Spacious apartment, sleeps 5-6. Close to Beatrix Potter World and Bowness Bay
About Elaine Shannon
I spent most of my working life in Hong Kong and bought up my family there. Before that, I grew up in Lancashire and use to come to the Lake District with my family and I have climbed many of the mountains and fells. Now, although I am a little older and wiser, I continue to enjoy exploring the Lakes and seeing its awe inspiring beauty.
Why Elaine Shannon chose Bowness-on-Windermere
Conveniently located property, nicely decorated and has all you may need
What makes this Apartment unique
This property is located minutes walk away from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Its central, quiet and convenient location will make your exploring much easier. There is a bus to Windermere train station (2 minutes walk away from my home) and on-street parking is available. If you wanted to do some nature exploring, there is a very beautiful walk you can go on very close to where I live and this takes you on to the Dales Way. The Dales Way follows mostly riverside paths and you can walk for as long as you like - it goes as far as West Yorkshire (over 80 km away)!
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Elaine and her home were wonderful!
My daughter, her friend and I decided last minute to book a few days in the Lake district. I booked Elaines home very late the night before we went. We were still on American time and I didn't realize it was almost midnight her time. She was so sweet and responded to my questions anyway. The home was perfect! Everything we could've possibly needed was provided. Only a little walk down the hill to the quaint shops and beautiful lake! When I didn't leave enough time for my load of laundry to dry before checking out, she took them to her house and dried them for me! Wonderful hostess, wonderful location! I'd love to come again!
Lovely house and host!
Had a lovely weekend doing the great North swim and the house was a great relaxing place to stay and the landlord was great and helpful.
Would highly recommend!
Awesome stay and host
Elaine is very helpful with suggestions and met us at the door. Her place is very clean, all amenities provided, even breakfast provisions. Kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed our stay. Though future guests should know that the bathroom, kitchen and living room is on the first floor and bedrooms are on the second floor so there's quite a number of steps.
Thank you so much for your positive review, I can make the description clearer and emphasise that, as a duplex apartment, the bedrooms are on a seperate floor to the sitting room, kitchen and bathroom - the same as a three storey house. I very much enjoyed meeting you.
Fantastic location, clean, well equipped and very helpful owner!
Just come back from a weekend stay at this property. The property was perfect for our needs, spacious lounge with BT TV (including BT Sport), 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and a small single) . Kitchen is well equipped and great to be provided with basics (milk, tea, coffee and breakfast cereals). The owner, Elaine, was very helpful. Would highly recommend and would certainly stay again.
A pleasure having you to stay.
Very clean, well equipped and cozy - great value accomodation
Elaine was welcoming and helpful and the house is very well located.
Lovely cosy apartment in a great location
This is the first time we have booked with HomeAway and couldn’t be happier with our choice. We’ve visited the area before and stayed at hotels and b&b’s but fancied the freedom of our own place. The location is perfect, in walking distance of both Bowness and Windermere. The apartment itself is over 2 levels, everything you could need. The hostess Elaine explained everything very clearly and is on hand if you have a problem. It was the perfect getaway and we’ll be returning for sure.
Thank you Andrew it was a pleasure to meet you and have you as a guest at Glen Brook.
For people with a car there are 4 main roads, many scenic small roads and some challenging mountain passes; all have amazing views and unforgettable experiences. For guests with cars staying 3-4 nights it's possible to visit all the main areas and take in the spectacular views and for tighter schedules I'm very happy to recommend specific routes to suit individual interests. Even one day exploring Bowness and taking a cruise on the lake is quite magical.
For people who don't drive and even those who just want to take a break after negotiating the M6, there is an excellent local bus service where you can buy whole day single and family tickets to allow you to jump on and off - Hayes Garden World at Ambleside is very popular, the Gingerbread shop in Grasmere and the spectacular views at Thirlmere on the way to Keswick:
Route 555 to Keswick, 599 to Grasmere
There are also private bus companies that provide fabulous tours:
that can also include a cruise on Lake Windermere.
The immediate area within walking distance of the house includes walking from the train station (excellent supermarket Booths to the right and to the left Lakeland UK - famous homeware and kitchenware). The local bus terminus is also in this same area; worth picking up a bus timetable. Its just a short walk to explore Windermere village for two more supermarkets, restaurants, petrol station, post office, off license and access to Orrest Head - worth the walk and details on: www.walklakes.co.uk
It's a pleasant stroll down Lake Road from Windermere to the house, but if you follow satnav don't turn left into Craig Walk at the Police Station; it's a steep uphill walk and difficult with suitcases! Continue to Beresford Road, turn left and walk to the junction with Craig Walk No 50 is the 3rd house on the left.
When ready to explore further walk back along Beresford Road to Lake Road and turn left into Bowness village. The first thing to notice is the cinema on the right and from this point the Beatrix Potter Attraction is a few minutes away at the bottom of the hill on the right. Shops, restaurants, a post office, all lead to Bowness Bay where you will find Lake Windermere and access to various boating activities and of course very special views.
Both drivers and walkers often want to visit the home of Beatrix Potter; Hill Top is at Far Sawrey on the other side of the lake. The ferry for both cars and passengers is located about 0.5 miles along the main road A592 from the Lake Cruise area.The short trip across the lake will take you within 1 mile of Hill Top. On returning to the ferry there are many opportunities to take short hikes along the lake shore - why not try to get as far as Wray Castle!
Note: Until October the ferry is closed for cars because of mechanical problems - small boats are taking passengers and bikes across - drivers need to go to Hawkshead first.
A few personal favourites:
Homeground in Windermere for breakfast and lunch - closed at 5pm.
Queen's Head in Troutbeck, lunch and dinner (for drivers A592 towards Kirkstone Pass).