Windermere Retreat

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3


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Modern Ideal for Kids Parking Space

Nestled on the outskirts of Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere Retreat welcomes up to ten guests to a getaway defined by charm, artistic elegance, and spacious accommodation. Enjoying a prime location, the property boasts panoramic views of the renowned Lake Windermere.

Bowness on Windermere, a bustling town with a rich architectural heritage, offers an array of shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities amidst the stunning Lake District scenery.

Stepping into Windermere Retreat, guests are greeted by its Edwardian grandeur, characterized by intricate paneling, feature fireplaces, and plush furnishings. The living spaces, including a regal lounge and contemporary open-plan kitchen, dining, and family room, blend classic charm with modern comforts.

Indulge in leisurely evenings in the formal lounge or unwind with a movie in the stylish cinema room. The outdoor terrace provides an ideal setting for al fresco dining against the backdrop of the meticulously manicured garden.

Upstairs, the generously appointed bedrooms offer serene sanctuaries, with the Wordsworth Suite boasting lake views, an ensuite bathroom, and ample wardrobe space. Additional suites and rooms cater to varying preferences, ensuring comfort and relaxation for all guests.

Outside, the expansive 2.5-acre garden invites exploration and relaxation, featuring a tranquil pond, a charming tree house, and inviting alfresco lounging areas.

Windermere Retreat promises a tranquil escape where every detail is thoughtfully curated for an unforgettable holiday experience amidst the natural beauty of the Lake District.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please take care of children using the tree house and playing close to the pond. They should be supervised at all times
  • The second floor suite is self-contained and can be accessed from the main house or via its separate entrance. It is ideal for those wanting a little independence from the whole group
  • A highchair and cot are available. However, please note that no cot linen is provided.
  • This property has YYES Security CCTV for security purposes. It is only accessed by the owner or with the owner’s permission.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Electric Car Charger Smart TV Heating Parking Space

Ground Floor
- Formal lounge
- Formal dining room with seating for 10
- Fully-equipped kitchen with large central island, 4 wine coolers, range cooker, Miele fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers, dining table and snug area
- Cinema room with large TV
- Utility room/boot room

First Floor
- Wordsworth Suite with super-king bed and en-suite bathroom
- Wainwright Suite with king-size bed and en-suite wet room
- Ruskin bedroom with double bed
- Coniston bedroom with double bed

Second Floor
- Windermere Suite with double bed, seating area, kitchenette and balcony (the suite has its own entrance separate to the main house accessed via an external spiral staircase or it can be accessed internally via the main house.)

Exterior Grounds
- Terrace overlooking Lake Windermere
- Dining facilities
- Firepit
- Pond
- Tree house
- 2.5 acres of gardens

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV with Freeview, Amazon Prime and Netflix
- Washing machine & dryer
- Parking for 10 cars
- Lake views
- EV charger available at an additional cost


About the surrounding area of Windermere Retreat
Easy By Train Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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Nestled along Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere is a bustling tourist destination known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse attractions. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the area for hiking, biking, and watersports, while family-friendly activities like crazy golf and hot air ballooning add to the excitement. The town's Victorian heritage is evident in landmarks such as St Martin’s Church and the charming streets of Lowside.

A leisurely stroll from Windermere leads to Orrest Head, offering panoramic views, while nearby Ambleside boasts shops, eateries, and cultural sites. Visitors can explore Waterhead Pier, marvel at Stock Gyll Force waterfall, or enjoy the Armitt Museum's local heritage collection.

For families, Brockhole Visitor Centre offers garden exploration and recreational activities, including the captivating Lakes Aquarium and nostalgic Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. The World of Beatrix Potter is a highlight, delighting visitors of all ages. With its blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, Bowness promises an unforgettable getaway.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Manchester Airport

(152 km)

Nearest Train Station Windermere Train Station

(5.5 km)

Nearest Town Bowness-on-Windermere

(3 km)

Nearest City Carlisle

(86 km)

Nearest Restaurant The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant

(2 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Lakeview Garden Bar and Pub

(2.5 km)

Nearest Shop Tesco Express, Bowness-on-Windermere

(3 km)

Nearest Golf Windermere Golf Club

(3.5 km)

About Lake District

The scenic splendour of the Lake District makes it a must-visit for fans of the great outdoors. Ullswater Valley is stunning, sheltering a beautiful lake hidden among towering fells, while the surrounding area is relatively undeveloped compared with other parts of the Lake District. Take the Ullswater Steamer Ferry for a unique perspective of the valley, enjoying its remote and peaceful feel.

When staying at one of our fantastic Lake District cottages, you'll likely want to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Windermere House is the perfect haven for large family gatherings, offering spacious interiors and expansive gardens that children simply adore—especially the enchanting treehouse. After eventful days, unwind in the movie room, a favorite among all ages.

Discover the Lake District's many activities, ranging from thrilling adventures to leisurely lake cruises. At Brockhole, immerse yourself in the excitement of treetop nets and other family-friendly attractions like kayaking and mini-golf.

Embark on memorable boat trips across the lakes, combining breathtaking scenery with visits to iconic landmarks such as Wray Castle and the Lakes Aquarium. Delve into the natural wonders of Grizedale Forest, where segway rides, Go Ape adventures, and tranquil picnics await.

Just steps away from Windermere House lies the captivating World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Here, children can immerse themselves in the whimsical world of Peter Rabbit and his friends, making it an unforgettable highlight of any family holiday in the Lake District.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Climbing
  • Animal farm
  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Forest park/High-rope course
  • Aquarium
  • Easy By Train
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Treehouse
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 to be paid prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 1 well behaved pets are welcome, by prior agreement only and at an additional cost of £75.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

The property has a self-evacuation policy typical of holiday cottages. All guests must be able to use stairs to self-evacuate as the sleeping accommodation is not on the ground floor, it is on the 1st and second floor and is all accessed by flights of stairs. Self-evacuation should be carried out within a reasonable time-frame (considered to be 3 minutes) to a place of ultimate safety, outside the property and a safe distance away from the property, which is regarded as equal to the height of the property.

Clients who have hearing concerns should provide their own solution of being alerted by the installed alarm system, installed throughout the property. The property has grade D1/F1 Aico 3000/500 series detection system to LD1 coverage that is linked to give early warning. Full details can be provided on request so that guests can ensure compatibility with their own solutions for being alerted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 - - - £6,319
Jul 19th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 £4,823 £6,431 £8,039 £9,004
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 - - - £5,426
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 13th 2024 - - - £8,107
Dec 13th 2024 - Jan 20th 2025 - - - £9,000
Jan 20th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 - - - £5,426
Mar 28th 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - £8,107
May 30th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 - - - £6,319
Jul 18th 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 - - - £8,107
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 - - - £5,426
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 12th 2025 - - - £8,107
Dec 12th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 - - - £9,000

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 - - - €6,957
Jul 19th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 €5,310 €7,080 €8,850 €9,911
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 - - - €5,973
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 13th 2024 - - - €8,925
Dec 13th 2024 - Jan 20th 2025 - - - €9,908
Jan 20th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 - - - €5,973
Mar 28th 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - €8,925
May 30th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 - - - €6,957
Jul 18th 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 - - - €8,925
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 - - - €5,973
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 12th 2025 - - - €8,925
Dec 12th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 - - - €9,908

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 - - - $7,438
Jul 19th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 $5,677 $7,570 $9,463 $10,598
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 - - - $6,387
Oct 18th 2024 - Dec 13th 2024 - - - $9,542
Dec 13th 2024 - Jan 20th 2025 - - - $10,594
Jan 20th 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 - - - $6,387
Mar 28th 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - $9,542
May 30th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 - - - $7,438
Jul 18th 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 - - - $9,542
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 - - - $6,387
Oct 17th 2025 - Dec 12th 2025 - - - $9,542
Dec 12th 2025 - Dec 25th 2025 - - - $10,594

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • We had a fantastic stay

    on 23/08/2023

    We had a fantastic stay at this house in the Lake District. The garden was great for the kids to play in and they loved the treehouse. We also loved how close it was to key Windemere attractions. The house itself is very tastefully decorated and was a very comfortable and relaxing place to spend our holiday.

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