High Brow ref: UK1196

Bowness-on-Windermere, Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


Enjoying an enviable position in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere, this contemporary, first floor apartment is the perfect base for families and couples who like to have everything right on their doorstep. Situated at Quarry Rigg, High Brow offers spacious and thoughtfully laid out accommodation. Warmed by underfloor heating, this cosy apartment has all the creature comforts one needs for their self-catering holiday and it makes the ideal base from which to explore the central and southern lakes. The bright, open plan living/dining space incorporates a contemporary fitted kitchen and has views of Lake Windermere, which is just a 10-minute walk from the apartment. There are two comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom which completes the accommodation.
Being so central means that you can enjoy all of the town’s shops, bars, cafés and restaurants without having to negotiate town centre traffic and parking charges. Whilst the apartment is well equipped for self-catering, it is hard not to be tempted by all the nice cafés and restaurants which are all within a few minutes’ walk, and offer many different cuisines including Thai, Indian and Chinese. In addition to the wide variety of eateries, there is a traditional cinema and Bowness-on-Windermere is also home to the World of Beatrix Potter attraction which families with young children will adore. Other family friendly places to visit include the South Lakes Safari Zoo, Lakes Aquarium, Lakeland Motor Museum and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. Grizedale Forest also makes for a great day out with plenty of trails, mountain biking, Segways and the Go Ape treetop adventure. Whilst there is plenty in Bowness-on-Windermere to keep everyone happy, there are so many other interesting places within easy reach including Ambleside, Kendal, Hawkshead, Cartmel and Ulverston.
With so much to see and do within easy reach, High Brow is the ideal destination for families and couples seeking a comfortable and accessible base in the Lake District National Park. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

17 steps to entrance.
All on the first floor.
Open plan living space:
With wooden floor.
Living area:
With 40" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric underfloor central heating, electric oil-filled heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.


Residents’ car park (not allocated); unloading at the door. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    1.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most popular locations in the Lake District. Situated midway down Lake Windermere, a long promenade skirts the lake with views over a busy harbour where pleasure cruisers arrive and depart taking visitors up and down the lake.

The town has a vibrant, bustling atmosphere, especially in the summer months and a superb lakeside setting with lovely views across and down the lake. A car ferry runs to the far side of the lake taking visitors to Sawrey and Hawkshead or you can take a trip on one of the steamers north to Ambleside or south to Lakeside.

There is plenty to see and do including the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Steamboat Museum, as well as an 18 hole `pitch and put' and sailing marinas. Bowness provides a good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants as well as a wide range of shops, all within easy reach.

Things to do nearby

Total Adventure Limited

Activity days for small and large groups based in Bowness on Windermere. Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, gorge scrambling and orienteering. Tel: 01539 444451

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Cookhouse Galleries

Cookhouse galleries are a family run business which was first set up back in 1981 and is well known for its wide variety of artwork and photography from many different artists from the Lake District area.

Windermere Car Ferry

Windermere Ferry has been operating for more than 500 years taking people, vehicles, horses and cycles across the lake.

Windermere Lake Cruises
Windermere Lake Cruises

Step aboard the most popular boats in the Lake District! Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery on board then take a walk around the lake or visit one of the many attractions nearby. Well behaved dogs travel free. Tel: 01539 443360

Blackwell - Arts and Crafts House

This is one of Britain's finest houses and has been kept in its original state. The views over Windermere make the gardens a real joy. Tea room and Craft shop with exhibitions. Tel: 01539 446139

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Monties Cafe
Monties Cafe

Open every day, serving hearty breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes. Monties Cafe always aims to use as much local produce as possible.

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Saturday 29 September 2018 7 nights £ 456.00
Sunday 30 September 2018 7 nights £ 456.00

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