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Bowderbeck

Buttermere, Cumbria

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Built in 1787, this eco-friendly character cottage is set in an idyllic, secluded location in Buttermere
  • Within easy walking distance of the lake and village and offers two paddleboards for guests use, bike storage and a drying room
  • Enjoy exceptional mountain and lake views and a large garden with its own mountain stream
Property code: SZ090

Wonderfully secluded cottage close to the lake and village; enjoy dark, starry skies at night and days exploring walks and cycles in every direction from this comfortable cottage.

Embrace nature in this remote cottage on the edge of Buttermere, in the Lake District National Park. The property sleeps eight guests across four bedrooms and has an idyllic location overlooking the lake, surrounded by mountains. Enjoy evenings of great food and wine on the wooden deck, soaking up your picture-postcard setting. The property has no TV or mobile signal, making it the perfect place to switch off and connect with loved ones. Take waterside or fell-top walks from the cottage, followed by a visit to the cosy local pub (0.5 miles). You’ll also be just 9.5 miles from the bustling market town of Keswick.

The 18th-century cottage exudes character and the decor is in keeping with the style of the property, cleverly combining contemporary touches with rustic charm. The spacious lounge is a wonderful place to enjoy each other’s company at the end of the day. Share stories by the roaring wood burner, play board games from the selection provided or simply lose yourself in one of the books. The room benefits from magnificent views over the lake, inspiring you to get outdoors and explore. The kitchen has everything you need to rustle up meals for the group, as well as a large pantry/utility room with a full-size freezer. Dine together around the large table in the light and bright dining room, where you’ll find ample seating for the whole party. The cottage is ideal for those who love to get out and about whatever the weather and has a spacious cloakroom/drying room for outdoor gear. On the ground floor is the king-size bedroom with an en-suite wet room. The remaining bedrooms are on the first floor, along with a family bathroom, shower room and separate WC – perfect for speeding up the morning routine! Outside – as well as the deck – there’s a large garden with a delightful mountain stream (supervise children near the water), as well as a picnic bench for al fresco dining. Two paddleboards are available throughout your stay, should you wish to get out on the lake.

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  • 4 bedrooms – 1 ground floor king-size, 1 superking-size (can be made into a twin upon request) family room with a double and a single bed, 1 single
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite ground floor shower room, 1 shower room, 1 bathroom, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and separate hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine, ironing board and iron
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Wood burner
  • The house is heated by biomass central heating
  • Wi-Fi included, although intermittent due to remote location
  • Enclosed garden with a picnic table and BBQ
  • Unfenced stream running through the garden, please be mindful of children
  • Regret no pets
  • Storage for bikes and outdoor gear
  • 2 paddleboards for guests use
  • Parking for 1 car at the property (2 when unloading)  - additional parking can be found 300m away
  • Pub within 0.5 miles, shop and restaurant 10 miles
  • No TV or mobile signal
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Buttermere is a truly mesmerising lake and the landscape is constantly evolving with the changing seasons and the weather. Take a family stroll around its shores, admiring the reflections and perhaps enjoying a little wild swimming, or head for the summit of Haystacks for jaw-dropping views across the national park. Renowned fell walker, Alfred Wainwright, chose the mountain as his final resting place, which says a lot about the scenery! Whinlatter Forest Park (10 miles) makes a fantastic day out for adrenaline seekers. Whizz along the mountain bike tracks, follow the wildlife trails and get your heart pumping on the zip wires at Go Ape.

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Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Bridget 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Lynda 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Tim 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Clare 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by John 4th March 2022

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Superb cottage - what a situation - all walking from front door - Buttermere only a 5 min walk away! Great to be in such beautiful valley. The cottage was very comfortable and more spacious than the pictures suggest, and is very well appointed. We really hope to be back.

Reviewed by Simone 11th February 2022

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Reviewed by Beverley 21st January 2022

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Would very much recommend staying here and already have to a couple of friends! Beautiful, cosy and fantastic Lake District property and location for our requirements and style.

Reviewed by Charlotte 14th January 2022

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Wow what a idyllic, wonderfully located property. My husband asked me to find a remote cottage and he was very pleased with the result!Although on its own, its within ten mins walk of the village of Buttermere. The walk around the lake was perfect for us with our 1 Yr old. The views from terrace are breathtaking. We had a very enjoyable, relaxing wRead moreeekend and are sure to return! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 28th December 2021

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Bowderbeck was perfect for our holiday, its location is sublime and access to runs and walks from your doorstep was superb. The cottage has been beautifully refurbished and the front extension is great! We had a winter stay and enjoyed the Woodburning stove, and being able to leave wet boots and coats in the coat room was very convenient! I can onlRead morey imagine how fabulous the deck would be in Summer! I cant wait to be back! Hide

Reviewed by Katharine 1st November 2021

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All very nicely presented, comfortable and well equipped in a glorious position

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LOCATION

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