The Hollies ref: 16523
Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, Staveley and Troutbeck Bridge
Ground Floor Facilities
Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile
Pets – not allowed
Ground Floor Wet Room
Station within 1 mile
Tucked away on a quiet road, The Hollies is a five star, 5 bedroomed, quirky Victorian house situated between the villages of Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere. Within walking distance of train station, lake, marina, cinemas, theatre, restaurants, supermarkets, local shops and incredible fells - all minutes away. The Hollies is an ideal base for extended families or groups. A second twin bedroom with wet room on the ground floor is helpful for those with limited mobility. The open plan kitchen/dining room has crafted shaker style units with Belfast sink and robust granite worktop, and a desk with imac computer. A four oven gas Aga beneath oak beams rescued from an old chemist shop, and slate recycled from Grasmere bus station - is perfect for drying out a soggy kit! A library of books, maps, family games and films for little ones make this a wonderful place. The house is stylishly decorated with handmade wide white shutters. Oil paintings, teardrop chandeliers, Minton tiled floor, rugs and throws on comfy sofas fuse old and new in a tasteful way. Linen curtains over French doors lead from the ’grown ups’ dining room with woodburner to a walled gravelled courtyard - perfect for those balmy summer evenings, whilst the little pocket garden is lovely for a quiet moment. There’s even a Christmas box full of decorations for a festive stay- including Christmas tree if needed. All 4 upstairs bedrooms have luxurious bath or shower rooms and are provided with fluffy white towels so don’t be tempted to bring your own. Shops, restaurants and pub
Dining room: With wood burner, tiled floor and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen/dining room: With gas Aga (4 oven and hot plate), microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With bunk bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Nearest railway stationWindermere
Railway station distance0.9 miles
About the local area
Lake Windermere is perhaps the best know area in the Lake District and Windermere village itself is about 1km from the lake. The lake stretches from Waterhead, near Ambleside, to Lakeside at its narrow southern end, over 10 miles in length and the largest lake in England. Wooded slopes dotted with cottages and houses line its shores, while the water itself is usually busy with ferries and yachts.
Windermere is not as busy as it's near neighbour, Bowness-on-Windermere, but has its own charms and attractions. It has excellent amenities and a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars all within easy reach. The village has good public transport links with its own train station and bus routes.
Troutbeck Bridge lies to the north in between Windermere and Ambleside; handy for both but located just off the beaten track. Troutbeck Bridge has its own local amenities including a public swimming pool and a local pub. Between Troutbeck Bridge and the Low Wood Hotel lies Brockhole - The Lake District Visitor Centre. This has an adventure playground, exhibitions, cafe, shop and extensive grounds down to the lake and jetty.
Situated between Kendal and Windermere is the lovely village of Staveley which is often referred to as the Gateway to the Lakes. It mainly comprises of grey slate buildings which are nestled between the Rivers Kent and Gowan. It is ideally placed for exploring the rest of the Lake District and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Kentmere valley.
Things to do nearby
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 is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.
Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.
Based in Windermere in the Lake District the 16 seater mini coaches offer Lake District tours which include scenic and cultural attractions. All drivers and guides are professionally qualified. Tel: 01539 442751
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness on Windermere, takes you on a journey through the life and work of Beatrix Potter.
Kankku is where you can experience the thrill of off road driving in your very own 4x4. The adventurous off roading routes in the heart of the Lakes are sure to impress. Tel: 015394 47414
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 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.
The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life more than 400 years of extraordinary stories.
Set in the middle of the National Park and in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, Windermere Golf Club is popular with golfers of all ages and abilities. After an exciting game you can soak up the friendly atmosphere in the bar or enjoy the stunning scenery in the restaurant.
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
Located right on the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District Brockhole provides an excellent place to learn more about The Lakes in a stunning setting. The magnificent house is set in thirty two acres of landscaped gardens and grounds which stretch right to the shores of the lake. Here you can discover interactive exhibitions, adventure playground, a great gift shop and family caf�.
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake District.
This impressive parish church was built in 1483 and comprises of an outstanding east window, statue of St Martin and marble reredos by Paley and Austin. The church is open to visitors on wednesdays and thursday mornings.
The Belvedere Pamper Company, mobile beauty & pampering treatments directly at your accommodation. We heard great things: They do beauty, massage & nails treatments, they arrive fully equipped and ready to perform the treatments.
Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops
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.