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The Potting Shed

Windermere, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1043119)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “We have nothing negative to say about this property.”

    It has been designed with care and is finished with the most exquisite taste. The owners are friendly and helpful and we wouldn’t hesitate to book a stay here again

    It has been designed with care and is finished with the most exquisite taste. The owners are friendly and helpful and we wouldn’t hesitate to book a stay here again

    - Miss Squires, November 2021

The property

Hidden away but in a good location, this pretty, well-appointed property allows you to have the best of both worlds. Walking, climbing, shopping or just relaxing, the potting shed is a haven for all to enjoy. This charming detached property for two will 'tick many boxes' located in a quiet area , just a few minutes' drive midway between both Bowness and Windermere. With walks from the door, year-round lake cruises and all village facilities you will have plenty to do during your stay, whatever time of year you choose. The cottage has been neutrally decorated with carpets throughout, very spacious for two and will be popular with all ages offering an eclectic mix of character and modern with all the comforts of home. Accommodation: Through the entrance hallway with hooks for coats and space to leave your outdoor gear. A well-planned kitchen offers all facilities with cream units and sloping ceiling windows making the most of the light. The light and spacious lounge/dining room has views on to the garden through the double window doors. (wood burning stove, TV freesat, DVD and Wi-Fi). A downstairs wc and basin. Upstairs is a large bedroom with a king-sized bed and there is a separate house bathroom with shower, basin and wc. Furnishings throughout are stylish and comfortable. Neutral colour schemes and attractive fabrics complete the scene. Gas central heating and hot water. Outside: The cottage has its own charming south-facing patio area, garden table and chairs. Parking in next to the property by the railings for one car. Note: Sorry no children or babies.


  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Ambleside 5 miles; Kendal 8.7 miles.

The twin towns of Bowness and Windermere are both vibrant, fun-filled places set within the splendid scenery of the Lake District. Both towns provide a range of amenities, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes whilst Ambleside offers the additional attraction of a boat ride to Bowness, the Lakeside Aquarium and Beatrix Potter's 'Hill Top House' at Sawrey. Grizedale Forest Park is within easy driving distance and is home to a range of activities including many good walks, mountain biking and the 'Go Ape' adventure park. The region also boasts many National Trust properties as well as a variety of water sports for those who prefer a more adrenaline-fuelled trip. Children will enjoy a trip to the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness whilst the villages of Grasmere, Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains are all within easy reach.

Note: Sorry, children and babies are not accepted at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season