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Jessamy Cottage

Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This 200-year-old cottage is set in the heart of Bowness, with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants just a short walk away.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Complimentary leisure passes. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car); additional parking by arrangement. No smoking.

This charming 200 year old semi-detached holiday cottage is full of character and is situated in the village of Bowness, in the heart of the Lake District. In addition to the fantastic walks for all abilities there are numerous attractions for all the family. Windermere lake cruises sail daily between Bowness, Ambleside and Lakeside, where you can also board the Haverthwaite steam train. Complimentary passes to the leisure facilities at the local hotel (5 minutes’ walk away) which includes a swimming pool and gym is available to guests who book Jessamy Cottage. In the centre of Bowness, there is the World of Beatrix Potter, the home of Peter Rabbit and friends. Golf, horse riding are also available locally. The Windermere ferry from Bowness to Far Sawrey takes 10 minutes and runs daily every 30 minutes; from here you can walk to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former home, and now run by the National Trust, the Tower Arms in the village is also worth a visit for lunch! There are many excellent shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the cottage, some of which are dog friendly. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2019
    Excellent location, cottage was lovely and had everything you needed. We were even able to enjoy the terrace in glorious weather in February! Would highly recommend!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/02/2019
    Myself and partner have just came back from an amazing holiday. Jessamy cottage is beautiful! Very spacious with beautiful views of Lake Windermere also very close to shops and lovely restaurants. We had some amazing walks with beautiful scenery and visited some beautiful places. Will definitely be coming back

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/01/2019
    Had a lovely time. Very cosy place. Welcome pack was a lovely thought including treats for doggies. The place is a little tired but the location makes up for that. The balcony from main bedroom with distant view of the lake is an added bonus. Unfortunately abit chilly for our stay. Would recommend and definitely stay again. We stayed 5night and it cost around £730 but it was over Xmas/New Year.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/12/2018
    We enjoyed our stay in this nice and cozy cottage

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    Brilliant central location! Ideally close to all local amenities. fantabulous bars & restaurants nearby. Bit run down, could be easily resolved. Cigarette butts and fag ash around all doors, not ideal or great first impression. Dirty dishes & oily frying pan in cupboard. Worn discoloured towels. 6 biscuits left out on a plate as a welcome gift. Why bother. A pint of milk or a coffee sachet would have been more appropriate. Location was brilliant!

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 17/11/2018
    We have stayed at Jessamy cottage before and enjoyed our time there. But we have to say, this time around, there were a few small problems with upkeep - and a little care and attention would improve things. For example, the table and chairs by the door are rusty and looked in bad repair; there was no light working at the front door (it is very dark at night and this is a necessity), so we had to fix this. The clothes maiden was broken (tricky to dry our wet clothes without it), there were only 2 glass tumblers (for a cottage for 5 people?) the rest were wine or champagne glasses. I believe it is getting a re-furb at some point, which is great, and we would definitely return then ..... but in the meantime, fixing these small things would make a real difference.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    This cottage had everything required for a perfect holiday, from the spotless, cosy welcome to the fresh flowers, fizz, biscuits and even dog treats. We had a ball.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2018
    Furniture needs renewed as does the patio furniture. Both are well worn.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    We took our 3 year old twins here and couldn’t fault it! Had such a lovely time! Place was clean and very homely. We had prosecco, biscuits and flowers on arrival which was a very nice touch. Cottage was a fantastic location with everything a walk or a short drive away. We also made good use of the complimentary swimming pool! So much for us all to do as a family and would definitely recommend it.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    We enjoyed the cottage and the town windermere. For us to hire the cottage again, there would need to be improvements , such as..... there was only one bath towel and one hand towel per person ( both of which was faded towards the graying and very thin), the living and dining area's need freshened up with a coat of emulsion paint, the dining chairs need upholstered to the point you sink into them and then making it uncomfortable to dine. The bistro set at the entrance need painted, which would make it inviting rather than an eye-sore ate the entrance. The bedrooms are spotless and welcoming and the bathroom is beautiful and modern. Kitchen facilities are perfect.

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