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Far reaching views of Lake Windermere and the fells
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Very good
41 reviews
Far reaching views of Lake Windermere and the fells
Not Peter Rabbit, but just as handsome!
Perfect location for a celebration
On site parking for apartment guests - no need to pay for public car parks or search for places!
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great views”
Reviewed September 6, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Lovely apartment, ideal for a couple, family may be cramped. Up 2 flights of stairs to get to front door, behind Cumbria spa. Nice restaurants close by, lots of shops, small Co-op very close. Parking was first come basis in a private car park at the back. Could do with 2 keys ideally, my hubby likes to have a rest in afternoon and I like to wander round shops. We managed but it would be nice to have a little folder with instructions on using shower/ dvd/wifi if any. Personally I would paint front door and make the outside a little more attractive, but I understand why there are no plants, chairs, etc. All in all, fantastic location and a sweet little apartment.

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Liked best: Views, location
Liked least: Going home!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 7, 2016
Hi Ruth - thanks for the review and I'm delighted you thought the location fantastic and apartment sweet. It is only available for 2 people and not for families, as there's only one king-size bed? 2 keys is a good idea and we'll take this on board as well as your suggestion for more instructions. You'll be pleased to know the front door is being painted in October - we've had visitors all over the summer months and it needs to be left open to dry :-)

Hope to see you again some time
Lesley
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kayli d
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Lovely get away”
Reviewed August 11, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Upon arrival we were pleased with everything. The parking space was a big bonus as there is no where to park in town. The views from the room have to be seen to be appreciated. The apartment was lovely and clean and had a very homely feel to it. Upon leaving I felt behind a few tops. When I realised I contacted lesley who was quick to reply and has forwarded them onto me in the post. This was above and beyond what you would expect but greatly appreciated. We had a lovely relaxing stay and you recommend far views to anyone. Thanks for a lovely stay lesley.

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Management Response
Aug 11, 2016
Hi Kayli - thanks for the lovely review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. The views are stunning and although we live in the area, we never tire of them either.

Hope to see you again some time
Lesley
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KasM11
1 review
“Great base from which to explore the Lake District.”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Nice little flat for 2 people. Although near to the main road and shops we weren't disturbed by any noise. As its on the top floor, there are a few steps to climb up but not a problem for most. Easy walking distance from Lake Windermere and close to bus stops which will take you anywhere else. Lots of places to eat out and also a Co-op.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 18, 2016
Thanks for the positive review, hope to see you again sometime.
Lesley
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john19508...
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Good location ideal for two”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Nice clean flat. Quiet at night. Lots of shops restaurants close by. Lovely walks and amazing scenery

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 16, 2016
Hi John - thanks for your positive review and glad you enjoyed your break. Hope to see you again some time.
Lesley
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marieO880...
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely apartment in great location”
Reviewed April 29, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The flat is spotlessly clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated with everything you could need. Plenty of residents parking close by which is worth its weight in gold in Bowness. There are various paths that have you in town in a matter of minutes. We took our two dogs and the steps up to the flat were a bit difficult for our old Labrador but we knew there were steps and the view from the flat is worth it. The only thing missing from the flat is wifi which would be nice and a visitors book, as I like to read and leave tips for other guests. Lesley could not have been more helpful and was a pleasure to deal with. She had no problem with my son staying for a couple of nights on his blowup bed in the living room.We love Bowness and will definitely be staying at Far views again. Thank you again Lesley!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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People with pets
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2016
So glad you all enjoyed your stay Marie and we looking forward to welcoming you back.
Lesley
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Ms Angela...
1 review
“What a gem”
Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Far Views was the perfect place to spend New Year in Bowness. It is a beautiful apartment, spotlessly clean and spacious. It is on the top floor and the view to the lake from the lounge is great. We found the stairs easily manageable and well lit at night. Shops, bars and restaurants are close at hand and the Royalty Cinema with its bus stop is almost next door. The entrance to Far Views is tucked away behind the main street with on site parking and various pathways leading to it. Our favourite connected with the Co-op Store - how convenient!
We wanted for nothing during our stay. The rooms were warm and cosy and the kitchen was very well equipped. Thank you Lesley. You thought of everything to make our New Year break so comfortable that we didn't want to leave. We hope to return soon.

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Liked best: The location and space inside the apartment
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jan 4, 2016
Thanks for your lovely comments Angela and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
Lesley
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James R
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
1 review
“Well worth the trip”
Reviewed December 31, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We spent the Christmas week in this well appointed apartment. It was well presented, warm, clean and cosy. It is in the centre of Bowness on Windermere, handy for a range of eateries and the cinema. Which was handy as the weather was very wet. A good selection of local shops too. It was a five minute walk to the lake where the steamers operate, even though it is the winter schedule there is no shortage of trips on the lake. The property owner was very helpful in answering any queries we had .All in all a novel way to spend Christmas, most enjoyable.

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Liked best: Ideally situated for Bowness, the lake and Windermere itself
Liked least: Nothing negative to say
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Jan 5, 2016
Hi James - I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and managed to find lots to do even with the wet weather. I hope you will visit us again.

Kind regards
Lesley
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