The Loft - The Lake District, Sleeps 4
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The Loft - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, The Lake District, England - Sleeps 4

The Loft

This bright little hideaway is the perfect escape for anyone looking for somewhere special to stay in the heart of the Lake District. Set in two acres of mature gardens, including a tennis court and putting green, the apartment is located in the upper floor of a former gentleman’s residence and enjoys beautiful westerly views over Lake Windermere.

The two bedroom, two bathroom layout makes it the ideal choice for couples holidaying together, or for small families. Recently refurbished and with large picture windows to make the most of the wonderful view, it is a perfect place to relax and unwind at any time of year.

There are plenty of things to do and see all year round in the Lake District, and the Loft is centrally located for exploring the areas many attractions.

The apartment is situated only a mile from the bustling village of Bowness-on-Windermere, which offers a large selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, attractive local shops and a cinema, as well as hosting tourist attractions such as the Steamboat Museum and the World of Beatrix Potter.

A short walk from the apartment brings you to the shore of Lake Windermere, the largest and most famous lake in England, renowned for its magnificent scenery.

Lake cruises operate all year round and include a popular islands cruise as well as sailings to the head of the lake at Waterhead (Ambleside), and to the south for the Lakes Aquarium and Fell Foot Park. A car ferry operates across the lake to visit Beatrix Potter’s house at Hill Top, or to walk and cycle on Windermere’s quieter western shore. Rowing boats, kayaks and motor boats are available for hire.

Also a short stroll away is the Storrs Hall hotel, on the shore of the lake, where you can enjoy the lakeside gardens and visit the famous Storrs Temple, recently restored by the National Trust. Above Storrs Park is Blackwell, the award winning Arts and Crafts house with its tea room and panoramic views of Windermere.

Beyond Windermere are the high fells, deep valleys and picturesque lakes and tarns which make the Lake District so popular. Enjoy a drive or walk through quaint villages and stop for lunch in one of the areas numerous country pubs. If all this is too much, simply relax in the apartment and soak up the beautiful views, or watch the sun set over lake Windermere.

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  • View of The Loft from Lake Windermere
  • The Loft
  • Lounge
  • Lounge with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom
  • Second bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Bowness Windermere


  • Internet Access
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Waterside Location
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • iPod Docking
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot

The Loft Continued

Accommodation and facilities comprise:

  • Spacious sitting room with large picture windows overlooking lake Windermere.
  • Comfortable sofas, flat screen television, Blu Ray DVD player, video and PS3.
  • Selection of DVDs, videos, games, books etc.
  • Dining area with comfortable seating.
  • Well equipped kitchen including dishwasher and washer/drier.
  • Master bedroom with TV, DVD and seating area with lake views.
  • Large ensuite bath/shower room.
  • Second double bedroom.
  • Separate shower room.
  • Large grounds with all-weather tennis court, croquet lawn and putting area.

Additional information: Linen, towels, electricity and heating included within the price. Allocated parking space and visitors parking. Gas central heating throughout making this an ideal holiday home all year around.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £350
Mid Season from £425
High Season from £475
Peak Season £525

Key details:
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (2 Doubles)

Owner's details:
Owner: Ian Murray click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Loft joined Independent Cottages in Feb 2010

Owner's Other Properties

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Owner Noticeboard

Relax on the sofa and gaze out through the large picture windows over Lake Windermere.

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Reviews and Testimonials for The Loft

We were really delighted with the 'Loft', we have stayed in quite a variety of holiday homes and would say this was the best. The location and the well appointed nature of the flat created a great holiday experience. We also appreciated all the little thoughtful touches, the games, videos and DVD's, which in view of the weather helped us enjoy our stay.

We have already recommended the 'Loft' to our family and friends and when back in the Lake District you will be our first port of call. Thanks again.

We had a fantastic time in the Lake District. The Loft acted as a perfect base to explore from and was cosy and perfect in every sense. We will definetely recommend to family and friends and will come back soon ourselves!

Lovely apartment, very comfortable, best view from anywhere we have stayed at. Grounds and tennis court great.

Great place, views and even a PS3 for me. Ha!

Perfect apartment for all locations - far enough from the town but close enough, being in walking distance. Stayed here last year but this year was even better. We'll be back very soon.

Lovely apartment with all mod cons. Warm, light and airy. Enjoyed our stay very much. Were able to travel around the lakes very easily from here. This area one of our favourites in England. Hope to come back some time.

We have had a great stay in this lovely apartment. Ideal location and a fab view. Would recommend it to others!

A perfect place to relax and unwind. The area was picture perfect with all the snow. Hope to stay again.

Lovely apartment, well equipped with fantastic views. perfect for 2 couples. Looking forward to staying again. Will recommend to friends and family.

The perfect place for our romantic Valentines break! The apartment is lovely and has everything we needed. The view just adds to the ambience.

A lovely apartment, great location and views. Our second visit and I'm sure we will be back again!

The apartment was extremely cosy and comfortable and hosted a spectacular view of the lake. Hopefully we will be back for another stay in this wonderful place.

We have had a lovely week and really appreciated the comfort and lovely views from The Loft. Being walking distance from the ferry has been really useful too - we've been able to do some great walking.

Beautiful apartment with wonderful views. Perfect! Just what we were looking for. We will definetely return and recommend. Thank you!

We have had a lovely relaxing holiday here at The Loft. Took the opportunity to do lots of walking and exploring. The Loft is excellent - well equipped, and we all enjoyed the use of the tennis court and gardens. We all look forward to returning again in the near future.

Great apartment and good to be able to chill in the garden. Certainly the right base for us with the advantage of Bowness in walking distance and able to get to many places without the car.

Lovely apartment. Beautiful whatever the weather! Would certainly recommend.

The apartment was lovely and very well equipped, everything was there that we needed. We would definitely come again.

Loved the apartment - fabulous view. Far enough out of town to get some peace - near enough for a lovely walk. Thank you for letting us use your lovely apartment - it is so much nicer than it looked on the internet and far exceeded our expectations!

We enjoyed staying at the Loft so much! It's location is perfect to explore the Lake District and because it's so well equipped we even enjoyed the rainy days watching DVDs and drinking wine while enjoying the lovely view. We will definetely recommend it.

What a fabulous time we have had here. The apartment was perfect in every way (and yes, it exceeded our expectations as well!)

Had a great week. The Loft is a great place to stay, especially with a 4yr old, who had lots of fun playing with the toys and reading the books. Will recommend.

We have stayed in the Lake District several times and The Loft is by far the best place we have stayed. Good location, stunning views and beautiful well equipped apartment. Superb attention to detail and cleanliness. Absolutely faultless!!

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Relax on the sofa and gaze out through the large picture windows over Lake Windermere.