Many a hardy walker has passed through the village of Bowston, given that it sits on the Dales Way that takes walkers from Windermere across to Yorkshire. The sizeable Potter Fell overlooks the village and this hill is a popular challenge for walkers and fell-runners alike. Bowston's history is a tale of farming, countryside and paper production. Bowston Mill was an integral part of the paper production that exploded in the area during the industrial revolution, and it was bought out by Croppers of Burneside in 1880. The mill was used right up until the early 1960s, but has now been replaced by housing. Lasting testaments to Bowston's history can be found at the banks of the river Kent, where a Grade II listed, 17th Century bridge provides a place for cars and people to cross. Also, at the junction of Burneside Road and Potter Fell Road, there is a rare Victoria Regina postbox. Holiday cottages in Bowston provide an ideal base from which to explore the area and the standard of accommodation in the village is excellent.
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High Bridge House - Fell View ref: W43292

Kentmere, near Staveley, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

£271-£664

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3 star rating
High Bridge House - Fell View
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Set in an elevated position overlooking the pretty Kentmere Valley surrounded by an abundance of walking routes and dramatic landscapes.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Bowston (miles)
    4

Pear Tree Cottage ref: UK1013

Staveley, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge

£501-£797

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4 star rating
Relax to the sound of the tumbling waters of the River Kent from your patio, after spending a day walking the majestic fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Bowston (miles)
    1