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 wash basins.

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

Ulverston has a range of independent shops, cafes and pubs to discover. As the birthplace of Stan Laurel, there is the Laurel and Hardy Museum to visit or you could stroll along the canal. You're only 9 miles from the south end of Lake Windermere, where you can take a cruise or hire a rowing boat or kayak to explore the sights at your own pace and halfway up the lake is the charming town of Bowness-on-Windermere (16 miles). If you'd prefer to stay on dry land, Grizedale Forest (12 miles) offers walking and cycling trails and a range of other activities. Another picturesque village and lake is Coniston/Coniston Water, which has a few pubs to choose from and is a firm favourite with walkers and climbers who want to take on the hill called ‘The Old Man of Coniston'.

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vanessa 15th November 2019

Amazing property, loved our family weekend here (We didn't want to leave) With 2 living areas and a large kitchen it makes it an ideal get away with family and friends. Would definatley recommend this property.

Reviewed by Keith 25th October 2019

A beautiful, comfortable, quirky and peaceful house with fabulous views.The house has been decorated to a high standard especially the two large bathrooms. a good night's sleep is guaranteed with warm and very comfortable beds in such a quiet location. A good getaway from all the stresses of daily life. Local amenities are only a short drive away. Read moreI would highly recommend staying at Heron Beck Bowstead if you want a very relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 20th September 2019

Excellent accommodation with all the required equipment in a peaceful location close to Ulverston.

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 !

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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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