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Lovely Traditional Holiday Cottage, in the heart of Bowness in Windermere

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cosy, romantic retreat in Bowness, with all the comforts of home. Sleeps 4.

Partridge Holme, an old sail makers cottage built of traditional slate, in 1889. Set in a quiet backwater, in the heart of Bowness, its terrific location means only a short walk to the Windermere Lake. The cottage has been restored and refurbished to a very high standard of comfort - with a balanced mix of modern and new contemporary furnishings - offering a cosy and relaxed decor. Near to the cottage is the Windermere Royal Yacht Club, where sailing is taught. There is a Local Theatre, Local Cinema, Shops, excellent Restaurants, local Pubs and the nearby New England Hotel - with its New Spa facility, are all nearby. Gentle walks are in striking distance, yet the wonderful Mountains are also within reach. Fishing, Horse riding, Cycle Hire, Golf - are some of the range of Sporting activities, here in the Lake District.. A local information pack also available.

' A lovely, fresh, fabulous Cottage,' ' Ideally located,' ' Can thoroughly recommend.' (Visitor Comments)

Entering the cottage, the open-plan interior has been created to offer a comfortable and a warm welcome. The kitchen welcomes the cooks' amongst you.

The two Bedrooms offer sumptuous bedding on the Sleigh bed in the master bedroom and on the Twin Beds - in the second bedroom.

A modern bathroom completes the care and attention, spent making this cottage an ideal Holiday retreat in the Lakes.

A Travel cot and high chair are available free of charge at the cottage .

The High Chair with a safety harness is available for children from 6 months old to three years old and a padded fold away Travel Cot – for babies from 0 months to 15 kg.

We do not provide a Stair Gate at the property.

It would be the responsibility of the parents with young children to consider bringing their own 'adjustable ' stair gate with them .

Sorry no pets.

A Free Car Parking permit linked with the cottage - allows free car parking, to listed car parks throughout the Lakes.

A Wi Fi facility is free Locally and located in nearby Starbucks cafe - less than 1 min walk into the town from the cottage

Broadband B.T. is only available at the cottage through the 'Open Zone' B.T. network. Anyone using this facility will already have a B.T. account and have their own user name and password. The Computer will need to have a wireless Connector capability.

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More Details

Alexandra Bayliss
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Frank and Alex,

I just wanted to say thank so much for such a lovely stay at your cottage over the first bank holiday weekend! We had such a lovely time in the Lake district and all really wished we could have been there a while longer. Thanks also for being so good about Steve dropping the keys overboard while on the ferry to Ambleside!! What a nightmare!

I was wondering if the £100 cheque I sent up with the deposit (which I think was for accidental damages) would be returned to us or if you have already disposed of it? I just wanted to confirm basically that it was or will be destroyed or sent back.

Thanks again, we will be sure to recommend your cottage to our friends and any one we hear of that is planning up trip up that way.

Apr 2011
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Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Parents please note: For children under 3 years old - we have available a self assembly MotherCare padded TRAVEL COT at the cottage - which folds away and when un-packed is a large square item that has a padded floor and built up soft security sides. This is available for use AT THE COTTAGE - free of charge. There is also a HIGH COT available at the cottage - for children under 5 years old - free of charge Please ask if required, at the time of Booking .
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Travel Cot available - at no extra charge. High Chair available at no extra cost. Sorry - NO PETS. To book there will be a £100.00 deposit, with the full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Weekend price applies to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Mid week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. If less than 8 weeks at time of booking full payment is required to confirm booking. Please note, we do not refund due to no shows, so we do advise customers to take out the relevant insurance to cover the Holiday


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Lovely Traditional Holiday Cottage, in the heart of Bowness in Windermere
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 23 reviews

Excellent accomodation in great central location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed at the cottage 'Partridge Holme' for a long weekend. Two adults & 2 small children. Cosy relaxing accomodation in a very central location for all the amenities of Windermere.

The cottage had all the facilites required for a enjoyable stay & i would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Clean and cosy house

  • 4 of 5

The house has all the required amenities with the exception of a wifi connection. We specifically missed this as none of us had a good mobile connection inside the apartment.

The check in and check out process were smooth and the parking permit was really handy!

The heating times felt a bit limited, but as he were there during spring time, it was not a big problem (though nights were a bit chilly!).

The location is amazing, right in the centre of Bowness, very close to really nice pubs, cafes and shops.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Lovely, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, cosy cottage in great location for all the pubs, restaurants and shops in bowness. The cottage had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay, including very comfortable beds! Will definitely recommend to any friends planning a visit to the lakes and sure we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Lovely cozy cottage in ideal location

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is cozy and home away from home. Kitchen is workable an contains all you should need, washing machine, cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher microwave. Beds & bedding comfortable, if anything a little soft for me, but that's not difficult!

Reasonable water pressure in the shower, which in other places is often a disappointment.

There is no parking space, but this was not a problem as a car park pass is provided, with the car park no more than a couple of minutes walk. Closer than it sounded when I read the instructions before booking. The Car Park Pass is a MAJOR plus as is transferable. This saved us a fortune in car parking fees as we explored other towns.

Bowness itself is lovely, plenty of places to eat & drink, and also the option of a host of takeaways, obviously caters for tourists well.

Only a couple of 'express' style supermarkets in Bowness, but would suggest you go to the Supermarket by the train station in Windermere for better selection and better prices!

A very short walk to be on the lake shore with beautiful views.

I would recommend the area and the cottage and would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay at Partridge Holme. The cottage is very well located in Bowness. Everything is within walking distance. The parking (and thanks for the parking pass) is not too far and convenient. The place is well decorated and is packed with everything you need. Property was spotless and well-maintained. Communications with the owners were easy with plenty of info and our security deposit cheque (not cashed) was promptly returned after our stay.

I highly recommend this property for anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Probably the best value and location in the Lakes!

  • 5 of 5

It has been six months since we stayed at Partridge Holme and I have been a bit slack with posting my promised review; however, here it is!

The cottage was a bit hard to find, but when we finally located it, in it's tiny village street, we were enchanted! We fell in love with the house straightaway and very quickly found our way around Bowness.

The cottage itself is small, but that was what we wanted and expected - the point being, don't book this place for a crowd! However, for the two of us, plus two more for one night, it was absolutely perfect. Alex and Frank have ensured that every necessary amenity has been provided for a comfortable and trouble-free stay and the Car Park pass is pure gold! Just ensure you understand its area limitations.

Being centrally located in Bowness meant that we could access pretty much anywhere in the District within an hour or so drive or by using the ferry services. The location was also fantastic for access to many nearby walks, which was a big feature of our stay. We took at least one good walk every day and when we returned to Partridge Holme, drying our clothes was surprisingly easy, given the small size of the house and no garden. The radiators were very efficient!

One of the most important aspects of booking any holiday is the attitude and service provided by the operators. Frank and Alex were fantastic in that regard and provided great information, assistance and advice both before and during our stay. Having booked at fairly short notice from Australia, that was vital to the success of our visit.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend this cottage to everyone we talk to. If you, dear reader, are considering staying here - just do it!

Happy trails to all and a big thank you to Alex and Frank.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The White House
Car: recommended

Luxury Hotel nearby with Spa facilities . Windermere Lake only 5 mins walk, offers rowing and organised cruisers. Local horseriding and sailing clubs are nearby. The cottage's great central location has several good local restaurants and friendly pubs, within walking distance. A Local Theatre Group, Bowness Cinema and the Beatrix Potter exhibition are within 10 min. walk. Excellent local, or long fell walks, are within striking distance, catering for all levels of fitness. Wi Fi is located in nearby Starbucks cafe - less than 1 min walk into the town. The cottage does not have Wi Fi . However if you have a B.T. Account and your own access code, to access the B.T. Broadband facility, it is only available at the cottage through the 'Open Zone' B.T. network.

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Rates & Availability

Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Jul 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $255.67

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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