About the neighbourhood
Jasmine Cottage is a 5 minute walk to Bowness village where is a wide selection of restaurants and bars providing an array of Thai, Chinese, Italian, Indian and modern British food along with traditional pub food. Bowness boasts a cinema, the Old Laundry Theatre, the World of Beatrix Potter, ferries across Lake Windermere along with lots of shops including Tesco Express and Co Op supermarkets. There are lots of walks, School Knot, Brantfell, Post Knott, St Catherine's woods, Sheriff Wood and the Biskey Howe leading to the Dales way accessible by foot from Jasmine Cottage.
Hill Top Farm, Holker Hall, Grizedale, Wray Castle, Fell Foot Park, Brockhole Park, Sizeragh Castle, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House are all a short drive away.
A car is helpful to see further afield but there is lots to do without one. Aside from what is listed above within walking distance, the ferries across lake Windermere are a 10 minute walk away and go to Ambleside, Haverthwaite and Brockhole with connections to Wray Castle. The Ferry Nab Ferry ( 15 minute walk) goes across the Lake and there are walks/cycle paths both to Haverthwaite and Wray Castle. Bicycles can be hired within the village and there are numerous cycle ways around Bowness.The 555 and 599 buses stop in Bowness and connect to Ambleside and Grasmere.