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View towards the property
Ample parking
The property by night
Cosy up by the fire
Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
Relax and unwind
Plenty of room at the table
A sociable space
Cook up a storm
Room for two
Twin / Superking
Stairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room
2nd lounge
Let the fresh air in
and relax!
Light and airy twin room
Room for two more!
Beautiful bathroom
Modern fittings
Space for two
Have a relaxing soak
Unique touches
Relaxing king
Beautiful space
Tastefully decorated
Bathroom
Modern details
Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
Thoughtful touches
Ample storage
Tasteful decor
Sit down with a good book in the comfort of your bedroom
Such a relaxing space
Beautiful beams
Stunning spiral staircase
Sit and relax in the grounds
Dine alfresco
Balcony at the back
Enjoy the view
Relaxing and peaceful whatever the time is
1 / 40  View towards the property
2 / 40  Ample parking
3 / 40  The property by night
4 / 40  Cosy up by the fire
5 / 40  Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
6 / 40  Relax and unwind
7 / 40  Plenty of room at the table
8 / 40  A sociable space
9 / 40  Cook up a storm
10 / 40  Room for two
11 / 40  Twin / Superking
12 / 40  Stairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room
13 / 40  2nd lounge
14 / 40  Let the fresh air in
15 / 40  and relax!
16 / 40  Light and airy twin room
17 / 40  Room for two more!
18 / 40  Beautiful bathroom
19 / 40  Modern fittings
20 / 40  Space for two
21 / 40  Have a relaxing soak
22 / 40  Unique touches
23 / 40  Relaxing king
24 / 40  Beautiful space
25 / 40  Tastefully decorated
26 / 40  Bathroom
27 / 40  Modern details
28 / 40  Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
29 / 40  Thoughtful touches
30 / 40  Ample storage
31 / 40  Tasteful decor
32 / 40  Sit down with a good book in the comfort of your bedroom
33 / 40  Such a relaxing space
34 / 40  Beautiful beams
35 / 40  Stunning spiral staircase
36 / 40  Sit and relax in the grounds
37 / 40  Dine alfresco
38 / 40  Balcony at the back
39 / 40  Enjoy the view
40 / 40  Relaxing and peaceful whatever the time is

Heron Beck Bowstead

Bowstead Gates (Nr Ulverston), Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC25

Set just 5 miles beyond the stunning mountains and ethereal lakes of the Lake District National Park, this impressive property is the ideal base for ten guests seeking adventure without scrimping on luxury. Surrounded by rural splendour, this elegant retreat is set across several floors and brimming with enchanting details including roaring fires, lavish sleeping facilities and gorgeous entertainment spaces. The owners have even provided a thoughtful welcome pack bursting with locally sourced goodies.

The property is a masterpiece of design with traditional beams, stone fireplaces and a combination of wooden steps and cast-iron staircases, complete with contemporary decor and extravagant accessories. Relax with a glass of wine, curling up by the wood burner in the snug, or heading upstairs to the second lounge, which has a wooden balcony with inspiring views of the Cumbrian countryside. The downstairs kitchen is a must for any budding celebrity chef, so pour the Champagne and settle down for leisurely meals by candlelight. You’ll have over five sumptuous bedrooms to choose from: two on the lower floors, and three secreted in the upper levels and accessed via spiral staircases. Teamed with beautiful bathroom arrangements for an evening’s pampering, you are guaranteed to feel refreshed every morning. Outside, the attractive landscaped garden has furniture for al fresco dining against a spectacular backdrop of rolling hills, and there is off-road parking for five cars.

The nearby village of Ulverston is a popular market town best known for its links to stardom, having been the birthplace of comedic genius Stan Laurel. Boasting the world’s only Laurel and Hardy museum, pretty shops and tempting eateries, the town is easily reached within 2 miles. Venture further afield to experience the sheer beauty of the lakes themselves, boarding a ferry to cross the tranquil waters of Windermere 9 miles away.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 kings, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 twin that can be made into super-king on request
  • 2 bathrooms - one with bath, shower, twin basins and WC, one with bath, shower, wash basin and WC and an ensuite shower room with shower, wash basin and WC 
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and underfloor heating included (The underfloor heating is ground floor only)
  • Smart TV, hi-fi, and iPod dock
  • Wood burner - logs are available to purchase locally. Starter bag provided with November - March bookings
  • A welcome hamper of local produce upon arrival
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Off-road parking for a minimum of 5 cars
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • All guests names and ages are required to be provided
  • Please note - no party groups
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 22nd July 2022

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Wonderful location and a very quirky layout - several levels but this made it an interesting place. The WIFI is limited but unless you absolutely need it for work (which you shouldn't since you should be on holiday) it is sufficient.

Reviewed by Norman 8th July 2022

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Furnishings and finishes were excellent.

Reviewed by Steve 10th June 2022

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Lovely house, great facilities and an excellent location. We all really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back again. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd June 2022

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Beautiful house in a lovely location. Bathrooms are spectacular. Read description of property as a few stairs so not suitable for elderly or disabled which is stated but I over looked.

Reviewed by Ruth 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Ken 13th May 2022

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A well-equipped and tastefully furnished cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Jayne 6th May 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay at Heron Beck, with it's quirky layout and tasteful decor and furnishings. The view from the first floor lounge was where we spent most of our time enjoying the views, and on the adjacent balcony. It was very peaceful and the lack of connection to any mobiles gave extra solitude. Wi-fi was very poor, which was frustratingRead more when wanting to book tickets for local sights. The location is excellent for exploring south and west lakes. The bathrooms were luxurious. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 22nd April 2022

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A wonderful cottage in a peaceful setting. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Michael 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Usha 8th April 2022

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Great location, lovely property easy to get to and around

Reviewed by Murray 25th March 2022

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I had booked this cottage for my mother and her friends to celebrate her birthday weekend. Lovely owners who were happy to try and accommodate any requests and they were keen to ensure that the group were happy with their stay. Lots of complementary items including a cleaning pack and a very friendly man stopped by with a hamper full of local produRead morece. All were of a very high quality. 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Alicia 11th March 2022

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Had an amazing time here with family. There is nothing you will be short of. It was clean beautiful and so well equipped. I definitely recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a fab place to stay with family and friends.

Reviewed by Vivian 25th February 2022

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A Lovely cottage in a quiet location close to the Lake District, just a few miles and you are in Coniston and the Cumbrian coast. Heron Beck is beautifully furnished and is a pleasure to stay at whether you are inside the property or enjoying the outdoor veranda or garden seating. Ulverston is right on your doorstep with some lovely shops and good Read moresupermarkets for all of your supplies. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 18th February 2022

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We spent a long weekend at the proeprty with our family (aged 3 to 70). It was really comfortable and a great location. Directions were perfect. Generous supply of logs was much appreciated as Storm Eunice and Franklin battered outside. Beds were very comfortable and beautiful bathrooms. A well appointed kitchen and the split level sitting areas woRead morerked well for us; the window seat was most popular. The owner was very helpful when our travel plans had to change slightly. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 22nd December 2021

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Great cottage perfect for a Family Christmas. Had a perfect time at Heron Beck!

Reviewed by Chloe 29th October 2021

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Stunning cottage in a beautiful location! Really well equipped kitchen! We had a wonderful time and would definitely return! The welcome package of local produce was also a really kind and thoughtful addition!

Reviewed by Peter 8th October 2021

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Fantastic long weekend staying at Heron Beck. Great house with everything you might need - well equipped kitchen, two lounge areas, great kitchen-diner, good outside space, plenty of parking, large comfortable bedrooms and two brilliant bathrooms (an en-suite too). 5 minute drive from Ulverston and within easy reach the Lake District itself. Nice wRead morealks direct from the house on very quiet single lane roads. Would definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by John 10th September 2021

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Very lovely cottage that was a great location. Lovely local zoo and restaurant and takeaways close by. We had 2 one year old children and proved difficult to make areas safe as lots of levels with stairs. The 2 five & three year olds loved it as many areas they could use. The balcony off the first floor living room is so relaxing looking out onto cRead moreountryside. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 3rd September 2021

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Beautiful house in a great location, we had a great time and would stay there again.

Reviewed by Gareth 20th August 2021

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A truly beautiful property set in a stunning location. Tastefully furnished and very clean. Painfully slow wifi caused considerable inconvenience to those in our party who needed to work (even emails wouldn't send) and particularly problematic as there was no phone signal at the property.

Reviewed by Paul 13th August 2021

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Great location with amazing views! We loved spending an evening watching the sun go down from the balcony with a glass of wine. The cottage has character in abundance, coupled with lovely furnishings and fittings.

Reviewed by David 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Catherine 7th June 2021

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Reviewed by Sofia 4th June 2021

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A really really lovely house in Ulverston. Would 100% recommend. Had great facilities, everything you would need. Lots of outdoor space and great views of the area. Great value for money too!

Reviewed by Jenna 23rd April 2021

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This place is amazing! We had the best time here. The views are spectacular and the cottage is so lovely and spacious. We will definitely be returning in the future. It certainly made my mums 60th a memorable one.

Reviewed by Malcolm 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Linda 14th August 2020

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View towards the property
Ample parking
The property by night
Cosy up by the fire
Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
Relax and unwind
Plenty of room at the table
A sociable space
Cook up a storm
Room for two
Twin / Superking
Show 28 moreStairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room

Location

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Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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