The exterior of Windermere Retreat, Cumbria

Windermere Retreat

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Sleeps 36
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18 Bedrooms
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17 Bathrooms
An exquisitely restored Grade II listed manor house with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a grand living space that is made for celebrations, corporate events and large family gatherings.
Dating back to 1834 and nestled at the edge of Lake Windermere, Windermere Retreat provides a unique and memorable venue for special occasions, corporate events and celebrations. Inside, there is a mixture of formal and informal reception rooms, including a grand dining room, a stylish cocktail lounge and a games room, while the outside space is perfect for alfresco dining and admiring the serene lake views. Should you wish to explore the area, the thriving towns of Windermere and Ambleside are nearby with a fantastic selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Why we love this

  • A luxurious manor house and two apartments which accommodate up to 36 guests
  • Complete with a cinema room, a cocktail lounge and a spacious garden
  • Perfect base to explore Windermere and Ambleside and the wider Lake District

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Countryside views Countryside views
Lake views Lake views
Enclosed garden Enclosed garden
Garden Garden
Electric car charging Electric car charging
Cinema room Cinema room
Bar Bar
Games room Games room
Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
Wood burner Wood burner
Parking Parking
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Why Book with Us

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Our properties are handpicked and inspected in person before listing, and we regularly review them for quality control and your peace of mind.

Best Price Guarantee

We only work with the best owners, so in the rare event you find one of our properties listed elsewhere for less, we’ll refund you the difference. *

Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

Manor House

This spectacular abode displays a harmonious blend of traditional architecture and modern elegance. The high ceilings, arched stone windows and striking antiques are a nod to its Victorian heritage, while the opulent interiors and neon lights add the stylish finishing touches.

The grand dining room sits in the heart of the home and provides the perfect setting to entertain and socialise. Seating up to 36 guests, you can gather here for a delicious banquet with the ambience of the crackling log burner and Lake Windermere as your backdrop.

Once replenished, continue your evenings in the cocktail lounge where you can sip drinks until nightfall and chat about your day under the glow of the glistening chandelier and neon wall sign. Meanwhile, the luxurious living room is a comfortable space to relax and unwind with its additional log burner, sumptuous sofas, Smart TV and stunning lake views.

The large kitchen and utility room provide everything you need to self-cater with ease, including a double cooker, coffee machine, dishwasher, wine cooler, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer.

There are multiple rooms with entertainment for the whole group to enjoy, including an impressive cinema room with Netflix, a basement games room with a pool table and table football, a playroom with board games and a Smart TV with PlayStation and an eclectic library.

The house features 15 luxurious and individually designed en-suite bedrooms. There is one accessible bedroom on the ground floor with a large wet room and direct ramp access from the car park. Meanwhile, the remaining 14 bedrooms are spread over the first and second floor with king-size beds (11 are zip and link and can be formed into twin beds on request). All en-suites have a walk-in shower and two have roll-top bathtubs.


There are two stunning, self-contained apartments, each with its own open-plan kitchen/diner, Smart TV and modern bathroom. The first apartment accommodates four guests with a king-size bedroom and a bunk bedroom, while the second apartment accommodates two guests with a king-size bedroom.


You will have access to a large, private garden with panoramic views of Lake Windermere and outdoor furniture for alfresco dining or a morning coffee.

The house manager will greet you upon arrival.

There is also a key safe where you can access the key to the property for a self-check-in.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

Check-in: from 16:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Travel cot and highchair are available by prior arrangement.

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £1,000 prior to their stay.

  • No smoking/vaping
  • Please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm
  • Up to 2 dogs are permitted in each apartment for no additional fee.
  • Dogs are permitted in the main house but not in the bedrooms or on the furniture
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead when they are not inside the house
  • Children of all ages are welcome

Bespoke your stay

Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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The neighbourhood

Located at the foot of a holiday park, the house is within walking distance of a fantastic restaurant, cocktail bar, deli, café and a children’s play area. Meanwhile, the town of Bowness-on-Windermere is just 2 minutes away and popular with those wanting to enjoy water sports or fishing. The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway also makes for a great day out as you embark on a journey to the tip of Lake Windermere on a 1950s steam train.

Whilst there are plenty of walks to soak up the scenery directly from the doorstep, if you fancy a day out in the car there are many attractions in the region, including the thriving town of Windermere which is just 2.2 miles away. Here, you can enjoy a wide variety of shops, restaurants and ever-popular boat trips. Meanwhile, Beatrix Potter World is a great place for family fun.
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If you have any questions about any of our cottages or if you’d like some help with your booking, you are very welcome to get in touch with us.

We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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0121 517 0350
Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
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