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 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Di 14th February 2020

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

Reviewed by David 7th February 2020

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

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

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

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 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!

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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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