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1 / 40  View towards the property
2 / 40  Ample parking
3 / 40  The property by night
4 / 40  Cosy up by the fire
5 / 40  Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
6 / 40  Relax and unwind
7 / 40  Plenty of room at the table
8 / 40  A sociable space
9 / 40  Cook up a storm
10 / 40  Room for two
11 / 40  Twin / Superking
12 / 40  Stairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room
13 / 40  2nd lounge
14 / 40  Let the fresh air in
15 / 40  and relax!
16 / 40  Light and airy twin room
17 / 40  Room for two more!
18 / 40  Beautiful bathroom
19 / 40  Modern fittings
20 / 40  Space for two
21 / 40  Have a relaxing soak
22 / 40  Unique touches
23 / 40  Relaxing king
24 / 40  Beautiful space
25 / 40  Tastefully decorated
26 / 40  Bathroom
27 / 40  Modern details
28 / 40  Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
29 / 40  Thoughtful touches
30 / 40  Ample storage
31 / 40  Tasteful decor
32 / 40  Sit down with a good book in the comfort of your bedroom
33 / 40  Such a relaxing space
34 / 40  Beautiful beams
35 / 40  Stunning spiral staircase
36 / 40  Sit and relax in the grounds
37 / 40  Dine alfresco
38 / 40  Balcony at the back
39 / 40  Enjoy the view
40 / 40  Relaxing and peaceful whatever the time is
View towards the property
Ample parking
The property by night
Cosy up by the fire
Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
Relax and unwind
Plenty of room at the table
A sociable space
Cook up a storm
Room for two
Twin / Superking
Stairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room
2nd lounge
Let the fresh air in
and relax!
Light and airy twin room
Room for two more!
Beautiful bathroom
Modern fittings
Space for two
Have a relaxing soak
Unique touches
Relaxing king
Beautiful space
Tastefully decorated
Bathroom
Modern details
Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
Thoughtful touches
Ample storage
Tasteful decor
Sit down with a good book in the comfort of your bedroom
Such a relaxing space
Beautiful beams
Stunning spiral staircase
Sit and relax in the grounds
Dine alfresco
Balcony at the back
Enjoy the view
Relaxing and peaceful whatever the time is
1 / 40  View towards the property
2 / 40  Ample parking
3 / 40  The property by night
4 / 40  Cosy up by the fire
5 / 40  Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
6 / 40  Relax and unwind
7 / 40  Plenty of room at the table
8 / 40  A sociable space
9 / 40  Cook up a storm
10 / 40  Room for two
11 / 40  Twin / Superking
12 / 40  Stairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room
13 / 40  2nd lounge
14 / 40  Let the fresh air in
15 / 40  and relax!
16 / 40  Light and airy twin room
17 / 40  Room for two more!
18 / 40  Beautiful bathroom
19 / 40  Modern fittings
20 / 40  Space for two
21 / 40  Have a relaxing soak
22 / 40  Unique touches
23 / 40  Relaxing king
24 / 40  Beautiful space
25 / 40  Tastefully decorated
26 / 40  Bathroom
27 / 40  Modern details
28 / 40  Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
29 / 40  Thoughtful touches
30 / 40  Ample storage
31 / 40  Tasteful decor
32 / 40  Sit down with a good book in the comfort of your bedroom
33 / 40  Such a relaxing space
34 / 40  Beautiful beams
35 / 40  Stunning spiral staircase
36 / 40  Sit and relax in the grounds
37 / 40  Dine alfresco
38 / 40  Balcony at the back
39 / 40  Enjoy the view
40 / 40  Relaxing and peaceful whatever the time is

Heron Beck Bowstead

| Bowstead Gates (Nr Ulverston), Lake District
VB Awards - Gold
10
5
3
Internet access
Open fire / woodburner
Family friendly

At a glance

 

  • Located in a small hamlet
  • Landscaped garden, patio area, and wooden balcony all offering spectacular views over the surrounding countryside
  • Tranquil rural location, a 40 minute walk away or less than a 10 minute drive to the market town of Ulverston
Property code: LCC25

Stunning property sleeping up to ten guests enjoying a peaceful rural location in the south lakes, two miles outside the picturesque market town of Ulverston.

In the quiet hamlet of Bowstead Gates, Ulverston, amongst the undulating hills, narrow lanes and stone walls of Cumbria lies this idyllic rural retreat suitable for family gatherings of group reunions. Nestled into the stunning countryside just south of the Lake District National Park, its quaint exterior conceals a warren of rooms and staircases, including five good-sized double bedrooms. Ulverston (2.5 miles), in the centre of the Furness Peninsula, is a lively, market town with lots to see/do amongst its cobbled streets. It is also the start of the Cumbrian Way, which is a 70-mile walking trail linking Ulverston with Carlisle in the north of the Lake District.

Contemporary, country-cottage décor has been used throughout the property with a variety of muted tones reflecting the changing colours outside, whilst original features and contemporary touches blend seamlessly. As you enter, you'll find yourself in the cosy snug. From here, a staircase leads down to the large kitchen/diner: the perfect place to tuck into the welcome hamper with friends/family. The usual appliances and a slow cooker, Nespresso machine, Nutribullet and sandwich maker will make feeding the masses easy. Another staircase from the snug leads up to the second, more spacious, lounge: a light and airy room with double doors leading on to the wooden balcony. One twin bedroom (or a king-size if requested at time of booking) is just off the kitchen and a second twin room can be found on the same floor as the lounge, with the further three rooms being on the next two floors, accessed via decorative spiral staircases. The property boasts two luxurious, spacious bathrooms and an en-suite shower room with complimentary toiletries. Outside, there is a terraced garden with a patio for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. There is off-road parking for five cars. Popular town Ambleside is 22 miles away.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 kings, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 twin that can be made into super-king on request
  • 2 bathrooms - one with bath, shower, twin basins and WC, one with bath, shower, wash basin and WC and an ensuite shower room with shower, wash basin and WC 
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and underfloor heating included (The underfloor heating is ground floor only)
  • Smart TV, hi-fi, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - logs are available to purchase locally. Starter bag provided with November - March bookings
  • Regret no pets
  • A welcome hamper of local produce upon arrival
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Off-road parking for a minimum of 5 cars
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles

Ulverston has a range of independent shops, cafes and pubs to discover. As the birthplace of Stan Laurel, there is the Laurel and Hardy Museum to visit or you could stroll along the canal. You're only 9 miles from the south end of Lake Windermere, where you can take a cruise or hire a rowing boat or kayak to explore the sights at your own pace and halfway up the lake is the charming town of Bowness-on-Windermere (16 miles). If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, Grizedale Forest (12 miles) offers walking and cycling trails and a range of other activities. Another picturesque village and lake is Coniston/Coniston Water, which has a few pubs to choose from and is a firm favourite with walkers and climbers who want to take on the hill called ‘The Old Man of Coniston'.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vanessa, 15th November 2019

Amazing property, loved our family weekend here (We didn't want to leave) With 2 living areas and a large kitchen it makes it an ideal get away with family and friends. Would definatley recommend this property.

Reviewed by Keith, 25th October 2019

A beautiful, comfortable, quirky and peaceful house with fabulous views.The house has been decorated to a high standard especially the two large bathrooms. a good night's sleep is guaranteed with warm and very comfortable beds in such a quiet location. A good getaway from all the stresses of daily life. Local amenities are only a short drive away. Read moreI would highly recommend staying at Heron Beck Bowstead if you want a very relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 20th September 2019

Excellent accommodation with all the required equipment in a peaceful location close to Ulverston.

Reviewed by Gary, 12th April 2019

Great location for peace and quiet. Ideal if you want to take walks and bike rides from the cottage.

Reviewed by Jayne, 22nd March 2019

Really lovely property. Very comfortable, enjoyed my stay with friends. Ulverston town is delightful and is easy walking distance. I would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Louise, 8th March 2019

Had a large family gathering for a 30th birthday and this cottage was the perfect spot for it. Cannot fault the cottage and will definitely recommend and return in the future.

Reviewed by Mario, 16th February 2019

Great Cottage in a peaceful area !

Reviewed by Sarah, 21st December 2018

A beautiful large cottage in gorgeous surroundings yet only a 5 minute drive to Ulverston. We enjoyed a lovely family Christmas at this property. The log burner makes it very cosy at night.

Reviewed by Megan, 9th November 2018

Seven of us stayed in the Heron Beck Cottage for four days. It gave us the luxury of being together, but everyone had more than enough personal space. Everyone raved about the quality of the fittings and the cosiness of the beds. 10/10 would recommend for people wanting to explore the area or just relax in the countryside.

Reviewed by Andy, 14th September 2018

We used Heron Beck as a base to explore the southern areas of The Lakes previously not visited and to that end it provided an idea hub. The cottage provides top quality touches particularly in regards to bathrooms and the kitchen area. Ulverston is a pleasant 30 min walk through the lanes.

Reviewed by Norths, August 2018

Had an amazing holiday in this wonderful place. Beautiful scenery - cycle rides, walks and a very happy family get-together.

Reviewed by Julie, 24th August 2018

Very comfortable cottage with good furnishings. Space worked well for two families.

Reviewed by Graham, 17th August 2018

We had a wonderful family get-together in this wonderful property in the most picturesque and beautiful setting in the Lake District. The best cottage I have ever stayed in.

Reviewed by Nisbetts and Nagles, August 2018

Beautiful countryside, lovely walks and happy times .x

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