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Bownessy’s Retreat

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Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps4
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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Description

Just minutes from shores of Lake Windermere, ground floor apartment ideal for year round vacations, central for touring the area.

This two-storey town house comprises two separate apartments, conveniently located just a two-minute walk from the heart of the bustling Lakeland town of Bowness and a short stroll from the lakeshore. The holiday apartments have been well-furnished and are very well maintained. The properties are an ideal all year round holiday retreat with everything on your doorstep, only 5 minutes away from Bowness Bay on the shores of Lake Windermere, a handy central base for touring the lakes and fells. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

All on the ground floor:
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and double sofa bed.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Sitting-out area with bench. Private parking for 1 car. Please note: There is one step to the sitting-out area.

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. No smoking.

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Towel Hire
    Towel Hire
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 3

    06/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Sadly the cottage was very unclean. The bathroom had mold and dirt. Dishes in the kitchen were dirty and many unable to use. Pictures are not representative of the condition of the cottage. Difficult to relax in the evenings due to noise of guests staying in upstairs unit; similar issue with being awoken early in the mornings due to noise from guest upstairs.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments and bringing this to our attention. We have inspected the property and found it to be sufficiently cleaned. There is some staining of the sealant in the bathroom due it not having been cleaned properly by previous cleaners. We had subsequently changed our cleaner who has used a special cleaner for mould stains. The property is a single dwelling with the bedrooms of the upper apartment above Bownessy's lounge. We have put notices up to request guests to respect the guests in the lower apartment by keeping noise levels to a minimum.

  • 6

    07/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    The property was as described and the only reason we wouldn't stay again is I'd get a 2 bed. The sofa bed was very uncomfortable. Could do with an update. Microwave needs replacing as it's damaged. Girls above sounded like they had a party on Sunday night.


  • 4

    19/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/03/2018
    Having just had 3 nights 9.10.11. Did not stay for the third night This could be a good place to stay. However: The bathroom is very dangerous getting in and out of the bath this a major Health & Safety risk. Because of the design the step next to bath and the step in the in bathroom are not clearly marked The whole place does not have sufficient lighting to dim everywhere. The TV is rubbish for 2018.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. On entering the bathroom, there is a step up to the main floor and then there is an additional narrow step up to the bath. These steps are unavoidable due to the level of the outside drains. We will endeavour to place a coloured marking to highlight the position of the steps. There is a slip mat for use on the step beside bath and we will ensure there is one inside the bath also. We are unsure about the problem you had with the lighting as there is adequate main lighting and additional standard table lights with spots under the kitchen units. The TV is standard Freeview.

  • 4

    13/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2018
    Getting in & out of the shower was not good, heating made a noise all the time it was on, the whole apartment could do with a good clean.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. After a discussion with yourself and our cleaner, we are aware of debris brought in easily from outside onto white tiled floor. We have purchased barrier rubber backed mat runners to be in place by the door along with a boot tray to alleviate the problem. The cleaner has offered a ‘freshen’ up if not recently cleaned and to be extra vigilant with lost property in drawers. However, she assures us skirting boards are cleaned regularly. Our inspection of the cleans have been satisfactory in the past. The heating came on frequently at night time during an exceptionally cold week.

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