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Brookwood cottage with Lake Windermere & town centre within easy walking distanc

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, mountain views, south facing garden, ideally located

Brookwood, built in 1904, is one half of a substantial Edwardian property; which has been lovingly and sympathetically renovated by the owner, who lives next door. The house retains many of the period features, with high ceilings, large and very spacious rooms and sash windows. It is maintained, equipped and cleaned to high standard. It is ideally situated at the corner of a quiet residential private drive, with Lake Windermere and town center within easy walking distance.

Sorry No Pets

Furnishings are comfortable in a traditional style. Coordinated fabrics and décor with many personal touches complete this delightful property, ideal for a memorable Lakeland holiday. Fitted carpets upstairs and in the lounge, with other floors being of original wood boards or tiles. Selection of DVDs, books and maps supplied.

Rear entrance into hallway - storage for outdoor gear and boots etc. Downstairs shower room with basin and WC

The newly fitted and well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar leads though into the separate dining room with original wooden flooring and decorative fireplace.

Small second hallway has a door to the garden.

The large spacious sitting room to the front of the house has high bay windows overlooking the garden (TV, DVD, gas feature fireplace).

The stairs divide at the top - to the front you will find a spacious corner double bedroom with lovely lake views, king-size bed and a wealth of fitted cupboards. Both windows overlook the garden and the trees beyond. Good sized “L” shaped single room.

To the other side of the stairs, a large twin room has a decorative arched window and outlook into the tree lined lane. Family bathroom (P-bath with shower over, basin and WC).


Good sized private mature garden, laid to lawn with shrubs and flowerbeds.

Garden furniture provided to take advantage of the sunny and south-facing aspect to relax after returning from a long day walking the fells or sightseeing. Stone outbuilding suitable for the storage of bikes and walking gear.

Safe off road parking for two cars.

Property features

Sleeps 5

Grading 4 Stars

Spacious house

Close to lake & shops

Quiet residential area

Large sunny garden, with furniture

Ample Parking

Access Statement available on request

Sorry no pets • no smoking • no children under 7 • duvets/beds made up for arrival • electric cooker and hob • dishwasher • microwave • fridge • freezer • auto washer • dryer • gas central heating and hot water • fuel included April—September; up to £50 included October—March excess charged by meter reading • towels available (please order) • parking in the drive • shops and lake within easy walking distance.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
5 July, 2017

About The Owner

I was born and brought up just outside Windermere, with my family being local to the area for many, many generations. I have been letting Brookwood for holidays since 2008 and take pride in the fact that I provide an ideal venue and location from which to enjoy the beautiful Lake District.

Why The Owner chose Windermere & Central Lakes

LOCATION as the estate agents would say "Location location location" The property is well maintained and cleaned thoroughly by myself throughout every week. Many visitor attractions are within walking distance or can easily be reached by bus or one of Windermere Lake cruises.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet position on the end of a private road. Safe parking for 2 cars. Wonderful walks starting from the property-no need to take your car. All facilities eg Lake, village, pubs, restaurants, shops all within a few minutes walk. Sorry No Pets therefore suitable for people with allergies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for a great week. Very comfortable house, amazingly comfy beds too. Our boys had a very active week - Climber Helvellyn, Bowfell and Eskpike. Go Ape was fantastic (Well worth the visit if you aren't scared of heights !!!) mountain biking and kayaking. many thanks, will recommend this house to family
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Brookwood cottage with Lake Windermere & town centre within easy walking distanc
average rating of 4.714286 based on 11 reviews

Quiet, comfortable, yet close to many attractions

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here. The owner is very available and always helpful. Brought our adult children this time. They loved it too.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage. We were so impressed with every aspect of this lovely cottage. It was our first time in the Lake District and we will definitely return. The cottage is spotless and very well equipped. The position was perfect as its only a short walk into town with the beautiful views of lake Windermere. Ruth the owner is so helpful and gave us tips on where to go etc. Would recommend this cottage for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday at Brookwood in the May half term. The property was as described and it was spacious, warm, well equipped and a very good location. Our first visit to the Lake District and we received a warm welcome from the owner who was able to answer any questions we asked. The house had really good sized rooms and it felt very homely with a pretty garden which we made use of because the weather was amazing for that time of year. Lots of useful information provided at the house for walks you can do including one from the house. A great introduction to the Lake District and we shall definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice now at this property and love it. The location is amazing, literally a 5 min walk down to the centre of Bowness, the house is spacious, clean and is like home from home. I stayed there with my family for my 60th and we have now just booked to go back a 3rd time. Would recommend to everyone. Nothing I would change.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

House is lovely and comfortable with lots of character in a perfect location - nice and quiet but only a very short walk away from lovely restaurants/bars, the lake/boats and all the attractions around the lake. We did not really need the car. Nice modern bathrooms, lovely comfortable beds and fragrant crisp bedding. Friendly and helpful owner.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th annual visit to Brookwood Cottage. We have stayed at many cottages in the lake district, but the location of this very comfortable traditional cottage is difficult to beat.

The cottage is within easy walking distance of Bowness which is the jewel in the centre of the lake district, with all facilities including restaurants, cosy real ale pubs, cafes, convenience shops and even a boat service to places such as Ambleside.

Extensive walks are available within easy reach from the property without the need to drive at all. Try a walk to the ferry crossing windermere then a walk to Hawkshead or walk over the hills to Windermere town.

We find it very easy to park the car in the drive at the start of the break and to forget about it until its sadly time to leave.

The well maintained garden is secluded and surrounded by high hedges, which provide an excellent wind break and sun trap in which to enjoy a good book.

The cottage is well maintained and clean with all of the facilities that you will need and the friendly owner is on hand near by if you need assistance.

We are already looking forward to our next visit. If you get chance, visit the local italian Villa Positano, which is a short walk from the cottage, but make sure that you book in advance.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Angel Inn
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Windermere Lake Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Windermere Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
M6 Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Car: recommended

Ideal Location, Guests will appreciate its central, yet quiet location. The Dales Way begins a few hundred yards away at the top of the road; with the view points of Post Knott, Brantfell and Biskey Howe all within easy walking distance. With the lakeshore of Windermere so close, there is always something to do - walking along the lakeside, enjoying panoramic views of the lake and mountains, experiencing a whole host of water-based activities, travel around the area by steamer or open-top bus or discovering the lake for yourself by hiring a rowing boat. Cross lake ferries are available to take the visitor to Beatrix Potter country.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Holidays
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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