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Luxury 5 star 3 bed 3 bath dog friendly home with lake & mountain views - relax!

Bedrooms 3
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury dog friendly 3 bed 3 bath detached with Lake and mountain views, 5 Star

This is the one you have been looking for! From the moment you walk into this outstanding detached property you will be impressed by the quality, the open plan living but most of all the stunning views from every room. Located on Brantfell, only a five minute walk from the lively centre of Bowness-On-Windermere, the stunning architect designed house takes full advantage of its elevated hillside location. 5 Star awarded by Visit England - a split level light filled home, spread over three floors, every room offers beautiful panoramic views to Lake Windermere, Claife Heights and the Coniston Fells beyond. This luxurious property has been lavished with every care and attention to detail. Whatever the weather or whatever the season the property is perfect; from al-fresco living on the large balcony or lower terrace, to cosy days by the fire. For truly memorable family holidays, celebrating special occasions or just for spending time together Jasper's Retreat is an inspiring treat that is luxury and quality throughout. With boutique bedrooms and classic contemporary living all opening to breath-taking views, luxurious bathrooms and stylish kitchen Jasper's Retreat offers a real treat and a place you will want to come back to!

As you turn off Brantfell Road and travel along the private road past a couple of houses you will find Jaspers Retreat tucked away at the end on the right.

The drive way offers parking for two cars, with space for a third in the large garage which also offers secure storage for mountain bikes and canoes.

Entering through the oak doors, the large entrance hall, complete with slate feature wall, opens to a useful boot/utility room with washing machine and plenty of space for drying walking gear,

The first of 3 bedrooms is on this level and features lofted beamed ceiling, a king size four poster bed, TV, and the added luxury of French doors which open to a private balcony with seating to enjoy the lake view. The Luxury Wet Room with overhead rain shower is just across the hall.

Steps from the hall lead up to the impressive open plan living space with large floor to ceiling sliding walls of glass and windows that open onto a large balcony with breath taking stunning views.

The living space offers underfloor heating, a cosy woodburning stove ,lofted ceilings with oak breams and sumptuous furnishings including comfy knowle sofas and Eames chairs with footstools which will ensure relaxation whilst enjoying the 48" smart TV with full bt TV and sports packages included. There is also free secure wifi.

Choose between using the large oak dining table, ideal for family dinners and special occasions, or dining alfresco on the balcony which features infinity glass balustrade and plenty of sofas with comfy cushions to relax and while the hours away.

The kitchen has all you may need, featuring handpainted wooden units, granite worktops and American Fridge Freezer. There is a dishwasher, but even washing up is a pleasure when you can stand and enjoy the view from the sink that is second to none! There is plenty of crockery and glassware, both indoor and out varieties, to enjoy entertaining In style.

Down the oak staircase from the entrance hall are 2 further bedrooms each individually styled.

First a large superking bed room, (zip and link allows for use as a twin room), with luxury ensuite shower room and walk through dressing room.

Second a lovely king size oak sleigh bed room with ensuite/jack and jill bathroom with walk in rain head shower.

Both bedrooms have a flat screen TV and feature large sliding patio doors to astro turfed garden patio and lake views.

You will find high quality furnishings throughout including super comfortable beds and luxury linens to ensure you get a great nights sleep after your excursions into the surrounding countryside.

The gated garden area keeps dogs and children secure, whilst you can enjoy sitting on the extended patio area with more outdoor seating and those lovely views!

We have made our home very Dog friendly with oak or tiled floors throughout.

A unique property you don't want to miss!

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More Details

Pat Richardson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Pat Richardson

The owners Pat and Clive wanted to create a lovely luxury retreat which was dog friendly. We chose the home for its location, but it needed a lot of work! So we set about an extensive refurbishment and extension to create a stunning home for ourselves and our guests to enjoy. We live in Sheffield where we have a retail business in the Meadowhall Centre "Candletime" and we try to get away for it all and enjoy some R&R only 2.5 hours away. We also own a property in Orlando Florida and take a couple of holidays there each year to catch some quaranteed sun!

Unfortunately our lovely dog Jasper is no longer with us, but he loved our lake view home and the walks and dog friendly pubs close by, and we have named our home Jaspers Retreat in his memory.

Pat Richardson purchased this house in 2013

Why Pat Richardson chose Bowness-on-Windermere

Now our dream house, with lake views, open living space so all guests can enjoy time together and private spaces to get away for a quiet moment, started as an ugly duckling but the view and location stole our hearts.

After 18 months work extending, and refurbishing to a luxury standard we now have a very special holiday home.

We enjoy the many local restaurants, walking round the lake or fells, riding on the lake cruisers or shopping in the many shops and villages close by.

We took our holidays in Bowness to be with our dog Jasper, but could never find a luxury property which took dogs! So we decided to create our own and hope that you will enjoy it too...

What makes this house unique

The lake views and access to walking right from your door makes this an ideal location for walking or relaxing.

We have ensured you can enjoyed rainy days by the log burning fire by providing free wifi, large flat screen TV with soundbar and full TV and sports packages. You will also find a music system for radio, cd or streaming from your own device.

The fabulous first floor balcony off the main living room offers plenty of comfy seating and allows for dining alfresco, sunbathing or sitting in the shelter of the infinity glass balustrades, enjoying the view of lake and mountains.

Sitting outside is so quiet - you could be miles from anywhere, meanwhile you are only minutes away from the lively Bowness village with its fabulous restaurants and lovely range of mostly independent shops.

There is so much to explore either on foot from your doorstep, the Dalesway Walk is at the end of the lane, or by car you can travel further afield. Try the car ferry across the Lake and drive the circular round via Hawkshead and Ambleside and back through Windermere to Bowness.

Whatever the season you will find you can unwind and enjoy your time away at your home from home.


Bowness-on-Windermere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Fully tiled shower room with underfloor heating
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite or main bathroom mountain views
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Fully tiled shower room
  • All bathrooms are newly fitted and fully tiled. Each has a walk in rain shower, toilet and basin. Fluffy white towels. Main/ensuite bathroom also has freestanding bathtub with mountain views. All have heated towel rails.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , King size oak sleigh ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , King size four poster private balcony room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super king or twin ensuite room
  • Bedroom 1 has a Super king zip and link bed, or twin, walk through dressing room, ensuite, 40" flat screen TV, oak flooring, doors to patio garden area, lake views. A large spacious room, decorated in relaxing teal in classic contemporary style. Ensuite fully tiled with walk in rain head shower, counter top basin. Bedroom 2 has a king size oak sleigh bed and oak furniture and flooring patio doors to garden patio, lake views. Decorated in relaxing autumnal shades. The large ensuite bathroom with walk in rain shower & counter top basin,also has a Freestanding bath with mountain views. You can watch TV from here too! Bedroom 3 lovely bedroom with king size four poster bed. Lofted oak beamed ceiling, and oak flooring. Patio doors to own private balcony with lake and mountain views. Decorated In shabby chic style. All bedrooms have flat screen TV, hair driers, chair, luxury mattresses and linens, white fluffy towels, and oak floors and contemporary radiators.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury 5 star 3 bed 3 bath dog friendly home with lake & mountain views - relax!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from great week. We took our Labrador toby and he had time of his life. Plenty of walks around and did not have to worry to much about sheep. Bowness is only a short walk away and the angel inn welcomes dogs as do most pubs

The house is every much as good as brochure pictures and I would thoroughly recommend jaspers retreat.

We liked it so much already booked for 2018

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back next year - so glad you booked early as 2018 is already filling up! Thank you for looking after our home and choosing to book with us.
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Perfect property but needs looking after

  • 4 of 5

We found directions ideal. Warm, good heating and hot water, fantastic view and well equipped with quality goods. Beds comfortable, excellent showers but be aware if you overuse the water supply as a pump cuts out which needs to be reset to restore the supply. (See note in kitchen). The toilet in the ensuite attached to the king-size bedroom is prone to blockage. Sadly the place wasn’t very clean and we had to call the service team to sort, twice, also some lights were faulty. An electrician arrived 24 hours later to fix the main faulty light but others were left. We were told he would arrive on the Monday at 10. But he didn't, another call to Lakelovers at 11:30am and we were informed they would be coming at 3! We advised not to bother. Planks of wood left across a difficult to open garage also was reported and sorted. This was a number of minor issues you do not expect on a £1300 / week property. We were given £150 refund. Pat Richardson was very instrumental in getting thing sorted. One member of staff at Lakelovers needs to learn some customer service skills.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that our very high standards fell down on the occasion - please rest assured that all issues have been addressed. With regards to the water pump - this system ensures all three bathrooms have high pressure and plenty of hot water - an electricity outage tripped it on your stay - hence the fault, but again - this is now all sorted. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you have indicated you would return in the future to our beautiful home.
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A really enjoyable week

  • 5 of 5

We were really looking forward to our week away and Jaspers Retreat didn’t disappoint. A lovely house with stunning views and just a short walk from the shops, bars & restaurants. Our dog seemed really relaxed there too – sitting outside on the balcony taking in the views! A faultless week and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in nice location.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 3rd week of September 2017 - 3 couples who had a lovely time in a very well equipped and lovely house. Good location at the top of a hill which give views across Bowness and Windermere Lake. Walkable in to Bowness in the evening for a meal at one of the many restaurants if you don't want to drive. We will definitely be returning at some future date.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bonn, Germany

A wonderful place, quiet but relatively central

  • 5 of 5

Jasper's retreat is nice villa, well equipped and offered everything we needed during our stay. Nice balconies and garden, a detached garage and even a superb high end stereo equipment. Beds are of high quality enough space also for our dog.

3 golf courses within 15 miles of which Carus Green is the best.

Many thanks again for your hospitality!


  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a stunning place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we hoped for and more! That view over Windermere from the house is worth the money alone ! Everything about Jaspers is as good as the photo's /video . We just didn't want to leave! We don't normally book to go back to the same place 2years running , but it's under serious consideration! The only drawback is that blooming hill!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked it - I hope you found the easy walk up from the village! up the little lane right of the Angel Inn and it comes out near the top of the road near our home! But no fabulous views without being up the hill a little! Hope you will come to stay again soon.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Royal oak
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Set in the Lake District National Park, with spectacular views of Lake Windermere and the hills beyond.

Join the Dalesway walk right outside, or take a ferry ride on the lake and join one of the many hiking trails Round the lake and fells. Visit the Beatrix Potter museum or Wordsworths house and locations, the Lakes Motor Museum and aquarium.

Enjoy shopping in local and regional shops and eat in the many restaurants just minutes from your door.

You can enjoy leisurely days just enjoying the view from your living area and extended decked balcony with views of the wonderful lake Windermere and the hills beyond, enjoying the peace and quiet, yet only minutes away from the bustling village.

If travelling further afield, visit Ambleside and Grasmere, Call in at the Chesters coffee shop at Kirkstone bridge for some great food and retail therapy before heading out to walk by Lake Elterwater and on to Grasmere.

Cartmel famous for its sticky toffee pudding is about 20 minutes drive and you may even catch a race at the lovely little racecourse! Visit Sizer Castle, Muncaster Castle, Holker Hall and Gardens, the famous topiary gardens at Levens. ... There is just so much to do and see you will need more than one trip to see it all !!!

Bowness village is set In a stunning position on the eastern shore of Lake Windermere,and is the most popular tourist destination in Cumbria; buzzing with activity and arguably the best place to buy an ice-cream.

A few minutes’ stroll from the village high street, you’ll find plenty of family activities in Bowness Bay. Feed the swans, play tennis or crazy golf on ‘The Glebe’, or why not hire a rowing boat for a few hours? If you’re exploring the wider Lake District or heading for the fells, there’s plenty to return to in the evening. Fantastic restaurants, a 3-screen cinema, contemporary bars and two nightclubs.

If you’re serious about boating, you’ll find Windermere Yacht Club within walking distance and Windermere Marina Village nearby. There are plenty of specialist shops to explore, and experts to chat to at Shepherds Boat Sales. But even if you’re not an enthusiast, from Bowness Pier you can explore the entire length of Lake Windermere on a stunning ‘Steamer’ cruise. The boats run all year round, with live music events on summer evenings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $415.57

Rates are an indication until confirmed.
Please note Change over day is Friday, so bookings are Friday to Friday for a 7 night booking.
We can accept short stays, during low season times, for bookings made within 14 days - or please enquire.
Christmas and New Year change over days are Wednesday to Wednesday 2015-16. so short stays are possible either side of these dates.

Check in time is 4 pm and check out time 10 am.

Security Deposit of £300 is payable when final payment is made, or with full payment if booking within 90 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.