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Bowness Bay
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Bowness on Windermere
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Lake Windermere from Ambleside
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Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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charlieca...
Surbiton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect bungalow, ideal location for exploring the Lake District.”
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
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We spent a week in the bungalow. We cannot fault it. My husband, two children and I arrived to find the property clean and ready for our stay. Plenty of bedding was provided. The kitchen was well equipped. Great to have a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. We used it as a base to explore the Lake District and found plenty of beautiful walks only a short drive away. Bowness-on-Windermere is in walking distance, but after long days walking, we drove down to enjoy local restaurants and pubs. Easy parking in town every time. We were given easy to follow directions to the property. On arrival we found two light bulbs not working. A quick email to the owner and they were sorted within the day! We look forward to visiting the area again and would not hesitate to book Oakthwaite Lodge again.

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Management Response
Nov 16, 2017
Thank you so very much for taking the time to review your stay with us and we are delighted to read that Oakthwaite Lodge ticked all the boxes for your family visit to the Lakes. We look forward to the chance to welcome you back again.
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LMSReview
Windsor, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Idyllic Setting”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This location was minutes away from the shopping area, but far enough to escape within the flower lined driveway to the cottage. The spacious accommodations, gave my husband, 20 year old daughter and myself enough space to enjoy our family time, yet enabled us to make our own meals and enjoy the gardens between activities without getting on each other's nerves. Sadly, I came down with a wicked cold, but the bath was just delightful to soak away my discomfort when hubby and daughter travelled to the Treetop Trek. We all won! Everything was there to make our stay delightful and how beautiful the grounds were.

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Liked best: Gardens (especially the lilacs), kitchen, grounds, big comfy couch.
Liked least: Internet connection not so good. Had to go sit outside to connect.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 21, 2014
Thank you so much for such a lovely review and we were delighted to read you all had such an enjoyable stay at Oakthwaite Lodge. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in 2015.
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 17, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 30, 2014
What a lovely review and so glad you both enjoyed your mini break here at Oakthwaite Lodge. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again very soon.
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LindaCI66...
Arbroath, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation in an ideal location.”
Reviewed April 9, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The lodge was finished to a very high standard and was exceptionally clean.The owners were thoughtful and attentive yet unobtrusive. Every small detail was catered for. A quiet location within a few minutes walk of both Bowness and Windermere centres. Good parking facilities. Would unreservedly recommend to family and friends. A return visit is a must.

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Liked best: The whole package more than matched our expectations.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2014
High praise indeed and such a pleasure to read that you had such a lovely stay. We would be more than happy to welcome you again and family & friends too. Thank you for such a lovely review.
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acrowther...
Runcorn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent stay in very well appointed accommodation”
Reviewed April 2, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Beautiful cottage within easy walking distance of Windermere. The accommodation was excellent, the owners have thought about every little detail and we e had a very comfortable stay. We will certainly be back at some point in the future.

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review and we are happy to read you had such an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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lottieloo...
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful property, great location”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

My husband and I stayed at the lodge with friends who we don't get chance to see very often. The lodge was perfect as it meant we could relax and catch up with friends and come and go as we pleased. It is decorated to a lovely standard and certainly had everything we needed for our weekend break. Beside tea and coffee the owners had even left a pint of milk in the fridge. As said in previous reviews the property has a beautiful comfy sofa that easily seated four and at times it was an effort to drag yourself off it (although the fridge with the wine in wasn't far away !).
The property is ideally located in a quiet residential area yet is no more than a 10 min walk into either Windermere or Bowness. We also got the train from Windermere to Staveley (5 min journey) and did the Hawkshead Brewery tour as our friend is a real ale fan. If you are looking for a weekend break rather than just a one night stay I would not hesitate to recommend this place.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 11, 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review and we hope this means you will come back and visit us again very soon. We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back.
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Mark J
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Quality interior in an excellent location”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Oakthwaite Lodge which was just for a weekend. We travelled by train but found the Lodge easily ten minutes on foot from the station and located perfectly for ambles into either Windermere or Bowness on an evening. The Lodge is decorated superbly and finished to a high standard. Just lazing about on the ridiculously comfy and large L-shaped sofa made for a relaxing holiday. We found ourselves choosing to stay in one night just to enjoy the Lodge. Everything necessary was provided, including simple touches such as milk in the fridge, biscuits for your brew and washing-up liquid.

My only complaint that didn't make this a 5 star stay was it's presentation on the website as a detached bungalow, making us believe that this was stand-out in it's own grounds. The Lodge is in fact in the grounds of another B&B. Because of this, though you feel isolated once inside the Lodge, we found ourselves drawing the curtain over the front door most of the time as B&B guests would peer through it, and some would park outside the door. It wasn't a huge issue, but be aware if you are looking for somewhere specifically isolated for yourselves. I would still happily return.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 24, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review and we are delighted you both had such a lovely weekend.We apologise if the photos do not clearly show there is a neighbouring property within the grounds. The photo taken from the rear patio does only show part of the neighbouring building. There is a high hedge next to the lodge parking area which affords lodge guests privacy but thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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