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Bownessy’s Retreat

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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Just minutes from shores of Lake Windermere, this ground floor apartment ideal for year round vacations and for touring the area.

This two-storey town house comprises two separate apartments, Belle View (ref 16645) occupies the upper part of the building including the balcony and Bownessy’s Retreat (ref 26989) is all on the ground floor. Both are 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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  • 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

    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

    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.

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6.4 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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