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Self Catering in Cumbria - Bowness-on-Windermere

Areas: Lake District

LA23 2JS

Gillercombe, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £518.00

This mid-terrace cottage is in the town of Bowness near to Ambleside and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

Gillercombe is a lovely mid-terrace cottage situated in the town of Bowness just five miles from Ambleside and can sleep eight people in one king-size double with en-suite, one double with en-suite and two twin bedrooms together with family bathroom and seperate cloakroom. Also in the cottage is a kitchen, dining room with electric fire and sitting room with electric fire. Outside is off road parking for two cars and front and rear enclosed patios with furniture.

Gillercombe is a convenient base from which to explore this lovely part of the country.


The cottage is nice and spacious ,but lacks the little extras ,this is the first time have arrived at a self catering place where there are no tea coffee sugar salt pepper etc to start you off and no hand soap in the bathrooms ,,annoying having to start buying all these things you would expect. To be already there ,it is the little touches that make places more appealing ,

Woefully inadequate for 8 people
We booked for a special weekend with 3 other couples. Very disappointed with the accommodation. Would maybe suit 2x couples with children but definitely too small for 8 adults. Kitchen is tiny and access to the 2nd fridge and freezer in the cellar is very tricky. The freezer was too iced up to use before defrosting first, the 2nd fridge was rank with mould. Upstairs toilet and basin is too tiny to close the door to do your teeth - and decor (barbed wire seat, dark blue paint) is inappropriate. In the main bathroom the boiler is so close to the toilet you have to be very careful not to hit your head as you stand. The en-suite shower was filthy/mouldy, the door sticks so badly I had to be rescued a couple of times (left it open after that) and the saniflo loo. Really not in an appropriate condition to let. A convenient location but a very disappointing property.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


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Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with electric fires
Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
Selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
Off-road parking for 1 car
Front and rear enclosed patios with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk
Note: Luxury membership included at The Burnside Hotel Spa which is less than 1 miles away from the property and it takes 10 minutes to walk there
The main pool includes: 2 Feature Hot Tubs, Steam Room
Sauna, Cold Plunge pool, Poolside Shower, Relaxing Poolside Seating, poolside Bar, Separate Male & Female Changing Rooms with Secure Lockers, Two Treatment Rooms & a Gym
Note: If you would like further information on the spa please see the 'The Burnside Hotel Spa' website

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lake Windermere - 1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Claife Viewing Station - 1.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 1.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Holehird Gardens - 2.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Hill Top - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 2.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Townend - 3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 3.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead Grammar School - 3.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Hawkshead, St Michael & All Angels - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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