Enjoy your morning coffee in the early sunshine
Towards the pretty property, where a warm welcome awaits
Put your feet up after a long day of exploring
The perfect spot to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
A modern and contemporary layout
Sit back and relax
Patio doors lead out to a pretty little garden area
Prepare your favourite meals
Double bedroom located on mezzanine floor
Bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower enclosure
A touch of luxury in the bathroom
The approach to the property
1 / 12  Enjoy your morning coffee in the early sunshine
2 / 12  Towards the pretty property, where a warm welcome awaits
3 / 12  Put your feet up after a long day of exploring
4 / 12  The perfect spot to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
5 / 12  A modern and contemporary layout
6 / 12  Sit back and relax
7 / 12  Patio doors lead out to a pretty little garden area
8 / 12  Prepare your favourite meals
9 / 12  Double bedroom located on mezzanine floor
10 / 12  Bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower enclosure
11 / 12  A touch of luxury in the bathroom
12 / 12  The approach to the property

The Bothy - Lake District

Windermere, Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Situated in a small hamlet between Troutbeck and Kentmere
  • Cosy and contemporary interior for relaxing getaways for two
  • Ideally located for setting off on both moderate and long treks
  • 2 miles from a popular and award-winning pub
  • A short drive from famous Windermere and Bowness
  • Walled patio area for enjoying meals and drinks outside
  • A lovely holiday home which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star gold rating
Property code: LCC57

Tucked between the valleys of Troutbeck and Kentmere, this spacious and modern property is a walker’s paradise.

Tucked away in a small hamlet between Troutbeck and Kentmere, this quaint one-bedroom cottage is a wonderful romantic retreat. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and welcoming two canine companions too, it’s a walker’s paradise with many trails of varying distance on the doorstep. With a popular pub 2 miles away and the famous Lake Windermere a short drive, this is a great base for exploring the stunning Lake District.

Contemporary touches and stylish design combine to create a welcoming space for your break. The open-plan living area features a chic kitchen which has everything you need to rustle up a snack or a meal for two, which can be enjoyed at the dining table. Snuggle up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy your favourite film with a glass of wine in hand. Soothe tired muscles with a long soak in the free-standing bath or a refreshing blast under the walk-in shower in the bathroom, before heading upstairs to bed. Cottage-style stairs lead up to a pretty mezzanine bedroom, which is set under the eaves with reduced head height. From the living room, step outside into the charming walled patio area and take in the peace and quiet with your morning coffee.

One of the many walking routes passing the cottage is a 2-mile trail that takes you to Ings, a pretty village with a great local pub. Windermere (2.5 miles) and Bowness (4 miles) both boast an array of shops to explore, as well as the chance to hop on a boat or steamer trip to see the lake from a different perspective. Explore the museums and castles in the historic market town of Kendal (8.5 miles), which is home to the famous mint cake of the same name.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 mezzanine double bedroom with low ceiling
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Smart TV and HD Blu Ray player
  • DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Walled patio with garden furniture
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome free of charge
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Regret no children however babies in arms are welcome
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Please note the property has space saver stairs which are steep  

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Di 14th February 2020

Small but in a cosy way. Beautiful surroundings and just right for a getaway for 2.

Reviewed by David 7th February 2020

Great place just beware staircase is steep and angled ceiling over bed means can't stand up around it.

Reviewed by Chris 13th December 2019

We had a great experience staying in The Bothy. The location was perfect for walks and for nearby towns. The Bothy was cosy and well equipped with smart TV and a powerful shower. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch also.

Reviewed by Andrew 15th November 2019

The owners of the bothy are very thoughtful - there was a bowl, towel and biscuits laid out for our dog, wine and chocolate mints on the laid table and a selection of hundreds of films on DVD. The location is superb. We loved it. One word of warning though - remember to turn the heating down before going to bed as all of the heat rises to the mezzaRead morenine level bed area! We can thoroughly recommend the bothy! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 8th November 2019

We expected the situation to be a quiet country lane. It is opposite High Borrans outdoor education centre - lots of noisy kids that evening. Next morning, the lane was very busy with large groups of mountain bikers, joggers and fast traffic. It is also next to a working farm. Not for us. We stayed one night only.

Reviewed by Benjamin 18th October 2019

Had a great week staying in the The Bothy it is comfortable, cosy but well-furnished and in a quiet location, convenient for visiting different parts of the Lake District. Stairs are steep. Enjoyed the wine and still enjoying the chocolates a week after leaving.

Reviewed by Tracy 11th October 2019

A beautiful location, well equipped cottage. It is small but well laid out inside. The stairs are more like a ladder so probably not the best choice for the elderly. Everything we needed was there and a lovely welcome with the table laid, wine and after dinner mints. Highly recommend. They had even left out a towel and dog treats for our boy

Reviewed by Jackie 4th October 2019

Super clean and with everything you could need. Appreciated the provision of fresh milk and a lovely bottle of wine. Our boarder 'Pip' was very impressed with her supply of dog biscuits and the spare dog towel came in most handy, very thoughtful.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 9th September 2019

This little gem of a cottage was fab, we had a great time in the lakes and coming back to the Bothy made it even better. Has everything you need and a lovely bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival! All good

Reviewed by Jamie 9th August 2019

We had a lovely stay at the Bothy! The cottage is cute, clean and cosy, perfect to come back to after a day out walking, it has a real home from home feeling about it. The bath was a luxury and the entertainment system is perfect for a relaxing rainy evening in. We would definitely come and stay again.

Reviewed by Sean 2nd August 2019

The Property is compact but has everything you need. Great quite location and we would stay again. Down side if there is one is the bedroom steep stairs (nearly a ladder) to the sleeping area which is in the roof space and to access the bed even at 59 I had to bend over. The good bits, well equipped lounge and kitchen, great bathroom, quiet locatioRead moren with access to the fells within a five minute walk. Windermere is a 10 minute drive down single track roads. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 29th July 2019

The Bothy is quite remote but ideally situated for exploring the Lake District. The perfect little dog friendly cottage for a couple. Clean and comfortable with everything you need for your break including little extras kindly left by owners. The stairs to the mezzanine bedroom could be a problem for anyone less mobile but we loved the layout, compRead moreact and cosy. Thoroughly enjoyed our midweek break. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 19th July 2019

Gorgeous little cottage - perfect for the 2 of us and our dog. Comfortable, clean, quiet, the owners had thought of everything and we particularly enjoyed the DVD collection in the evenings.

Reviewed by Sophie 5th July 2019

"The Bothy" was perfect for our week in the lake districts, perfect location for walks from the cottage itself and not too far out to drive to the lakes famous walks. The cottage itself is cosy but perfect for two people and dogs! The books left were great for walk inspiration and the games kept us busy in the evenings. Everything we needed!

Reviewed by Allison 21st June 2019

It was a wonderful cottage and had everything you could ever need. Very up to date with television gadgets etc. We loved it .

Reviewed by SUSAN 14th June 2019

!SELECTED!The stairs are very steep and would not be suitable for everyone!ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Vernon 7th June 2019

Perfect for our needs, 2 adults and a dog. Decor, fixtures and fittings, utilities, all of a high quality. Location delightful.

Reviewed by Scott 31st May 2019

The Bothy is a great, well-appointed property. The bathroom is lovely (& spacious), the sound system fantastic and it's in a great location. We really appreciated the wine and chocolates left for us by the owners. We had one small problem during our stay however we contacted the owners and they resolved this very efficiently without issue. Thanks aRead morelso to the owners for great walk recommendations - the Mortal Man pub at the end was a welcome sight! We would stay again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th May 2019

Beautiful cottage in a perfect location with amazing walks right from the front door. We didn't want to come home!

Reviewed by Amy 6th May 2019

The Bothy was absolutely perfect. Location was lovely and quiet and had everything you needed for your stay. Great for us and our 2 dogs. Brilliant location to explore around the lakes. Will defiantly be back.

Reviewed by Lee 29th April 2019

Lovely little cottage, ideal for a short break with your four legged friend. Walks straight from your door or alternatively a short car journey to many of the lakes famous walks. Cottage well equipped and well presented, very clean and nice touches by the owners to leave bottle of wine, chocolates and dog biscuits.

Reviewed by Mark 22nd April 2019

A wonderful place to stay and a good base for exploring the Lakes. The Bothy had everything we needed for a very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by John 29th March 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Cosy setting for perfect holiday. Highly recommended and will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Sarah 25th February 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Very well equipped to a high standard. Only a short drive to Windermere, and well placed for travelling further afield. Stunning local walks.

Reviewed by Drew 18th February 2019

Perfect! The Bothy had everything we needed for the week and more. The very impressive sound system was great for TV or movies in the evenings. The bathroom is very modern with an amazing bath, that was perfect after a long day of walking. The location was ideal with short easy drives for the walks we did (from Ambleside, Elterwater, Grasmere or WiRead morendermere). Also the wine and chocolate, dog towel and treats on arrival were a lovely touch. Would definitely come again! Hide

Reviewed by HARRY 15th February 2019

This was the perfect cottage for a relaxing break because there was nothing at all that could be criticised. Ann & Alistair have provided everything one could possibly need for a stay away from home. Full marks for their thoughtful little extras and attention to detail.

Reviewed by Alan 7th January 2019

Great cottage in a ideal location with fantastic walks from the front door , and a good pub a short walk away. Furnished very well with a lovely bathroom , and a nice bottle of wine and dog treats was a lovely touch. Allan

Reviewed by Sharon 28th December 2018

Very small but cosy holiday cottage. We went at new year and felt the Christmas tree, prosecco and chocolates were a nice touch. We were also left treats for the dogs. Very nice bathroom. Downside was the mezzanine style bedroom with steep stairs. My partner is over 6 and it wasnt possible to stand at either side of the bed and no room for a wardroRead morebe upstairs. Good size fridge and tv Hide

Reviewed by Lewis 3rd December 2018

Lovely location, nice and quiet and well equipped!

Reviewed by Michael 26th October 2018

Lovely little cottage in a quiet location, the stairs to the bedroom were very steep and would not suit a less abled person however, the bathroom was very nicely appointed.

Reviewed by Simon 22nd October 2018

A great little cottage for a short break away, very close to the Lakes. Matress got changed during our stay & improved are sleep. The owner is very accomidationg & any issues he will sort. Perfect cottage & owner. Many thanks, Simon & Kim

Reviewed by Laura 15th October 2018

The Bothy is a beautiful cottage situated down a country lane. Beautifully appointed and well equipped kitchen. The bathroom is lovely, even down to the Elemis products. It is well located for walks

Reviewed by Glynn 8th October 2018

Lovely cottage situated close to Windermere and an ideal base to explore the Lake District.

Reviewed by Micha 1st October 2018

Really lovely little cottage in wonderful countryside of the Lake District. Perfect fora quite holiday woth walks and trips around the lake. Cottage was very clean and equipped with all we could wish for. Only thing that needs changing is the mattress, this needs changing since its really worn down and uncomfortable. Apart of that: great holiday thRead moreat we enjoyed a lot! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 21st September 2018

A very nice cottage

Reviewed by Richard 14th September 2018

delighted with everything, every effort made to make us very comfortable and welcome, even our two dogs had biscuits and towel provided!

Reviewed by Elysia 31st August 2018

lovely place to stay, ticked all the boxes, fab location for getting around the lakes.

Reviewed by Warren, Barbara & Alfie August 2018

Beautiful cosy weekend stay - cottage has everything you could need and more - will definitely return! Many Thanks!!

Reviewed by Geraint 10th August 2018

This is a lovely little cottage. The location is great within convenient reach of troutbeck and Windermere. Beautifully furnished with an amazing bathroom and a great TV and sound system. A perfect retreat after a day of walking!

Reviewed by Ambjug & Fins

We have had a lovely stay at the Bothy! The Lake District is such a beautiful place and the cottage so cosy. Thank you.

Reviewed by Becca and Chris & Sidney July 2018

Had a lovely say at the Bothy, lovely welcome with the dog biscuits and bottle of milk waiting for us. Beautiful scenery in the Lakes, one of our favourite places and we shall be coming back next year! Thank you again.

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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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