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Gavel Cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Gavel Cottage description

Holiday home
Gavel Cottage is a cosy and charming semi-detached cottage, superbly located, just one mile from Bowness-on-Windermere and can sleep four people. The cottage has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom and an open plan living area with an open fire. Outside there is off road parking for one car and a front, lawned garden with summerhouse, furniture and a barbecue. With use of nearby hotel and leisure club facilities (some at extra charge), Gavel Cottage is a wonderful holiday base.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere both provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants, plus boat trips are available from Bowness to Ambleside, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Orrest Head, where Alfred Wainwright was inspired to write his series of iconic guidebooks, is on the edge of the town, plus Grizedale Forest Park is nearby and there are many National Trust properties in the area.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
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Mrs Tetley
March 2019
The cottage was a gem it had everything which was needed to make a great holiday, lovely location, quiet, fantastic garden and summer house.. We will be booking again and hopefully soon.
Mr Woodfine
February 2019
Great Cottage But think you need to revise your walking time into Bowness more .... Great Cottage But think you need to revise your walking time into Bowness more like 25mins , walked in first night there, got a taxi back £4 fixed rate so used taxis after that
Mr Blyth
December 2018
Great place to stay, 2 minutes south of the amenities of Windermere, the pass for the spa is great also.. It is set in a lovely location away from noise and distractions but so close to walks etc. The cottage itself is lovely, well set out, great facilities and kitchen, warm and cosy with rooms that are spacious and comfortable. Plus the best bit for us was the little ones enjoying a real fire to relax in front off surrounded by cosy rugs and the Christmas decorations! Too improve it more, it could have a cot and high-chair to cater for babies, but other than that, its a great little place.
Mr Greensides
November 2018
Gavel cottage lacks for nothing.. Everything you could wish for is provided. Even the fire was laid ready for lighting when we arrived. I cannot think of anything that could have been done better. Well done and thank you.
Mrs Smith
November 2018
This has to be the nicest self catering cottage we've ever stayed in! Beautifully decorated and furnished. The attention to detail is fabulous and we had everything we needed and more. We will definitely return
Ms Atherton
August 2018
Gorgeous cottage, enjoyed the open plan living downstairs and comfortable beds.. More spacious than the pictures showed. Good location for exploring southern lakes, highlight was gardens and NT house at Troutbeck.
Mrs Barnes
July 2018
We enjoyed the quiet peaceful location of this property.. it was a lovely walk to the boats.
Mrs Condon
May 2018
Another visit to our favourite cottage.. Fantastic stay. Just booked again for next year. Can't wait to return x
Ms Dobdon
May 2018
Great cottage 15 min walk into bowness.. Cottage has everything you need and spotless I’m so fussy but this was great would definitely go back hopefully later in year
March 2018
Beautiful cottage, every thing we could possibly have needed to enjoy the stay .... Beautiful cottage, every thing we could possibly have needed to enjoy the stay was provided, will recommend & hopefully book again
Mr Spademan
October 2017
The Cottage was perfect in every way.. Fully equipped, very comfortable and was truly home from home. The open fire provided a welcome warm and cosy feel. It was the perfect base for a relaxing week’s stay. It was close enough to walk to the local attractions of Bowness and the Nab ferry and the hotel & spa membership provided an added bonus with the swimming pool, bar and cinema - which the kids loved!
Mrs Grant
July 2017
Lovely cottage that had everything we needed, and was in a very convenient location.. Plenty of things to do and a perfect family holiday!
July 2017
Our 7th stay at this lovely cottage.. Has everything we need, especially with the garden & gym/pool membership.
May 2017
This was the most lovely cottage perfect location near windermere. All amenities and added extras like milk in the fridge, fresh flowers, made it seem so homely. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of renting, just wish we could of stayed longer. Would definitely book again.
Mrs Condon
June 2016
We've visited Gavel Cottage several times now. We love the location, layout, facilities in the cottage, fantastic garden and the added bonus of the gym/pool membership.
Mr Clarke
June 2016
Delightful and cosy cottage with a lovely garden and garden facilities. Gavel Cottage was clean and very well equipped. The location was fantastic; with only a short walk to the Bowness Pier. We had an amazing week.
Mrs Christie
May 2016
A great property which was well located and had everything you could need. Particularly liked the garden and summer house.
Dr Procter
April 2016
A very cosy cottage which had everything we needed. It was clean the beds were comfortable. The Burnside Spa pass was brilliant we used it a lot.
Mr Pearson
February 2016
It was a great place to relax and unwind,and for sightseeing when reqd. And the spa pass was a great bonus. A lovely touch was the flowers and packet of treats.
Dr Coalter
September 2015
This is a superb property. The furnishings are extensive and very comfortable, the garden is very private and lovely.
Ms Alleyne
April 2015
Liked being able to relax and chill. It was not too close to the amenities but close enough to walk to. Everything you needed was provided. Wish we could have stayed longer, would definitely recommend this to friends.
Mr Greensides
February 2015
Lovely, warm, homely feel. A great location to be within reach of all of the Lake District.
Mr Heaton
January 2015
Peaceful quiet with an open fire. Lovely surroundings, garden and quality fittings appliances etc. Will definitely book again!
Miss Gray
December 2014
A lovely cottage in an excellent location. It was very well equipped spotlessly clean. Will stay again.
Miss Davies
November 2014
Gavel Cottage was perfect, in a fabulous location and just what was described by the Agent. The real fire was a must for us and it was fantastic. The lazy boy chairs in the lounge are perfect too. The personal touches of the crisp white towels, slippers and bathrobes were not expected and a lovely surprise.
Mr Ryder
November 2014
A very cosy and comfortable cottage with good facilities and in a good location. The reclining chairs were in great demand.
Mrs Lockyer
June 2014
A lovely quiet spot with easy walking access to Bowness; a real home from home with all we needed for the week. Worked well for a family of four. Had a lovely garden with good quality barbecue and outdoor seating.
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