Holiday home The Nook is a lovely, link-attached cottage in a charming cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere. The cottage is set mostly on the ground floor, with a king-size double bedroom with an en-suite the only room upstairs. Downstairs, there are two further bedrooms, a king-size double and a room with zip/link bed, providing the option of being made up as a king-size double or twin beds. There is a kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and double doors leading into the courtyard, where you can sit and enjoy breakfast in the summer. From the courtyard, a flight of steps lead up to a decked garden with beautiful views, more outdoor furniture and a barbecue. There is also off road parking for up to five cars. With lots to see and do nearby, and many activities to enjoy in a small drive, The Nook is a wonderful holiday base for both friends and families.
Area With a charter granted in 1262, the traditional Cumbrian market town of Wigton still holds a market each Tuesday in the covered market hall. This lovely town is a popular centre for shopping, pubs and restaurants, as well as for other activities such as theatre, bowls, swimming, tennis and other sports. The Lord Melvyn Bragg novel, 'A Time to Dance', featured the town of Thurston, which was based on Wigton and the local area. A lovely base for a holiday exploring Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.
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 Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 5 cars. Elevated garden with decking and garden furniture. Courtyard with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk. Note: One step to front and back door. Note: 12 steps up to decking in garden, though courtyard is at ground level.
1) Damp house and you can actually smell moisture particularly in the double bedroom on the ground floor
2) Stained bedsheets, pillow cases and tea towels
3) Floors not cleaned properly.. Hair on bathroom floors and even in the microwave
4) Provided with wood sticks with rusted nails on to light up the fireplace - H&S issue
5) Sykes merely acting like a 3rd party agent, they pass all enquiries to the house owner; despite the fact that you pay directly to Sykes, not the house owner. Not a proper ownership of responsibility, you are likely to be bounced between Sykes & the house owner in case of any disputes.
6) Overall not good value for money
Mrs Karapinar, October 2020
Great location and a great house with excellent facilities.. The only downside was the house is damp, even with the heating on.
Miss Birmingham, August 2020
Cottage in an excellent location within walking distance to Bowness with its pubs, restaurants & lake side amenities.. The cottage was very clean upon arrival & our family of 6 had plenty of room inside, the upstairs bedroom & en-suite was very spacious & the bed very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed to prepare our food, plenty of crockery, glasses, cookware etc and little extras like salt & pepper, oils, herbs were much appreciated.
The outside decking & patio areas were lovely to sit & enjoy a bottle of wine
Mr Burnett, July 2020
The nook is a very nice property, spacious and well situated, I would definitely book again..
Mr Boulter, February 2020
Fabulous week in The Nook.. Extremely cosy and warm as stated in February when storm Ciara hit. Very spacious accommodation, especially with upstairs bedroom which is separate accommodation to downstairs, great for different families. Great location, walking distance to all amenities in Bowness. Would definitely return.
Mrs Price, February 2020
The Nook is a lovely cottage in a quiet location.. Very easy to walk into Bowness.
Miss Monaghan, November 2019
It was great staying at the Nook.. Judith was very helpful all the way. The place is a find and a treasure.
Mr Buckley, July 2019
There was 6 people in the house and was given only 4 bath towels.. Notification that you should take you own toilet rolls would be helpful.
Miss Brown, September 2019
We had a lovely family holiday staying in The Nook.. Very comfortable cottage with great facilities and in easy walking distance to Lake Windermere.
Mr Johnson, June 2019
We had a great week at a great location, with some very enjoyable walks within the area, the accommodation provided everything we needed..
Mr Workman, June 2019
Set back from the main road so nice and quiet.. Very attractive surroundings but the rear garden decking is a bit neglected. We sat outside at the front of the house which is a sun trap. Comfortable living areas and spacious bedrooms. An electric shaving point in the downstairs bathroom would be ideal.
We would happily return to this cottage again.
Mrs Gray, July 2019
The sheets in the downstairs bedroom smelt of smoking we had to wash them.. Did the cleaner not check? There was only one bedside light in all the bedrooms many people including us like to read before sleep very difficult with only one bedside light. Most of the large knives were blunt. Expected some soap or hand wash - none. Expected salt and pepper.It has been at all other cottages we have been to.
The cottage is great but little things let it down and i would give it 4 out of 5. Do the small things and get 5.
Mrs Horton, May 2019
Another fabulous week with the family at The Nook! We will be booking again for next year
Mr Daine, June 2019
This was the first time using Sykes for a cottage holiday, have previously used other companies.. I thought the fact that I was never in touch with the owner made it much less personal and communication was difficult, I called before the booking and spoke to a call centre about the type of duvets and pillows used as I have asthma I was told they would definitely be feather and to take my own, when we arrived we found our bed had been set up with non feather, which was nice but a complete waste of space to pack our own. Also other places offer a welcome pack normally a pint of milk and some bits to get you started, they only left washing up liquid a few dishwasher tablets and dishcloth which felt very basic compared to what we normally get. Allot of bits were tatty, chipped plates and glasses the dinning table was very sticky; part of the shower door was broken and the toilet seats were badly fitted.Overall not the highest standard. The location of the place was very good nice walking distance into Bowness. No spare bin bags were left and the previous ones left out were split open by animals as they were next to the bin, so we had to buy bags and clean up the mess, the instructions said the bin men would take bags next to the bin but they didn’t, so when we left from previous and our bag the bin was already full creating the same problem again of the next people having to leave rubbish next to the bin.
Lovely house in great location.. Layout of house suited us perfectly. Brother and sister-in-law with children stayed downstairs and we had the upstairs with our baby so didn't disturb them. Had all amenities needed and was even lucky enough with the weather to be able to enjoy the BBQ.
Mrs Barker, May 2019
The Nook at Bowness was just epic in all respects ! ! The owners so great to deal with and so accommodating and down to Earth !! This stunning holiday home is a 10 minute walk from the heart of Bowness, on the shores of Lake Windermere. Yet it is so quiet and relaxing, especially cosied up next to the fire in cooler weather !! What a stunning part of the world, we highly reccommend this great place and holiday destination !!
Tim and Becky
This is just a gorgeous home.. We loved staying her with our five month old daughter. So spacious, with all the amenities and appliances. We would love to come back again to this property
The cottage was excellent and great location, everything that you’d expect was provided, even down to providing the logs and kindling for the first night!
We had a lovely holiday in this cottage - the layout worked perfectly for 3 generations of the same family sharing the cottage.. The location was very good as it was only a 10 minute walk into Bowness with lots of nice restaurants/bars/shops. The town was quite trendy and not fuddy duddy which was nice for the teenagers and my 4yr old loved the world of Beatrix potter which was only a 15 minute walk away.
The surrounding scenery is beautiful and the boat trip on lake Windermere is worth doing.
The facilities in the cottage were good although we didn’t seem to have much hot water for showers but we managed.
The cottage is on a fairly steep hill so probably not ideal for people with pushchairs.
I will definitely be staying here again!
This is the second time we have stayed at the Nook and we enjoyed it as much this time as the previous one.. The house is lovely and is in a great location, nice and close to Bowness and Windermere but far enough away not to be noisy or busy. The only suggestion that I have is that I think a tumble dryer would be an advantage as washing and drying towels would be a lot easier.
I would recommend the Nook as a great place to stay.
The cottage was perfect for the 4 of us.. Ideal location, a short walk to Bowness and the lake so great in an evening to get a meal/drink. We’ve booked with Sykes before and will be looking to book for 2019 very soon
We had a lovely holiday.. The Nook was a great place to stay, close to the centre of Bowness on Windermere. The house was very clean and comfortable, and having everything that you could need. The only exception to this was the garden, the furniture had not been tidied up nor the table cleaned.
We have had a lovely week at The Nook.. As already mentioned in other reviews, its location is perfect being minutes from Bowness and all its facilities and yet very quiet and peaceful. Everything we needed was provided and even the sun shone for us! A tip for people of a certain age, take your bus pass. We used ours everywhere even on the Goat bus visiting Beatrix Potter’s house. In fact we only used our car once during the whole week. Thoroughly recommended. Thank you!
Cottage very comfortable and and well suited for two families..
My Sisters and Brother-in-Laws had a fantastic time in the Lakes (6 of us in total).. The cottage was gorgeous and we would definitely like to come again in the future. The weather was perfect, did lots of walking and Bowness was only down the road form the cottage - perfect for eating out. The cottage garden was in full bloom and the colours were great, what a view to have outside your bedroom window. We loved our time there and would definitely recommend the cottage to family & friends.
It was absolutely brilliant and fantastic weather as well.. So close to the village but so quiet and peaceful. Will definitely recommend it. The owner should be so proud
Overhaul a excellent holiday.. The nook was a fabulous place with every thing you needed.It was spotlessly clean and in an ideal location. Ground floor bedroom for my disabled wife. It could have done with a grab rail in bath. Would I go with Sykes again most definitely.
We stayed here in February, its a fantastic with everything you might need for your stay. There were 6 of us, my daughter, husband and 2 children and my husband and i. What was really nice was that we stayed upstairs with our own bathroom which was really private from the rest of the house. Lovely sized lounge with nice big dinning table. It was Absolutely perfect for us. Theres plenty of parking. It was only about a 10-15 minute walk to the centre of Bowness where you can get to everything, theres plenty of places to eat and get in provisions when you need them. It was really cold when we stayed here we had rain and snow and wind but the cottage was lovely and warm. Really nice and would definitely stay again.
Beautiful cottage in great location clean and warm 5 minutes walk from Bowness highly recomeded, will come back again
Very nice place and Sykes were a great help.. Only thing i would say is could and done with some soap/handwash in the bathrooms and some extra toilet paper as quite low. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay and would go again.
Bin collection details and recycling info non existent -need to be in info book.. No visitors book to be found. Everything else fine.
The bathrooms were a little bit disappointing and would be the only thing that precludes a 100% rating
Very well set out cottage - perfect to give everyone space and privacy required.. Location superb, close enough but also far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The location of the Nook is great.. Very central but not busy. Spacious and well equipped. Minor issue with ancient clothes horse but Sykes sorted that immediately with no problem. All staff were very friendly and professional.
Mrs Thompson, June 2017
Delightful accommodation, we were very pleased..
Mrs Green, November 2016
We have just come back from The Nook.. ... This was our second visit and we had yet again a fantastic stay. The cottage has everything that you would need for any stay and so comfy and homely. Ideally situated being just a 10 min stroll into Bowness. We feel that we have found a little gem in a lovely part of The Lakes and we will definitely be booking a third visit.
Mr Hemming, August 2016
A very comfortable cottage in a superb location.. Walking distance from Bowness. Would love return.
Mr Godfrey, August 2016
Nice to find a cottage with enough cutlery and crockery to fill the dishwasher
Mrs Wilson, October 2016
Lovely cottage with plenty of parking, ideal for the 3 of us for a week.. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and it's great to have a dishwasher. The lounge area is very comfortable, it rained so much one day we didn't leave the cottage! Just a 10 minute walk into Bowness, which was ideal. There are plenty of places to eat and things to do although it does get very busy.
This house was lovely. It is very clean and spacious. The location of the house was excellent for getting around by foot locally in Bo'ness on Windermere. We would definitely stay there again.
Mrs Van Der Dussen, August 2016
This house was lovely.. It is very clean and spacious. The location of the house was excellent for getting around by foot locally in Bo'ness on Windermere. We would definitely stay there again.
The Nook was just the right size in a convenient location and with good parking. Central heating and water heating was set right and it was comfortable. We had a lovely holiday.
Mrs Ritchie, July 2016
The Nook was just the right size in a convenient location and with good parking.. Central heating and water heating was set right and it was comfortable. We had a lovely holiday.
Overall, excellent cottage within walking distance from town. We felt like it was a home away from home. Instructions were clear and laid out beautifully for all cottage equipment. Cottage is spacious and actually looks better on arrival than in the pictures, which is a first!
Mr Foster, April 2016
Overall, excellent cottage within walking distance from town.. We felt like it was a home away from home. Instructions were clear and laid out beautifully for all cottage equipment. Cottage is spacious and actually looks better on arrival than in the pictures, which is a first!
The Nook is a lovely cottage in a great location.
Miss Brown, March 2016
The Nook is a lovely cottage in a great location..
It was peaceful, a short distance to Bowness and was absolutely spotless. In fact it was perfect for what I wanted and will book again.
Mrs Postill, February 2016
It was peaceful, a short distance to Bowness and was absolutely spotless.. In fact it was perfect for what I wanted and will book again.
The Nook was a fabulous holiday let, everything about it was wonderful. It was clean well equipped comfortable warm and in very beautiful setting. I would hand on heart recommend this holiday cottage to friends and family. I would definitely book this property again. It's in walking distance to Bowness and situated near to most of the lakes best loved tourist attractions.
Mrs Brown, October 2015
The Nook was a fabulous holiday let, everything about it was wonderful.. It was clean well equipped comfortable warm and in very beautiful setting. I would hand on heart recommend this holiday cottage to friends and family. I would definitely book this property again. It's in walking distance to Bowness and situated near to most of the lakes best loved tourist attractions.
The cottage had everything we needed and the cleanliness met our standards. The property is conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of town but close enough to walk or drive into town. We really had everything we needed and the rooms and living areas are spacious and comfortable.
Mrs Tubey, September 2015
The cottage had everything we needed and the cleanliness met our standards.. The property is conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of town but close enough to walk or drive into town. We really had everything we needed and the rooms and living areas are spacious and comfortable.
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