Ref: 12045

Sleeps: 7 (4 Bedrooms)

Rates: £597 - £1758 GBP

Sandown is our largest property and is an immaculate and spacious upside down home with 4 ground floor bedrooms sleeping 7, 5 bathrooms and a large comfortable living space with kitchen and utility room on the 1st floor. It has a patio area with table, chairs & BBQ and parking for 4 cars.


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

The huge comfortable lounge has lots of 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 sleeps 7 people plus 1 infant (by request) in 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.


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Rental rates are for the entire property.

Description From To Weekly Monthly Week Night Weekend Night Minimum Stay
Sept 23-30th 2022 23 Sep 22 30 Sep 22 £997 - £332 £332 3 Nights
Oct Half Term 21st 2022 21 Oct 22 28 Oct 22 £1700 - £566 £566 3 Nights
Winter Break 2022 28 Oct 22 22 Dec 22 £835 - £220 £250 3 Nights
Early Winter Break 2023 06 Jan 23 10 Feb 23 £810 - £199 £215 3 Nights
Feb 10th & 17th weeks 2023 Half Term 10 Feb 23 24 Feb 23 £937 - £270 £300 3 Nights
Early Spring Break 24 Feb 23 31 Mar 23 £830 - £250 £270 3 Nights
Easter Holidays 2023 31 Mar 23 14 Apr 23 £1495 - £498 £498 3 Nights
April 14th week 2023 14 Apr 23 21 Apr 23 £1277 - £426 £426 3 Nights
April 21st week 2023 21 Apr 23 28 Apr 23 £889 - £296 £296 3 Nights
Late Spring Break 2023 28 Apr 23 26 May 23 £1090 - £363 £363 3 Nights
May 26th week 2023 26 May 23 02 Jun 23 £1627 - £542 £542 3 Nights
June 2nd week 2023 02 Jun 23 09 Jun 23 £1025 - £342 £342 3 Nights
June 9th week 2023 09 Jun 23 16 Jun 23 £1291 - £430 £430 3 Nights
June 16th week 2023 16 Jun 23 23 Jun 23 £1408 - £469 £469 3 Nights
June 23rd week 2023 23 Jun 23 30 Jun 23 £1313 - £438 £438 3 Nights
June 30th week 2023 30 Jun 23 07 Jul 23 £1376 - £459 £459 3 Nights
July 7th week 2023 07 Jul 23 14 Jul 23 £1395 - £465 £465 3 Nights
July 14th week 2023 14 Jul 23 21 Jul 23 £1459 - £486 £486 3 Nights
July 21st & 28th weeks 2023 21 Jul 23 04 Aug 23 £1758 - £586 £586 3 Nights
Aug 4th & 11th weeks 2023 04 Aug 23 18 Aug 23 £1758 - £586 £586 3 Nights
Aug 18th & 25th weeks 2023 18 Aug 23 01 Sep 23 £1642 - £547 £547 3 Nights
Sept 1st week 2023 01 Sep 23 08 Sep 23 £997 - £332 £332 3 Nights
Sept 8th & 15th weeks 2023 08 Sep 23 22 Sep 23 £1041 - £347 £347 3 Nights
Sept 22nd week 2023 22 Sep 23 29 Sep 23 £977 - £326 £326 3 Nights
Sept 29th week 2023 29 Sep 23 06 Oct 23 £998 - £333 £333 3 Nights
Oct 6th week 2023 06 Oct 23 13 Oct 23 £933 - £311 £311 3 Nights
Oct 13th & 20th Half Term weeks 2023 13 Oct 23 27 Oct 23 £1472 - £491 £491 3 Nights
Late Winter Break 2023 27 Oct 23 15 Dec 23 £811 - £199 £215 3 Nights
Dec 15th week 2023 15 Dec 23 22 Dec 23 £855 - £199 £215 3 Nights
Christmas & New Year 2023 22 Dec 23 05 Jan 24 £1750 - £350 £350 5 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 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.


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 Just returned from 4 fantastic nights at Sandown, 5 adults and a 2 year old. I'd have to write an essay to list all that was good about the accommodation and owner Georgie!

The house was very comfortable, immaculate, with lots of lovely extra touches and very well equipped. Perfect location. fantastic host with excellent communication between us, nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel so welcome from booking through to (reluctantly) leaving this morning ..... I could go on and on and on, but I think you get the picture!

Would highly recommend and will most definitely be returning ourselves :)
— Jane Surtees 01 Oct 2021

  • Just back from a great week in Bowness, the property was well equipped and a perfect location. Nice patio area to relax in. The owners were very helpful.

    — Patricia, 12 Jul 2022
  • Just returned from 4 fantastic nights at Sandown, 5 adults and a 2 year old. I'd have to write an essay to list all that was good about the accommodation and owner Georgie!

    The house was very comfortable, immaculate, with lots of lovely extra touches and very well equipped. Perfect location. fantastic host with excellent communication between us, nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel so welcome from booking through to (reluctantly) leaving this morning ..... I could go on and on and on, but I think you get the picture!

    Would highly recommend and will most definitely be returning ourselves :)
    — Jane Surtees 1 Oct 2021

    — Jane Surtees, 01 Oct 2021
  • We stayed at Sandown the 1st week in July. Georgie could not have been more helpful. The house location is perfect for Windermere & Bowness. The house is ell equipped and it is furnished well too. It was a great house for my family to get together. We will be back.

    — Gordon Griffiths , 15 Jul 2021
  • Just back from a lovely holiday at Sandown so glad I found this holiday home for our family . The house is beautifully furnished and the kitchen so well equipped ,every room so clean and fresh . The location couldn’t have been better just a short stroll to restaurant s and shops . Would definitely recommend these holiday cottages ,and would definitely book again in the future .

    — Evelyn McBride , 19 Jun 2021
  • We had a great time and would hugely recommend to mates

    — Charlie Williams , 02 May 2021
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sandown and were impressed by everything about the house which had everything you could need, we have posted a review earlier in the week and we would have no hesitation is staying at san down again if we visit Windermere in the future"

    — Elaine Wilkinson, 01 May 2021
  • We had a lovely week at Sandown and couldn’t have been better placed to enjoy the popular areas of the Lake District. Georgeene couldn’t have been more helpful and provided me with all the information and recommendations that was needed for our stay. Upon arrival, we were surprised to see all the basics to keep us going until the shopping arrived, along with an extra little something which was a lovely touch! The house had everything we needed, clean and well equipped with all we needed. A perfect little getaway!

    — Louise Riccalton, 20 Apr 2021
  • 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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Special Offers


  • 23-30th Sept (7 nights) £949

  • 21-28th Oct Half Term (7 nights) £1695

  • Winter Break 4th Nov (7 nights) £729

  • Winter Break 25th Nov (7 nights) £729 or 3/4 nights £599

  • Winter Break 9th Dec (7 nights) £729 or 3/4 nights £599