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Helm Kent

Windermere, Cumbria
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
10 more

At a glance

  • Comfortable property with timber beams and roaring open fire
  • Shared garden with private seating for al fresco dining
  • Walk the 1-mile route into Bowness-on-Windermere to sample local fare
Property code: SZ240

Set on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere within easy reach of the iconic lake, this compact yet cosy property is an ideal base for families and small groups.

Tucked in a rural position with elevated views of the surrounding landscape, this first-floor property sleeps four guests in comfort. A short walk or drive will bring you into the diverse countryside that inspired the likes of Beatrix Potter, and you can visit her former residence at Hill Top House 12.5 miles away. Closer to home, lake Windermere is a treat to explore whether you are walking around the shoreline or cruising across the water, and there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing a cafe or restaurant. Water sports are also available for adventurous guests, so why not try sailing, kayaking or even water skiing during your stay?

On arrival, the traditional stone exterior is impressive, and when you climb the outer steps to enter the property you’ll be greeted by a hallway with hanging space for coats. Vaulted ceilings and timber beams feature throughout to add a touch of old-world charm. There is a bedroom on either side of the hallway, offering a choice between a double with storage space, and a bunk bedroom with full-sized bunk beds and storage. Next, the family bathroom provides washing facilities in the form of a shower over the bath and a WC. Finally, the spacious lounge/diner is filled with natural light and warmed throughout by the wood burner that’s situated in the feature fireplace. Take a seat on the sofas or armchairs to warm your toes, enjoy the TV, DVD and Bluetooth music system for evening entertainment. There are books, games and DVDs to browse, and a set of double doors reveal the farmhouse-style kitchen with its electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer and a fridge with an icebox compartment.

The shared garden has a vast expanse of lawn safely enclosed by a dry-stone wall, where you’ll discover a BBQ area and an orchard. On sunny evenings, your private patio area has seating and a table for sharing a bottle of red with a view.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 bunk
  • 1 bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with icebox compartment, washer/dryer
  • Open fire– first set of logs provided
  • TV, DVD, Bluetooth music system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared garden and BBQ area with private patio
  • Shared off-road parking
  • Regret no pets
  • The owners of of the property offer a number of optional extras to make your stay extra special. The optional extras include brunch boxes, e-bike hire, motor boat hire, outdoor adventure activities such as paddle boarding, climbing, guided walks, ghyll scrambling, kayaking and pony trekking. Please contact us at the time of booking for further details
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by Maria 8th November 2021

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Perfect. Cosy with all facilities. Set in a picturesque and private location. Just be aware that roads to cottage is very narrow and winding. Ok for small car.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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