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Enjoy your morning coffee in the early sunshine
Towards the pretty property, where a warm welcome awaits
Put your feet up after a long day of exploring
The perfect spot to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
A modern and contemporary layout
Sit back and relax
Patio doors lead out to a pretty little garden area
Prepare your favourite meals
Double bedroom located on mezzanine floor
Bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower enclosure
A touch of luxury in the bathroom
The approach to the property
1 / 12  Enjoy your morning coffee in the early sunshine
2 / 12  Towards the pretty property, where a warm welcome awaits
3 / 12  Put your feet up after a long day of exploring
4 / 12  The perfect spot to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
5 / 12  A modern and contemporary layout
6 / 12  Sit back and relax
7 / 12  Patio doors lead out to a pretty little garden area
8 / 12  Prepare your favourite meals
9 / 12  Double bedroom located on mezzanine floor
10 / 12  Bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower enclosure
11 / 12  A touch of luxury in the bathroom
12 / 12  The approach to the property

The Bothy - Lake District

Windermere, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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Property code: LCC57

Nestled in the heart of the countryside just 2.5 miles from Windermere, this charming property is the ideal romantic bolthole for a walking holiday. Routes direct from the property go as far as Wansfell Pike (5 miles) and Haweswater (11.5 miles), but drive to Kentmere (8 miles by car; 3.5 miles on foot) and start a 9-mile walk through the Kentmere and Troutbeck valleys to experience true Lake District tranquillity. And when you’re ready to come home, the pretty cottage will be waiting for you; take an indulgent soak in the freestanding bath or snuggle up on the sofa together in front of the TV.

Step into the open-plan living area where you’ll be greeted with a contemporary style that’s sympathetic to the age of this stone property; light woods paired with red and brown tones in the furnishings make it feel cosy and welcoming. Cook up a storm in the kitchen area and dine alfresco on the patio, or take your morning coffee out there to soak up the early sun. Head up the steep open staircase to the mezzanine level where a comfortable double bed awaits you; watch your head on the eaves as you climb in for a tranquil night’s sleep.

Make sure you take a trip to the breathtaking Aira Force (16 miles), perhaps the most famous Lake District waterfall, and watch as the main force falls 70 feet below a stone footbridge. You could finish off the day with a ride on one of the Ullswater Steamers (13.5 miles) that will take you on a trip around the lake. Stroll around Kendal (9 miles) and stop at a cafe for some Kendal mint cake and some tea, or head to Grasmere (10.5 miles) where you’ll find the most delicious gingerbread along with some lovely riverside walks.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 mezzanine double bedroom with low ceiling
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Smart TV and HD Blu Ray player
  • DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Walled patio with garden furniture
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome free of charge
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Regret no children however babies in arms are welcome
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Please note the property has space saver stairs which are steep  

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susannah 24th September 2021

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Had a lovely weekend away staying at the bothy. Was perfect for my anxious dog who enjoyed the peace and quiet and was able to relax and feel comfortable. She especially enjoyed the complimentary treats that were left for her. Alistair was really friendly and welcoming and suggested several walks nearby. The Kentmere loop was good fun. The LocationRead more for us was perfect, not far from local amenities but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to relax and enjoy the scenery. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 6th September 2021

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Lovely cottage well equipped

Reviewed by Sean 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by L 2nd August 2021

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Our time spent at The Bothy was lovely. Wish we could of stayed longer than 4 days. Ann & Alistair are a lovely couple. Gave us some tips on places to visit. Lovely little cottage. Very clean. Very good location. Enjoyed the wine and chocolates on arrival! Alistair we managed to drop by the Sheep Dog Trials too! A beautiful part of the Country. We Read morewill be back! Love The Hollands xxxx Hide

Reviewed by Richard 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Adam 24th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage and friendly people

Reviewed by Kevin 17th May 2021

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Alistair was very friendly and helpful, the wine , chocolates and dog treats were a nice touch. The accommodation was clean and well appointed and the dvd collection was second to none! However the stairs were a challenge so would not recommend to anyone with mobility issues, the bedroom is lovely but also a bit of a challenge because of ceiling heRead moreight. The bathroom is lovely and the shower was a joy to use. Hide

Reviewed by Freda 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Suzanne 10th May 2021

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Reviewed by Jeremy 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Paula 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Cheryl 26th April 2021

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Fabulous place for a solo break or a couple. A bit off the beaten track but close enough to Windermere to get groceries, take aways etc. Im already planning to book again next year, as I found it so relaxing & pleasant. The cottage has everything youd need & the owners are next door & available to help if needed. The bottle of wine & chocolate mintRead more cakes were a lovely touch too. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd October 2020

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The Bothy is a lovely little cottage, perfect for a couple, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The bedroom is up a steep set of stairs, which we sometimes found challenging after a long day of walking & there is very little height to the sides of the bed, but space in the cottage has been used to its full potential & there is certainRead morely plenty of space downstairs, including a decent size kitchen and large bathroom with a very comfortable, enormous bath & a lovely shower. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 16th October 2020

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The perfect place for a few days away together. The cottage is amazing: beautifully fitted out; clean, comfortable and perfectly located for walks from you door step. Nothing to fault whatsoever. The stairs are steep.

Reviewed by Nathanael 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Mike 28th September 2020

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Great location. Would definitely stay there again. Steep wooden stairs may not suit everyone.

Reviewed by Joanne 14th September 2020

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Just book it, the stairs are a very steep but that is the only thing I would say that was a bit of a challenge, not for people with mobility issues. Everything else about the Bothy is pretty much perfect. We wanted for nothing. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Andy 11th September 2020

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A well appointed cottage, developed to a high standard, a lot to praise but the bath was amazing. It is also in a fantastic spot.

Reviewed by Marion 4th September 2020

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The Bothy had everything needed for an extremely comfortable stay. As described the space saver stairs could be problematic to some. Spotlessly clean

Reviewed by Liane 31st August 2020

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Not suitable for an older couple. Not dog friendly as front door leads straight out onto main road. The portable gate not really adequate as can be jumped over by a determined dog.

Reviewed by Liam 28th August 2020

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Fantastic weekend in a fantastic location. The property was located a short distance from civilisation which was a welcome break from the noise and also allowed easy access to local amenities. The place was warm, cosy and the wine and chocolates were a superb touch that added to the weekend. Thanks for having us!

Reviewed by Martin 24th August 2020

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Great little cottage in an area which is ideal to explore the lakes by car, bike or foot. Stairs are a little steep to the bedroom and the bedroom is very cosy but perfect for a short getaway for a couple (plus dog). Good quality kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Reviewed by Amanda 21st August 2020

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The cottage was absolutely incredible! It was quaint, beautiful, and tucked away from the hustle and bustle. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to explore the Lake District, but be outside of town.

Reviewed by Rhonda 17th August 2020

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The cottage is very cosy and is equipped with everything needed for self catering. The bathroom, which was on the ground floor, was particularly lovely with a deep roll top bath and the Elemis products were much appreciated. Our dog was treated to some dog treats and a towel provided for use after muddy dog walks! The bed was extremely comfortable Read morebut there was limited space in the bedroom and if you are tall you will need to do lots of bending down. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Tom 10th August 2020

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We had a fabulous time at the cottage. The location is spot on for visiting Bowness, Ambleside, Troutbeck and Newby bridge. The cottage is great and had many nice touches. The owner was lovely and friendly on the couple of brief encounters we had :)

Reviewed by Roger 27th July 2020

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Very cosy for two people, clean, comfortable, modern kitchen and equipment, fantastic bathroom and a great TV/Sound system with varied CD/DVD library! Downsides are the steep stairs (read ladder?!) to the mezzanine bedroom which requires a "stoop" to navigate plus a remote location and zero "views" from the property.

Reviewed by Sandra 13th July 2020

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Reviewed by Lewis 6th July 2020

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Reviewed by Di 14th February 2020

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Small but in a cosy way. Beautiful surroundings and just right for a getaway for 2.

Reviewed by David 7th February 2020

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Great place just beware staircase is steep and angled ceiling over bed means can't stand up around it.

Reviewed by Chris 13th December 2019

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We had a great experience staying in The Bothy. The location was perfect for walks and for nearby towns. The Bothy was cosy and well equipped with smart TV and a powerful shower. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch also.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th November 2019

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The owners of the bothy are very thoughtful - there was a bowl, towel and biscuits laid out for our dog, wine and chocolate mints on the laid table and a selection of hundreds of films on DVD. The location is superb. We loved it. One word of warning though - remember to turn the heating down before going to bed as all of the heat rises to the mezzaRead morenine level bed area! We can thoroughly recommend the bothy! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 8th November 2019

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We expected the situation to be a quiet country lane. It is opposite High Borrans outdoor education centre - lots of noisy kids that evening. Next morning, the lane was very busy with large groups of mountain bikers, joggers and fast traffic. It is also next to a working farm. Not for us. We stayed one night only.

Reviewed by Nichola 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Benjamin 18th October 2019

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Had a great week staying in the The Bothy it is comfortable, cosy but well-furnished and in a quiet location, convenient for visiting different parts of the Lake District. Stairs are steep. Enjoyed the wine and still enjoying the chocolates a week after leaving.

Reviewed by Tracy 11th October 2019

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A beautiful location, well equipped cottage. It is small but well laid out inside. The stairs are more like a ladder so probably not the best choice for the elderly. Everything we needed was there and a lovely welcome with the table laid, wine and after dinner mints. Highly recommend. They had even left out a towel and dog treats for our boy

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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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