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Mere Lodge is a gorgeous two-bedroom lake-front property with uninterrupted views across Windermere and on to the fell's beyond. The lodge has been beautifully decorated throughout to a very high standard to offer high-spec holiday accommodation for friends or families. Situated on the 5* Fallbarrow Park in Bowness-on-Windermere, you are just a short walk to the various bars, restaurants, cafes and of course, the boats. Guests are welcome to bring along kayaks or canoes, which you may launch directly in front of the lodge. The outside patio is spacious, with outside tables and chairs provided. A short stroll away from the lodge, in the park, is the onsite bar and restaurant. The park benefits from a range of nearby attractions, amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. From Bowness, you can hop onboard one of the Windermere Lake Cruises that links to Brockhole, Ambleside and Lakeside (at the lake's southern end where the Lakeside Aquarium and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway are situated). Living area: Bright and spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area The lounge area has full-length picture windows looking onto the water and the plentiful ducks. 2 and 3 seater fabric sofas plus coffee table Wall-mounted 42" Sony flat-screen Smart TV, with Freeview HD channels. Feature electric fire There is a Blu Ray DVD player plus Panasonic CD/DAB unit with Bluetooth connectivity for your entertainment. Kitchen area & Dining area: The well equipped and appointed fitted kitchen includes a built-in electric oven with gas hob, full-size fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster, cutlery and crockery, plus plenty of storage space Island sink and preparation area with drawers. Oak dining table with four chairs with french patio doors. Matching oak dresser unit with placemats, coasters, DVDs and games. Master bedroom: King size bed, fitted wardrobes and bedside drawers Wall-mounted Smart TV with Freeview channels. En suite shower room with walk-in rain shower, toilet, a hand basin, vanity unit and a radiator/towel rail. Underfloor heating. Second bedroom: Two 3'0" x 6'3" single beds, bedside drawer and free standing wardrobe Family bathroom: The family bathroom consists of a full-size bath with an over-bath thermostatic mixer shower, a toilet and a hand basin. Underfloor heating and heated towel rail, Things to note There is dedicated parking for two cars Mere Lodge is a single-story property; however, access is via seven steps to the porch. A washer/dryer & storage for walking gear and coats is in the hallway boiler cupboard. Full central heating through and double glazing, ensuring a comfortable stay all year round. There is insufficient space to fit a travel cot in any of the bedrooms and would have to be placed in the living room area. Please bring your own travel cot and highchair as they are not provided. Pets are not permitted. There is no BBQ. However, guests may use a disposable BBQ placed on the stone slab provided. Complimentary WiFi is provided by the park and is subject to fair usage guidelines. The quality and reliability of connection will vary based on the number of people using it, prevailing weather conditions and therefore, may be limited or slower than you are used to. WiFi is for personal use only and is not intended for high data usage, gaming and/or use for business purposes. There is also an excellent 4g mobile signal. Guests staying at Fallbarrow Park during January and February should note that there will be limited onsite facilities. The reception will be open, but the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant will be closed. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes nearby in Bowness-on-Windermere, just a short 5 minute walk away.
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Potters Lodge is a lovely One Bedroom self catering cottage situated in the popular Lake District Town of Bowness-on-Windermere. Free Wi-Fi. The lodge includes a well equipped kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Lounge/dining area with sofa, TV, table and chairs. Boutique style bedroom featuring a King Size bed, TV and hair-dryer. Separate bathroom with shower cubicle. Utility area ideal for coats and boots also has a washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner.
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Located in the very central heart of Bowness-On-Windermere, this state-of-art apartment is the perfect place to both relax, unwind & explore the sights and local attractions of Lake Windermere & The Lake District, as well indulge in the lively evening atmosphere centre of Bowness. The apartment is located right in the centre of the "restaurant-district" on the Lakes Road over the 'Trattoria' Italian Restaurant. The apartment has its own dedicated parking space, and has a host of different restaurants, shops & pubs all within 2 minutes walking distance along the Lakes Road. There is a also a Co op supermarket two doors away There are Lake Views from the dining & kitchen area & bathroom windows The whole property has been refurbished under new ownership in March 2002 including a new bathroom suite, decoration throughout, new oak internal doors & blinds The bedrooms have the apartment is double glazed throughout, and both bedrooms have fan-lights so the windows can be closed in the warm summer months to still provide some sound proofing from the busy Lakes Road. There are three new Samsung TVs in main sitting area and both bedrooms. The main 55 Living Room TV has a Bluetooth Sound Bar and a trailing HDMI lead & Splitter for instant connectivity to 3rd party devices such as Laptops & Pen-Sticks as well as the DVD Player at the property. There is complimentary BT Broadband. As a self-catering apartment, you'll find everything you need for a perfect stay. The kitchen has a fridge, a hob, an oven, a kettle, a freezer toaster and a microwave. This apartment has 2 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 4. (Plus a baby in an on-site travel cot). In the first bedroom, you will find a double bed, the second bedroom has twin single beds All beds have new mattresses and bedding, and specialists contractors supply and launder hotel quality bedding on a rolling basis. One bath and hand towels are supplied per person as well as kitchen towels & kitchen consumables. There is a brand new (March 2022) family bathroom with shower over a large bath and toilet & sink both of which have vanity units. towels toiletries and welcome tea coffee & biscuits pack are all included to make your stay more enjoyable. House Rules: - Check-in time is 3pm and check-out is 10am. - Smoking is not allowed. - There is dedicated reserved private parking place - No pets are allowed due to stipulation of The Management Company NOT the Holiday-let Owner.
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All About Bowness-on-Windermere
Bowness-on-Windermere is a small town on the shores of Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, in the heart of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. The town is lined with traditional stone buildings featuring slate roofs and independent shops, cafes, and tea rooms. Narrow cobbled alleyways take you off to hidden areas, including St Martin’s Church, which dates back to the 15th century. The bottom of the main road opens out to reveal the wide expanse of Lake Windermere — looking out across the water to Belle Island and the seemingly endless rolling fells and densely wooded landscape hugging the shore.
At Bowness Pier, gleaming white yachts congregate, greeted by crowds of birds, including geese and swans. Boat trips set out further along the pier to explore various destinations along this deep and mysterious lake, which measures an impressive 10.5 miles long and one mile wide.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bowness-on-Windermere?
Summer is the season when Bowness-on-Windermere is at its busiest. The streets are filled with visitors heading to the pier to choose one of the cruises that set off across Lake Windermere to different destinations, including Ambleside. Be aware that these cruises are seasonal and run from around late March or early April to the end of October. The summer school holidays from the end of July to the first week in September are when the highest numbers of visitors are in the area. Nevertheless, Bowness-on-Windermere is a year-round destination, with walkers arriving every month to take advantage of the many trails here, including the 45-mile Windermere Way that goes around the lake. And the high levels of rainfall in the Lake District National Park from the autumn to the spring doesn’t deter them. In the winter, snow is also possible, particularly on the fells.
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Windermere Jetty Museum
Lake Windermere forms the lifeblood of the community at Bowness-on-Windermere, and the Windermere Jetty Museum describes the 200 years of boating history associated with the lake. Interactive displays, boats, exhibitions, and galleries bring the stories to life and showcase the museum’s conservation work. Cruises on heritage boats depart from the restored Edwardian jetty throughout the year onto lake waters.
Brockhole on Windermere
Three miles down the road from the town is Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre, boasting a variety of activities for all ages. Attractions include minigolf, laser clay shooting, archery, boating, karting, kayaking, an adventure playground, and a woodland trail. The centre resides in Brockhole House, an Arts and Crafts building, and you can wander around its grounds and kitchen gardens, with the lake and fells as an exquisite backdrop.
Stock Ghyll Force Walk
You can head by boat, bus, or car to the neighbouring village of Ambleside at the northern tip of Lake Windermere. It features a 1.2-mile circular trail that will take you along a path through the trees to Stock Ghyll Force, a 70-foot waterfall cascading down the rocks. The force of the River Stock Ghyll was vital for this community in the past, as it powered 12 watermills in the area.