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The Lookout Lodge, lake views and roof top terrace.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The Lookout Lodge, Bowness on Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria - Central village location with off street parking for three car

As you arrive by car via Langrigge Park The Lookout Lodge is unassuming but once inside you will see why we called it The Lookout Lodge! Even in the Lake District houses with “lake views” are in very short supply. There are not many properties, particularly in Bowness on Windermere, from where you can enjoy an outlook like this!

The Lookout Lodge is elevated above Bowness village a short distance from the shores of Lake Windermere and the village centre. The property is cleverly designed to make the most of its position.

The crowning jewel of the property is perhaps the roof top terrace!

As the house is built into the hillside the upper floor (which is the ground floor from the driveway but first floor at the rear) comprises of the living accommodation.

The first floor includes is a large lounge which features a real log burning stove. Due to the elevation, the lounge enjoys a fantastic lake view from the south west facing bi-fold doors. These give access to the roof top terrace. The large south facing window of the lounge provides views across the leafy outlying areas of the village and the lower slopes of Brant Fell. The lounge has large leather sofas and a real oak floor.

The kitchen / dining area was newly fitted in 2014 and features a range style electric oven with gas hob. In keeping with the local areas the floor is finished in slate. All the usual facilities are provided including a dishwasher, fridge freezer and microwave etc. The room enjoys a lake view and provides access to the roof terrace via south facing patio doors. Whilst enjoying breakfast in the dining area can watch the early morning mist role off the lake.

The roof terrace itself is south west facing. You can enjoy fantastic lake views across Bowness Bay and Belle Isle towards Claife Heights beyond. In the evening the sun sets over Claife Heights to the west and so you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy the evening sun over a drink or perhaps dine out on the terrace whilst taking in the wonderful scenery. Throughout the day you can watch the steamers come and go from Bowness pier and the sail boats departing from the sailing club.

The lower floor is ground floor at the rear. This lower floor comprises of two double bedrooms, a twin room and a bunk room together with a family bathroom and separate shower room.

The larger bathroom has a WC, wash basin and a separate bath and shower cubical. This has been fully refurnished for 2014.

The smaller bathroom has a WC, wash basin and a shower cubical. This is new for 2014.

There is a third WC on the upper floor, again refurbished for 2014.

Both of the double bedrooms enjoy lake views.

The bunk room and twin room both have garden views.

Outside there is a secluded garden from where pedestrian access can be gained to Brantfell Road. From the garden gate it is approximately a 150 meter walk to the village centre and a further 100 meters to the lake shore. The location could not be more central!

We refer to the uphill side of the property (the Langrigge Park entrance) as the tradesman’s entrance. Here all the practicalities are taken care of: -

In Bowness village parking can be a real issue and many holiday lets in the village only have “on street” parking. We can offer “off street” parking for three cars on the private drive and so there are no worries on that score.

The Lookout Lodge has a garage where you can securely store your bikes or canoes etc.

The Lookout Lodge is double glazed throughout and has gas fired central heating which is instantly controllable and provides hot water on demand.

We can provide a travel cot and high chair at no extra cost.

More Details

Owner
Andrew Guest
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Andrew Guest

I live near Manchester with my wife and two children.

I have been a regular visitor to the Lake District since I was a small child. I remember happy family holidays exploring the Langdale fells in particular.

I love the outdoors and take part in cycling, sailing, canoeing, rock climbing and walking. What better place could there be than the Lakes?

Andrew Guest purchased this house in 2012

Why Andrew Guest chose Bowness-on-Windermere

In 2004 I was lucky enough to purchase a small cottage here. With the arrival of a family we outgrew that and bought the Lookout Lodge in 2012.

We use the house ourselves quite a lot and so keep the place as we like it.

We have undertaken extensive improvements for 2014 adding a fourth bedroom, a roof top terrace, a new kitchen and a new shower room.

When we are not using the house we let it out. If you decide to stay then please bear in mind that it is our second home and respect it accordingly.

We hope you like it as much as we do!

Amenities

Bowness-on-Windermere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , Upstairs toilet and wash basin
    Shower room - toilet , shower
  • 1 Family bathroom on LGF with Bath / Shower Cubical / WC / Wash Basin 1 Shower room on LGF with Shower Cubical / WC / Wash Basin 1 Seperate WC on UGF with WC / Wash Basin
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Fantastic lake view!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Garden view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk room with garden view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 Double bedrooms which enjoy lake views. 1 twin room which enjoys garden views. 1 bunk room which enjoys garden views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Lookout Lodge has its own Wifi connection. Outside: A roof top terrace has with Lake view can be accessed from both the kitchen and the lounge. The roof terrace is south west facing. You can enjoy fantastic lake views across Bowness Bay and Belle Isle towards Claife Heights beyond. In the evening the sun sets over Claife Heights to the west and so you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy the evening sun over a drink or perhaps dine out on the terrace whilst taking in the wonderful scenery. Throughout the day you can watch the steamers come and go from Bowness pier and the sail boats departing from the sailing club. Outside there is also a secluded garden giving access to Brantfell Road. From the garden gate it is approximately a 150 meter walk to the village centre and a further 100 meters to the lake shore. There is parking for 3 cars on the private drive. There is a garage where bikes and canoes etc. can be safely stored. Utility Room: In the integral garage there is a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge. There is also room to securely store your bikes or canoes etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included but you will need to bring your own towels

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The Lookout Lodge, lake views and roof top terrace.
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Lookout lodge

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and close to everything in Bowness-on-Windermere

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Lovely property with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at the Lookout Lodge. Well equipped with plenty of toys for the kids. The house is in a perfect position and has amazing views. We were lucky enough to enjoy many sunny evenings on the balcony terrace. Would certainly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Spacious Comfortable House

  • 4 of 5

We chose this house for our family celebration. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. We had our grandson with us and the highchair and cot were very useful. The furniture was tasteful and the master bedroom had a beautiful view. The rooftop terrace was the cherry on the cake. We spent many hours there admiring the view of the Lake. The house is situated in a quiet, peaceful cul de sac but the position of the house is very handy for all amenities in Bowness. The garden is secluded with lovely trees and plants. If towels had been provided it would have been useful because of the number of us staying there.The use of the local hotel swimming pool was expensive, especially as pur 5 month old grandson wouldn't have stayed in for long. I think that details about this amenity should have been stated much more clearly in the house description.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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What a brilliant holiday home!

  • 5 of 5

This house kept on giving just like a Tardis! The location was superb, about 7 minutes to the pier to catch a boat and 5 minutes down to the shops, and yet just far enough out of the hustle and bustle to be tranquil. And the view from the roof terrace – stunning!

Although we spent longer in the house than we might have done because of wet weather, we found plenty of space for grandma and granddad, son and daughter-in-law, daughter, son-in-law, 2 granddaughters and black Labrador. The girls enjoyed exploring the toy cupboard and found plenty to keep them amused. Logie the dog appreciated the fact that the gate on to the fell was only 5 minutes up the road, with stunning views from the top of Brant Fell.

We found the property very well equipped for everything we needed to do. We especially appreciated having the bathroom, shower room and a cloakroom, so 3 loos, meaning that there was never a queue!

This is certainly a property to which we hope to return some time.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal base in which to explore the Lakes and be within a few minutes stroll to the centre of Bownes.

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent weeks holiday in the Lakes it was like being on the Italian Lakes thanks to the absolutely fabulous weather we were lucky to have. Lookout Lodge was in a great position with outstanding views from the large decked balcony leading from the lounge and kitchen/dining areas which we made full use off late afternoons having been out walking all day, so lovely to sit in the sun with a cool drink watching the comings and going on the lake whilst experiencing the peace and tranquility only a few minutes walk away from the lively centre of Bowness. The house has all you need for a family holiday - our party was 4 adults age range 50 to 82 and one black lab !

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A fabulous home from home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at The Lookout Lodge for my 50th birthday gathering with my children and family (and dogs). The house was so welcoming and comfortable we felt totally at home which was I'm sure due to the fact that the owners use the property themselves so many personal touches around. The dogs were only allowed in the living areas which is a good thing as lovely pale carpets in the bedrooms and hallways and I would urge visitors to respect this so as not to spoil this gem for others. Lovely large rooms and garage, all facilities including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Wonderful secure garden and stunning roof terrace which we managed to use despite the time of year and finally fabulous location right in the centre of Bowness. Would go back tomorrow if we could.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Lots of choice
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Windermere
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Lots of choice

Further Details:

Bowness-on-Windermere is situated in a spectacular lakeside setting on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere, it is Cumbria’s most popular destination.

People come to Bowness to enjoy the facilities of Lake Windermere for sailing, fishing and watersports. You can hire a rowing boat or take a trip on a steam cruiser from Bowness pier.

Mountain sports are available nearby. Whether you enjoy walking, rock climbing or mountain biking it is all on the door step. Many other activities can be arranged in the area from pony trekking to hot air balloon rides!

There are too many tourist attraction in the area to mention but some of the most popular including Wordsworth’s House, the home of Beatrix Potter at Hill Top, and The World of Beatrix Potter which is situated in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere itself. There is a steam railway at the south end of the lake which can by accessed from Bowness by way of the lake steamers. The aquarium of the lakes can also be found here.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199.87

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is payable at point of booking by secure credit card payment online. Final balance is due 8 weeks prior to holiday. A breakage deposit of £150 will also be taken, which is fully refundable at the end of the rental*. Subject to conditions. In peak months we take bookings for whole weeks only. We may consider short breaks out of season or as last minute bookings.

Changeover Day: Our usual changeover day is Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund