My family and I had a very comfortable stay at 18 Bowness over Christmas. The house was clean and tidy and had a good amount of space for 2 adults and three small children. There is a baby gate at the top of the stairs which we were very thankful of. We brought one of our own for the bottom of the stairs as we have a two yr old.
To our surprise the bathroom had been renovated from the photos shown online and included a brilliant large rain shower head.
Towels and bed linen were supplied. All we had to bring were tea towels.
You access the house to the side of the property up a few steps and into the first floor we’re the bathrooms and bedrooms are. Up the stairs is the kitchen and living area. Online photos give an accurate reflection of all rooms except the bathroom, which I mentioned earlier.
Unfortunately there isn’t access to the ground floor/ garage from the inside of the house. To use the washing machine and dryer you would need to go outside and open the garage. As the weather was very wet and snowy during our stay, we didn’t bother doing this. Luckily we had brought enough clothes for the week! This is why I’m not giving this property 5 stars.
Bowness is in very short walking distance and therefore pubs, cafes, express supermarkets and shops are all very handy.
Lots of space for family with 2 children. Everything well maintained, comfortable and very close to the centre of bowness. Having laundry area in garage (with table football) was an additional bonus.
We loved our stay at #18 it was clean and tidy, very spacious for the 6 of us (4 adults and 2 children 5 and 7 years old) the living room was light and airy, exactly what we wanted.
The best thing about #18 is the location, a stone throw away from the town centre, literally 5 mins walk to The World of Beatrix Potter, lovely pubs, fish and chips shop and Tesco Express. Perfect location to explore the lakes!
We will definitely come back again and would recommend this place for family with children and small group of friends!
When touring the Lakes. Very clean and comfortable- would be good in wet or dry weather. Would use it again
As others have mentioned the property is located in Bowness about 5 minutes’ walk from the centre but in a quiet area. The accommodation is built into a hill and is on three floors – the ground floor being the double garage, which also has washing machine, dryer, table football and darts board!
Entrance to the property is on the first floor (up about 10 steps) and the three bedrooms, and bathroom are on this floor. Top floor is kitchen and living area.
• Clean and tidy
• Comfortable seating and bed
• Room for any sized car (within reason) in garage
• All services local – including a Co-op and Tesco express and a large number of pubs
• Amazing TV – if that’s your thing
• Comprehensive arrival and other information provided
A few minor issues
• As others have said the owner does need to provide central heating instructions. I couldn’t understand why the bedrooms were so hot until I discovered they’d been set at 25 degrees by the previous renter and then it took me some time to correct!
• No toilet paper in property.
• Freezer needed defrosting.
• The wifi password quoted in my arrival email was wrong – the correct one is on the TV.
Overall, I’d happily recommend.
ideal location for our first visit tot eh lake district. Very central for exploring & walking. House very comfortable with own parking & 2 minute walk into the town centre but quiet nonetheless. Loved the upstairs lounge with its big patio doors onto the verandah. Made the lounge very bright & welcoming. All very tidy, clean & well equipped & I'd be happy to recommend to anyone