£30 Early Bird Discount for 2021 Bookings Winter Break

Sandown is our largest property and is an immaculate and spacious upside down home with 4 ground floor bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a large comfortable living space on the 1st floor. Usually sleeping 7 (plus infant in cot), we are currently having to follow the new ruling of max. 6 people. However, if your enquiry is for a party of 7 for later in the year or 2021 please do get in touch as clearly government rulings may change in due time.   


Sandown is a 4 guestroom and 5 bathroom property offering all the comforts of home in the beautiful setting of Bowness-on-Windermere.

The large comfortable lounge has ample seating for all the guests in your party with wall mounted Smart TV, a DVD player, CDs and a CD player and an IPod docker. There are board games, cards, books, toys and lots of useful leaflets offering information about all the wonderful things to do and places to visit within the surrounding area.

Off the Lounge is a beautiful dining room which comfortably seats a large family group plus a highchair for the little ones.

The house usually sleeps 7 people plus 1 infant (by request) but under current COVID rules as of Sept 2020 until further changes are advised we are having to limit groups to 6. The bedroom arrangement is 4 ground floor bedrooms comprising of 3 x double guestrooms with en-suite shower rooms and a lovely single guestroom, also with an en-suite shower room. All the bedrooms have their own TV. There is a travel cot available, you will just need to bring your own bedding.

The well equipped kitchen with utility/cloak/wash room has everything you will need to cook enjoyable family meals, including a double oven, hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer and separate fridge, bread maker, mixer, lots of pots and pans and of course a washing machine and dishwasher.

There is ample parking for 4 cars and a separate patio area with table, chairs and a BBQ.

If you are looking to book for later in the year or 2021 and your party is 7 (with or without infant) please do enquire as we do not know when the current rules on gatherings may change.   


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£30 Early Bird Discount for 2021 Bookings
Enjoy a £30 discount for any 2021 bookings
Winter Break
3 nights £350
4 nights £385
7 nights £485

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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Weekly Monthly Week Night Weekend Night Minimum Stay
Last Minute New Year Offer 2020 29 Dec 20 05 Jan 21 £1100 - £300 £300 3 Nights
Early Winter Break 2021 08 Jan 21 12 Feb 21 £525 - £150 £150 3 Nights
Half Term Feb 2021 12 Feb 21 19 Feb 21 £880 - £293 £293 3 Nights
Feb 19 2020 19 Feb 21 26 Mar 21 £700 - £220 £220 3 Nights
Mar 26 2020 26 Mar 21 02 Apr 21 £1100 - £367 £367 3 Nights
Easter Holidays 2021 02 Apr 21 09 Apr 21 £1550 - £517 £517 3 Nights
Apr 16 2020 16 Apr 21 30 Apr 21 £888 - £250 £250 3 Nights
Short Break Apr 30 2020 30 Apr 21 03 May 21 - - £319 £319 3 Nights
May 7 2021 07 May 21 21 May 21 £999 - £333 £333 3 Nights
June 11 2021 11 Jun 21 18 Jun 21 £1280 - £427 £427 3 Nights
June 18 2021 18 Jun 21 25 Jun 21 £1400 - £467 £467 3 Nights
June 25 2021 25 Jun 21 02 Jul 21 £1300 - £433 £433 3 Nights
July 2 2021 02 Jul 21 16 Jul 21 £1400 - £467 £467 3 Nights
July 16 2021 16 Jul 21 23 Jul 21 £1480 - £493 £493 3 Nights
July 23 2021 23 Jul 21 30 Jul 21 £1600 - £533 £533 3 Nights
July 30 2021 30 Jul 21 06 Aug 21 £1700 - £567 £567 3 Nights
Aug 2021 06 Aug 21 27 Aug 21 £1600 - £533 £533 3 Nights
Aug 27 2021 27 Aug 21 03 Sep 21 £1300 - £433 £433 3 Nights
Sept 2021 03 Sep 21 15 Oct 21 £999 - £299 £299 3 Nights
Oct 15 2021 15 Oct 21 22 Oct 21 £870 - £250 £250 3 Nights
Oct 22 2021 22 Oct 21 29 Oct 21 £1550 - £517 £517 3 Nights
Late Winter Break 2021 29 Oct 21 20 Dec 21 £710 - £220 £220 3 Nights
New Year 2021 29 Dec 21 05 Jan 22 £1816 - £666 £666 3 Nights


Change over day: Friday


Local Area

Windermere is the ideal base for The Lake District as it has excellent restaurants, specialist & boutique shops, tea shops, wine bars & old traditional English pubs. From The Pier you can enjoy a trip around Lake Windermere hopping on and off at the traditional villages or ride the Lakeside steam train. There are lots for the kids to do like fun farms, Go Ape, a zoo, the aquarium etc. Alternatively from our front door you are already only minutes away from breath-taking views and many beautiful scenic walks, hikes and bike rides. But if you fancy a change from all that you can go climbing, sailing, golfing, fishing, horse riding, off roading, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking or visit the many historic houses, safari parks, award winning gardens, the list goes on with something for all.

Getting Here

BY ROAD:  From North or South M6:

  • M6 North: Leave at Junction 36 (South Lakes): at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A590/A591 Signposted Kendal & Barrow. This is now dual carriage straight through to Windermere (approx 16 miles).
  • Landmarks: You will pass petrol stations on each side of road. You will go straight across 1 large roundabout and see the Gateway Pub/Hotel on your left; this is now about ½ way to Windermere.
  • As you come up the sweeping hill to the top of Windermere village you will see the Lake in the distance on the lefthandside and the Windermere Hotel on the right. Turn immediate left into Windermere village past the Tourist Information office.
  • Carry on through Windermere village centre and out the other side and carry straight on down the main road (called New Rd at this point) for about 1 mile, when you see the police station slow down a little as you we are on the right hand side about 50 yards further on, opposite Beresford’s Restaurant. We are next door but one to Craig Manor Hotel.


  • You will be able to travel by train straight to Windermere station. Oxenholme is usually where you may have to change from connecting trains. Please check http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/JourneyPlanner for train times. There is a Taxi Rank at the front of the station.Walking: About 30 minute walk (2 miles) from the train station. Follow directions as above for driving.







It's hard to put into words the inimitable qualities that make a holiday so memorable, but you'll certainly find it here. It's the perfect position for a lakes themed getaway, a stones throw from some lovely family walks, a short drive for some of Wainwright's epics, and a quick stroll into Bowness or Windermere for food and drinks with friends.
We've loved every stay at Georgie and Mark's Cottage and wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone.
— Jonny Evans, 10 Jul 2020
Property very roomy for us all, nice to leave car and walk into Bowness. We went to cinema which was minutes away and the weather was not great but plenty of welcoming pubs to shelter in! — Richard Gillespe, 26 Dec 2019
The family had a great week in Bowness for the half term break the weather was just great so we got out on for some nice walks. Property was perfect for our needs with everything provided, great service from the owners who responded quickly to all our questions and queries. We will be looking to return in the future. — Keith Murphy, 13 Nov 2019
Very enjoyable week! — Gary Jane, 01 Nov 2019
The property was well equipped, comfortable beds, and a perfect location. The owners were helpful and lovely. — Amanda Barron, 06 Oct 2019
We had a wonderful week in Sandown. The house was equipped with everything we needed. All of the living accommodation was located on the ground floor with good size lounge, dining area and kitchen. All of the ground floor bedrooms are en suite and there's also a toilet on the upper floor. The two rear double bedrooms were excellent. The outside area is quite small and limited to a patio area but we found it adequate for us. The location of the house is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the lake and retail areas. All in all we loved the week we had there and wished we'd booked for two. The communication we had from the owner/manager was excellent. — David Charnley, 23 Jul 2019
Great location, lovely property ideal for large group as every room has an en-suite. Quick walk to both Bowness and Windermere. Hosts was lovely sent all information needed - would stay again. — Charisse Walker, 05 Jun 2019
Excellent holiday base. House exceptionally clean & tidy. Excellent accommodation for our three generation stay (& dog). More than adequate parking for our 3 cars. House convenient for all the amenities of Bowness on Windermere and public / ferry transport. Owners very helpful and welcoming. — Sue Commins, 14 Apr 2019
Sandown was very clean, well kitted out and felt welcoming. It is well located for strolling into town or driving off to walk or "sight see" with a lot of choice nearby. It was a perfect location for a long weekend. The owners provided friendly advice and allowed us to park early when we arrived and leave our cars after we had checked out while we had a last walk into Bowness. Obviously this would depend on other occupancy, but was much appreciated in our case. We hope to come again! — Chris Wujiw, 27 Mar 2019
"Comfortable and convenient home from home". This was our second stay at Sandown over the Christmas week. It was just as lovely as we had remembered and we found the addition of an upstairs utility area and toilet very useful. The property is well equipped and comfortable and is perfectly situated for a stroll into Bowness and for local walks with breathtaking views over Windermere. The addition of a Christmas Tree and a Christmas card and treats from the owners were a lovely touch and gave the property a really festive feel when we arrived. We managed to cook a Christmas dinner for 7 in the kitchen with no problems. Thanks for another fantastic week. — Claire Kennedy, 05 Jan 2019
"New year holiday". Very clean and well equipped property. All bedrooms are en-suite with very comfortable beds. It is well situated for all amenities, having lovely olde worlde pubs, restaurants and lots of shops to visit. We highly recommend staying at Sandown and would love to visit again. — Lilian McClaren, 05 Jan 2019
Lovely property, well situated, large living room, very warm and comfortable. Enjoyed staying here very much. Key safe outside meant no worry about losing key. House well equipped and warm and cosy as it was a bit cold when we were there. Could do with some kind of boot room but overall excellent house. — Lesley Wood, 07 Dec 2018
Sandown is perfectly located within 5 minutes of Bowness Town Centre. It is well furnished to a high standard with 4 en-suite bedrooms, on the ground floor, and a kitchen, dining room Lounge and toilet on the first floor. The kitchen is small but modern and perfectly adequate, and is well equipped with appliances, cutlery and crockery. The House is set out with some thought and there is a natural flow across the living accommodation. The house was immaculate on arrival, and included a small welcome pack in the kitchen, which enabled us to have a drink etc before venturing out. The house also had a selection of family games, CD's and DVd's for guests to use. Do not be put off by the "stark" exterior and Entrance Hall, these belie the quality and cleanliness of the living accommodation in this house. We found it ideal for our 3 generation family (2 grandparents, 2 parents, 2 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and 2 cars!) I give this a very high recommendation. — Ron Dixon, 29 Oct 2018
"Bliss" The overall ambience and comfort of "Kempton" negated the generally poor weather. It has an excellent location within walking distance of the top end of the Bowness shopping/eating areas, while a bus stop [for Windermere] at the entrance and another [for Bowness] across the road render a car unnecessary for local touring/shopping. The facilities are more than adequate for a modicum of cooking to maintain body and soul if that is your wont. All in all a pleasant place to stay. — Gary Reid, 30 Sep 2018
Excellent, lovely and clean, good quality and comfortable. — Mike Darling, 18 Jun 2018
"Couldn't Have Been Better". The property was as shown, the owner very friendly and helpful (especially the welcome gift of wine & milk!!). We were four friends relaxing after a River Boat tour in France and the contrast between the two countries was delightful. The bus stop right at the front door provided our gateway to exploring the area and Beresford Restaurant right across the street was excellent food at most reasonable prices. Thank you, Georgie for sharing with us. Bette, April, Gwen & Otis. — Bette Mumford, 17 May 2018


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