does make the walk into Bowness very easy.
A beautiful property well maintained and a great location
we stayed in The Birds Nest for a week and found it meet all our needs it was clean and comfortable and could recommend it as good value for money
Thank you for your lovely review and hope to welcome you again.
Very clean and well appointed
Nice quiet location within easy walk of the lake. For good food, try the Westmoreland on the right as you head towards town, great food!
Thank you for taking the time to post your review and recommendation.
Stunning walks start straight from the door, including up to the Biskey Howe viewpoint above Bowness, from where the whole of Lake Windermere can be seen. Not only the birds want to build their nest at this place!
Manchester Airport 85 Miles away. Windermere Train Station 1.5 Miles away.
Although peacefully secluded in its private gardens, The Bird's Nest lies only minutes' stroll from the lake shore village of Bowness.
A car ferry across Lake Windermere from Bowness provides an easy route to the west of the lake, where Beatrix Potter countryside and the honeypot village of Hawkshead await. You'll never be short of opportunities to explore... if you can tear yourself away from The Bird's Nest!
Bowness is one of the Lake District's most lively and sophisticated villages. Shops line the high street, from handy supermarkets to elegant boutiques and quirky gift shops. There are plenty of coffee shops, ice cream parlours and restaurants - endless choice for an evening out and a lively nightlife too! The bustle is easily escaped though; numerous walks begin nearby including the famous ascent of Gummers How where the views over the lake are unforgettable. You might also venture into the Lyth Valley (just east of Bowness), where the handful of exceptional country pubs are regularly winning national awards for their mouthwatering food and local ale.
The prestigious Windermere Golf Club lies just outside Bowness, and has been declared a "miniature Gleneagles' by the golfing press. Back in the village, there is plenty of family fun to be had. You'll find mini golf and tennis on 'The Glebe', and the award-winning World of Beatrix Potter attraction is in the centre of town - an absolute must for children.
Additional pricing information
Changeover Day: Saturday is the preferred change over day, but please enquire at the time of booking as could be flexible. Arrivals are welcome after 3.00pm and you are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am on the day of departure.