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TOURIST INFORMATION

Bowness Tourist Information centre (015394 48428) is located opposite the Lake Steamer Pier. This is a short walk from the apartments down the hill to the Lake.

Windermere Tourist Information (015394 46499) is open all year and is on the approach to the Railway Station.

CHEMIST

The nearest pharmacy is Boots in Windermere, on the main street.

POST OFFICE

Bowness Post Office is near the Old England Hotel.

There is also a Post Office in Windermere on Crescent Road.

BANKS

Barclays and HSBC are in Windermere on Crescent Road and have a cashpoint.

There is a cashpoint outside the Co-op supermarket in Bowness.

SUPERMARKET

There is a Co-op supermarket on the main road and a Tesco Express down near the roundabout in Bowness.

Booths is in Windermere, near the train station, with a much larger selection, including many locally sourced products.

In Kendal there is Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Aldi.

CHURCH SERVICES

There is St. Martins Church of England just after the roundabout at the bottom of the hill. They have a family service with Sunday school at 10am.

The Lakes Christian Centre is on Main street just up from the cinema with a family service at 11am.

IDEAS FOR CHILDREN

• The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole has lovely grounds for short walks and there is an excellent outdoor adventure playground.

• There is a good children’s playground on Park Road in Windermere

• There is a park on the way into Ambleside which has a playground area and crazy golf.

• The walk to Orrest Head at the top of Windermere village is uphill but quite easy with superb views from the top.

• The walk up Brantfell, from Biskey Howe Road or Brantfell Road also gives wonderful views of the lake and can be done from the apartments.

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TOURIST INFORMATION

Bowness Tourist Information centre (015394 48428) is located opposite the Lake Steamer Pier. This is a short walk from the apartments down the hill to the Lake.

Windermere Tourist Information (015394 46499) is open all year and is on the approach to the Railway Station.

CHEMIST

The nearest pharmacy is Boots in Windermere, on the main street.

POST OFFICE

Bowness Post Office is near the Old England Hotel.

There is also a Post Office in Windermere on Crescent Road.

BANKS

Barclays and HSBC are in Windermere on Crescent Road and have a cashpoint.

There is a cashpoint outside the Co-op supermarket in Bowness.

SUPERMARKET

There is a Co-op supermarket on the main road and a Tesco Express down near the roundabout in Bowness.

Booths is in Windermere, near the train station, with a much larger selection, including many locally sourced products.

In Kendal there is Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Aldi.

CHURCH SERVICES

There is St. Martins Church of England just after the roundabout at the bottom of the hill. They have a family service with Sunday school at 10am.

The Lakes Christian Centre is on Main street just up from the cinema with a family service at 11am.

IDEAS FOR CHILDREN

• The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole has lovely grounds for short walks and there is an excellent outdoor adventure playground.

• There is a good children’s playground on Park Road in Windermere

• There is a park on the way into Ambleside which has a playground area and crazy golf.

• The walk to Orrest Head at the top of Windermere village is uphill but quite easy with superb views from the top.

• The walk up Brantfell, from Biskey Howe Road or Brantfell Road also gives wo

TOURIST INFORMATION

Bowness Tourist Information centre (015394 48428) is located opposite the Lake Steamer Pier. This is a short walk from the apartments down the hill to the Lake.

Windermere Tourist Information (015394 46499) is open all year and is on the approach to the Railway Station.

CHEMIST

The nearest pharmacy is Boots in Windermere, on the main street.

POST OFFICE

Bowness Post Office is near the Old England Hotel.

There is also a Post Office in Windermere on Crescent Road.

BANKS

Barclays and HSBC are in Windermere on Crescent Road and have a cashpoint.

There is a cashpoint outside the Co-op supermarket in Bowness.

SUPERMARKET

There is a Co-op supermarket on the main road and a Tesco Express down near the roundabout in Bowness.

Booths is in Windermere, near the train station, with a much larger selection, including many locally sourced products.

In Kendal there is Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Aldi.

CHURCH SERVICES

There is St. Martins Church of England just after the roundabout at the bottom of the hill. They have a family service with Sunday school at 10am.

The Lakes Christian Centre is on Main street just up from the cinema with a family service at 11am.

IDEAS FOR CHILDREN

• The Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole has lovely grounds for short walks and there is an excellent outdoor adventure playground.

• There is a good children’s playground on Park Road in Windermere

• There is a park on the way into Ambleside which has a playground area and crazy golf.

• The walk to Orrest Head at the top of Windermere village is uphill but quite easy with superb views from the top.

• The walk up Brantfell, from Biskey Howe Road or Brantfell Road also gives wonderful views of the lake and can be done from the apartments.

• Fell Foot (NT) park near Newby Bridge has lovely grounds and a small adventure playground. There is easy access to the lake and rowing boats for hire.

• From White Moss car park on the way to Grasmere you can walk all the way to the lake or stay in the woods and meadows on flat paths.

For wet days…….

• The aquarium at Lakeside is interesting and you can take the steamer there, or go on the steam train to Haverthwaite afterwards.

• The Peter Rabbit display is very good and can be accessed on foot from the apartments – just down the main street past the co-op.

nderful views of the lake and can be done from the apartments.

• Fell Foot (NT) park near Newby Bridge has lovely grounds and a small adventure playground. There is easy access to the lake and rowing boats for hire.

• From White Moss car park on the way to Grasmere you can walk all the way to the lake or stay in the woods and meadows on flat paths.

For wet days…….

• The aquarium at Lakeside is interesting and you can take the steamer there, or go on the steam train to Haverthwaite afterwards.

• The Peter Rabbit display is very good and can be accessed on foot from the apartments – just down the main street past the co-op.

(NT) park near Newby Bridge has lovely grounds and a small adventure playground. There is easy access to the lake and rowing boats for hire.

• From White Moss car park on the way to Grasmere you can walk all the way to the lake or stay in the woods and meadows on flat paths.

For wet days…….

• The aquarium at Lakeside is interesting and you can take the steamer there, or go on the steam train to Haverthwaite afterwards.

• The Peter Rabbit display is very good and can be accessed on foot from the apartments – just down the main street past the co-op.

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Train station in Windermere, approximately 2 kms away.

Bus service 599 between Windermere and Bowness.

Local taxi services including Lakes taxis 015394 46777 and B-line taxis 015394 44644

Car Parking Arrangements

There is a small car park in front of the apartments, accessed via Craig Walk, a very narrow lane. The car park has a tarmac finish with plenty of room for 4 or 5 cars including turning areas.

The access to the car park is a slope, but the parking area is flat.

From the car park there are 4x170mm steps up to the front door which is 850mm wide and opens with a numerical key pad.

The car park is very well lit with two sensor lights. There is another sensor light at the front door.

Outside

There is a walking route to the town along Craig Walk and down Helm road or the other way, past the bollard along Craig Walk and down Biskey Howe Road.

There is wooden seating at the edge of the car park or outside apartment 1.

Facilities in All Apartments

All the apartments are accessed via the front door and a 1.02m wide carpeted hallway. Apartment 1 is on the ground floor; apartments 2 and 3 are on the first floor, and apartment 4 is on the second floor. There are 11 straight steps followed by a landing and 4 more stairs to the first floor. There are a further 11 straight steps and a landing with 3 more stairs to the second floor.

There are smoke alarms throughout the building and break glass alarms throughout the hall and near the main front door of the house.

Details for an emergency are in large print on signs near each entrance door.

The route out is down the stairs and through the front door, the same as the way in.

There is an alternative route out of the back door of apartment 1 on the ground floor.

The entrance door to the building and for each apartment is fitted with a self closer.

There is further information in guest booklets in each apartment.

Lounge and bedrooms in the apartments are carpeted. Kitchen areas and bathrooms have vinyl floor covering with bath mats provided in the bathrooms.

There are showers over every bath with non-slip mats provided.

All entrance doors are at least 750mm wide and all other internal doors are at least 650mm wide.

There are no vision panels in any of the internal doors.

Each bedroom has a double bed which has access to both sides with tables/lamps on both sides.

Apartment 1

There is a separate entrance door at the side with one step (170mm) down to the outside path.

The bath has grab handles.

The apartment has a separate entrance at the side with one step down and a further 3 steps down to the car park.

Apartment 2

The double bed rests against the wall and is easily pulled down for use.

Apartment 3

There is a single bed in the bedroom alongside the double bed.

Apartment 4

There is a sofa bed in the lounge for occasional use. Bedding is stored in the hall cupboard within the apartment.

The bath has grab handles.