2 bed house to buy

£225,000 Offers Over

Enquire now

Your details

Enquire now to find out more

Close x

Arrange a viewing

Your details

To arrange a viewing, please complete this short form and a member of our our team will be in contact with you shortly.

Close x

About the property

A wonderful two bedroom traditional white washed Lakeland cottage, fronting the River Kent at Cowan Head. This peaceful location is easily accessible from the popular tourist resorts of Bowness and Windermere.

Situated on the Dales Way, there are some fantastic walking and cycle routes that can be enjoyed directly from the cottage and there are plenty of local pubs and restaurants available along the way. With fantastic views over the river towards the Kentmere Fell the cottage occupies a rural setting on the fringe of The Lake District National Park yet remains convenient for the villages of Staveley and Windermere, the market town of Kendal and the M6 motorway. Suitable for a range of buyers Kingfisher Cottage will appeal equally to those seeking a permanent residence, second home or holiday let investment and is offered for sale with no upper chain.

The Property

Upon entering Kingfisher Cottage, you are welcomed into the open plan living area, which is perfectly sized for small families. The property is pleasantly decorated and furnished, and has a homely and welcoming feel that blends period character with 21st century comforts.

Within the lounge, there is a gas fire and spacious seating area that is perfect for resting those feet after a long day exploring the nearby countryside. The lounge benefits from a lovely picture window with views to the weir and millpond to the front. There is plenty of scope to add your own touch to the property, and there is ample character and traditional Lakeland charm.

The well equipped kitchen area provides all that is needed to enjoy your time at the cottage, including a washer/dryer, fridge freezer, electric cooker, oven and microwave. The kitchen has ample space, and also has room for a table and two chairs to the right hand side. The stairway to the upstairs then leads off to the right.

Once upstairs, you are greeted by the master bedroom, which has stunning views overlooking the River Kent. The bedroom is bright and spacious, and would provide the tranquil rest needed after a day of hiking in the nearby fells. Once again, as the property is neutrally decorated, it would be easy to add your own personal touches to the room.

The second bedroom overlooks the rear patio and seating area and has space to be used as a single bedroom; it also has the potential to be used as a storage room or study.

The bathroom is tastefully decorated, with glazed etched window and radiator. Three piece suite comprising; wood panel bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. Part tiled walls.

Kingfisher Cottage also has an outdoor storeroom or cloakroom, which contains a wash hand basin and WC. The property also has a raised rear garden/patio area and a private covered parking area, handy for storing bikes.

The property is currently being used as a holiday cottage, but there is the opportunity for it to be used as a permanent home or even as a second holiday home, as there are no local occupancy restrictions for use. A rare find within the property market in the Lake District.

We believe this would be a fantastic purchase for those looking for their first home, or for those who wish to purchase a beautiful part of the Lake District, as a wonderful holiday retreat, with no upper chain.


There is a carport located at the end of the terrace and being one of four. To the front of the property is communal parking where No.11 has a dedicated parking space overlooking the weir.

The cottage enjoys a delightful private sunny terraced area to the rear on which to sit and soak up the peace and quiet.

Situated to the South of the Lake District, and only a short drive to Kendal, which is particularly well placed to cater for everyone's holiday needs. Kendal is often seen as the Southern gateway to the Lake District. The town is home to a fine selection of shopping arcades, can boast two castles, two museums, a host of historical buildings and bridges, fine restaurants, a multitude of public houses, and stunning views over the nearby ruin of Kendal Castle.

Being only a few minutes drive to one of the most picturesque lakes in the Lake District National Park - Lake Windermere boasts some of the best amenities and attractions within the South Lakes. It offers a wide range of activities for all ages with shops, restaurants, leisure facilities, golf and yacht clubs, plus Windermere Marina and some of the finest walks in Britain.

Bowness-on-Windermere is The Lake District’s most popular holiday resort, there are wonderful boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as the usual multiples lining the main street as it winds down to the bay.

For the commuter, the railway station at Windermere links with the mainline station at Oxenholme giving speedy access to Edinburgh, Manchester and London Euston. There is easy access to the M6 motorway, within a 15 minutes drive to J36.

The Lake District National Park has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status for its scenic and cultural attractions. With stunning landscapes, lakes, mountains, coastline, historic sites and a wide range of restaurants, including 3 Michelin Star. There's no better place to come and unwind!

Mains water, mains gas and mains electricity.
Drainage to shared Septic Tank.

From Windermere take the main A591 towards Kendal turning left signposted Bowston and Cowan Head just before the Plantation Bridge garage and the Lakeland Great Outdoors Store and follow the road towards Bowston, turn left into the access lane signposted Cowan Head and continue round upon reaching the end of the lane whereupon No 11 is the second to the last cottage on your left hand side.

Agents Notes
Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity. If you were to purchase this property for holiday letting, A local Holiday Cottage Company estimates it has the potential to achieve 35 - 40 weeks occupancy a year with a gross annual income of approx. £17,000 – £19,500 per annum.

The furniture can remain in the property; this is negotiable with the Vendor.

Local Authority
South Lakeland District Council
Please contact our office to discuss rates and council tax if needed
EPC Rating ‘E’

All viewings to be arranged by prior appointment through Humberts Windermere office.
01539 482 692 or windermere@humberts.com

For advice on financing your purchase, please call the office on 01539 482 692

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions
  • House
  • Freehold
  • Cowan Head, Burneside, LA8
Click here to explore map

About the location

To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Windermere office

Windermere - Humberts
Cowan Head, Burneside, LA8 Floorplan


  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Receptions
  • House
Energy performance
Cowan Head, Burneside, LA8 Energy performance graph

Energy performance

Find out the energy performance for this property by taking a look at the Energy Efficiency Rating.

We say

We say...

"Traditional 2 bedroom white washed Lakeland cottage"
Windermere - Humberts



01539 482 692