We take bookings on any day, for a minimum of 3nights please.
Perched only a six minute stroll from the shores of Windermere, from Bowness village ( loads of great restaurants and moochable shops) and from some wonderful walks on the fells behind, Ada's Retreat is the perfect spot for a relaxing escape in the glorious Lake District - think warm, cosy, light, sunny, quiet, comfy,
welcoming, sumptuous interior.
Ada's Retreat forms a very private half of a very large Lakeland stone house, the other half is only occasionally occupied throughout the year.
Lots of safe and private off road parking, guests have an acre of private sunny garden, and plenty of private places to take root on a comfy chair in the peace of the garden with a cuppa.
RELAX - lovely squashy sofas (one each, put your feet up!) cosy fire, lamps, and thick thick curtains to keep out any winter chill - if you come in the winter of course! In summer just leave them open and let the sunshine in.
Large flat screen TV and DVD player. Loads of room for relaxing.
EAT and COOK - incredibly spacious, spanking brand new sparkly white kitchen with all the mod cons you can think of, a generous stash of new crocks, cutlery, good solid pans ......and a table for four, even though there'll only be two of you.
If you'd like to eat in but need a break from cooking, we can order a range of yummy " COOK" meals ready to pop into the oven.
On the last minute? Not enough time to shop? Just order online from Tesco or Sainsbury's to arrive Friday morning, and we'll happily put it all away for you in the right spot.
A plethora of great eateries await on the doorstep, easily within walking distance, or a short drive. Lots of cracking pubs. Loads of recommendations in the house book, all personally tested by us!
SLEEP - we defy you to have slept in a bigger bedroom - a stunning bedroom awaits ( triple aspect so light and sunny overlooking the acre of garden ) huge comfy superking bed ( divan no horrid ends ) pocket sprung mattress, tempur mattress topper, and squashy down pillows. None of that synthetic stuff here ( although we can happily supply if feathers make you sneeze!) Huge wardrobe and lots of drawer space.
SOAK OR SHOWER? Super new bathroom, en suite obviously, under floor heating, a bath big enough to welcome the largest of derrières, a big big walk in shower, loo, bidet, and a basin built into a pretty unit for stashing more stuff.
PLAY whether walking or hiking is your thing, or simply mooching, sightseeing, cycling ( steam driven or electric) sailing, waterpsorts, golf, riding, you name it, the Lake District has it.
The wonderful Mountain Goat tour company will even pick you up straight from the door ( mention our name and get a 10% discount) if you fancy seeing the glorious scenery without driving.
The south lakes boasts three wonderful theatres, ( one a 7 minute trot away) four cinemas ( one a ten minute trot away) art galleries, museums, tree top walks, via Ferrara (if we can do it anyone can) zip wires, peaceful glades, magnificent forests, the best hiking in the uk, and of course, all those gorgeous Lakes for messing about in boats or simply taking a picnic and gazing at the view from your own tiny pebble beach or viewpoint.
DOGS AND CHILDREN Ada's House is for two adults only. Please do not bring pets or children, we simply aren't kitted out to accommodate either, and will ask you to find alternative accommodation if you arrive with little people - either hairy or otherwise - in tow. We reserve the right to keep any monies paid to us. Sounds so stroppy and we hate to say that, but it has happened, only once, but was horribly unpleasant for all concerned.
NITTY GRITTY i.e. Bits you should know. Only one point really, which is that the staircase in Ada's House is fairly steep and is not suitable for anyone with extreme mobility issues. Please ask if you're not sure.
BOOKING is easy.
If you'd like to book, or simply ask a question, either book direct with Home Away/ Owners Direct.
We ask for a totally refundable good housekeeping deposit of £200.
Please see the terms and conditions on our detailed and super website.
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