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Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering accommodation in heart of the Lake District

Crofton Cottage is a charming, family owned, period stone cottage in the heart of Bowness on Windermere. This beautiful region has now joined the likes of the Grand Canyon and the Taj Mahal by being awarded Unesco World Heritage Status.

An ideal base for exploring the southern lakes, the cottage is a short walk from the town centre and its restaurants and shops and the steamer pier on Lake Windermere.

This self-catering cottage sleeps up to 4 people and has 1 beautifully decorated double bedroom with built in wardrobes, television and DVD and 1 twin bedded bedroom with wardrobe and bedside cabinets. It has two lounges both with gas fires, televisions, DVD players and gaming consoles, a well equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, freezer and fridge together with a separate dining area, and bathroom with power shower and bath.

Outside is a separate storeroom with tumble dryer and space for storing walking boots. The cottage has a small courtyard at the rear, which has seating for 4, and a BBQ for al fresco dining. Parking via parking permit which is free.

Please not due to the design of the cottage we are unable to accept bookings for children under the age of 3 years of age.

We do not accept bookings for hen/stag groups.

More Details

Kim Cockroft
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at many holiday rental houses over the years, some abroad and some in the UK, and your cottage was certainly one of the most comfortable and well equipped. My partner and son loved the cycling (including Hardknott Pass) and the weather was kind to us until the last day. We would certainly consider another visit.
Jul 2014
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Windermere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness
average rating of 4.76 based on 27 reviews

Described as a beautiful traditional cottage and that is exactly what it is

  • 5 of 5

From arrival the cottage was in pristine order and looked very homely. The kitchen was well equipped and was perfect for the four of us. We ate out most evenings as local pubs and restaurants are not to be missed and all within a five minute walk from the cottage. Likewise shops for necessities such as milk and breakfast are within a few minutes so all in all its very much near to everything you could want. Going back to the cottage we stayed in September so some evenings were cool but the gas fire was easy to use and we found the living rooms very comfortable to sit and chat over a glass of wine. Bedrooms and bathroom were spotless and the beds were comfortable. We didn't use the games but if we had brought children they would be useful to occupy them.

All in all the cottage is very comfortable and very well located and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone and if we holiday in the area in the future I would try to book this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a favourable review. We hope we have equipped the cottage as we ourselves would like to find a property to use when on holiday. We are indeed very fortunate with the location as we have great hostelries and shops within a short walk from the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the none too distance future. Kind regards Kim & David.
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Delightful cottage immaculate but homely, my son loved it that there was a PS4 and Xbox along with games.

Right on top of great restaurants and shops.

Very well equipped kitchen and a sweet little courtyard with patio table and chairs.

Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We're so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and your son enjoyed using the game consoles. We are spoilt with an array of good eateries so close to the cottage and the good weather you experienced certainly showed the Lakes at their best. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Kim & David
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  • 4 of 5

Great location

Clean and modern, comfy bed, kitchen appliances all there.

Recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards David & Kim
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Crofton Cottage Bowness

  • 5 of 5

This cottage comes highly recommended. It was spotless and decorated to a lovely standard. The owner and caretaker really look after it well. I visited with three friends, we are all aged 55-75 and everyone of us loved this cottage. It is within minutes walk of the Lake at Bowness, and is surrounded by restaurants and pubs within a few minutes walk. The walk to Windermere is about 20 mins and you can shop till you drop.

I would recommend this cottage in terms of location and standard of cleanliness and décor, without doubt. I will be returning later in the year for sure.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in future. Kind regards Kim & David
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Very comfortable holiday cottage with great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely few days staying at Croften Cottage, we found the cottage to be very comfortable, with a great location. We were able to walk from the cottage, taking the ferry and walking to Hill Top Farm and Wray Castle.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and indeed for your text message letting us know how you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time at the cottage in the Lake District. Kind regards Kim & David
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The cottage was warm and friendly. We felt right at home. The area is loaded with places to eat.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was warm and friendly. We felt right at home and comfortable. The area is loaded with places to eat, we didn't eat at the same place twice. The boat tour was well worth it. Mountain goat tours was amazing and well worth it. The area is wonderful for walking and we felt very safe. We never travel to the same place twice as there is just to much world to see but we would consider returning here, even the cold didn't spoil our time.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review, it is much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and explored the surrounding area using the local means of transport, which we would recommend everyone use as it really is a lovely relaxing method of seeing the Lake District. We hope one day to welcome you back. Kind regards. Kim & David
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Manchester Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Windermere Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Windermere Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Motoroway M6, Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Crofton Cottage is located in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, and is only a 5 min walk to Windermere. All the shops and restaurants are on the cottage doorstep, there is also a cinema at the bottom of the street for those rainy days. Lake Windermere offers cruises, sailing, water sports and you can hire boats. Other activities are the Beatrix Potter Museum, horse riding, superb walks and much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.89

To book there will be a £100.00 deposit, with the full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Please note we do offer short stays, a minimum of 3 nights, excluding Easter, Whitsun and Summer holidays. Weekend price is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at £125.00 per night, mid week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at £115.00 per night. 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 event

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.