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House On The Shore Of Lake Windermere with large garden & direct lake access &

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House on Lake Windermere, Bowness, Lake District, Cumbria - Private Location, Lrg Gardens to the Lake Shore, Secure Gated Parking/Gardens, 2 Min to Bowness

A unique luxury spacious apartment within a large gentleman's residence on the shore of England's largest lake Windermere. With direct lake access offering all water sports enthusiasts the convenience of kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding (sup) with hire available only 0.3 miles away if required, dinghy sailing, wind surfacing or paddle boarding (sup) direct from the garden only a mile into Bowness bay offering the perfect warm up with a choice of village refreshments when you arrive. All with the ease of being on your doorstep. This home comes with with everything you would expect and more this five star property with exclusive fitness, pool and Spa facilities included within your free Burnside spa pool and gym membership. The Burnside is a beautiful hotel on the south of Bowness which as gone through a fabulous refurbishment. Includes... 2 Feature Hot Tubs, Steam Room, Sauna, Cold Plunge pool, Poolside Shower, Relaxing Poolside Seating, Poolside Bar, traditional english pub and cinema room catering for all the family if you copy and paste the following links into your browser for more details

Separate Male & Female Changing Rooms with Secure Lockers This stunning property is equally perfect for families, couples, honeymooners. ( . .

The Lakehouse set in the exclusive storrs park area. The heart of the English lake district and on the doorstep of the picturesque village of Bowness on Windermere. With its assortment of restaurants and boutiques. The lakehouse as everything close by whether its fell walking, boating, cycling, golfing, fine dinning or sight seeing. The lakehouse itself is a very spacious home unlike many cottages that have small rooms and limited space little or no gardens and limited or no parking. Private secure parking (electric gated entrance), large lounge (large sumptuous sofas), large hallway (with house cloakroom WC), two large bedrooms with en-suite, 1 with and an emperor size bed, 1 with king size and single bed Luxury spacious kitchen. WI-FI, sky TV (not the full package), central heating, towels, bedding and all energy costs included in your rental.

Lakehouse has private parking for 2 vehicles. Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England and is in the Lake Districts National Park. A beautiful place with stunning scenery very popular for water sports and plenty of walks available to everyone of all ability. There are also some exceptionally well known restaurants in the surrounding area. This property is in walking distance to Bowness where you will find a large choice of shops and restaurants. There is Beatrix Potters Attraction which also has a tea room. Cinema, Tennis, Pitch and Put and lots of different boating opportunities. On the Glebe you can catch a Steamer to take you up and down the lake. Lakes Aquarium is at the southern end of the lake where you will also find Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. There is also a dedicated bus which will take you to Lakeland Motor Museum. Ambleside is at the northern end of the lake set amongst breathtaking majestic mountains, it is a very attractive Lakeland village with many outdoor shops and individual shops. Brockhole is a visitor centre which has large gardens and play area for children which you can call in at when travelling on a steamer. Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House is about 1 mile away and most definitely worth a visit. Further afield you have Hill Top at Near Sawrey which is Beatrix Potter's home remaining very much as when she lived there. Hawkshead is a true Lakeland Village with cobbled streets and clusters of whitewashed cottages huddles around secluded courtyards. There is once again a wide choice of individual shops Grisedale Forest Park has an extensive range of marked trails. Tarn Hows is a well known beauty spot which has easy access. Ulverston is not too far away this is the home town of Stanley Laurel the partner of Oliver Hardy who became the well known slapstick duo Laurel & Hardy.

The Lake district is famous for its walks and there are many walks on the doorstep of Bowness and Windermere and this is just a few all available setting off on foot from the Lakehouse...

Back Lane Circular (Time: 2h 56 mins Distance: 8.6 miles)

Brantfell (Time: 1 – 1.5 hours Distance: 1.7m (2.73km))

Claife Heights (Time: 2 hours+Distance: 6.0 miles (9.66km))

Cockshott (Time: 20 minutes Distance: 2.1 miles)

Esthwaite Water (Time: Just under 4 hours Distance: 11.3 miles (18.2km))

Grasmere Time: (6+ hours Distance: 10.2m (14.8km))

Millerground Time: (1 hour 30 mins Distance: 3.8m (4.5km))

Orrest Head Time: (2 hour 30 mins Distance: 5.1m (5.9km))

School Knott (Time: 2 hour 30 mins + Distance: 6m (8.04km)

Townend (Time: 2 hours+ Distance: 7.0 miles (11.27km))

Wynlass Beck Circula. (Time: Just under 3 hours Distance: 6.7 miles (9.1km))

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Amanda Glendinning
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Amanda Glendinning

I live in the beautiful english lake district with my partner Amanda we have five children between us although all but one is adult now. We both work Amanda in the local village where we live..Bowness on Windermere.. and I Mark on the Fylde coast near Blackpool.

We enjoy spending our spare time and quite often our holidays in the Lakes as we like to walk, sail and cycle.

We chose The Lake House because of its perfect location being 2 minutes from the village centre and right on the lake even after several years here the view still takes your breath away either from the lounge, kitchen windows or when standing on the foreshore. You will meet either Amanda or I when you stay as we like to greet all our guests personally & should you need any guidance just ask!

Amanda Glendinning purchased this house in 2004

Why Amanda Glendinning chose Bowness-on-Windermere

I first came to the lakes with my parents then my young family. Although my family have now gone their own direction they, like myself enjoy to spend time in the lakes at any opportunity. There is always something to suit every generation. Bowness is vibrant 'sensibly' lively, cosmopolitan, suits all generations with is Bars, Boutiques Restaurants, Boats, Lake, Beatrix Potter, Golf Course( 5 mins by car) it was always the place I would choose to live. It had to be on the Lake so when the opportunity to buy the Lake House came up it had to be. Initially for the views but within such a short space of time its beauty is the way it puts a perspective on everything and you really do stop relax and value all the good things. I hope you feel the same... I could never find anything more perfect.

The Lake District National Park gained UNESCO World Heritage status on the 9th of July 2017, the only national park in the UK to be awarded this honour. We have also introduced a free membership at the Burnside Hotel spa,pool,cinema and pub ( all part of a complete refurbishment of this fine and long established hotel offering a great experience for you and your family.

What makes this house unique

Just out of Bowness along Lake rd you arrive at a large pair of electric gates... your entrance to Lake house with its secure and private grounds. You will be able to then take in the tranquility of lake Windermere its stillness the calmness is instantly relaxing... to wake and take in any one of its many moods and as the day unfolds it comes alive... becomes busy.

You may then wish to go for a stroll...

Lake Windermere bottom of the garden 100yrds, Windermere car and foot ferry 15mins (walking) where you can cross the Lake to Hill Top (Beatrix Potters home) or a fine walk through Claife Heights with fabulous views over Belle isle, the lake and Bowness.

Stay this side and you have Bowness 20 mins (walk via the lakeshore and cockshot piont) with its many Boutiques, Cafes, Bars, Restaurants. We have also introduced a free membership at the Burnside Hotel spa, pool, cinema and pub ( all part of a complete refurbishment of this fine and long established hotel offering a great experience for you and your family. I very pleasant option come rain or shine!

If by Car Golf Course 4mins, Bowness 2mins, Windermere 5mins, Market town of Kendal 10mins, Ambleside 15mins, Cartmel Racecourse 25mins.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic apartment finished to high standards with the most fabulous views which we took advantage of, in one wonderful garden. The Lakehouse will certainly be recommended, and we will return. Pattison,Wainwright and Murray family, Hartlepool.

We had a fantastic break at the Lakehouse. The quality of the property just fantastic with plenty of space. The view is Magnificent and this is definitely somewhere we will come back. Lynes Family Manchester.

We had a lovely stay. Fantastic apartment,lovely tranquil setting. Look forward to coming back.Dietsch Familiy. leamington Spa.

We have had a fantastic break, the apartment was everything we hoped for and more, Ruby & Daisy adopted a family of swans and looked after them day & night! Thanks for the bottle -very nice touch. Cheers. Mc Dowells, Suffolk.

A stunning apartment and view. Thank You it made the holiday. Harold and Gwen, Manchester.

A place of beauty-Lakes,mountains past magical! Also such a lovely house- 'home from home' Da
Feb 2010
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Bowness-on-Windermere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Must supervise any family members and Friends that are vulnerable in and around open water. Use buoyancy aids when in or around water.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite full size bathroom with bath, seperate quadrant with rain shower, basin and wc. Bedroom 1 en-suite with walk in shower, basin and wc to 2nd bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 in (2 bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with emperor size bed and en-suite bathroom and ipod dock. Bedroom 2 with king size bed and single bed with en-suite shower room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property is centrally heated, open fire in lounge, hot water, sky +, wi-fi, quality bedding (duvet's) and towels. We only take couples and families with well behaved children. Sorry no pets. No smoking. All our guests have exclusive access to fitness and swimming pool facilities in addition to this the option to book special spa and pamper treatments. Provides you with lots more luxury and space than an hotel room with private gardens and the lake shore for your enjoyment. booking and availability please go to our website. Outside: Fabulous and extensive gardens down to lake shore. Private pebble beach with new 50'-0 jetty secure parking for 2 cars (electric gated entrance to grounds). Gazebo by the lake with seating and table. Garden seating provided and barbecue. short stroll to marina village complete with bar and restaurant. Lakeside walk to Bowness centre suitable for push bikes wheel/push chairs. We can accommodate pushbikes, canoes, kayaks, small paddle or sailing dinghies (carry-able). At your own responsibility. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned and presented to the highest possible standard prior to your arrival. It is also reasonable to expected you to keep the property to a similar standard. All quality cotton bedding and towels are provided. Energy costs inc. Other: The lakehouse is a luxury self contained south wing of a Lakeside house (circa 1880), with its 2 floors & great living space, lake views and access... it has all you could require for a perfect lakeland home and far more than a hotel suite.


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House On The Shore Of Lake Windermere with large garden & direct lake access &
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

The property is fabulous, even better than we had imagined!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean, had everything we needed and more and the views from the living area were spectacular!

The property is beautifully presented as well.

We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Cannot fault The Lake House, the property is amazing, with wonderful views and is located in just the right spot. Loved every minute of being in the Lake District. Thank you to Amanda.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

I rented kayaks from windermerecanoekayak,com for the week. They delivered/collected from the Lake House jetty. Family of five had a fantastic week on the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, bright, spacious and comfortable, with a gorgeous view. Just the thing for a relaxing break away from our busy lives. We found it a perfect location too - quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness, but near enough to it to take advantage of the shops, bars and restaurants when we wanted.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mark and Angela for the beautiful property we rented over our week in the Lakes District. It is well kept and the finishing touches are lovely. The view from the jetty over the lake are wonderful, we had very good weather for the most part and I got some gorgeous early morning shots of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Totally agree with the previous review. This place is amazing. We booked the Lakehouse for the most fabulous week I can remember. The house is just so beautifully appointed and spacious with incredible views from the lounge and kitchen. Access to all local attractions is immediate and the area is quite simply incredible. I have no hesitation in recommending this property and giving a 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bowness on Windermere
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Five minutes walk. Takes you across the lake
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Windermere golf club.
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
M6.. Junction 36
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Marina Boat house & Bowness, pubs and restaurants
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Kendal. Artificial slope
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Lake at the bottom of the garden
Car: recommended


Pebble Beach on the shore of Lake Windermere ( England's largest lake) this is at the bottom of the garden about 200m from the front door house.


Windermere Marina restaurant and bar (0.3m). Bowness Village (1m), Windermere village (2m), Ambleside (6.8m), Kendal Town (9m), Lancaster (20m), Penrith (20m), Cartmel Races (15m) Grange over sands (16m), Coastal Beach (8m), Via car/foot ferry crossing Hawkshead (4m) Grisedale Forrest... go ape, walks, mountain bike challenge (5m), Coniston (6m) walks, cycle trails, boating, kayaking, Canoes restaurants, bars, country pubs, boutiques, golf, cinema all on the doorstep!

Hire canoes kayaks sup boards from Windermere canoe and kayak ferry nab Bowness (0.3m).

Bike hire next to Windermere train station (2m) and for the serious mountain biker Grizedale forrest (5m).

Further Details:

Local shops tesco express, Co-Op, Boutiques, Restaurants (1.4m)... English, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai , Swiss. Cinema... Beatrix Potter Museum. Lake Steamers, Pitch & putt, Boat hire, Tennis, Crazy Golf, Pubs , Viewpoints, All within (2m) 2 minutes by car 20 minutes on foot. Booths supermarket, Golf Course, Brantwood House, Country Pubs, Country Restaurants all within 5 mins by car.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Booking Notes:
Changeover days are Friday to Friday (weekly bookings). Friday to Monday (3 night break) or Monday to Friday (4 Night Break). Arrival after 3.00pm Vacate before 10.00am. Bookings made withing 7 days of chosen period subject to a 20% discount please call and request the discount at time of booking.Payment can be made by bacs, Cheque, or Credit/Debit card over the telephone.
Cancellation up to the final payment will only incur the cost of the deposit. Once the booking is paid in full (30 days before) then we cannot refund the booking.
Please Note: This property is set in gardens that lead down to a pebble beach lake and jetty there is direct access into the lake therefore care must be taken if you have family members that may be at risk you MUST keep them supervised when in the garden. The property is secure and not open to public access.
It is advised that you have a holiday insurance policy in place to cover for any unforeseen eventualities. Access to the garden and the lake is on the understanding that it is at your own risk and all commonsense should be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.