Holiday home Priory Ghyll is a delightful, mid-terrace, ground floor cottage, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere and just a short walk to the lovely town itself. The cottage can sleep four people in one double room, a twin room, and a shower room. There is a social open-plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area, and outside, off road parking for two cars and an open terrace with seating overlooking the lake. If you are looking to explore the Lake District, relax, and simply escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Priory Ghyll is the cottage for you.
Area Bowness-on-Windermere is a bustling and popular tourist destination, on the banks of world famous Lake Windermere, and close to Windermere town. There are a number of shops, restaurants and pubs in the town, which makes a great base for reaching all the local attractions, including the Lakeside Aquarium, Beatrix Potter's house at Sawrey, or the plentiful walking, cycling and sailing opportunities in and around Lakes Windermere and Coniston, and through Grizedale Forest Park and the Lakeland mountains.
Region 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.
Amenities Electric heaters. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Terrace with bench, plus access to shared lawned area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 8 mins walk, pub 12 mins walk. Note: Access to the car park is via a steep drive. Note: Access to lawned garden is via steep stairs. Note: Direct access to lake, children to be supervised.
The place was a little bit grubby, stains on the carpets, walls and furniture.. But it had everything you need, a view of the lake. If you arent steady on your feet I wouldn't recommend as it is either up a steep hill or steep steps to get to the housing.
It was perfect for what we needed it for and the price was good.
Mr Murrell, September 2020
Lovely location .. .. very peaceful with only a short walk into Windermere . The cottage is cozy and the bed in really comfortable , which I exactly what you want after a days walking in the hills.
Mrs Walton, September 2020
This cottage is ideal for two or, for example, two people with two young children.. It would be cramped for four adults. This however is understood in the web site description. The location and parking are very good for an area that can be very busy.
Dr Andrew, September 2020
Great location, a little dated but still offered everything you could need for a few days stay.. Would recommend this accommodation to friends and family.
Mrs Shell, August 2020
This cottage is in an ideal location and has a lovely outlook.. Whilst as a couple we had plenty of room I think it would be a bit small for four. Generally very well equipped though some hooks to hang coats etc on would be nice. We would certainly book it again.
This was my third visit to Priory Ghyll - 2016 2018 and 2019
First the positives
The location is superb even though it took us 90 minutes to find on our first visit.. The cottage has a bay window overlooking Lake Windermere which is simply beautiful. There’s a private jetty a 5 minutes walk down a lane with a bench you can use to sit in peace and watch the boats and ferries sail by.
The cottage is well equipped with everything you’ll need including towels.
There are 2 sofas in the living room which really do need replaced, they were hard and uncomfortable in 2016 and are still in use now (April 2019). Every year I went back I expected they’d been renewed but they haven’t.
Heating is poor, we were cold. The main radiator in the living room works but not well, the fire works sporadically. There’s a small portable heater under a side table, it works but there’s a burning smell when on high. The radiators in both bedrooms are new, it’s a puzzle to me why all the heaters weren’t replaced at the same time.
There’s only hot water if no one is using the shower, you have to turn a lever above the bathroom door to either hot water or shower but not both. The shower head is situated quite low, if you’re tall then you need to bend down to wash your hair.
There are loads of cottages in Priory Cottages to rent so I’ve booked next year with a different one
I love the location , I love the view but need to be warm and be able to sit comfortably
If you’re on a tight budget then Priory Ghyll would suit as it’s the lowest priced of all the cottages there, if you have a bit more cash then book a different one
A very comfortable stay,the cottage was ideal place to stay overlooking .... A very comfortable stay,the cottage was ideal place to stay overlooking Windermere in the distance,had everything we needed for a comfortable stay,
Cottage was fine, shower was very hard to use.. Information on how to get to cottage very poor, took us three hours to find the place instructions need to be more specific.Place does not come up on Google Maps.
Other than these issues we had a lovely stay and would recommend location and cottage.
Sykes we're brilliant at responding to a broken switch which turned on the hot water and had it fixed ASAP.. The cottage really stank of damp though and had black mold by the sides of cupboards where it was easily visible. Dirty in places like shower and in kitchen. Very dusty underneath beds and sofas etc so no good for anyone with allergies.
Good facilities and great location but let down by not having a good clean. Very musty and damp.
We enjoyed our stay at Ghyll Cottage.. Nice spot to explore the Lakes.
Very quiet aand lovely view over the lake
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
I booked through booking.. Com. So didn’t have much dealings with Sykes directly. But the property was ideally located and just what we needed.
The accommodation was just perfect.. Well kept and extremely clean with all the amenities you could wish for a short break. Set in the most beautiful location with the most picturesque views we could not have wished for anything better. In fact we re booked within a day of returning home !
Beautiful beautiful location.. Really pleased The little cat that greeted us made me feel at home I don't think photos do this fantastic place justice
The only thing wrong was the extractor fan in the bathroom didn't work but this did not spoil our weekend..
Wonderful holiday and great accommodation, close to nature and fab views over the lakes but close enough to Bowness and Windermere for lovely restaurants and bars..
The cottage is ideally places in Windermere for walking between Bowmess and Ambleside.. We wanted somewhere we could relax in the evening and this was ideal for the money.
In a beautiful position with a view of Lake Windermere, and it was extremely peaceful.
Liked the estate and the view from the dining room table. The general location and the closeness of the bus stop gave easy access to many areas.
The cottage was lovely and had everything you needed. The views were amazing. It was such a lovely place, will be returning again.
We loved the beautiful view from our cottage and the quiet atmosphere, without being too far from town.
A very well equipped cottage with amazing views over lake Windermere. It was very quiet and relaxing, and the bed was very comfy. Would highly recommend!
A fantastic little cottage, although compact it had absolutely everything we needed. A beautiful location, very peaceful and tranquil. Absolutely loved it.
The cottage was comfortable and warm, with wonderful views across Lake Windermere to the fells beyond. The kitchen, though small, was well-equipped with everything we needed. The main bedroom was comfortable with plenty of storage space. We were able to do the trip without a car, as the cottage was close to the rail station and good bus services, and there was also much to see and do within walking distance. Thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Priory Ghyll accommodation was simple but had all you needed we didn't feel it missed out on anything.
It's not big accommodation but we found it plenty big enough for the 4 of us. we have an 11 year old son and a 14 year old daughter.
We found the location of the property for our first visit to the lake district to be ideal, for walking around the local area or driving out to other areas.
You can walk to Windermere in around 15mins and to Bowness in about 45 mins
(we are not fast walkers). You can walk part of the way to Bowness along the lake shore.
The view from the property is beautiful with deers in the evening running around.
The direct shore access is just a couple of minutes walk down the path great if you have a canoe but you can not walk around the lake from here.
A very nice cottage with a very nice view from the window. A picture should be added to the photos of this. Very pleased overall with our stay.
The cottage is in good position, a quiet location. It was easy to get hold of the key. The cottage had everything we needed along with clear instructions for all the appliances and use of hot water, shower etc. For the money it was good value. Would go again.
Tell us about your rental experience while staying at Priory Ghyll . Let us know if the listing matched your expectations. You can share your comments about the location, property owner/manager and all the unique features that made your stay a memorable one.