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, Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
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
  • Please note the property has space saver stairs which are steep  

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 54 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 15th November 2019

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 Benjamin 18th October 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Jackie 4th October 2019

Super clean and with everything you could need. Appreciated the provision of fresh milk and a lovely bottle of wine. Our boarder 'Pip' was very impressed with her supply of dog biscuits and the spare dog towel came in most handy, very thoughtful.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 9th September 2019

This little gem of a cottage was fab, we had a great time in the lakes and coming back to the Bothy made it even better. Has everything you need and a lovely bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival! All good

Reviewed by Jamie 9th August 2019

We had a lovely stay at the Bothy! The cottage is cute, clean and cosy, perfect to come back to after a day out walking, it has a real home from home feeling about it. The bath was a luxury and the entertainment system is perfect for a relaxing rainy evening in. We would definitely come and stay again.

Reviewed by Sean 2nd August 2019

The Property is compact but has everything you need. Great quite location and we would stay again. Down side if there is one is the bedroom steep stairs (nearly a ladder) to the sleeping area which is in the roof space and to access the bed even at 59 I had to bend over. The good bits, well equipped lounge and kitchen, great bathroom, quiet locatioRead moren with access to the fells within a five minute walk. Windermere is a 10 minute drive down single track roads. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 29th July 2019

The Bothy is quite remote but ideally situated for exploring the Lake District. The perfect little dog friendly cottage for a couple. Clean and comfortable with everything you need for your break including little extras kindly left by owners. The stairs to the mezzanine bedroom could be a problem for anyone less mobile but we loved the layout, compRead moreact and cosy. Thoroughly enjoyed our midweek break. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 19th July 2019

Gorgeous little cottage - perfect for the 2 of us and our dog. Comfortable, clean, quiet, the owners had thought of everything and we particularly enjoyed the DVD collection in the evenings.

Reviewed by Sophie 5th July 2019

"The Bothy" was perfect for our week in the lake districts, perfect location for walks from the cottage itself and not too far out to drive to the lakes famous walks. The cottage itself is cosy but perfect for two people and dogs! The books left were great for walk inspiration and the games kept us busy in the evenings. Everything we needed!

Reviewed by Allison 21st June 2019

It was a wonderful cottage and had everything you could ever need. Very up to date with television gadgets etc. We loved it .

Reviewed by SUSAN 14th June 2019

!SELECTED!The stairs are very steep and would not be suitable for everyone!ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Vernon 7th June 2019

Perfect for our needs, 2 adults and a dog. Decor, fixtures and fittings, utilities, all of a high quality. Location delightful.

Reviewed by Scott 31st May 2019

The Bothy is a great, well-appointed property. The bathroom is lovely (& spacious), the sound system fantastic and it's in a great location. We really appreciated the wine and chocolates left for us by the owners. We had one small problem during our stay however we contacted the owners and they resolved this very efficiently without issue. Thanks aRead morelso to the owners for great walk recommendations - the Mortal Man pub at the end was a welcome sight! We would stay again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th May 2019

Beautiful cottage in a perfect location with amazing walks right from the front door. We didn't want to come home!

Reviewed by Amy 6th May 2019

The Bothy was absolutely perfect. Location was lovely and quiet and had everything you needed for your stay. Great for us and our 2 dogs. Brilliant location to explore around the lakes. Will defiantly be back.

Reviewed by Lee 29th April 2019

Lovely little cottage, ideal for a short break with your four legged friend. Walks straight from your door or alternatively a short car journey to many of the lakes famous walks. Cottage well equipped and well presented, very clean and nice touches by the owners to leave bottle of wine, chocolates and dog biscuits.

Reviewed by Mark 22nd April 2019

A wonderful place to stay and a good base for exploring the Lakes. The Bothy had everything we needed for a very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by John 29th March 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Cosy setting for perfect holiday. Highly recommended and will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th February 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Very well equipped to a high standard. Only a short drive to Windermere, and well placed for travelling further afield. Stunning local walks.

Reviewed by Drew 18th February 2019

Perfect! The Bothy had everything we needed for the week and more. The very impressive sound system was great for TV or movies in the evenings. The bathroom is very modern with an amazing bath, that was perfect after a long day of walking. The location was ideal with short easy drives for the walks we did (from Ambleside, Elterwater, Grasmere or WiRead morendermere). Also the wine and chocolate, dog towel and treats on arrival were a lovely touch. Would definitely come again! Hide

Reviewed by HARRY 15th February 2019

This was the perfect cottage for a relaxing break because there was nothing at all that could be criticised. Ann & Alistair have provided everything one could possibly need for a stay away from home. Full marks for their thoughtful little extras and attention to detail.

Reviewed by Alan 7th January 2019

Great cottage in a ideal location with fantastic walks from the front door , and a good pub a short walk away. Furnished very well with a lovely bathroom , and a nice bottle of wine and dog treats was a lovely touch. Allan

Reviewed by Sharon 28th December 2018

Very small but cosy holiday cottage. We went at new year and felt the Christmas tree, prosecco and chocolates were a nice touch. We were also left treats for the dogs. Very nice bathroom. Downside was the mezzanine style bedroom with steep stairs. My partner is over 6 and it wasnt possible to stand at either side of the bed and no room for a wardroRead morebe upstairs. Good size fridge and tv Hide

Reviewed by Warren, Barbara & Alfie August 2018

Beautiful cosy weekend stay - cottage has everything you could need and more - will definitely return! Many Thanks!!

Reviewed by Ambjug & Fins

We have had a lovely stay at the Bothy! The Lake District is such a beautiful place and the cottage so cosy. Thank you.

Reviewed by Becca and Chris & Sidney July 2018

Had a lovely say at the Bothy, lovely welcome with the dog biscuits and bottle of milk waiting for us. Beautiful scenery in the Lakes, one of our favourite places and we shall be coming back next year! Thank you again.

Reviewed by Ian and Marylyn May 2018

Our first time in the Lake District - very memorable. Bothy very comfortable and situated near the places we had planned to visit. Wine and chocolates on arrival very thoughtful.

Reviewed by Shane and Kristian with Kobe and Silo May 2018

Such a wonderful cottage the Bothy is! The little extras such as the milk, wine and chocolates really made our stay so relaxing. Kobe and Silo really loved the dog biscuits and they are normally so fussy. We loved Grasmere and Ambleside for finding special gifts to take home with us. The Watermill Inn such great food we went back twice! Thank Read moreyou for making our first trip to the Lake District so memorable. Hide

Reviewed by Peter and Linda May 2018

We had a most wonderful stay at the Bothy. Very quaint with its quirky steps. Lovely people - friendly and beautiful scenery with natural beauty. Our visit to the Lake District will stay with us forever. And our hosts were lovely to, helping us in telling us which direction to go for the place we wanted to see. A big thank you from Peter and LRead moreinda Hide

Reviewed by Kay and Steve April 2018

Super week with sunshine on our walks around the lakes and climbs up The Old Man of Coniston and Haystack at Buttermere. Nice soak in bath at the end of the day. Appreciated the warm welcome of wine and chocolates. Certainly a cosy retreat with lovely local walks and National Trust properties nearby.

Reviewed by Sophie and Clare April 2018

Great shower and we dont mean the rain. Super peaceful location and a great little place to stay. After reading the visitors book we feel weve missed out by not bringing a dog.

Reviewed by Rosie and Karl April 2018

Thank you for an amazing stay at the Bothy. Great location for a break away. Even had the luck with the weather. We will be back.

Reviewed by Beth and Richard April 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay at the Bothy - a perfect little hideaway! We have had a lovely time and are sad to be leaving. Our dogs loved it too.

Reviewed by Kevin and Tina March 2018

Fabulous base for exploring this beautiful part of the world. Had some fantastic walks and made very good use of our National Trust and English Heritage memberships. Found some wonderful pubs and sampled some of the delicious local ales. Looking forward to coming back again soon. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Carl March 2018

Our second stay in the Bothy, love it. Great location. Very cosy. Lots of lovely walks, pubs to call into which are all dog friendly. Our greyhound loved the walks, shy in the pubs.

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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