Property Info

General Info

This magnificent detached country house, built in 1862 is set in a most enviable position amongst beautiful woodlands on High Lindeth Fell just a mile from Bowness-on-Windermere. The country house has been refurbished to a very high standard and is set in its own grounds with beautiful southerly and westerly views of the Lakeland fells. The grounds afford all visitors peace and relaxation, with mature trees, firs, bracken and the surrounding fells all on display. This is a great place for family and friends to get away from it all, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the very special qualities of this premier holiday home. The Oaks was completely renovated in 2017, with no expense spared in re-creating the past glories of this exceptional imposing property. There are modern installations throughout and a wonderful blend of the original features, such as the beautiful main staircase, the mullioned windows and the old pantry, seamlessly integrated with more modern and contemporary styling. A well thought out layout provides something for everyone, a main leisure suite offers a great place to relax and unwind with a lovely seating area boasting pleasant views and a fabulous sauna to soak away the aches and pains. Outside, the property has a private elevated patio area with two hot tubs that provide the perfect location to sit, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings. Featuring a main living room with cosy seating areas, a stylish drawing room with comfortable window seats, a warm wood-burning stove and the clever use of connecting doors that offer flexibility to use both rooms together. The spacious dining room overlooks a flat lawned area with captivating views out across the grounds and rolling hills to the south, with direct links through to the magnificent kitchen. The kitchen boasts a central island, a range of modern contemporary fittings and a pleasing snug area to relax and enjoy a cold drink from the wine cooler. A separate TV lounge provides a great place for the children and smaller groups to break out and provide some peace and quiet. There are two spacious ground floor bedrooms, both with ensuite facilities and one room designed specifically for wheelchair access, making it the perfect choice for anyone with limited mobility. A useful entrance hall with cloakroom, two separate toilets, a pantry, washing and drying room all go together to provide everything a large group will need. Two separate sets of stairs offer access the first floor, where there are ten impeccably designed bedrooms, eight with ensuite facilities and the majority with wonderful views onto the garden and woodland areas. A spacious master bedroom, modern house bathroom and a well laid out family room with sofa bed. Outside, there is a spacious parking area, formal and wild gardens and a lovely lawned area to enjoy a picnic whilst admiring the special surroundings and catching the odd siting of the local wildlife, including the occasional deer. Less than a mile away is the wonderful and charming Windermere Golf Club, a most welcoming club. A short walk takes guests down to the lake ferry where a short 'cruise' gives access to the far shores of Hawkshead, famous Coniston with the magnificent peaks of Wetherlam and the Old Man of Coniston to name but a few, as well as the magical Tarn Hows area. All the facilities of Bowness-on-Windermere are a short drive or a good walk from the Oaks, including a wide range of attractions for all ages, ranging from Peter Rabbit to hand-made chocolate shop and the wonderful walks along the Bowness promenade where the many cruise ships run down the lake to Ambleside and Newby Bridge. Discover picturesque local walks along footpaths bordering the site, including the Dales Way which runs by the Golf Club and Crook and Staveley and for the more adventurous walks across to Cartmel Fell. There is a leisurely family walk directly from the site to the nearby Brant Fell, which provides stunning views over Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells, including the Langdales and Crinkle Crags which offer harder challenges to the more adventurous walkers. The Oaks, a stunning location offering excellent holiday accommodation with everything you could wish for. Read More

Property Info

12 bedrooms: Ground floor: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC (Disabled friendly bedroom with wheel chair access), First floor: 1 x super king-size double with ensuite bath, walk in shower, double basins and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with vanity unit, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (2'6” twin) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) and en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 x super-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), sofabed and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor bathroom with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Entrance hall, second entrance hallway with cloakroom area and boot storage and 2 x WC's. Spacious kitchen with sitting area. Dining room (seats 25) with lounge area. Childrens TV lounge with 54'' Smart TV, Main lounge with 54'' Smart TV, soundbar and electric stove effect fire, drawing room (accessed via french doors from main lounge) with wood-burning stove, Main leisure suite with seating area, 54'' Smart TV, sauna with walk in showers, separate WC. Outside 2 x hot tubs on the main patio area overlooking the grounds. Read More


LPG central heating with woodburning stove and 2 x electric fires. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, ice maker, drinks cooler, tumble dryer, 4 x dishwashers, 3 x Smart TV with soundbar, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Additional fuel for stove on collection from on-site store. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair only available on request. Allocated off road parking for 10 cars by the main entrance. Additional parking available at main car park approx 150 yards away. Undercover lockable bike rack. Spacious grounds with patio, gardens, furniture and 2 x hot tubs. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Check-in 5pm. Note: Community library of books and games available free of charge at site office. Note: Strictly no stag/hen or similar. Note: This property only accepts a check in on a Friday or Monday Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 10 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside
  • This accommodation has 2 hot tubs




What a wonderful place! We had very high expectations from the pictures, and it exceeded them! We were a family group of 19 people aged from 18 months to 80, and every single one of us loved the place. Most rooms are en suite so a lot of the kids even had their own which delighted them. It felt like there could have been double our numbers and still not feel in the least bit crowded. All rooms were spotlessly clean and well made up with quality towels and bedding. The kitchen had at least 2 of everything and 3 or 4 giant fridges and dishwashers! There were more than enough of all glasses and crockery not to be waiting on the dishwasher for each meal, and plenty of plastic glasses for outside and the hot tubs, too. The pair of hot tubs were wonderful and having two meant we could designate one to the kids to splash about in while we quietly sipped our bubbles in ours. There were board games in one of the many lounges, but our kids spent most of their time exploring the grounds outside and loving having some freedom while we could keep an eye out from the patio / hot tubs / lounges. We had a wonderful series of birthday meals at the long tables in the conservatory looking out at the view, which was just off the kitchen making things really easy to serve and clear. A point to note, which I believe they are now looking into resolving: The accessible room is marvellous however our 80-year-old birthday girl found the bed just too high to get in and out of during the night herself, luxurious as it was. She’s probably not much more than 5 foot tall and we’ve had the same problem in hotels, but just to be aware to check if they’ve found a resolution, if this might be an issue. My only other piece of advice is to ask for a map of the bedrooms before you go! The house really is huge and I found myself walking in circles trying to make sure I allocated the right children near the right parents in the right rooms before everyone arrived - more stressful than you might think haha! Lorna was our point of contact and couldn’t have been more helpful both before and during our stay. We all have nothing but praise for the place and just can’t wait to find another occasion to return! Thank you Lorna and The Oaks!

Lovely house lovely views

We visited he lakes again this year and decided to book The Oaks as so many of the family wanted to come along. The house suited us perfectly. The sauna and hot tubs were utilised every day and with such a central location there was something for all ages within a short walking distance. We had family from 80 years old to 18 months and the house was amazing. The floor plans on the website helped us plan before we arrived and Lorna was so much help. Will look to book again next year!

Lakes Trip 2019

Great house for a large family. We have been to the lakes manner times and this house suited us the best! Fabulous kitchen which became the hub of the house, not forgetting the hot tubs, sauna, fabulous views, the lake within walking distance, excellent sound system, movie TVs, loads of sitting room areas and of course the dining table to seat more than 25 people. We will definitely be returning to the lakes in 2020! Thank you Lorna for your hospitality, quick response to questions & humour. See you next year!

60th birthday celebrations

This place is absolutely amazing! Lots of space for kids to run and explore, waking up and looking out your windows to the views is amazing, so relaxing and peaceful, beds are so comfy had a greats night sleep every night!, the hot tubs are excellent! Only thing I would recommend is maybe insect/wasp repellent as there was lots of wasps in the house I could not fault anything! Would definitely recommend and stay again Kind regards The Newberrys


This place is amazing, the pictures don’t do it justice and the views from the hot tub are amazing! You are undisturbed at the back of the house with a massive garden to enjoy. We were a group of 25 and everyone is raving about it still. If you are a large group it’s perfect, theres many living areas so if you need a quiet moment you’ve got plenty places to pick from. Movie nights there’s enough couches for all. The dining table and the table outside which seats everyone is such a good touch, especially the outside one for the good weather we had. It’s so close to the town, you can walk it if you’re fit enough. Great location, lovely bars and restaurants all around and the house down to the finest detail is perfect!

Beautiful House for Large Groups

The Oaks is a beautiful house for a holiday stay. With lovely clean rooms, a huge kitchen central to the house, plenty of lounge areas to relax and hot tubs and sauna for a touch of luxury this accommodation really is special. Despite its massive size, the house is immaculately maintained - with decor that mixes the modern with the traditional. Our family had a fantastic week in honour of my late wife, who booked and organised this trip for us. What a great call she made. Will be definitely looking to book The Oaks again next year should we decide to return to Bowness for another get together.

Amazing Stay

Great weekend celebrating 50th birthday, an amazing time had by all. Could not fault the house, very clean, so much space and plenty of things to do (hot tubs and sauna). Would definitely recommend and we cannot wait to go back!

Perfect just perfect

Just returned from our stay at this beautiful country house. Perfect location, fabulous hosts, absolutely everything in place to ensure a relaxing chilled break. Views stunning, rooms amazing, everything has been carefully thought out. We have stayed in beautiful locations worldwide, this was by far and away the best. We will be back.


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