Biskey Burrow ref: UK1204

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

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Occupying an ideal location close to the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere, this comfortable home is ideal for families who like to have everything on their doorstep. Laid out over three floors, this mid-terrace cottage offers contemporary living that hides behind the cottage’s traditional, stone clad exterior. You enter the property via a small porch, and then step down into a great open-plan kitchen/dining room, which is most definitely the heart of this home. A cosy living room with flat screen TV and DVD player is also located on this level, and there is also a cloakroom with toilet. On the lower level, you will find the master bedroom as well as the family bathroom and utility area which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. On the first floor are two further bedrooms.

Biskey Burrow is just a short walk from the heart of Bowness, which is one of the most popular towns in South Lakeland. The bustling town, which is frequented by locals as well as tourists, has a great selection of individual and unique shops, as well as a wide variety of cafés, bars and restaurants. There is also an old fashioned cinema and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, which families with children will adore. The shores of Lake Windermere, which is the UK’s largest lake, is also within a 10-15 minute walk. From here, you can hire a boat or take a leisurely ride on one of the old steamers. You can also take a boat cruise to Ambleside, or to Lakeside, where you will find the Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside-Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

The town of Windermere, which has a good sized supermarket, is approximately 1½ miles from Bowness. Windermere also has a train station with services to Kendal, Preston, Lancaster and Oxenholme. From Oxenholme, there are services to London, Manchester and Scotland, which makes this a very accessible location even for those who don’t want to bring their car. The surrounding fells offer plenty of walking, cycling and climbing opportunities, and thanks to the great road network, the whole of the stunning Lake District National Park is accessible, making Biskey Burrow the perfect base for your Lakeland adventure. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With 40" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
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Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Separate toilet.
Lower Ground Floor:
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating (underfloor on lower ground floor), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and broadband included. Travel cot and highchair.


On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    200 yards
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile

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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