Kim’s Retreat ref: CC128232

Bowness on Windermere, Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District

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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


Just a short, level walk from the tourist hotspot of Bowness, Kim’s Retreat is the ideal venue for a centrally based Lakeland holiday for the smaller party. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of restaurants, award wining country pubs and an equally good choice of shopping, it’s easy to see why Bowness proves so popular. But for more traditional activities, why not take a trip on the famous steamers down to Lakeside, hire a rowing boat and paddle yourself around the many islands on Windermere or better still, enjoy a ride on the open top bus that regularly tours the area.
Kim’s Retreat, a ground floor, stylish apartment, is just off the beaten track providing a peaceful, relaxing haven with that all important private parking place and small sitting area, perfect for an aperitif before dinner or lunch al fresco. Quality facilities, cleverly married with a superb choice of comfortable and stylish furnishings and up to the minute accessories have resulted in a first class, self catering apartment for even the most discerning of guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has instant electric heating and comprises:
Hallway: With storage for coats and boots.
Lounge/dining area: With comfortable sofa set, 40" flat-screen TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi system with USB connector, dining table and chairs. The room has patio doors leading to a small seating area with table and chairs.
Bathroom: With P shaped tub with shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar offers an electric oven, hob and extractor, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, 32" flat-screen TV, radio alarm clock and hair dryer.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

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All electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available.


Off road parking for one car.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
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  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    1.5 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

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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