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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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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Windermere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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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(19 traveler reviews)

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

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, perfect for two. Ideal location. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy cottage and fab location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days here recently, the cottage is tucked away and very private but also within walking distance to Bowness which has a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants etc. We also walked in to Windermere one day which took about 20 minutes.

The cottage has such a cosy feel, we love all the little touches that have been added.

This was our second time at Annisgarth Howe and we would definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura was a wonderful guest and looked after our cottage very well indeed. We would have no hesitation in hosting Laura again
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A lovely little cottage which is beautifully fitted out, with a surprising feeling of space

  • 5 of 5

Loved the ‘shabby chic’ decor and the location - a short walk into Windermere or Bowness plus easy access to great walks direct from the door. Plenty of useful bits in the kitchen and a selection of DVDs, books etc in the lounges. Wifi was best in the lounge and Ged happily assisted when we had problems. It might need to be a slightly stronger signal to enable live film streaming at all times on the TV. Loved our stay here - it was an extremely quiet and peaceful location and both Windermere and Bowness have lots to offer for food, pubs, shops etc as well. We only used the car once all week 😀 thankyou to Ged

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All round perfect

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect from the minute we arrived at the cottage. Really good location only a short walk into the town and the cottage is tucked away and private. Absolutely spotless inside everything is clean and tidy couldn't fault anything. We met the owners a few times during our stay and they were so welcoming and friendly. Would 100% recommend to couples wanting to get away for a few nights.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this place, the owners are so lovely and always there to help. Well equipped kitchen and you are provided with a delightful hamper with a few goodies in. Great location, just a short walk to Bowness and not too much further to Windermere. Me and my boyfriend both had an amazing time and couldn't recommend it enough, we're already thinking about booking again next year! Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great cosy retreat tucked away in a quiet locacation, but just the right distance from all the restaurants, shops and activities. My husband and I needed a short relaxing break and we got just what we were looking for. All amenities are within walking distance. There is a lot of information in the cottage provided by the owners who by the way are very friendly and helpful. All the other beautiful lakes are within a short driving distance. The fresh air and beautiful walks are simply fantastic with a great deal of superb pubs serving great home cooked food. This place and the Lake District in general is a real treat. We will be back next year. Thank you Ged and Glynis

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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