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Lake District Self Catering cottage, Upper Oaks, Bowness-on-Windermere, sleeps 6

Areas: Lake District

Upper Oaks
LA23 1EP

Upper Oaks, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £526

This second floor contemporary designed apartment benefits from having private parking and close to all amenities. Located in Windermere in the Lake District National Park and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

Upper Oaks is a contemporary two-floor apartment nestled in the lively Lake District village of Windermere, which sleeps six people. There are three bedrooms on the second floor, two doubles and one bunk bedroom, and a family bathroom with a bath, shower over, hand basin and WC. The modern apartment offers luxury with a stunning modern finish in the kitchen with solid marble work surfaces, and an open plan sitting room which features a wall mounted 60-inch plasma TV with Sky on the first floor.

There is private parking for one car. Ideal for couples and families and with convenient transport links, Upper Oaks is the perfect retreat for adventurers looking to explore the wonders of England's Lake District.


Nice stay
Stayed at upper oaks for a long weekend,ok its probably not the most quaint property in windermere but its nice on the inside.nice kitchen/ dining area,nice bedrooms ,and a nice bathroom all modern. You would need to do a four in a bed style inspection to find any dust or dirt ..non apparent to us .private parking which is a big plus around windermere,,handy for all shops restaurants etc. Only one critisism really,,with 3 women staying there is a distinct lack of mirrors oh and we couldn't get the lock on the toilet door to work ,other than that all was good.

Don?t bother to complain
Upon arrival this is not the most appealing looking place but is very well situated very close to town, an easy walk for coffees bars and restaurants and shops. Our issues with this accommodation was not the unappealing facade or it's location. No the issues started when the key was not available in the lock box at 3pm when we arrived and 5 minutes later trying the door to find an agent still in the property doing checks. Why so late, it's not like we arrived unannounced it had been booked for months. When we entered the property we were greeted with a fresh, modern looking open plan living space which appeared lovely. Unfortunately, beauty as they say is only skin deep and as you settle in to the property the extremely poor cleaning becomes all too apparent. It's not acceptable at anytime and especially during the covid pandemic to find Thick dust in wardrobes and on shelves. Dirty stains on the wall at the side of the toilet Dirty stains on the towel rail/warmer in the bathroom. Stains in the bed headboards A disgustingly grimy oven Cooking utensils with dried on food. A child's high chair with dried on food. I could go on but you'll get the picture. It really made us feel uncomfortable that so little attention is paid to the cleaning that is visible so what if the invisible things, it make my skin crawl to think of such things. We didn?t want to leave such a negative review as both Sykes (booking agent) and the property owners may be unaware and this place would be great if cleaned so it's the cleaners and people managing it that need to step up. So we wrote a polite email to Sykes clearly stating we didn?t feel a negative review would be fair and simply asked if they would pass these comments to the managing agent and cleaners as well as the owner so that necessary improvements could be made for future guests. However, rather than do this Sykes wrote back saying there is no issues with the property (had no other bad reviews) and the would not compensate us. I was fuming! I did not want or ask for any compensation. A quick search online reveals previous issues with cleanliness, which we should have taken note of before booking. So rather than give discreet feedback to improve. Sykes, with whom we have booked numerous stays with for several years decided I was a money grabbing liar. A second reply to them explaining this has gone completely ignored other than the auto response, so I know they received it. Therefore, as the improvements will not get made any time soon. We felt it important to to post this review.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and freezer
Gas central heating
Washing machine
60-inch plasma TV with Sky WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Private parking for 1 car
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Pubs and restaurants 5 mins
Lake less than 3 miles

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Approximate Location

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Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Bowness-on-Windermere area.

Nearest Attractions

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

Lake Windermere - 1.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Holehird Gardens - 1.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Brockhole Gardens - 2.2 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Claife Viewing Station - 2.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Townend - 2.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House - 2.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Wray Castle - 2.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Hill Top - 3.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Skelghyll Wood - 3.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Stagshaw Garden - 3.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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