great location in the heart of windermere lovely stroll in to Bowness property had everything you needed for a relaxing new year break myself ;wife and daughter had a great time I would highly recommend
Excellent location in the middle of Windermere. When finding the entrance it’s an idea to use the big white Pub called the Queens as a marker and the little Courtyard opposite is where you’ll find Foxgloves. (Arriving in the dark, as we did, it’s easy to miss)!
On arrival the apartment was decorated for Christmas superbly, Tasteful decorations, that matched the decor, giving a lovely feeling that this had been thought about, and not just “thrown up” a stunning bay window with a lit Christmas tree and fireplace garland that made the lovely furnished room very very welcomimg. The Apartment had a wood burner and Wayne the Owner had left matches and a fire log so we could light the fire...perfect, (We bought more fire logs, and did this every night, it was superb). The bedroom has a huge bed, so comfy, and the bathroom well appointed, with a great shower. The boiler isn’t above the toilet, as described in a previous review, it’s forward of it. My wife and I are both 6’6 and we had no problem with it’s location. The apartment was spotless on arrival. Little personal touches around the apartment as well as items such as a First aid equipment, Magazines, Books and toiletries made it feel like a home.
The main room is huge, with quality furnishings. Two large sofas, a large Smart TV and other entertainment electronics were available.
Kitchen was well appointed, with a dishwasher, Under counter fridge, and Oven. We stored enough food in the fridge and cooked Christmas lunch for two and Basil our dog with no Problem.
The apartment was central heated, and warm, especially when the fire was on. The view from the big bay window looked out over the Hills...(Well it did when the mist lifted!).
All in all it was a smashing stay ,Being there for more than a couple of nights in winter and walking we had plenty of coats with us. The only thing I would add would be to have a coat hook nearer the entrance.... Hanging our coats to dry was a challenge!
Wayne, you have a great place, which we enjoyed staying at. We will hopefully return soon.
Bedroom: Good size but large amount of general dust on top of wardrobe.
Bathroom: Generally clean and modern but broken window blind. Adjacent properties view in. Boiler right above toilet, hit head hazard. Boiler wiring and gap exposing some cobwebs/dirt
Lounge - Very nice and comfortable, however no drinks license certificate showing.
Kitchen - Chopping board propped up on sink -dirty, hiding mould around sink. Oven - filthy crumbs and grease, black dirty oven racks.
Cupboards- filthy with general dirt and crumbs and left over food.
Cutlery draw- very few knives and knives very old and had pealing black paint which would easily get onto the food.
Waste disposal - No recycling bins and tiny kitchen bin located in hallway. Microwave oven - stank of curry and was stained.
Fridge - was cracked in places inside possibly a magnet for bacteria. Freezer compartment was iced up and had left over food. Door not secure as hinges broken, very fiddly to put back on.
Sound proofing - Only on occasion were the person/s upstairs heard walking around which seemed quite loud - but generally, it was quiet.
Overall, definitely not what we were expecting based on the previous fabulous reviews. I hope my frank and honest review will be useful to the owners so that they can get things sorted and can, once again, offer a good standard of accommodation to people who want and are expecting a stress free and comfortable stay.
Wayne has a lovely flat here in the heart of Windermere. Well-appointed, neat and comfortable. It was a lovely couple of nights and we would definitely recommend the apartment to others. Terrific!
A beautiful place to stay perfectly central. The photos do not do the apartment justices. Very spacious with large bed and lovely linens. The complimentary items were a welcome touch. Love view from huge bay window in lounge. Will definitely return to foxgloves.
Couldn’t fault the foxgloves apartment in Windermere, check in was seamless and as a complete coincidence I turned up just as Wayne was leaving and so I bagged one of the two car parking spaces right outside of the apartment!
The apartment itself is beautiful, the pictures don’t do it justice. The living room is huge and the whole place is spotless, bed is ridiculously comfy (as others have mentioned previously) and the kitchen has all the amenities you could wish for. As I was staying with my dog literally the only down side for me is the lack of an outside space but obviously I knew there wasn’t one when I booked and we managed fine by walking to the nearby park.
As for the location, this was by far my favourite thing about the apartment! Right in the very centre of Windermere but still nice and private. I have literally recommended this apartment to everyone I have spoken to since my stay!
Recommendations if you are staying at Foxgloves:
The Crafty Baa - a 2 second walk from the apartment, awesome dog friendly little place, great food and drink, staff were great too
Just Good Good - also only 2 seconds from the apartment, also dog friendly and a delicious lunchtime burrito!
The Pig - again dog friendly of course and absolutely great food, huge menu and super friendly staff :)