Borwick Fold is a cosy traditional stone built farm house cottage, a romantic and peaceful hideaway ideal for 2 located on a hillside farm on the outskirts of Bowness.
The hamlet of Crook is a scattering of white, cement rendered cottages in the traditional Westmorland style. Borwick Fold is located on a working farm on the fell side midway between Kendal and Bowness on Windermere within a couple of miles of Lake Windermere. It is in an area of peace and tranquillity, within a 10 minute drive of the hustle and bustle of Bowness. In close vicinity is Windermere Golf Club, Cartmel with its Priory and Races and Morecambe Bay.
The cot...tage is set in undulating open countryside in an elevated position on the Dalesway next to the owners working beef and sheep farm. The cottage originally dates back to the 1700’s and has been furnished retaining the traditional cottage style.
Borwick Fold has oil fired central heating and comprises:
* Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with Sky TV.
* Kitchen with combination microwave oven and small hob, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
* Cloakroom with WC and hand basin
* First Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite double sized shower cubicle and fluffy bathrobes, enjoying superb open views over the surrounding countryside.
* All electric, oil and bed linen and towels included.
* Cot available.
* Private parking for 1 car.
* Small neat garden to the rear of the property.
* The owners who live next door at the farm provide a welcome pack on arrival.Read more
BORWICK FOLD FARM COTTAGE, Crook, Nr Windermere Windermere, Cumbria, England
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All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Left on 09/06/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Lisa
Borwick fold farm cottage is a small cosy cottage surrounded by beautiful views. It is located on a long country road and isn't within a short walking distance to the nearest amenities but that's what I liked about it. Being right out in the country was a plus point for me personally. The cottage had everything we needed and we loved our stay Read more
Left on 08/21/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | F & M
We loved it! So near to Windermere, yet so far! With a cattle grid to cross, long grass growing in the middle of the road, and 4 farm gates to open and close every time we drove anywhere, we really felt we'd got away from it all. We'd given each gate a pet name by the end of the week that made us giggle every time we opened them: "dead sheep gate", "Croc gate", "stream gate", and "the 4th of 3"...
The cottage was perfect, with everything you could need and a few luxuries, too. Not too much, not too little: some bantam eggs on our arrival; plenty of local info whenever we wanted it; games, maps and books; a spotless kitchen area with lots of brand new equipment; the best hot shower you could hope for every evening after a hard day's walking; a spacious living room carpet to spread maps out on; plenty of mod-cons.
With just the farmer, his family and fields of sheep as neighbours, and traffic consisting of farm tractors and the occasional rambler/cyclist, it was wonderfully quiet. The only noise was the occasional, but longed-for, night-time cloudburst (so we could hope for dry weather the next day), the baa-ing of the sheep and the lowing of the cattle. If we hadn't been so tired in the evenings, we'd have been out watching the badgers, owls and bats.
From one rocky outcrop near the cottage you could see right across the Dales to the east, and from another you could see all of Lake Windermere to the west; from the cottage we could see the Langdale Pikes to the north. A fantastic base for the southern and eastern Lakes, though the NW would have been a bit far for day trips. Great for gentler walks straight from the cottage, and for the big walks from the likes of Grasmere, Langdale, Ambleside, etc.
Edward and Liz were very friendly and patiently answered all our probing questions about farming and working, snow and rain, life and death in the Lakes - fascinating! It was like Countryfile for real!
Left on 08/19/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Valerie Mary
Yes the Satnav sent us to the wrong address, so please read the written directions, which I did but promptly forgot!
The cottage was fine, especially the large and warmer bedroom on the first floor. There was everything you could possibly want in the kitchen except a draining board! I washed up all our meals and let the dishes dry in the dish washer!!! I refuse to use those.
Location is remote but not a problem with my little car, and my partner certainly loved walking around the farm and it's environs every evening, except the one day that it poured with rain for 36 hours!
My disappointment was to do more with the area as a whole, which was packed with tourists, both on foot and on the roads, making it difficult to see a lot - we had no choice about timing as we were there for a family wedding in Windermere, and took advantage to stay for 6 days instead of b&b.;
Farmer was brilliant, friendly and helpful, and very forgiving when I broke a pot in his drive on the first day, thank you Sir!
This is our first cottage. Indeed it is in the great location. Unfortunately we have disappointed because It has lot of fungus on kichen/Launge walls, bad smell in this area it made me very difficult to stay and relax.Room was quite Ok. This needs to be improved. Definitely I won't recomend this cottage to others.
It is a sweet little cottage -- it is actually quite spacious, but it has a very comfy atmosphere. Our hosts were great, and the cottage had everything we needed. We had a great time and would certainly come back.
A comfortable, quiet little bolthole that's at the centre of the
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Robin
Much better than the picture portrays, Borwick Fold Farm Cottage was a pleasant surprise.
The farm is owned and run as a family business and it's lovely to watch Edward & Liz tend to their small stock of sheep and cows.
The interior of the cottage was more up-to-date and far more comfortable than we had imagined, with adequate facilities for a very enjoyable holiday.
It is well situated for a walking/cycling holiday as well as exploring the area by car.
All in all a pleasant experience.
The little cottage has the most amazing views of the surrounding country side located at the top of a fell.
The road outside is more an access track being gated a number of times to keep the local population, well, the sheep, in the correct fields, so there is very little if any passing traffic.
The cottage itself is comfortable, although would benefit from a larger dinner table. Its kitchen is limited, but adequate for a weeks stay. There are only two halogen rings and a combi microwave oven, with work surfaces also being limited, but we didn't go to be chefs and there are plenty of good local eateries within easy driving (or walking if you don't mind uphill on the way home) distance.
Due to the wettest april, May and June on record the cottage was suffering a little from some damp patches, but given the location, weather and solid stone construction this was to be expected and in no way affected the comfort of the property.
We are very likely to revisit Borwick fold on our next visit to the southern lakes and would recommend it to our 'outdoors types' of friends a great base for exploring the fells around Windermere, Hawkshead and Coniston et al.
Left on 11/12/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Wendy
From the time we arrived we felt welcome. The cottage was very cosy and comfortable. The location was great close to towns and wonderful walks. The novelty of jumping out of the care to open gates didn,t wear off even in the rain. Oue hosts were extremely pleasant and helpful. All in all a very good holiday and we would definately return.
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