View towards the property
Ample parking
The property by night
Cosy up by the fire
Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
Relax and unwind
Plenty of room at the table
A sociable space
Cook up a storm
Room for two
Twin / Superking
Stairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room
2nd lounge
Let the fresh air in
and relax!
Light and airy twin room
Room for two more!
Beautiful bathroom
Modern fittings
Space for two
Have a relaxing soak
Unique touches
Relaxing king
Beautiful space
Tastefully decorated
Modern details
Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
Thoughtful touches
Ample storage
Tasteful decor
Sit down with a good book in the comfort of your bedroom
Such a relaxing space
Beautiful beams
Stunning spiral staircase
Sit and relax in the grounds
Dine alfresco
Balcony at the back
Enjoy the view
Relaxing and peaceful whatever the time is
1 / 40  View towards the property
2 / 40  Ample parking
3 / 40  The property by night
4 / 40  Cosy up by the fire
5 / 40  Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
6 / 40  Relax and unwind
7 / 40  Plenty of room at the table
8 / 40  A sociable space
9 / 40  Cook up a storm
10 / 40  Room for two
11 / 40  Twin / Superking
12 / 40  Stairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room
13 / 40  2nd lounge
14 / 40  Let the fresh air in
15 / 40  and relax!
16 / 40  Light and airy twin room
17 / 40  Room for two more!
18 / 40  Beautiful bathroom
19 / 40  Modern fittings
20 / 40  Space for two
21 / 40  Have a relaxing soak
22 / 40  Unique touches
23 / 40  Relaxing king
24 / 40  Beautiful space
25 / 40  Tastefully decorated
26 / 40  Bathroom
27 / 40  Modern details
28 / 40  Enjoy the views from the comfort of your bed
29 / 40  Thoughtful touches
30 / 40  Ample storage
31 / 40  Tasteful decor
32 / 40  Sit down with a good book in the comfort of your bedroom
33 / 40  Such a relaxing space
34 / 40  Beautiful beams
35 / 40  Stunning spiral staircase
36 / 40  Sit and relax in the grounds
37 / 40  Dine alfresco
38 / 40  Balcony at the back
39 / 40  Enjoy the view
40 / 40  Relaxing and peaceful whatever the time is

Heron Beck Bowstead

Bowstead Gates (Nr Ulverston), Lake District
Visit England Gold Award
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning property sleeping ten guests
  • Beautifully-finished property, an attractive mix of period features and contemporary fittings
  • Spacious accommodation, perfect for enjoying a special break with friends or family
  • Located in a small hamlet
  • Landscaped garden, patio area, and wooden balcony all offering spectacular views over the surrounding countryside
  • Tranquil rural location, a 40 minute walk away or less than a 10 minute drive to the market town of Ulverston
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star gold rating retaining a high score each year
Property code: LCC25

Stunning property sleeping up to ten guests enjoying a peaceful rural location in the south lakes, two miles outside the picturesque market town of Ulverston.

This property is situated in a quiet location in the Cumbrian countryside, surrounded by beautiful scenery which makes it perfect for those who like nothing more than enjoying relaxing walks. Cycle routes pass the front of the property. The edge of the Lake District National Park lies just three miles north of the cottage, with the nearest lake being Windermere nine miles away. On the southern tip of the lake, Lakeside Pier is the departure point for a range of cruises and ferries including those to Fell Foot, Bowness, and Waterhead. Two miles south of the property, the market town of Ulverston is a vibrant place offering a good range of shops and pubs, as well as being the birth place of Stan Laurel and home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum. The Cartmel Races is a fabulous day out with 9 race days from May to August.

Upon entering this beautiful cottage, guests come directly to a mid-level snug room, a welcoming and cosy space which has a warming woodburner, and a Smart TV surrounded by comfortable sofas and armchairs. Stairs leading from the snug room bring guests down to the stunning kitchen/diner which not only has a large dining table, but is also well-equipped with a Range oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer, as well as some thoughtful extras including a slow cooker, nespresso machince, nutribullet and sandwich maker. The first of the property’s five bedrooms is situated just off the kitchen, a delightful twin room which can be made up as a super-king on request at the time of booking.  Back up to the snug, the stairs from here lead up to the second lounge, an elegant dual-aspect room from which doors open onto the wooden balcony. A second twin can be found off the lounge, whilst the remaining three bedrooms are on the upper-levels of the house. The first of these sits at the top of a cast iron spiral staircase where there is also a bathroom with a bath, separate shower, and WC. The remaining two bedrooms are on the top floor of the house, 1 double and 1 king size are also accessed via a spiral staircase, the king-sized also bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room with shower and WC. Finally, another bathroom can be found a few steps down from the snug room, a stylish room with a contemporary feel, offering a free-standing double ended bath, a walk in shower and twin washbasins.

Outside, the property enjoys a thoughtfully designed landscaped garden with a spacious terrace which, with its garden furniture is a great space to enjoy al fresco dining. Overlooking the garden, there is a wooden balcony which provides guests with a lovely spot to relax with a sundowner in the evenings. There is off-road parking available for five cars.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 kings, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 twin that can be made into super-king on request
  • 2 bathrooms - one with bath, shower, twin basins and WC, one with bath, shower, wash basin and WC and an ensuite shower room with shower, wash basin and WC 
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and underfloor heating included (The underfloor heating is ground floor only)
  • Smart TV, hi-fi, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - logs are available to purchase locally. Starter bag provided with November - March bookings
  • Regret no pets
  • A welcome hamper of local produce upon arrival
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Off-road parking for a minimum of 5 cars
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles
  • In house catering available on request (at additional cost)

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gary 12th April 2019

Great location for peace and quiet. Ideal if you want to take walks and bike rides from the cottage.

Reviewed by Jayne 22nd March 2019

Really lovely property. Very comfortable, enjoyed my stay with friends. Ulverston town is delightful and is easy walking distance. I would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Louise 8th March 2019

Had a large family gathering for a 30th birthday and this cottage was the perfect spot for it. Cannot fault the cottage and will definitely recommend and return in the future.

Reviewed by Mario 16th February 2019

Great Cottage in a peaceful area !

Reviewed by Sarah 21st December 2018

A beautiful large cottage in gorgeous surroundings yet only a 5 minute drive to Ulverston. We enjoyed a lovely family Christmas at this property. The log burner makes it very cosy at night.

Reviewed by Megan 9th November 2018

Seven of us stayed in the Heron Beck Cottage for four days. It gave us the luxury of being together, but everyone had more than enough personal space. Everyone raved about the quality of the fittings and the cosiness of the beds. 10/10 would recommend for people wanting to explore the area or just relax in the countryside.

Reviewed by Andy 14th September 2018

We used Heron Beck as a base to explore the southern areas of The Lakes previously not visited and to that end it provided an idea hub. The cottage provides top quality touches particularly in regards to bathrooms and the kitchen area. Ulverston is a pleasant 30 min walk through the lanes.

Reviewed by Norths August 2018

Had an amazing holiday in this wonderful place. Beautiful scenery - cycle rides, walks and a very happy family get-together.

Reviewed by Nisbetts and Nagles August 2018

Beautiful countryside, lovely walks and happy times .x

Reviewed by Fennerty July 2018

Lovely stay in the Lake District

Reviewed by Robson, Fairclough, Blackburn June 2018

Great cottage, great weather. There for the music festival. Fantastic break!!

Reviewed by Kemp, Fawkes, Mullin, Mearns May 2018

Thank you for sharing your home. Amazing views, beautiful home, enough space for everyone. Thank you, loved the cows :) moo!!

Reviewed by Kerry and Stewart May 2018

Amazing stay, 1st class house, very peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by Redfearn party February 2018

A fantastic property, a real home away from home. If you want a relaxing place to stay away from it all, this is definitely the one for you. We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of February to celebrate Dad's 80th Birthday. The house was so comfortable, warm and welcoming that we didn't want to leave! A well-equipped kitchen, luxurious bathroom Read morefacilities and a log burner in the lounge to make things even cosier - what more could you ask for? Will definitely be booking again! Many Thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Taz December 2017

Firstly I would like to thank you for your availability and support with the booking. My family and I have had a wonderful time. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the cottage was just beautiful, exceeding all our expectations.Please pass our thanks and appreciation to the owners of the cottage and we hope to book with yourselves in the near Read morefuture. Hide

Reviewed by The Taylor family and friends September 2017

What can l say!! Everything about Heron Beck was perfect, from the wonderful views from every window, to the welcoming feel about the place from the moment you opened the door. It is superbly well equipped. The dining table was beautifully laid out on arrival, but worked equally well for us as a family with young children once the table was rearranRead moreged. The bathrooms and bedrooms were excellent, lovely comfy beds, plenty of clean towels and everywhere really clean. The outdoor spaces were great, though a great pity we couldn't make more use of them, still you can't have everything!!! Thank you very much for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Karajada March 2017

Extremely lovely cottage for a weekend break with friends. Very clean and spacious. Lovely views. Fully equipped. Excellent location. All in all, a beautiful cottage.

Reviewed by Hoyle Family March 2017

Really enjoyed our stay, would love to stay again!

Reviewed by Menacere family February 2017

This place has been a dream house for us all to relax and spend time in! We hope to come back soon, wonderful stay!

Reviewed by Vamadevan family February 2017

We've had a brilliant time at Heron Beck a really lovely place to soak in the beautiful Lake District! Thank you.

Reviewed by Hartleys & Anderson January 2017

Great time family 70thcelebration. Wonderful house. Will be back soon. Fantastic location.

Reviewed by Kuwana Family December 2016

Beautiful cottage the perfect setting for a wonderful Christmas.

Reviewed by Anderson & Kenyon family December 2016

We were here for my sons 21st, what an amazing house and amazing experience!

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View towards the property
Ample parking
The property by night
Cosy up by the fire
Catch up on some TV after a day exploring
Relax and unwind
Plenty of room at the table
A sociable space
Cook up a storm
Room for two
Twin / Superking
Show 28 moreStairs down to the kitchen / diner and up to the summer sitting room


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