Tanner Brow

Nr Hawkshead, Cumbria

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 009010

About Tanner Brow

Sitting on the western shore of Lake Windermere this first floor apartment is a cosy retreat.

Set back just 130 metres from the western shores of Lake Windermere, two-bedroom Tanner Brow is an idyllic lakeside retreat. It occupies the first floor of a beautifully rugged, semi-detatched, stone cottage and within walking distance of the ferry to Bowness. It was once the laundry for the Belle Isle Estate, the private island visible from the shore and now, after a careful restoration, makes a cosy stay for those wishing to explore the Lake District.   

Walks will lead you in all directions along the lake. Head north for a 4-mile trek to Wray Castle or walk to Claife Viewing Station where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across Windermere at the top. 

For restaurants and retail therapy, Bowness is just a short ferry ride across the lake and Ambleside, at the top of Lake Windermere, is a twenty minute drive. Lakeshore park, Fell Foot is a 35 minute drive to the south. Here you can get involved with a range of activities from kayaking and swimming to Nordic Walking and running. 

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


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  • First floor

    Kitchen/sitting room with open fire, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), dining room and bathroom with shower over the bath.

Notes for guests

Access: This access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Electric wall heating included. 

Parking: Parking available next to the cottage.

Garden: There is no private garden but the cottage is surrounded by open countryside.  The lake view can be obscured by tree growth.

Access: The steps leading up to the front door are quite steep. 

Mobile phone reception is good at the cottages.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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