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Kim Cockroft

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kim Cockroft (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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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based on 16 traveler reviews

Beautiful traditional cottage in Bowness
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

Wrongly charged for existing damage to property

  • 2 of 5

Lovely cottage and very well equipped. Unfortunately we were wrongly accused and charged for a kitchen blind that was already damaged on arrival. I phoned the owners to explain that it was already damaged but they did not believe me.

Their reason for blaming us was due to the apparently 'dishevelled' state we left their cottage in which appears to consist of a few items which my children, unknown to me, left out of place whilst we were packing up to leave and some cushions and throws which were left off beds which needed to stripped and remade for the arrival of new guests. Surely it would have been quicker to replace items rather than write accusing emails and take photographs!

We feel like the owners have acted unreasonably and I am still waiting for the remainder of my deposit to be returned.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are pleased you appreciated the comforts and high specification that is offered at Crofton Cottage. In order to maintain the high standards at the cottage prior to guests arrival the cottage is checked to ensure all is in order as was the case prior to your visit. Unfortunately when damage does occur, which thankfully is rare, we notify guests and then replace like for like in order that cottage maintains its high quality. You are aware that no deduction is made from customers security deposit without firstly being advised which was the procedure followed after your visit when damage had occurred during your stay.
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Well equipt cottage in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely comfortable stay at the cottage. We found the cottage very clean and. well presented with everything we required. The location was also good being close to both shops and the lake with plenty of walks. We would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your review. We are very pleased the cottage provided a wonderful base for your stay and thank you for taking the time to recommend us to your family and friends.
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Nice spacious cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere

  • 5 of 5

Crofton Cottage is a beautifully maintained 2 bedroom cottage in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere. It has everything that a small family can need for a vacation. Bedrooms are spacious, there are two living areas and also a perfectly equipped kitchen and a separate dining space. The small courtyard will be nice on sunny days.

The property is walking distance from pretty all the attractions in town or even nearby Windermere (about 30 minutes walk). Having a car is good for travelling around, but there are also buses on the main street to nearby towns such as Grasmere and Kendal.

We liked our stay very much, and the only problem is that our holiday was too short!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay at Crofton Cottage. Many thanks for the lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Beautiful cottage in a brilliant location!

  • 5 of 5

10 out of 10 I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. Your comments on the cottage are most kind and we're pleased with the location of the property. Kind regards Kim and David.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage for a week and found it absolutely perfect for us. As there were only 2 of us there was plenty of space but the cottage would easily accommodate 4 it was spotlessly clean on arrival and the furniture, TV's, kitchen appliances/utensils all looked as new. There is plenty of local info in the cottage as well as everything you would need to effectively live there.

Weather wasn't great while there but we were still able to sit out the back and enjoy lunch as it's very sheltered. Kim was great to deal with and answered any questions very quickly and repaid the deposit the day after we got home, very prompt.

The main advantage of the cottage for us was it's location, less than 5 mins walk to a big selection of restaurants and the town centre of Bowness and a couple of minutes further to the Lake. To have the bonus of staying in such ideal accommadation made the week absolutely perfect. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage as a great base in Bowness.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of our cottage. We are so happy you enjoyed your time in the Lake District and in particular enjoyed your stay at Crofton Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back should you return in the future.
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home away from home surrounded by beauty

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a short or long stay in the lake district. It's seconds away from Bowness centre and all the action. You can walk to lake Windermere in 5 minutes and with parking right outside you can easily get to the other villages on and around the lake. The cottage was spotless and fully equipped, David and Kim have made sure you have everything you'll ever need. From enough kitchenware you could bake an amazing cake to several entertainment options for adults and kids a like. The beds are extremely comfy as is the living room with a lovely fire. And if the weather is nice there is a small, neat and sunny garden to chill in.

After coming to lakes for many years this is by far one of the best places I've stayed and I will be staying again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Crofton Cottage. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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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

Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $130

To book there will be a £100.00 deposit, with the full balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Weekend price is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, mid week is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 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

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Bowness-on-Windermere Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
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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