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

The Bothy - Lake District

Windermere, Cumbria
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Towels included
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Property code: LCC57


High Borrans lies a few miles east of Windermere, a small hamlet tucked between the valleys of Troutbeck and Kentmere. For walking it is a fine base, with access to fells for both moderate and long treks, with routes leading as far as Wansfell, High Street and Haweswater. A two mile walk brings you to the Watermill Inn at Ings, a fine traditional pub and a regular winner of the CAMRA best pub award, and short drive takes you to Windermere and Bowness where you have shops, inns, restaurants, cafes and the lake for boat hire and steamer trips. Closer to home the setting is peaceful and ideal for a relaxed stay.

The Living Space

This little bothy had been transformed into an exciting contemporary space and now with new owners Ann & Alastair enjoying their experience of upgrading for 2016, offering a quiet and special retreat for your stay in the Lake District.

The ground floor is open plan with timber floor and high ceiling.

The sitting room area has a plump leather sofa, table and chairs at which to dine, dimmable lighting to set the mood and a fabulous Ultra HD Smart TV with hard wired built in surround sound serving all the home entertainment equipment.

The kitchen area is fully equipped, easy to use and perfect for creating those light lunches and romantic dinners.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

The bathroom is a place to relax, with a large, sumptuous, deep double ended bath and wet room shower, to soak away aching muscles after a day on the fells.

The space saver stairs lead up to a compact and pretty mezzanine bedroom with bed delightfully set under the pitched roof.

This is a perfect holiday home for couples, where great thought has gone into the design and furnishings making it for me a very special place.

Garden Spaces

The little walled patio area is simply perfect, offering a private space to enjoy a drink or meal outside, catch the afternoon sun, watch sheep being herded down the lane and delight in the local wildlife including red squirrel.

The Location

High Borrans lies above the village of Ings, between the Kentmere and Troutbeck valleys, a few miles east of towns of Windermere and Bowness and Lake Windermere.

East lies the Kentmere Valley, an unspoiled area of natural beauty, and though popular with true walkers, remains peaceful. The River Kent flows through the valley floor with fells rising up from either side. West lies the Troutbeck Valley with its road snaking across high fell to the Kirkstone Pass and down into Patterdale and Ullswater.

From Ings you head on into the lakes where a short drive brings you to the linked towns of Bowness and Windermere set on the east shores of Lake Windermere, where Bowness is at the water's edge, with the town of Windermere set about a half mile away above the lake.

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

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  • 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

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Alan & Helen February 2018

Thanks for a wonderful weekend.Great winter walking and the Bothy was lovely to come back to.The thoughtful little touches make it a memorable place to stay.

Reviewed by Nick January 2018

Lovely, comfortable and warm cottage.Loved the extra touches, including the wine, dog biscuits and dog towel!

Reviewed by Fiona & Dave January 2018

Great cottage in a lovely quite location, had a wonderful stay, thank you.The dogs enjoyed their stay also, especially their walk at Grasmere.Recommend eating at the Watermill in Ings, made us and the dogs very welcome, great pub with great food.

Reviewed by Carl January 2018

Our recent stay at the Bothy was perfect. We visit the lake district often, The facilities we're excellent and the location was ideal. We will hopefully be back in the near future!

Reviewed by Matt and Jenny December 2017

We wanted to say that we had a fantastic time at the lovely Bothy! It was very cosy yet spacious at the same time. It had everything we needed and more and the bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival was a very nice touch. We especially liked the Christmas decorations which were up when we arrived to make it a little bit festive. We'd definitely lRead moreike to visit again as it made a great base for lots of walks in the surrounding countryside. Hide

Reviewed by William & Lesley Evans. Llandudno November 2017

Perfect cottage and location for our thee day break. Loved every minute of it and thank you for the wine, chocs & doggy treats, lovely touch, definitely love to come back here.

Reviewed by Anthony & Pippa, Dot and Muffin October 2017

A lovely stay, even better when it stopped raining. Great walks; Kentmere Valley, Ullswater, Chapel Stile to Dungeon Ghyll and even made it over to Loweswater. Very good walk Coniston to Tarn Hows. Our Norfolk legs are crying to go home now! Thank you. P.S. Cafe Ambio does great coffee.

Reviewed by Richard & Elise Barker, Eye, Suffolk October 2017

Lovely honeymoon at the Bothy! Beautiful part of the country. Thank you.

Reviewed by Shelia & Will Wokingham October 2017

Head a delightful week despite the head bumps! Very thoughtful extras that made things a bit easier - cleaning stuff tinfoil, matches etc. Wifi never worked all week, but as there were so many great books & suggestions to refer to, it wasn't too bad, other than needing to check weather for the following day's plans! Warm, cosy, welcoming - thank yoRead moreu! Hide

Reviewed by Nicola & Phil October 2017

We have had a fantastic stay and the Bothy is everything we hoped it would be.It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy this beautiful area. Thanks for the welcome treats' :)

Reviewed by Maeve & Jonny September 2017

Thank you for a fantastic stay. The Bothy is the perfect getaway from the busy city! Perfect location for great walks & ,lovely local pubs. We are definitely going home happy & relaxed (including Brady the dog!) We hope to be back again soon. Thanks.

Reviewed by Brian & GinaPontefact September 2017

This was a perfect little cottage. It had everything we could have wanted. The Bothy is in a beautiful location and was a lovely relaxing weekend for us. We can't wait to come back. Many thanks.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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