A real haven just minutes from Lake Windermere

Located in the centre of Bowness-on-Windermere and named after the original builder’s elegant steamboat, Swallow is one of six brand new studios set within Pattinson House: a contemporary collection of well-appointed studio apartments. The building has been painstakingly restored to create bright and spacious accommodation with up-to-the-minute interiors throughout. Each apartment was designed with the same shell. Still, the owners of Swallow have poured everything into creating a stylish haven for self-catering accommodation in the heart of this popular Lakeland town.

Bowness sits on the shores of Windermere and, with something for everyone, is undoubtedly one of The Lake District’s most sought-after resorts. Make the most of this prized location by climbing some of the area’s well-renowned fells like Gummer’s How, School Knott and Orrest Head, all within handy reach of the property. After a day of exploring, retreat to Swallow for some pamper time and indulge with Bath House products in the feature roll top tub before enjoying a fine dining experience at Simon Rogan’s Henrock, or, for a more casual, Cumbrian affair, head somewhere like The Black Labrador at Underbarrow, or The Brown Horse at Winster.


Up-to-the-minute interiors with exquisite detail throughout

Swallow is entered via the second floor of the architecturally designed external staircase, opening into a handy porch for storing all walking essentials. With choice tones throughout, the open-plan studio apartment has a contrasting, deep-cushioned, corner sofa, SMART TV and plenty of space to relax after a day of adventure.

The immaculate and well-equipped kitchen – with breakfast bar and stools – sits central to the apartment and is the perfect place to prepare a hearty breakfast or romantic evening meal, without needing to break off into separate rooms. Beyond, the comfortable king-sized bed and enclosed bathroom bring the perfect space to unwind – all tied together with high-quality linens, soft, fluffy towels and ethical toiletries, sourced locally from The Bath House.

Swallow benefits from an allocated parking space at the front of the property, making it the ideal base to explore by car or foot!

Second Floor Studio:

  • Open plan living, kitchen, dining area with large corner sofa, dining table, breakfast bar, SMART TV and tasteful decors throughout
  • Dining kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, electric oven, hob, microwave and Lavazza Jolie coffee machine
  • King-sized bed with space under the bed for storing suitcases and other travel essentials
  • Bathroom with feature bathtub, WC and basin – please note this property only has a handheld shower to be used whilst in the bath


  • Electric heating throughout
  • All electricity, bed linen and towels are included
  • WiFi and SMART TV
  • Friday and Monday changeover
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • No pets, sorry
  • Parking to the front for one vehicle



  • Bath
  • En-Suite


  • Boot / Drying Area
  • Modern
  • Parking

Local area

  • Central to town
  • Pub within 1 mile


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave

Bedroom Size

  • Double Room


  • Freeview
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi

Children & Pets

  • High Chair
  • No Pets
  • Travel Cot

Bed Type

  • King Size Bed

Retreats for

  • Romance


  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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(5 out of 5) - based on 7 reviews.

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  • Elizabeth says:

    Comment:What a delight “Swallow” was! Everything had been thought of from the great coffee machine to a set of Wainwright’s walks books for our reference. And it couldn’t be handier in the Bowness location for exploring and convenient shopping with a lovely Booths supermarket in close proximity. Comfortable bed, luxurious sheets, we really recharged our batteries there and will, most definitely, return!

  • William says:

    Beautiful apartment, we could want for nothing and had everything you would ever need. Stunning high quality finish in walking distance of both Bowness and Windermere! We will for sure be returning to this amazing stay.

  • Sam says:

    Very nice apartment, finished to a very high standard. Will definitely be returning.

  • Mark Schofield says:

    Thank you sooo much!!! We stayed at the Swallow this month (Feb ‘23). I can’t recommend the Swallow enough!!! The Apartment is beautifully and tastefully decorated throughout. As well as the apartment being furnished with all mod con of the highest quality, it’s location is fantastic. The Swallow offers beautiful views over the lake from the lounge window and is within easy walking distance of both Bowness and Windermere. I defy anyone to visit and not want to return! Thank you once again, the Schofield’s.

  • Liam says:

    Lovely flat, clean and well maintained in a fantastic location for easy access to the lake and both Windermere and Bowness towns.

  • Maria says:

    Wow wow wow this is a truly stunning apartment in Bowness. Appointed to a very very high standard with quality fixtures and fittings everywhere. We loved our three nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Fab location allowing you to walk into Bowness in minutes with a great parking space which is a huge bonus in Bowness. Extremely quiet – we heard no noise from anywhere. With the apartment being on the top floor you do get a small view of Lake Windermere in the distance from the lounge window – do note there are 50 steps to climb up to your entrance door – they are lovely wide steps which are covered so if it was wet you would remain dry. Lovely touch with the picnic/cool bag hung in the hallway to use if you take food out – it was great as we spent a day at Fell Foot Paddle Boarding so took food with us and it was all kept fresh and chilled Thank you for the welcome Prosecco another lovely touch. In short – this is a 10 star apartment and one we will definitely return too. Thank you Michelle for allowing us the opportunity to stay.

  • Maria says:

    Wow! How lucky are we to have stayed here. Simply perfect. Beautifully decorated, sumptuous fittings and fixtures and everything top quality. Thank you for the welcome bottle of Prosecco, that was a lovely touch. We know Swallow will soon become fully booked once people sample the delightful place you have lovingly created. Parking is such a great addition and love the lake view towards the west shore of Windermere, close to the ferry crossing. We actually paddle boarded there during our stay and thought we could see Swallow. Thank you again, we will return.

    P.s, love the picnic cool bag at the door, great idea!

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